Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2007-06-01

Samford University will begin first summer term classes Monday, June 4, with about 1,131 students expected. A second summer term will begin July 9.

Throughout the summer, Samford will host a variety of camps and workshops for students and adults.

June events include theatre and music camps for youngsters, an Orff Schulwerk workshop for music teachers, orientation sessions for next fall's freshmen, and a variety of sports camps and Samford After Sundown courses.

Miss Alabama pageant activity begins Sunday, June 3, with final competition on Saturday, June 9, in Samford's Wright Center Concert Hall. Alabama Governor's School for high school students and Institute for Genealogy and Historical Research for genealogists both begin June 10.

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.