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2014 Ashland Innovators Conference is a Success

2014 Ashland Innovators Conference is a Success

The 2014 Ashland Innovators Conference went under way on Friday, April 11 in the Rogue River Room at SOU. Outside the event there were booths with students displaying their works from various EMDA classes. The atmosphere was one of anticipation and excitement with participants waiting to see what new things were coming for Ashland. “This […]

Fatal Crash Renders Campus without Power

Fatal Crash Renders Campus without Power

  A traffic accident occurring between Ashland St. and Siskiyou Blvd. at approximately 10:32 p.m. on Wednesday night killed one individual and left another in critical condition, according to a press release on the City of Ashland website. The accident occurred when the driver of a 2000 Mercedes SUV was turning off of Siskiyou Blvd. […]

SOAR Application Deadline is April 18

Southern Oregon Arts and Research is looking for student and faculty applicants to showcase the work they have accomplished at SOU through a week-long conference in May. The conference, more commonly referred to as SOAR, will take place from May 12-16 on the SOU campus. The deadline to apply for SOAR is Friday, April 18. […]

Chocolate Festival Returns to Ashland

The tenth annual Oregon Chocolate Festival will run March 7 through 9 at the Ashland Springs Hotel and promises to be as sweet as ever.  The weekend will feature over 40 Oregon chocolatiers and their creations, including Dagoba and Lillie Belle Farms, both of which are nationally recognized companies that originated in the Rogue Valley. […]

Art Quilts Celebrate Women’s History Month

Art Quilts Celebrate Women’s History Month

In honor of Women’s History Month in March, Southern Oregon University will be hosting the Notable Women Quilt Initiative from March 2-20. An exhibit of over 25 art quilts will be displayed, each featuring a different notable woman from history, in the Thorndike Gallery in the Art Building on campus. Communication Studies professor Alena Ruggerio […]

Poets Present Emerging Forms Reading

Three accomplished poets presented their work to the public with performances in an “Emergent Forms” poetry reading at 7 p.m. on February 19th at the Schneider Museum of Art on campus. SOU hosted Clark Coolidge, Alan Bernheimer, and Brandon Downing, who are all published and popular modern poets. The three  read from their works to […]

“Vagina Monlogues” Chronicles Women’s Experiences

“Vagina Monlogues” Chronicles Women’s Experiences

The Southern Oregon University Women’s Resource Center presents The Vagina Monologues on Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. in the Rogue River Room of the Stevenson Union, directed by Brenda Shelton and Autumn Wilson. Written by Eve Ensler, The Vagina Monologues is a series of monologues inspired by interviews from real women around the world chronicling […]

Jacksonville Brings in The Year of The Horse

On Saturday, February 8th, Jacksonville, Oregon exploded in celebration with the bringing in of the 2014 Chinese new year, which was organized by the Southern Oregon Chinese Cultural Association (SOCCA). According to SOCCA’s website, their goal as an organization is to“facilitate an awareness, understanding, and appreciation of the Chinese culture by engaging the community in […]

Author Discusses Immigration History on Chinese New Year

Author Discusses Immigration History on Chinese New Year

As the Rogue Valley celebrated the Chinese New Year over the weekend Southern Oregon University welcomed attorney Martin Gold to speak about his new book Forbidden Citizens: Chinese Exclusion and the U.S. Congress: A Legislative History on Friday, February 7, in the Hannon Library. Gold also spoke on the passage of State Resolution 201 in 2011, which […]

AIFF Executive Director Anne Ashbey to Step Down

AIFF Executive Director Anne Ashbey to Step Down

Anne Ashbey, the two-year executive director of the The Ashland Independent Film Festival, will be stepping down from her position. The board of directors officially accepted her resignation. “I have made the decision to step down following the 13th annual festival,” said Ashbey. “This was a difficult decision for me to make, but one that is […]

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