Huntingdon News

March 03, 2009
For immediate release:

Huntingdon College
News Release

Huntingdon Events Update

Montgomery, Ala.—Huntingdon College will host several bands, including the internationally acclaimed Sister Hazel, for CloverJam XL, Saturday, April 4. Ticket information is below. New ticket information is also available for the Huntingdon performance of “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” April 24–25. 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.

    * 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 Free for prospective students and their families.

    * Miss Huntingdon Pageant: Saturday, March 14, 8:00 p.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall, free and open to the public.

    * Elizabeth Belcher Cheek Piano Concert Series: 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.

    * CloverJam XL: Sister Hazel in Concert, Saturday, April 4, Huntingdon College Green (rain location: Delchamps Student Center); 6:00 p.m., student bands; 8:00 p.m., Chevy 6; 10:30 p.m.–midnight, Sister Hazel. Tickets: $20 at the event or in advance; purchase tickets in the Office of External Affairs, Flowers Hall Room 217, Huntingdon College. For more information: (334) 833-4562. Tickets non-refundable. Vendors will be available to sell food, beverages. Huntingdon College is an alcohol-free environment—no external food or beverages, no coolers, no pets; lawn chairs and blankets welcome.

    * The Blessing of the Sun: Wednesday, April 8, 7:00 a.m., Riverwalk Park, downtown Montgomery; people of all faiths welcome. Sponsored by Temple Beth Or, Agudath Israel, Interfaith Montgomery, and Huntingdon College, the Blessing of the Sun Convocation will feature multi-denominational prayers and songs celebrating the Creation, including a focus on ecology and the environment, to mark a Jewish holiday that occurs only once every 28 years. The Montgomery Chorale will perform works from “The Creation,” by Josef Haydn, accompanied by selected orchestra. This observance coincides with the Jewish holiday of Passover, a phenomenon that happens less than once every thousand years.

    * 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. Tickets: $10 adults, $5 students and children under age 12; tickets purchased at the door.

    * 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 March 3, 2009, but is subject to change. To verify an event or for more information contact Su Ofe in the Office of Communications.

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. Founded in 1854, Huntingdon is a coeducational liberal arts college. The College motto, “Enter to grow in wisdom; go forth to apply wisdom in service,” is inscribed in stone above the front door of John Jefferson Flowers Hall. Celebrating its centennial year in Montgomery this year, the campus is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


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

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