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July 24, 2024

SOU Education

History

‘Telling the American narrative’: SOU to conduct archaeological investigations of historic eastern Oregon logging town this fall

With a newly funded $20,000 grant from the Oregon State Historic Preservation Office, some Southern Oregon University’s Sociology and Anthropology Program students and staff will travel to eastern Oregon this fall to perform archaeological excavations for a logging ghost town that once was home to a diverse community in the early 20th century, including African-American and white loggers.

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SOU Education

President Bailey leads SOU contingent to American Samoa

More than 100 students from American Samoa have enrolled at SOU over the past four years. The SOU trip is a part of the university’s annual efforts to show up for students and their families, and provide an in-person orientation for new students as they gear up for their first term at the Ashland campus.

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Events

Southern Oregon University to observe Juneteenth on Tuesday, June 11

Southern Oregon University will observe Juneteenth on Tuesday, June 11, with a program featuring guest speaker Vaun Monroe, assistant professor for the school’s Digital Media program; and remarks from Ashland City Councilor Gina DuQuenne, SOU President Rick Bailey, and SOU Assistant Vice President for Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Jonathan Chavez Baez. 

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Latest news

Oregon lags most states in public higher education funding, report finds

The Oregon Legislature continues to spend far less on higher education than other states, according to a new report, leading to some of the highest costs of attendance among universities in the West. Enrollment declines across Oregon’s seven public universities (including Southern Oregon University in Ashland) and 17 community colleges over the last five to 10 years have been more than twice the national average, the report found, making tuition an unreliable source of funding. 

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Ashland School District

Let’s talk: Collaborative conversation coaching order of the first Law Day

Local high school students relished their deep dive into navigating some of the thorniest political issues of our time at the first-ever Southern Oregon Law Day on Thursday at Southern Oregon University. The half-day event, held at Stevenson Union on the SOU campus, featured a number of experts in their respective fields, as well as opening remarks by Rep. Pam Marsh, D-Ashland, and closing remarks by Sen. Jeff Golden, D-Ashland.

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Latest news

SOU students, supporters call for university to ask for a ceasefire in Gaza

Southern Oregon University student organizers protesting the war in Gaza are urging university administrators to join them in calling for a permanent ceasefire in Gaza. An estimated 100 students and/or community supporters took to the Stevenson Union courtyard at SOU Wednesday, May 15, during the student-led walk-out to commemorate what is known as The Nakba.

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Latest posts

Obituary: Patricia Ann Wixon

Obituary: Patty Wixon, 89, passed away peacefully July 17 at home with her children and Vince Wixon, beloved husband for nearly 50 years, by her side. She asked that those remember her by doing something kind for someone else in her name — from giving food to a homeless stranger to volunteering at an organization in your community or donating to a scholarship fund at a favorite school.

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Butler-Perozzi Fountain work moves ahead

The fundraising campaign for the restoration of the historic Butler-Perozzi fountain in Lithia Park is nearing completion following a $20,000 grant awarded by the State Historic Preservations Office’s Preserving Oregon Grant Program.  

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Poetry Corner: Where we’re from, where we live

Poetry Corner: Both of today’s poems speak to the importance of community and identity. Louise M. Paré’s poem tells how the connection to her ancestral homeland of Ukraine continues to shape her persona. Seth Kaplan’s recent move from the Applegate to Talent describes how he has easily become attached to his new place and discovered the “us” in his community.

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