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April 18, 2011

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Long weekend gives extra study time:  Because of the Easter holiday occurring so late in the calendar year, students will have an extra-long weekend to study for final exams.  The last day of classes is Thursday, April 21. Good Friday will be observed April 22 with offices closed.  "Dead Day," the traditional study day for finals, is Monday, April 25.  Exams will be held April 26–29.  Good luck on your finals—and don't forget book buy-back in the bookstore; return of your rented texts; and return of your library books during the week of April 25.

Check-out procedures for residents:  Students who are not graduating at the end of this term are required to check-out of their rooms within 24 hours of their last final exam, or no later than 9:00 a.m. Saturday, April 30.  Graduating seniors are required to check out of the rooms with their RAs by 9:00 a.m. Sunday, May 8.  Before you check out of your room with your RA, you must:

  • Schedule a check-out appointment by Friday, April 22
  • Complete the Summer Break Closing Checklist, ensuring that:
    • Your refrigerator is unplugged, defrosted, dried, and the doors are left open
    • Furniture is placed in its original position/location
    • Trash is removed from the room and placed on the curb
    • Room and common room (Blount) are cleaned, mopped, swept
    • Bathroom is clean (Blount)
    • Blinds are down and open
    • Windows are locked
    • Take bikes home for the summer (or they will be donated); there is no summer storage
    • All of your belongings are removed from your room and common areas
    • Pet fish are removed

Credit Elsewhere Forms due:  Students who plan to take classes at other colleges and transfer the credits back to Huntingdon must complete Credit Elsewhere Forms prior to taking the courses.  The form must be signed by your adviser before submitting it to the Office of the Registrar.

Coming Up: (See the calendar)

  • ATHLETIC AWARDS BANQUET:  Tonight, Monday, April 18, 7:30 p.m., Julia Walker Russell Dining Hall
  • SPIRIT NIGHT, Ann Street Chick-Fil-A; mention Huntingdon College from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, and 10% of your purchase will go toward Common Ground Ministries.  Come out and support Common Ground!
  • COMMUTER APPRECIATION EVENT, Tuesday, April 19, 5:00–7:00 p.m., La Zona Rosa, Ann Street, wear your CSO T-shirt and receive a free cup of queso or guacamole while supplies last; all students welcome.
  • SCREEN ON THE GREEN, Tuesday, April 19, 8:30 p.m.
  • ELIZABETH BELCHER CHEEK CONCERT featuring Dr. Vadim Serebryany, Tuesday, April 19, 7:00 p.m., Ligon Chapel
  • GREEK AWARDS CEREMONY:  Wednesday, April 20, 8:00 p.m., Montgomery Country Club
  • Last day of classes, Thursday, April 21
  • PRELUDE/POETRY PARTY and FAREWELL TO DR. JACKIE TRIMBLE, Thursday, April 21, 4:30 p.m., Seay Twins Art Gallery; all are welcome to attend and if you would like to donate refreshments, your donations are welcome, as well.
  • Good Friday, April 22, no classes, offices closed
  • Dead Day, Monday, April 25 (study for exams!)
  • Alumni Association Pancake Breakfast, Monday, April 25 9:45 p.m., Russell Dining Hall; Students, come and eat all you care to eat!  Alumni who are interested in serving from 8:00 to 11:00 p.m. to cook and serve the meal, please contact
  • Book buy-backs begin at the Huntingdon Bookstore Monday, April 25, and continue through the week.  Book Rental returns are due this week or you will be charged for the books.  Library books should be returned this week in order to avoid fines, as well.
  • Finals, April 26–29
  • Farewell reception for Dr. Kyle Fedler, vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty, hosted by Eric A. Kidwell and Dr. Frank Buckner, Wednesday, May 4, 2:30–3:30 p.m., Houghton Memorial Library Atrium
  • Baccalaureate, Friday, May 6, 5:00 p.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall
  • Commencement Exercises, Saturday, May 7, The Green; Traditional Day, 9:00 a.m.; ADCP, 6:00 p.m.; rain location is Roland Arena


Huntingdon congratulates the students who were announced as award winners during Friday's Awards Day Convocation and those who have been inducted into honor societies this spring.  We are preparing releases with all of this information, and hope to have them posted on the Web by the end of the week.  Honor societies will be announced separately from the list of award winners.

The Huntingdon Ambassadors for 2011–12, who will be announced later today in a separate e-mail.

Johnathan Barnett '11 (Mathematics/Psychology; Leeds, Ala.) has been accepted into the graduate program in mathematics at Auburn University.  He has been awarded a teaching assistantship.

Dusti Doss '09 has been selected to participate in a second mission experience at the Confraternite Missionaire Baptist D'Haiti in Delmas, Port-au-Prince, Haiti in May.  She asks for your prayers and, if you feel led, for donations to defer her costs for the trip.  She will soon graduate with her master's degree in  community and addictions counseling from the College of William and Mary and is planning a summer wedding.  Contact her at

Doug Fontaine '09 has been hired as a Teacher of Special Assignment (TOSA) for Bay City School District, Florida.  His duties will include providing technology training for other teachers in three schools.

Brianna Giordana '12 (Mathematics; Kaukauna, Wis.) pitched a perfect game in a victory over Spelman College, Saturday, April 16. It was the second game in a double-header.

Melissa McClure '13 (Sport Studies; Montgomery, Ala.) pitched a no-hitter in the first game of a double-header and 8-0 victory over Spelman College, Saturday, April 16.

John Rice '12 (History; Decatur, Ga.) was named GSAC Pitcher of the Week following a Hawks victory against the Maryville College Scotts earlier this month, in which he allowed only two runs.

Savannah Rivers '13 (English; Montgomery, Ala.) will spend the summer working for Child Evangelism Fellowship and is raising money for the cause online here; her account number is SRivers-2011.

Cathy Wolfe, director of development operations, who received the Dr. John M. Todd Award for Administrative Service during a special reception in her honor last week in the Office of the President.

Sympathy and Prayers:

The Huntingdon community mourns the death of Dean Willard D. Top, who served Huntingdon from 1971 through 1995 and was awarded a Doctorate of Humane Letters upon his retirement.  Dean Top passed away last week in Sioux City, Iowa, at the age of 82.  Huntingdon story.  Sioux City Journal obituary.


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

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