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January 16, 2012

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SaveFirst operations open: Huntingdon students who have earned certification to work with SaveFirst will open for business Tuesday, January 17, preparing tax returns at no charge for low-income families.  For appointments, call 1-888-99-TAX-AL.  SaveFirst is a project of Impact Alabama.  The Montgomery site for the state-wide project is the Cloverdale Administrative Building, Cloverdale Campus.

Musicians unite to perform historic composition:  Four acclaimed musicians in piano, violin, cello and clarinet will unite to perform for the Elizabeth Belcher Cheek Concert Series at Huntingdon College Sunday, January 22, at 3:00 p.m. in the College's Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall. Trio +, made up of renowned pianist and Huntingdon assistant professor of music Vadim Serebryany and long-time friends and musical collaborators violinist Yosuke Kawasaki and cellist Wolfram Koessel, will be joined by  University of Alabama clarinetist Osiris Molina for the concert, "A Prayer for Mercy," in which they will perform Olivier Messiaen's Quatuor pour la fin du temps (A Quartet for the End of Time).  Messiaen composed the piece while he was confined as a prisoner of war in a Nazi prison camp with three other musicians.  The piece is recognized as one of 20th-century European classical music's masterpieces.

Faculty member plans for a "Burns Supper:"  Dr. Tom Perrin, associate professor of English, invited members of the Huntingdon community to celebrate the birthday of Scottish poet Robert Burns during a traditional "Burns Supper," Friday, January 27, at 6:30 p.m. in the Library Atrium. Haggis, neeps (rutabagas) and tatties (mashed potatoes) will be served, as well as non-organ-meat-based options.  Live bagpiping, kilts, readings from the works of Robert Burns, and a Celtic music session will be part of the evening.  Please feel free to bring an instrument with you for the event. RSVP at to reserve a place.

Date set for spring Faculty Forum:  "The Glory of Failure, Part II," is the subject of the spring Faculty Forum, which will be presented Friday, February 10, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Library Atrium.  The twice-annual forum brings faculty and staff together for informative presentations offered by faculty members amidst a potluck luncheon.  If you plan to attend, please contact Mr. Eric Kidwell, director of the library, or Dr. Frank Buckner, professor of religion, by Friday February 3, and let them know what you will contribute to the luncheon.

News Briefs

Mark your calendars; special notes; reminders; deadlines:
For coming events at Huntingdon, see the 
Calendar .

  • 2012 Orientation Leader applications are due Tuesday, January 17, in the Hut (applications are available for pick-up now)
  • Roommate Roundup:  Freshmen should report to Searcy Hall 3rd floor lobby at 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 17.  Upperclass students should report to Blount 3rd floor lobby at 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 18.  Changes must be completed by Thursday, January 26, at 4:00 p.m.
  • Martin Luther King Convocation, Tuesday, January 17, 7:30 p.m., Flowers Hall, Ligon Chapel
  • Last day to add a course with the permission of the adviser, instructor, and Dean of the College, Wednesday, January 18; see the Registrar's Office in the Wilson Building.
  • Graduating Seniors:  Tri-Sigma applications are due Friday, January 20 (graduating seniors); turn your app in at the Hut.
  • Trio +: A Prayer for Mercy, a concert in the Elizabeth Belcher Cheek Concert Series, Sunday, January 22, 3:00 p.m., Flowers Hall, Ligon Chapel
  • No classes, offices open for In-Service Day, Friday, January 20 (this is a change from previously posted schedules)
  • Deadline for submission of an original composition suitable for performance on an organ, 2–5 minutes in length; must be written by a student who is studying with a member of the Huntingdon music faculty:  February 1

Huntingdon welcomes:

Chris Ivey has joined the Huntingdon community as director of campus recreation.  Chris earned his Bachelor of Arts in Communication at Auburn-Montgomery and his Master of Science in Sport and Fitness Management at Troy University.  He served as a grad assistant with the Campus Recreation program at AUM from 2008 to 2011, organizing more than 30 leagues and tournaments in a variety of sports.  He has served as the Battle for Bama Table Tennis Showdown Tournament Director since 2007 and has worked as the state basketball tournament director for Special Olympics, among other positions.  Chris' office is in The Hut.


Jakob Dwyer '10 has passed three of four parts of his CPA exam, scoring high, and has been promoted to senior accountant and elected shareholder in the firm Eubanks and Rouse, where he began working during his fifth year at HC.

Huntingdon Hawks football players Willie McDowell '12 (Sport Studies; Eclectic, Ala.), Cody Pearcy '13 (Business Admin.; Phenix City, Ala.), and Keith Anthony '12 (Sport Studies; Montgomery, Ala.) are playing in the all-star Hansen Bowl in Virginia Beach, Va., today.  The three reported for practice Friday evening.  Scouts from the NFL, Canadian Football League, and Arena League will be present for today's game, which will be televised on a delayed basis.  Players selected from Division III, Division II, and NAIA programs make up the teams.

Cody Pearcy, selected as a Week 9 nominee for the Mercedez-Benz Receiver Performance of the Year for his performance in the game against LaGrange College November 5, is one of 17 weekly winners in the finals for Receiver Performance of the Year.  The winner will be announced during the All-star Football Challenge, SuperBowl Sunday at 3:00 p.m.  Cast your vote at

The officers and event chairs for the 2012 Campus Activities Board have been selected. They are:

  • President:  Jhavonn Brown '13 (Elementary Education; Centre, Ala.)
  • Miss Huntingdon Pageant:  Amanda Houston '12 (Business Admin.; Fyffe, Ala.)
  • CloverJam:  Trace Zarr '13 (Political Science; Bay Minette, Ala.)
  • Welcome Back Week:  Jagger Eastman '15 (Youth Ministry/History; Sulligent, Ala.), Kathryn Dismuke '15 (Psychology; Montgomery)
  • Homecoming week:  James Temple '14 (Music; Montgomery), Kelly Kahumoku '14 (Comm. Studies; Enterprise, Ala.)
  • Family Weekend:  Katie Norwood '15 (Undeclared; Butler, Ala.)
  • Countess of Huntingdon Ball:  Heather Kelly '14 (Religion/English; Prattville, Ala.)
  • Special Events:  Micaela White '15 (Business Admin.; McKinney, Texas)
  • Public Relations:  Courtney Hart '13 (Comm. Studies/English; Dothan, Ala.) and Katie Jones '13 (Comm. Studies; Montgomery)
  • Students are invited to join a CAB committee to help the events chairs plan their events.  To do so, contact Sara Beth Terry at

Sympathy and prayer:

  • Funeral services for the late Huntingdon benefactor Mr. Leo J. Drum will be held  at 2:00 p.m. Friday, January 20, at Leak-Memory Chapel, with visitation one hour prior to the service.  The service will be officiated by Rabbi Elliott Stevens of Temple Beth-Or.  After earning the Bronze Star for Meritorious Service during WWII, Mr. Drum founded Capital Refrigeration Company, which he owned and operated until 1991.  He was elected to the Georgia Tech Engineering Hall of Fame inf 2005.  He died Friday, January 6, at the age of 96.


Su Ofe
Associate Vice President for
Communications and Marketing
Office: (334) 833-4515
Cell: (334) 324-6591

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