Monday, April 20, 2015

Spring, stress, Haiku

Do not fret, Samford.
Doors close, doors open, assignments
End, and so does stress.

Feeling inspired by the loveliness that surrounds you on our campus and in the beauty of the Earth?

Blind to the budding trees and blooming flowers due to looming deadlines?

Beginning to contemplate life beyond this semester or the confines of college?

Send us your Springtime or stress or graduation meditations, following the short poem structure of haiku.  You can use the form embedded below.

You can also email your haiku to

Breathe deep, seek peace, Samford.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Live @ the Library: Author Jerry Armor

Samford University Library is excited to welcome Jerry Armor for Live @ the Library, on April 17th at 6 p.m. in the Davis Library. 

Mr. Armor will be presenting his latest book, A Home for Wayward Boys: the Early History of the Alabama Boys’ Industrial School, which recounts how Elizabeth Johnston, with the support of women across the state, persuaded the legislature to establish the Alabama Boys’ Industrial School in 1900.

Jerry Armor served seven years as a juvenile probation officer, two years as a psychologist in one of the state’s prisons, and taught 30 years at Calhoun Community College and Athens State University. Today, he directs the Lawrence County Children’s Policy Council and teaches part time. He has written extensively for both academic and general interest publications.

Author Jerry Armor
Please join us for refreshments and hors d’oeuvres at 6 p.m. A Home for Wayward Boys will be available for purchase. Book signing to follow the event.

Live @ the Library is a free and open to the public event. Convo credit is available to Samford students for this event.

Friday, April 3, 2015

Library Closed for Easter 2015

The Davis Library will be closed April 4th, 5th, and 6th for the celebration of Easter. We will re-open on April 7th at 7:30am.

Have a safe and blessed holiday, Samford!

Thanks to the Samford Special Collection for the images.