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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.
 
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Strange To Share Archaeological Research At International Conference
Strange’s topic is informed by many years of archaeological research at the site of the ancient village of Shikhin, whose synagogue is one of the few second-century synagogues to have been found.
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Samford Students Travel Near and Far to Serve for Spring Break
Samford students share stories of spring break service and community engagement.
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Carey Joins National Panel as Book Wins Second Major Award
A book by Samford journalism and mass communication professor Clay Carey has earned a second prominent award. Berea College and the Appalachian Studies Association selected The News Untold: Community Journalism and the Failure to Confront Poverty in Appalachia as the winner of the 2019 Weatherford Award for Nonfiction. The award, founded in 1970, honors books that best illuminate the challenges, personalities and unique qualities of the Appalachian South.
 
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Student Research on Samford Desegregation Chosen for National Journal
Religion professor Scott McGinnis supervised Lauren Center's work on the essay, "Render unto Caesar: The Role of Federal Funding and the Alabama Baptist Convention in Samford University’s Desegregation".
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New Testament Scholar Moo to Present Robbins Lectures April 4
Samford University’s Department of Religion will host celebrated New Testament scholar Douglas Moo April 4 for the 2019 Robbins Lectures, which bring distinguished scholars to Samford to address the intersection of scholarship and Christian living.
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Samford Students Launch Diversity Booklet, Scholarship Fund
The members of a Samford University student-run public relations campaign have published a booklet focused on diversity and inclusion in the Birmingham communications workplace, and created a new scholarship to support those values at Samford.
 
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Berry Shares National Paper of the Year Honor
An American Journal of Health Promotion article co-authored by Samford University psychology professor Jack Berry was selected by the journal’s editors as the 2018 Paper of the Year. Berry co-authored Forgiveness Working: Forgiveness, Health, and Productivity in the Workplace with L.L. Toussaint, E.L. Worthington, Jr., D.R. Van Tongeren, J. Hook, A.J. Miller and D.E. Davis.
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Ebersole to Discuss Alabama’s Ancient Mega-toothed Sharks March 21
Samford University’s Howell-McLaughlin Distinguished Lecture Series will host paleontologist Jun Ebersole for the 2019 lecture honoring longtime Samford biology professors Mike Howell and Ellen McLaughlin. The free public event–a discussion of Alabama’s ancient mega-toothed sharks–will begin at 7 p.m. in Brooks Hall Auditorium March 21.
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Student, Faculty Research Honored by Alabama Academy of Science
Students and faculty of Samford University's Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences earned top honors at the 96th annual meeting of the Alabama Academy of Science at Tuskegee University Feb. 20-22.
 
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Samford Team Earns Place in National Debate Tournament
Only 78 teams compete at the National Debate Tournament. The Samford team will compete against the best squads in the nation, including Harvard University, Dartmouth University, Georgetown University and the University of California-Berkeley.
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New Play Explores Life of Howard College Namesake
English professor David Chapman, former dean of the university’s Howard College of Arts and Sciences, has produced a play inspired by the college’s namesake, 18th-century English humanitarian John Howard, who dedicated his life to the cause of prison reform.
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Samford Debaters Take Regional Honors
Samford’s debaters will next compete at the American Debate Association national tournament on March 8, and eagerly await the national committee’s March 4 decision on whether Sarah Emerson and Moriah Windus will advance to the National Debate Tournament in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
 
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Samford Students Earn 11 Awards at Southeastern Journalism Conference
Students in Samford University’s Journalism and mass communication program earned 11 awards at the 2019 Southeastern Journalism Conference (SEJC). This year’s conference, which promotes collegiate journalism throughout the Southeast, was held Feb. 14-16 at Middle Tennessee State University.
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Odom Chosen for Global Institute for Human Rights
Sadie Odom is the first Samford student to be selected for the immersive course of study that introduces participants to a rigorous study of human rights theory, helps them explore current and pressing human rights issues and introduces them to the ways human rights advocacy might intersect with their career aspirations.
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Samford University Students Launch Diversity Campaign
The Voices of Bham campaign will focus primarily on communication and public relations professionals in Birmingham. The team presented their project at a recent meeting of the Public Relations Society of Alabama. Other on-campus and off-campus activities will include a book club for local professionals and a booklet that will present local stories about diversity and inclusion.