Posted by Sean Flynt on 2009-01-23

Samford will host a Make A Change Workshop for the National Conference for Community & Justice Saturday, Jan. 24. More than 100 high school students and teachers are expected to attend the event.

The National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJ) was founded in 1927 as the National Conference for Christians and Jews. The organization changed its name in the 1990s but continues to bring together people of different faiths, cultures and ethnicities to address interfaith divisions, race relations, and social and economic barriers.

The event, scheduled to last from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., will take place in Samford's Flag Colonnade room and Dwight Beeson Hall.

For information, contact David Goodwin (726-2102) or Ken England (726-2355)

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.