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Samford History Student Applies Skills in D.C. Internship
Samford University history major Katie Krulak took advantage of an exceptional study opportunity to complete an internship in the archives department at the United States National Arboretum this summer.
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JMC Faculty, Staff, Present Research at AEJMC
Clay Carey, Ana Good and Betsy Emmons are presenting original research and participating in panel activities at the 2019 conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication in Toronto, Canada, Aug. 7-10.
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Samford Alum Named President of Birmingham Digital Communications Firm
Birmingham-based Big announced changes to its leadership promoting Mark Ervin ‘01, chief strategy officer and partner, to president.
 
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Deavers Advocates for Educational Equity through Prestigious Fellowship
For Junior political science major Bailey Deavers, earning a summer fellowship at the Southern Education Foundation’s Leadership Initiative meant more than just a job opportunity. As a long-time advocate and scholar for social justice, serving as a fellow meant a new avenue for lifting up others.
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Samford Israel Excavation Encourages Future in Archaeology
Since 2012, Samford professors and students have been on site at the project which is a collaboration between Samford and the Kinneret Institute for Galilean Archaeology overseen by Dr. Strange and Dr. Mordechai Aviam of Kinneret College.
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We All Have a Story To Tell: Students Explore the Intersection of Faith and History
Is it possible to write objective history? Nine Samford students wrestled with that idea in a special topics course on Faith and History this year.
 
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Alumnus Matt Scales Helps Historic Plane Return for D-Day Anniversary
2007 Samford history graduate Matt Scales, a member of the U. S. Air Force Reserve, conducted a years-long search to track down and helped restore the historic C-47 aircraft, "That's All Brother," which led the D-Day invasion at Normandy.
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Public Relations Concentration Earns National Certification
Reviewers from the Public Relations Society of America praised program faculty and students, and noted the 100% employment rate for 2018 graduates.
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Keely Smith Named Lilly Graduate Fellow
The prestigious fellowship, part of the Lilly Fellows Program in Humanities, supports three years of graduate education for exceptionally well-qualified young graduates of LFP Network Schools who seek to become teacher-scholars at church-related colleges and universities in the United States.
 
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Mentors Open Doors to Unexpected Careers
Forrest Courtney came to Samford with thoughts of a career in law. Although he was a lifeguard, a career in the ocean would have seemed far-fetched. He didn’t like to wade past his waist on family visits to the beach. “I saw Jaws way too early,” he joked. Now the geography major is a certified professional diver and researcher with an impressive record of coral reef preservation.
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Growing From Hurts of World Enriches Life, Lipham Tells Graduates
History alumna Nancy Lipham emphasized that life is full of petty slights and opportunities for self-pity, but to live with a sense of victimhood is to miss opportunities for real happiness. “When you turn loose of the pettiness of the world and appreciate the day-to-day, your life will be incredibly richer,” she said. “It will help you feel the joy and peace that comes from God.”
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Samford University Trustees Approve New Name for Department of Religion
Samford University’s Department of Religion became the Department of Biblical and Religious Studies after approval of the change by the university’s Board of Trustees May 7.
 
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Samford Chosen as Potential Host for Science and Religion Fellowships
Samford University is one of 20 institutions selected as a potential host for prestigious three-year postdoctoral research fellowships in the field of science and religion, based at the University of Edinburgh’s School of Divinity.
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Grayson, Sansom, Busbee Earn Top College Honors
Samford University’s Howard College of Arts and Sciences presented its annual awards for advising, teaching and scholarship at the year’s final faculty assembly May 2.
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Samford History Students Earn Colonial Dames Honors
Samford history students earned $6,000 in cash for their participation in the 2019 American Independence Awards, sponsored by the Alabama Society of The National Society of Colonial Dames in America (NSCDA) in April.
 
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Undergraduate Research Fair Reveals Fascinating Topics, New Perspectives
Samford University’s Howard College of Arts and Sciences hosted its second annual Undergraduate Research Fair April 12. The fair, organized by Howard College of Arts and Sciences Associate Dean Emily Hynds and sponsored by the John Howard Scholars, featured projects by individual students and groups of students, all guided by expert faculty advisors.
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Moo Describes Christian Responsibility for Creation Care
“We are to think of ourselves as given under God to stewardship of a good world he made, and that we are to care for in ways that will please and glorify God, the owner of this,” Moo said of the responsibility that is often misunderstood as a mandate for humans to do as they please, with catastrophic results for creation.
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Humanities Scholar To Speak at Phi Kappa Phi Initiation
Samford University will host guest speaker Sheri Spaine Long, Executive Director of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, at the annual initiation ceremony of the university’s Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society April 9, at 5 p.m. in Brock Recital Hall.