Author Archives: Jim Smith

Bethany Is The Place For Asian Fusion

Sushi rolls

Don’t be fooled by its off the beaten path location. Ding Asian Fusion, located at 39th Expressway and Donald in Bethany is now my favorite spot for a higher scale Japanese inspired dining experience. With its elegant decor, extensive menu and moderate pricing, Ding offers a first-rate atmosphere that is matched by the superior quality of the food. I’ve now eaten ... Read More »

A Final Edit: Remembering Prof. Wilcox

I just returned from the memorial service for my colleague, my mentor and my friend, Jim Wilcox.  After listening to so many eloquent words and so many funny stories, I’m hesitant to add my inadequate voice to the chorus that honored this one-of-a-kind man.  But in the back of my head I hear a familiar prodding from Jim himself saying, ... Read More »

If you don’t like SNU, then stay!

In the past, I’ve been a bit harsh to Southern Nazarene University. I don’t get along with some of the faculty, or agree with every policy the school has put in place. Recently when I brought up a specific concern, I was met with a response that was essentially, “If you don’t like SNU, then leave.” Allow me to clarify: ... Read More »

“If you know what I’m singin’ about…”

I still remember exactly where I was when I first heard of the paisley one, Prince.  Most of my BNC (now SNU) contemporaries will remember the Sound Warehouse store located at 39th and MacArthur, just a few blocks from the campus.  It was my favorite place to spend almost any evening or weekend.  As I was scanning through the 3 ... Read More »

Baseball Team Competes in “Steak Series”

The Southern Nazarene baseball team is currently competing in the Fall Steak Series.  Coach Robert Lee explained that each Fall, two captains are selected who draft teams for the SNU roster and compete against each other in a three game series.  The winning team in the series gets a steak dinner prepared by the coaches while the losing team eats ... Read More »

Pope Francis: Sojourner

Pope Francis

The Pope’s visit to the United States has left me with a myriad of thoughts, hopes and emotions.  I’ve been touched by Speaker Boehner fighting back tears as the Pope spoke on the Capitol steps.  I’ve been challenged by the admonitions to set aside the pursuit of earthly wealth.  And I’ve been inspired by a nation that for at least ... Read More »

Art & Design department welcomes Bob Calvano

Thursday, February 18, art and design students at SNU were inspired by guest speaker Bob Calvano. Mr. Calvano is currently the Vice President of Design for the A+E Networks which include A+E, The History Channel, The Lifetime Network, Bio, and The Lifetime Movie Network. He also serves on the board of AIGA the professional organization for design, which is the ... Read More »

Updated: Sodexo – Still Here but Reinvented

SNU Dining is now the food service provider on campus. SNU Dining is       contracted with Sodexo for back of the house operations like insurance, payroll, and food purchasing, etc., but they are managing the front of the house food service operations independently. Sodexo no longer drives menus or recipes. Read More »