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Samford University


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Motto We nurture persons -- for God, for learning, forever
Established 1841
(as Howard College)
Type Private (Baptist-affiliated)
Endowment $286 million (summer 2007)
President Andrew Westmoreland
Faculty 264
Undergraduates 2,882
Postgraduates 1,558
Location Homewood, Alabama, USA
Campus Suburban 180 acres
Athletics 13 varsity teams
Colors Red and Blue
Nickname
Samford Bulldogs logo
Bulldogs
Affiliations Ohio Valley Conference
Website [1]
Bird's-Eye View of the Campus

Samford University is a private, coeducational, Baptist-affiliated university located in Homewood, Alabama, (a suburb of Birmingham). As of 2006, Samford ranks number four in the South among master's degree institutions in this year's U.S. News & World Report rankings of America's Best Colleges. [2] This is the 17th consecutive year for the school to be ranked in the top 10 in its category.[3] Image File history File links Logo of Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Logo of Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... A motto (from Italian) is a phrase or a short list of words meant formally to describe the general motivation or intention of an entity, social group, or organization. ... 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Contents

History

President Harwell G. Davis dedicates Samford Hall in 1955
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Samford was founded as Howard College in 1841 and opened its doors to students on January 3, 1842, in Marion, Alabama. In 1887 the school relocated to the East Lake community of Birmingham. Image File history File links Samford_Hall_Dedication_1955. ... Image File history File links Samford_Hall_Dedication_1955. ... January 3 is the 3rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1842 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Marion is a city located in Perry County, Alabama. ... 1887 (MDCCCLXXXVII) is a common year starting on Saturday (click on link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar. ...


Women were first admitted to Howard College in 1895, and the college officially became coeducational in 1913. One year later the school established its Teacher Education Division. In 1920 the school joined the Southern Association of Colleges and in 1927 it added its pharmacy school. Year 1895 (MDCCCXCV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1913 (MCMXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... Year 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Pharmacology (in Greek: pharmakos (φάρμακον) meaning drug, and logos (λόγος) meaning science) is the study of how substances interact with living organisms to produce a change in function. ...

Reid Chapel

In 1961, the school acquired the Cumberland School of Law from Cumberland University in Lebanon, Tennessee. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2304x1728, 685 KB) Summary Author: BRM Source: Digital Picture Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2304x1728, 685 KB) Summary Author: BRM Source: Digital Picture Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Year 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... It has been suggested that Cumberland Law Schools Center for Biotechnology, Law and Ethics be merged into this article or section. ... This institution is unrelated, other than by similarity of name, to the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, Kentucky. ... Official language(s) English Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis Largest metro area Nashville Area  Ranked 36th  - Total 42,169 sq mi (109,247 km²)  - Width 120 miles (195 km)  - Length 440 miles (710 km)  - % water 2. ...


Under the leadership of President Harwell Goodwin Davis the college looked to relocate again and on June 11, 1953 Howard College broke ground on its third campus in the Shades Valley just south of Birmingham. The school occupied its new campus in 1957. June 11 is the 162nd day of the year (163rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ...


In 1965 Howard reinstituted its master's degree program. This led to the college's elevation to university status on November 9, 1965. The school was renamed in honor of Frank Park Samford, chairman of the Board of Trustees and to that time, the institution's most generous individual benefactor, because there was already a Howard University in Washington, D.C.. 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... Howard University is a Carnegie Doctoral/Research extensive historically black university in [[Washington, D.C.] Howard was established in 1867 by congressional order and named after Oliver O. Howard. ... Nickname: Motto: Justitia Omnibus (Justice for All) Location of Washington, D.C., in relation to the states Maryland and Virginia Coordinates: , Country United States Federal District District of Columbia Government  - Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D)  - City Council Chairperson: Vincent C. Gray (D) Ward 1: Jim Graham (D) Ward 2: Jack...

The Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing owned by the Baptist Medical Center of Birmingham, was added to the University in 1973. In 1988, the Beeson Divinity School was established through donations from Ralph W. Beeson. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2304x1728, 725 KB) Summary Author: BRM Source: Digital Photo Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2304x1728, 725 KB) Summary Author: BRM Source: Digital Photo Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Beeson Divinity School The Andrew Gerrow Hodges Chapel of the Beeson Divinity School The Beeson Divinity School of Samford University is an evangelical divinity school. ... Year 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the 1973 Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... Beeson Divinity School The Andrew Gerrow Hodges Chapel of the Beeson Divinity School The Beeson Divinity School of Samford University is an evangelical divinity school. ...


The University now consists of the Howard College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business, Orlean Bullard Beeson School of Education and Professional Studies, School of Performing Arts, Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing, McWhorter School of Pharmacy, Beeson School of Divinity, and Cumberland School of Law. It has been suggested that Cumberland Law Schools Center for Biotechnology, Law and Ethics be merged into this article or section. ...

Science Center
Science Center

On January 29, 2004, in his Founder's Day Address, then-President Thomas E. Corts announced a multi-year improvement plan called, "The Promise." According to Dr. Corts, "Samford University will be an academically vigorous Christian university that coordinates a strong, effective educational program and encouragement of Christian belief and service, within a community that respects its individual members and encourages each to highest and best levels of performance and conduct -- academically, socially, spiritually, physically." Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2304x1728, 971 KB) Summary Author: BRM Source: Digital Photo Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2304x1728, 971 KB) Summary Author: BRM Source: Digital Photo Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ...

The plan calls for Samford to invest some $200 million to "enrich and enhance the educational experience of its students." Since June 1, 2003 more than $37 million has been contributed in philanthropic gifts toward the campaign. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (4691x2156, 716 KB) Summary Author: BRM Source: Digital Photo Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (4691x2156, 716 KB) Summary Author: BRM Source: Digital Photo Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... It has been suggested that Cumberland Law Schools Center for Biotechnology, Law and Ethics be merged into this article or section. ...


Organization

Board of Trustees

Samford University, as a private corporation, is wholly governed by an independent, self-perpetuating Board of Trustees. The Board appoints the President of the University, who serves as chief executive officer. The Board is comprised of its regular members and the President.


President

Andrew Westmoreland is the current President of Samford University. Appointed by the Board of Trustees, he is the chief executive officer of the university, and serves only at the pleasure of the Board. Prior to his taking office on June 1, 2006, Westmoreland served as president of Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. This article includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... A Chief Executive Officer (CEO), or Chief Executive, is the highest-ranking corporate officer, administrator, corporate administrator, executive, or executive officer, in charge of total management of a corporation, company, organization or agency. ... Ouachita Baptist University is private, liberal arts, undergraduate institution. ... Downtown Arkadelphia Arkadelphia is a city located in Clark County, Arkansas. ... Official language(s) English Capital Little Rock Largest city Little Rock Area  Ranked 29th  - Total 53,179 sq mi (137,002 km²)  - Width 239 miles (385 km)  - Length 261 miles (420 km)  - % water 2. ...


Prior to Westmoreland, the following men served as president:

President Tenure Institution
1 Samuel Sterling Sherman 1842–1852 Howard College (Marion)
2 Henry Talbird 1853–1863 Howard College (Marion)
3 Jabez Lamar Monroe Curry 1865–1868 Howard College (Marion)
4 Edward Q. Thornton 1868–1869 Howard College (Marion)
5 Samuel R. Freeman 1869–1871 Howard College (Marion)
6 James T. Murfee 1871–1887 Howard College (Marion)
7 Benjamin Franklin Riley 1888–1893 Howard College (East Lake)
8 Arthur W. McGaha 1893–1896 Howard College (East Lake)
9 A.D. Smith 1896–1897 Howard College (East Lake)
10 Frank M. Roof 1897–1902 Howard College (East Lake)
11 Andrew P. Montague 1902–1912 Howard College (East Lake)
12 James M. Shelborne 1912–1917 Howard College (East Lake)
13 Charles B. Williams 1919–1921 Howard College (East Lake)
14 John C. Dawson 1921–1932 Howard College (East Lake)
15 Thomas V. Neal 1932–1939 Howard College (East Lake)
16 Harwell G. Davis 1939–1958 Howard College (Homewood)
17 Leslie Stephen Wright 1958–1983 Samford University
18 Thomas E. Corts 1983–2006 Samford University
19 Andrew Westmoreland 2006–present Samford University

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Colleges and schools

Samford University is currently divided into degree-granting units. Each division is headed by a dean. The divisions of the university (and their current heads) are:

College/school Dean
Howard College of Arts and Science David W. Chapman
Metro College Cindy Kirk
School of Business Beck Taylor
Beeson Divinity School Timothy George
Beeson School of Education & Professional Studies Jean A. Box
Cumberland School of Law John L. Carroll
Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing Nena Sanders
School of Performing Arts Joe Hopkins
McWhorter School of Pharmacy Bobby G. Bryant

Beeson Divinity School The Andrew Gerrow Hodges Chapel of the Beeson Divinity School The Beeson Divinity School of Samford University is an evangelical divinity school. ... It has been suggested that Cumberland Law Schools Center for Biotechnology, Law and Ethics be merged into this article or section. ... Judge John Carroll, dean of Cumberland, gives an address at Cumberlands 2006 graduation ceremony. ... The McWhorter School of Pharmacy (MSOP) of Samford University is a nationally-accredited school of pharmacy offering the four-year Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm. ...

Demographics

As of fall 2005, the last semester for which comprehensive data have been published, the university had an enrollment of 2,941 undergraduate students and 1,565 graduate and professional students.


Approximately 37% of the total student body comes from Alabama, 20% come from Tennessee and 17% come from Georgia. As a result, Samford's flavor, though leavened with students from across the United States (40 states are represented, along with 21 foreign countries), is overwhelmingly Southern. Almost 90% of Samford's students are Caucasian, and about 6% are African American. About 10% of Samford students are minorities, and 38% are male. Official language(s) English Capital Montgomery Largest city Birmingham Area  Ranked 30th  - Total 52,419 sq mi (135,765 km²)  - Width 190 miles (306 km)  - Length 330 miles (531 km)  - % water 3. ... Official language(s) English Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis Largest metro area Nashville Area  Ranked 36th  - Total 42,169 sq mi (109,247 km²)  - Width 120 miles (195 km)  - Length 440 miles (710 km)  - % water 2. ...


Campus

Samford University's entire campus is composed in the stately Georgian style architecture.

Samford's campus has moved several times during its history. Originally, Howard College was located in Marion, Alabama, near Mongtomery. In 1887, the college moved to the East Lake community in Birmingham. Image File history File links Davis_Library. ... Image File history File links Davis_Library. ... Marion is a city located in Perry County, Alabama. ... Coordinates: Country United States State Alabama County Montgomery Incorporated December 3, 1819 Mayor Bobby Bright Area    - City 404. ... Nickname: Location in Jefferson County in the state of Alabama Coordinates: Country United States State Alabama County Jefferson, Shelby Government  - Mayor Bernard Kincaid (D) Area  - City  151. ...


The college -- and now University -- is presently located approximately 5 miles south of downtown Birmingham in Homewood, Alabama's Shades Valley area. The campus lies along Lakeshore Drive in Homewood, just 2 miles from Interstate 65. Homewood is a city in Jefferson County, Alabama, United States. ...


Besides its lush lawns and well-maintained gardens, Samford boasts one of the most distinctive examples of Georgian style architecture in the United States. Samford's uniform style, based upon Colonial Williamsburg, was the vision of President Harwell Davis when he moved the campus to the Shades Valley area in 1953-55. A Georgian styled house in Salisbury. ... Colonial Williamsburg is the historic district of the independent city of Williamsburg, Virginia. ...


Today, that vision is maintained in each new building project, even if the project in question would not have been possible in the time-period of the style (as with the new Hanna Arena, under construction on the southwest side of campus).


Student life

Organizations

Student organizations, like Habitat for Humanity, facilitate service learning.
Student organizations, like Habitat for Humanity, facilitate service learning.

According to Samford officials, co-curricular involvement is an important aspect of a total education. Because of this philosophy, Samford students are encouraged to select from more than 100 honors, religious, professional, educational, service and social student organizations. These groups, overseen by the Office of Student Involvement, offer Samford students an opportunity to explore their interests with like-minded individuals. Image File history File links Samford_University_Habitat_for_Humanity. ... Image File history File links Samford_University_Habitat_for_Humanity. ... Official Habitat for Humanity logo Habitat for Humanity is an international, Christian, non-governmental, non-profit organization devoted to building quality, low-cost, affordable housing. ...


Samford's diversity of programming runs the gamut from a student-led group of Amnesty International, a human-rights activist organization, to the Samford Young Life chapter, an Evangelical Christian group. Amnesty International (commonly known as Amnesty or AI) is a pressure group that promotes human rights. ... Young Life is the name of a Christian non-denominational parachurch organization based in Colorado Springs, but more commonly refers to the outreach arm of the organization directed towards high school students, as the other groups operate under different names and mandates, including: WyldLife - directed towards middle school children Urban... Evangelicalism, in a strictly lexical, but rarely used sense, refers to all things that are implied in belief that Jesus is the savior. ...


Greek life

As of spring 2004, 33% of the undergraduate student body was affiliated with one of 14 social Greek organizations. Specifically, 29% of men were members of fraternities and 34% of women were members of sororities.


The local chapters are supported by active alumni bases that continue to involve former active members in both the life of the social organization and the life of the University. Many members of Samford's administration, along with several notable alums, were members of Greek organizations.


Fraternities

The fraternities represented on campus are:

Fraternity Chartered locally
Alpha Phi Alpha 2000
Kappa Alpha Psi 1998
Lambda Chi Alpha 1911
Pi Kappa Phi 1925, 1991
Sigma Chi 1872, 1984
Sigma Phi Epsilon 1930, 1997
Sigma Nu 1879

Alpha Phi Alpha (ΑΦΑ) is the first intercollegiate fraternity established by African Americans. ... Kappa Alpha Psi (KAΨ) is the second-oldest collegiate Greek-letter fraternity with a predominantly African American membership and the first black intercollegiate fraternity incorporated as a national body. ... ΛΧΑ (Lambda Chi Alpha), headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, is one of the largest mens general fraternities in North America with more than 250,000 initiated members and chapters (called Zetas) at more than 300 universities. ... Pi Kappa Phi is a national social fraternity that was founded in the spirit of nu phi, meaning non-fraternity. ... Sigma Chi (ΣΧ) is one of the largest and oldest all-male, college, Greek-letter social fraternities. ... ΣΦΕ (Sigma Phi Epsilon), commonly nicknamed SigEp or S-P-E, is a social fraternity for male college students in the United States. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...

Sororities

The sororities represented on campus are:

Sorority Chartered locally
Alpha Delta Pi 1910
Alpha Omicron Pi 1995
Delta Zeta 1924 (closed)
Zeta Tau Alpha 1964
Kappa Delta 1968 (closed since 1985)
Phi Mu 1924
Chi Omega 1963]]


Samford also houses chapters for Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, the social fraternity for men of musically character; Delta Omicron; and Gamma Sigma Sigma, a service sorority. These chapters are not affiliated with the Interfraternity Council or Panhellinic Council. Alpha Delta Pi (ΑΔΠ) was founded May 15, 1851 at Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia making it the first female fraternal organization. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Delta Zeta (ΔΖ) is a college sorority founded on October 24, 1902, at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. ... Zeta Tau Alpha (ΖΤΑ) is a womens fraternity, founded October 15, 1898 at what used to be the Normal School for Girls but is now known as Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia. ... Kappa Delta (ΚΔ) is a sorority founded at the State Female Normal School, now Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia. ... Phi Mu (ΦΜ) is the second oldest secret organization for women in the United States. ... Chi Omega (ΧΩ) is the largest womens fraternal organization in the National Panhellenic Conference. ... Phi Mu Alpha (ΦΜΑ) Sinfonia is a collegiate social fraternity for men of musicianly character. ... Delta Omicron was founded to create and foster fellowship, to develop character and to arouse and encourage the appreciation of good music and performance among musicians during their student days so that the highest degree of musicianship might be attained individually. ... Gamma Sigma Sigma (ΓΣΣ) is a national service sorority. ...


Code of Values

Samford University upholds a Code of Values which serves as the standard for personal and academic behavior. It serves as both a regulation of conduct and as an honor code for Samford administration, faculty, and students.


Samford's Values Court deals with specific infractions of the Code of Values by students and consists of representatives of all three of Samford's stakeholders: administration, faculty, and students.

  • Preamble
    We as the Samford community affirm the value of a peaceful and purposeful community, founded on the moral and ethical integrity of students and faculty. We commit ourselves to the Christian values on which Samford University was founded. We expect that our commitment to mutual responsibility and a spirit of cooperation will create a community that is orderly, caring and just.
  • Worth of the Individual
    We value the intrinsic worth of every individual in the community. Our respect for other individuals includes an appreciation of cultural backgrounds different from our own, an understanding of different attitudes and opinions, and an awareness of the consequences of our actions on the broader community.
  • Self-Discipline
    We value personal responsibility and recognize the individual’s need for physical, intellectual, spiritual, social and emotional wholeness. We value the full development of every student in terms of a confident and constructive self-image, of a commitment to self-discipline and of a responsible self-expression.
  • Integrity
    We value a campus community that encourages personal growth and academic development in an atmosphere of positive Christian influence. We affirm the necessity of academic standards of conduct that allow student and faculty to live and study together. We value the fair and efficient administration of these standards of conduct.
  • Respect for Property and the Environment
    We value the rights and privileges of owning and using property, both personal and University, and the benefits of preservation and maintenance of property and of our natural resources. In our stewardship of property, we recognize the accountability of our actions to the future of the Samford community.
  • Respect for Community Authority
    We value our privileges and responsibilities as members of the University community and as citizens of the community beyond the campus. We value the community standards of conduct expressed in our system of laws and value the fair administration of those laws, including University, municipal, state and federal laws.

Allegiance to these values obligates the Samford University student to refrain from and discourages behaviors that threaten the freedom and respect every individual deserves.


As Samford is a Southern Baptist institution, sexual intercourse, adultery, "homosexual acts," and alcohol consumption are strictly prohibited.[4]


Student housing

All undergraduate students (with some exceptions) are required to live on campus until the age of 21 to the extent that on-campus student housing facilities can accommodate them.


Approximately 66% of undergraduates -— freshmen, sophomores, and many juniors -— live on campus. Many senior undergraduates also live on campus, and those that do not join the graduate and professional students in living near campus. Consequently, student life at Samford is heavily intertwined with campus life.


Media

Image:Samford Crimson.jpg
The Samford Crimson is the student newspaper of Samford University.

There are several media outlines at Samford, with administration, faculty, and students producing different publications.


Inside Samford is the official newsletter of the university administration and faculty. Published ten times each year, it does not publish opinion.


Other media at Samford include:

  • The Samford Crimson, the student-run, campus-wide newspaper. With a circulation of 4,000, it is available free to all full-time, undergraduate students and is distributed at key locations on campus.
  • The Belltower, the official online news source of the University administration, published once per month during the summer and weekly during the academic year.
  • Seasons, the alumni magazine, published quarterly.
  • WVSU (91.1), a 500-watt FM radio station that serves the southern portion of the Birmingham area.
  • Cumberland Law Review [5] whose members are selected by write-on from the top 15% of the Cumberland School of Law's first-year class to write articles and comments on newly decided cases and recently passed laws.
  • The American Journal of Trial Advocacy [6], also published by the Cumberland School of Law, which is a national journal focusing on developments in trial law, technique, and practice.
  • Keeping Faith is a newsletter for Alabama Baptists about current events at Samford University. It is produced by the Office of Public Relations and published regularly in The Alabama Baptist newspaper.
  • Samford Business is a semiannual publication of the School of Business, produced by the Office of University Communications.
  • PBL Insight is the newsletter for the Beeson School of Education's Center for Problem-Based Learning, published by the Office of University Communications.
  • Exodus magazine is published by journalism majors from Samford's Howard College of Arts and Sciences.
  • ENGAGE magazine is a student run publication that was started in the fall of 2005. ENGAGE serves to encourage students to examine the relationship between faith, culture and vocation. Students are encouraged to contribute by writing and designing and it is made available to all students at key areas around campus when it is published twice a semester.

Frequency modulation (FM) is a form of modulation which represents information as variations in the instantaneous frequency of a carrier wave. ... The Cumberland Law Review[1] was founded in 1970 at Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham, Alabama. ...

Athletics

Samford University Bulldogs
Samford University Bulldogs

Samford fields teams in 13 varsity sports (6 men's and 7 women's). The Bulldogs have done well in recent years in both football and men's basketball. The school will be a member of the Ohio Valley Conference in Division I of the NCAA (I-AA in football) until July 2008, when it will move to the Southern Conference [7]. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Southern Conference (or SoCon) is a college athletic conference affiliated with the NCAAs Division I. SoCon football teams compete in the Division I Football Championship Subdivision (formerly known as I-AA). ...


Mascot and school colors

Samford's intercollegiate athletics teams are nicknamed the Bulldogs, and the team is represented by a costumed bulldog, complete with spiked collar and nasty growl, at football and basketball games. Spike, as he is called, has also been known to appear at other competitions where Samford is competing.


Even when it was Howard College, the school's colors were Red and Blue. Today, the red tends to be a bright color and the blue is usually depicted as a darker, navy blue. Both colors are primary (though, as the name of the student fan club, The Red Sea, and the name of the student newspaper, The Crimson, show that many Samford students lean toward red). Red is any of a number of similar colors evoked by light consisting predominantly of the longest wavelengths of light discernible by the human eye, in the wavelength range of roughly 625–750 nm. ... YOU SUCK!!!!! ...


Rivalries

Samford, as the only private school within the Ohio Valley Conference, has a very different demographic compared to many of the schools against whom they compete, and this often leads to some tense rivalries between Samford and some of their state-school opponents.


In addition, there is something of an intracity rivalry between Samford and Birmingham-Southern College, located across town. This is particularly the case in baseball and basketball, since BSC has no football (though they will soon have a team thanks to their voluntary removal to Division III of the NCAA). Alabama's premier private institutions of higher learning battle for state-wide bragging rights. BSC: Birmingham-Southern College is a 4-year, private liberal arts college in Birmingham, Alabama. ...


Samford also contends against SEC powerhouses and fellow Alabama institutions Alabama and Auburn in some sports -- and often fare well. In 2006, for example, the Samford baseball team defeated Auburn in the annual game at the Hoover Met. The University of Alabama (also known as Alabama, UA or colloquially as Bama) is a public coeducational university located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA. Founded in 1831, UA is the flagship campus of the University of Alabama System. ... Auburn University (AU or Auburn) is a state university located in Auburn, Alabama, in the United States. ... Hoover Metropolitan Stadium, also known as The Hoover Met, is a minor league baseball park located in the Birmingham, USA suburb of Hoover. ...


Traditions

  • Fight song.: "Fight, Fight, Fight / For Samford Bulldogs, / Go onward to victory. / Oh, we’ll wear the red and blue, / Samford, we’re all for you / And we love you, too! / Fight, Fight, Fight, / For Samford Bulldogs, / Go onward to victory. / Oh, we’ll give a cheer (or two!), / Samford, we’re all for you! / Fight! Fight for Samford U!"
  • Alma mater.: "Oh, Samford Alma Mater true / Her halls shall ever ring, / With sounding glories of the past / With plans and future dreams. / On knowledge that we seek, O Lord, / We pray thy blessings true. / With pride we pledge our hearts and minds, / To the Samford Red and Blue!"

Facilities

Seibert Stadium

Seibert Stadium is home to Bulldog Football.

Seibert Stadium has been home to Samford's football team since 1958. Over the years, Seibert has seen some memorable football, including the Bobby Bowden era (1959-62), a one-loss season in 1971 and the Terry Bowden era, which ended with a 14-game Bulldog winning streak in the stadium. Image File history File links Samford_University_Seibert_Stadium. ... Image File history File links Samford_University_Seibert_Stadium. ... Robert Cleckler Bowden (born November 8, 1929 in Birmingham, Alabama), better known as Bobby Bowden, is the winningest coach in NCAA Division I football history with 366 career wins. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. ... Terry Bowden is a college football sports commentator for ABC Sports. ...


In Fall 2005, the playing surface, which had always been natural grass, was replaced by a new LSR Blade Synthetic Surface. The artificial turf also includes an extensive drainage system.


The stadium is named for F. Page Seibert, a Daytona Beach, Fla., businessman, who donated the money for the completion of the stadium in 1961 with the addition of the stands of the west side.


The largest crowd in Seibert Stadium history was in 1994 against Steve McNair and Alcorn State when 11,189 fans showed up. The stadium holds 6,700. Steve LaTreal McNair (born February 14, 1973 in Mount White, Washington), nicknamed Air McNair, is an American professional football player who spent 11 years as a Quarterback for the Tennessee Titans (formerly Houston Oilers), until he was traded in June 2006 to the Baltimore Ravens. ... Alcorn State University, located in Claiborne County, Mississippi, was founded in 1871 as the nations first state-supported higher education institution for blacks. ...


Seibert Hall

Originally opened in 1959, the lower floor played host to Samford basketball until the main gym was added in 1961. At that time, the basketball teams moved upstairs and have used the facility for the past 41 years. It has been home to Samford volleyball since 1987. It will be replaced by Corts Arena in the new Hanna Center (see below) when that facility is completed in Fall 2007.


Seibert Hall is also named for F. Page Seibert, a Daytona Beach, Fla., businessman, who donated the money for the completion of the upper floors.


It was the largest donation at the time to then-Howard College.


Thomas E. and Marla H. Corts Arena • Pete Hanna Center

A new, state-of-the-art multi-purpose facility is under construction as a part of Samford's improvement campaign, The Promise, next door to Seibert Hall and its Bashinsky Field House. The new building, christened Pete Hanna Center, while the Arena itself has been designated the Thomas E. and Marla H. Corts Arena. The facility is scheduled for completion in Fall 2007.


The new facility, one of the largest buildings ever built to strictly conform to Georgian style architecture, will hold 5,000 for basketball and will cost $32 million. A Georgian styled house in Salisbury. ...


The Center is named after Birmingham businessman Pete Hanna, who played football for Samford when it was Howard College in the 1950s.


The Arena is named after Samford's president emeritus and his wife. Dr. Thomas Corts retired as Samford's President in May 2006.


Griffin Stadium

In the spring of 2000, the Bulldogs baseball team opened its newly remodeled Joe Lee Griffin Field. Renamed Joe Lee Griffin Stadium, the 1,000-seat facility, constructed in Samford's Georgian-Colonial style, is complete with the baseball offices and locker room housed in the facility.


Other facilities

  • Darwin C. Hardison Tennis Center
  • Bulldog Soccer Field, across Lakeshore Drive from the main campus
  • Lady Bulldog Softball Field

Notable alumni

The Samford University Alumni Association counts more than 27,000 graduates among its membership. Some notable alumni include:

  • Bobby Bowden (1953), Hall-of-Fame football coach.
  • Marv Breeding (1952), MLB player
  • R. Albert Mohler, Jr. (1980), President of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
  • Francois Coutu (1981), President and CEO of Jean Coutu Group.
  • Deidre Downs, (2002), Miss America 2005.
  • Wayne Flynt, (1961). Pulitzer Prize-nominated historian.
  • Susan Pace Hamill, (2002), legal scholar
  • Andrew Gerow Hodges, (1942), decorated World War II hero and Liberty National Life Insurance Company executive.
  • Cortland Finnegan, (2005), Cornerback for the Tennessee Titans
  • Tony Hale, actor Arrested Development
  • William E. Hull, retired Provost of Southern Seminary and Samford University; New Testament scholar
  • Scott James Meyer, Stand up comic and actor.
  • Anne George, mystery author
  • Derrick Adam, (2004), JET Programme ALT, Linguist
  • Page H. Kelley, Old Testament scholar at Southern Seminary.
  • Adrian McCullough, famous social worker
  • Wesley M. "Pat" Pattillo, National Council of Churches official, former VP at Samford and Southern Seminary.
  • Houston Estes, notable author and historian
  • Eric Motley (1996) State Department official, graduate of St. Andrews[[8]]
  • Karen Fairchild,singer for country music band Little Big Town
  • Kimberly Roads,singer for country music band Little Big Town
  • Arthur Walker, late vice president of Samford University and Southern Seminary and executive director of the SBC Education Commission

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External links

References


  Results from FactBites:
 
Samford University - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (342 words)
Samford University is an private, coeducational, Baptist-affiliated university located in Homewood, Alabama, (a suburb of Birmingham).
Samford was founded as Howard College on January 3, 1842, in Marion, Alabama.
In 1951, the school acquired the Cumberland School of Law from Cumberland University in Lebanon, Tennessee.
University of Alabama - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (3660 words)
The University of Alabama (also known as Alabama, UA, or colloquially as 'Bama) is a public coeducational university located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
In 1818, Congress authorized the newly-created Alabama Territory to set aside a township for the establishment of a "seminary of learning." When Alabama was admitted to the Union on March 2, 1819, a second township was added to the land grant, bringing it to a total of 46,000 acres (186 km²).
The university reopened in 1871 and in 1880, Congress granted the university 40,000 acres (162 km²) of coal land in partial compensation for $250,000 in war damages.
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