January 22, 2013
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January 22, 2013
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MLK Convocation features alumna, musicians
The annual Dr. Martin
Luther King Jr. Convocation will be held Tuesday,
January 22, at 7:00 p.m. in Ligon Chapel. The
convocation address will be given by Huntingdon trustee and
National Alumni Board member Wanda A. Howard '81.
Musical contributions will be made by the Refuge Temple
A.M.E. Zion Church Choir and by the Huntingdon Men's
Gospel Trio. The convocation is free and open to
all. See the news release:
Graduating seniors: celebrate your last 100 days!
Graduating seniors are invited to a special Mardi Gras party
sponsored by the Center for Career and Vocation and the Office
of College and Alumni Relations. Celebrate the 100th day
until your graduation Thursday, January 24, at 20:13 (8:13–9:00
p.m.) in Flowers 218. RSVP to Anthony Leigh
at email@example.com or Miss Fran at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brunch food, king cakes, moon pies and other treats will be served.
Haggis a great time!
The English program and Houghton Library invite you to the 2nd Annual Burns Supper, offered in honor of the poet Robert Burns, Monday, January 28, at 6:30 p.m. in
Houghton Library Atrium. Come enjoy dinner, bagpipes, poetry, Scottish
music, an Old Time session, and real haggis! This year's event is a
fundraiser for the Family Sunshine Center—donate what you can at the
event. Last year this was one of the best events of the year, so don't
miss out! Space is limited and an RSVP is required. Reserve your spot with an RSVP to Dr. Tom Perrin at email@example.com.
Cheer Camp coming February 2
Head Cheerleading Coach Stephanie Hicks and the Huntingdon
Hawks cheerleaders will offer a one-day instructional Cheer
Camp for girls ages 10–18, Saturday, February 2, 2013, from
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Wilson Gymnasium (Cloverdale
Campus). The purpose of the camp is to perfect girls' skills as
they prepare for cheerleading auditions. The four-hour
instructional session will include stunting, dance, and chant.
Request an application by contacting Coach Hicks at (334) 833-4571
or firstname.lastname@example.org. The cost is $50.
Alumni gatherings planned for
The Hawks Baseball Team will travel to Atlanta and
Birmingham in March, and the Office of College and Alumni
Relations will follow their diamond trail, offering alumni
gatherings in Atlanta March 2, 11:30 a.m. at The Varsity;
and in Birmingham March 9, 11:30 a.m. at Slice Pizza and
Brew (men's and women's tennis will also play in Birmingham March
9). Interested in attending? The cost is dutch treat for food
and drinks—no charge for fun! Alumni may RSVP
or learn more by contacting Kristi McDaniel '11 at (334) 833-4563 or email@example.com.
Hands and hearts for service
Thank you to the students and members of the Student Life staff
who participated in MLK: The MANE Event, Monday, January 21. The
volunteers performed various functions helpful to the Montgomery
Area Non-traditional Equestrian Center. Brian Smith '94,
chaplain and director of community service, led the group, made up
of students Jake Bechert, Anna DeMedici, Mary Gasson, Katy Hall,
Lorraine Hicks, Taylor King, Lauren Lambert, Kathleen Penney,
Jorgi Sims, Jeremiah Stone, Shirin Torabinejad, Mac Tucker,
and Micah Wright, and staff Christina Brown, Lauren
Hobbs, Dean Frank Parsons, and Sara Beth Terry.
- GRADUATING SENIORS: A representative from Herff Jones will be on campus in the bookstore ready to answer your questions and help you with your orders for graduation announcements, caps and gowns, rings, or similar materials, Wednesday, February 6, 9:00 a.m. to noon. Instructions for online ordering of these items and others will be available soon.
- Upcoming concerts offered by the Music program include a Guitar Recital Thursday, January 31, at 7:30 p.m. in Smith Recital Hall; and "The Music of Shostakovich," Thursday, February 7, at 7:30 p.m. in Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall.
- Spring term hours of operation for the Tomberlin Fitness Center and Hawk's Nest are MWF, 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., and TTh, 1:00–10:00 p.m.
- Campus Ministries will join the students from 7 other campus ministries programs in the area (Troy, Auburn, West Florida, USA, Tuskegee, ASU, and UWA) for a retreat February 15–17. Cost is TBD (estimated at $75–$80). Let Brian Smith '94, chaplain and director of community service, know if you are interested in being part of this retreat.
- A Spring Break community service trip to New Orleans will partner Huntingdon volunteers with Canal Street Church: A Mosaic Community, Saturday, March 23, through Tuesday, March 26. The approximate cost for the trip will be $125. Limited spaces are available (about 10 spots). Volunteers will work on construction projects and on serving the area's homeless. See Brian Smith right away if you are interested. A $75 non-refundable deposit reserves your space.
- The Office of Student Life will offer a "Mystery Trip" February 1–3, 2013. The cost is $75. Space is limited—sign up in the The Hut!
- 2013 Miss Huntingdon Pageant applications are due Monday, January 28. The pageant will be held February 16 in the NEW Drum Theater!
- This flu season has been brutal! If you are still in need of a flu shot, see Ms. Camilla Irvin in the Office of Student Health Services, the Hut. The cost is $20 and availability is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
- Abby Carter '12 has been admitted to Emory University's
Candler School of Theology.
- Mary Carolyn Phillips Crowell '90 writes that she earned her
doctor of musical arts degree in music composition from the
University of Alabama in 2000. She has a new solo album,
Acolytes of the Machine and Other Gaming Stories, available
through bandcamp.com or cdbaby.com. Two bands with whom she
performs also produced albums in 2012: Play it with Moxie released
Play It With Moxie Live! and Three Weird Sisters released Third
Thyme's a Charm.
- Cole Hairston '07 reports that he has been living and working
in Poland as a strength and conditioning coach for two professional
basketball teams during the past four years. He says, "I never
expected to be in Europe, but I really found my passion at
Huntingdon to coach and work with athletes!"
- Dr. Marquell Johnson '01, assistant professor of kinesiology
at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, has been recognized by
the Wisconsin Health and Physical Education organization for his
outstanding contributions to teaching adapted physical education to
individuals with disabilities, receiving the 2012 Teaching Honor
Award for Adapted Physical Education. He started the Physical
activity and Recreation for Individuals with Disabilities in the Eau
Claire area (PRIDE) program in 2008, shortly after he joined the
UW-Eau Claire faculty.
- Patti M. Lee '07 graduated with a master's degree in
education from Auburn-Montgomery in December 2012. She plans to
teach secondary history in the Atlanta area.
- Rebecca Masic '10 (ADCP), former admission counselor and
executive assistant to the provost, serves as director of academic
support services for the Adult Degree Completion Program. She
graduated in December 2012 with a Master of Education in higher
education administration and is continuing her studies at Auburn
University toward a Ph.D. while she serves in her new role.
- Congratulations to Larry McLemore '04 and his wife, Josie,
on the birth of their first child, William Wilder McLemore, January
8, 2013. Larry teaches history and serves as the dean of the high
school at The St. James School.
- Jenny "Wren" Miller '07, associate pastor for First United
Methodist Church-Huntsville, has announced her engagement.
- Samantha Mosier '07, a doctoral candidate in the Political
Science Department at Colorado State University, is one of seven
U.S. graduate students selected by the American Society for Public
Administration (ASPA) as 2013 Founders’ Forum Fellows. The
prestigious fellowships are awarded to students who show great
promise in the field of public administration. Selection is
competitive and is based upon a student’s public service and
research record, faculty nomination, and a short original research
brief on an assigned topic. This year’s Fellows will attend ASPA’s
2013 Annual Conference in New Orleans, participate in special
discussion circles, and give presentations on their research
interests. Sam will present her paper, "Soft-Tech Solutions
Improving Local Sustainability in the U.S.: Lessons Learned from a
P3 in Cookeville, Tennessee." Additionally, 2013 Founders Forum
Fellowship winners will serve as mentees in ASPA’s Mentoring Program
and have their research published in PA Times.
- Dr. Ann Phillips, psychology, and co-author Paul Silvia have
an article in the February edition of the peer-reviewed social
psychology journal, Self and Identity, "Self -awareness
without awareness? Implicit self-focused attention and behavioral
- Dr. Roxanne St. Martin '94, sport science, presented
"Athletic Injuries in the Female Population" at the Alabama State
Association for Physical Education, Recreation and Dance in October
- Shelby Wills '03, who earned her commercial real estate
license in 2012, invites donations toward her effort to participate
in the World Race, an around-the-world mission experience. You can
read more or donate at this link:
http://shelbywills.theworldrace.org/. She lives in North Carolina.
- Kristi Winstead Wilson '05 and her husband, Chris, welcomed
daughter Madison Elizabeth, December 30, 2012.
- Tyler Campbell was named Student-Athlete of the Week January 17 in recognition of his first-year record on the men's lacrosse team, appearing in 15 games last season and scoring seven goals, with two assists. The team's second season begins in February.
- Tommy Dismukes '83, director of student financial services and NCAA compliance officer, has been appointed interim director of athletics following Coach Buzz Phillips' retirement from that post, announced earlier this month. Coach Phillips remains on staff as head coach for the women's basketball team. See the news release: http://www.huntingdonhawks.com/sports/wbkb/2012-13/releases/20130115o6mog7
- Former professional golfer David Schreyer '89 has returned to his alma mater to serve as director of golf. See the news release: http://www.huntingdonhawks.com/sports/mgolf/2012-13/releases/201301116mkuyp
- Dr. Frank T. Hyles '57, pastor of Altha United Methodist
Church and a faithful supporter of Huntingdon College, passed away
January 14, 2013, in Marianna, Florida.
- 1944 May Queen Lillian Wilcox Spight '44 died January 2,
2013, in Nashville.
- Brandon Wallace '02 died January 10, 2013. Brandon completed
a master's degree in American Studies at Purdue University in 2005
and worked for the Committees for Correspondence for Democracy and
Socialism. A poet, his first book, Shadows and Light, was
published in 2012 by Llumina Press.
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