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February 27, 2012

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March into spring with A WEEK of BIG EVENTS:

  • TONIGHT:  Tuesday, Feb. 28:  Elizabeth Belcher Cheek Concert Series, 7:30 p.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall
    • Featured performers:  Marcus DeLoach, baritone, and Vadim Serebryany, piano
  • Thursday, March 1:  Stallworth Lecture Series, 7:30 p.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall
    • Speaker:  Dr. John M. McCardell Jr., historian, vice-chancellor, and president, The University of the South, Sewanee, Tenn.
    • Topic:  "The Idea of a Southern Nation: 150 Years Later"
  • Friday, March 2:  The Miss Huntingdon Pageant, 7:00 p.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall; the contestants are:
    • Taylor Calloway '15 (Elementary Ed.; Montgomery, Ala.)
    • Whitney Denney '15 (Sport Studies; Valparaiso, Fla.)
    • Haley Dickson '15 (Religion; Helena, Ala.)
    • Tori Jackson '15 (Psychology/Art; Prattville, Ala.)
    • Alyssa McCurry '14 (Art; Montgomery, Ala.)
    • Anne Preston Speed '13 (Sport Studies; Montgomery, Ala.)
    • Ansley Stewart '14 (Christian Ed.; Lake Placid, Fla.)
    • Channing Bateman-White '15 (Music; Orange Beach, Ala.)
    • Cheyenne Young '14 (English; Enterprise, Ala.)

Assessment Day is coming Wednesday, March 7:  Find your schedule, read the purpose, and get the answers to your questions at the Assessment Day Web site:

Host a prospective student for Host Day:  Do you know a student who would find his or her perfect college fit at Huntingdon?  Introduce your student to the best college community in Alabama through the Office of Admission's Host Day, Saturday, March 7.  To learn more, contact Admission at or (334) 833-4497.

Students speak with visitors from Kazakhstan:  Seven legislators and civil servants from Kazakhstan will hear from Huntingdon student leaders on the topic of civic engagement Thursday, March 1, at 12:30 p.m. in Flowers 203, during Dr. Jeremy R.T. Lewis' Presidency and Congress class.  Student speakers represent those who are engaged in leading student government or clubs and organizations.

An amazing PHETE:  After successfully completing the Alabama State Department of Education requirements and the Huntingdon College teacher education requirements, the following students have been accepted into the Physical Education Teacher Education (PHETE) program in the Department of Sport Science and Physical Education:

    Jessica Andrews '13, Montgomery, Ala.
    Melissa Baswell '13, Bessemer, Ala.
    D.J. Chappell '13, Montgomery
    Tyler Hall '13, Roanoke, Ala.
    Ryan Harrison '13, Fairhope, Ala.
    Louis Hines '13, Gulf Breeze, Fla.
    Kayla Northington '11, Sulligent, Ala.
    Tristiana (PG) Mays '13, Montgomery
    Jimmy Rich '13, Montgomery
    Alex Sanford '10, Prattville, Ala.
    Whitney Toole '13, Eufaula, Ala.

News Briefs

Buy your tickets now for CloverJam 2012, featuring the recording band Parachute with special guest Benjy Davis, Friday, April 13. 

Members of the College community are invited to nominate students for the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award and/or non-student members of the College community for the Mary Mildred Sullivan Award.  Given only by selected representative institutions throughout the country, these prestigious awards seek to name persons whose humanitarianism, character and service are exemplary.  To nominate, send a paragraph that includes the person's name and explains his/her character, activities, and qualifications to Cathy Wolfe, director of development operations, at

STUDENTS:  Please offer your perceptions of HC Security by taking a moment (it will only take a minute) to complete this survey:

Mark your calendars; special notes; reminders; deadlines:

For coming events at Huntingdon, see the Calendar.

Monday, Feb. 27: 

    Intramural Basketball (times TBA)
    House Church in The Escape, Pratt 303, 8:30 p.m.

Tues., Feb. 28:

    Women's Softball @ Spring Hill (doubleheader)
    Elizabeth Belcher Cheek Concert Series presents Marcus DeLoach, Baritone, with Vadim Serebryany, piano, 7:30 p.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall, free and open to the public
    Commuter Student Bible Study, 7:30 p.m., Commuter Lounge
    Men's Group Bible Study, 8:00 p.m., Searcy 3rd floor lounge
    Miss Huntingdon Practice, 8:30 p.m., Ligon Chapel
    Group Prayer in The Escape, Pratt 303, 9:30 p.m.

Wed., Feb. 29:  Happy Leap Year!

    Bookstore Leap Year Sale!  25% off hoodies, sweatpants, cold weather accessories, outerwear, blankets, and clearance merchandise valid February 29 only!
    Intramural Basketball; times TBA
    Men's Baseball @ Emory University
    Chapel, 11:45 a.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall

Thursday, March 1:

    Cast your vote for the "Most Photogenic" Miss Huntingdon contestant, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Russell Dining Hall lobby
    JV Men's Baseball vs LBWCC, Double-header, 5:00p.m., Posey Field
    Stallworth Lecture Series presents Dr. John M. McCardell, "The Idea of a Southern Nation:  150 Years Later," 7:30 p.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall, free and open to the public
    Emerge, 8:30 p.m., Cloverdale Administrative Building Auditorium

Friday, March 2:

        Last day to change to P/N grading, audit, or non-credit status
        Last day to submit your poetry, short stories, nonfiction, photography and drawings to The Prelude (submit to )
        GRADUATING SENIORS:  Last Day to order your cap, gown, tassel, hood, and announcements
    Vann Vocal Institute begins
    Women's Outdoor Track & Field @ the University of North Florida
    Women's Tennis @ Southwestern (Texas)
    Men's Lacrosse vs Alma College, 4:00 p.m., Samford Stadium
    The Miss Huntingdon Pageant, 7:00 p.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall, free and open to the public

Saturday, March 3:

    Host Day, sponsored by the Office of Admission
    Track & Field @ Univ. of N. Fla.
    Vann Vocal Institute
    Men's and Women's Tennis vs Piedmont College, 12:00 p.m., Gibbs Courts
    Men's Baseball vs Birmingham-Southern College, 1:00 and 3:00 p.m., Posey Field (Dbl.)
    Women's Softball (vs Transylvania) @ Emory Invitational, 1:00 p.m.
    Women's Tennis vs Judson College, 4:00 p.m., Gibbs Courts

Sunday, March 4:

    Women's Softball (vs Transylvania) @ Emory Univ., 9:00 a.m.
    Men's and Women's Tennis vs Maryville, 12:00 p.m., Gibbs Courts
    Men's Lacrosse vs Rhodes College, 1:00 p.m., Samford Stadium
    Women's Softball @ Emory Univ., 1:00 p.m.
    Men's Baseball @ BSC, 2:00 p.m.


    Next week:  GREEK WEEK
    Wednesday, March 7:  Assessment Day:  All Students will participate in assessment groups during this special In-service Day
    Wednesday, March 7:  Resume Writing Workshop, 2:30 p.m., Flowers 101 (free!)
    Friday, March 9:  State Special Olympics Basketball Tournament; 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Roland Arena (contact Dr. Lisa Olenik Dorman at if you'd like to volunteer to help with this event)
    Friday, March 9:  Women's Center Event: Sundance Film Festival Official Selection movie Miss Representation, 6:30 p.m., Capri Theatre;  10 free tickets available, others pay at the door.  Contact Dr. Eva Shoop-Shafor at
    Saturday, March 10:  State Science Olympiad competition; 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Roland Arena (and all-campus) (see Dr. Sid Stubbs or this site if you'd like to volunteer to help with this event)
    Tuesday, March 13:  Family Feud, 6:00 p.m., Smith Recital Hall; four teams of six students each can participate.  Sign up now in the Hut!  (Sponsored by CAB)
    Wednesday, March 14:  SAAC Fundraiser:  HC Volleyball vs Senior HC Football players, 7:30 p.m. in Roland Arena; the admission price of $1 goes to HC Student Athletic Advisory Committee
    Spring Break, March 19–23

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

Job Corner:

Need help with writing your resume for work or for graduate school?  Come to the Resume Writing Workshop in Flowers 101, Wednesday, March 7, 2:30 p.m. 

Sugar Hill United Methodist Church, a 1700-member church located in the north Atlanta suburbs with weekly worship attendance of more than 900, is seeking a full-time youth pastor to lead the church's youth ministry.  The candidate should have a strong calling to lead youth to follow Jesus Christ with experience in leading a growing youth ministry, building a team of adult and youth leaders, and demonstrated effective skills in preaching the Good News to persons born after 1982. Salary will be commensurate with experience, education and gifts for the position. This position supervises and is supported by a part-time Middle School Pastor and Administrative Assistant.  Contact senior pastor Dr. Richard Hunter at 770-945-2845 x 233 or

Parents and alumni—is your business, church, or organization looking for a qualified employee or intern?  Think Huntingdon!  Please send notices of jobs and internships to so that we can spread the word to others!

Volunteers Needed:

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


Terry Turman Tuley Pernia '79, mother of Jacob Tuley '12, is the recipient of the Escambia County (Florida) Golden Apple Award for Teaching.  She teaches second grade at N.B. Cook Elementary School.  Video.

Brandon Sewell '15 (Biology; Elkton, Md.) was named the ALFA Insurance Student-Athlete of the Week last week after scoring four goals, including the first goal in Huntingdon lacrosse history, in the Hawks' 12-5 win over Oglethorpe University.  Brandon made the Dean's List during his first semester, as well.

Jacqueline Robinson Turner '01 has been named director of physician services at AdvisorsMD in Fairhope, Alabama.  She will oversee AdvisorsMD's Physician Placement Division, which places physician candidates with healthcare organizations.  Jackie has served in multiple administrative management capacities since earning her MBA and master's in healthcare administration from the University of Alabama-Birmingham.  Previously, she managed the heart and vascular institute for one of U.S. News and World Report's Top 100 Hospitals, Ochsner Health System in New Orleans.  She lives in Daphne, Ala., with her husband, Rian Turner '00, and their son, Robinson.

Christian Vick '12  (Cell Biology; Sylacauga, Ala.) was selected as the ALFA Insurance Student-Athlete of the Week this week after winning all three of her matches this weekend.  She has made the Dean's List for seven semesters and is a member of Alpha Beta, Phi Eta Sigma, and Omicron Delta Kappa honoraries.  She has been accepted to the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at the University of South Alabama, Alabama State University, and Mercer University. She will choose one of the schools to pursue her doctorate in physical therapy, specializing in acute care.

Nine women's basketball student-athletes were recognized by the Great South Athletic Conference with awards at the conclusion of the season.  They are:

    Morgan Crawford '13, All-Conference Team; All-Academic Team (Sport Studies; Theodore, Ala.)
    Chelsea Graham '15, All-Freshman Team (Athletic Training; Trussville, Ala.)
    Patricia Pickens '15, All-Freshman Team (Art; Anniston, Ala.)
    Jessi Andrews '13, GSAC Sportsmanship Award (second consecutive year); All-Academic Team (Physical Education; Montgomery, Ala.)
    Jasmine Holcey '14, All-Academic Team (Sport Studies; Montgomery, Ala.)
    Katie Martin '13, All-Academic Team (Psychology; Montgomery, Ala.)
    Alyssa McCurry '14, All-Academic Team (Art; Montgomery, Ala.)
    Sekal Ousley '14, All-Academic Team (Accounting; Midway, Ala.)
    Kali Sands '14, All-Academic Team (Biology; Palm City, Fla.)

Four men's basketball student-athletes received season-end GSAC recognition.  They are:

    Jeremiah Thomas '14, All-Conference Team (Physical Education; Wadley, Ala.)
    Jason Varney '14, All-Conference Team (Comm. Studies; Pace, Fla.)
    Mike Kilpatrick '12, All-Academic Team (History; Luverne, Ala.)
    Cody Tackett '14, All-Academic Team (Sport Studies; Tallahassee, Fla.)

Six women who are members of women's fraternities have been selected to serve as Gamma Chis for recruitment this fall.  Gamma Chis are tasked to remain neutral in the Greek recruitment process, allowing the candidates to decide for themselves which fraternity best fits their needs.  The 2012 Gamma Chis are:

    Jasmine Clark '15, Phi Mu (Biology; Roanoke, Ala.)
    Liz Daly '13, Alpha Omicron Pi (English; Montgomery, Ala.)
    Melissa McClure '13, Chi Omega (Biology; Auburn, Ala.)
    Logan Tedder '12, Alpha Omicron Pi (Psychology; Montgomery, Ala.)
    Brittany Tillery '13, Phi Mu (Biology; Montgomery, Ala.)
    Arlyn Williams '13, Chi Omega (Elementary Ed.; McDonough, Ga.)

 STUDENTS:  WHAT'S YOUR NEWS?  Are you working in an internship?  Were you accepted to graduate school?  Share your news at! Let us celebrate with you!


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Office: (334) 833-4515
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