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Students pull together for classmate

Students pull together for classmate

Southern Oregon University students are signing petitions in support of a student with Down syndrome forced to withdraw from a ceramics class Nov. 9.   Eliza Schaaf enrolled at SOU as a non-admitted student in early August. “All of her friends talked about college and she wanted to go to college,” explained Deb Evans, Schaaf’s […]

Program for digital media emerges on campus

Program for digital media emerges on campus

A new program for digital arts has been introduced to SOU, and a reception was held in honor of the program last Thursday.  The Emerging Media Digital Arts program has formed this year, and is for students interested in art, media, and digital art. Robert Arellano was hired to bring the program together, and is […]

Congressman speaks to student veterans

Congressman speaks to student veterans

Congressman Greg Walden visited SOU for Veteran’s Day last week, speaking to a crowd with many student veterans. Walden congratulated SOU for their work with the Reserve Officer Training Corps program, which is a school military program designed for future army officers.  The program existed in the past but was cut and started again last […]

Highest enrollment in SOU history

Highest enrollment in SOU history

Southern Oregon University has dramatically increased student enrollment this term. Enrollment is up 26.2 percent from last year, a welcomed change from several years of declining growth.  The university’s 6,443 students marks the highest enrollment of students for any term in the university’s history. All of Oregon’s public universities experienced a growth in enrollment this […]

Cease and desist order given to ASSOU

Cease and desist order given to ASSOU

Due to a cease and desist order brought against ASSOU by SOU lawyers, no trial will happen against President Stephen Land, even if new complaints are filed. While Chief Justice Aram Morgan declared the investigation and trial proceedings to be “nonexistent” at October 29’s judiciary meeting, all matters regarding allegations against Land were ordered to […]

Two new members join Ashland city council

Two new members join Ashland city council

Two new city council members emerged as election results came in Tuesday. Locally controversial council member Eric Navickas’ seat was up for re-election, but his position was taken by contractor Michael Morris in a roughly 65-35 landslide victory. Before becoming a council member in 2006, Navickas was politically active in the community. He advocated for […]

SOU starts student recovery program

Students in recovery from addiction can take advantage of a new program at SOU. The Community of Recovery Program at Southern, is the only program of its kind on the west coast. The program seeks to offer institutional support to enhance students’ overall academic and social success while in recovery, said CORPS Coordinator Taylor Burke. […]

Rubes comic at SOU Wednesday

Rubes comic at SOU Wednesday

Nationally syndicated cartoon creator, Leigh Rubin will speak Wednesday at SOU. Rubin will elaborate on his inspiration for “Rubes” and the history behind his four decade old cartoon at 6:30 p.m. in the Hannon Library Meese Room. Rubin began as a cartoonist over thirty years ago and quickly began drawing the Rubes cartoon.  “Rubes” celebrated […]