Fall Revival week features pastor and former chaplain Dee Kelley

By Amy Lauver, staff writer Fall Revival took place this past week giving students the opportunity to receive extra chapel credits, but more importantly come closer to God. The guest speaker for this year was Dee Kelley, current lead pastor at San Diego First Church of the Nazarene and a former chaplain at SNU. Dee Kelley was asked to speak ... Read More »

Super seniors use time to take interesting classes, make new friends

By Ashleigh Buchanan Victory Lap. Five year plan. Super Senior. These are just a few terms used to describe students who take five years to complete their college education. Whether it’s changing a student’s major, sports eligibility or just being behind in classes, many students find themselves facing an extra semester or two after their fourth year of college to ... Read More »

New course lets students play disc golf on campus

By Amy Lauver Many of you have probably noticed the new disc golf course on campus. We interviewed the man behind it all, Anthony Puryear, the resident director of Snowbarger Hall and an avid disc golfer himself. The Echo: We know you like to play disc golf, but why disc golf? What do you love about it? Anthony Puryear: It’s ... Read More »

Phase one of the Campaign For the Sciences successfully funded

By Ashleigh Buchanan, Staff Writer Current and future science majors have a lot to be excited about. The Campaign for the Sciences has been in full swing since January, and they have met their first goal of $5.5 million through funds and commitments by generous individual donors as well as private foundations and corporations. This $5.5 million was needed in ... Read More »

Global Vision Week to inform students on study abroad, mission trips

By Ronna Fisher, Assistant Editor The week of October 15th will bring the fourth annual Global Vision Week (GVW) at SNU. Jason Hubbert, associate in Spiritual Development, created Global Vision Week in 2008. The goals of GVW were three-fold: to increase awareness, expectations and participation in study abroad programs and mission trip opportunities. “I believe in an increasingly global society. ... Read More »

University “actively moving forward” with impending lawsuit against government

By Brad Crofford While the Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Health Care Act’s individual mandate earlier this year, another component that would require insurance coverage of controversial contraceptive drugs has institutions with religious ties going to court. Hobby Lobby has already filed suit and SNU president Dr. Loren Gresham told The Echo  that SNU and other Christian schools in Oklahoma ... Read More »

Homecoming Court announced

The Homecoming Court this year includes: Boys Zach Bond Trey Cloud Ben Glidden Jake O’Bannon Eric Smith Girls Bekah Barkocy Amy Longnecker Kara Pirog McKenzie Redwine Brooke Williams Homecoming court elections were held on Tuesday, October 9 from noon to 7 pm. The winners were announced by Marian Redwine late on Tuesday evening via email. Read More »

Professor honored for bringing over $10 million in grants to SNU

By Brad Crofford Dr. Gwen Ladd Hackler was awarded a trip to the UK for two as a token of appreciation for the over ten million dollars in grants she has written for the university during a reception in the Hearth Room on October 3. The reception celebrated the continued funding of SNU’s McNair Scholars Program and Hackler’s contributions to ... Read More »

Senior class retreat location changed to BFC Mid-High

The senior class retreat location has been changed to the BFC Mid-High Room, according to a Facebook post to the SNU Class 2013 by senior class council member Madie Cash. The post reads: “Hey Seniors! Tonight is the night for Class Retreat! Due to the rain, there has been a LOCATION CHANGE! We’re headed to the BFC Mid-High Room (literally ... Read More »

Power outage

The lights at SNU and around Bethany went out temporarily on Thursday night/Friday morning. It appears to be the result of widespread power outages centered in NW Oklahoma City. As of 12:26 a.m., OG&E’s System Watch (a power outage tracking tool) showed 7,855 customers affected in Bethany, Woodlawn Park, Warr Acres, Oklahoma City-North, and Oklahoma City-West. UPDATE:  As of 1:00 ... Read More »

Professor uses sabbatical to study songs from Les Miserables

By Brad Crofford For his first sabbatical, one professor chose to study a story whose universality he describes as “almost unparalleled (except the Bible).” Dr. Doug Samples, professor of pastoral ministry and the lead pastor at Lake Overholser Church of the Nazarene, spent the spring of 2012 working with two other pastors looking at songs from the musical Les Miserables. Read More »