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Monday Messages

September 20, 2011

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News Clips

Huntingdon moves up in the ranks:  The U.S. News and World Report annual college guide edition, due on newsstands tomorrow, ranks Huntingdon in the top tier of regional liberal arts colleges.  The guide categorizes colleges based on their Carnegie Foundation classifications, and then ranks them through a system based on nationally reported statistics and on an annual opinion survey directed to the presidents, chief academic officers, and chief enrollment officers at every college in the country.  Huntingdon is also recognized on the Princeton Review's "The Best Colleges, Region by Region" (that ranking is based on student opinion gathered through surveys of current students).  Read more.

Third-week grades posted:  For Huntingdon first-year students, three-week grade summaries are posted by class on each student's account (provided a grade was submitted by the professor).  Students, to view your grades, access your account on this page.  You will need your username (the name before the @ on your email address), password (given to you when you checked in at orientation), and the last four digits of your SSN.  Parents can view the grades, too.  Parent passwords are located inside students' accounts and must be provided to the parent by the student.  Students, if you have lost your password, you are missing a lot of information—see the Tech Team and get a new password (must be done in person).

Counting up the scholarships: During a luncheon last week, three Huntingdon accounting majors were recognized for scholarships awarded by the Montgomery Chapter of the Alabama Society of CPAs.  Amber Hartley '12 (Prattville, Ala.) was awarded the Education Foundation Scholarship; Megan Cox '12 (Millbrook, Ala.) and Meredith Brogden '12 (Opp, Ala.) were awarded the Montgomery Chapter Scholarship.  Each scholarship is competitive; students throughout the state applied and recipients were chosen after interviews.

Library expands resources:  Houghton Library has added new Web-based resources, including The Encyclopedia of Religion in America, the Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History, The Encyclopedia of Political Science, the Multi-media Encyclopedia of Women in Today's World, the Encyclopedia of Sports Medicine, and the Encyclopedia of Power.  New databases are available in Issues & Controversies; World News Digest; Today's Science; World Geography and Culture.  Newly published electronic research guides (known as LibGuides) include Postmodernism and Women's Studies. 

Recycle your electronics:  Creative Recycling will be on campus Monday, October 3, to collect recyclable electronics.  Departments that have derelict/defunct electronics may put in a Helpdesk request to have the equipment moved to the Tech Team room for recycling pick-up.


  • Upperclassmen: Have you picked up your 2010–2011 edition of Bells & Pomegranates?  A copy is waiting for you in the Hut.
  • The Student Handbook has been posted on the Web.

Coming Events at Huntingdon (see Calendar):

Tuesday, Sept. 20:

  • Deadline to apply to work on the Bells and Pomegranates (yearbook) staff (apply in the Hut)
  • VB @ Millsaps College
  • WSoccer vs Spelman College, 3:00 p.m., HOME
  • Huntingdon College Public Affairs Forum featuring Wayne Flynt: "The Lord is the Maker of the Them All: Black, White, and Poor in America," 7:30 p.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall.
  • SGA Senate meeting, 8:00 p.m., Smith Music Building Recital Hall

Wednesday, Sept. 21:

  • Chapel Service, 11:45 a.m., Ligon Chapel
  • Women Student Athlete meeting, 7:00 p.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall

Thursday, Sept. 22:

  • MSoccer @ Mississippi College
  • WSoccer @ Birmingham-Southern College
  • Elizabeth Belcher Cheek Concert Series Presents Dr. Dennis Herrick and Dr. Vadim Serebryany, 7:30 p.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall, free and open to the public
  • EMERGE (worship service open to all), 8:30 p.m., Cloverdale Auditorium

Friday, Sept. 23:

  • LAST DAY TO WITHDRAW FROM A CLASS without a grade penalty and receive a "W" on the transcript
  • VB vs Pensacola Christian College, 6:00 p.m., Roland Arena, HOME

Saturday, Sept. 24:

  • Dauphin Island Sea Lab trip (you must have signed up in advance with the Dept. of Biology)
  • FB vs Hampden-Sydney College, 1:00 p.m., HOME
  • VB GSAC Tri-Match; HC vs Maryville, 1:00 p.m., Roland Arena (HOME)
  • VB GSAC Tri-Match; HC vs Agnes Scott College, 5:00 p.m., Roland Arena (HOME)
  • Exchange Club Installation Banquet, Stallworth Dining Room,

Sunday, Sept. 25:

  • JVFB vs Birmingham-Southern College, 1:00 p.m., Samford Stadium (HOME)
  • MSoccer vs Millsaps College, 2:00 p.m., HOME
  • Julia Oliver Reading: "Juliette's Journey," 2:00 p.m., Smith Music Building Recital Hall


The American Chemical Society Education Review Committee has awarded Huntingdon's Student Affiliate Chapter a national Honorable Mention for the second consecutive year.  Hawk 'em!

Four first-year students have been selected to lead this year's Freshman Forum:  president Shirin Torabinejad '15 (Undeclared; Huntsville, Ala.); vice president Jagger Eastman '15 (Youth Ministry/History; Sulligent, Ala.); secretary Wesley Smithart '15 (Religion; Union Springs, Ala.); and treasurer Amanda Wineman '15 (Political Science/History; Cut Bank, Mont.).

Julia Ann Beasley, a shareholder with the Montgomery firm Beasley Allen, has been selected by U.S. New and World Report as one of the 2012 Best Lawyers in America. The listing is based on a peer-review survey.

Jeff Jenkins '12 (Coaching Education; Opelika, Ala.) was the overall male runner in the Spring Hill Challenge of Champions Badger Brawl last week.  Caitlin McMahon '12 (Sport Studies; Cortland, N.Y.) finished second among all women in the race.  Overall, the men's and women's cross country teams each took second place at the meet.

Christopher Payne, associate professor of art, had an artwork accepted in the Meridian Museum of Art's Bi-State Art Competition. The exhibition is on view at the museum through September.

Huntingdon welcomes ...

Frank Grier has joined the Huntingdon community as director of institutional technology.  Mr. Grier comes to Huntingdon after a long career in the printing industry as a pre-press manager and supervisor for Wells Printing, Brown Printing, and Color Craft in Montgomery.  He completed a Master of Science in Human Environmental Science with a specialization in interactive technology at the University of Alabama.  He is married to Tricia Grier, executive assistant to the provost.


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

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