Past Events 2012

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The Moral Development of Nursing Students

A presentation by Dr. John Knapp and Azalea Hulbert for faculty in the Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing (Homewood, AL).

"Culture Shock Samford: The Life of a Chinese Student in the South"

Courageous Conversations: Culture Shock Samford focused on ways Samford's American and Chinese students can build stronger relationships and learn from each other. Facilitators included Professor Angela Ferguson, Director of International Initiatives at Samford, as well as students Monica Longoria, Darren Gray, Rebecca Liang, and Kirby Xu (Homewood, AL). See photos.

Better World Theatre: Nursing

A Better World Theatre performance, featuring students from the Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing (Homewood, AL). See photos.

Bishop Laurent Mbanda

A luncheon with the Right Reverend Doctor Laurent Mbanda, Bishop of the Shyira Diocese in Rwanda (Homewood, AL). See photos.

Birmingham Women's Committee of 100

A presentation by Dr. John Knapp for the Birmingham Women's Committee of 100 (Birmingham, AL).

BLAZE Faculty and Staff Leadership Academy

A presentation by Dr. John Knapp for the Blaze Leadership Academy at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (Birmingham, AL).

An Evening with Taylor Branch

The annual J. Roderick Davis Lecture, presented by Taylor Branch, a Pulitzer Prize winner for his work on Martin Luther King, Jr. The event was co-sponsored by the Mann Center (Homewood, AL).

"Faith and Politics: Do We Need Religion in the Public Square?"

A lecture by Dr. Mark Douglas, author and associate professor of Christian ethics at Columbia Theological Seminary (Homewood, AL). See photos.

Samford Philanthropy Dinner

A presentation by Dr. John Knapp and student Mallory James on the work of the Mann Center in South Africa (Homewood, AL).

University of Notre Dame

A presentation by Dr. John Knapp at the University of Notre Dame's annual Conference on Corporate Communication (Notre Dame, IN).

"When Winning is Losing: How Not to Get Ahead at Samford"

Courageous Conversations: When Winning is Losing was a forum for freshmen on academic integrity. Panelists were members of the Mann Center's Academic Integrity Advocates, including Lydia Nace, Jane Marie Hutcheson, Cassie Black, and Demi Eckhoff (Homewood, AL). See photos.

The Oxford Tradition

A unique experience for Samford students that allowed them to explore the rich legacy of leadership in higher education at the University of Oxford (Oxford University, UK). See photos.

Huntsville Rotary Club

A presentation by Dr. John Knapp to the Huntsville Rotary Club (Huntsville, AL).

Living Way Service Practicum 2012

A three-week service practicum at the Living Way microenterprise center in Cape Town, where students developed curriculum for an agricultural academy (South Africa). See photos.

"Self-Deception: A Pre-requisite to Rampant Lying"

A presentation by Dr. John Knapp at the annual conference of the Center for Christian Business Ethics Today (Philadelphia, PA).

"Invasion or Opportunity?"

Courageous Conversations: Invasion or Opportunity? focused on immigration in Alabama, and the Christian response to laws like Alabama House Bill 56. Panelists included Dr. Fred Shepherd, Dr. Mike Floyd, Azalea Hulbert, Taylor Bell, and Austin Davis. Zayne Smith, Immigrant Policy Fellow at Alabama Appleseed, was a guest panelist, with Dr. Mark Bateman as moderator (Homewood, AL). See photos.

Birmingham Businessmen's Club

A presentation by Dr. John Knapp for the Birmingham Businessmen's Club (Birmingham, AL).

Energen

A session by Dr. John Knapp for Energen employees on ethics, one of the company's twelve Core Leadership Competencies (Birmingham, AL).

BLAZE Faculty and Staff Leadership Academy

A program by Dr. John Knapp for participants in the faculty and staff leadership academy at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (Birmingham, AL).

Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) Society

A presentation by Dr. John Knapp to employees of local insurance companies, as part of CPCU's Ethics Awareness Month programming (Hoover, AL).

"Palliative Care: In Search of the Good Death"

The Mann Center served as a co-sponsor of the 2012 annual symposium of the Center for Biotechnology, Law and Ethics at Cumberland School of Law. Panelists included legal experts Kathy Cerminara, Nova Southeastern University, and Leonard (Jack) Nelson, Cumberland School of law; physicians Elizabeth Kvale and Ryan Nash, University of Alabama at Birmingham; and bioethicist H. Tristram Engelhardt, Jr., Rice University. Cumberland professor David Smolin served as moderator (Homewood, AL). See photos.

Association of Collegiate Marketing Educators

Dr. John Knapp served as chair of the Ethics, Legal & Public Policy track of the annual conference of the Association of Collegiate Marketing Educators, a division of the Federation of Business Disciplines (New Orleans, LA).

"Should Christians Seek Power?"

A forum with sociologist and author Dr. Michael Lindsay (Homewood, AL). See photos.

"Does God Care How I Vote?"

An A. Gerow Hodges Lecture in Ethics & Leadership by Dr. Michael Lindsay, directed to Samford undergraduates (Homewood, AL). See photos.

Brookwood Baptist Church

A presentation by Dr. John Knapp, with insights from his book, How the Church Fails Businesspeople (and what can be done about it) (Mountain Brook, AL).

Contacts

 

Drayton Nabers, Jr.
Director
205.726.4362

dnabers@samford.edu

Brooks Hall, 227A

 

C. Cameron Collins 
Program Manager
205.726.4634
Brooks Hall, 227B

Mitzi Lafferty  
Administrative Assistant
205.726.4366
Brooks Hall, 227
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Frances Marlin Mann Center for Ethics and Leadership
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205-726-4634 or Cameron Collins, Program Manager