Everything listed under: Nazarene

  • SNU Students Participate In NASA Space Grant Programs

    BETHANY, OK (September 25, 2013) - Four Southern Nazarene University science students recently participated in NASA Space Grant summer programs. Participants conducted research that they will present at the Geospatial Summer Fellowship Symposium, to be held at the University of Oklahoma this fall. Applicants from eight Oklahoma NASA Space Grant institutions were selected competitively and awarded a stipend for participation.   Full Story

  • Grant Program Producing Quality Nurse Educators for Oklahoma

    BETHANY, OK (August 13, 2013) - Southern Nazarene University recently concluded its fifth year of participation in the MS Nursing Pathways - Oklahoma Nurse Incentive Grant, supported through the Communities Foundation of Oklahoma and Mr. Frank W. Merrick, President of Foundation Management, Inc., on behalf of an anonymous donor.   Full Story

  • 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 Alumnus, David Busic, Elected 40th General Superintendent

    INDIANAPOLIS, IN (June 26, 2013) - SNU Alumni, David Busic, president of Nazarene Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Missouri, was elected as the 40th general superintendent of the Church of the Nazarene today. He was elected on the 21st ballot at the 28th General Assembly and Conventions in Indianapolis, Indiana.  Busic accepted the position.  “My brothers and sisters, I find myself experiencing two different emotions at once – incredible gratitude to the church and to God,” he said...  Full Story

  • Kyzer Named New Chief Academic Officer

    BETHANY, OK (July 9th, 2013) – With the unanimous affirmation by the Board of Trustees, Dr. Melany Kyzer has been named the new Chief Academic Officer at Southern Nazarene University.  Dr. Kyzer is a 28-year member of the SNU campus community.   Full Story

  • Psychology Students Take Cross-Cultural Research Trip to Costa Rica

    BETHANY, OK (May 13, 2013) - Is Costa Rica the happiest place on earth? SNU psychology students to travel to Costa Rica next week to begin research on that question.  Over the Spring semester sixteen students, two professors, and a graduate student have studied happiness and psychological well-being as part of a special topics course on psychological well-being and cross-cultural research. Over the first half of the course, the students became familiar with some of the basic psychological r...  Full Story

  • SNU Commencement 2013 in Review

    BETHANY, OK (May 11, 2013) - Southern Nazarene University celebrated its 110th Commencement Saturday, May 11, with approximately 418 graduates. "There's nothing on a university campus like graduation day. The excitement and joy of this day is unparalleled for the campus community.   Full Story

  • The Beverly L. and Robert L. Parker Center Named on Campus

    BETHANY, OK (May 10, 2013) – A naming ceremony for the Beverly L. and Robert L. Parker Center was held on Friday, May 10, 2013 on the lawn east of the Fine Arts Center on the campus of Southern Nazarene University.  This ceremony recognized the Parkers for their many contributions to SNU and was attended by a large number of community friends and leaders as well as many members of the campus family.  Construction on the Parker Center, formerly known as the Fine Arts Center, began in ea...  Full Story

  • Students Head Out for Summer Mission Opportunities

    BETHANY, OK (May 9, 2013) - This summer, Southern Nazarene University will be sending students out on a variety of missions trips around the world. Four groups will be serving between May and July for varying lengths of time.  A team of 20 will be traveling to Swaziland to work with the Luke Commission, which is a medical mission that provides valuable medical care to those in need. The group will also work with Manna Farms, a business venture on the campus of Southern Africa Nazarene Unive...  Full Story

  • New leader for South Texas

    By NCN News Staff  HOUSTON, TX (May 3, 2013) - General Superintendent Stan A. Toler announced the election of Jeffrey T. Johnson this week as the new superintendent of the South Texas District.   Full Story

  • Culbertson to Retire after 25 Years of Service

    BETHANY, OK (May 1, 2013) - At the end of the 2012-2013 academic school year, Dr. Howard Culbertson will be retiring from teaching at Southern Nazarene University. Dr.   Full Story

  • Faith-Based Universities Receive Grant to Fund Health Care Internship

    Christian Universities in Oklahoma work together to develop and fund an internship for students interested in becoming Health Care Providers BETHANY, OK (March 23, 2013) - The Consortium of Oklahoma Faith-Based Universities has partnered with the Butterfield Memorial Foundation to establish the 2013 Christian Pre-Healthcare Provider Internship. This is a six-week internship for students who are pursuing a health care career. The recipients will work with faith-based clinics in Oklahoma City whic...  Full Story

  • Texas-Oklahoma Latin District receives new leadership

    General Superintendent Stan A. Toler announced the election of Caleb Herrera this week as the new superintendent of the Texas-Oklahoma Latin District. The election comes with the approval of the Board of General Superintendents and in consultation with the District Advisory Committee.   Full Story

  • School of Education Promotes New Student Organization

    BETHANY, OK (March 19, 2013) - Friday, March 8, 2013 marked the official beginning of a new organizational group sponsored by the School of Education. The “Young Early Childhood Professionals” is a group open to all Early Childhood majors in Education and those who are seeking dual certification in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. The purpose of this new group is to provide extracurricular activities for these students that will enhance their educational studies and promote opportunitie...  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

  • PLN Presents: Dr. Stan Toler

    BETHANY, OK (April 16, 2013) - Dr. Stan Toler, a general superintendent in the Church of the Nazarene, will be speaking for the Peer Learning Network on Thursday, April 18 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.   Full Story

  • SNU Librarian Receives Award from the American Library Association

    BETHANY, OK (April 11, 2013) - Daniel Chesney, interlibrary loan and acquisitions coordinator for theSouthern Nazarene University library has been selected to receive the 2013 STARS/ Atlas Systems Mentoring Award. The award is given to those who have been in the interlibrary loan profession for less than two years and is designed to allow the winners to travel to locations necessary to attend the annual American Libraries Association conference. "This award is highly competitive, and I am h...  Full Story

  • School of Music hosts Sixth Annual Jazz Festival

    BETHANY, OK (April 5, 2011) - Monday April 8th, the Southern Nazarene University School of Music will host the Sixth annual Jazz Festival. The festival will be a chance for high school vocal jazz groups to work with both the SNU University Jazz Singers and composer/arranger/ teacher/performer Rodger Treece. This year nine vocal jazz groups from around the greater Oklahoma City area will be attending SNU to spend the day working with Rodger Treece, recording songs in the recording studio and fina...  Full Story

  • Select SNU Students to Work with Dead Sea Scrolls

    BETHANY, OK (March 28, 2013) - Dr. Hal A. Cauthron, Chair of the School of Theology and Ministryannounced an exceptional opportunity for select students at SNU in work with a not-yet-published portion of the Dead Sea Scroll (DSS).   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

  • Students Head to London for Literary Field Study

    BETHANY, OK (March 12, 2013) - Next week, a group of students will be travelling to London as part of a literary field studies trip that is focused on analyzing literature through Post Colonialism. They will be visiting many landmarks and famous locations in London as well as spending some time in the cities of Bath and Oxford. This course focuses on the time period during Queen Victoria’s reign when England was building their vast empire.   Full Story

  • Groundbreaking Ceremony Held at Southern Nazarene University

    BETHANY, OK (March 5, 2013) - Energized by the excitement of the historic event,a large crowd braved a brisk March breeze to take part in the groundbreaking ceremony for construction of the J.D. & Mary West Science Laboratory March 1, 2013, on the main campus of Southern Nazarene University in Bethany, Oklahoma. As part of the multi-year, multi-phase Campaign for the Sciences, the $5.5 million dollar, 26,000 square feet structure will house classrooms, laboratories, offices and gathering spa...  Full Story

  • Students Support the Homeless Through Weekly Run

    BETHANY, OK (March 4, 2013) - Freshman Aaron Taylor has taken it upon himself to help raise funds for REACH theme housing by hosting a weekly running event named the Jericho Run. The Jericho Run is a weekly four mile run created to help raise money to help the REACH theme house that reaches out to the homeless in OKC by each runner finding their own sponsor(s) who donate money for each mile they run. The run takes place every Saturday at 4:00 pm starting in front of Snowbarger Hall.   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

  • Campus to Open at 10:30am

    BETHANY, OK (February 21, 2013) - Due to weather conditions, the campus of Southern Nazarene University will open at 10:30 this morning.   Full Story

  • Ten SNU Instrumentalists Selected for Honor Band

    BETHANY, OK (February 14, 2013) - Ten of SNU instrumentalists were selected for the Oklahoma Intercollegiate Honor Band who preformed at the Oklahoma Music Educators Association conference in Tulsa in late January. The Oklahoma Intercollegiate Honor Band is a band comprised of collegiate musicians from around the state of Oklahoma. Undergrad and graduate students may attend the Honor Band with a recommendation from their director and must then audition for a place in the limited number of chairs...  Full Story

  • A Groundbreaking Event at Southern Nazarene University

    BETHANY, OK (February 13, 2012) – As part of the multi-year, multi-phase Campaign for the Sciences at Southern Nazarene University, plans are set for the Friday, March 1, 2013 groundbreaking ceremony that will launch construction of the J.D. and Mary West Science Laboratory on the main campus of SNU in Bethany, OK. The state-of-the-art facility will be located adjacent to the existing W.   Full Story

  • Korean Students Get a Taste of SNU

    BETHANY, OK (February 7, 2013) - Once every two years SNU pairs with Korea Nazarene University and receives a group of Korean Students to participate in SNU’s ASEC (Center for Applied Studies in English) program and take part in an American experience. This year 15 KNU students came to spend the entire month of January. While on campus, the students took English classes, lived in the dorms, went on multiple field trips, participated in various school events and interacted with their assigned stu...  Full Story

  • University Singers to Perform at National Conference

    The Southern Nazarene University Singers, or U singers will be performing at the American Choral Directors Association on Thursday, March 14th at the Majestic Theater in Dallas, Texas. The U Singers are a musical group that consists of 10 singers, a rhythm section and a horn line that specialize in sacred vocal jazz and contemporary music styles. The group was formed in 1988 by D.   Full Story

  • University Singers to Perform at National Conference

    The Southern Nazarene University Singers, or U singers will be performing at the American Choral Directors Association on Thursday, March 14th at the Majestic Theater in Dallas, Texas. The U Singers are a musical group that consists of 10 singers, a rhythm section and a horn line that specialize in sacred vocal jazz and contemporary music styles. The group was formed in 1988 by D.   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

  • Commission Unto Mexico 2012-2013 Recap

    BETHANY, OK (January 31, 2013)  - Most holiday trips consist of visiting families and exchanging gifts, but not for those involved in the annual Commission Unto Mexico trip that took place over the 2012-2013 Christmas break. Commission Unto Mexico is a “Work and Witness adventure for all ages” that has been taken annually for the past 24 years, since 1989-90. This year 160 people from a wide variety of areas across the United Sates and professions, from students to medical workers...  Full Story

  • Herman Boone to Speak at SNU’s Peer Learning Network

    BETHANY, OK (January 23, 2013) – Herman Boone, former coach of the T.C. Williams High school football team will be speaking for the Southern Nazarene Peer Learning Network on Thursday, February 7 from 12:15 p.m - 2:00 p.m. at The Petroleum Club in Downtown Oklahoma City.   Full Story

  • SNU Employees Honor MLK Jr. Through Service

    BETHANY, OK (January 16, 2013) – Employees of Southern Nazarene University volunteered in the community on Monday as a day of service in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. A total of 60 SNU Faculty and Staff members served at various locations including: Hope Chest Ministries, the Regional Food Bank and Woodson Park Church of the Nazarene.   Full Story

  • SNU McNair Scholar Earns Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree

    BETHANY, OK (January 10, 2013) – The Southern Nazarene University McNair Scholars Program is proud to congratulate former McNair participant, Aaron Mora, on obtaining his Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree. Dr. Mora graduated in May of 2012 from Langston University and has begun a private practice in Edmond, Oklahoma.   Full Story

  • SNU Set To Award Honorary Degrees

    BETHANY, OK (January 10, 2013) - Southern Nazarene University’s Board of Trustees recently approved the nominations of four individuals to receive honorary doctoral degrees at the May 2013 Commencement ceremony. Rev. Robert (Rob) McDonald, Rev.   Full Story

  • Get Moving! Health and Wellness Fair Announced

    BETHANY, OK (January 9, 2013) – Southern Nazarene University is hosting the inaugural Get Moving Health and Wellness Fair on Saturday, February 9th from 9am – 3pm in the Sawyer Center. The goal of this event is to help our communities get active and educated on healthy living. The fair will include educational forums, demo exercise classes, a variety of health screenings, and booths for organizations all around the Oklahoma City area that promote healthy living products and s...  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

  • December Commencement 2012 in Review

    BETHANY, OK (December 10th, 2012) - On Saturday, December 8th, a total of 411 undergraduate and graduate degree candidates participated in the 2012 Winter Commencement at Southern Nazarene University. Dr. Ed Neuenschwander, Professor, Department of Physics, began the processional by carrying in the Academic Mace.   Full Story

  • 2012-2013 Who’s Who Students at SNU

    BETHANY, OK (December 5, 2012) - Fifteen Southern Nazarene University graduating seniors have been selected to be included as representatives of SNU in the 2013 edition of Who's Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges®. These students join an elite group of students nominated from more than 2,300 institutions of higher learning across the country who nominate each year. Outstanding students have been honored in this organization since its inception in 1934.   Full Story

  • SNU Professor Broadens Work with Green Scholars

    BETHANY, OK (November 28, 2012) – Dr. Marty Alan Michelson continues as a Professor at Southern Nazarene University as he engages new opportunities for SNU School of Theology and Ministry students. Dr.   Full Story

  • SNU Mourns the Loss of Zig Ziglar

    BETHANY, OK (November 28, 2012) – The campus of Southern Nazarene University is mourning the loss of Zig Ziglar, an inspiring Christian leader, who became a friend of the University in recent years. Ziglar, age 86, passed away today following a short bout with pneumonia. The best-selling author and speaker, “The Master of Motivation,” Ziglar has been described as “One of America’s Icons,” “the salesman’s salesman” and “A legacy that will forever impact our history.” Helping people to achieve lon...  Full Story

  • PLN Presents: Harry Paul

    BETHANY, OK (November 14, 2012) – Harry Paul, bestselling author and business expert, will speak at Southern Nazarene University’s Peer Learning Network (PLN) on Thursday, November 15, 2012 from 8 a.m. - 11 a.m. in the Royce Brown Auditorium at SNU.   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

  • Hall of Witnesses 2012: The Impact of One Reaches Many

    BETHANY, OK (November 10, 2012) – On Saturday, Southern Nazarene University will honor 16 individuals in its annual Hall of Witnesses Induction Ceremony. The Hall of Witnesses honors those who have carried the light of the Gospel around the world. Inductees are nominated by churches, family members, colleagues and boards who have chosen to partner with Southern Nazarene University to honor this great cloud of witnesses.   Full Story

  • Gresham's Legacy Continues

    BETHANY, OK (November 9, 2012) – Dr. Loren Gresham, President of Southern Nazarene University, has been elected to a three-year extension of his term as President. The Board of Trustees of Southern Nazarene University met on November 8, 2012 and voted unanimously for the extension.   Full Story

  • Homecoming Preview 2012

    BETHANY, OK (November 6, 2012) - This year, on November 9th and 10th, Southern Nazarene University celebrates its annual Homecoming Weekend. This year SNU will be honoring all Alumni veterans, active duty, reserves and military families. The campus will be adorned with yellow ribbons welcoming all of our veteran alumni back to campus.   Full Story

  • Twenty-Third Annual “Chat with the Executive Day” Comes to SNU

    BETHANY, OK (November 1, 2012) - The Twenty-Third Annual “Chat with the Executive Day” will be held at the School of Business of Southern Nazarene University on Friday, November 9, 2012. The Royce Brown Business building will host the event and provide the opportunity for business executives from around the country to share their experiences with current students. The mission of “Chat Day” is to bridge the gap between academia and the “real world” All of the guests are distin...  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

  • Inaugural Pastors Forum held at Southern Nazarene University

    BETHANY, OK (October 16, 2012) - Gathering on the campus of Southern Nazarene University (Bethany, OK), at SNU Tulsa, OK and at 12 host church sites across the South Central Region, USA, over 200 pastors experienced a day of relevant teaching and inspiration by General Superintendent, Dr. Stan Toler, at the inaugural SNU Pastor’s Forum, held October 7, 2012. “For many years we have offered continuing education opportunities for our pastors; two on campus and four out on the Region per year, ” st...  Full Story

  • Graduate Nursing Education Grant Makes a Difference in Oklahoma

    BETHANY, OK (October 9, 2012) - The School of Nursing at Southern Nazarene University (SNU) has received continuing funding for the fifth year of an Oklahoma Incentive Nursing Graduate Scholars Grant. This $2.5 million, 5-year grant is provided by an anonymous donor through the Communities Foundation of Oklahoma. The grant was established to help combat the shortage of nursing instructors at Oklahoma’s colleges and universities.   Full Story

  • SNU Excels in Academia with Summer Research Opportunities

    BETHANY, OK (September 27, 2012) - Nathan Adams, senior, has not had a typical summer since he came to the campus of Southern Nazarene University as a freshmen in the fall of 2009. Nathan Adams is a student researcher who was given the opportunity to participate in two separate summer research programs during his tenure at SNU.  The first experience was with the NASA sponsored Space Grant in the summer of 2010.   Full Story

  • Southern Nazarene Sees Increase in Enrollment

    BETHANY, OK (September 20, 2012) – In a recent meeting of all faculty and staff who serve at Southern Nazarene University, Dr. Loren Gresham, President, announced that SNU’s fall enrollment stands as the third highest student count in the institution’s 114 year history. A traditional student enrollment of 1,096 and a census day record in Professional and Graduate Studies of 1,088, accounted for SNU’s fall enrollment total of 2,184.   Full Story

  • SNU McNair Scholars Program Funding Provides Opportunities for Aspiring Students

    BETHANY, OK (September 18, 2012) - Southern Nazarene University announces 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 a career in which a doctorate is required. "The McNair Scholars progr...  Full Story

  • Mort Crim to Speak at SNU's Peer Learning Program

    BETHANY, OK (September 17, 2012) - Mort Crim, a celebrated journalist, radio personality and newsanchorman, will speak at Southern Nazarene University’s Peer Learning Network (PLN) on Thursday, September 20, 2012. Crim is the creator and host of the award winning radio series, Second Thoughts, now airing on over 11,000 stations nationwide. From 1978 - 1997, Mort was Senior Editor and Anchor of the evening news at WDIV-TV in Detroit, Michigan.   Full Story

  • Spindle Named University Pastor

    BETHANY, OK (September 6, 2012) - Blair Spindle has joined the staff of Southern Nazarene University as the newly adjusted position of University Pastor and Dean of Chapel. Spindle is serving as University Pastor which is more of a “pastoral” position in Spiritual Development, rather than the past position of Vice President of Spiritual Development. This revised position is more geared toward the students and their growth.   Full Story

  • Freshmen Find Purpose Through Service

    BETHANY, OK (August 22, 2012) - Tuesday morning over 300 freshmen, transfers and student leaders at Southern Nazarene University served over 10 non-profits in the Oklahoma City area. Students served in various capacities including painting, packing food boxes and various sorting and cleaning.  “At the Regional Oklahoma Food Bank we packaged up bread in order to send it to local food pantries for further distribution. I felt the experience really brought together our freshman class on a deep...  Full Story

  • MK's Gather at SNU

    BETHANY, OK (August 20, 2012) - The campus of Southern Nazarene University became more global in early August, as it played host to a retreat of “Missionary Kids” whose families serve in Nazarene mission areas around the world.  Designed as a time to connect and share about the unique blessings and challenges of being part of a missionary family, the schedule included opportunities for worship, led by Mid-America Nazarene University chaplain Dr. Randy Beckum, and care sessions led by Dr. No...  Full Story

  • New Student Institute Begins!

    BETHANY, OK (August 18, 2012) - Southern Nazarene University faculty and staff welcome the return of the SNU students for the Fall 2012 semester. New Student Institute (NSI) begins today and is a required orientation program to welcome incoming students and their parents. NSI aims to help students feel more comfortable in the college setting and learn information that is vital to success at Southern Nazarene University.  “Our hope is that, through NSI, all new students immediately get conne...  Full Story

  • President of KNU Visits Campus

    BETHANY, OK (August 14, 2012) - On Friday, August 3, 2012, the campus of Southern Nazarene University was privileged to welcome alumnus Dr. Min Gyoo Shin, President of Korea Nazarene University and senior pastor of Sangamdong Church of the Nazarene in Seoul, South Korea.  Dr. Shin was accompanied by distinguished lay leaders of the Sangamdong church, who were touring a number of sites in the U.S.   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 Hosts School Supply Drive on August 6

    BETHANY, OK (August 2, 2012) - On Monday, August 6th Southern Nazarene University and Chick-fil-A on Rockwell & NW Expressway have partnered for a Back to School Supply Drive. As a way to give back to the community, SNU will be accepting donations of school supplies for local teachers at Greenvale Elementary, Tulakes Elementary and Capps Middle School. A downloadable list of needed supplies can be found at www.snu.edu/chicken.   Full Story

  • Conference to Explore Global Partnerships Concept

    BETHANY, OK (July 30, 2012) - Debbi McCullock from Oklahoma City First Church of the Nazarene came home from a recent trip to Africa saying, "I have learned so much through our Zambia partnership that I didn't realize in 20+ previous mission trips." Debbi's experiences and those of others in Nazarene churches involved in global partnerships will be explored at the September 28-29 Work & Witness conference on the campus of Southern Nazarene University. Research by Dr. David Wesley of Nazarene...  Full Story

  • Alumna to Compete in Her First Triathlon at Age 67

    BETHANY, OK (July 27, 2012) - On August 18th, SNU Alumna, Marcia Schultz Darin (’66) will be competing in her first triathlon at age 67.   Three generations of the Darin family women will be competing at “Team Magic's Girls Tri It On” Nashville triathlon, and at the Vaco Brentwood Kids Triathlon, happening later that same morning. Trying adventurous things together as a family isn't a new thing for the Darin family.   Full Story

  • SNU Approved as Extension Site

    BETHANY, OK (July 19, 2012) - Nazarene Theological Seminary is pleased to announce the receipt of a historic ruling from its accrediting agency, the Association of Theological Schools (ATS). The letter from the ATS Commission on Accrediting stated in part: After reviewing the information (on the Multi-Campus Seminary) in light of the pertinent Commission’s standards and procedures, the Commission voted: To approve the following extension sites to offer the complete Master of Divinity (MDiv) degr...  Full Story

  • Sigler Elected President of Oklahoma Emergency Nurses Association

    BETHANY, OK (July 18, 2012) - Katie Sigler, Chair for the SNU School of Nursing, has been elected as President of the Oklahoma Emergency Nurses Association for 2012 and 2013.  Katie has been a registered nurse since 1981.   During her nursing career, she has worked primarily in critical care, emergency department, administration and education.  She is also a nurse practitioner and a trauma nurse specialist.  Katie has served on both state and national committees for the Emerg...  Full Story

  • Romero Guitar Institute Hosted on Campus

    BETHANY, OK (July 13, 2012) - The Romero Guitar Institute is taking place on the campus of Southern Nazarene University from July 10th - 17th. The institute, which was previously held at Quartz Mountain, provides students with a unique opportunity to learn from the Royal Family of Guitar. Students enjoy daily private lessons, masterclasses, and chamber coaching.   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

  • Nominations Needed for Outstanding Alumni Awards

    The SNU Office of Alumni is now accepting nominations for Outstanding Alumni Awards - to be presented at Homecoming 2012, during the All Alumni Dinner on Saturday, November 10th. Awards presented at Homecoming will honor Alumni Veterans and those currently serving in the U.S. Armed Forces.   Full Story

  • SNU Alumna Receives Presidential Award for Teaching

    BETHANY, Okla. — SNU Alumna Ashley (Tucker) Moody (‘02) was recently selected as the Oklahoma recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching for 2011.  The Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching is awarded annually to outstanding K-12 science and mathematics teachers from across the country. For the complete story, please visit: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/06/11/president-obama-honors-outstanding-math-and-sc...  Full Story

  • NASA Space Grant Funds Summer Research

    BETHANY, Okla. —Last Thursday, five students presented their research findings from their summer research projects funded by the space grant from NASA. The NASA grant is part of a federal program called the NASA Space Grant.   Full Story

  • University Singers Travel to Venezuela

    The SNU University Singers and Chorale were featured in a jazz festival during a mission trip to Valencia, Venezuela. During the 10-day trip, the students performed in area churches, hosted a Vacation Bible School and participated in a jazz festival at the Universidad De Carabobo. “It was really cool to be able to sing with the Venezuelans.   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

  • Crofford Receives Gilman International Scholarship

    BETHANY, OK (June 13, 2012) - SNU Senior Brad Crofford received the Gilman International Scholarship that allows him to intern for 10 weeks this summer in Benin. The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program offers grants for U.S.   Full Story

  • School for Children Celebrates 40 Years!

    The SNU School for Children recently celebrated their 40th birthday since opening their doors in 1971. Dr. Joy Beaver, a professor in the SNU School of Education, founded the School for Children.  She envisioned opening a lab school in a former dormitory, Jernigan Hall, as she was driving home one day.  After being turned down numerous times her persistence paid off and she was finally given the keys to Jernigan Hall in the spring of 1971.   Full Story

  • One Family's Legacy, Four Generations of Graduates

    Excitement filled the air as graduates walked across the stage and received a diploma at Southern Nazarene University’s 109th Commencement ceremony on May 12th. Every graduation day is a milestone, a marker by which lives are referenced. SNU is a higher education tradition for many families, and members of the Class of 2012 are no exception.   Full Story

  • SNU Commencement 2012 in Review

    Southern Nazarene University celebrated its 109th Commencement Saturday, May 12, with approximately 464 graduates. "There's nothing on a university campus like graduation day. The excitement and joy of this day is unparalleled for the campus community.   Full Story

  • Student Athletes Host Fundraising Event for Angel Tree Ministry

    Last month, the Student Athlete Advisory Council at Southern Nazarene University hosted an event at the Claud and Betty Cypert Athletic Complex to raise money for the Angel Tree Ministry. Angel Tree is a ministry that reaches out to the children of inmates and their families with the love of Christ. This unique program gives students an opportunity to share Christ’s love by helping to meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the families of prisoners.   Full Story

  • Trey Polk Named 2012 Fleming Scholar

    BETHANY, OK (May 7, 2012) - Trey Polk, a sophomore Biology-Chemistry major, has been named one of the 2012 Sir Alexander Fleming Scholars. The Fleming Scholar Program was founded in 1956 as a way to give Oklahoma’s high school and college students “hands-on” biomedical research experience. The program is named for Sir Alexander Fleming, the famed British scientist, who discovered penicillin and in 1949 came to Oklahoma City to formally dedicate the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation’s first bu...  Full Story

  • Students Take Third Trip to Haiti

    On May 13, a team of 10 Southern Nazarene University students will head to Haiti to put on a roof, construct pews and paint the last Nazarene church building in Haiti needing reconstruction after the 2010 earthquake. “As the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, Haiti still has lots of needs, but this is a milestone to celebrate.   When plans were finalized last fall to take an SNU team to Haiti, we had no idea we'd be the ones to finish the job by completing the last earthquake-d...  Full Story

  • Bobby Gruenewald to Speak at Commencement

    Bobby Gruenewald will serve as the Commencement Speaker for the Southern Nazarene University Commencement ceremonies. Southern Nazarene University will honor the graduating class of 2012 during Spring Commencement exercises at 10:00 a.m. for undergraduates and 2:00 p.m.   Full Story

  • Student Research Projects Place at Regional Competition

    BETHANY, Okla. (April 25, 2012) – This spring students from the SNU Biology Department have been competing across the state in regional competitions.   Two students competed and won awards for their oral presentations at the annual regional Beta Beta Beta Biological Honors Society meeting on Sat, March 31, held at the OU Biological Station at Lake Texoma, OK.  Senior Mary Siems, biology/chemistry major, won 2nd place in her section for her research conducted with the NASA REU.  Se...  Full Story

  • SNU Students Recognized at Local Competitions

    BETHANY, Okla. (April 24, 2012) – This spring students from the SNU School of Music have been competing across the state in regional competitions.   Earlier this month, Associate Professor of Voice, Rebekah Ambrosini took a number of students to NATS (vocal competition) in which three students were finalists.   Full Story

  • SNU Distributes Books for World Book Night

    BETHANY, OK (April 20, 2012) – Southern Nazarene University will be participating in World Book Night by serving as a distribution center for this event. World Book Night is an annual celebration designed to spread a love of reading and books by giving out free World Book Night paperbacks. The event will be held across the U.S.   Full Story

  • SNU's Hulsey Announces Retirement; SNU Names Taylor as Head Coach

    BETHANY, Okla. — To say Steve Hulsey goes hand-in-hand with golf at Southern Nazarene might be a bit of an understatement. For the past 17 years Hulsey has been golf at SNU.   Full Story

  • Graduate Student Receives Scholarship to Summer Institute

    BETHANY, Okla. (April 10, 2012) – SNU Master of Arts in Theology student Jonathan Bland has been selected to receive scholarship and stipend exceeding $10,000 to LOGOS at Baylor University, a Summer Institute for students interested in Biblical textual scholarship and Christian apologetics.   Participation for this event grew out of selective engagement connected through SNU’s established connection with the Green Scholars Initiative.   Full Story

  • PLN hosts: Speaker, Brian Davis, the voice for OKC’s Thunder, and moderator, Toby Rowland

    BETHANY, OK (April 4, 2012) - Peer Learning Network (PLN) at Southern Nazarene University is proud to announce Brian Davis, the voice of the OKC Thunder, as the speaker for the April session of PLN Presents.  Toby Rowland will serve as the moderator for this luncheon session on Thursday, April 12, 2012, at the Petroleum Club downtown Oklahoma City. Brian Davis is in his third season as the OKC’s Thunder television voice. Davis has called games at the professional level in three other sports...  Full Story

  • SNU Day at Chick-fil-A

    CHICKEN = SNU Scholarships! All in favor say MOOOOO! SNU Day at Chick-fil-A Rockwell & NW Expressway April 2, 2012 ALL DAY!! (6:30am-10pm) You've got to eat, right?   Full Story

  • Thematic Learning Community Conduct Service Learning Project

    BETHANY, Okla. (March 29, 2012) – Members of the Southern Nazarene University (SNU) Thematic Learning Community: Arts & Culture recently conducted a service-learning project for 4th grade students at Kaiser Elementary. With the help of SNU students Jordan Leibold, Katherine Crawford, Nick Tucker, and Cameron Keeton, the Learning Community designed, published, and distributed an ABC book.   Full Story

  • Beyond the Beach offers Spring Break Alternatives

    BETHANY, OK (March 28, 2012) – This past week over Spring Break eighteen SNU students participated in one of the annual “Beyond the Beach” mission trips.   Beyond the Beach Mission Trips aim to expose students to the rich variety of cultural experiences available in some the United States’s premiere cities while ministering to the homeless, impoverished, and marginalized caught within its systems.  This year the University sponsored two trips, San Francisco Urban Ministry and the Navaj...  Full Story

  • Theology Professor and SNU Alumni Group Awarded Pastoral Grant

    Professor Marty Alan Michelson and six alumni of Southern Nazarene University’s School of Theology & Ministry have been awarded a $2750 grant from the Samford University Resource Center for Pastoral Excellence.   Funded by the Lilly Foundation, Inc., the grant recognizes the challenges and demands of pastoral work, leaving ministers to feel stressed, resulting in decreasing ministry focus and creativity.  The Grant provides this seven member team with funds to collaborate on a book...  Full Story

  • SNU McNair Scholar Receives Fellowship at Alabama

    BETHANY, OK (March 8, 2012) – Southern Nazarene University Senior Konstance Wamble has been awarded the McNair Fellowship at the University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa) Graduate School in the program of Library and Information Sciences. Wamble, a Human Relations major from Oklahoma City, has participated in the McNair Scholars program at SNU during her last two years of study. "The McNair Scholars program has been a true blessing without this program I don't know if I would be receiving this award.   Full Story

  • Sternberg to Speak at Ladd Lecture

    BETHANY, OK (March 7, 2012) - On Thursday, March 15th, the Department of Psychology and Counseling at Southern Nazarene University will be hosting Robert J. Sternberg during their 2012 Ladd Lecture.   Robert J.   Full Story

  • ADDYs Awarded to SNU Instructor and Student

    BETHANY, Okla. (February 24, 2012) – Southern Nazarene University is pleased to announce that SNU Associate Professional Specialist, Whitney Porch-Van Heuvelen, and student, Clark Underwood, both received multiple ADDY awards during last week’s awards ceremony.  Senior Graphic Design major, Clark Underwood, received two Bronze Student ADDY awards in the collateral poster category.  While Whitney Porch-Van Heuvelen received a Gold ADDY for a Special Events Campaign and a Silver ADDY for...  Full Story

  • SNU Honors Student Writes Winning Grant

    BETHANY, Okla. (February 12, 2012) – SNU Honors Student Jamie Williams has written a successful grant application to the Lowe’s Toolbox for Education Program (TBFE). The grant, written as part of an Academic Writing class last semester, provides $4,400 to Council Grove Elementary School for the creation of a colorful garden and sitting area that will foster creativity and learning while encouraging reading and community.   Full Story

  • Southern Nazarene to Compete on KSBI-TV "Mind Games"

    OKLAHOMA CITY, OK  - KSBI TV began broadcasting season two of its locally produced academic game show “Mind Games” on January 16th 2012.  “Mind Games”, quiz show format puts Oklahoma Colleges in a battle of the brains every Wednesday at 8pm. Spring games have teams from eighteen Oklahoma colleges competing for more than $70,000 in scholarships during the program’s second season. “Mind Games” awarded $78,000 in scholarships during the fall games that included a 3 game Bedlam series betw...  Full Story

  • Tom Ward to Speak at SNU’s Peer Learning Network

    BETHANY, OK (February 2, 2012) – On Thursday, February 9th, The Peer Learning Network at Southern Nazarene University will be hosting Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Sandridge Energy, Tom L. Ward at The Petroleum Club in downtown Oklahoma City. “Mr.   Full Story

  • SNU Announces Launch of Campaign for the Sciences and Mabee Challenge Grant

    BETHANY, Okla. (January 31, 2012) – Southern Nazarene University, has recently announced the public phase of the $8.7 million dollar, multi-year, multi-phase, Campaign for the Sciences. Phase I of the Campaign for the Sciences includes construction of a new Science laboratory that will house teaching and research labs, classrooms and support space.   Full Story

  • SNU Receives Grant to Fund Biggest User Program

    BETHANY, Okla. (January 25, 2012) – SNU has been awarded a $500 grant from the UnitedHealth HEROES program to fund the Biggest User program in conjunction with Bethany Public Schools. The UnitedHealth HEROES program is a service-learning, health literacy initiative developed by UnitedHealthcare and YSA (Youth Service America).   Full Story

  • Crabtree Secures 400th Endowed Scholarship

    BETHANY, Okla. (January 19, 2012) – J. Michael Crabtree, Associate Vice President for University Advancement at Southern Nazarene University, reached a significant milestone in his career recently by writing his 400th endowed scholarship.   Full Story

  • SNU Celebrates 45 Years of Missions

    BETHANY, Okla. (December 8, 2011) - This December, Southern Nazarene University is celebrating the 45th anniversary of their first official mission trip.   Over Spring Break of 1966, a team of SNU students traveled to Musquiz, Mexico and built a church.  Later that year, part of that team and a few other students journeyed back to Musquiz on an evangelistic outreach.  The impact of that trip is still felt on both sides of the Rio Grande River.   Full Story

  • Opening Up in Olathe

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

  • Ten Commandments Sculpture Dedicated at SNU

    BETHANY, OK (November 10, 2011) – In the midst of this weekend’s Homecoming festivities, a special dedication of the new Ten Commandments sculpture on Southern Nazarene University’s campus will take place on Veterans Day this Friday, November 11. Mr. Scott Stearman, the sculptor of the 10 Commandments monument, is a noted artist and alumnus of Southern Nazarene University.   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

  • Homecoming 2011 - Make Some Noise

    BETHANY, OK (November 3, 2011) - On November 11th and 12th, Southern Nazarene University celebrates its annual Homecoming Weekend. The 2011 theme, Make Some Noise!, honors all current and former Crimson Storm/Redskin athletes, coaches, spirit groups and fans. In this historic year, the first SNU Athletic Hall of Fame will be launched.   Full Story

  • Peer Learning Network Presents Eric Alexander

    This Thursday, November 3, 2011, The Peer Learning Network at Southern Nazarene University will be hosting climber, speaker and author, Eric Alexander on the campus of Southern Nazarene University. Alexander, a professional mountaineer devotes his spare time directing Adventures Beyond Limits, an organization that utilizes the outdoors to encourage and educate youth with disabilities. Dr.   Full Story

  • Southern Nazarene Professor Invited to Green Scholar's Initiative

    BETHANY, Okla. (October 20, 2011) - Southern Nazarene University professor, Dr. Marty Alan Michelson, has been invited to become a Scholar-Mentor with the Green Scholar’s Initiative.  The Green Scholars Initiative is an international project involving dozens of institutions.   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

  • SNU Receives Two Million Dollar Grant

    BETHANY, Okla. (October 11, 2011) – SNU has been awarded a 5-year Title III Strengthening Institutions Program (SIP) grant through the U.S. Department of Education totaling $2,000,000 for increasing educational access for students through online education.  The Title III project will allow SNU to develop and pilot new online courses in General Education, coursework toward the Associate of Arts degree, and courses in high-demand fields such as business/leadership, healthcare, and social scie...  Full Story

  • SNU Women's Teams Sweep SAC Awards

    SNU Sweeps Volleyball Awards In the first sweep of this season’s weekly volleyball honors, Southern Nazarene’s Kaylee Piatt leads a trio of teammates as Sooner Athletic Conference Volleyball Player of the Week for Oct. 3-9. Piatt has been named both Player and Setter of the Week, while her SNU teammates Taylor Jacobs have been named Hitter of the Week and Katelyn Biddy Libero of the Week.   Full Story

  • SNU Receives Champions of Character Five Star Award

    BETHANY, Okla. (October 6, 2011)– When it comes to advancing character-driven intercollegiate athletics, Southern Nazarene University is making the grade, according to results of the 2010-11 NAIA Champions of Character Scorecard released today by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).  Southern Nazarene, as well as the Sooner Athletic Conference, was one of 220 colleges and universities and 23 conferences to receive the Champions of Character Five ...  Full Story

  • SNU Receives Grant from National Science Foundation

    Southern Nazarene University has received a $159,552 grant from the National Science Foundation. The 3-year grant will fund the project “Emergent Hierarchies of Leaders in Multi-Robot Systems” through the NSF's Cyber-Enabled Discovery and Innovation (CDI) and Research in Undergraduate Institutions (RUI) programs. The research project uses insights from biological systems to investigate how leadership emerges as robots work in teams.   Full Story

  • SNU Students Participate in "Austin Pictures"

    BETHANY, Okla. (September 30, 2011) – On October 1st, Southern Nazarene University instructor Matt Denman will be taking a group of five SNU guitar students to Austin City Limits in Austin, Texas. Students Colin Deibert, Ryan May, Sam Rosco, Tanner Smith and Nicholas McCartney will perform in a large guitar orchestra made up of five college and high school guitar ensembles that will accompany the famous Miro String Quartet.   Full Story

  • SNU Volleyball Climbing the Victory Ladder

    As the volleyball season is well on its way and the players primed for success, the Southern Nazarene University Women’s Volleyball team has already begun to taste the sweetness of victory. Their 16-to-4 win-loss ratio (as of 9/13) is the visible proof of success thus far, but the formation of a genuine team mentality is the true measure of triumph for these athletes. Captains Ellen Martin (junior) and Kat Biddy (senior) have had a tremendous influence on the fusion of the team both on and off t...  Full Story

  • SNU Awards Dan Cathy Leadership Scholarship

    Southern Nazarene University student, Khortnie Neal, is the first recipient of the Dan Cathy Leadership Scholarship. Southern Nazarene University, The Zig Ziglar Center for Ethical Leadership and the Peer Learning Network awarded the Dan Cathy Leadership Scholarship to Khortnie K. Neal, a Junior at Southern Nazarene University, in recognition of Mr.   Full Story

  • SNU Hosts Chick-fil-A President, Dan Cathy

    Southern Nazarene University hosted President and COO, Dan Cathy in chapel Tuesday, September 20. Cathy engaged students with his humor but also allowed them to see his serious side by encouraging them to go the extra mile in life by referencing Matthew 5:41, “If anyone forces you to go one mile, go with them two miles.” He urged students to make the second mile second nature in all aspects of their life. “I really enjoyed chapel.   Full Story

  • PLN Presents Dan Cathy of Chick-fil-A, Inc.

    Dan Cathy, President and Chief Operating Officer of Chick-fil-A, Inc., will speak at Southern Nazarene University’s Peer Learning Network (PLN) on Thursday, September 22, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at The Petroleum Club, 100 North Broadway Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73102.   Full Story

  • SNU Pastor Appreciation Day

    Southern Nazarene University will be honoring Senior and Associate Pastors and spouses of the Churches of the Nazarene on the South Central Region at a special event on Tuesday, October 11, 2011. The event will begin attending chapel and worshipping with students at 10:50 a.m. in Herrick Auditorium.   Full Story

  • SNU To Host Youth Ministry Summit 2011

    Southern Nazarene University will host the 2011 Youth Ministry Summit October 10-12. The purpose of the Summit is to encourage and equip youth workers on the South Central Region, connect them to each other, to Southern Nazarene University, and to continue training resources. This year’s speaker will be Brooklyn Lindsey.   Full Story

  • Hulsey to be Inducted to NAIA Hall of Fame

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced its Hall of Fame Class for 2011-12 and Southern Nazarene University’s Steve Hulsey has been notified that he will join 17 others to inducted into this year’s class. A two-time NAIA Coach of the Year honoree, Hulsey has managed to take both Southern Nazarene University (SNU) men’s and women’s golf programs to elite status among NAIA programs and has solidified himself as one of the top coaches in the country...  Full Story

  • SNU's Acevedo Breaks School Record

    Just one night after Jackie Acevedo tied Southern Nazarene’s school record for most goals in a single game with five, the senior bested her previous performance with a school-record six goals in a 13-0 drubbing of Northwood (Texas). Acevedo not only broke the previous record held by SNU Head Coach Julie Duncan, but also became the second leading goal scorer and points leader in school history. She has scored 11 goals in the first two games of the season, which is half of her 22 goals she scored ...  Full Story

  • SNU Alumnus Plays at Disneyland

    Southern Nazarene University alumnus, Tommy Goddard ('10) has returned from California after playing drums in the 2011 Disneyland All-American College Band. Goddard’s dream to be a part of this band began after first seeing them perform at the age of 4. It’s always been in the back of his mind to reach this ultimate goal.   Full Story

  • New SNU Students Serve the Community

    Over 300 freshmen, new transfers and student leaders at Southern Nazarene University spent Tuesday afternoon of their orientation week serving over 15 non-profits in the Oklahoma City area. Students served invarious capacities including painting, packing food boxes, and various sorting and cleaning. Students were able to experience new and unique opportunities they might not have expected as college students.   Full Story

  • SNU Welcomes Students Back to Campus

    Southern Nazarene University (SNU) faculty and staff welcome the return of the SNU students for the Fall 2011 semester. New Student Institute (NSI) begins today and is a required orientation program to welcome incoming students and their parents. NSI consists of a four-day orientation followed by follow up meetings with family groups.   Full Story

  • SNU Alumnus Becomes Student at New Medical School Campus

    Southern Nazarene University alumnus Daniel Linville (’10) is a part of a new medical school campus in Salina, Kansas that will focus on rural communities. Linville is one of eight in an inaugural class that will receive all of their training in a small community and where officials hope they will remain to practice medicine. The new school is operated by the University of Kansas and is the smallest in the nation to offer a full four-year medical education.   Full Story

  • SNU Alumnus Appointed to West Texas District

    The Church of the Nazarene’s Board of General Superintendents announced this week the appointment of a new district superintendent for West Texas. General Superintendent David W. Graves appointed David E.   Full Story

  • SNU Alumna Becomes Administrator of the Year

    Southern Nazarene University alumna, Meggan (Burns) Wilson (’97) was chosen as Administrator of the Year by Oklahoma Association of Elementary School Principals. Earlier this year she received the OAESP district 11A Administrator of the Year. Since graduating from SNU Wilson has taught first, third and fourth grades in Oklahoma City, Putnam City and Mustang.   Full Story

  • Incentive Grants Prepare Oklahoma Nursing Educators From SNU

    The School of Nursing at Southern Nazarene University (SNU) has received continuing funding for the fourth year of an Oklahoma Incentive Nursing Graduate Scholars Grant. This $2.5 million, 5-year grant is provided by an anonymous donor through the Communities Foundation of Oklahoma. The grant was established to help combat the shortage of nursing instructors at Oklahoma’s colleges and universities.   Full Story

  • SNU Alumnus Named Top 12 Finalist

    Southern Nazarene University alumnus Jody Bowie was named Putnam City Teacher of the Year earlier this spring. He was also named the Oklahoma Technology Association's Teacher of the Year. After receiving the Putnam City Teacher of the Year award, Bowie began the in-depth application process to become the Oklahoma Teacher of the year.   Full Story

  • SNU Accepted into NCAA Division II Membership Process

    Southern Nazarene University announced this afternoon that it has been accepted into the NCAA Division II membership process. “For almost 50 years SNU has been playing intercollegiate athletics, and today represents a new direction in that journey,” said SNU President, Dr. Loren Gresham.   Full Story

  • SNU Receives Grant from Butterfield Memorial Foundation

    Southern Nazarene University received a $25,000 grant from the Butterfield Memorial Foundation. This is the second installment of a two-year $50,000 Butterfield grant. The money will support the Butterfield Scholarship for the Nursing project at SNU.   Full Story

  • SNU Students Take 3,700 Mile Journey

    Southern Nazarene University students, Travis Vernier, Carson Calloway and 2011 graduates, Jared Grosse and Matt Barnes are spending the summer riding bicycles across the United States. Their self-supported adventure began in Times Square at the end of May. The guys travel around 50-80 miles per day and are currently just outside of Minnesota.   Full Story

  • SNU Residence Complex's LEED Certification - First in Oklahoma

    In January 2011 Southern Nazarene University opened the new A.M. Hills Residential Complex, which recently became certified for LEED Silver Certification. LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is an internationally-recognized green building certification system.   Full Story

  • SNU Students Serve at Panama City Beach

    This summer 18 Southern Nazarene University students are serving through a discipleship program called Kaleo in Panama City Beach, Florida. Kaleo is a nine-week experience that provides an exciting opportunity for seeking God. It is a time to learn biblical truths and practical skills to launch a thriving ministry for your school, campus and personal life.   Full Story

  • SNU Students Serve in Swaziland

    When does a journey start? Does it start when you get to your destination? For students at Southern Nazarene University that have traveled domestically and internationally this year the journey begins when they are called to step out in faith.   Full Story

  • SNU Students Serve in Haiti

    BETHANY, Okla. (May 27, 2011) - "Unforgettable" may be the best way to describe the joyous, emotion-filled two-and-a-half hour dedication service for a church building in rural Haiti. The service was a highlight for 26 Southern Nazarene University students, faculty and staff during the May 15-24 trip to the Caribbean island nation still recovering from a devastating earthquake in January 2010.   Full Story

  • SNU Campus Closing Early

    Due to the uncertain weather conditions and the increasingly high risk of tornados in our area, the SNU campus will close at 4:00 pm today.  Please be very careful if you are outside.   Full Story

  • SNU Alumnus Elected Mayor

    Southern Nazarene University alumnus and Real Estate Attorney, Matthew Marchant (’98), was named Mayor of Carrollton, Texas on May 14. Marchant, who served as a city council member for nine years, defeated the incumbent, receiving 65% of the vote. Marchant’s plan for the future of Carrollton includes addressing and preventing recurring crime, boosting retail, commercial, and transit-oriented development, creating operational efficiencies in local government, and introducing opportunities for its...  Full Story

  • SNU Commencement in Review

    Bethany, OKLA. (May 16, 2011) – Southern Nazarene University celebrated its 108th Commencement Saturday, May 14, with approximately 405 graduates. “This past weekend was a time of celebration and decision for the students who departed our campus with their graduation, amidst the ceremonies of Commencement exercises, Ivy Ring, Capping and Pinning, stole presentation and other activities related to the event,”said Loren Gresham, Ph.D., President of Southern Nazarene University.   Full Story

  • SNU Legacy Students Keep Tradition Alive

    Excitement filled the air as graduates walked across the stage and received a diploma at Southern Nazarene University’s 108th Commencement ceremony. Every graduation day is a milestone, a marker by which lives are referenced. SNU is a higher education tradition for many families, and members of the Class of 2011 are no exception.   Full Story

  • SNU Dedicates A.M. Hills Residential Complex

    Southern Nazarene University will dedicate the A.M. Hills Residential Complex on Friday, May 13th at 4:00 p.m. The A.M.   Full Story

  • A New Chapter for SNU Athletics

    Southern Nazarene University has announced that it has accepted an invitation to join the Great American Conference, a newly formed league within NCAA Division II that is comprised of six institutions from Arkansas and three from Oklahoma. Fellow Sooner Athletic Conference member Northwestern Oklahoma State was also extended an invitation and accepted as well. GAC Commissioner Will Prewitt notified both schools saying that he was, “impressed with the commitment that both institutions are making ...  Full Story

  • PLN Presents John S. Pistole of TSA

    BETHANY, Okla. (April 7, 2011) – John Pistole, Administrator for the United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will speak at Southern Nazarene University’s Peer Learning Network (PLN) on Thursday, April 14th, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.   Full Story

  • SNU to Host Hallmark Hall of Fame Movie Premiere

    Southern Nazarene University partners with Hallmark Hall of Fame to present a pre-broadcast premiere for the upcoming movie Beyond The Blackboard. When Stacey Bess gets her first teaching job, it’s not at all what she expected. She’s assigned to the School with No Name in Salt Lake City, a space in a homeless shelter that is supposed to function as a classroom.   Full Story

  • SNU Senior Theology Student Accepted into Duke Divinity School

    BETHANY, Okla. (April 4, 2011) - Southern Nazarene University Senior Theology major Josiah Daniels has been accepted to the Master of Divinity program at Duke Divinity School, Duke University, Durham, NC. After completing the three-year M.Div.   Full Story

  • SNU School of Nursing Exceeds NCLEX National 3-Year Average

    BETHANY, Okla. (March 30, 2011) - Southern Nazarene University School of Nursing exceeds a three year national average for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX). The NCLEX is a required exam to be taken by all senior nursing students in order to become certified as a registered nurse.   Full Story

  • SNU Professor Named Charter Member for NLSC

    BETHANY, Okla. (March 24, 2011) – Southern Nazarene University spanish professor, Frank Johnson, as been chosen as a charter member for the National Language Service Corps (NLSC). The NLSC was established by the Department of Defense as directed by Congress in order to develop a corps of volunteer certified linguists who could respond to national and international crises as well as supplement government resources in times of need.   Full Story

  • Toby Rowland to be play-by-play voice for OU athletics

    Toby Rowland, a KWTV-9 sports reporter and KREF-AM 1400 morning talk show host, will be named the new University of Oklahoma play-by-play voice, The Oklahoman has learned. Rowland, who has been sideline reporter on the OU football broadcasts the past two seasons, will replace longtime announcer Bob Barry Sr., who retired after the basketball season. "I am beyond humbled to be entrusted with a position that has such a rich and storied history at the University of Oklahoma,” Rowland...  Full Story

  • SNU Design Professor Receives ADDY Awards

    BETHANY, Okla. (March 10, 2011) - For the past several years, Whitney Porch has taught in the art and design department at Southern Nazarene University. While she has taught different courses throughout the year, her classes this spring include Graphic Design, 2D Fundamentals, Digital Imaging, Professional Practice, and Serigraphy (silk-screening).   Full Story

  • Hobby Lobby President Visits SNU Campus

    BETHANY, Okla. (March 7, 2011) - Southern Nazarene University Ethics Chapter welcomed Hobby Lobby President, Steve Green, to campus Wednesday, March 2, 2011. Andrew Dawson commented, “I’ve enjoyed my involvement with the Ethics Chapter because of the diversity of influence and experience that has been brought in to share on our campus.   Full Story

  • SNU Stamping the Ticket

    BETHANY, Okla. — Expectations were high for Southern Nazarene when the 2010-11 season started and after seeing the smiles and nets being cut down, one expectation has been met after No. 15 Southern Nazarene claimed the Sooner Athletic Conference Title with a 66-52 win over Northwestern Oklahoma State.  The Crimson Storm (26-7) won the program's third SAC Tournament Crown and won their third straight game in the tournament in convincing fashion.  “It's encouraging that we are playi...  Full Story

  • SNU Back in the Winners Circle

    BETHANY, Okla.  — This exact same time last year, Southern Nazarene watched Oklahoma City University cut down the nets inside the Sawyer Center and as expected a fire was ignited. Almost 365 days to the moment, the fire still burns as SNU brought home the program’s ninth Sooner Athletic Conference Tournament title with a 52-48 win over Rogers State.  “You can’t win games in the postseason if you don’t have your role players step up and everyone we needed to play well did,” said SN...  Full Story

  • SNU-Tulsa Campus Grand Opening

    BETHANY, Okla. (March 2, 2011) - Southern Nazarene University hosts grand opening celebration for the new SNU-Tulsa campus. Please join SNU faculty, staff, and friends on Saturday, March 5 from 11:00am to 3:00pm for food, music, and tours celebrating the opening of the campus.   Full Story

  • SNU Welcomes Dr. James Smith to Campus

    BETHANY, Okla. (February 23, 2011) – Southern Nazarene University welcomes to campus, Dr. James Smith from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan.   Full Story

  • SNU Professor Chosen as Rotary Peace Fellow

    BETHANY, Okla. (February 17, 2011) - Southern Nazarene University professor, Marty Alan Michelson, Ph.D. was chosen to receive a fellowship opportunity from Rotary International.   Full Story

  • SNU Alumnus named OTA Teacher of the Year

    BETHANY, Okla. (February 15, 2011) – Southern Nazarene University alumnus, Jody Bowie (’07), was named “Teacher of the Year” by the Oklahoma Technology Association. Bowie is a physics and earth science teacher at Putnam City High School.   Full Story

  • SNU Alumni Named Teacher Of the Year

    BETHANY, Okla. (February 11, 2011) – Four Southern Nazarene University Alumni have been named Putnam City Schools teachers of the year. Kim (McAlister) Stephens (’96) - Hilldale Elementary Mariah (Winters) Kennemer (’01) - Northridge Elementary Melissa (McMillon) Williams (’05) - Western Oaks Elementary Jody Bowie (’07) - Putnam City High School Tim Taylor, director of teacher education, commented by saying, “We are very excited that of the 27 Putnam City Schools Teachers of the Year for 2010-20...  Full Story

  • SNU Alum Gives Care to Thousands

    BETHANY, Okla. (February 10, 2011) - Southern Nazarene University alumna Tamera Berg was chair of the 2011 Oklahoma Mission of Mercy last weekend. Mission of Mercy is a two-day clinic designed to meet the critical needs of dental patients of all ages by providing free dental care to as many adults and children as time, volunteers and supplies will allow.   Full Story

  • SNU Campuses Open 2/10

    Southern Nazarene University campuses will be open on Thursday, February 10. This includes Peer Learning Network which is hosting Greg Gray on campus, Thursday, February 10, 2011. Gray will be speaking in the Peer Learning Network sessions from 8:00am-11:00am in the Royce Brown Building.   Full Story

  • SNU Campuses Closed 2/9

    Due to weather conditions Southern Nazarene University campuses will be closed on February 9, 2011.   Full Story

  • SNU Ziglar Center Peer Learning Network Welcomes Greg Gray

    BETHANY, Okla. (February 4, 2011) - Southern Nazarene University will be hosting Greg Gray on campus, Thursday, February 10, 2011. Gray will be speaking in the Peer Learning Network sessions from 8:00am-11:00am in the Royce Brown Building.   Full Story

  • SNU Bethany Campus Reopen

    Southern Nazarene University's Bethany campus will reopen Friday February 4 for classes and normal operations. Be sure to use caution in parking lots and sidewalks. SNU-Tulsa will reopen Saturday February 5.   Full Story

  • SNU Campuses Closed Thursday

    Due to road and parking lot conditions along with extreme temperatures, all Southern Nazarene University campuses will remain closed through Thursday, February 3.     Full Story

  • SNU Closes Campus Wednesday

    Due to weather conditions, all Southern Nazarene University campuses will remain closed through Wednesday, February 2.   Full Story

  • SNU Closes Campus

    Due to the weather forecast, Southern Nazarene University will close at 9:00pm tonight.  The campus will remain closed on Tuesday, February 1st.     Full Story

  • Southern Nazarene University Residential Population Increases 13%

    BETHANY, Okla. (January 27, 2011) – Southern Nazarene University president, Dr. Loren Gresham, announces SNU has had a significant increase in residential enrollment this semester above spring of 2010.   Full Story

  • SNU Students Travel to Holy Land

    BETHANY, Okla. (January 18, 2011) - Southern Nazarene University sponsored a Holy Land tour through Israel, Jordan, and Palestine January 3-13, 2011. This 10-day tour led by Dr.  Full Story
  • Commission Unto Mexico Participants Experience "Love in Action"

    BETHANY, Okla. (January 6, 2011) - Southern Nazarene University hosted the 22nd annual Commission Unto Mexico trip December 27-January 3. Commission Unto Mexico began in 1989-90 when 140 SNU students, faculty members and community people made a trip to Mexico City.  Full Story
  • Students Move to A.M. Hills Residential Complex

    BETHANY, Okla. (December 17, 2010) – As final tests come to an end at Southern Nazarene University most students are going home for Christmas break, but there’s a small group of students moving into the new A.M. Hills Residential Complex.  Full Story
  • Southern Nazarene University Opens New Tulsa Campus

    BETHANY, Okla. (December 16, 2010) - Southern Nazarene University’s satellite campus in Tulsa is moving to a new location in the Regal Plaza, 8210 E. Regal Court.  Full Story
  • SNU Students Learn Political Campaigns

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  • Oklahoma clergy group awarded grant from Columbia Theological Seminary

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  • Southern Nazarene University Class of 1980 Undertakes Service Project in Oklahoma City

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  • Lankford Chooses SNU Alumnus as Chief of Staff

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  • SNU Raises over $90,000 for Children’s Camp Scholarships

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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