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: http://www.wncftv.com/localnews/First-Time-Voters-Pay-Attention-to-Presidential-Debate-at-Huntingdon-College-Watch-Party--172590301.html
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
Staton Center offers biology, math
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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
- 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,
- The Alabama National Fair is going
on this week at the fairgrounds surrounding Garrett
- 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: http://primaryicare.com/lasik-giveaway3rd.html
- 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
- Robert La Branche '06 has earned his master's degree in
national security and strategic studies from the Naval War
- 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 email@example.com.
- 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
- 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 http://www.veteransunited.com/about/scholarships/
Composite Athletic Schedule: http://www.huntingdonhawks.com/composite
- 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
- 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
- Here's a great article about Hawks quarterback Neal Posey
and family: http://www.d3football.com/columns/around-the-region/south/2012/Third-generation-Hawk-helps-put-team-back-on-map
- 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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