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President Gresham Announces Retirement

On September 14th, Dr. Loren Gresham announced that he will retire on July 31, 2017. By then, he will have completed his 28th year leading the university as president, preceded by 22 years in other administrative, teaching, and coaching roles. In a statement released via email, Dr. Gresham said, “Linda and I are grateful for the privilege to have served ... Read More »

Compassion Week Comes to SNU

September 15th marks the start of Compassion Week here at SNU. This series of events is meant to get students to start thinking about compassion for others, not just in the mission field, but here at home as well. This year, for Compassion Week, there is a focus on the need for clothing. This will be implemented in the events ... Read More »

Local Businesses That Offer Student Discounts

As a brand new college student, I’m still learning the do’s and don’ts of money managing. Luckily, I’ve found that there are a lot of great local businesses that offer student discounts, even if you don’t own a Crimson Card. All you have to do is show them your student ID. Here are some great places to try out: -Chipotle ... Read More »

Your Vote Matters Even If You’re From Out of State

Whether it’s Trump, Hillary, or Gary Johnson we’ve all got a pretty big decision coming up in November. For many of you this will be just like any other election but those of you who come from out of state may see this as much more of a daunting task. Not being an Oklahoma native I can say that I ... Read More »

On Thrifting

One of the most surprising things I encountered, upon moving to the United States, was the popularization of thrifting. Like anyone who listened to the music of 2013, I heard Macklemore’s “Thrift Shop,” but did not realize just how mainstream thrifting had become. My first real encounter with thrift shopping was the day of Southern Supper my freshman year. (That ... Read More »

Exploring the New SNU Bookstore

The new semester begins and brings with it exciting new changes. One of the biggest changes to campus life is the SNU campus bookstore, which this past summer was given a complete makeover. The university has partnered with Tree of Life Bookstores to provide a greater discount to students. Although returning students may know about this change, new students may ... 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 »

SNU Students Help Clean Up Litter

Carl Everett sat down with sophomore Mass Communications major Marshall Jones and junior Mass Communications major Noah McKinney to discuss the making of their video project for the End Littering Contest through the nonprofit organization Keep Oklahoma Beautiful. They also expressed hope that they brought awareness to the problem of littering in Oklahoma through this project. The photo above is ... Read More »

SNU Obtains Space Grant

Press release provided by Dr. Gwen Hackler and Dr. Nicholas Zoller. Southern Nazarene University (SNU) is pleased to announce the receipt of a $150,000 award through the Oklahoma Space Grant Consortium (OSGC) partnership, for participation in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Space Grant Program. As one of four university institutional affiliates, SNU received the three-year grant to provide ... Read More »

SNU Grad Saves Life

It was a little over a year and a half ago when filmmaker Austin Patterson committed to join a registry of people who wanted to be marrow donors. He signed up, got his mouth swabbed, and was on the registry all in a matter of about five minutes. Simply taking five minutes to do this would save one man’s life. ... Read More »

A Historical Analysis of Diversity at SNU

In the last year and a half, college campuses across the United States have started to address what can be done to mend the racial divide. Now, the conversation has made it to our beloved SNU. In an attempt to better understand what diversity has looked like at SNU and the Nazarene Church throughout the years, I went to Corbin ... Read More »

The Importance of Fitness and Nutrition

Most college students, unless they are seeking a science degree or in athletics, do not know much about fitness and nutrition. To find out more about why fitness and nutrition is important, I sat down with Professor Lee, a Health and Wellness instructor here at SNU, and my personal trainer from high school, James Davis, who was a strength and ... Read More »

How Will You Get Your Books Next Year?

It is always hard to figure out the total expenses of college. There are so many things to consider. However, it is almost inevitable that one of the biggest expenses of college is books. Now there are some ways you can cut this cost down. You can share a book with your friend, rent, buy used, or (probably not the ... Read More »