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CLOVERJAM 2015: Corey Smith, The Dirty Guv’nahs, Apr. 24, 8:30p

Tickets $20 at Eventbrite.com or at The Hut; free for students, faculty, staff

Stanton Woodard—MANE Volunteer of the Year

Moulton, Alabama, native Stanton Woodard has been named Huntingdon Volunteer of the Year by the Montgomery Area Non-traditional Equestrians (MANE). Woodard, a freshman chemistry major, has volunteered more than 150 hours at the facility during the academic year.

Serebryany performs for Cheek Concert Series

Huntingdon College music professor Dr. Vadim Serebryany will perform on piano for Huntingdon’s Elizabeth Belcher Cheek Concert Series, Wednesday, April 29, at 7:30 p.m. in the College’s Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall. The concert is free and open to the public and will include selections from the composers Bach, Schumann, Berg, and Bartok.

Huntingdon Winds prepares for spring concert

Huntingdon College’s Huntingdon Winds Concert Band will present their spring concert Thursday, April 23, at 7:00 p.m. in Leo J. Drum Jr. Theater in the Cloverdale Administrative Building (former Cloverdale School building) on the Cloverdale Campus. The concert is free and open to the public.

Craig Duncan hired to lead wrestling program

Huntingdon Athletic Director Mike Turk announced the hiring of Craig Duncan as head wrestling coach on Wednesday.

Huntingdon hosts Science Olympiad state finals

Young scientists and mathematicians from across the state will converge at Huntingdon College Saturday, April 11, for the Alabama Science Olympiad Division B (middle/junior high) and Division C (high school) State Finals. Huntingdon College faculty, staff, and students and volunteers from the community will run nearly two dozen events for the teams competing in each division, all of whom are winners of regional competitions. The state winners will proceed to national competition in the coming weeks.

Religion students learn through real-world inquiry

To develop his upper-level spring 2015 course, Justice, Nonviolence, and Luke’s Gospel, Borders asked students what they wanted to know more about. One student wanted more information about the situation in the Middle East; two asked about criminal justice; another was interested in gender studies, and another in issues in Africa.

Literature, science and art connect through paintings

On March 31, 2015, the Department of Music and Art featured a special painting demonstration by Montgomery artist Kellie Newsome. During her 2-hour visit, Newsome painted a portrait of Albert Einstein while she explained and demonstrated how even the brightest of colors can be used to describe depth on a two-dimensional surface.

Jennifer Horne reads from her work for the annual Ellison Lecture

The Huntingdon College Department of Language and Literature will present the annual Rhoda Coleman Ellison Writers Festival Lecture Thursday, April 9, at 7:00 p.m. in Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall. This year’s featured author is Jennifer Horne, an editor, a professor at the University of Alabama, and a writer of short fiction, prose, essays, poems, and other works. The event is free and open to the public.

Huntingdon Jazz jazzes up Alabama

The Huntingdon College jazz band, Huntingdon Jazz, has left campus on tour to share their music and to pique the interest of prospective musicians. The group will perform at Luverne High School (8:00 a.m.) and Gulf Shores High School (1:00 p.m.) Thursday, March 19.

Huntingdon inducts 13 new educators in Kappa Delta Epsilon

Thirteen new educators were inducted into the education honor society Kappa Delta Epsilon Wednesday evening, March 18.

Stephanie Yasechko crowned Miss Huntingdon 2015

Huntingdon College junior Stephanie Marie Yasechko of Niles, Ohio, was crowned Miss Huntingdon 2015 at the conclusion of the annual pageant held March 14. She was a awarded a $600 scholarship with the title. Ten Huntingdon women competed in the pageant.

Huntingdon hosts Alabama Special Olympics

The Huntingdon College Department of Sport Science and Physical Education hosted four teams competing as part of the Alabama Special Olympics championship basketball tournament Friday, March 13. Games began at 9:00 a.m. and continued until 1:00 p.m. in Catherine Dixon Roland Arena.

Students show work in city-wide art exhibit

Artwork produced by four Huntingdon College students is included in the Emerging Collegiate Artists Exhibition on display through May 28 at Montgomery City Hall, 103 North Perry Street in Montgomery. The show, which opened March 12, is a juried exhibition of area collegiate artwork.

Huntingdon Winds presents “March Madness” concert

The Department of Music and Art at Huntingdon College will present a different type of “March Madness” when the Huntingdon Winds Concert Band performs an evening of “march” music, Thursday, March 12, 7:00 p.m. in the Leo J. Drum Jr. Theatre on the College’s Cloverdale Campus.

Huntingdon Music program presents faculty recital

Huntingdon College will present a faculty recital by trombonist Rusty Logan and euphonium player Marie Robertson, Thursday, March 5, at 7:00 p.m. in the College’s Smith Music Building, Delchamps Recital Hall.

Huntingdon offers Preview Day for prospective students

The Huntingdon College Office of Admission will offer a Huntingdon Preview Day, Saturday, March 7. Prospective students and families are invited to attend this free event. Huntingdon Preview Days begin with registration at 8:00 a.m. in the College’s historic main building, Flowers Hall.

Corey Smith and The Dirty Guv’nahs headline Huntingdon’s CloverJam 2015

Huntingdon College will host country music star Corey Smith with opening band The Dirty Guv’nahs for CloverJam 2015, Friday, April 24, beginning at 8:30 p.m. on Top Stage on the College Green. Tickets are free for Huntingdon students, faculty and staff and $20 per guest, and may be purchased through Eventbrite.com.

Huntingdon College offers summer Leadership Academy for United Methodist high school students

Huntingdon College invites pastors and youth ministers who serve United Methodist churches in the Alabama-West Florida and North Alabama Conferences of The United Methodist Church to sponsor high school juniors and/or seniors to participate in the Huntingdon Leadership Academy, June 11–12.

Huntingdon receives Tree Campus USA designation

Arbor Day will hold special significance at Huntingdon College as the College announces its designation as an Arbor Day Foundation Tree Campus USA, Thursday, February 26, at 10:00 a.m. in front of the president’s home (The Delchamps Residence). A tree seedling giveaway will follow the brief program. The public is invited to attend.

Huntingdon hosts AISBA state musicians

The Huntingdon College Campus and Cloverdale community will be filled with the sound of music this weekend as the Alabama Independent Schools Band Association (AISBA) holds their annual State Band Festival and State Honor Band on the Huntingdon campus. Approximately 500 band students—in addition to directors, parents, and spectators—are expected to be involved.

CCV helps students “Meet the Firms”

The Huntingdon College Center for Career and Vocation is intent on bringing students to firm ground in their career search efforts. To that end, the CCV hosted a “Meet the Firms” job fair for accounting, business, and related majors in Houghton Library last week.

Huntingdon senior India Chaney receives national first place award for research

The biology major traveled to the nation’s capital to present her research on the use of PLGA (poly-DL-glycolide) nanoparticles as anti-cancer delivery agents at the 2015 Emerging Researchers National Conference in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, February 19–21. She came away with a first place award in the biomedical engineering category.

Author Ellen Davis explores interfaith dialogue for Huntingdon’s Chapman Benson Lecture Series

Professor Ellen Davis, Amos Ragan Kearns Distinguished Professor of Bible and Practical Theology at Duke University Divinity School, will be the featured speaker for Huntingdon College’s 2015 Chapman Benson Lecture Series, Monday, March 2, at 7:30 p.m. in Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall. She will speak on the topic, “The Things that Make for Peace (Luke 19:42): Inter-religious Theological Conversation.” The lecture is free and open to the public.

Huntingdon celebrates the life of Ken Williams, 1940–2015

The Huntingdon College family gathered in small groups and online this weekend to share memories as word spread of the death of Ken Williams, associate professor emeritus of mathematics and computer science.

Huntingdon remembers Coach Charlie Lane

Huntingdon College alumnus and head men’s tennis coach Charlie Lane passed away this morning after a long battle with cancer. A member of the Huntingdon Class of 1971, Lane returned to Huntingdon following the 2006 tennis season to lead the men’s tennis team.

Tuskegee’s Bruce Phillips shows work at Huntingdon’s Seay Twins Art Gallery

Huntingdon College’s annual Black History Month art show will feature the work of Tuskegee University artist and assistant professor Bruce Phillips, “Journey in Architectural Perspective, 2009–2015,” opening Thursday, February 12, at 7:30 p.m. in the College’s Seay Twins Art Gallery. The opening reception is free and open to the public. The show will continue with viewing times from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. nightly through February 19.

Huntingdon offers annual Martin Luther King Convocation

Huntingdon College will offer the College’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation, Wednesday, January 21, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. in Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall. The public is invited to attend. Preaching this year is The Rev. Lisa Yebuah, pastor of inviting ministries at Edenton Street United Methodist Church, Raleigh, North Carolina.

Huntingdon Cross and Flame Award available to United Methodist students

Huntingdon College President J. Cameron West announced today that the College’s Cross and Flame Award, having increased by $500 to $11,000 for full-time day students entering in the fall of 2014, has contributed to the more than $20 million in College-funded financial assistance provided to United Methodist students enrolled in the College’s full-time day program since the grant began in 2004.

Huntingdon’s Ability Sport Network team to present exhibition game

Huntingdon College’s Ability Sport Network wheelchair basketball team, the Red Wings, will present a 15-minute exhibition game at Carver High School, Friday, January 9, at approximately 5:30 p.m., immediately following Carver’s JV game with Park Crossing High School.

High School musicians selected for Symphonic Honor Band

Huntingdon College bands will host more than 120 high school musicians who are participating in the annual Huntingdon College Symphonic Honor Band, Friday–Saturday, January 9–10. The program, which includes brass, woodwinds, and percussion instruments, will begin with registration at 9:00 a.m. Friday and conclude with a concert at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, January 10, in Roland Arena, Roland Student Center.