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Monday Messages

April 05, 2010

The success of every student is the focus of everything we do.

Registration for Fall 2010 Is THIS WEEK: Turn in your registration cards at the Registrar’s Office (Wilson 105), on which you have obtained all required signatures and the approval of the Office of Student Financial Services (Wilson 118), 8:30–11:30 a.m. or 1:00–4:00 p.m., according to this schedule:

  • Monday, April 5: Those who have completed 90+ hours toward graduation
  • Tuesday, April 6: Those who have completed 57+ hours toward graduation
  • Wednesday, April 7: Those who have completed 24+ hours toward graduation
  • Thursday, April 8: All currently enrolled students
  • Friday, April 9: Readmitted, Transient, or Special students

Crawfish and Cowboys: Besides Cosmic Bowling and the Softball Extravaganza this week, the Office of Student Life is hosting the Baseball Extravaganza and Crawfish Boil Friday, April 9, and CloverJam 2010, Saturday, April 10, 6:00 p.m. until midnight. Lonestar is the featured band. Every full-time student gets one free ticket and may purchase up to five more at a cost of $10 each. Every faculty and staff member and alum coming to Spring Celebration may purchase tickets at the $10 rate as well. For all of the off-campus folks, tickets are $20 each—but don’t wait! Get them before 5:00 p.m. Friday, April 9! (Students, faculty, staff, go to the Hut; alumni call (334) 833-4563; others go here.) Profits benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Feasting on the Word: A book series to which vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty Dr. Kyle Fedler has contributed writings received the 2009 Theologus Book of the Year Award from the Association of Theological Booksellers last month. Feasting on the Word, Year B: Preaching on the Revised Common Lectionary, edited by David L. Bartlett and Barbara Brown Taylor and published by Westminster John Knox Press, has been heralded as a “monumental contribution” by The Christian Century, which wrote in an April 2009 review, “The editors have gathered an impressive roster of writers and the result is a lively collection of thoughtful, well-written pieces, many of which directly address preachers, offering a bracing blend of admonition, exhortation, and encouragement. Feasting on the Word will richly repay your investment.” When complete, this on-going 12-volume series will cover all of the Sundays in the three-year lectionary cycle (four volumes per year). The Reverend Dr. Ken Carter, senior pastor of Providence United Methodist Church in Charlotte, N.C., and father of Abby Carter ’11, has also contributed to this book series.

Phillips Steps in as Lady Hawks Coach: Huntingdon Athletic Director Buzz Phillips will once again head the Lady Hawks Women’s Basketball Team, stepping in as coach, effective immediately. Coach Phillips led the Lady Hawks program from 2005 to 2009, achieving a 49-44 overall record. He was named GSAC Coach of the Year in 2009, when the Lady Hawks competed in the league’s tournament championship game. During the prior year, the Lady Hawks were among the most improved teams in all of Division III. Coach Phillips will continue as A.D. in addition to his coaching responsibilities.

News Conference Announces New Partnership: In a news conference on the front steps of the Cloverdale Administrative Building last week, Huntingdon College and First United Methodist Church, Montgomery, announced a new partnership to develop and house programs in response to community needs and to house ministries including the church’s campus/college ministries and a new multimedia worship experience based on prayer and ancient practices. Huntingdon students may work as interns with projects as they are developed.

Houghton Library News

During April, Houghton Library has the ebrary database on trial, a collection of more than 47,000 electronic academic books covering 16 key subject areas that also includes a growing selections of maps, journals, and reports. Among the subjects are business and economics; education, history, and political science; humanities, interdisciplinary, and area studies; language, literature, and linguistics; law, international relations, and public policy; life sciences; medicine; physical sciences; psychology and social work; religion, philosophy, and classics; sociology and anthropology. The library would appreciate receiving feedback as you use ebrary. You may send your comments to the library director, Mr. Eric Kidwell. To access the trial simply go the Library’s web site, click on the “Databases” page, and scroll down until you see the listing for “ebrary.”

News Flashes

Hours for the new Commuter Lounge have been set: M–F, 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., and Sunday, noon–10:00 p.m. The front glass door will be open during these times. Come on in, relax, study, chat—make yourself at home.

Fall 2010 will debut the Follett Rent-a-Text program, whereby you can rent at least some of your textbooks through the College Bookstore at about 35% of the cost of purchasing them. You must turn your books back in during the designated time in order not to be charged each book’s full price. Not all textbooks will be available for rent, but it’s a great start for great savings to you!

Applications are available to serve on the College Judicial Board. Two students from each of the sophomore, junior, and senior classes and one Chief Justice will be chosen from among the applicants. Pick up your application forms in the Hut this week; turn them in by Monday, April 12.

Huntingdon students, faculty, and staff are invited to an Interfaith Holocaust Remembrance Service, Sunday, April 11, at 2:00 p.m. at Temple Beth Or, 2246 Narrow Lane Road.

Interested in working for the Montgomery Area Non-Traditional Equestrian (MANE) program this summer? Contact Chief Mike Ward ’76 at (334) 833-4261 as soon as possible.

If your club, organization, group, team, or office is participating in a fund-raising effort, please coordinate your plans with the Office of College and Alumni Relations. A new Fundraising Approval Form has been developed to assist you with your efforts. Contact Anthony Leigh, vice president for college and alumni relations.

Coming Events and Deadlines

  • Patrons of the Library Dinner, Tuesday, April 6, 6:30 p.m., Russell Dining Hall, for library patrons (by invitation)
  • Miss Huntingdon Pageant, Tuesday, April 6, 7:00 p.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall
  • Mr. Huntingdon Pageant, Wednesday, April 7, 7:00 p.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall
  • Luau on the Green, Thursday, April 8–Friday, April 9; student hosts are needed—see the Office of Admission to volunteer!
  • Softball Extravaganza, Thursday, April 8, 5–7 p.m.—dinner will be served at the field.
  • Baseball Extravaganza, Friday, April 9, 5–7 p.m., accompanied by the annual crawfish boil, at Posey Field
  • Founders Day/Spring Celebration Weekend, Friday, April 10–Saturday, April 11
  • Founders Day 5K/1-Mile Run/Walk, Saturday, April 10, 7:15–8:15 a.m. (late registration), at Roland Student Center; see Jacob Dwyer or Ben Nobrega for more information. Profits benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
  • Huntingdon Winds Concert, Saturday, April 10, 11:00 a.m., Ligon Chapel
  • CloverJam, Saturday, April 10, 6:00 p.m.–midnight, featuring LONESTAR
  • The 2010 Summer Bulletin (schedule for summer classes) is available online. Summer pre-registration will begin Monday, April 12.
  • PsalmFest, Thursday, April 15, 7:30 p.m., Ligon Chapel (performance by the Concert Choir and other music ensembles)
  • Honors and Awards Convocation, Friday, April 16, 11:45 a.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall
  • Huntingdon College-Temple Beth Or Night, Friday, April 16, at the temple, 2246 Narrow Lane Road. Go and hear about the Jewish faith at 5:00 p.m., attend a 6:00 service, and stay for a special reception hosted by temple members.
  • The tradition continues! Oracle Hunt, Friday, April 16, beginning at midnight (or 12:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 17); participants must be completing their third year at Huntingdon (or their second year, if they transfered in). See Heath Miller ’10 for more information.
  • Elizabeth Belcher Cheek Piano Concert Series presents Evgheni Bozhanov in Concert, Tuesday, April 20, 7:30 p.m., Ligon Chapel; free and open to all. See his winning performance at the 2009 Van Cliburn Festival on YouTube.
  • "The Works of Matthew Blue”, readings and discussion by Mary Ann Neeley ’54 on the life and works of Montgomery’s first published historian, Thursday, April 22, 7:30 p.m., Smith Hall’s Delchamps Recital Hall; free and open to the public
  • Last day of classes, Friday, April 23
  • Finals, Monday–Friday, April 26–30
  • Resident students (other than graduating seniors and RAs) will be required to depart from the residence halls within 24 hours of their last final exam, or by 9:00 a.m., Saturday, May 1.

Huntingdon Welcomes:

  • Katy Stembridge, who has been hired as resident director and coordinator of Greek life for the 2010–11 academic year. Katy completed her Bachelor of Arts in communications at the University of South Alabama, where she has served as the Greek Residence Coordinator since September 2009. She will begin June 1.

Congratulations to:

  • Kayla Bratcher ’10 (Biochemistry/Cell Biology; Ashford, Ala.), who has been admitted to the Pharm.D. program at Harrison School of Pharmacy at Auburn University and to McWhorter School of Pharmacy at Samford University.
  • Meredith Brogden ’12 (English/Accounting; Opp, Ala.), who has been accepted to study at the University of Ulster in Coleraine through the Irish-American Scholar Program for the spring term, 2011.
  • HannahLee Dickinson ’10 (Chemistry; Sylacauga, Ala.), who has been admitted to the Pharm.D. program at the McWhorter School of Pharmacy.
  • Madison Jackson ’12 (Elementary Education; Dothan, Ala.), who was named GSAC singles Player of the Week for women’s tennis the week ending March 28, after finishing her three Spring Break tournaments undefeated. Her overall record is 11-2.
  • Huntingdon’s Nu Beta chapter of Sigma Nu Fraternity, who will be awarded a Certificate of Appreciation from the Montgomery Volunteer and Information Center at an event April 22, recognizing their community service during the past year. The Sigma Nus were instrumental in the Extreme Home Makeover project last year and have contributed even more hours to such projects as Common Ground, planting flowers on campus, and a number of other causes. Thank you for your service in the spirit of the Huntingdon motto!


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


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