Huntingdon News

August 10, 2009
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Huntingdon College
News Release

Huntingdon Announces a Semester Packed with Events

Montgomery, Ala.—As Huntingdon College concludes the observation of the College’s 100th year in Montgomery in 2009, the College has released a line-up of events for the fall semester. For more information on Huntingdon College events, contact Su Ofe , Office of Communications and Marketing. Planned events are as follows:

  • Presidential Convocation: The traditional ceremony opening the College year, Wednesday, August 26, 11:45 a.m.–12:30 p.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall; free and open to the public.
  • Spiritual Formation and Christian Education: A workshop for Christian educators in children’s, youth, and adult classes, and for church organists and choral directors; sponsored by the Huntingdon College Duffey Institute for Church Leadership and the Alabama-West Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church, Saturday, August 29, 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m., at First United Methodist Church, Montgomery. Keynote address by Dr. Ed Trimmer, dean of the Duffey Institute; education workshops led by Trimmer and other Christian educators; choral leadership workshop led by Gene Davis, chair of the Huntingdon College Department of Music; workshop for organists led by Dr. Harald Rohlig, professor emeritus of music and director of music at St. John’s Episcopal Church. The cost is $15 per person and includes lunch. Register by e-mailing traci@awfumc.org . Learn more .
  • Elizabeth Belcher Cheek Concert Series presents Dennis Herrick, Trumpet Recital, featuring trumpet concertos from Russia, Germany, and France; Tuesday, September 15, 7:30 p.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall; free and open to the public. Dr. Herrick is a professor of music at Huntingdon.
  • Host Day: Saturday, September 26, 8:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.. Sponsored by the Office of Admission, Host Days provide time for prospective students and families to tour the campus, talk with students, eat in the dining hall, meet the faculty and staff, and learn about financial aid and scholarships. Visitors may opt to stay for the Hawks football game vs. Louisiana College. Free for prospective students and their families. For reservations, contact the Office of Admission at (334) 833-4497 or admiss@huntingdon.edu .
  • Huntingdon College and Auburn Montgomery Career Fair: Thursday, October 1, 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m., Julia Walker Russell Dining Hall at Huntingdon College; 3:00–6:00 p.m., Taylor Center, Room 221–223, AUM. For more information, contact Blake Gore (Huntingdon) or Keith Cullen at (334) 244-3342 (AUM).
  • Stallworth Lecture Series presents noted Abraham Lincoln Scholar Dr. Ronald C. White Jr.— “Abraham Lincoln’s Sermon on the Mount: The Second Inaugural Address,” Tuesday, October 6, 7:30 p.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall. The author of A. Lincoln: A Biography, Lincoln’s Greatest Speech, and The Eloquent President, among eight titles to his name, Dr. White has lectured on Abraham Lincoln at the White House, the Library of Congress, and at Gettysburg. Dr. White is a fellow at the Huntington Library (Calif.) and a visiting professor of history at UCLA, professor of American religious history emeritus at San Francisco Theological Seminary. Free and open to the public.
  • Homecoming Reunion Weekend: October 23–24, including Hawks Football vs. Greenville College, Saturday, October 24, 12:00 p.m., Charles Lee Field at W. James Samford Jr. Stadium; $10 adults, $5 children; pay at the gate; gates open at 9:00 a.m.
  • Host Day: Saturday, October 31, 8:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.. Sponsored by the Office of Admission, Host Days provide time for prospective students and families to tour the campus, talk with students, eat in the dining hall, meet the faculty and staff, and learn about financial aid and scholarships. Visitors may opt to stay for the Hawks football game vs. LaGrange College. Free for prospective students and their families. For reservations, contact the Office of Admission at (334) 833-4497 or admiss@huntingdon.edu .
  • Harald Rohlig Organ Recital Series presents Harald Rohlig on the Bellingrath Memorial Organ, featuring works by Bruhns, Buxtehude, Bach, Mendelssohn, Reger, and Rohlig; Tuesday, October 27, 7:30 p.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall, free and open to the public.
  • Elizabeth Belcher Cheek Concert Series presents Vadim Serebryany, Piano Recital, “Lateness in Music,” featuring music written at the end of a composer’s life, including works by Bach, Debussy, Chopin, and Brahms; Sunday, November 15, 3:00 p.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall, free and open to the public; Dr. Serebryany performs all over the world and is an assistant professor of music at Huntingdon College.
  • Annual Christmas Celebration: Thursday, December 3, Flowers Hall
    • 6:30 p.m., Arrival of St. Nicholas
    • 7:00 p.m., Lighting of the Trees
    • 7:30 p.m., A Service of Lessons and Carols (Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall)
    Featuring performances by selected Huntingdon music groups, including the Concert Choir. Free and open to the public.

This list is current as of August 10, 2009, but is subject to change. To verify an event or for more information contact Su Ofe in the Office of Communications.

Founded in 1854 as Tuskegee Female College in Tuskegee, Alabama, Huntingdon moved to Montgomery in 1909 and celebrates its 100th anniversary in the Capital City this year. Huntingdon College, grounded in the Judeo-Christian tradition of the United Methodist Church, is committed to nurturing growth in faith, wisdom, and service and to graduating individuals prepared to succeed in a rapidly changing world. Huntingdon is a coeducational liberal arts college. The College motto is “Enter to grow in wisdom; go forth to apply wisdom in service.”

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


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