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Carson Named Dean of Samford University’s Brock School of Business
Following a nationwide search, Charles M. (Chad) Carson, Ph.D. has been named the seventh dean of Samford University’s Brock School of Business, effective July 1, 2021.
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Samford Celebrates Black History Month 2021
A variety of on-campus and virtual events, many led by Samford’s Office of Diversity and Intercultural Initiatives (ODII), honor the contributions of African Americans to our campus community and our society.
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Samford’s Center for Sports Analytics Garners International Attention
The work of Samford's Center for Sports Analytics has recently been highlighted in numerous national and international media, expanding opportunities for Samford students.
 
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Grants Support New Bass Courses, Writing on Race
Samford University history professor Jonathan Bass has received a Hull Research Fellowship to support his completion of two new manuscripts related to race in the American South.
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Debaters Start Year Strong, With Two in Top 10
Samford debaters delivered strong back-to-back performances in January tournaments at the U.S. Naval Academy and University of Minnesota.
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Brigadier General Leslie Maher Visits Samford, Offers Insights on Leadership to Air Force ROTC Cadets
Samford welcomed Brigadier General Leslie A. Maher for a visit with campus leaders and Air Force ROTC Detachment 012.
 
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Geography Faculty Lead Interdisciplinary ArcGIS Exploration
Geographic information systems (GIS) in general and the cloud-based ArcGIS technology in particular offer tools and data that can inform and enrich virtually any professional field.
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Leonard to Discuss New Book for Feb. 15 Zoom Event
Samford professor Jeffery Leonard will discuss his new book–Creation Rediscovered: Finding New Meaning in an Ancient Story–in which he contends that setting the biblical creation accounts back within their ancient context enables readers to both take the biblical texts seriously and appreciate scientific insight into creation.
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Preparation, Collaboration and Innovation Equip Samford Faculty to Persevere Amid Pandemic
Through quick thinking, a collegiate spirit and the focus always on students, Samford faculty found ways to persevere through an academic year like no other, renewing their commitment to creativity, innovation and collaboration.
 
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Nursing Alumna Raises Funds for Adopting Families During Pandemic
With travel bans and stay-at-home orders, COVID-19 only intensified navigating the challenges of international adoption. For Moffett & Sanders School of Nursing alumna Kelly (Snow) Preston ’96 and ’00, these challenges underscored the need to support families in the process of adopting more important than ever.
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New Scholarship Honors Religion Professor Jim Barnette
Samford has announced a new scholarship created in honor of beloved alumnus, professor and former campus minister James (Jim) Barnette ‘83, who died Feb. 22, 2021. The Dr. James Barnette Endowed Scholarship will be awarded to students when its endowment reaches $25,000, and the university is actively seeking to meet that goal this spring.
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Samford Alumna Serves as Jefferson County Memorial Project Fellow
Joyeuse Senga ‘20 always knew she was called to serve her community, but one experience at Samford was essential in helping her discover the importance of community engagement, education and social movements— The Jefferson County Memorial Project fellowship.
 
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Samford Career Development Center to Host Virtual Career Fair for Students and Alumni
Samford University’s Career Development Center will host its 2021 spring career fair through a virtual platform, Thursday, Feb. 25, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The event, open to current students and Samford alumni, will showcase employers seeking to fill full-time and part-time jobs, as well as internships.
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Spring Convocation Highlights Perseverance and Wonder
Samford celebrated spring convocation in a virtual ceremony Jan. 26.
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Former Samford Star Hodges Signs With Rams
Former Samford All-American quarterback Devlin Hodges has signed a deal with the Los Angeles Rams after spending his first two NFL seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
 
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Samford Faculty Workshop Fosters Innovative Teaching, Strong Community
Faculty prepared for the spring semester at Renovate 2.0, a training workshop designed to explore new instructional techniques and online course building.
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Pharmacy Students Finish Third at ASHP National Clinical Skills Competition
Jillian Walters and Logan Boone, fourth-year Doctor of Pharmacy students, placed third at the ASHP National Clinical Skills Competition, competing against teams from 139 pharmacy schools from across the country.
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New Exhibit in the Samford Art Gallery Features Faculty Work
Artist and faculty Joe Cory shares work created during COVID-19.
 
 
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