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November 05, 2012

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THE TALON

A grip on news in the Huntingdon College family
November 5, 2012 

Pre-registration for spring kicks off November

PRE-REGISTRATION for spring term 2013 traditional day students is upon us this week, November 5–9.  Watch your email for special instructions for spring registration as procedures this year are different in light of Self-Service and PowerCampus implementation.  To prepare, meet with your adviser to plan your classes for the spring term. The new Self Service home page, https://selfserve.huntingdon.edu/SelfService/Home.aspx, allows anyone to see the Spring 2013 courses without logging in to the site using a username/password—this will be the new link for the class schedule. Click on "Find Courses," which takes you to a search page. From the search page you can search the Course Catalog and the Section Search (course list).

Adult Degree Completion Program registration for spring term began today at noon.  The ADCP class schedule is here: http://hawk.huntingdon.edu/sbps/registrar/Course%20Offerings/132courseofferings.pdf  (this does not pertain to traditional day students).

HAWK THE VOTE TOMORROW!

Tuesday, November 6 (Tomorrow), is Election Day.  Voters will be filing onto campus to vote in Roland Student Center—please give our neighbors warm Hawk greetings and help them find the correct building if they are lost on campus.  Student Life is hosting an Election Celebration Tuesday, November 6, at 7:00 p.m. in the Hawk's Nest.  Come and watch the election returns, eat, and win prizes.  DON'T FORGET TO VOTE!

Huntingdon recognized for arts contributions

The Montgomery Area Business Committee on the Arts honored Huntingdon College with a Special Community Award during their annual fall luncheon held last week.  The award cited contributions Huntingdon has made to the cultural life of Montgomery by offering events, lectures and performances that are free and open to the public, and by accommodating arts groups or events with instructional, practice and/or performance space. 

Lend a hand with Superstorm Sandy relief efforts

Huntingdon is teaming with the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) for Superstorm Sandy relief efforts.  Your team, sorority/fraternity, organization, club, floor, hall, office, committee or other group is challenged to purchase the contents for and to assemble "Cleaning Bucket" kits and the supplies for the "School Kits." Each assembled kit/bucket is worth one community service hour for your organization.  This is an urgent need.  Bring the assembled kits to the Hut Thursday evening, Nov. 8, 7:30–8:15 p.m. so they may be taken in vans via the local UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) to the communities in need. For contents of the kits, go to the Huntingdon Web site: http://www.huntingdon.edu/aboutNews.aspx?id=10388 or the UMCOR site: http://www.umcor.org/UMCOR/Relief-Supplies.  Neighbors, alumni and friends of the College are welcome to join in these efforts!

Accounting Club invites volunteers for SaveFirst training, presents guest speaker

The Accounting Club is again joining Impact Alabama's SaveFirst Initiative to offer free tax return preparation for low-income individuals and families.  The tax preparation will begin mid-January, but training will be held beginning TONIGHT, November 5 and 6, at Huntingdon College.  Anyone interested in volunteering should contact Dr. Barbara White at bwhite@huntingdon.edu or (334) 833-4544.  You do not have to be an accounting major to volunteer, as all necessary training is provided.  Come join the group of already-committed volunteers and achieve IRS certification to enable you to participate in this worthy service opportunity.  (If you are interested in volunteering but can't make it to tonight's training, Dr. White may be able to find a training seminar later in the semester for you to attend—contact Dr. White.)

The Accounting Club invites all to an informational time of Pizza with Professionals featuring representatives from ALFA Insurance,Monday, November 12, at 11:45 a.m. in Wilson 208-209.  The topic: careers in industry available to accounting majors. All Accounting Club members and other interested parties are invited to attend.

Collegiate Exchange Club honors firefighter, presents speaker

Don Wright, president-elect of the National Exchange Club, will visit Huntingdon Monday, November 12, 2012, and will speak to students on "Choices, Challenges, Changes" at 6:30 p.m. in Russell Dining Hall.  Mr. Wright is a native of Mobile, Ala., and graduate of Murphy High School who runs an electronic billboard/advertising firm in Murfreesboro, Tenn.  In July 2012 Collegiate Exchange Club of Huntingdon members helped to elect President-Elect Wright at the national convention in Chandler, Ariz.  After the national election, he promised the Collegiate Exchange of Huntingdon (still the only collegiate Exchange Club in the U.S.!) he would visit our campus and club. He is a dynamic, charming, and inspiring speaker.  All members of the Huntingdon community are invited. 

The Collegiate Exchange Club honored retiring firefighter Captain Adam Lawrence as their Firefighter of the Year October 29.  The captain has served the Montgomery Fire Department for 30 years, 15 of which have been right across the street at the Cloverdale Fire Station.  We join in thanking Captain Lawrence and all Montgomery firefighters for their service.

AASCD chapter pioneers collegiate awareness of teacher education issues

Huntingdon became the first higher ed institution in Alabama to establish a student chapter of the Alabama Association for School Curriculum and Development earlier this semester.  The newly-formed chapter has 15 charter members whose names will be inscribed on a plaque to hang in Flowers Hall.  Chapter president Abby Brown of Haleyville, Ala.,  vice president Kari Ranczka of Ozark, Ala., and member Myra Boulware of Equality, Ala., are attending the AASCD Instructional Leadership Conference this wee, along with professors from the Department of Teacher Education, chaired by Dr. Celia Smith Rudolph '80.  Among other planned activities, the chapter will host a special event on campus January 15, 2013, for high school students who aspire to be teachers—more on this event in a later newsletter.  

Marching Scarlet and Grey wears red with the Black Jackets

The Marching Scarlet and Grey surprised the audience for the October 26 Black Jacket Symphony performance at the Montgomery Performing Arts Center when they marched in crashing cymbals and beating drums to help with BJS's rendition of Fleetwood Mac's "Tusk." At least one video of the performance is on YouTube, thanks to David Allred '92 and Huntingdon Trustee Glenda Atwell Allred '91http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrFBnaDkEGE&feature=youtu.be

SPECIAL NOTICE FROM THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION:
President Obama signed into law the bipartisan “Vow to Hire Heroes Act of 2011” November 4, 2011. Part of that law includes the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP) that provides up to 12 months of educational assistance to train unemployed veterans, ages 35–60, into high-demand careers. Congress directed this joint program between the Department of Labor and the Veterans Administration to allow unemployed veterans a chance to jump-start into new careers that can provide meaningful employment. Upon completion of the program, the DOL will work with veterans to place them in employment. Since there is no “central registry of unemployed veterans,” the VA has asked colleges and universities to spread the word that this time-limited benefit ends March 2014.  Find out more at http://benefits.va.gov/vow/education.

Briefly: 

  • If you would like to run for an SGA office for the 2013–2014 academic year, you will file an Intent to Run form by January 11, 2013, at 5:00 p.m. in the SGA Office in The Hut.  The form is available in The Hut or on the Huntingdon Web site here: http://www.huntingdon.edu/sga.aspx 
  • The opportunity to earn free Rewards Cards for purchasing additional Flex Points usable in Russell Dining Hall or Java City has been extended until the end of the semester.  You can earn $10+ on a Rewards Card for each $100 Flex Points purchased.  Points carry over to the spring term.  Go to Wilson 108A for more information or to make a purchase.
  • The Huntingdon Concert Choir performed with 18 participating schools in the Collegiate Choral Festival November 8.  The event was sponsored by the American Choral Directors' Association.
  • If you are interested in serving as a Resident Assistant for the 2013–2014 academic year, come to an RA Informational Meeting Wednesday, November 14, at 9:00 p.m. in Smith Music Building Recital Hall.  Get answers to all of your questions.  

Hawks @ Work

Mark your calendar:  the second presentation in the CCV's THE NEXT STEP Seminar Series, "Interviewing,"  will be presented by Dr. Lynn Disbrow and Dr. John Saunders (Dept. of Comm. Studies), Thursday, November 8, at 7:00 p.m. in the Stallworth Dining Room.  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. 

Huntingdon Headliners

Carrie Edwards Carboni '08, who teaches for the Huntingdon Academy of Music and accompanies Huntingdon choirs, and her husband, Anthony Carboni '08,  extended their family October 23 with the birth of their first child, Lillian Mae Carboni.

Ann Clancy '15 won an honorable mention in Houghton Library's Haiku contest commemorating Banned Books Week—we apologize for inadvertently leaving her off the list of award winners published in the last issue.

Adjunct music instructor Dr. James Conely has been chosen as an ASCAP Plus Award recipient this year by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers.  Awards are granted by an independent panel and are based upon the unique prestige value of each writer's catalog of original compositions.

Derik Wolfe '13 (Daytona Beach, Fla.) and Kayla Butts '12 (Greenville, Ala.) have announced their engagement.

The Interfraternity Council (IFC) hosted a Dodge Out Breast Cancer dodgeball tournament last month to benefit the American Cancer Society.  The 14 teams participating raised $400 for ACS—and about 250 students were there to cheer on the team members.  Thanks to all who planned, participated in, and watched this event.

Members of the Huntingdon Hawks Football Team assisted with the Drug Free Way to Be rally at Wilson Elementary School in October, while Lady Hawks Lacrosse players and members of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity helped with Trunk or Treat at Frazer Memorial UMC. 

Sports Page

More on Huntingdon Athletics:  http://www.huntingdonhawks.com/landing/index

Get your cans to the November 10 home football game

The Student Athletic Advisory Committee is sponsoring a Canned Food Drive for this Saturday's final home football game of the season, November 10 at 1:00 p.m. vs. Adrian College.  The drive will begin a 11:00 a.m. and end at 2:00 p.m. Those attending the game are asked to bring cans to a van where collections will take place—location is to be determined.  Participating at the drop-off spot are student-athletes Taylor Clark, Larry Pritchett, Nate Blackwell, Stacy Terry, Brennan VanMeter, Katelyn Atkins, Phillip Neal, Cody Tackett, Jenna Rimensnyder, Abby Brown, Rodes Bowers, Brandon Sewell, Sydney Robbins, Gabby McKinney, Kalyn Spatol, Ashleah Roberts, Jenny Burnash, and Elexis Arnold.  The game is Senior Day—come and wish members of the Class of 2013 well as they play in their final collegiate football game. 

Basketball
is bouncing toward the beginning of the season.  The Hawks will oppose Emory University in their season opener away at the Birmingham-Southern Classic, November 16 at 6:00 p.m.  The Lady Hawks will open their season November 16 in the Zaxby's Coaches vs. Cancer Tournament at Mississippi College, facing the Choctaws at 5:30 p.m. 

Volleyball made it to the GSAC finals November 3 but fell to Salem College in the finals match, ending their season at 15-18.  We congratulate the Lady Hawks on a great rebuilding season under new coach Amy Patterson '00 andassistant coach Jamie Edwards McCormack '07

Men's soccer (5-11-2) ended their season October 27 with a heartbreaking double-overtime loss against Covenant College.  During the season, Stacy Terry '13 broke Huntingdon's single-season scoring record since moving from NAIA to NCAA-Division III competition in 2000.

Women's soccer fell to Agnes Scott in the GSAC semifinals.  Our Lady Hawks fought hard all season. 

Rodes Bowers '14, accounting, Norcross, Ga., was named the Student-Athlete of the Week October 30 in recognition of his scholarship, leadership, and contribution on the course for the final Hawks golf tournament for the fall semester.  His score of 148 tied for seventh in the O'Briant-Jensen Memorial and helped Huntingdon finish fourth in the team standings for the tournament.

Alex Brown '16 of Bloomfield Hills, Mich., was named Student-Athlete of the Week October 24.  The goalkeeper for the men's soccer team recorded 16 saves and allowed only three scores during the prior week. 

In Our Thoughts

Our thoughts and prayers are with:
 

  • Sam Schjott '07, upon the death of his brother in October.
  • Dr. Dennis Herrick, professor of music, upon the death of his mother in New York in October.
  • Brian Smith '94, chaplain and director of community service, who is recovering from injuries incurred in a car accident last month.

 


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Office: (334) 833-4515
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