SOU News Archives

National Survey Tracks Five Straight Years of Academic Progress at SOU

National Survey of Student Engagement shows SOU students are more academically engaged than students at other campuses (Ashland, Ore.) – If you’re a first year student at Southern Oregon University, it’s likely that, compared to students at other four-year colleges and universities, you write more, work more with other students on projects, and make more […]

SOU Foundation Announces Ruhl Learning Fellowship Recipients

Two students receive in-state tuition and fee scholarships for 2010-11 (Ashland, Ore) The Southern Oregon University Foundation announced Senior Sarah Stednitz of Morro Bay, Calif. and Junior Robin Kigel of Talent, Ore. as the 2010-11 Robert Ruhl Learning Fellowship recipients. The fellowship provides full in-state tuition and fees to students demonstrating academic merit through a […]

SOU Foundation Announces Akerill Scholarship Recipients

Two students receive in-state tuition and fee scholarships for 2010-11 (Ashland, Ore) The Southern Oregon University Foundation announced Senior Jay Harrower of Ashland and Sophomore Shayne Mesa of Medford as the 2010-11 James and Betty Akerill Memorial Scholarship recipients.  The scholarship is the result of a recent $1.2 million bequest and will provide tuition and fees […]

SOU Students to Gain Google Apps Resources

(Ashland, Ore) Southern Oregon University will deploy Google Apps for Education, Google’s set of hosted and customizable communications for higher education, as part of the university’s Information Technology offerings for students, faculty and staff. In addition to adding new technology solutions for students and eventually staff and faculty, the move promises to save the university […]

SOU ROTC Program Tops Nation in Guard Scholarships

(Ashland, Ore.) –National Guard Officer Strength Management in Washington, DC has named the ROTC GOLD program at Southern Oregon University top program for Guard and Reserve scholarship awards.  ROTC programs at more than 140 colleges and universities offer Guard and Reserve scholarships- SOU has surpassed all in “Citizen Soldier” scholarship offers. SOU has eleven cadets with scholarship awards […]

Historical Writing and Printing Collection on Display at SOU

(Ashland, Ore.) –Southern Oregon University’s (SOU’s) Hannon Library will host a dedication honoring the Lily Hearn History of Writing and Printing Collection on Wednesday, December 1, 2010, at 3 p.m. The event showcases the new, permanent exhibit of manuscripts and artifacts and begins with an opening ceremony at the exhibit on the library second floor, followed […]

SOU Breaks All Enrollment Records – Most Students Ever

Rate of Growth is the Highest of All Oregon Public Universities (Ashland, Ore.) –Californians have discovered Southern Oregon University (SOU). So have Oregonians, Hispanics, foreign students, transfer students and graduate students. SOU experienced record growth this fall in every category the university measures. SOU President Mary Cullinan notes, “All of Oregon’s public universities grew this […]

International Children’s Support Advocate to Speak at SOU

(Ashland, Ore.) – Sebastien Marot, principle founder and executive director of Friends International, a non-governmental organization providing refuge and support for street kids around the world, will speak at Southern Oregon University Friday, November 12. The event begins at 1:30 p.m. in room 29-30 of Taylor Hall with a short film, “What I See When I Close My […]

Congressman to Attend SOU Veterans Day Celebration

(Ashland, Ore.) – Congressman Greg Walden will attend the Veteran’s Day reception at Southern Oregon University, Thursday, November 11. The program runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Rogue River Room of the Stevenson Union. Congressman Walden is scheduled at Noon. Veterans service providers will have exhibits. All veterans and their supporters are welcome at […]

SOU Schneider Museum of Art Receives Miller Foundation Grant

University Art Museum to Use Funds for Rural Outreach (Ashland, Ore) The Southern Oregon University (SOU) Schneider Museum of Art has received a $15,000 dollar grant from the Miller Foundation in Portland Ore. to share its exhibits with outlying towns in Oregon. “Our goal is to use the power of aesthetic experience to provide people […]