Published on October 1, 2012 by Sean Flynt  
steel magnolias
Samford’s School of the Arts will offer several events during Homecoming weekend, Oct. 11-14.

The Michael J. and Mary Anne Freeman Theatre and Dance Series will present “Steel Magnolias” in Benjamin F. Harrison Theatre Oct. 11-13 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 14 at 2:30 p.m. Robert Harling’s beloved American play tells the story of a group of friends in a small Louisiana town and their endurance through love, loss and renewal. At once hilarious and heartbreaking, this is a production not to be missed. Tickets are $12 (adults,) $9 (55+) and $6 (students/children) online or at (205) 726-2853.

Other School of the Arts Homecoming events will include:

Homecoming Vespers, featuring A Cappella Choir and University Chorale, Oct. 12 at 5:30 p.m. in Reid Chapel.

Morning Sing, featuring A Cappella Choir, Oct. 13 9:30 a.m. in Reid Chapel.

Guest Artist Exhibit: Gum Bichromate and Other Photographs by Jonathan Purvis, in Samford Art Gallery, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Monday-Friday.

 

 
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 37th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 97th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,758 students from 48 states and 22 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.