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Updated Sep 15, 2014 at 10:20 AM

With fall quarter at Southern Oregon University set to begin Monday, Sept. 29, the resident assistants prepared for students to move in to the residence halls on campus with fire safety training Friday. The student staff, under the direction of Fire Marshal and Division Chief Margueritte Hickman and Captain Todd Stubbs, participated in drills focusing on escaping a smokey building and using a fire extinguisher. 

Updated Sep 12, 2014 at 2:50 PM

CENTRAL POINT — Slicing an onion the right way requires concentration, a fair amount of hand-eye coordination and a sharp knife.It also helps to have fingers, which is why the boy rocking the ball cap, turned backward, and jean...

Updated Sep 11, 2014 at 5:22 PM

Family, colleagues and friends of the late Steve Flynn gathered outside Southern Oregon University’s McNeal Pavilion Wednesday to dedicate two large steel benches bearing plaques to honor the 27-year dean of students and director of...

Updated Sep 5, 2014 at 5:20 PM

Annual member signups and fall course registration for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Southern Oregon University are underway.This past year, over 1,400 adults enrolled in the Rogue Valley. For an annual fee of...

Updated Sep 4, 2014 at 6:26 PM

When registration was complete and Ashland High principal Michelle Zundel was finally able to look at the numbers, she knew it was going to be a long weekend.Zundel expected a small bump, which had already been accounted for. What she got...

Updated Sep 3, 2014 at 2:30 PM

In a possibly momentous first for the Rogue Valley, Technology, Entertainment and Design (TED) talks will be broadcast live here, opening the door for the Medford-Ashland area to be licensed as an independent TEDx Community, supported in...

Updated Sep 3, 2014 at 11:41 AM

After previously giving preference to Southern Oregon University students for school-year only child care, SOU’s Schneider Children’s Center will now be...

Updated Aug 27, 2014 at 6:10 PM

They play team-building games in a swimming pool, eat lunch while tied to a friend, puzzle out seemingly impossible challenges and, after the sun goes down, pour out their hearts on stage for all to see.But to co-founder and head counselor...

Updated Aug 27, 2014 at 3:40 PM

Ashland Kiwanis donates to AHS emergency fundThe Ashland Kiwanis Club recently donated $500 to Ashland High School’s emergency fund. This fund allows the school to serve students in need in a variety of ways.Last year the...

Updated Aug 26, 2014 at 7:04 PM

A series of “Fresh Start” overnight programs were held Aug. 19 through Tuesday for incoming Ashland High School students to help them adjust to their new educational environment. The program, which uses juniors and seniors as...

Updated Aug 18, 2014 at 3:27 PM

Amelia Turvey steps through the doorway of her dorm room for the first time and examines the small, empty space she will soon be calling home.

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