The Samford University Event Calendar offers a central listing of significant university events that are open to the Samford community or the public. SPACES provides a comprehensive event list for employees, and OrgSync provides a comprehensive event list for students. The registrar’s office maintains the official academic calendar. Academic units, advancement, athletics and Samford Arts maintain audience specific calendars.
Join the ASO as Denzal Sinclaire brings the music of Nat King Cole to life with his superlative voice and engaging rapport. This gorgeous tribute to Alabama native Nat King Cole includes ten of the most unforgettable hits made famous by one of America's greatest jazz vocalists. Part of the Red Diamond® SuperPOPS!
Frank Thielman will preach a sermon on Hebrews 4:12-13 for Beeson Divinity School's chapel service.
The Birmingham Internationals Ministry Network meets again this spring at Beeson Divinity School to help leaders working with internationals—and those interested in gospel work among internationals—an opportunity for fellowship and networking with others working in internationals ministry in Birmingham over a complimentary meal.
The Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences hosts Montevallo University environmental studies professor Susan Caplow as part of its 2020 lecture series.
A full evening of entertainment and meaningful music is a rare treat anytime, but when the occasion includes the best-loved voices in gospel music… it’s a must-see celebration! If you attend just one musical event this year, an evening hosted by Bill Gaither and featuring the Gaither Vocal Band is one you can’t miss. It will leave you encouraged, grateful and most certainly smiling!
Jared Alcántara will begin this year's Conger Preaching Lectures with a sermon, "Preaching God in the Wild," in Hodges Chapel during Beeson Divinity School's community worship.
Dr. Jared Alcántara will give the first Conger Preaching Lecture, The God Who Sees and Calls Us in the Wild, in Hodges Chapel at Beeson Divinity School.
Dr. Jared Alcántara will give the second Conger Preaching Lecture, The God Who Saves and Sends Us in the Wild, in Hodges Chapel at Beeson Divinity School.
Banished from court, Rosalind and her companion, Celia, find refuge in the idyllic forest of Arden, where "all the world's a stage." There, while in disguise, they encounter exiled fools and philosophers, and discover the meaning of true love. Come see this adaptation of William Shakespeare's beloved story.
For the first time ever, Opera Birmingham brings to life Massenet’s enchanting French opera, Cinderella! With soaring love duets, and thrilling high notes, this magical operatic gem is one not to be missed. Join us for this classic fairy-tale love story, perfect for opera lovers of all ages and anyone who believes in true love and happily-ever-after! Features the Opera Birmingham Chorus and the Alabama Symphony Orchestra.
Samford’s Department of Journalism and Mass Communication and Communication Studies will welcome veteran Washington Post journalist Ann E. Marimow for its 2020 Timothy Sumner Robinson Forum.
Alabama Singing Men perform a free concert at Samford! Join us for an evening of music with this group of ministers of music, pastors, staff members, and laymen from Alabama Baptist churches. The group has been on national and international tours since 1972. Former directors include Dr. Paul Hall and Dr. Tim Banks, both long time music faculty at Samford. The current director is Dr. Thomas Smith, a Samford graduate, and former head of the Division of Music at Auburn University. The pianist is Frank Jones, also a Samford graduate.
Douglas D. Webster will preach a sermon on James 1:19-27 for Beeson Divinity School's chapel service.
Invoke continues to successfully dodge even the most valiant attempts at genre classification. The multi-instrumental quartet is fueled by their passion for storytelling and their music is infused with traditions from across America, including bluegrass, Appalachian fiddle tunes, jazz and minimalism. Invoke weaves all of these styles together to form a unique contemporary repertoire, featuring original works composed by and for the group. Guest residency will include Monday Coffee House Composition Competition and Tuesday public recital. Concert is co-presented by Birmingham Chamber Music Society.
Join us in Birmingham!
Eva Schloss, the stepsister and childhood friend of Anne Frank, is a trustee of the Anne Frank Educational Trust, an author of three books, and the subject of James Stil's play, "And Then They Came for Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank." Like her stepsister, Eva went into hiding in Holland until she, along with her family, were betrayed, captured and sent to Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp. 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. This event is sponsored by the Chabad of Alabama and the Birmingham Holocaust Education Center.
Through the vision of Tom and Marla Corts, and provided by their generosity of spirit, Orlean Beeson School of Education is proud to present Patti Callahan Henry as the 2020 Tom and Marla Corts Distinguished Author.
Come learn how to decorate festive spring cookies at this fun fundraiser presented by the Legacy League Junior Board and open to all ages. The class includes all supplies, a booklet with helpful tips and recipes, instruction from Stacy Kingren of Brown Box Cookies and cookies to take home. Proceeds help provide life-changing scholarships for students with significant financial need and challenging circumstances.
McWhorter School of Pharmacy's Professional P3 Pinning Ceremony honors third-year students as they make the transition from didactic courses to advanced pharmacy practice experiences. Reception to follow in the College of Health Sciences lobby.
Students will meet in The Wright Center at 8 a.m. for a brief orientation session and then disperse to serve with their chosen community partners until around 12 p.m. Participating students receive a free Samford Gives Back t-shirt and breakfast, and earn 4 convocation credits.
Jerry Kulah will begin this year's World Christianity Week by preaching in Beeson Divinity School's Hodges Chapel during community worship.
The 2020 Cordell Hull Speakers Forum will host Judy Perry Martinez, president of the American Bar Association, as the keynote speaker.
More details forthcoming.
University of Alabama at Birmingham professor James McClintock presents the 2020 Howell McLaughlin Distinguished Research Lecture [CONVO CREDIT]
Mark DeVine will preach a sermon on Isaiah 55:1-11 for Beeson Divinity School's chapel service.
Relive the magic of your favorite wizard in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™ in Concert. Based on the third installment of J.K. Rowling's classic saga, the thrilling tale is accompanied by the music of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra as Harry soars across the big screen.
The student winner of the James Earl Massey Preaching Award will preach a sermon for Beeson Divinity School's chapel service.
Sozo Children’s Choir is a group of children who travel from Sozo Children Uganda to America as the Sozo Children’s Choir, touring the States while leading worship at churches, schools, and events. Experience cultural Ugandan singing and dancing with African instruments, powerful corporate worship, and brief testimonies.
Samford professor David Johnson concludes the spring biology lecture series
The Samford Opera and musical theatre will present Into the Woods, a magical journey through overlapping fairy tales. Written by American musical theatre icon Stephen Sondheim, this production will highlight the talented students in our program.
Tony nominee and Emmy Award-winning actress, singer and recording artist Liz Callaway will delight and entertain guests at the Legacy League’s 2020 Scholarship Celebration. With a long career on and off Broadway, Liz sang the Academy Award nominated song “Journey to the Past” in Anastasia and is the singing voice of Princess Jasmine in Disney’s Aladdin and the King of Thieves and The Return of Jafar. Reservations will open in mid-March.
Samford University will honor the graduates of the master’s and doctoral programs in Samford University’s School of Health Professions and Ida Moffett School of Nursing.
Samford University will honor the graduates of McWhorter School of Pharmacy's Doctor of Pharmacy and Bachelor of Science in pharmacy studies as well as the master's programs in the School of Public Health.
Samford University will honor the graduates of baccalaureate programs in Samford University’s School of Health Professions, Ida Moffett School of Nursing and School of Public Health.
Samford University will honor the graduates of baccalaureate and master's programs in the university's Howard College of Arts and Sciences.
Join Orlean Beeson School of Education and the School of the Arts for a combined commencement ceremony celebrating our spring 2020 graduates.
The Alabama Symphony Orchestra performs favorites from film composer John Williams - from Star Wars to Jurassic Park, to Indiana Jones, you won't want to miss a note of the movie magic! Join Maestro Confessore and the ASO in a celebration of Williams' greatest hits!
Enjoy Schubert’s iconic Trout Quintet, as Concertmaster Daniel Szasz, and other talented musicians from the Orchestra are joined by pianist Joyce Yang.
Join us for Beeson's first Anglican-Wesleyan Theology Conference (formerly the Anglican Theology Conference) as we consider worship in the Anglican and Wesleyan traditions.
During this annual event, Samford families come together to enjoy campus and build community with other Samford families.
Join us as we honor distinguished alumni from Ida Moffett School of Nursing and Birmingham Baptist Hospital.
The CLE program features a who's who of skilled litigators, fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers, who will provide tips on trial work, including voir dire, opening statements, cross-examination, and closing statements.