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October 18, 2011

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Get in your Element: Celebrate National Chemistry Week:  The Huntingdon College Student Affiliate Chapter of the American Chemical Society will lead the College in celebration of National Chemistry Week with the following activities this week, October 17–21 (events are open to all members of the College community):

  • Monday, Oct.  17—Periodic Table of Brownies, Bellingrath Hall lobby- come eat your favorite element!
  • Wednesday–Friday (Oct. 19–21)—Find the mole!  Fifty small stuffed moles (the mole is the SI unit for the amount of substance) will be hidden around campus. Find one and bring it to any chemistry faculty for a chemistry T-shirt or other prize.
  • Friday, Oct. 21—Lecture/presentation: Huntingdon's National Chemistry Week speaker this year is Dr. Lisa Gary, assistant professor at the University of Alabama-Birmingham School of Public Health, who will speak on “Health Care Disparities,” 11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m., Bellingrath 04, with a reception following in Bellingrath 105.
  • Friday, October 21—Participate in the Huntingdon Chemistry Olympics in Bellingrath Hall, starting in B105 at 1 p.m: Periodic Table Twister, Speed Molecular Model Building, Balancing Chemical Equations, Toss-the-Cork-Ring-on-the-Ring Stand, and more.  Fabulous prizes and awards for winners.

Think pink for breast cancer awareness:  In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Rho Chi Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. invites the Huntingdon community to participate in the following events (wear pink!):

  • Tuesday, October 18: Think Pink.  Watch Pink: "The Family Stone" will be shown in Searcy Theater at 9:08 p.m.  There will be a popcorn buffet.
  • Wednesday, October 19:  All Pink Everything Party, 9:08–11:00 p.m., The Hawk's Nest; door prizes!
  • Thursday, October 20:  Evening Pink Tea Party, 6:08 p.m., Pratt 211. Dress nicely.
  • Friday, October 21:  Pink with a Purpose: Reception Saluting our Survivors, 6:08 p.m., refreshments provided, Houghton Library Atrium

Time for another Boo-tiful Dinner:  Frank, the library ghost, invites students to sign-up for the annual Houghton Library Halloween Dinner, Friday, October 28, at 6:30 p.m.  First-year students receive preference, but it is open to all students.  Seating is limited, so get your requests in early.  Come in costume (though not required).  Email from your Huntingdon email to make your reservation request.

Faculty member creates a "buzz":  Dr. C. Jason Borders, associate professor of religion, is in the sixth week of an 8-week beekeeping class he's teaching on campus for the Central Alabama Beekeepers Association.  He's been keeping honeybees since he was 9 years old and is seeking Master Beekeeper certification through the Honey Bee Program of the University of Georgia.

Mark your calendars; special notes; reminders:

THURSDAY NIGHT: The poet Richard Tillinghast, author of 10 books and recipient of numerous writing awards, will be the 2011 Ellison Lecturer, part of the Rhoda Ellison Writers Festival, Thursday, October 20, at 7:00 p.m.  Read more.

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.

The Women's Center has begun an organized reading of the newest translation of The Second Sex, a foundational text for feminist theory by Simone de Beauvoir; translated by Constance Borde and Sheila Malovaney-Chevallier.  The first discussion will be Friday, November 4, at 11:45 a.m. (place TBA).  To participate, get your copy of the text and begin reading the introduction and Part One: Destiny.

NEW STUDENTS:  Please pick up your 2011–12 College Catalog at the Registrar's Office, the Wilson Center.

For coming events at Huntingdon, see the Calendar.

In the Community:

150 volunteers are needed for this year's Zoo Boo at the Montgomery Zoo.  For your spook-tacular efforts, the zoo will feed you dinner at 5:00 p.m. and will provide your make-up and costume.  You may help with the more intense haunted hayride, the haunted hayride for small children, or games.  You'll be released from monster duty at about 10:00 p.m.  Please tell Christina Brown TODAY if you are interested in participating (334-833-4023;; The Hut 101)!

Students may receive discounted tickets for the Alabama Shakespeare Festival performance of DRACULA, running through October 30.  You may purchase one $25 ticket per student during Student Rush, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, one hour before the show begins.  You'll need your student ID.  Seats are limited.


We congratulate the newest officers of the Student Affiliate Chapter of the American Chemical Society:  president: Ashley Angerman '14 (Biochemistry; Deatsville, Ala.); vice president: Jonathan Williams '15 (Chemistry; Millbrook, Ala.); secretary: Katelyn Hooks '14 (Athletic Training; Prattville, Ala.); and treasurer: Jeani Layson '15 (Biochemistry; Opelika, Ala.).

ALFA Insurance recognized Trevor Manuel '13 (Sport Studies; Monroeville, Ala.) as their Student-Athlete of the Week last week for his performance in the Hawks football game versus Wittenberg College, where he finished with 152 yards rushing, 236 all-purpose yards, and four touchdowns.  Manuel was also named to's Team of the Week.

Prayer request:

Please be in prayer for the family of Jessica Tidwell '13 (Christian Ed., Montgomery), whose mother, Michele Tidwell, experienced severe complications and early emergency delivery of Jessica's sixth sibling Friday night.  The baby, Charlie Jackson Tidwell, born at 31 weeks, was life-flighted to Birmingham and is stable.  Jessica's mother is in ICU and she needs our prayers and positive thoughts.


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