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Monday Messages

August 29, 2011

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

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Huntingdon selected a Best Southeastern College:  Once again, Huntingdon has been selected by the Princeton Review for their "Best Southeastern Colleges" edition.  To choose colleges for regional editions, the Princeton Review uses information submitted and comments made by current students.  Thank you for loving Huntingdon and for keeping us in this edition for more than nine years!

Health insurance waiver deadline nears:  If you/your family would like to opt out of the Student Health Insurance Plan ($712), you must complete the waiver form by September 2.  To complete the waiver form, you will need your current health insurance information and your social security number (which is your student ID number for this purpose).  Read more.

Book voucher schedule changes:  Book vouchers allow students to charge their books at the Bookstore to their student accounts if the account has an anticipated or actual credit balance.  Book vouchers will be issued this week in the Office of Student Financial Services, Wilson 108A, MWF 1:00–4:00 p.m.; and TTh 8:30–11:00 a.m. Students who are eligible must bring with them the estimated cost of their books; must have turned in their Award Acceptance Letters and Huntingdon College Promissory Note; and must have completed the online Master Promissory Notes for loans, if applicable.

Campus Recreation gears up:  Registration for intramural flag football is underway through August 31.  Rosters will be available in Russell Dining Hall between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. each day.  The deadline by which to submit your team is Wednesday, August 31, 5:00 p.m.

Want to lead worship?  Campus Ministries Worship Team auditions will be held in Ligon Chapel Tuesday, August 30, 12:00–4:00 p.m., and Wednesday, August 31, 1:00–4:30 p.m.  Sign up for your audition TODAY in the Hut, room 105 (sign-up sheet is on the door).

Work-study assignments made:  Students, if you received Federal Work-Study funding as part of your Student Financial Aid Package, please see Ken Garrett in the Tech Team office, Flowers B–5, this week in order to complete your paperwork and receive your job assignment for the year.  Office hours are 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Coming Events at Huntingdon (see Calendar):

Monday, August 29:

    Dean's Convocation, 11:45 a.m., Ligon Chapel; for students and faculty in PACT 103
    Fraternity Recruitment Open House, 7:30 p.m., Smith Music Building Recital Hall

Tuesday, August 30:

    Kappa Sigma Foam Party, 7:00 p.m., The Green

Wednesday, August 31:

    Last day to add a course with the permission of your adviser, the instructor, and the Provost

Thursday, September 1:

    IFC Bid Day, 7:00–10:00 a.m.
    WSoccer @ Alabama State, 7:00 p.m.
    EMERGE worship, 8:30 p.m., Cloverdale Auditorium

Friday, September 2:

    First In-service day of the year (no classes; offices open; faculty have meetings or office hours)

Saturday, September 3:

    VB @ BSC Tournament
    CC @ Sewanee Invitational
    FB @ Maryville College, 12:30 p.m.
    MSoccer @ Emory & Henry, 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, September 4:

    VB @ BSC Tournament
    JV FB vs Elite Premier Sports Academy, HOME, 1:00 p.m.
    MSoccer vs Ferrum @ Emory & Henry College

Monday, September 5:

    Labor Day: no classes/offices closed
    WSoccer vs Judson, HOME, 1:00 p.m.

Huntingdon welcomes:

Courtney Bunce '11 has returned as an assistant to the chaplain and directory of community service.  She plans to enter seminary next year.


After leading (with Dr. Allen Tubbs) a Huntingdon Plan Travel course to Costa Rica earlier this summer, Dr. Jim Daniels, associate professor of biology, attended the Fifth Annual National Meeting of the Costa Rican Society for Conservation Biology.  This meeting was titled “From the Mangroves to the Cloud Forest” and was concerned with the biological requirements and feasibility of establishing biological corridors in Costa Rica.

Dr. Jimmy Jeffcoat, assistant professor of religion, spoke at a United Methodist Conference-sponsored youth ministry event in Birmingham last weekend.  The event was organized by Toby Chastain '00.

Concerns, sympathy and prayers:

Amy Hall '11 invites prayer for her mother, Ann Freas, who has some health concerns and is facing some tests this week.

Special thanks ...

To all of the groups and individuals who helped our new and returning students move into their residence halls.  Your help was appreciated by students and parents, and you extended the warm hand of friendship and service to our students.

To all who helped to clean-up The Green and other campus grounds after the end-of-summer storm that took out about 15 trees on campus.  You've made the grounds beautiful again, and we thank you sincerely for your hard work.

Second Week (and beyond) Survival Tips:

  • Have an assignment due?  As Nike says:  JUST DO IT!  Don't let anything slide.  Letting things slide can become a habit.  Make your habit one of getting things done.  You'll be respected for your effort.
  • There is a box at the bottom of the Web Calendar that allows you to sort events based on event type/audience.  If you want to see everything that's happening, be sure you have the selector on "All."
  • Special Opportunities:

Houghton Library invites submissions of quotes that affirm the ideals of peace, freedom, love, hope, wisdom, faith, service, grace, and stewardship in honor of the tenth anniversary of the September 11 attacks.  Quotes will be displayed in the library and on the library's Web site and Facebook page.  Submit quotes to by the end of the day, Friday, September 2, and be sure to include the quote attribute (who said or wrote it) and your name.

An anonymous donor is offering a $100 prize to any currently enrolled Huntingdon College student for an original organ composition.  Write an original composition for organ or a composition that uses organ as a principal instrument in a vocal or instrumental composition.  The winning composition will be at least two to five minutes long and will be selected from all those submitted by February 1, 2012.  All submissions will be judged by a panel of professional organists.  In addition to a single cash award, the composition will be considered for performance in a public concert in Spring 2012. For details and an application, contact Dr. James Conely, adjunct instructor of piano and organ, by email at or by phone at 334.277.9594.


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