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November 30, 2010

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If your student organization, club, team, or group is presenting an ornament during the Service of Lessons and Carols, your representative MUST ATTEND a meeting of those involved in the Service at 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 30, in Ligon Chapel.  Don't forget!

UP ALL NIGHT, SO YOU GET IT WRITE!!!: The Writing Center is hosting late night hours from 6:00 p.m. to midnight this Wednesday to help students with their final PACT and English papers. Free food, drinks and sweet treats all night! Walk in or make an appointment at for these or our normal hours (M–F, 11–3).

St. Nicholas is coming:  Members of the Huntingdon family and the surrounding community are invited to participate in Huntingdon's annual Community Christmas Celebration, Thursday, December 2.  The festivities will begin with the arrival of St. Nicholas at 6:30 p.m., followed by tree lighting and caroling at 6:45 p.m. and A Service of Lessons and Carols at 7:00 p.m.  St. Nick will visit with children in the Library Atrium after his arrival.

Toward a healthier planet:  Thanks to the City of Montgomery and the Montgomery Clean City Commission, Huntingdon students, faculty, staff, and residents of the surrounding neighborhoods now have more convenient access to recycling.  Two large recycling bins; one for rinsed cans (aluminum or steel) and plastics #1 & #2, and one for paper and cardboard, have been placed in the north parking lot beside Russell Dining Hall.  Everyone is encouraged to participate in the recycling program by bringing recyclables to the containers.  Volunteers from the Huntingdon College Environmental Club, Hawks for a Healthier Planet, are collecting and moving recyclables from the residence halls to the containers.

UM loans cut interest rates:  The United Methodist Student Loan program has announced a decrease in interest rates to 4% annually.  To be eligible to obtain a UM Student Loan, which allows students to borrow up to $5,000 per calendar year, the student must have been a member of a United Methodist church for at least one year; attend an accredited college or university in a full-time degree-granting program; maintain a grade point average of 2.0 or better; and have a co-signer.  The winter/spring loan application will be available December 1.  Early application is encouraged as funds are limited.  To learn more or to complete an application, visit

Coming Up: (See the calendar)

  • Coffehouse, featuring acoustic music performed by Stephen Barebo, 8:00–9:00 p.m. tonight in The Hawk's Nest; coffee and light refreshments available
  • Annual Christmas Celebration, Thursday, December 2:
  •               o Arrival of St. Nicholas, 6:30 p.m.
                  o Tree Lighting and caroling, 6:45 p.m.
                  o 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
  • Midnight Breakfast (for your studying pleasure), Sunday, December 5, 9:00 p.m. to midnight; serving pancakes, eggs, bacon, biscuits and gravy, breakfast casseroles and sweets, generously provided by the congregation at Whitfield United Methodist Church (and we thank you!)
  • 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.

Congratulations to ...

  • ... Dr. Chad Eggleston, assistant professor of religion, on delivering a paper, "'Open Your Eyes and See, LORD': The Divine Reader in the Hebrew Bible," for the group considering Orality, Textuality, and the Hebrew Bible at the annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature last week.
  • ... Hannah Glover '11 (Biochemistry/Cell Biology; Montgomery, Ala.), who has been admitted to the University of Nevada College of Pharmacy.
  • ... Jack Shannon '06 and his wife, Chas, on the birth of baby girl Annabelle Leigh Shannon, 7 lbs., 10 oz., Friday, November 19.  Jack is the director of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes program on campus.

End of Term Residence Hall Check-out Information:

Resident students are required to check-out of residence hall rooms within 24 hours of the last final exam, or by 9:00 a.m. Saturday, December 11, if exams occur on Friday, December 10.  You will be able to return to your room at 1:00 p.m., Sunday, January 9, for the beginning of the Spring Semester.

Before leaving, you must make sure (you will be provided a checklist for the following, which you should leave taped to your door):

  • The refrigerator is unplugged, defrosted, dried, and the doors are left open
  • Every electrical device is unplugged
  • All trash is removed from the residence and placed in the trash room
  • There are no dirty dishes left in the room
  • The bathroom is clean (Blount)
  • Blinds are down and open
  • Windows are locked
  • Take any pet fish out of the residence halls
  • Put bikes in residence hall room (do not leave outside)
  • Doors are locked
  • Floors are clean

If you do not plan to return to the residence hall for the spring semester, you must schedule a meeting with your RA and completely check-out of your room.  (You will not be allowed to regain entry into your room during Winter Break or for the spring semester.)



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

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