International athlete feature: Mike Hearne

By Matthew Wellman Here at SNU we have quite a few international student athletes. This week I got to know sophomore golfer, Mike Hearne, a little better. Hearne is from Bridgend, Wales. He has been playing golf since he was five years old when his Dad first put a golf club in his hands. He has played competitive golf since ... Read More »

As I see it: My daughter’s wedding

By Patty Juliuson It’s Friday, October 19, 2012, and we’re somewhere in eastern Tennessee/western Virginia. I’m riding in the back of a van loaded with luggage and family, and we’re headed to a wedding. Weddings are nice, but this one is special. On Saturday, our darling daughter is getting married. From all over the country, kinfolk are gathering in Middleburg, ... Read More »

The Echo 10.26.12

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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 »

The Echo 10.12.12

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As I see it: You reap what you sow

By Patty Juliuson Fall is a wonderful time of year. The searing days of summer are finally past, and the softening sunlight and crisp air shoot a tingle of anticipation into even the most fatigued heart. It’s sweater weather and soup for dinner with the holidays just around the corner. And you know what that means- PRESENTS! I love presents… ... 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 »