April 16, 2013
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April 16, 2013
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Put some class in your summer!
The 2013 Summer Schedule of Classes includes a number of online
courses in the traditional day program, so you can be wherever you
need to be and keep working toward your degree! Registration for
Summer 2013 begins Monday, April 15. See the schedule here: http://www.huntingdon.edu/uploadedFiles/News/Announcements/2013%20SummerBulletin.pdf
2013–2014 Huntingdon Plan travel-study
Six locations, including five that require passports for travel, are
on the roster for the 2013–2014 academic year of Huntingdon Plan
Travel. Separate Huntingdon groups will depart for New York,
London, and France in January and Germany, Trinidad, and Paris in
May. All but the New York trip require completion of a pre-trip
seminar, and all but the January France trip (business seminar) are
offered within Huntingdon Plan costs. Seniors have first priority
for travel until the close of business April 19. Juniors may elect
to use their Huntingdon Plan travel-study in any available spaces
after that date. Students who have traveled previously through the
Huntingdon Plan may elect to Pay Out of Pocket (POP) for a travel
experience, provided space is available. Read more here: http://www.huntingdon.edu/academics.aspx?id=10814
With further questions, see the Office of Travel and Event Planning,
In-Service dates and holidays added to
The 2013–2014 academic calendar
accommodates a longer
Christmas/New Year break, which will allow for Huntingdon Plan
travel during January 2014. In-Service dates and College holidays
have been added to the calendar, which is posted here: http://www.huntingdon.edu/academics.aspx?id=10696
Residence Halls close for the summer
who are not graduating this year may plan
to stay in their residence hall rooms until 24 hours after their
last final exam or until 9:00 a.m., Saturday, April 27. Please be
sure to remove all personal belongings, unplug and defrost the
refrigerator, empty all trash, clean the bathrooms (Blount), and
sweep out the rest of the rooms. Each resident must check-out with
his/her Resident Assistant. Graduating seniors may remain on campus
until 9:00 a.m. Sunday, May 5. The Summer Closing Checklist is
posted here (be sure to follow procedures to avoid extra charges):
Graduating seniors become alumni
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Need a smile? Add a little Sunshine!
, a summer camp for socioeconomically
disadvantaged girls in Montgomery, is seeking college women to serve
as camp counselors for the week-long experience. Run by Huntingdon
trustee Dr. Laurie Jean Weil
, this camp presents an
incredible opportunity for the campers and their counselors. Feel
the joy of helping someone. Learn about young lives. Be an
influence for and an encourager of these growing young women! To
apply, see the Office of Student Life for an application. This is a
volunteer experience—and it's one you'll never forget.
Special attention to three coming events:
Come out and support the music program's Elizabeth Belcher Cheek
Concert Series tonight, Tuesday, April 16
, featuring Dr.
, at 7:30 p.m. in Ligon Chapel. Then take
your blanket or lawn chair out to The Green for the Huntingdon
Winds' Pops Concert, Thursday, April 18, at 6:00 p.m.
time). This weekend, take a break from your studies and let the
alumni serve you pancakes and other goodies at the annual Pancake
Breakfast, 10:00–11:00 p.m., Sunday, April 21
, in Russell
Library extends hours during finals;
reminders of fines and fees
Be sure to return any items you have borrowed from Houghton
Library by Friday, April 26
. Any materials not returned by
that date will result in a $100 fine per item charged to the
borrower's student account. Remember, also, to pay any unpaid fines
by that date to avoid a $5 late fee. Houghton Library will extend
its hours of operation during finals as follows:
Saturday, April 20: 8:00 a.m.–4:45 p.m.
Sunday, April 21: 2:00 p.m.–11:30 p.m.
Monday, April 22–Thursday, April 25: 7:30 a.m.–11:30 p.m.
Friday, April 26: 7:30 a.m.–4:45 p.m.
Air conditioner repairs are underway in Russell Dining Hall
with an expected completion sometime this week. We apologize
for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience.
- Alabama State University's Department of Languages and
Literatures invites you to Poetry on the Steps, Thursday, April
18, 5:30–7:30 p.m., on the steps of Levi Watkins Learning
Center, part of the 24-hour poetry marathon, Rhyme Around the
Clock, sponsored by NewSouth Books. You may listen to the work
of others and read from your own work. It's free!
- The Office of Student Life is accepting applications from
those who wish to serve on the College Judicial Board beginning
next fall. Return your application by 4:00 p.m. Monday, August
- Wilson Elementary School needs volunteers to help with their
School Field Day May 17. Contact Tabitha Smith at email@example.com
- Interested in summer employment with the Montgomery Area
Non-traditional Equestrians (MANE)? You must have a GPA of 2.0
or higher and be in good financial standing at Huntingdon.
Contact Chief Mike Ward at (334) 833-4261.
- Elizabeth Belcher Cheek Concert Series featuring Vadim Serebryany, Tuesday, April 16, 7:30 p.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall; news release: http://www.huntingdon.edu/aboutNews.aspx?id=10810
- NEW TIME: Huntingdon Winds Pops Concert, Tuesday, April 18, 6:00 p.m., Top Stage, The Green; news release: http://www.huntingdon.edu/aboutNews.aspx?id=10810
- Last day of classes, Spring Term, Friday, April 19
- Annual Pancake Breakfast Study Break, sponsored by the National Alumni Board, Sunday, April 21, 10:00–11:00 p.m., Russell Dining Hall
- Finals, April 22–26
- Huntingdon Art Capstone Exhibition, April 22–26
- Paintball on The Green, Wednesday, April 24, 3:00–5:00 p.m., sponsored by Campus Recreation
- 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.
Shaindel Beers '99, a poet who has published two collections
to date, is writing a cover endorsement for the 2014 issue of Poet's
T.J. Betts '13 has been offered admission to the Master of
Divinity program at Hood Theological Seminary.
Jackie Daniels '12 has accepted a scholarship for study in
the Master of Public Administration degree program at Rutgers
University. She will study international peace service, development,
and non-profit management in cooperation with the U.S. Peace Corps.
Brittney Herndon '09 has published two books, Spellbound
and Spellseeker, and is finishing up a third publication in
her "Spell Series." The books are available through Amazon
Brenda Jones '10 was recognized with Candler School of
Theology Black Church Studies' Daisy Bates Award for Sacrificial
Care and Concern for All God's Children, Friday, April 12.
Elizabeth Keeble '05 has completed medical school.
Alyssa McCurry won the title of Miss Bright Stars of Alabama
in a pageant held last week at AUM. She will go on to compete in
the national pageant later this year. Following her appearance in
the Miss Huntingdon pageant, Alyssa was asked to compete in the Miss
Alabama pageant, which she will do this fall, as well.
Amanda Jo Napier '11 will complete her nursing degree next
Rachael Phillips '12 has been accepted into a graduate
program at the St. Louis University School of Public Health and
Dr. John Saunders, communication studies, presented a paper,
"Wait a Minute! This Kids' Book Isn't for Kids!"; chaired a
roundtable discussion on current issues within state associations;
presented a paper, "You are the Chair and the Entire Department, Now
What?"; and responded to the Top Papers in Popular Communication
panel at the Southern States Communication Association conference in
Louisville, Kentucky, last week.
Katie West '08 has a new job with Cleveland Eye and Laser
Shelby Wills '03 has earned $4,000 toward her goal of $15,500
and participation in the World Race beginning in July. If you'd
like to help her reach her goal or learn more about this mission
experience, read here: http://shelbywills.theworldrace.org/
Austin Worley '13 has been admitted to the Alabama College of
Congratulations to the students who will be inducted into the
international leadership honor society Omicron Delta Kappa later
this week. They are: Taylor King, Sherry Leigh Lacey, Olivia
Larkin, Quintarious Perdue, Shelby Robinson, Wesley Smithart,
Shirin Torabinejad, Zachary A. Turner, Katherine Wachob, Kayra
White, and Cheyenne Young.
Congratulations to the students who were inducted into the Greek
honor society Order of Omega last week. They are: Will Davis
and Trace Zarr, Sig Ep; Kate Garrigan, Bailee Ikner,
and Erica Keith, Phi Mu; Paige Lathem, Brianna McClure,
Shirin Torabinejad, and Cheyenne Young, AOPi; and Hunter
Pattison and Harden Spencer, Sigma Nu.
Congratulations to all of the students who were recognized with
awards at Monday's Awards Day Convocation. We will publish a list
More on Huntingdon Athletics: http://www.huntingdonhawks.com/landing/index
Composite athletic schedule: http://www.huntingdonhawks.com/composite
Melissa McClure was named GSAC Softball Pitcher of the Week last week following four wins that included a perfect game and a no-hitter. Hawk 'em!
- Katie Scott was named GSAC Tennis Player of the Week after three wins at singles and three wins at doubles in the same week.
Our prayers and sympathy are extended to David Sampleton '09
in the death of his wife, Candice, Thursday, April 11. David and
Candice have a young child.
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