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Monday Messages

April 26, 2010

The success of every student is the focus of everything we do.

Biology Education Program Approved: The Huntingdon faculty has voted to reinstate the program in biology teacher certification, which had been discontinued some years ago. New demand has led to reactivating the offering, which will be listed among the teacher certification opportunities available this fall. With completion of this program, graduates may become certified to teach biology at the secondary level (grades 6–12).

New Faculty Member Announced: Huntingdon will welcome a new member of faculty to the Department of Sport Sciences this fall—

  • Michael Bamman, Ph.D., assistant professor of sport sciences and physical education, earned his Bachelor of Science at Tennessee State University, Master of Education at Auburn University, and Ph.D. at the University of Mississippi. Since 2007, he has served as director of coaching operations and executive consultant at Lifesigns LLC in Memphis, where he develops and implements onsite and online wellness coaching programs nationwide. Prior to this experience, he served as a clinical exercise physiologist for Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville and for Methodist Healthcare in Memphis; as director of the G.W. Henderson Health and Wellness Pavilion for Methodist Healthcare in Tunica, Miss., and as an instructor of health, physical education, and recreation at East Arkansas Community College.

Claps for the Flapjacks: A hearty round of applause is due to Evelyn Hutzler Pope ’90 for coordinating the pancake breakfast last night sponsored by the Office of College and Alumni Relations and the National Alumni Association. Her team of chefs and servers is also deserving of praise: Emily Turner ’03, Margie Smith Walters ’00, Melissa Enfinger ’01, Katie Hancock Abbott ’01, Joel Brelsford ’93, Laura Marie Tyree Brelsford ’05, Ricky Cash ’08, Bryan Matthews ’00, Nancy Pugh ’62, Ludie Robinson ’62, Kathy Paschal ’97, and John Story ’93. We thank these exceptional alums for their special effort to apply wisdom in service to our student body. About 300 students turned out for the special breakfast and left with smiles and full tummies for a night of studying.

Food for Finals:

  • As has become tradition, the library will serve free refreshments during final exams, Sunday through Thursday evenings. Extended library hours during finals will be Monday–Thursday, April 26–29, 7:30 a.m.–11:30 p.m.; Friday, April 30, 7:30 a.m.–4:45 p.m.
  • The Office of Student Life is offering free food all week in the Hut! Stop by and nibble, scarf, or gorge your way through finals.


  • Huntingdon offices will begin observance of summer hours Monday, May 10: 7:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m. with a 30-minute lunch period.
  • Students: If you have registered for Summer Session classes and plan to live on campus for one or both sessions, contact Coleman Cosgrove, director of residence life, by Tuesday, April 27, in order to confirm residence hall space availability.
  • Get some cash for summer! You may sell qualifying textbooks back to the bookstore this week between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and noon; and 1:00–4:00 p.m.
  • Don’t forget to check your library account online, return any outstanding materials, and pay your library fines before you leave for the summer! E-mail Margaret Kinney if you have questions about your account.

Coming Events and Deadlines

  • Room Check-Out: Resident students (other than graduating seniors and RAs) will be required to depart from the residence halls within 24 hours of their last final exam, or by 9:00 a.m., Saturday, May 1. To prepare for departure, you should schedule a check-out appointment with your RA. When you leave your room, you must:
    • Unplug, defrost, and dry your refrigerator and leave the doors open
    • Put your furniture in place as it was when you moved in
    • Remove trash from the room and set it on the curb (bagged, of course)
    • Clean your room well
    • Clean the common room and bathroom (Blount)
    • Leave your blinds down and open
    • Lock your windows
    • Remove all of your belongings and pet fish (there is no summer storage); be sure to take bikes home, too, or they will be donated.
    • Check-out with your RA as scheduled
  • Baccalaureate, Friday, May 7, 5:00 p.m., Ligon Chapel
  • Commencement Exercises, Saturday, May 8, the Green: Traditional Day Program, 9:00 a.m.; ADCP, 6:00 p.m.

Congratulations to:

  • The Lady Hawks Tennis Team, which has moved up to tenth place in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s (ITA) Atlantic South region rankings; our highest ranking since moving to Division III. Hawk ’em!
  • Kristen Etheredge ’09, who has been notified of receiving the full-tuition Honors Scholarship for her three years of study in the Master of Divinity program at Candler School of Theology at Emory University, which she will begin this fall.
  • Parker Hogan, Brittney Thorn, and A.J. Julian, who won the t-shirt drawing during last week’s National Library Week. These students will get to select their t-shirt design from the online store of Mental Floss magazine.
  • Suzanne Inman, who has been selected to intern for U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions ’69 in Washington, D.C., during the Senate’s Summer Session II, June 14–July 9.
  • The 2010–11 Huntingdon College Ambassadors, announced last week by the Office of College and Alumni Relations: Chelsea Atkinson, Josh Bennefield, Dexter Dean, Will Francis, Mary Gasson, Drew Harrell, Louis Hines, Chris Huckle, Derval Hutchinson, Chelsey Jones, Kelsey Loftin, Kristi McDaniel, Erin Ofe, Allyn Powell, Jeremy Reid, Kendra Tatum, Lyndsey Weber


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