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March 08, 2010

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

New Housing Option Announced:  Last week, the Office of Residence Life announced an exciting new housing option beginning in fall 2010 for service-minded student leaders who have been academically successful at Huntingdon. Project 30 offers 15 single rooms for men and 15 for women on the third floor of Searcy Hall (separate wings) at the cost of a double room, with extended visitation hours as long as the students have earned and maintain a 3.0 academic grade point average as seniors; 2.75 as juniors and sophomores. First priority will go to seniors. The extra bed in the room will be removed to allow for additional living space. Those selected for this option must provide at least 10 hours of community service each semester and maintain good standing academically, financially, and behaviorally. Pick up your Room Draw form in the Hut this week! Forms are due by March 19; Room Draw is Tuesday, March 30.

Rockin’ in Roland: The name of the building formerly known as Delchamps Student Center has changed to Catherine Dixon Roland Student Center. The building, which houses Catherine Dixon Roland Arena as well as locker rooms, the College bookstore, the mailroom, the Hawks’ Nest, Tomberlin Fitness Center, and many offices for the Department of Athletics, was renamed following a generous gift made by Ms. Roland’s son, Charles, and his family in her memory. The gift renovated and renamed the gymnasium to Roland Arena, and the name extended to the entire building as the gift provided for significant structural improvements, especially affecting the building’s windows, lobby, and air handling. In the near future, the name of the President’s Home will change formally to The Delchamps Residence, acknowledging the Delchamps family’s gift that provided for the home to be built in 1949.

News Tidbits

  • Seniors: Order your graduation caps and gowns, announcements, and class rings at before Monday, March 8.
  • The Travel Convocation is planned for Monday, March 15 at 11:45 a.m. in Ligon Chapel. Come and find out the travel/study opportunities that will be offered for the 2010–11 academic year!
  • Miss Huntingdon applications are available in the Hut and must be turned in by Friday, March 12. The pageant is Tuesday, April 6, in Ligon Chapel.
  • The Huntingdon College EXPERTS Club (Exercise Science, PE, Athletic Training, and Sport Studies majors), are sponsoring a St. Patty’s Day “Lucky 7K” race, Saturday, March 13, beginning at 8:00 a.m. on the Green. The cost to register is $25 for the 7K or $15 for the one-mile Fun Run.
  • The Jazz Band, Barbershop Quartet, and Jazz Choir performed an informal concert during Host Day Saturday, March 6. The concert will be repeated at a later date for all who missed it.

Coming Events and Deadlines

  • The CCV will offer taped mock interviews, a valuable tool for job-seekers, March 8–11 and 15–18 in Jackson 101. Each participant will have the chance to win a $25 gift card to a restaurant or store of the student’s choosing.
  • Cross Country Fundraiser: The men’s and women’s cross country teams will have a fundraiser at CiCi’s Pizza on Monday, March 8, 4:00–8:00 p.m. Go eat pizza during that time, and the team will get a percentage of the proceeds.
  • The Huntingdon Women’s Center will present the annual performance of “The Vagina Monologues,” Tuesday, March 9, at 6:30 p.m. in Houghton Library Atrium. The event is free and open to the public.
  • ARAMARK and the Office of Student Life are offering a Mexican Food Fiesta in the dining hall, Wednesday, March 10, during dinner hours.
  • CAB is sponsoring a caricature artist in the dining hall Thursday, March 11 (time TBA).
  • Assessment Day is Friday, March 12: No classes will meet during this event, in which students are required to participate. See this site for more information, including the purpose of the day and a schedule.
  • The Alabama Division B Science Olympiad State Tournament will be held on campus Saturday, March 13. To learn more, visit the Science Olympiad site.
  • Dr. Vadim Serebryany, assistant professor of music, and HC alumna Tiffany McGuire Nishibun ’04 will perform for the Elizabeth Belcher Cheek Concert Series, Sunday, March 14, at 3:00 p.m. in Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall. “Music and Memory: Works by Beethoven and Schumann,” is free and open to the public.
  • Tuesday, March 16, is Huntingdon Spirit Night at the Ann Street Chick-Fil-A. Show your Huntingdon College ID and purchase a medium fry and drink from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.—get a sandwich free! Offer good for one per person.
  • Josh Tinley, editor for Abingdon Press’ Youth Curriculum Division of the United Methodist Publishing House, will speak to Dr. Ed Trimmer’s Curriculum class, Tuesday, March 30, 2:00–3:15 p.m. in Bellingrath 104. If you are not in the Curriculum class but would like to visit the class to hear Mr. Tinley speak, contact Dr. Trimmer.
  • The 2010 Summer Bulletin (schedule for summer classes) is available online (PDF). Summer pre-registration will begin Monday, April 12.

Special Thanks to:

Jakob Dwyer ’10 (Accounting; Virginia Beach, Va., and Germantown, Tenn.), who interns at the American Cancer Society and organized a group of his Hawks football teammates to donate their time and service to the ACS fundraiser, A Vintage Affair, last month. Jakob and his friends also donated their time and talents to the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts’ fundraising event in February. Thank you to all team members and members of Alpha Omicron Pi fraternity for giving of yourselves to the Montgomery community.

Congratulations to:

  • Kayla Bratcher ’10 (Biochemistry/Cell Biology; Ashford, Ala.), who has been accepted into the Pharm.D. program at McWhorter School of Pharmacy at Samford University for fall 2010. She is the fourth Huntingdon student notified of admission to pharmacy school this spring!
  • Allison Keck ’10 (Elementary Education; Fort Walton Beach, Fla.) and Brent Nichols ’08, who have announced their engagement. They will be married June 5 in Fort Walton Beach.
  • Christopher Roberts ’10 (Human Performance; Jasper, Ala.), who has been admitted to Life University’s Doctor of Chiropractic Program.
  • The women of Phi Mu fraternity, who celebrated Phi Mu’s Founders Day and 158th birthday Thursday, March 4.

Internship Opportunity

Bridge Builders, a program for the purpose of turning high school students into future leaders who will lay aside individual, social, economic, and cultural differences to work for the benefit of all, is offering summer internship opportunities for college students. Interns are trained to lead and facilitate for the program, which occurs in June on the Huntingdon campus. Interns gain valuable training and experience in group dynamics, leadership, conflict resolution, youth development, race relations, etc. These positions are unpaid, but students may earn academic credit for the internship (3 hours). The program runs from June 7 through 24 and includes five days of training. For more information, contact Ms. Emily Cosgrove in the Center for Career and Vocation.

Our thoughts and prayers are with:

The family of Ruth Miller Carl ’43, of Centre, Ala., who passed away last week. Mrs. Carl and her husband, Robert, were members of the Huntingdon Society and the Countess of Huntingdon giving society, and she was a faithful reader of “Monday Messages” every week. Mrs. Carl completed her master’s in English literature at the University of North Carolina after graduating from Huntingdon, where she served as editor of Prelude. We celebrate her long life, her continued interest and generosity toward her alma mater, and her beautiful spirit.

Aaron Odom ’13 (Accounting; Grand Bay, Ala.) on behalf of his grandfather, Bobby Jack Felps, who had open heart surgery last week.


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