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Monday Messages

September 20, 2010

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  • It's Homecoming and Family Weekend Week!  Coming events:
    • Monday, Sept. 20
      • Home Grown Talent Night, 9:00 p.m., The Green/Top Stage
    • Tuesday, Sept. 21
      • Texas Hold 'em Night, 10:00 p.m., Russell Dining Hall
    • Wednesday, Sept. 22
      • Sidewalk Chalk Art, 10:00 a.m., in front of Pratt Hall
      • Chapel worship service, 11:30 a.m., Ligon Chapel
      • Women's Soccer vs Lagrange, 5:00 p.m., Soccer Field
      • Screen on The Green: Southern Movie Night, The Blind Side, 7:30 p.m., The Green (bring your blankets)
    • Thursday, Sept. 23
      • Volleyball vs Pensacola Christian, 6:00 p.m., Roland Arena
      • Rhoda Coleman Ellison Writers Festival: Irish poet Joan McBreen, 7:00 p.m., Ligon Chapel
      • Emerge, 8:15 p.m., Cloverdale Auditorium
    • Friday, Sept. 24
      • Soccer game extravaganza, 4:00 p.m., Hawks vs Spring Hill College, Soccer field (dinner served at the game)
      • Alumni Awards Presentation, 4:30 p.m., Ligon Chapel; followed by a reception, first floor, Flowers Hall
      • Live Music in The Grove, 9:30 p.m.
      • Student/Faculty Flag Football game, 8:00 p.m., Posey Field
      • Alumni: Hawks Unwind at 1048 Jazz and Blues Club, 8:30 p.m.
    • Saturday, Sept. 25
      • Alumni:Class reunion information
      • Office of Admission Host Day, Flowers Hall, 8:00 a.m.
      • Muscular Dystrophy Assoc. Walk of Hope
      • Ambassador/parent reception, 9:30 a.m., President's Office
      • Family photographs, 10:00 a.m., Bellingrath Hall (take your Christmas card photo now!)
      • Tailgating, 10:30 a.m., Cloverdale lawn and football practice field
      • The Hawk Walk, 12:15 p.m.
      • Football vs Birmingham-Southern, 1:00 p.m., Samford Stadium
      • Homecoming Court presentation and crowning of the queen, half-time of the football game
      • Greek open houses, 4:00 p.m., chapter rooms and Commuter Lounge (Pratt Hall Lobby)
      • Alumni:  Inaugural Scarlet & Grey Ball, 8:00-11:00 p.m., RSA Activity Center; music by Kidd Blue
    • Sunday, Sept. 26
      • JV Football, 1:00 p.m., Samford Stadium
  • University Senate visits campus:  A team of special visitors from the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry of The United Methodist Church will be on campus Monday and Tuesday this week.  Please extend a warm welcome to these special guests. 
  • Friday iswithdrawal deadline:  Friday, Sept. 24, is the last day to withdraw from a class and receive a "W" on your transcript.  After this date, withdrawals will be indicated by a "WP" or "WF" for passing or failing.  If you plan to withdraw from a course and  are a full-time student, be certain your credit load remains above 12 credit hours.  Dropping below full-time affects your athletic eligibility, your financial aid package, and your eligibility to live in college housing.
  • Homecoming Court named:  Congratulations to those elected to the Homecoming Court:
    • Honor maids:Kimberly Butler '10 (Comm. Studies/English; Atlanta); Catherine Naylor '11 (Biology/Comm. Studies; Irvington, Ala.); Christine Spivey '11 (Mathematics; Dothan, Ala.)--one of these women will be crowned the queen!
    • Senior Attendants:Karis Anderson '11 (Mathematics; Clanton, Ala.); Whitney Foy '11 (Psychology; Birmingham, Ala.); Kelsey Loftin '11 (English; Dothan, Ala.); Catie Malone '11 (Comm. Studies/Political Science; Ozark, Ala.)
    • Junior Attendants:Kati Bryant '12 (Comm. Studies/English; Petal, Miss.); Jessica Dickson '12 (Biology; McCalla, Ala.); Amanda Houston '12 (Business Admin.; Fyffe, Ala.); Allison Vuyovich '12 (Religion; Andalusia, Ala.)
    • Sophomore Attendants: Anne Burgwin Dickson '13 (Undeclared; Lowndesboro, Ala.); Mary Gasson '13 (Music; Clanton, Ala.); Melissa McClure '13 (Biology; Oakfield, Ga.); Kati Scott '13 (Undeclared; Panama City, Fla.)
    • Freshman Attendants:Kelly Kahumoku '14 (Biochem.; Enterprise, Ala.); Tyger Paris '14 (Biology; Alpine, Ala.); Bailey Scott '14 (Biology; Newnan, Ga.); Cheyenne Young '14 (Psychology; Enterprise, Ala.)
  • Mayor goes to class:  Montgomery mayor Todd Strange was on campus last week in his "Tuesdays with Todd" series of conversations throughout town.  He spoke with Dr. Jeremy Lewis' American Government class.  
  • Prelude welcomes submissions:  The Prelude, the College literary magazine, welcomes your submissions of poetry, art, photography, fiction, drama, micro-fiction, and creative non-fiction for the fall 2010 edition.  The deadline for submissions is October 8.  Send to
  • Third-week grades offer early information: Huntingdon's Registrar's Office now posts a three-week grade report to allow for early information on academic progress. The report includes absences for all courses and preliminary grades for 100-level courses. Doing well?  Congratulations!  Not-so-well?  You still have lots of time to bring your grades up.  Remember why you're here, and speak with the professors in the classes where you're most challenged to learn what you can do to improve. The Staton Center for Learning Enrichment and the Academic Success Centers are wonderful resources to help you do well academically. Access your grades and/or absences herehttp:// the Web site, Academics/Registrar's Office, then click on the blue words at the top of the page) by using your email user name, password, and the last four digits of your SSN. Parents need the special Parent PIN that is posted inside your account after you access it so they can access your information.

Coming Up: (See the calendar)

  • Resume and Cover Letter Workshop, Monday, Sept 27, noon-12:45 p.m., Flowers 102
  • Pre-Graduate School Seminar, Tuesday, Sept 28, 6:00-7:30 p.m., Smith Music Building, Delchamps Recital Hall
  • Pick up your tickets now for the Switchfoot concert, Thursday, October 7, 7:00 p.m. at Riverwalk Amphitheater (I incorrectly stated Riverwalk Stadium a couple of weeks ago).  Tickets are $10 for students, $20 each for everyone else, and are sold in The Hut.

Congratulations to: 

  • Kristen Morrison '11 (English; Montgomery, Ala.), who has begun an internship with ARTS in Alabama magazine.  Two of Kristen's works, both micro-fiction, have been accepted for publication in the October issue of the magazine.
  • Laura Paddock '05, who completed her Master of Education in community counseling from Auburn-Montgomery  July 31.  She is planning a wedding next year.
  • Thoughts and prayers are extended to:

    • Harriett Hampton, director of housekeeping; Heather Hampton Slagle '99, Office of Business and Finance; and Joanna Hampton Collier '09, Office of Student Financial Services, on the death of Harriett's mother and Heather and Joanna's grandmother, Elsie Clark, in Butler, Alabama. The funeral was held earlier today.
    • The family of Ralph Stacy '80: Ralph died last week at his office, where he served as  senior vice president for strategic communications for the Business Council of Alabama.  For a decade, Ralph served as president and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama.  Well-known throughout Alabama, Ralph was a graduate of Leadership Alabama, Class Sixteen.  He recently received the America's Champion of Small Business Award and the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama's Jamie Wallace Award for lifetime achievement.

    Tip of the Week:

    • You can sort the Calendar on the College Web site according to the events/categories that interest you.  For example, sort only athletic events, or cultural events, etc.  The sorting selection box is at the bottom of the page.  Just remember to change it back to "All" to see everything that's going on.


    Q: Where can I see my student (or my son's or daughter's) account/grades?How can I get a Parent PIN?

    A: See the story above under Three-Week Grade Reports for this information. 

    Q: If a student doesn't use the 15 meals in the meal plan Monday-Friday, can he/she use them Saturday and Sunday?  Can the student buy meals in Java City?

    A:  Your meal plan of 15 meals per week (or 10 or 19, whichever you have elected) can be used for any meals you like in the dining hall during the week.  While the meals themselves can't be used in Java City, the money in your Declining Balance can be.  With the 19-meal plan, you have $50 in DB; 15 meals offers $150 in DB; and 10 meals offers $200 in DB.  Here is a description of the meal plans.

    Got a question?  Just ask! I'm happy to help.


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