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Monday Messages

February 21, 2011

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

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"I was pushed by myself because I have my own rule, and that is that every day I run faster and try harder."  ~Wilson Kepketer

The Huntingdon College women's cross country team has been named a U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Division III All-Academic Cross Country Team.  Huntingdon is one of two schools from the Great South Athletic Conference whose women's team qualified for this honor. The Lady Hawks had a combined GPA of 3.11 and won their second consecutive GSAC championship in the fall.  More.

"Most people run a race to see who is fastest.  I run a race to see who has the most guts."  ~Steve Prefontaine

Huntingdon cross country teams will host the  St. Patty's Day Lucky 7K , Saturday, March 12, beginning at 9:30 a.m. on the Cloverdale Campus.  Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. Saturday, March 5. Team members will host water stations midway through the course and will provide after-race refreshments for participants.  Register.  More on the race.

"Treat everyone with politeness, even those who are rude to you—not because they are nice, but because you are."  ~Author Unknown

The Center for Career and Vocation will host a free Business Etiquette Luncheon for students Friday, March 4, 12:00–1:00 p.m. at Montgomery Country Club.  The luncheon is free.  To sign up, you must also sign a promissory note agreeing that you will pay the cost of your meal ($25–$31) if you do not attend the event after you've registered.  Sign-up sheets are located outside room 102 in Jackson Home.  Space is limited.

"The value of consistent prayer is not that God will hear us, but that we will hear God."  ~William McGill (adapted)

Campus Ministries is offering a Time of Prayer and Fasting each Thursday, 12:30–1:30 p.m., in Jean Rodgers Chapel (2nd floor, Flowers Hall).  Those who choose to attend will spend time praying for students, staff, professors, administration, the campus, and the city.  To learn more, contact Luv Bartlett '12 (Christian Education; Ozark, Ala.), prayer coordinator for Campus Ministries.

"Who dares to teach must never cease to learn."  ~John Cotton Dana

Friday, February 25, faculty will gather from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. in the Library Atrium for a Faculty Forum on the topic of Depression—wherein faculty may present on a topic related to depression as a medical issue or on how the current economic depression has affected their disciplines.  Presenters will include Dr. Cinzia Balit-Moussalli (finance and economics) and Dr. Erastus C. Dudley (biology).  Participants are invited to bring "comfort food" for a potluck lunch, which will take place during the first hour.  The event is organized by Dr. Frank Buckner (religion) and Mr. Eric A. Kidwell (library).


  • Submit your original 8.5 x 11" artwork for the Bells and Pomegranates cover contest by Wednesday, February 23, at 4:00 p.m. in The Hut.  Art can be done in any medium but should depict themes including bells and pomegranates and other Huntingdon symbols.
  • Work-study students and employers:  The time clocks in Flowers Hall and Roland Student Center are working.  Please sign in and out at the time clocks by swiping your student ID.

Coming Up: (See the calendar)

  • Jim Conely Recital: American Organ Music, TONIGHT: Monday, February 21, 7:00 p.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall
  • Intramural Basketball championships tonight in Roland Arena, beginning at 7:00 p.m.
  • Mid-terms, THIS WEEK: February 21–24; Mid-term grading period ends Friday, February 25; Mid-term grades posted by Friday, March 4
  • Men's Golf drives into its spring season by hosting the Wynlakes Wynter Nationals at Wynlakes Country Club today and tomorrow.  Hawk 'em!
  • CAB event: Cokes, Floats, and Strokes, Tuesday, Feb. 22, 7:30 p.m., Russell Dining Hall
  • Poetry Slam, Wednesday, Feb. 23, 5:00 p.m., Seay Twins Gallery
  • GSAC Men's and Women's Basketball Tournaments, Friday–Saturday, February 25–26, Roland Arena
  • Vann Vocal Institute, an opera workshop for high school singers, Ligon Chapel, Delchamps Recital Hall, Friday-Saturday, Feb. 25–26; sponsored by Huntingdon College and the Montgomery Symphony Orchestra
  • In-Service Friday: February 25
  • Resume and Cover Letter Workshop, Monday, February 28, presented by the CCV in Flowers 101, noon–12:50 p.m.
  • Last day to change to P/N grading, audit, or non-credit status, Friday, March 4
  • Huntingdon Jazz Choral and Jazz Concert, Saturday, March 5, 12:00 p.m., Delchamps Recital Hall, Smith Music Building
  • Miss Huntingdon Pageant, Saturday, March 5, 7:00 p.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall
  • Huntingdon Faculty Recital Series presents Pedro Luis Mayor, jazz piano, Tuesday, March 8, 7:00 p.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall
  • Assessment Day, Wednesday, March 9: assessment of all students will take place; no classes; offices open.  Students: you will receive instructions about where and when to report for your assessment(s).  Learn more.
  • Stallworth Lecture Series presents Dr. Andrew Bacevich, Tuesday, March 15, 7:00 p.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall;


Dr. Jeremy Lewis (political science) has been selected to present a paper to the first Global Conference on Transparency Research to be held at Rutgers University, N.J., in May 2011.  The conference, which is supported by foundations from several countries, will feature researchers chosen on a competitive basis from around the world.

Six Huntingdon singers participated in the Alabama National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) evaluations at the University of Alabama during the weekend.  Cerina Proehl '12 (Music; Crestview, Fla.), Mary Gasson '13 (Music; Clanton, Ala.), Taylor Claire Bean '14 (Music; Hartselle, Ala.), Alex Herring '14 (Music; Opelika, Ala.), James Temple '14 (Music; Montgomery, Ala.), and Jonathan Joseph '14 (Music; Opelika, Ala.) received good evaluations from Alabama voice educators.

Thoughts and prayers:

The Office of College and Alumni Relations learned last week that Nell Chapman Simmons '29, Huntingdon's last living alumna from the 1920s era, passed away September 27, 2010, in Claremont, Alabama.  She was 101. We celebrate her long life.

Jane Williams, coordinator of college travel and event planning, expects to be released from the hospital today or early this week and will return to her daughter's house in Auburn to continue her recovery. 


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

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