Published on November 13, 2015 by Sean Flynt
Students Sing in Christmas Around the World Event
Samford University will present its oldest holiday event, Christmas Around the World, Dec. 3, 2015 at 10 a.m. in Reid Chapel.
Christmas Around the World, hosted by the departments of World Languages and Cultures, Classics, and Religion, offers music and scripture readings in 20 languages. The tradition began with caroling in the 1950s and by the 1970s had become the university’s beloved holiday celebration of language and culture.
The event is free and open to the public, but seating in Reid Chapel will be limited. Brooks Hall Auditorium will provide overflow seating. Anyone can watch Christmas Around the World via live video.
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.