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Theatre for Youth Students Selected to Perform at 2023 Southeastern Theatre Conference
Samford theatre for youth students will be attending and performing at this week’s Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC). An original play by recent Samford graduate Audrey Myers, The Inside Scoop: A Play of Discovery was selected to be presented at the 2023 SETC Theatre for Youth Invitational Festival on March 2 at the Lexington Children's Theatre in Lexington, KY.
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Worship Arts Ensemble Reaching Out to Birmingham Community
Samford’s Worship Arts Ensemble is an active music worship collective of students in the School of the Arts music and worship program as well as students across campus. Auditions are open to all current undergraduate and graduate students interested in being on a worship team. In addition to leading worship on campus, it is also connecting with the Birmingham church community to participate in a variety of services.
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Samford’s Center for Worship and the Arts Offers Robust Programming with New Energy
Now entering its second decade of work, Samford’s Center for Worship and the Arts (CWA) continues to provide resources for young people and communities of faith to engage with artistic worship practices.
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Commercial Music Student Releases New Single
Sophomore commercial music major Emerie Ediger just released her first single on Spotify thanks to a Samford collaboration.
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Never Too Late to Change Course
Graphic design junior Katy Thomas finds her calling in the arts. Her art is currently showing in an online gallery show and she helped a commercial music student with the cover of her new release.
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Student and Donor Collaboration Results in Children’s Book
Samford alum Memory Smith created illustrations for a new book by Mary Anne Freeman.
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Samford University School of the Arts Announces New Dean
After an extensive nationwide search, Samford University announced that Lance Beaumont will be the next dean of the School of the Arts starting July 1, 2023.
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Samford Faculty and Student join the Creative Team for the Off-Broadway run of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof this Spring
This spring, both assistant professor of theatrical design Christian Specht and senior lighting design student, Tollie Boone, are headed to New York City to design the lighting for the Off-Broadway return of Tennessee Williams’ Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, presented by Ruth Stage and directed by Joe Rosario, at the Theatre at St. Clements, Feb. 24-March 31.
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Senior Capstone Project Takes Student Team to New York City
Musical theatre senior Maddie Jayne Austin developed a senior capstone project that includes an agency showcase opportunity for her and her peers in New York City this January.
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Samford Recognizes 330 Graduates During Winter Commencement Ceremonies
In December 2022, Samford University honored 330 graduates who either earned a bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree during its winter commencement ceremonies.
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Missionary’s Legacy Carried on Through Samford Scholarship Recipient
Travis Joines ’94 lived his life with a mission to spread the gospel. He and his wife, Carissa, served as missionaries in the Middle East for several years. Upon returning to the United States, they continued their work in North Carolina with the North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention.
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Ministry Training Institute Celebrates 75th Anniversary
On December 8, 2022, Samford's Ministry Training Institute, formerly the Samford Extension Division celebrated 75 years of serving the community. During its history it has been lauded for its flexible curriculum, affordable tuition, classroom accessibility, quality instruction through gifted faculty and committed extension center directors.