News Briefs, Week of May 31
Posted by William Nunnelley on 2005-05-31
Samford Expects 1,119 Students for First Summer Term June 6
Samford University's first summer term will begin Monday, June 6, with an expected enrollment of 1,119 students in undergraduate and graduate programs. The first summer term will run through July 8, with a second summer term starting July 11 and ending Aug. 11.
The first term enrollment includes 192 students in the Metro College evening program and graduate business, nursing and environmental science programs, who attend one nine-week term during the summer. It ends Aug. 6.
Samford To Recognize Former Sunday School Board President Lloyd Elder
Samford University will recognize Lloyd Elder, former president of the Southern Baptist Convention Sunday School Board, for his contributions to Baptist life Friday, June 3, at 7:30 p.m. in Hodges Chapel. The recognition will come during the annual meeting of the Baptist History and Heritage Society,
Elder, who led the Sunday School Board during 1984-91, recently donated his papers to the Samford Special Collection. Comprised of more than 150,000 pages, the Elder Collection is one of the largest Baptist historical collections ever received by Samford.
His gift adds to a growing number of Baptist leaders who have deposited their papers at Samford. Included are Grady Cothen, Elder's predecessor at the Sunday School Board, Frank Stagg; eminent Southern Baptist Theological Seminary professor; Dotson M. Nelson, longtime pastor of Mountain Brook Baptist Church and denominational statesman; and Wayne Flynt, distinguished university professor at Auburn University and a noted Baptist historian.
Samford To Host Alabama Music Teachers June 2-4
Samford University will host the Alabama Music Teachers Association State Convention June 2-4. About 150 independent teachers and music educators representing pre-school through college level are expected to attend.
Sessions will cover various aspects of teaching music and recitals will be held throughout the conference. The opening session at 1 p.m. on June 2 in Hodges Chapel will feature a performance by organ, trumpet and voice.
Suzanne Lacey Receives Samford's Education Administrator Award
Suzanne Lacey, director of human resources and staff development in the Talladega County School System, received Samford University's 2005 Golden Apple Administrator Award.
The honor is presented by Samford's School of Education and Professional Studies to recognize an outstanding education administrator who is a Samford graduate. Dr. Lacey earned the Doctor of Education degree from Samford in 2002.
A leader in staff development in the Talladega system and across the state, Lacey developed the system's new-teacher mentoring program as one of the pilot sites in Alabama. She is president-elect of the Alabama Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.
Samford Dean To Serve as Guest Lecturer at Russian Academy of Church Music
Dean Milburn Price of the Samford University School of Performing Arts has been invited to serve as guest lecturer at the summer session of the Russian Academy of Church Music in Moscow June 29-July 1. He also will deliver the commencement address July 2.
Earlier, Price will serve as guest conductor for the Kentucky Baptist All-State Youth Choir the week of June 19-27.
Samford Staffers Get Leadership Roles in Professional Groups
Samford University law librarians Edward Craig and Lainie Williamson were elected treasurer and secretary, respectively, of the Law Libraries Association of Alabama at its spring meeting May 13 at the University of Alabama Law Library.
Samford Director of Financial Aid Lissa Burleson was elected treasurer of the Alabama Association of Financial Aid Administrators at its April meeting.
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.