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History told through art
The Huntingdon Black Student Union will sponsor the first annual Black History Month Art Exhibit with "The Art of Dr. Art Bacon," Thursday, February 20, beginning at 7:00 p.m. Seay Twins Art Gallery on The Green.  The artist, a long-time biology professor and department chair at Talladega College for whom art has been an avocation and passion since his earliest years, will make a presentation at 7:15 p.m.  Refreshments will be served.  The show will close at 9:00 p.m.  Read more:

March brings a month of music to Huntingdon
March will be a melodious month at Huntingdon, with six musical events bringing a variety of musical genres to campus.  To begin, "Concerto Night," Sunday, March 2, 7:30 p.m. in Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall, will include performers Dr. Vadim Serebryany, on piano, with members of the Montgomery Symphony Orchestra.  Two nights later, Tuesday, March 4, Huntingdon will welcome renowned pianist Thomas Pandolfi for the Elizabeth Belcher Cheek Concert Series, "Into the Night with Gershwin,"  7:30 p.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall. Come and listen!  Read more:

New SGA officers set
New Student Government Association leaders for the 2014–2015 academic year were announced by the Office of Student Life last week.  Congratulations to:

SGA President - Wesley Smithart '15, Union Springs, Ala.
SGA Vice President - Diane Humphreys '15, College Park, Ga.
SGA Treasurer - Jagger Eastman '15, Sulligent, Ala.
SGA Secretary - Jay Gardiner '15, Tuscumbia, Ala.

Senators for the Arts - Sarah Fell '15, Mobile, Ala.; Tori Money '17, Dothan, Ala.
Senator for History and Political Science - Ryan Williams '16, Bay Minette, Ala.
Senator for Business - Jeremy Wolfe '16, Montgomery, Ala.
Senator for Biology - J. Austin Stacey '17, Cantonment, Fla.
Senator for Mathematics - Trey Worthington '15, Eclectic, Ala.
Senator for Languages and Literature - Daniel Oakes '16, Sylacauga, Ala.

Senior Class President - Harden Spencer '15, Montgomery, Ala.
Senior Class Vice President - Kathryn Dismuke '15, Montgomery, Ala.

Junior Class President - Skye Esry '16, Eufaula, Ala.
Junior Class Vice President - Ashlyn Edde '16, Huntsville, Ala.
Annual Alumni Phonathon concludes
More than 130 Huntingdon students have volunteered their time during February to assist the Office of College and Alumni Relations with the 2014 phonathon to raise money for the Huntingdon Fund.  These students have shared their enthusiasm for the College with Huntingdon alumni by making more than 4,300 phone calls.  We appreciate these students for sharing their time, and we are grateful for the hundreds of alumni who have answered the call and pledged their support for their alma mater.  Whether you make a pledge over the phone, give online, or place a check in the mail, every gift to Huntingdon helps.


ATTENTION SENIORS:  Huey Feagin, a representative with Herff Jones, will be on campus Wednesday, February 19, 10–2p in Roland lobby to assist graduates with orders of caps and gowns, invitations, and graduation memorabilia.  Orders may also be placed online at and must be received by March 24. 

Friday, February 21, is the last day to withdraw from a class without grade penalty and receive a "W" for the course
, but don't wait until then to begin the process.  Friday, Feb. 21, is an In-Service Day (no classes/offices open) and you may not be able to obtain the required signatures.

SaveFirst: get your taxes done at no cost.  To learn if you qualify and to set an appointment, call 1-888-998-2925.

The Office of College and Alumni Relations is conducting the Student ALUMpics during the Olympics.  Join the Student Alumni Association and earn a medal for your team, class, or organization.  See the OCAR in Flowers, 2nd floor, to join.  Cost is a $10 donation.

Huntingdon students are joining with Alabama State University students in a non-political grassroots movement known as Bama Covered—helping Alabama's citizens register for health insurance. Become an official volunteer through a training session tonight at 7:00 in Wilson 208/209.  


The Commuter Student Organization has announced a list of coming events for commuters.  See the list here:

Fight Under the Lights, men's lacrosse vs. BSC, Wednesday, February 19, 6:00p, Samford Stadium; tailgating prior to the game

Lots more athletic events are listed here:

Clefworks, an affiliate of the Montgomery Symphony Orchestra, will hold a master class for Huntingdon musicians Thursday, February 20, 3:30–5:00p

Temple Beth Or on Narrow Lane Road will host their annual Jewish Food Festival Sunday, February 23.  They will shuttle customers from Narrow Lane Road parking lot.  Catch the shuttle if you'd like to purchase food at the temple that day.


At  the Cloverdale Playhouse on E. Fairview, Thursday-Sunday through February 23: "Into the Woods," with at least one Huntingdon alumna, The Rev. Gillian Lisenby Walters '07 (and probably more), in the cast.  Tickets are $18, shows at 7:30 p.m. nightly and 2:00 p.m. Sunday.; see a review:
Playing at our neighborhood Capri Theater, Blue is the Warmest Color, February 15–20; Inside Llewyn Davis, February 21–27; and The Book Thief, February 28–March 5.

At the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, "Twenty Seven," an adaptation of the William Faulkner tale, "Old Man" will run through March 2.  Go to for times and ticket information, and look for ASF's Theatre in the Mind series: free talks you can attend about each production.


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Huntingdon alumnus Denny Abbott '61, author of They Had No Voice, will be the featured speaker for the Troy University Libraries' Black History Month events February 19 and 20. 

Mike Bamman, assistant professor of sport science, accompanied program majors Devin Douglas '14 and Anne Preston Speed '14 to the Southeastern American College of Sports Medicine Annual Conference February 13–15, where they presented their senior capstone projects:  "Comparing Self-Efficacy Levels During Rehabilitation Between Athletes and Non-Athletes," which Devin co-wrote with Dr. Bamman and Dr. Roxanne St. Martin '94, assistant professor of athletic training; and "Differences in Body-Esteem Among Female Adolescent Dancers Wearing Proper Dance Attire vs. Non-Proper Dance Attire," which Anne Preston co-wrote with Dr. Bamman. 

Taylor Claire Bean '14
has been admitted to Emory University's Candler School of Theology in addition to Duke Divinity School. 

The North Baldwin Chamber of Commerce bestowed Vinson Bradley '10, ADCP site coordinator for the Bay Minette site, with the 2013 Harry B. Sill Sr. Distinguished Service Award February 6, 2014.  The award recognizes leadership, community involvement, and contributions to the public good.  Vinson is a member of the Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and its Young Professionals.  He also serves on the North Baldwin Coalition for Excellence in Education and is a Sun Chief Volunteer among other community commitments. 

Jenny Burnash '13 is an officer in the U.S. Navy.  She is stationed at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas, and is training to be a medic.

Kayla Causby '14 and Will Dake '14 have announced their engagement.

Head women's lacrosse coach Morgan Cross got her first win as head coach in the first women's game of their second season Sunday, February 16, and then scored a proposal from her boyfriend after the game.  Congratulations on both counts, Coach!

Katie Holsonback  '12 has passed the NCLEX, an exam required to practice in the field of nursing.

December graduate and former quarterback Ryne Taylor '14 has accepted a position on staff with Campus Outreach Charleston.

SGA president Zachary A. Turner '14 has been admitted to the University of Texas-Austin's graduate program in higher education administration in addition to Vanderbilt University.

More on Huntingdon Athletics:
Composite athletic schedule:

Head Baseball Coach D.J. Conville '98 earned his 250th win at the helm of the Hawks with the team's victory over Randolph-Macon College February 7.  This is Coach Conville's 10th season as head coach, during which he's earned an overall record of 250-128.  

Patricia Pickens '15 was recognized as the USA South Women's Basketball Player of the Week February 10 after setting a new single-season scoring record in the team's 84-75 win over Piedmont College February 8.  Pat scored 35 points, breaking a record she set at 33 points earlier this season. She is the team's leading scorer with more than 335 points overall.

Jane Stroud Williams '42, passed away January 30, 2014, in Florence, Alabama.  She was a former member of the Board of Directors of the Huntingdon College National Alumni Association and of the John Massey Heritage Society.

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