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UN Week encourages students to think globally

This week has students thinking globally for UN week. A series of events, hosted by the United Nations Alliance Club of Southern Oregon University, will take place in the Rogue River Room of the Stevenson Union. These events will lead up to a potluck on Wednesday, Oct. 24, commemorating the creation of the United Nations in 1947. The […]

Local candidates for mayor, county commissioner visit SOU

Local candidates for mayor, county commissioner visit SOU

  Candidates for the positions of Ashland mayor and Jackson County commissioner spoke at Southern Oregon University on Monday to educate students about local voting issues. In addition to the candidates State Representative Peter Buckley spoke to students and music was performed by The Human Revolution. The Associated Students of Southern Oregon University created the event to help […]

SOU to be featured in Department of Energy video about sustainable communities

Southern Oregon University has long been proud of its commitment to sustainability, advocating stewardship of the environment and a “more restorative form of capitalism,” according to the university’s website. The university has received national attention for its progress toward a more ecologically friendly campus, and will be featured in a video series produced by the […]

Ariana Jacob brings a unique style of art to SOU

Ariana Jacob brings a unique style of art to SOU

Ariana Jacob, a participant in a new exhibition for the Schneider Museum of Art called Portland2012, is not your typical artist. In late 2011 Jacob began touring the nation asking one simple question: “How expert do we need to be to figure out what is good for our country?” Jacob referred to her project as a […]

Vice presidential debate showing today in Hannon Library

The Digital Media Gallery in Southern Oregon University’s Hannon Library will be broadcasting the vice-presidential debate Thursday, Oct. 11 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Vice-President Joe Biden and the Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan will debate U.S. foreign and domestic policy at Centre College in Danville, Ky. Political analysts are predicting tonight to be […]

Southern Oregon Pride festival kicks off Thursday, Oct. 11

Southern Oregon Pride festival kicks off Thursday, Oct. 11

The 2012 Southern Oregon Pride Festival is almost upon us, and it’s looking to be bigger and even better than last year. A celebration promoting equality, tolerance, and a sense of community among Southern Oregon’s gay community, this year’s festivities will kick off with the annual SO Pride Ball at the Ashland Armory on Friday, Oct. 12, […]

Folk musician Sean Hayes coming to Ashland tomorrow

Folk musician Sean Hayes coming to Ashland tomorrow

“Sean Hayes is a young man with an old soul.” (National Public Radio) Sean Hayes, a folk musician from San Francisco, may not be as well known as the actor from Will & Grace with the same name, but has been making quite a name for himself in the music world for over a decade, […]

While you were out: summer news from Ashland

Students’ return to the classrooms of Southern Oregon University is the final sign of summer giving way to fall. Here is a recap of what happened while you were out, according to headlines from the Ashland Daily Tidings and the Medford Mail Tribune. SOU to establish Honors College University officials have confirmed that an honors […]

Looking for something to do this summer? Why not volunteer?

There is never a lack of opportunity for people to volunteer in Southern Oregon, and this summer presents the perfect chance for students in Ashland and the Rogue Valley to take part in their community, while also challenging themselves. “I think volunteering can be really helpful to learn about yourself, your interests, and the things […]

SOU’s new apiary program sets campus abuzz

Three new bee colonies found a home on the Southern Oregon University campus in mid-May, completing the first stage of a long-term environmental education project developed by graduate student Ryan King. King, who is currently studying in SOU’s Environmental Education masters program, began the Ashland Apiary Project in August of last year as part of […]