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Samford University Virtually Hosts Patti Callahan Henry for 10th Annual Corts Distinguished Author Series
Samford University hosted New York Times best-selling author Patti Callahan Henry on Sept. 22 for the 10th annual Tom and Marla Corts Distinguished Author Series. Presented by Orlean Beeson School of Education, Henry shared insights and stories of inspiration from her book, Becoming Mrs. Lewis, a motivational account of the life of Joy Davidman Lewis, wife of legendary writer C.S. Lewis.
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CAMWS Honors Todd With Ovatio
In recognition of Randy Todd’s long service to CAMWS, the organization honored him with one of three 2020 Ovationes–recited and written Latin citations presented by distinguished colleagues and later published in the Classical Journal.
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Samford Athletics Shares Season Updates from Director Martin Newton
Samford Athletics recently launched a monthly interview series with athletics director Martin Newton to share news and updates throughout the school year.
 
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Judge John Carroll Comments on the Legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Following the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Carroll, a professor at Cumberland School of Law, spoke to local news sources about her legacy.
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Cumberland School of Law Partners with Tuskegee University for Accelerated Program
Cumberland School of Law and Tuskegee University have partnered to offer Tuskegee undergraduate students an accelerated bachelor’s to Juris Doctor program. This new partnership creates a pathway for students to receive a bachelor’s degree from Tuskegee and a law degree from Cumberland in six years of study, rather than the traditional seven.
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Samford Debaters Defeat Elite Teams at Season Opener
Samford University’s debate team continues to shine even in the pandemic-transformed world of intercollegiate competition, defeating top teams at the virtual season opener hosted by Northwestern University Sept. 18-21.
 
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Trustees Approve New Member, Faculty and Naming of Two Facilities
Samford University’s Board of Trustees welcomed a new trustee and approved new faculty and the naming of two facilities at its September 11 meeting.
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Samford Ranked Second in the Nation for Student Engagement by Wall Street Journal
Samford University students are among the nation’s most engaged according to new rankings published by The Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education.
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Samford Core Curriculum Addresses Racial Justice
Provost Michael Hardin said the courses of the Core Curriculum present important works and ideas to help students address the enduring questions of justice, equity, law, freedom and their duties as citizens that bear centrally on the current demand for racial justice and equality.
 
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Former Samford Professor Keeps the Legacy of Rosie the Riveter Alive
Former long-time Samford University professor Frances Carter is doing all she can to ensure the legacy of Rosie the Riveter will always be remembered. In 1998, she established the American Rosie the Riveter Association, a national organization created to honor the working women of World War II and further the advancement of patriotic ideals, excellence in the work place and loyalty to the United States of America.
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Walker Named Samford Trustee; Officers, Eight Members Reelected
Cecelia A. Walker, executive director of chaplaincy and clinical pastoral education for Brookwood Baptist Health System in Birmingham, has been elected to the Samford University Board of Trustees.
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Former Samford Football Players Open NFL Season on Active Rosters
Five former Samford football players opened the NFL season with team deals, including three that are listed on active rosters entering the season.
 
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Graphic Design Student Creates Coloring Pages for National Park Service
Samford sophomore Audrey McDonald spent the summer in Montana and used her entrepreneurial and design talents to provide services to local businesses and the National Park Service.
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Home At Last: Ownby Leads Service for Unclaimed Veterans
Homeless veterans with no family to claim them and nowhere to go even when they die would be forgotten if not for dedicated strangers who will speak their names and lay them to rest. Samford alumnus Kirby Ownby ’05 is among those providing that final moment of dignity.
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Samford Ranked the Best Value in Alabama, Among the Best Nationally by U.S. News & World Report
Samford University is Alabama's best value according to the Best Value Schools ranking released Sept. 14 by U.S. News & World Report.
 
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Marketing and Communication Division Receives Record Number of Regional, National Awards
Samford University’s Division of Marketing and Communication team received a record number of awards and accolades during 2019-20.
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Samford Alumna Applies Human Development and Family Science Education to Legal Career
People are always surprised to learn Caroline Reed ’16 doesn’t have a background in political science or criminal justice. While Reed is a gifted lawyer who recently completed the Oregon Bar exam, her background in human development and family science has given her an advantage in the field.
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Woodfin Challenges Students to Seek Wise Counsel During 'For the Good' Interview
University President Andrew Westmoreland interviews Birmingham Mayor and Cumberland School of Law alumnus Randall Woodfin as part of the “For the Good” convocation series, sponsored through the Mann Center for Ethics and Leadership.
 
 
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