Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2007-01-26
Samford University students will return to campus this weekend in anticipation of spring semester classes set to begin Monday (Jan. 29). About 4,234 students are expected.
Samford provost and executive vice president Dr. Brad Creed will speak at the semester's opening convocation Tuesday at 10 a.m. in Wright Center. His topic will be "How to Refute a Sneer."
Returning students will find that while away on mid-year break finishing touches were put on an indoor/outdoor tennis complex, new on-campus roadwork was completed, and work was begun on a 600-space parking deck.
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 66th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 104th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,683 students from 47 states and 19 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 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.