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Samford in the News – Week of Jan. 21

Posted by Philip Poole on 2013-01-25

Cumberland Alumna Reflects on the Importance of the Arts

Speaking to a gathering in Tullahoma, Tenn., 1986 Cumberland School of Law graduate Anne Pope said, "A vibrant, engaged and active arts community is a key element of economic development. It creates a livable city, and attracts tourists and complementary businesses to the area." Pope is executive director of the Tennessee Arts Commission. The story was reported by The Tullahoma Times.

Planetarium Featured on Birmingham's ABC Affiliate

George Atchley, director, and Samford's Christenberry Planetarium, was featured in a Jan. 22 and 23 segment on Birmingham's ABC 33/40. The story introduced viewers to Alabama's largest teaching planetarium. "It's a great place to teach people about sky motions and how the sky moves," Atchley said.

Samford athletes and staff assist with Shoes of Hope Distribution

Over 100 Samford student-athletes, coaches and staff assisted Samaritan's Feet, Inc., with its Shoes of Hope distribution for the National Day of Service, honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. A Jan. 21 story on al.com featured the project. "It's always a great feeling to be able to serve," Kendall Schwantz, a junior on the women's basketball team said. "It's definitely a cool experience, and it's probably a humbling experience for both us and them."

Bolus, "Healthy Dose" Featured on Birmingham's CBS Affiliate

McWhorter School of Pharmacy student Anthony Bolus was featured in a Jan. 20 segment on Birmingham's CBS affiliate about "Healthy Dose," a weekly program that Bolus produces for Samford's WVSU-FM. "[Healthy Dose] is a program that talks about different disease states in general, to educate society on a disease state to make sure they learn something new about it," Bolus said.


George Speaks to Roe v. Wade Anniversary

Beeson Divinity School Dean Timothy George was quoted in a Jan. 18 Baptist Press story distributed by several media outlets about Southern Baptists' response to the landmark Roe v. Wade decision. "The simple fact is that Roe v. Wade did little more than place a stamp of approval on what America's largest, most conservative Protestant denomination had already agreed to," George said.

Pharmacy Highlighted in "Script Your Future" Story

Students and employees from McWhorter School of Pharmacy were highlighted in a Jan. 18 al.com story about a special "Script Your Future" event held in conjunction with FMS Pharmacy in Bessemer, Ala. "By offering these comprehensive reviews, we can sometimes identify issues that keep people from taking their medicine," said Patrick Devereux, a 2005 Samford pharmacy graduate and pharmacy manager at FMS.

Helms Addresses Tax Increase Implications

Sara Helms, assistant professor in the Brock School of Business, was featured in a Jan. 18 story on Birmingham's CBS affiliate, about the impact of payroll tax increases. Helms said she hesitates calling it a tax increase because it's really just a return to the old rate. "These were always intended to be temporary," Helms said.


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