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Presidental candidate will run un-opposed

Posters with catchy slogans will begin to appear on campus this week. Election campaigns for the Associated Students of Southern Oregon University begin Monday. This year, the candidates for president and vice president, Hassan Harris and Amanda Stucke, are running unopposed. Even though Harris and Stucke are running unopposed, that doesn’t mean they automatically become […]

WTF campaign confronts budget cuts

For the past two weeks the campus has been strewn with fliers saying “WTF?,” part of a campaign organized by the Associated Students of Southern Oregon University urging students to protest proposed government cuts to higher education funding. “It means ‘Where’s the Funding?,’” said Jake Falldorf, ASSOU Executive Director of Governmental Affairs. “It’s our response […]

Study Jam offers weekly support

 More students will now be able to take advantage of group study time this term as the weekly Study Jam program is moving to the library. The program, which is organized by Academic Support Programs on campus and developed out of the Learning Commons, is now well into its second year serving students. The idea […]

SU Gallery showing Jalbert exhibit

SU Gallery showing Jalbert exhibit

“Notations From Nature,” a show displaying the photographic art of Josh Jalbert, is now on display in the SU Gallery, upstairs in the Stevenson Union. Jalbert, a former professor of photography at Southern Oregon University, uses a unique process in forming his art: Instead of using film in his camera, he uses paper. “I wanted […]

Java Jam shows off local talent

Java Jam is an open-mic event held every Tuesday evening at 6 p.m. in the Elmo’s section of Southern Oregon University’s Stevenson Union. The Jam showcases local SOU talent, featuring slam poetry, improv acting, short scenes, and, of course, music. Last Tuesday night was the album release show of Boots and the Cobblers. Opening for […]

State of the University covers all bases

By Heather Halvorsen Dozens of students and faculty members gathered last Wednesday to hear Southern Oregon University President Dr. Mary Cullinan give the annual “State of the University” speech. “I know we have too much work and not enough money,” said Cullinan. Cullinan said that because the university is committed to remaining a public entity, […]

Talks on religion

A Mormon, a Presbyterian, and a Hindu walk into a library… The first World Religions Forum at Southern Oregon University kicked off with a combination of speakers that kept students rapt Thursday in Hannon Library. Guest speakers represented Presbyterianism, Mormonism, and Hinduism. SOU’s theme for 2010-2011 entitled “On Being Human,” observes some of the universal […]

Powwow draws a crowd

Powwow draws a crowd

Southern Oregon University’s Native American Student Union held their 19th Annual Spring Powwow over the weekend in the McNeal Pavilion. The Grand Entry of dancers was held Saturday at 1 p.m., with many different tribes represented in the friendly competition. Program Coordinator of SOU’s Native American Studies program, David West, gave the opening prayer. In […]

Renovations to Churchill in the works

Southern Oregon University’s Churchill building was constructed in 1926. Since then, much hasn’t changed between the regal bricks of the campus’ first building. This will change when the building undergoes renovations to make it earthquake resistant and eco-efficient beginning in July 2011. Since the building was originally constructed there hasn’t been much opportunity for the […]

Victim of sex trafficking visits campus to raise awareness

A victim of sexual trafficking was on campus last week to share her story and raise awareness to the nationwide problem. Herzig spoke Wednesday at Southern Oregon University as part of a seminar on sexual abuse and human trafficking hosted by Soroptomist International and the Ashland Police department. Natasha Herzig thought she was pursuing a […]