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Acute Care Simulation Tests Students’ Interprofessional Health Care Skills
College of Health Sciences held its annual Acute Care Simulation, large-scale event designed to test students’ knowledge and skills to not only care for their patients but to also work together as an interprofessional health care team. Over the course of two days, roughly 250 students, representing programs in each of the college’s four schools, participated.
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Alumnus introduces the first telemedicine kiosk within an Alabama pharmacy
“As an owner of an independent pharmacy, my goal is to be a health care destination. We’re located in a rural community, but I want my patients to have all of the amenities and services that bigger cities have to offer. This is what drives me to offer new things,” said Cole Sandlin, a 2008 alumnus of Samford University’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy.
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Samford Students Present at SoCon Undergraduate Research Forum
Thirteen students represented Samford University at the third annual Southern Conference (SoCon) Undergraduate Research Forum at Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina, Nov. 2-4. The students were nominated by Samford faculty to present their research in a variety of disciplines.
 
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Alumna Wins Oscar of Teaching Profession
Film has the Oscar, music has the Grammy, science has the Nobel and education has the Milken Educator Award. Samford graduate Heather Honeycutt Hurt ’13 was recently awarded the Milken Educator Award. She is this year’s only recipient in Alabama and the third Orlean Beeson School of Education alumna to receive the national recognition.
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Samford University’s Beeson Divinity School Receives Million-dollar Grant to Create New Thriving Pastors Program
Samford University’s Beeson Divinity School has received a million-dollar grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to help establish the Enhancing the Mission: Beeson Divinity School and Thriving Pastors program.
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New Samford-commissioned American Opera, The Ghosts of Gatsby, to Make World Premiere
Samford University and Samford’s School of the Arts have commissioned a new American opera, The Ghosts of Gatsby, debuting Nov. 15-18 in Harrison Theatre. Opening night will include a special conversation with creators hosted by Opera Birmingham in Bolding Studio at 6:30 p.m.
 
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Samford Alumni, Students and Friends Reunite for Fun-Filled Homecoming
Samford University welcomed thousands Nov. 1-3 to campus in celebration of Homecoming with a packed schedule of festivities including tailgates, alumni and faculty presentations, family-friendly events, awards and football.
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Samford Honors Five Alumni at Annual Candlelight Dinner During Homecoming
Five Samford University alumni were honored at the annual Alumni Candlelight Dinner and Awards Program, The Beesons, during 2018 Homecoming weekend. The honorees represent a number of industries including health care, athletics, education and ministry.
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Samford Trustees Approve New Faculty and Donor Recognitions
The executive committee of Samford University’s board of trustees approved new faculty and donor recognitions at their fall meeting October 30. Trustees approved seven new faculty appointments in six academic areas – academic affairs, communication sciences and disorders, divinity, healthcare administration, law and nursing.
 
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More than 200 Begin Homecoming Weekend at Annual Leadership Forum
Samford University’s annual Leadership Forum welcomed more than 200 on Friday, Nov. 2 to honor the efforts of the university’s leaders and friends.
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Samford Students Vote Wachter, Taylor as 2018 Homecoming Queen and King
Samford University seniors Anne-Chason Wachter and Trent Taylor were honored as the 2018 Homecoming queen and king during the Homecoming Ball Nov. 1 at Seibert Gymnasium. The two were chosen in a university-wide vote.
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Pharmacy Students Administer Approximately 5,000 Vaccines During Pharmacy Practice Experience
Committed to empowering students with confidence, compassion and knowledge, Samford University’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy provides opportunities for students to practice their knowledge and skills in a real-world setting through introductory pharmacy practice experience (IPPE) courses.
 
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Samford Gathers Scholars for Dante Conference
The TCIT project seeks to promote a national conversation about the place of the Christian intellectual tradition in higher education. In particular, it seeks to help faculty from across the disciplines to develop effective strategies for teaching this tradition, cultivating younger scholars who are still mastering their craft while providing opportunities for more experienced faculty to explore new pedagogies.
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NFL Recovery in Full Swing as Relevance Starts to Soar Reports Center for Sports Analytics
Samford University’s Center for Sports Analytics in partnership with Affinio released its updated NFL Relevance Rankings, which are based on a deep dive into social media data from over 7 million U.S. sports fans. Utilizing machine learning and artificial intelligence, the rankings accurately convey how emotionally connected fans are to their respective teams and leagues.
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Samford Professional Network Hosts Harvard University Professor and World-Renowned Data Scientist Pavlos Protopapas
A group of professionals and students gathered for the Samford Professional Network on Thursday, Oct. 25 to learn about his journey to become one of the world’s most well-known data scientists and what he predicts about the future of data for business.
 
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Samford Athletics Announces 2019 Hall Of Fame Class
The 2019 class will be recognized at this year's homecoming football game Nov. 3 at Seibert Stadium. The class will be officially inducted on Saturday, April 13 in the Pete Hanna Center. 
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Students Tackle National Issues with a Christian Lens at Q Union
Three Samford students presented ideas at Q Union, an event that combines nationally broadcasted speakers with live student presentations to engage Christian students in having meaningful conversations about cultural issues. This is Samford’s second year to host alongside 21 other college campuses including Cornell University, the College of William and Mary and Virginia Tech.
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McGinnis Elected to Lilly National Network Board
The 12-member board serves the Lilly Network of Church-Related Colleges and Universities, which addresses issues of common interest to institutions in church-related higher education.
 
 
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