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February 15, 2011

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Stallworth Lecture set for March 15:  The 2010–2011 Stallworth Lecturer is Dr. Andrew Bacevich, respected world-wide as an authority on military history and international relations.  He will speak on the themes of his bestselling book, The Limits of Power.  Dr. Bacevich places current American foreign policy in historical context as part of an American tradition with strong bi-partisan roots going back to the presidency of Woodrow Wilson. He cites influential 20th century historians Charles Beard and William Appleman Williams, as well as theologian Reinhold Niebuhr.  The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is Tuesday, March 15, at 7:00 p.m. in Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall, and will be followed by a book-signing and reception in the Office of the President.  More on this event.

Baccalaureate, Traditional Day Commencement speakers named:  The Reverend Dr. Ron Robinson, Perkins-Prothro Chaplain and professor of religion at Wofford College, will deliver the 2011 Baccalaureate sermon during the annual service to be held Friday, May 6, at 5:00 p.m. in Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall. Baccalaureate is a worship service for traditional and ADCP graduates and their families held annually on the eve of Commencement Exercises. The speaker for traditional day Commencement Exercises is Dr. Samuel Williamson, vice chancellor and president emeritus at the University of the South who formerly served as provost at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.  Traditional day Commencement Exercises will be held at 9:00 a.m. Saturday, May 7, on The Green, weather permitting (weather location: Roland Arena).  Dr. Williamson taught courses on intelligence and foreign policy for more than two decades and has written extensively about nuclear strategy and World War I history.

Communication students and faculty shine at regional conference:  Dr. John Saunders , chair of the Department of Communication Studies, and four Huntingdon communication studies students and recent graduates will serve as presenters and/or panel chairs at the 2011 Southern States Communication Association Conference in Little Rock, Arkansas, next month. Dr. Saunders, vice chair and planner for the Popular Communication Division of the association, will present his paper, "Song of the South: Moral Lessons Blurred by Controversy," and will chair two panels. Jeremy Reid '11 (Com. Studies; Montgomery) will present two papers, "Bob Jones University v. United States: A Case Like No Other," and "A House Divided: Abraham Lincoln's Quintessential Address," and will chair one panel. Catie Malone '11 (Pol. Sci./Com. Studies; Ozark, Ala.) will present her paper, "Woodrow Wilson: 'This is War,'" and chair one panel. Kirsten Kline '11 (Com. Studies; Anniston, Ala.) and Catherine Naylor '11 (Biology/Com. Studies; Irvington, Ala.) will each chair panels for the Division.  These Huntingdon students and papers were selected from among all applicants and potential presenters at colleges and universities in the region.

Political science students, faculty present at state conference:  Dr. Jeremy R.T. Lewis , professor and chair of the Department of Political Science, and three students will present their original papers at the annual Alabama Political Science Association conference to be held at Samford University later this spring.  Dr. Lewis will present "Redaction and Release Systems Versus Data Dump: Transparency Programs and The WikiLeaks Classified Documents Scandal." Russ Barnwell '13 (Pol. Sci.; Jacksonville, Ala.) will present "1800 and 1828: The First Realigning Elections in U.S. Political History." Cole Muzio '11 (Pol. Sci./History; Millbrook, Ala.) will present "Hamilton v. Jefferson: Contrasting Worldviews that Forged a Hamiltonian Reality for a New Nation." Heath Woodruff '12 (Pol. Sci./History; Wetumpka, Ala.) will present "Political Progress, Economic Progress: How Political Development Influences Economic Development in China and India."

Rodriguez elected SGA president:  Ashton Rodriguez '12 (History; Elba, Ala.) will be installed as SGA president in March, replacing Cole Muzio '11.  Also elected by their peers last week were SGA vice president Jake Bechert '13  (Accounting/Bus. Admin.; Union Grove, Ala.); treasurer Trace Zarr '13 (Cell Biology; Bay Minette, Ala.); and secretary Allison Vuyovich '12 (Religion; Andalusia, Ala.).  Other executive-level offices will be filled by appointment.  Each class also elected officers for their respective Class Council.  See the full list here.

Yearbook holds cover contest:  The Bells and Pomegranates yearbook staff invites students to submit their original artwork of any medium depicting themes including bells and pomegranates and other beloved Huntingdon symbols in any art medium and in the size of 8.5 x 11 inches.  Entries are due by Wednesday, February 23, at 4:00 p.m. in The Hut.  For more insight into the theme, see Exodus 39:22–26 or the poems of Robert Browning.

Student Life leads Student Leadership Retreat:  The annual Leadership Retreat, part of the Leadership Initiative, will take students to Alabama Power's corporate headquarters and the Birmingham Civil Rights Museum.  There are 30 spots available for this retreat, which will take place February 25 & 26.  Costs are covered, except for meals.  Please sign up in The Hut or email Dean of Students Frank Parsons.  The deadline to register is Tuesday, February 15.


  • Campus Ministries:  Chapel Services are held each Wednesday, 11:45 a.m.–12:30 p.m. in Ligon Chapel.  All are welcome.  FCA meets Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m. in the Seay Twins Art Gallery.  EMERGE, a high energy/high impact worship service, meets Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. in the Cloverdale Administrative Building Auditorium.  A Service of Word and Table (Communion) is offered at 11:35 a.m. in the Jean Rodgers Prayer Chapel on the second Monday of each month.

Coming Up: (See the calendar)


  • U.S. Marine Corps recruiting, Monday, February 14, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Russell Dining Hall
  • Spring Career, Volunteer, and Internship Fair, Monday, February 14, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Russell Dining Hall
  • ACS Poetry/Haiku Contest submissions due by Tuesday, February 15, to  To learn more, visit
  • In-Service Fridays: February 18 and 25
  • Dr. James Conely Recital: American Organ Music, Monday, February 21, 7:00 p.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall
  • Mid-terms, February 21–24; Mid-term grading period ends Friday, February 25; Mid-term grades posted by Friday, March 4
  • GSAC Men's and Women's Basketball Tournaments, Friday–Saturday, February 25–26, Roland Arena
  • Resume and Cover Letter Workshop, Monday, February 28, presented by the Center for Career and Vocation in Flowers 101, noon–12:50 p.m.

Service Opportunities:

Student, Faculty, and Staff volunteers are needed to help with the Alabama Division B (middle school) Science Olympiad State Tournament, to be held at Huntingdon for the 11th consecutive year Saturday, March 12.  To learn more, visit; or see tournament director Dr. Sid Stubbs, chair, Department of Mathematics, or associate tournament director Dr. James Daniels, associate professor of biology.

Congratulations to:

  • The outgoing and incoming SGA and Class Council officers, for work well done and for new vision for the future.
  • Dusti Doss '09, who has completed a week-long mission trip in Haiti, where she served to rebuild structures that were destroyed during the devastating earthquakes last year.
  • Cole Muzio '11, a veteran of the successful Martha Roby for Congress 2010 campaign, who is working for the Alabama legislature in a Capitol internship this spring term.

Thoughts and prayers:

  • Our sympathy is extended to Woods Lisenby '11 (Religion; Dothan, Ala.), whose grandfather passed away last week in Dothan.
  • With grateful hearts we remember the life of The Reverend Robert Penton '70, senior pastor of Enterprise United Methodist Church, who passed away February 5, 2011.  Our thoughts and prayers are extended to his family and to his church family.
  • Please hold in your prayers the daughter of Ann Reitzammer, professor of education.  Ann's daughter has been diagnosed with pneumonia and is in ICU at a Montgomery hospital.
  • Jane Williams, coordinator of college travel and event planning, has been hospitalized since Friday with pneumonia, apparently caused by a complication of the recovery process after extensive surgery performed two weeks ago.  She is at East Alabama Medical Center in Opelika.


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