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October 09, 2012

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October 9, 2012


Change in posting mid-term grades

Because the change to PowerCampus for institutional records is still in the implementation phase, mid-term grades will be mailed to dependent students' home addresses and given to students by paper copy this semester.  Grades were due from faculty Monday, October 8, and should be mailed, if all posting and computing goes well, by Thursday, October 11. 


Huntingdon voters gather for debates

About 30 students gathered to watch the first presidential debate Wednesday, October 3, and several were interviewed by local news agencies to capture the students' impressions of the candidates.  Another watch party is planned for the Thursday, October 11, vice presidential debate.  See one story:
Come and learn more about the issues at the Huntingdon Presidential Public Policy Forum, Monday, October 15, 7:30–8:30 p.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall.  Story:

Make a joyful noise

More than 800 high school students and 16 high school bands and their directors will be on campus when Huntingdon Bands host the annual Marching Band Invitational, Saturday, October 13.  The following Saturday, October 20, Huntingdon choirs will host their first His and Hers Choral Experience, again bringing high school students and choral directors to campus.  Congratulations to the Department of Music for a big musical month!  (Marching Band Invitational:

Staton Center offers biology, math tutoring

Need ongoing help in biology or mathematics?  It's here and it's free!  For tutoring in biology, Professor Gabbie Ehinger meets with students weekly Tuesdays from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in Bellingrath 302; Mondays from noon to 4:00 p.m. and Wednesdays through Fridays by appointment in Jackson 108.  For help with math, Bree Giordana '12 holds a weekly study session Monday evenings from 7:00 to 9:00 in Flowers 205 and meets with students in Jackson 101 Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:00–5:00 p.m. and Wednesdays 2:00–4:00 p.m.  Come and learn!


October 12 is the deadline for submissions to the fall semester special edition of the College literary magazine, The Prelude, under the theme, "American Horror."  Submit poems, short stories, creative non-fiction, short plays, art work, and photography to



  • The first meeting of the Women's Center this year will take place Friday, October 12, at 11:45 a.m. in Flowers 304.  All interested students, faculty, and staff (women and men!) are welcome to attend.  The first order of business will be planning for October's observation of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
  • Friday, October 12, is also the deadline for changing to P/N grading, audit, or non-credit status.
  • The Montgomery Zoo's Zoo Boo is Friday, October 12, 6:30–9:30 p.m.
  • The Alabama National Fair is going on this week at the fairgrounds surrounding Garrett Coliseum.  
  • Huntingdon will host the annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk, beginning and ending on The Green, Saturday, October 13. 
  • While supplies last, flu shots are available from the Office of Student Health Services in the Hut.  The cost is $20.  Students, faculty, and staff are welcome.
  • Primary Eyecare Associates of Montgomery is giving away a Lasik surgery for a hometown hero.  Nominate a teacher, firefighter, police officer, paramedic, or military personnel by October 31.  Find out more here: 
  • Friday, October 19, is an In-Service Day.  No classes, but offices are open.
  • The last day to withdraw from a course without grade penalty and receive a WP or WF on your transcript is Friday, October 26.
  • Houghton Library continues to offer afternoon instruction sessions through the first of November.  Check the library Web site for a complete list and make your reservations now.


  • Lydia Fail Brown '08 gave birth to her first child, Olivia Katherine, October 1.  The family lives in Mobile.
  • Dr. Lisa Olenik Dorman, chair, Department of Sport Science and Physical Education, skydived, accompanied by the US Army's precision skydive team, the Golden Knights, Thursday, October 4.  She and two others jumped as representatives of Alabama Centers of Influence (in Lisa's case, Huntingdon College), sponsored by the ROTC.  
  • Jacob Kendall, in the second year of an interdisciplinary Ph.D. program at Tulane University, is writing his doctoral dissertation on the integration of HIV/AIDS and aging in subSaharan Africa, specifically Malawi.  
  • Art and psychology double-major Taylor King '13 was crowned Homecoming Queen during half-time festivities of the Homecoming football game last month. Read bios of all of the Court members, as well as the Hall of Fame inductees and the Alumni Achievement and Loyalty Award winners on the Web.
  • Mindy Bevan La Branche '05 has earned her MBA from Georgetown University.
  • Robert La Branche '06 has earned his master's degree in national security and strategic studies from the Naval War College.
  • Quintarious Perdue '13 has been accepted via early decision to the Harrison School of Pharmacy, Auburn University, doctoral program in pharmacy beginning next fall.
  • At least seven Huntingdon students volunteered their time to hand water to thirsty runners during Saturday's Montgomery half-marathon, and several Huntingdon people ran in the annual race, mile 6 of which ran right through campus.  Ann Clancy (Ferrisburg, Vt.), Miranda Melvin (Milton, Fla.), Anna DeMedicis (Birmingham, Ala.), Farrah Mahan (Lexington, Ky.), Courtney Fullmer (Buford, Ga.), Lauren Lambert (Repton, Ala.), Zac Baldwin (Tupelo, Miss), Macon Armistead (Hartselle, Ala.), Bobby Foroughian (Baton Rouge, La.) and Amy Beard Hulsey '94 were among the helpers, while Dr. Barbara White, assistant professor of accounting, Dr. Jennifer Fremlin, associate professor of English, Trustee Katrina Keefer Belt '94, Larry Pritchett (Wetumpka, Ala.) and Keith Paulk (Lapine, Ala.) were among the runners.
  • Student Life staffers Lauren Hobbs, Nick Sheppard '13, Chad Cotant '12, and Dr. Frank Parsons led 12 students on a whitewater rafting adventure on the Ocoee River in Tennessee this past weekend.  The campus' newest rafting alumni are Kaison Darden (Wetumpka, Ala.), Alex Dunkel (Germany), Jamie Reschke (Las Vegas, Nev.), Jen Price (San Ramon, Calif.), Shannon O'Leary (Stratford, Conn.), Katie McLean (Paradise, Utah), Zach Turner (Citronelle, Ala.), Savannah Griffin (Montgomery, Ala.), Jackson Horn (Slidell, La.), Oliver Saywah (Marietta, Ga.), Anna Boyd (Monroeville, Ala.), and Victoria Luchner (Enterprise, Ala.)


  • Aldersgate UMC (Vaughn Road) seeks an administrative assistant for their weekday children's ministry to work Monday–Friday 11:45 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. For more information, contact Fran Taylor in the CCV at
  • Marianna First UMC seeks a full-time director of youth ministry.  Contact the Reverend Bill Elwell at
  • Interested in other opportunities?  Stop by the CCV to see the latest list or watch for the bi-weekly mailing from CCV director Fran Taylor. 


HAWK Bucks


  • The Veterans United Foundation offers five bi-annual $2,000 tuition/book scholarships to students pursuing degrees in accredited post-secondary schools who have earned a minimum GPA of 2.5 and are active-duty service members, veterans, spouses of military or veterans, surviving spouses of fallen soldiers, or children of military or veterans. Fall submissions are accepted from October 1 through 31.  More information about the scholarship and Veterans United Foundation can be found at and


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  • Kelly Kahumoku of Lubbock, Texas, garnered both Huntingdon Student-Athlete of the Week and GSAC Player of the Week honors last week for her performance on the volleyball court, where she has contributed to the Lady Hawks' current five-game winning streak.  Kelly is a member of the Campus Activities Board and Habitat for Humanity and is majoring in communication studies.
  • Junior mid-fielder Dana Phillips of Lyndonville, New York, was named Student-Athlete of the Week September 26 for her performance on the soccer field. She is a physical education major. 
  • Here's a great article about Hawks quarterback Neal Posey and family: 
  • Hawks football H-back Cody Dykes (Phenix City, Ala.) brought in three receptions for 66 yards and a touchdown during Saturday's team victory over Millsaps College, and that landed him the recognition as this week's Student-Athlete of the Week. Hawk 'em, Cody!


  • We're glad to report that Dr. John Saunders, assistant professor of communication studies, has been released from the hospital and is on the mend. Let the healing continue!
  • Former head tennis coach and director of tennis John McWilliams underwent open heart surgery Saturday, October 6, and is recovering at Baptist Hospital in Montgomery. 


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