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Meet the new SGA President You casted your vote, and the results are in. Just who is Carson Calloway? Read more on page 4

March 4, 2011 Volume 82 Issue 18

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Students and benefactors celebrate Tuition Freedom Day Kira Roberts, Staff Reporter With all the financial struggles college students and their parents endure to get through school, the blessing of scholarships are easily forgotten. Here at SNU, 91 percent of students have received some kind of scholarship in order to attend school here this year. Whether the scholarships are awarded for athletics, academics, or miscellaneous programs, the student scholarship program has given a vast majority of students the opportunity to achieve an education that would not have been possible otherwise. According to Brent Lavigne, SNU alumni and staff member, only 61 percent of the cost it takes to run Southern Nazarene University is covered by the money students pay for tuition and fees, the other 39 percent comes from donations. This means that, if it weren’t for the generous donors, the cost of schooling would be

increased by that same 39 percent, making it virtually impossible for many students to attend SNU. Each year, on the day the school year is officially 61 percent complete, the selflessness of these charitable donors is commemorated and that day is considered to be the day students begin their free education for the rest of the year. Known as “Tuition Free Day,” it is celebrated in honor of the generosity of numerous donors and the gratitude of the SNU student body. This year, it fell on Thursday, February 17, and prompted a school wide celebration after chapel, involving donut holes and orange juice. The SNU Fund is the main source of student scholarships. At the heart of this fund is the student call center. Several students who make thousands of phone calls to past donors, staff the call center.

Each semester a “Phone-a-thon” is held to raise money for this fund but recently a “Thank-a-thon” was put on where the callers got the chance to call last semester’s donors simply to thank them, ask for prayer requests, and make sure they understand how much they are appreciated. This semester SNU is participating in the President’s Circle Matching Challenge, which matches every gift given this spring dollar for dollar, doubling it. This incredible opportunity might make all the difference for some students, giving them the option to chase their dreams and reach their goals. Stephen Brand, student caller and a freshman from Honduras, has been profoundly affected by the scholarship fund. It has assisted in his ability to attend SNU as well as his overall experience here so far. “I’m grateful beyond words for the way SNU helps and offers me opportunities, not only financially, but also as a person,” Brand said. “It blows my mind to know that there are people who believe so much in what SNU is doing that they are willing to give to allow other students to experience it. It makes me happy to know that I’m actually making a difference in people’s lives and I love being able to thank people who are investing in my life directly,” Brand said. The SNU fund is just one of the many collections of donations that bring students like Brand to campus, and make events like the SNU Tuition-Free day possible.






Two people were shot and killed Wednesday in an incident involving a U.S. military bus at Frankfurt Airport in Germany, a police spokesman said. Another person is severely wounded, Juergen Linker told CNN, and one person is in custody. A U.S. military official said initial reports were that two people had been killed, including the driver of the bus. It is not clear if the driver was German or American, or military or civilian. Two others are wounded, said the source, who is not authorized to speak publicly about the incident.


The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the First Amendment protects fundamentalist church members who mount attention-getting, anti-gay protests outside military funerals. The court voted 8-1 in favor of the Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kan. The decision upheld an appeals court ruling that threw out a $5 million judgment to the father of a dead Marine who sued church members after they picketed his son’s funeral.

Online classes provide additional options to students Jaclynn Gray, Staff Reporter According to USA Today, currently 3.2 million people take at least one online course during their educational journey. SNU offers the same opportunity and a plan to provide courses online to benefit the students in the best way possible. By contacting your advisor and completing the admissions application your journey online can begin. Students may take up to two online courses at a time. A diversity of classes are availiable, from religion requirements to sociology classes. It takes a little more dedication than the traditional classroom structure. The classes move through the material in 6 weeks, verses the normal setting of 15 weeks. Students can expect to spend at least 15 hours a week devoted to their online course(s). “I have taken many online courses and really enjoy them,” Katie Greenback, senior, said. Gwen Rodgers, SNU Director of Online Learning, and Professor Michelle Bowie have one goal: to make sure students learn as much

as they can and actually gain something they can later apply to their everyday life. When taking an online course at SNU, you receive course credit, but courses are also designed to provide students with the best quality of learning possible. Quality is not the only benefit; Professors that teach at SNU instruct 99% of the classes offered, so students have the advantage that comes from knowing what these instructors expect. “Online classes allow me to do my class work when it is convenient for me,” Greenback said. “I can work on my homework when I’m not busy and still have time to enjoy my summer vacation.” The class sizes exceed no more than 20 students; which ensures students have access to one-on-one help. No special skills are required, however students should know how to comfortably navigate the Internet and use common Software Applications. “Online courses also take dedi-

cation. There is no one there reminding you and encouraging you to finish your work, but it definitely is worth it, especially if you want to get ahead,” Greenback said. For more information, contact your advisor or Gwen Rodgers, or visit for cost and fees.

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Michelson plans trip through global organization Abby Johnson, Staff Reporter When it comes to serving others, many of us can relate to the overwhelming sense of joy and accomplishment that comes with doing something good for someone other than ourselves. For most it’s the excitement that comes when we see the lives we impact or just the simple art of doing good that makes serving others one of the most amazing experiences one can have. For SNU professor, Dr. Marty Michelson, his dream of serving others in Bangkok, Thailand, will be coming true in just a matter of months. Michelson has been given the opportunity to spend a semester overseas serving others in hopes of making a lasting impact on the world. “I’ve received a fellowship opportunity from Rotary International for this summer and I am absolutely thrilled with this opportunity,” Michelson said. Michelson will be serving as a representative for SNU through the The Rotary World Peace Fellowship’s 12-week study in Chulalongkorn University, in Bangkok, Thailand, this summer. Michelson was chosen out of nearly 400 applicants. “I have received a full-ride scholarship and stipend for all expenses,” Michelson said. Michelson will work to carry out the programs main purposes of supporting issues of peace and goodwill, while working to understand some of the causes of conflict.

“I hope to graduate students who think with clarity, act with integrity and serve with purpose,” Michelson said. Throughout the 12-week experience, he will not only expand his knowledge of international relations and conflict resolutions, but he will also bring that knowledge back to the Unites States. The trip will also allow Michelson to further his own education. “I will be earning a Professional Development Certificate in Peace and Conflict Resolution from the University,” Michelson said. It should be noted that the purpose of the Rotary program supports the Mission Statement of SNU. “[We graduate students] who think with clarity, act with integrity and serve with purpose, Dr. Marty Michelson will travel to Thailand this summer. Photo courtsey so the program combines the of Dr. Michelson best of Rotary’s mission with areas of peace and conflict resolution. SNU’s,” Michelson said. This summer will undoubtedly help MichelThroughout the course, Michelson will not son become an even greater force for peace, only learn a greater tolerance for other cultures, allowing him to impact the world around him but he will also gain knowledge and skill in the in a positive way.

Academic Council helps set SNU’s academic policies Brad Crofford, Staff Reporter The Academic Council is a group of administrators, professors, and students who meet several times throughout the year to help set SNU’s academic policy. Dr. Mary Jones, Provost and Chief Academic Officer, explains that it is one of four main policymaking bodies at SNU; the others include the Faculty and Professional Development Council, the Graduate Council, and the General Education council. “We’re responsible for the academic integrity and quality of the institution,” Jones said. The consideration of academic policies includes discussing and voting on major course changes, the creation of new courses, at-

tendance policies, course load policies, and many other areas that affect students and the rest of the SNU community. When asked about an example of a major policy that came through the Council that would be widely visible to students, Jones noted that the new general education program that will take effect starting in Fall 2011 passed through the Academic Council. Unfortunately, there does not seem to be much awareness of the council or what it does among the student body. “I don’t think students are aware of the council at all - unless they are on SGA…it is never talked about or publicized in any way,” Erin Fitzgerald, senior, said.

While the general student population cannot attend these meetings due to their closed nature, they can have their opinions voiced at the meetings by talking to the two student representatives, Fitzgerald and Brad Crofford, sophomore. These representatives are chosen to serve a year-long term by SGA, whose members are in turn elected by the student body. Fitzgerald sees the diversity of the council’s composition as an important benefit. “In my experience, the council seems to be very beneficial, because it brings together different perspectives and voices from all over campus, at all levels within the university body - from student up through administration,”

Fitzgerald said. Fitzgerald encourages students to come speak to their student representatives, even if they are not sure the matter is something that would apply to the Academic Council. “It would be a great idea for them to come to us with concerns or questions, because even if their concern is not something formal that can be voted on or decided in our meetings, the members of the council could definitely tell us what would need to be done to go about seeking the desired change,” Fitzgerald said. Students can contact Fitzgerald or Crofford by e-mail, at erfitzge@ or bcroffor@mail.


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Meet the new SGA president Morgan Koehn, Opinions Editor We have recently elected our new SGA student body president, and I think the student body is curious about this Carson Calloway now in charge of all things SGA. He is our representative, our voice, and the “face of change” at SNU. So, I went straight to source and interviewed Mr. Calloway. I quickly found that he’s not just a man behind a desk, closed-off and nonresponsive to the little people. He is a man of great integrity and intelligence who wants to serve the students at SNU in a very difficult position.He’s walking barefooted into a job that has some big shoes to fill, but he is excited, ready, and willing to make a difference. I think it’s time we ask some questions to get to know the man who gives us our weekly chapel announcements, even asking him the tough questions we are all dying to know the answers to. MK: Where were you and what were you doing when you found out you were elected as SGA Student Body President? CC: I was in Dr. Neuenschwander’s STS class, and we were giving presentations. MK: How did you feel at that time? CC: I was relieved, excited, but then also there’s the twang of anxiety and nervousness of the coming responsibilities. MK: What are you looking

forward to fulfilling in your position next year? CC: I would like to make the position really open to students’ opinions in terms of kind of pushing along their ideas and seeing those come into fruition. MK: How do you think you could make that happen?

available and provide resources, but if I don’t have any ideas to operate with, there’s not much I can do, which isn’t what I’d like to see happen. MK: What piece of information do you feel the student body should know? CC: SNU has a budget for

except it is broader. I like that it’s open to new ideas. Student body president is in charge of taking students’ ideas and implementing them. MK: I think everyone is curious. Will you continue doing announcements in chapel next year? CC: Well, that is up to Bekah Barkocy, the new executive of campus communications. Ashley asked me to do them this year, but it’s Bekah’s show next year. So if she’d like me to, I’d love to do them again. MK: What is your biggest concern for SGA next year? CC: I guess (and it’s probably the same concern every president before me has had) it’s the concern of making SGA open to everyone. All students pay the fees, and I want to make events available to a number of students. One thing we are working on now is appealing to commuters. Since they are off-campus, they miss several oncampus events, but we want Photo by Lauren Glidden to make a space for them in CC: I think there are two clubs that it never actually uses, SGA. sorts of things that need to hap- but if students wanted to start a MK: Well, Carson, for pen. There’s one part that I can do, film, Spanish, or book club, there the final question, I would like to and there’s another part that falls are resources available for that. We know ... if you could create a tag on the student body. I need to be just need someone to take initia- line for your reign in office, what available to students and provide a tive. would it be? medium for action. I want to pro- MK: What made you want CC: Behold, the philosovide resources to see those ideas to initially apply for the position? pher king! through. CC: For one, I think the MK: Thank you for your The other side of it is on student body president is a lot like time. We look forward to next year the students. I can make myself the campus ministries position, and your role in SGA.




One guy’s opinion “It’s ‘cause they’re athletes or something maybe, but mostly they just don’t get along,” answered one student at SNU about why there seems to be a tendency towards racial segregation amongst the students. This bent is obviously, and wonderfully, not all-inclusive, yet the seeming propensity for students to attune to the stereotype is distressing. I understand athletic people and non-athletic people naturally don’t get along. The minds of both work differently, and both have various interests. I don’t get along with most athletes. They generally think I am boring. I generally think they are lacking in intelligence, and so it goes. But even amongst the athletes, there seems separation, and I’ve read enough disgusting graffiti in Snowbarger bathroom stalls to know there are

other elements at work. To look past the obvious subtleties of racism is either naivety or wisdom, but since it confuses me, I’m going to go ahead and look like an idiot by discussing it. I’ve heard some people saying some pretty terrible things without batting an eye or a hint of sarcasm, even if it’s below the surface. Because I may be exaggerating in my ignorance or pathetic self-righteousness, the reality that these types of thinking still occur makes me nervous. I hope it’s just me being needlessly idealistic, and I hope it’s not as big a deal. I’ve been pretty oblivious to this stuff most of my life. Where I was raised in Michigan was purdy white, and everyone in Colorado Springs hung out with everyone like they were

“ ... athletic people and non-athletic people naturally don’t get along.”

Sam Duce, Staff Reporter colorblind. One student here pointed to the alliance to “stereotypes” as his reason for the setting apart. He basically said such behavior is unnecessary and irritating. I have heard this before as justification for slander, such as, “I’m not racist, but I don’t like people that conform to stereotypes.” Everything is a stereotype. For one to be selective in his or her disapproval of specific behaviors must originate from a different source. It’s an excuse. I can’t really reach any conclusions. I don’t usually go out of my way to meet new people, so it’s difficult for me to urge others to do so. What I really hope is that people think I am naive for writing this article and that I’m making a bigger deal out of the issue than it is, but if this is not so, people need to be upfront about the issue in order for anything to get done. I think that’s about it at this point.

A ‘date’ versus a ‘hang out’ Ashley Lugrand, ECHO Columnist Well, this week I had to chance to have a conversation with a couple people about first dates. Seeing as I have been on two of them (sort of), I fear I am not nearly qualified enough to comment on this topic, but I’ll give it my best. The first thing I have to consider is why I feel the need to add the phrase ‘sort of ’ to my last sentence. The problem lies in the tiny fact that each person has a different idea of what conditions have to be present for an ‘outing’ to count as a ‘date’. I have spoken to people who feel that as long as the guy pays, it’s a date. This confuses me a little because my best friend from high school always paid for me when we went to lunch. Were we dating? Absolutely not. That was just the way he was raised. In his mind, that action was as innocent as a guy holding the door open for me; it was just something that nice guys did.

When this conversation comes up, there is always someone who feels like time plays a factor in the ‘date-or-outing’ dilemma. When I say ‘time’ I mean this: did he ask you for a same day trip? Did he ask you Friday afternoon about Friday night? If so, my friend says, it doesn’t count. Her argument actually has some twisted logical basis. She thinks if he doesn’t give you time to obsess about your hair, make-up, and clothes, you don’t have to consider it a date. I happen to be the type of person who needs the word to be spoken aloud. I don’t understand

what is so intimidating about the word ‘date’. If a guy asks me if I want to ‘hang out’ Friday night, I don’t consider that to be a date.

“Wanna hang out?” and she looks at him like he has suddenly sprouted a second head and says, “Are you asking me out?” it is really easy to beat a hasty retreat back to the safety of the friend-zone. The problem comes in later when he realizes that her watching him turn tail and run kind of ruined any deeper feelings she might have been developing for him. I love words, and I especially love definitions. I need the clarity that comes from a guy asking, “Will you go out with me?” I find even that statement is better than, “Wanna hang out?” There is just something about a guy that approaches with confidence and actually says the right words. In those moments, he seems taller, boldPhoto courtesy of Google images er, and more handsome. He Now, I don’t want to be seems like the kind of guy who completely one-sided because I knows what he wants and goes afcan understand the appeal of the ter it, and that is a very, very good other method. If a guy asks a girl, thing.



Right Left VS

In the past weeks, protests have rocked numerous places throughout the world—Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Bahrain and … Wisconsin. Protesters have been demonstrating at the state capitol building and the surrounding areas due to legislation that Wisconsin’s new Republican (with what seems to be a Tea-Party mentality) governor, Scott Walker, is attempting to pass. This bill will significantly reduce the collective bargaining rights of public unions, limiting its use to a few specific instances, and it will do a few other unsavory things as well. Indeed, the measure is so controversial that groups that are not even affected by the bill (such as firefighters) are protesting at the state capitol. I believe this major protest in Wisconsin demonstrates a fundamental flaw with major cost-cutting when actually practiced. Everyone likes the idea of not having the government (be it local, state, or federal) deficit spend, but no one actually likes being the ones hurt by cost-saving measures, basically saying, “Cut the budget some place, but not MY place.” While Gov. Walker has worked to basically unionbust to save the state money, he has also passed about $200 million of tax breaks for the rich.

Tim Rice, Echo Columnist The Tea Party has proven itself a hard-to-classify beast. During the recent protests in Wisconsin and surrounding states, it has mainly sided with governor Walker in his efforts to curtail public unions in his state. What they do in the next few days will decide what impact they will have in 2012. There are two paths before the Tea Party. The first is continuing as it is now. The second is reevaluating its position and acting accordingly. If the Tea Party continues as is, it will have several obstacles to overcome if it wants to have any influence in 2012. From a Tea


The Wisconsin Protest

Brad Crofford, Echo Columnist would still be in effect. (I am not a business major, so you’ll just have to bear with my basic explanation). Essentially, the Keynesian paradox of thrift suggests that during an economic downturn, people will save more money. However, all this money being saved rather than spent actually worsens the economy, essentially aggravating the already feared economic downturn. So, just giving tax breaks to rich people will not fix the economy. The Tea Party movement is based on the government becoming more fiscally responsible, but the drastic union-busting measures being pursued by Gov. Walker are misguided, damaging to the state, and detrimental in the formation of any potential political bipartisanship in Wisconsin. Also, a recent prank phone call revealed the extent to which Gov. Walker is willing to go to break up these protests and also suggested an uncomfortable familiarity between the governor and imporPhoto courtesy of Google images tant businesspeople. It is important for gov Trickle-down economics could possi- ernments to deal with deficit spending, but it bly work in a normal economic environment, should be approached in a bipartisan way, and but while still recovering from an economic re- not at the expense of our chronically undercession, it is misguided, as the paradox of thrift appreciated teachers and others. This is likely based on the idea of trickle-down economics.

Partier’s perspective, the bill currently causing so much controversy around the nation is a bad deal. Along with its union provisions, it also offers Wisconsin energy infrastructure in no-bid contracts. Free enterprise? Not at all. One of the original goals of the Tea Party was the elimination of favoritism in the government, but after the recent prank call to Walker’s office and his response to it, it seems that favoritism lives on with the blessing of Tea Party counter-protesters. Wisconsin is a major gamble for the Tea Party. If the bill fails, the Tea Party may be seen as weak and lacking influence. If the

bill passes, it will lose the support of public servants who make up a sizable part of the voting population.There is another course of action that the Tea Party can take. Much of the ire that is directed at public servants stems from the fact that their wages have kept up with inflation while the rest of the general population’s have not. If the Tea Party re-portrays itself as a populist movement, it can safeguard its public image regardless of whether the bill passes or not. Should the bill pass, it could be said that the bloated government is turning on its own. Should the bill fail, it could be said that private industry unions have

been strengthened. While less than 10% of the workforce has union membership, it still accounts for a considerable section of the voting population, especially in swing states. The Tea Party stands at a crossroads. Down one path is an uncertain future that could take the movement out at the knees in the near future. Down the other is a future much more in tune with the original pillars of the Tea Party movement where state employees are accepted into the ranks and the efforts are focused on the better goal, which is tackling the causes of what got us here in the first place.


SCORE BOARD Men’s Basketball @ Mid-America Christian W 75-74 vs. Oklahoma City W 71-69 Women’s Basketball @ Mid-America Christian W 48-28 vs. Oklahoma City L 60-66 Baseball @ Lubbock Christian (DH) L 6-11, L 2-12 @ Lubbock Christian L 0-11 Softball @ Northwood (Texas) (DH) W 5-2, L 0-1 @ Briar Cliff (Iowa) (DH) W 9-0, W 12-0 @ Oklahoma Baptist (DH) W 5-0, W 7-3

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Senior night Foster Biggers, staff reporter This past weekend was senior night here at SNU for both the men and women basketball teams. The men’s basketball team lost five players, the cheerleaders lost two members of the squad, all while the women’s basketball team sat and watched. The Sothern Nazarene University women’s basketball has won 24 times this season with only six loses. They are one of the top teams in the Sooner Athletics Conference and are ranked 18th overall in the nation, and they are doing all of this without losing any senior players. The only senior the women’s team loses after this season is senior trainer Ashley Stewart. The SNU women’s basketball team is the only team in the SAC to not lose a single player at the end of the season, and that is saying a lot for a team who ranks in as one of the top teams in the nation. SNU ranks in the top five in the nation for three-point percentage and defense, and they only get to build on these stats heading into next year. “The group that we have is one of a kind! So to know that we have another year together is great!”

MEN’S BASKETBALL vs. Oklahoma Christian @ Oklahoma City Thursday, March 3 6:15 p.m.

Bottger said. Many people think that with such a young team these girls don’t know how to make it work down the stretch because they don’t have any senior leadership, or they don’t have the experi-

for the women’s basketball team after not even making the SAC tournament last year and finishing at the bottom of the rankings in every category. SNU had to work hard to turn around their season this year without the leadership of a senior. “Last years adversity grew on us a ton. When we did not have the success like we were used to, it really made us want to prove something. Every year is different and I feel like we approached this year as a second life,” Bottger said. The girls did just that; they have turned their disPhoto by Sara Eguren appointing end of last seaence in the big games. Whatever son completely around into what the excuse or thought might have we see before us today. A young been for the girls this season, this team who, with nothing to lose young team has proven to the rest yet still so-much-to-prove attitude, of the nation that they don’t need has shown the NAIA that you the senior leadership to know don’t need seniors to win. their roles. “Next year when most of us are “We all know our role. The seniors, we will know exactly what offseason gives us very specific it takes to win,” Bottger said. things to work on for next year. But the SNU women’s basketball When it comes to leadership, we season isn’t over just yet. They still all kind of take on the job. There have the Sooner Athletic Conferare girls that are leading with their ence Tournament March 3rd- 5th, voices, then there are girls who then moving on to Nationals durlead with their actions, so it’s a ing spring break. This young team great combination,” Bottger said. still has room to grow with these But it hasn’t always been pretty final games of the season.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL vs. Oklahoma Christian @ Oklahoma City Thursday, March 3 12:30 p.m.

BASEBALL vs. Wayland Baptist (DH) Friday, March 4 1 p.m. vs. Wayland Baptist Saturday, March 5 1 p.m. vs. Iowa Wesleyan Wednesday, March 9 3 p.m.

SOFTBALL @ Northwood (Texas) Friday, February 25 1 p.m. @ Briar Cliff (Iowa) Saturday, February 26 1 p.m.




Circling the Bison

GOLF Sam Russell Eastbourne, England Freshman

Nickname Sammy Russell Interests & Hobbies Golf, football (English), fitness, ping pong Most Prized Possession My two cats Minty and Calvin Three Words that Best Describe Me Tall, goof-troop, English One Word That Describes My Coach Stud If I Could Have Any Superpower It’d Be Reading people’s minds A Non-Athletic Talent I Possess Making Ramen Noodles Biggest Fear Waking up with Godzilla looking at me As A Child, I Dreamed to Be Airplane pilot in the English Navy or Professional English Football player What Motivates Me Being in a different country playing the sport I love If I Could Be A Type of Food, I’d Be A Cheez-It Best Memory The day I was accepted into the Sussex College of Golf Pet Peeve The tornado siren on Saturday’s at noon Favorite Quote/Verse “I used to dream about the life I’m living now.”

Sports Information SHAWNEE, Okla. — The 1-2 punch of Jordan Simmons and Kaci Crawford was exactly was Southern Nazarene needed in a 5-0, 7-3 doubleheader sweep over Oklahoma Baptist. The Crimson Storm (11-5, 2-2 SAC) allowed just nine hits and three runs over two games in their first two conference wins of the year. All 12 runs for SNU came over three innings as the Storm scored all five runs in the first game in the fourth and then had three in the first and four in the seventh in the nightcap. Simmons (5-1) tossed a threehit shutout in the opener while SNU scored all five of its runs in the fourth inning. Simmons struck out two and did walk a single batter as she won her fourth straight game after throwing the complete seven-inning game. Daphne Stewart led off the fourth with a single to left before a walks to Kate Hale and Aubrey Jones loaded the bases. Stewart and Hale made it 1-0 on an OBU error before Kacey Acker loaded the bases again with a single to left. Keli Billups pushed two more runs across the plate with a double to left center before Allison Fields drove home the final run with a single to left. All five of SNU’s hits were from different players as the 5-8 spots all recorded a hit. Crawford (5-3) had a one-hitter

going into the sixth and had not given up an earned run and OBU had just there hits through six innings before the Lady Bison added a run on three hits in the seventh. The junior picked up right where she left off in strikeouts with eight more and didn’t walk a single batter. Billups went 2-for-4 in the second game with a trio of RBIs while Jones went 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored. SNU scored three runs in the top of the first with all being unearned. Stewart scored the first on an OBU error before Jones and Billups both singled to give the Storm a 3-0 lead. The Lady Bison made it a 3-1 game in the bottom of the first and cut it to 3-2 in the bottom of the sixth. Southern Nazarene though broke the game open in the top of the seventh. Hale led off the inning with a double before a Jones single and a Madden walk loaded

the bases. Acker singled to right field before Billups doubled to left center as the Storm jumped out to a 7-2 advantage. OBU threatened in the bottom half with back-to-back hits to put runners at first and third, but SNU got two straight pop ups to get two outs on the board. SNU

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scored one on a single, but Crawford induced a ground out for the final out. The Crimson Storm now get set to travel Conway, Ark., for the Central Baptist College Invitational, Friday and Saturday.

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SAC Tournament pairings released Sports Information BETHANY, Okla. — The 2011 Sooner Athletic Conference Tournament pairings and times have been announced and Southern Nazarene gets Oklahoma Christian on both the women’s and men’s side. Both teams are the second seed in their respective tournaments as the women will play first at 12:30 p.m. against the seventh-seeded Lady Eagles. The men will then play at 6:15 p.m. against OC as Oklahoma City

University plays host this year’s conference tournament. Both SNU teams swept OC in both doubleheaders this year. The Storm women outlasted the Lady Eagles 86-83 in overtime Jan. 1 before running away with a 70-46 win inside the Eagles’ Nest just two weeks ago. The SNU men held on for a 7673 win inside the Sawyer Center on New Year’s day before a comefrom-behind win in overtime at OC. If the women win, they would

play the winner of No. 3-seed Lubbock Christian and No. 6-seed Wayland Baptist, Friday, at 1 p.m. If the men win they will play the winner of third-seeded Rogers State and sixth-seeded Lubbock Christian. Ticket prices are $10 for adults and $5 for students for each session. There will be one session Thursday and two sessions Friday and Saturday. All games can be seen live on for $9.99 per day.

2011 Sooner Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament March 3-5, Oklahoma City University

2011 Sooner Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament March 3-5, Oklahoma City University

Thursday, March 3 9 a.m. - #3 Lubbock Christian (20-8) vs. #6 Wayland Baptist (16-13) 10:45 a.m. - #4 Rogers State (21-8) vs. #5 John Brown (20-10) 12:30 p.m. - #2 Southern Nazarene (246) vs. #7 Oklahoma Christian (15-15) 2:15 p.m. - #1 Oklahoma City (25-2) vs. #8 Oklahoma Baptist (11-19)

Thursday, March 3 4:30 p.m. - #3 Rogers State (19-10) vs. #6 Lubbock Christian (18-10) 6:15 p.m. - #2 Southern Nazarene (23-7) vs. #7 Oklahoma Christian (17-12) 8 p.m. - #1 Oklahoma Baptist (23-7) vs. #8 Oklahoma City (17-13) 9:45 p.m.- #4 John Brown (22-8) vs. #5 Northwestern Oklahoma State (20-10)

Friday, March 4 (Semifinals) 1 p.m. – SNU/OC winner vs. LCU/WBU winner 3 p.m. – OCU/OBU winner vs. RSU/JBU winner

Friday, March 4 (Semifinals) 6 p.m. – SNU/OC winner vs. RSU/LCU winner 8 p.m. – OBU/OCU winner vs. JBU/NW winner

Saturday, March 5 Championship: 4 p.m.

Basketball honors

Sports Information On the women’s side, the Sooner Athletic Conference announced its 2010-11 All-Conference team and Southern Nazarene’s Logan Martin was not only named All-SAC first team, but was selected the Sooner Athletic Conference Player of the Year. The three-time Sooner Athletic Conference Player of the Week was also joined by teammate and two-time SAC Player of Week Abbey Marra who was named the Co-

Saturday, March 5 Championship: 8 p.m.

Defensive Player of the Year. Marra was also named All-SAC second team while Oumoul Thiam was named to the third team. Sharmeda Johnson also received an honorable mention. Jamie Bottger also received the Sportsmanship Award. Marra and Jamie Bottger also received SAC Academic All-Conference honors. On the men’s side, the Sooner Athletic Conference announced its 2010-11 All-Conference team and

Southern Nazarene’s Xavier Alexander was named All-SAC first team for the second straight year. The reigning SAC Player of the Week, A.J. Thomas, was named to the third team while junior Jon West and sophomore C.J. Henry each received an honorable mention. West along with Kyle Boen, Adrian Hunter, Milos Milosevic and Clement N’Gom were all named to the SAC Academic AllConference team as well.

TRACK AND FIELD Chris McGrady Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Junior

Nickname Christopher Robin Interests & Hobbies Music, photography, camping, creativity. biking, adventure, procrastination Most Prized Possession My Smena 8m film camera Three Words that Best Describe Me Ridiculous, adventurous, idealist One Word That Describes My Coach Gnarly If I Could Have Any Superpower, It’d Be The power to obtain knowledge like a sponge A Non-Athletic Talent I Possess Staring What Motivates Me The thought of going to Bonnaroo this summer will surely get me through the semester If I Could Be A Type of Food, I’d Be A cracker Best Memory Any time I’ve spent in Colorado Pet Peeve When the microwave flashes END because someone forgot to press cancel Favorite Quote/Verse “Little by little, one travels far.” -J.R.R. Tolkien




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photo by Allison Wellman

Host Family Stay

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Following the adventures of an SNU student studying abroad in Quito, Ecuador, South for the Spring features selections from the blog with the same name., written by and reprinted here with permission from Marlene Smith, a sophomore Spanish-English translation major currently enrolled in the NILI program. Read more about Marlene’s experiences at

posted: March 1, 2011 at 7:05 pm This past weekend, we each stayed with a host family for a few days. My host mom’s name was Jenny. Her

the seminary.

husband is the pastor of a church in one of the neigh-

After breakfast, we did several normal, household

borhoods in Quito (I can’t remember the church’s name

things. I played with the kids, and swept the room I was

or the name of the neighborhood). I also had two “sib-

staying in. I helped Jenny hang went laundry on the line.

lings” – a 5-year-old boy, Jeremy, and a 2-year-old girl,

We made lunch (soup, meat, rice, and a broccoli/carrot/

Jahdy. The next morning, we took the bus 20 minutes or

bell pepper salad). With that we had pineapple juice that

so to an open-air market. I followed Jenny around, help-

had literally started out as a pineapple fresh from the

ing her carry things and seeing the sights. This was the


second food market I’d been to here, but the first one

The next morning, we had huevos revueltos (¡RICO!),

wasn’t open-air, either. They have vegetable booths in

pan, queso and coffee . I went to church early with Jenny

one part, fruit in another, meat in another (piles of fish

and the kids. I helped with children’s church, and then

stacked up on each other, big carcasses hanging up

we had the actual service. Afterwards, they had birthday

until they cut them right there in the meat booths, and

cake for some people’s birthdays, and then served arroz

cuts of meat piled up on the counters right there in the

con pollo! When we got back to the house, we didn’t have

open.) I have to say that it gives a different quality to

a formal lunch because we’d eaten at the church, but had

the food you eat for lunch when you know that just that

a bit more arroz con pollo, some avocado, and a colada

morning it was bought fresh from the market.

that Jenny made out of the rest of the pineapple.

Breakfast was an egg, bread with cheese, and coffee.

Later, Jenny taught me how to make Queso de Leche –

OK, I usually don’t drink coffee, and I didn’t think I liked

the dish that I was going to present in class the next day.

it. But when I had that instant coffee in warm, creamy

It’s basically like flan. It’s not terribly hard to make… prob-

milk (not in water) and sugar… I think maybe I’ll start

ably the hardest part was caramelizing the sugar. And it

having that whenever we have hot milk for breakfast in

does take a while to cook in the steam-cooker.

SNU Events 4 5 6


PK Retreat

Board of Trustees

Proposals due Research Symposium

Class Council Apps. Available

8 Christ Lecture Series [Herrick] 5:30 p.m.

Local Events 03/04: First Friday Gallery Walk (Paseo Art district) 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. 03/05: Marked OKC (Bridgeway Church) 3:00 - 9:00 p.m. 03/06: The Sing OKC with Charlie Hall (First Church) 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. 03/06: Sunday Nature Hikes (Martin Park Nature Center) 2:30 p.m. 03/07: UCO Student Jazz Ensemble Concert (UCO Jazz Lab) 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.


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Will’s Coffee and Espresso Bar: the answer to your coffee house quandary? Stephen Shenold, staff writer Getting tired of the overly massproduced Starbucks? Looking for something different than Cuppies and Joe? Looking for a quality cup of coffee with a unique and ambient atmosphere? Will’s Coffee and Espresso Bar might be the answer to your coffee house quandary. Will’s Coffee and Espresso Bar is located on Western Avenue and a part of the illustrious Western Concepts Restaurant Group which is dedicated to “provid[ing] the best quality, value, and unique dining experience in Oklahoma City.” It was originally Will Rogers Theater and provided a cinematic experience to the surrounding area. However as the area developed the theater was changed to a ballroom and restaurant for special events (while still preserving the original art deco design and feel of the theater). In addition to their ballroom and lobby they also have tables located outside on their patio. While the restaurant is a little out of the price range of a typical college student, the coffee and espresso bar is right up our alley. It features the favorites and staples of a typical coffee house such as lattes, cappuccinos, and mochas, while also featuring less common items such as an Italian cream soda or a café au lait. To compliment their custom-

made espresso drinks Will’s offers a variety of pastries such as croissants (filled or original), muffins, and biscotti (crusty cookies of Italian origin). If you are looking for something to eat that is a little more substantial, they also offer a selection of breakfast sandwiches, quiches, and eggs in a basket. I had the privilege of grabbing a midmorning coffee this past weekend at Wills. The old neon theater sign can be seen from some distance and is like a vintage beacon Will’s Coffee and Espresso Bar, located on Western Avenue, was originally the Will Rogers Theater. contrasting against the [photo provided by Stephen Shenold] modern style of Western Avenue. Upon entering the lobby exceptional but the coffee left my eyes were flooded with the art a little something to be desired. deco style of the interior, which Though it was far from being gives a classic feel to a contempo- some of the worst coffee I have rary place. ever had, it still didn’t rise above I ordered a plain cappuccino the Starbucks-produced cappuc(though they make several flavored cino we have all grown used to. syrups available) and a biscotti. Don’t let this discourage you; the The friendly and skilled barista true appeal of Wills lies in the style quickly went to work and had my and history of the venue. coffee ready is almost no time at In conclusion, Will’s Coffee and all. I decided to take advantage of Espresso Bar offers coffee and the nice weather and enjoyed my pastries at a price that won’t break coffee and pastry on their outside your bank and offers a distinct and patio. unique experience that is absoluteIn my opinion the biscotti was ly worth the trip.

Get involved @ SNU Calling all Pastors’ kids - the PK retreat is this weekend (it begins today), so don’t miss out helping with this event. For the rest of us, keep an eye out for the guests we’ll have on campus and be sure to welcome them. If you’re interested in being part of one of the class councils, or even if you’re not sure if you’re interested (trust us, you are), be sure to pick up an application packet; these will be available Monday, March 7. Being a class council officer is a great way to use and improve your leadership and creative skills and to get involved on campus. Even if you haven’t been involved with student government before, don’t be afraid to jump in and join the team of students working to keep us all entertained, up-to-date, and connected in community. It’s the last week before Spring Break, so make it count - keep your head up and stay connected - get involved at SNU!

FINE ARTS Caleb Dickenson Bethany, Oklahoma

Interests & Hobbies: Going to operas, riding horses, and going to the gun range Most Prized Possession: My relationship with my heavenly father Three Words that Best Describe Me: Fun, collected, and determined Best Advice My Parents Gave Me: “Love God with all your heart and put him first in everything that you do.” A Non-Musical Talent I Possess: Powerlifting As A Child, I Dreamed of Being: A pro baseball player I Would Like to Have Witnessed: Povoratti sing Pet Peeve: Lying Favorite Quote/Verse: Luke 10:18-20 “He replied, ‘I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you. However, do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.’” Best Memory: The day that my family adopted my little sister Olivia

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MB: so, what did you think of kate nash? LH: you said she was british but when she started singing it was like, “oh, you’ve never been out of your hometown have you...” anyway lets start with “foundations” some clever bits in there the beginning is very quirky with the piano hits agreed reminds me of the charlie brown character that moves his head from side to side when he dances wait! that sounds like you are dogging her when you said never out of her hometown! its a very strong accent caught me off guard i’m sure you’re gonna say something about waits’ voice so let me have it my first response was fear. and then i started to wonder if he eats rocks. seriously. spoonfuls of gravel.

waits although at first listen i immediately wondered “why did i just download and, fyi, she’s such a perfect example this” of contemporary cockney accent. thoughts? i think its just motor oil

fair response to her voice/sound overall? i think the song is catchy, like i said, some clever things like “you think i eat a lot of lemons because i am so bitter” i agree! that’s one of the best things about her songs--witty lyrics. didn’t you love the part about she’d rather be with his mates b/c they’re much fitter :) “pumpkin soup”? “pumpkin soup” is my favorite of the two i think this song is all about the line “i’m not in love, i just want to be touched” it hits on the need that everyone has to feel wanted and desirable thats something everyone can relate to

i think that’s why i love her stuff. but also why much younger artist: people love her. it’s artist: Tom Waits relate-able. even when she is singing Kate Nash a serious song, there’s Logan Henry guest columnist always an element of wit Michelle Bowie or fun. i love that. guest columnist so, a fan or.... MB: I’m no musical genius, expert or anywe’ll see if the melodies thing else (LH: I’m all of these). I’m just a reare still bouncing around ally enthusiastic listener (LH: As am I). I love a in my head next week lot of different types of music, but I have very before i decide if i’m a fan, but i would recomstrong opinions that are formed very quickly as mend her to people to give to whether I love a song/artist/cd or never want a chance to hear them again (LH: Me too. That’s why they k. i’m going to check back. pay us the big bucks). Logan, well, he’s Logan on to tom? (LH: As opposed to.....?). He is a musical genius “more than man, less than (LH: Self proclaimed), and he’s very opinionated. god” waits We do disagree (LH: No we don’t). Frequently. (LH: Never) wow. perhaps i need to be very We, along with Jody [Bowie], are going to help careful how i respond. what makes you love him so The Echo out with music reviews (LH: maybe much? even a film or two) for the next few weeks. i’ve always been draw to For this week, Logan and I “song swapped” lyrical ideas that are more two songs by a single artist we each love... our story-oriented and that have clever, almost, misgo to off the top of our head pick. He chose Tom placed imagery and detail Waits, and I went with with Kate Nash. thus, tom

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k. glad to know that was your first response! i love that you can articulate so clearly what draws you to music. when “going out west” first started i was startled. good it’s like going against the grain of what your ears want to hear...or at least what they are used to. i guess i’m used to it but thats what’s great about it sure. i’ll give him originality points... but if i made a sandwich out of pears and bologna, i’d be original but i doubt that would get me fans. he’s not about fans though ok. so here’s where we are. he’s kind of scary and i don’t really always get what he’s saying and his sound is almost discordant at times. but he does have some great lines and after i listened to the songs a couple of times and could understand what he was saying i started to even like the music one word though- Intense. dude is not playing anything remotely laid back. he does when you get into his albums so you gave me the hard stuff? :) i particularly like these two “big in japan” reminds me of a keith richards riff on steroids through a transistor radio and he’s kind of poking fun at artists who say things like “well, i may not be popular here, but in japawn...” oddly enough that is perfectly described and yet i wouldn’t have thought of that in a million years. wow. i got the ebb, i got the flow i love that line me too! that was my favorite. see we do think alike. sort of. i knew you had it in you if anyone wants to talk in-depth waits with me then they can just find me and talk to me i’m here for the people

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