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Author Alan Jacobs to Speak at Samford Oct. 1
Jacobs will present a free public lecture titled “Why Reading Great Books Won’t Make You a Great Person” Oct. 1 at 7 p.m. in Reid Chapel.
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Samford Debater Dominates GSU Debate Tournament
Freshman Samford University debater Sarah Emerson dominated the Georgia State Debate Tournament in earlier this month even though her Samford partner couldn’t take part in the competition.
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Fisher Humphreys to Present Holley-Hull Lectures Oct. 16-18
Returning to Samford for the annual lecture series, Professor of Divinity, Emeritus, Fisher Humphreys will present three lectures on the theme of “The Purposes of God,” at venues on and off campus. The free lectures are open to the public in all venues.
 
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Samford Family Weekend Draws Parents From 30 States
Samford families from 30 states and multiple countries enjoyed a variety of campus activities during the annual Family Weekend Sept. 14-16. Several thousand family members, students, faculty and staff took part in the schedule that ranged from college classes for parents, to tailgating, football and a hymn sing.
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Samford Journalism Program Named Best in State, Fourth in Region
The program was also named 5th among Christian colleges and universities and 17th best value in the nation.
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Samford Faculty Put Assignments On The Cart To Benefit Students
Clear, engaging assignments increase ratings of student self-confidence, improve clarity of expectations and increase the likelihood of completing a course, especially for first generation students.
 
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Samford To Host Computer Science Pioneer Rosalind Picard Oct. 4
Picard–inventor, electrical engineer, and founder and director of MIT’s Affective Computing Research Group–will describe building technology to help people manage stress, illness and autism, inventing sensors to measure emotion, making life-changing discoveries and facing the challenging question of what it means to be human.
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Samford Mourns Professor Steve Donaldson
Donaldson’s work, presented not only in books and professional journals, but also in Sunday school classes and public lectures, sometimes addressed the most controversial aspects of science and religion, but with mutual respect as the foundation for learning and growth.
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Samford Names New 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 Howard College of Arts and Sciences.
 
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Samford Celebrates Completion of Major Renovation Project
The renovations addressed the developing needs of students and faculty, and made possible the most significant physical reorganization of Howard College of Arts and Sciences since it moved to this campus from Birmingham’s East Lake community in 1957.
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Cross, Cates, Paine Win Awards at Samford Opening Convocation
Carol Ann Vaughn Cross, assistant professor in the Department of Geography and Sociology, Marshall Cates, professor and chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice, and Jan Paine, director of undergraduate student services in Ida Moffett School of Nursing received top faculty and staff awards at Samford's opening convocation of the fall semester.
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Carey Book Earns National Honor
The News Untold focuses on how small-town reporters and editors in some of Appalachia’s poorest communities decide what aspects of poverty are news, how their audiences interpret those decisions, and how those two related processes help shape broader understandings of economic need and local social responsibility.
 
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Herron Family Scholarship Offers Life-Changing International Opportunities
The family of Samford University alumnus Keith Herron ’86 has created a new scholarship to help make international study possible for Samford students who might not otherwise be able to participate.
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Samford Student Magazine Earns National Honor
The Local received an honorable mention in the Single Issue of an Ongoing Magazine—Editorial category from the 2018 AEJMC Student Magazine Competition. There were 17 entries in this category, and The Local received the only honorable mention.
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Samford Team Reveals More Surprises at Israel Excavation
Samford religion professor James Strange recently returned from the sixth season of excavations he directs at the site of ancient village in Israel, and reported that “the oil-lamp producers of Shikhin continue to surprise.”
 
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Samford Students Explore Biology, Culture in Latin America
Led by biology professor Drew Hataway and history professor Carlos Alemán, the academically diverse group of 16 students in the Biology, Culture, and Revolution in Latin America course earned humanities and lab science credits over two weeks of travel and study.
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Preministerial Scholars Program Celebrates Decade of Success
An impressive 94 percent of program alumni are currently in ministry-related graduate programs, Christian ministry positions, or both. They are worship pastors, youth ministers, overseas missionaries, college campus ministers, hospital chaplains and ministry leaders for nonprofit organizations.
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Students Explore Philosophical Foundations of U.S. in Summer Program
The Great Ideas Summer Institute is a week-long opportunity for intellectually ambitious high school students to enjoy the energy of a college classroom, engage with ideas that form the essence of the Western intellectual tradition and develop friendships with exceptional high school students from around the country.