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October 22, 2012

The success of every student is the focus of everything we do.


Friday, October 26, is the date by which the Board of Registrars must have IN HAND any applications for voter registration for the November 6 presidential elections.  If you haven't already registered or would like to change your address to Huntingdon's address so that you can vote on campus, see Kyle Eller, Kristi McDaniel, or Anthony Leigh in the Office of College and Alumni Relations (Flowers 2nd floor) BY 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 24.  


There are a number of events scheduled on campus this week--some of which are part of the BEAT WESLEY WEEK festivities as we approach Saturday's history-making game between the #16 Huntingdon Hawks and #5 Wesley College. Put your hawk on! 

Monday, October 22
3:00–5:00 p.m.  Vehicle Paint Party, Roland Parking Lot (Student Life)
7:30 p.m.  Screen on the Green, Water for Elephants (Campus Activities Board)

Tuesday, October 23
7:00 p.m.  Pumpkin Carving, Blount Parking Lot (CAB)

Wednesday, October 24
8:30 p.m.  IFC Dodgeball Tournament for Breast Cancer, Wilson Gym (Campus Recreation)

Friday, October 26
3:00–5:00 p.m.  Football Porch Party, The Hut (Student Life)
10:00 p.m.–midnight:  The Countess of Huntingdon Ball, Montgomery Country Club (CAB)

Saturday, October 27
10:30 a.m.  BEAT WESLEY Breakfast served by Chick-Fil-A at Blount Corner, then cheer on our NATIONALLY RANKED Hawks as they walk to Samford Stadium (11:00 a.m.)!
12:20 a.m.  HAWK WALK
3:00 p.m.    HAWKS SOCCER vs Covenant College

What does a Hawk sound like?

All of Montgomery will know what a Hawk sounds like Saturday, October 27, as 132 high school band students from 28 high schools join Huntingdon's Marching Scarlet and Grey for the Second Annual Huntingdon College Marching Honor Band.  Get the music in you when you come out to the Hawk Walk and the football pre-game and half-time shows! 


We also have classical Hawks

The Department of Music will offer three concerts in the next few weeks, beginning with classical guitarist and adjunct instructor Kevin Manderville performing for the Huntingdon Guitar Series, Thursday, October 25, at 7:30 p.m. in Smith Music Building's Delchamps Recital Hall.  Next week, the American Guild of Organists will present a Halloween Organ Concert Tuesday, October 30, at 7:30 p.m. in Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall.  Another organ concert will feature adjunct instructor Dr. James Conely, Thursday, November 15, at 7:30 p.m. in Ligon Chapel.

Presidential Honors Colloquium focuses on international policy debate

About 50 Huntingdon Honors Program students will gather tonight for a special Presidential Honors Colloquium as they watch the third presidential debate in the Hawk's Nest and then discuss the issues with John Anzalone, a national pollster who presented President Obama's position during last week's on-campus debate.  The event was arranged by President West and Dr. Chad Eggleston, special assistant to the provost and director of the Staton Center for Learning Enrichment and the Honors Program.

Speaker addresses domestic violence

The Huntingdon Women's Center and the Exchange Club will co-sponsor a Friday, October 26, Domestic Violence Awareness Month event at 11:45 a.m. in Stallworth Dining Room.  Mr. Jeffrey R. Baker, director of clinical programs and associate professor of law in the Faulkner University School of Law, will speak on the top.  In his work with the School of Law, Mr. Baker oversees  the Family Violence Clinic.  In 2009 he was recognized with the Montgomery Advertiser's King Spirit Honors Award and with the Family Sunshine Center's Justice for Victims Award.   

Banning banned books

Houghton Memorial Library has announced the winners of the Banned Books Week Haiku Contest.  The winning entries are posted at a link here:  Congratulations to:
Taylor Dunn (Deatsville, Ala.), First Place
Stephanie Yasechko (Niles, Ohio), Second and Third Places
Michelle Reeves (Prattville, Ala.), Honorable Mention
Andy Helms (Prattville, Ala.), Honorable Mention
Judges:  Dr. Jennifer Fremlin, English; Mr. Jim Hilgartner, English and the Staton Center; Ms. Brenda Kerwin, Houghton Library


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. 
  • STUDENTS:  Take the CloverJam survey here: 
  • EMPLOYEES:  Don't forget to turn in your life insurance forms by Wednesday of this week! 
  • College Republicans organized a Walk with Judge Reese McKinney '72 earlier this month.  The Honorable Judge McKinney serves as Judge of Probate for Montgomery County. 
  • The Church at 301 Dexter (UMC) invites Huntingdon students to attend Sunday services to see how your work helped in their Extreme Church Makeover.  During Big Red Weekend, a number of first-year students, staff and faculty painted and planted at the church.  
  • Raise your voice about and awareness of the worldwide problem of human trafficking by attending the Voice of Justice meeting Tuesday, October 23, at 8:00 p.m. in Wilson 208/209. 


  • Ashley Blocker '11 and Greg Clayton '11 were married October 20.
  • Matt Brink '12 has a new job.  He has moved to Franklin, Tenn., to work for Wells Fargo bank.  
  • Jhavonn Brown '13 and Kristen Morrison '11 have announced their engagement.
  • Alex Dyer '10 has been admitted to the graduate program in history at Villanova University.
  • Seth and Andrea Garrett Eubanks '06 have adopted a baby girl, Beau Grayson, born Saturday, October 20.  The family lives in Centre, Ala.
  • Leanne Mallory '05, who has been living in New York City for several years, will enter graduate school at the University of Alabama in January.
  • Candice Ruston '11 married Brandon Bunn Saturday, October 20, in Birmingham. Huntingdon classmates among her bridesmaids were Catherine Naylor '11, Sarah Ward '10, Rachael Gautier '11, Catie Malone '11 and Angie Bradley '11.
  • The Elmore County High School Band was honored with the President's Cup at the conclusion of the Marching Band Invitational sponsored by Huntingdon bands and held on campus October 13.


The second presentation in the CCV's THE NEXT STEP Seminar SeriesInterviewing—will be offered by Dr. Lynn Disbrow and Dr. John Saunders (both Comm. Studies), Thursday, November 8, at 7:00 p.m. in the Stallworth Dining Room, Russell Dining Hall.  Learn both what TO do and what NOT to do to have a successful interview when seeking employment or admission to graduate or professional school.

SENIORS:  If you haven't yet met with Fran Taylor in the CCV for your senior interview, please schedule your session now by contacting Fran @ (334) 833-4556 or  A 15-minute interview with every senior is required, whether or not you need the help of the CCV in attaining your future goals.  The CCV is part of the Office of College and Alumni Relations, Flowers Hall 2nd floor.


Composite Athletic Schedule:
 Kali Martin of Fairhope, Alabama, was recognized as a Great South Athletic Conference Volleyball Player of the Week and a Huntingdon Student-Athlete of the Week last week for her performance in the Lady Hawks' battles with Faulkner, Salem, and Tuskegee.



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