SNU RED Parent's Weekend

Parents of Southern Nazarene University students are welcomed back to campus, October 7-8, 2011, to participate in the university’s annual RED Parent Weekend. This event will give parents a chance to see their students within the everyday environment of SNU coupled with a few elements special to this experience.

“RED weekend was created to provide an opportunity for parents to share a bit a everyday campus-life, experience student talent and get a taste of the spirit of SNU,” says Marian Redwine, Director of Community Life. “We are a unique community and RED weekend gives them a chance to see this for themselves.”

The kick-off event for RED starts at 7:30 p.m. in Sawyer with a dessert reception and a special welcome from SNU Student Body President, Carson Calloway. At 9 p.m., following the reception, parents will have the chance to attend the Powder Puff football game, an annual part of RED weekend when female SNU students represent their respective classes in a flag football game. 

Saturday will bring many campus experiences, including a 9 a.m. address from Dr. Loren Gresham, President of the University, a 10 a.m. parent-student workshop and a prayer experience in Herrick Auditorium at 11 a.m. A tailgate lunch will be served to RED participants by the Marchant building before the SNU Women’s Volleyball game in Broadhurst at 1 p.m.

RED weekend will conclude with The Main Event in Sawyer Center at 6:30 p.m. The Main Event will involve music from Remedy, the student-led worship band, followed by a string quartet performance and a testimony from Sam Russell, a sophomore SNU golfer, about his college experience as a international student from England. Parents are encouraged to attend church with their student on the following Sunday morning before heading out.

For more information about Southern Nazarene University’s RED parent/student experience, visit

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