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Lawson to Preach on National Broadcast
Biblical and Religious Studies alumna Victoria Lawson will be the featured preacher Nov. 24 on Day 1 with host Peter Wallace, the nationally broadcast ecumenical radio program also accessible online at
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Kynes to Lecture on Wisdom In the Bible and Beyond
The lecture, hosted by Samford’s chapter of Theta Alpha Kappa, the national honor society for religious studies and theology, is the latest in a series on Christian Faith and Critical Thought.
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Debaters Begin Season with Impressive Wins
Samford assistant debate coach Lee Quinn said the success at the UK tournament was especially impressive–demonstrating that Samford Debate is among the elite national programs, which has implications beyond the competition.
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Montás Describes Higher Calling of Education, Beyond Career Preparation
Montás, an American literature scholar at Columbia College and former director of the college’s Center for Core Curriculum, emphasized the value of liberal education in his Oct. 10 address.
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Alumna Sarah Overby to Present Lecture Nov. 6
Samford Spanish language and literature alumna Sarah Overby '15 will present a special Homecoming lecture Nov. 6. Overby currently is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Genetics at the Universidad de Valencia, Spain. For Samford's Biology Research Seminar Series, she will discuss her research into the molecular mechanisms behind a rare type of muscular dystrophy.
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Ketcham To Deliver Samford’s Holley-Hull Lectures Nov. 6-7
Ketcham's areas of expertise include ecclesiology, student ministry and spiritual formation. She is best known for her book "Reciprocal Church: Becoming a Community Where Faith Flourishes Beyond High School."
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Armstrong, DeVries Named Mann Center Fellows
The fellowships, presented by Samford’s Frances Marlin Mann Center for Ethics and Leadership, are designed to engage and accelerate the work of Samford employees who demonstrate a commitment to exemplary approaches in community-based learning.
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Yeomans Scholarship Honors Beloved Founder of Debate, Communication Studies
Although Yeomans is closely identified with debate, he wanted the scholarship to be open to any communication studies majors who are well-rounded and represent the “spirit of Samford.”
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Cyr, Sansom to Present at Philosophy Conference
Samford University faculty are active in scholarship as well as teaching, modeling research and professional engagement for next generations of scholars. Philosophy professors Taylor Cyr and Dennis Sansom will continue that tradition as they present their work at the annual conference of the Alabama Philosophical Society Sept. 27-28.
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Hoefer Earns Phi Kappa Phi Award
Hoefer is earning a master’s degree in computer science at Brown University, where she manages the university’s Human-Computer Interaction lab and works on a system that helps psychiatrists determine mental health risks by analyzing patient's messaging data.
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Samford Computer Science Students Hack Their Way to the Top
Students in Samford University’s Department of Math and Computer Science make impressive strides in developing competitive career skills. Samford teams including students Gabriela Hoefer and Anisha Nizar Ali earned five awards in a year at multiple computer science competitions and professional conferences.
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Samford Journalism Program Ranked No. 1 in State, No. 34 in Nation
Samford University’s Journalism and Mass Communication (JMC) major was named the number one journalism program in the state of Alabama for the fifth year in a row by the College Factual education information service. The major was also named the 34th best journalism program nationally.
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Samford Faculty, Students Publish Research in Journal of Organic Chemistry
Faculty-led research with student collaborators is the distinctive focus of Samford University’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. The immersive, one-on-one experience creates opportunities for professional networking and publication in peer-reviewed journals, and helps open the doors to graduate education and careers. Student and faculty researchers made that point clear this summer by publishing two research articles in The Journal of Organic Chemistry.
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Montás to Speak on Liberal Education and Human Freedom Oct. 10
Roosevelt Montás, a noted American literature scholar and former director of the Center for Core Curriculum at Columbia College, will present on Liberal Education and Human Freedom as the 2019 J. Roderick Davis Lecture Oct. 10 at 7 p.m. in Reid Chapel. The free public event is sponsored by Samford University’s Howard College of Arts and Sciences.
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Biology Speaker Series Begins Sept. 19
Lecture topics will range from the genetics and distribution of an important sunflower species to how to identify summer research and internship positions. Homecoming week will feature alumna Sarah Overby, who will discuss her current research into the molecular mechanisms behind a rare type of muscular dystrophy.
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Samford to Host National Language Conference Oct. 18-19
Samford' Critical Languages Program (CLP) will host the 46th annual conference of the National Association of Self-Instructional Languages Programs (NASILP). NASILP is North America’s oldest professional organization specifically devoted to fostering the study of less commonly taught languages (LCTLs) through self-instructional principles developed for an academic setting.
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Samford Ranked Third in the Nation for Student Engagement by Wall Street Journal
Samford University students are among the nation’s most engaged according to new rankings published by The Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education. The university ranked #3 nationally in student engagement, climbing nine spots since last year’s ranking.
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Samford Names 2019 Class of John Howard Scholars
Howard Scholars participate in a variety of activities that promote research and interdisciplinary engagement both within the group and throughout the college. In the coming year they will meet J. Roderick Davis Lecture Series distinguished guest Roosevelt Montás, help organize the annual Howard College Undergraduate Research Fair and take part in various other special activities.