Tuesday, December 8, 2009


Many of you have already finished finals and others are still working hard. We want to give you an overview of the expanded services the University is providing as we hit this final stretch of the semester. The Division of Operations and Planning (OPS), Campus Dining, and Davis Library have organized a number of services to make your lives a little easier.

A campus shuttle will operate 10pm to 3am, Sunday night through Wednesday night. The shuttle will make stops at the University Center/Library and transport students to West Campus, North Campus parking, Beeson Woods, and Lower LSW parking.

Food Service:
Though the Café will be open from 10pm to 3am for students to utilize as study space, there will not be food service. However, the food court will be open all night long starting Sunday evening and will provide limited snacks and beverages for purchase. In addition, there will be complimentary treats each night provided by Residence Life. (Sunday night they will have donuts in the residence halls, and Monday through Wednesday they will provide treats at a study break table located by the HUB).

Spaces for study and group work:
The following areas are available for your use as you prepare for finals. We have worked to ensure that there will be space available 24 hours a day. Please remember that the UC is open all day for your use.

Davis Library

University Center Study Room (located by the Food Court and mailboxes) – Key available for check out at the HUB

University Center Conference Room 112 (located next to the new Jabez statue) – Key available for check out at the HUB

University Center Flag Colonnade (located behind the HUB) – this area will be designated as a quiet zone for study

Café. This space will be open for use by individuals or groups studying, with limited food service.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


Please remember that the University Library is open until 2 a.m. from December 1-9. To see a complete listing of library hours, please visit http://library.samford.edu/about/hours.html# and click on "December 2009."


Freedom Without Walls - Replicas of the Berlin Wall

Exhibit: November 24 - December 4, 2009

The Freedom Without Walls project is sponsored nationally by the German Missions to the United States in commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9, 1989. The Samford German Club and Delta Phi Alpha German Honor Society are proud to participate in the nation-wide celebration by presenting a replica of the Berlin Wall. The walls on display at Samford are four replicas of the section of the Berlin Wall that faced West Berlin. They are donated to Samford by the AlabamaGermany Partnership in cooperation with the Freunde Deutscher Sprache und Kultur (FDSK), the Birmingham German Club.

These walls were decorated by Samford and UAB students and commemorate the freedom sought and achieved by the East German people on November 9, 1989, when they brought about the end of the division of Germany in a peaceful revolution. they also serve as a symbolic representation of the freedom from oppression sought by all people. They were on display at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute from November 9, 2009 until November 23, 2009.

The wall may be viewed on the second floor in the Reading Room.

Closing date: December 4, 2009.