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SOU Trustees

New slate of officers named for SOU board

NEWS BRIEF (Ashland, Ore.) – Lyn Hennion, an original member of Southern Oregon University’s Board of Trustees, has been elected to serve as the board’s second-ever chair. Her term as chair began July 1 and will continue for a year. Paul Nicholson, another trustee who has served since the board was empowered by the Oregon […]

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Interim diversity and inclusion director named at SOU

NEWS BRIEF (Ashland, Ore.) — Shenethia Manuel, a respected higher education administrator, has accepted an offer to serve as Southern Oregon University’s interim Director of Diversity and Inclusion from July through December as the university launches its search for a permanent director. Marjorie Trueblood Gamble, who has served in the SOU position for the past […]

SOU Commencement 2018

Recognitions to lead off SOU commencement event

NEWS RELEASE (Ashland, Ore.) — Seven alumni of Southern Oregon University will be honored – two with special posthumous recognitions and five with annual awards – as part of Saturday’s 2018 commencement activities. All of the awards will be presented at the Pre-Commencement Alumni Breakfast on Saturday morning. Steven Nelson, who passed away this spring, […]

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SOU internet marketing class features real-life experience

NEWS RELEASE (Ashland, Ore.) — Undergraduate- and graduate-level business marketing students at Southern Oregon University will complete their first interactive, real-time and real-life Internet Marketing and e-Commerce course this month. The innovative course – designed by SOU Adjunct Instructor Karen Fronek, the president of Make It Happen Marketing in Medford – has taken students from […]

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Elite drum and bugle corps makes SOU its “spring training” home

NEWS RELEASE (Ashland, Ore.) — The elite Santa Clara Vanguard Drum & Bugle Corps has found its tempo at Southern Oregon University, drilling for long hours each day and staying in a university residence hall for its three-week “spring training” before beginning its 2018 national tour next month. The corps – based in Santa Clara, […]

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Social Sciences Speaker Series: Crickette Sanz on wild chimpanzees and gorillas.

NEWS RELEASE (Ashland, Ore.) — Southern Oregon University’s Social Sciences Division will host anthropologist Crickette Sanz of Washington University in St. Louis for her talk, “Comparative Studies of Chimpanzees and Gorillas in the Congo Basin,” from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 30, in Room 305 of the Hannon Library. The talk is free […]

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Eleven trustees appointed to SOU Board

NEWS RELEASE (Ashland, Ore.) – Five new and six continuing members have been appointed by Gov. Kate Brown and confirmed Wednesday by the Oregon Senate to serve on the Southern Oregon University Board of Trustees. The new trustees are SOU faculty member Deborah Rosenberg; Jonathon Bullock, executive director of the Redmond Proficiency Academy; organizational development […]

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SOU’s Hannon Library celebrates 65 years as a free home for federal publications

NEWS RELEASE (Ashland, Ore.) — Southern Oregon University’s Hannon Library will celebrate its 65th anniversary as a Federal Depository Library on Thursday, April 26, with a day of presentations, exhibits and an open reception. The festivities will run from 2 to 7:30 p.m. Federal Depository Libraries are the backbone of a U.S. government program intended […]

SOU Fringe Festival

SOU’s “boundary-breaking” Oregon Fringe Festival begins on Tuesday

NEWS RELEASE (Ashland, Ore.) — The Oregon Fringe Festival – a distinctive blend of visual, musical and theatre arts presentations – will kick off its 2018 lineup with Gallery Openings at Southern Oregon University’s Center for the Visual Arts at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24. The six-day arts celebration will continue with shows and exhibitions on and around the SOU campus […]

SOU Democracy Project Honors

SOU Honors College hosts high school students for problem-solving

NEWS RELEASE (Ashland, Ore.) — About 150 high school students from throughout southern Oregon will try their hand at resolving some of today’s most troubling issues when Southern Oregon University Honors College students lead their annual Democracy Project symposium on Tuesday, April 24. The event – “Truth and Reconciliation: A Model for America?” – will […]