Huntingdon News

Monday Messages

August 30, 2010

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

  • Presidential Convocation opens the year:  Last week's Presidential Convocation brought in a record crowd of students, parents, friends, and visitors, with more than 600 in attendance in the Chapel and in the overflow videoconferencing room, Flowers 101.  Hosts and Ambassadors were recognized, the choir gave an awesome performance, and 14 members of the Board of Trustees were in attendance (many stayed for lunch).  We thank everyone for attending and for your support of the event.  If you missed it, you may read President West's address here.
  • BTWHS partners with Huntingdon:  Booker T. Washington Magnet High School, Montgomery, is the third school to partner with Huntingdon's Department of Teacher Education for student teaching and observation placements in Montgomery this year.  The department also partners with Bear Exploration Center for Mathematics, Science, and Technology at the elementary school-level and with Floyd Middle Magnet School at the middle school-level.
  • Hawks coast to the Coast:  The Department of Chemistry and the Commuter Student Organization are sponsoring Hawks on the Coast, the 23rd Annual Alabama Coastal Clean-up project, Friday and Saturday, September 17-18 (4:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.) in Malbis and Spanish Fort, Alabama.  About 23 spaces are left in the trip, which costs $35 for overnight accommodations plus spending money for meals and shopping.  You will work to clean up the 5 Rivers-region in the area. For more information or to sign-up, contact Emily Webster Cosgrove '07 or Dr. Maureen Kendrick Murphy.
  • See the shining sea: The annual trip to Dauphin Island Sea Lab, sponsored by the Department of Biology, will take place Friday-Saturday, October 8-9.  The focus is on marine biology, but any student may sign-up (including non-science majors).  You won't miss classes since October 8 is an In-service Day.  The cost is $28.  The trip includes  transportation, overnight stay, three meals on the island, a boat trip, a tour of the Estuarium, time to explore beach and coastal habitats, and a great two days of hanging out with cool people. To sign up, pay $28 at the Cashier's Office (Wilson Building), keep the receipt and take it to department chair Dr. Paul Gier's office (Bellingrath 305).  He will save your space.  HURRY! Space is limited to the first 25 students.
  • Help Stomp Out Hunger:  In the spirit of competition, the Huntingdon SGA and Faulkner University's SGA have challenged each other to a "Stomp Out Hunger" Canned Food Drive Competition to benefit the Montgomery Food Bank.  Who can raise the most cans?  WE CAN, of course!  You can start bringing canned foods this weekend and drop them off as you enter the Hawks vs Maryville game at 1:00 p.m. Saturday at Samford Stadium; the deadline for the canned food showdown is the Capital City Showdown, Huntingdon vs Faulkner football game, Saturday, September 18, 7:00 p.m. at Cramton Bowl. Alums and friends, Regions Bank has gotten into the action--they will provide drop-off bins at all 22 locations around town (we'll have more details soon)! Get in the spirit, stomp out hunger--and hawk 'em while you're at it!
  • Wonderful Wednesdays return: The Department of Chemistry generously offers Wonderful Wednesdays, homemade chocolate chip cookies and juices from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m. each Wednesday morning in Bellingrath 105.  Everyone is welcome to stop by for a treat!
  • LibGuides added to Library collections:  During the summer, Houghton Library added online research guides in the following topic areas:  New Resources, Children's and Young Adult Literature, Chaucer & Dante, Shakespeare (updated), Critical Thinking, and Travel.  To find out more, visit the library.
  • Give us Dirty Laundry: This is more than a great Eagles song, it's true! The on-campus Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Service begins today.  Read more.
  • Faculty: Sympodium Training, today and tomorrow, 3:30 p.m., Flowers 101
  • Weekly Chapel services (Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m. - noon, Ligon Chapel) and EMERGE (Thursdays, 8:00 p.m., Cloverdale Auditorium), begin this week.
  • Campus Ministries Worship Team Auditions: Tuesday, Aug 31, noon-4:30 p.m.; Wednesday, Sept 1, 2-5 p.m.; Thursday, Sept 2, noon-4:30 p.m. Sign up with Chaplain Brian Smith '94 in The Hut.
  • The Huntingdon Greek Life recruitment process for women's fraternities (sororities) is September 2-5; for men's fraternities, September 7-10.  Informational guidebooks and applications can be found here, or see Katy Stembridge in the Hut.
Coming Up: (See the calendar) 
  • Thursday, Sept 2 - EMERGE Montgomery and Goodwill Industries are hosting a College Football Kickoff downtown at 129 Coosa Street beginning at 6:30 p.m.  Huntingdon friends and alumni are encouraged to wear Huntingdon apparel and bring a bag of clothes to donate to Goodwill.  Huntingdon is competing against Faulkner to see which school can donate the most clothes.
  • National College Colors Day, Friday, Sept 3; show your Huntingdon spirit and be a human billboard for Huntingdon on Friday!  
  • Labor Day, Monday, Sept 6; no classes; offices will be closed.
  • In-service Day, Friday, Sept 10; no classes; offices are open and faculty/staff are present.
  • Faculty Follies and Serious Stuff, Tuesday, Sept 14, 7:30 p.m., Delchamps Recital Hall, Smith Music Building, sponsored by the Department of Music; featuring performances by Huntingdon music faculty and friends
  • Ethics Symposium, Thursday, Sept 16, 7:00 p.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall, sponsored by the Accounting  Club; featuring founder and former CFO of HealthSouth, Aaron Beam, "HealthSouth and the Seven Signs of Ethical Collapse;" 2 hours of CPE credits approved by the Alabama State Board of Public Accountancy; this event is free and open to all
  • Family Weekend, Sept 24-25 (schedule is forthcoming and will be posted on this page)
  • Homecoming, Sept 24-25
  • Office of Admission Host Day, Sept 25; know someone who is interested in Huntingdon?--pass along the word! 
  • Tuesday, Aug 31: Freshman Forum applications due, 4:30 p.m., The Hut
  • Wednesday, Sept 1: Last day to add a course with the permission of your adviser, the instructor, and the Dean of Faculty
  • Friday, Sept 3: Last day to submit a health insurance waiver to prevent being charged for student health insurance
 Fall Sport Season-opening HOME games: 
  • Women's Soccer: Wednesday, September 1 (vs. Birmingham-Southern), 4:00 p.m. [Full schedule]
  • Football: Saturday, September 4 (vs. Maryville), 1:00 p.m. [Full schedule]
  • Men's Soccer: Saturday, September 4 (vs. Emory & Henry), 1:00 p.m.; [Full schedule]
  • Men's and Women's Cross Country: Saturday, September 4 (at Trojan Invite--this match opens the season, but there are no "home" games for XC), all day [Full schedule] (same schedule for women and men)
  • Volleyball: Thursday, September 23, 6:00 p.m. in Roland Arena (vs. Pensacola Christian); [Full schedule]
Huntingdon thanks to:

The 55 students and staff members who participated in the College's second Great Day of Service for this academic year, Saturday, August 28, organized by the Office of Campus Ministries and Community Service.  Students worked with Common Ground Ministries in Montgomery, where they did landscaping, repairs, building projects, painting, cleaning, and other projects.  Thank you to all who participated in the spirit of Huntingdon's motto--applying wisdom in service--and to Chaplain Brian Smith '94, who organized the day.

Congratulations to:
  • Karis Anderson '11 (Mathematics/Sec. Ed; Clanton, Ala.), who has been awarded a scholarship by the Alabama Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
  • Hawks men's golfer Chaise Blaich '11 (Business Ad.; DeFuniak Sprgs, Fla.), who competed in the first two rounds of the 110th Annual U.S. Amateur Golf Championship in Washington state last week.  Great job, Chaise! Thank you for representing Huntingdon nationally!
  • The students who have been admitted to the Athletic Training Education Program for the 2010-11 academic year: Tyler Barton '12 (Tuscaloosa, Ala.); Stephen Bishop '11 (Wetumpka, Ala.); Brittany Cahoon '12 (Ft. Walton Beach, Fla.); Devin Douglas '13 (Calera, Ala.); Kyle Huff '12 (Bowdon, Ga.); Matthew McGee '12 (Millbrook, Ala.); Courtney Moss '13 (Montgomery, Ala.); Ryan Payne '11 (Opelika, Ala.); and Matthew Russell '13 (Montgomery, Ala.).
Tip of the Week:

Stop at Houghton Library and become familiar with the collections and resources there.  Get a library card.  You'll be ready for your next big assignment!


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

All The Talon | All News | Athletic News

Huntingdon College is a college
of the United Methodist Church.

Huntingdon Tomorrow
The Princeton Review: A Best Southeastern College