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Updated May 26, 2016 at 5:58 PM

John Jorgensen had just finished narrating a fairy tale story to a room full of first-graders in Casper, Wyoming, when a teacher approached and reminded him what his childhood reading program was all about. Jorgensen’s program, Wyoming Reads, gifts hardback books to children during a special, half-day event, books which they are asked to select from a list months prior. But one boy in the teacher’s class named Jimmy was unable to pick out which book he wanted. He had a...

Updated May 26, 2016 at 4:56 PM

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Southern Oregon University is inviting community members to join its volunteer teaching faculty for the 2016-2017 academic year.  Through a diverse program of 100+ peer-taught courses...

Updated May 26, 2016 at 2:38 PM

The first of three finalists for the Southern Oregon University president's position, Michael Tidwell, met Wednesday with faculty, staff and students,  saying that success for the school includes a commitment to developing new programs,...

Updated May 25, 2016 at 7:59 PM

There’s nothing light about the Family Nurturing Center’s purpose, which is stated in big letters near the top of the community-based nonprofit’s “who are we” webpage. Its goal is to “prevent child...

Posted May 25, 2016 at 2:00 AM

Southern Oregon University and the University of Guanajuato renewed and extended 47 years of collaboration this month.  SOU President Dr. Roy Saigo and Provost Susan Walsh signed a formal “memorandum of understanding”...

Updated May 23, 2016 at 7:23 PM

Parents in search of summer activities for their children often spend a fortune on summer camps, day programs, or travel opportunities. There’s nothing wrong with those options. But I often wonder if perhaps the best thing a child...

Posted May 22, 2016 at 11:01 PM

Here’s a Southern Oregon boutique wine label you’ll never see on the shelf at your favorite wine shop or grocery store — in fact, you can’t buy it anywhere. RAIDER White and RAIDER Red are bottled under a private label...

Posted May 19, 2016 at 2:00 AM

Jenny Steiner doesn’t like the stereotype, but the truth is that the boy was a jock. “Kind of defensive,” she said, “kind of too cool for school on the front.” But like many children navigating the...

Updated May 20, 2016 at 8:40 PM

Betsy Bishop still feels it — the magic, the buzz, the thrill. For her, the grind of teaching and sitting through countless auditions, rehearsals and plays almost every day for 28 years hasn’t diminished the allure of the stage. In...

Updated May 13, 2016 at 1:45 PM

Lilli Patton, a senior at Ashland High School, has earned the prestigious Philanthropic Educational Organization (PEO) Star Scholarship for the 2016-17 academic year. Patton was recommended for this award by the Ashland PEO chapter. Patton will...

Updated May 9, 2016 at 8:58 PM

If image is everything, digital image in today’s economy must equate to everything-squared. Southern Oregon University students majoring in emerging media and digital arts (EMDA) understand the power of their image-crafting work...

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