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40 Years of Giving: One Couple’s Dedication to Continuing Samford University’s Legacy
Dorothy ’76 and Richard ’69 Swindle made their first gift to Samford University in the 1980s. Now, 40 years later, they are still investing in its legacy. This time, through a challenge to the Samford community on Tuesday, April 9 for 2024 Samford Giving Day.
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Samford Psychology Professor Awarded Prestigious Grant to Help Create More Sensory Inclusive Worship Environments
For many people, church is a place of healing and tranquility. It's a place where you can fellowship with other believers and be in the presence of God. However, for those grappling with sensory processing sensitivity, going to church is far from peaceful. It can be a nightmare.  
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Samford Professor Elected President of the American Fisheries Society Southern Division
Biological and Environmental Sciences chair Anthony Overton's election by the committee in February marks the beginning of a four-year term. At the forefront of his duties is directing the many chapters and committees across the division.
 
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Samford University Student Media Publications Win College Media Association Apple Awards
Samford University's student media publications brought home more accolades from the College Media Association's annual conference on March 16.
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Samford University’s STEM Scholars Hosts Third Annual Networking Event
Samford University's STEM Scholars program, which provides scholarships for academically gifted transfer students committed to a STEM career, proudly hosted its third annual networking event on Friday, March 15.
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Samford University Appoints Adam Winn as New Chair of Biblical and Religious Studies Department
Following a nationwide search, Adam Winn, PhD, a distinguished scholar of the New Testament, has been selected as the new chair of Samford University's Howard College of Arts and Sciences Department of Biblical and Religious Studies. Winn's tenure, effective August 2024, follows the leadership of Roy Ciampa, who admirably served as the department's chair for six years.
 
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Samford Students' Research and Writing Skills Strengthened through Magic City Religion Project
Samford University Howard College of Arts and Sciences students have had their research and writing skills strengthened thanks to Biblical and Religious Studies professor David Bains's Magic City Religion project. For five years, students have completed and published research papers on religious life in Birmingham, Alabama.
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Samford Debate Reaches Final Four of ADA Nationals, Wins Numerous Awards
Samford Debate returned from a successful weekend at the American Debate Association National Tournament held at Indiana University March 9-11.
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Samford Professor Honors Vestavia Hills Shooting Victims with Original Paintings
Nearly two years after the shooting at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Vestavia Hills, Alabama, psychology chair and professor Rob Elsner is honoring the three lives lost with his latest project, "Pilgrimage of the People: Liturgies for Labyrinth Worship throughout the Church Year."
 
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Samford Communication and Media Students Earn 17 Awards at SEJC 2024 Conference
Samford University's Howard College of Arts and Sciences Communication and Media students and staffers from The Samford Crimson, Samford's student-produced newspaper, received 17 awards from the Southeast Journalism Conference (SEJC) last weekend.
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Samford Students Receive Certification and Training on Trauma and Crisis De-escalation
Hundreds of Samford students, first responders, ministers, law enforcement and other area professionals gathered in the Leslie S. Wright Center to learn about supporting children and adolescents who have experienced a crisis or trauma.
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Samford Professor Awarded Preaching Magazine's Book of the Year
One year after publishing his second book, "Social Crisis Preaching: Biblical Proclamation for Troubled Times," Tyshawn Gardner, Samford University's Preministerial Scholars director and professor, was awarded Preaching Magazine's Book of the Year.
 
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Communication and Media Students Win Awards and are Selected to Present Research at BEA Conference
17 students from the Fall 2023 JMC 401 Senior Thesis class were accepted to present their research projects at the April Broadcast Education Association convention. 16 of those students also won awards for their papers.
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Nationally Recognized Atmospheric Scientist Challenges Samford Students to Act on Climate Change
Hundreds gathered in the Wright Center to hear climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe speak at Samford University for the Howard College of Arts and Sciences annual Davis Lecture on Feb. 13. The event was sponsored by Samford's Office of the Provost and Cumberland School of Law. 
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Samford University’s History Remembered in Professor’s New Book
New information about Samford University’s beginnings is revealed in the new book From Every Stormy Wind That Blows: The Idea of Howard College and the Origins of Samford University, which debuted on Feb. 21.
 
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Samford Debaters Win Mid-Atlantic Championship, Qualify for National Debate Tournament
Samford University Debate had another strong outing this weekend, with junior Mary Grace Hammond and freshman Laurel Pack winning the Junior Varsity division of the Mid-Atlantic Region District Tournament, held Feb. 17-18. 
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Brewing Success: Samford Alumni Take Their Coffee Business Overseas
Wendi and Nathan Parvin have never shied away from the unknown. As a career nurse and optometrist, they’ve lived overseas serving God and their communities. They’ve walked through heartache and loss. And they’ve launched a successful coffee business. Now they’re jumping back into the unknown with their business, all the way to Dubai.
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Samford University Debate Wins UT Austin Tournament
The Samford University debate team won the University of Texas at Austin Tournament this past weekend. Junior Mary Grace Hammond and senior Madison Hackett won junior varsity, making this their second tournament win this semester. The team placed first at the Indiana Tournament two weeks ago.