October 28, 2009 - Jerome Miller, Toyota USA's vice president for diversity and social responsibility, will speak to campus and community audiences during a two-day visit in November. At Samford on Thursday, Nov. 5, he will lead students, faculty and guests in considering the question, 'How Do You Fit Into The Diversity Picture?' The 10 a.m. program in the university's Reid Chapel is part of the continuing series, the A. Gerow Hodges Lectures in Ethics and Leadership. The following day he will address the annual Diversity Summit of the Birmingham Business Alliance in an opening session sponsored by Samford.
Miller is an internationally known leader in diversity management who has held senior executive positions at Toyota, Delta Air Lines, The Coca-Cola Company and Intercontinental Hotels.
October 8, 2009 - Dr. Betty L. Siegel will speak Monday, Oct. 19, on 'Women's Leadership: An Invitational Approach,' as part of the Mann Center's A. Gerow Hodges Lectures in Ethics and Leadership. She is president emeritus of Kennesaw State University, Georgia's third-largest university, where she served as president for 25 years and was the longest-serving female president of a college or university in the United States. Dr. Siegel is an internationally known speaker and currently holds Kennesaw's Distinguished Chair of Leadership, Ethics and Character.
The 3 p.m. program is open to the public and will be held at the university's Brock Forum in Dwight Beeson Hall. Samford students will earn Convo credit.
October 8, 2009 - The Samford University Library has published a web-based resource guide on issues related to social media. This is a follow-up to the Oct. 1 program on Freedom of Expression in Cyberspace, conducted by the Mann Center, University Library, Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, and University Fellows. The well-attended forum featured a panel of students and faculty exploring the risks and responsibilities inherent in social media and online publishing.