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November 26, 2012

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The Talon

November 26, 2012

Join in the Huntingdon holiday tradition

Thursday night, November 29, will bring one of the most anticipated and best-loved events of the year as Huntingdon invites the community to join in celebrating the joys of the season with the annual arrival of St. Nicholas at 6:30 p.m.; caroling and the lighting of the trees at 6:45 p.m.; and A Service of Lessons and Carols at 7:00 p.m. in Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall, with beautiful music performed by the Huntingdon choirs and biblical readings by members of the College family.  Then, Friday, November 30, Huntingdon Harmony (jazz/show choir) invites you to "Holiday Happenings," a concert of secular holiday music at 6:00 p.m. in Smith Music Building Recital Hall.  All events are free and open to the public.  Bring your friends and family!

Staton Center offers Pre-Exam Study Jam

The Staton Center for Learning Enrichment will host a series of study sessions this week as students plow through the final five days of classes. If you need help with any of the following subjects, come to the (FREE) study sessions: 

  • MATHEMATICS, with Dr. Clinton Curry and Mr. Breanna Giordana '12, Monday, November 26, 7:00 p.m., Flowers 205
  • PACT, with Dr. Chad Eggleston, Mr. Jim Hilgartner, and Ms. Jamie Brazell '09, Tuesday, November 27, 6:30 p.m., Jackson Home first floor
  • WESTERN CIVILIZATION, with Dr. Donna Manson, Tuesday, November 27, 6:30 p.m., Flowers 201
  • BIOLOGY, with Ms. Gabby Ehinger, Tuesday, November 27, 7:00 p.m., Bellingrath 302
  • AMERICAN LITERATURE, with Dr. Tom Perrin, Wednesday, November 28, 6:00 p.m., Flowers 202
  • HEBREW SCRIPTURES (Old Testament), with Dr. Chad Eggleston, Thursday, November 29, 9:00 p.m., Smith Recital Hall 

Shhhhhhhh!  Serious studying in progress ...

Next week is Finals Week, and we wish all students much success in their finals preparation and execution.  To aid in that success, 24-hour Quiet Hours will be observed in the residence halls beginning Friday, November 30, through Saturday, December 8Houghton Library will offer extended hours for your studying pleasure, as follows: 

  • Saturday, December 1: 8:00 a.m.–4:45 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 2: 2:00 p.m.–12:00 a.m. (midnight)
  • Monday–Thursday (December 3–6): 7:30 a.m.–12:00 a.m. (midnight)
  • Friday, December 7: 7:30 a.m.–4:45 p.m.
  • Saturday/Sunday after finals: Closed 

End-of-term residence hall check-out procedures

Resident students should plan to leave the residence halls within 24 hours after the last final exam or by 9:00 a.m. Saturday, December 8, when residence halls will close for Christmas break.  Each room must be readied in the following ways (failure to do so may result in fines):   

  • Refrigerator (HC and/or personal) unplugged, defrosted, dry, and door left open
  • Everything electrical unplugged
  • All trash removed from the rooms
  • No dirty dishes remaining in any rooms
  • Bathroom clean (Blount)
  • Blinds down and open
  • Door locked 


  • The annual Jingle Bell Run/Walk, which benefits the Arthritis Foundation, will originate and end on campus this Saturday, December 1.   
  • The Commuter Student Organization and Campus Ministries collected/packed 176 shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child during a packing party held earlier this month.  The count doubled last year's OCC efforts.  Thank you to all who contributed shoeboxes and contents.  
  • 29 school kits, 9 cleaning buckets, and $165 were collected from members of the College community for Superstorm Sandy relief efforts and donated to the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR).  Thank you to all who donated, including: Accounting Club, Campus Ministries, Ashley Bonner, Library Ladies, Office of College and Alumni Relations, Dance Team, Office of Student Life, Exchange Club, Kali Martin, and President West & family; and to all who put together the donations and delivered them to those in need.
  • IF YOU ARE A SENIOR GRADUATING IN MAY 2013 WHO HAS NOT YET TRAVELED ON THE HUNTINGDON PLAN, YOUR DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR TRAVEL IS   5:00 P.M. NOVEMBER 30.  After that date and time, you forfeit your opportunity to travel under the Huntingdon Plan. See Tricia Grier in the Office of Travel and Event Planning, Wilson Building. 
  • If you plan to travel with any of the spring 2013 Huntingdon Plan travel-study groups, you must have your passport in time for the trip.  Apply NOW for your passport (or for a passport renewal, if necessary).   
  • Houghton Library is offering trial access to the National Geographic Magazine archive database through December 20, thanks to the Network of Alabama Academic Libraries.  The archive includes every photograph and article dating back to the mid-1890s.  You may access the trial by going to the Library's Web site ( and clicking on the link in the "What's Going On" box.  Please give your feedback to the library concerning access to this database so that they know if you find it to be a valuable/useful resource.
  • 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: 
  • 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.
  • Want to have a hand in campus activities?  Join the Campus Activities Board!  Applications are available in the Hut.  See Sara Beth Terry.
  • RA applications are available in The Hut.  See Sandra Betts Hall.  Applications are due January 22, 2013.

Huntingdon Headliners

  • Congratulations to the students who have been inducted into the honorary band organizations Tau Beta Sigma and Kappa Kappa Psi.  They are:
    • Tau Beta Sigma:  Amber Arrington, Andy Helms, Sydney Hirshberg, Raven Hodges, Katie Martin, and Kayla Mecklemburg 
    • Kappa Kappa Psi: Luke Brown, Chris Fillingame, Danielle Kortez, and Daniel Oates 

Sports Page

More on Huntingdon Athletics:

D.J. Chappell, a pre-season All-American, was named Student-Athlete of the Week November 13 for his performance in the contest versus Adrian College November 10.  D.J. racked up six tackles, a sack and two tackles for loss in his final collegiate football game.  

  • Jenny Burnash was selected as the Scholar-Athlete of the Week November 6 after recording 7 saves in the women's soccer match versus Agnes Scott College.  She finished the season with 114 saves and ended her Huntingdon career with 519 saves.
    Ten student-athletes were recently named to GSAC All-Academic teams.  They are:
    • Women's Soccer:  Kate Garrigan, Bethany Martin, Kathleen Penney, and Channing White 
    • Volleyball:  Ally Brislinger, Alyssa McCurry, Storm McWhorter, and Sam Morris 
    • Cross Country:  Brianna McClure and Kristen Curtis 
  • The 2012 Huntingdon women's tennis program was one of 89 Division III teams recognized as an International Tennis Association All-Academic Team.  The Lady Hawks have been recognized every year since 2004.  Along with the team award, Ariel Barraca, Taylor Clark, Christian Vick, and Micaela White were recognized as ITA Scholar-Athletes. 

In Our Thoughts

Our thoughts and prayers are with:
Jack Steele, his brother, Hudson, and his family as Hudson recovers from emergency brain surgery at UAB last week.  Jack and Hudson are nephews to  Huntingdon trustee David Steele.

  • We continue to pray for and to remember those who were displaced or whose lives were disrupted because of Superstorm Sandy.  We have heard from alumni whose families have been deeply affected, and we pray for healing for individuals, families, and the region.


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

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