Press Releases

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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 […]

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Caballito Negro & Friends perform John Luther Adams’ “songbirdsongs”

NEWS RELEASE (Ashland, Ore.) — Caballito Negro (flutist Tessa Brinckman and percussionist Terry Longshore) along with their guest artists, flutist Elizabeth McNutt and percussionists Chris Whyte and Jared Brown, will perform “songbirdsongs” by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Luther Adams at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29, at the SOU Music Recital Hall. The concert is […]

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Fall exhibitions at SOU’s Schneider Museum

NEWS RELEASE (Ashland, Ore.) — Southern Oregon University’s Schneider Museum of Art has announced the opening of its Fall Exhibition, “Terrain: The Space Between from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation.” The work is curated by SMA Director Scott Malbaurn, and includes work by Vija Celmins, Judy Pfaff and Ed Ruscha, on view […]

Pollinator Friendly

Cool School: SOU named nation’s top pollinator-friendly campus

NEWS RELEASE (Ashland, Ore.) — Southern Oregon University – which became the original Bee Campus USA three years ago – has been named the nation’s top pollinator-friendly college by the Sierra Club, as part of its annual “Cool Schools” rankings. “Besides the fact that the campus boasts more than a dozen pollinator gardens, professors have […]

SOU Student Recreation Center

SOU accommodates smoke-weary public in recreation center schedule

NEWS RELEASE (Ashland, Ore.) — Southern Oregon University is continuing to help community members find refuge from the area’s wildfire smoke, even during an upcoming maintenance period for the university’s Student Recreation Center. The center’s annual closure for maintenance and training had been scheduled for 16 days next month, but has been reduced to 10 […]

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SOU School of Education makes global connections at Kenya conference

Southern Oregon University’s School of Education is acting globally this week, serving as one of the leading organizers for the inaugural World Conference on Transformative Education in Kenya.

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SOU offers opportunities for community members to get fresh air

NEWS RELEASE Ashland, Ore.) — Southern Oregon University is making the best of a smoky situation, taking steps to protect students and employees from the area’s unhealthy air while offering a respite for community members in several air-conditioned facilities across campus. “We’re lucky enough to be located in what we consider in many ways to […]