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. 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 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.