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  • Southern Nazarene Approved for Provisional Year

    BETHANY, Okla. — The goal to become full-fledged members in NCAA Division II is still on track for Southern Nazarene University as it received word that it has advanced to the Provisional Stage of the NCAA Division II Membership Process.  "We appreciate the privilege afforded by the NCAA Division II Membership Committee of moving into the Provisional Year of the process," said SNU President Loren Gresham. "Our good partners in the Great American Conference have been helpful and supportive t...  Full Story

  • SNU Inside Story: Rachel Atnip

    Edited by Paul McGrady, Assistant Athletic Director Rachel Atnip came to class early a couple of weeks ago. Three or four students and I were chatting as we waited for class to begin. In the midst of casual conversation Rachel made a statement of exclamation, “This place (SNU) has changed my life.   Full Story

  • Southern Nazarene scores 21st win with a national title

    ** Story taken from www.snuathletics.com ** WINONA LAKE, Ind. — Twenty-One; let that number sink in for a second. That's the number of wins Southern Nazarene rattled off in its first year in NCAA Division II play.   Full Story

  • SNU INSIDE STORY: The Thin Line

    By Paul McGrady, Assistant Athletic Director As a friend of mine likes to remind me......"Sometimes the line between heaven and earth becomes so thin that they almost touch each other!" Yesterday, I experienced the merging of two worlds as I knelt to pray beside a student-athlete. He had recently told another athletic staff member that before he came to SNU he had never heard the gospel or of God's love. He comes from a rough place.   Full Story

  • SNU Inside Story: Kylie Cooper

    Story compliled and edited by Paul McGrady, SNU Athletics Last spring Kylie Cooper was asked to give a two-minute talk to one of the committees at the meeting of the SNU Board of Trustees. She quickly shared that she had become a believer and a follower of Jesus Christ in the last few months of her senior year at SNU. She also talked very briefly about a life changing mission trip ministering to the homeless and destitute of the inner city of San Francisco.   Full Story

  • SNU Inside Story: Oumoul Thiam

    Written by Paul McGrady, SNU Athletics “Being African to me is about not taking things for granted. It is about knowing that you don’t have a lot but still loving the little that you have.” Oumoul Khairy Thiam She is more than just a young lady with a different sounding name who is a long way from home. Oumoul Thiam (pronounced oooh mooh) is a bit of a philosopher.   Full Story

  • An SNU Inside Story: Coach Art Bogan

    By Paul McGrady, SNU Associate Athletic Director Art Bogan’s life is a saga about beating the odds. It is a tale of becoming blessed and in turn being a blessing to others. Art could be a lot of places today but by the grace of God he stands in a place of honor coaching and influencing young men at Southern Nazarene University.   Full Story

  • An Inside SNU Story: Bekah Stewart

    By Paul McGrady People of the older generations sometimes get concerned about the future. The America of 2012 is not the America of the 1950's and 1960's. Our culture has changed so dramatically it is sometimes difficult to fully comprehend.   Full Story

  • An SNU Inside Story: Justin Harmon

    By Paul McGrady, Associate Director of Athletics SNU offensive lineman Justin Harmon is a true overcomer. His story is one ofhardship, tragedy and a new path and hope for the future. Justin Harmon has a kind smile for an imposing 6’1” 300 pound young man.   Full Story

  • Crimson Storm Coach Hosts Camps Overseas

    BETHANY, OK (August 7, 2012) - This summer, Crimson Storm Head Football Coach Mike Cochran traveled to Austria to host two football camps. Coach Cochran went to Austria and Poland last summer to establish a relationship with missionaries in both of those countries. The plan was very simple; to spread the Gospel through two football clinics.   Full Story

  • SNU Accepted Into Candidacy Year Two of NCAA Division II Membership Process

    BETHANY, OK (July 13, 2012) – A summer sigh of relief has come on the Southern Nazarene University campus as the institution announced this morning that it has been accepted into Candidacy Year Two of the NCAA Division II membership process. “We are excited to have been notified of our acceptance into the second year of the NCAA Division II membership process,” said SNU President Dr. Loren Gresham.   Full Story

  • Dorris Named SNU's Head Coach of Women's Basketball

    BETHANY, Okla. — Southern Nazarene University has announced that it has hired Derek Dorris as its Head Coach for Women’s Basketball.  Dorris becomes the 10th coach in the program’s history that features seven NAIA National Championships. He takes over for Lori Carter who spent the last nine years at SNU and left as the school’s all-time wins leader at 219.   Full Story

  • Opening Up in Olathe

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Can you say rematch? No.   Full Story

  • SNU Announces Inaugural Athletics Hall of Fame Class

    BETHANY, Okla. — Over the course of the next few years, the athletics department, as well as the campus of Southern Nazarene University, will undergo a large shift in the direction of its future.   One of the new paths that Southern Nazarene will travel this year will be the school's induction ceremony of the inaugural SNU Athletic Hall of Fame, a tradition that the SNU athletic department hopes to make an annual event.   Full Story

  • Women's Basketball Program Forever Changed by Ukraine Tournament - 20 Years Later

    BETHANY, Okla. (October 13, 2011) – In late August of this year, over a dozen coaches and players from the 1991-1992 SNU Women’s Basketball team gathered together at the home of Bobby Bolton, SNU Alumnus and former assistant coach, to celebrate the 20-year reunion of the team’s trip overseas. In 1991, the Women’s Basketball team made a long journey to Kiev, Ukraine to compete in a tournament for the Kiev Cup.   Full Story



Our Nazarene Heritage

Founded in 1899, Southern Nazarene University is a private, Christian, liberal arts university - a service of the Church of the Nazarene. Located on a 40-acre campus just west of Oklahoma City, SNU grew out of several small colleges committed to training people for service to God and their fellow man. More than 32,000 alumni work and serve throughout the United States and the world. Read More