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Monday Messages

February 16, 2010

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

  • Events Rescheduled: Inclement weather caused the College and most of Montgomery to close on Friday, as we received a good amount of snow. As a result, several events planned for the weekend were postponed, as follows:
    • The Yard Sale for Haiti Relief has been rescheduled for Saturday, February 20, 8:30–11:00 a.m. (this is different from the date originally communicated), Cloverdale Campus front lawn. Contact Brian Smith ’94, chaplain and director of community service, if you have items you’d like to donate.
    • Scholarship Day has been rescheduled for Saturday, February 20. If you have questions, contact the Office of Admission at (334) 833-4497 or admiss@huntingdon.edu.
  • SGA Announces Election Results: After elections were held last week for key positions in the Student Government Association’s executive cabinet, Cole Muzio ’11 (Political Science/History; Millbrook, Ala.) was named SGA president for the 2010–11 academic year; Ashton Rodriguez ’12 (History; Elba, Ala.) won the position of vice president; and Will Francis ’12 (Political Science/English; Dothan, Ala.) was chosen as secretary. A run-off will be held this week for the SGA treasurer position, for which Jake Bechert ’13 (Accounting/Business Administration; Union Grove, Ala.) and Meredith Brogden ’12 (Business Administration/English; Opp, Ala.) are competing.

    Class officer positions that were filled are as follows:
    • Senior Class (Class of 2011): President, Angie Bradley ’11 (Chemistry; Wetumpka, Ala.); and vice president, Catherine Naylor ’11 (Biology/Communication Studies; Irvington, Ala.);
    • Sophomore Class (Class of 2013): President, Russ Barnwell ’13 (Political Science; Jacksonville, Ala.); vice president, Chris Major ’13 (English; Calera, Ala.); secretary, Olivia Larkin ’13 (Biology; Florence, Ala.); and treasurer, Lauren Miller ’13 (Business Administration; Cheyenne, Wy).
    • Next year’s senators include Andy Huffman ’13 (Biology/English; Pike Road, Ala.) and Chris Major, for the Arts; Hunter Bunch ’11 (History; Pelham, Ala.) and Jacob Tuley ’12 (History/English; Pensacola, Fla.) for the Humanities; Catherine Naylor for Professional Studies; Tori McNeal ’13 (Biochemistry; Dothan, Ala.) for the Sciences; and Louis Hines ’12 (Physical Education; Gulf Breeze, Fla.) for Sport Sciences.
    • Other senate, class officer, and cabinet positions remain open.
    Thank you to all who cared enough about your educational experience to run for office, and congratulations to all who were election winners.
  • Two Events Planned for Alumni in 2010: The Office of External Affairs invites alumni to be part of two great alumni weekends this year:
    • April 9–10: Founders Day Spring Celebration, including Founders Day Convocation, a special donor celebration dinner, a young alumni event, baseball, concerts, life-long learning sessions, a golf tournament, a 5K run and 1-mile walk, and a Saturday morning brunch honoring the Golden Hawks—those individuals who graduated or attended Huntingdon before 1960. We will also be recognizing the class of 1960 on the occasion of their 50th class reunion.
    • September 24–25: Homecoming Reunion Weekend—Come see the Hawks football team take on in-state rival Birmingham-Southern. We will also celebrate the classes of ’70, ’75, ’80, ’85, ’90, ’95, ’00, and ’05 with reunion festivities. We are also planning an exclusive event for all alumni on Saturday evening, September 25—you won’t want to miss it!
    • For more information, contact Anthony Leigh, vice president for alumni and community relations.
  • Perry Selected for Workshop: Dr. Katherine Perry, assistant professor of English, has been accepted into an intensive workshop this summer with famed American poet Marge Piercy in Wellfleet, Massachusetts, June 21–25. One of only 10 poets participating, Dr. Perry was selected after sending Piercy a sample of five original poems. Since November, Dr. Perry has published works in the journals Bloodroot, Southern Women’s Review, and Sleetmagazine.com.

News Tidbits

  • The Patrons of the Library Dinner has been scheduled for Tuesday, April 6, in Russell Dining Hall, featuring the novelist Susan Gregg Gilmore, author of Looking for Salvation at the Dairy Queen and the forthcoming Life of Bezellia Grove.

Coming Events and Deadlines

  • “Bully! An Adventure with Teddy Roosevelt,” the highly acclaimed one-man play about the life of the nation’s 26th president starring Alan Gardner of City Equity Theatre (Birmingham), Tuesday, February 16, at 7:00 p.m. in Ligon Chapel; free and open to all.
  • Prelude , the College’s literary magazine, will hold a Release Party and Open Mic Reading celebrating the release of the fall 2009 edition Thursday, February 18, at 4:00 p.m. in the Seay Twins Art Gallery. The reading is free and open, and all writers are invited to read from their works.
  • Rhoda Coleman Ellison Writers Festival Lecture presents Brad Watson, Thursday, February 18, at 7:00 p.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will occur at the beginning of the tour for his latest story collection, Aliens in the Prime of Their Lives.
  • The Center for Career and Vocation will present the annual Business Etiquette Luncheon, Friday, February 19, 12:00 p.m., at the Montgomery Country Club—36 students have signed up to attend.
  • The Seventh Annual Temple Beth Or Jewish Food Festival will be held Sunday, February 21, from 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. at the temple at 2246 Narrow Lane Road. You can purchase Jewish food items or pieces in the new Collectible and Treasure Market.
  • MID-TERMS are NEXT WEEK. Parents, if you’ve ever considered sending care packages, now is the time! Students, don’t procrastinate and stress yourselves out—start studying or doing your research or writing now! Mid-term grades should be posted by the end of the day Friday, March 5.
  • In honor of Black History Month, the Black Student Union, the Ladies of Huntingdon, the Women’s Center, and the Department of Language and Literature are hosting a Poetry Slam acknowledging the contributions of black writers, Tuesday, February 23, at 6:30 p.m. in the Seay Twins Art Gallery. All writers are welcome to read from their work. Sign-up sheets are in the Hut, or contact Kim Butler.
  • Harald Rohlig Organ Recital Series presents Elaine Harper Grover ’65 on the Bellingrath Memorial Organ, Thursday, February 25, 7:30 p.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall, free and open to the public. Ms. Grover will perform organ works by Bach, Buxtehude, Brahms, Ernst, Pepping, and Rohlig.
  • Prelude literary magazine is accepting entries for the spring edition until March 1, 2010. See http://prelude.huntingdon.edu/
  • The Zonta Club of Montgomery invites the Huntingdon community to view the movie, “Afghan Star,” at the Capri Theatre, Sunday, March 7, at 3:00 p.m. The movie follows the four finalists for the title of Afghan Star (much like our American Idol), especially the two women finalists who risked their lives to participate. Tickets, $10 each, may be purchased at the door.
  • Seniors: Order your graduation caps and gowns, announcements, and class rings at http://www.herffjones.com/college/mygrad/ before Monday, March 8.
  • Assessment Day is Friday, March 12: No classes will meet during this event, in which students are required to participate. See this site for more information, including the purpose of the day and a schedule.
  • Volunteers are needed to help with the Alabama Division B Science Olympiad State Tournament to be held on campus Saturday, March 13. To learn more, visit the Science Olympiad site.

Congratulations to:

  • The members of the Huntingdon Running Club who participated in the Mercedes Marathon in Birmingham Sunday, February 14. Linda Diaz ’11 (Accounting; El Paso, Texas), Krissie Jones ’11 (Human Performance; Alabaster, Ala.), Louis Hines, Kelly Frazier ’10 (Cell Biology; Dothan, Ala.), Claire Bridges ’11 (Human Performance; Montgomery, Ala.), Moohee Moon ’12 (Accounting; Seoul, South Korea), and Brad Vest ’09 completed the half-marathon. Chris Rogers ’09 completed the full marathon. Accounting professor Amy Beard Hulsey ’90, who co-advises the club, completed the half-marathon with the students. The group’s other co-adviser, accounting professor Barbara White, planned to complete the half-marathon but the flu forced her to sprint toward home instead.
  • EmilyBeth Dickinson ’07, a member of the staff of the Office of External Affairs, who has been hired to work in the Alumni Office at the Montgomery Academy. A farewell reception will be held Friday, February 26, 3:00–4:00 p.m. in the Office of External Affairs.
  • Maegan McCollum ’10 (Political Science/English; Eldridge, Ala.), who has been admitted to the Louisiana State University School of Law, in addition to her good news from Mercer University School of Law.
  • Rian Turner ’00, who has been promoted to the position of senior manager of audit and litigation services for the accounting firm Hartmann, Blackmon, and Kilgore P.C., one of the Gulf Coast’s leading CPA firms. Rian, a CPA, lives in Daphne with his wife, Jacqueline Robinson Turner ’01, and son and future Hawk, Robinson Turner.
  • Adrian Williams ’11 (Physical Education; Montgomery, Ala.), who was named the Great South Athletic Conference Player of the Week for men’s basketball for the week ending February 6. Adrian averaged 11.5 points and 4 rebounds per game, while adding 2.5 blocks per contest and hitting 11 of 15 shots from the field in two games that week.

Scholarship Opportunity

  • The Hazelip School of Theology at Lipscomb University is offering one full-tuition scholarship leading to the degree of M.Div., MTS, or MACM for a student or graduate from Huntingdon College who is accepted and subsequently enrolls full-time at Hazelip in the fall or spring of the 2010–11 academic year. A minimum grade point average of 3.0 at Hazelip is necessary to continue the scholarship. Applicants who are interested in competing for the scholarship should have their application materials turned in to Hazelip by June 1. Hazelip School of Theology is in Nashville. For more information, see http://hazelip.lipscomb.edu/ or contact Dr. Ed Trimmer, chair of the Huntingdon Department of Religion.

Our thoughts and prayers are with:

  • Lucinda Smilie Bollinger ’79, of Montgomery, whose husband, David, was killed in a motorcycle accident in Louisiana earlier this month. Ms. Bollinger is the College’s auditor and a member of the Huntingdon Society. We pray for her peace and comfort.
  • Tech Team member Ken Garrett and his family on the death of his brother in California last week. Mr. Garrett will be in California with family this week, and we pray for his safe travel as well as for comfort for the entire Garrett family.
  • Fiona Macleod, former theater professor, who will be receiving treatment in Birmingham for an aneurysm in her brain in the coming weeks. She suffered a small TIA last week, and we pray for a quick recovery.
  • Dr. Donna Whitley Manson, professor of history, who slipped on the ice at home last week and broke her foot. We wish her a speedy recovery.

Looking for something to do in Montgomery?

  • Go see the play, “Harriet’s Return,” at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival. Playwright and actress Karen Jones Meadows portrays more than 30 characters in this one-woman show about the life of Underground Railroad conductor Harriet Tubman. Amazing and powerful!


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Su Ofe
Associate Vice President for
Communications and Marketing
Office: (334) 833-4515
Cell: (334) 324-6591


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