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The Talon, November 7, 2016

THE TALON

A grip on news in the Huntingdon College family

November 7, 2016

WHAT’S NEW?

More about some of these stores may be found in the News section on the Huntingdon website. 

Fall into spring!

Pre-registration for the spring semester takes place this week. Here are a few notes:

  • First-year students are required to enroll in REL 106 and ENGL 106 (unless you have already been awarded credit for either class). When you register, be sure to register for the same number section of REL 106 and ENGL 106 (in other words, if you’re in section 1 of REL 106, you must also be in section 1 of ENGL 106).
  • Before you register for MATH255 (Calculus I), MATH155 (Precalculus), or MATH154 (College Algebra), take the Mathematics Placement Test at http://hawk.huntingdon.edu/registrar/home.html. Upon completion of the placement test, you will receive an e-mail containing information you should review and then forward to your adviser. If you have questions about mathematics placement, please direct them to: mathplacementtest@hawks.huntingdon.edu.
  • The Spring 2017 schedule of classes is available here: https://selfserve.huntingdon.edu/SelfService/Search/SectionSearch.aspx?sort=CourseId&num=10&year=2017&term=SPRING&type=Trad
  • Registrations for different levels of students are accepted on specific days through Self-Service, as follows: Seniors (90+ completed hours) may register Monday, Nov. 7; Juniors or Seniors (57+ completed hours), Tuesday, Nov. 8; Sophomores, Juniors or Seniors (24+ completed hours), Wednesday, Nov. 9; Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, or Seniors (0+ completed hours), Thursday, Nov. 10; All day students (including special, transient, and readmitted), Friday, Nov. 11.
  • To ensure a smooth preregistration experience, please be sure to do the following:
    • Log in to Self Service and check to see if you have a Stop Sign that indicates your “Account is on Stop List.” There are several “Stop Lists” that will not allow you to register for Spring 2017.
      • If your Stop List indicates Collections, Student Account Payment Past Due, Financial Aid Missing Docs, or Missing HC MPN:
        • Please contact Ms. Amanda McElwain, Student Account Manager, or Ms. Brittany Davis, Director of Financial Aid,
      • If your Stop List indicates Missing Health Form, Missing Immunization Record, or Missing TB Questionnaire, please contact Ms. Camilla Irvin, Director of Student Health Services,
      • If your Stop List indicates Missing Transcript, please contact Ms. Meggie Bridges, Assistant Registrar, for further information.
      • If your Stop List indicates Must be readmitted, please contact Ms. Laura Duncan, Vice President for Enrollment Management, for further instructions.
    • View a check sheet of the core and major classes required for graduation http://hawk.huntingdon.edu/registrar/checksheets/home.html
    • Review your unofficial transcript in Self-Service for use at your advising appointment
    • Make an appointment to meet with your adviser(s) as listed in Self-Service.  If you are changing your major, this must be done before the adviser within your intended major can review/approve your schedule. Change of Major forms are available online (http://hawk.huntingdon.edu/registrar/pdfforms/Change_Add_Major2015_16.pdf) or in the Office of the Registrar (WC 105)

    If you have trouble logging in to Self-Service, please put in a Help Desk request for assistance (http://helpdesk.huntingdon.edu/). If you have any other questions, please email registrar@hawks.huntingdon.edu or stop by the Registrar’s Office in Wilson 105.

Four hands = lots of sound

You won’t believe the talent that’s about to appear on the stage in Ligon Chapel. They’re modern, edgy, classical, classy, and completely original. The Anderson & Roe Piano Duo will perform for the College’s Elizabeth Belcher Cheek Concert Series, Thursday, November 17, 7:30 p.m., in Ligon Chapel. The concert is free and open to the public and WOW will it ever amaze you. Come. You won’t regret it.

Holiday traditions

A 98-year tradition at King’s College in Cambridge and a 13-year tradition at Huntingdon, the annual Service of Lessons and Carols will be held Thursday, December 1, at 7p in Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall. The service, which celebrates the foretelling of the birth of Christ and the nativity, intersperses biblical readings with music performed by the Concert Choir, directed by Dr. Jennifer Canfield and accompanied by Caleb Hart ’16. Prior to the service, St. Nicholas will arrive at 6:30p in front of Flowers Hall and the Huntingdon Christmas trees will be lit at 6:45p. All events are free and open to the public. The following night, Huntingdon Harmony will perform their annual concert of secular Christmas music at 5p in Smith Music Building’s Delchamps Recital Hall. Bring an unwrapped new toy for donation to Toys for Tots.

Extern yourself

If you are trying to discern your career path, an externship is a great way to introduce new possibilities and inform your choices. Externships give you field experience in specific careers through job shadowing, and can be arranged by the CCV for a day (like an In-Service Friday) or for a few days during a break (such as Thanksgiving, Christmas, or Spring breaks). Schedule a meeting with the CCV now to take the NEXT STEP in getting closer to choosing the career that fits you best!

Health Pre-Professional Graduate School Fair

Thinking of a career in health care? The CCV, in partnership with the Departments of Chemistry and Biology, will host the annual Health Pre-Professional Graduate School Fair, Thursday, November 10, 2016, 6:00–7:30p, in the library atrium. Representatives from schools of occupational therapy, physical therapy, pharmacy, public health, health professions, and veterinary medicine will answer your questions regarding requirements, prerequisites, and the application/admission process. Please dress professionally. You must register by noon, Wednesday, November 9, to attend. To register, send an email to ccv@hawks.huntingdon.edu.

Partnerships for the better

The Department of Sport Science and Physical Education continues its partnerships with special education classes at Wilson Elementary and Garrett Elementary schools this fall. Huntingdon students in the Adapted Physical Education class work with the elementary students in physical activities that are adapted to their age and skill levels. The elementary students are bused to Huntingdon five times each semester for hour-long sessions.

Lending more than a hand

The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry of the United Methodist Church Office of Loans and Scholarships offers loans up to $5,000 per calendar year to United Methodist students who attended UM-affiliated schools (like Huntingdon), with a 4% deferred payback or a 3.75% non-deferred payback (immediate repayment). To qualify, you must have been an active full member of a United Methodist church for at least one year; admitted to a degree program at an accredited institution; maintain at least a C average; and have credit-worthy co-signers. To find out more, call (615) 340-7346 or visit www.gbhem.org/loanapplication.

Announcements and Coming Events

  • Drum Theater is a polling place for the City of Montgomery, so we expect up to 4,000 Huntingdon neighbors on campus tomorrow for election day, November 8. Please use extra caution when crossing between campuses. As you see neighbors who are looking for either Drum Theater or the bathrooms, please use your Huntingdon friendliness and spirit and offer assistance.
  • NEW Writing Center evening hours, Tuesdays, 6:30–9p, Bellingrath 202; Wednesdays, 6:30–9p, Bellingrath 302
  • Sigma Nu Cornhole Tournament, Mon, Wed, Thur, Nov. 7, 9, 10, 11a–1p; see Malone Kaak ’16 for more information.
  • Self Defense Class, Monday, November 7, 7–8p, Wrestling Room, Cloverdale Campus; contact Talyn Sands or Camilla Irvin in the Hut for more information
  • SAAC Cans Across America and USA South Kickball Tournament (Canned Food Drive), Tuesday, November 8, 7–8p, Samford Stadium
  • Health Pre-Professional Graduate School Fair, Thursday, November 10, 6–7:30p, Atrium; sign up by noon November 9, to attend this event, which is presented by the CCV (see story above).
  • The Countess of Huntingdon Ball, Thursday, November 10, 8–11p, the Ballroom at Alley Station, 130 Commerce Street
  • Personal Statement Boot Camp (if you’re planning to go to grad or professional school, you’ll need one of these), Tuesday, November 15, 4p, Bellingrath 202—no cost, just come
  • In-service Day (no classes, offices open): Friday, November 11
  • Movie Night at the Capri, Florence Foster Jenkins, Saturday, November 12, 5–6:30p, Capri Theater. See Dean Fran Taylor or Dean Kristin McDaniel in the Hut for tickets.
  • Farmer’s Market, Tuesday, November 15, 12-2p, Hut Porch; come and find fresh and healthy eats
  • A Student Life Christmas, Wednesday, November 16, 5:30–6:30p, DH
  • Faculty Follies, Wednesday, November 16, 6:30–7:30p, Delchamps Recital Hall, Smith Music Building, sponsored by Sigma Tau Delta as a fundraiser for the Burns Supper in January; $2 admission will be charged at the door.
  • Dr. Jacqueline Allen Trimble ’83, Poetry Reading, Thursday, November 17, 3:30–4:30p, Library Atrium, free and open to all; come and listen to poems from her latest book, American Happiness, published in October.
  • Huntingdon Plan Travel/Study groups will leave for Hawaii, New York City, Portland/Seattle/Washington, and Canada/Niagara Falls at various times for travel during the week of Thanksgiving Break. Fly high, Hawks!
  • Thanksgiving Break: Residence halls close at noon, Saturday, November 19 (except for those staying because of athletic competitions, etc.), and reopen Sunday, November 27, at noon; no classes, Monday–Friday, November 21–25; Offices open Monday–Tuesday, November 21–22
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon Womanless Beauty Pageant, Monday, November 28, 7–8p, Drum Theater, $20 per registrant and $5 at the door for audience members; proceeds benefit St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital
  • Pets on the Green, Wednesday, November 30, 11a–2p, stress vanishes when you pet puppies
  • Huntingdon Community Christmas Celebration, Thursday, December 1, 6:30 Arrival of St. Nicholas; 6:45 Tree Lighting; 7:00 A Service of Lessons and Carols, Ligon Chapel, free and open to all
  • Last day of classes, fall semester, Friday, December 2
  • Huntingdon Harmony Holiday Happenings, Friday, December 2, 5p, Delchamps Recital Hall, Smith Music Building
  • Finals, December 5–9 (24-hour Quiet Hours in residence halls)
  • Residence Halls close for Christmas/New Year break, Saturday, December 10, noon
  • Faculty/Staff Christmas Luncheon, Tuesday, December 13, 11:30a, DH.

HUNTINGDON HEADLINERS

Tell us your news! ofe@hawks.huntingdon.edu

  • Quarterback Luke Bailey ’17 was named a USA South Football Offensive Player of the Week October 24 in recognition of five touchdowns in the Hawks’ win over Methodist University.
  • Chad (’13) and Lyndsey Weber Baxley ’11 welcomed their first child, son Bowen Grady Baxley, October 25, 2016.
  • Abby Carter ’12 married Allen Stanton, October 15, 2016.
  • Jordan Criswell ’16 has been admitted to the graduate program in Sports Business Management at the University of Alabama.
  • Dexter Dean ’13, who is finishing his doctorate in chemistry at the University of Southern Mississippi, and former director of student activities Sara Beth Terry have announced their engagement.
  • Men’s soccer player Zach den Besten ’17 was named to the USA South Athletic Conference All-Sportsmanship Team with the release of their soccer awards in October.
  • Walker Garrett ’07 was honored by Columbus Technical College (Georgia) with the establishment of the R. Walker Garrett Literacy Alliance Adult Education Scholarship. Walker, an attorney with The Finley Firm and an elected official in the Columbus City Council, is the former chair of the board for the Columbus Literacy Alliance. The scholarship will be used to assist in covering the fees for adult returning learners who need to take the GED examination before entering Columbus Tech.
  • Audrianna Hargitt ’17 became the first Huntingdon volleyball player recognized as a USA South Player of the Week October 24, in recognition of her 17 kills and 14 digs, 5 service aces and 6 blocks in the team’s win over Pensacola Christian College. She was also the first player to be named to a USA South All-Conference Team—making the first team, West Division.
  • Trey Hayes ’19 was named USA South Defensive Player of the Week October 17 in recognition of his 10 tackles and one interception in the team’s 55-13 victory over LaGrange College.
  • Leah Leach ’19, goalkeeper for the women’s soccer team, was named to the USA South All-Conference second team, West Division.
  • Jenna Maschino ’19 was named to the USA South women’s soccer All-Sportsmanship Team for the second consecutive season.
  • Dr. Samir Moussalli, dean emeritus and Frank A. Plummer Professor of Management, was honored at the annual meeting of the Global Business and Technology Association (GBATA) conference in Dubai, UAE, in October. Dr. Moussalli received two awards at the conference: the Global Leadership Award for his role as conference country co-chair; and the Best Reviewer Award. GBATA consists of 3500+ members from more than 40 countries with an average attendance of 400 participants at each year’s conference. Dr. Moussalli has served on the board of directors of GBATA since 2010 and is a member of the board of reviewers of the Journal of Global Business and Technology.
  • Dr. Jeremy Pridgeon, senior pastor of First United Methodist Church-Montgomery and an advisory member of the Huntingdon College Board of Trustees, was on campus November 2 to lead the seminar, “Leading by Influence,” for Leadership Initiative participants. The workshop centered on becoming people focused on encouraging others, shaping others, and empowering others to use their gifts and talents for the betterment of society.
  • Bria Rochelle ’18 was named to the USA South Women’s Volleyball All-Sportsmanship Team at the end of the 2016 season.
  • Jeremiah Stone ’16 has moved to Vestavia Hills United Methodist Church, where he serves as assistant director of student ministries, working primarily with middle school youth. He has been serving in a similar role for First UMC-Montgomery.
  • Will Thrash ’17 was named USA South Golfer of the Week for the second time during the fall season after leading the Hawks to their third victory and claiming his second win in October. Will is the No. 3 golfer in Golfstat’s Division III national rankings. Will was the individual winner and the Hawks were the team winner for the O’Briant-Jensen Memorial Tournament.
  • Brendon Van Emelen ’17 was named honorable mention All-Conference with the release of the USA South Athletic Conference men’s soccer awards in October. He is the first men’s soccer player to be recognized on the All-Conference team since the Hawks joined the conference in 2013. Brendon played in the forward position.

Sympathy and Prayers

    • Our deepest sympathies and prayers for comfort are extended to the following Huntingdon families who lost loved ones in October:
      • Dylan Martin ’17 and his family, on the death of Dylan’s sister, Makenzie.
      • Huntingdon trustee and former board chair Dr. Laurie Jean Weil, on the death of her uncle, Robert S. Weil, a former member of the Huntingdon Board of Trustees. Mr. Weil was a member of a number of Huntingdon giving societies, including the Order of the Countess of Huntingdon, the Hall of Honor, the John Massey Heritage Society, and the Huntingdon Society.
      • Amanda Butterworth Wineman ’13 and Alexis Wineman ’17 and their family, on the death of their mother, Kimberley Butterworth.
    • Our deepest sympathies are extended to Dr. Erastus C. Dudley, whose godmother, former US Attorne
    • General Janet Reno, died yesterday in Miami. Dr. Dudley also lost his mother recently, so this is a particularly difficult time for his family.

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