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Compelling case: Linder’s historic legal journey begins at SOU

SOU alumna Virginia Linder (’75), who retired as an Oregon Supreme Court justice in 2016, says that being an undergraduate at what was then Southern Oregon State College in the 1970s was an ideal time for her. “It was the civil rights period, the beginning of the women’s rights movement,” she says. “I and most […]

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SOU’s Green House freshman seminar sets out to save the world

It’s challenging enough to spend your freshman year studying the separation of powers in U.S. government, or the biology and function of cell structure. First-year students in SOU’s Green House have taken on the puzzle of how to feed the world in 2050, despite the complications of climate change and exponential population growth. Students in […]

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SOU student sailing the South Pacific in Semester at Sea

SOU student Fletcher Tague Shell, a junior in the Environmental Science and Policy program, is spending Fall Term sailing the South Pacific on board the tall ship ocean research vessel SSV Robert C. Seamans. Tague Shell is taking part in a study abroad program designed to explore the complex environmental challenges faced by remote Pacific […]

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Former SOU Athletic Director Monty Cartwright passes away at 74

Former Southern Oregon University Athletic Director Monty Cartwright, a 2010 SOU Sports Hall of Fame inductee, passed away Monday evening in Portland. Cartwright, one of the Raider athletic department’s most influential figures, was 74. Cartwright, a native of Delano, Calif., first arrived in Ashland in 1984 and served as SOU’s head track and field coach from 1985-98, […]

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Event to advance tradition of SOU-Guanajuato exchanges

The 4th Annual Guanajuato Nights fundraiser will return to the Rogue River Room in SOU’s Stevenson Union on Nov. 10, and its organizers are on a mission to fuel more student exchanges between SOU and Universidad de Guanajuato. The evening begins at 5 p.m. and will include dinner, silent and live auctions, music and other entertainment. Tickets are […]

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SOU writing contest: 13 words and scary

“The Churchill ‘thing’ made nighttime passersby disappear. It’s been quiet since summer began.”  Thirteen words, one scary story: knock yourself out. Courtesy of the SOU English Program, all students, faculty and staff on campus are invited to try their hand at the (extremely) short story format by entering a Halloween-themed “13-Word Scary Story Contest.” The […]

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SOU first in Oregon to accept “Real Food Challenge”

Southern Oregon University officially joined other universities across the country in working toward sustainable food practices when President Linda Schott signed the “SOU Real Food Campus Commitment” this morning. “I just want to say ‘thank you’ to all who will be doing this work on behalf of the university,” the president told a group of […]

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McNair program changed the life of SOU faculty member and alumna

Mention the name Brook Colley (’07) around the SOU campus and students reply with delight, quickly sharing stories of her warmth, approachability and whip-smart lectures. After graduating SOU with degrees in sociology and political science, Colley attended the University of California-Davis, where she received her doctorate in Native American Studies. She returned to SOU in […]

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SOU brings well-known speaker to campus for anti-fraud seminar

SOU will host an Oct. 25 fraud prevention seminar with certified public accountant, business consultant and well-known speaker John J. Hall. The event is free and open to all members of the campus community. Hall, who has spoken to corporations and non-profit organizations around the world, will address “Fraud Deterrence and Prevention Skills for Manager […]

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Pipeline explosion affects SOU, not students or employees

Tuesday night’s massive explosion of a ruptured natural gas pipeline near Prince George, Canada, will affect operations at SOU for at least the next few days, but students and employees should notice minimal if any issues. SOU’s natural gas-fueled boilers – which produce steam to heat most of the buildings on campus, along with hot […]