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Monday Messages

September 27, 2010

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 News Clips

Homecoming/Family Weekend recap: What a great Homecoming Week/Family Weekend captured every corner of the campus last week as we celebrated together in various ways Huntingdon's long history and her future by recognizing her students, past and and present. Congratulations to Christine Spivey '11 (Mathematics; Dothan, Ala.), who was crowned Homecoming Queen during halftime of the football game Saturday; to the members of the Homecoming Court; to the alumni who were recognized for their achievement: William S. Richardson '65, Janice Woolf Hendrickson '65, and Ryan Shores '98; to the alumni recognized for their loyalty: Elizabeth Rush Denson Lipscomb '50 and Lee Anne Hundley Boykin '87; to the Accounting Club, who won the Sidewalk Chalk Contest; to the student-athletes who represented the College at various contests (whether you won or not, you're still a Hawk, and we're proud of you!); and to Alpha Omicron Pi fraternity, who won the Greek Spirit Award. And heartfelt thanks to every member of the College family who attended, participated, or worked during the many, many events of the week.

On-campus PT clinic opens: The Huntingdon College Department of Sport Science and Physical Education opened an on-campus physical therapy clinic earlier this semester. The clinic will serve Huntingdon student-athletes and any member of the Huntingdon or surrounding communities who has been referred by a physician. All major forms of medical insurance are accepted. The College has contracted with Pro-Impact Inc. to provide the on-campus rehabilitation services and to provide the certified athletic training resources necessary to the College's student-athletes. Montgomery-based Pro-Impact Physical Therapy and Sports Performance was established by long-time College associate Mike Ellis in partnership with Dr. Roxanne St. Martin, a Certified Athletic Trainer, doctor of physical therapy, assistant professor, and coordinator of the athletic training program in the SSPE department.

Junior Panhellenic Council announces members: Huntingdon's Panhellenic Council, the governing body for the College's women's fraternities, has adopted a junior branch that will plan a new member social and a community service project for the newest members of the the six Panhellenic and IFC organizations. The purpose of Jr. Panhellenic is to serve as a resource for new members to learn more about the Panhellenic community at Huntingdon College, to allow new members to take an early active role in the Greek community, and to facilitate friendship and camaraderie among the Greek organizations. The officers for Jr. Panhellenic are:

  • Shelby Robinson '14 (Mathematics; Spanish Fort, Ala.)—President
  • Bailey Scott '14 (Biology; Newnan, Ga.)—Vice President of Administration
  • Kayla Mixon '14 (Psychology; Mobile, Ala.)—Vice President of Communications
  • Brittany Tillery '14 (Athletic Training; Hoover, Ala.)—Vice President of Finance
  • Kassandra Pattison '14 (Biology; Shalimar, Fla.)—Philanthropy Chair
  • Tyger Paris '14 (Biology; Alpine, Ala.)—Social Chair
  • Mary Cam Raybon '14 (Comm. Studies; Montgomery, Ala.)—Chi Omega Delegate
  • Amberley Dearmon '14 (Biochem/Art; Jackson, Ala.)—AOII Delegate
  • Rachel Mayton '14 (Athletic Trg.; Thomasville, Ala.)—Phi Mu Delegate

Pre-graduate school seminar gives after-HC options: A seminar to be offered Tuesday, September 28, 6:00–7:00 p.m., in Delchamps Recital Hall, Smith Music Building, will offer graduate school application, admittance, course work, and career trend information, as well as specific information for the fields of law, school counseling, adult and post-secondary education, rehabilitation services, occupational therapy, and physical therapy. A special guest panel of faculty, deans, and admission counselors from Auburn University, Troy-Montgomery, Jones School of Law, and Alabama State University will answer your questions. Come and get two things at once: free advice AND free pizza! This is NOT just for seniors—all classes, all majors are welcome. The seminar is offered by the Center for Career and Vocation (CCV).

Dean's Colloquy focuses on the Constitution and Freedom of Religion: Dr. Kyle Fedler, vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty, will be joined by Muslim Imam William Abdullah and Rabbi Elliott Stevens of Temple Beth Or to discuss the topic, "The Constitution and Freedom of Religion," for the Dean's Colloquy, Thursday, September 30, 7:15 p.m. in Houghton Library Atrium. This presentation is offered in recognition of Constitution Day and the September Project (which commemorates the victims of the September 11 terrorist attack). The discussion is free and open to all.

Library database trial in progress: Houghton Library has a new database trial in progress. Credo Reference is a collection of 500 full-text reference resources for a wide range of topics from 70 well-respected publishers, and includes 60,000 images in art, medicine, and science. Credo Topic Pages provide in one page the context and vocabulary around a topic to act as a starting-point for research. As you try this resource, which is available through the Houghton Library's Web site, please remember to provide your feedback to the library.



Librarian Margaret Kinney will participate in the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk, Saturday, October 9, in honor of her mother and several family and friends who are cancer survivors. To support her monetarily or to become a member of her team, visit her page on the Web.

Dusti Doss '09, a graduate student at the College of William & Mary in Virginia, is raising money to participate in a work-laden mission trip to Haiti, January 4–11, with the Virginia Baptist Mission Board and W&M's Baptist Collegiate Ministries. To support this effort, checks may be made payable to BCM, P.O. Drawer JB, Williamsburg, VA 23187 (be sure to enclose a note that your contribution supports Dusti).

Coming Up: (See the calendar)

 Pick up your tickets now for the Switchfoot concert, Thursday, October 7, 7:00 p.m. at Riverwalk Amphitheater. Tickets are $10 for students or if purchased in blocks of 10; $20 each for everyone else; and are sold in The Hut. Tickets the day of the event/at the gate will be $25 each.

  • Women's Soccer vs. Agnes Scott, Tuesday, Sept. 28, 4pm, HOME
  • Volleyball Extravaganza, Tuesday, Sept. 28, Roland Arena, 6pm, free
  • Men's Soccer vs LaGrange, Wednesday, Sept. 29, 4pm, HOME
  • Hall Program, "Domestic Violence and the Bible," Thursday, Sept. 30, 7pm, Blount Third Floor Lobby, free pizza
  • Dean's Colloquy, "The Constitution and Freedom of Religion," Thursday, Sept. 30, 7:15 pm, Library Atrium
  • Hawks Football vs Wesley College, Saturday, Oct. 2, 1pm
  • Mid-terms, week of Oct. 4–8; end of grading period Oct. 8; grades posted by Oct. 15
  • Alabama Connection Graduate School Fair, Thurs., Oct. 7, 11am–2pm, AUM
  • In-service Fridays: Oct. 8, Oct. 15, Oct. 22 (no classes, offices open)
  • Tennis Across Montgomery, Saturday, Oct. 9, Tennis Courts
  • American Cancer Society Walk/Run, Saturday, Oct. 9, The Green
  • Elizabeth Belcher Cheek Concert Series featuring Dennis Herrick with Vadim Serebryany, Sunday, Oct. 17, 3pm, free
  • CCV Business Etiquette Workshop, Tuesday, Oct. 19, Montgomery Country Club
  • Kevin Manderville Guitar Concert, Monday, Oct. 25, Delchamps Recital Hall, Smith Music Building, free

Congratulations to:

The winners of the Sidewalk Chalk Contest last week. First Place went to Jackie Daniels for the Accounting Club; Second Place went to Hannah and Rebekah Correia for the Commuter Student Organization; and Third Place went to Paige Lathem for AOPi. Honorable Mentions were awarded to Will Francis (Kappa Sigma); Jackie Daniels & friends (Chi Omega); Wes Blaloch (Kappa Sigma); and James Temple (Choir). There were 23 entries in the contest.

Claire Bridges '11 (Exercise Science; Montgomery, Ala.), who was profiled in an article in the Montgomery Advertiser, Sunday, September 26, for her determination and training as an individual with cerebral palsy who will participate in the upcoming Montgomery Half-Marathon.

Lt. Col. Scott Hayes '88, who commanded the 908th Airlift Squadron from Maxwell Air Force Base that recently returned from deployment. While deployed, the reservists moved cargo and personnel in and out of Afghanistan, Iraq, and the Horn of Africa. They also ran aeromedical evacuation missions, moving injured troops from the front lines to other locations for medical care. Joe King, the husband of College receptionist Donna King, was among the reservists who were part of this mission. We are grateful that all in the squadron returned safely!


 The Faculty/Staff Campaign ends October 1. Please make your annual gift to the College or arrange for monthly payroll deductions by Friday this week. Contact Emily Hare in the Office of External Affairs at (334) 833-4563 or Thank you for your support!


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

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