Southern Oregon University’s Arts & Research conference invites you to be a part of our 10th anniversary, celebrating our journey through the decade.
SOAR reaches out to every facet of the university community and brings them together in this weeklong showcase event that features research, projects, and performances from all disciplines and programs at SOU.

This unique conference welcomes all SOU students, faculty, and staff to participate and share their passions and accomplishments. From student club activities to graduate-level research, SOAR seeks to be fun, informative, and inspiring.

This year’s conference honors the milestones of the last ten years while highlighting new visions for SOU’s future. For the first time, participation is open to alumni and former university employees.

Don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate ten years of excellence at SOU!

Meet the SOAR Team!

Sophie Beck - SOAR Admininstration Assistant
“SOAR is a wonderful example of the various opportunities our college gives students to be involved on campus and in the surrounding community.”

Kelly Brennan - SOAR Graphic Design & Marketing Assistant
“SOAR offers an amazing opportunity for individuals across campus to come together. It’s inspired me to share my passions and collaborate with students outside of my department.”

Jeff Gayton - University Librarian
“SOAR is a place for all students—and faculty and staff—to display their passion, knowledge, and experiences. I can’t wait to see what’s on display at the 10th annual SOAR Conference in May!”

Alissa Kolodzinski - Executive Assistant Hannon Library
“SOAR gave me the opportunity to engage with my colleagues, work with local businesses, obtain public speaking experience and be a part of something larger than myself.”

Douglas Smith - Psychology Professor 

Kay Swader - Stevenson Union Overlord

Fela Winfrey - Outreach Coordinator Hannon Library
“As a graduate from the class of 2008, I presented in the first-ever SOAR conference. I’ve been involved with SOAR ever since, as an organizer and board member, and the journey has been incredible and invaluable. In so many ways, SOAR is one of my greatest accomplishments.”

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