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Monday Messages

November 07, 2011

The success of every student is the focus of everything we do.

News Clips

Speakers on campus:

  • Lieutenant Governor Kay Ivey will be the featured speaker for the second Public Affairs Forum, Tuesday, November 8, at 2:00 p.m. in the Houghton Library Atrium.  All students, faculty, and staff are invited to this event.  The topic is "Women and Leadership."
  • The next ATLAS lecture will feature J. Chad Duncan, Ph.D., CRC, CPO, speaking about "Orthotics and Prosthetics: An Athletic Approach," Wednesday, November 9, 6:45 p.m. in Weil 103.
  • The fall semester Faculty Forum will be held Friday, November 11, at 11:00 a.m. on the subject, "The Glory of Failure."  Presenters will be Dr. Robin Gunther, associate professor of English, and Dr. Erastus C. Dudley, assistant vice president for academic enrichment and professor of biology.  This is a potluck event open to faculty and staff.  If you plan to attend, bring your favorite dish and RSVP to Dr. Frank Buckner, professor of religion, or Mr. Eric A. Kidwell, director of the library.
  • Huntingdon trustee Chairman David Hudson '81 will speak for the Leadership Luncheon, Monday, November 14, at 11:45 a.m. in Stallworth Dining Room, Russell Dining Hall.
  • Monday, November 14, the College Democrats will host a Forum on Immigration in Smith Recital Hall at 8:00 p.m.  Featured speakers are former Alabama Supreme Court Justice Mark Kennedy, Dr. Vadim Serebryany (Music), Dr. Jennifer Fremlin (Language and Literature), Dr. Chad Eggleston (Religion), and Coach Howard Johnson.  Audience member Q&A /discussion following presentations will be moderated by Dr. Jeremy R.T. Lewis (History and Poli Sci).  This forum is open to all.

Healthy Hawks Lecture Series presents "Healthy Eating During the Holidays," Ryan Payne, EXPERTS club president, Friday, November 18, 12:15 p.m., Flowers 101; all faculty, staff, students invited.

Sigma Sigma Sigma applications available:  Graduating seniors, Tri Sigma is an honor society that recognizes scholarship, service, and spirit.  Applications for consideration for this honorary are available now in the Hut and will soon be posted on the College Web site.  Plan to turn in your application before leaving for Christmas break.

Study nook added:  Houghton Memorial Library has added a new reading/study space on the second floor in the periodicals area (near Kathryn's Study and Frank's Study).  Come and sit, read, and study in this new quiet space.

Trial database ends:  The state library consortium's trial for ARTstor has ended and Houghton Library is interested to know what you thought of this database.  If you used it, please send your feedback to the library so that they can determine whether or not to purchase a subscription.

Ski in Steamboat Springs:  The Office of Student Life invites you to ski in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, January 2–7, 2012.  The cost, $1200, covers round-trip airfare, ski-in ski-out condo accommodations, ski equipment, ski lift pass, and transfer from the airport to the condo (basically, everything except meals).  Ten spots are available, first come, first serve.  Deposit of $500 due Nov. 18 and $700 due Dec. 7.  Stop by The Hut for more information.

Spring term preregistration is this week (November 7–11):  Turn in your enrollment card as follows:

  • Monday, Nov. 7:  Seniors (90+ completed hours)
  • Tuesday, Nov. 8:  Juniors or Seniors (57+ completed hours)
  • Wednesday, Nov. 9:  Sophomores through Seniors (24+ completed hours)
  • Thursday, Nov. 10:  Freshmen through Seniors (0+ completed hours)
  • Friday, Nov. 11:  Current Special, Transient, Readmitted, and all other current students
  • Note that Friday is an In-service Day:  no classes; offices open

Mark your calendars; special notes; reminders:

For coming events at Huntingdon, see the Calendar.

  • Tonight:  S'more Music (make s'mores and listen to music) in The Grove, 8:00–10:00 p.m., hosted by Freshman Forum
  • 2012 CAB Applications are available in the Hut!  Positions are available for chairpersons for: Welcome Back Week, Homecoming Week, Family Weekend, Countess of Huntingdon Ball, Miss Huntingdon Pageant, Spring Concert Series, Special Events, Coffeehouse Series, and Public Relations.  Apply today!
  • In observance of the anniversary of Kristallnacht, the Dept. of Language and Literature will show the film, "Showah" form 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Wednesday.
  • The Salon reading series, sponsored by Houghton Library and the Department of Language and Literature, is open to students, faculty, and staff.  This semester's Salon will be held Thursday, November 10, at 3:30 p.m. in the Library Atrium and will focus on selected Nobel Prize for literature laureates.  Books are provided for you in the library, or you may bring your own.
  • President J. Cameron West and historian Mary Ann Neeley '54 will be among those reading passages from the book, She: The Old Woman Who Took Over My Life, in remembrance of the book's author, Kathryn Tucker Windham '39, Sunday, November 13, 3:00–5:00 p.m., at NewSouth Books, 105 S. Court Street, Montgomery.  The event is free and open to all.
  • RA Interest Meeting, Monday, November 14, 6:00 p.m., Smith Recital Hall
  • Contact Amy Beard Hulsey '94 (; 334.833.4098), accounting faculty, if you are interested in being trained to serve in the SaveFirst program.  SaveFirst volunteers prepare tax returns for low-income families.  The two-night training will take place Monday and Wednesday evenings, November 14 & 16 (you must attend both nights of training to become certified).  All majors welcome.
  • RESIDENT STUDENTS:  As you make plans for leaving for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, please consult the checklists online to be sure your room is left in good order, and review the list of charges that could be incurred for specific room infractions.
  • For Thanksgiving Break (Nov. 18–27), residence halls will close Saturday, November 19, at 9:00 a.m., and reopen at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, November 27.  Thanksgiving Closing Checklist.
  • 24-hour quiet hours will be observed Friday, December 2–Saturday, December 10.
  • For Christmas/New Year Break, you should plan to depart within 24 hours of your last final exam, but no later than 9:00 a.m., Saturday, December (when halls will close).  Halls will reopen at 1:00 p.m., Sunday, January 8, 2012.  Christmas Closing Checklist.


Nashville artists Melissa DuVall, Adam Shick, Liz Moriondo, and Adam Sanders will perform during a special benefit concert for the West Alabama Food Bank Friday, November 11, at 7:45 p.m. at the Capri Theatre (next door to Sinclair's). The cost is $15 plus a canned food item—those who bring canned foods will be entered into a drawing for door prizes throughout the evening.  Doors will open at 7:00 p.m.


The men's soccer team made it all the way to the final game in the GSAC tournament, where they were defeated by Maryville, the top seed in the tournament, 1-0.

The women's volleyball team made it to the semifinals of the GSAC Tournament this weekend, winning their first match vs. Agnes Scott before losing to Maryville in their second match Friday.

Volleyball student-athletes Abby Carter '12 (Psychology; Charlotte, N.C.) and Alyssa Eason '12 (Biology; Dadeville, Ala.) were named to the All-Conference Team for the second time, receiving their awards during the GSAC Tournament at Piedmont College.  Alyssa was recognized as the ALFA Insurance Student-Athlete of the Week last week

Atli Johannsson '15 (Psychology; Reykjavik, Iceland) was named GSAC Freshman of the Year Thursday in Decatur, Ga., and was named to the All-Freshman and All-Conference Teams.  A defender, Atli has given a solid performance all season.  Hawk 'em!

Friday, Nov. 4, Dr. Jeremy Lewis, History & Political Science, gave an illustrated lecture, "Magna Charta: Restraining the Monarchy?" to the annual meeting of the Alabama Division of the National Society of Magna Charta Dames and Barons.  The presentation contrasted the original purposes of the Charta, with reinterpretations under the Elizabethans, Cromwell's Commonwealth, and the Whig period, and modern times. In December, he will travel to Bratislava, Slovakia, to present the keynote speech at a global conference, "From Freedom of Information to Wikileaks."  Having been appointed vice-chair of the Research Committee on Comparative Administrative Culture, Dr. Lewis is helping to form two panels of speakers for the World Congress of the International Political Science Association, to be held in Madrid, July 2012.  Each panel will have professors from multiple countries, and while one will focus on anti-corruption measures, the other will consider current and future issues, such as transparency in public administration.

Women's soccer student-athletes Ginger Tyson '12 (Chemistry, Robertsdale, Ala.) and Jenny Burnash '13 (Biology, Enterprise, Ala.) were named to the GSAC All-Conference Team last week.  Jessica Salinas '15 (Biology; Madison, Ala.) was selected to the All-Freshman Team.

Our prayers and sympathies are with:

Mr. Chris Payne, assistant professor and chair, Department of Art, in the death of his brother, Richard, last night.

Elizabeth and William West, wife and son of President J. Cameron West, who were in an automobile accident in Decatur, Alabama, Sunday night.  The car was totaled, but both occupants are doing well.

Sincere thanks

Thank you to everyone who has written, called, and stopped by to express concern in the aftermath of the tackle I took in Saturday's game.  My left shoulder was dislocated, but reset in the ER.  To tell you the truth, I'm really pretty proud of my aches and bruises.  How many women do you know who can say they have football injuries?  (Special thanks to the players and trainers and coaches and staff who picked me up and got my shoes and helped me off the field!)



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