Press Releases

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Childcare returns to SOU’s former Schneider Children’s Center site

(Ashland, Ore.) — Daycare will return to the Southern Oregon University Family Housing property at 1361 Quincy St., in Ashland, when Lil’ Rascals Preschool & Childcare Center opens at that location on Jan. 7. SOU signed a lease agreement this week that will enable Lil’ Rascals – which operated in Ashland for 15 years until […]

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SOU unveils theater, JPR facilities with public celebration

(Ashland, Ore.) — Southern Oregon University will dedicate its expanded and renovated Theater Building, and new Jefferson Public Radio Broadcast Center, in a daylong celebration on Saturday. The public is encouraged to participate in the festivities. The event will begin with a dedication ceremony at 11 a.m., followed by an open house, tours, complimentary entertainment […]

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SOU president backs carbon pricing initiative

(Ashland, Ore.) — Southern Oregon University President Linda Schott has joined about 50 other college and university presidents across the country in calling upon elected officials to address climate change and hold polluters accountable by enacting carbon pricing measures. The “Put A Price On It” campaign is sponsored by Our Climate, a national non-profit organization […]

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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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Senate District 3 town hall comes to SOU on Thursday

(Ashland, Ore.) — Arguably Oregon’s hottest legislative race of the year will come to Southern Oregon University on Thursday, when Democrat Jeff Golden and Republican Jessica Gomez answer questions at a town hall meeting cosponsored by the university and Jefferson Public Radio. A link to Rogue Valley Community Television’s video of the entire town hall […]

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Raiders to volunteer at Mt. Ashland Ski Area

NEWS RELEASE (Ashland, Ore.) — As many as 200 Southern Oregon University students, employees and their families will ring in the new school year with a day of environmental stewardship. The entire SOU community was invited to volunteer on the slopes of local non-profit ski area Mt. Ashland on Saturday, Oct. 6. Those who volunteer […]

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SOU’s Friday Science Seminar returns with the “replication crisis”

NEWS RELEASE (Ashland, Ore.) — The fall series of Southern Oregon University’s popular Friday Science Seminars will open Oct. 5 with a presentation by Jim Hatton, SOU’s mathematics program chair, on the so-called “replication crisis.” Hatton will review causes and some proposed solutions to the crisis, which stems from social scientists’ frequent inability to reproduce […]

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SOU Student Life manager joins university’s Board of Trustees

NEWS RELEASE (Ashland, Ore.) — Janelle Wilson, who has served since 2005 in various Student Life positions at Southern Oregon University, has been appointed by Gov. Kate Brown and confirmed today by the Oregon Senate to serve on the university’s Board of Trustees. Wilson succeeds Joanna Steinman as the university’s non-faculty staff member on the […]

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Outlook is sunny for solar at SOU

NEWS RELEASE (Ashland, Ore.) — Southern Oregon University’s solar power prospects will become considerably brighter this fall, with the installations of three new photovoltaic arrays and a 57 percent increase in generating capacity. “It’s a unique and thrilling opportunity to have three solar arrays being installed this year, furthering SOU’s commitment to implementing sustainable solutions,” […]

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SOU earns top Campus Pride ranking for LGBTQ-friendliness

NEWS RELEASE (Ashland, Ore.) — Southern Oregon University has been recognized by Campus Pride for the sixth year in a row as one of the nation’s Top 30 LGBTQ-Friendly Colleges and Universities. Campus Pride is a nonprofit that supports and improves campus life for LGBTQ people on more than 1,400 U.S. campuses. The Campus Pride […]