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Samford’s Experiential Learning and Simulation Center Earns Provisional Accreditation
Samford University’s Experiential Learning and Simulation Center in the College of Health Sciences is on track to become the second fully accredited simulation center in Alabama after receiving provisional accreditation from the Society of Simulation in Healthcare this month.
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Celebrate the Holidays with Samford
Each year hundreds of Samford students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends gather from late November through December for the university’s Christmas traditions offering opportunities for fellowship, culture and community service. This year’s schedule welcomes back a favorite event and highlights longtime community partners.
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Samford’s Beta Alpha Psi Chapter Once Again Receives International Recognition as Superior Chapter
Beta Alpha Psi, an international honor society for accounting and finance students, named its Superior Chapters for the 2017-2018 academic year. Samford University’s chapter, Kappa Pi, housed in Brock School of Business and supervised by accounting instructor Michelle Newberry, was once again included on the list for outstanding efforts during the year.
 
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‘We must always be reforming,’ says theologian Kevin Vanhoozer during Beeson Divinity School’s 30th annual Reformation Heritage Lectures
Each year, Samford University’s Beeson Divinity School sponsors the Reformation Heritage Lectures during Reformation Week featuring a world-renowned scholar. This year's presenter was Kevin J. Vanhoozer, research professor of systematic theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.
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Acute Care Simulation Builds Students’ Interprofessional Health Care Skills
College of Health Sciences held its annual Acute Care Simulation, a large-scale event designed to build students’ knowledge and skills to not only care for their patients but to also work together as an interprofessional health care team. Over the course of two days, roughly 250 students, representing programs in each of the college’s four schools, participated.
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Alumnus Introduces the First Telemedicine Kiosk within an Alabama Pharmacy
“As an owner of an independent pharmacy, my goal is to be a health care destination. We’re located in a rural community, but I want my patients to have all of the amenities and services that bigger cities have to offer. This is what drives me to offer new things,” said Cole Sandlin, a 2008 alumnus of Samford University’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy.
 
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Samford Students Present at SoCon Undergraduate Research Forum
Thirteen students represented Samford University at the third annual Southern Conference (SoCon) Undergraduate Research Forum at Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina, Nov. 2-4. The students were nominated by Samford faculty to present their research in a variety of disciplines.
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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’s Beeson Divinity School Receives Million-dollar Grant to Create New Thriving Pastors Program
Samford University’s Beeson Divinity School has received a million-dollar grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to help establish the Enhancing the Mission: Beeson Divinity School and Thriving Pastors program.
 
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New Samford-commissioned American Opera, The Ghosts of Gatsby, to Make World Premiere
Samford University and Samford’s School of the Arts have commissioned a new American opera, The Ghosts of Gatsby, debuting Nov. 15-18 in Harrison Theatre. Opening night will include a special conversation with creators hosted by Opera Birmingham in Bolding Studio at 6:30 p.m.
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Samford Alumni, Students and Friends Reunite for Fun-Filled Homecoming
Samford University welcomed thousands Nov. 1-3 to campus in celebration of Homecoming with a packed schedule of festivities including tailgates, alumni and faculty presentations, family-friendly events, awards and football.
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Samford Honors Five Alumni at Annual Candlelight Dinner During Homecoming
Five Samford University alumni were honored at the annual Alumni Candlelight Dinner and Awards Program, The Beesons, during 2018 Homecoming weekend. The honorees represent a number of industries including health care, athletics, education and ministry.
 
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Samford Trustees Approve New Faculty and Donor Recognitions
The executive committee of Samford University’s board of trustees approved new faculty and donor recognitions at their fall meeting October 30. Trustees approved seven new faculty appointments in six academic areas – academic affairs, communication sciences and disorders, divinity, healthcare administration, law and nursing.
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More than 200 Begin Homecoming Weekend at Annual Leadership Forum
Samford University’s annual Leadership Forum welcomed more than 200 on Friday, Nov. 2 to honor the efforts of the university’s leaders and friends.
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Samford Students Vote Wachter, Taylor as 2018 Homecoming Queen and King
Samford University seniors Anne-Chason Wachter and Trent Taylor were honored as the 2018 Homecoming queen and king during the Homecoming Ball Nov. 1 at Seibert Gymnasium. The two were chosen in a university-wide vote.
 
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Pharmacy Students Administer Approximately 5,000 Vaccines During Pharmacy Practice Experience
Committed to empowering students with confidence, compassion and knowledge, Samford University’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy provides opportunities for students to practice their knowledge and skills in a real-world setting through introductory pharmacy practice experience (IPPE) courses.
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Samford Gathers Scholars for Dante Conference
The TCIT project seeks to promote a national conversation about the place of the Christian intellectual tradition in higher education. In particular, it seeks to help faculty from across the disciplines to develop effective strategies for teaching this tradition, cultivating younger scholars who are still mastering their craft while providing opportunities for more experienced faculty to explore new pedagogies.
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NFL Recovery in Full Swing as Relevance Starts to Soar Reports Center for Sports Analytics
Samford University’s Center for Sports Analytics in partnership with Affinio released its updated NFL Relevance Rankings, which are based on a deep dive into social media data from over 7 million U.S. sports fans. Utilizing machine learning and artificial intelligence, the rankings accurately convey how emotionally connected fans are to their respective teams and leagues.
 
 
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