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Monday Messages

February 08, 2010

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

  • Donate Your Treasures for Haiti Relief: The Office of Campus Ministries and Community Service is in need of donations for the Yard Sale for Haiti Relief, Saturday, February 13, 8:30–11:00 a.m., Cloverdale Campus front lawn. Students may drop off items at the Hut during the week. Community/Faculty/Staff/Alumni may donate items directly at the Cloverdale Campus. To arrange for drop-off at Cloverdale, contact Brian Smith ’94, chaplain and director of community service. Pricing occurs this week, so the sooner you can drop off your items, the better!
  • Conferences Cooperate on Citizenship Seminar: United Methodist students are invited to participate in a Citizenship Seminar, June 11–19 in Washington, D.C., and New York City. The topic is “Combating the diseases of poverty by improving health globally.” The group will see two Broadway shows while in NYC. This is a joint project between the Alabama-West Florida and North Alabama Conferences of the United Methodist Church, each of which may send 15 students. The cost is $1,500, plus recommended spending money of at least $300.00. To learn more, visit the AWF-UMC Web site or see Dr. Ed Trimmer, chair of the Department of Religion, in Jackson Home.
  • Volunteers Needed for Science Olympiad: Huntingdon will offer the Alabama Division B (middle school) Science Olympiad State Tournament for the tenth consecutive year Saturday, March 13. Student, faculty, and staff volunteers are needed to lead, monitor, run, organize, and help, in general. To learn more, visit the Science Olympiad site.
  • 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.
  • Student Government Association Elections will be held this week, Tuesday–Wednesday, February 9–10. Vote for your candidates during lunch and dinner hours in Russell Dining Hall.

News Tidbits

  • The Mr. and Miss Huntingdon Pageants have been added to the spring calendar. Miss Huntingdon is Tuesday, April 6; Mr. Huntingdon, Wednesday, April 7; times TBA.


  • Center for Career and Vocation Fashion Show, Monday, February 8, 7:00–8:00 p.m. in Ligon Chapel. Models elected by their peers in the junior and senior classes will be dressed by Banana Republic and show their best (or worst) in four categories: Interview, Business Professional, Business Casual, and What Not to Wear. The models are: Chelsea Atkinson, Kayla Bratcher, Matt Browning, Chad Cotant, Jesse Collinsworth, Brandon Dixon, Alex Dyer, Katy Jo Farrill, Leigh Ann Floyd, Sarah Francis, Kelly Frazier, Kent Hagan, Christian Harmon, Evelyn Hanning, Chris Huckle, Jacques Lamour, Kelsey Loftin, Chad Lovelady, Ben Marsella, Kristi McDaniel, Terah Phillips, Riley Prescott, Clare Shannon, Matt Tabor, Adam Whittaker.
  • CCV Spring Career Fair, Wednesday, February 10, 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m., Russell Dining Hall
  • Friday, February 12, is an In-service Day. The service focus of the day is the Montgomery Humane Society. Contact Brian Smith ’94, chaplain and director of community service, for more information.
  • Huntingdon College Haiti Relief Yard Sale, Saturday, February 13, 8:30–11:00 a.m., Cloverdale front lawn
  • Saturday, February 13, is Senior Day for Hawks Basketball. Both teams play Maryville; the women, at 2:00, and the men at 4:00 p.m. 
  • Saturday, February 13, is Scholarship Day for prospective students. Please make a special effort to help our visitors find their way around campus.
  • Business Etiquette Luncheon, Monday, February 15, sponsored by the Center for Career and Vocation in Stallworth Dining Room, Russell Dining Hall, 12:00–1:00 p.m. You must have RSVPed by February 5 to attend this event.
  • “Bully! An Adventure with Teddy Roosevelt,” the highly acclaimed one-man play about the life of the nation’s 26th president starring Alan Gardner of City Equity Theatre (Birmingham), Tuesday, February 16, at 7:00 p.m. in Ligon Chapel; free and open to all; Dean’s Colloquy on presidential leadership, Monday, February 15, 6:30 p.m., Houghton Library
  • Rhoda Coleman Ellison Writers Festival Lecture presents Brad Watson, Thursday, February 18, at 7:00 p.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will occur at the beginning of the tour for his latest story collection, Aliens in the Prime of Their Lives.
  • Prelude literary magazine is accepting entries for the spring edition until March 1. See 
  • Attention Seniors: Order your graduation caps and gowns, announcements, and class rings at before Monday, March 8.

Congratulations to:

  • Maegan McCollum ’10, who joins Ashley Cromer ’10 in receiving acceptance to Mercer University School of Law (Ga.) for fall 2010.
  • Nate Rucker, head cross country coach, who has been selected as the head coach of the United States Junior National Racewalk Team. The team will be chosen at a national meet in Des Moines, Iowa, in June, and will compete in a dual meet against the Canadian Junior National Team in Ottawa, Canada in August. The age range of eligible participants is 14–19.

Our thoughts and prayers are with:

  • The family and friends of Huntingdon College Trustee James Loeb, of Montgomery, who passed away last week after a brief illness. Mr. Loeb was a devoted life-long learner and a selfless contributor to the civic and cultural communities in Montgomery, as well as to Huntingdon College. He will be missed by all of us.


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Office: (334) 833-4515
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