Retzlaffs Carry SOU to First 2013 Win

Courtesy: Southern Oregon University Athletics LA GRANDE, Ore. – The Southern Oregon University football conjured a foolproof remedy to its recent late-game woes on Saturday: put up the second-highest point total in program history and leave Eastern Oregon behind well before the final buzzer. The Raiders bolted to a 27-point halftime lead en route to … Continue reading »

SOU Rivalry Within

ASHLAND, Ore. – They’re all teammates now, but there was a time when they were all heated rivals. “It was Union, Camas or Skyview that were the top three every year,” Southern Oregon offensive lineman Max Proudfit says. “It was nothing short of a championship for us every single time,” Southern Oregon offensive lineman Dylan … Continue reading »

Raiders Feature New Road Uniforms

ASHLAND, Ore. – When Craig Howard took over as the Southern Oregon head football coach in 2011, he faced a variety of challenges. The Raiders were 8-21 in three prior seasons, and they were an independent team leaving them out of any conference championships. Within two years, however, Howard led SOU to the top of … Continue reading »

SOU Dorm Construction Finishing Touches

ASHLAND, Ore. — Another eco-friendly project is closer to completion in Ashland. It’s reportedly the city’s largest construction project in history: two new residence halls, a dining hall and remodel work on an existing building are all getting finishing touches at Southern Oregon University. Adroit Construction officials say 700 beds are going into the residence … Continue reading »

SOU Installs Solar Panels on Roof

ASHLAND, Ore. — An Ashland building just became more green, thanks to more than a hundred solar panels. Southern Oregon University is already known for its environmentally friendly campus, but now the students with a passion for sustainability are taking it to an entirely different level. 117 solar panels are now soaking up the sun … Continue reading »

Affirmative Action Not A Factor At SOU

ASHLAND, Ore. — Originally from Saudi Arabia, Southern Oregon University student Abdullaziz Alhumoudi said he has fallen in love with both the university and Ashland since moving here two years ago. “I’ve been traveling a lot. I couldn’t find anymore nicer people here, this is the place to be,” said Alhumoudi. Southern Oregon University bases … Continue reading »

Police Train For Campus Shooting

ASHLAND, Ore. — The situation was staged. The guns were artificial and the injuries were fake. Local police said, however, the experience and skills gained are very real. “We just want to be able to respond to any active threat that would come onto a college campus or high school campus and be prepared for … Continue reading »

Universities Discuss Tuition Increase

ASHLAND, Ore. — There’s still a few weeks of studying left for students at Southern Oregon University, but tuition for next school year has yet to be finalized. School officials say tuition hearings are going on in Portland and Salem and a final decision is expected in June. The eight public universities in Oregon are … Continue reading »

SOU Students Launch Hexicopter

ASHLAND, Ore. — SOU students are showing off their feats of engineering and creativity. It’s all part of the Southern Oregon Arts and Research, or SOAR week. The school says it’s an opportunity for students to demonstrate work they’ve been doing throughout the year. Tuesday’s demonstration was the launch of a hexicopter, a six-bladed aerial … Continue reading »

Companies Looking to Hire at Job Fair

ASHLAND, Ore. — Economists say Oregon’s unemployment rate is the lowest since October 2008. Despite the slow job growth, dozens of companies were looking to hire at the Southern Oregon University Job Fair. The Hillsboro Police Department stopped by the fair for the first time. The department is looking to hire 9 officers. “This is … Continue reading »

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