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. For five years, he was a national correspondent for ABC news in New York and from 1980 - 1984 was Paul Harvey's backup newscaster.

“We are very pleased to have Mort Crim as the keynote presenter for this year's Peer Learning Network luncheon. He will challenge you in this speech, "Pollyanna Was Right". The speech is about positive living in a world of negativism...keeping hope, faith and confidence alive despite all the "evidence" that often makes optimism seem foolish,” said Phil Fair, Interim Director, Zig Ziglar Center for Ethical Leadership.

Crim remains active as a keynote speaker, is the author of seven books and also writes and produces television documentaries.

The Peer Learning Network (PLN), established by Southern Nazarene University is 1995 and facilitated by the Zig Ziglar Center for Ethical Leadership, brings together the CEO and leadership teams of Oklahoma-based companies who have committed to be Major Partners in the Peer Learning Network. Partners utilize PLN for the purpose of professional development--members pool resources and thereby hear world-class presenters, share management, leadership and planning ideas and network with a wide array of successful Oklahoma company representatives.

For more information, please visit or contact the Peer Learning Network Office, Zig Ziglar Center for Ethical Leadership at Southern Nazarene University located at 6729 N.W. 39th Expressway Bethany, OK 73008. Phone: 405.491.6311. E-mail:

Southern Nazarene University's mission is to transform lives through higher education in Christ-centered community. As a Christian community of scholars, we model the hospitality of grace, the pursuit of truth and the practice of discipleship, all within the Wesleyan-holiness tradition, as we prepare graduates who THINK with clarity, ACT with integrity and SERVE with purpose.