October 13 , 2006

Samford Offers Full Schedule of Inaugural Events

"...Inaugural activity will include lectures, concerts, service events and an inaugural ball sponsored by the Student Government Association..."

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Samford will inaugurate Dr. Andrew Westmoreland as its 18th president this fall, with events leading up to an investiture program Thursday, Nov. 2, at 10 a.m. in Wright Center Concert Hall. Inaugural activity will include lectures, concerts, service events and an inaugural ball sponsored by the Student Government Association.

Among lectures scheduled are the J. Roderick Davis Lecture featuring U.S.-Mexico relations expert Juan Hernandez Thursday, Oct. 19; the Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing Funderburg Lectureship Saturday, Oct. 21; an Open Government Symposium cosponsored by the Cumberland School of Law and the Samford School of Business Friday, Oct. 27; and the Reformation Heritage Lectures featuring theologian Frank A. James III, Tuesday-Thursday, Oct. 31-Nov. 2.

Famed pianist Leon Fleisher will present a concert in the new Jane Hollock Brock Recital Hall Tuesday, Oct. 24.

Students and faculty will take part in a variety of service events for the Birmingham community leading up to the inauguration. The ball will be held the night of Nov. 2 in Seibert Hall.

Samford University Board of Trustees Chairman William J. Stevens and Samford Provost and Executive Vice President J. Bradley Creed are co-chairs of the inauguration planning committee.

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