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Baptist World Alliance President Paul Msiza Shares Message of Reconciliation
Samford welcomed Reverend Paul Msiza, president of the Baptist World Alliance (BWA), to campus Feb. 24-25.
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Music Student Explores Multiple Interests for a Well-Rounded Experience
School of the Arts junior Blake Mitchell finds success in vocal performance and music composition competitions.
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U.S. Magistrate Judge and Current Samford Parent Addresses 26th Annual Thurgood Marshall Symposium
Cumberland’s Black Law Students Association hosted the 26th Annual Thurgood Marshall Symposium featuring Regina S. Edwards, U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Western District of Kentucky. A current Samford parent, she encouraged the students to overcome being underestimated.
 
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Sherrill Endows Scholarship Focused on Community Pharmacy Ownership
Earlier this year, pharmacy alumna Fran Sherrill '78 endowed a scholarship that in many ways is a reflection of her own story and legacy, supporting students who have an interest in community pharmacy ownership.
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Center for Biblical Studies Honors Samford Old Testament Scholars
The Center for Biblical Studies at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary honored Beeson Divinity School and Howard College of Arts and Sciences professors as part of its annual Biblical Foundations Book Awards Feb. 24.
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Debaters Take New Honors, Qualify for National Debate Tournament
The team of Sarah Emerson and Alyssa Gregory defeated teams from Emory, the University of Kentucky and the University of Miami to qualify. Emerson was named seventh speaker at the tournament. The junior varsity team of Kiarra Broadnax and Max Willinger took second place for the region, with Willinger named second speaker and JV debater of the SEC region.
 
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Samford Baseball Opens Season with Three-game Win Streak
The Samford baseball team opened the season with a three-game series sweep against UNC Asheville. The Bulldogs won the games by scores of 15-1, 13-6 and 7-4. Second baseman Brooks Carlson was named the SoCon Player of the Week on Monday.
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Alumnus Andrew Brasher Confirmed to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals by Senate
The U.S. Senate has confirmed U.S. District Judge Andrew Brasher ’02 to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, which handles cases filed in Georgia, Florida and Alabama. He is a graduate of Howard College of Arts and Sciences and currently serves on Samford’s Board of Overseers.
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Lead With Love Unites Campus for Conversations on Inclusivity and Kindness
Students, faculty and staff gathered throughout the week Feb. 9-14, for the first-ever Lead with Love event series. Sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Intercultural Initiatives, the campus-wide program was designed to celebrate a shared commitment to leading with love in all that we do.
 
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Samford In Oregon Program to Host Information Session March 3
Samford in Oregon gives students the opportunity to spend a fall semester in Oregon’s beautiful Cascade Mountains, earning 17 academic credits during a four-month conversation with professors and other Christian college students who love to read books, ask big questions, confront big ideas and get closer to the land.
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Students Earn Top Honors at Southeast Journalism Conference
The awards included first place in the categories of College Paper (The Samford Crimson,) College Journalist (William Marlow) and Research Paper (Why Do You Think They Call It War?: New York Times Coverage of Government Discussion of Narcotics during the Vietnam War, by Griffin Schou)
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Cumberland's National Trial Team Sweeps Region 6 of the National Trial Competition
Cumberland's national trial team swept Region 6 of the National Trial Competition (NTC) Feb. 14-16, with each team winning their final round and advancing to the nationals in Fort Worth, Texas, in April. Each team went 5-0 on their way to winning the championship.  
 
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Coronavirus: Public Health Faculty Explains its Scope and Severity
While the World Health Organization has declared the 2019 novel coronavirus a “public health emergency of international concern,” Rachel Casiday, an associate professor in Samford University’s School of Public Health, says it’s important to note that the risk to residents of the United States is still considered low.
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Sigma Chi Wins Step Sing 2020 Sweepstakes
Sigma Chi fraternity earned the coveted Sweepstakes Award in Samford University’s 2020 Step Sing Feb. 6-8. More than 1,200 students in 16 groups performed three shows. The show is totally student-produced and professionally judged. It is considered one of Samford’s most cherished traditions.
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US Senator Doug Jones Delivers Teachable Moment for Cumberland School of Law Students
In the aftermath of an intense few months in our country’s constitutional history, U.S. Senator Doug Jones, a 1979 Cumberland alumnus, addressed law students with what he coined a “teachable moment” about the recent impeachment trial in the U.S. Senate.
 
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Wilger Earns Grant for Student Researcher
 The Organic Syntheses, Inc. Grant for Summer Research at an Undergraduate institution will provide a $5,000 stipend for a student working in Wilger’s lab for at least 10 weeks in summer, and an additional $3,000 for materials and supplies. 
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Alumnus Brian Cook’s Cook Museum of Natural Science Nominated as One of America’s Best New Museums
The Cook Museum of Natural Science, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, created and sponsored by Samford alumnus Brian Cook and his family, has been nominated as one of America’s 10 best new museums in USA Today’s Best Museum of the Year competition.
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Samford Black Alumni Association Elects New Board Members
The Samford Black Alumni Association recently elected 12 new members to its Board of Directors. The board is comprised of Samford alumni who are passionate about furthering the mission of the Samford Black Alumni Association to strengthen the legacy of educational attainment and excellence of black Samford students.
 
 
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