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Summer activities in Southern Oregon

The Southern Oregon valley is a large community full of activities and pleasurable sights to satisfy anyone’s personal taste. As summer approaches and things start to wind down the lure to go out and do more becomes stronger.  To aid you in your journey, here is a list of some of most popular places in Southern […]

SOU’s 2013 commencement largest in school’s history

Southern Oregon University’s 2013 commencement ceremony will take place Saturday, June 15 at 8:45 a.m. in the Raider Stadium. An expected 1,356 students will receive degrees and certificates at the event; 983 bachelor’s degrees, 225 master’s degrees, as well as an additional 101 academic certificates and 47 nursing degrees for students from Oregon Health & […]

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 […]

Holocaust survivor to speak about experience in Auschwitz, Dachau

Southern Oregon University German instructor Christiane Pyle and SOU student Nicole Neumann have organized an event in which Holocaust survivor Morris Price will share his incredible story via Skype on May 31 in the Britt Ballroom. Pyle’s upper division German class is currently learning about concentration camps, which is why she felt it would be […]

Raider Days to feature bounce houses, free food, and many more activities

Raider Days to feature bounce houses, free food, and many more activities

It’s springtime at Southern Oregon University, which means Raider Days is coming up, beginning Tuesday, May 28 and going until Saturday, June 1. Organized by the Events, Planning and Involvement Committee as well as a group of 12 individuals from various groups on campus, Raider Days is an end of the year bash for students […]

Lavender graduation ceremony honors SOU’s LGBTIQ students

On Thursday, June 13 at 6 p.m., Southern Oregon University will be hosting its 10th consecutive Lavender Graduation Celebration in the Rogue River Room of the Stevenson Union. The purpose of the ceremony is to celebrate the lives and achievements of SOU’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, genderqueer, and allied students. Graduates will have […]

Relay for Life raised over $40,000 for cancer research

Relay for Life raised over $40,000 for cancer research

This year’s Relay for Life took place at Southern Oregon University’s Raider Stadium last weekend, uniting 37 different teams and 420 participants against a common foe, cancer. The 24-hour event opened with an inspirational ceremony, followed by the cancer survivor’s lap, the Luminaria ceremony, and the closing ceremony, in remembrance of  the lives that cancer […]

Civic Engagement Program’s second annual campus clean up set for May 23

Have you ever wanted to improve the physical grounds of the Southern Oregon University campus, but never known where to start or who to talk to? The Civic Engagement Program’s second annual campus clean up event on Friday, May 23 might be just the thing for you. The purpose of the event is to prepare […]

6th annual SOAR conference largest yet, featuring work of over 800 students

6th annual SOAR conference largest yet, featuring work of over 800 students

This last week Southern Oregon University hosted its sixth annual Southern Oregon Arts and Research event, which showcased both the individual and collective skills and efforts of nearly 800 SOU students. Select students, staff and faculty members spent the week carrying out a variety of presentations, faculty-run panels, poster sessions, artwork exhibitions and various music, […]

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. […]