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    Southern Nazarene University Completes Expansion of its Retirement Community

    Southern Nazarene University (SNU) recently completed a major expansion of its Southern Plaza Retirement Community. Located just south of the main campus of SNU in Bethany, Oklahoma, the original independent living facility of 112 apartments now includes 66 assisted living and 26 memory care units. With the addition of these professional services, Southern Plaza Retirement Community now offers a full range of care for its residents, while maintaining its long-standing reputation for outstanding service and a warm, caring environment.  Read More...

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    SNU Ranks as One of the Safest Colleges in the State

    When you go away to college or, better yet, send your child away for an advanced education, you want the peace of mind knowing that they are safe. To that end, has compiled a list of the 50 Safest Colleges in America. Southern Nazarene University (SNU) is proud to announce that it ranked as one of the safest college campuses in Oklahoma.  Read More...

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    SNU Honors Students Secure Grant

    Thanks to the efforts of three SNU honors students, Council Grove Elementary students will have the opportunity to to enjoy a new recreational area within the school’s playground this semester. Through the funding provided by Lowe’s Toolbox for Education, students Nathan Cummings, Patrick Kitzel, and Caleb Merriott were able to help create a more safe, innovative space for students at Council Grove to develop motor and critical thinking skills while enjoying physical exercise in an outdoor environment.  Read More...

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    SNU Education Professors Selected to Present at Annual Fall OACTE Conference

    The SNU School of Education has been notified that Dr. Beverly DeVries, Professor Emeritus, Prof. Jody Bowie, Assistant Professor, Dr. Kep Keoppel, Professor, and Dr. Tim Taylor, Professor/Chair have been selected as presenters at the annual fall conference of the Oklahoma Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, October 26, 2017 at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  Read More...

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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