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Students volunteer around Ashland as part of MLK Day of Service

Pulling blackberries from the hillsides of Lithia Park didn’t seem the most interesting way to spend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, but it was certainly one of the more productive. About 22 Southern Oregon University students volunteered at local organizations in the Ashland community on Monday as part of the SOU Civic Engagement Program’s […]

“State of the N-Word” address raises questions about race, identity, and society

What is the N-word? Why do people say the N-word? Why shouldn’t people say the N-word? What is the history behind the N-word? These and many more questions were addressed during the “State of the N-Word” address Wednesday afternoon in the Hannon Library at Southern Oregon University. In recognition of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. […]

Ashland woman makes international students feel at home

Ashland woman makes international students feel at home

Courage, adventurous spirits, and lots of jet fuel were some of the ingredients that made dinner possible Monday night in Susan Koralek’s dining room. The only things missing were red beans and rice, but for international Southern Oregon University students Becky Li and Laura Sosa Ramirez, from China and Columbia respectively, a trip to the […]

Peek @ the week, Jan. 19 – 31

Thursday, Jan. 19 4:30 p.m. SOU Acapella Meeting in SU Arena. 4:30 p.m. Mindfulness drop-in group in SU 314/315. 5-7 p.m. SEVEN Exhibition opening in Schneider Museum, with performance by Hoon Lee from 5-6 p.m. 7 p.m. Annual Stafford Poetry Event in Meese Room of Hannon Library. 7 p.m. Civility: Gang-related crime trends in Southern […]

Local Music Calendar, Jan. 19 – 31.

Thursday, Jan. 19 Mark Tuttle (celtic violin), 6 – 8 p.m. @ The Playwright. Gayle Wilson, Donna Bishop, and Gary Creek, 8 p.m. @ The Wild Goose. Spotlight on the USO, 8 p.m. @ Camelot Theatre, ticket info, 535-5250. Scoggin – Vannice Quartet, 8 p.m. @ Avalon Bar & Grill, $5. Tyler Fortier, 9 p.m. […]

Siskiyou FilmFest preview show hits Ashland tomorrow

Siskiyou FilmFest preview show hits Ashland tomorrow

The popular Siskiyou FilmFest has been featuring environmental films in the Southern Oregon area for 11 years.

MLK Day Events

With Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day fast approaching, the Ashland community is once again gearing up for another weekend of events and celebrations honoring and inspired by the achievements of one of the great leaders of the civil rights movement. There are many events happening in the community during the coming week, and we […]

SOU starts the year off with civility

Southern Oregon University will be hosting the first civility lecture of the term on Thursday, a panel discussion on civility between three SOU professors entitled “Celebrating Dissent and Nonviolent Civil Protest: Exploring the Role of Nonviolent Action and Civil Disobedience in the Emergence of Civility,” in the Meese Room of the Hannon Library from 3:30 […]

Occupy the Courtyard: Rally held at the Stevenson Union

Students and community activists occupied the Stevenson Union courtyard on Wednesday, Nov. 30, as part of the months-old Occupy Wall Street movement, a massive protest against corporate greed which has left encampments of protesters in cities across the nation, from New York City to Los Angeles. The protesters formed a semicircle around an open microphone […]

SOU student dies in car crash on Hwy. 199

Kiana Rechberg, an athletic and creative Southern Oregon University freshman, died in a car crash on November 23rd. Rechberg, a 19-year-old Cascade Christian High School graduate, was traveling southbound on Highway 199 just below the Oregon and California border on her way to visit family for the holidays when she lost control of her vehicle […]