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  • Thomason Selected as New Director of Intercollegiate Athletics

    Danny Thomason has been named the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics at Southern Nazarene University. Thomason’s selection completes an extensive search to replace Bobby Martin who is retiring after 40 years at SNU. A 1993 SNU alum, Thomason has enjoyed an outstanding career in business, served tirelessly as a volunteer for a host of ministry and not for profit organizations, and been an ardent supporter of SNU Athletics.   Read More...

  • SNU Appoints Dr. Tim Eades as Provost

    Dr. Tim Eades comes to us from Trevecca Nazarene University (TNU) where he has served as Associate Provost and Executive Vice President of Graduate and Continuing Studies since 2014. His oversight included over 60 full-time faculty and staff and nearly 100 adjunct faculty.   Read More...

  • Theology & Ministry Students off to Oxford

    Casey Miller & Dray Murray, juniors in The School of Theology and Ministry, will be on scholarship with stipend at Oxford University in May and June of 2019.In an eighth consecutive year, students with an emphasis in Bible, have been awarded scholarship to Oxford. Left to right: Dr. Marty Michelson, Dray Murray, Dr Jim Fitzgerald and Casey MillerBoth Murray and Miller are from Farmington, New Mexico and both have been students in Dr. Marty Alan Michelson’s Biblical Hebrew course, learni...  Read More...

  • Army to host women's achievement panel at SNU

    Bethany, OK - The Oklahoma City U.S. Army Recruiting Battalion will host a women’s achievement panel at 9:30 a.m. Friday, March 8th in Herrick Auditorium on the campus of Southern Nazarene University, 6729 NW 39 Expressway, Bethany OK.   Read More...

  • SNU Hosts 2019 Texas/Oklahoma Regional Undergraduate Symposium

    Bethany, OK - The 13th Annual Texas/Oklahoma Regional Undergraduate Symposium (TORUS) was held Saturday, February 23, 2019 on the campus of Southern Nazarene University (SNU) in Bethany, OK.  Rotating yearly between member universities, the conference provides undergraduate research presentation, learning, and networking opportunities for undergraduate mathematics majors and their faculty.Supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF-16-550), the conference was co-hosted by the Math Dep...  Read More...

  • VET Center Sponsors the OKC Women's Achievement Panel

    The VET Center is sponsoring the OKC Women's Achievement Panel on SNU Campus. The event occurs on March 8th, 2019 in order to recognize International Women’s Achievement Day, and will beheld in SNU's Herrick auditorium. The Oklahoma City Women’s Achievement Panel will highlight the contributions of women to leadership across several fields –education, justice, health, and the military. The keynote speaker, LTG Laura J.   Read More...

  • Griffitts Receives Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award

    Bethany, Ok - Dr. Jeff Griffitts Receives Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award to Hungary for Teaching and Research in Environmental HealthThe U.S.   Read More...

  • The Life of Wanda Rhodes Exhibit

    Bethany, Oklahoma –The Fred Floyd Archives in the SNU Library on the campus of Southern Nazarene University (SNU) will unveil an exhibit dedicated to the career and impact that Wanda Rhodes had on athletics at Southern Nazarene University on February 9, 2019. The exhibit will run through April 19, 2019. In honor of Dr.   Read More...

  • Honors Students Successfully Write $700 Grant for Council Grove Elementary School

    During the Fall 2018 semester, three SNU students—Megan Wortmann, Esther Vineyard, and Sam Carroll—applied for a Target Field Trip grant on behalf of Council Grove Elementary School. The SNU Honors program is thrilled to announce that the grant has been funded. First-year Honors students engage in service learning throughout their freshman year coursework. Every two weeks, they volunteer at Council Grove Elementary, a local Title I school.   Read More...

  • Winter Commencement Held at Southern Nazarene University

    Southern Nazarene University conferred over 300 undergraduate and graduate degrees at its Winter Commencement on Saturday, December 8, 2018. Dr. Keith Newman, president, welcomed the large crowd that gathered in the Sawyer Center on the campus in Bethany, Oklahoma, and presided over the ceremony and granting of the degrees.The Commencement Address was given by Mr.   Read More...

  • Southern Nazarene University Receives Approval for First Doctoral Degree

    LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR NEW DOCTORAL PROGRAM TODAY BETHANY, OK – Southern Nazarene University received approval from the Higher Learning Commission Friday afternoon to offer the first doctoral program at the university.The Doctor of Education in Administration and Leadership program, lasting 32 months, has a dissertation embedded into the curriculum. Upon completion, graduates will be prepared to reach higher leadership positions both in education and in other industries.“SNU's...  Read More...

  • Hall of Witnesses Induction Date Set

    Southern Nazarene University is pleased to announce that February 19, 2019, has been selected as the date for the next Hall of Witnesses Induction Ceremony. Since its establishment in 2008, there have been more than 150 individuals or couples inducted into SNU’s Hall of Witnesses.  Located in the Ludwig Religion Building on SNU’s campus, this hallowed Hall stands to honor those elders and laity who have invested their lives in Christian service as well as builds endowed resources for educat...  Read More...

  • SNU Educator Preparation Program

    Southern Nazarene University's School of Education is pleased to announce that the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) has granted the SNU Educator Preparation Program continuing FULL National Accreditation.  This decision is the result of SNU School of Education's Accreditation Site Visit in April 2018, and the CAEP National Accreditation Board's vote on October 22, 2018.  The School of Education is grateful for this distinction with NO areas for i...  Read More...

  • Oklahoma Space Grant Project Receives National Award

    Bethany, Oklahoma - Southern Nazarene University is pleased to announce that two SNU students were awarded second place in the student poster competition at the national meeting of the Entomological Society of America in Vancouver, BC from November 11-14. The Entomological Society of America President’s Prize award consists of a certificate of recognition and an annual membership in the Entomological Society of America.Jackson Winslow (far right) and Phillip Davis (left), al...  Read More...

  • SNU Receives Boeing Foundation Grant for Veterans and Families Program

    (Bethany, OK) Southern Nazarene University (SNU) is pleased to announce the receipt of $50,000 in grant funding from the Boeing Foundation for the establishment of the Veterans and Families Career Advancement and Professional Support (CAPS) Program. Beginning in October, 2018, the program will assist veterans and their spouses in successfully transitioning from military service separation through academic study and into professional-level employment in their communities. The CAPS program wi...  Read More...

  • Two SNU Students Participate in 2018 NASA Geospatial Summer Fellowship Program

    Two Southern Nazarene University (SNU) students participated in the Oklahoma NASA Space Grant Geospatial Summer Fellowship and Symposium Program, held June 1st to July 14th, 2018. Biology major Tara Mabray and Environmental Studies major Patrick Kitzel, both SNU juniors, were selected from other science, technology, engineering and mathematics student applicants to participate in this year’s fellowship program.The Oklahoma NASA Space Grant Geospatial Summer Fellowship and Symposium Program...  Read More...

  • Coming in the Fall of 2019 - Master of Science in Exercise Science

    Bethany, Oklahoma - Southern Nazarene University is excited to announce its new Masters of Science in Exercise Science. This program will be accepting students for the Fall of 2019. The mission of the program is to prepare students to serve in roles of leadership in government, community organizations and health care settings.This program will offer two tracks: Health Promotion and Wellness which includes instruction in community health, epidemiology, disease prevention, wellness and exerci...  Read More...

  • SNU Summer Research Experience 2018

    Bethany, OK - The Southern Nazarene University (SNU) Summer Research Experience (SRE) celebrated its tenth anniversary with ten undergraduate students participating in six different research projects.  The projects included three in biology, one in chemistry, one in mathematics, and one in computer science education.  Students conducted their research under the supervision of six full-time SNU faculty members.   Read More...

  • SNU's Noah Starkey participates with Athletes In Action

    BETHANY, Okla. — At 6-11, Southern Nazarene’s Noah Starkey literally has a different perspective than nearly everyone else around him.After playing a central role for the best season at SNU in Division II history, Starkey was able to use his talent on the court to see the world in a different perspective. One of 10 college basketball players, the only Division II player on the team, Starkey was invited to participate with Athletes In Action for 14 days in the Czech Republic and Spain.“It was a g...  Read More...

  • Meet the New Director of Alumni Relations - Amy Shirola

    Amy Shirola, a Southern Nazarene University Accounting alum and Oklahoma City native, is the new Director of Alumni Relations. She has been a part time employee for the SNU Alumni office for 5 years. Being a wife and a mother has proven to be the most beautiful example of the Lord’s unconditional love for us, and she strives to live her life through that filter.   Read More...

  • SNU Receives Grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation

    [Bethany, Oklahoma] – [6-12-18] – This week, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded Southern Nazarene University a $2,000 grant to support the SNU School for Children’s SOAR summer literacy reading camp.  This local grant award is part of more than $8.3 million in grants awarded to more than 1,000 schools, nonprofits and organizations across the 44 states that Dollar General serves.Camp SOAR for Summer L...  Read More...

  • Spring Commencement Celebrated at Southern Nazarene University

    Bethany, OK - Saturday May 12th, 2018.  Southern Nazarene University held its 115th Commencement on Saturday, May 12, 2018, conferring over 400 degrees in two ceremonies. University President, Dr. Keith Newman (pictured left), presided over his inaugural Spring Commencement, and Dr.   Read More...

  • April Collins, SNU Alum, Sworn In as Judge

    Bethany, OK -  On Monday, May 7th, Southern Nazarene University alum, adjunct professor and faculty advisor for Southern Nazarene University’s Law Club, April Collins, was sworn in as a special judge for the 7th Administrative Court for the State of Oklahoma.The ceremony was held at the Oklahoma County Courthouse and was attended by public officials, legal colleagues, former students, friends and family. After being sworn in, the Honorable Judge Collins shared her thanks of various pe...  Read More...

  • SNU School of Education - Accreditation Visit

    Bethany, OK - May 8, 2018.  Southern Nazarene University participated in their national accreditation (CAEP - Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation) and state accreditation (OEQA - Oklahoma Office of Educational Quality and Accountability) site visit, April 8-10, 2018.  During these 3 days, a visiting team of educators from across the county visited the campus of SNU to evaluate and validate the Educator Preparation Program at Southern Nazarene University.As a result of...  Read More...

  • Commencement Activities Set for Southern Nazarene University

    Bethany, Ok - May 2nd, 2018.  Southern Nazarene University will hold its Spring Commencement on Saturday, May 12, 2018, expecting to confer over 400 degrees in two ceremonies held in the Sawyer Center on the main campus in Bethany, Oklahoma. Dr. Keith Newman, president of SNU, has invited Dr.   Read More...

  • SNU Alum Nathan Chamer wins 18th Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon

    Oklahoma City, OK - Sunday, April 29th, 2018.  One of Southern Nazarene University's own, Nathan Chamer captured the 18th running of the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon Sunday morning.Photo by NEWSOK.comChamer, 40, completed the 26.2 miles in a time of 2:33.45. The 2004 graduate now is a registered nurse at Mercy.   Read More...

  • SNU Welcomes One of Their Own Back to the Fold

    Bethany, OK – April 25, 2018 - Yesterday afternoon, a full room of students, staff, faculty, and friends of the university, gathered for an official “Welcome Home” of Coach Trent May.  May was named Head Coach for the Crimson Storm Women’s Basketball team.  May is returning to his alma mater to coach as he is a proud alumnus of SNU holding two degrees (undergraduate and graduate).   Read More...

  • Trent May returns to SNU as the Head Coach of Women's Basketball

    BETHANY, Okla. — Southern Nazarene University announced Thursday that it has selected Trent May has as the new Head Coach for Women's Basketball. In 16 years of head coaching, May has been named a Conference Coach of the Year six times, averaged over 20 wins per season, and has amassed an overall record of 322-153.   Read More...

  • SNU School of Professional and Graduate Studies Career Fair

    The Career Fair sponsored by SNU and TulsaPros is THIS Thursday, April 19th! Attend Tulsa's premier Career Fair sponsored by SNU-Tulsa and TulsaPros. Companies from across Tulsa will be attending looking for fresh talent. No cost to attend.   Read More...

  • SNU Announces New Vice President for Intercultural Learning and Engagement

    SNU President, Dr. Keith Newman announced today, with the approval of the Executive Committee of the SNU Board of Trustees, Dr. Lena Crouso will be joining the Senior Leadership Team at SNU.   Read More...

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