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.
Samford To Host Minority Youth Science Academy June 17-20
The three-day residential program offers college preparation and mentoring for outstanding minority high school students who aspire to careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.
Owens Earns Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grant
French and Global Studies double-major Mia Owens will study in the Samford In France program this summer thanks in part to a prestigious Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grant.
Monique Witherspoon Named Orlean Beeson School of Education Assistant Dean
the appointment reflects Witherspoon’s dedication to excellence in teaching, commitment to lifelong learning and impressive level of community involvement.
James Hornsby Elected Samford University’s 2018-19 SGA President
He will be joined by three executive elected officers, five other appointed officers and nine elected class officers.
Symposium Explores Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.
The symposium included a plenary address by 16th Street Baptist Church pastor Arthur Price and panel discussions featuring distinguished guests from Birmingham-area institutions as well as Samford faculty and students.
Samford Honors Audrey Gaston Howard Award Recipients at Annual SBAA Luncheon
The award recognizes Samford’s first full-time African American student, the late Audrey Gaston Howard, who enrolled in Cumberland School of Law in 1967 and graduated in 1970.