Southern Oregon University

Southern Oregon University

Students work very hard to complete their projects for college. 

But the world outside university walls often knows little of the work, or the result. 

That's why Southern Oregon University created SOAR, Southern Oregon Arts and Research

SOAR gives students and their teachers a chance to strut their stuff, show the world what they've been working on. 

SOU Considers Biomass For Fuel

Nov 3, 2014
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Southern Oregon University prides itself on its environmental friendliness and sustainability efforts. 

But its next big project in this area could take a big sales job. 

Two of the university's aging steam boilers need to be replaced. 

And the next boilers could be fired by biomass, woody waste material. 

Fixing Up The Old Alma Mater

Jul 31, 2014
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It's still a struggle for state universities to get the money to run all their programs. 

Getting money for construction is another matter. 

Southern Oregon University just embarked on another round of renovation, thanks to the Oregon Legislature. 

Southern Oregon U's New President

Jul 21, 2014
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Roy Saigo stepped into the college president's office at a time of upheaval: both faculty and students were unhappy about many issues. 

And that was at his LAST job. 

Dr. Saigo inherits a similar situation as the interim president at Southern Oregon University, following program cuts and a faculty vote of no-confidence in the previous president. 

Saigo has work cut out for him in a time of change across the Oregon state university system. 

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Second time's the charm.

Just a month after being a finalist for a job at Youngstown University in Ohio, Southern Oregon University President Mary Cullinan has announced she's leaving SOU at the end of June to assume the presidency of Eastern Washington University near Spokane.

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Faculty members at Southern Oregon University say they have agreed to forgo salary increases this year and next in an effort to soften cuts proposed across the university.

The Mail Tribune reports the faculty union has settled a new two-year contract with university administration.  

Union President Jim Rible said the union hopes that giving up raises will help save positions and money for the university.

University administration announced in November its plan to embark upon retrenchment, a process in which it can cut staff and academic programs as it sees fit.

Retrenchment Looms At Southern Oregon U.

Feb 12, 2014
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"Retrenchment" is not a word used lightly on the Southern Oregon University campus.

It is the term required when the university considers program cuts that would result in faculty jobs being lost.

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Southern Oregon University will move ahead with plans to cut programs to save money.

On Thursday, SOU administration released plans for "retrenchment"--cutbacks in academic programs that allow the elimination of faculty jobs.

Why Southern Oregon University Must "Retrench"

Nov 8, 2013
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The use of the word "retrenchment" at Southern Oregon University this week is more than euphemism.

The retrenchment process allows the administration to cut programs and faculty without breaking contracts.  And SOU needs to make cuts to stay within its budget. 

Oregon Universities And Constant Change

Oct 10, 2013
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The Oregon University System (OUS) is starting to look very different.  On organizational charts, anyway.

Last summer's legislative session produced a law allowing the big three schools, Oregon, Oregon State, and Portland State, to form their own governing boards.