SOU Awards & Recognitions

SOU's Brook Colley finalist for Oregon Book Awards

SOU faculty member a finalist for Oregon Book Awards

SOU faculty member and alumna Brook Colley has been named a finalist for this year’s Oregon Book Awards in the category of general nonfiction for her book, “Power in the Telling: Grand Ronde, Warm Springs and Intertribal Relations in the Casino Era.” Colley, an assistant professor for SOU’s Native American Studies program, is one of […]

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SOU donors just might turn students into doctors

Mackenzie Murphy, an SOU Honors College senior and hopeful physician-to-be, has reached out through the SOU Foundation to thank donors who have contributed to the university and made her honors scholarship possible. “A lot of the students in the Honors College come from low-income backgrounds and most of us honestly would not be able to […]

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Prospective higher ed leader to serve prestigious ACE fellowship at SOU

(Ashland, Ore.) — Chad Hamill, the vice president for Native American initiatives at Northern Arizona University, has chosen to serve a prestigious ACE fellowship (from the American Council on Education) at Southern Oregon University during this year’s winter and spring terms. The ACE fellowship program is highly competitive, and considered a pipeline for those aspiring to presidencies and […]

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Coin of the realm: SOU recognizes service excellence

SOU has borrowed from the somewhat mischievous military tradition of the “challenge coin” to recognize service excellence on campus and support the university’s Strategic Direction II: to become an employer of choice and create a culture of service excellence to all constituents. “Service Excellence coins” have been presented to a total of 11 SOU employees […]

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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 […]

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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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Lithia Motors founders support athletics and academics at SOU

(Ashland, Ore.) — Ashland Oregon’s DeBoer family and their signature company, Lithia Motors, have been recognized for their generosity, which has made possible the completion of a new athletic pavilion at Southern Oregon University. Lithia and the DeBoers pledged $1 million to the project – named Lithia Motors Pavilion – and another $1 million to […]