Author Archives: Mike Vierow

Introverted Students at SNU

During my time at SNU I have made numerous friends, but I’ve never felt comfortable being around a crowd of people compared to my friends. Because of this, I normally don’t attend events on campus like TWIRP or the football games. However, people often ask me why I prefer being alone. How do I explain to them that I’m an ... Read More »

How Death at a Braum’s led to Mental Health Reform

On August 23, 2015, State Labor Commissioner Mark Costello was stabbed to death outside of an Oklahoma City Braum’s by his son, Christian Costello. According to Cathy Costello, Christian’s mother and Mark’s wife , Christian had been diagnosed nine years prior with schizoaffective disorder with psychosis. Schizoaffective disorder includes both the symptoms of schizophrenia and mood disorders. Symptoms are cyclical ... Read More »

Gorillaz: The Return

After almost six years of absolutely nothing (save a converse ad), the genre-hopping, chart-topping , supergroup Gorillaz returns. In 2015, artist Jamie Hewlett teased the public by releasing newly remodeled character designs for the band’s bassist, background singer/guitarist and all-around cinnamon roll Noodle, Murdoc. The internet ignited with rumors and speculation. This spark only grew larger when Hewlett left a ... Read More »

So They Go- SNU In Missions 2017

As disciples of Christ, we are called to actively bring God’s hope, healing, compassion and justice to the world. The book of Matthew, chapter 28:19-20, reads, “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded ... Read More »

Between Two Ferns: Meet the Gardeners of SNU

The landscapers here at SNU work tirelessly everyday to make sure our campus gardens look great. I sat down with them hoping to get to know them a little bit more. There is only two individuals that are responsible for the entire campus, but they do it with such care and passion it almost seems as if the campus has ... Read More »

Native American Heritage Month

Before getting our minds centered on Christmas, we need to remember about November. November was declared as Native American Heritage Month by George H. W. Bush on August 3, 1990.  As Oklahomans, we are surrounded with Indian culture. Having this month dedicated to the Native American’s was an outlet for them to share their culture, crafts, music, dancing, and traditions. ... Read More »

SNU Says Goodbye To Five Faculty Members This Year

This year, five members of SNU’s teaching faculty will be retiring. Dr. Poteet and Dr. Mills will retire in December, while Dr. Cauthron, Dr. Dunnington and Dr Reighard will retire in May. Dr. Peggy Poteet received her bachelor’s degree from Northwest Nazarene University before receiving her master’s at California State College at Los Angeles. She continued her education by receiving ... Read More »

Dr. Gresham’s Legacy

Legacy by direct definition means: something (as memories or knowledge) that come from the past or a person of the past. However when put in context and personal experience, legacy means much, much more. Dr. Peggy Poteet and, her husband, Jim Poteet — classmates from Pasadena College, colleagues, and dear friends of both Dr. Gresham and Linda Gresham — reminisce ... Read More »

Homecoming Round-Up

Homecoming week at Southern Nazarene University is here again and with it comes many fun and exciting events. Starting Thursday night November 10, Homecoming will kick off with Howdy Homecoming. The event will be held at Chester’s Party Barn from 8:00p.m. to 10:00p.m.. There will be line-dancing, two stepping, a hay ride, fried pies, s’mores and more. On Friday at ... Read More »

When the Saints Go Marching In

SNU football games had a new audience this year: The Sound of the Storm. This past semester was the first year SNU had a full marching band on the sidelines for the Crimson Storm football team. One might hear the normal football game songs sprinkled in with music from The Beatles such as “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” and ... Read More »

Women’s Basketball: A Season Preview

On Friday, November 11, the Crimson Storm women’s basketball team kick off their season against the University of Science & Arts of Oklahoma at 8:00p.m. in the Sawyer Center. Led by coach Derek Dorris and assistant coach Logan Martin, the team went 6-19 in the 2015-16 season but are hopeful for this year. I sat down with Rachel Doerneman (#42) ... Read More »

The 2Windows Project

We live in a changing world. Every day new technology and scientific hypotheses are being tested and created. How are we, as a Christian community, called to understand the growing scientific language our culture is engaging with? Dr. Ron Wright, from the Department of Psychology, heard of grants being awarded by Fuller Seminary through STEAM (Science and Theology for Emerging ... Read More »

In Review: I’m Not Ashamed

“I have this theory that if one person can go out of their way to show compassion, then it will start a chain reaction of the same. People will never know how far a little kindness can go.” These are the words of Rachel Joy Scott. On April 20, 1999, Columbine High School became famous for all the wrong reasons. ... Read More »

Exciting News: Book Published From “Science, Technology and Society” Class

Students who were part of the “Science, Technology, and Society” course have the honor to be part of a book that resulted from the correspondence with Professor Freeman Dyson. This past April the book was published by World Scientific Publishing Company, along with a book signing that occurred on October 16. The “Science, Technology, and Society” course is taught by ... Read More »

The Hidden Drawbacks Of Napping

Research shows that college students around the world partake in regular napping, but are those seemingly wonderful naps actually good for you? As many people know, sleep is an essential component to maintain one’s health, yet college students are constantly finding themselves deprived of sleep. Countless students have taken to the idea of frequent napping to combat their sleepiness in ... Read More »