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 »

Storm basketball alumni: where are they now?

By Matt Wellman Throughout SNU’s storied athletic history, there have been many athletes who have worn the crimson and white. A few have had successful careers in athletics but most have “gone pro in something else” as the NCAA commercials would say. If you have listened to any Oklahoma Sooner sporting events over the past few years, you have like ... Read More »

Updates on Student Development from VP Mike Redwine

Campus Community, I am just finishing my first week in Student Development and I’m so excited to be joining this talented group of professionals!  In addition to the other personnel changes around campus, we’ve also had several in our area.  I’ve provided a summary of these changes listed below. Mike Redwine Here are the Student Development updates: Read More »

Second year plans and NCIS: Our interview with Jocelyn Bullock

Resident directors play an important role in students’ college experiences. This is the first in a series of interviews with resident directors to help students get to know them better. The Echo: What is it like going into your second year as RD? I’m sure you had expectations coming into your first year. What’s different coming into your second year? ... Read More »

The Echo 9.7.12

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 »

Entertaining, but average

By Jake O’Bannon Have you ever been to a movie where you walk out of the theatre and you really have nothing to say? I don’t mean an “I’m speechless – I can’t believe we don’t know whether the top is going to stop spinning or not,” kind of silence. What I am talking about is when a movie is ... Read More »

As I see it: Geek alert

By Patty Juliuson In every class, be it high school or university, there seems to be “that student.” You know the one. Everyone else is heaving heavy sighs and rolling their eyes at having to take the class, and “that student” is perched on the edge of her seat, notebook open, # 2 pencil at the ready, and enthusiastic, bordering ... Read More »