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Russell Moore Bids Divinity Graduates to View Ministry in the 'Way of the Cross'
Samford University’s Beeson Divinity School graduated 29 students with degrees in Doctor of Ministry, Master of Divinity and Master of Arts in Theological Studies on Dec. 6, 2019. Dr. Russell Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, gave the commencement address.
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Patti Callahan Henry Selected as the 2020 Corts Distinguished Author
Samford University’s Orlean Beeson School of Education will host New York Times best-selling author Patti Callahan Henry for the 10th annual Tom and Marla Corts Distinguished Author Series on March 31.
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Geography Conference Showcases Student Research
Sarah Grumulaitis’ project—Food Deserts in Birmingham, AL: Location, Suitability, and Access to Potential Urban Gardens—earned first place in the undergraduate research poster presentation category.
 
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Honored Seniors Lead Annual Hanging of the Green Service
Twelve senior honorees led the traditional Hanging of the Green service Dec. 5 in Samford’s Reid Chapel. The students are nominated by faculty and staff, and then a selection committee chooses the honorees based on leadership, scholarship, spiritual commitment and community service.
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Remembering Two Samford Greats
This week Samford mourns the loss of two cherished leaders, life trustee Boyd Christenberry and former head football coach Pat Sullivan, whose lives demonstrated the very best of the university’s core values.
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Hales Named Samford Trustee
Terry Hales Jr., senior vice president, academic administration and operations and executive vice dean for Wake Forest School of Medicine, has been elected to the Samford University Board of Trustees.
 
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Volleyball Wins Second Straight SoCon Tournament Title
The top-seeded Samford volleyball team earned its second-straight Southern Conference Tournament title with a 3-2 win over second-seeded East Tennessee State University at Richardson Indoor Stadium.
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Samford Startup: The Story of a Rebrand
Rebranding is a marketing strategy that students in Brock School of Business are likely to encounter. One former student shares her story of her own business' rebrand as well as the project she led to rebrand Cooney Hall's business incubator, now known as Samford Startup.
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Beeson Divinity School Launches Marketing Campaign, Announces New Initiatives
Beeson Divinity School launched a new marketing campaign and announced new initiatives during the school’s Alumni and Friends Breakfast, Nov. 22, at the 71st annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society in San Diego.
 
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Samford Mourns the Loss of Life Trustee Boyd Christenberry
Boyd Christenberry, a life trustee for Samford and retired executive with Alfa Insurance Corp., died Nov. 28 at the age of 91.
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Samford Students Confirm High-impact Education in National Survey
Graduating students at Samford University report higher levels of student engagement compared to students at peer institutions, according to the 2019 National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE).
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Samford Student Heads to National Entrepreneur Competition After Regional Win
Eliza Bishop, a senior in Samford University’s Brock School of Business, won the regional round of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) 2019 Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) and will advance to the national competition in Redwood City, California in the nation’s hub for entrepreneurial startups – Silicon Valley.
 
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Samford Mourns the Loss of Former Coach and Football Great Pat Sullivan
Pat Sullivan, former Samford University head football coach and Auburn football icon, died on Dec. 1 at the age of 69.
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A Thanksgiving Prayer for Your Table
In this special season, we pause to give thanks for the unique contributions of every member of the Samford community. This year we offer a Thanksgiving table prayer by University Minister Bobby Gatlin to share with your loved ones in celebration of God's blessings.
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Book Edited by Den Hartog Addresses Myths of American Church-State Relations
The new book's essays document the process of church disestablishment as it proceeded state by state in many different ways, with American Baptists playing a key role as they sought to defend “soul liberty” from governmental coercion.
 
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McEwan Named Dean of Samford’s Orlean Beeson School of Education
Anna McEwan, Ph.D., has been named dean of Samford University’s Orlean Beeson School of Education effective Jan. 2, 2020. McEwan, an accomplished administrator and educator, currently serves as provost, dean and acting chair of the Department of Teacher Education at Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Alabama.
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Mann Center “For the Good” Lecture Series Explores Christian Leadership
Robert Holmes, vice chair of Samford’s Board of Trustees, shared the journey of his 40-year career in an interview with University President Andrew Westmoreland in front of students, faculty and staff. Holmes is the first guest of the new leadership interview series, “For the Good,” sponsored through the Frances Marlin Mann Center for Ethics and Leadership.
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Samford Holiday Celebration Schedule Announced
Samford will welcome hundreds to campus for the university’s beloved traditions celebrating Christmas through fellowship, and culture.
 
 
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