November 26, 2012
The success of every student is the focus of everything we do.
November 26, 2012
Join in the Huntingdon holiday
Thursday night, November 29, will bring one of the most
anticipated and best-loved events of the year as Huntingdon invites
the community to join in celebrating the joys of the season with the
annual arrival of St. Nicholas at 6:30 p.m.; caroling and the
lighting of the trees at 6:45 p.m.; and A Service of Lessons and
Carols at 7:00 p.m. in Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall, with
beautiful music performed by the Huntingdon choirs and biblical
readings by members of the College family. Then, Friday,
November 30, Huntingdon Harmony (jazz/show choir) invites you
to "Holiday Happenings," a concert of secular holiday music
at 6:00 p.m. in Smith Music Building Recital Hall. All
events are free and open to the public. Bring your friends and
Staton Center offers Pre-Exam Study
The Staton Center for Learning Enrichment will host a series of
study sessions this week as students plow through the final five
days of classes. If you need help with any of the following
subjects, come to the (FREE) study sessions:
- MATHEMATICS, with Dr. Clinton Curry and Mr. Breanna Giordana
'12, Monday, November 26, 7:00 p.m., Flowers 205
- PACT, with Dr. Chad Eggleston, Mr. Jim Hilgartner, and Ms.
Jamie Brazell '09, Tuesday, November 27, 6:30 p.m., Jackson Home
- WESTERN CIVILIZATION, with Dr. Donna Manson, Tuesday, November
27, 6:30 p.m., Flowers 201
- BIOLOGY, with Ms. Gabby Ehinger, Tuesday, November 27, 7:00
p.m., Bellingrath 302
- AMERICAN LITERATURE, with Dr. Tom Perrin, Wednesday, November
28, 6:00 p.m., Flowers 202
- HEBREW SCRIPTURES (Old Testament), with Dr. Chad Eggleston,
Thursday, November 29, 9:00 p.m., Smith Recital Hall
Shhhhhhhh! Serious studying in progress
Next week is Finals Week, and we wish all students much success in
their finals preparation and execution. To aid in that success, 24-hour
Quiet Hours will be observed in the residence halls beginning
Friday, November 30, through Saturday, December 8. Houghton
Library will offer extended hours for your studying pleasure, as
- Saturday, December 1: 8:00 a.m.–4:45 p.m.
- Sunday, December 2: 2:00 p.m.–12:00 a.m. (midnight)
- Monday–Thursday (December 3–6): 7:30 a.m.–12:00 a.m. (midnight)
- Friday, December 7: 7:30 a.m.–4:45 p.m.
- Saturday/Sunday after finals: Closed
End-of-term residence hall
Resident students should plan to leave the residence halls within
24 hours after the last final exam or by 9:00 a.m. Saturday,
December 8, when residence halls will close for Christmas break.
Each room must be readied in the following ways (failure to do so
may result in fines):
- Refrigerator (HC and/or personal) unplugged, defrosted, dry,
and door left open
- Everything electrical unplugged
- All trash removed from the rooms
- No dirty dishes remaining in any rooms
- Bathroom clean (Blount)
- Blinds down and open
- Door locked
- The annual Jingle Bell Run/Walk, which benefits the
Arthritis Foundation, will originate and end on campus this
Saturday, December 1.
- The Commuter Student Organization and Campus Ministries
collected/packed 176 shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child
during a packing party held earlier this month. The count
doubled last year's OCC efforts. Thank you to all who
contributed shoeboxes and contents.
- 29 school kits, 9 cleaning buckets, and $165 were collected
from members of the College community for Superstorm Sandy
relief efforts and donated to the United Methodist
Committee on Relief (UMCOR). Thank you to all who donated,
including: Accounting Club, Campus Ministries, Ashley Bonner,
Library Ladies, Office of College and Alumni Relations, Dance
Team, Office of Student Life, Exchange Club, Kali Martin, and
President West & family; and to all who put together the
donations and delivered them to those in need.
- IF YOU ARE A SENIOR GRADUATING IN MAY
2013 WHO HAS NOT YET TRAVELED ON THE HUNTINGDON PLAN, YOUR
DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR TRAVEL IS 5:00 P.M. NOVEMBER 30.
After that date and time, you forfeit your opportunity to travel
under the Huntingdon Plan. See Tricia Grier in the Office of
Travel and Event Planning, Wilson Building.
- If you plan to travel with any of the spring 2013 Huntingdon
Plan travel-study groups, you must have your passport in time
for the trip. Apply NOW for your passport (or for a passport
renewal, if necessary).
- Houghton Library is offering trial access to the National
Geographic Magazine archive database through December 20,
thanks to the Network of Alabama Academic Libraries. The
archive includes every photograph and article dating back to the
mid-1890s. You may access the trial by going to the Library's
Web site (http://libguides.huntingdon.edu/website) and clicking
on the link in the "What's Going On" box. Please give your
feedback to the library concerning access to this database so
that they know if you find it to be a valuable/useful resource.
- 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.
- Want to have a hand in campus activities? Join the Campus
Activities Board! Applications are available in the Hut. See
Sara Beth Terry.
- RA applications are available in The Hut. See Sandra Betts
Hall. Applications are due January 22, 2013.
- Congratulations to the students who have been inducted into the honorary band organizations Tau Beta Sigma and Kappa Kappa Psi. They are:
- Tau Beta Sigma: Amber Arrington, Andy Helms, Sydney Hirshberg, Raven Hodges, Katie Martin, and Kayla Mecklemburg
- Kappa Kappa Psi: Luke Brown, Chris Fillingame, Danielle Kortez, and Daniel Oates
More on Huntingdon Athletics: http://www.huntingdonhawks.com/landing/index
D.J. Chappell, a pre-season All-American, was named
Student-Athlete of the Week November 13 for his performance in
the contest versus Adrian College November 10. D.J. racked up
six tackles, a sack and two tackles for loss in his final
collegiate football game.
- Jenny Burnash was selected as the Scholar-Athlete of
the Week November 6 after recording 7 saves in the women's
soccer match versus Agnes Scott College. She finished the
season with 114 saves and ended her Huntingdon career with 519
Ten student-athletes were recently named to GSAC All-Academic
teams. They are:
- Women's Soccer: Kate Garrigan, Bethany Martin, Kathleen
Penney, and Channing White
- Volleyball: Ally Brislinger, Alyssa McCurry, Storm
McWhorter, and Sam Morris
- Cross Country: Brianna McClure and Kristen
- The 2012 Huntingdon women's tennis program was one of 89
Division III teams recognized as an International Tennis
Association All-Academic Team. The Lady Hawks have been
recognized every year since 2004. Along with the team award, Ariel
Barraca, Taylor Clark, Christian Vick, and Micaela
White were recognized as ITA Scholar-Athletes.
In Our Thoughts
Our thoughts and prayers are with:
Jack Steele, his brother, Hudson, and his family as
Hudson recovers from emergency brain surgery at UAB last week.
Jack and Hudson are nephews to Huntingdon trustee David
- We continue to pray for and to remember those who were
displaced or whose lives were disrupted because of Superstorm
Sandy. We have heard from alumni whose families have been
deeply affected, and we pray for healing for individuals,
families, and the region.
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