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Samford in the News – March 1-8, 2014

Posted by Philip Poole on 2014-03-10

A round-up of selected Samford University references in news outlets around the nation. It is compiled by the Office of Marketing and Communication from the university's media tracking service and may not be a comprehensive list. 

Dunford Gets Local Media Attention During Visit

Woodrow Wilson Fellow David Dunford generated local media interest during this week-long residency at Samford. In one interview, with Birmingham's Fox affiliate, Dunford spoke on a variety of topics, including the unrest in Ukraine. "We spend more on military than most other countries," Dunford said, "so we are not weak. This is a dangerous crisis. This is time for bipartisan [leadership]."

Samford Student Featured in Finance Profile

Senior business major James Graham was featured in a profile distributed by Value Penguin. In the profile he talks about his Samford experiences and the multiple internships he has had. "My experience at the Brock School of Business has been exceptional," Graham said. "Our finance program here has a very strong hands on approach." Graham is president of the Bulldog Fund, among other activities.

Alumna Selected to Head Baptist Health Systems Pharmacy

In a story reported by Birmingham Business Journal and distributed nationally through bizjournal.com, among other media outlets, 1999 McWhorter School of Pharmacy graduate Sally Sims Jackson was named chief pharmacist for Birmingham-based Baptist Health Systems. In the newly created position, Sims will develop and oversee all patient safety programs at BHS hospitals. The story identifies Jackson as a Samford graduate.

Basketball Tournaments Generate National Attention for Samford

In multiple stories locally and in several regional or national media outlets, Samford was mentioned dozens of times for the men's and women's basketball teams' appearances in the annual Southern Conference tournament. Samford hosted the annual Gulf South Conference tournament at the Pete Hanna Center, and tourney stories regionally and nationally always mentioned the Samford connection.

Smith's Baylor Lectures Reported by Baptist Standard 

A series of lectures on the Psalms by Beeson Divinity School faculty member Robert Smith were reported nationally by The Baptist Standard. Smith used Psalms 42 and 43 for his presentations. "The emphasis is not on the soul, but it is on God," he said. "It's God that is our oasis. It's not ourselves. It's not how many members we have. It's not our palace. It's God."



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