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Monday Messages

January 11, 2011

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Spring semester opening delayed by a day:  Huntingdon College classes were canceled and offices closed Monday, January 10, in response to freezing rain and ice storm warnings in the area.  The College will resume normal operations Tuesday, January 11.

Honors Program begins in fall 2011:  A two-pronged Honors Program will begin for incoming freshmen next fall.  Students who enter having earned at least 24 on the ACT composite score and a designated GPA may choose to complete all or part of a 24-credit-hour Honors Core.  After completing two Honors Core classes during the freshman year, students may apply for entry into a more rigorous Honors Program during the sophomore year, which will require the completion of the full Honors Core, a service component, 12 credit hours of foreign language or International Perspectives courses, and a minor outside of the student's discipline or 12 credit hours of interdisciplinary survey classes.

Serebryany performs with Trio +:  Dr. Vadim Serebryany, assistant professor of music, will perform on piano with long-time friends and musical collaborators Yosuke Kawasaki on violin and cellist Wolfram Koessel as Trio + presents their second Montgomery performance Monday, January 17, 7:00 p.m. in Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall.  The concert is free and open to the public.  Read more.

United Way campaign extended:  Through payroll deduction or personal gifts, you can be a part of the force that brings hope and help to others in the River Region through the United Way.  The campaign deadline has been extended until Tuesday, January 11.

Dirty laundry needed:  The campus laundry service has posted new hours.  See times and prices here.

Coming Up: (See the calendar)

  • Internship Education Program Training, Center for Career and Vocation, Tuesday and Wednesday, January 11 and 12, Jackson 101, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • RA Interest Meeting, Tuesday, January 11, 6:00 p.m., Delchamps Recital Hall, Smith Music Building
  • Lady Hawks Basketball vs Pensacola Christian, Thursday, January 13, 7:00 p.m., Roland Arena
  • Basketball vs Maryville College; Saturday, January 15; women, 2:00, men, 4:00; Roland Arena
  • MLK Day of Service:  No classes, offices open; Monday, January 17
  • Elizabeth Belcher Cheek Concert series presents Trio +, Monday, January 17, 7:00 p.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall, free and open to the public
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Gospel Night, Tuesday, January 18, 7:00 p.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall, free and open to the public
  • Last day to add a course with the permission of the adviser, instructor, and dean of faculty, Wednesday, January 19
  • JV Hawks Basketball vs Covenant College, Friday, January 21, 7:00 p.m., Roland Arena
  • Jennifer Moody '09 band launch party and Toys for Tots benefit, Saturday, January 22, 7:00 p.m., B&A Warehouse, Birmingham.  Details and tickets here.

Huntingdon welcomes:

Tim Pierce '11 as director of residence life in Blount Hall, replacing Katy Stembridge, who resigned just before the holidays.  Tim, who completed his degree requirements in December, has been a member of the Residence Life staff serving as an RA for several years.

Congratulations to:

  • The students named to the Dean's Lists in the traditional day program following fall term 2010 grade reports.  Great job!
  • The Adult Degree Completion Program students named to the ADCP Dean's List of Honors  following final fall session 2010 grade reports.
  • The newest Huntingdon College graduates!
  • The students and faculty who completed their week-long Huntingdon Plan travel/study experience in Ireland last week!  Welcome back!
  • Jaime Demick, assistant professor of physics, and her husband on the adoption of a daughter, Anye, a 4-year-old from Russia.  The Demicks brought Anye home just before Christmas. Anye has special needs and will undergo surgery in the near future.  We pray for her health and happiness.
  • Mary Ford '12, who has been hired as a part-time producer for WAKA-CBS Channel 8's 9:00 p.m. news show.
  • Sam and Mary Beth Perry ('06) McLure '08, on the adoption of a son, Robi, a 3-year-old Hungarian boy.  The family returned from Hungary December 23.
  • Dr. Tammy McCurry, mother of Brittney McCurry '11 and Alyssa McCurry '14, who contributed writings to the newly published book, Bruised But Not Broken, from The Professional Woman Network.  Dr. McCurry is also the author of Building the Unbreakable Bond.
  • Dr. Maureen Kendrick Murphy '78, professor and chair of the Department of Chemistry, who will be a presenter for an online seminar on Program-level Student Recruitment and Retention Strategies for Magna Publications, Wednesday, January 19.
  • Terah Phillips '11, who completed her degree requirements in December and is employed with WSFA-NBC Channel 12 (or 11, depending on your service).

Our thoughts and prayers are with:

  • Dr. Cinzia Balit-Moussalli, professor of finance and economics, whose father passed away in Italy just before Christmas. 
  • The family of former Huntingdon music faculty member Gene Jarvis '58.  Gene, age 77, passed away December 11, 2010, in Savannah, where he had lived since 1984. 


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

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