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Raider Days to feature bounce houses, free food, and many more activities

Raider Days to feature bounce houses, free food, and many more activities

It’s springtime at Southern Oregon University, which means Raider Days is coming up, beginning Tuesday, May 28 and going until Saturday, June 1. Organized by the Events, Planning and Involvement Committee as well as a group of 12 individuals from various groups on campus, Raider Days is an end of the year bash for students […]

Lavender graduation ceremony honors SOU’s LGBTIQ students

On Thursday, June 13 at 6 p.m., Southern Oregon University will be hosting its 10th consecutive Lavender Graduation Celebration in the Rogue River Room of the Stevenson Union. The purpose of the ceremony is to celebrate the lives and achievements of SOU’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, genderqueer, and allied students. Graduates will have […]

Southern Oregon Rollergirls Skate for Cancer Awareness

Southern Oregon Rollergirls Skate for Cancer Awareness

Medford, OR – On Saturday, June 1st, the Southern Oregon Rollergirls will take on the Humboldt Roller Derby Widow Makers in a bout to raise money for the Cancer Awareness Project. SORG is teaming up with Women in the Wind: Wild Rogue Chapter and Corset Cruise. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to provide […]

Relay for Life raised over $40,000 for cancer research

Relay for Life raised over $40,000 for cancer research

This year’s Relay for Life took place at Southern Oregon University’s Raider Stadium last weekend, uniting 37 different teams and 420 participants against a common foe, cancer. The 24-hour event opened with an inspirational ceremony, followed by the cancer survivor’s lap, the Luminaria ceremony, and the closing ceremony, in remembrance of  the lives that cancer […]

Civic Engagement Program’s second annual campus clean up set for May 23

Have you ever wanted to improve the physical grounds of the Southern Oregon University campus, but never known where to start or who to talk to? The Civic Engagement Program’s second annual campus clean up event on Friday, May 23 might be just the thing for you. The purpose of the event is to prepare […]

6th annual SOAR conference largest yet, featuring work of over 800 students

6th annual SOAR conference largest yet, featuring work of over 800 students

This last week Southern Oregon University hosted its sixth annual Southern Oregon Arts and Research event, which showcased both the individual and collective skills and efforts of nearly 800 SOU students. Select students, staff and faculty members spent the week carrying out a variety of presentations, faculty-run panels, poster sessions, artwork exhibitions and various music, […]

INWA opportunity for students to expand writing skills

Have you been thinking about expanding your skills as a writer but have trouble figuring out where to start? Well this summer Southern Oregon University is launching a program to help people in similar situations, it’s called the Institute for New Writing/Ashland. The INWA will focus on three different genres: fiction, noir literature and poetry. […]

Love Your Body week started slow, but ended with a bang

Last week was Love Your Body week, sponsored by the Women’s Resource Center and the Queer Resource Center of Southern Oregon University. Love Your Body week featured multiple talks and discussions, three of which I attended personally. Two of these seemed more conversation than professional talk, not out of any fault of the presenters, but […]

Academic prioritization report released

The administration of Southern Oregon University released the academic prioritization final report this afternoon, bringing an end to a year-long institutional review process intended to evaluate campus programs and determine whether their existence is beneficial to the university’s long-term goals. The report ranked 165 academic programs into quintiles of 33 programs each. Eighteen programs were […]

Student Food Pantry helps students in need

Student Food Pantry helps students in need

If there is one program on campus that understands the role of a healthy, consistent diet in academic success, the Student Food Pantry would be it. According to Sophia Mantheakis, Hunger and Homelessness Alleviation Coordinator, the program recognizes the “poor starving college student” stereotype as more than just a joke, but as a reality that […]