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 »

Graduation improvement plan and athlete retention

Kira Roberts, Layout Editor A growing pattern that can be seen across the country also affects our own campus: many athletes who begin their university careers not only drop out of the athletic program before completing their four seasons of play, but also don’t finish their studies and leave with a degree from another university. Read More »

NCAA representatives visit campus

Kira Roberts, Layout Editor Representatives from the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) visited campus last week in an effort to see our progress in adapting to this new program from all different aspects.  They met with coaches, staff, and student athletes to discuss specific changes that have been, and are being made in adherence to the goal of being officially ... 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 »

Jake’s movie review: “42” the true story of an American legend

Jake O’Bannon, Staff Writer According to Dictionary.com, the word “hero” is defined as, “a man of distinguished courage or ability, admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities.” This past week I saw a movie about a true American hero. Read More »

Golf ends season at GAC championships

By Sports Information, Men’s Golf HOT SPRINGS, Ark. — Southern Nazarene shot a 309 on the final day of the Great American Conference Championships and ended with a 914 three-round total. That would have left SNU in seventh place in the final tournament of the year if the Crimson Storm were eligible by GAC standards. Read More »

Music students win awards at prestigious singing competion

Brad Crofford, Editor-in-Chief Students took home multiple awards at the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) competition on April 6 amidst a field of over 300 competitors. Alex Bolerjack, fifth year senior with a double major in vocal performance and history, placed first in the adult category. Steve Stark, sophomore with a double major in vocal performance and music ... 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 »

Garrett crowned “The Man” on night of videos, talents, improv

By Macy Sliman, Staff Writer This past Friday, the biennial (every other year) event called Who’s the Man? took place. Who’s the Man? is an entertainment show specifically for the men of SNU to showcase what they’ve got. The students and the SGA council selected two men from each grade to participate. After a barrage of humorous covered music videos, ... 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 »

Why Pinterest isn’t just for girls anymore

Kira Roberts, Layout Editor Confession: I am a quote person.  This is one of the many reasons I love Pinterest.  One of my favorite pins ever was an e-card that said, “Someday we’ll all find out Pinterest is a conspiracy created by a group of men who are tricking women everywhere into cooking, cleaning, and working out.”  Leave it to ... 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 »

Dre Murray speaks about SNU and being a Christian hip hop artist

Brad Crofford, Editor-in-chief, and Garvis Long, Staff writer Christian hip hop artist Dre Murray came to SNU to share his music and talk to students about his story of growing up, playing college basketball and becoming a rap star. After chapel, Murray sat down with The Echo for a brief interview in the Commons between signing copies of his newest collaboration ... Read More »