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Spring Break: March 21–29, no classes, offices closed

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 7:00 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.

Huntingdon recognized for community service

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.

Special Career Fair gives students a glimpse past graduation

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.

Public invited to enjoy Huntingdon College Christmas traditions

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 Community Pops presents holiday pops concert

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.

Huntingdon offers Preview Day for prospective students

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 performs at Huntingdon College

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 remembers music legend Dr. Harald Rohlig

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.

Journalist, novelist, literacy activist Masha Hamilton to speak at Huntingdon

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.