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September 11, 2012

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 THE TALON 

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September 11, 2012
 

Greek Life rushes through growth 

More than 75 Huntingdon men and women went greek during Rush/Recruitment earlier this month.  Check here for the names of students who pledged or accepted bids:  http://www.huntingdon.edu/aboutNews.aspx?id=10329 

Prospective voters find their voices 

The Huntingdon Ambassadors registered 99 students to vote during a non-partisan Voter Registration Drive last week.  If you are 18 or older and haven't yet registered, stop by the Office of College and Alumni Relations to register so that you will have a voice in the November elections! 

Student e-mails will change October 1 

Students, if you haven't yet adopted your @hawks.huntingdon.edu email account and switched your old emails to the new address, you only have three weeks left to do so. Students' addresses will move to the new gmail-based accounts as of October 1, and you will not be able to access your @huntingdon.edu accounts after that time. (Faculty and staff accounts will remain as they are.)  Official notifications from the College will be emailed to your @hawks.huntingdon.edu account from this point forward.  Contact the Tech Team at techteam@huntingdon.edu if you need assistance.  To log-in easily to your Google accounts and services, bookmark these pages:
    Email: http://mail.google.com/a/hawks.huntingdon.edu
    Calendar: http://www.google.com/calendar/a/hawks.huntingdon.edu
    Docs: http://docs.google.com/a/hawks.huntingdon.edu 

Get ready for the Graduate School Fair 

Seniors, the Alabama Graduate School Consortium college fair is coming up October 3 at Faulkner University. More than 58 colleges and universities are members of this consortium.  To help you prepare your resume and Statement of Purpose before the fair or for your graduate school application process, Su Ofe (Communications) and Fran Taylor (CCV) are planning two workshops.  Plan to attend one of these free workshops next week (watch for dates, times, and places to be announced soon) and put together or polish your resume and supporting materials for your future! 

Homecoming/Family Weekend approaching 

Huntingdon will celebrate Homecoming, Family Weekend, and the first fall Host Day during the weekend of September 28–30.  Be sure to get your registrations in for the events you plan to attend. 

ADCP adds a new site 

Huntingdon's Adult Degree Completion Program has added a Birmingham site at Lawson State Community College.  ADCP allows adult returning learners to complete their bachelor's degrees in business management by attending classes one night a week in five-week sessions.  The LSCC site will offer a concentration in health management.  Other sites are in Enterprise, Brewton, Bay Minette, Daphne, Gadsden, Center Point, Shelby, Pell City, Clanton, and Montgomery.   

Briefly: 

  • The DEADLINE to apply for the Alabama Student Grant is September 17.  You can find the application here:  http://www.huntingdon.edu/uploadedFiles/Future_Students/Financial_Aid/Forms/asg.pdf.  New students must provide five pieces of evidence to prove your Alabama residency.  Returning students must renew per the instructions on the form. 
  • Huntingdon's Adapted Physical Education class is in partnership with Wilson Elementary School this year.  Three times this semester, Wilson special education students will be bused to Huntingdon for adapted physical activity conducted by members of the class.  This partnership continues several years of work between Huntingdon Adapted PE and partner middle and high schools.  The first session for this year occurred last week.
  • A new Regions Bank ATM has been installed in Java City for your banking convenience. Get some cash, buy some coffee, and you'll be set to study all night!
  • Sign up in the Hut to be part of the Pinterest Craft Wednesday, September 12 at 7:00 p.m.   
  • Applications to serve as a senator for the Student Government Association are available in the Hut and due Wednesday, September 12 at 4:00 p.m. (SGA Office, the Hut).
  • Houghton Library invites you to browse through their new Web site at http://library.huntingdon.edu (click on the hand).  There, you can use the new library card catalog (Countess OneSearch) to find books, films, and journal articles. 
  • Houghton Library is offering several e-readers and tablets for check-out.  See the "Technology Available" tab under "Services" on the library Web site.
  • Later this fall, the library will offer a number of brief sessions to assist students, faculty, and staff in learning about the online catalog, Web site, and subject-specific databases.  Keep an eye out for the schedule, which should be posted sometime in the next week.  
  • The next two Fridays, September 14 and 21, are In-Service Days.  There will be no classes, but offices will remain open.
  • Seventeen students have been selected to be part of Huntingdon worship teams this fall.  See the story here:  http://www.huntingdon.edu/aboutNews.aspx?id=10330 
  • The Montgomery Symphony invites you to their annual Broadway Under the Stars concert, Thursday, September 13, at 7:30 p.m. on the ASF grounds.  Bring blankets, chairs, picnic baskets and coolers and have a great time.  It's free! 

Huntingdon Headliners  

  • Farren Ancar '08 is in her second year of medical school in Seattle, Washington.
  • Ann Clancy '15 (Political Science; Ferrisburg, Vt.) spent the summer serving as a press intern for Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) in his Washington, D.C., office. The internship entailed a great deal of research and daily communication.
  • Megan-Rhea Lewis '14 (English/Secondary Education; Dothan, Ala.) has been named a Montgomery County chairman for the Romney/Ryan Presidential Campaign. She was also elected in Mid-July as the State Committeewoman for the Capitol City Young Republicans. She serves as the Central Vice-Chairman of the College Republican Federation of Alabama and is the chairman of Huntingdon College Republicans. Megan-Rhea is volunteering on numerous local and state-wide elections. 

Huntingdon Welcomes  

  • ... Alice Farricker, administrative assistant in the Office of Admission.  Alice is a former X-ray technician who has been at home raising her children for 11 years. 
  • ... Tommy Bracknell, assistant men's basketball coach.  Tommy comes to Huntingdon from the head men's basketball coach position at Edgewood Academy.
  • ... Katrina Wilson, assistant women's tennis coach.  Katrina played for and graduated from Auburn-Montgomery and is a tennis pro at O'Connor Tennis Center and Lagoon Park.

Hawks@Work  

  • First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Montgomery, AL, seeks a part-time Director of Music. The successful candidate will have a background in church music; be flexible and adaptable to diverse musical and worship styles; exhibit loving leadership; possess skills to involve children and youth in the music ministry; and have the ability to work as part of a team. Knowledge and experience in conducting choral and instrumental music as well as a deep and demonstrated Christian faith are essential qualifications. A bachelor's degree in music is preferred; commensurate experience considered; references required.  Fax your resume to (334) 270-1349 or see Su Ofe (Flowers 103) if you have questions.
  • If you would like to be included on the Huntingdon list for babysitting opportunities in the community, stop by the CCV in the Office of College and Alumni Relations to fill out an informational form.
  • Follow the CCV on Twitter @huntingdonccv for postings regarding job opportunities, internships, upcoming seminars, and more!
  • Fran Taylor in the CCV has been hard at work updating the College's College Central Network connections.  Watch for more information coming soon!

Service Opportunities  

  • Forest Avenue School needs 20 volunteers to help with their Back-to-School Bash Friday, September 21, 5:00–8:00 p.m.  You will be fed!  Huntingdon, Huntingdon athletics, and/or sorority/fraternity attire is preferred.  See Brian Smith '94, chaplain and director of community service, in The Hut for more information.
  • Huntingdon will host the annual Tennis Across Montgomery fundraiser for the Family Sunshine Center Saturday, September 15, 9:00 a.m. until noon on Gibbs Tennis Courts.  A few more volunteers are needed to help with this event.  Contact Sandy Smith at Family Sunshine Center, (334) 206-2128
  • A large number of volunteers are needed to assist with the Montgomery Half-Marathon Saturday, October 6, 7:00–11:00 a.m. Contact Cason Garner at casongarner@gmail.com or (334) 313-4851.
  • The Society of St. Andrew seeks a volunteer or small group of volunteers to transport produce to Faith Crusade Mission on Thursdays, where it will be used to feed the hungry.  Please contact Linda Tozer at gleanal@endhunger.org or (205) 245-3214. 

Sports page

Composite Athletic Schedule:  http://www.huntingdonhawks.com/composite  

  • The football field house is now the Coach Buzz Phillips Field House, announced during the September 1 season opening football game. The honor was bestowed upon Athletic Director and Head Women's Basketball Coach Buzz Phillips for his many contributions during a long tenure of service to the College.  And no, he's not retiring.  He's just good.
  • Huntingdon has signed a partnership with Carver High School so that Huntingdon's track teams can use Carver's brand new track, while Huntingdon athletes will provide tutoring and mentoring for Carver students.  See the story here:  http://www.huntingdon.edu/aboutNews.aspx?id=10297 
  • Want to get the inside scoop about the Hawks football team each week during the season?  Watch the Hawks Football Review Show Sunday nights at 10:00 p.m. on WCOV, Fox 20. 
  • Tyler Robinson '14 (History; Oxford, Ala.) was named Student-Athlete of the Week September 5 for his performance in the Hawks football victory over Maryville College September 1.

Huntingdon Thanks  

  • Thank you to Regions Bank for sponsoring the tailgate party at the football game Saturday, September 8.
  • Thank you to Bob Parker, owner of Dreamland Barbecue, the Deli at Alley Station, and other downtown establishments, for speaking at today's Leadership Luncheon, offered by the Office of Student Life.
  • Thank you to the Office of Student Life for great beginning-of-the-year activities, a successful Greek rush and recruitment, and great intramural sports already underway for the year.
  • Thank you to our dedicated Orientation Leaders for your great work in welcoming our freshman class during the summer and this fall.

Prayers  

  • For those who died and those who lost loved ones in the September 11 attacks 11 years ago today; for our nation; and for peace in our world.


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Su Ofe
Associate Vice President for
Communications and Marketing
Office: (334) 833-4515
Cell: (334) 324-6591


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