Posted by William Nunnelley on 2005-06-27

Students from Ashland, Auburn Named Tops at Alabama Governor's School 

Chloe Hobdy of Ashland and John Saba of Auburn were named the outstanding female and male students at the 2005 Alabama Governor's School at Samford University.

They were selected by AGS students, faculty and staff on the basis of their overall participation and interest in the two-week honors program for rising high school seniors.

The 79 AGS participants represented schools in 32 Alabama counties. They enjoyed college-level experiences in academics, creativity and leadership, and participated in two community service projects.

Hobdy, a student at Clay County High School, is the daughter of Nina and Brady Hobdy. Saba, a student at Auburn High School, is the son of Beth and Richard Saba.


Moody Press Publishes New Book by Beeson Dean Timothy George 

Moody Press of Chicago, Ill., has published a new book by Samford University dean Timothy George of Beeson Divinity School. The Mark of Jesus: Loving in a Way the World Can See, co-authored with John Woodbridge, is the latest of more than 20 books George has written.

His book, Theology of the Reformers, is a standard textbook on reformation theology and has been translated into several languages. A Th.D. graduate of Harvard Divinity School, Dr. George is the founding dean of Beeson Divinity School, which opened in 1988.


Deadline July 6 for Samford Summer Institute for Teaching Excellence 

The deadline for registration to attend the Summer Institute for Teaching Excellence at Samford University is Wednesday, July 6. Samford's Orlean Bullard Beeson School of Education and Professional Studies will host the institute July 17-20 at the HealthSouth Center, Birmingham.

The program is open to teachers, counselors and administrators in k-12 schools. Each participant will receive 24 hours of professional development credit or 2.4 CEU credits. Call (205) 726-2371 for information.

Specialists in various fields will lead sessions on cutting-edge topics. They include Jim Burke, whose topic is The Teacher's Daybook: Seeking Professional Balance; Renee Cobb, Humor in the Classroom; Patricia Edwards, Education in the New Millennium and Stories That Can Change the Way We Educate; Toni Griego Jones, Teaching Hispanic Students; and Pam Robbins, Nine Teaching Strategies Linked to Fostering Student Achievement.


Performing Arts Dean To Serve as Guest Lecturer at Russian Academy of Church Music 

Dean Milburn Price of the Samford University School of Performing Arts will serve as guest lecturer at the summer session of the Russian Academy of Church Music in Moscow June 29-July 1. He will also deliver the commencement address at the academy July 2.

Price served as guest conductor for the Kentucky Baptist All-State Youth Choir the week of June 19-27.


Cole to Lead Cumberland Study-Abroad Program at University of Durham, England 

Samford University law professor Charles D. Cole of Cumberland School of Law will lead Cumberland's Study-Abroad Program at the University of Durham in England during July.

A total of 41 law students from five U.S. law schools are enrolled, along with eight international students who studied in Cumberland's Master of Comparative Law program at Samford in June. The eight MCL students include five judges and two practicing lawyers from Brazil and a practicing lawyer from Turkey.


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.