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 Awarded LEED Building Certification

ASHLAND, Ore. — Southern Oregon University is continuing to strive to make their campus more environmentally friendly. SOU announced today that it has been awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold for the construction of its new Raider Village Complex. The new development consists of two new residence halls and a dining facility that … Continue reading »

SOU Releases Final Retrenchment Plan

ASHLAND, Ore. — Southern Oregon University released the final retrenchment plan for the university. The plan implements budget cuts, which the university says will save them millions of dollars in the long-term. Southern Oregon University announced Friday morning they are cutting Art History & French majors, suspending the Physics major, and cutting Photography, Professional Writing, … 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 – Southern Oregon University is getting a big gift from the state legislature to repair their outdated athletics building.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 »

SOU Professors Settle Contract

ASHLAND, Ore. – Just more than a week after Medford teachers ended their strike, SOU professors narrowly avoid a strike of their own. After about eight months of negotiations, their union has accepted a deal that amounts to what they say is a pay freeze. Union leaders say about 80% of their members voted to … Continue reading »

NCAA Rule Would Affect Ducks, Raiders

ASHLAND, Ore. A proposed rule change in college football would deliver a significant blow to up-tempo offenses like Southern Oregon and the University of Oregon. If approved, the change would force offenses to wait 10 seconds after the play clock starts running before they can snap the ball. Typically the SOU offense snaps the ball … Continue reading »

Proposed Cuts for SOU

ASHLAND, Ore. — Southern Oregon University has announced what programs could be cut to make up for a multi-million dollar budget shortfall. The announcement is the next step in the long retrenchment process for the university. That budget gap could be anywhere from $3 million to $7 million, depending on enrollment numbers and state funding. … Continue reading »

Round Ball Wrap, January 24th

A number of battles for 1st place highlight this week’s Round Ball Wrap, but none of them compared to the battle for the top spot in the Cascade Collegiate Conference. Highlights include Southern Oregon and College of Idaho’s double overtime game, North Medford/Crater, Roseburg/Grants Pass, Klamath Union/Eagle Point, Henley/Phoenix and North Valley/Hidden Valley.

Sexual Assault on College Campuses

ASHLAND, Ore. — President Obama is calling attention to a college sexual assault epidemic. Research shows it’s a crime victims often deal with in secrecy. A White House report reveals 1 in 5 female students are assaulted, while only 1 in 8 student victims report it. Local law enforcement says Southern Oregon University is not … Continue reading »

Older posts «