Posted by William Nunnelley on 2005-03-28

Samford Professor Receives $163,960 Grant to Assist Science Teachers  

Samford University education professor Deborah Childs-Bowen has received a $163,960 Alabama Commission on Higher Education (ACHE) grant to support a proposal to improve teacher and administrator content knowledge in science. The grant is provided through ACHE's No Child Left Behind teachers' professional development program.

Dr. Childs-Bowen is director of the Institute for Teacher and Student Achievement in Samford's Orlean Bullard Beeson School of Education and Professional Studies.

The proposal, "Extended Communities of Practice: Mastery of Science Education through Leadership," also seeks to increase educators' sense of effectiveness in providing high quality science instruction to students, and to advance their leadership potential.

The project is a partnership including the Samford biology department, the Southeast Regional Education Laboratory and Jefferson County and Fairfield school systems.

This grant is the third awarded to Dr. Childs-Bowen under the No Child Left Behind Program.


Chief Justice Nabers To Speak at Samford March 29  

Alabama Supreme Court chief justice Drayton Nabers will speak to students at Samford's Cumberland School of Law Tuesday, March 29, at 1:30 p.m. in the moot courtroom of Robinson law building. The public is invited.

Justice Nabers will speak on the topic of professionalism. He was appointed chief justice of the Alabama court by Governor Bob Riley in 2004. Prior to his appointment to the court, Nabers was Alabama state finance director.


Samford Invites High School Juniors to Sneak Peek Saturday, April 2  

Samford University will host Junior Sneak Peek Saturday, April 2 from 8 a.m. until 12 noon in Wright Center. The event is free.

High school juniors are invited to learn how to best prepare for college and choose a school. Campus tours will be given. An optional lunch will be available in the cafeteria.

Participants may register the morning of the event in Wright Center. For information, check the website


Samford Art Faculty Show To Run April 4-30  

The Samford University Art Faculty Show will run April 4-30 in Wright Center Art Gallery. The opening reception will be Monday, April 4, from 4 until 6 p.m.

The show will feature recent works by chair Lowell Vann, Mary E. White, Robin Snyder, Richard Dendy, Don Rankin, Shannon Flynt, Mary Ann Culotta and Sharon Christman.

Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.  


Samford's Humphreys Delivers Maston Lectures at Carson-Newman 

Samford University professor Fisher Humphreys of Beeson School of Divinity was invited to present the annual T.B. Maston Lectures at Carson-Newman College in Jefferson City, Tenn. He spoke on Fundamentalism Monday, March 21, and Christian virtues Tuesday, March 22.

A Samford faculty member since 1990, Dr. Humphreys is the author of 10 books. His book, Thinking About God, is widely used as an introduction to Christian theology.


Samford's Cole Speaks on Comparative Constitutional Law in So Paolo, Brazil  

Samford University law professor Charles (Bo) Cole of Cumberland School of Law delivered lectures and presented a paper on comparative constitutional law in So Paolo, Brazil, the week of March 21.

Cole spoke at the three campuses of the Faculdades Metropolitanas Unidas Law School and presented a paper on "Prosecutors and Judges in the Federal System of the United States Compared to a State Prosecutorial and Judicial System" to So Paolo judges and prosecutors.

The Lucille Stewart Beeson Professor and director of Cumberland International Programs, Cole also recruited students for Cumberland's Master of Comparative Law program, which annually attracts students from the South American country.


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.