November 05, 2012
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November 5, 2012
Pre-registration for spring kicks off
PRE-REGISTRATION for spring term 2013 traditional day
students is upon us this week, November 5–9. Watch your email
for special instructions for spring registration as procedures this
year are different in light of Self-Service and PowerCampus
implementation. To prepare, meet with your adviser to plan your
classes for the spring term. The new Self Service home page,
anyone to see the Spring 2013 courses without logging in to the site
using a username/password—this will be the new link for the class
schedule. Click on "Find Courses," which takes you to a search page.
From the search page you can search the Course Catalog and the
Section Search (course list).
Adult Degree Completion Program registration for spring term
began today at noon. The ADCP class schedule is here:
(this does not pertain to traditional day students).
HAWK THE VOTE TOMORROW!
Tuesday, November 6 (Tomorrow), is Election Day. Voters will
be filing onto campus to vote in Roland Student Center—please give
our neighbors warm Hawk greetings and help them find the correct
building if they are lost on campus. Student Life is hosting an Election
Celebration Tuesday, November 6, at 7:00 p.m. in the Hawk's Nest.
Come and watch the election returns, eat, and win prizes. DON'T
FORGET TO VOTE!
Huntingdon recognized for arts
The Montgomery Area Business Committee on the Arts honored
Huntingdon College with a Special Community Award during their
annual fall luncheon held last week. The award cited contributions
Huntingdon has made to the cultural life of Montgomery by offering
events, lectures and performances that are free and open to the
public, and by accommodating arts groups or events with
instructional, practice and/or performance space.
Lend a hand with Superstorm Sandy
Huntingdon is teaming with the United Methodist Committee on Relief
(UMCOR) for Superstorm Sandy relief efforts. Your team,
sorority/fraternity, organization, club, floor, hall, office,
committee or other group is challenged to purchase the contents for
and to assemble "Cleaning Bucket" kits and the supplies for the
"School Kits." Each assembled kit/bucket is worth one community
service hour for your organization. This is an urgent need. Bring
the assembled kits to the Hut Thursday evening, Nov. 8, 7:30–8:15
p.m. so they may be taken in vans via the local UMCOR (United
Methodist Committee on Relief) to the communities in need. For
contents of the kits, go to the Huntingdon Web site:
http://www.huntingdon.edu/aboutNews.aspx?id=10388 or the UMCOR site:
http://www.umcor.org/UMCOR/Relief-Supplies. Neighbors, alumni and
friends of the College are welcome to join in these efforts!
Accounting Club invites volunteers for
SaveFirst training, presents guest speaker
The Accounting Club is again joining Impact Alabama's SaveFirst
Initiative to offer free tax return preparation for low-income
individuals and families. The tax preparation will begin
mid-January, but training will be held beginning TONIGHT,
November 5 and 6, at Huntingdon College. Anyone
interested in volunteering should contact Dr. Barbara
White at firstname.lastname@example.org or
(334) 833-4544. You do not have to be an accounting major to
volunteer, as all necessary training is provided. Come join
the group of already-committed volunteers and achieve IRS
certification to enable you to participate in this worthy service
opportunity. (If you are interested in volunteering but can't
make it to tonight's training, Dr. White may be able to find a
training seminar later in the semester for you to attend—contact
The Accounting Club invites all to an informational time of
Pizza with Professionals featuring representatives from ALFA
Insurance,Monday, November 12, at 11:45 a.m. in Wilson
208-209. The topic: careers in industry available to
accounting majors. All Accounting Club members and other interested
parties are invited to attend.
Collegiate Exchange Club honors
firefighter, presents speaker
Don Wright, president-elect of the National Exchange Club, will
visit Huntingdon Monday, November 12, 2012, and will speak
to students on "Choices, Challenges, Changes" at 6:30
p.m. in Russell Dining Hall. Mr. Wright is a native
of Mobile, Ala., and graduate of Murphy High School who runs an
electronic billboard/advertising firm in Murfreesboro, Tenn. In
July 2012 Collegiate Exchange Club of Huntingdon members
helped to elect President-Elect Wright at the national convention in
Chandler, Ariz. After the national election, he promised the
Collegiate Exchange of Huntingdon (still the only collegiate
Exchange Club in the U.S.!) he would visit our campus and club. He
is a dynamic, charming, and inspiring speaker. All members of the
Huntingdon community are invited.
The Collegiate Exchange Club honored retiring firefighter
Captain Adam Lawrence as their Firefighter of the Year October 29.
The captain has served the Montgomery Fire Department for 30 years,
15 of which have been right across the street at the Cloverdale Fire
Station. We join in thanking Captain Lawrence and all Montgomery
firefighters for their service.
AASCD chapter pioneers collegiate
awareness of teacher education issues
Huntingdon became the first higher ed institution in Alabama to
establish a student chapter of the Alabama Association for
School Curriculum and Development earlier this semester. The
newly-formed chapter has 15 charter members whose names will be
inscribed on a plaque to hang in Flowers Hall. Chapter president Abby
Brown of Haleyville, Ala., vice president Kari Ranczka
of Ozark, Ala., and member Myra Boulware of Equality, Ala.,
are attending the AASCD Instructional Leadership Conference this
wee, along with professors from the Department of Teacher Education,
chaired by Dr. Celia Smith Rudolph '80. Among other planned
activities, the chapter will host a special event on campus January
15, 2013, for high school students who aspire to be teachers—more on
this event in a later newsletter.
Marching Scarlet and Grey wears red
with the Black Jackets
The Marching Scarlet and Grey surprised the audience for the
October 26 Black Jacket Symphony performance at the Montgomery
Performing Arts Center when they marched in crashing cymbals and
beating drums to help with BJS's rendition of Fleetwood Mac's
"Tusk." At least one video of the performance is on YouTube, thanks
to David Allred '92 and Huntingdon Trustee Glenda Atwell
Allred '91: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrFBnaDkEGE&feature=youtu.be
SPECIAL NOTICE FROM THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION:
President Obama signed into law the bipartisan “Vow to Hire
Heroes Act of 2011” November 4, 2011. Part of that law
includes the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP) that
provides up to 12 months of educational assistance to train
unemployed veterans, ages 35–60, into high-demand careers. Congress
directed this joint program between the Department of Labor and the
Veterans Administration to allow unemployed veterans a chance to
jump-start into new careers that can provide meaningful employment.
Upon completion of the program, the DOL will work with veterans to
place them in employment. Since there is no “central registry of
unemployed veterans,” the VA has asked colleges and universities to
spread the word that this time-limited benefit ends March 2014.
Find out more at http://benefits.va.gov/vow/education.
- If you would like to run for an SGA office for the 2013–2014 academic year, you will file an Intent to Run form by January 11, 2013, at 5:00 p.m. in the SGA Office in The Hut. The form is available in The Hut or on the Huntingdon Web site here: http://www.huntingdon.edu/sga.aspx
- The opportunity to earn free Rewards Cards for purchasing additional Flex Points usable in Russell Dining Hall or Java City has been extended until the end of the semester. You can earn $10+ on a Rewards Card for each $100 Flex Points purchased. Points carry over to the spring term. Go to Wilson 108A for more information or to make a purchase.
- The Huntingdon Concert Choir performed with 18 participating schools in the Collegiate Choral Festival November 8. The event was sponsored by the American Choral Directors' Association.
- If you are interested in serving as a Resident Assistant for the 2013–2014 academic year, come to an RA Informational Meeting Wednesday, November 14, at 9:00 p.m. in Smith Music Building Recital Hall. Get answers to all of your questions.
Mark your calendar: the second presentation in the CCV's THE
NEXT STEP Seminar Series, "Interviewing," will be presented
by Dr. Lynn Disbrow and Dr. John Saunders (Dept. of
Comm. Studies), Thursday, November 8, at 7:00 p.m. in the
Stallworth Dining Room. Learn both what TO do and what NOT to do to
have a successful interview when seeking employment or admission to
graduate or professional school.
Carrie Edwards Carboni '08, who teaches for the
Huntingdon Academy of Music and accompanies Huntingdon choirs, and
her husband, Anthony Carboni '08, extended their family
October 23 with the birth of their first child, Lillian Mae Carboni.
Ann Clancy '15 won an honorable mention in Houghton Library's
Haiku contest commemorating Banned Books Week—we apologize for
inadvertently leaving her off the list of award winners published in
the last issue.
Adjunct music instructor Dr. James Conely has been chosen as
an ASCAP Plus Award recipient this year by the American Society of
Composers, Authors and Publishers. Awards are granted by an
independent panel and are based upon the unique prestige value of
each writer's catalog of original compositions.
Derik Wolfe '13 (Daytona Beach, Fla.) and Kayla Butts '12
(Greenville, Ala.) have announced their engagement.
The Interfraternity Council (IFC) hosted a Dodge Out
Breast Cancer dodgeball tournament last month to benefit the
American Cancer Society. The 14 teams participating raised $400 for
ACS—and about 250 students were there to cheer on the team members.
Thanks to all who planned, participated in, and watched this event.
Members of the Huntingdon Hawks Football Team assisted with
the Drug Free Way to Be rally at Wilson Elementary School in
October, while Lady Hawks Lacrosse players and members of Sigma
Phi Epsilon fraternity helped with Trunk or Treat at Frazer
More on Huntingdon Athletics:
Get your cans to the November 10 home
The Student Athletic Advisory Committee is sponsoring a Canned
Food Drive for this Saturday's final home football
game of the season, November 10 at 1:00 p.m. vs. Adrian College.
The drive will begin a 11:00 a.m. and end at 2:00 p.m. Those
attending the game are asked to bring cans to a van where
collections will take place—location is to be determined.
Participating at the drop-off spot are student-athletes Taylor
Clark, Larry Pritchett, Nate Blackwell, Stacy Terry, Brennan
VanMeter, Katelyn Atkins, Phillip Neal, Cody Tackett, Jenna
Rimensnyder, Abby Brown, Rodes Bowers, Brandon Sewell, Sydney
Robbins, Gabby McKinney, Kalyn Spatol, Ashleah Roberts, Jenny
Burnash, and Elexis Arnold. The game is Senior Day—come and
wish members of the Class of 2013 well as they play in their final
collegiate football game.
Basketball is bouncing toward the beginning of the season. The
Hawks will oppose Emory University in their season opener away
at the Birmingham-Southern Classic, November 16 at 6:00
p.m. The Lady Hawks will open their season November 16 in
the Zaxby's Coaches vs. Cancer Tournament at Mississippi College,
facing the Choctaws at 5:30 p.m.
Volleyball made it to the GSAC finals November 3 but fell to
Salem College in the finals match, ending their season at 15-18. We
congratulate the Lady Hawks on a great rebuilding season under new
coach Amy Patterson '00 andassistant coach
Jamie Edwards McCormack '07.
Men's soccer (5-11-2) ended their season October 27 with a
heartbreaking double-overtime loss against Covenant College. During
the season, Stacy Terry '13 broke Huntingdon's single-season
scoring record since moving from NAIA to NCAA-Division III
competition in 2000.
Women's soccer fell to Agnes Scott in the GSAC semifinals.
Our Lady Hawks fought hard all season.
Rodes Bowers '14, accounting, Norcross, Ga., was named the
Student-Athlete of the Week October 30 in recognition of his
scholarship, leadership, and contribution on the course for the
final Hawks golf tournament for the fall semester. His
score of 148 tied for seventh in the O'Briant-Jensen Memorial and
helped Huntingdon finish fourth in the team standings for the
Alex Brown '16 of Bloomfield Hills, Mich., was named
Student-Athlete of the Week October 24. The goalkeeper for the
men's soccer team recorded 16 saves and allowed only three scores
during the prior week.
In Our Thoughts
Our thoughts and prayers are with:
- Sam Schjott '07, upon the death of his brother in
- Dr. Dennis Herrick, professor of music, upon the
death of his mother in New York in October.
- Brian Smith '94, chaplain and director of community
service, who is recovering from injuries incurred in a car
accident last month.
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