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Kim Stafford, Oregon poet laureate

Oregon’s poet laureate to speak at SOU Friends of Hannon Library event

(Ashland, Ore.) — Kim Stafford, Oregon’s poet laureate, will read and discuss his work in an SOU presentation on Thursday, April 18, that is part of the Friends of Hannon Library Speaker Series for the 2018-19 academic year. The event, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 4 p.m. in the […]

Ashland wildfire smoke

SOU Research Center smoke survey shows mixed views

(Ashland, Ore.) — Most tourists who visited southern Oregon during the smoky summers of 2017 and 2018 plan to return for future trips, but a majority will modify their plans to account for the possibility of more smoke, according to a new survey by the Southern Oregon University Research Center (SOURCE). SOURCE’s 39-page “Southern Oregon […]

Student Recreation Center opening celebration

SOU’s Student Recreation Center celebrating first birthday

All members of the SOU community are invited to join Campus Recreation on April 23 to celebrate the first birthday of the university’s  Student Recreation Center with complimentary refreshments and free access for faculty and staff. Construction of the SRC and adjacent Lithia Motors Pavilion was completed last spring, and the recreation center opened its […]

SOU Digital Cinema in studio

HECC gives green light for launch of Digital Cinema degree at SOU

(Ashland, Ore.) — Oregon’s Higher Education Coordinating Commission gave final approval today for a new Digital Cinema degree program that will begin this fall at Southern Oregon University and prepare students for careers in film and other forms of visual media. Members of the HECC, whose approval is needed for all new degree programs at […]

Bike blender at previous SOU Earth Week

Earth Week at SOU packs in wide variety of events

(Ashland, Ore.) — Southern Oregon University’s fifth annual, student-driven Earth Week celebration from April 15 to 20 will be all about awareness of important issues facing the planet – and celebration of efforts that are making a difference. Events will range from a “tea talk” about environmental justice and a “pollinator party” with local beekeepers, […]

nominations for McNair Scholars program

Promising students sought for SOU McNair Scholars Program

SOU faculty and staff are asked to help identify and nominate students for the next cohort of SOU’s McNair Scholars Program, which has prepared eligible undergraduate students for post-graduate education since 2003. A majority of past participants in the program have said they were encouraged by faculty or staff to apply, so the program’s director is seeking […]

SOU-Universidad de Guanajuato agreement signed

SOU and Universidad de Guanajuato pledge to build upon 50-year friendship

(Ashland, Ore.) — Southern Oregon University and the Universidad de Guanajuato officially renewed a friendship that has been built over the past 50 years when the institutions’ leaders pledged Monday to broaden their collaboration over the next half-century. “Today’s agreement is to reaffirm our commitment to the exchange of students and faculty,” SOU President Linda […]

Guanajuato lectures-night scene

SOU community invited to Guanajuato lectures

Three SOU alumni from Guanajuato will present free, public lectures on Thursday, April 11, as part of the 50th anniversary celebration of the sister-university relationship between SOU and the Universidad de Guanajuato. Members of the SOU community are encouraged to attend the lectures and to welcome the visiting delegation from Guanajuato. “If you see any […]

SOU Spring Powwow 2018

SOU Native American Student Union’s spring powwow returns to campus

(Ashland, Ore.) — Southern Oregon University’sNative American Student Union and Native American Programs will share their culture with campus and the community at the 27th annual Spring Powwow on Saturday and Sunday, April 13 and 14 at SOU’s Lithia Motors Pavilion. The event will return to the SOU campus this year, after being held for the […]

Mike Rousell-SOU-Surprise-TEDx

Surprise! SOU’s Rousell discusses the brain, dopamine and change at TEDx

Mike Rousell, an associate professor of education at SOU, still remembers the surprise response he received from a teacher after complaining about his childhood dyslexia and learning difficulties. “Why don’t you become a teacher?” his instructor asked. What that teacher may not have realized is that the unexpected comeback may have produced fertile ground in […]