SNU Office of Student Development News

The Office of Student Development at Southern Nazarene University (SNU) has announced several campus changes and upgrades while students have been away on summer break.

In a newsletter released this week, the Office of Student Development announced the arrival of new SNU staff members:

Chris Peterson:  Director of Career Services.  For more information on campus employment or the upcoming job fair, email Chris at

Angela Rhodes:  Housing Coordinator.  For questions about housing assignments at SNU, meals plans or for facility questions, contact Angela at

Joe Shaleen:  Licensed Therapist.  Joe has been a part of our Counseling Center for quite some time and will now be full time.  

SNU’s Student Development Office can now be followed on twitter!  For live news and information about SNU events, campus life, and community announcements, follow the Student Development office

Bracken Hall has been renovated this summer and has been divided into two separate and secure living areas for men and women, North Bracken and South Bracken.  The entire building has been repainted and is getting new doors and new carpet.  The bathrooms in Bracken North have undergone a complete renovation including tile, flooring, paint, counter tops, mirrors and plumbing fixtures. 

Chapman Hall received some minor updates with fresh paint, and new carpet in the areas most needed.  New beds and dressers have been purchased for each unit.  Additional improvements to Chapman Hall are planned for summer, 2010. 

The Commons Storm Cellar café has taken on a new look.  A new space for students to hang out inside of Pop’s Lounge has been updated.  Upstairs, there will be 2 - 50” and 2 – 42” TV’s where students can catch up on headline news while having a meal.   The university staff has been working to reconfigure the layout of the various stations in the main dining hall as well as introducing a new hydration station. 

The above is just a few of the items of what’s new at SNU.  For more information or questions about what is listed in this news, email  

Go to to download the STORM What’s New at SNU news from the SNU Student Development website or click on the following link What's New @ SNU Newsletter, July 2009.   

In keeping with the mission of SNU, the purpose of student development is to transform lives so that students can think with clarity, act with integrity, and serve with purpose. We provide many opportunities for students to become engaged in the community. As well, we provide numerous services that are focused on helping each student reach their full potential. This is achieved within the broader context of whole person education and takes place through structured developmental programs, formal counseling, informal student contact, and support of and participation in the university's academic program, all within the framework of a Christ-like community. 

For more information on the Department of Student Development at Southern Nazarene University, visit or call 405-491-6336.