December 03, 2013
The success of every student is the focus of everything we do.
A grip on news
in the Huntingdon College family
December 3, 2013
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3 days to go
Three days of classes remain in the fall
semester 2013, and the frenetic level of tests, papers, and
presentations required of students is paralleled among faculty
as they grade, read, grade, read, and grade some more. Hang in
there, everyone. Students, remember that the Staton Center for
Learning Enrichment is your resource if you need help with
papers or study techniques. And for everyone, there's Starbucks
coffee in The Coffee House, just a few steps away. The library will offer extended hours during the week of finals--watch for an email announcement about this, and be sure that you return any borrowed library materials to the library and rented textbooks to the bookstore by the deadlines they give in order to avoid hefty fines.
Touching the future
Huntingdon has been
recognized for excellence in teacher education by the Online
College Database in their ranking of "Top Colleges in
Alabama Shaping the Next Generation." Congratulations to
the Department of Teacher Education and to all of the
students who are preparing to touch the future and to shape
students' lives through teaching.
Good news: you're about to get a break
halls will close Saturday, December 14, at 9:00
a.m. for Christmas/New Year break and reopen Sunday,
January 19, at 1:00 p.m. Quiet hours will be observed
from Friday, December 6, through Friday, December 13, because of
final exams. Students should plan to leave campus within 24
hours of their last final exam or by the date and time residence
halls close if your last final is Friday, December 13. Refer to
the Christmas Break Residence Hall Checklist to avoid extra
charges during mid-year room inspections.
http://www.huntingdon.edu/studentLife.aspx?id=9498. Enjoy your
break! The first day of classes for Spring Term 2014 is
Tuesday, January 21 (because Martin Luther King Day is
Monday, January 20—no classes, but offices are open).
And more good news: pancakes=brain
Members of Huntingdon's sister church, First United Methodist
Church-Montgomery, will host a Pancake Breakfast
for all of you late-night studiers Sunday, December 8,
10:00–11:30 p.m. in the DH (you don't even have to leave
campus). We thank them for providing extra brain fuel for your
studying energy. Students, turn out in big numbers and thank
these folks for their generosity.
For the first time, Huntingdon College will offer a float in the
annual Montgomery Christmas Parade. This year's parade is
Friday, December 6, at 6:00 p.m. The Office of Student Life and
Taylor King '13, resident director of Ligon Hall and
assistant director of student activities, are taking the lead on
float design. If you'd like to help decorate the float, stop by
The Hut to offer assistance.
Every season is a season of giving
During "A Student Life Christmas" November 19, 72 shoeboxes and
$167 in donations were collected for Operation Christmas Child.
Congratulations and thanks to all of the organizations and
individuals who supported this cause.
ANNOUNCEMENTS AND REMINDERS
Show your Hawk pride by
purchasing a Huntingdon license plate! See details here: http://revenue.alabama.gov/motorvehicle/Huntingdon.cfm
If you haven't yet registered for spring 2014 classes, be
sure to complete this process before you leave campus at the
end of the term.
Cases of the flu have been reported in southern states,
including Alabama. Flu shots
are available for $20
in the The Hut/Student Health Services while supplies last.
Get your shot and stay well!
join the Student Alumni Association
, take your gift
of $10 or more to the Office of College and Alumni
Relations, Flowers Hall second floor. 2014 graduates:
it's never too early to get your
resume ready for the next step in your life, whether that's
grad school or the working world. Stop by the Center for
Career and Vocation to begin the process. You'll be glad
The academic calendar for Summer Term 2014
has been added to
the Web site. See Academics/Academic Calendar/Summer 2014.
Course offerings will be posted at a later date on
All spots on the 2014 Mystery Trip
EVENTS ON CAMPUS
HUNTINGDON COLLEGE COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION,
Thursday, December 5:
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
featuring music from the movie, The Polar Express
Friday, December 6, Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall: NEW times!
5:30 and 7:30 p.m., hot chocolate and
cookies served between the two performances. Please bring
an unwrapped toy to give to the Toys for Tots program. 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
schedule here: http://www.huntingdon.edu/academics.aspx?id=10696#fallxSaturday, December 14
: Residence halls close for
Christmas/New Year breakWednesday, December 18
: Faculty/Staff Christmas
Luncheon, 11:30 a.m.
in Russell Dining Hall--please
RSVP to Sandy Kelser at email@example.com
haven't already done so. (This is a correction since the
last issue of The Talon
Athletics schedule: http://www.huntingdonhawks.com/composite
Main calendar: http://www.huntingdon.edu/aboutCalendar.aspxSee a
list of Cultural and Community Events scheduled to date: http://www.huntingdon.edu/culturalevents.aspx.
IN THE COMMUNITY
At our neighborhood Capri Theater
, see these classic
Christmas movies: It's A Wonderful Life
, Friday, December
6, 7:30 p.m.; Elf,
Saturday and Sunday, December 7–8,
3:00 p.m.; National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation,
and Sunday, December 7–8, 7:30 p.m. 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
Tickets are HALF PRICE until 5:00 p.m. today. Order now! 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. Alabama Shakespeare Festival
is offering the Christmas
classic, "A Christmas Carol" (no Christmas is complete without
seeing it, and their version is always wonderful), through
December 24. Go to www.asf.net
for dates, times, and ticket
To all of our December graduates:
We'll miss you! Stay
well, Hawk the world, and come home for Homecoming! (And send me
your news so that the whole campus can celebrate your successes with
you! Yay you!)Angela Barkman '14
will marry Jeremy Fant December 14, 2013,
in Mobile. Coleman Cosgrove '06
has successfully defended his
dissertation and completed his Ph.D. in adult education at Auburn
University. Congratulations to Dr. Cosgrove!Jakob Dwyer '10
and his wife, Carmen, welcomed their first
baby Hawk, Jack, November 19. Dr. Chad Eggleston
, assistant professor of religion and
special assistant to the provost for learning enrichment, traveled
to Baltimore, Maryland, during the Thanksgiving holidays for
meetings of the Society of Biblical Literature and the American
Academy of Religion. There, he presented two papers: one on
pedagogical issues, "Choosing Texts in an Undergraduate Biblical
Studies Course," and one on Jeremiah, "The False Pen of the Scribes:
Interpreting Reader and Writer in Jeremiah 8:8." Ashley Dubuque Gorum '03
and Alton Gorum '04
welcomed their second child, son Campbell Douglas Gorum, November
More on Huntingdon Athletics: http://www.huntingdonhawks.com/landing/index
Composite athletic schedule: http://www.huntingdonhawks.com/composite
Coming Athletic Events (HOME only):
Tues., Dec. 3, Women's JV Basketball vs. Faulkner State, 5 p.m.
Dec. 5, Women's JV Basketball vs. Southern Union, 5 p.m.
Dec. 5, Men's JV Basketball vs. Southern Union, 7 p.m.
Sat., Dec. 7, Women's Basketball vs. Wesleyan (Ga.), 12:00 p.m.
Tues., Dec. 17, Men's JV Basketball vs. Gadsden State CC, 6 p.m.
Mon., Dec. 30, Women's Basketball vs. Point Univ., 5:30 p.m.
Hawks football student-athletes Joey Peacock '14
, both on the offensive line, and Anthony White
defense, were named to the USA-South Athletic Conference
All-Conference First Team at the conclusion of the season; and Garrett
, running back; Darius Dawsey
, tight end,
and linebacker John-David Swiger '14
to the All-Conference Second Team. Quarterback Ryne Taylor
was named to the All-Sportsmanship Team.
Sympathy and Prayers
Former Huntingdon English faculty member
Helen Norris Bell
died November 18, 2013, in Black
Mountain, North Carolina. She was 97. Ms. Bell earned her BA
and MA degrees in English at the University of Alabama and
worked toward her doctorate in English at Duke University. She
was an accomplished author who published five novels, four books
of short fiction, and two volumes of poetry. Ms. Bell was a
finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and for the Los Angeles
Times Fiction Award and received five O. Henry Awards, a
Pushcart Prize, two Andrew Lytle Awards, and other literary
honors. She was elected Poet Laureate of Alabama in 1999, had
two stories adapted for HBO movies, and had works translated
into four other languages. She leaves a legacy as a champion of
fine literature, and we extend our sympathy to her son, Tom,
grandsons, and great-grandchildren.
We extend our sympathy to the family and friends of alumna Joanna Breedlove Crane '52
who died November 23, 2013, in Montgomery.
Emily Harrelson, mother of Jon Harrelson '17
, requests prayers
in light of health concerns.
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