Education

SOU offers new, accelerated option for bachelor’s degree plus MBA

September 7, 2021

The SOU School of Business has launched a new, accelerated option for its MBA program that will enable eligible students to earn both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business administration in as little as four years, and save time and money on their educational pathway. “This is an opportunity for high-achieving undergraduate students to fast-track…

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SOU shifts for fall term to combat COVID variant

September 5, 2021

SOU President Linda Schott announced in a webinar with employees last week and in subsequent messages to students and employees that the university has changed course due to an ongoing surge of the COVID-19 delta variant and most classes will now be conducted remotely for at least the first few weeks of fall term. “We…

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SOU undergrad reaches for the stars with summer research

September 5, 2021

Think SOU senior-to-be Jack Diab was excited when his application was accepted for an internship this summer at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena? “I was over the moon (pun intended),” said the chemistry major from Ashland. Diab – who has a longstanding interest in all things NASA – filled out the JPL application along with several from…

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Abigail Mercer of Creswell, Oregon is one of 3 $10,000 STEM Scholarship winners.

September 5, 2021

Navisite Announces Winners of Inaugural ‘Next Steminist’ Scholarship Program Supporting Young Women in STEM Each of the three winners will receive a $10,000 award to use towards their undergraduate STEM education  Sept. 1, 2021 Navisite today announced the three winners of its Navisite’s Next Steminist scholarship program. In its inaugural year, the program is designed to help close…

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New SOU Cybersecurity Certificate to benefit students, employers

August 3, 2021

By Joe Mosley, Director of Community and Media Relationsmosleyj@sou.edu Southern Oregon University is addressing the pervasive issue of cyber criminals and a nationwide demand for workers trained to protect their organizations by offering a new certificate program in cybersecurity. The program allows both existing SOU students and mid-career adult learners to become certified with job-ready…

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Smith to head SOU Division of Business, Communication and the Environment

July 5, 2021

Dr. Vincent Smith – chair of Southern Oregon University’s Environmental Science and Policy Program and director of The Farm at SOU – has been named director of the university’s Division of Business, Communication and the Environment. Smith has served on the SOU faculty since fall 2011 and has made a mark on campus with innovative courses such as “EcoAdventure” excursions…

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SOU expands online master’s degree programs in education

June 9, 2021

Southern Oregon University has expanded its selection of online advanced degrees in education by adding seven new concentrations or certificates to the three master of science in education options that were launched two years ago. The education programs, designed primarily for working adult learners, provide pathways for career advancement and leadership roles in schools, corporations…

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Esports Matter

May 5, 2021

Comm Program Prof Precious Yamaguchi Helps SOU Link Technology, Culture and Student Learning in a Booming Market for Competitive Videogaming A few years ago, the economic value of watching other people play videogames might have seemed like a losing proposition. But the global esports market exceeded $1 billion in 2019, and by some accounts is…

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Logos Public Charter School is Growing!

May 5, 2021

At the regular session of the Medford School District School Board Meeting, Thursday, April 22nd, the Medford School Board approved a new 5-year contract with an increase to student enrollment at Logos Public Charter School.  With 1060 students currently, Logos was already the largest non-virtual charter school in Oregon. The school has had a waitlist…

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UCC Board of Education selects Dr. Rachel Pokrandt as the College’s 12th president

May 5, 2021

The Umpqua Community College (UCC) Board of Education is pleased to announce a new president has been selected. Following a comprehensive, nationwide search, Dr. Rachel Pokrandt will be joining the College as its 12th president. “We are thankful and thrilled that Dr. Pokrandt has agreed to serve our students, college, and community,” UCC Board of…

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SOU graduate is Oregon’s first female, ROTC-trained infantry officer

April 4, 2021

from SOU News https://news.sou.edu/2021/03/sou-graduate-oregon-first-female-rotc-trained-infantry-officer/ Haleigh Wagman knew long before her graduation from SOU last year that she was on track for something special, but she chose to keep it to herself until the accomplishment was in sight. That happened in the fall of 2019, when Wagman – a four-year Army ROTC participant – let others…

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How E-Rate is Impacting Students Inside and Out of The Classroom 

April 4, 2021

By Anne Tetamore Marketing Director Hunter Communications – HunterFiber.com When COVID-19 shut down schools and libraries across the United States last year, many families with school-aged children who did not have access to high-speed internet were significantly impacted. Ranked 34th in the nation for broadband access, less than half of Oregon’s residents have access to…

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