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November 15, 2010

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Attention all campus groups:  This year, as part of A Service of Lessons and Carols (Thursday, December 2, 7:00 p.m. in Ligon Chapel), we invite a representative from each group (team, club, organization, honorary, sorority, fraternity, or other Huntingdon group) to hang an ornament on the Christmas tree that will be placed in front of the Chapel stage. Several organizations will place their ornaments on the tree before each of the nine lessons, and all of the organizations represented during the service will be listed in the program.  We have already sent invitations to each student group.  We invite you to choose a representative and to send the name of your representative to Sara Beth Terry ( by noon, TOMORROW, Tuesday, November 16.  The ornament will be provided for you, and a practice for all representatives will be held on Tuesday, November 30, at 4:00 p.m. in the Chapel.

Coming Up: (See the calendar)

  • 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.
  • Third Annual White Coat Ceremony TONIGHT, Monday, November 15, 7:00 p.m., Delchamps Recital Hall, Smith Music Building; the ceremony welcomes first-year and transfer students into the chemistry and biochemistry majors.  Students (46) will receive white lab coats with their names embroidered above the left pocket.
  • U.S. Marine Corps recruitment, Tuesday-Wednesday, November 16–17, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.; Russell Dining Hall
  • Basketball Showcase, Tuesday, November 16:  Meal at Roland Arena, 5:20 p.m.; Welcome and introductions, 6:00 p.m.; Half-court shot, 6:20 p.m.; Dunk Contest, 6:25 p.m.; closing remarks, 6:45 p.m.
  • Drew and Ellie Holcomb Concert, Wednesday, November 17, Ligon Chapel; doors open at 8:00 p.m., show at 9:00 p.m.; bring your student I.D. for free admission (off-campus friends are welcome for $10 each)
  • THE SALON: "Mark Twain," Thursday, November 18, 6:30 p.m., Houghton Library Atrium; presented by the Houghton Library faculty and the Department of Language and Literature, this open discussion and time of readings and reflection honors Mark Twain on the 175th anniversary of his birth, the 125th anniversary of his book, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and the 100th anniversary of his death.  This event is open to Huntingdon students, faculty, staff, and their significant others.
  • Thanksgiving Break (no classes), November 22–26; offices closed November 24–26
  • Annual Christmas Celebration, Thursday, December 2:
    • Arrival of St. Nicholas, 6:30 p.m.
    • Tree Lighting and caroling, 6:45 p.m.
    • A Service of Lessons and Carols, 7:00 p.m., Ligon Chapel
  • Last day of classes, fall semester, Friday, December 3
  • Department of Music Open House, Sunday, December 5, 2:00 p.m., Smith Music Building, open to all members of the Huntingdon community (present and alumni) and friends of the music program
  • Elizabeth Belcher Cheek Concert Series presents Vadim Serebryany in Concert, Sunday, December 5, 3:00 p.m., Flowers Hall, Ligon Chapel; free and open to all
  • Finals: December 6–10
  • "The Nutcracker," presented by the Montgomery Ballet; Davis Theatre; December 17, 7:30 p.m.; December 18, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m.; December 19, 2:30 p.m.; December 20 & 21, 6:00 p.m.  Discounted tickets for Huntingdon students, faculty, and staff available for $10.  Call (334) 409-0522 or visit for tickets.

Upcoming CCV Events:

Thursday, November 18: Richmont Graduate School Recruiting (Counseling), 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., lobby of the DH


  • CHRISTMAS SHOEBOX donations are due tomorrow (drop off in the Commuter Lounge by 3pm).  How to prepare your shoebox.
  • EMERGE Montgomery (a group of young Montgomery leaders) invites your help as they put together care packages for the troops overseas in conjunction with Maxwell AFB Air Command Staff College.  The following items may be brought to 600 S. Court Street, 9am to 4pm; contact Cornelius Jones at 334.425.4245 or  5-hour energy |granola/energy Bars | magazines (all types)|rice krispy treats |hand sanitizer |games - card or small board games | personal cards |phone cards  |wipes |good quality toilet paper | toothpaste | salsa |chips (or other non perishable items you could watch football with) |ground coffee or instant coffee |single drink packet mixes (Crystal Lite/Gatorade etc) |twizzlers |jelly beans |mini coffee creamers flavored/liquid

Congratulations to ...

  • The 28 Huntingdon students who are volunteering their time to train and be certified to complete tax returns for low-income families through the SaveFirst program.  We thank you for your service to the community!
  • Huntingdon College's ADCP-Baldwin County offices, for continuing their three-year winning streak at the annual Mama Mia Cookoff to support Daphne Schools last weekend.  Gale Croft, Candi Lake, and Jennifer Ishler served wedding soup and dressed as mafia brides to take second place for the presentation.
  • Annie Arrington '11 (Elementary Ed.; Valley, Ala.), Office of Admission November Host of the Month.
  • Abby Grace Chandler '12 (Business Ad.; Florence, Ala.), winner of the October telecounseling contest for the Office of Admission.
  • A true scholar-athlete, Kent Hagan '10 (Biochemistry/Biology; Opelika, Ala.), who captured the Men's GSAC Runner of the Year title at the GSAC tournament in November.  Kent has been accepted to the F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine M.D. program at the Uniformed Services University in Bethesda, Maryland; and to the Michigan State University combined D.O./Ph.D. program.
  • Caitlin McMahon '12 (Sport Studies; Cortland, N.Y.), who is the first Huntingdon cross country runner to be named to the All-Region Team.  Caitlin led the women's team at the regional meet, finishing 34th in the field of 191.
  • Daniel Oldham '00, who has completed his Ph.D. in education administration (K–12) through Capella University.
  • Dr. Ann Phillips, chair, Department of Psychology, whose article, "Evaluating self-reflection and insight as self-conscious traits" is available online now and will appear in print in the psychology journal, Personality and Individual Differences, in early 2011.

Tip of the Week:

Have a great Thanksgiving!  (No HCMM next week.)


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

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