Cochran Transitions to Business Role

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For the first time in 23 years, former Southern Nazarene University football head coach Mike Cochran has not and will not spend his late summer and fall on a turf field with college students. Instead, he is now part of the Christian Brothers Automotive franchise, owning a store in Oklahoma City. “I first heard about Christian Brothers Automotive back in ... Read More »

Carly Rae Jepsen-Emotion Review

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I’m not going to be that guy who pretends to not love “Call Me Maybe.” Sure, I can say that pop music is a marketing-driven industry that aims to crank out uninspired and derivative singles to exploit impressionable teenagers, but at the end of the day I’ll still be singing Carly Rae Jepsen’s smash hit song in my car. With ... Read More »

Spiritual Development Invites You to the Table

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Last semester Spiritual Development led you down the narrow road. This semester as chapel kicks off on Thursday, August 27th, you are invited to come to the table. Blair Spindle, University Pastor and Dean of the Chapel was inspired by Leonard Sweet’s book From Tablet to Table: Where Community Is Found and Identity Is Formed as well as his mission ... Read More »

Essential Apps for College Students

Graphic by Mike Vierow

Looking around any college campus, there is no doubt that technology has fundamentally changed the way we learn. From researching through online catalogs to turning in papers online, computers are helping us learn faster, interact more efficiently and conserve resources. While the primary device of a college student is often thought of as a laptop, the cell phone can also ... Read More »

More than a Job: The Commons Office

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While the Commons Office has gotten a physical facelift along with SNU Dining, the 405 (the space downstairs formerly known as Pop’s) and the library in the past year, the changes go deeper than that. “We have had physical renovations, including adding some cabinets, a built-in desk and sprucing up our office decor,” said Cheri Pack, Director of the Webster ... Read More »

SNU Rejoins Oklahoma Intercollegiate Legislature

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Southern Nazarene University’s Oklahoma Intercollegiate Legislature (O.I.L.) delegation had a successful session at the Oklahoma State Capitol on April 22-26. The SNU delegation for this semester consisted of Hannah East, O.I.L. Chair, Rachel Schuster and Alex Harms in the Senate, Marshall Jones in the House of Representatives, and Grace Williams in Moot Court. Brad Crofford, graduate student at OU and ... Read More »

Birdman Takes Flight On The Big Screen

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The movie Birdman centers around a sordid actor trying to reclaim what little of his career he has left. Riggan Thomson (played by Michael Keaton) is desperately trying to cling onto his waning fame in an ever-changing society that he refuses to be a part of. He also wishes to stay as blissfully ignorant to the world of technology that ... Read More »

The SNU Improv Team Is Headed Your Way

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We are pleased to announce that there are students who are making progress towards our own SNU improv comedy team. Current sophomores Mady Martin, Savannah Kelley and another mysterious unnamed student are coming together to bring forth a team of the funniest Snulians. Improv comedy is comedy in its rawest form. Coming straight from the mouth without much pre-thought, this ... Read More »

The Ring-Faith, Fellowship and Sword Fights

Photo by Mike Vierow

Not too far from SNU, in the backyard of a nondescript house, a new kind of ministry is forming. It’s called The Ring, and it’s centered around, of all things, sword fighting. While the swords are made of plastic, the sport proves to be a fast-paced and energetic activity. The group was founded by freshman Trevor Luinstra, who wanted to ... Read More »

Marching Band Coming Fall 2016

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Is a marching band right for Southern Nazarene University? Administration thinks so. I talked with Dr. Melany Kyzer and Dr. Cantwell to get the details. In 2010 the Southern Nazarene University cabinet approved the pursuit of a marching band. For those of you like me who come from a history of marching band, this may make the transition into college ... Read More »