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January 18, 2011

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MLK commemoration activities lace the week:  Huntingdon students, staff, and faculty have a myriad of opportunities this week to commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  This morning, about 20 students and staff departed for the Footprints to Freedom bus tour of Selma's Slavery and Civil War Museum, National Voting Rights Museum, and the Edmund Pettus Bridge.  At noon, Houghton Library showed Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech in the library atrium.  Tuesday night, January 18, the community is invited to attend the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation at 7:00 p.m. in Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall.  This year's speaker is The Reverend Claude Shuford '83, pastor of Mt. Zion AME Zion and Mt. Pleasant AME Zion churches in Montgomery and a member of the College's Board of Trustees.  The choirs from Mt. Zion and from Robert E. Lee High School will perform.  Saturday, January 22, students are invited to participate in the MLK Great Day of Service, departing at 9:00 a.m. from Blount Parking Lot to serve at Common Ground Ministries in Montgomery until noon.

HC students help the community SaveFirst Thirty Huntingdon volunteers have completed training and earned the Basic IRS Certification to serve with SaveFirst this year, with five students,  Linda Diaz Almaraz '11 (Accounting; El Paso, Texas); Jackie Daniels '12 (Accounting; Brick, N.J.); Taylor Yeargan '12 (Accounting; Prattville, Ala.); Jessica Wadley '11 (Accounting; Montgomery, Ala.); and Olivia Foster '11 (Accounting; Montgomery, Ala.); and faculty coordinator Amy Beard Hulsey '90 completing intermediate-level training.  SaveFirst is a program of Impact Alabama. This year's team will work from the Cloverdale Administrative Building on the Cloverdale Campus, and will open Tuesday, January 18, to serve low-income families by preparing their tax returns at no charge and helping them to secure the Earned Income Tax Credit refund to which most are entitled, but few claim.  The hours of operation are Tuesdays and Wednesdays, noon–8:00 p.m.; Fridays, noon–6:00 p.m.; and Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., until February 26.

CCV opens Resource Room:  A new Resource Room has opened in the Center for Career and Vocation, providing materials to help students plan and prepare for admission to graduate school programs and for taking graduate and professional tests, such as the GMAT, LSAT, DAT, MCAT, and GRE.  Stop by Jackson Home 104 and explore at your leisure.

ACS sponsors Poetry and Haiku Contest: The Huntingdon Student Affiliate Chapter of the American Chemical Society is sponsoring a Poetry/Haiku Contest to celebrate the International Year of Chemistry 2011 (  Students, faculty and staff are invited to submit chemistry-related poetry or haiku to editor Angelica Trammell '11 (Biochemistry; Roanoke, Ala.) at by February 15, 2011.  There are no limits on the number of submissions per person.  Serious or humorous content is welcome.  A panel of judges will award cash prizes ranging from $10 to $100 to the top six finalists.

Coming Up: (See the calendar)

  • Elizabeth Belcher Cheek Concert series presents Trio +, Monday, January 17, 7:00 p.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall, free and open to the public
  • Worship Team Auditions: Tuesday, January 18, noon–4:00 p.m.; Wednesday, January 19, 1–3 p.m.—sign up the Campus Ministries office, The Hut
  • Resident Assistant Applications are due by noon, Tuesday, January 18, in The Hut (Res Life Office)
  • Orientation Leader Applications are due Tuesday, January 18, by 5:00 p.m., The Hut (see Sara Beth Terry)
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation and Gospel Celebration, Tuesday, January 18, 7:00 p.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall, free and open to the public
  • Last day to add a course with the permission of the adviser, instructor, and dean of faculty, Wednesday, January 19
  • Applications for students who wish to serve as SGA officers next year are due in The Hut Wednesday, January 19, by 8:30 p.m., the time of the Mandatory Qualification Meeting.  Pick up your Intent to Run form in The Hut today!
  • ROAD TRIP!  Wednesday, January 19, join the Campus Recreation program for a bus trip to the Georgia Tech basketball game, departing at 2:00 p.m. The cost is $25 for game tickets, transportation, and snacks.  Bring extra money for dinner at The Varsity.  Stop by the Campus Rec office in The Hut to reserve your spot.
  • JV Hawks Basketball vs Covenant College, Friday, January 21, 7:00 p.m., Roland Arena
  • Jennifer Moody '09 band launch party and Toys for Tots benefit, Saturday, January 22, 7:00 p.m., B&A Warehouse, Birmingham.  Details and tickets here.
  • Faculty Recital, Dan Totan, Cello; Saturday, January 22, 7:00 p.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall; free and open to the public
  • Department of Business Pizza with Professionals, Monday, January 24, 12:00–1:00 p.m., Wilson 209, sponsored by the Center for Career and Vocation
  • Faculty Recital, Michael Koon, Baritone, Monday, January 24, 7:00 p.m., Delchamps Recital Hall, Smith Music Building; free and open to the public

Special offers:

Motivated Movers, a new Montgomery-based moving company, is offering to members of the Huntingdon community a $5 discount per hour for up to 20 hours of service and free estimates for home or office moves. Call (334) 221-1222 or see the Web site at

Huntingdon welcomes:

  • Valerie Prewitt, director of dining services for ARAMARK Dining Services, and Denise Wood, line cook for ARAMARK.  You may contact Valerie or Denise in Russell Dining Hall at x4488.  Valerie's extension is 4355;
  • Howard Johnson, assisting Nate Rucker, director of cross country and track, with coaching in those areas.  He can be reached at x4383 or

Congratulations to:

Sarah Frampton '11 (Biochemistry/Cell Biology; Newberry, Fla.), who has been admitted to the Kornberg School of Dentistry at Temple University beginning fall 2011.  She is awaiting admission results from at least one more school before deciding her next step.

Joe Jackson (J.J.) Frazer Jr. '82, who completed his Ph.D. in history from the University of Memphis in December.  His dissertation was, "The Fourth Parliament of Elizabeth I: 1571–1583: A Legislative Study."  Dr. Frazer chairs the Department of History at Judson College.

Hodge Patterson IV '07, director of sports information, who will marry Kelly Ann Buckner Saturday, January 22, in Birmingham.  Hodge will be out of the office next week.  Sports Information questions can be directed to Eric Levanda in Hodge's absence.

Twelve Huntingdon students whose artworks have been accepted to an upcoming juried exhibition at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts.  The Expansive View, an ARTWORKS Corridor Exhibition, opens Thursday, January 20, at 6:00 p.m. with a public reception held in conjunction with an exhibition and talk by artist Carl Burton.  The Huntingdon students are:  Dominik Platen '14 (Art; Lich, Germany); Amberley Dearmon '13 (Art/Biochemistry; Jackson, Ala.); Hannah Correia '11 (Biology/Mathematics; Deatsville, Ala.); Julie Harrison '11 (Art; Clanton, Ala.); Jakob Dwyer '10 (Accounting; Virginia Beach, Va.); Kevin Littleton '12 (Biology; Thorsby, Ala.); J.C. Everett '11 (Accounting; Semmes, Ala.); Alyssa McCurry '14 (Art; Montgomery, Ala.); Jon Nixon '13 (Art; Montgomery, Ala.); Shelby Story '14 (Art; Selma, Ala.); Dylan Pugh '11 (History; Waverly, Ala.); and Brooke Conway '14 (Athletic Training; Montgomery, Ala.).

Our thoughts and prayers are with:

  • Dr. James Albritton, assistant professor of history, who is healing nicely from hip replacement surgery performed during the holiday break.
  • Joanna Hampton Collier '09, a member of the staff in the Office of Student Financial Services, and her family, including her mother, Harriett Hampton, director of housekeeping; sister, Heather Hampton Slagle '99, administrative assistant in the Office of Business and Finance; and Joanna's husband and newborn son.  Joanna has been diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of cervical cancer. She will travel to Birmingham Tuesday to learn about treatments and options. Please keep this family in your prayers.
  • The family of Wilmina (Willy) Giermanski '86, a member of the library staff from 1981 to 1990, who passed away Sunday, January 9, in Laredo, Texas.  Willy served as head of circulation for the library for a good part of her tenure there, during which she reorganized the library's circulation system and played an integral role in the planning of the Dixon Wing.  She left Huntingdon to relocate to Laredo, where she has taught art at the secondary level until her health prevented her from doing so in the fall of 2010.
  • Jane Williams, coordinator of travel and event planning, who has been moved from intensive care to a regular room (#6113) following emergency surgery last week at East Alabama Medical Center. Well wishes may be sent to the medical center at 2000 Pepperell Parkway, Opelika, AL 36801.  While Jane is away, Helpdesk requests are being processed as normal by Charles Stanton. Questions about calendar and room reservations may be directed to Heather Slagle at hslagle@ or x4406.  Please hold questions about travel and travel payments until next week.

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