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Jan Smith and Simon Lythgoe Share Industry Knowledge with Students
2022 Step Sing judges Jan Smith and Simon Lythgoe make time to meet with students and offer an insider perspective into the music industry today. The event is presented by Samford's Commercial Music program.
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Samford's Center for Worship and the Arts Receives Additional Funding
Christ is our Salvation Foundation commits to additional three-year gift to Samford's Center for Worship and the Arts.
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Grants Encourage Exploration of Faith Traditions in Classroom and Community
Recent grants enrich teaching and research about interfaith dialogue and the tradition of lament in worship.
 
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The Arts Continue This Spring at Samford
The School of the Arts has a full schedule of events for this spring including theatre and opera productions, art gallery events, guest artists, faculty recitals and numerous student ensembles.
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Samford Honors 322 Graduates During Winter Commencement Ceremonies
Two commencement ceremonies were held on Dec. 18 to celebrate the graduates.
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MISA Collaborative's New Project Focuses on Fairfield Community
Samford University and Miles College have established a cultural partnership, the MISA Collaborative. The most recent project looks at redevelopment opportunities in the Fairfield community which is home to Miles College.
 
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Patty McDonald, a Champion of the Arts in Birmingham
Patricia "Patty" McDonald of Birmingham, Alabama passed away on Wednesday, November 24, 2021. Patty was a devoted arts philanthropist and community leader, supporting a multitude of organizations and activities at Samford and in the greater Birmingham community.
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Suzy Metts to Retire
It is with celebration and sadness that Suzy Metts has announced her plan to retire on Jan. 31, 2022. Suzy has been with Samford since 2003 and has made an enduring impact on the university. “She joined the School of the Arts as an administrative assistant to the dean in 2005 and has been a steady leader and servant throughout,” said Joe Hopkins, dean of the School of the Arts.
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Samford University Appoints Larry Thompson as Interim Dean of the School of the Arts
Samford’s Provost Mike Hardin announced that Larry Thompson will be the interim dean of the School of the Arts following the departure of Dean Joe Hopkins who will be Campbellsville University’s next president starting on Feb. 1, 2022. Thompson currently serves as associate dean and art professor in the School of the Arts.
 
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Wright Center Foyer Named Mary Louise Shirley Hodges Grand Foyer
Long-time supporter and alumna of Samford, Mary Louise Shirley Hodges celebrated her 100th birthday at a reception prior to the production of A Christmas Carol this December. During the reception, she was honored with the announcement that the Wright Center Grand Foyer will now be named the Mary Louise Shirley Hodges Grand Foyer.
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Department of Architecture & Interior Design Hosts Panel Discussion with Protective Stadium Design Team
Students and area guests learned about the design process through a panel discussion featuring five women leaders in the Protective Stadium project.
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Dean Joseph Hopkins Named President of Campbellsville University
Joseph Hopkins, dean of Samford University's School of the Arts, has been named the 12th president of Campbellsville University, effective Feb. 1, 2022.