Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2005-09-13

A prayer and memorial service in remembrance of the lives affected by Hurricane Katrina will be held Thursday (SEPT. 15) at 6 p.m. in Samford University's Reid Chapel.

The public is invited to the event, which will include a time of music and directed prayer and reflection. The program will last about an hour.

Josh Knierim, president of the Student Government Association at Samford's Beeson Divinity School, will direct the service.

President George Bush has declared Friday, Sept. 16, as a day of prayer and remembrance for the victims of Katrina.


Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 37th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 97th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,758 students from 48 states and 22 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.