News Briefs, Week of July 11
Posted by William Nunnelley on 2005-07-11Second Summer Term Begins Monday, July 11, at Samford Samford University began its second five-week summer term Monday, July 11, with 484 students enrolled in daytime classes. Another 192 students who began the University's nine-week summer evening term June 6 will continue classes until Aug. 6. The five-week second term will end Aug. 11.
Also scheduled during the second term are the Adventures in Music Camp for children July 11-15, Samford Summer Institute for Teaching Excellence July 17-20, Forensics Institute July 17-30, Pastors School July 18-22, All Aboard for Music Camp for children July 18-22 and various sports camps for youngsters and teenagers.
A total of 927 students attended for the first summer term, which traditionally enrolls a larger number than the second term.
Samford Hosts Forensics Institute July 17-30
Samford University will host its 31st annual Forensics Institute for high school debaters and their coaches July 17-30. Participants will study public speaking, argument and debate on this year's topic of civil rights and national security. The Lincoln Douglass sessions will cover various topics. Special sessions are scheduled for teachers and coaches to encourage new debate programs in Alabama high schools.
Directed by Samford director of debate Michael Janas, the institute draws participants from Alabama and other states.
Beeson Expects Several Hundred for Pastors School July 18-22
Samford Universty's Beeson Divinity School expects several hundred to attend its annual Pastors School July 18-22. Registration is still open, but ministers from around the U.S. as well as Canada, Kenya and Togo already have registered.
"Stay at Your Post!" is the this year's theme. Daily workshops will focus on Bible and theology, Christian living and spirituality, ministry and leadership, and preaching and worship.
Scott J. Hafemann, professor of New Testament at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, South Hamilton, Mass., will be the daily Bible teacher.
Featured preachers at evening sessions are International Church of the Foursquare Gospel president and CEO Jack W. Hayford on Monday, former U.S. Senate chaplain Lloyd John Ogilvie Tuesday; pastor Daven Watkins of First Baptist Church, Owenton, Ky., Wednesday and Beeson professor of Christian preaching Robert Smith, Jr., Thursday.
Cliff Barrows, longtime music director for Billy Graham Missions, will be worship leader each evening and will lead a special "Sing-Along" of favorite hymns following the Tuesday service. His wife, Ann, will lead a track of study for women.
Registration, which includes meals and lodging on the Samford campus, is $250 for pastors, $100 for spouses and $100 for each child. For information, call 1-800-888-8266 or check the Web site at www.beesondivinity.com.
Samford's Fisk To Speak at Cambridge
Samford University professor Rosemary M. Fisk, associate dean of arts and sciences, will deliver a paper on "Embedding Diversity in a Core Curriculum" at the International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities, meeting at the University of Cambridge in England Aug. 2-5. While in the United Kingdom, she will finalize plans on next summer's conference on "Transatlanticism in American Literature: Emerson, Hawthorne and Poe," which she will direct.
Samford Nursing Prof Named Accrediting Evaluator
Samford University nursing professor Jane S. Martin of Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing has been selected to serve as an on-site evaluator for the Council on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), which accredits baccalaureate and graduate degree nursing programs nationally. Dr. Martin also was re-elected to a three-year term on the board of directors of East Coast Migrant Head Start Project (ECMHSP), a nonprofit agency that oversees migrant head start centers from Maine to Florida.
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