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Remote Summer Research Helps Refine Career Interests
Computer science student Logan Casperson completed a National Science Foundation-sponsored Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) at the University of North Texas (UNT) this summer. COVID-19 complicated things, but Casperson was able to participate in the career-building experience remotely.
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Samford Core Curriculum Addresses Racial Justice
Provost Michael Hardin said the courses of the Core Curriculum present important works and ideas to help students address the enduring questions of justice, equity, law, freedom and their duties as citizens that bear centrally on the current demand for racial justice and equality.
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Home At Last: Ownby Leads Service for Unclaimed Veterans
Homeless veterans with no family to claim them and nowhere to go even when they die would be forgotten if not for dedicated strangers who will speak their names and lay them to rest. Samford alumnus Kirby Ownby ’05 is among those providing that final moment of dignity.
 
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Korte Earns National PRSA Scholarship
The organization presents the $1,000 scholarship to help it realize its mission to prepare young adults to enter the public relations profession, and in honor of Robin M. Urbanski-Janikowski, an exemplary public relations professional felled by cancer in 2011.
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Samford Names New Class of Howard Scholars
The students represent a variety of disciplines and are among the finest students in the college, working to promote research and interdisciplinary engagement both within the group and throughout the college.
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Wallace Receives Buchanan Award
Wallace is Richard Stockham Jr. Chair in Western Intellectual History and director of the Core Texts Program. He also leads the new Stockham Scholars program.
 
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Bakkegard, Johnson Describe New Location for Endangered Lizard
Cuba might seem like an unusual location for Samford researchers, but there’s an important connection–In addition to being a veteran field biologist, Bakkegard is a retired U.S. Navy surface warfare captain whose 30 years of active and reserve service included deployment to Naval Station Guantanamo Bay.
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Samford University’s Opening Convocation Recognizes Outstanding Faculty and Staff
Samford University hosted its fall opening convocation to recognize the start of the school year and the 2020 faculty and staff award recipients. This semester’s event also honors the impactful work of Nena Sanders, former dean of the Ida Moffett School of Nursing and Vice Provost for the College of Health Sciences.
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Dean’s Awards Honor Dobbins, Powell, Parker
Samford University’s Howard College of Arts and Sciences presented its annual Dean’s Awards during an online assembly Aug. 19.
 
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Sims, Padgett Challenge Graduates to Think of Role and Vision in Transformed World
Samford University’s Howard College of Arts and Sciences presented 273 undergraduate and graduate degrees Aug. 15 in an online ceremony necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Although unprecedented in schedule and format, it was in many ways typical of the university’s annual celebration of the graduating class.
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Glotfelty Inspired Physics Students for Four Decades
Henry Glotfelty was fascinated with physics early in his life, and also knew that he wanted to teach at a university.
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Professor, Students Publish Journal Article
The work by chemistry professor Dale Wilger and students Sydney Bottcher and Lauren Hutchinson is the latest of many articles that underscore the importance of undergraduate research and professional mentoring at Samford.
 
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Samford Team Earns National Honor for Organ Donation Campaign
The Samford public relations students focused their campaign on the popular Instagram social media platform, with posts highlighting donation facts, individual stories of donation recipients, and the group’s partnership with Alabama’s Legacy of Hope organization.
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What Can You Do With That? New Resource Highlights Arts and Sciences Career Paths
The new Career Focus page includes links to external lists of careers in the humanities, STEM and social sciences, as well as news and feature articles showing how our students are refining their passions, finding mentors and creating custom academic pathways to the lives they want to live.
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Chew Offers Video Guide to Learning During Pandemic
How to Learn in Pandemic Times offers reassurance that although education might look different in coming months, the way humans learn will not. “Regardless of the place you find yourself in, learning only takes place in one location, and that’s inside your brain,” Chew notes in the video. “If you understand the principles of how the brain learns, then you’ll be able to adapt to whatever situation you might find yourself in.”
 
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Stockham Scholars Program to Emphasize Christian Liberal Arts Tradition
Samford's Howard College of Arts and Sciences has announced a new academic program for outstanding humanities majors studying in the Christian liberal arts tradition.
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Samford Professor Explores Social Connections Between Congregations
As religious congregations dispersed by COVID-19 struggle with how and when to safely reconnect, Samford religion and sociology professor Jennifer McClure offers insights into the social networks that bind congregations.
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Five Things to Know About Samford GIS
Samford’s Howard College of Arts and Sciences offers both undergraduate and graduate education in the application of geographic information systems (GIS) technology, which allows sophisticated gathering, analysis, mapping, and reporting of geographic data.