December 9, 2023

SOU Education

David R. Humphrey

Ashland: Where nature and culture come together

David Humphrey: Supporting the arts in Ashland, particularly its public art, is a crucial endeavor. The arts not only enhance the natural beauty of our town but also allow for artistic expression and commercial enterprise to thrive.

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SOU recognized as an ‘age-friendly’ university

Southern Oregon University is now a member of  the Age-Friendly University Global Network — a collection of more than 100 universities across five continents that have committed to age diversity and inter-generational interactions on their campuses and in their communities. 

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SOU housing coordinator joins 15-member board

Southern Oregon University has a new trustee on its 15-member governing board. Oregon Gov. Tina Kotek has appointed Jason Mendoza, an area coordinator for Southern Oregon University’s Housing Department, to serve on SOU’s Board of Trustees. Kotek also reappointed current board chair Daniel Santos to his second full, four-year term.

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Trading spaces: SOU moves, expands career center on campus

Southern Oregon University has relocated its Career Connections office on campus and expanded its services to help students prepare for finding a job before and/or after graduation. SOU faculty and staff are invited to an open house to see the new space on Wednesday, Oct. 11, from 3 to 5 p.m.

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Photo gallery: They’re baaaack

The Southern Oregon University campus came alive Wednesday as students made their way to classes for the first day of the fall term. According to a SOU spokesperson, preliminary admissions data suggest that there will be a small increase in overall headcount, led by about a 10% increase in new students.

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SOU’s separation agreement with former vice president of finance includes paid leave through Nov. 10

Former Southern Oregon University Vice President of Finance and Administration Greg Perkinson has been on paid administrative leave since mid-August, a status that continues through Nov. 10, according to a severance agreement obtained by through a public records request, and, depending on vacation accrual, he may continue to be paid through Dec. 31.

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SOU looks ahead as it accounts for budgetary errors

Corrections that had to be made to its budget don’t undermine the “SOU Forward” fiscal realignment plan adopted earlier this year, according to Southern Oregon University President Rick Bailey, who reviewed budgetary errors with the university board of trustees at a special meeting Monday. The changes amount to about 1% of the budget, he said.

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Obituary: Margaret McCartney

Obituary: Margaret McCartney died Dec. 4 at 83. Memorial services are planned for 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 11, at Trinity Episcopal Church, 44 N. 2nd St., Ashland.

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A home for the holidays? Local cat adoption events coming up this month

With local rescue groups still overflowing with cats and kittens, those wishing to bring home a new family member for the holidays will have opportunities to do so on two upcoming December weekends. On Saturday, Dec. 9, Ashland-based Friends of the Animals (formerly Friends of the Animal Shelter) will partner with Feral Cat Advocacy (FCA), Melly Cat Rescue, and Hero Tails Animal Sanctuary for a Feline Fair at the Rogue Valley Mall.

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Relocations: Politics far and near

Herbert Rothschild: Apparently, Kissinger insisted on recording practically every word he said. His aides later commented that he needed to keep track of which lie he told to whom.

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