Graffiti artist inspires students at Art and Design event

Jim Smith, Faculty Adviser    Dating back to the ancient workers who built the Egyptian pyramids, graffiti has been used as a way for persons to leave their mark on the world.  But what for many years was seen as an act of vandalism, has now gained acceptance as a sought after art form.  While some business owners still disdain the ... Read More »

U Singers article apology

The Echo Editorial Staff    The Echo attempts to always provide its readers with relevant and accurate information. However, mistakes happen. We would like to apologize for some inaccurate information that may have been misrepresented or misconstrued. We would like to clarify some of the information that was shared within the article “U Singers” from Issue 4, September 13th: Read More »

Snowbarger Residence Hall Community Life

Matthew Scott, Staff Writer     What does everyone say about Snowbarger? People say it can be a fallout shelter; others may say it is a home away from home, but one thing for sure is people will know that Snowbarger is SNU. If you are returning, you know what I am talking about, but if you are a new freshman, ... Read More »

New Van Gogh discovered in attic of Norwegian art collector

Macy Sliman, Staff Writer    “As for me, I am rather often uneasy in my mind, because I think that my life has not been calm enough; all those bitter disappointments, adversities, changes keep me from developing fully and naturally in my artistic career.” –Vincent van Gogh. Read More »

Remedy 2013-2014: campus worship band

Kira Roberts, Editor-in-chief Every year, students with musical gifts audition for the campus worship band, Remedy. Remedy travels all summer to different camps, leads worship for kids and leads chapel frequently during the school year. This year the mem- bers of Remedy are Shelby Oxner and Chesney Dodez on vocals, Clay Milford and Jared Gilreath on electric guitar, Caleb Swanigan ... Read More »

Recent facility improvement projects

Kira Roberts, Editor-in-chief    Each year, this university spends a portion of the budget on improving the facilities that are used daily by students and faculty.  Oftentimes, the summer is the best time to take on some of the larger projects, as students are not on campus.  Beyond just keeping up with normal maintenance duties and general construction issues, SNU has ... Read More »

O.I.L. delegation wins third best overall at spring session

Brad  Crofford, Editor-In-Chief The university’s Oklahoma Intercollegiate Legislature (O.I.L.) delegation had a successful session at the Oklahoma State Capitol from April 17-21. It won third best overall delegation out of twelve universities in attendance. This is significant as this year’s delegation was the smallest from SNU in recent memory with just three members. Read More »

Dr. Gresham, administrators answer study abroad funding questions

Brad  Crofford, Editor-In-Chief After university president Loren Gresham’s outlining of changes to the study abroad funding policy at a campus meeting last week, the students, faculty and staff in attendance had numerous questions. In fall 2013, the $4,000 and $2,500 caps for international studies majors and non-international studies majors will already be in place, but during this semester, students who ... Read More »

SNU Security discusses its role, and students share experiences

By Grace Williams, Guest writer Normally, we are taught not to trust people we don’t know roaming around campus. Luckily, some of these people are here to protect us (the ones in uniform). Meet SNU Security. SNU Security consists of a team of three full time officers, two part time officers, one full time dispatcher, four part time dispatchers and ... Read More »

Campus Question: SNU Security van

QUESTION: “Why did security switch from using the blue SUV to the van? How has this affected gas usage? Are there any plans to change the vehicle in the future?” ANSWER: “There are several reasons we have gone to the use of the van as opposed to the SUV. Read More »

Christian hip-hop artist and alumnus performs, speaks in chapel

By Brad Crofford, Editor-in-Chief Christian hip-hop artist and SNU alumnus Dre Murray performed and spoke in chapel on Thursday, April 11. In addition to performing several songs and involving the audience, Murray shared his testimony. Murray attended SNU from 2000-2004 for the basketball program and played all four years. A highlight of Murray’s performance was his audience involvement. Brooklyn Spindle, ... Read More »

Reflecting on SNU: Our interview with Dr. Mary Jones

  By Ronna Fisher, Assistant editor Dr. Mary Jones, SNU’s Provost and Chief Academic Officer, announced her resignation, effective June 30, in February.  She has worked at SNU since 2006 when she taught in the School of Business for two years.  In 2008, she accepted the Provost position.  Dr. Jones talked about her time at SNU in an interview with ... Read More »

Human Rights Awareness Week to focus on child protection

Kira Roberts, Layout Editor Human Rights Awareness Week (HRAW) is a week that happens twice a year where the Campus Ministries council chooses a cause that could be relevant to students, and creates opportunities to promote awareness and hopefully action. “Some might remember last semester when we working with the Imel 2 theme house to promote their homeless ministry.  This ... Read More »

Faith-based universities receive grant to fund health care internship

By Genie Funk, Guest writer The Consortium of Oklahoma Faith-Based Universities has partnered with the Butterfield Memorial Foundation to establish the 2013 Christian Pre-Healthcare Provider Internship. This is a six-week internship for students who are pursuing a health care career. The recipients will work with faith-based clinics in Oklahoma City which service at-risk residents. The purpose behind establishing this internship ... Read More »