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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 […]

Business students score high

Business students score high

Students in Southern Oregon University business program recently ranked high in the Masters in Business Administration field test. SOU students scored in the top 25 percentile in scores for the test, given at 130 universities across the country. Of the 16 MBA students from SOU who took the test, three scored in the 95 percentile […]

U.S. has rich history with oil

U.S. has rich history with oil

Local geologist Len Eisenberg lectured about the oil industry last week at SOU. Photo courtesy of prisonplanet.com Local Ashland geologist, Len Eisenberg, presented a lecture last week on the role oil and natural gas plays in modern society and possible alternatives to its use. Eisenberg began with a description of how oil and natural gas […]

ASSOU budget process continues on

ASSOU budget process continues on

*Nils Holst also contributed to this article. The Associated Students of Southern Oregon University are in the thick of the budgeting process this week, struggling over their own budget, among others. The Student Fee Committee and Educational Activities Advisory Committee are still hearing budget proposals, the most controversial being their own. The most recent presentation […]

Trash audit raises recycling awareness

Trash audit raises recycling awareness

        The Stevenson Union courtyard was a peaceful place to be Thursday afternoon.  With blue skies overhead and warm temperatures, there was little that could scar such a gorgeous day – except perhaps for the rancid smell and ugly sight of dozens of opened bags of garbage. “We’re trying to see how […]

Students target ASSOU

Students target ASSOU

A group of disgruntled Southern Oregon University students notified the Associated Students of Southern Oregon last week of their intent to petition to have the organization dismissed completely. The notification from the “Leninists for Crypto-Fascist Democracy” was given to ASSOU before Tuesday night’s Senate meeting. The anonymous declaration seeks to obtain signatures from 10 percent […]