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English Department Welcomes New Professor

English Department Welcomes New Professor

Since being hired at the end of Spring 2017, Merrilyne Lundahl has taken on teaching a young adult literature class at both the undergraduate and graduate levels while also becoming a part of the Oregon Writing Project here in Jackson County. Dr. Lundahl, originally from Utah, began her studies at Utah State where she majored […]

LaDuke Calls for Action at Standing Rock

LaDuke Calls for Action at Standing Rock

Over 450 people gathered on the evening of Nov. 16 to hear a speech by Ashland-raised activist and former Vice Presidential candidate Winona LaDuke. The fundraiser event raised $8,200 for LaDuke’s organization, Honor the Earth, which is playing a key role in the resistance against the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline near the Standing […]

Dr. Michael Tidwell Wants to be SOU’s Next President

Dr. Michael Tidwell Wants to be SOU’s Next President

The Search Continues… The first of three finalists for Dr. Saigo’s replacement visited SOU last week, to meet with students, faculty and staff. When appealing the campus community on why he is the best candidate for SOU’s new president, Dr. Michael V. Tidwell, laid out his ambitious plans for diversifying SOU’s revenue sources, increasing the […]

Surviving the Holocaust: A story of survival

Morris Price could only describe the scent lingering in the concentration camp as “like burning of the flesh.” Price, a survivor of the Holocaust who was imprisoned in Auschwitz, Dachau, and numerous other ghettos, shared his first-hand experiences with the students, faculty and staff of Southern Oregon University at an event last Friday organized by […]

INWA opportunity for students to expand writing skills

Have you been thinking about expanding your skills as a writer but have trouble figuring out where to start? Well this summer Southern Oregon University is launching a program to help people in similar situations, it’s called the Institute for New Writing/Ashland. The INWA will focus on three different genres: fiction, noir literature and poetry. […]

Cullinan’s State of the University address highlights Houses, Honors College, new dorms, and more

On Wednesday Southern Oregon University President Mary Cullinan held a State of the University Address at the Stevenson Union to discuss SOU’s latest events and undertakings. “On our work toward a vision of SOU as a distinctive, destination campus, we’ve been focusing on four words: collaboration, community, creativity and adventure,” Cullinan said. SOU has been […]

6th annual SOAR conference to showcase work of SOU students and faculty

6th annual SOAR conference to showcase work of SOU students and faculty

The 6th annual Southern Oregon Arts and Research conference is fast approaching, providing an opportunity for Southern Oregon University students and faculty to show off the work they’ve been doing over the past year.   Here’s a quick overview of the conference events:   Tuesday, May 14 Opening ceremonies between 12:30 to 1 p.m. Lab […]

Lecture this Wednesday to discuss former Oregon Governor Tom McCall

This Wednesday, author and journalist Brent Walth will give a lecture at Southern Oregon University about the legacy of the former Oregon Governor Tom McCall, as part of a series of McCall Centennial events sponsored by the Oregon Historical Society. March 22, 2013 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of McCall, “regarded by many […]

Feminist Frequency Takes a Hard Look at Online Harassment

Feminist Frequency Takes a Hard Look at Online Harassment

On Thursday, Feb. 28, Southern Oregon University hosted a guest lecture in the Rogue River Room of the Stevenson Union on the subject of gendered online harassment, specifically in the video gamer community. The lecture was given by Anita Sarkeesian, a media critic and creator of the video blog “Feminist Frequency” and the video series […]

Campus theme lecture explores relationship between happiness and business

Southern Oregon University’s School of Business sponsored a three-speaker lecture to a packed audience Monday as part of “Exploring Happiness,” SOU’s ongoing Campus Theme series. The well-attended presentation, entitled “The Business of Pursuing Happiness,” featured a range of perspectives on the relationship of happiness to business, each speaker representing in their turn the profit, non-profit and […]

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