Published on August 30, 2013  
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Howard College of Arts and Sciences will celebrate the 287th birthday of college namesake John Howard at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3 on the first floor of University Library.

Howard was an 18th century British reformer, philanthropist, Christian and Fellow of the Royal Society. He is especially noted for his efforts to promote humane conditions for prisoners.

Join us for cake and other refreshments as we honor a life lived for “the least of these”!
 
Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 37th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 97th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,758 students from 48 states and 22 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.