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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
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.
 
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Grayson Finds Enriched Experiences in Online Political Science Education
Marissa Grayson is a veteran of television interviews about politics, so it isn’t unusual for some of her audiences to see her on screen rather than at the front of a traditional classroom. That’s how she’s teaching everyone during the pandemic, and the transition online has not diminished her dedication to the work.
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Tew Contributes to Book on History of Women in the Southern Baptist Convention
Tew’s chapter–‘“A Greater Influence than You Imagine’: Women Lead the Way to Southern Baptist Centralization”–is part of the book’s examination of the role and history of women in the Southern Baptist Convention.
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Bass, Shirley Named First Stockham Scholars
The program, open to humanities majors in Samford’s Howard College of Arts and Sciences, emphasizes the role of the Christian liberal arts in promoting civic virtue and the responsibilities of citizenship.
 
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Sister of Bombing Victim Shares Hopeful Message
Lisa McNair shared key events of the civil rights movement, her family’s role in it, and how the social change of the era shaped her personal experience of race and reconciliation.
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Association of Women in Sports Media Chapter Offers Encouragement, Networking
The chapter extends the mission of a national organization that promotes increased diversity in sports media through career-enhancement networking, mentoring initiatives and an internship and scholarship program.
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Samford PRSSA Chapter Honored for Innovative Remote Learning Project
The honor recognizes the chapter’s work as a founding member of the new PRSSA Reimagined project, which provides virtual public relations learning, networking and professional development in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
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Ranked 11th in U.S., Debate Team Joins Top 10 at Harvard Tournament
The university was ranked the 10th best team algorithmically but was listed as the first alternate. When a team withdrew shortly before the start of the tournament, Samford stepped up and made the best of the unique opportunity.
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Trepanier Proposes Civility as Superior Virtue for Troubled Times
Political Science Department chair Lee Trepanier has published a new essay that speaks to a nation set on edge by politics and pandemic.
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Owens Selected for White House Historical Association Slavery Project
Samford French, Global and Cultural Studies and University Fellows alumna Mia Owens ’19 has earned a prestigious two-year fellowship to research and develop interpretive material about the history and legacy of slavery throughout Washington, D.C., and research and write for The White House Historical Association’s Slavery in the President’s Neighborhood initiative.
 
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Trepanier, Wallace Contribute to New Book on Solzhenitsyn
Samford professors Lee Trepanier and Jason Wallace contributed to a new book that addresses Russia’s complex influence on American culture, viewed through the experience and writing of its most famous exile and modern literary voice.
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A Heart for A March: DeVries Reveals Connections Between Protest Movements
As Samford prepared for a march for social justice, professor Annie DeVries provided important historical context in an online event sponsored by the university's Office of Diversity and Intercultural Initiatives.
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Samford to Host Virtual and In-Person Open House Events for Prospective Students this Fall
This fall, many Samford schools are offering virtual and in-person open house events.
 
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Journalism and Mass Communication Alumni, Student Earn Top Honors
Two Samford University Journalism and Mass Communication (JMC) alumni and one current student have earned a variety of awards and scholarships this fall.
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Miller Preparing Two Books, Virtual Seminar and Course on Race in Popular Culture and Media
Communication studies professor Niya Pickett Miller is developing multiple high-profile projects related to her scholarship on visual rhetorical criticism of marginal identities.
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Carey Publishes New Article on Local News in Appalachia
His white paper for the Center for Journalism and Liberty offers insights on how rural local news organizations can help contribute to the development of stronger, more resilient communities.