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November 04, 2013

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Now that fall is here, get ready for spring

Pre-registration for Spring 2014 begins Monday, November 11.  During this week of preparation, students should meet with their advisers to discuss courses, prerequisites, and vocational decisions as they make plans for the courses that will bring them closer to their professional goals. To view the courses available during the spring semester, log-in to Self Service.  View a check-sheet of the core and major classes required for graduation in your major/class year here:  Next week, seniors (90+ completed hours) may register Monday, November 11; juniors and seniors (57+ completed hours) may register Tuesday; sophomores (24+ completed hours) and up may register Wednesday; freshmen (0+ completed hours) and up may register Thursday; and current Special (non-degree-seeking), transient, readmitted, or other students may register Friday.  Students will register online.

The C-SPAN Bus is coming to Huntingdon!

A rare opportunity to see and interact with some of the latest technology in the nation will happen Thursday, November 14, 12:30 p.m.–2:00 p.m., when the C-SPAN Bus comes to Huntingdon College.  The C-SPAN Bus is a 45-foot interactive multi-media learning center that brings C-SPAN's coverage of public affairs to communities nationwide.  Educators, students, and local residents are welcome aboard.  Inside, participants will find interactive stations demonstrating C-SPAN programming, online resources, how to follow the 113th Congress with C-SPAN's Congressional Chronicle Web site, and how to use the C-SPAN video library—an archive featuring 200,000 hours of C-SPAN programming.  The bus also showcases season 2 of C-SPAN's original series, First Ladies: Influence and Image, which airs Mondays at 8:00 p.m. CT.  Come see inside the bus!  We'll let you know closer to the date exactly where it will be.

Thanksgiving week approaches

Residence halls will close Saturday, November 23, at 9:00 a.m. for Thanksgiving break and reopen Sunday, December 1, at 1:00 p.m. There will be no classes during the week of Thanksgiving, November 25–29, but offices will be open Monday and Tuesday, November 25–26. 

BlazeSports visits campus for training and DSPN program launch

Three-time paralympian Ann Cody and other staff from BlazeSports, Atlanta and Washington, D.C.,  were on campus  during the weekend to present CDSS training for physical educators, coaches, and others who work with individuals who have physical impairments, and to celebrate the launch of Huntingdon's Disability Sport Network.  HC-DSPN creates adapted sport opportunities for youth ages 6–21 who have physical impairments, and trains individuals who work with athletes who are involved in adapted sport programs.  The College's youth wheelchair teams have adopted a name, the Red Wings.  Many team members were on campus Saturday to present those who went through program training with their CDSS course completion certificates. Among those who completed the course were Will Wright '15, Jessi Andrews '13, Xavier Singleton '14, Lisa Clark, assistant professor, Sport Science and Physical Education, and Kylee Blake '15.  Read more:

Hungry to stamp out hunger

Twenty-four Huntingdon students and staff participated in a real-life reenactment of the popular book and movie series, The Hunger Games, adapted for a good cause: to raise funds and food to fight hunger in the community.  During a showing of the movie Friday evening contestants were "reaped" for participation in the games, which were held Saturday, November 2.  The purpose of the event was to raise awareness of the issue of hunger in the Montgomery area and to collect canned goods to be donated to the Montgomery Area Food Bank.  This year's champion was communication studies major Malone Kaak '17.  Collectively, the event raised more than 150 cans and more than $50 for the food bank. 

Join the Student Alumni Association

The Huntingdon Student Alumni Association was formed in 2012 by a group of students who wanted to demonstrate their loyalty to Huntingdon and their support of the College's annual fund.  Students may join the Student Alumni Association for a gift of $10 or more to the Huntingdon Fund. Members' pictures are posted on the membership board in the Flowers stairwell and will be included in next year's Huntingdon College Magazine.  Membership demonstrates to employers and graduate schools that you are loyal to the College and that you understand philanthropic responsibility.  To join, stop by the Office of College and Alumni Relations and make a donation of $10 or more by cash, check or credit card.  You may also give online at


Flu shots are available for $20 in the The Hut/Student Health Services while supplies last.  Get your shot and stay well!

The Staton Center for Learning Enrichment invites students who need help with tutoring, time management, study skills, and other tools for success to stop by anytime.  Writing Center Hours: M–F, 10a–4p in Jackson 112; Math Tutoring:  M 7–8p, Bellingrath 302, T–F, 1–2p, Jackson 109; academic counseling is also available for all classes. 

Coming Events on Campus

HUNTINGDON COMMUNITY CONCERT SERIES presents RICHARD WANGLER, TROMBONE, Thursday, November 7, 7:30 p.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall; free and open to the public

HOST DAY, Saturday, November 9, 8:30 a.m.–noon; November visitors may stay as guests of the College for the Huntingdon Hawks football game at the conclusion of the Host Day Program.  Sponsored by the Office of Admission, Host Days provide time for prospective students and families to tour the campus, talk with students, eat in the dining hall, meet the faculty and staff, and learn about financial aid and scholarships.  Free for prospective students and their families.  For reservations, contact the Office of Admission at (334) 833-4497 or

SENIOR RECITAL, MATT MURRAY, GUITAR, Thursday, November 14, 7:30 p.m., Smith Music Building Recital Hall; free and open to the public

HUNTINGDON COMMUNITY CONCERT SERIES presents CONCERTO NIGHT, featuring performances by Dr. Vadim Serebryany, piano, and four other artists, Wednesday, November 20, 7:30 p.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall, Huntingdon College; free and open to the public 

SENIOR RECITAL, MARY GASSON, VOICE, Thursday, November 21, 7:30 p.m., Smith Music Building Recital Hall, Huntingdon College; free and open to the public

    6:30 p.m. Arrival of St. Nicholas, College main entrance
    6:45 p.m. Caroling and Lighting of the Trees, in front of Flowers Hall
    7:00 p.m. A Service of Lessons and Carols, Ligon Chapel  

HUNTINGDON HARMONY HOLIDAY HAPPENING, Friday, December 6, 7:00 p.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall

Friday, December 6, Fall Term classes end

JINGLE BELL RUN/WALK FOR ARTHRITIS, Saturday, December 7: this annual event, sponsored by and benefiting the Arthritis Foundation, starts and ends on campus near Massey Beach.  For more information, contact the Arthritis Foundation.

Monday–Friday, December 9–13:  Finals

Saturday, December 14:  Residence halls close for Christmas/New Year break

Athletics schedule:
Main calendar:
See a list of Cultural and Community Events scheduled to date:

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In the Community

At our neighborhood Capri Theater, Muscle Shoals has been held over through Thursday, November 7.

The Montgomery Ballet will present the holiday classic "The Nutcracker" December 12–15 at the Davis Theater.  For times and ticket information visit

Capitol Book & News, just across from the football stadium on Fairview Avenue, has four authors coming to town this week:  Pulitzer nominee and Alabama native Charles McNair, Wednesday, November 6, 4:30–6:30 p.m., reading from his latest novel, Pickett's Charge; Lisa Patton, Thursday, November 7, 4:00–5:00 p.m., reading from her latest novel, Southern as a Second Language; Thursday, November 7, 7:00 p.m., at Temple Beth Or, 2246 Narrow Lane Road, Larry Tye, reading from his non-fiction work, Superman: The High-Flying History of America's Most Enduring Hero; and Friday, November 9, 8:00 p.m. at Troy University, Montgomery, author Lee Smith, reading from her novel, Guests on Earth, for the annual F. Scott Fitzgerald Conference (Whitley Hall–Gold Room).

Montgomery's Annual Veteran's Day Parade at 11:00 a.m. Monday, November 11, will be followed by a concert of patriotic music played by the Capitol Sounds band at noon at the City Auditorium.  Admission is free. 

Huntingdon Headliners

Jamie Allen '04 has announced her engagement. She has moved to Mobile, where she serves as administrative support with the Mediacom division of OnMedia.

Ashley Burkett '09 has joined the law firm Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP, Birmingham, Ala., as an associate in the appellate and litigation practice groups. 

Research on which Dexter Dean '13 is working at the University of Southern Mississippi is already making significant discoveries in treatments for auto-immune deficiencies.  See a video here:

Jeremy Driver '08 and Emily Hand Driver '09 welcomed their first child, son Mason, October 21, 2013.

Mary Lawren Hill Hall '11 and her husband, Ryan, welcomed their first child, son William Jace, November 1, 2013.

"The Horse on the Pond," a poem by English faculty member James Hilgartner, was published in the online 40th anniversary feature of the journal The Black Warrior Review.  See this link:

Dr. John M. Morton, son of Dr. Elba M. Morton, Spanish, has been elected president-elect of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons.  The Society has a membership of 4,000 surgeons from more than 44 countries.  Dr. Morton is Chief of Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery at Stanford University School of Medicine.

Mollie Adams Palileo '09 made her professional opera debut this season in the Mobile Opera's October production of "The Mikado." 

Michael Warren '98 and his wife, Kim, became new parents to son Grant, November 1, 2013.  Grant is the grandson and Michael is the son of former sociology professor Dr. Brooks Warren.

Members of the Women's Center participated in a "Take Back the Night" event on campus in October.  The event, held on college campuses and in cities across the U.S., brings awareness to issues of violence against women, domestic and otherwise.

Sports Page

More on Huntingdon Athletics:
Composite athletic schedule:

Garrett Fletcher was named Montgomery Advertiser's Football Player of the Week for week 9 of the season after rushing for 108 yards and 17 carries and tying the Huntingdon touchdown record, in the Hawks' 59–35 win over North Carolina Wesleyan October 26.

Coming Athletic Events (HOME only):
Sat., Nov. 9, Football vs. Methodist, 1:00 p.m., Samford Stadium    
Sun., Nov. 10, JV Football vs. Atlanta Sports Academy, 1:00 p.m., Samford Stadium  
Sun., Nov. 10, Women's Basketball vs. Huntingdon Alumni, 3:00 p.m., Roland Arena   
Sat., Nov. 16, Football vs.  Maryville (Tenn.), 1:00 p.m., Samford Stadium  (Senior Day)
Sun., Nov. 17, Women's JV Basketball vs. Snead State, 3:00 p.m., Roland Arena   
Mon., Nov. 18, Men's JV Basketball vs. Spring Hill, 7:00 p.m., Roland Arena    
Mon., Nov. 18, Women's JV Basketball vs. Faulkner University, 5:00 p.m., Roland Arena    
Thurs., Nov. 21, Women's JV Basketball vs. Chattahoochee Valley State CC, 6:00 p.m., Roland Arena   
Sat., Nov. 23, Men's Basketball vs. Rust, 1:00 p.m., Roland Arena



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