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Monday Messages

January 11, 2010

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

  • Huntingdon Welcomes New Students: You may notice some new faces in your classes, as Huntingdon welcomed more than 30 new students this spring. Please help the newest members of the Huntingdon community feel welcome!
  • Hawks’ Offense Tops D-III! The University of Alabama’s Crimson Tide isn’t the only Alabama team to receive first-place national recognition in football this year. The NCAA-Division III Statistics Department has notified Athletic Director Buzz Phillips that the Huntingdon Hawks football team is the 2009 Division III Statistical Champion for Total Offense. The Hawks’ offense averaged 236.8 rushing yards per game and 324.2 passing years per game, totaling 561 total yards per game. In second place was Monmouth College (Ill.), averaging 527.9; third place was Mt. Union College (Ohio) with 501.8 yards per game. The team will receive a plaque to commemorate this milestone.
  • Make MLK Day a Day On, Rather Than a Day Off: The Office of Campus Ministries and Community Service has planned a Day of Service to commemorate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., Monday, January 18. Because there are no classes that day, Chaplain and Director of Community Service Brian Smith ’94 has planned events in which students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to participate. At 10:00 a.m., meet in Blount Parking Lot to travel to the Civil Rights Memorial. At 1:30 p.m., meet in Blount Parking Lot to travel to Common Ground Ministries for an afternoon of service. At 7:30 p.m., gather in several locations (TBA) or watch in your residence hall rooms on Channel 6 the movie, “The Great Debaters,” starring Denzel Washington. This year, make Martin Luther King Jr. Day a day on rather than a day off, and act in the spirit of his life and ministry! Staff should check with your supervisors to ensure office coverage throughout the day, but all are welcome and encouraged to participate. In addition to the above events, Houghton Library will show Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech in the library atrium at noon; all are invited to attend.
  • Chemists Converge for “Boot Camp”: The newly-formed Huntingdon Health Professions Committee held their first annual Chemistry Boot Camp January 4–8 in Bellingrath 102. The camp provided materials and comprehensive test preparation for chemistry and organic chemistry content in the MCAT, PCAT, DAT, and OAT admission examinations. Free and open to Huntingdon students, the camp was instructed by Dr. Maureen Kendrick Murphy ’78, professor of chemistry and department chair, and Dr. Doba Jackson, assistant professor of chemistry.
  • Students Hit the Slopes: Dean of Students Dr. Frank Parsons led nine students and staff on a week-long ski extravaganza in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, last week. Hitting the slopes were Clare Shannon ’11 (Biology; Birmingham, Ala.), Sarah Ward ’10 (History; Montgomery, Ala.), Sayres Harbin ’12 (Athletic Training; Tuscaloosa, Ala.), Garett Claasen ’12 (Biochemistry; Goshen, Ala.), Rami Herrera ’13 (Biochemistry; Montgomery, Ala.), Alana Norris ’10 (History; Muscle Shoals, Ala.), Meagan Dunn ’13 (Biology; Montgomery, Ala.), Craig Garner, resident director and coordinator of Greek Life, and Adam Cotant ’09, coordinator of campus recreation.
  • ARAMARK Announces New Hours: The following new hours have been posted for the dining hall and Java City—
    • Russell Dining Hall
      • Monday, Wednesday, Regular Fridays
        • Breakfast: 7:00–9:30 a.m.
        • Lunch: 11:00 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
        • Dinner: 4:30–7:30 p.m.
      • Tuesday, Thursday
        • Breakfast: 7:30–9:30 a.m.
        • Lunch and dinner, same as MWF
      • In-service Fridays, Saturday, Sunday
        • Brunch: 10:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
        • Dinner: 5:00–6:30 p.m.
    • Java City
      • Monday–Thursday: 7:30 a.m.–10:30 p.m.
      • Regular Fridays: 7:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
      • In-service Fridays: 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
      • Saturday: Closed except for special events
      • Sunday: 6:30–10:30 p.m.
  • CCV Fashion Show Holds Elections for Models: The Center for Career and Vocation will host a table at which students may vote for junior or senior males and females who will serve as models in the CCV Fashion Show. The table will be in Russell Dining Hall during lunch hours, 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. this week. The CCV Fashion Show will be held Monday, February 8.


  • Friday, January 15, is the last day to drop a course and the last day to add a course with the permission of your adviser only. See your adviser if you have questions.
  • Students: You will have five days to change your meal plan from the default plan of 15 meals upon the beginning of the spring term, deadline Friday, January 15. See the Office of Student Financial Services (Cloverdale) to change to the 10- or 19-meal plan. Note that you need to change your meal plan this semester from the default plan to a different plan even if you made the same change last semester.
  • Interested in running for a student government position? “Intent to Run” forms are due from those who are interested in running for 2010–11 SGA, class officer, or academic senator positions by Friday, January 15. Pick up the forms now in the Hut.
  • If you are interested in serving as a Resident Assistant for the 2010–11 academic year, return your application form (available in the Hut) completed reference forms, by Monday, January 18. There will be another RA Interest Session Tuesday, January 12, in Smith Recital Hall for students who want to learn more about the position and responsibilities.
  • Seniors: Applications for consideration for Tri-Sigma honorary are due by Wednesday, January 20, at 4:00 p.m. Applications are available in and should be returned to the Office of Student Life in the Hut.

Coming Next Week

  • Rohlig Organ Recital Series presents Gene Montgomery, Tuesday, January 19, 7:30 p.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall; free and open to the public; Mr. Montgomery is a Class of 1967 alumnus of Huntingdon College.
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation, Wednesday, January 20, 11:45 a.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall; featured speaker: The Honorable Alton Dean, chairman, Montgomery County Commission; free and open to the public; this is a formal convocation, faculty will be marching in full regalia.
  • “Reaching and Keeping Youth,” a training event for adult workers with rural church youth, Saturday, January 23, 9:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church, Pensacola, Fla.; $12 per participant; co-sponsored by Huntingdon’s Duffey Institute for Church Leadership and the Alabama-West Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church; open to youth directors of any Christian denomination. To register, contact Susan Hunt in the Conference office at (334) 356-8014 or

Congratulations to:

  • Huntingdon Hawks senior guard Leon Frazier ’10 (Business Administration; Montgomery, Ala.), who was named Great South Athletic Conference Player of the Week last week for his performance in the 2010 Cabot Lodge-Millsaps Holiday Tournament (which the Hawks won).
  • Head women’s tennis coach Ximena Moore, who gave birth to her first child, Isabella Alexis, Monday, January 4, at 12:21 p.m. at Baptist Hospital-East. Isabella weighed 7 lbs., 12 oz., and was 20 inches long.
  • Dean of Students Dr. Frank Parsons and his wife, Jennifer, on the birth of their third child and second daughter, Mary Grace, Friday, December 18, weighing 7 lbs., 12 oz.
  • Herb Patterson ’76, a member of the Board of Trustees, who has been elected president of the Alabama Chapter of the American Association of Grant Professionals.
  • Students who made the Dean’s List of Honors or the Dean’s List of High Honors for fall term in the traditional day or ADCP programs. Great job!

People News

  • Rachel Patillo Rhodes ’09 and her husband have formed a two-person musical group known as Live Jukebox and are performing in a wide range of business establishments and other venues in the Montgomery and Birmingham area. Rachel sings, plays harmonica and trumpet; her husband plays guitar.
  • Julie Wahl ’10 (Biochemistry; Lebanon, Mo.), who completed her degree requirements in December, will head for Moshi, Tanzania, at the base of Mt. Kilamanjaro February 9, where she will stay at Hostelle Hoff and serve in an extended volunteer experience. Julie said she has always wanted to go to Africa, so she saved the money for her adventure by working as a nanny for a Montgomery family. She is especially interested in serving in a Tanzanian shelter for battered women in order to teach skills that will help the women support themselves and their children. Julie has served in Paul Newman’s Hole in the Wall camps during the past two summers, most recently in a camp for children with terminal or chronic illnesses in Ireland. She will return to the states from Africa May 3, just in time for Commencement Exercises, and hopes to begin medical school in 2011 after a year of service.

Help Wanted

  • Cathy Jones, director of the St. Bede Child Development Center at 3870 Atlanta Highway, is looking for a teacher to serve Monday and Wednesday, 1:30–6:00 p.m., and possibly Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, 3:00–6:00 p.m. You may be in touch with Ms. Jones at (334) 277-8551 x601 or—start as soon as possible!
  • Looking for other job opportunities—or interested in advertising for a Huntingdon student to help your business? See the Center for Career and Vocation’s job list at and register on the College Central Network’s Web site at You can post your résumé, browse job openings, or post a job. It’s free!


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

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