SOAR Conference Wraps Up

ASHLAND, Ore. — The Southern Oregon Arts and Research Conference is wrapping up Thursday. Over the last week, students have been showing off their ideas and inventions. Thursday dozens of SOU seniors presented their capstone projects on posters. The topics ranged from the economy of solar energy, hemp industrialization, to psychology research on bullying. One … Continue reading »

SOU President Looking to Ohio

ASHLAND Ore. — Southern Oregon University President Mary Cullinan is in Ohio interviewing for a different job. She is one of three finalists to be the next president of Youngstown State University. Cullinan says the idea of what she can accomplish in Youngstown has her excited about a new opportunity. One of the challenges she … Continue reading »

SOU Reacts to Coaching Debuts

ASHLAND, Ore. – On Friday NewsWatch 12’s Chris Leone and Brandon Kamerman faced the biggest challenge of their sports journalism careers: coaching in the SOU Spring Game. Leone’s White Team snuck by Kamerman’s Red Team 26-19, and after the game they asked each other and the players about their first experience coaching college football.

SOU’s Unofficial Pro Day

ASHLAND, Ore. – NAIA schools often get overlooked by NFL scouts so in the case of Southern Oregon head coach Craig Howard, that means fighting for attention. “When you have good players and they have success on the field,” Howard says, “my obligation as a coach is to spread the word, and I get on … Continue reading »

Opportunities Available at Career Fair

ASHLAND, Ore. — The unemployment rate for 2013 college graduates is the lowest it’s been since the class of 2007. Tuesday, 40 employers set up tables at the Southern Oregon University career fair. Organizers said there was something for all students, ranging from internships to career opportunities. Organizers said it’s important for students to get … Continue reading »

SOU’s Avila Gets Centrowitz’s Attention

EUGENE, Ore. – Eric Avila already proved he can compete with the top collegiate runners in the nation when he set the best time in the 5,000 Meter Run at the Stanford Invitational earlier this month. On Saturday, Avila established his presence among the best overall runners in the country. Avila finished 0.33 seconds behind … Continue reading »

Thousands of Eggs Dyed for Egg Hunt

Ashland, Ore. — Easter is just two days away and that means it is crunch time for local groups holding Easter egg hunts.  Volunteers at Southern Oregon University are busy dyeing thousands of eggs for one of the most popular egg hunts in Southern Oregon. It’s all for the Rotary Club of Ashland’s 56th Annual … Continue reading »

SOU Installs New Solar Panels

ASHLAND, Ore. — Southern Oregon University is increasing sustainability on its campus. On Wednesday, the university began installation of several solar panels on top of one if the new dorms that was opened last fall. 268 solar units that will generate 73.7 kilowatts of energy are being installed on the roof of McLoughlin hall. The … Continue reading »

SOU Students Speak Out for Fair Housing

ASHLAND, Ore. – Three years ago, AJ Herlitz began what turned out to be a near-impossible apartment search. His first dozen calls all yielded the same response. “They automatically said ‘we don’t rent to college kids, especially male,’” said Herlitz. A survey performed last year by The Associated Students of Southern Oregon University (ASSOU) and … Continue reading »

SOU Gets Funds to Fix Athletic Complex

ASHLAND, Ore. – Southern Oregon University is getting a big gift from the state legislature to repair their outdated athletics building. The Joint Ways and Means Committee approved $21.8 million for seismic upgrades, security improvements, and structural repair on the McNeal Pavilion. That’s the largest project the legislature has funded this year for the Oregon … Continue reading »

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