November 19, 2013
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November 19, 2013
Celebrate the Season
One of the most beautiful and memorable events of the year is just two weeks away. The College's annual Community Christmas CelebrationThursday, December 5, begins at 6:30 p.m. with
a parade and the arrival of St. Nicholas in front of Flowers Hall;
continues at 6:45 at Flowers' entrance with the lighting of the trees
and caroling; and then proceeds indoors with the annual Service of Lessons and Carols at 7:00 p.m.
in Ligon Chapel. Come and soak in the spirit. The community is
invited and all events are free. Continue the holiday spirit right into
your weekend by attending Huntingdon Harmony's Holiday Happening, Friday, December 6, with shows at 5:30 and 7:30 (cookies and hot chocolate in between) in SRH.
We have great chemistry
Three Huntingdon chemistry
faculty and 10 Huntingdon students and alumni presented
research at the 2013 Southeastern Regional American Chemical
Society meeting in Atlanta, Nov. 13–16, 2013. Oral research
papers presented were: “Correlating N-alkyl group
electronegativities with DFT-computed Parr global
electrophilicity values of imidate ester analogs,” Jeremy
M. Carr, assistant professor of chemistry; A.
Paige Lathem '13; and Gregory S. Tschumper; and
“Improving student learning outcomes in general chemistry
using a first-year Chemistry Wizard Program: Three years of
assessment,” Maureen Kendrick Murphy '78, professor
of chemistry; and Doba D. Jackson, associate
professor of chemistry. Poster presentations were made on
the the following topics: “Can cosmetic surfactants be
benignly precipitated from aqueous solution?” Erica
Keith '14, Mallorie N. Richardson '14, Kali Sands '15,
Haley S. Leach '13, and Jeremy M. Carr; “Solvent
effects on the absorption maxima of conjugated dyes: Testing
the applicability of the particle-in-the-box model,” Allyson
Brislinger '14, Carly Williamson '14, and Maureen Kendrick
Murphy '78; and “Investigations into the preparation of
NHC-ligated copper(II) acetate complexes,” Keegan C. Lambeth
'14, Ginger Tyson '13, Chasity M. Ward '13, and Jeremy M.
Not everything has to be serious
See your faculty members in a different
light—a spotlight!—at Tuesday night's Faculty Follies, November
19, 6:30 p.m. in Smith Recital Hall. Admission is $2 at
the door, with proceeds benefiting the spring musical, "Anything
Goes," and the Sigma Tau Delta Burns Supper.
Miles of mystery
The 2014 Student Life Mystery Trip is set for January
15–18. Sign-up will begin Monday, December 2, in
The Hut, Room 106, at 9:00 a.m. There are only 28 spaces
available, and a non-refundable payment of $150
is due at sign-up. Questions? Don't ask where you're going—it
is a mystery trip, after all—but you can ask anything
else of Sara Beth Terry in The Hut.
We've been tagged
Show your Hawk pride by purchasing a
Huntingdon license plate! A new design is available. See
APPLYING WISDOM IN SERVICE
This year's campus-wide
service project benefits Operation Christmas Child.
Bring a filled shoebox with gifts for children to the Hut or to
the event, "A Student Life Christmas," Tuesday, November 19,
5:30–7:30 p.m. in the DH. All members of the College
community are invited to join in the Christmas celebration,
sponsored by SGA, Greek Life, Freshman Forum, CSO, and Campus
During the Inter-Fraternity Council'sDodge Out
Breast Cancer dodgeball tournament last week, 16 teams
raised $500 for the American Cancer Society. First Place went
to The Redshirts; Second Place to The Best Friends Club;
and Third Place was earned by the Average Joes. Thanks to
everyone for your participation.
Collegiate Exchangites wrote messages to troops on
Christmas cards last week in the "Holiday Mail for Heroes"
program. If you'd like to join in the effort to send warm
greetings to troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, pick up a
card in the Hut.
Collegiate Exchange Club honored Captain Joe Holder
of the Campus Security force as Law Enforcement Officer of the
Year, Monday, November 18.
This week Fried Chicken
Thursday will be Thanksgiving Thursday instead. Come for the noon meal
and enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving feast!
Interested in becoming
an RA? Come to the RA Interest Meeting, Tuesday, November
19, at 8:00 p.m. in Smith Recital Hall. Pick up an
application. Return completed applications by Tuesday, February
4, 2014, in The Hut.
Applications to be a chairman on the 2014 Campus Activities
Board are available in the Hut and due Wednesday,
November 20, at 4:30 p.m. in Room 106.
Have you done your "I am ..." statement for the 102nd volume
of Bells and Pomegranates yearbook? Send your statement
to Sara Beth Terry at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
If you haven't yet
registered for spring 2014 classes, be sure to complete this
process as soon as possible.
Flu shots are available for $20 in the The Hut/Student
Health Services while supplies last. Get your shot and stay
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.
The Concerto Night concert scheduled for
this week has been rescheduled for January
To join the Student Alumni Association, take your gift of
$10 or more to the Office of College and Alumni Relations,
Flowers Hall second floor.
This year's annual Faculty/Staff Christmas Luncheon will be held Wednesday, December 18, at 11:30 a.m. in Russell Dining Hall.
EVENTS ON CAMPUS
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
HUNTINGDON COLLEGE COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION, Thursday, December
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
HUNTINGDON HARMONY HOLIDAY HAPPENING, Friday, December 6,
Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall: NEW times! Shows at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m., hot chocolate and cookies served between
the two performances.
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; see the
Saturday, December 14: Residence halls close for
Christmas/New Year break
Mark your calendars! Homecoming 2014 has been set for
Athletics schedule: http://www.huntingdonhawks.com/composite
Main calendar: http://www.huntingdon.edu/aboutCalendar.aspx
list of Cultural and Community Events scheduled to date: http://www.huntingdon.edu/culturalevents.aspx.
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IN THE COMMUNITY
At our neighborhood Capri Theater, The Attack
(Arabic with English subtitles) plays through Wednesday. You
Will Be My Son (French with English subtitles) begins
Friday, November 22. No show this Thursday. http://www.capritheatre.org/.
The Montgomery Ballet will present the holiday classic,
"The Nutcracker," December 12–15 at the Davis Theater. For
times and ticket information visit www.MontgomeryBallet.org.
Capitol Book & News, just across from the football
stadium on Fairview Avenue, has rooms full of books that make
great Christmas gifts (including a porch filled with discounted
books), and they wrap your purchases for you! Get your shopping
done conveniently just a block from campus.
The 2014 IFC election results are in and all elected are from Sigma
Nu fraternity: Jagger Eastman '15, president; Malone Kaak '17,
vice president for recruitment; Brennan Parker '15, vice
president of finance; and Jeremiah Stone '16, vice president of
community service. One more seat remains open and will be announced
following a special election to be held December 2.
The 2014 Panhellenic executive council officers have been
installed. They are: Storm McWhorter '15, president; Skye
Esry '16, vice president of administration; Laural Anthony '16,
vice president of finance; Farrah Mahan '16, vice president of
recruitment; Anna DeMedicis '16, vice president of scholarship;
Courtney Allen '15, vice president of community service; and Joleen
George '16, vice president of communications.
Shaindel Beers '99 is quoted on the cover of the newest edition
of The Poet's Market.
Twenty-year business office veteran Vivian Bricken was
celebrated upon her retirement last week. We congratulate her and
send her fond farewell greetings.
Kim Butler '11 was on campus yesterday in her capacity as an admission officer for Interdenominational Theological Seminary in Atlanta.
Breanna Giordana '12 married Mark Weirsma November 9, 2013.
Cliff ('08) and Carrie Barber Groce '08 welcomed their first child, son Wyatt
Lee, November 14.
The Harding family, among whom are Hawks Seth Harding '16,
Serennah Harding '08, and Heath Harding '11, were
profiled in last week's issue of People magazine. The
story is also online here:
Emily White Hulsey '09 is now a full-time writer for Independent
Journal Review. Read more here: http://www.ijreview.com/author/emily/
Ginger Tyson '12 took a break from her doctoral studies in
chemistry at Mississippi State University in order to share a
presentation about her research with Huntingdon chemistry students last
Meghan Wood '14 and Tyler Olsen '14 have announced
More on Huntingdon Athletics: http://www.huntingdonhawks.com/landing/index
Composite athletic schedule: http://www.huntingdonhawks.com/composite
Coming Athletic Events (HOME only):
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
Sympathy and Prayers
Our thoughts and prayers are with Kaison Darden '15 and
her family upon the death of her grandmother last week.
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