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Chew Earns International Psychology Honor
Distinguished Member status is the highest honor offered by Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology. It has been conferred upon only 40 individuals in the organization’s 90-year history.
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Computer Science Students Work At Forefront of Technological Revolution
When computer science professor Greg Kawell secured a grant to purchase four new virtual reality units, he asked the Samford community for project ideas. The response was overwhelming, and Kawell’s computer science students worked across disciplines to develop VR projects throughout the university.
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Samford STEM Scholar Prepares to Fight Growing Cybersecurity Threat
A summer research experience immersed Burks in cutting-edge exploration of remote sensing and cybersecurity. The latter was of special interest, and helped him and his research partners develop a way to train computer networks to mitigate malware attacks.
 
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Samford Students Document Diverse Birmingham Worship Spaces
Students of Samford professor David Bains spent the fall semester documenting Birmingham’s diverse worship spaces, with special emphasis on the Avondale community. Their 21 essays, ranging from the Abbey to Zion Star Apostolic Overcoming Holy Church of God are now online at Bains’ Magic City Religion website.
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97 Percent of May 2019 Samford Graduates Employed or in Graduate School
Samford University graduates continue to enter the workforce quickly and successfully. Six months after graduation, 97 percent of May 2019 graduates reported being either employed or continuing their education in graduate school.
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Hynds and Kanute Named to SoCon's All-Faculty and Staff Team
Samford's elected representatives on the team are Emily Hynds, associate dean and associate professor in Howard College of Arts and Sciences, and Theresa Kanute, the One Stop financial services advisor for Samford University athletes.
 
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Davis Offers Lessons of Family, Failure to Inspire Graduates
Davis told graduates the story of her great grandmother, the matriarch of her Lebanese immigrant family and known to all generations as Mama. She and her family left Lebanon on the promise of great opportunities and the hope of religious freedom, Davis said, fully invested in the Apostle Mark’s assurance that everything is possible for one who believes.
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Theology of Mutuality Can Rebuild Declining Church, Ketcham Says
Theologian Sharon Galgay Ketcham presented the 2019 Holley-Hull Lectures, illuminating the causes of, and possible responses to, an unprecedented exodus of young Christians from the church.
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Geography Conference Showcases Student Research
Sarah Grumulaitis’ project—Food Deserts in Birmingham, AL: Location, Suitability, and Access to Potential Urban Gardens—earned first place in the undergraduate research poster presentation category.
 
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Samford In Oregon Program Offers Semester of Big Ideas in Cascade Mountains.
A new academic partnership offers students the opportunity to spend a fall semester in Oregon’s beautiful Cascade Mountains with professors and other Christian college students who love to read books, ask big questions, confront big ideas and get closer to the land.
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Honored Seniors Lead Annual Hanging of the Green Service
Twelve senior honorees led the traditional Hanging of the Green service Dec. 5 in Samford’s Reid Chapel. The students are nominated by faculty and staff, and then a selection committee chooses the honorees based on leadership, scholarship, spiritual commitment and community service.
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George Presents Research at International Conference
The project–"University students and caregiver support: An investigation of the support-seeking behaviors among university students experiencing distress"–is a collaboration with department colleagues Betsy Emmons and Nia Johnson.
 
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Book Edited by Den Hartog Addresses Myths of American Church-State Relations
The new book's essays document the process of church disestablishment as it proceeded state by state in many different ways, with American Baptists playing a key role as they sought to defend “soul liberty” from governmental coercion.
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Strange Presents Research at Archaeology Conference
This year’s focus was on Ancient Synagogues and Churches in the Galilee, an area of special expertise for archaeologists Strange and Mordechai Aviam of Kinneret College, Israel, Strange’s partner in the excavation of the ancient village of Shikhin.
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An article by Samford journalism and mass communication professor Betsy Emmons–“Legitimizing the journey: National Signing Day and the public relations pseudo-event as high school athlete cultural moment"–was accepted for publication by the academic journal Sport in Society.
 
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Parks Explores Faith, Work, Community in Memphis Fellows Program
Samford JMC and English alumna Anne Davis Parks ’19 is participating in the Memphis Fellows Program, a 9-month post-graduate experience focused on faith, work and community. Organized by Second Presbyterian Church, the program emphasizes community service to help recent graduates reflect on how their faith informs the way they think about work, culture, friendships and experiences.
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Samford Welcomes Delegation of Ukrainian Journalists, Officials Nov. 20
The Delta Upsilon chapter of Dobro Slovo National Slavic Honor Society will welcome Scotty Colson, Honorary Consul of Ukraine in Alabama, along with six Ukrainian Open World Delegates to Samford University November 20 at 5 p.m. in Reid Commons as part of a ten-day professional exchange during International Education Week.
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Samford to Host Holocaust Survivor Nov. 20
Department of World Languages and Cultures will host Holocaust survivor Robert May and his daughter, Ann Mollengarden, for a special presentation related to its ongoing Tournées Film Festival Nov. 20 at 5:45 p.m. in Dwight Beeson Hall 131 (Brock Forum).