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Faith, Virtue, Freedom: A Vision for Liberty and Justice
Samford University’s Orlean Beeson School of Education hosted 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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Atlanta Braves Executives Partner with Samford to Provide Mentorship Opportunities for Students
When you’re a student looking to break into the sports industry post-graduation, nothing could be more helpful than having a mentor already working in the business to advise you. Thanks to several Samford programs, the sports marketing concentration in Brock School of Business and the sport administration major in the School of Health Professions’ Department of Kinesiology, many students are receiving the ultimate mentorship opportunity through a partnership with executives from the Atlanta Braves organization.
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Samford Nutrition and Dietetics Students Honored, Faculty Named Outstanding Educators
Faculty, students and alumni in Samford University’s Department of Nutrition and Dietetics received numerous honors at the 2019 Alabama Dietetic Association awards luncheon earlier this month. Among these awards, two faculty members received the highest honors.
 
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Samford Athletics to Celebrate Hall of Fame Inductees April 13
The 2019 class of the Samford Athletics Hall of Fame will be inducted as part of the Samford Athletics Hall of Fame Celebration April 13 at the Pete Hanna Center. The 2019 Hall of Fame class includes the 1971 football team, Cameron Bean (track and field/cross country), John Brady (men’s basketball), Gary Fleming (football), Jimmy Harrison (men’s basketball) and Emily London (women’s basketball).
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Cumberland School of Law to Host Governmental Ethics Reform Discussion
Governmental ethics reform will be a major topic during the 2019 session. To coincide with Alabama’s 2019 legislative session, Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law will host “A Conversation About Ethics Reform: Where Should the Lines Be Drawn?” on Friday, March 22 from 2-4 p.m. in Memory Leake Robinson Hall.
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Samford Highlights Community Activism During Black History Month
Throughout February, the Office of Diversity and Intercultural Initiatives welcomed community members to campus for a program of events honoring the African-American legacy. Events included lunch and learns, forums and worship services that encouraged discussion of past and present, and dialogue of community activism, race, justice and politics.
 
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Samford Music Majors Get Candid on Success with Popular Quintet SYBARITE5
SYBARITE5 has come a long way from their beginnings on a street corner at the Aspen Music Festival in the early 2000s. The quintet, known for its genre-hopping chamber music, has now performed across 43 states for thousands of fans looking for a dynamic musical experience. But as the crowds and venues have grown, the group’s commitment to mentoring has endured.
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New Testament Scholar Moo to Present Robbins Lectures April 4
Samford University’s Department of Religion will host celebrated New Testament scholar Douglas Moo April 4 for the 2019 Robbins Lectures, which bring distinguished scholars to Samford to address the intersection of scholarship and Christian living.
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Pharmacy Students Place Second in National Clinical Skills Competition
Will Hammonds and Brandon Powell, fourth-year pharmacy students, put their clinical skills to the test when they competed in the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists’ (ASHP) national Clinical Skills Competition in Anaheim, California.
 
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Samford Students Launch Diversity Booklet, Scholarship Fund
The members of a Samford University student-run public relations campaign have published a booklet focused on diversity and inclusion in the Birmingham communications workplace, and created a new scholarship to support those values at Samford.
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Berry Shares National Paper of the Year Honor
An American Journal of Health Promotion article co-authored by Samford University psychology professor Jack Berry was selected by the journal’s editors as the 2018 Paper of the Year. Berry co-authored Forgiveness Working: Forgiveness, Health, and Productivity in the Workplace with L.L. Toussaint, E.L. Worthington, Jr., D.R. Van Tongeren, J. Hook, A.J. Miller and D.E. Davis.
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Ebersole to Discuss Alabama’s Ancient Mega-toothed Sharks March 21
Samford University’s Howell-McLaughlin Distinguished Lecture Series will host paleontologist Jun Ebersole for the 2019 lecture honoring longtime Samford biology professors Mike Howell and Ellen McLaughlin. The free public event–a discussion of Alabama’s ancient mega-toothed sharks–will begin at 7 p.m. in Brooks Hall Auditorium March 21.
 
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The Ketogenic Diet: School of Public Health Weighs the Short-term and Long-term Effects
Despite its recent popularity, the ketogenic diet has been in existence for more than 100 years. Yet recently, more and more consumers have adopted the diet in hopes of losing weight. Professors from the School of Public Health shared their take on the potential short-term and long-term effects of going keto.
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Student, Faculty Research Honored by Alabama Academy of Science
Students and faculty of Samford University's Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences earned top honors at the 96th annual meeting of the Alabama Academy of Science at Tuskegee University Feb. 20-22.
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New Data and Sports Analytics Lab Opens Innovative Door of Opportunity for Samford Students
On Friday, March 1, Samford University’s Brock School of Business held a ribbon cutting ceremony and grand opening for its newly constructed M. Chad Trull | Krowten Capital LLC Data and Sports Analytics Lab.
 
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Birmingham Legion FC Partners with Samford Center for Sports Analytics for In-Game Strategy
Samford’s Center for Sports Analytics was recently chosen by the city's first professional soccer team, Birmingham Legion FC, as a key data analytics partner. The center will derive data-driven insights to enable more sophisticated, precise match strategy before, during and after matches.
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Samford Team Earns Place in National Debate Tournament
Only 78 teams compete at the National Debate Tournament. The Samford team will compete against the best squads in the nation, including Harvard University, Dartmouth University, Georgetown University and the University of California-Berkeley.
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Samford Trustees Approve New Faculty and New Programs at February Meeting
The executive committee of Samford University’s Board of Trustees approved new academic programs and faculty at their meeting on February 26.
 
 
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