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Samford in the News – Jan 12-18, 2014

Posted by Philip Poole on 2014-01-18

 A round-up of selected Samford University references in news outlets around the nation. It is compiled by the Office of Marketing and Communication from the university's media tracking service and may not be a comprehensive list. 

Carden, Samford Featured in Economic Panel Coverage

Economics professor Art Carden was quoted in several news stories about the 2014 Economic Forecast Panel sponsored by the Birmingham Business Journal and hosted by Samford. "An economy is more robust when there is no uncertainty, when taxes are low and there's a tolerable justice system," Carden said. "When there's liberty and dignity for entrepreneurs and innovators, then you get growth." Several other regional media outlets also covered the event and quoted Carden.

Martin Notes Challenges of Disconnecting from Social Media

Journalism and mass communication assistant professor Sheree Martin is quoted in a story in the January issue of Birminghammagazine about the challenges of trying to disconnect from social media. "As much as I love it (social media), I'm actually forced offline when I go to the farm," says Martin, who finds time outdoors at her family's property a great way to reset.

March of Dimes Event Coverage Highlights Samford

Samford and President Andrew Westmoreland are featured prominently in the January issue of About Town  magazine from Westmoreland's MOD Citizen of the Year recognition hosted by Samford in November.

Seibert Stadium Gets High Marks on National Website

Seibert Stadium was ranked #8 of 126 Football Championship Series stadiums in a new listing sponsored by Stadium Journey. Seibert was one of four Southern Conference schools featured in the top eight and is the oldest of the top 10 stadiums. "There is another option to the high prices and huge crowds that accompany SEC games, and it sits in an absolutely gorgeous setting on the campus of Samford University," writes reporter Bob Waldrop, who attended the 2013 homecoming game.

Tribute to Samford Alumna Garners National Media Attention

A Jan. 12 Birmingham News tribute to 1971 alumna Betty Caldwell was picked up by media outlets across Alabama and in at least eight other states from Alaska to Florida. The tribute mentioned her master's degree in English from Samford. A retired high school teacher from Birmingham, Caldwell also had spent time living in New York. "She was the most important teacher I've ever had. I don't know where I'd be without her," said Daniel Wallace, prize-winning author of the novel Big Fish.

Nabers, Fisher Continue to Attract Attention for Samford

In addition to these stories, Samford continued to be mentioned in stories regionally and nationally about the announcement of Drayton Nabers as director of the Mann Center for Ethics and leadership and profiles of former student-athlete and assistant coach Jimbo Fisher, now head coach of the national champion Florida State University Seminoles. Both originally were mentioned in Samford in the News for Jan. 1-11, 2014.


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