Jim Barnette

Published on June 14, 2017  

"The place erupted. And I was in the balcony, and I thought, 'This is going to cave in, we’re all going to die,' because . . . people cheered, went wild and then 'U.S.A. U.S.A.' screaming at the top of their lungs."

Chapters

Early Years

Dr Barnette describes his early life and his decision to come to Samford.
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First Thoughts on Samford and Student Culture

Barnette talks about his first moments at Samford and his thoughts about student culture.
Dr Jim Barnette, Freshman at Samford
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Religious Culture on Campus

Barnette shares his thoughts about the religious culture at Samford during his time as a student.
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Experiences as a Student: Convocation

Barnette describes what Samford convocation services were like during his time as a student.
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Experiences as a Student: Rules and Regulations

Barnette talks about some of the rules and regulations for students during his time at Samford.
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Experiences as a Student: Step-Sing

Barnette describes his experiences with Step Sing during his time as a Student at Samford.
Phi Mu Alpha Step Sing 1980
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Experiences as a Student: Academics

Barnette explains how the differences between academics during his time as a Student at Samford, and how they are now.
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Experiences as a Student: Student Ministries and Campus Outreach

Barnette describes his involvement with Student Ministries and the issues with Campus Outreach.
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Experiences as a Student: Being a Religion Major

Barnette talks about his decisions to become a religion major and his experience with the program.
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Experiences as a Student: Dr. Leslie Wright

Barnette gives his thoughts about Dr Leslie Wright.
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Coming back to Samford

Barnette talks about his experience with coming back to Samford as University Minister.
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Experiences as University Minister: Expectations

Barnette talks about the his role and expectations as University Minister.
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Experiences as University Minister: The move to Self-Appointing

Barnette gives the story of his best day ever at Samford: the day when it was announced that Samford was moving to Self-Appointing with Trustees.
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Experiences as University Minister: Public Face of the University

Barnette talks about the University Minister as a public face for the University.
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Experiences as University Minister: Convocation

Barnette talks about his role in planning Convocation.
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Experiences as University Minister: Teaching Biblical Perspectives

Barnette gives his thoughts on the creation of the Biblical Perspectives class as part of the Core Curriculum.
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Conflicts with the Divinity School

Barnette describes the relationship, and conflicts, between the Religion Department and Beeson Divinity School.
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The Transition from University Minister to Religion Professor

Barnette describes his transition from his role as University Minister to full time Religion Professor.
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Thoughts on Dr. Corts

Barnette gives his thoughts on former university president Dr. Tom Corts.
Dr. Tom Corts
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Final Thoughts

Barnette shares some final thoughts and stories about his time at Samford.
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Transcript

Audio Information
Date2012-10-18
InterviewerBrian Kesler
IntervieweeDr Jim Barnette
RepositorySamford University Oral History Collection
AccessionSUHist/SamfordHistory/002