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April 04, 2011

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Founders Day  festivities stretch through the weekend:  Alumni from as far back as 1941 were on campus this weekend to celebrate the College's 157th birthday.  Twenty-five students presented snippets of information about Huntingdon's history at the Founders Day Convocation on Friday, April 1.  The celebration continued with luncheons and dinners for Golden Hawks (50 years out or prior) and with meetings of the National Alumni Association.  The baseball team celebrated its 50th birthday with a dinner and alumni baseball game Saturday evening.  We've had a number of requests for the script from Friday's convocation and we hope to have that  posted on the Web this week.  Thank you to all of the student presenters, you did a terrific job!

Inaugural Iron Roll a success:  The first -ever match-up between the wheelchair basketball teams of the University of Alabama and Auburn University occurred Saturday at Roland Arena, resulting in a 64-7 victory for UA.  (Auburn's team of 6 players is just forming.)  At least two of the athletes were former Huntingdon SuperSports participants (SuperSports was the predecessor of Wheelin' Hawks).  Prior to the UA/AU face-off, Hawks players and coaches played against a line-up of local celebrities (and won, of course)!  News Release; Montgomery Advertiser story.

Voter ID?  A piece of cake!  The Huntingdon College Republicans will host a voter identification awareness event on the front steps of the State House tomorrow from noon until 1:00 p.m.  In support of the voter identification bill, they will hand out free cupcakes in exchange for the presentation of identification, demonstrating their position that showing an I.D. in order to vote is a "piece of cake."

Choir completes tour, prepares for Requiem:  The Huntingdon Choir performed for Calera and Clay Chalkville High Schools, First United Methodist Church Hartselle, and Bellevue Baptist Church in Gadsden, Alabama, during the weekend. The choir will perform the Fauré Requiem  for Palm Sunday, April 17, at 3:00 p.m.  The Requiem will be performed in memory of loved ones  who have touched the lives of those in the Huntingdon community.  The choir invites you to send names of loved ones whom you would like remembered in the service program to Jennifer Canfield at

Huntingdon forms collegiate Exchange Club:  Huntingdon has formed the only branch of Exchange Club International at a college or university in the country.  Inductions will be made tomorrow evening at 5:15 in Delchamps Recital Hall, Smith Music Building.

Coming Up: (See the calendar)

  • PREREGISTRATION FOR 2011, April 4–8.  Meet with your adviser THIS WEEK in order to plan for registration.  Your adviser's signature and approval from the Office of Student Financial Services are required on your Enrollment Card before turning it in to the Registrar's Office.  Summer registration will be held April 11–13.  Here are some helpful links as you plan for and go through the registration process:
    • Fall Registration Schedule (Day 1 = April 4)
    • Forms you may need (Registration cards are available in the Office of the Registrar, Wilson Center)
    • Signed and approved (see above) Enrollment Cards will be accepted in the Registrar's Office 8:30–11:30 a.m. and1:00–4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday next week, according to this schedule:
    •  Monday, April 4:  Seniors (90+ completed hours)
    • Tuesday, April 5:  Juniors and Seniors (57+ completed hours)
    •  Wednesday, April 6:  Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors (24+ completed hours)
    • Thursday, April 7:  Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors ((0+ completed hours)
    • Friday, April 8:  Special, Transient, Readmitted, and all other current students
  • Intramural Softball sign-up is this week in The Hut.  See Brandon Carney.
  • 2011–12 Travel Sign-up begins Tuesday, April 5, 6:00 a.m., Wilson Lounge;  2011-12 Travel information
  • Internship Education Program, Tuesday, April 5, 1:00-4:00 p.m., Center for Career and Vocation, Jackson Home
  • Tennis Extravaganza, Tuesday, April 5, 1:00 p.m., Tennis Courts
  • Get Yourself Tested (GYT) Event, Wednesday, April 6, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Stallworth Dining Room, Russell Dining Hall
  • Softball Extravaganza, Wednesday, April 6, 2:00 p.m., Softball Field
  • LECTURE and presentation:  How a King, an Emperor, and a Pharaoh Helped Make the Bible As We Know It," lecture and presentation by Dr. Larry Yarbrough, Tillinghast Professor of Religion at Middlebury College (Vermont), Wednesday, April 6, 4:00 p.m., Houghton Library Atrium; open to all
  • Deadline to report community service hours:  Wednesday, April 6.
  • LUAU: An event for admitted and deposited students, Thursday, April 7 through Friday, April 8
  • CloverJam Music Festival, Thursday, April 7 through Saturday, April 9:
    • Thursday, April 7: Lucky Acoustic in The Grove, 10:00-11:30 p.m.
    • Friday, April 8: Crawfish Boil at Posey Field, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
    • Friday, April 8: 5-Finger Discount at Cloverdale Auditorium, 9:30 p.m.-midnight
    • Saturday, April 9: Cold Hard Truth at Montgomery Country Club, 9:30 p.m. - midnight
  • Men's Professional Dress Seminar, noon-1:00 p.m., Friday, April 8, Russell Dining Hall, presented by the CCV
  • Students interested in physical therapy professional programs:  there will be a tour of the ASU PT school Friday, April 8, at 1:00 p.m.  Meet in Weil 105 at 12:30 p.m.  Email or notify Dr. Roxanne St. Martin if  you intend to participate in the tour.
  • Commuter Student Organization's Tie Dye for Kids program, Friday, April 8, 4-7 p.m., Posey Field
  • The Old Cloverdale Association invites you to the annual Tour of Homes, Saturday, April 9, noon–4:00 p.m.
  • The Montevallo Arts Council invites you to attend the Orr Park Art Show, Saturday, April 9, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Montevallo's Orr Park.
  • The Prattville Performing Arts Center invites you to audition for a role in the summer production of "Steel Magnolias," Sunday, April 10, at 3:00 p.m. at the performing arts center.
  • Pre-registration for Summer 2011, April 11-13
  • Colloquium, "The Egyptian Uprising:  Recent Visitors Reflect," presented by Dr. Larry Yarbrough, Tillinghast Professor of Religion, Middlebury College, and his wife, Amy Hastings, Monday, April 11, 4:00–5:15 p.m.,  Office of the President
  • Children's and Young Adult Literature Seminar, Thursday, April 14, 1:00 p.m., Houghton Memorial Library Atrium
  • HONORS CONVOCATION, Friday, April 15, 11:45 a.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall
  • Juniors and Seniors:  Oracle Hunt, Saturday, April 16, 12:30 a.m.
  • SIX FLAGS TRIP--$15 per person; must be paid by Friday, April 8
  • Cheerleading Tryouts, April 15-16; applications available in the Office of Admission, Flowers Hall, due by April 11.  Tryout practice clinic  April 11, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Faure Requiem, presented by the Concert Choir, Sunday, April 17, 3:00 p.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall
  • Elizabeth Belcher Cheek Concert featuring Dr. Vadim Serebryany, Tuesday, April 19, 7:00 p.m., Ligon Chapel
  • Last day of classes, Thursday, April 21
  • Good Friday, April 22, no classes, offices closed
  • Dead Day, Monday, April 25 (study for exams!)
  • Finals, April 26-29

Internship Opportunities:

Bridge Builders, a two-year youth leadership and diversity program, is offering a summer internship for enthusiastic, highly motivated student leaders June 5–23 at Huntingdon.  Earn three college credits through this experience.  See a video presentation by Catie Malone '11 (Political Science/Comm. Studies; Ozark, Ala.), read more, and apply here.

Interested in working for the Montgomery Area Non-traditional Equestrians (MANE) this summer?  See Chief Mike Ward or call him at (334) 833-4261


The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) has awarded Keith Anthony '12 (Sport Studies; Montgomery) with its annual All-American Strength and Conditioning Athlete of the Year award.

Chase Blaich '11 (Business Admin.; DeFuniak Springs, Fla.) captured the individual title, leading the Hawks men's team to win the Piedmont Spring Invitational last week.  Cates Culpepper '14 (Business Admin.; Columbus, Ga.) came in second in the individual standings.  J.P. Kircher '11 (Comm Studies; Pittsford, N.Y.) and Jamey Lester '14 (Business Admin.; Auburn, Ala.) also finished in the top tern.

Angie Bradley '11 (Chemistry; Montgomery) and Ben Marsella '10 have announced their engagement.

Kati Bryant '12 (Comm Studies/English; Petal, Miss.) and Hannah Creamer '14 (Comm Studies; Killen, Ala.) were named GSAC Doubles Players of the Week for women's tennis after achieving a 2-0 record featuring wins over Calvin and Hollins Colleges two weeks ago.

Jacob Kendall '07 has been admitted to an interdisciplinary Ph.D. program at Tulane University.

Melissa McClure '13 (Biology; Oakfield, Ga.) pitched the second perfect game of her career for a Lady Hawks Softball win over Wesleyan College Saturday, April 2..

Mike Payson '10 has been accepted to the Master of Building Construction program at Auburn University.  He will begin his studies this summer.

Jeremy Pittman '09 is home in Georgia after playing a year of professional basketball in Serbia.  He will complete his master's degree in physiology at Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University this summer.

Katie Scott '13 (Undeclared; Panama City, Fla.) overcame a 9-point deficit and went on to win a tie-breaker and match against a Spelman College opponent.  See the Montgomery Advertiser story. Katie was named the GSAC singles Player of the Week for women's tennis.

Members of the Huntingdon Running Club completed the Talladega SuperSpeedway Half Marathon Sunday, April 3.  Congratulations to students Kristi Fontaine '11 (Athletic Training; Panama City, Fla.), Victoria Hurd '13 (Biochem.; Odenville, Ala.), Dominique Martin '11 (Ath. Trng.; Prattville, Ala.), Lauren Miller '13 (Bus. Ad.; Cheyenne, Wy.) and Jaden Rountree '14 (Biology; Ocean Springs, Miss.); faculty and staff Laura Hinds Duncan '94, vice president for enrollment management, Chad Eggleston, assistant professor of religion, Amy Hulsey '90, assistant professor of accounting, Mandy McMichael, visiting assistant professor of religion, Roxanne St. Martin '94, assistant professor of athletic training, Barbara White, assistant professor of accounting; and alumna Suzanne Golson '07.

The 2011-12 Huntingdon Hosts have been named.  They are:  Jhavonn Brown '13, Cedar Bluff, Ala.; Will Davis '14, Niceville, Fla.; Tyler Gresham '14, Montgomery; James Temple '14, Montgomery; Bailey Scott '14, Newnan, Ga..; Kelly Kahumoku '14, Enterprise, Ala.; Jessica Dickson '12, McCalla, Ala.; Michelle Gonzalez '14, Niceville, Fla.; Morgan Senn '13, Burkville, Ala.; Mary Gasson '13, Clanton, Ala.; Taylor Claire Bean '14, Hartselle, Ala.; Kate Garrigan '14, Tallahassee, Fla.; Megan-Rhea Lewis '13, Dothan, Ala.; Brianna McClure '12, Montgomery, Ala.; Mallorie Richardson '14, Rainbow City, Ala.; Russ Barnwell '13, Jacksonville, Ala.; Ashley Bonner '13, Pike Road, Ala.; Jackie Crossman '12, Ocean City, N.J.; Dexter Dean '13 , Clanton, Ala.; Louis HInes '12, Gulf Breeze, Fla.; Amanda Houston '12,  Fyffe, Ala.; Olivia Larkin '13, Florence, Ala.; Allyn Powell '12, Andalusia, Ala.; Quinn Hambrite '11, White Hall, Ala.


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