What is your i-factor?

Message from the Dean


Welcome to Samford! If you're a student considering your college choices, let me give you a few reasons to consider majoring in one of the many subjects offered in the Howard College of Arts and Sciences:

An emphasis on lasting value

Students are sometimes attracted to "fad" courses and "practical degrees." Neither of these has much lasting value. A few years ago taking a course on "Working with Windows XP" or "How to Program your Palm Pilot" would have been trendy. Now, having such courses on your transcript would be an embarassment. At Samford our emphasis is on those ideas that have stood the test of time.

Jim Brown to Present Special Talk This Saturday!

Samford University history professor Jim Brown will draw on decades of teaching memories and research for a discussion of his new book, FairyTales, Patriotism and the Nation-State; The Rise of the Modern West and theResponse of the World, Homecoming Saturday, Nov. 1.Brown  

The book, written primarily for college students, introduces readers to modern world history by blending history, folkways, geography and modern technology.

Brown said the project originated in his earliest teaching assignments at Samford and evolved through interaction with students, travel-study courses he taught with biologist colleagues and his involvement in what would become the university’s modern core curriculum. “Looking at it from this end of the process,” Brown said, “it’s clear that the book mostly grew out of a dialogue with Samford history students over the past forty-some years.”

Brown’s presentation will begin at 9 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 1, in Christenberry Planeterium, a venue chosen to make best use of the projected Google Earth maps Brown developed for his book.

Seating in Christenberry Planetarium is limited to 94, so be sure to arrive early enough to secure a place!