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Monday Messages

April 19, 2010

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

There’s Nothing Like Breakfast at 10 p.m.: The National Alumni Association invites students to the third annual Pancake Supper, Sunday, April 25, at 10:00 p.m. in Russell Dining Hall. Come and enjoy a homemade breakfast of scrambled eggs, pancakes, bacon, biscuits and sausage gravy, and donuts: guaranteed to help you do better on your finals!

And Speaking of Food: The Commuter Student Organization is offering food every day this week from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. in the Commuter Student Lounge (Pratt Lobby). Monday, sweets; Tuesday, salty; Wednesday, sandwiches and wraps; Thursday, fruit; and Friday, popsicles. Stop by and have a treat! And next week, during finals, there will be daily treats in the Office of Student Life (the Hut), to help you through finals.

Jean Rodgers Chapel Hosts First Formal Event: A weekly Communion Service of Word and Table debuted today in the newly-renovated and renamed Jean Rodgers Chapel. The first service was led by President West, with Dr. Ed Trimmer delivering a brief meditation. The Jean Rodgers Chapel—made possible by gifts from friends of the College and named for the College’s long-time registrar—is located just across from the balcony entrance on the second floor of Flowers Hall.

Huntingdon Hosts Little Rocket Men (and Women): Fourth grade science students from Bear Elementary School were on campus last week to launch rockets at Top Stage. Hosted by the Department of Education, several Huntingdon students who are teaching at Bear this semester were there to help with the rocket launches, which were powered by the volatile combination of baking soda and vinegar.

Have you purchased your Hawk Card yet? For just $10, you can receive discounts when you patronize dozens of business and entertainment establishments in Montgomery. Profits from the sale of the card fund the renovation of the Commuter Student Lounge, which recently opened in Pratt Hall lobby. To get your card, contact a member of the Commuter Student Organization or their adviser, Emily Webster Cosgrove, director of the Center for Career and Vocation.

Coming Events and Deadlines

  • Elizabeth Belcher Cheek Piano Concert Series presents Evgeni Bozhanov in Concert, Tuesday, April 20, 7:30 p.m., Ligon Chapel; free and open to all. See his winning performance at the 2009 Van Cliburn Festival on YouTube.
  • Greek Awards Reception, Tuesday, April 20, 8:00 p.m., Montgomery Country Club
  • "The Works of Matthew Blue,” readings and discussion by Mary Ann Neeley ’54 on the life and works of Montgomery’s first published historian, Thursday, April 22, 7:30 p.m., Smith Hall’s Delchamps Recital Hall; free and open to the public
  • Last day of classes, Friday, April 23
  • Cheerleading Tryouts, April 23–24, Wilson Gym
  • End-of-Year Blowout: Train Shed Band Party, sponsored by CAB, Friday, April 23, 8:00 p.m.
  • Third Annual Pancake Supper, hosted by the National Alumni Association, Sunday, April 25, 10:00 p.m. in Russell Dining Hall. Take a break from your studies and come out for homemade pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, biscuits and sausage gravy, and donuts.
  • Finals, Monday–Friday, April 26–30
  • 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 by Friday, April 23. 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:

  • Dr. Jennifer Canfield, assistant professor of music, who was notified that one of her choral arrangements for SSA (women’s choir), “Oh, Dear, What Can the Matter Be,” an English folksong, has been accepted for publication with Alfred Publishing. Alfred is one of the largest music publishers internationally.
  • Hannah Correia ’11 (Mathematics/Biology; Deatsville, Ala.) and Johnathan Barnett ’11 (Mathematics/Psychology; Leeds, Ala.), who have been accepted as participants in the 2010 Auburn University Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program on Discrete Mathematics and Abstract Algebra. Sponsored by the National Science Foundation, the program gives students the chance to work with experts in specialized subject areas, explore possibilities for graduate work, and meet other students from across the country. They will receive a stipend for their participation.
  • Huntingdon Hawks baseball players Kyle Eller ’10 (Cell Biology/Mathematics; Niceville, Fla.) and Alex Sanford ’10 (Human Performance; Prattville, Ala.), who were recognized by the Great South Athletic Conference as Co-player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively. Kyle went 13 for 18 (.722 BA) with two homeruns and nine runs batted in during the week. Alex scattered just seven hits during 10.33 innings, striking out 15 hitters. His opponents hit just .189 against him.
  • Caleb Hartin ’09 and his wife, Alison, who welcomed twin daughters recently. Caleb will teach mathematics and serve as an assistant football coach for the Montgomery Academy beginning this fall.
  • Andrew Huggins ’10 (Mathematics; Opp, Ala.) and Tin Aye'11 (Mathematics; Jakarta, Indonesia), who were selected by the Department of Mathematics faculty as the joint recipients of the Mathematical Faculty Award for 2010. Andrew has been admitted to graduate school at the University of Alabama-Huntsville. Tin is applying for graduate study in applied mathematics or engineering.
  • The Lady Hawks Tennis Team, who secured their fourth straight Great South Athletic Conference Regular Season Championship on Sunday when they defeated Spelman College, 9-0, at the Huntingdon Tennis Courts. The GSAC Tournament begins Saturday, May 1, at Piedmont College.
  • Dr. Jeremy R.T. Lewis, professor of political science, who presented a paper, “EFOIA to e-Government? The Development of Online Official Information Services, 1985–2009,” to the Alabama Political Science Association annual conference at the University of Alabama-Huntsville earlier this month. He was also appointed webmaster to the association, known as ALaPSA.
  • Dr. Lewis, again, who also had two chapters published in an anthology of Public Information Systems. “Tide of Security Secrecy, Tide of Transparency: The G.W. Bush and Obama Administrations, 2001–2009,” (Chapter 3) and “From Electronic FOIA (EFOIA) to e-Government: the Development of Online Official Information Services, 1985–2009,” (Chapter 4). The anthology, edited by Christopher M. Shea and G. David Garson, has been a strong seller and is in its third edition. It is published by Routledge’s Taylor and Francis publishers, a leading press in public administration.
  • Dr. John Saunders, chair of the Department of Communication Studies, who presented a paper, “The Incomplete Public Memory of Nathan Bedford Forrest: How NBF Got a Bad Rap,” for the Rhetoric and Public Address Division of the Southern States Communication Association conference in Memphis earlier this month. He chaired three panels and responded to one. Dr. Saunders is the vice-chair for the Popular Communication division.
  • Dr. Saunders, again, who is in discussion with faculty from Alabama, Auburn, Montevallo, and South Alabama to create an Alabama Communication Association to focus primarily on undergraduate presentations.
  • Angelica Trammell ’11 (Biochemistry; Roanoke, Ala.), who has been accepted to the Summer Health Enrichment Program (SHEP) at the University of Alabama-Birmingham School of Medicine this summer. SHEP is designed to offer talented undergraduate students from the state of Alabama an experience that will enhance their opportunity for a career in medicine. Instruction in professionalism, basic science, interviewing skills, clinical and research experiences, MCAT preparation, and exposure to ethnically and culturally diverse workplaces are program components.
  • ALL OF THOSE RECOGNIZED during the Honors and Awards Convocation  last week.


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