Musician’s lament

By Cindy Benton Students of classical music are often reminded of the decline in our field. With the rise of technology taking over the production of music and society’s tendency to favor watching the excitement of the newest Hollywood blockbuster over the thrills of a Mahler symphony, our future as musicians aren’t looking too great. Read More »

Professor uses sabbatical to study songs from Les Miserables

By Brad Crofford For his first sabbatical, one professor chose to study a story whose universality he describes as “almost unparalleled (except the Bible).” Dr. Doug Samples, professor of pastoral ministry and the lead pastor at Lake Overholser Church of the Nazarene, spent the spring of 2012 working with two other pastors looking at songs from the musical Les Miserables. Read More »

Off with the masks, on with the name tags

By Brad Crofford We live in a society of masks. We wear masks when we are around others, wanting them to have a positive view of us. I knew all about this when I sang in choir in high school. When I was going to be performing a solo at a concert, I would practice for weeks. I would have ... Read More »

The Odd Life of Timothy Green: Are we called to be odd?

By Jake O’Bannon I saw a weird movie this weekend. That’s a stupid way to start a review, but that’s just how I’m going to do it this time. I use the word “weird” because the movie I saw, The Odd Life of Timothy Green, was in fact weird. Now don’t get me wrong, weird can be good. Weird is ... Read More »

The Echo 9.21.12

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SNU has third largest enrollment in university history

Dr. Loren Gresham has announced that with 1,096 traditional students and 1,088 students in Professional and Graduate Studies, this year’s fall enrollment is the third highest in the university’s history. Read about the announcement, and learn about some of the methods used to increase enrollment. Read More »

As I see it: Sixty-four crayons

By Patty Juliuson I love crayons. I love the way they look in the box and I love using them. I even like the way they smell when they’re new. I see myself as a 64-crayon person, you know? Why color something brown when you can use “Burnt Sienna”, “Desert Sand” or “Fuzzy Wuzzy?” Read More »

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

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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 »