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 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 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.
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.
For the fourth consecutive year, Huntingdon College has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. Inclusion on the list published by the Corporation for National and Community Service signifies the highest federal recognition colleges and universities can receive regarding community service, service-learning, and civic engagement. The 2014–2015 President’s Honor Roll recognizes community service performed during the 2012–2013 academic year, when Huntingdon students, faculty and staff contributed a combined 7985 recorded hours of service that achieved meaningful outcomes in the community.
Huntingdon College students interested in health care professions were treated to a special career fair, hosted by the Department of Chemistry, the Department of Sport Science and Physical Education, and the Center for Career and Vocation, Thursday, November 20. Graduate schools and programs representing physical therapy, occupational therapy, veterinary medicine, medical schools, osteopathic medicine, and related areas of study were present, as were nearly 100 Huntingdon students.
Huntingdon College plans two nights of public events to celebrate the joy of Christmas. First, the College’s annual Community Christmas Celebration will be held Thursday, December 4, on the Huntingdon campus. The evening will begin with festivities outside Flowers Hall, with refreshments provided. Following the lighting of the trees, the crowd will move inside Ligon Chapel for the beautiful and moving tradition, A Service of Lessons and Carols.
Huntingdon College’s Huntingdon Community Pops ensemble will present their Holiday Pops Concert, Tuesday, November 18, at 7:00 p.m. in the College’s Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall. There will be a special gift for each person who attends; admission is free. Music will include “A Christmas Festival,” by Leroy Anderson; Bizet’s “Farandole” from L’Arlesienne Suite No. 2 (March of the Knights); The Polar Express; and a medley from the Disney animated feature, Frozen.
The Huntingdon College Office of Admission will offer a Huntingdon Preview Day, Saturday, November 8. Prospective students and families are invited to attend this free event. Reservations may be made online at www.huntingdon.edu/visit.
Pianist Jeremy Samolesky will perform a recital of music by Bach, Chopin, and Prokofiev at Huntingdon College, Thursday, November 6, at 7:00 p.m. in Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall. The event is free and open to the public.
Huntingdon College professor of music emeritus Dr. Harald Rohlig died peacefully at his home Saturday, October 25, after a lengthy illness. He was 88. Rohlig was affiliated with Huntingdon College for more than 50 years as a professor of music, specializing in organ instruction.
Masha Hamilton, an award-winning front-line journalist, best-selling novelist, and founder of two world literacy organizations, will speak for the Huntingdon College Stallworth Lecture Series, Tuesday, October 28, at 7:00 p.m. (this represents a time change from previous announcements) in the College’s Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall. In her topic, “Women, War, and Words: Stories of Risks Worth Taking,” she will read brief selections from her novels and share stories of her experiences reporting from and working within difficult situations around the world.
Internationally known opera stars who normally perform with such landmark operas as the Metropolitan in New York and the Lyric Opera of Chicago will perform for the Montgomery community at Huntingdon College in the Vann Vocal Institute Celebrity Recital, Thursday, October 16, at 6:30 p.m. in the College’s Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall. The concert is free and open to the public and features opera greats David Cangelosi, Lori Phillips, Elizabeth Bishop, Richard Troxell, Raymond Aceto, Bettie Buccheri, Kelley Kuo and Dale Williams.
Fifteen Huntingdon College freshmen have been selected to serve on the College’s Freshman Forum. In addition to serving the Class of 2018 with representation on the Student Government Association’s Student Senate, Freshman Forum members plan and organize a number of events during the academic year.
Huntingdon College senior Diane Humphreys of College Park, Georgia, was crowned the 2014 Homecoming Queen during halftime of the College’s Homecoming football game Saturday, October 4. Students had elected nine of their peers as representatives on the Court: two women from each of the freshman, sophomore, and junior classes and three from the senior class.
See news story on www.huntingdonhawks.com: http://www.huntingdonhawks.com/sports/fball/2014-15/releases/20141002xlrw6q
he Huntingdon College National Alumni Board honored eight Huntingdon alumni for their personal achievement or loyalty during the annual Alumni Awards Ceremony, Friday, October 3, part of the College’s annual Homecoming festivities.
HUNTINGDON COLLEGE Faith * Wisdom * Service NEWS RELEASE For more information, contact Su Ofe, associate vice president for communications and marketing: firstname.lastname@example.org; (334) 833-4515 October 3, 2014 For immediate release: Nine Huntingdon women elected to Homecoming Court Montgomery, Ala.—Huntingdon College students have elected nine of their peers as representatives on the 2014 Homecoming Court. […]
The Huntingdon College Athletic Hall of Fame will induct six Huntingdon Hawk alumni during its annual ceremony Saturday, October 4, at 10:00 a.m. in the College’s Leo J. Drum Jr. Theater, Cloverdale Campus. The ceremony, which will be preceded by a reception beginning at 9:30 a.m. in the Drum Theater lobby, is part of Huntingdon’s Homecoming festivities.
The Huntingdon College National Alumni Board will honor eight Huntingdon alumni for their personal achievement or loyalty during the annual Alumni Awards Ceremony, Friday, October 3, at 5:00 p.m. in the College’s Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall. The ceremony is part of the College’s annual Homecoming festivities.
The Huntingdon College Concert Choir will be joined by more than 30 choir alumni for a special Homecoming concert Sunday, October 5, at 3:00 p.m. in Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall. The second half of the concert will feature alumni performers and combined choirs in tribute to the late Dr. James Glass, professor emeritus of music, who died earlier this year.
The annual fraternity Rush events at Huntingdon College have concluded for the fall semester 2014, with 45 men accepting bids to three Huntingdon fraternities, Lambda Chi Alpha, Sigma Nu, and Sigma Phi Epsilon. Huntingdon’s fourth fraternity, Kappa Alpha Psi, identifies candidates through a separate process.
Huntingdon College President J. Cameron West and Southern Union State Community College President Glenda Colagross signed a “reverse transfer” agreement between their respective institutions Monday, September 15. The agreement allows SUSCC students who transfer to Huntingdon, whether in the traditional day program or the Evening Bachelor’s Degree program, to transfer credits back to SUSCC toward completion of the associate’s degree. The agreement is beneficial to transfer students and to both colleges, as well as to local workforce development.
The American String Quartet will perform as part of Huntingdon College’s Elizabeth Belcher Cheek Concert Series, Monday, September 22, at 7:00 p.m. in the College’s Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall. Recognized as one of the world’s foremost quartets, the American String Quartet celebrates its 39th season in 2014–2015 with performances featuring Peter Winograd and Laurie Carney on violin; Daniel Avshalomov on viola; and Wolfram Koessel on cello.
Fifty-five Huntingdon College women received bids to enter Panhellenic women’s fraternities during Bid Day, Thursday, September 4. Huntingdon’s national women’s fraternities are Alpha Omicron Pi, Chi Omega, and Phi Mu.
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The Huntingdon College motto, “Enter to Grow in Wisdom; Go Forth to Apply Wisdom in Service,” will serve as the guiding principle for Huntingdon’s annual Big Red Day of Service, Saturday, August 23. More than 300 students, faculty and staff will be involved with community service projects in 10 locations around the city from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday.
Huntingdon College will begin the fall semester 2014 as a smoke-free campus, an initiative that began with a bill passed by the College’s Student Government Association last spring. The bill was signed into policy by President J. Cameron West in April. The “HC is Smoke-Free” initiative became effective August 1 and includes all forms of smoking tobacco, including cigarettes, cigars, pipes, hookahs, and e-cigarettes, and all College-owned properties, including off-campus housing.