September 26, 2017
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Houghton brings Hogwarts to Huntingdon
Montgomery, Ala.—Huntingdon College’s Houghton Library might as well be welcoming Harry Potter to campus this academic year. The library’s selected theme for the year, Hogwarts at Huntingdon, has attracted enthusiastic pedagogy from faculty and paralleled enthusiasm from students.
The series began with the first day of classes, when hundreds of members of the Huntingdon community gathered on the Cloverdale Campus lawn to view the solar eclipse. Professor Jaime Demick presided, with the help of the wizardly Eric A. Kidwell, director of the library, and Paige Crumbley ’14. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, taught by Dr. Paul Gier, professor of biology, brought live snakes to the library atrium. Dr. Jason Borders will teach Magical Creatures in World Religions Wednesday, September 27, at 11:45 (don’t worry, the snakes are gone, although they could come in handy with that whole serpent thing).
October installments are as follows:
- October 11, Arithmancy, taught by Department of Mathematics faculty
- October 16, Divination: Christian Prophecy and Harry Potter, taught by Chaplain Rhett Butler ’13
- October 18, Herbology, with Dr. Maureen Kendrick Murphy ’78
In keeping with the theme, the library is also hosting a mini-conference on the topic of social justice October 30 and November 1 and 3, 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in Stallworth Dining Room. The library welcomes proposals for paper, poster, and panel presentations, as well as creative advertisements for the mini-conference. See Paige Crumbley for more details or go to libguides.huntingdon.edu/SPEW. The deadline for submissions has been extended to September 29.
Grounded in the Judeo-Christian tradition of the United Methodist Church, Huntingdon is committed to nurturing growth in faith, wisdom, and service and to graduating individuals prepared to succeed in a rapidly changing world. The College motto is “Enter to grow in wisdom; go forth to apply wisdom in service.”
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