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The Lion’s Den Business-as-Mission Pitch Competition Elevates Student Engagement Opportunities
On Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, Samford University and Cedarworks Inc. joined together to present the 8th annual Lion’s Den pitch competition aimed toward advancing the Kingdom through Business-as-Mission (BAM). This hallmark event has elevated engagement opportunities for Samford students since its inception in 2014.
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Special Events to Celebrate the Inauguration of President Taylor
Samford University’s 10 colleges and schools are also supporting the inauguration through events around the theme “Rooted and Grounded in Love.”
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Pulitzer Prize-winning Author Jon Meacham to Speak at Samford on Nov. 3
The event is open to the public and tickets are free, but must be reserved in advance.
 
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Samford Recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation for Conservation Efforts
Samford’s dedication to fostering a healthy community of trees is recognized and celebrated by the Arbor Day Foundation.
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Announcing Homecoming Reunions and Affinity Groups
The classes of 2010 and 2011 will be recognized at their 10-year reunions and the classes of 1995 and 1996 will be honored at their 25-year reunions at the Reunion Breakfast on Saturday.
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Reeves Book Examines Scientific Trust and the Future of the Church
Reeves offers a sympathetic account of the average Christian in the pew and explains the reasons why skepticism toward mainstream science is compelling to many conservative Christians, but he also proposes a uniquely Christian defense of taking scientific expertise seriously as part of a healthy intellectual life and process of discernment.
 
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Williams Explores Redemptive Message of Epistle to the Galatians
For the 2021 Holley-Hull Lecture, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary professor Jarvis Williams explored the theme of redemptive kingdom diversity through Paul the Apostle's urgent letter.
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Samford University Announces Cumberland School of Law Dean's Search Committee
In June 2021, Cumberland School of Law Dean Corky Strickland announced his intentions to step down from the deanship following the 2021-22 academic year. On Friday, Oct. 8, Samford University announced a committee who will aid in a nationwide search for Strickland's successor. 
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Samford Mourns the Loss of Trustee Jim Stivender
Former chair, honorary trustee Jim Stivender passed away on Oct. 4.
 
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Pharmacy Professor Roger Lander Retires from Samford After 35 Years
In his 35 years of service to Samford University, Roger Lander made significant contributions to the growth and success of McWhorter School of Pharmacy—expanding its international reach, developing clinical sites and impacting thousands of student pharmacists.
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McWhorter School of Pharmacy Hosts White Coat Ceremony for Class of 2025
Samford's McWhorter School of Pharmacy began its celebration of American Pharmacists Month with its annual white coat ceremony on Oct. 1, which honors its class of first-year Doctor of Pharmacy students.
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Miller Book Focuses on Sustaining Black Music and Culture During COVID-19
Communication and media professor Niya Pickett Miller edited and contributed to the collection of essays and studies by 12 scholars. The works are united by their exploration of the communicative and Black cultural significance of the Instagram Live events, Club Quarantine (CQ) and Verzuz battles during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
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Trustees Approve New Members, Authorize New Bond Issue at Fall Meeting
New faculty approvals, enrollment growth, endowment fund among items reported at the latest Board of Trustees meeting.
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Samford to Host the 8th Annual Lion's Den International Business as Mission Pitch Competition 
Samford University will partner with Cedarworks Inc. to present the 8th annual Lion’s Den pitch competition aimed toward advancing the Kingdom through Business as Mission (BAM). This year, the anticipated event will return to Samford’s Wright Center Thursday, Oct. 14.
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Redesigned Samford Crimson Returns to Print
Samford University’s student-produced newspaper is back in print after a digital-only hiatus since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The publication’s staff, led by editor-in-chief Katy Beth Boyers, has completely redesigned the newspaper, shifting to an updated tabloid format.
 
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Williams Accepted for Jackie Robinson Impact Program
The program will provide four years of community and networking with other Impact members, as well as an online library, videos and other resources to support her academic and personal goals.
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Samford Elects Five New Members to Board of Trustees
The new members were elected on Friday, Sept. 10.
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Ranked Eighth in U.S., Debate Has Strong Season Opener
Samford’s Debate Team competed in the season opener hosted by Northwestern University in mid-September. The debaters made a strong showing and came home to an eighth-place national ranking.
 
 
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