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Carey to Speak on Journalism in Rural Communities
Communication and media professor Clay Carey will speak about best practices for journalism in rural communities at the virtual Appalachian Studies Association conference March 11-14. The presentation is based on work he did with the Center for Journalism and Democracy in summer, 2020.
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PRSSA Chapter Earns Second National Honor for Fall Projects
Public relations students Delaney Dotson, Jenna Goethel, Grace Moore and Aubrie Strange learned in January that they earned the November Pacesetter Award from the Public Relations Students Society of America (PRSSA).
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Grants Support New Bass Courses, Writing on Race
Samford University history professor Jonathan Bass has received a Hull Research Fellowship to support his completion of two new manuscripts related to race in the American South.
 
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Debaters Start Year Strong, With Two in Top 10
Samford debaters delivered strong back-to-back performances in January tournaments at the U.S. Naval Academy and University of Minnesota.
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Geography Faculty Lead Interdisciplinary ArcGIS Exploration
Geographic information systems (GIS) in general and the cloud-based ArcGIS technology in particular offer tools and data that can inform and enrich virtually any professional field.
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Leonard to Discuss New Book for Feb. 15 Zoom Event
Samford professor Jeffery Leonard will discuss his new book–Creation Rediscovered: Finding New Meaning in an Ancient Story–in which he contends that setting the biblical creation accounts back within their ancient context enables readers to both take the biblical texts seriously and appreciate scientific insight into creation.
 
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New Scholarship Honors Religion Professor Jim Barnette
Samford has announced a new scholarship created in honor of beloved alumnus, professor and former campus minister James (Jim) Barnette ‘83, who died Feb. 22, 2021. The Dr. James Barnette Endowed Scholarship will be awarded to students when its endowment reaches $25,000, and the university is actively seeking to meet that goal this spring.
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Chemistry Professor, Student Publish Paper
Chemistry professor Paul Wiget and senior biochemistry student Nicole Brandau have published a digest paper–“Bicyclic cycloadduct fragmentations as a means of stereocontrol”– for the academic journal Tetrahedron Letters.
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Fosu Announces Department Name Change
The new name encompasses the work of both former departments and provides a sense of unity for future curriculum reform and a rash of other activities.
 
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Trepanier Earns Grant for Course on the Christian Statesperson and Politics
The course will be organized with the theoretical perspectives of Aristotle and the New Testament and then proceed with a series of case studies that examine the writings and lives of subjects including Christine de Pizan, Thomas More, Martin Luther, John Calvin, Roger Williams, Absalom Jones, William Jennings Bryan, Dorothy Day, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Martin Luther King, Jr., Oscar Romero and others.
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Bains, Cyr Earn Grants for Courses on Free Will, Religion, Race and Ethnicity
Two Howard College of Arts and Sciences professors have received course development grants from Samford University’s William E. and Wylodine H. Hull Fund for Christian Scholarship.
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Sweeney, Den Hartog Contribute to New Book of Devotionals
The book connects Scripture with transformative historical moments such as the Civil Rights Movement and the Holocaust, and explores the faith of diverse Christian figures, including Frederick Douglass, C.S. Lewis, Aimee Semple McPherson and Billy Graham, among others.
 
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Church Endows New Scholarship for Samford Religion Students
South Roebuck Baptist Church has given $25,000 to endow the Herschel H. Hobbs Scholarship for undergraduate students in Samford’s Department of Biblical and Religious Studies.
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Samford Creates Accelerated Undergraduate Pathway to Master of Divinity
Applicants majoring in biblical studies, religion, religion with a concentration in ministry leadership or Christian ministry will be evaluated on their academic performance, spiritual maturity and vocational clarity.
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Green Co-Authors Chapter, Earns Grant to Help Faculty Enrich Canvas Course Experience
Broadcasting instructor John Marc Green is co-author of a chapter in the new book Peacebuilding in Language Education: Innovations in Theory and Practice. Another recent project will help Samford faculty combine case studies with their subject matter expertise to create engaging, interactive online modules for courses in the Canvas learning management system.
 
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Communication Studies Honor Society Inducts 19 Students
The students join peers at more than 500 chapters in promoting the academic and professional goals of the field of communication studies.
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Students Join National Millennial, Gen Z Organization
The group hosts roundtable discussions between students and key influencers in business and government.
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Mentoring, Internship, Service Create Path To Law School for Arts & Sciences Graduate
Graduating political science major Hannah Maynor will head into an unexpectedly transformed world of graduate education this December, but with confidence that she is prepared to meet its challenges.