Tew Contributes to Book on History of Women in the Southern Baptist Convention
Tew’s chapter–‘“A Greater Influence than You Imagine’: Women Lead the Way to Southern Baptist Centralization”–is part of the book’s examination of the role and history of women in the Southern Baptist Convention.
Sister of Bombing Victim Shares Hopeful Message
Lisa McNair shared key events of the civil rights movement, her family’s role in it, and how the social change of the era shaped her personal experience of race and reconciliation.
Owens Selected for White House Historical Association Slavery Project
Samford French, Global and Cultural Studies and University Fellows alumna Mia Owens ’19 has earned a prestigious two-year fellowship to research and develop interpretive material about the history and legacy of slavery throughout Washington, D.C., and research and write for The White House Historical Association’s Slavery in the President’s Neighborhood initiative.
A Heart for A March: DeVries Reveals Connections Between Protest Movements
As Samford prepared for a march for social justice, professor Annie DeVries provided important historical context in an online event sponsored by the university's Office of Diversity and Intercultural Initiatives.
Miller Preparing Two Books, Virtual Seminar and Course on Race in Popular Culture and Media
Communication studies professor Niya Pickett Miller is developing multiple high-profile projects related to her scholarship on visual rhetorical criticism of marginal identities.
New Courses Will Address African American Experience, Race in Popular Media
Howard College of Arts and Sciences challenged its faculty to propose new courses that address racial justice and help students apply interdisciplinary, integrative knowledge to challenging problems
Samford Core Curriculum Addresses Racial Justice
Provost Michael Hardin said the courses of the Core Curriculum present important works and ideas to help students address the enduring questions of justice, equity, law, freedom and their duties as citizens that bear centrally on the current demand for racial justice and equality.
Faculty Podcast Celebrates Music Heritage of Alabama
Assistant professor of musicology Beth McGinnis shares her passion for music from Alabama in a new podcast called Hear in Alabama.
Samford University’s Office of Diversity and Intercultural Initiatives Creates Two New Positions
Samford University’s Office of Diversity and Intercultural Initiatives recently announced two new positions to lead its expanding work across campus.
Racial Justice at Samford: A Conversation with Denise Gregory
Co-hosts Doug Sweeney and Kristen Padilla talk to Dr. Denise Gregory about the work of Samford's Office of Diversity and Intercultural Initiatives and the Task Force on Racial Justice. We also ask her about the unique challenges African Americans and other people of color face attending predominantly White universities.
Samford Announces Membership of New Task Force on Racial Justice
Earlier today, the university announced the membership of the new Task Force on Racial Justice, which was formed in June and charged with advancing racial justice at Samford.
Samford Shares Update on Task Force on Racial Justice
In a statement to the university community on June 22, Samford University President Andrew Westmoreland announced several updates from the past two weeks since new initiatives to advance racial justice throughout the campus community were launched.
Samford Announces New Task Force, Affirms Commitment to Racial Diversity
In an email to the campus community on June 8, Samford University President Andrew Westmoreland was clear. “We will do more. We must do more,” he wrote as he outlined a number of initiatives intended to immediately contribute to greater racial diversity on campus.
History Students Help Preserve Memories of Rosedale Community
A Samford University student research project has created rich new online resources to help preserve the history of the predominantly African American Rosedale community near the university’s campus. The project stretches from the community’s 19th-century origins to the present and gives special attention to the Rosedale School.
Lead With Love Unites Campus for Conversations on Inclusivity and Kindness
Students, faculty and staff gathered throughout the week Feb. 9-14, for the first-ever Lead with Love event series. Sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Intercultural Initiatives, the campus-wide program was designed to celebrate a shared commitment to leading with love in all that we do.
Samford’s Minority Youth Science Academy Encourages Early Exposure to Careers in STEM
This year’s program included hands-on workshops in neurobiology, pharmacy, astronomy and offsite trips to learn about water filtration and creek exploration. Classes and workshops were taught by Samford staff, along with other minority STEM professionals.
Samford Students Attend National Student Leadership Diversity Convention
Samford students recently joined hundreds of other college students in Atlanta for the National Student Leadership Diversity Convention (NSLDC) to address critical topics of diversity and social justice challenging campuses today.
Samford’s Alondra Hampton Earns Prestigious Jesse Jackson Fellows-Toyota Scholarship
Samford business management major Alondra Hampton is one of only 10 students in the nation to earn a $75,000 Jesse Jackson Fellows-Toyota national scholarship.