February 03, 2014
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All thawed out
Winter weather forced Huntingdon
and all of the other schools and colleges in Montgomery and
surrounding areas to close for three days last week as we waited
for a thaw from ice and snow that visited Tuesday, January 28
and overstayed its welcome through the 30th. We appreciate your
patience as we dealt with ice-covered sidewalks and hope you
found comfortable places to stay warm and safe. Pictures of our
snowdust can be found on the Huntingdon Facebook page.
Annual Alumni Phonathon begins tonight
More than 100 students have volunteered their time to share their
enthusiasm about their Huntingdon experience with alumni during the
Annual Alumni Phonathon, tonight through Wednesday evening. If you
are interested in helping with this effort, contact Huntingdon Fund
coordinator Kyle Eller '11 at (334) 833-4566 or email@example.com.
Don't let your taxes tax you—free
tax prep through SaveFirst
Need to get your taxes
done? If you meet income guidelines (and most students do),
you can have them done at no cost through SaveFirst.
Trained and certified Huntingdon College student volunteers
are, for the sixth consecutive year, preparing taxes for
low-income individuals and families through this program, a
project of Impact Alabama. To know if you're eligible and to
make an appointment, call the SaveFirst office at
1-888-998-2926. The office is located on the Cloverdale
Tax season = FAFSA season
And speaking of taxes, the sooner you get yours done (and
the sooner your parents get theirs done, if you file your
FAFSA as a dependent student), the sooner you can file your
FAFSA and know what financial aid you might qualify to
receive next year. Taxes first, then FAFSA—and the
sooner the better.
Good comes from good
Spend your Spring Break making a difference working with the Church
Under the Bridge and visiting Asbury Theological Seminary, among
other activities, March 21–26. See Brian Smith '94,
chaplain and director of community service, for details.
DSPN's Red Wings net their first victory
The Disability Sport Network's Red Wings team went to
their second competition and came home the victors after
downing the Meridian Wheelcats in double-overtime, 37-28,
January 25. The team is coached by Jessi Andrews '13
and Xavier Singleton '14, with the help of a
number of Huntingdon student volunteers.
Announcements and Reminders
The Office of College and Alumni Relations invites
nominations for the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award (given
to a student) and the Mary Mildred Sullivan Award (given
to a non-student member of the Huntingdon community). The awards
seek nominations of persons of noble character, fine spiritual
qualities, and selfless, giving action. Send a paragraph or two
about your nominee to Cathy Wolfe, director of development
operations, at firstname.lastname@example.org 5p, February 4.
RA applications and Orientation Leader applications,
available in The Hut (here's a link for the OL app: http://www.huntingdonorientation.com/uploads/1/7/8/3/17835731/hc_ol_application_2014.pdf), are due Tuesday,
February 4, 2014.
Coming Events on Campus
The Huntingdon Teacher Education program, in partnership
with the AASCD and the State Department of Education, will offer "Yes!
You Can Teach!," a seminar for high school students who are
prospective teachers, Friday, February 7. Special guests include
state superintendent Tommy Bice and the two women named state
Teachers of the Year for 2013. Read more: http://www.huntingdon.edu/aboutNews.aspx?id=11393
Local author Harris
Green will sell and sign copies of his memoir, After My
Fall from the Tree House, and novel, Chinaberry
Summer: Riverton, Alabama 1947, Saturday, February 8, 2–4p, in Smith Recital Hall.
Huntingdon cheerleaders and head coach Stephanie Hicks will offer a Tryout Skills Camp for girls ages 10–18 Saturday, February 8, 8:30a–12:30p. The cost is $50.00. Contact Coach Hicks at (334) 833-4571 or email@example.com for more information.
HC Community Concert Series will present Dr. Matthew
Hoch, baritone, Thursday, February 13, 7:30p
in Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall; free and open to the public.
The Black Student Union will host the first annual Black
History Month Art Exhibit Thursday, February 20,
7:00–9:30p in Seay Twins Art Gallery. The guest artist is Art
Athletics schedule: http://www.huntingdonhawks.com/composite
Main calendar: http://www.huntingdon.edu/aboutCalendar.aspx
a list of Cultural and Community Events: http://www.huntingdon.edu/culturalevents.aspx.
In the Community
Note: A new towing ordinance went into effect in
Montgomery February 1,whereby if a driver is
involved in an accident and does not have proof of insurance
and a valid driver's license the vehicle will be towed and
impounded and the driver will be ticketed. Check your
driver's license renewal date and make sure your license is
current and that you have current insurance information with
you when you're behind the wheel.
The Equal Justice Initiative and the Children's Defense Fund
invite you to a free public program Tuesday, February 11, 7:30p,
at the Renaissance Hotel. "The Echo of History, the Call
of Justice," will feature presentations from CDF
director and founder Marian Wright Edelman; Dr. Terrance
Roberts, one of the Little Rock Nine who integrated public
schools in Arkansas following Brown v. Board of Education; and
Bryan Stevenson, EJI's director.
Playing at our neighborhood Capri Theater for a
special two-week run is the Oscar best picture nominee and
Golden Globe winner Dallas Buyers Club.
The Capri will hold a special February 14 (Valentine's Day) showing of When Harry Met Sally. http://www.capritheatre.org/.
"The Great Gatsby" opened this past weekend at the Alabama Shakespeare
Festival and will run through February 16. "The Love Songs of Elvis and Buddy" will play for one night only February 14. "Twenty
Seven," an adaptation of the William Faulkner tale, "Old Man," will open February 14 and run through March 2.
Go to www.asf.net
for times and ticket information, and look for ASF's Theatre in the Mind series: free talks you can attend about each
The Montgomery YMCA's Partners with Youth program will
hold a Valentine's Day 5k dash, Saturday, February 15,
beginning at 8:00 a.m. at the Emory Folmar YMCA Complex.
Partners with Youth allows underprivileged children to
participate in athletics at the Y through assistance with
league fees. To learn more, contact Manny Sanchez at (334)
396-9754 or go to www.ymcamontgomery.org
Dauphin Island Sea Lab offers summer courses in
topics ranging from "Dolphins and Whales" to "Marine
Aquaculture" and "Shark and Ray Biology." If you're
interested in finding out more about taking courses through
the Marine Environmental Sciences Consortium, of which
Huntingdon is a member, speak with Dr. Paul Gier, Huntingdon
professor of biology. Courses are offered in two 4-week
sessions beginning May 12 and ending August 15. The priority
registration deadline is February 14.
STUDENTS AND FACULTY PLEASE NOTE: This is
the season for graduate and professional school acceptances
and job placements. Please share your news with us so that we
can celebrate with you! Send to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congratulations to Katie Callicott, Joseph Peacock, and Brantley
Carr, who have been admitted to the Teacher Education
Program this year. Katie is an elementary/collaborative special
education major; Joey and Brantley are physical education majors.
Macon Armistead '14 has been admitted to Duke Divinity
School. He serves as children's director for First UMC-Tallassee.
Macon was awarded a Divinity Fellowship, which covers full tuition
and provides a full-time summer field education placement in one
of 14 teaching congregations across the country.
Stephen Barebo '14 has been admitted to Duke Divinity
School. He serves as assistant technical director at First
Taylor Claire Bean '14 has been admitted to Duke Divinity
School. She serves as a music ministry intern at First
Dr. James Conely, adjunct instructor of organ in the Music
program, has been chosen as an ASCAP Plus Award recipient by the
American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers. Awards
are granted by an independent panel and are based on the unique
prestige value of each writer's catalog of original compositions.
Craig Granger '14 has been admitted to the engineering
program at Auburn University.
Former Huntingdon golfer Paul Johnson '94 has been named
one of the Top 50 Junior Golf Instructors in the United States.
The award was presented at the PGA show in Orlando.
Hunter Pattison '14 has been admitted to Pepperdine
University School of Law.
Associate professor of art Christopher Payne was awarded
an honorable mention for his sculpture, Forest of Sighs, in the
Tennessee Valley Museum of Art's 2014 Art of the State exhibition.
Mallorie Richardson '14 has been admitted to Auburn
University's Harrison School of Pharmacy.
SGA president Zachary A. Turner '14 has been
admitted to Vanderbilt University's Peabody College for graduate
study in higher education administration.
More on Huntingdon Athletics: http://www.huntingdonhawks.com/landing/index
Composite athletic schedule: http://www.huntingdonhawks.com/composite
Men's and women's golf, men's and women's lacrosse, baseball, softball, and men's and women's tennis are gearing up for spring seasons (or are already underway) while both basketball teams are hot on the courts. Watch the athletic schedule for upcoming games: http://www.huntingdonhawks.com/composite?tmpl=schedule-monthly-template&y=2014&m=02
Austin Hill '14 was named USA South Men's Basketball Player of the Week January 27 for his contributions to three consecutive team wins during the week prior, when he averaged 24 points and 10 rebounds per game. Austin leads the USA South in scoring average and is ranked in the top 30 in Division III nationally.
Raven Prater '14 was named USA South Women's Basketball Player of the Week this week. She earned 28 points in the Lady Hawks' victory over LaGrange and 27 points—with 5 3-pointers—in the victory over Covenant last week.
Sympathy and Prayers
Dr. James Glass, professor emeritus of music who served at Huntingdon from 1989 to 2007, passed away Monday, January 27. Private services will be held in Dallas, Texas. The College will dedicate the October 5 Homecoming Choral Concert in Dr. Glass' memory. Read more:http://www.huntingdon.edu/aboutNews.aspx?id=11433We extend our deepest sympathies to Dr. Glass' wife, Vanna, and are grateful for all of the Huntingdon lives he touched, shaped, and inspired as a musician and a teacher.
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