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Every spring, SOU dedicates a week towards celebrating the scholarship and creativity of its students and faculty. The Southern Oregon Arts & Research conference is a premier event on campus, showing the many ways in which our regional school produces academic and artistic excellence. Reaching across all disciplines of study, SOAR welcomes everyone to showcase their accomplishments.

SOAR highlights the broad range of academics, artistry, publications, and other achievements at SOU. It brings the university community together in a professional conference environment. Knowledge and new ideas are taken beyond the traditional classroom, demonstrating how SOU research and efforts directly benefit our region.

Come experience the live demonstrations, research presentations, musical and theatrical performances, and art exhibitions that fill our campus. The 2015 SOAR conference kicks off with the First Friday Art Walk, May 1 at various campus venues and continues with presentations, performances and demonstrations during SOAR Week, May 11 through 15. A detailed schedule of events will be available in early May.