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Monday Messages

October 25, 2010

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Kevin Manderville performs tonight:  Huntingdon College adjunct music professor Kevin Manderville will present a guitar recital tonight at 7:00 p.m. in Smith Music Building, Delchamps Recital Hall.  The concert, part of the College's Faculty Recital Series, is free and open to the public and will include works by David Kellner, Fernando Sor, Phillip Houghton, Joaquin Turina, Leo Brouwer, Dilermando Reis, and Jose Luis Merlin. More.

Volleyball makes history:  The Lady Hawks Volleyball Team clinched the regular season title after defeating Spelman, 3–0, and Piedmont, 3–2, in the last home games of the season on Saturday. This is the first time in Huntingdon history the volleyball team has won the regular season title.  The Lady Hawks are the number one seed in the Great South Athletic Conference Tournament, which will take place in November. Last week, team member Alyssa Eason'12 (Biology; Dadeville, Ala.) was named GSAC Player of the Week by conference coaches following 96 assists, 29 digs, and 7 kills for the week.

Critter Crew tackles Bear:  The Department of Biology's Critter Crew shared the fun and facts of native and exotic amphibians and reptiles with the entire first grade (94 students) at Bear Elementary School last week. Hosted by first grade teacher Tinsley Ray '07, wife of Head Men's Soccer Coach Kevin Ray, the crew talked about frogs, toads, lizards, and turtles.  This year's crew consisted of Dr. Allen Tubbs, associate professor of biology, Hannah Correia'11 (Mathematics/Biology; Deatsville, Ala.), and Rebekah Correia '11 (Biology/Psychology; Deatsville, Ala.).  To the Critter Crew we can only say, "Hawk 'em!"

Hawks Golf wins tournament:  Freshman golfer Jamey Lester '14 (Business Admin.; Auburn, Ala.) shared the individual championship and the Hawks Golf Team won the team tournament at the Oglethorpe Royal Lakes Invitational last week.  The match concluded the Hawks' fall season.  The Hawks, ranked second in NCAA-Division III nationally, will open the spring by hosting the Wynlakes Wynternationals at Wynlakes Golf and Country Club February 21–22 in Montgomery.


The Spring 2011 Schedule of Classes has been posted online.  Get ready for spring:   Spring term pre-registration will be conducted during the week of November 8–12.  Meet with your adviser and plan your schedule now!

THREE spaces remain in the Student Life Ski Trip to Steamboat Springs, Colorado, January 3–8, 2011. The cost per student of $1100 covers round-trip airfare, transfer to and from the airport, deluxe condo accommodations, ski lift pass, and ski equipment rental (almost everything except meals).  To sign up, make a deposit of $500 to Dr. Frank Parsons, vice president for student life and dean of students, in The Hut.

Coming Up: (See the calendar)

  • Kevin Manderville Guitar Concert, Monday, Oct. 25, 7:00 p.m., Delchamps Recital Hall, Smith Music Building, free
  • Thursday, October 28, Pizza and Movie Night for Domestic Violence Awareness Month, presented by the Women's Center, 6:00–8:30 p.m., Houghton Library Atrium
  • Friday, October 29, is the last day to withdraw from a course without grade penalty and receive a "WP" or "WF" on your transcript.
  • Friday, October 29, Library Halloween Dinner (by invitation, confirmed by RSVP)
  • Friday, October 29, Countess of Huntingdon Masquerade Ball, 10:00–11:55 p.m., 129 Coosa Street; purchase tickets in advance at The Hut
  • Saturday, October 30:  Office of Admission Host Day
  • Saturday, October 30:  Freshman Forum Fall Festival, Ligon Hall front yard, 4:00–7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 30:  American Guild of Organists Halloween Organ Recital, 7:00 p.m., Flowers Hall, Ligon Chapel
  • ADCP Fall Session 3 begins Monday, November 1.
  • Applications to be a part of the Campus Activities Board are available in the Hut and are due by Tuesday, November 9. See Sara Beth Terry, coordinator of student activities, for more information.
  • Harry Potter Movie Marathon, November 11–18 (daily—see the calendar) in the Commuter Student Lounge; culminating in the CSO Harry Potter 7 movie and Mellow Mushroom Party, Friday, November 19.
  • Thanksgiving Break (no classes), November 22–26; offices closed November 24–26
  • Upcoming CCV Events:

Monday, October 25: Chemistry Department Pizza with Professionals, 12:00–1:00 p.m., Bellingrath 102 (FREE LUNCH!)
Friday, October 29: AUM Leadership Conference, 8:00–4:00 p.m., AUM (Contact for registration information)
Monday, November 1: Internship Education Program Seminars, 12:00–1:00 p.m. (stop by), Stallworth
Thursday, November 4: Alabama Rural Ministry Summer Job Recruiting, 11:00–1:00 p.m., DH lobby
Monday, November 8: Political Science Department Pizza with Professionals, 12:00–1:00 p.m., Flowers 203 (FREE LUNCH!)
Monday, November 8–Thursday, November 11: Mock Interviews (Contact for more information)
Tuesday, November 9: Dr. Lou Harris visits the Chemistry Department, 12:00–1:00 p.m., Bellingrath 102 (FREE LUNCH!)
Thursday, November 18: Richmont Graduate School Recruiting (Counseling), 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., lobby of the DH


Members of the Interfraternity Council will participate in the "STEP OUT Against Diabetes" Walk, Saturday, November 6, at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival grounds. Fraternity members will walk in honor of Daniel Reece, younger brother of IFC Athletics Chairman and Sigma Phi Epsilon member Dane Reece '11 (Sport Studies; Wilsonville, Ala.). Anyone interested in participating with or donating to the IFC team may contact Katy Stembridge, coordinator of Greek life and residence director (Blount Hall) at (334) 833-4527.

Our Thoughts and Prayers are with:

Adrienne Strickland Gaines '00, Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness, on the death of her grandfather last week.

Congratulations to:

  • Bonnie Catching, Office of Admission, on the birth of her fifth grandson, the first born to her daughter, Claire.  Jonathan Loran Bintz was born five weeks early on October 7 in Knoxville, Tennessee. He and Claire are doing well.
  • Matthew Patrick '96, CPA, whose article was published in the October issue of The CPA Technology Advisor, a well-recognized publication for those practicing public accounting.

Huntingdon welcomes:

  • Rebecca Masic, a graduate of Huntingdon's Adult Degree Completion Program, who has joined the Office of Admission as an admission counselor.  Meet Rebecca.

NOTE to Alumni:

If you and your spouse are both Huntingdon alumni, we would like to include a brief version of your love story in the Class Notes section of Huntingdon College Magazine this winter.  Send your story and a picture by October 29 to with the subject line: love stories. Questions?  Call Su Ofe (contact info below).  Hurry!

Tip of the Week:

  • Keep in mind as you plan your spring schedule that some courses have prerequisites, meaning you are required to have taken other course work prior to registering for that course.  Also, while most core classes are offered annually, some upper-level or major-specific courses may be offered on a rotating basis only.  Be sure to check with your adviser to plan course sequencing so that you don't miss taking a required class.


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

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