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Monday Messages

February 07, 2011

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

News Clips

Colloquy focuses on South Korea:  Seven students were among those who participated in a Presidential Colloquy panel discussion about South Korean economics and politics in the Office of the President last week.  Those participating included President J. Cameron West; Dr. Kyle Fedler, vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty; professors Dr. Jeremy Lewis, political science; Dr. James Albritton, history; Dr. Cinzia Balit-Moussalli, finance and economics; and students Russ Barnwell '13 (English/Political Science; Jacksonville, Ala.), Abby Carter '12 (Psychology; Charlotte, N.C.), John Dean '13 (Political Science; Randolph, Ala.), Lauren Miller '13 (Business Ad.; Cheyenne, Wy.), Amanda Jo Napier '11 (English/History; Montgomery, Ala.), Zachary Turner '14 (Political Science; Citronelle, Ala.), and Chimee Zorigtbaatar '12 (Business Ad.; Bulgan, Mongolia). The panel was comprised of Greg Scarlatoiu, director of public affairs and business issues for the Korea Economic Institute, Washington, D.C.; Charles L. "Jack" Pritchard, president, Korea Economic Institute and former ambassador and special envoy for negotiations to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea; and Mr. Aloysius O'Neill, consultant, Office of Korean Affairs, U.S. Department of State. The panel was moderated by Lieutenant General Charles "Chick" Cleveland, retired, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell Air Force Base.

Quink offers advice for singers: The members of Quink, an international a cappella singing group, held a master class for members of the Huntingdon College Choir last week in Smith Music Building's Delchamps Recital Hall.  About 22 students and both vocal music faculty members (Ms. Gene Davis, department chair, and Dr. Jennifer Canfield, assistant professor) were present to benefit from the group's musical advice and expertise. Based in The Netherlands, Quink tours world-wide annually offering public performances and master classes.

50-year baseball observance begins:  Hawks Baseball opened this weekend with two home games at Posey Field and the first win and first loss of the 2011 season.  Coach John Mabry '61, who served as the first team coach from 1961 through 1974, was on hand to toss out the first pitch yesterday.  The team will celebrate its 50th season at Huntingdon during Founders Day events April 1–2.  Softball, men's golf, and men's and women's tennis begin their spring schedules later this week or month.

Thanks to:

The students who volunteered their time and talent to serve at the Young Life 5K Run/Walk in Cloverdale Park on Saturday.


  • Returning or prospective graduate school students/families:  After you have completed your tax returns, file the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) at to determine your eligibility for financial aid for the 2011–2012 academic year.
  • SENIORS:  order your graduation cap and gown, class ring, and announcements online at (be sure to put in the correct graduation time [9am traditional day] when you place your order).

Coming Up: (See the calendar)

  • If you missed today's interest meeting for a new Pre-Pharmacy Club forming at Huntingdon but would like to know more, contact Ashlee Walters '12.
  • If you missed today's Exchange Club interest meeting but would like to know more, contact Russ Barnwell '13.  The National Exchange Club focuses on preventing child abuse, youth, community service, and Americanism.
  • Monday, February 7, is Red Pride Night at Roland Arena for Women's Basketball (5:00 p.m.) and Men's Basketball (7:00 p.m.).  Dinner will be served at Roland Student Center.  Game admission is free; the first 300 will receive free "Roland Rowdies" t-shirts.
  • SGA officer elections, Tuesday and Wednesday, February 8–9:  Candidate speeches at the SGA Senate meeting February 8, 8:45 p.m. in Smith Music Building's Delchamps Recital Hall; voting February 9, 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. in Russell Dining Hall and 2:00–5:00 p.m. in The Hut.
  • 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
  • In-Service Fridays: February 18 and 25
  • Note:  The Founders Day Run, originally scheduled for Saturday, February 19, has been canceled.
  • DATE/TIME CHANGE:  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
  • GSAC Men's and Women's Basketball Tournaments, Friday–Saturday, February 25–26, Roland Arena
  • Resume and Cover Letter Workshop, Monday, February 28, presented by the Center for Career and Vocation in Flowers 101, noon–12:50 p.m.

Service Opportunities:

Student, Faculty, and Staff volunteers are needed to help with the Alabama Division B (middle school) Science Olympiad State Tournament, to be held at Huntingdon for the 11th consecutive year Saturday, March 12.  To learn more, visit; or see tournament director Dr. Sid Stubbs, chair, Department of Mathematics, or associate tournament director Dr. James Daniels, associate professor of biology.

Paid positions are available with the Montgomery Area Non-traditional Equestrian program (MANE).  The MANE center provides horseback-riding therapy for individuals who have mental, physical, and developmental challenges.  To learn more, contact Chief of Security Mike Ward '76 at (334) 833-4261.

Congratulations to:

The students who were chosen to model for the 2011 Style Experience coming March 13 to the Davis Theater:  Brittney McCurry '11 (Business Ad.; Montgomery, Ala.); Cornelius Jenkins '12 (Psychology; Decatur, Ala.); Dell Franklin '13 (Undeclared; Sylacauga, Ala.); and Willie McDowell '12 (Sport Studies; Eclectic, Ala.).

Dr. Jeremy Carr, assistant professor of chemistry, who has been accepted to attend a summer workshop on computational and theoretical chemistry at Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah, this summer.  The workshop is sponsored by the National Science Foundation Chemistry Collaborations, Workshops, and Community of Scholars Program.

Dr. Maureen Kendrick Murphy '78, professor and chair, Department of Chemistry, who is the co-author with Katherine Frank, William Withers, and Winnie Yu of "Recruitment, Retention, and Professional Development," published in The Department Chair, Vol. 21, Issue 3, Winter 2011.  She also presented "A Departmental Wizard Program for First Year Students," at the 28th Annual Academic Chairpersons Conference in Orlando, Florida, February 10–11, 2011.

Jenny Zeigler '06, who will be commissioned as a provisional deacon at the Alabama-West Florida Annual Conference in June.  She is completing her chaplain residency in Jacksonville, Florida, and will be there through August.  She has just announced her engagement to marry Nick Medley of Bonifay, Florida—the wedding is planned for 11-11-11.

Thoughts and prayers:

The Huntingdon family was deeply saddened last week as two of our students coped with the sudden loss of their mother.  Karen Northington, mother of Britni '12 and Kayla ('11) Northington of Sulligent, Alabama, died February 1. Karen was a devoted fan of the women's basketball team, of which Kayla has been a part for four years, and the team was able to attend her funeral before fulfilling their schedule commitments this weekend.  A moment of silence was observed and the team wore black wristbands in her memory at the February 2 home game.  Karen, age 49, was a teacher at Sulligent High School.  Please hold Kayla, Britni, their father, Carl, and their family in your thoughts and prayers in this sad and difficult time.


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

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