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Beloved teacher honored by peers and students Last month, Southern Nazarene University alumnus, Jody Bowie was awarded for his accomplishments in the world of teaching. Read more on page 2

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Softball dances their way into school history The Crimson Storm Softball Team coached by Tere Webber and assisted by Brian Madden, is ranked No. 10, the highest ranking in school history. Read more on page 7


Southern Nazarene University – Bethany, OK (405)491-6382 Jim Wilcox: 30 years, a look back Kelly Hall, Editor-in-Chief A lot goes on behind the scenes of each issue of The Echo students and faculty read each week. Reporters submit articles, photographers capture images to go with the stories, and editors piece them all together into one document. However, there is one important piece of the puzzle that cannot be overlooked. The Echo faculty adviser is the glue that holds everything together. Today, The Echo is honoring a faculty adviser that should not go unnoticed. Jim Wilcox devoted 30 years to being The Echo faculty adviser, serving from 1979-2009. Because of his hard work, dedication, and leadership, The Echo has evolved into the publication it is today. Though The Echo available today is in an online format, it has not always been so. I got the opportunity to talk to Wilcox and take a look back at his 30 years as The Echo faculty adviser. In 1979, a typesetting machine was donated from the Yukon Review. After that, students

submitted typed copy which was waxed onto a dummy sheet. At this point, The Echo came out one time every two weeks. In the 1989-1990 school year, The Echo staff had computers, but the paper was still created through cutting and waxing columns. In 1990, under Editor Chris Longly, The Echo became a weekly publication, and in 1994, under Editor Shannon Williams, The Echo began using Desktop Publishing to create the newspaper. Wilcox remarked on several of his favorite moments as The Echo faculty adviser, including trips to conferences, Twinkie eating contests, finding 26 bags of leaves in his office, and, on a separate occasion, waist deep crumpled editions of The Echo. “I used to throw things in meetings: apples, drinks. All my editors were more mature than I,” Wilcox said. Wilcox was also known for printing April Fools editions of The Echo, which included made up information in honor of the holiday.

Left:The 1979-1980 Echo staff. Right: Jim Wilcox 1979-1980 yearbook photograph. 1979 © Used by permission from the Arrow yearbook

In one edition, Wilcox printed his own obituary and proceeded to leave town that Friday. He came home to realize that his name was on prayer lists and that his son had been calling the morgue and highway patrol. “It was a lesson learned,” Wilcox said. Needless to say, Wilcox brought life to The Echo staff. “It became the highlight of my career. No question,” Wilcox said. “I ended on a high note with Whitney Grissom, one of the best editors I had in all thirty years.” When asked if he would miss being the adviser of The Echo, he said, “ If I was going to miss it, I never would have resigned. It was time.” In Fall of 2009, Melany Kyzer took over as adviser of The Echo. “I couldn’t have passed it to a better person,” Wilcox said. Under the leadership of Erica Brown, the 2009-2010 Editor, The Echo went online. “It’s great to see it grow into an online paper, but I would be lying if I said I didn’t miss holding The Echo,” Wilcox remarked. In honor of Wilcox’s 30 years as adviser, The Echo presented him with a news stand with a mounted plaque listing each Echo Editor that worked with him during his thirty years of service. “Those news stands really mean something to me,” Wilcox said. Jim Wilcox did more than just fill a role on a staff for 30 years. He brought life, laughter, passion, and journalistic excellence to The Echo. Without his hard work and leadership, The Echo would not hold the high standard and merit it does today at SNU.




Beloved teacher honored by peers and students Foster Biggers, Staff Reporter deep end of the pool. FortunateOnce you are nominated all cel- for the opportunity to change stuLast month, Southern Nazarene ly, there are not as many of those ebration is directed at you for the dents lives for the better. University alumnus, Jody Bowie days, 4 years into the job.” Bowie job well done. He loves interacting with his stuwas awarded for his accomplish- said. Sounds easy, but it is actually dents, challenging them, pushing ments in the world of teaching. “Once I started taking Physics something Bowie finds a little un- them to levels of education that Bowie was named his high with Dr. Winslow I began to de- comfortable. they didn’t think they could reach. school, district and state technol- velop a passion for the Physical “I was very surprised to find “The thing I like the best about ogy teacher of the year at Putnam Sciences. I’ve always been the kind that my peers had chosen me. teaching is getting to know the City Original High School. of person who liked to know how I’m not necessarily comfortable students. I’m a very social person Jody Bowie is the husband of things work. I just never knew that with attention being drawn to me. and interaction with other people Professor Michelle Bowie, who was what Physics was all about!” In fact, I’m very uncomfortable is good for me. Plus, it gets me out teaches here at SNU. Bowie said. with it. Although, it has made me of my comfort zone.” Bowie graduated “Doing things from SNU in 2007 the same over and with his teaching over was tailor-made degree in physics for my personality, and has done nothbut if you do that ing but become a in teaching, you get favorite among stustale very quickly. dents, staff, and the Effectiveness suffers community around and students disenhis high school and gage.” Bowie said. around this campus. “I think that may Bowie’s success be the thing that has as a teacher might given me the most not have even hapsuccess: constantly pened, though, trying to do things because like most better and different. college students, he Through that prohad no idea what he cess, I’ve been learnwanted to do after ing.” graduation. “That has also reBowie almost ally helped me: being leaned toward anwilling to learn from Jody Bowie, middle, poses with fellow teachers at his awards ceremony. Photo by Hiliary Johnoson, Media Strategies other field of study, those who do it betTeam until he took a certer than I do. If peotain class that changed his pro“So, I decided to teach and I de- think differently about what I do. ple go into teaching thinking they spective on what he wanted to do. cided to teach Physics. It has been Knowing that there are people know it all, they probably won’t be “Honestly, I didn’t want to teach the best, most difficult, most en- who are watching what I am doing successful. I’ve learned so much in the first place. I just wanted joyable, most frustrating, amazing and looking to me to see what is from others and just from doto finish college. I was a VERY decision I’ve ever made. This job going on in my classroom makes ing actually getting into the classreluctant adopter to the idea of will take a person through a wide me think carefully before I put room,” Bowie said. teaching. When I first went back range of emotions in a very short anything on any social media, or Jody isn’t settling with everyto school, I thought I would do amount of time.” Bowie said. my blog, or what I say in person. thing that is going on right now in something like Graphic Design. It is that very passion that Bow- I’m definitely honored to be cho- his life now, he is pushing himself That’s strange because I don’t have ie has that has made him such a sen to represent all of the teachers further in his education and is exa creative bone in my body. So I unique teacher that students and in Putnam City. I don’t want to let cepted to graduate with his Masdecided to take the “easy” way out staff are drawn to. them down. I want to be a voice ter’s in education this May. and teach Middle School because I To be nominated for the teacher that would show our faculty in a Jody and Michelle Bowie are the thought I didn’t have the depth of of the year, the faculty and staff positive light.” Bowie said. senior class sponsors here at SNU, knowledge needed to teach High around you views what you do Though all of the awards and the so the next time you see Bowie School. I still feel that way some- inside and outside the classroom, attention is a nice gesture and real- around, go up to him and thank times. There are many days that watching how you teach and inter- ly represents his school well, when him, thank him for creating an I feel like a non-swimmer in the act with your students. it comes down to it, Bowie teaches amazing path for the future.




New Hallmark Hall of Fame film to premiere in Bethany Brad Crofford, Staff Reporter SNU is partnering with Hallmark Hall of Fame to bring the pre-broadcast premiere of their newest movie to Bethany, Oklahoma. Beyond the Blackboard depicts the true story of teacher Stacey Bess’s first teaching job: teaching children at a homeless shelter. This film, based on Bess’ memoir Nobody Don’t Love Nobody, is the 243rd presentation of the Hallmark Hall of Fame. Currently in its 60th year, the Hallmark Hall of Fame is described on its website as “television’s longest-running and most-honored series of drama specials.” “SNU has previously hosted a Hallmark Hall of Fame movie premiere - but the subject of this movie made it a great fit for SNU,” Kendra Thomson, SNU’s Executive Director of Alumni Relations and Strategic Communi-

cations, said. “As an Alumnus and Chair of our Board of Trustees - Brad Moore is always in talks with us about potential events, etc. This just fell at the right time and was the right content ‘fit.’ This has been in some sort of motion since Homecoming 2010 in November,” Thomson said. Bess will be in attendance at the premiere, as well as Brad Moore, President of Hallmark Hall of Fame, SNU alumnus (Class of 1968), and chairman of SNU’s Board of Trustees. “Hosting a movie premiere is a unique opportunity that I hope all students, faculty and students will take advantage of. I think it would have particular interest for students studying education, urban ministry, and/or interested in film making,” Thomson said. When asked about her own opinion of Hallmark Hall of Fame movies, Thomson was en-

thusiastic. “I’ve watched many Hallmark Hall of Fame movies, and they all make me cry. Even the Hallmark commercials are killers. What impresses me about Hallmark films is that they are family-friendly and always strike a chord,” Thomson said. “They are always the highest quality, with incredible actors playing these compelling rolls; quality all the way around,” Thomson said. This special premiere will take place at Bethany First Church of the Nazarene on Tuesday, April 12th at 8pm. Admission is free, with a suggested donation of one ream of copy paper for Putnam City West High School. Due to a high expected turn-out, those planning to attend are encouraged to arrive early; the doors open at 7:15 pm. The movie will also be broadcast on CBS, Sunday, April 24.

Blood drive provides opportunity for a different kind of service Abby Johnson, Staff Reporter When it comes to making a difference in the lives of others, some prefer a public display, something that can be seen and talked about. In reality though, making a difference in the lives of others can be extremely simple. The chance to donate blood is a perfect example of this simplicity. Donating blood can often bring about a sense of uncertainty and, in some cases, fear. Yet, taking the time to look at how easy the process is can erase the fear and uncertainty, and can have the eventual reward of the joy that comes from knowing you helped save a life. “This semester’s blood drive will benefit the Oklahoma Blood Institute, and will provide support for the entire state’s blood needs,” Ross Williamson, President of the SNU Student Nursing Association, said. The blood supplied by drives like this one benefit those with diseases, as well as people with life threatening injuries. The blood drive is a great way for the students of SNU and the community surrounding this campus to get in-

volved and help each other out. Sign ups for the drive will take place the day of the event. “The drive is set to take place on April 19 from 11a.m. to 8p.m.,” Williamson said. Williamson also provided information on the requirements and restrictions that are present at any blood drive, to allow for the safety and well-being of the donator, and of the patients that will receive the donated blood.

“There are more exclusions to giving blood than you would think. There are numerous countries that the OBI does not like its donors to have visited due to the high prevalence of malaria and other diseases. This unfortunately excludes many of SNU students from donating since many have served in out-of-the-country mission trips,” Williamson said. Anyone wishing to participate in the blood drive should check the

OBI website before donating, just to double check on the requirements. When the time comes for you to donate blood, it is recommended that you eat well and drink plenty of water. While donating blood might not be the most fun thing in the world, it is a worthy cause, and it is helpful to many, many people. By simply taking an hour out of our time, we can help save a life.


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Art out of household items Morgan Koehn, Opinions Editor Well, it’s official: Stumble Upon is completely archaic, which means it is the perfect time to revisit the ultimate Internet surfing invention. Stumble Upon has always made me realize how much I lack the beautiful gift of unique talents. I’m just a pretty plain Jane kind of girl when it comes to creativity, so I can respect the rare pastimes others develop. Whether you think they just have too much free time on their hands or they have a true gift, it is entertaining nonetheless.

All bent wire objects created by Terry Border, found on using Stumble Upon




She said: goodbye Ashley Lugrand, Echo Columnist I can always tell when the semester is winding to a close, because the paper is the first thing to go. And while it is nice to have some extra time those last couple weeks, it is always a bittersweet thing for me, knowing that The Echo won’t be a part of my life for awhile. And along those lines, I am sad to say this will be my final article on relationships. There are other topics to tackle these last couple weeks, so you all may consider this my official goodbye. I have had so much fun writing this column, trying to figure out how I feel about a system and a way of thinking that, at its best, is somewhat broken. I have been completely honest in expressing the fact that mine is not the voice of experience, but the opinion of someone had the chance to witness the effects our relationships can have on our lives. The way we choose to behave in our relationships shapes us. The mistakes that are made in one ended relationship are carried into others; the outcome of one can change the path of

others. We are relational beings. We were created that way and will always pursue closer, more meaningful relationships with others. And in that pursuit, here are some things to keep in mind. These are not things I have perfected; just ask those closest to me. But they are things I know are important, even necessary, for the success of almost every type of relationship. Communicate clearly: Whether it is with a close friend, a new friend, or a boyfriend, one of the most important things is communication. And I know between Hershel and myself, we have nearly beaten the topic to death, but it really is that important. To remember to not only speak up, but to talk without condescension, or sarcasm is something I constantly struggle with. But the more clearly I communicate, the better my friends are able to support me, encourage me, or even just cheer me up. Forgive often: This one is simple. If you want your relationships to be healthy, you absolutely have to let things go. Its hard for all of us

sometimes, to just let go of the past, but there is nothing more unhealthy for a relationship than bitterness. We carry those things around, they weigh us down, and more often than not, the other person is unaware of the problem until the problem reaches a breaking point. Forgiveness is something we are Biblically compelled to do. And a part of forgiveness is letting things go. Talk it over, let it go, and never bring it up again. Be honest: Lies are destructive. I don’t know how many VeggieTales videos, or Aesop’s Fables we have to hear before that little gem sinks in, but they are. So say what you mean, and mean what you say. Finally, be willing to love completely. That’s a scary thought to me, because openness leaves people vulnerable, but it has to be done. You have to be willing to love completely, so you can, in turn, be loved as completely as you deserve. It has been a pleasure writing this column, both alone and with Hershel. Thanks so much for reading.

Narcissism: a cautionary tale Lolla Mohammed Nur, Minnesota Daily via UWIRE Social psychologists and outlet for our naturally egotistijournalists like New York Times cal, adrenaline-rush-loving selves. columnist David Brooks argue Social media makes us feel like cethat the way our generation uses lebrities. But is this narcissism? It social media sites reveals a lev- depends on how you use it. Obviel of self-promotion not found ously there is an element of selfamong previous generations. They centrism on Facebook and Twitter. say Generation Y has turned into We want to know what our friends Generation Me. Apparently our are up to, and we want others to egoism is just a click away. know about us. That’s the point. One argument is that The trick with social media sites is Facebook can serve as an easy out- to know how to use them wisely let for the self-loving among us and when to stop sharing informato flaunt our personal lives to the tion before you become too selfpublic. It’s true that Facebook is involved. always looking for innovative ways There are also the proto cater to the individuality of its fessional networking opportuniusers. The new page layout, for ex- ties. A few journalism professors ample, lets you show off your lan- have suggested their students use guages, brag about where you’ve social media to get connected worked and list profound quotes and promote their work online. that just scream “me.” A professor recommended I use The site feeds into our LinkedIn to post my résumé and guilty pleasures and provides an connect with employers. These

days, it seems like every reporter has Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook accounts to shamelessly selfpromote their work. The question for me is: When does networking and branding become plain showing off ? According to a recent national San Diego State University study, out of more than 1,000 college students, 92 percent of respondents said they use MySpace or Facebook regularly, and 84 percent go online several times per day. A whopping two-thirds agreed their generation is more self-promoting, narcissistic and attention-seeking than previous generations. Fifty-seven percent said they attribute this narcissism to the use of social networking sites. According to SDSU’s website, a professor who collaborated on the study had this to say about the findings:

“Students are right about the influence of social networking sites — research has shown that narcissistic people thrive on sites like Facebook, where self-centered people have more friends and post more attractive pictures of themselves.” Almost 40 percent of those polled think being narcissistic online is “helpful for succeeding in a competitive world.” Perhaps Generation Y is more confident, and we’re definitely more connected to technology than previous generations. Certainly, social media sites can serve as a self-promoting outlet for the attention seekers among us. But overall, we do a good job of keeping our online egos in check. The key is to network and socialize online with moderation, without forgetting to take advantage of the vast networking opportunities.



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Acceptance as a trait Brad Crofford, ECHO Columnist

In recent weeks, the issue of homosexuality has been discussed hotly in some Nazarene circles due to a student leader at Point Loma Nazarene University coming out as homosexual. It is important to dialogue honestly about what our universities’ response to homosexuality ought to be. When I grew up in the Côte d’Ivoire and Bénin as a missionary kid, some of my best friends were Muslims. Despite those who would find such friendships unlikely or uncomfortable, they seemed perfectly natural to me. Indeed, I have been blessed that my upbringing has taught me so clearly the value of diversity and acceptance. Now, rather than being upset or nervous when interacting with a Muslim, agnostic, or atheist student on our campus, I am excited about the opportunity for dialogue with those who are different than me. I think that a desire to love and to learn should be the guiding principles for a Christian university’s response to differences, including homosexuality. Honest dialogue within the campus community should not only be allowed, but actively encouraged. The SNU Student Handbook contains the Lifestyle Covenant, which states that students must “abstain

Tim Rice, ECHO Columnist There is an odd dichotomy in the history of this country. While it was established with true freedom and equality in mind, over and over again the majority has stymied the freedom and equality of the minority. At first the minority was those who had the land in the first place. Next it was those with more than a certain amount of melanin in their skin. Now it is those with only a little melanin in their skin and those of a different sexual orientation. All that I just described is a problem of society. We as the

from pornography, premarital or extramarital sex, immoral heterosexual activity, and homosexual behavior.” It seems to me that students can make their sexual orientation known without engaging in homosexual behavior, thereby not violating the lifestyle covenant.

the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have come not to call the righteous, but sinners.” Rather than trying to keep them away from our campuses or forcing them to live a secret, second life, we should be thankful that they have come to SNU and that they have seen something in our community that they want to be a part of. If ministry is something that is important to us, then we should thank God for every opportunity He provides us to engage in it.

“Indeed, I have been blessed that my upbringing has taught me ... the value of diversity.” The Board of General Superintendents, in an online document on the Church of the Nazarene’s website to clarify their position on homosexuality, stated, “The Board of General Superintendents urges our churches everywhere to extend grace—embracing the lost and broken individual, while admonishing all to pursue scriptural holiness of heart and life.” In order to embrace the lost and broken individual, it is important that we do not keep homosexuals at arm’s length or distant. Mark 2:17 reads, “Jesus said to them, ‘It is not

Church are called to not fall into that trap. If we are to follow Jesus, we have to do what he did. To do less or pick and choose makes us worse than the Pharisees who

“We need to pray to be like Jesus.” constantly missed what Jesus was teaching. It was their preconceived notions and legalism that blinded them. Will we let ours blind us too? What did Jesus do? Judging by the language of the Gospels, Jesus spent quite a bit more of his time with the outcasts of

his society than with the elitist religious leaders of his time. He went as far as to call said leaders vipers. I’m not very caught up on my first century Judean slang, but that sounds less than admiring. I hope He wouldn’t call us the same. There is no “acceptable person” in God’s eyes, only “person.” Those of us in the Church came to it with something. It may have been anger, addiction, a sense of emptiness, or thousands of other things. The Church should be a place of acceptance. God knows us better than we can possibly know ourselves. His Spirit moves in us and shapes us according to His

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plans. What we have been doing as a Church body in this country for many years has been trying to take God’s place to regard a seemingly arbitrary part of the population. Looking over the Scriptures again, that’s looking more and more like a sin in itself. We need to pray to be like Jesus. To carry on His Church He chose the impulsive, the anger prone, the doubtful and even a terrorist. By his incomprehensible grace he molded them into citizens of His new creation. By his incomprehensible grace He is molding us into his new creation. To try to exclude anyone from that grace is equally incomprehensible.


SCORE BOARD Baseball @ St. Gregory’s L 2-8 vs. St. Gregory’s (DH) W 6-5, L 4-5 @ Oklahoma City L 3-13 Softball @ Oklahoma Christian (DH ) L 3-4, W 13-3 @ Rogers State (DH) L 4-9, W 5-4 vs. Mid-America Christian (DH) W 14-0, W 2-1 Women’s Golf @ Quail Creek CC 684, 4th of 4 Women’s Tennis @ Oklahoma Wesleyan W 8-1

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Softball dances their way into school history Jaclynn Gray, staff reporter SNU sports) pray for us and it was pected. The Crimson Storm Softball the most inspirational, pump-up “To stay positive you have to Team coached by Tere Webber and prayer I have heard.” play for the teams success only,” assisted by Brian Madden, is ranked Just like any sport, there are per- said senior Keli Billups, “Once you No. 10, the highest ranking in sonal and team goals at the begin- slip into the mental attitude of indischool history. The vidually creating the team has moved up success for the team, eight spots since then you get down the first poll. The on yourself when positive drive and you can’t produce.” attitude of this Having motivateam is felt on and tion from the dugon off the field. out and on the field “Our team is very keeps this time fired motivated. We all up their games. know that we have “I am always keepso much talent and ing my team moare able to great tivated by positive things this year encouragement,” keeps us all motisaid senior Tiffany vated,” said senior Gosset. Daphne Stewart. From loving the Whether eating bat and glove to lova banana, getting ing the life lessons your hair braided, you learn, softball is putting on the more than just being black eye make-up, on the field. or putting a rib“My favorite part bon around your about playing softSoftball climbs to an incredible 32-7 record. Photo by Sara Eguren ponytail, this team ball is the relationstands firm on the prayers before ning of the season. ships I have formed. I have two the game. “We want to win Conference amazing coaches and great team“Before each game we read our and go to Nationals,” said junior mates. We are not a team, we are rules of the game and pray twice Katie Turner. family,” said Stewart, “When one before each game,” Stewart said, Keeping a positive attitude on of us hurt, we all hurt. And we are “Last home game we had Wallie (a and off the field sometimes comes all always there for each other on very amazing man who watches all a little more challenging than ex- Softball continued on page 8 BASEBALL vs. Mid-America Christian Friday, April 8 3 p.m. @ Mid-America Christian Saturday, April 9 1 p.m. vs. Oklahoma City Tuesday, April 12 3 p.m.

SOFTBALL @ Cameron University (DH) Friday, April 8 2 p.m. vs. Rogers State (DH) Tuesday, April 12 2 p.m.

TRACK AND FIELD @ Emporia State Relays (Kan.) Saturday, April 9

WOMEN’S TENNIS @ Newman (Kan.) Saturday, April 9 1 p.m. @ Seminole State Wednesday, April 13 1 p.m.




Softball continued from page 7 and off the field.” This team is on a roll this season and has one dream and goal in mind. “I am looking forward to finishing out this season going to Nationals, I can say that that is what all my teammates are looking for-

ward to,” said senior Shanna Buckles. For more information on the softball team and to see them live in action, check out their schedule at “The one thing I am looking forward to for the rest of the season

is watching the SNU softball team of 2011 do something very special, we are a special group of girls and have the talent that it takes to get to the National Tournament,” said Katie Hale, “I am so excited to be apart of that, and getting to watch it all fall together.”

ed another in the first on a twoout single before another two-out single in the second made it 3-0. The Storm answered with one in the fourth when Ryon Butts led off the inning with a solo home run to center field as SNU cut it to 3-1. OCU responded with two in the bottom half, but SNU matched it with two more in the top of the fifth. Austin Samulowitz scored the first run of the inning when Ryan Williams drew a bases-loaded walk before Chase Glaum cut the lead to 5-3 when he scored on a wild pitch. The Stars put more space be-

tween them and SNU in the sixth when Scott Dalrymple hit a threerun home run to left to give OCU the 9-3 lead. The Stars added more insurance runs in the seventh when Julien Pollard hit a three-run home run to right to take a 12-3 lead. OCU put the game away in the eight when Sosa singled home Dalrymple to for the run rule. The Crimson Storm now get set for a three-game series with Mid-America Christian as SNU is at MACU Thursday for a 3 p.m. game before returning home for a 3 p.m. game against MACU. The series concludes with a 1 p.m. game, Saturday, at MACU.

Starry night

MEN’S TRACK Tony Pinazza Mustang, Oklahoma Sophomore

Nickname Tony Pizza Interests & Hobbies Guitar, drawing Most Prized Possession My grandads music box Three Words that Best Describe Me Goofy, trouble, nerdy One Word That Describes My Coach Ironic If I Could Have Any Superpower It’d Be To be a ridiculously good cook A Non-Athletic Talent I Possess I can pop my tongue really loud Biggest Fear Needles As A Child, I Dreamed to Be A fireman What Motivates Me My little brother If I Could Be A Type of Food, I’d Be Chocolate carmal fudge brownie Pet Peeve When people are careless Favorite Quote/Verse “It’s hard to beat a person that never gives up.”

Sports Information OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — Oklahoma City continued to prove why it deserved the No. 1 ranking as Southern Nazarene fell 12-3 to the Stars. Ryan Williams and Ryon Butts each went 1-for-2 with an RBI for the Crimson Storm (13-17, 6-14 SAC) while Butts scored a run. Derek Glenn also went 2-for-4. John Basnight (2-3) took the loss after he allowed 12 runs on 11 hits in 6.2 innings of work. It didn’t take long for OCU to get on the board as Ruben Sosa led off the bottom of the first with solo shot to right to put the Stars up 1-0. Oklahoma City add-

Baseball struggles to get a win against Oklahoma City. Photo by Sara Eguren




SNU picks up another qualifier

Throwers get another qualifier in at Texas Tech. Photo by Collin Whitsett

Sports Information LUBBOCK, Texas — Dante’ Campbell became the second person to qualify for the NAIA Outdoor National Championships with his 48.03-meter throw in the discus at the Texas Tech Open. Campbell won his section and took eighth overall in a field loaded with NCAA Division I talent. Travis Boyd won his section of the hammer throw with a 50.42-meter throw and finished fourth in the shot put at 14.07 meters Laresa Miller took seventh in the hammer throw with a 42.00-meter toss and ninth in the discus with a 38.22-meter toss. Jackie Stevns was ninth in the hammer throw at 39.49 meters. Shane Heathcock recorded a 4.65-meter throw in the Javelin, placing 10th, while Scott Irvin was 13th at 4.35 meters. Seth Carley placed in the top 15 in the 5000-meter run with a time of 17:24.83. Dante Campbell was named the Sooner Athletic Conference Men’s Field Athlete of the Week after a strong performance at the Texas Tech Open.

Storm take down Oklahoma Wesleyan Sports Information BARTLESVILLE, Okla. — No. 12 Southern Nazarene dropped just one match Tuesday afternoon in an 8-1 win over Oklahoma Wesleyan. The Crimson Storm (8-4) swept all three doubles matches and lost just one match in singles. Olga Kozhevnikova won in straight sets and had to fight to get out of the second set as she won 6-1, 7-6 (7-2) at No. 1. Deisi Bolivar, Marina Shipilova, Steffie Plaza and Viktoriya Lukinova all

won in straight sets in 2-5 singles. Allison White did go three sets with OWU’s Kelly Hunt at No. 6 as she won the first set, 6-1, but dropped the second with a 6-1. She lost the final set 10-8. It was all SNU in doubles. Kozhevnikova and Bolivar won 8-5 at No. 1 while the teams of Plaza/Lukinova and Shipilova/ Hilary Galbraith each won 8-1 at No. 2 and 3. SNU will now play at Dallas Baptist Thursday. --Singles 1. Olga Kozhevnikova (SNU) d.

Melissa Reynolds (OWU), 6-1, 7-6 (7-2) 2. Deisi Bolivar (SNU) d. Breanna Rovenstine (OWU), 6-1, 6-0 3. Marina Shipilova (SNU) d. Jordan Brazda (OWU), 6-1, 6-1 4. Steffie Plaza (SNU) d. Jamie Rovenstine (OWU), 6-0, 6-1 5. Viktoriya Lukinova (SNU) d. Rebekah Redtzke (OWU), 6-0, 6-0 6. Kelly Hunt (OWU) d. Allison White (SNU), 1-6, 6-1, 10-8

GOLF Blake Jackson Casa Grande, Arizona Sophomore

Nickname BJax Interests & Hobbies Anything sports and relaxing Most Prized Possession My grandfathers necklace Three Words that Best Describe Me Devoted, energetic, ridiculous One Word That Describes My Coach Fiery If I Could Have Any Superpower, It’d Be Flight without a doubt A Non-Athletic Talent I Possess I can play the trombone and baritone What Motivates Me Knowing that through God all things are possible Biggest Fear Being trapped in a room of snakes As A Child, I Dreamed to Be A professional golfer If I Could Be A Type of Food, I’d Be Anything with chicken in it Best Memory Coming from behind to win the ‘07 Buckeye Invitational Pet Peeve Taking things without asking Favorite Quote/Verse “To you O Lord I lift up my soul, in you I trust O my God. Do not let me put to shame nor let my enemies triumph over me.” Psalm 25:1-2




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Shop Good OKC provides shopping center for ethos-centered shoppers encourage originality, compassion, and a little homegrown love for Oklahoma. Started and run by a married couple with a At Southern Nazarene University, many vision for the future, Shop Good is a clothing students perceive a lack of opportunity for and accessories store located in the heart of practical applications for service in the comOklahoma City. Their goal is to make looking munity. What they may not realize, however, great a little friendlier is that service and giving back a little doesn’t necessarsimpler. They do this ily always involve by selling things like physical labor, Fair Trade goods, or feeding the homegoods hand made by less, or other benpeople (many women eficial but typical and children) in third projects. Buying world countries. The products from goal of this type of Shop Good not movement is to proonly helps provide sustainable jobs vide sustainable The new Shop Good location on NW 9th Streetphoto. providfor people affected living for strugby and rescued from ed by gling individuals things like sex-trafficking and child slavery. in other countries, but it also partners with loAccording to their website, Shop Good is cal organizations to accomplish goals through built on core values of community, creativity, things like the Sparrow Project and the Tapesand generosity, they feature a broad range of try Project. high quality products, supplied by nonprofit Shop Good focuses on providing our city organizations or socially-conscious, earth- with an accessible, eclectic and fun outlet for friendly manufacturers, within an innovated thoughtful shopping where every purchase business structure not focused simply on benefits a deserving community development profit. They carry ethically made accessories project. This is a feasible, hands-on outlet for and gifts handcrafted by local artists, as well as students to get involved in the community, design and print out their own tee shirts that both locally and globally.

Local Events

Kira Roberts, staff reporter

SNU Events 8 9 10 Senior Trip TwoCans




12 Jazz Band 5:30 p.m. (Cantrell)

04/08: 2nd Friday Circuit of Art (Norman Arts Council Gallery) 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. 04/08 Bricktown Brawlers @ Wyoming Calvary 04/08: Oklahoma City Barons @ San Antonio Rampage 7:00 p.m. 04/09: Progressive Madness (Civic Center Music Hall) 8:00 p.m. 04/09: 2011 Redbud Classic (Waterford Properties) 7:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. 04/10: Sunday Nature Hikes (Martin Park Nature Center) 2:30 p.m.


14 John Pistole in Chapel Faith and Film 7:30 p.m. (Herrick)




Traveling Bible exhibition to stop at Oklahoma City Museum of Art From the OKCMOA Press Room: OKLAHOMA CITY, March 31, 2011 Some 200 business, government, academic and religious leaders gathered this evening at the Vatican Embassy (Apostolic Nunciature of the Holy See) as Hobby Lobby President Steve Green announced a worldwide traveling exhibition launching from the Oklahoma City Museum of Art May 16–Oct. 16, 2011. In this year marking the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible, an unusual collaboration between one of America’s top family retailers, scholars worldwide and religious leaders from across the spectrum has emerged to explore, share and pioneer discoveries around the world’s most-translated, best-selling book. “What better time than now to explore and experience this Book that has altered history, shaped cultures, inspired minds and changed lives?” said Green. Passages is the non-sectarian exhibition of a portion of The Green Collection, one of the world’s newest and largest private collections of rare biblical texts and artifacts. The exhibition will travel first to the Green family’s hometown of Oklahoma City for its world premiere at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, followed by a tour of cities and locations to be announced including a portion of the collection heading to St. Peter’s Square in Vatican City in October. “The opportunity to present such a vast and important collection of biblical artifacts is exceptional,” said Glen Gentele, president and CEO, Oklahoma City Museum of Art. “The exhibition provides a once-in-a-lifetime experience for guests to engage with these rare materials at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art.” Former Oklahoma Senator Don Nickles, Rep. James Lankford (R) of Oklahoma, Dr. David Whitlock, president of Oklahoma Baptist University, and representatives from the Oklahoma City Museum of Art attended the

public preview in Washington, D.C. Passages’ 14,000-square-foot, interactive, non-sectarian, worldwide traveling exhibition will enable visitors to see, touch, feel and experience the dramatic and surprising story of thousands of years of Bible history. Included in the exhibition is one of the earliest pieces of Genesis, along with the Codex Climaci Rescriptus, one of the earliest-surviving, nearcomplete Bibles, and the most extensive early biblical texts in Jesus’ household language of Palestinian Aramaic. “The Bible didn’t come from Mount Sinai to Moses and end up in a Red Roof Inn desk drawer,” said Collection Director Scott Carroll, who holds a Ph.D. in ancient studies. “There was a process and Passages tells the dramatic story of that process.” Passages paves the way for a permanent, soon-to-be-selected site where visitors can interact, not only with The Green Collection, but also with visiting exhibits around the Bible. The permanent home will also house a research arm—the Green Scholars Initiative—which brings together the world’s best and brightest minds to pioneer groundbreaking biblical discoveries through research and technology. “The Green Collection provides casual visitors and scholars alike a one-of-a-kind opportunity to go behind the scenes of the most influential work that humankind has ever labored to capture, preserve, translate and study,” continued Carroll. The Green Collection is named for the Green family, founders and leaders of Hobby Lobby, the world’s largest privately owned arts and crafts retailer. The massive collection that has “set dealers buzzing,” according to The New York Times (June 11, 2010), was assembled at an aggressive pace beginning in November 2009. The speed was enabled by the work of Collection Director and Ancient/Medieval Manuscript Specialist Dr. Scott Carroll and the

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Green family’s desire to make the story of the Bible accessible to people of all interests, as well as to scholars worldwide. In addition to Oklahoma City, Passages will be on display: October 2011 – St. Peter’s Square, Vatican City—A portion of Passages focusing on the Catholic contribution to the King James Bible, in this 400th anniversary year of the mostpublished, best-selling translation, will be on display. # Winter 2011 – New York (TBA) Some items of The Green Collection are also presently on exhibition at museums and specialty libraries in the United States and across Europe, including Baylor University and Kent State University. For more information on Passages, go to

Get involved @ SNU As we reach the end of the semester (okay, so we are about a month away, but it’s close), opportunities for getting involved on campus this semester are running out - but they haven’t all passed yet! There are still ways to plug in on campus. OIL, ALD, and Campus Ministries are teaming up to collect two cans (or $1) from every student to donate to a local food pantry. Get involved by chipping in for yourself (and maybe even chipping in for a friend who’s either stretched for cash or just seriously out of the loop). The drive ends Sunday, so get ye to a grocery story and do your part for the hungry people in our community. There are several different music events happening: Sam Rosko’s guitar recital in Cantrell at 7:30 p.m. Monday and the SNU Jazz Band concert in Cantrell at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.


Logan Henry and the New Frontier released their self titled album in March. It consists of ten artist: original songs all written by Logan. Logan also sings and plays the guitar on all tracks. And, umm, Logan Henry that’s all I’ve got on the official album-y details. That’s not my style, and I’m in no danger of Rolling Stones Magazine calling me. I get that. Michelle Bowie I don’t normally write this type of article. But, see, Logan is the (less classy) other half of this writguest columnist ing duo so I decided he should be pushed into the limelight with this article. He would have gladly lived without an interview, but I just couldn’t let this opportunity pass. I realize I give him a lot of grief. A lot. But, I truly believe he is a talented musician, and I wanted to be sure you all are listening to him. Plus, I think it’s really cool that I could buy his CD on iTunes, and that I know the star and the photographer of his cover art. (Shout out to Denton and Lauren!) Now, heads up, I don’t do musician interviews, and I am aware I have missed asking a lot of important questions. In no way will this article help you understand this music on a deeper level nor will you get a glimpse into the brain of a musician. Instead, I asked the really important question-- the ones burning deep within each of us. mb: I realize there are certain “rules” to be followed in these interviews. So, I’ll try to play along. The must ask question to start us off...Have you always wanted to be a musician? lh: Not at all. I wanted to design roller coasters until I was a senior in high school. What instruments can you play? Guitar. That’s really about it unless you count singing as an instrument. I happen to know you didn’t even start playing the guitar until your senior year of high school. And, I think that’s pretty cool. What was the [recording] process like? There was about a year of coming up with ideas for songs. A lot of writing, rewriting, throwing away, etc. Then Joe (the drummer) came and lived with me this summer and we spent about a month recording everything. Then I spent a lot of time editing, engineering, mixing, all the tedious stuff that people don’t know about, and thank God, now it’s done. Sounds complicated. And, fyi, a lot like writing an essay. Perhaps you should have considered the similarities sooner in your college career. But,

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back to the recording. Was it worth it?

lost art with much of today’s popular music (see “It’s Friday” and you’ll know Of course, experience is the best teacher. what I mean). And, normally, you know Sorry to tell you. I’m fine with that. But, as a lover of a well told tale, I do really appreciate the How would you describe your music/ attention you have paid to the details. sound? Who would you love to record/ tour It’s an amalgamation of sweat, love, with? principle, conviction, and radioactive matter. It also sounds like drums, bass, Record with, probably Will Gray, Joe guitar, vocals and some other stuff. Bonamassa, Adele, or the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir. Tour with, The Black Are there any “if you like x, then you Keys would be fun, Lenny Kravitz, Wolfshould try my cd” comparisons? mother, anyone that I look up to. We get that we sound like the Black Keys I need to follow up on what I said eara lot. Zeppelin, The Doors, Tom Petty, lier about his talent. You all know a little Tom Waits, Lenny Kravitz, Wolfmother, about my taste in music if you’ve read so really anything on Top 40 radio. any of the previous articles. It should be clear to you this does not exactly match HA! Who are some of your influences? with the rest of my play list. But, I really enjoy listening to his stuff. Some of it is Everyone I just mentioned. My biggest a little to bluesy funky for me, but those influences as far as songwriting goes are the songs Jody absolutely loves. His would be Tom Waits, Bob Dylan, Tlyrics are intelligent, and the music is Bone Burnett, John Lennon, guys like great. Even someone who is a sucker for that. I liken myself more as a storytelling a musical hook finds a fix. (check out the than a songwriter. When I started playing guitar riff in “Don’t Know How”) Plus, guitar I was influenced by classic rock he uses a megaphone in “Ode to the and blues, so I think a lot of that comes Oddball Kid.” BONUS! out in the sound. I would encourage you check out the tracks on the page linked below. There’s I think those influences are very evident something to discover in every song. in your music. I also agree that your all tell a story which is a bit of a ry-the-New-Frontier/110049539046285

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