McNair Scholars Program receives five years of continued funding

By Dr. Gwen Ladd Hackler SNU will receive 5 years of continued funding for the SNU McNair Scholars Program, designed to assist eligible SNU undergraduates in building the skills and confidence required to pursue a doctoral degree. This competitive program targets student scholars who demonstrate sound academic performance, strong potential for success in graduate school, and the intent to pursue ... Read More »

The Echo 9.14.12

Click  here to download this week’s issue of The Echo as a PDF. Click the image below to view instantly. Open publication – Free publishing – More crimson storm Read More »

Ten quick tips for improving your photography

By Kira Roberts 1) Daydream: Most shots that make people think “wow” don’t just happen on their own. Envision an idea, think about the kind of look you want to end up with, and plan accordingly. Think about things like what time of day, setting, outfits/model, and props. If you aren’t shooting people, think about different ways to capture what ... Read More »

Year two of switch to NCAA presents new challenges

By Matthew Wellman Southern Nazarene University’s athletics are making the switch from NAIA to NCAA Division II. SNU is currently in a probationary period in which it is not eligible to win either conference or national titles. Because we are not playing our official conference schedule yet, the teams were forced to schedule games whenever and wherever they could get ... Read More »

Rear Window: Before there was Facebook stalking

By Jake “The Movie Guy” O’Bannon Life was different in 1954. That is the understatement of the century, but if you ever need to be reminded, watch Alfred Hitchcock’s 1954 classic, Rear Window. Starring James Stewart and Grace Kelly, Rear Window tells the story of a photographer named L.B. Jefferies (Stewart) who is locked in his third floor apartment for ... Read More »

Why infographics are destroying America

By Brad Crofford I am a nerd. I have been aware of this for the vast majority of my life, and sometimes it prompts me to do nerdy things like practice for the LSAT for fun. This past week, my nerdiness manifested itself in checking the math on a C-SPAN infographic that came across my Facebook home page. In the ... Read More »

Flashback to training and NSI

By Ronna Fisher It’s been approximately a month since student leaders started moving back on campus, followed by new students and returning students. Here’s a look back in photos at just a few of the things that have happened in that time. (Click on any image and use the right/left arrow buttons to scroll through pictures)  Read More »

As I see it: Jumping into the pond

By Patty Juliuson Down at the pond (don’t ask me which one; it doesn’t matter), three frogs are sitting on an old log. In a lengthy conversation, they debate the merits of their log, note the features of the pond and discuss their place in the world. Believe me, the rot characteristics of their log and a thorough examination of ... Read More »

Is America blessed?

By Brad Crofford Consider the following progression of statements: America is  fortunate. The United States has benefited greatly over time from a wealth of natural resources and a strong work ethic. To the extent that this statement describes America’s fortunate economic circumstances relative to much of the world, I agree. God blessed America.  Read More »