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Monday Messages

January 24, 2011

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Singers get in sync with Quink:  The international acapella vocal ensemble Quink will be on campus Tuesday, February 1, to present a master class for Huntingdon singers.  The group will meet with students in Delchamps Recital Hall, Smith Music Building, from 11:00 a.m. to noon (the time is tentative—stay tuned for updates). The group performed in concert at Huntingdon last year as they concluded an international tour.

Musicians mellow with the Cello Fellow:  Laura Siskin, Cello Fellow for the Montgomery Symphony Orchestra, presented a guest lecture for music students last week.  The group discussed Bach's cello sonatas. 

Library provides reference for your preference: Huntingdon has been given free access through June 20, 2011, to three career databases through Houghton Library: Ferguson Career Guidance Center's Facts on File, Ebsco Publishing's Career Library, and Ebsco's Small Business Reference Center.  The sites can be accessed through the library Web site's database page or through the Alabama Virtual Library

File the FAFSA, even if you don't hafta (yes, I know it's a stretch) The 2011–12 FAFSA is up and running.  Remember that you need to refile for financial aid each year and that Huntingdon has a priority deadline of April 15 for completion and receipt of the required information (FAFSA and verification paperwork, if applicable).  You can begin the process by clicking Start Here at

ATTENTION SENIORS:  It's time to order your graduation cap and gown, class ring, and announcements. To do so, visit to place your order online.  Traditional day students will graduate at 9:00 a.m., Saturday, May 7; Adult Degree Completion Program (ADCP/SBPS) students will graduate at 6:00 p.m., Saturday, May 7 (be sure to put in the correct graduation time when you place your order).

Coming Up: (See the calendar)

  • Tri-Sigma applications are due TODAY, Monday, January 24, by 4:00 p.m. in The Hut.  Tri-Sigma is an honor society for seniors recognizing scholarship, spirit, and service—one of the most prestigious honors given by Huntingdon College.
  • Faculty Recital, Michael Koon, Baritone, Monday, January 24, 7:00 p.m., Delchamps Recital Hall, Smith Music Building; free and open to the public
  • Blount-Slawson Music Competition, January 29–30, a premiere national music competition for middle- and high-school musicians sponsored by the Montgomery Symphony Orchestra and Huntingdon College, among other donors, held at Huntingdon; public performance Sunday, January 29, approximately 1:00 p.m., Ligon Chapel
  • In-Service Fridays: February 4, 18, 25
  • SGA officer elections, Tuesday and Wednesday, February 8–9
  • U.S. Marine Corps recruiting, Monday, February 14, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Russell Dining Hall
  • Spring Career, Volunteer, and Internship Fair, Monday, February 14, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Russell Dining Hall
  • ACS Poetry/Haiku Contest submissions due by Tuesday, February 15, to  To learn more, visit
  • Jim Conely Recital: American Organ Music, Monday, February 21, 7:00 p.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall
  • Mid-terms, February 21–24; Mid-term grading period ends Friday, February 25; Mid-term grades posted by Friday, March 4
  • Resume and Cover Letter Workshop, Monday, February 28, presented by the Center for Career and Vocation in Flowers 101, noon–12:50 p.m.

Congratulations to:

Kent Hagan '11, who is one of 10 individuals invited to attend a skeleton camp/try-out in Lake Placid, New York, March 13–19.  Kent received the nod on the basis of his athletic resume.  At the camp, his performance and success in fitness tests will determine his eligibility to receive monetary support from the U.S. Olympic Committee to continue training.  His hope is to be invited back to the National Push and Combine Championships and the U.S. Skeleton/Bobsled National Team Time Trials this autumn for the chance to qualify for the U.S. National Team.  Skeleton is a winter Olympic sport in which the athlete slides down a track head-first, aided by a tray-like sledding device (sort-of like bobsled, but without the protection the sled offers).

Roger Lambert '72, former Huntingdon head baseball coach (1977–84) and head coach for St. James, Bullock Memorial School, and Prattville High School's baseball programs, who was inducted into the Alabama Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame this month.  His overall win-loss record is 821-429.

Hodge Patterson IV '07, director of sports information, who married Kelly Ann Buckner Saturday, January 22, in Birmingham.  Hodge will be out of the office this week.  Sports Information questions can be directed to Eric Levanda in Hodge's absence.

Dr. Christopher Perry, adjunct instructor for the Department of Religion, on the publication of his second book, The Church Mouse: Leadership Lessons from the Magic Kingdom, published by Pilgrim Press.  Dr. Perry regularly presents workshops for the Disney Institute and wrote this book to apply the principles of Disney leadership and creativity to the church setting.

Our thoughts and prayers are with:

Joanna Hampton Collier '09, a member of the staff in the Office of Student Financial Services, who was relieved to learn last week that the cervical cancer with which she has been diagnosed is at Stage 0.  She will move into a treatment phase in three months.  Please keep her in your prayers for healing and comfort.

Jane Williams, coordinator of travel and event planning, who has been released from the hospital and is staying with her daughter in Auburn through the end of the week.  Jane is checking email and can be reached at Her daughter's address in Auburn is 617 E. Samford Ave., Auburn, 36830.


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