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October 03, 2011

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Homecoming Week Student Activities Schedule:
Theme: "The Home We Love So Well"

  • Monday, October 3: Lucky in the Grove, 8:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, October 4: Skate Night @ Looney's, 8:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 5: Casino Night, 10:00 p.m., Stallworth Dining Room
  • Thursday, October 6: Pancakes and Pigskin, 8:30 p.m., Russell Dining Hall, featuring guest speaker Chad Gibbs, author of God & Football: Faith and Fanaticism in the SEC
  • Friday, October 7:
    • Picnic Pep Rally on the Green, 11:30 a.m.
    • Steak Dinner on the Green, 5:00 p.m.
    • Screen on the Green, 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 8: Homecoming game vs Wittenburg College, kick-off 1:00 p.m.; court presentation and crowning of the Queen at half-time.  Congratulations to the Court:
    • Seniors:  Tiffany Dean (Biochemistry; Dothan), Jessica Dickson (Cell Biology; McCalla), Amanda Houston (Business; Fyffe)
    • Juniors:  Mary Gasson (Music; Clanton), Taylor King (Art/Psychology; Greensboro)
    • Sophomores:  Michelle Gonzalez (Undeclared; San Antonio, Texas), Bailey Scott (Biology; Newnan, Ga.)
    • Freshmen:  Tori Jackson (Psychology; Prattville), Micaela White (Business; McKinney, Texas)
  • Sunday, October 9:  Choir Concert, 2:00 p.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall, free and open to the public

Homecoming Alumni Events  

Family Weekend Events  

Host Day Events

Mid-term grading/testing:  Mid-term grades will be turned in at the conclusion of this week.  Grades will be posted to student accounts by 5:00 p.m. October 14.  Students: you can view your account from this page using your email user name and password.  Parents: you can view your student's account from the same page if your student has given you the parent password (located inside his/her account).

Mark your calendars; special notes; reminders:

The poet Richard Tillinghast, author of 10 books and recipient of numerous writing awards, will be the 2011 Ellison Lecturer, Thursday, October 20, at 7:00 p.m.  See more details on the Cultural and Community Events  page.  More on this next week.  The event is free and open to the public.

Lieutenant Governor Kay Ivey will be the featured speaker for the Women and Leadership Forum Tuesday, November 8, at 2:00 p.m. in Ligon Chapel  This is the second event in the Public Affairs Forum series.  All Huntingdon women are invited to attend.

Flu shots are available in the Office of Student Health Services, the Hut, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 9:00–11:00 a.m. and 2:00–3:00 p.m.; Tuesdays 10:00–11:00 a.m. and 2:00–3:00 p.m.; No shots 10/6/11 because of health screening and no shots on Fridays.

Dr. Jennifer Canfield's (Dept. of Music) Music in Worship class will offer Morning Prayer on the third Tuesday of each month (next program, October 18) at 7:30 a.m. in Smith Recital Hall.  Everyone is invited.

Houghton Library has published a revised LibGuide on citation styles and sources.  It can be found on the Library Web site by clicking on LibGuides.  The guide was created by systems librarian Brenda Kerwin.

The SGA passed a resolution to go "trayless" in the dining hall in order to make Russell Dining Hall a more eco-friendly environment.  Trays are still available upon request.

Upcoming academic deadlines:

  • October 7, Friday:  End of the mid-term grading period
  • October 14, Friday: Last day to change to P/N grading, audit, or non-credit status; mid-term grades posted by 5:00 p.m.
  • October 28, Friday:  Last day to withdraw from a course without grade penalty and receive a WP or WF on the transcript
  • Faculty, please submit your proposals for 30-minute presentations on the central topic, "The Glory of Failure," for the Fall Faculty Forum by October 21 to either Dr. Frank Buckner or Mr. Eric A. Kidwell.
  • Faculty, please submit your proposals for 2012–2013 Huntingdon Plan travel by November 1 to Ms. Camille Elebash-Hill.

For coming events at Huntingdon, see the Calendar.

In the Community:

Students may receive deep discounts on tickets for the Alabama Shakespeare Festival performance of DRACULA, running October 7–30.  You may purchase one $25 ticket per student during Student Rush, Tuesdays and Wednesdays only, one hour before the show begins.  You must have your student ID with you.  The regular price is $42 per seat.  Seats are limited.

The Alabama National Fair will be in town October 7–16  at the County Fairgrounds on Coliseum Boulevard.


The 2011–2012 Bells and Pomegranates (yearbook) staff has been announced.  Congratulations to Ashton Rodriguez; Kati Bryant; Maeghan Jordan; Lauren Miller; Winston Wooten; Zachary Taylor; and Adriane Davis.

Huntingdon Hawks safety Justin Brown '13 (Business; Eclectic) was named to's Team of the Week last week for his performance in the contest against Hampden-Sydney College, when he picked off two H-S passes.

Claire Hart '06 completed her MBA in May and is working in organizational development with HealthSouth. She lives in Birmingham.

Chelsey Hodge '09 and Nathan Koppersmith (Class of 2010, nongrad) have announced their wedding plans:  January 7, 2012, in Ligon Chapel.

History professor Dr. Donna Manson has been spotted roaming the halls with bags of balloons she tied into a wide variety of child-oriented delights, including butterflies, snails, spiders, and flower bouquets.  The balloons are "homework" for her 12-week course at Magic City Clown School, held at Children's Hospital in Birmingham.  She has also learned face-painting, make-up, and a few magic tricks.  Avoid playing cards with her.

Heath Miller '10 is enrolled in a Master of Divinity program through New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary's extension center in Birmingham.  He is working part-time with the student ministry at Golden Springs Baptist Church in Anniston, Alabama.

The son of Dr. Elba Morton (Dept. of Languages and Literature), John Morton, MD, MPH, FACS, was featured in a special advertising section of Newsweek magazine as one 15 leaders in bariatric surgery.   He is an associate professor at Stanford University Medical Center.

A paper proposal submitted by Nichole Peacock '11 was accepted for the 3rd Annual Regional Graduate Conference in English.  She is a graduate student in English at the University of Montevallo.

Hawks football receiver Cody Pearcy '12 (Business; Phenix City) was recognized as the first ALFA Insurance Student-Athlete of the Week last week after scoring three times in four catches in the contest against Hampden-Sydney College September 24.

Mary Elizabeth Terrell '12 (Chemistry; Montgomery) was accepted early decision to the Harrison School of Pharmacy, Auburn University's pharmacy doctorate program.  Hawk 'em! Mary's mother and grandmother are Huntingdon alumnae.

Sympathy and Prayers:

We honor and remember former Huntingdon registrar and alumna Jean Rodgers, Class of 1949, whom we learned today has passed away.  Jean loved Huntingdon with her whole heart—and those of us who knew her loved her right back.  Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 5, at First United Methodist Church.  Read more


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