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 »

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 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 »

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