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Arts and Sciences Faculty Illuminate Pandemic Issues
Samford’s humanities and social sciences faculty are engaged with every aspect of human experience, including how we cope with pandemics. As professor Jonathan Fleming was using geographic information to document the spread of COVID-19 this spring, Samford history, religion and psychology faculty were finding unexpected new applications of their scholarly specialties too.
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College of Health Sciences Adapts Professional Training Simulations to Meet Virtual Needs
For Samford University’s College of Health Sciences, experiential training simulations are a core curriculum element for students learning everything from simple skills and tasks to strategies for managing complex health care scenarios.
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Samford Professor Explores Social Connections Between Congregations
As religious congregations dispersed by COVID-19 struggle with how and when to safely reconnect, Samford religion and sociology professor Jennifer McClure offers insights into the social networks that bind congregations.
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School of Health Professions Hosts Virtual Simulation with University in Pennsylvania
Samford’s Experiential Learning and Simulation Center hosted a virtual simulation experience for Doctor of Physical Therapy students from Samford’s School of Health Professions and DeSales University in Center Valley, Pennsylvania. The event was the first telehealth simulation for both programs.
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Sowing Seeds of Hope: Nursing Alumna Serves Perry County Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
Over the years, Sowing Seeds of Hope and Ida Moffett School of Nursing alumna Frances Ford have served the people of Perry County through home repair and housing solutions, healthcare assistance, spiritual renewal opportunities, education resources and more. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, they have stepped up to further provide vital resources at a crucial time.
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Education Leadership Alumnus Leads School Through COVID-19
As the principal of Childersburg High School, Quentin Lee was used to going above and beyond for his students, but that took on a new meaning when COVID-19 began to affect the state of Alabama in mid-March. Lee, M.S.E in instructional leadership ’09 and Ed.D ’17, had to transform traditional school work into e-learning in just three weeks.
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Chew Reflects on What Pandemics Can Teach Us About Critical Thinking and Metacognition
Surveying the extreme challenges of COVID-19, Chew offers thoughts on how to develop essential skills required to meet those challenges even in the absence of prior experience and knowledge.
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School of the Arts Graphic Design Students Release Quaranzine Magazine
Ten graphic design publication students worked collaboratively to release Quaranzine, a digital magazine documenting quarantine experiences. Click on the image below to bring up an option to view the issue in full-screen for easier reading.
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Nursing Alumnus Goes to New York City to Serve Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic
When Bryan Wimbish ’11 was completing his Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Samford’s Ida Moffett School of Nursing, he sought the Lord’s guidance on where he should use his skills to serve. He recalls the Lord asking him, "Where is the darkest place that you can shine?"
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Den Hartog Explores Religious Freedom and COVID-19
A new essay by the noted scholar of American political and religious history explores different ideas of religious liberty amidst pandemic mitigation efforts.
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With Commencement Plans Disrupted, Byers Finds Opportunity to Thank Mentors
I am not discouraged by this time of social distancing. If anything, I am so excited and ready to get back to work. I am ready to start using these skills Samford University has given me.
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Samford's Alumni A Cappella Choir Performs Virtually
46 members of Samford's alumni A Cappella Choir produce virtual version of Beautiful Savior.
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College of Health Sciences Utilizes Virtual Simulation to Facilitate Interprofessional Practice
Samford’s Ida Moffett School of Nursing and School of Public Health complete their Opioid Workforce Expansion Program’s first interprofessional virtual simulation.
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Physical Therapy Alumna Plays Critical Role in Rehabilitating COVID-19 Patients
Kathryn Logan earned a Doctor of Physical Therapy from Samford’s School of Health Professions in 2019. Today, she serves as an acute care physical therapist at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
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Alumnus Pairs Pharmacy with Public Health to Address COVID-19
Jack Thomas earned both a Doctor of Pharmacy and Master of Public Health from Samford University in 2018. Today, he works as a postgraduate year one (PGY1) pharmacy resident at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York.
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Pharmacists Meeting the Needs of their Community
When B.J. Jones, a 2005 alumnus of Samford's McWhorter School of Pharmacy, heard of the food insecurity the pandemic was causing for many families in his community, he didn’t hesitate to step in and help. He partnered up with DeKalb County superintendent James Barnett to distribute meals to children in need.
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Virtual Classroom Allows Professor to Continue Teaching While on Active Duty
Captain Wes Johnson, assistant professor in the Department of Physician Assistant Studies, was recently deployed by the National Guard to help with the current COVID-19 crisis. In a typical deployment situation, Johnson would not have been able to continue teaching his courses. However, Samford’s transition to online learning allowed Johnson to continue teaching while away.
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Around the World: Beeson alumni respond to COVID-19
Life and ministry in the age of COVID-19 is giving communities and people in almost every corner of our world a shared experience like never before. Beeson alumni are serving all over the globe, navigating similar challenges related to COVID-19. Though the cultures, locations, languages and ministry settings are different, our Beeson extended family is working to serve others well, meet the needs of their communities as best they can and continue in the labor of gospel ministry as they face unforeseen and unprecedented circumstances.
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Samford Professor Creates COVID-19 Data Dashboard for State, Students
Samford’s Department of Geography and Sociology has long been engaged with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology, which allows sophisticated gathering, analysis, mapping, and reporting of geographic data. In mid-March, as higher education was upended by COVID-19, professor Jonathan Fleming sought a way to apply the technology to help make sense of the pandemic.
Published three times a year, Seasons is the university's official magazine produced by the Division of Marketing and Communication for alumni, parents, donors and other friends of the university.