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Monday Messages

October 04, 2010

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50 Huntingdon students clean up:  In the first Campus Clean-up of the 2010–11 academic year, 50 Huntingdon students pitched in to rid the campus of trash, broken branches, and the like yesterday afternoon.  Participating in the event were the Project 30 Res Life program; the men's soccer team, the Commuter Student Organization, the Student Government Association, and others who simply cared enough to make time to help.  Thank you to everyone who worked to keep Huntingdon one of the most beautiful campuses in the South.

Res Life staff presents at conferences:  Coleman Cosgrove '06, director of residence life, presented to a branch of Auburn University's Student Government Association on the topic of goal setting last month.  Later this week, Coleman and Brandon Carney, coordinator of campus recreation and residence director in Searcy Hall, will present on the topic, "Systemic Leadership: A Departmental Perspective," at the at the Alabama Association of Housing Officers Conference.  The Res Life staff will attend the conference.

There's nothin' like a shot in the arm:  Keep the flu away this season with a flu shot, available for $20 in the Student Health Office the following days and times:  Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 9am–11am and 2pm–3pm; Tuesdays 10am–11am and 2pm–3pm.  Note:  no flu shots will be given this Thursday, October 7, because of the Health Screening in the dining hall; and no flu shots are given on Fridays.  Questions?  Contact Camilla Irvin, director of student health services, at (334) 833-4577 or cirvin@huntingdon.edu.

Mid-term grades posted next week:  Mid-term grades will be turned in by the faculty at the end of this week, and should be posted and available for view by 5pm Friday, October 15.  To see your student account, go to the Web site under Academics and click on the Registrar's Office's main page.  At the top of the page, click on the blue writing to see your student account. You will need your email address and the last four digits of your SSN to access the information.  Once inside, you will be able to view the Parent PIN—parents need the special Parent PIN that is posted inside your account after you access it so they can access your information.

White boards available in library:  Houghton Library has four new (42"x66") mobile white boards for use in the building. The boards, along with markers and erasers, can be checked out at the circulation desk.  The Library has also added wall-mounted white boards in two of its study rooms (including the conference/classroom on the first floor).  Markers and erasers for these boards can also be checked out at the circulation desk.

Yearbooks have arrived!  The 2009–10 Bells and Pomegranates (yearbook) has arrived. Upperclassmen who attended Huntingdon last year may pick up their copies in The Hut.  Thank you to editor Angie Bradley '11 (Chemistry; Wetumpka/Enterprise, Ala.) for her diligent work to produce this publication.  The yearbook will be mailed to members of the Class of 2010 for whom addresses are known.  (Yearbooks are free—paid for as part of your Student Fee.)

Causes:

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. Registration for the event begins at 7:00 a.m. Saturday and the walk/run begins at 8:00 a.m.  If you would like more information, contact Margaret at x4422 or margaretk@huntingdon.edu.

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. Purchase your tickets before 5:00 p.m. Monday and get a chance to win a backstage pass at the concert, where you can meet the band.  The drawing will be held at 5:01 p.m. today. NOTE:  NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD ON CAMPUS AFTER WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8.

  • 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
  • Service of Word and Table (Holy Communion), 11:35am–noon, Flowers Hall, Jean Rodgers Chapel
  • National Depression Screening Day; depression screening available in Russell Dining Hall, 11am–1pm.
  • In-service Fridays: Oct. 8, Oct. 15, Oct. 22 (no classes, offices open)
  • Alabama National Fair begins at the fairgrounds Friday, October 8.
  • Tennis Across Montgomery, Saturday, Oct. 9, Tennis Courts
  • American Cancer Society Walk/Run, Saturday, Oct. 9, The Green
  • Friday, October 15:  Last day to change to P/N grading, audit, or non-credit status for a course
  • Elizabeth Belcher Cheek Concert Series featuring Dennis Herrick with Vadim Serebryany, Sunday, Oct. 17, 3pm, free
  • ADCP Spring Term Registration begins
  • CCV Business Etiquette Workshop, Tuesday, Oct. 19, Montgomery Country Club
  • Kevin Manderville Guitar Concert, Monday, Oct. 25, Delchamps Recital Hall, Smith Music Building, free
  • November 8–12: Traditional Day Spring Term Pre-registration. In preparation, see  your adviser this month to work through your class schedule.

Congratulations to:

  • September Host of the Month Lynley Godwin '11 (Human Performance; Brantley, Ala.).
  • Abby Grace Chandler '12 (Business Ad., Florence, Ala.), who won the Office of Admission's Host Day telecounseling contest, signing up six people to attend the record-breaking September Host Day event through phone calls with prospective students.
  • Huntingdon's American Chemical Society-Student Affiliate Chapter, who won the Outstanding Community Service Award for the state of Alabama ACS-Student Affiliates poster presentation at the regional conference held at Tuskegee University last week.  The poster was presented by Paige Lathem '13 (Chemistry; Daphne, Ala.) and David Jordan '13 (Chemistry; Montgomery, Ala.).  The award brings a certificate and cash stipend for the club to use during their activities this year. 
  • The students who have been named to the 2010–11 Bells and Pomegranates staff:  Ashton Rodriquez '12 (History; Elba, Ala.), Editor-in-chief; Rachel Webb '14 (Youth Ministry; Hartford, Ala.), copy editor; Sandra Pattison '14 (Biology; Shalimar, Fla.), photography editor; Winston Wooten '13 (Psychology/Biochemistry; Dothan, Ala.), assistant staff member.  The yearbook is under the direction of Sara Beth Terry, coordinator of student activities, in the Office of Student Life.
  • Kappa Sigma fraternity, who won the men's fraternity Spirit Award for Homecoming Week. Hawk 'em!
  • The Huntingdon women's tennis team, who won 16 singles and doubles matches between 8 participants in the USTA/ITA South Region Championship match during the weekend, perhaps the team's best showing ever.  Competing for Huntingdon were Kristi McDaniel '11 (Business Ad.; Owens Cross Roads, Ala.), Jackie Crossman '12 (Cell Biology; Somers Point, N.J.), Christian Vick '12 (Cell Biology; Sylacauga, Ala.), Katie Scott '13 (Undeclared; Panama City, Fla.), LaTara Lofton '13 (Biology; Mobile, Ala.), Taylor Bean '14 (Music; Hartselle, Ala.), Kati Bryant '12 (Comm. Studies/English; Petal, Miss.), and Hannah Creamer '14 (Sport Studies; Killen, Ala.).  Katie Scott advanced to the quarterfinals in the Singles Main Draw; and Christian Vick advanced to the semifinals in singles play.

Our thoughts and prayers are with:

  • Vivian Bricken, accounts payable clerk in the Office of Business and Finance, who will be out of the office until November 1 recovering from surgery. In the meantime, a temporary person is covering this task in the business office; College accounts payable inquiries should be directed to extension 4410. We hope you feel well soon, Vivian!
  • Amanda Houston '12 (Business Ad.; Fyffe, Ala.), on the death of her grandfather September 25.
  • Allyn Powell '12 (English; Andalusia, Ala.), on the death of her grandmother September 25.

Tip of the Week:

Find out more about yourself and the career paths you might be suited to follow by taking the Myers Briggs Type Indicator or the Strong Interest Inventory assessments in the Center for Career and Vocation.  Each of these important tools costs just $15 in the CCV and can point you in a more focused direction as you march toward your future.


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


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