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Monday Messages

September 08, 2010

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


  • Web modifications scheduled: The College Web site will move to an on-campus server Friday, September 10.  We anticipate that the change-over will result in a temporary interruption to site access.  We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience as we make this change.
  • Huntingdon SGA co-sponsors Switchfoot performance: The Huntingdon College Student Government Association is co-sponsoring a special Montgomery performance by the American alternative rock band Switchfoot with their opening band, The Almost, Thursday, October 7, 7:00 p.m. at Riverwalk Amphitheater .  Huntingdon students may purchase tickets for $10 each at The Hut with a valid current student ID. Others may purchase tickets for $20 per person or $10 each if purchased in groups of 10 or more, plus a service charge per ticket on (available soon--keep checking).  Originally catapulting to fame in the Christian rock genre, the band gained mainstream recognition with the inclusion of four of their songs in the 2002 movie A Walk to Remember. Their major label debut was The Beautiful Letdown in 2003, followed by Nothing is Sound (2005), Oh! Gravity. (2006), The Best Yet (2007), Hello, Hurricane (2009), and Vice Verses (in production). 
  • Men's golf team ranked second nationally: The Hawks Men's Golf Team is ranked second nationally in the Golf World/NIKE Golf Division III Coaches' Poll, published this week. The team finished third nationally at the Division III championship tournament last year and ranks just behind Methodist College this year. This year's fall season action begins with the Golf Week Division III Fall Preview tournament at the Southern Dunes Golf Course in Haines, Florida, September 12-14.
  • Get some culture, free!  A new Cultural and Community Events page on the Huntingdon Web site features a list of upcoming events with event descriptions.  Consult this page frequently, as new events are added and previously listed dates, times, or locations may change.  Almost all Huntingdon events are free and most are open to the public.
  • Share in the spirit:  The first Service of Word and Table for the year will be held Monday, September 13, at 11:35 a.m. in the Jean Rodgers Chapel, second floor of Flowers Hall.  This is a communion worship service that is open to all. The first service will be led by President West.
  • Yes, faculty do have lives outside the College: Certified Bee Keeper Dr. Jason Borders, associate professor of religion, will teach an 8-week course on Beekeeping 101 for the Central Alabama Beekeepers Association beginning tonight, September 7, 6:00-8:00 p.m., in the Beard Building Auditorium, Department of Agriculture and Industries, 1445 Federal Drive.  The classes will continue every Tuesday until October 26. Dr. Borders was certified through the University of Georgia's Master Beekeeper Program.  Interested? Contact Dr. Borders.
  • Can the Eagles! The Huntingdon vs. Faulkner football game is just two weeks away, and both SGAs are ready to extend the competition to each college's student body with a Canned Food Drive to benefit the Montgomery Food Bank.  Drop off your cans in the bins outside the dining hall or contribute funds at The Hut.  Every $1 equals a pound of food.  You may also bring your canned goods to the game, which will be at Cramton Bowl, Saturday, September 18, at 7:00 p.m.; or to any Regions Bank, which will offer bins to collect cans for each school.
  • Banking on a win:  And speaking of the Faulkner game, Regions Bank has generously offered to co-host the Huntingdon family in a free tailgate party from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Patterson Field parking lot across the street from Cramton Bowl. Come and choose a hot dog or hamburger--first come, first served (food available while it lasts).  Look for the Huntingdon College Student Life Tent and signs. See you at the game!
  • JV football schedule announced:  A tentative schedule for the Hawks JV football team has been announced, and includes a home game vs Birmingham-Southern 10/3 at 1:00 p.m. Come out and cheer on the JV Hawks!

Coming Up: (See the calendar)

  • In-service Day, Friday, Sept 10; no classes; offices are open and faculty/staff are present.
  • 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
  • NEW DATE AND TIME:  Faculty Follies and Serious Stuff, Friday, Sept 17, 11:45 a.m.,Smith Music Building, Delchamps Recital Hall; free and open to the public; featuring performances by Huntingdon music faculty and friends
  • Rhoda Coleman Ellison Writers Festival presents Irish poet Joan McBreen, Thursday, Sept 23, 7:00 p.m., Flowers Hall, Ligon Chapel; free and open to the public
  • Family Weekend, Sept 24-25
  • Homecoming, Sept 24-25
  • Office of Admission Host Day, Sept 25; know someone who is interested in Huntingdon?--pass along the word!
  • Resume and Cover Letter Workshop, Monday, Sept 27, noon-12:45 p.m., Flowers 102
  • Pre-Graduate School Seminar, Tuesday, Sept 28, 6:00-7:30 p.m., Smith Music Building, Delchamps Recital Hall

Congratulations to:

  • Those who have been selected as members of the worship teams for the 2010-11 academic year.  On the Chapel Worship Team, acoustic guitarists are Colby Leonard '12 (Biology; Coker, Ala.), Patrick Cross '14 (Undeclared; Montgomery, Ala.), and Rhett Butler '13 (Religion; Eclectic, Ala.); vocalists are Chelsey Jones '12 (Christian Ed; Opp, Ala.), Alex Herring '14 (Music; Opelika, Ala.), Alex Parquette '14 (Elementary Ed; Montgomery, Ala.), Jake Bechert '12 (Accounting/Business; Union Grove, Ala.), and Brandy Freeman '13 (Com Studies; Mobile, Ala.); and Derval Hutchinson '11 (Biology; Montgomery, Ala.) is on drums.  On the EMERGE Worship Team, Lauren Randall '11 (Christian Ed; Jackson, Miss.) is on acoustic guitar, Jon Powers '11 (Accounting; Lillian, Ala.) is on electric guitar, Jake Campbell '14 (Athletic Training; Lake Placid, Fla.) is on drums, and vocalists are Josh Johnson '14 (Music; Montgomery, Ala.), Christine Spivey '11 (Mathematics; Dothan, Ala.), Jess Todd '14 (Biology; Deatsville, Ala.), Courtney Bunce '11 (Psychology/Religion; Pike Road, Ala.), and Megan Petenbrink '12 (Religion; Marietta, Ga.).  Serving as they are needed are Ki Lai Austin '14 (Accounting; Montgomery, Ala.) on drums, J.P. Barnhill '14 (Undeclared; Sweet Water, Ala.) and Sawyer Whittaker '14 (Undeclared; New Brockton, Ala.) on acoustic guitar, Ella Johnson '11 (English; Prattville, Ala.) on keyboard, and vocalists Jonathan Joseph '14 (Music; Opelika, Ala.) and Will Dake '14 (Accounting/Business; Auburn, Ala.).
  • Members of our athletic teams who competed successfully over the weekend, including women's soccer, who finished in a double-overtime tie with Judson; men's soccer, who finished in a double-overtime tie with Emory & Henry; cross country, who finished fifth (women) and sixth (men) at the Troy Invitational (in a field where we were one of only two NCAA-Division III teams and the rest were Division I); women's volleyball, who split their matches on both days (day one/day two) at the Hilltop Classic in Birmingham; and the Hawks football team, who defeated Maryville 54-3 on Saturday. See Athletics News for more information on all of these stories.  Hawk 'em!

Thoughts and prayers are extended to:

  • Joel Godfrey, administrative assistant to the director of the library, on death of her father in Warner Robins, Georgia, late last month.
    Margaret Kinney, head of circulation in the library, as she is away caring for her daughter, Mary Margaret Kinney Lee '02, following surgery.

Tip of the Week:

  • Looking for things to do on the weekends in Montgomery? Check out the's "Go Play" section or the Montgomery Chamber of Commerce's Events calendar.


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Office: (334) 833-4515
Cell: (334) 324-6591

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