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Sodexo works to provide solutions for students with food allergies Kendra Nixon, Content Editor SNU students may argue that Sodexo doesn’t have a lot to choose from, but could you imagine not being able to eat most of the food not because it tasted bad, but because you would have an allergic reaction? According to the National Institutes of Health, Univ. of Chicago Celiac Disease Center, between 5% and 10% of all people may suffer from a gluten sensitivity of some form and 1 out of every 133 Americans (about 3 million people) have Celiac Disease. And according to the American Food and Drug Administration, celiac disease is a chronic inflammatory disorder characterized by mucosal damage to the small intestine lead-
ing to gastrointestinal illness, nutrient malabsorption, and a wide range of clinical manifestations. Simply put, there are students here at SNU who cannot eat a majority of what is normally served in Sodexo without having some sort of allergic reaction. However, this is not the first Sodexo has heard of this, which is why they are consistently working on solutions for students who are diabetic, are allergic to gluten or lactose or have any other kind of food allergy. Wendy Blackburn, Sodexo SousChef, has been making finding solutions a primary goal for the past year and a half. Last year, the Sodexo staff stepped up their efforts to make food without gluten, lactose or any other sort of allergen.
“We prepare alternate pasta Stations tag signs and label foods made out of rice. I use my own that do not have gluten in them, seasoning blends and design a making it easier for students who have Celiac Disease or those who don’t eat gluten for personal reasons. “We continue to research recipes and search for vendors who cater to certain food allergens,” said Blackburn. “I see [a growing trend of Celiac Disease] in the future, as well as obesity.” Sodexo staff, as well as other new menu daily,” said Blackburn. dining services across the nation, “If there is no station with a glu- is working on ways to accomten-free option, we make gluten- modate students with food alfree quesadillas made-to-order.” lergies as well as offer healthier For those who are lactose in- and tastier options. If you have tolerant, they provide soymilk any suggestions for Sodexo, feel and bring in special ingredients free to contact Sodexo’s General for those who are diabetic as well. Management staff.
“We continue to research recipes and search for vendors who cater to certain food allergens.”
“Why is the lamp of learning still on?” Answers to Cabinet Chat questions Brad Crofford, Editor-In-Chief The cabinet answered students’ questions on Thursday, November 15 in the Heritage Room during this semester’s only Cabinet Chat. Students had previously submitted questions online through SGA’s website (snusga.com). The first question involved why the lamp of learning is still burning. In the past it has typically only been on during the earliest portions of the semester. The current plan is to keep it lit throughout the academic year and turn it off during the summer, Dr. Scott Strawn,
VP for Financial Affairs, explained. They estimate this will cost about $3,000 as natural gas prices are lower than in the past “It’s one of the things we do to remember this is a special place,” Strawn said. Academics: Several questions involved academics. One question involved the possibility of having a “dead week” in the spring. Though there are various definitions, a dead week The Lamp of Learning. Photo by Amy Lauver. typically involves either having no assignments and/or no class in the Dr. Mary Jones, provost, expressed “We need to have a conversation -------------------------------------continued on page 2 days leading up into finals week. reservations about such a time.
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with a broader group of faculty,” Jones said. “One of my concerns is that it will just push the crunch time a week earlier...There are good pedagogical reasons for having comprehensive assignments due at the end of the semester.” Blake Jordan, one of two student representatives on the academic council, said there would be pros and cons to having a dead week. In terms of pros, he said “It would give students a chance to focus on finals.” However, in terms of cons, he said “Students, instead of focusing on finals, may just take it as a social time.” He also said that work might just pile up at the end. Another academic question involved the grading scale, specifically the lack of an A+. Jones noted that SNU’s current system, which includes pluses and minuses but does not include an A+, is shared with highly-reputed institutions like Harvard as well as the rest of the Nazarene universities.
“A four-point [4.0 GPA] on this scale is far more meaningful and impressive,” Jones said. “My concern with an A+ system is grade inflation...We agreed as an academic council not to take any action at this point.” The Commons: A question asked if anything could be done to improve cell phone reception on the ground floor of the Commons. “It’s a $12,000-15,000 fix,” Strawn said, explaining that the current focus is on science, including the Campaign for the Sciences. “It is on the list. We’ve priced it down to the vendor...I’d like to think that in time we’ll be able to get to it.” A question regarding whether anything could be done to allow commuter students to bring a packed lunch into Sodexo to eat with friends generated good discussion. Dr. Mike Redwine, VP for Student Development, liked the idea and said he would bring
it up with Sodexo’s management. “I think it’s a great idea, but I haven’t had the chance to visit with Sodexo about it,” Redwine said. He did note some potential challenges, such as since the food area is open, there would be the poten-
“We agreed as an academic council not to take any action at this point”
tial for people to steal food. Jones suggested eating meals together in Pops as an alternative for commuters. Strawn framed the issue from a pricing perspective, asking the students in attendance “What price would draw commuters to Sodexo to buy lunch?” Sodexo was also the focus of another question. This one asked if there could be a pay-as-you-go meal plan, given that there are students with special dietary needs.
Redwine explained that this type of issue is contracted with Sodexo and that greater participation leads to lower costs for students. “The reason it’s as inexpensive as it is is because we’re all doing it,” Redwine said. “The more students on a plan, the less expensive it would be for all of us.” He also noted that Sodexo has done a good job of keeping costs down this year, which has kept students from paying more relative to previous years. Strawn noted that the university is not profiting off of meal plans. Rock walls and more: Other topics dealt with included why the TVs in the Commons are on during breaks, students’ options for playing instruments, limiting commuter lunch announcements to only commuter students, and whether there could be a marching band, the feasibility of a rock climbing wall, and the potential for lights on the south side of Bracken.
University president Dr. Gresham passes the microphone to provost Dr. Mary Jones during Cabinet Chat. Photo by Brad Crofford
November 26, 2012
Prehistoric legends: moments when time stood still Prof Jim Wilcox, Guest Columnist I was just telling the following story in class today, so I’ll begin this series of prehistoric legends with that one. When I was a senior at one of our “brother schools” in The Great Northwest, where men are men and women are mean, my brother, four friends and I squeezed into Dusty’s Pontiac and ignored one of the Ten Commitments of our college, “I will not go to movies.” It was a drive-in double feature, so we weren’t going to an evil theater, after all. So it’s Jerry, Dennis, Dusty, John, Ken and me watching a Lee Marvin western and “Lady Sings the Blues.” Two near Oscar winners if we’ve ever seen one. The movies were over about midnight. (I should tell you something about that alma mater of mine that will make your head jerk back
and forth until you get a massive scalp burn). Only resident females had curfew; resident males did not have a curfew. Here’s how that administration meeting probably went: “Hey, do you think we should make the boys come in at any certain time?” “Nah, if we put the girls in their cages early, the boys will rush to their cages, alone and dejected.” “Sounds good. Who brought the Cokes?”) We left the dust of sin at the drive-in and began the 15-mile trip back to town. As we cruised on down the highway, we noticed that at every on-ramp, a new police car started to follow us. No lights. No sirens. By the third on-ramp, guess how many cop cars were tailing us? Yep, three. If we had been driving a white
Ford Bronco, we’d have been on national television. Just ahead was our exit. “Let’s see if these cops exit, too.” Sure enough. They tailed us all the way to the park near our campus. We were so glued to what was behind us, we almost slammed into what was in front of us. THREE MORE COP CARS!
“They’ll bring down the law on you.” Count ‘em with me: six cruisers with two cops each. (…carry your one, add two…) What’s that spell? Twelve, a dozen, policemen. This time the lights were flashing. And if I’m lyin’, I’m dyin’ -- every one of them was crouched behind his car door with a bullhorn and his gun aimed right at our GPA’s. It
was like a Lee Marvin western! “GET OUT OF THE CAR WITH YOUR HANDS UP!” My idiot savant brother said, “Let’s run!” His idiot brother said, “Shut up, Death Wish.” And then the Church of the Nazarene came like angels to rescue us. One of the cops was the son of the district superintendent. Two of our friends were sons of the pastor of the largest church on that district. They knew each other. So everything got sorted out and soon were back at campus, alone and dejected, slumbering in our cages. We learned our lesson that night: when the administration says, “You can’t go to movies,” you’d better know they mean it. They’ll bring down the law on you.
When I cease to be Brad: what OIL has meant to me Brad Crofford, Editor-In-Chief For five days every semester, I cease to be Brad. I stop wearing jeans and sweaters. I spend most of my day off-campus, leaving early in the morning and coming back late in the evening. And I love it. You see, for five days every semester, I spend my day down at the State Capitol as part of the Oklahoma Intercollegiate Legislature (OIL). I wear my newly-dry-cleaned suits, sit in state legislators’ seats and answer to Senator Crofford. Students from fifteen Oklahoma colleges and universities gather to compete in the OIL House of Representatives, the Senate, a moot court competition and a journalism program. This fall was my sixth semester of OIL. When I started in the fall of
2009, OIL was a way to fill a void. In high school, I had competed in extemporaneous speaking, Lincoln-Douglas debate, mock trial and student congress. For the first few semesters, participating in OIL gave me a similar rush. I would get excited as I would research a social issue, write legislation, present it to my peers, debate it and finally vote on it. I thought of myself as a competitor, eager to do well and hopeful of winning one of the awards, such as Best Freshman or Best Delegate. OIL has ended up meaning far more to me than any awards ever could have. I have made friends from schools throughout the state. I have learned about a variety of topics, from grass rights to mammograms, from employment dis-
crimination to illegal immigration. I have been exposed to a wide array of viewpoints and perspectives. I have learned parliamentary procedure, which allows me to listen to and understand the procedural aspects of the Oklahoma legislature when it’s in session. I have come to better understand the tradeoffs legislators face when it’s time for a final vote when a bill is mostly good but has a few real problems. Having spent about 30 days at the Capitol for OIL, I have become very familiar with the setting, tbut here are still moments that leave me silent in awe. Turning south on Lincoln Boulevard and seeing the sun shine behind the Capitol’s towering dome. Looking up at the beautiful stained glass ceilings of the Senate. Leaning back in a state representative’s
chair as I listen to former Oklahoma Governor George Nigh’s address at the beginning of the week. OIL has been one of the most enjoyable, most instructive and most beneficial experiences of my college career. If you are interested in learning more about OIL, come and talk to me or shoot me an email. I love talking about it (obviously). You can also talk to SNU’s delegation chair, Tim Rice.
Photo by Brad Crofford
STORMSPORTS TheEcho November 26, 2012 Page 4 Women’s soccer team advances to nationals
Matthew Wellman, Staff Writer The Southern Nazarene women’s soccer team swept the NCCAA Central Regional tournament to punch their ticket to Kissimmee, Florida to play in the national championship. They beat MACU 5-1 in the semifinals and then took down Oklahoma Wesleyan 3-0 to win the regional tournament. It started Friday against Mid America Christian University. MACU got an early goal, but the Storm would come back and score 5 unanswered to take the semifinal 5-1. Junior Sherri Collins scored 3 and sophomore Bekah Stewart added 2 to round out the Storm’s scoring. “We have never had the bond we have this year and it shows when we play. These girls are the best group of girls, there is no other way to leave your college career
than with the girls this year,” said senior Rachel Atnip. The girls played again on Saturday for the regional championship against Oklahoma Wesleyan University. SNU got an early goal from sophomore Mallary Schaub and would never look back. Collins added another to bring her tournament total to 4 and Schaub had another late goal. Freshman goalkeeper Yoli Zamarripa needed just 1 save to blank the Eagles and send the Storm to the national tournament on a 3-0 victory. “The biggest factor this weekend was we came and played as a team. We were on our game all over the field. We wanted it more than the other teams. As a team, nationals are another experience for us to grow as a team and to grow as individuals. If we come out to play and connect like we do
off the field there is no doubt that we can do it,” said Atnip. Senior Kendra Nixon said about earning the trip to the national tournament, “We went to nationals my freshman year, so it’s awesome to start and finish my college career on such a high note. Going to nationals just shows that all the hard work we’ve put into this season is finally paying off!” SNU is one of eight teams to punch their ticket to the NCCAA national tournament. The Storm are the fifth seed and will kick off the tournament Wednesday, November 28th against fourth seeded Houghton (N.Y.) College. The game is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. The girls are guaranteed at least 2 games but are eliminated from contention for the championship after 1 loss.
Students talk favorite sports teams Ashleigh Buchanan, Staff Writer Webster’s dictionary defines fanatic as, “marked by excessive enthusiasm and often intense uncritical devotion.” We all know people who show “excessive enthusiasm” about their favorite sports teams. Everyone has a different level of adoration towards his or her favorite teams, but where does this love originate? I asked some SNU students why they root for their favorite teams and these students had a variety of answers. Clay Milford grew up in Oklahoma, so being an Oklahoma Sooners fan is a way of life. He has had OU Football season tickets since he was twelve, and every September to January his life is scheduled around their games.
“My friends and I would go to the games by ourselves, go to the tunnel to high five the players after the game, and then sneak onto the field to play football after every game under the lights. I ruined so many pairs of jeans, but no amount of chastisement due to my ruined jeans could have taken away from the joy of running down Owen Field imagining I was playing in front of 85,000 people,” Milford wrote in response for a request for comment from The Echo. Taylor Greenhill’s NFL allegiances come from his homestate ties as well. Being from Houston, he has been a fan of the Texans since they joined the NFL in 2002. Greenhill’s other favorite NFL team is the Indianapolis Colts. His loyalty to the Colts lies in their
rookie quarterback, the first overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, Andrew Luck, who Greenhill went to high school with. Greenhill was on the basketball team with Luck and says, “It wasn’t uncommon for me to guard him
“I’m not trying to brag, but I did block his shot in practice” in practices. I’m not trying to brag, but I did block his shot in practice my sophomore year. It’s been amazing watching him succeed at Stanford and even crazier to watch him play in the NFL.” Kenzie Redwine also has favorite teams based on her favorite play-------------------------------------continued on page 5
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er, Peyton Manning. She started cheering for the Colts when she visited family in Indiana, and since then has been a fan of Peyton Manning. Since Manning has moved to the Denver Broncos, she now considers herself a fan of them as well.
Nathan Tucker is a Washington Redskins fan because he was born in Bethesda, MD and wanted to stay connected to his roots. Tucker has a lot of Redskins memorabilia, including jerseys, replica helmets, and lanyards. His devotion has spread to the walls of his room at home, which are painted
maroon and gold. He has a big Redskins logo on one wall. Some people’s favorite teams are not based on home state pride, but rather simply liking the team. Bradley Toone first saw the Kansas Jayhawks play basketball when his grandparents took him to a Big 12 Basketball Tourna-
ment in OKC. He was already a big basketball fan, and really liked the KU players and especially liked Coach Williams. Toone has been loyal to the Jayhawks ever since, has even met their coach, Bill, Self, and says he “will always represent the blue and red with pride!”
Senior sports spotlight
– First team all Football – first team all CSFL CSFL as a junior, second team and academic all-conference juas sophomore, 25 tackles and 1 nior year, third on SNU all time rushing list with 2,493 forced fumble senior year
Position: Defensive Back Hometown: Cedar Hill, Texas High School: Cedar Hill
Position: Running Back Hometown: Midland, Texas High School: Midland Christian
Soccer – posted 1 shutout and Soccer – scored 1 goal on just
stopped 63% of shots on goal
Position: Goalkeeper Hometown: Muskogee, Okla. High School: Muskogee
3 shots in senior year
Position: Defender Hometown: Edmond, Okla. High School: Edmond Santa Fe
Photos from SNU Athletics
Make sure to support the basketball and baseball teams in their upcoming games!
TheEcho November 26, 2012 Page 6 Student respond to announcement of new Star Wars trilogy Baker Pitts, Staff Reporter
The Star Wars fan base is a group of people who love the Star Wars movies the most and who deliver the harshest criticism. Because of this, there have been some very mixed reactions to the news of Disney’s purchase of Lucasfilm last month and the subsequent announcement of a new Star Wars trilogy. To see how the students of SNU felt about this new Star Wars news, I went out and asked 15 students their opinions on the matter. Surprisingly, the responses I received were fairly balanced, with three of the students claiming that they still weren’t sure how they felt about the news, seven expressing that they wished it wasn’t happening, and the remaining five stating their
excitement for the new trilogy. Now, personally, I am a fan of this news. The talent Disney has for revitalizing franchises with awesome movies (See: Marvel) coupled with the amazing CGI possibilities available and the vast amounts of amazing stories in the Star Wars universe to choose from is a recipe for an amazing trilogy. The five students that responded with excitement all seemed to echo those same beliefs and thoughts, though they all had different specific things they were most excited to see. These included new planets that are sure to be introduced, starship battles, lightsaber duels and even cameos by original actors. And what’s even better is that almost all of those exciting things can be as-
sured, because what’s a Star Wars film without lightsaber duels and space-based dogfights? And as to cameos, actors such as Harrison Ford have expressed interest in returning to the Star Wars Universe. As for the seven naysayers, they all seemed to share a single point of concern: Disney. It seems that when people hear Disney, they begin to think of ‘childish’ cartoon movies and kid-friendly tv shows. However, I feel it is a good time to remind those people that in Return of the Jedi, the Ewoks were originally supposed to be giant claw- and fang-baring Wookies, but George Lucas changed that part of the movie to make it more ‘kid-friendly’. I would also advise people sharing this point of view to rewatch
The Avengers and the superhero movies leading up to it. These movies were all made after Disney procured Marvel, and they are fantastic films. This wasn’t the only point of concern amongst those who aren’t happy about the new trilogy. It seems quite a few people are viewing this as just another grab for money by George Lucas, and on this point I’m slightly inclined to agree. While George Lucas has created one of my favorite things in the whole world, it can seem at times like he does things just to make money. Not that I really mind though, because every time he makes a grab for more money, I get something new and awesome added to the already expansive Star Wars universe.
Disney has purchased Lucasfilms and announced a new Star Wars trilogy. Photo from Eva Rinaldi used under Creative Commons License
Confession time: Twilight Breaking Dawn, Part Two Ronna Fisher, Assistant Editor
ered her eyes. The film somehow created a very sensual (and awkward) scene without showing . . . too much. The scene, followed by jokes referring to the scene lasts for approximately five to ten-ish minutes. But hey, as my friend pointed out, they’re married. Along with the vampire action comes a strange kind of gore. The characters are vampires, so there’s no blood, but there are plenty of decapitations. It was enough to make my movie-going buddy and me squeal in disgust. Just picturing the scenes now makes me shudder. Apparently, the movie had to take the sound effects of the decapitation down a notch to escape an Rrating. I also think there was a tad bit more vampire blood-sucking action than previous movies.
Confession time: I love Twilight. I have been to every midnight premiere since the book series became a movie series. I wasn’t always a fan, though. When I heard about the Twilight series, my first thought was, literally, “Why would I want to read a book about vampires? That is so stupid.” But one day I was bored, and after reading the first page I have been hooked ever since. I refuse to become one of those fans. I’ve never purchased Twilight merchandise, besides the books and movies. I don’t critique every little detail of every movie. For instance, when the first movie came out, Twihards (as some fans like to be called) were upset that the curtains in Bella’s bedroom were purple and not yellow. I couldn’t care less whether the curtains are the same color or not. But, Things I liked: I do love Twilight. So, of course I One of the coolest things about enjoyed Breaking Dawn: Part 2. BD is how graphics were used to allow the audience to see the world Things I did not like: through a “vampire’s” eyes. In one While this was only a slight an- scene, as new vampire Bella is runnoyance, it was an annoyance all ning through the forest we see the same: baby Renesmee was part and hear tiny, insignificant details. CGI, part animatronics, and part We see flowers blooming from far real baby. And, slightly creepy. If away and tiny insects and birds flyyou know anything about Breaking ing through the air, etc. We see the Dawn, you know there is a baby and details that Bella is supposed to be the baby is important. The CGI was seeing as well. Even the sound efprobably used to control the rapid fects emphasize a more developed aging of the child without hav- sense of hearing. The soundtrack was also specing great differences between each tacular and appropriate. The film child. There was a fairly awkward scene is full of mellow, alternative (and between married couple, Bella and some slightly pop-ish) tracks from Edward. Let’s just say, my younger the likes of Ellie Goulding, Feist, sister wisely and virtuously cov- and Christina Perri. There are also
some great piano ballads and the return of “Bella’s Song,” played by Robert Pattison (Edward). One of my favorite parts of the film was the credits. Practically every actor that has been in any of the Twilight movies—not just Breaking Dawn—was featured. It was a really great commemorative ending to the whole series. It also highlighted the growth of the characters and actors. For instance, Bella is no longer a clumsy, stuttering, “pathetic,” angst-ridden teenager. Kristen Stewart portrays a strong, confident, and beautiful Bella. Side note: Ironic name, huh? I know Twilight is not for everyone. I know that many disdain Twilight for being a bandwagon series. Sometimes, jumping on the bandwagon is fun. Sometimes, it is exciting sitting in a theatre packed full of people who are excited about the same thing as you. Sometimes, it’s nice to laugh along with strangers, knowing that you all get the joke. I know Breaking Dawn Part 2 is not for everyone, but I think Breaking Dawn Part 2 has something for everyone. This Twilight edition was purposefully funnier than any of the other films. There was action. There was romance. There was vampire super-powers.
There was a coming together of a motley, misfit crew to fight for something they believe in. Bob Hoose, a PluggedIn online reviewer writes, “It’s as if the XMen and the Avengers all showed up at the last minute to save the day and make the world a safe place for Bella and Edward’s love to blossom and bloom.” If you are already a fan of Twilight, Breaking Dawn Part 2 is a solid ending to the series, spotlighting the growth of the characters and actors. If you are not already a fan and you are dragged to the theatres, you may just find yourself surprised to find you enjoy the movie. Let me put it this way. My father went to see it. He doesn’t like movies. He doesn’t like science fiction. He doesn’t like action. He only likes certain types of romance. He basically will watch a Hallmark movie. He hadn’t seen any of the previous Twilight films, and I warned him that he wasn’t going to enjoy this one. He pronounced at the beginning that he had come to the movie to sleep and told me to wake him up if he started snoring. Not once did he fall asleep, and after the movie was over he asked me, “Are the other movies as good as this one?” Case in point.
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Creepy CGI babies, mythologically-incorrect vampires and fights Baker Pitts, Staff Writer
What do creepy CGI babies, mythologically incorrect vampires and an admittedly awesometurned-disappointing fight scene have in common? If you said Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2, then you are correct!
I had the pleasure of seeing the end of the Twilight saga over the break. Now, let me preface this article by stating that I have not read the Twilight books in their entirety, and I only saw the first film, so I’m pretty much coming into this pretty much as
a fresh slate. From a production standpoint, this film is actually quite good, the camera work is extremely creative, the soundtrack is just fantastic and the special effects (for the most part) are pretty impressive. It is the rest
of the movie that weirds me out. The film starts after the main character Bella has been turned into a vampire by her vegetarian vampire husband, she has also just had a baby, and apparently those two things are related. -------------------------------------continued on page 8
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The first truly odd bit comes immediately after Bella holds her daughter for the first time. As she is holding her daughter, who is named Renesmee and is poorly animated and extremely creepy, the tiny animated baby (who is two days old and already has a full set of teeth) reaches up and gingerly touches her face. As if that wasn’t odd enough, right after this, Jacob Black, the teenage heartthrob/ werewolf with an inability to keep his shirt on, reveals that
he has ‘imprinted’ (read: fallen in love with) this child. I think my point has been made. Now, the middle of the movie doesn’t hold many overly
“It is the rest of the movie that weirds me out.” strange happenings, but it does introduce some very pretty vampires with some extremely interesting powers. I don’t have much beef with anything
else in the movie with the exception of the climactic fight scene. Before I go any further I would like to let my readers know that there are some extreme SPOILERS ahead, and anyone who still has yet to read the books or see the film may want to stop reading now. The big fight scene between the Volturi (Bad vampires) and the good guys, is actually really awesome. It is full of highpowered decapitations, and stuff like that and it is truly exciting. But all of that is im-
mediately ruined when you find out that it was simply a vision of what would happen if the two sides were to fight and they then leave without any kind of a fight. They then finish the movie by showing everyone who played a main part in all of the films, which I actually really liked. But despite all of that I would still recommend the film for anyone who is a fan of the series or who would like a nice chortle at the ridiculousness of the film (see: Michael Sheen’s laugh http://goo.gl/ESG9a).
Hall of Witnesses Inductees Rev. Dallas Baggett ‘37 Mr. Bernie & Mrs. Paula (West) Brown Dr. Halbert A. “Hal” Cauthron, Jr. ‘67 Dr. Charles D. Crow ‘68 Dr. Kenneth E. Crow ‘63 Mr. Richard F. Crow ‘71 Dr. Walter E. Crow ‘68 Rev. Eugene Leon Martin ‘64 Rev. George L. & Mrs. Grace (Nelsen) Mowry Rev. Wallace R. “Wally” Renegar ‘55 Rev. A. Keith Sears ‘54 Mrs. Myra (Luginbyhl) Schubert ‘60 Rev. B. J. Slothower ’51 Rev. Julia Standridge Editor: Brad Crofford Adviser: Melany Kyzer Content Editor: Kendra Nixon Layout Editor: Kira Roberts Assistant Editor: Ronna Fisher
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