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Monday Messages

October 18, 2010

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

News Clips

Showing off some moves:  Members of the men's and women's soccer teams and their coaches have been teaching the fundamentals of the game to first-graders at Bear Elementary School during the past few weeks. The college students' goal is to make first-graders aware of, educated about, and involved in the sport as they have fun and get some exercise.  “There is not a lot of time in a school day for students to be active," said head Hawks men's coach Kevin Ray, "so we felt it would be a great opportunity for us to help out Bear Elementary by introducing soccer fundamentals and activities.” The first-graders aren't the only students learning during Huntingdon's visits at the school. A number of the Huntingdon soccer players plan on careers in teaching and/or coaching after graduation, and the exercises they have undertaken with the Bear students are great practice for their future goals, said Ray.

Steaming through Steamboat:  Love adventure?  Love to ski or want to learn a new skill?  The Office of Student Life invites students to participate in a ski trip to Steamboat Springs, Colorado, January 3–8, 2011. The cost per student of $1100 covers round-trip airfare, transfer to and from the airport, deluxe condo accommodations, ski lift pass, and ski equipment rental (almost everything except meals).  A deposit of $500 is due by October 22 and the remaining balance is due Wednesday, Dec. 1.  See Dr. Frank Parsons, vice president for student life and dean of students, for more information.

Greek scholars honored:  The Office of Greek Life hosted a Greek Scholarship Banquet, Tuesday, October 12, to celebrate Greek members who attained a 3.5 or higher GPA for the spring 2010 semester.  Dr. Jeremy Lewis, professor of political science, was the guest speaker.  Greeks enjoyed a three-course meal for the event.  Congratulations to our Greek scholars!

Reminders

Get ready for spring:  Spring term pre-registration will be conducted during the week of November 8–12.  You can plan ahead for this process by:

  • Reviewing the classes that will be offered (the schedule will be posted on the Registrar's Office Web site later this week)
  • Checking the course descriptions in the Catalog to be sure you have met the prerequisites for each course
  • Consulting your Plan of Study or Graduation Checklist to see which requirements remain for your degree completion
  • Retrieving a gray enrollment card and any other forms you may need (see the Registrar's Office Web site) from the Registrar's Office
  • Making an appointment to meet with your adviser to discuss registration.  Freshmen: your adviser of record is your PACT instructor, but you may want to meet with an adviser in your major, especially if you plan to major in elementary education or any teacher certification program, physical education, music, or accounting.  If you have two majors, consult with advisers for both of your majors.
  • Your adviser(s) must sign your enrollment card before it can be turned in during pre-registration week.  We'll share more about the pre-registration process as the week approaches.
  • As registration approaches, be sure to double-check the schedule of classes to see if changes have occurred.

Coming Up:

(See the  calendar cultural events list)

  • ADCP Spring Term Registration begins TODAY, Monday, October 18, at noon.
  • CCV Business Etiquette Workshop, Tuesday, Oct. 19, Montgomery Country Club
  • In-Service Friday, October 22: No classes; offices open
  • Kevin Manderville Guitar Concert, Monday, Oct. 25, Delchamps Recital Hall, Smith Music Building, free
  • Friday, October 29, is the last day to withdraw from a course without grade penalty and receive a "WP" or "WF" on your transcript.
  • Friday, October 29, Library Halloween Dinner (RSVP to the email invitation you received by October 22)
  • Saturday, October 30:  Office of Admission Host Day
  • ADCP Fall Session 3 begins Monday, November 1.

Causes

Greek men wear pink!  In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October) members of the Interfraternity Council and the gentlemen of Kappa Sigma, Sigma Nu, Sigma Phi Epsilon, and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. will wear pink Thursday, October 21, to help raise awareness for Breast Cancer Research. All other male faculty and staff members are encouraged to participate in this event.

Each year, 1200 women are murdered in acts of domestic violence—acts that occur in all communities without regard to race, religion, or income.  One in four women experiences domestic violence in her lifetime.  October is also Domestic Violence Awareness Month, in recognition of which the Women's Center has planned or is supporting several events:

  • Thursday, October 21:  Clothesline Project/T-shirt decorating in the the Stallworth Dining Room, Russell Dining Hall, 5:30–7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 24:  Family Sunshine Center event:  Because Love Shouldn't Hurt: A Public Witness Against Domestic Violence, 3:00 p.m., Cloverdale Campus front grounds (rain location is inside the Cloverdale School Auditorium).  Please come and support this event.  The on-campus coordinators are Sheridan Farnell '12 (English; Marianna, Fla.), Anna Camille Hale '12 (English; Spanish Fort, Ala.), and Dr. Robin Gunther, chair, Department of Language and Literature.
  • Thursday, October 28:  Pizza and Movie Night, 6:00–8:30 p.m., Library Atrium

Greeks for Daniel:  Members of the Interfraternity Council have joined in raising awareness and funds for the American Diabetes Association by forming a team to participate in this year's annual "STEP OUT Against Diabetes" Walk, Saturday, November 6, at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival grounds. Fraternity members will walk in honor of Daniel Reece, younger brother of IFC Athletics Chairman and Sigma Phi Epsilon member Dane Reece '11 (Sport Studies; Wilsonville, Ala.). Daniel is one of 15,000 children—40 per day—diagnosed with juvenile diabetes in the United States. Team participants, who will each raise a minimum of $25 or more for the walk, are having team t-shirts made with the slogan "Greeks for Daniel," along with the image of Ironman, Daniel's favorite superhero.  Anyone interested in participating with or donating to the IFC "STEP OUT Against Diabetes" team may contact Katy Stembridge, coordinator of Greek life and residence director (Blount Hall) at (334) 833-4527.

CrossFit Montgomery (co-owned by Huntingdon alumna Jennifer Pratt Sumner '04), has joined Mammograms in Action, a California-based non-profit, to organize the second annual event to raise funds for the fight against breast cancer, "Amazing Grace—Lifting Barbells for Boobs"Saturday, October 30.  All are welcome to join in the event, during which participants complete the CrossFit "Grace" workout: 30 clean-and-jerks, the Olympic lift, for time. Every dollar CrossFit Montgomery raises will go to providing mammography, screening, and/or diagnostic procedures in the prevention of breast cancer for low-income and uninsured women in Alabama.  To register, go to www.barbellsforboobs.org and choose CrossFit Montgomery as your affiliate.

Our Thoughts and Prayers are with ...

  • Dr. Kyle Fedler, vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty, on the death of his grandfather, James Russell Hardin, October 14, in Atlanta. The funeral is tomorrow.
  • Tech Team phone specialist Ken Garrett, on the death of his mother in California this morning.  Arrangements are unknown at this point.
  • Dr. Maureen Kendrick Murphy '78, chair, Department of Chemistry, on the death of her father yesterday.  The funeral is planned tentatively for Friday, October 22, at Christ United Methodist Church, Mobile, The Reverend Jeffery Spiller '76 officiating. Arrangements are through Radney Funeral Home, Dauphin Street, in Mobile. 

Congratulations to ...

  • Joe Corley '12 (History; Axis, Ala.) and Megan Cox '12 (Accounting; Millbrook, Ala.), who have announced their engagement.

NOTE to Alumni:

If you and your spouse are both Huntingdon alumni, we would like to include a brief version of your love story in the Class Notes section of Huntingdon College Magazine this winter.  Send your story and a picture by October 29 to  news@huntingdon.edu with the subject line: love stories. Questions?  Call Su Ofe (contact info below).  Hurry!

Tip of the Week:

Don't just take classes!  The best way to feel a part of and to take away memories from your college experience is to get involved.  Make yourself go to some of the events posted on the calendars; find other people in your classes who share your interests and ask them about clubs or organizations on campus where you can get involved; go to Chapel or Emerge and become part of Campus Ministries; see the chaplain and director of community service about service opportunities for which you can volunteer; ask your teachers about academic clubs, honor societies, internships or job shadowing in your careers of interest ... do all you can to LIVE every moment of your college life.


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