Published on November 7, 2015 by Philip Poole  
Dream Catchers

Samford University’s Office of Diversity and Cultural Initiatives has planned several events in November to celebrate Native American Heritage Month.

The campus community is invited to a “Create Your Own Dream Catcher” workshop Nov. 10 9:30–11 a.m. in Harry’s Coffeehouse in the Beeson University Center. Students can create a dream catcher while learning about the Native American cultural history of that art form.

Native American cuisine will be featured in Samford’s main dining hall during lunch on Nov. 10.

A panel discussion Nov. 16 will focus on how environmental changes affect Native Americans and their tribal lands. The 5–6 p.m. event will be in Harry’s Coffeehouse. Convo credit will be available for Samford students.

The final event of the month will be a lunch and learn Nov. 17 featuring Carolyn White, elder of the Poarch Creek Indian Tribe. She will discuss the history of the Poarch Creek tribe. The event is 11:30 a.m.–12:45 p.m. in the Howard Room of  Beeson University Center. The luncheon is free, but advance reservations are requested.

About Samford UniversitySamford is a premier nationally ranked Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts and a distinct blend of 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 3rd nationally for student engagement and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance ranks Samford 34th among private universities in the U.S. for value and affordability. Samford enrolls 5,692 students from 46 states and 28 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.