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Paul Kirby in "Lodestar," which has a busy film festival schedule

SOU student’s documentary on recreational therapy hits the film festival circuit

“Lodestar,” a short documentary film by SOU graduate student and Army Ranger veteran Paul Kirby, has a busy schedule on the film festival circuit. It has been selected for the St. Lawrence International Film Festival, the Miami Independent Film Festival, the 2019 Impact DOCS Awards, the First Time Film-Makers Review and the Digital Monthly Online […]

SOU's Jessica Pistole, NAIA Softball Coach of the Year

Pistole honored as NAIA Coach of the Year

Southern Oregon University softball coach Jessica Pistole, who guided her team last month to SOU’s first-ever national championship in a women’s sport, was the NAIA Softball Coach of the Year on Wednesday. The fifth-year head coach has led the Raiders to three consecutive NAIA World Series appearances. This year’s team made it through the winners […]

SOU's World Series champions raise their trophies

Parade to celebrate SOU’s NAIA World Series champions

SOU students and employees are encouraged to build time into their schedules, if practical, to attend today’s parade and celebration of the university’s national champion softball team. The Raiders won the NAIA World Series title last Wednesday in Springfield, Missouri. Today’s parade will begin at 3:30 p.m. on Mountain Street near the SOU Plunkett Center. […]

SOU celebrates World Series championship

Raiders softball team returns to SOU as World Series champs

The SOU Raiders softball team, united all year in its focus on a national title, was returning to Ashland today in four separate groups after winning the university’s first championship Wednesday night in the NAIA World Series. SOU President Linda Schott, who was traveling in Mexico as part of the Ashland-Guanajuato Sister City delegation, said […]

Maria Ruiz, awarded U.S. citizenship

SOU student overcomes immigration obstacles, succeeds academically

Maria Belen Ruiz Gonzalez was 5 when she arrived in the United States on the Fourth of July 18 years ago, and she thought the fireworks over Portland were a celebration of her arrival. The SOU business major will observe Independence Day as a newly-minted U.S. citizen this year, nearly closing the loop on a […]

SOU men's track team, which won a Cascade Conference championship

SOU wins 4th consecutive Cascade Conference All-Sports Championship

Southern Oregon University will hang a Cascade Conference All-Sports Championship banner for the fourth year in a row, after landing at No. 1 in the final 2018-19 standings announced Thursday by the league office. The Raiders won conference titles in four sports – in men’s soccer and volleyball in the fall, and men’s track and […]

Student presentation at 2018 SOAR conference

SOAR conference returns to SOU with 80-plus events in four days

(Ashland, Ore.) — The Southern Oregon Arts & Research (SOAR) conference – an annual showcase of Southern Oregon University talents, interests and innovations – will begin Tuesday, May 14, and continue through Friday, May 17. The 12th annual forum will feature a film screening and discussion about citizen activists’ creative efforts to bridge America’s deepening divides; […]

SOU crew wins women's pair category at rowing championships

SOU team continues to surprise the collegiate rowing world

The SOU Rowing Team, which burst onto the national scene as a rookie program two years ago, captured the gold medal in the women’s pair category a week ago at the Western Intercollegiate Rowing Championships near Sacramento. SOU’s two-person crew of Kenna Tyler and Molly Beilstein won the 2,000-meter race by two boat-lengths against much […]

Bike blender at previous SOU Earth Week

Earth Week at SOU packs in wide variety of events

(Ashland, Ore.) — Southern Oregon University’s fifth annual, student-driven Earth Week celebration from April 15 to 20 will be all about awareness of important issues facing the planet – and celebration of efforts that are making a difference. Events will range from a “tea talk” about environmental justice and a “pollinator party” with local beekeepers, […]

SOU Hypertext Hotel VR

SOU students renovate “Hypertext Hotel”

Early in the 2019 Winter term, Arellano enlisted two all-star EMDA students, Andrew Masek, and Quinn Jacobus, to model 3D rooms based on the original writing in the recovered HTML files. Masek and Jacobus have since created, in just 12 weeks, the first iteration of Hypertext Hotel – VR.