Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2008-11-12

The Samford University chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority will sponsor a talk by author and motivational speaker A. Faye Boykin and her husband, Eric Calhoun, Tuesday, Nov. 18, at 6:30 p .m. in Reid Chapel. The public is invited free of charge.

Boykin is the author of five books, including Help a Sister Out/Help a Brother Out! Can We Possibly Meet in the Middle?, co-written with her husband.

Their talk at Samford will focus on relationships, diversity and unity. Following the talk, there will be a showing of writer/director Tyler Perry's movie, "Why Did I Get Married?"

The evening is part of the Samford AKA chapter's Pretty in Pink Week. Other events include a praise and worship service on Wednesday and a "slide party" on Thursday.

Malika Moore, a junior psychology major from Birmingham, is chapter president.

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 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 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.