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SOU Trustees Thorndike Slattery

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 […]

SOU Thalden Pavilion

SOU’s new Thalden Pavilion to be dedicated on Friday

NEWS RELEASE (Ashland, Ore.) — SOU’s new Thalden Pavilion has lived up to its tagline – “dedicated to outrageous innovation in sustainability and the arts” – and the just-completed venue for information, education and performance will be recognized in all its audacity at 10 a.m. Friday, April 20. The dedication ceremony will serve as an […]

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SOU’s Hawai’i club offers annual lu’au and performance

NEWS RELEASE (Ashland, Ore.) — The 22nd annual lu’au and hō’ike (feast and performance) by Southern Oregon University’s Hawai’i club will be an event with a purpose. This year’s celebration has a theme of Hoʻolaha Ana I Naʻokoʻa Me Ke Aloha – spreading diversity with love. The lu’au will be from 2 to 4 p.m. […]

SOU Smedley CAR

SOU’s Smedley promotes peace through education in Central African Republic

NEWS RELEASE (Ashland, Ore.) — Southern Oregon University’s Bryce Smedley returned last week from the war-torn Central African Republic (CAR), where he served as an English language specialist on a project to equip students with the communication skills necessary to promote peace and conflict resolution. Smedley, an assistant professor in SOU’s Education Department, visited students […]

SOU Resilience

Open forums introduce SOU’s Campus-Community Resilience Assessment

NEWS RELEASE (Ashland, Ore.) — Southern Oregon University will hold a pair of open forums to introduce a Campus-Community Resilience Assessment that will be conducted over the next few months to determine the local area’s ability to absorb or adapt to ongoing climate changes. The forums, which are free and open to the public, will […]

Bill Thorndike SOU Trustees

SOU trustees endorse national initiative to boost higher ed perception

NEWS RELEASE (Ashland, Ore.) — The Southern Oregon University Board of Trustees voted unanimously today to pass a resolution to support and participate in a project with college and university trustees nationwide to revive the public’s trust in higher education. The Guardians Initiative – developed by the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges […]

SOU HECC Strategic Plan Mission

Oregon’s HECC praises SOU strategic planning work

NEWS RELEASE (Ashland, Ore.) — Oregon’s Higher Education Coordinating Commission unanimously approved Southern Oregon University’s new mission statement on Thursday, and its members described the university’s strategic planning work as “exemplary” and “energizing.” A delegation from SOU including President Linda Schott was in Salem to present the university’s new vision, mission, values and strategic directions […]