Posted by Philip Poole (written by student Matthew Roberts) on 2008-09-26

The rock band O.A.R will perform at Samford on Wednesday, Nov. 5 at 7:00 PM in the Leslie Stephen Wright Center. The concert will be sponsored by the Student Government Association.

O.A.R. is performing at colleges around the nation as part of the Campus Consciousness Tour, which is a combined rock tour and environmental campaign aimed at inspiring and activating students to leave a positive impact on their community and college.

Ticket sales begin Oct. 6 for Samford students and Oct. 8 for the general public.

Special $20 student pre-sale tickets are available on Oct. 6-8 in Harry's Coffehouse from 10-1:00 . Tickets may then be purchased online for $30. Tickets will be $35 at the door.

SGA Vice President for Programming Lee Ross is excited about bringing another big-name band to Samford, and he believes the Campus Consciousness Tour will help support Samford's "Go Green" initiative.

"Not only will we have O.A.R., but we'll have vendors and booths that will come with the band to raise awareness for the environmental cause," Ross said. "This goes in line with Samford's commitment to implement ´Go Green' initiatives all over campus."

"We really need the students to come out and support the concert. Without their support there is no way for us to continue having major artists come to Samford."

More information about the Campus Consciousness Tour can be found at

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. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 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.