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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. 
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Education Candidates Selected to Participate in Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education of Readiness Grant
Eight Human Development and Family Life Education candidates and one psychology student were selected as evaluators in the assessment of the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test (PPVT) for first-class prekindergarten classrooms. 
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Alumna Wins Oscar of Teaching Profession
Film has the Oscar, music has the Grammy, science has the Nobel and education has the Milken Educator Award. Samford graduate Heather Honeycutt Hurt ’13 was recently awarded the Milken Educator Award. She is this year’s only recipient in Alabama and the third Orlean Beeson School of Education alumna to receive the national recognition.  
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Samford University Celebrates Women Entrepreneurship Week
Orlean Beeson School of Education and Brock School of Business joined more than 160 universities and colleges, spanning across 32 countries and six continents, in celebrating Women Entrepreneurship Week from Oct.13-19.