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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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Enslaved People Project: Alumna Woodford Launches Online Platform for Researching Georgia Slave Records
After more than a decade of work on her Enslaved People Project, Cumberland School of Law alumna Erica L. Woodford, JD ’00, announced the launch of an online database of slave records from Macon-Bibb County, Georgia. The online research portal went live in March 2024.
 
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President Beck A. Taylor Selected for National Commission for Faith-Based Institutions
Recently, the American Council on Education (ACE) launched the ACE Commission on Faith-based Colleges and Universities. Among those chosen to serve on the commission’s inaugural executive committee is Samford University President Beck A. Taylor who will work alongside other university presidents to foster collaboration between faith-based and nonreligious colleges and universities.
 
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School of the Arts Welcomes Five New Faculty Members
Samford University’s School of the Arts will welcome five new faculty members this fall, effective August 19, 2024.
 
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JSCC, Samford Enhance Transfer Opportunities for Students
Jefferson State Community College (JSCC) and Samford University signed a memorandum of understanding aimed at enhancing transfer opportunities for students.
 
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Samford University Fellows Study Abroad in Italy
Twenty six University Fellows studied abroad in Italy, May 13-26. They visited Florence, Rome and the city of Pompeii, to culminate their first two years of studies at Samford University.
 
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Photographing the Stars: Beeson alumnus takes camera to creation
In addition to serving as a worship leader, Beeson alumnus Jason Rice has become a gifted astrophotographer, using his talents to share the Gospel with others.
 
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Samford University Selects Ana Carballal as New Chair of World Languages and Cultures
Ana Carballal will be the new chair of Samford University’s Department of World Languages and Cultures (WLAC), effective August 1. She follows English professor Tim Sutton, who served as the interim WLAC chair for two years.
 
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Samford Alumni Mentorship Program Wraps Up First Year
The Samford Alumni Mentorship Program was created to provide professional development opportunities by cultivating intentional mentee/mentor relationships among alumni. The 2023-24 year served as the launch for the program in three of Samford’s larger alumni markets, Birmingham, Nashville and Atlanta.
 
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Stone Payday Alternative Loans Research Published by Finance Research Letters
Associate professor Anna-Leigh Stone has had new research published by Finance Research Letters. Her paper “Payday Alternative Loans: PAL or Foe?” discusses payday alternative loans offered by federal credit unions.
 
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Samford Financial Management Association Student Chapter Receives Superior Recognition for Fourth Consecutive Year
Samford’s student chapter of the global Financial Management Association has been recognized as a Superior Chapter for the 2023-24 academic year. This is the fourth consecutive year the chapter has received this prestigious recognition.
 
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Samford’s School of Education Hosts 3rd Annual Diversity Forum
For educators, students and their families, access to individualized instruction that meets diverse learning needs, while adhering to standardized curriculum requirements can often seem like a daunting task.
 
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Office of Parent and Family Engagement Enriches the Samford Experience
Exciting change is coming from Samford University’s Office of Parent and Family Engagement, formerly known as the Office of Parent and Family Programs.
 
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Communication and Media Students Advance to Effie Collegiate Ally Brand Challenge Semifinals
Samford University students earned a spot in the 2024 Effie Collegiate Ally Brand Challenge semifinals for an integrated marketing campaign they worked on in Communication and Media professor Ignatius Fosu’s Advertising Practicum JMC 412 class last spring.
 
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Cumberland School of Law Competes in Top Gun National Mock Trial Competition
Cumberland School of Law competed in the 2024 Top Gun National Mock Trial Competition, May 28-June 2, the most challenging law school mock trial competition in the country.
 
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New Partnership Empowers Samford Education Students to Have Difficult Conversations
For the past year, 10 senior teacher education students have actively participated in a new partnership, which culminated in the presentation of their project, “Difficult Conversations,” at the conclusion of the spring semester.
 
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School of Education Launches New Degrees, Certifications through Samford Online
Samford University’s Orlean Beeson School of Education is expanding its reach and accessibility through a number of new undergraduate and graduate degree programs and certifications with Samford Online.
 
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Play ball! Samford Computer Science Students Collaborate with the Center for Sports Analytics to Develop a Virtual Reality Pitching App 
Samford University computer science students in Howard College of Arts and Science partner with the Center for Sports Analytics in Brock School of Business to develop a virtual reality pitching app for baseball.
 
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Oates Concludes Competition At Olympic Trials
EUGENE, Ore.– Former Samford field athlete Tray Oates participated in the men's pole vault final on Sunday evening at the 2024 U.S. Olympic Team Trials.
 
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Oates And Cahoon Compete At Olympic Trials
EUGENE, Ore.– Former Samford field stars Tray Oates and Matt Cahoon competed in the 2024 U.S. Olympic Team Trials on Friday at historic Hayward Field.
 
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Nicastro Wins State Amateur Championship
ANNISTON, Ala. – Samford's Gabi Nicastro won the 92nd Alabama Women's State Amateur Championship, held Tuesday through Thursday at the Anniston Country Club (Par 72).
 
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Samford Volleyball Announces 2024 Schedule
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – With the first serve of the season just around the corner, head coach Keylor Chan announced the Samford Volleyball team's 2024 schedule on Thursday afternoon.
 
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Pair Of Samford Alums Set To Compete In Olympic Trials
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Former Samford track and field standouts Tray Oates and Matt Cahoon will compete in the upcoming 2024 U.S. Olympic Team Trials.
 
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Carico-McLennan Qualifies For Olympic Time Trials
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Samford men's track & field freshman Zephaniah Carico-McLennan has qualified for the upcoming 2024 U.S. Olympic Team Trials in the 800-meter race, USA Track & Field announced on Friday.