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The three-legged stool of global warming

Biology professor explains why global warming skeptics should be listened to More than 100 students and community members gathered in the Meese Auditorium of the Southern Oregon University Art Building on April 21 to hear Dr. John Roden give a lecture on arguments against climate change. “Whenever science is influenced by politics, industry, advocacy groups, […]

SOU plans for disasters

The Disaster Preparedness Center at Southern Oregon University will practice its evacuation plan in Forest, Hawthorne, and Emerald Halls in Cascade on Wednesday afternoon in case of a wildfire.Because Southern Oregon University borders a hillside, an area susceptible to wildfires, the university wants to be ready to implement an evacuation plan if necessary. Though it […]

Poetry festival honors professor

A poetry festival honoring emeritus professor and former poet laureate Lawson Inada took place over the weekend at Southern Oregon University. Inada was Oregon’s fifth poet laureate from 2007 to 2010 and has been teaching at SOU since 1966. The two day event, “Collaboration: Lawson Inada & Friends Poetry Festival 2011,” began with a reception […]

Battle of the hip-hop nation is a success

The Battle of the Hip-Hop Nation 2011, was held at Southern Oregon University’s Britt Ballroom on Saturday, and proved to be off the charts. Put together by Southern Oregon’s Latino Student Union and the Black Student Union, it was a place for all to be. The event was open to all ages, and was a […]

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, […]