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Monday Messages

October 11, 2010

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News Clips

Switchfoot concert a success: The Huntingdon-sponsored concert by Switchfoot and The Almost at Riverwalk Amphitheater last week was attended by more than 1900 people, according to the turnstyle markers at the venue.  Huntingdon students, staff, and alumni were involved in planning, setting up, taking down, and running the event, and we thank all of those involved for their part in offering a great concert for the community. Those attending the concert represented neighboring states as well as many communities in Alabama.

Phillips wins junior division at Racewalk Championships:  Huntingdon's Rachael Phillips '13 (Cell Biology; Lyndonville, N.Y.) finished first in the Junior Female Division and third overall in the USATF 5K Racewalk Championships in Kingsport, Tennessee, this weekend.  Rachael previously competed in the U.S. 10K Racewalk Championships, finishing fourth in the women's division with a time of 1:02.26 while winning her age group. In June, she participated in the U.S. 10K Junior National Championships in Des Moines, Iowa, posting a fifth-place finish with a time of 57:53.41. In August, Huntingdon Head Cross Country Coach Nate Rucker led Rachael and the other members of the U.S. Junior National Racewalk team in a victory over Canada at the dual meet in Toronto, where Rachael finished fifth with a time of 27:39.40.  Her time at the Kingsport race was 27:31.

Interested in science? Huntingdon ACS invites you to a celebration!  Huntingdon College’s charter Student Affiliate Chapter of the American Chemical Society will celebrate its one-year anniversary October 14.  Come enjoy pizza, soda, and birthday cake at the group's first meeting of the year, Thursday, October 14, at 7 pm in Bellingrath  04.  There, you can learn how to become a member of the American Chemical Society, the largest professional organization of scientists worldwide.  Help plan activities for the Huntingdon chapter for 2010–2011, including National Mole Day, National Chemistry Week, outreach activities, social networking with other chapters, and more. In its first year, Huntingdon’s ACS chapter won both national and state awards and sent members to San Francisco for a national ACS meeting and to Alabama high school classrooms  promoting science and chemistry.  Anyone interested in chemistry and science is invited to come to this meeting.

Jason's Deli offers Huntingdon Spirit Night: Tuesday, October 12, Jason's Deli at 1520 Eastern Blvd. will host a Huntingdon Spirit Night from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Just say "Huntingdon" when you order and 10% of the total sales during the evening will benefit the Huntingdon Commuter Student Organization and further development of the Commuter Student Lounge.

Get ready for spring:  Spring term pre-registration will be conducted during the week of November 8–12.  You can plan ahead for this process by:

  • Reviewing the classes that will be offered (the schedule will be posted on the Registrar's Office Web site later this week)
  • Checking the course descriptions in the Catalog to be sure you have met the prerequisites for each course
  • Consulting your Plan of Study or Graduation Checklist to see which requirements remain for your degree completion
  • Retrieving a gray enrollment card and any other forms you may need (see the Registrar's Office Web site) from the Registrar's Office
  • Making an appointment to meet with your adviser to discuss registration.  Freshmen: your adviser of record is your PACT instructor, but you may want to meet with an adviser in your major, especially if you plan to major in elementary education or any teacher certification program, physical education, music, or accounting.  If you have two majors, consult with advisers for both of your majors.
  • Your adviser(s) must sign your enrollment card before it can be turned in during pre-registration week.  We'll share more about the pre-registration process as the week approaches.
  • As registration approaches, be sure to double-check the schedule of classes to see if changes have occurred.

Band toots its own horns:  The Huntingdon First Scarlet & Grey Marching Band will be part of an exhibition in Pell City this weekend.  Band members will load buses at 3:00 p.m. Saturday and return by 10:30 p.m.

Breast Cancer walk exceeds organizers' expectations:  About 1200 people participated in the inaugural American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk that originated and concluded on campus Saturday. More than $50,000 was raised for the cause.  Many Huntingdon volunteers participated in the walk or in the registration or encouragement process surrounding the walk, and we thank everyone involved for helping to advance with this important cause.


  • Flu shots are available in the Health Services office, the Hut, $20, M-W-Th 9am–11am and 2pm–3pm; Tu 10am–11am and 2pm–3pm.  No shots on Fridays.  Questions?  Contact Camilla Irvin, director of student health services, at (334) 833-4577 or
  • Upperclass men and women: Pick up your 2009–10 yearbook in The Hut.
  • Sign up now at the CCV/Jackson Home to attend the Business Etiquette Dinner and Workshop at Montgomery Country Club, Tuesday, October 19.

Coming Up: (See the calendar)

  • Thursday, October 14:  CSO Wii Rock Band Party, Commuter Lounge, 6:00–9:00 pm. Free pizza and snacks!
  • Dave the Caricature Artist will be in the dining hall Thursday, October 14, 10:30–2:30 pm, during lunch hour (an event sponsored by CAB).
  • In-service Fridays: Oct. 15 and Oct. 22 (no classes, offices open)
  • Friday, October 15:  Last day to change to P/N grading, audit, or non-credit status for a course
  • Friday, October 15:  Mid-term grades posted and viewable by 5:00 p.m. To see your student account, go to the Web site under Academics and click on the Registrar's Office's main page.  At the top of the page, click on the blue writing to see your student account. You will need your email address and the last four digits of your SSN to access the information.  Once inside, you will be able to view the Parent PIN—parents need the special Parent PIN that is posted inside your account after you access it so they can access your information.
  • Alabama National Fair continues at the fairgrounds through Saturday, October 16.
  • Elizabeth Belcher Cheek Concert Series featuring Dennis Herrick with Vadim Serebryany, Sunday, Oct. 17, 3pm, free
  • Montgomery Ballet presents Sleeping Beauty, Sunday, October 17, 2:30 pm, Davis Theater, discounted tickets for Huntingdon students and faculty at $10; call 334-409-0522
  • ADCP Spring Term Registration begins Monday, October 18, at noon.
  • CCV Business Etiquette Workshop, Tuesday, Oct. 19, Montgomery Country Club
  • Kevin Manderville Guitar Concert, Monday, Oct. 25, Delchamps Recital Hall, Smith Music Building, free
  • November 8–12: Traditional Day Spring Term Pre-registration. In preparation, see  your adviser this month to work through your class schedule. (We anticipate the schedule of classes will be available on the Registrar's Web site later this week.)
  • NOTE: The date of the Elizabeth Belcher Cheek concert with Dr. Vadim Serebryany planned for Sunday, November 14, has changed to Sunday, December 5, at 3:00 p.m.


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Congratulations to:

  • Katy Stembridge, coordinator of Greek Life and residence director in Blount Hall, who has been elected to serve on the executive board as state editor for the Alabama Association of Housing Officers.

Tip of the Week:

Success Centers in Reading, Writing, Math, and Science can help you improve your performance and grades in these subject areas.  To learn more, stop by the Staton Center for Learning Enrichment, Jackson Home.


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

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