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SOU holds study away fair, celebrates International Education Week

The Southern Oregon University Study Away Fair, a one-stop shop for those who want to learn more about study-away options, will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, in the Stevenson Union Gallery (Room 323). Students, faculty, staff and others are invited to the free event, which is part of SOU’s observation […]

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SOU Veterans’ Day event recognizes those who have served

(Ashland, Ore.) — Southern Oregon University will observe Veterans’ Day in a celebration on Monday, Nov. 12, of the men and women who have served and sacrificed in the interest of peace and justice. The SOU’s event will be from 12:30 to 1:20 p.m. in the Rogue River Room of the Stevenson Union. Medford City […]

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SOU president urges support following national tragedies

Southern Oregon University President Linda Schott called upon the campus community today to support one another in the wake of hate-motivated shootings during the past week in a Pittsburgh synagogue and at a Kentucky grocery store. “These and other acts of targeted violence leave us all feeling raw, and more reliant than ever on the […]

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SOU lands 46 on Academic All-Cascade Conference team

Forty-six Southern Oregon University student-athletes from the Raiders’ fall sports teams received Academic All-Cascade Conference honors, CCC Commissioner Rob Cashell announced Tuesday. To earn the distinction, a student-athlete must have been enrolled at their current institution for at least one year and reached sophomore academic standing with a minimum institutional grade-point average of 3.2. SOU’s […]


Measles shots are part of the first-year experience

First-year students at SOU and other state colleges and universities in Oregon have something important to remember before beginning their second term: they must provide proof of measles vaccination, or a legal exemption. The Oregon College/University Immunization Law, adopted by the legislature in 2014, requires proof of hard measles (rubeola) immunization for all full-time students. […]

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SOU first in Oregon to accept “Real Food Challenge”

Southern Oregon University officially joined other universities across the country in working toward sustainable food practices when President Linda Schott signed the “SOU Real Food Campus Commitment” this morning. “I just want to say ‘thank you’ to all who will be doing this work on behalf of the university,” the president told a group of […]


SOU’s Martinez conference player of the week in women’s soccer

Misty Martinez, a standout redshirt sophomore on SOU’s women’s soccer team, picked up the Cascade Conference Red Lion Offensive Player of the Week award this week. Currently playing the forward position, Martinez scored her third, fourth and fifth goals of the season in SOU’s two games last weekend in Portland. She tallied the game-winners with […]

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ASSOU special election would remove Schneider fee

Students at Southern Oregon University may have noticed a small fee on their Fall Term bill that seemed slightly out of place. The $13 fee is for the Schneider’s Children Center and ASSOU is running an election through Wednesday to get rid of it. In reality, the fee was assessed for Fall Term students and […]

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Southern Oregon football team brings haka war cry to the field

At their practice in Ashland, Southern Oregon University football players kneel to the ground and growl, their eyes bulging, their tongues sticking out. Lineman Masi Tunoa leads the chant. Tunoa and his family used to perform lū’aus for tourists back home in Hawaii. They also did the haka, a battle cry that originated from the […]

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SOU’s Garcia voted CCC Defensive Player of the Week in men’s soccer

For the second week in a row, the Southern Oregon men’s soccer team produced one of the Cascade Collegiate Conference’s Red Lion Players of the Week – this time Gonzalo Garcia, a junior from Stockton, Calif. Garcia, named the conference’s defensive player of the week, was a key player on the back line as the Raiders […]