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Monday Messages

April 16, 2012

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News Clips:

 Around the world in seven days: 2012–2013 Huntingdon Plan travel-study experiences were announced at the Travel Convocation held earlier today. More information will be posted on the Web site soon. The trips are:

  • Christmas in New York, approx. December 10–17, 2012, leaders TBA;
  • Costa Rican Ecosystems, Dr. Allen Tubbs and Dr. Jim Daniels, May 2013;
  • Paris, Dr. Vadim Serebryany and Mme. Camille Elebash-Hill, May 2013;
  • Scotland, Dr. Robin Gunther and Dr. Jennifer Fremlin, May 2013; and
  • Germany, Dr. Maureen Kendrick-Murphy and Dr. Jimmy Jeffcoat, May 2013. Only the Germany trip has required supplemental costs if you are Huntingdon Plan eligible (a junior or senior who has not traveled through the Plan previously). Additional costs for the Germany trip are TBA (between $750 and $1500).
  • Travel forms are available in the Office of Academic Affairs (Flowers Hall) and will be accepted Saturday, April 21, at a designated time. Watch your email for details. 

 Keep your talons on the news: It's easy to stay in touch with Huntingdon after you graduate. Whether you choose to keep your Huntingdon email address or use a different permanent email address, simply send your preferred email address to and request to be put on the distribution list for the weekly e-newsletter (next year it may be a bit less frequent) and for alumni news. PARENTS: if you are on the list to receive Monday Messages, you will continue on that list until you request removal. Just send an email to when you choose to come off of the list.

SENIORS: During Assessment Day, you completed graduation press release information surveys. If your plans for next year have changed since you completed the survey, or if you didn't complete one but are ready to do so now, please report changes to and/or stop by Flowers 103 to fill out the form. We'll miss you. Hawk 'em everywhere you go! 


News Briefs

For the next two weeks, students who traveled to Australia with Dr. Maureen Kendrick-Murphy and Prof. Eric Kidwell as part of this year's travel program will be exhibiting in the atrium of the Library posters they created that illustrate what for each were the most memorable aspects of the adventure. Stop by the Library and experience vicariously the wonders of "down under."   

The Department of Sport Science and Physical Education faculty invite you to Senior Capstone presentations at 12:30 p.m. April 17 and 19 and at 8:30 a.m. April 27, all in Weil 105. 

 The Office of Institutional Assessment and Compliance has released the annual consumer information for spring. You may find it here: The Montgomery Advertiser covered yesterday's "All About Love" Spring Choral Concert. Read more here:|newswell|text|Frontpage|p 

An article by Dr. Tom Perrin, assistant professor of English, "Can Logic and Emotion Coexist, or is it Science Fiction," was published in The National April 13: 

Dr. Jeremy R.T. Lewis, professor of political science, welcomed The Honorable Reese McKinney '72, Montgomery County Judge of Probate, to speak in his Southern Politics class this morning. 


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Coming Events

  • Athletic Banquet, 7:00 p.m., April 17, Russell Dining Hall
  • Cheek Recital Series featuring Dr. Vadim Serebryany, Tuesday, April 17, 7:30 p.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall; READ MORE 
  • Dazzlers Dance Team applications due, April 18
  • Application deadline for 2012–2013 Judicial Board justices and chief justice is April 18, interviews April 19–20.
  • RSVP (Relay with Service, Volunteer, and Participation) canned food relay race Thursday, April 19 
  • Prelude Poetry Slam, April 19, 4:30 p.m., Seay Twins Art Gallery 
  • Rhyme Around the Clock, April 19–20, in celebration of National Poetry Month. Any interested poet may participate by calling (334) 834-3556 or sending an email to Begins April 19 at 6 p.m. at the NewSouth Bookstore; move to Village Gallery at 8pm; moves to Court Square Fountain at daybreak; moves to Cool Beans for a caffeine jolt at 6:30 a.m.; then back to the NewSouth Bookstore, with the last reader will end at 6 p.m.
  • 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
  • Dance Try-outs, April 21
  • Pancake Breakfast sponsored by the National Alumni Association, April 22, 10:00 p.m. until midnight, Russell Dining Hall (free, for all students, for your studying pleasure)
  • 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, part of National Poetry Month. Read more here:
  • 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).
  • Finals Fiesta with Moe's, Wednesday, April 25, 8:00 p.m., The Hut
  • Baccalaureate, a religious service for 2012 graduates and their families, Friday, May 4, 5:00 p.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall; President J. Cameron West will preach
  • 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, featured speaker Susan Yvette Price, interim chancellor, Alabama Community College System; 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).
  • The College is seeking a Residential Director and Coordinator of Student Life to begin June 1.
  • Enterprise FUMC, a 1300-member congregation, seeks a full-time youth minister to direct programming for approximately 60 youth. Applicants should have vibrant faith and lots of energy. Bachelor's degree required, M.Div. desired. Send resumes to P.O. Box 311525, Enterprise, Ala., 36331-1525 or email to
  • Pine Level UMC is seeking a part-time (5–10 hours per week) youth director. Although they only have one teenager in their church, they would like the youth director to offer Sunday and Wednesday evening programs and to grow the youth program. Contact lay leader Ron Starker (334) 313-2545.

Lend a Hand:

Applications to work for the Montgomery Area Non-traditional Equestrians (MANE) this summer are being accepted in Wilson 112. You must have a GPA in good standing and be registered for the fall semester 2012 to be eligible for this experience. For more information, see Chief Mike Ward '74.


A comprehensive list of those honored during Friday's Honors and Awards Convocation is posted online here: Congratulations to all of you!

Eleven Huntingdon people completed the Gulf Coach Half Marathon in Pensacola, Fla., yesterday. Congratulations to:

  • Kati Bryant '12 
  • Tiffany Dean '12 
  • Liz Frisoli, head coach, women's lacrosse
  • Ronald Fullove '12 
  • Michelle Gonzalez '14 
  • Amy Hulsey '90, instructor in accounting
  • Barton Hunter '12 (Dec. 2011 graduate)
  • Maeghan Jordan '12 
  • Ben Nobrega '12 (Dec. 2011 graduate)
  • Keith Paulk '13 
  • Chad Watford '13 


Michael Campbell '12 completed a 65-mile bicycle race and raised more than $1000 for the American Cancer Society last week.

Hannah Lane '09 and Caleb Hawk were married April 14.

Samantha Lewis '07 has been appointed to the pastorate at St. Luke UMC, Montgomery.

Dr. Tom Moore '73 was installed as the third chancellor in the 45-year history of the University of South Carolina Upstate during an investiture ceremony held April 13. Moore has more than 30 years of experience in higher education. Prior to joining USC, he served as vice president of academic affairs and dean of the faculty at Winthrop University. Read more.

Erin Ofe '12 has selected Auburn University for her graduate work in speech/language pathology. She will begin in August.

Megan Petenbrink '12 has selected Emory University's Candler School of Theology for her graduate work in theology and international missions. She will begin in August.

Rebekah Redden '11 has selected Texas A&M for her graduate work in international affairs. Currently a John Jay Fellow through the John Jay Institute, she has been working at the Australian Christian Lobby for three months researching refugees, asylum seekers, and soft power, and spending a week in the Australian parliament under Shadow Foreign Minister Julie Bishop.

A.J. Swift '12 has selected UNLV for his doctoral work in radio chemistry.

Brian Watts '11 has announced his engagement to Jordan Archer. Brian is an accountant for Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Jordan will graduate in May from UAB with a degree in accounting. The wedding is set for July 28, 2012.

Austin White '13 was selected as the ALFA Insurance Student-Athlete of the Week last week after the second baseman batted .455 with three RBIs and a run in a three-game series with Piedmont College.

The women's softball team (23–10 overall) is 13–0 in the GSAC! Hawk 'em!


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