SOU News Archives

Food drive begins Feb. 1

State Employee Food Drive begins next week

The annual Governor’s State Employee Food Drive, also known as the February Food Drive, is a monthlong effort that begins Feb. 1, and all food and money received at SOU will directly address hunger at the university by supporting the Student Food Pantry’s operations throughout the year. Donations in any amount or quantity will be […]

Mark Tveskov's new book looks at the archaeology of war

New book on archaeology of war from SOU professor

SOU anthropology professor Mark Tveskov has a new book about the archaeology of war and battlefields, and how war and conflict are remembered and commemorated. The volume includes a chapter on Tveskov’s research on the archaeology of the Rogue River War and a discussion of the experiences of African Americans and the Indigenous Metis people […]

Klamath Outdoor Science School hires SOU graduate

Recent SOU grad hired at outdoor school

Natalie DiNenno, a fall 2022 graduate of SOU’s Master of Science in Environmental Education Program, has accepted a position as executive director of Klamath Outdoor Science School (KOSS.) KOSS has a camp in Sun Pass State Forest, near Ft. Klamath and Jackson Kimball State Park, and provides outdoor school, summer camps and a wide range […]

Professional counselors are available to students through the My SSP platform

Partnership offers SOU students real-time access to counselors

(Ashland, Ore.) — Southern Oregon University has begun winter term with a new partnership to provide real-time, 24-hour-per-day access to professional counselors who can support students through anything from mental health crises to everyday concerns. The university has joined a growing list of educational institutions to work with the human resources firm LifeWorks to offer […]

New exchange program links SOU and Universidad Católica del Uraguay

SOU adds first exchange partner in Southern Hemisphere

Southern Oregon University in Ashland and the Universidad Católica del Uruguay (Catholic University of Uraguay) in Montevideo are launching a new student exchange partnership in 2023 that will be SOU’s first such arrangement in South America and the Southern Hemisphere. Bilateral exchange programs, like the one developed between SOU and UCU, function as affordable study-abroad […]

SOU solar transition receives support from Congress

SOU receives solar support from Congress

(Ashland, Ore.) — Southern Oregon University will receive $2 million to support its transition to solar power and energy independence, a result of the federal appropriations bill hammered out through months of negotiations and approved by Congress last week. U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley of Oregon included the solar project in the spending […]

New grant for prior learning credits

SOU receives state grant to provide “prior learning” credits

(Ashland, Ore.) — Southern Oregon University has received a one-time, $338,000 grant from the Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission to expand opportunities for students to receive academic credit for knowledge and skills gained through life experiences such as work or military service. SOU’s current Credit for Prior Learning program was initiated in 2015 as an […]

Financial reporting honor for SOU

SOU earns state recognition for financial reporting

SOU was notified recently that it has received the Oregon Department of Administrative Services’ Gold Star Award for the 2021 fiscal year – at least the fifth consecutive year the university has received the state’s top financial reporting honor under former Director of Business Services Steve Larvick, who retired from that position in June. “Steve, […]

Daniel Henderson inducted into inventors academy

SOU alumnus and Foundation Board member inducted into inventors’ academy

Daniel A. Henderson, a 1984 graduate of Southern Oregon University and emeritus member of the SOU Foundation Board of Trustees, is among 169 innovators worldwide who have been inducted in this year’s class of fellows in the National Academy of Inventors. Henderson is best known for his patented invention of wireless picture and video messaging […]

Agriculture interests stay with SOU student

SOU student maintains passion for agriculture

No two SOU students are alike in all ways, but Abigail Rademacher may be among the least typical. For starters, she is now an economics major at SOU, a medium-sized liberal arts university – and has a passion for agriculture and livestock, having transferred from a large ag school. But Rademacher stands out even among […]