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Samford Rallies Together to Meet Needs and Bring Back the Bulldogs
Samford employees led the charge to support the Forever Samford- Meeting Student Needs campaign, an effort designed to respond to the most pressing needs of Samford students through the Student Emergency Assistance Fund, need-based scholarships, along with spiritual and emotional care.
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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.
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Samford Announces COVID-19 Preparedness Plans to Bring Back the Bulldogs
Samford University looks forward to welcoming students for on-campus instruction and residential life this fall. On July 1, Samford shared comprehensive return to campus plans with the university community. Plans were developed by teams of dedicated faculty, staff, students and community partners in close consultation with national, state and local public health officials.
 
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Samford’s Bulldog Days Hosts More Than 1,000 New Students for Virtual Orientation
This year, Samford’s Office of Admission faced the unique challenge of developing a virtual orientation to prepare incoming freshmen and transfer students for the Samford experience. The result was a two-day online schedule delivered to more than 1,000 families, the largest number of Bulldog Days attendees ever.
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Composer and Alumnus Brian Raphael Nabors Sees Continued Success Despite COVID-19
Samford alumnus and composer Brian Raphael Nabors enjoys "whirlwind of momentum" in his career and continues to pursue a variety of projects and opportunities.
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Clara Gerhardt Named Distinguished Professor in Orlean Beeson School of Education
Samford University’s Board of Trustees has approved the nomination of Clara Gerhardt for the endowed position of Distinguished Professor in Orlean Beeson School of Education. Gerhardt has been a tenured full professor at Samford since 2007 and is a world-recognized teacher-scholar in the field of family studies.
 
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College of Health Sciences Collaborates for Asthma and Wellness Camp
This summer, faculty and students from Samford University’s College of Health Sciences collaborated with Alabama Allergy and Asthma Center to host a virtual young teen asthma and wellness camp.
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American Chemical Society Grant Will Fund Research by Wilger and Students
The grant from the American Chemical Society’s Petroleum Research Fund provides funding for three years of research, most of which will be performed by students under Wilger’s guidance.
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Samford Athletics Announces Diversity Initiatives; Armstead Named Director of Diversity and Intercultural Initiatives
Samford University Director of Athletics Martin Newton announced on Monday, June 29 a broad action plan to address racial justice, diversity, and cultural awareness within the Department of Athletics. The plan includes the creation of a new position within the department's Senior Leadership Team, Director of Diversity and Intercultural Initiatives for Athletics, and seven objectives designed to create and maintain a better environment to promote diversity and inclusion.
 
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Samford Launches Graduate Certificates in Environmental Management, GIS
The 12-hour programs offer professionals the opportunity to develop key skills in a growing field without committing to a full graduate degree. The academic credits can be applied toward the MSEM degree if students are later accepted in that program.
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Epley Named To Introduce New Edition of Rowson Novels
A new edition in the American Reprints Series will include an essay by English professor Steven Epley, who finds in the author’s life elements of his own family’s history and a unique use of religion to address sexism, racism and inequality.
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Samford Shares Update on Task Force for 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.
 
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Samford Receives Grant to Aid Students in Need
The COVID-19 Rapid Response grant will provide additional funding to the Student Emergency Assistance fund which handled 56 requests for help and provided nearly $20,000 to cover needs such as rent, utilities, transportation and food since April.
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Accounting Alumnus Reflects on Relationships Made at Samford; Looks Toward Harvard and Dartmouth
This fall, accounting graduate and U.S. Marine Corps Captain Taylor Dillenberger will begin his pursuit of a Master of Public Policy (M.P.P.) through Harvard Kennedy School and a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) through the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. Here he reflects on his relationships made at Samford.
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Samford Launches Joint Master’s Degree with Business and Healthcare Administration
In coordination with its School of Public Health and Brock School of Business, Samford University now offers a joint Master of Healthcare Administration (M.H.A.) and Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program that can be completed fully online.
 
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School of Health Professions Hosts Virtual Simulation with University in Pennsylvania
Samford’s Experiential Learning and Simulation Center hosted a virtual simulation experience for Doctor of Physical Therapy students from Samford’s School of Health Professions and DeSales University in Center Valley, Pennsylvania. The event was the first telehealth simulation for both programs.
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Reeves Named Fellow of the International Society for Science and Religion
The honor places him in the company of 200 of the world’s most distinguished scholars in the field, selected for their major contributions, standing in their respective fields, sustained engagement with the science and religion debate, scholarly promise or organizational and entrepreneurial skills within the science and religion field.
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Human Development and Family Science Alumna Provides Free Mental Health Resources During COVID-19
When the state of Alabama shut down in mid-March due to COVID-19, Melissa Carlisle Golden ’11 knew immediately that her expertise in counseling would serve a unique purpose during what would be a difficult time for everyone.
 
 
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