August 2005
Editor: Sean Flynt
Web Content Editor: Jana Peairson
Contributing Writers: William Nunnelley, Jana Peairson, Mary Wimberley


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  Taylor Named Samford Business Dean Taylor Named Samford Business Dean
"...Beck A. Taylor has been named dean of Samford University's School of Business effective Aug. 1. Taylor currently serves as associate dean for research and faculty development for the Hankamer School of Business at Baylor University in Waco, Texas..."
  Museum Honors Reconstruction Era Trustee Museum Honors Reconstruction Era Trustee
"...He rose through the ranks to become a lieutenant colonel and kept a journal of his experiences on the battlefields of Shiloh, Chickamauga and Missionary Ridge. He continued his journal even at the federal military prison at Johnson's Island, Ohio..."
  Kate Campbell Explores the Blues on New Album Kate Campbell Explores the Blues on New Album
"...Samford alumna Kate Campbell's latest album, Blues and Lamentations, due Sept. 6, is the singer/songwriter's first CD of all-new compositions since the release of Monuments in 2002..."
  PARCA Projects Earn Two National Awards from the Governmental Research Association PARCA Projects Earn Two National Awards from the Governmental Research Association
"...GRA awards recognize exceptional research on state and local governmental issues performed by staff members of governmental research agencies..."
  Sloan Bashinsky, Samford Trustee and Major Benefactor, Dies
"...'It was never his intent to seek publicity,' Corts said, 'which makes it all the more pleasant to call attention to the soft and magnanimous example of a no-nonsense business man. He cared deeply and gave generously'..."
  Samford Newsletter Offers Finance, Estate Planning Information
"...Samford's Gift Planning office now offers a weekly e-mail newsletter featuring up-to-date information and ideas on managing personal finances and estate plans..."