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.

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.