News Briefs, Week of May 2
Posted by William Nunnelley on 2005-05-02
Ten New Samford Ambassadors Named at Samford University
Ten new Samford University Ambassadors have been named for the 2005-06 year. The students serve as hosts at campus events and represent the university in a variety of settings.
New Ambassadors are: Kendra Buckles, junior, English major, Vicksburg, Miss.; Rob Collingsworth, freshman, journalism/mass communications, Colleyville, Texas; Melanie Ervin, junior, accounting, Rockford, Ala.; Katie Gronewald, freshman, undeclared major, Marietta, Ga.; Adam Hancock, sophomore, business, Paducah, Ky.; Jessica Johnson, freshman, nursing, Daphne, Ala.; Katie Lantz, sophomore, journalism/public relations, Lytton, Iowa; Jacob Simmons, junior, business management, Goodlettsville, Tenn; Jason Skelley, freshman, biology, Jacksonville, Fla.; and Claire Woods, sophomore, nursing, Birmingham.
The 20-member Ambassador team works closely with the Samford President's Office and the Office of University Relations to assist at Samford events.
Donaldson, Toone To Serve as Mentors in $232,903 NSF Research Grant to BACHE
Drs. Steve Donaldson and Brian Toone of the Samford University Department of Mathematics and Computer Science will serve as mentors in a new undergraduate computer research program funded by a $232,903 grant to the Birmingham Area Consortium for Higher Education (BACHE).
The three-year grant will provide research opportunities for 14 undergraduates at BACHE member institutions Samford, Birmingham-Southern College, Miles College, the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the University of Montevallo. Dr. Marietta Cameron of Birmingham-Southern, program director, coordinated the grant, with input from Donaldson and Toone The program is underway now and runs through Jan. 21, 2008.
Art Graduating Senior Exhibition Set for May 10-20
Samford University will host the Art Graduating Senior Exhibition May 10-20 in Wright Center Art Gallery. Samford fine art and graphic graduates will display senior projects and recent art works.
Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday. A reception for art graduates will be held immediately following Baccalaureate service Friday, May 20, at approximately 6 p.m. in the gallery. Art instructor Robin Snyder is gallery director.
Florence Littauer To Address Samford Auxiliary Luncheon
Author and communication trainer Florence Littauer will speak at the Samford University Auxiliary spring luncheon Thursday, May 5, at HealthSouth Conference Center.
Littauer's books include Dare to Dream, Getting Along with Almost Anybody and Silver Boxes. Her most popular book, Personality Plus, has sold more than one million copies and has been translated into 25 languages.
The luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m. Tickets are $25. For reservations, call (205) 726-2349 by Wednesday, May 4.
Samford Library Offers Quilt Exhibition May 3-June 30
The Samford University Library will exhibit a collection of quilts and quilt pieces depicting the theme, "Family Values," from May 3 until June 30. The quilts were produced over several years by the Parenting class in Samford's Department of Family Studies as part of the Problem-Based Learning module on family values. Drs. Clara Gerhardt and Kristie Chandler taught the class.
Samford Observes Media Day, Hosts CNN International VP Eric Ludgood
Samford University's Department of Journalism and Mass Communication observed its annual Media Day Tuesday, May 3. Eric Ludgood, vice president, CNN International, spoke on "Global Media-Personal Responsibility."
Ludgood supervises all editorial employees at CNN International, including those at CNN headquarters in Atlanta, Ga., and at other locations around the world. While at Samford, he critiqued student projects in a television production class.
ABOUT SAMFORD UNIVERSITY -- Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 3rd among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,509 students from 45 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.