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 »

Stories From Graduates Teaching Abroad

Several SNU graduates have taught abroad in countries such as Spain, Germany and various other countries in Latin America. Some of these are planned, but others took a chance to leave their comfort zones. These are great opportunities to not only explore the world, but grow as a person because of facing difficult situations. Stephanie Reyes, an SNU graduate, decided ... Read More »

The Consequences of Standardized Testing

Standardized testing is something every child and teenager eventually experiences in the American school system. These tests can have an interesting and powerful impact on students especially of minority races, lower incomes and different cultural backgrounds. There was a study done by Laura-Lee Kearns at St. Francis Xavier University that took an in-depth look at standardized testing. The study looked ... Read More »

How Are You Paying For College?

As high school students, all you can think about is going away to college, all the parties you are going to attend and getting away from your parents. But how to pay for college, which is the most important thing, has been put on the back burner. Paying for college is no easy task, unless you are the top 5 ... Read More »

Fetch? A Quick Glance At Fashion Trends Gone By

For some college students, fashion is the last thing they need to worry about. So I am here to clear the air on one of the more debatable topics of the style-savvy community. Vintage, antique, or retro? How are you to know? “Vintage” takes on a highly specific meaning though it can be applied in different fields. Anything 20 years ... Read More »

This Nazarene Life: Podcast Overview

Millennial Nazarene students are leading different lives from generations before them. Rev. Brit Bolerjack saw this gap and hoped to changed it. She wanted to “help them [millennials] communicate better. I heard things like ‘old people can’t change’ and ‘young people don’t care’ and we were talking past each other in ways that were not healthy or helpful.” As well ... Read More »