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ISA’s 3rd Annual International Dinner this Wednesday, tickets selling fast

Southern Oregon University’s International Student Association will host their 3rd annual International Dinner on Wednesday, Feb. 1, in the Rogue River Room of the Stevenson Union. The dinner, set to begin at 6:30 p.m., is a three-course meal that features dishes from the Middle East, Asia and Europe. “The dinner is a place where you […]

Students volunteer around Ashland as part of MLK Day of Service

Pulling blackberries from the hillsides of Lithia Park didn’t seem the most interesting way to spend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, but it was certainly one of the more productive. About 22 Southern Oregon University students volunteered at local organizations in the Ashland community on Monday as part of the SOU Civic Engagement Program’s […]

Peek @ the week, Jan. 19 – 31

Thursday, Jan. 19 4:30 p.m. SOU Acapella Meeting in SU Arena. 4:30 p.m. Mindfulness drop-in group in SU 314/315. 5-7 p.m. SEVEN Exhibition opening in Schneider Museum, with performance by Hoon Lee from 5-6 p.m. 7 p.m. Annual Stafford Poetry Event in Meese Room of Hannon Library. 7 p.m. Civility: Gang-related crime trends in Southern […]

Occupy the Courtyard: Rally held at the Stevenson Union

Students and community activists occupied the Stevenson Union courtyard on Wednesday, Nov. 30, as part of the months-old Occupy Wall Street movement, a massive protest against corporate greed which has left encampments of protesters in cities across the nation, from New York City to Los Angeles. The protesters formed a semicircle around an open microphone […]

“Nikolausabend” celebrates Christmas the German way

With the holiday season fast approaching, Southern Oregon University’s German Club is among the first to kick off December with Nikolausabend, a traditional German Christmas celebration. “This is simply a time for the community to get together, free of charge, and enjoy wonderful German food, great cultural music, and have some good conversation,” said Dianna […]

“I Heart Ashland” day of service draws thousands

“I Heart Ashland” day of service draws thousands

People in red shirts with white hearts filled the streets and parks of Ashland on Saturday during the “I Heart Ashland” event, a day of community service organized by local Christian churches. After months of coordination and planning, the “I Heart Ashland” movement kicked off at Ashland GracePoint Nazerene church with internationally recognized evangelical speaker […]

Oxfam Banquet to address theme of world hunger

It’s funny that, in the proverbial land of plenty, nearly one in six Americans has to deal with hunger on a daily basis, a staggering statistic that highlights the often overlooked fact that poverty, homelessness, and hunger are all very real problems in the United States. In an attempt to raise awareness about hunger in […]

Veterans reception honors armed forces

Veterans reception honors armed forces

  Rep. Peter Buckley and retired Col. David Dotterrer inspired, thanked and called on veterans and students to create the future they wish to have during the Veterans Day Reception on Thursday, Nov. 10, in the Rogue River Room of the Stevenson Union at Southern Oregon University. “There are three kinds of people in the […]

Phronesis: A model of student-based community activism

Phronesis: A model of student-based community activism

Despite the peaceful clearing of the plaza by the Ashland Police Department on Oct. 31, the Occupy Ashland protest against economic inequality and corporate greed continues, as the nation-wide movement hits the two-month marker. One of the many groups involved in the Occupy Ashland movement is Phronesis, a community organization started right here at Southern Oregon University in Oct. 2010 by a group of students with the specific […]