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April 02, 2013

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April 2, 2013
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Three weeks full of events coming up!
The last day of classes for the spring term is April 19, and there are many, many events taking place during these last three weeks.  Here are a few of them:

  • Student Art Exhibition, April 1–19, Seay Twins Art Gallery
  • Softball Extravaganza, Wednesday, April 3, 2:00 p.m., Softball Field 
  • Spring Salon, "Alabama Poets," presented by Houghton Library and the Language and Literature program, Thursday, April 4, 3:30 p.m., Library Atrium 
  • Luau—an event for prospective students who have been accepted or who have deposited for fall 2013—Thursday-Friday, April 4–5. Meet the newest Hawks and enjoy a bouncing line-up of fun.
  • Symphonic Honor Band, Friday-Saturday, April 5–6 
  • Huntingdon Winds Spring Concert, Friday, April 5, 7:30 p.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall
  • Sig Ep/Campus Rec Sand Slam, Saturday, April 6, beginning at 10:00 a.m., Massey Beach; $10 per team, 4–5 players per team; proceeds benefit the Wounded Warriors Project 
  • Cheerleading Try-outs, Saturday, April 6 
  • CloverJam, Saturday, April 6: for tickets, see Dr. Frank Parsons, vice president for student life and dean of students, or order here:  See news release:
  • Fall 2013 Pre-registration, Monday-Friday, April 8–12  
  • Commuter Appreciation Dinner, Monday April 8, 6:00–7:00 p.m., La Zona Rosa 
  • Jimmy Loeb Literary Series presents Nancy Huddleston Packer, Monday, April 8, 7:00 p.m., Drum Theater
  •  Camp Sunshine presentation by Huntingdon Trustee Dr. Laurie Jean Weil, Tuesday, April 9, 6:00 p.m., Flowers 101 (for Huntingdon women who are interested in this summer volunteer opportunity) 
  • Faculty Guitar Recital, Kevin Manderville, Tuesday, April 9, 7:30 p.m., Smith Recital Hall
  • Order of Omega Initiation, Wednesday, April 10, 9:00 p.m., Smith Recital Hall 
  • Oracle Hunt, April 11–12 
  • In-Service Day, no classes; offices open, Friday, April 12 
  • Dance Team Try-outs, Saturday, April 13 
  • Phi Mu Breakfast with the Stars, Saturday, April 13, 9:00–10:30 a.m., Church of the Ascension, Ascension Hall (Tickets $8, see a member of Phi Mu) 
  • Awards Day Convocation, Monday, April 15, 11:45 a.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall
  • Choral Concert, "The Pirates of Penzance," Monday, April 15, 7:30 p.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall 
  • Elizabeth Belcher Cheek Concert Series featuring Vadim Serebryany, Tuesday, April 16, 7:30 p.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall
  • Huntingdon Winds Pops Concert, Thursday, April 18, 7:30 p.m., Top Stage, The Green
  • Last day of classes, Spring Term, Friday, April 19 
  • Huntingdon Art Capstone Exhibition, April 22–26 
  • GSAC Women's Tennis Championships, April 20–21, Gibbs Courts 
  • Annual Pancake Breakfast Study Break, sponsored by the National Alumni Board, Sunday, April 21, 10:00–11:00 p.m., Russell Dining Hall
  • Paintball on The Green, Wednesday, April 24, 3:00–5:00 p.m., sponsored by Campus Recreation 
  • Finals, April 22–26 
  • Residence Halls close at 9:00 a.m. for non-graduating students, Saturday, April 27 
  • Class of 2013 Senior Brunch, Friday, May 3, 10:00 a.m., Russell Dining Hall (Reservations required)  
  • Baccalaureate, Friday, May 3, 5:00 p.m., Ligon Chapel Flowers Hall
  • Commencement, Saturday, May 4, 9:00 a.m., The Green (traditional day ceremony); ADCP ceremony at 6:00 p.m.
It's time to register for Fall 2013!
Students:  be sure to preview the Fall 2013 class schedule this week and meet with your academic adviser so that you'll be ready to register for classes during the designated day and time, April 8–11.  The fall schedule is available on Self-Service:
Step 1: Go to the Self-Service homepage:
Step 2: Select the quick link "Find Courses" under the image of Flowers Hall.
Step 3: Select the "Advanced Search" tab under the heading of "Section Search"
Step 4: Enter "8/26/2013" in the "Starts From" field.
Step 5: Click on the "Search" button toward the bottom of the page.
Keep in mind that the Office of the Registrar is still finalizing the schedule, so as room assignments and class limits are entered it may appear that some sections are closed--they are not.  Some changes in the schedule may be necessary. 
Conference invites internship applications
The Alabama-West Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church invites interested students to apply for a Quad W Missional Internship (formerly known as the 3.0 Internship).  The program's intention is to develop leaders who live out their faith and share God's unconditional love by changing lives and communities. Quad W interns work in some of the Alabama Gulf Coast's most socio-economically disadvantaged neighborhoods while living in Christian community with one another during the summer.  College students who have completed the freshman year and those up to age 25 may apply.  This inner-city ministry opportunity offers a $2,000 stipend in addition to room and board.  The application deadline has been extended. Visit to learn more. 
Music notes
Huntingdon Jazz completed a two-day recruiting/performance tour in the Wiregrass section of the state just before Spring Break.  The 19 band members and 3 directors performed for Dothan HS, Daleville HS, and Enterprise State Community College, Thursday, March 21, and for Elba HS March 22.  Huntingdon Jazz is a big swing band playing many arrangements of classics from the Big Band era.  They will perform on campus for Luau, April 4. 
Wilson/Smith Buildings open for after-hours studying
In response to student requests, after-hours and weekend access to two campus buildings will be extended.  A new swipe card access machine has been installed at the east entrance door near the Office of Security in the Wilson Building, which will allow students access to classrooms (except 208-209) for studying.   IMPORTANT:  Do not move furniture from the lounges or lobbyMusic students will be allowed to remain inside Smith Hall until 12:30 a.m. after the doors are secured by security personnel as long as two or more students are present in the building.  Your name must be included on a pre-approved list to be granted this privilege.  For more information, please refer to the specific emails sent by Chief Mike Ward that detail the building access parameters.

  • The Sport Science and Physical Education program invites students, faculty and staff to attend SSPE Senior Capstone presentations April 4, 9, 11, and 16 in Weil 102 at 12:30 p.m. each afternoon.  Topics include memory recall, isokinetic and isotonic muscular strength, self-efficacy, post-exercise glucose, skin temperature, and athleticism. 
  • The Old Cloverdale Association invites members of the Huntingdon family to attend the annual Cloverdale Tour of Homes Saturday, April 13, noon–4:00 p.m.  Residences open include 2150 College Street (Jere and Tiffany Beasley); 797 Felder Avenue (Jamie and Watkins Johnston); 805 Felder Avenue (Adams and Marcia Hudson); 1268 Magnolia Curve (Debbie and Joe Petranka); and 1934 Ridge Avenue (Rusty Bailey and Howard Sutcliffe).  The tour begins as Cloverdale Park with a presentation by Alabama historian Mary Ann Neeley '54.  Tickets are $18 in advance or $20 the day the tour and may be purchased at many Cloverdale retailers, including Capitol Book & News.  For more, visit
  • As part of Greek Week, Sigma Nu fraternity hosted an ice cream social at their new house on College Court.  Greek students who attended brought books to be donated to Bear Exploration Center.  The fraternity collected 56 books!
  • 126 cans of food were donated during the Freshman Forum's Hunt Down Hunger Dodgeball Tournament March 20.  The food was given to the Montgomery Food Bank.
  • The 2013–2014 academic calendar has been posted online here:  In-Service dates and College holidays will be added later this week. 

Andrew Davitz '13 has been accepted to the graduate program at Denver Seminary.

Congratulations to London Johnson, housekeeping staff, proud great-grandpa to twin baby boys, Caiden and Caleb, born to London's granddaughter.

Ashanti Muhammad '11, now a graduate student studying rehabilitation counseling at Alabama A&M University, is continuing graduate research about body type preferences she began during her Senior Capstone project at Huntingdon.  To participate in her graduate research, go to  Each participant will be entered into a drawing to receive a $50 Visa giftcard.  

Erin Ofe '12 has been awarded a graduate assistantship for her graduate study in speech/language pathology at Auburn University during the 2013–2014 academic year.

Cerina Proehl '13 has announced her engagement to Jermichael Splunge.

Jeremy Reid '11 will complete his master's degree in communication studies at the University of Alabama in May.  He will be recognized with the "Outstanding Teaching by a Master's Student Award" for his graduate department and with the Distinguished Service Award from the university's Student Government Association in April.

Ariel Rocker '13 has accepted an offer to serve as a museum historian with Alabama Constitution Village, Huntsville.

Dr. John Saunders, Communication Studies, gave a public colloquium for the University of South Alabama's Department of Communication, "What is in a Name? Familial Nomenclature in Fairy Tales," during spring break.  He also offered a guest lecture for their Rhetorical Criticism class, "The Importance of Knowing Academic Genealogy for the Study of Rhetorical Theory and Criticism."

President J. Cameron West serves on the board of Bridge Builders Alabama, which will be recognized April 25 by HandsOn River Region and the Junior League as the River Region's Youth Volunteer Group of the Year. 

Congratulations to the 2013–2014 Huntingdon Hosts: Blake Bosch, Aubrey Boyington, Taylor Calloway, Kayla Causby, India Chaney, Kristen Curtis, Will Dake, Josh Dunn, Jagger Eastman, Robbi Farquar, Carlee Gardner, Kate Garrigan, Katy Hall, Grant Hayes, Anna DeMedicis, Alicia Gauker,  Alex Huey, Emily Minor, Sjohnna Pierce, Anna Raley, Jayde Rasband, Shay Roberson, Oliver Saywah, Wesley Smithart, Kalyn Spatol, Jeremiah Stone, James Temple, Shirin Torabinejad, Jimbo Turk, Jeremy Wolfe, and Micah Wright.

Congratulations to the 2013 Orientation Leaders:  Taylor Claire Bean, Walt Cobb, Kristen Curtis, Will Davis, Anna DeMedicis, Kathryn Dismuke, Jagger Eastman, Alicia Gauker, Michelle Gonzalez, Kaela Grady, Josh Johnson, Jonathan Joseph, Diane Humphreys, Riley Manasco, Alyssa McCurry, Hallie Grace Muncher, Anna Raley, Bailey Scott, Wesley Smithart, James Temple, Jimbo Turk, Zack Turner, Jeremy Wolfe, and Micah Wright.

During the Greek Awards presentation in March, Chi Omega women's fraternity won the Outstanding Service Award; Alpha Omicron Pi women's fraternity won the Outstanding Membership Development Award and the Outstanding Alumni Relations Award; and Phi Mu women's fraternity won the Campus Involvement Award and the Outstanding Chapter Adviser Award (for Megan German). Dr. James Albritton, history, was recognized as Faculty Member of the Year, and Ms. Fran Taylor, director of the Center for Career and Vocation, was awarded Outstanding Staff Member of the Year.  Jeremiah Stone was named Future Fraternity Leader of the Year and Skye Esry was named Future Sorority Leader of the Year. The Greek Man of the Year was Dexter Dean; Greek Woman of the Year was Erica Keith.  The award for Overall Greek Excellence was given to Huntingdon's newest sorority, Phi Mu.  Congratulations to all of the members of Greek Life who represent the College well.

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sits at 16-9 after three straight losses (by one run each) to Mississippi College last weekend.  Entering the series, the Hawks were ranked 17th nationally by the American Baseball Coaches Association. 
junior Rodes Bowers finished 11th individually in the Jim Bishop Toyota Classic in Florence last weekend.
HAWKS TENNIS, 9-5, leaves for a tournament at Tuskegee University today.
LADY HAWKS GOLF is in third place entering round two of the Piedmont Spring Invitational, with Saem Hur just four strokes off of first place individually.
HAWKS LACROSSE set a new program record for wins in a season with their victory over Alma College last week. 
LADY HAWKS LACROSSE hawked Birmingham-Southern on Saturday for the seventh victory of their inaugural season (and the state championship, since BSC is the only other D-III college in the state that offers women's lacrosse). 
LADY HAWKS SOFTBALL, now 10-8, swept their latest series against Judson College and against Covenant College.  Brooke Meadows pitched a no-hitter in the second contest against Covenant. 
LADY HAWKS TENNIS senior Katie Scott catapulted right past the all-time record for wins, at 95, and earned victory #100 in a match against Spelman College March 19.  


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