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November 14, 2011

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Miss registration?  No worries:  It's not too late to pre-register for spring term 2012.  See the Registrar's Office for more information.

Immigration Forum tonight:  The College Democrats will host a Forum on Immigration in Smith Recital Hall at 8:00 p.m. tonight, November 14.  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.

Basketball begins tomorrow night:  Hawks vs Birmingham-Southern College, Tuesday, November 15!  The Office of Student Life is offering an Extravaganza dinner beginning at 5:30 p.m. outside Roland Arena and is giving away 300 T-shirts during the game. Tip-off is at 7:00 p.m.  Come out and support the Hawks, the 2011 GSAC Champions! The first women's home game will be vs Judson College, Tuesday, November 29, at 5:30 p.m.

Guest guitarist performs Thursday night: Guest artist Adam Larison will offer a guitar recital Thursday, November 17, at 7:30 p.m. in Huntingdon's Smith Music Building Recital Hall.  The performance is free and open to the public.  Larison has appeared as a featured soloist in concert for audiences across the U.S. as well as in Mexico, Italy and in the United Kingdom, including the Corsham Arts Festival (UK), San Francisco’s “Guitarrada,” the Louisville International Guitar Festival, and the South Georgia Ballet. As well as enjoying an active solo career, Larison maintains a special interest in chamber music and has performed across the United States and the United Kingdom with fellow guitarist Andrew Stroud as a member of Duo 220 (, appearing in venues including the Sierra Nevada Guitar Society (Reno, NV) and Westminster University (London, UK). Larison has received top prizes in the 2005 D’Addario International Guitar Competition in Ithaca, New York, and the 2006 Boston Guitarfest.

Mark your calendars; special notes; reminders:

For more coming events at Huntingdon, see the  Calendar . 

GRADUATING SENIORS:  Have you picked up your Tri-Sigma application yet?  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. 

RA Interest Meeting TONIGHT, Monday, November 14, 6:00 p.m., Smith Recital Hall

The Ladies of Huntingdon are offering a Beauty Day for women members of faculty and staff Wednesday, November 16, 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. in Ligon 209, where they will provide facials, make-up, massages, and manicures.  Each service is $1 and proceeds will benefit the Arthritis Foundation.

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.

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.

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 10 (when halls will close).  Halls will reopen at 1:00 p.m., Sunday, January 8, 2012.  Christmas Closing Checklist

Elizabeth Belcher Cheek Piano Concert Series presents Dr. Vadim Serebryany, Tuesday, November 29, 7:30 p.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall; free and open to the public.

The annual Christmas Celebration begins with the Arrival of St. Nick at 6:30 p.m., proceeds to caroling and lighting of the trees at 6:45 p.m., and concludes with the traditional Service of Lessons and Carols at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, December 1, in front of Flowers Hall (Service of Lessons and Carols is in Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall).

If you are interested in running for an SGA position for the 2012–13 school year, complete the Intent to Run form (available in the Hut); due by Friday, January 13 at 5pm in the Hut.  If you have any questions please contact an SGA EC member or go by the SGA Office located in the Hut. 

Huntingdon welcomes:

Pam Bell has joined Huntingdon's Follett's Bookstore as the new manager.  Stop by and welcome her!

Former Lady Hawk Amy Patterson '00 has been hired as the head women's volleyball coach.  A former Huntingdon student-athlete, Amy has coached at the St. James School for the past 11 seasons, achieving a record of 361-177 and leading her teams to the Alabama High School Athletic Association state tournament 10 times, winning two state titles and finishing as runner-up once.  She was named All-Metro Coach of the Year three times.  She is serving as the president of the Alabama Volleyball Coaches Association.


Twenty Hawks named to GSAC Academic All-Conference:

  • Men's Soccer:  Chris Blight '13 (Physical Ed.; Guildford, Northern Ireland) and Louis Hines '13 (Physical Ed.; Gulf Breeze, Fla.)
  • Volleyball: Allyson Brislinger '14 (Biochemistry; Chesnee, S.C.); Abby Carter '12 (Psychology; Charlotte, N.C.); Alyssa McCurry '14 (Art; Montgomery); Samantha Morris '14 (Sport Studies; Stockbridge, Ga.), Mallorie Richardson '14 (Biochemistry; Rainbow City, Ala.) and Ashlee Walters '12 (Biochemistry; Alabaster, Ala.)
  • Women’s cross country: Jackie Daniels '12 (Accounting; Brick, N.J.); Brianna McClure '13 (Sport Studies; Montgomery); Caitlin McMahon '12 (Sport Studies; Cortland, N.Y.); Chala Monk '12 (Sport Studies; Ozark, Ala.); Rachael Phillips '13 (Cell Biology; Lyndonville, N.Y.) and Carly Williamson '14 (Biochemistry; Bartlett, Tenn.); Brianna was also given the Sportsmanship Award.
  • Women's soccer:  Savannah Barber '13 (English; Montgomery); Molly Crossno '13 (Biology; Estill Springs, Tenn.); Kate Garrigan '14 (Comm. Studies; Tallahassee, Fla.); Bethany Martin '13 (Psychology; Enterprise, Ala.);  Jaden Rountree '14 (Biology; Ocean Springs, Miss.); and Ginger Tyson '12 (Chemistry; Robertsdale, Ala.)
  • The GSAC Sportsmanship Award for cross country was given to Drayton Rodgers '14 (History; Evergreen, Ala.) for the men's team and Brianna McClure for the women's team.

A book written by Jay Andrews '06, pastor of Snowdoun UMC, Wanderings in the Wilderness, has been released by Westbow Press.  The book explores the joy and awe of the Christian journey.

Hawks defensive tackle D.J. Chappell '13 (Physical Ed., Montgomery) was selected as the ALFA Insurance Student-Athlete of the Week last week for his performance in the contest against LaGrange College.

Huntingdon Hawks wide receiver Cody Pearcy '12 (Business Admin.; Phenix City, Ala.) was named to the Team of the Week last week, noting six receptions for 233 yards and three touchdowns in the game vs. LaGrange College, November 5.


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