Posted by Philip Poole on 2007-03-29

Several Samford University groups are hosting a community awareness event April 5 to emphasis the relationship of Christianity and community during Holy Week.

The 7:30 p.m. event in Andrew Gerow Hodges Chapel is free and open to the public.

The concert will feature the Samford Gospel Choir and the Student Ministries Choir. Samford President Andrew Westmoreland will speak briefly.

"Our goal is to foster contemplation on the sacrifice of Jesus dying on the cross and how it relates to community," said Gospel Choir President Roderick Evans, a senior from Stevenson, Ala. "We want to help bridge the gap between Samford and the surrounding community."

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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.