Huntingdon News

February 04, 2009
For immediate release:

Huntingdon College
News Release

Huntingdon Events Update

 Montgomery, Ala.—Huntingdon College kicks off its 100th year in Montgomery with Founders Day this Friday, February 6, and a spring full of events follows. The following list includes previously published events, new events, and changes (new and changed information included in blue). For more information on Huntingdon College events, contact Su Ofe, Office of Communications and Marketing.

* Founders Day Convocation: A Centennial in Montgomery: Friday, February 6, 11:45 a.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall. Celebrating the College’s 155th birthday and 100th year in Montgomery. Free and open to the public.


* Emerge Montgomery Mayoral Forum: Thursday, February 12, 6:00–8:00 p.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall. Sponsored by Emerge Montgomery in partnership with WSFA-12 News and Huntingdon College, this forum will inform the citizens of Montgomery about each of the six candidates who are contending for the job of Montgomery’s next mayor. Emerge Montgomery is a program of Leadership Montgomery serving young professionals. Free and open to the public.


* Hampstead Institute Mayoral Debate: “Growth and Development in the City of Montgomery,” sponsored by the Hampstead Institute, Tuesday, February 17, 7:00–8:00 p.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall. Free and open to the public.


* Third Annual Founders Day 5K and 1-Mile Run/Walk: Saturday, February 21, on the Green. Proceeds benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Late registration, 7:15–8:15 a.m. for 5K and closing at 9:00 a.m. for 1-Mile. 5K race begins at 8:30 a.m., 1-Mile begins at 9:15 a.m. Pre-registration until February 12 is $15; day of race registration is $20. For more information: http://www.huntingdon.edu/events/founders_day/2009_run_app.


* Alabama Fish: Works by Montgomery artist Dockery Austin; reception Friday, February 6, 7:00–9:00 p.m.; on display through February 27, 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. weekdays; Seay Twins Art Gallery on the Green, Huntingdon College; free and open to the public.


* Elizabeth Belcher Cheek Piano Concert Series: “Trio +” featuring Huntingdon College assistant professor of music Vadim Serebryany with cello, violin, and piano; Sunday, February 22, 2:30 p.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall. Free and open to the public.


* Handel’s Messiah (Parts II and III): Featuring Huntingdon College Concert Choir, First United Methodist Church Choir, and selected orchestra; Sunday, March 1, 5:00 p.m., First United Methodist Church Sanctuary; directed by Jack Horner, FUMC, and Gene Davis, HC. Free and open to the public.


* Host Day: Saturday, March 7, 8:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.; Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall. Sponsored by the Office of Admission, Host Days provide time for prospective students and families to tour the campus, talk with students, eat in the dining hall, meet the faculty and staff, and learn about financial aid and scholarships. For reservations, call (334) 833-4497 or email admiss@huntingdon.edu. Free for prospective students and their families.


* Elizabeth Belcher Cheek Piano Concert Series: Dennis Herrick (trumpet) and Vadim Serebryany (piano) in Concert; Thursday, April 2, 7:30 p.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall. Free and open to the public.


* Reunion Weekend: Friday–Saturday, April 3–4. Contact the Office of Alumni Advancement for more information.


* Patrons of the Library Dinner: Sponsored by Huntingdon’s Houghton Memorial Library, featuring mystery writer Carolyn Haines, Tuesday, April 14, reception 6:30 p.m., dinner 7:00 p.m., Julia Walker Russell Dining Hall; open to library patrons only. For information on becoming a patron of the library, contact Eric A. Kidwell.


* Psalmfest: Huntingdon College Concert Choir spring concert, directed by Gene Davis; Thursday, April 16, 7:30 p.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall. Free and open to the public.


* Vann Opera Festival: Statewide opera workshop for young students, ages 16–24, led by Metropolitan Opera tenor David Cangelosi; master classes open to the public; April 17–18, Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall.


* You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown: Directed by Anthony Mark Stockard, performance times 7:00 p.m., Friday, April 24; 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., Saturday, April 25; Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall. Ticket prices and ordering information TBA.


* Baccalaureate: Friday, May 8, 5:00 p.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall


* 2009 Commencement Exercises: Saturday, May 9, The Green. Rain location for both events, Roland Arena, Delchamps Student Center


    o Traditional Day Program: 9:00 a.m.

    o Adult Degree Completion Program: 6:00 p.m.



This list is current as of February 4, 2009, but is subject to change. To verify an event or for more information contact Su Ofe in the Office of Communications.

Founded in 1854 as Tuskegee Female College in Tuskegee, Alabama, Huntingdon moved to Montgomery in 1909 and celebrates its 100th anniversary in the Capital City this year. Huntingdon College, grounded in the Judeo-Christian tradition of the United Methodist Church, is committed to nurturing growth in faith, wisdom, and service and to graduating individuals prepared to succeed in a rapidly changing world. Huntingdon is a coeducational liberal arts college. The College motto is “Enter to grow in wisdom; go forth to apply wisdom in service.”

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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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