SOU Awards & Recognitions

SOU's McDermott (left) is the CCC's Sports Information Director of the Year

SOU’s McDermott named conference sports information director of the year

Southern Oregon University’s Josh McDermott has been named the Cascade Collegiate Conference Sports Information Director of the Year, the league office announced. The annual award is voted on by the sports information directors of the CCC, recognizing outstanding work in promotion, work with CCC and NAIA championship events, publicity and marketing efforts. “Congratulations to Josh McDermott on his selection […]

Student in broadcast booth of SOU radio station KSOR

Still nifty, JPR is fifty: SOU’s public radio station celebrates landmark

Oregon’s newspaper headlines on May 21, 1969, included “Apollo Set for Moon Orbit This Afternoon” and news that the Oregon Senate had rejected a measure to lower the voting age to 19. In Ashland, Jerry Allen – the future “Voice of the Oregon Ducks” – signed on for the inaugural broadcast of a new radio […]

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SOU earns renewal as Bee Campus USA

(Ashland, Ore.) — Southern Oregon University – which became the original Bee Campus USA three years ago – has been notified that its certification has been renewed for 2019 following a rigorous application process. Colleges and universities are certified based on various criteria as “bee campuses” by the Bee City USA organization, an initiative of […]

SOU's Carlos-Zenen Trujillo (left front) at Kennedy Center festival

SOU theatre student honored at Kennedy Center event

(Ashland, Ore.) — Southern Oregon University student Carlos-Zenen Trujillo was among the award-winners recognized at last month’s 2019 Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF ) in Washington, D.C., and announced last week by the Kennedy Center. Trujillo – a senior majoring in theatre at SOU – was one of two students from throughout the […]

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JPR wins regional Edward R. Murrow Awards for news reporting

The Jefferson Public Radio newsroom at SOU is among the winners of the 2019 regional Edward R. Murrow Awards. The “Murrows” are presented by the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) to recognize outstanding broadcast and online journalism. JPR won in the Hard News and Continuing Coverage categories in RTDNA’s Northwest small market division, made up of public and […]

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 […]

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 […]