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Vagina Monologues a success

Vagina Monologues a success

About 150 men, women and children crowded into Ashland’s Bellview Grange last weekend for Southern Oregon University’s Women’s Resource Center’s annual production of the Vagina Monologues, a global performance movement that seeks to address and abolish violence against women and girls through artistic means. Directed by Corrin Baker and Mary Vest, this year’s cast consisted […]

WRC hosting several events Valentine’s Day weekend to raise awareness about violence against women

Southern Oregon University’s Women’s Resource Center will be hosting several events during Valentine’s Day and over the weekend to raise awareness about violence against women. The first event, One Billion Rising, will be happening tomorrow from 7 to 10 p.m. in the Bellview Grange at 1050 Tolman Creek Rd. in Ashland. One Billion Rising is […]

Debunking the “Clash of Civilizations:” two-day event on understanding Islam, Islamophobia, and the Middle East

Southern Oregon University’s United Nations Club, in coordination with the Ashland Peace House and many other campus organizations, will be hosting a two-day event next week discussing Islam, Islamophobia, and the current state of affairs in the Middle East. The event, co-sponsored by Amnesty International, will take place on Feb. 13 and 14 in the […]

Cancun not your style? Alternative Spring Break might just be for you

Have you figured out what to do for spring break yet?   The Alternative Spring Break, organized by Southern Oregon University’s Civic Engagement Program, is a program that sends SOU students to volunteer at various nonprofits in Oregon over spring break, gaining valuable on-the-job experience while meeting new people and having lots of fun. The […]

First Year Mentor Program enriches campus experience

First Year Mentor Program enriches campus experience

  In the life of college students, the path to success can sometimes be hard to navigate. No organization on campus understands this better than Southern Oregon University’s First Year Mentor Program, a resource designed to help students succeed academically and gain an enriched and diverse campus experience through peer-to-peer mentorship. According to Jesse Rapport, […]

ECOS to host film series, expert panels and discussions during Winter term

The Ecology Center of the Siskiyous at Southern Oregon University is hosting a series of five film events over the next two months that are all on the topic of addressing our environmental crisis. Each film will have an expert panel and a discussion, as well as snacks that are provided by the Ashland Food Co-op. “This film series was […]

Race Awareness Week at SOU to include panel discussions, movie screenings, presentations

Race Awareness Week at SOU to include panel discussions, movie screenings, presentations

Southern Oregon University’s Multicultural Resource Center, in cooperation with other campus clubs and organizations, will be hosting the university’s annual Race Awareness Week next week, a series of events dedicated to unpacking and discussing the legacy of race in modern society. “Race is a very important part of our society,” said Marquis Malcom, the advisor […]

25th annual MLK celebrations to feature live music, local speakers

The 25th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Celebration is happening next Monday, Jan. 21 at the Historic Ashland Armory at 208 Oak St. in downtown Ashland. The event starts at noon and goes until 1:30 p.m., when the Southern Oregon University’s Black Student Union will lead attendees in a march to Lithia Park where […]

SOU Civic Engagement Program hosts food and clothing drive to benefit Maslow Project

In recognition of Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week the Civic Engagement Program hosted their third annual week-long food and clothing drive from Monday, Nov. 12 to Saturday, Nov. 17. Red donation bins for clothes and food were stationed in the residence halls and the basement of the Stevenson Union with the hope of garnering student support across […]

SOU’s Civic Engagement Program and JCFC hosting a woodcut to benefit low-income families

SOU’s Civic Engagement Program and JCFC hosting a woodcut to benefit low-income families

The cold of winter is creeping up on Jackson County and many low-income residents are without heat each year. To combat this, Southern Oregon University’s Civic Engagement Program is teaming up with the Jackson County Fuel Committee for a wood cut this Saturday. Participants will meet at the loading dock on the back side of the Stevenson […]