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Faith, Virtue, Freedom: A Vision for Liberty and Justice
Samford University’s Orlean Beeson School of Education hosted New York Times best-selling author Eric Metaxas for the 2019 Percy Cook Ratliff Lecture Series. Metaxas shared thought-provoking narrative as he spoke on his passion for the republic and his literary work If You Can Keep It, which examines the founding fathers’ intentions for America and how, we as a nation, can live out their vision. 
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National Unplugging Day: Samford Professor Encourages Less Screen Time with Children’s Book
March 1 is celebrated as “National Unplugging Day,” a call for a 24-hour digital detox to encourage uninterrupted connection between family, friends and neighbors. The initiative comes in response to increased time spent attached to phones and tablets, which studies have reported as being more than five hours a day.  
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Anthony Ray Hinton Selected as the 2019 Corts Distinguished Author
On April 16, Anthony Ray Hinton will be honored as the 2019 Distinguished Author at the ninth annual Tom and Marla Corts Distinguished Author Series presented by Orlean Beeson School of Education. Hinton will share his powerful, personal narrative of love, justice and hope sustained through dark times at 7 p.m. in Samford University’s Leslie S. Wright Center.  
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Samford Hosts the Disability and the Church Conference
Church leaders and congregation members across the state gathered for “Disability and the Church,” a one-day conference to explore disability ministries for all ages. The conference was sponsored by Samford’s Center for Congregational Resources along with partner sponsors Beeson Divinity School, Center for Faith and Health, Center for Worship and the Arts, and Orlean Beeson School of Education. 
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Education School Hosts Over 60 Teachers for First of Five-year Series on School Violence Prevention
Orlean Beeson School of Education launched, The B.A.D.G.E. Conference: Preventing School Violence, a five-year series intended to equip Alabama educators and school leaders with the tools they need to better understand the causes of school violence and thus notice signs, act and eliminate school violence before it begins. 
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Ugandan Teachers to Train at Orlean Beeson School of Education
Five teachers from Terra Nova Academy, a school founded by Samford University School of the Arts alumna Alisha Damron-Seruyange ’05, will receive on site intensive teacher leadership training through a partnership with Orlean Beeson School of Education in January. The training is made possible by the Hull Grant for seminar development. 
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George Urges Graduates to Cherish the Values of a ‘Life Fit for Eternity’
Samford University awarded 264 degrees during its winter commencement Saturday, Dec. 15.