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SOU awards its highest honor to former Guanajuato governor and his wife

Southern Oregon University President Rick Bailey presented SOU’s highest honor on Monday in Guanajuato to two prominent supporters of the university exchange program between SOU and the University of Guanajuato. An SOU delegation and about 200 guests representing wide segments of the Guanajuato community looked on as the awards were presented to Juan Carlos Romero Hicks, holder of two master’s degrees earned at SOU before he embarked on a distinguished political career in Mexico, and his wife, Francis “Faffie” Romero Siekman, a prime mover behind a scholarship program supporting student exchanges.

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Education

Two SOU students awarded prestigious Gilman Scholarships for study abroad

Two Southern Oregon University students have been awarded the U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship in the spring 2022 scholarship round to support their upcoming study abroad programs. The prestigious scholarships support U.S. undergraduates of limited financial means in pursuing study or internships in countries around the world.

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Education

Three new trustees join SOU board

Three new and seven continuing members appointed by Gov. Kate Brown were confirmed Friday by the Oregon Senate to serve on the Board of Trustees of Southern Oregon University. The new trustees are Brent Barry, superintendent of the Phoenix-Talent School District; SOU faculty member Andrew Gay; and SOU alumna Christina Medina, regional business manager for Pacific Power, a division of PacifiCorp.

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Business

SOU president sketches out new revenue ideas

The need for rethinking higher education, particularly how it’s funded, revenue and enrollment challenges and the area’s natural beauty and culture of collaborative discussions of issues were all touched on in a talk by Southern Oregon University President Rick Bailey Jr. before the Rotary Club of Ashland on Thursday.

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Ashland School District

SOU signs agreement with Ashland School District

Southern Oregon University is looking for ways to smooth out access for students in the southern Oregon region. Ashland and Medford school districts signed an intergovernmental agreement with SOU in the past week to share basic “directory information” about high school students to help the university reach out to them about enrollment opportunities.

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Education

Higher education, community leaders meet to discuss educational landscape

More than 100 community workforce and education partners joined together May 2 with Rogue Community College, Southern Oregon University and Oregon Institute of Technology leaders, faculty, staff and students to share insights on the landscape of higher education in Southern Oregon. Roundtable discussions focused on how regional economies are evolving and what changes need to be made in higher education to address those changes.

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SOU students to see nearly 4% hike in tuition cost

Fall enrollees will pay more to attend Southern Oregon University in the 2022-2023 academic year, trustees decided at a board meeting Friday, April 22. Tuition for an Oregon resident undergraduate will go up 3.98%, to a total of $9,405 for the three academic terms, up $360 from $9,045.

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SOU awards its highest honor to former Guanajuato governor and his wife

Southern Oregon University President Rick Bailey presented SOU’s highest honor on Monday in Guanajuato to two prominent supporters of the university exchange program between SOU and the University of Guanajuato. An SOU delegation and about 200 guests representing wide segments of the Guanajuato community looked on as the awards were presented to Juan Carlos Romero Hicks, holder of two master’s degrees earned at SOU before he embarked on a distinguished political career in Mexico, and his wife, Francis “Faffie” Romero Siekman, a prime mover behind a scholarship program supporting student exchanges.

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Ashland Fire & Rescue warns of intensified wildfire seasons

Ashland Fire & Rescue has warned of more intense fire seasons in years to come as local impacts of climate change become more apparent. Division Chief Chris Chambers told the City Council Tuesday, Aug. 2, that coming fire seasons could see an increase in acres burned of between 200 and 400 percent.

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Birds’-Eye View: An Ashland-based bird conservation organization

Birds’-Eye View: Ashland-based nonprofit Klamath Bird Observatory keeps on eye on bird life in the Klamath-Siskiyou Bioregion of southern Oregon and northern California. Since birds are a key indicator species and migratory paths from much of the Western Hemisphere pass through this area, KBO data helps inform natural resource management on a broad scale.

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One Hiroshima survivor nurtures seedling sprouted from another survivor

The 77th anniversary of the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima, Japan, was marked in Ashland for the 38th year on Saturday. A capacity crowd gathered at Thalden Pavilion, site of an eternal World Peace Flame, to hear remarks and celebrate the planting of a gingko tree sprouted from seeds from a tree that survived the Hiroshima inferno.

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