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SOAR deadline approaches

Students spend hours conducting research for their classes every term. They interview experts, check out books and then compose a research paper. For most students, all of the work is done to get a decent grade and then repeated with the next assignment. The Southern Oregon Arts and Research conference provides students with an opportunity […]

University receives green tag refund

Southern Oregon University is set to receive approximately $29,000 back from the Bonneville Environmental Foundation, the collector of student “Green Tag” fees, to be reinvested in campus sustainability projects. “The idea is to add on to the campus programs about sustainability,” said Jon Eldridge, Vice President of Student Affairs. “It’s up to the students to […]

Earth Day gets a visit from Mother Nature

Despite rainy weather causing last week’s Earth Day celebration to move indoors to the Rogue River Room, the festivities went on as planned. The Ecology Center of the Siskiyous celebrated early on Wednesday, April 20, inviting clubs and organizations from throughout the community to share how they can better the globe. Participants provided many environmentally […]

The three-legged stool of global warming

Biology professor explains why global warming skeptics should be listened to More than 100 students and community members gathered in the Meese Auditorium of the Southern Oregon University Art Building on April 21 to hear Dr. John Roden give a lecture on arguments against climate change. “Whenever science is influenced by politics, industry, advocacy groups, […]

SOU plans for disasters

The Disaster Preparedness Center at Southern Oregon University will practice its evacuation plan in Forest, Hawthorne, and Emerald Halls in Cascade on Wednesday afternoon in case of a wildfire.Because Southern Oregon University borders a hillside, an area susceptible to wildfires, the university wants to be ready to implement an evacuation plan if necessary. Though it […]

Poetry festival honors professor

A poetry festival honoring emeritus professor and former poet laureate Lawson Inada took place over the weekend at Southern Oregon University. Inada was Oregon’s fifth poet laureate from 2007 to 2010 and has been teaching at SOU since 1966. The two day event, “Collaboration: Lawson Inada & Friends Poetry Festival 2011,” began with a reception […]

Battle of the hip-hop nation is a success

The Battle of the Hip-Hop Nation 2011, was held at Southern Oregon University’s Britt Ballroom on Saturday, and proved to be off the charts. Put together by Southern Oregon’s Latino Student Union and the Black Student Union, it was a place for all to be. The event was open to all ages, and was a […]

Presidental candidate will run un-opposed

Posters with catchy slogans will begin to appear on campus this week. Election campaigns for the Associated Students of Southern Oregon University begin Monday. This year, the candidates for president and vice president, Hassan Harris and Amanda Stucke, are running unopposed. Even though Harris and Stucke are running unopposed, that doesn’t mean they automatically become […]

WTF campaign confronts budget cuts

For the past two weeks the campus has been strewn with fliers saying “WTF?,” part of a campaign organized by the Associated Students of Southern Oregon University urging students to protest proposed government cuts to higher education funding. “It means ‘Where’s the Funding?,’” said Jake Falldorf, ASSOU Executive Director of Governmental Affairs. “It’s our response […]

Study Jam offers weekly support

 More students will now be able to take advantage of group study time this term as the weekly Study Jam program is moving to the library. The program, which is organized by Academic Support Programs on campus and developed out of the Learning Commons, is now well into its second year serving students. The idea […]