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Southern Oregon University is a university in Ashland, Oregon. Founded in 1926 and formerly known as Southern Oregon State College, the university is known for its criminology, environmental studies, Shakespearean Studies and theatre arts programs. It is also the headquarters for Jefferson Public Radio. A university is an institution of higher education and of research, which grants academic degrees at all levels (bachelor, master, and doctor) in a variety of subjects. ... The Plaza Ashland is a city in Jackson County, Oregon, near Interstate 5 and the California border, and nestled in the south end of the Rogue Valley. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Jefferson Public Radio is a regional public radio broadcasting service serving a 60,000 square mile (150,000 km²) mostly rural area of Southern Oregon and Northern California. ...

Bachelors and master's programs are offered through the School of Arts and Letters, the School of Business, the School of Sciences, School of Education, and the School of Social Science, Health & Phys Ed. Venus de Milo exhibited in the Louvre museum, France. ... Wall Street, Manhattan In economics, business refers to the social science of managing people to organize and maintain collective productivity toward accomplishing particular creative and productive goals. ... The scope of this article is limited to the empirical sciences. ...

The school's sports teams are called the Raiders (its mascot is the Red Tailed Hawk). They participate in the NAIA and in the Cascade Conference; for football, SOU is an NAIA independent, in Wrestling SOU competes in the NAIA west Regional, they have won the National Wrestling Championship four times in 1978, '83, '94, and 2001. The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (better known as the NAIA) traces its roots to the National Association of Intercollegiate Basketball. ... The Cascade Conference or Cascade Collegiate Conference is a sports conference in the western United States. ... A college football game between Colorado State University and the Air Force Academy. ...

SOU is home to public access Rogue Valley Television.


Degrees Offered

Southern offers over 35 majors and 100 programs. Individual Departments offer practicum credit, research, and internships. Practicum is a school or college course, especially one in a specialized field of study, that is designed to give students supervised practical application of previously studied theory: advanced practicums in teaching reading. ...

Graduate Programs

  • Master in Management
  • Master in Applied Psychology
  • Master in Music
  • MA/MS in School Areas
  • MA/MS in Arts and Letters
  • MA/MS in Environmental Science
  • MS in Environmental Education

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Bachelor's Degrees

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Associates Degrees


School of Business

  • Certificate in Management of Human Resources
  • Certificate in Interactive Marketing and E-Commerce
  • Certificate in Non-Profit Management

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School of Social Sciences

  • Certificate in Applied Cultural Anthropology
  • Certificate in Applied Finance and Economics
  • Certificate in Cultural Resource Management
  • Certificate in Native American Studies


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Activities on Campus

There are many organizations, such as clubs for the majors that SOU offers; as well as multicultural groups, ranging from an African American Club to the Native American Student Union. Additionally, there is a Jewish Student Union, a Newman Center for Roman Catholic students, the Latter Day Saint Student Association, and several Protestant organizations, such as the Campus Crusade for Christ to the Bible Club. An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or simply black), is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ... An Atsina named Assiniboin Boy Photo by Edward S. Curtis. ... The word Jew ( Hebrew: יהודי) is used in a wide number of ways, but generally refers to a follower of the Jewish faith, a child of a Jewish mother, or someone of Jewish descent with a connection to Jewish culture or ethnicity and often a combination of these attributes. ... J H Newman age 23 when he preached his first sermon (homily) The Cardinal Newman Society is an organization dedicated to the renewal of Catholic identity on the campuses of colleges and universities in the United States. ... The temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints located in Salt Lake City, Utah is the largest attraction in the citys Temple Square. ... Each March, U.S. college students spend Spring Break participating in “Big Break,” a Campus Crusade outreach to Panama City Beach vacationers Campus Crusade for Christ is an interdenominational Christian mission organization, focusing on evangelism and discipleship in over 190 countries around the world. ...

In addition to these, there are several athletic clubs on campus, clubs to help students study foreign languages, a Jazz appreciation club, the "Queer Resource Center" (for gay and lesbian students).

Culture and Recreation

Ashland is home to the world-renowned Oregon Shakespeare Festival with an annual repertoire of 11 Shakespearean and non-Shakespearean plays that run from February through October, and to the Ashland Independent Film Festival. In nearby historic Jacksonville, the Britt Music Festivals provide classical and popular music concerts. Ashland is also known for a monthly art gallery walk known as "First Friday" and is also home to the Schneider Museum of Art. Jacksonville is a city located in Jackson County, Oregon. ...

Outside magazine rated SOU 20th on a list of U.S. universities, based on recreational opportunities.[1] Mount Ashland offers winter sports from snowboarding to downhill and cross country skiing. Crater Lake is two hours away. Mount Shasta, a 14,162 foot volcanic member of the Cascade Range, is approximately an hour away. The Rogue, Klamath and Illinois Rivers offer an fishing, white water rafting and kayaking. Klamath Lake, about 90 minutes away, offers some of the best birding in the continental United States. Look up Outside in Wiktionary, the free dictionary Things commonly named outside include: Outside — a magazine 1. ...

Residence Life

There are several Residence Halls on campus, as well as family housing complexes. A typical American college dorm room A dormitory or dorm is a place to sleep. ...

  • The Cascade Complex is built around the Cascade Food Court. It consists of: Baker Hall, which houses only students 21 years or older (it is a 14 hour quiet hall); Cedar Hall; Diamond and Emerald Halls, which are drug and alcohol free; Forest Hall, which has a community kitchen; Glacier Hall; Hawthorne Hall, which is a multi-cultural hall; and Ivy Hall, a 24 hour quiet hall. All the halls in the Cascade Complex are smoke free.
  • The Greensprings Complex consists of four halls, designated as A, B, C, D. Only students 20 years old and younger are allowed to stay in the Greensprings Complex.
  • The oldest residence hall on campus, Susanne Homes (affectionately called Suzy by those who live there) was built in the 1940's.
  • The newest residence hall on campus is the Madrone Apartment complex. The rooms are set up in quad style apartments. Each "quad" consists of four bedrooms, two bathrooms (one shower and either one bathtub or one ADA compliant shower), and one kitchen/living room area. The Madrone Apartments opened in September of 2005.
  • The Old Mill Village is a complex of apartments specifically for students attending SOU who have families. The university also has houses available to qualified students.

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Famous People

SOU Professor Emeritus Lawson Inada was named Oregon Poet Laureate in 2006, a post that has been vacant since poet William Stafford vacated the post in the early 1990's. SOU Music Department alum Brett Watkins has won a number of national and international piano competitions and prizes. SOU's Shea Washington was named NAIA Basketball Player of the Year in 2006.

External links

  • SOU


  1. ^ "Outside University". Outside. Retrieved 2006-05-05.

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