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February 13, 2012

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Memorial service:  The Huntingdon community lost one its most committed long-time friends last week with the death of professor and former vice president for academic affairs Dr. Anthony Jack Carlisle '76.  We will gather to remember Tony, whom many students fondly called "Antho"  in reference to his e-mail address, Saturday, February 25, at 2:30 p.m. in Ligon Chapel.  Little-known fact:  Tony was responsible for bringing Internet and e-mail to Huntingdon back in the day, a torch carried onward by Rick Bruner, at Tony's recommendation.  "Antho" was the e-mail address Tony created to test the system in its implementation, and the address stuck.  Web story.

FAFSA reminder:  It's that time of year again.  With tax season comes the annual filing of student financial aid applications.  You are encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible to maximize your financial aid opportunities for the next academic year (beginning fall 2012).  The FAFSA determines a student's eligibility for federal grants, work-study, and federal student loans and is available online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Completing the FAFSA online helps eliminate errors and offers a quicker processing time. Students who do not have computer access can request a paper FAFSA by calling 1-800-433-3243.

Make yourself at home:  The process of applying for campus housing for the 2012–13 academic year has begun.  An informational meeting will be held Thursday, February 16, at 6:00 p.m. in Ligon Chapel.  If you intend to live on-campus next academic year, pick up your Intent for 2012–13 Housing form in the Hut and turn it in by Monday, March 5.  After you return your housing form, pick up a 2012–13 Room Draw form in the Hut and draw a number.  Pay your housing deposit in the Office of Student Financial Services before Monday, March 26.  Room Draw will take place Tuesday, March 27, Smith Recital Hall.  Students: the Office of Residence Life would like your feedback on the consolidation/room change process that took place for the fall and spring semesters at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CCG8WYZ.

Sticks and nets:  The first-ever collegiate lacrosse team in Montgomery will take the field to face its first-ever NCAA-III intercollegiate opponent as the Hawks battle Oglethorpe at Samford Stadium Saturday, February 18, at 1:00 p.m.  Coach Andrew Carey acknowledges, "This is a really big game."  Indeed.  Come out and see history made! Other sports on campus Saturday:  Men's baseball vs UW-Platteville, 1:00 p.m., Posey Field; Men's Tennis vs Louisiana College, 1:00 p.m., Gibbs Courts; Women's Softball vs Berry College, 1:00 and 5:00 p.m., softball field (doubleheader); Women's Basketball vs Piedmont, 2:00 p.m., Roland Arena; Women's Tennis vs Louisiana College, 2:00 p.m., Gibbs Courts; Men's Basketball vs Piedmont College, 4:00 p.m., Roland Arena.

Every picture tells a story:  The New York Times is seeking student photography for the Times' Education Life section to be published April 15.  A full description is at http://submit.nytimes.com/college-graduation.  They seek photos that illustrate college life—a favorite place to get away from or to be part of it all; or visually interpret how college changed you; or what you learned.  A back-story of 125 words or less should accompany your photo and communicate what's happening in the photo or what the photo means to you.  Photos are due by March 9.

Let the good times roll:  Houghton Library, with assistance from the Department of Language & Literature, will celebrate Mardi Gras on Fat Tuesday, February 21.  Come by the library during the lunch hour (12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m.) and share in the reverie as some of our French students toss beads and the ever-popular MoonPies from the library balcony.  Treats will also be served.  Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulez! (or "Laissez les bons temps rouler!")

Students attend conference:  Six Huntingdon athletic training majors and Dr. Roxanne St. Martin '94 took part in the SEATA (Southeastern Athletic Training Association) Student Symposium with 600 students from other athletic training programs in the district.  The symposium allowed them to review material and assist in preparing for the Board of Certification exam, which they will take in April.  They also participated in a Quiz Bowl, finishing in the middle of 13 teams.  Students attending were Ryan "Boomer" Payne '12 (Opelika, Ala.); Ron Fullove '12 (Montgomery); Scott Owenby '12 (Eclectic, Ala.); Kyle Huff '12 (Bowdon, Ga.); Britni Northington '12 (Sulligent, Ala.); and Brittany Cahoon '12 (Ft. Walton Beach, Fla.).

Come and walk the dogs:  The Huntingdon College Commuters association is hosting a service event this Saturday, February 18, 10:00 a.m. to noon, at the Montgomery Humane Society shelter.  Contact Christina Brown if you'd like to participate.

Roll out for the Mystery Tour:  A group of 18 Huntingdon students and several student life staff members traveled on the first-ever Student Life Mystery Trip during the weekend.  The group (for students, the destination was a mystery) toured Memphis and Graceland as part of the trip.

Email update:  Work continues on resolving the issues surrounding Huntingdon e-mail.  Thank you for your patience!

News Briefs

HC students (and staff) are welcome to get their tax returns prepared and filed FREE OF CHARGE through Impact Alabama's SaveFirst program, now operating in the Cloverdale Administrative Building.  The parameters:  households earning less than $50,000 per year with one or more children or $20,000 per year without children.  Call 1-888-99-TAX-AL to schedule an appointment.

Applications to participate in the 2012 Miss Huntingdon Scholarship Pageant are due today in the Hut.

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

TONIGHT:

  • Freshman Forum presents:  The Dating Game, 7:00 p.m., Ligon Chapel; with Haley & Zack; Kayce & Josh; Karina & Davis; Sjohna & Taylor; Amanda & Will
  • SGA Candidate Debate, 8:30 p.m., Smith Recital Hall
  • House Church in "The Escape," Pratt 303
  • Tuesday, February 14:  Happy Valentine's Day!
  • SGA Elections, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. in Russell Dining Hall and in the Hut
  • Commuter Student Bible Study, 7:30 p.m., Commuter Lounge
  • Men's Small Group Bible Study, 8:30 p.m., Jean Rodgers Chapel, Flowers Hall

Wednesday, February 15:

  • Chapel, 11:45 a.m., Ligon Chapel
  • Special College Republican meeting, 11:45 a.m., featuring speaker Josh Bearden, chair of the Romney for President Campaign for Montgomery County
  • SGA Elections, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. in Russell Dining Hall and in the Hut
  • RED PRIDE NIGHT @ Roland Arena:  Lady Hawks @ 5:00 p.m., Hawks at 7:00 p.m.; 300 free T-shirts, dinner.

Thursday, February 16:

  • Leadership Luncheon, Montgomery Country Club (by reservation)
  • Residence Life Housing Informational Meeting, 6:00 p.m., Ligon Chapel
  • Miss Huntingdon Pageant Informational Meeting, 8:30 p.m., Ligon Chapel
  • Emerge, 8:30 p.m., Cloverdale Admin. Building Auditorium

Friday, February 17:

  • Men's Tennis @ Tuskegee University, 1:00 p.m.
  • Men's Baseball vs UW-Platteville, 4:00 p.m., Posey Field

Saturday, February 18:

  • Men's Lacrosse vs Oglethorpe University, 1:00 p.m., Samford Stadium
  • Men's Baseball vs UW-Platteville, 1:00 p.m., Posey Field
  • Men's Tennis vs Louisiana College, 1:00 p.m., Gibbs Courts
  • Women's Softball vs Berry College, 1:00 and 5:00 p.m., softball field (doubleheader)
  • Women's Basketball vs Piedmont, 2:00 p.m., Roland Arena
  • Women's Tennis vs Louisiana College, 2:00 p.m., Gibbs Courts
  • Men's Basketball vs Piedmont College, 4:00 p.m., Roland Arena

Sunday, February 19:

  • Women's JV Basketball vs Oakwood College, 2:00 p.m.

Wednesday, February 22:

COMING IN MARCH:

  • Thursday, March 1, Stallworth Lecture Series presents Dr. John M. McCardell Jr., "The Idea of a Southern Nation: 150 Years Later," 7:30 p.m., Ligon Chapel
  • Friday, March 2, The Miss Huntingdon Pageant, 7:00 p.m., Ligon Chapel

Huntingdon welcomes:

Chris Williams is a new member of the Tech Team.  He can be reached at (334) 833-4568; his office is in Flowers B-5.

Job Corner:

WCOV Fox 20 has an opening for a Promotions Coordinator who has event planning skills; knowledge of non-linear editing equipment; computer literacy; excellent writing and communication skills; and is creative, outgoing, friendly, dependable, and motivated.  Submit resume to WCOV-TV Attn. Kathy Vanlandingham, One WCOV Avenue, Montgomery, AL  36111; email to kathy@wcov.com; fax to (334) 288-5414.

Graduating seniors:  Need help with writing your resume?  See Su Ofe in the Office of Communication (Flowers 103).  Stay tuned for more information on upcoming Resume-Writing Workshops.

Volunteer Opportunities:

Students, faculty and staff are invited to volunteer as Huntingdon hosts the Alabama Science Olympiad State Tournament for the twelfth consecutive year for Division B (middle school) and the second consecutive year for Division C (high school) Saturday, March 10.  To sign-up as a volunteer and learn more, go to http://so.huntingdon.edu.

Congratulations:

Former Hawks football assistant coach Derrick Ansley has been hired as the cornerbacks coach for the University of Tennessee Volunteers.  He leaves the job as defensive backs coach at the University of Central Florida to take this new post.

Tyler Creamer '14 (Chemistry; Killen, Ala.), a member of the men's tennis team, was named the ALFA Insurance Student-Athlete of the Week January 31.

Corey Killough '12 (History; Rienzi, Miss.) and his wife, Sirenia, welcomed their first child, Gabriella LeeAnne, January 24.

The Lady Hawks basketball team has scored more than 80 points for the first time in two years, and have done so in three straight games.  The Lady Hawks are just two games away from the end of the regular season, with a record of 15-8, and will face LaGrange at 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 15, in Roland Arena.

Sympathy and prayer:

We extend sympathy to J.D. Jean '12 and his family following the death of his grandfather earlier this month.

Bill Ramsey, husband of LaVerne Davis Ramsey '58, has been diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer and is undergoing treatment.  Please pray for peace and strength for both LaVerne, a long-time member of the National Alumni Board and one of four siblings to graduate from Huntingdon, and Bill.


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


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