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October 17, 2012

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October 17, 2012

Although the Talon is published biweekly this year, here are a few brief news updates for the week of October 15 (next issue, week of October 22):

  • As of Sunday night's coaches' poll, the Hawks are ranked nationally at #18 in NCAA-Division III football, which means that Saturday, October 27, will be the biggest game in Huntingdon football history—the first time two nationally ranked teams will face each other at Samford Stadium as the Hawks take on #6 Wesley College (Del.)  Put your HAWK on and come out to the game (kick-off will be 1:00 p.m.)!  ADMISSION IS FREE for all attenders.  The week prior to the game, be part of BEAT WESLEY WEEK!  Student Life is planning for a vehicle paint party, Screen on the Green (22nd), pumpkin carving contest (23rd), IFC Dodgeball event for breast cancer awareness (24th), EMERGE (25th), and the Countess of Huntingdon Ball (26th)--plus lots more!  Let's cheer our Hawks to victory!
  • The Department of Music has canceled the His and Hers Choral Workshop scheduled for Saturday, October 20. 
  • Friday, October 19, is an In-Service Day.  No classes, but offices are open.
  • The last day to withdraw from a course without grade penalty and receive a WP or WF on your transcript is Friday, October 26.
  • Houghton Library continues to offer afternoon instruction sessions through the first of November.  Check the library Web site for a complete list and make your reservations now. 
  • The Office of Event Planning and Travel invites students to join a New York City Christmas trip, December 9–14, 2012.  Included in the $1750 cost are a pro football game (Saints vs Giants), Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular, "The Lion King" at the Minskoff Theatre, Metropolitan Opera and the New York Philharmonic, "Wicked" at Gershwin Theatre, and tours of Little Italy, Chinatown, Soho ... and more!  (Meals are not included in the cost.)  A $150 deposit is due by October 31 with 50% of trip cost due by November 9 (final payment November 30).  Contact Tricia Grier at
  • If your dining hall Flex Points are running low, now is the time to re-load!  Get a $10+ reward card for each $100 Flex Points purchased.  The amount you purchase carries forward to the spring term.  Go to Wilson 108 A to load Flex Points onto your card.
  • The City of Montgomery's contractor for picking up the contents of the recycling bins on campus has changed, and the switch is causing delays in picking up recyclables.  Please do not pile recyclables outside the bins—either discard as usual for refuse or hold until pick-up resumes at a regular pace.
  • Mid-term grades were distributed last week via students' academic advisers on campus and mailed to students' parents at home.  If you have questions concerning your grades or would like to review steps to improve performance, please meet with your academic adviser or with a member of the staff in the Staton Center for Learning Enrichment as soon as possible.
  • The Library and the Department of Language & Literature will hold the fall semester's Salon, Wednesday, October 31, at 3:45 p.m., in the Atrium of the Library.  This semester's theme in the biannual reading group series is Horror Literature.  Come join in reading from some of your favorite authors and works in this literary genre.  You are invited to dress in your best holiday finery (costumes are encouraged but not required), as everyone gathers to share in an afternoon of chilling tales.  All members of the college community are invited.
  • The Center for Career and Vocation will offer "Tricks of the Trade: Enhancing your future with the CCV," featuring helpful tips as you complete your degree and plan for your future, Wednesday, October 17, at 8:30 p.m. in Searcy Theatre.  Learn some tricks and get a treat!
  •  We learned just after publishing last week's Talon that former head men's tennis coach and director of tennis John McWilliams had undergone open-heart surgery Saturday, October 6.  Coach McWilliams remains hospitalized in ICU at Baptist South and needs our thoughts and prayers for strength and healing.    


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

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