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7 Things You Need To Know For Graduation

7 Things You Need To Know For Graduation

Are you Graduating? If you’ve been at Southern Oregon University for 4 years and thought to yourself, “Welp, it’s been 4 years so I must be graduating,” you may be wrong. Turns out graduating requires things like “Credits” and “A Major,” so if you’ve been coasting through 12 terms of Intro to Theater not only […]

Helfrich to Deliver Commencement Address

Helfrich to Deliver Commencement Address

Southern Oregon alumni and current head coach of the Oregon Ducks football team, Mark Helfrich, will be the featured speaker during the commencement ceremony on June 13th.  In a letter to President Saigo, Helfrich wrote, “It is with great humility and pleasure that the offer to deliver the commencement address at this year’s graduation ceremony […]

When it Goes Wrong Who You Going to Call?

When it Goes Wrong Who You Going to Call?

Having a good time drinking and smoking in the dorms causing a little ruckus, three underage freshmen hear three firm raps from the other side of the door, one knock for each of them. “Campus Public Safety open up.” Initial panic sets in and one student bolts under the bed, another in the closet, leaving […]

Campus Chicken Pox Warning

Campus Chicken Pox Warning

The following e-mail was sent out campus wide as a health warning.  In the wake of a Chicken Pox outbreak in December affecting younger children and an increased number of cases in Jackson county The Sisikiyou is printing it in its entirety as a service to our readers. Dear Campus Community, We would like to […]

Klamath CC Partners with SOU

Klamath CC Partners with SOU

On Friday, May 15th in Klamath Falls, Klamath Community College (KCC) president, Roberto Gutierrez, and Southern Oregon University (SOU) President, Roy Saigo, signed an agreement permitting “seamless transfer” of credits from the community college to the four-year school. The partnership gives KCC student’s options for increasing their education without the burden of losing KCC credits […]

How A Long Walk Became Cancer’s Biggest Challenger

How A Long Walk Became Cancer’s Biggest Challenger

It all started with Dr. Gordon Klatt, a colorectal surgeon from Tacoma, Washington. His desire to raise money for a good cause by doing something he personally enjoyed – running and walking around a track – eventually turned into a global phenomenon. A phenomenon we all know today as the American Cancer Society’s Relay For […]

#NewAreaOfFocus

#NewAreaOfFocus

All that time you’ve spent playing on your phone might finally be able to help you get a degree.  Southern Oregon University has announced that next Fall it will welcome a focus under the Communications degree of Social Media and Public Engagement. While parents might be skeptical about paying tuition for kids to take classes on […]

Technology Imitating Art or Becoming the Artist?

Technology Imitating Art or Becoming the Artist?

On the third floor of the Hannon library, as part of the SOAR Conference, there is a computer experiment underway. Some might call it a drawbot, a computer art machine, or some other name. But its creator, Andres Rivero, a computer science student at SOU, won’t give it a title, or even a name. He […]

How a Tea Cup and a Play Creates Change

How a Tea Cup and a Play Creates Change

From creating tea ceremonies for traumatized veterans to plays for helping homeless dogs “Presentation Night” was the opportunity for the good willed and recently educated members of Cascades Hub to strut their ideas for an eager audience. The event took place in Meese Auditorium at SOU Friday, May 1st in the evening to let the […]

How to Build a Better University

How to Build a Better University

CM/EMDA 399 Reinventing College. Sounds high minded, and it is. I participated as a student and a journalist and came away with some interesting ideas. The course was modeled after the ground-breaking project, d.school, at the Institute of Design at Stanford. The class consisted of 13 students of varying backgrounds, genders and ethnicities, one mathematics […]

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