August 11, 2014
Our employees in facilities management go about their work
each day, alternating between responding to crises and methodically narrowing
their daily lists of tasks. Here is a short summary of many of the
(relatively unnoticed) projects they’ve overseen this summer:
Replaced the roofs on student apartments and the Air Force ROTC building;
renovated multiple bathrooms in the residence halls; replaced rotted wood
soffits and window trim in several housing units; removed popcorn ceilings in
several locations; refinished multiple doors and repainted rooms and hallways
in some residence halls; repaired and repainted cupolas on Ingalls Hall and
Samford Hall; repaired the brick and painted the main gate (in process);
replaced rusted pipe to Buchanan Hall fan coils (in process); began
installation of generator for Brooks Hall; replaced winter burnt sod on Sherman
Circle; raised a large section of the north porch at the Center for Healing
Arts; cleared the west campus retention pond of saplings and woody vines;
replaced the lines of rigging in Harrison Theatre (in process). Still to
come: putting down a binder coat of asphalt on the gravel lot on the east
side of Montague Drive; repairing pot holes in streets and parking lots across
campus; replacing carpet with tile in several areas; adding temperature sensors
to walk-in freezers to allow for alerts if temperatures are now within
acceptable ranges; and other items that are pitched into the basket in the next
The world is better because of the constant attention of our
facilities management staff.
The mission of Samford University is to nurture persons in their development of intellect, creativity, faith, and personhood. As a Christian university, the community fosters academic, career, and ethical competency while encouraging social and civic responsibility, and service to others.
Our Core Values
The Samford community values lifelong:
- belief in God, the Creator of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord.
- engagement with the life and teachings of Jesus.
- learning and responsible freedom of inquiry.
- personal empowerment, accountability, and responsibility.
- vocational success and civic engagement.
- spiritual growth and cultivation of physical well-being.
- integrity, honesty, and justice.
- appreciation for diverse cultures and convictions.
- stewardship of all resources.
- service to God, to family, to one another, and to the community.
Anchored in Christian understanding, Samford University will be a diverse community, stressing vigorous learning and personal faith, in the Baptist tradition. Within that commonality, the Community will be innovative in teaching, learning and research; sensitive to global issues; aggressive in self-assessment and continuous improvement. Faithful to its mission, Samford will be known and acknowledged worldwide by holding to its core values. The world will be better for it.