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Beeson in the News: Smith, Walker featured
Two recent news stories highlight longtime professor of preaching Robert Smith Jr. and Beeson's 2024 alumna of the year, Cecelia Walker.
 
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Education Alumnae Empowering Women in South Africa
Alumnae of Samford University’s Orlean Beeson School of Education Jenny Waltman ’98, Jewel Littleton ’05, MSE ’10, Stacia Gaines ’87 and Lisa Worley ’78 are joining five other Birmingham leaders on a trip to South Africa for a unique women’s empowerment conference later this month.
 
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Samford Hosts 50th Annual Summer Debate Institute for Middle and High School Students
Samford University’s nationally recognized debate team hosted its 50th annual Summer Debate Institute, July 1-6. “It is an opportunity for students to experience the collegiate lifestyle, explore Samford’s campus and surround them with Samford debaters,” said debate director Lee Quinn.
 
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The Power of Carrots: Samford Student Presents Research at NUTRITION 2024 Conference
Mary Harper Simmons, a Master of Science in Nutrition student at Samford University, recently presented her research on the consumption of baby carrots and their impact on skin carotenoid levels at NUTRITION 2024, the annual meeting of the American Society for Nutrition held June 29-July 2 in Chicago. 
 
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Buchanan Research on Artificial Intelligence Published in International Journal and Featured by The Gospel Coalition
Associate professor Joy Buchanan continues her research on artificial intelligence (AI) and large language models such as ChatGPT. A new paper has been published by the Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, and she has written an article for The Gospel Coalition.
 
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A Legacy Unveiled: Dr. Herbert Jung's Art Exhibition
On Friday, June 14 at 4 p.m., the Samford Art Gallery witnessed a remarkable event. Alan Jung, dean of Samford University's School of Health Professions, stood in awe alongside his parents as they viewed an extensive collection of paintings of his paternal grandfather, Dr. Herbert Jung, on display for the first time. This exhibition not only honored the legacy of a talented artist but also marked an emotional journey through family history.
 
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Samford Geography and Sociology Department Earns National Recognition
Samford University’s Department of Geography and Sociology in Howard College of Arts and Sciences has been “put on the map” with a recent award from the American Association of Geographers.
 
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Renovation Equals Innovation as Caf Earns National Industry Award
The National Association of College & University Food Services (NACUFS) honored the Caf at Samford University within the category of Innovative Dining Program of the Year.
 
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Beeson Divinity School names Timothy Tennent new Methodist Chair of Divinity
Samford University’s Beeson Divinity School is pleased to announce Timothy Tennent as its new Methodist Chair of Divinity. Tennent comes to Beeson after 15 years of serving as president of Asbury Theological Seminary.
 
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Alabama Men’s Hall of Fame Selects 2024 Inductees
A trailblazing computer scientist, an accomplished historian, and an outstanding businessman will formally join the Alabama Men’s Hall of Fame at an induction ceremony Sept. 17 at The Club in Birmingham.
 
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Turner’s Journey Through Cumberland School of Law as a Leader and Advocate
As a dedicated student committed to excellence, Rolanda Tina Turner not only thrived academically during her time at Cumberland School of Law, but she also made remarkable contributions to the local and regional legal community. As a first-generation law student, she embraced challenges and opportunities, growing both academically and personally.
 
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Samford Announces Recipients Of 2024 Alumni Awards
Samford University has named three outstanding alumni who will be honored as the 2024 alumni award recipients. The honorees will be celebrated during Homecoming weekend. The awards are presented in three categories: Alumnus of the Year, Outstanding Young Alumnus of the Year, and Humanitarian of the Year.
 
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Alabama Governor’s School Develops Future Leaders for Our State
For more than 35 years, the Alabama Governor’s School (AGS) has provided academic, creative and leadership experiences for rising high school juniors and seniors. Hosted every year by Samford University, this year’s cohort will be on campus June 16 – 28. Students are housed in residence halls and have a daily curriculum.
 
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Preserving Tradition: Cumberland Law Review and the American Journal of Trial Advocacy
History. Tradition. Heritage. The longer you live, the more important those concepts become.
 
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The Wisdom of Augustine on the Spiritual Formation of Preachers
Read this excellent piece from recently-retired Beeson professor Mike Pasquarello. This article on Augustine's influence on the pastor's spiritual formation first appeared in the 2024 Beeson magazine, which is online now.
 
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Winkler Speaks at Saudi Film Festival on AI in Digital Art
Wink Winkler, a digital arts instructor at Samford University, recently embarked on a professional development trip to Saudi Arabia. This marked Winkler's first time traveling outside the U.S, and the experience was nothing short of transformative. He was deeply touched by the international culture and the warm-heartedness of the Saudi Arabian people.
 
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Samford Hosts AHIF Therapy Camp for Traumatic Brain Injury Patients and Caregivers
Caring for the whole person. While this message appears simple, its impact is profound. Each year, students experience this impact firsthand through the summer's Bright Ideas TBI Camp, a program for people living with traumatic brain or spinal cord injuries and their caregivers.
 
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The Rock and Reed Challenge
"The power of God’s Word to achieve its purposes is never in doubt, but our ability to swing the hammer that breaks hard hearts and our ability to preach so as not to break a bruised reed remains the preacher’s challenge."
 
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Samford Softball Adds Calhoun To Coaching Staff
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – To round out her first staff, Samford softball head coach Megan Curry announced on Thursday the hiring of Logan Calhoun as an assistant coach.
 
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David Signs Five-Year Extension With Samford Baseball
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Samford head baseball coach Tony David has been signed to a five-year contract extension, the athletics department announced Tuesday afternoon.
 
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Carico-McLennan Wraps Campaign At Olympic Trials
EUGENE, Ore.– Samford's Zephaniah Carico-McLennan concluded a very successful freshmen year by competing at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials in the 800-meter run at historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore on Friday evening.
 
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Carico-McLennan Advances To Semifinals At Olympic Trials
EUGENE, Ore.– Samford star Zephaniah Carico-McLennan qualified for the semifinals in the U.S. Olympic Team Trials in the 800-meter run with his performance in the opening round Thursday evening at historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore.
 
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Samford Leads The SoCon With 100 On Spring Academic All-SoCon Team
SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- Samford leads the Southern Conference with 100 representatives on the Spring Academic All-SoCon team, released by the league Thursday afternoon.
 
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Bulldogs Place 287 On SoCon’s Academic Honor Roll
SPARTANBURG, S.C.— Samford Athletics placed 287 student-athletes on the Southern Conference's Academic Honor Roll, released by the league Thursday. The 287 Samford student-athletes on the team are the second most of any Southern Conference school.