Summer 2001
Vol 18 No. 2

Celebrating 160 Years, and a Bright Future

Overcoming Years of Bitterness

New Arts & Sciences Dean

Kelly Jones Claims Miss Alabama

The Business of Jets

Picturing Samford's History

Choir Pleases Russian Audiences

Exciting Swiss Winter Escapade

A Conference for All Sports

Bulldogs To Spread Field, Rely on Defense

Other Stories

Samford Names Brad Creed to be Associate Provost

Samford Gets $100,000 FIPSE Grant for PBL Project with Maastricht

Faculty Compendium: Ross Article Cited in Microsoft Ruling; Bass Book Nominated for Pulitzer Prize

New Arts and Sciences Dean Samford ‘Anything But Sleepy’: Chapman Davis

Davis Proudest of Hiring Strong Faculty

Teaching Aspect of Nursing Has Always Attracted New Dean

Baur Steps Down as Nursing Dean, Will Continue to Teach

John Carroll Brings Breadth of Legal Experience to Role as Cumberland Dean

Early Edmund D. Pellegrino Medal Honors Namesake, Secundy and Fletcher for Bioethics Contributions

Biology Students to Map Nature Conservancy Properties

Cumberland Professor Ware Writes the Book on Alternative Dispute Resolution

Samford ODK Celebrates 50th Year, Recognizes 50 Leaders with Impact

Samford hosts Alabama Governor’s School

Halbrooks Inaugurated as President of Colgate Rochester Crozer

Frank Stagg Library Adds Greatly to Samford Baptist Collection

Student Callers Raise More than $137,000 in Phonathon Effort



Faculty Compendium

An article by William G. Ross (Cumberland School of Law) was cited in the recent ruling that set aside a judge's order to break up the Microsoft Corp. The June ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit quoted a 1989 article by Ross in the Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics.

Ross wrote that "any public comment by a judge concerning the facts, applicable law or merits of a case . . . in his court or any comment concerning the parties or their attorneys would raise grave doubts about the judge's objectivity and his willingness to reserve judgment until the close of the proceeding."

The federal appeals court said it had to nullify the break-up ruling against Microsoft because of improper public comments made by a U.S. District Judge in the case. Ross, a widely quoted expert on legal ethics, said he thought the appeals court was right in its ruling.

Blessed Are the Peacemakers, a new book by Dr. Jonathan Bass (History), has been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize by its publisher, Louisiana State University Press. Published in February, the book details how civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. used his "Letter from Birmingham Jail" to further his cause. It also tells the story of the eight white clergymen to whom the letter was addressed and how they responded to the racial crisis in the South.

Dr. Joseph O. Dean, Jr., (dean, McWhorter School of Pharmacy) has been appointed by Alabama Governor Don Siegelman to the newly established Health-Care Worker Task Force to research and identify short- and long-range strategies to ensure an adequate supply of health-care workers.

Dr. Paul Richardson (assistant dean,Performing Arts) presented a session on The Missouri Harmony, an 1820 shape note tune book, at the annual conference of the Hymn Society in the United States and Canada in Independence, Mo., July 16.

Sharron Schlosser and Joy Whatley (Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing) have been invited to present "ďA Renaissance in Nursing Education: Thriving in a New Era" at the National League for Nursing Education Summit 2001 in Baltimore in September. Theirs was one of 60 selected from 235 abstracts submitted.

Jean Thomason (director, University Library) has been installed as 2001-02 president of the Alabama Association of College and Research Libraries.