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Student Earns Regional Honor for Service-Learning
Aubrie Strange couldn’t receive the honor in person due to social distancing measures, but she is finding a new way to serve during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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New Samford SGA Includes 12 HCAS Majors
Howard College of Arts and Sciences students provide leadership throughout Samford University. The university’s incoming 2020-2021Student Government Association includes 12 of the college’s majors.
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Professor, Alumni Publish Chemistry Research
Professor Brian W. Gregory and former student researchers Robert E. Lee and Nils Wendland published the article with collaborator Milan Milosevic in the journal Applied Spectroscopy.
 
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Faculty Develop New Courses on Science and Religion, Responses to Suffering
Faculty in Samford’s Howard College of Arts and Sciences are developing new courses to address key issues at the intersection of faith and higher education, with help from the university’s William E. and Wylodine H. Hull Fund for Christian Scholarship.
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Students Combine Classics, Chemistry to Create Unique Career Paths
Samford University seniors Abigail Rodgers and Jewel Trail combined interests in the humanities and natural sciences to create custom career paths. Watch the video to learn how their chemistry research for the Shikhin archaeological project is preparing them for graduate school in medicine and museum studies!
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Samford Professor Creates COVID-19 Data Dashboard for State, Students
Geography professor Jonathan Fleming created the geographic information systems (GIS) project and updates it several times each day using data from multiple sources, including Johns Hopkins University, Alabama Department of Health, and the Centers for Disease Control’s Social Vulnerability index (SVI).
 
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Religion Major Earns National Research Honor
Religion major Emma Welch was named runner-up in the undergraduate category of the 2020 Albert Clark Award, presented by Theta Alpha Kappa, the national honor society for religious studies and theology. Her research explored the history of Birmingham’s African-American Catholic community.
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Psychology Alumnus Thrives as Neuro-Oncology PA
Samford psychology alumnus Young-Bin Song '09 became a physician assistant at Alvord Brain Tumor Center at the University of Washington School of Medicine.
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Samford Names Fosu To Lead Journalism, Communication Studies
Fosu received his bachelor’s degree in psychology and a graduate diploma in communications from the University of Ghana. Fosu continued his education at the University of Alabama, earning a master’s degree in marketing and a Ph.D. in mass communication, and worked as a special projects manager for the Division of Distance Education.
 
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Bains to Lead Tour of Avondale Churches April 5
The Avondale tours are cancelled due to social distancing measures, but organizers hope to reschedule for the fall.
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History Students Present Research at Conference
History students Shae Corey, Max Lattermann, Mallory McKinnon, Sarah Schansberg, Maggie Shaw and Emily Thorington presented their original research at the regional conference of Phi Alpha Theta history honor society Feb. 29.
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New Books Include Snider’s Writings on Michelle Obama, Resilience
Idrissa N. Snider joined Samford’s faculty in 2019, bringing with her a scholarly interest in rhetorical criticism and womanist studies. Her primary focus in research deals with examining black women’s resistance towards controlling images. She is especially attentive to studying modes of empowerment through acts of self-defining.
 
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Center for Biblical Studies Honors Samford Old Testament Scholars
The Center for Biblical Studies at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary honored Beeson Divinity School and Howard College of Arts and Sciences professors as part of its annual Biblical Foundations Book Awards Feb. 24.
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Samford Alumna to Lead Free Teacher Workshop on Latin, Ancient Rome Mar. 27
Participants will earn professional development credit for six contact hours as they learn the basics of Latin using a colorful, interesting, kid-friendly text called Minimus, richly supplemented by effective and innovative activities to practice the material. Other topics will include Latin vocabulary, word roots and Roman culture and mythology.
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Debaters Take New Honors, Qualify for National Debate Tournament
The team of Sarah Emerson and Alyssa Gregory defeated teams from Emory, the University of Kentucky and the University of Miami to qualify. Emerson was named seventh speaker at the tournament. The junior varsity team of Kiarra Broadnax and Max Willinger took second place for the region, with Willinger named second speaker and JV debater of the SEC region.
 
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Alumnus Andrew Brasher Confirmed to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals by Senate
The U.S. Senate has confirmed U.S. District Judge Andrew Brasher ’02 to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, which handles cases filed in Georgia, Florida and Alabama. He is a graduate of Howard College of Arts and Sciences and currently serves on Samford’s Board of Overseers.
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Samford In Oregon Program to Host Information Session March 3
Samford in Oregon gives students the opportunity to spend a fall semester in Oregon’s beautiful Cascade Mountains, earning 17 academic credits during a four-month conversation with professors and other Christian college students who love to read books, ask big questions, confront big ideas and get closer to the land.
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Students Earn Top Honors at Southeast Journalism Conference
The awards included first place in the categories of College Paper (The Samford Crimson,) College Journalist (William Marlow) and Research Paper (Why Do You Think They Call It War?: New York Times Coverage of Government Discussion of Narcotics during the Vietnam War, by Griffin Schou)