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November 28, 2011

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Artwork needed:  Houghton Library invites children associated with Huntingdon faculty and staff to submit their Christmas/holiday artwork (8.5x11") for display during the last weeks of the semester.  Please submit works by Wednesday, November 30, in order for the work to be displayed for the tree lighting/caroling/and Service of Lessons and Carols Thursday, December 1.

Roll up your sleeve:  Flu shots are still available in the Campus Health Services office. The cost is $20.

Pancakes = brain food:  As is the tradition, Whitfield United Methodist Church will offer a "Midnight" Breakfast for students in Russell Dining Hall Sunday, December 4, 10:00 p.m. to midnight, so that you can re-stoke your brain cells as you prepare for final exams.  Thank you to our friends at Whitfield!

Special Library hours during exams:

  • Saturday, December 3, 8:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 4, 4:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
  • Monday, December 5, 7:30 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, December 6, 7:30 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, December 7, 7:30 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, December 8, 7:30 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.
  • Friday, December 9, 7:30 a.m. –  11:30 p.m.

Mark your calendars; special notes; reminders:

For 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 are now available online as well as in the Hut.  The deadline for submission is January 20, so plan to turn in your application before leaving for Christmas break.

FIVE SPACES LEFT: 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.  Stop by The Hut for more information.

ELIZABETH BELCHER CHEEK CONCERT SERIES PRESENTS VADIM SEREBRYANY, Tuesday, November 29, 7:30 p.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall; free and open to the public.  Read more.

        6:30 p.m. Arrival of St. Nick
        6:45 p.m. Caroling and Tree Lighting
        7:00 p.m.  Service of Lessons and Carols (Ligon Chapel)

RESIDENT STUDENTS:  As you make plans for leaving for the 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.
        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.

STUDENTS:  Make sure you turn in any materials borrowed from the library by Friday, December 9.  Any materials not returned have an automatic charge of $100 per item added to your College bill; any fines not cleared will have a $5 fee assessed when turned in to the Business Office.  You can check your library account online to see if you have any materials outstanding.

ONE MORE REMINDER:  Double-check your textbooks at the end of the semester.  Any that were rented and not purchased have to be turned in to the bookstore by the posted deadline in order to avoid being charged for the full purchase price of the book.

THE ROTHSCHILD-BLACHSCHLEGER LECTURE SERIES presents DR. MICHAEL COOK, "The Jewish Bible in Famous Christmas Art: Why it's there and What it Means," Thursday, December 8, 7:30 p.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall; free and open to the public.  Dr. Cook is the Sol and Arlene Bronstein Professor of Judeo-Christian Studies at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Cincinnati.  This lecture series is a cooperative venture between Huntingdon College and Temple Beth Or, Montgomery.  

FACULTY-STAFF CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON, Thursday, December 15, 11:30 a.m., Russell Dining Hall--all food provided by the College.

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.

In the community:

The Montgomery Ballet offers student discounts for its annual show, The Nutcracker, December 16, 7:30 p.m.; 17, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m.; and 18, 2:30 p.m., at the Davis Theatre.  The cost for students is $10; order tickets by phone at 334-409-0522.  For more information, see  Tickets are non-refundable.

Huntingdon welcomes:

Timmy McCormack '08 has joined Huntingdon as head men's soccer coach.  He has served as assistant coach and sports information director at Piedmont College since 2008 while completing his master's degree in teaching.  He was a three-year player on the Hawks soccer team and served as student assistant coach during his senior year.  He is married to the former Jamie Edwards '08.

Jamie Edwards McCormack '08 has joined Huntingdon as assistant women's volleyball coach.


An interview with Mr. Jim Hilgartner, director of the Staton Center for Learning Enrichment and 2011 recipient of the Fellowship in Literature from the Alabama State Council on the Arts, was broadcast Sunday, November 20, on WTSU, 88.9 FM (Alabama Public Radio).  More information.

Huntingdon graduate and former Sidney Lanier coach George “Snoozy” Jones and former Huntingdon baseball player, Huntingdon graduate and current Trinity baseball coach Ken Whittle are part of the 2012 Alabama High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame Class. The 12-member class will be inducted March 19 at the Renaissance Hotel at the Convention Center in Montgomery.

Trustee Herb Patterson '71 has been elected to the Arlington Historical Home Board of Directors.

Rebekah Redden '11, a John Jay Fellow at the John Jay Institute, will be working with the Australian Christian Lobby in Canberra, Australia, this spring, where she will conduct research and draft reports, write articles for the ACL Web site, assist with implementation of education events and activities, and contribute to the development of political strategies on specific campaigns. She is applying for doctoral programs in institutional research.

Sympathy and prayer:

Our deepest sympathies are extended to the family and friends of Alec Jonathan Thomas '15, who died November 17 in Pinckard, Alabama. Funeral services were held November 19.  This Wednesday's Chapel service will be dedicated in memory of Alec (11:45 a.m., Ligon Chapel); and will be followed by a brief Service of Remembrance.  More details are forthcoming from the Office of Campus Ministries and Community Service.



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