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New student health care plan “breaks down the silos”

New student health care plan “breaks down the silos”

A new student healthcare plan has been revealed for the 2012-2013 academic year, developed as a collaborative effort by Southern Oregon University administration and Associated Students of Southern Oregon University. Student government members consider this the first step toward bridging the gap between students and administration, a rift created at the end of last year after a […]

Restructuring of student affairs department leads to elimination of several positions, including dean of students

Restructuring of student affairs department leads to elimination of several positions, including dean of students

Southern Oregon University has seen many changes over the summer, chief among them being the restructuring of the student affairs department and the elimination of several positions in a move that, according to university officials, will create better communication between the administration and students. A reception was held Wednesday, Sept. 26, in honor of former […]

ASSOU and OSPIRG spread the word about voting

ASSOU and OSPIRG spread the word about voting

As the 2012 presidential election approaches, so does the deadline for voter registration. With this in mind, the Associated Students of Southern Oregon University have come together with Oregon Student Public Interest Research Group for the “Vote OR Vote” campaign, encouraging students to seek out information about the elections and register to vote. “Vote OR […]

New ASSOU budget increases student government pay by 74%

New ASSOU budget increases student government pay by 74%

(Retraction: the original article read that the ASSOU payroll budget for this academic year increased by 174 percent. The correct number is 74 percent) The Associated Students of Southern Oregon University revealed their updated payroll budget for the 2012-2013 academic year during Tuesday’s Senate meeting, showing pay increases for all student government positions. Created by […]

Looking to get involved on campus? Join a club

Looking to get involved on campus? Join a club

Southern Oregon University recognizes that the quality of a student’s college experience is not defined by GPAs or transcripts, but also by their level of involvement in their campus and community. There are 87 registered clubs at SOU, and despite their differences, they share the common goal of educating and inspiring students to take an […]

Folk musician Sean Hayes coming to Ashland tomorrow

Folk musician Sean Hayes coming to Ashland tomorrow

“Sean Hayes is a young man with an old soul.” (National Public Radio) Sean Hayes, a folk musician from San Francisco, may not be as well known as the actor from Will & Grace with the same name, but has been making quite a name for himself in the music world for over a decade, […]

New food company replaces Sodexo on campus

New food company replaces Sodexo on campus

Southern Oregon University has seen many changes around campus in the last year, with the renovation of Churchill hall nearing completion and the North Campus Village housing project ahead of schedule. The newest change on campus is the replacing of food service provider Sodexo with a new company, A’viands. A’viands, a company based out of Roseville, Minn., took […]

Something for everyone: student clubs and organizations at SOU

Something for everyone: student clubs and organizations at SOU

For many incoming students, the multitude of resource centers, student clubs, and student advocacy groups at Southern Oregon University can be a little confusing. We here at the Siskiyou recognize that, and have prepared a handy dandy “who’s who” of the major student organizations and resource centers on campus: The Associated Students of Southern Oregon […]

“My Darling Lenny”: A Celebration Of Life For Lenny Holland

“My Darling Lenny”: A Celebration Of Life For Lenny Holland

My Darling Lenny  As many of you know Lenny Holland passed away on Monday May 28th. I am extremely sorry to you all for this great loss of a wonderful man. Lenny Holland was a compassionate man with a magnificent heart and soul. Because of this he captured my heart forever. When he asked me […]

Friendship and Loss: Remembering Lenny Holland

Friendship and Loss: Remembering Lenny Holland

We all lose something special just when we need it most. Friendship is among these. We have a disagreement, someone moves away; we just lose touch or simply don’t make the effort to maintain the connection. Usually this friendship wasn’t a strong, bonded friendship to begin with. Although sad, this type of loss can be […]