SOU, Outgoing President Speak Candidly

ASHLAND, Ore. — Southern Oregon University is looking for a new president. Mary Cullinan announced Monday she is leaving to head Eastern Washington University. The news comes amid what has been a tough past few months for the school. Cullinan says, after a long tenure, it was time for her to go. “I’ve been here for … Continue reading »

SOU Summer Course Explores “Selfies”

ASHLAND, Ore. – Selfie. The word is defined in the dictionary as a self portrait usually taken with a smartphone. They’ve become a popular form of modern photography and now a field of study. Southern Oregon University is offering a summer class that explores the “Journey to the Center of the Selfie.” Students ages 11 to 14 … Continue reading »

SOU Restricts E-Cigarette Use

ASHLAND, Ore. — Southern Oregon University is placing new restrictions on electronic cigarette use. E-cigarettes will now face the same restrictions as traditional cigarettes.  Students will not be allowed to smoke them indoors or within 15 feet of any campus building.  They will also be prohibited in campus vehicles, and in designated areas. Students have … Continue reading »

“Harvey Milk Day” Honored at SOU

ASHLAND, Ore. — Thursday was Harvey Milk Day and students at the Queer Resource Center at Southern Oregon University were celebrating with a special event. The QRC held a screening of the 2008 award-winning movie about the slain gay rights activist. The showing was free and included milk and cookies. The event was in commemoration … Continue reading »

SOU’s Cullinan a Finalist at EWU

ASHLAND, Ore. – Southern Oregon University President Mary Cullinan is up for another college president’s position, after being turned down for the top spot at Youngstown State University. Cullinan is one of three finalists for the president’s position at Eastern Washington University. The school is reviewing the finalists and could begin interviews soon. Cullinan has … Continue reading »

Program Uses Brainwaves to Power Systems

ASHLAND, Ore – Two Southern Oregon University students are adapting technology to help people with disabilities adapt to the world. Computer Science students Marvin Hinkley and Rachel Albright are developing programs that read the brainwaves of people with disabilities and use that information to control everyday tasks. The two presented the system as part of … Continue reading »

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 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 President a Finalist for New Job

ASHLAND, Ore. – Southern Oregon University President Mary Cullinan announced she is a finalist to become the next president at Youngstown State University. Cullinan informed employees and students in an e-mail sent Monday. She is one of three finalists for the position. She said she was nominated for the position, and completed a Skype interview … Continue reading »

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 »

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