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April 02, 2012

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Registration for summer, fall underway: Pre-registration for Summer 2012 is taking place this week, Monday, April 2, through Thursday, April 5. Fall pre-registration will be held Monday, April 9, through Friday, April 13. Before you register:

  • Review your degree requirements as published in the Catalog of your entering year; 
  • Review the schedules of classes that will be offered this summer and fall 
  • Pick up a registration card and meet with your adviser to discuss and have him/her sign your card; 
  • After your adviser signs your card, stop by the Office of Student Financial Services so that they can sign your card signifying financial clearance, so that you are cleared to register at the appointed day and time.  
  • Credit Elsewhere Forms due: Students who plan to take classes at other colleges this summer and transfer the credits back to Huntingdon must complete Credit Elsewhere Forms prior to taking the courses. The form must be signed by your adviser before submitting it to the Office of the Registrar.    

Commencement speakers announced: Dr. Elizabeth Kiss (pronounced "quiche"), president of Agnes Scott College, will offer the Commencement Address during traditional day Commencement Exercises, Saturday, May 5, at 9:00 a.m. on The Green. Before taking the helm at Agnes Scott in 2006, she was the Nannerl O. Keohane Director of the Kenan Institute for Ethics and an associate professor of the practice of political science and philosophy at Duke University. A 1983 graduate of Davidson College, she received a B.Phil. and D.Phil. in philosophy from Oxford University in England. A former Rhodes Scholar, she has held fellowships at the Harvard Program in Ethics and the Professions, the National Humanities Center, and Melbourne University’s Centre on Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics. The speaker for ADCP Commencement Exercises, 6:00 p.m., May 5, is Susan Yvette Price, interim chancellor, Alabama Community College System.

Huntingdon Down Under: Twenty-two Huntingdon students and faculty had the spring break of a lifetime when they visited Australia as part of the Huntingdon Plan travel-study program. Group members are compiling Lib Guides on topics of Australia that they studied in preparation for the trip. Lib Guides are open source compilations (like bibliographies) of resources on a particular topic, including print and electronic books, journals, Web sites, films, videos, YouTube videos, databases, blogs, art, graphics, PSAs, literature, and other information of use to travelers, readers, researchers, students, and educators, among others. The group, led by library director Eric Kidwell and chemistry professor Dr. Maureen Kendrick-Murphy '78, was based in Sydney for the week.

Writers and readers gather for Four Mondays of Poetry: April is National Poetry Month, and local schools have planned Four Mondays of Poetry to celebrate the occasion. The events, which include one panel at Huntingdon, are open to all:

  • Monday, April 2: Reading and Discussion with Neil Carpathios, author of three full-length poetry collections, NEA Fellow, faculty at Shawnee State University, Ohio, 7:00 p.m., 110 Goodwyn Hall, AUM 
  • Monday April 9: Open-mic student poetry reading, 4:00 p.m., BTW High School, 632 South Union Street 
  • Monday, April 16: Reading and discussion with Tony Crunk, award-winning poet (recipient of the Yale Younger Poets Award), author, and playwright, 7:00 p.m., 110 Goodwyn Hall, AUM 
  • Monday, April 23: Reading and discussion with poets Willie James King, Jeanie Thompson, Anne Cope Wallace, and Barbara Wiedemann, 7:30 p.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall 

Hunger Games collect cans and funds: More than 50 students participated in the newly-formed Action and Awareness Committee's first big event, the Hunger Games, last week, raising nearly 500 canned goods and $293. The money and canned goods will be donated to the Montgomery Food Bank later this week. Every $2 or one canned good equaled one life as students "fought" in friendly dodgeball or Nerf competition to win for their discipline. The victor was Jack Allen '15 (Ft. Walton Beach, Fla.), who represented the Department of Religion. The games were created by Macon Armistead '15 (Youth Ministry; Hartselle, Ala.) and Heather Jones '14 (Religion; Dothan, Ala.). 

A new way to search: During the coming weeks, Houghton Library will offer several one-hour instruction sessions on the use of the new online catalog, Countess OneSearch. If you would like to attend a session, the library asks that you RSVP to assist with scheduling and preparation. In recognition of the lateness in the semester, the Library expects to offer similar sessions next fall. If you are unable to make any of the dates and times listed below for this semester but don't want to wait until the fall, ask the library about scheduling a one-on-one session for you.

Wednesday, April 4, 11:45 – 12:45
Thursday, April 5, 3:16 – 4:15
Monday, April 9, 11:45 – 12:45
Tuesday, April 10, 3:15 – 4:15
Wednesday, April 11, 11:45 – 12:45
Thursday, April 12, 3:15 – 4:15
Monday, April 16, 11:45 – 12:45
Wednesday, April 18, 11:45 – 12:45


Do you Tai Chi? The Alabama Chapter of the Taoist Tai Chi Society of North America invites Huntingdon faculty, staff and students interested in participating in Tai Chi classes to notify Rick Anderson, professor emeritus of English <>. If there is a sufficient number, the Society will organize and teach a class or classes at Huntingdon. Otherwise, they can help you find an existing class at the Montgomery Tai Chi Center. If you would like to visit an existing class to find out whether you would be interested, let Dr. Anderson (Rick) know. 

News Briefs


 The deadline for organizations and individuals to report community service hours is Wednesday, April 4, at 5:00 p.m. Report hours online at 

Mark your calendars; special notes; reminders; deadlines: 

For coming events at Huntingdon, see the Calendar

Monday, April 2:  

  • WG @ Piedmont Spring Invitational
  • Summer Registration
  • House Church in The Escape, Pratt 303, 8:30 p.m.

Tues., April 3: 

  • WG @ Piedmont Spring Invitational
  • Summer Registration
  • JV-SB @ CACC, 3:00 p.m.
  • Faculty Recital Series featuring Kevin Manderville, classical guitar, 7:30 p.m., Smith Recital Hall; read more 
  • Commuter Student Bible Study, 7:30 p.m., Commuter Lounge 
  • Men's Group Bible Study, 8:00 p.m., Searcy 3rd floor lounge 
  • CAB Coffee House at Derk's Filet & Vine, featuring Lucky, 9:00 p.m., refreshments provided
  • Group Prayer in The Escape, Pratt 303, 9:30 p.m. 

Wed., April 4:  

  • Summer Registration
  • Chapel —11:45 a.m. 
  • SB @ Agnes Scott, 12:00 p.m.
  • MT @ Tuskegee, 3:00 p.m.
  • WT @ Piedmont, 4:00 p.m.
  • FCA, 7:30 p.m., Art Gallery
  • Gamma Sigma Alpha initiation, 8:30 p.m., Smith Recital Hall

Thursday, April 5: Maundy Thursday 

  • Summer Registration
  • MT vs Rust, 1:00 p.m., Gibbs Courts
  • JV SB vs Shelton State, 2:00 p.m., Softball Field
  • WT vs BSC, 3:00 p.m., Gibbs Courts
  • BB @ Piedmont, 7:00 p.m. 
  • Emerge, 8:30 p.m., PRATT 303 (The Escape) 

Friday, April 6: Good Friday, no classes, offices closed    

  • OTF @ Mississippi College
  • BB @ Piedmont

Saturday, April 7:    

  • OTF @ Gem of the Hills Invit., Jacksonville, Ala.
  • AMTA District Auditions
  • Lacrosse @ Berry College, 12:00 p.m.
  • BB @ Piedmont, 2:00 p.m. 

Sunday, April 8: Easter 


  • Application deadline for cheer try-outs, Monday, April 9
  • Fall Term pre-registration, April 9–13 
  • Luau on The Green, April 12–13 
  • Awards Day Convocation, Friday, April 13, 11:45 a.m., Ligon Chapel
  • CloverJam, Friday, April 13, featuring Parachute and special guest Benjy Davis (the individual, not the band), 7:30 p.m. to midnight. Advance ticket sales!
  • Cheer try-outs, April 13–14
  • Oracle Hunt, Friday, April 13, until ? An annual tradition since 1942.
  • Last day of spring term classes, Friday, April 20
  • Alabama Book Festival, Saturday, April 21, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Old Alabama Town
  • Finals Fiesta with Moe's, Wednesday, April 25, 8:00 p.m., The Hut
  • Finals, April 23–27 (residence halls close by 9:00 a.m. Saturday, April 28, except for graduating seniors, or within 24 hours of the last final exam, whichever comes first).
  • Baccalaureate, a religious service for 2012 graduates and their families, Friday, May 4, 5:00 p.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall
  • Commencement Exercises, Saturday, May 5: 9:00 a.m. Traditional Day Program, featured speaker Dr. Elizabeth Kiss, president, Agnes Scott College; 6:00 p.m., Adult Degree Completion Program; on The Green
  • Huntingdon Soccer is hosting a golf tournament August 24 at the Robert Trent Jones Capitol Hill, Senator Course, with shotgun start at 2:00 p.m. The is $300 per four-person team or $75 per individual. Deadline to register is August 1. For more information, contact head coach Timmy McCormack at


Job Corner: 

Get your resume in shape! See Su Ofe ( in Flowers 103 (or just stop by).

Afternoon/summer tutor needed for a fifth-grade boy beginning in April. Contact Elizabeth Lawlor at (334) 262-7502 or 202-3603 or


Lend a Hand:

Honorary collects "Handy Jotters": Sigma Tau Delta, the honor society for English, is collecting literacy supplies to donate to victims and survivors of family violence at the Family Sunshine Center. Children's books, journals for women and children, notebooks, paper, coloring books, crayons, pencils, folders, and similar supplies are welcome. Collection boxes are located in the Staton Center, Houghton Library, The Hut, and the English Department (Flowers 3rd Floor) April 2–16.


Get your cans moving: T.J. Betts '13 (Christian Ed.; Tuskegee, Ala.); Josh Veazey '14 (Youth Ministry; Deatsville, Ala.); and Andrew Davitz '13 (Christian Ed.; Montgomery, Ala.) are sponsoring the RSVP (Relay with Service, Volunteer, and Participation) canned food relay race Thursday, April 19. Six-person teams will participate in a 14-leg relay using canned goods as tokens, completing tasks at stations around campus. The project is part of their Christian Leadership class and canned goods will be donated to either a homeless shelter or food bank (the winners get to decide where their cans go). Registration forms are available in Dr. Jimmy Jeffcoat's office. 


Hosts are needed to house prospective students during Luau, April 12–13. Contact Stephanie Hicks at if you are able to welcome a new student to campus and house him/her overnight.


Members of the Commuter Student Organization and Ligon residents volunteered at the Montgomery Humane Shelter Saturday with Student Life staffer Christina Brown. Those lending a hand were: Kaitlyn Carlton '13 (History; Indian Springs, Ala.); India Chaney '15 (Biology; Montgomery, Ala.); Ann Clancy '15 (Poli. Sci.; Ferrisburg, Vt.); Jackie Crossman '12 (Cell Bio.; Somers Point, N.J.): Kelsey McGuire '15 (Bio.; Hope Hull, Ala.); Megan Petenbrink '12 (Religion; Marietta, Ga.); Blue Russo '15 (Biochem; Hope Hull, Ala.); Karina Scott '12 (Psych.; Montgomery, Ala.); Davis Ryan '12 (Accounting; Mgmy, Ala.); Terrissa Stevens '12 (Cell Bio.; Mgmy., Ala.); and Anastasia Turner '15 (Sport Studies; B'ham, Ala.).



Kappa Delta Epsilon, the education honor society, has invited 21 new members after being re-established this year. They are, in Elementary Education: Ashley Adams '12 (Pell City), Patricia (Trish) Brown '12 (Wetumpka), P. Rae Diggs '12 (Montgomery), Samantha Davis Hill '12 (Prattville), Stevie Barton Hunter '12 (Prattville), Kristy McLendon '12 (Midfield), Morgan Senn '13 (Burkville), C. Lanning Williams '13 (Montgomery); in English: Kristin Perdue '12 (Prattville); in History: C. Russell (Rusty) Cowley III '12 (Maylene); Corey Killough '12 (Rienzi, Miss.); Michael Kilpatrick '12 (Luverne); S. Matt Murphree '12 (Cleveland), J. Ashton Rodriguez '12 (Elba); and in Physical Education: Jessica Andrew '13 (Montgomery), J. Tyler Hall '13 (Roanoke), Ryan Harrison '13 (Fairhope), Louis Hines '13 (Gulf Breeze, Fla.), Kayla Northington '11 (Sulligent), J. Alex Sanford '10 (Prattville), Jackie (Jes) Smith '10 (Wetumpka). 


Sigma Tau Delta, the English honor society, has inducted 12 new members and elected new officers. The new members are: Katie Bryant '12 (Com. Studies/English; Petal, Miss.); Sheridan Farnell '12 (Marianna, Fla.); Heather Kelly '14 (English/Christian Ed.; Prattville); Kristin Perdue '12 (Prattville); Katie Wachob '14 (Pensacola, Fla.); Dr. Elizabeth Casey-Long; Dr. Jennifer Fremlin; Mr. James Hilgartner; Dr. Elizabeth Hutcheon; Dr. Tom Perrin; and Dr. James Truman. The new officers are Russ Barnwell '13 (Poli. Sci./English; Jacksonville, Ala.), president; Katie Wachob, vice president; and Heather Kelly, secretary/treasurer. 


Dr. Jeremy R.T. Lewis, professor of political science, presented a paper, "Towards a Typology of Outward Flows of Official Information in Liberal Democracies," to the panel on democracy and development at the annual meeting of the Alabama Political Science Association held at Auburn University, Friday, March 30.


Huntingdon trustee Herb Patterson '71 has been elected to serve as vice president for communications for the Alabama Media Professionals and to serve as vice chairman of the board of the Arlington Antebellum Home.


Chanley Rainey '09 (Political Science and English) presented her paper, "Social Movements and Democratization," to the panel on comparative politics II at the annual meeting of the Alabama Political Science Association at Auburn University last weekend. Chanley has nearly completed her course work for the Ph.D. in comparative politics. She recommends that program for future HC grads and reports that the books for her doctoral course in constitutional law were the same as those used in the BA course at Huntingdon.


Katie Scott '13 (Bus. Admin.; Panama City, Fla.) was selected the ALFA Insurance Student-Athlete of the Week following three singles match wins and two doubles match wins during a trip to Orlando, Florida.


Our sincere apologies to Ashlee Walters '12 (Biochem.; Alabaster, Ala.), who was accidentally left off of the the list published in last week's MM of those who are being inducted into the Tri Sigma honorary this spring.





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

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