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The Talon, 10.15.2015


A grip on news in the Huntingdon College family

Thursday, October 15, 2015


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

Cloverdale celebration planned

Huntingdon has owned the Cloverdale property, the site of the former Cloverdale School, since 2001, but just this fall renovations were completed on the expansive school building and other smaller buildings on the campus grounds. Come and see! Monday, November 9, will be your opportunity to tour and view the spaces and places that have fully become our Cloverdale Campus. Tours will be conducted 5–6p and a Dedication Ceremony is planned at 6p. All are invited and welcome.

Mid-term Week is here

Seems like the semester just began and already we’ve reached Mid-term week! Mid-term grades will be posted for freshmen by the end of next week. Students, if you feel the need for extra help with studying or writing, stop by the Staton Learning Center. For writing, appointments are available all day and walk-ins are welcome daily, 1–4p.  Parents, if you’ve been thinking about sending your student a pick-me-up care package, this is the time to do it! (Chocolate cures everything, and Amazon delivers here.)

What’s your address?

A question from a parent prompts us to share with all the appropriate address for mail to be delivered to a residential student. It is:
Student’s Name/Huntingdon College
Student Box Number (NOT a P.O. Box), 1500 E. Fairview Ave.
Montgomery, AL 36106

New volunteer opportunities posted

Several new volunteer opportunities have been posted on the Community Service page of the website. Volunteers are needed at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore, October 30; River Oaks Far, November 13; and Lee High School, November 14. To sign up for any or all of these service opportunities, visit the page and click on the event. You can sign up online. Volunteers are also needed for several new projects about which students received emails from Patrick Reynolds earlier this week. Get out and get your feathers dirty, Hawks!

Hand cycle donated by Lions Club

Huntingdon’s community youth adapted sport team, the Red Wings, participated in a Lions Club fundraiser recently, and the Lions Club was so impressed with their involvement that they, in turn, donated a hand cycle to the Ability Sport Network program. The cycle was presented at the Lions Club Chili cook-off October 10 and was put in service that afternoon during Inclusive Sport Saturday in the Wilson Gym. See photos on the Huntingdon Facebook page.

Title IX Seminar explores boundaries

Prof. Jaime Demick will present a talk,  Adoration, Consent, Coercion, and the Boundary of Sexual Misconduct (a Title IX presentation), Thursday, November 5, 6:30–7:30 pm in Houghton Library Atrium (stay tuned–this location may change).  Drawing upon experiences from her past as an undergraduate and early in her career at NASA, Prof. Demick will talk about the issues of dating violence, stalking and sexual harassment, in the hope that Huntingdon students may learn how to identify the signs of possible threats and discrimination and how they can find help to remedy such situations. Prof. Demick will also share one of the positive results of her experiences, which was her success in getting new sexual harassment legislation passed in the state of Maryland.

Happy Owl-O-Ween

Chi Omega women’s fraternity will offer a Halloween Carnival on the Green, Sunday, October 25, 4–8p. Games and prizes will be offered; proceeds will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Huntingdon families, students, staff, faculty, and children are invited. Tickets for each activity, $.25 (25 cents) per ticket, will be sold at the gate.

The invasion has begun

The 1938 radio broadcast of H.G. Welles’ “War of the Worlds” caused widespread panic as listeners thought the world had been invaded by aliens. For this year’s Halloween-themed Salon, Tuesday, October 27, at 3:30 p.m. in the Library Atrium, students will participate in bringing to life that famous script. More than 20 parts are available for reading. If you’re interested, see Mr. Eric A. Kidwell, professor and director of the library, at ekidwell@hawks.huntingdon.edu.


  • Students who plan to attend law school: Your Center for Career and Vocation is offering a trip to the Law School Admission Council’s Law School Forum in Atlanta, Friday, October 23. The group will leave at 7:30a and return after the forum concludes at 7p. The only cost is for your lunch and dinner. LSAC forums allow prospective law school students to collect materials and to speak with representatives from law schools across the country. To reserve your spot, contact CCV director Fran Taylor at ftaylor@hawks.huntingdon.edu. After you reserve your spot in College transportation and receive a confirmation from the CCV, you must register for the forum here: http://www.lsac.org/jd/choosing-a-law-school/law-school-recruitment-forums.
  • Students: October is Mensa Membership Month. To celebrate the founding month of Mensa, admission testing will be offered at half the cost, $20.00 rather than the usual $40.00. The October testing session in Montgomery will be held Saturday, October 17; with registration at 1:00 and testing at 1:30p. Please contact Christiane Robinson, chapter president of Montgomery-Wiregrass Mensa, by Oct. 15 at (334) 389-0363 or germantrans1@roadrunner.com if you are planning to take the test.
  • All: The Bookstore will be closed for inventory, Friday, October 16, 8a to noon.
  • Staff: Be sure to add to your calendar one session of the mandatory Title IX training coming up this Friday, October 16; choose 10a or 1p, both meet in Wilson 208-209.
  • All: The latest edition of The Prelude has been published. See any English teacher to obtain a copy.
  • All: The on-campus ATM machine has converted to a Regions Bank ATM and is open for service.
  • Students: Spring Term Pre-registration begins November 16. To prepare for that process, be sure you review the major and degree requirements listed in the Catalog under which you enrolled and meet with your academic adviser to review your progress toward your degree.
  • Kristallnacht: A Holocaust Memorial/Remembrance will feature the continual showing of the award-winning documentary, “Shoah,” along with classical music led by Dr. Serebryany. This is a day-long event during which individuals may come and go, Monday, November 9, in Delchamps Recital Hall, Smith Music Building.
  • The Office of Student Health Services is offering flu shots for $20. See SHS director Camilla Irvin in The Hut.


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  • Willie Coleman, a junior receiver/return man for the Hawks football team, was named USA South Football Special Teams Player of the Week last week for his play during the Hawks’ victory over North Carolina Wesleyan in the Homecoming game. Willie returned two kicks for 132 yards, including an 89-yard return for a touchdown (second-longest kick-off return in program history).
  • Morgan Crawford ’15 is continuing her passion for basketball as head assistant coach for the Averett University women’s team.
  • Deborah Chapman Garrett ’11 married William Thompson Love, Saturday, September 26, at the Church of the Nativity in Huntsville. They met at Jones School of Law, from which both are graduates. Deborah serves as the executive director of the Eagle Forum in Alabama.
  • A book by Jeremy Godfrey ’03, Rewriting Homeless Identity: Writing as Coping in an Urban Homeless Community, is available for order on Amazon.com. The book, according to the description, “focuses on the identities of homeless writers, with initially limited or no specialized training in writing, at a homeless community church. Through an ethnographic, two-year study, author Jeremy Godfrey hosted and participated in weekly writing workshops. He also participated in the founding of a street newspaper within that community. This book shows Godfrey’s experiences in leading writing workshops and how they promoted self-exploration within this community. ” Jeremy is a post-doctoral research fellow at the University of Arizona, where he teaches.
  • Jake Green, a senior linebacker, was name USA South Defensive Player of the Week for his nine tackles and one interception during the Hawks’ contest against N.C. Wesleyan. He also broke-up a two-point conversion attempt from the Battling Bishops.
  • Christian Vick Harrell ’12 will complete her doctorate in physical therapy in December and has accepted a position with HealthSouth in Montgomery.
  • Jamey Lester ’15 has been hired as a campaign consultant for the Jeb Bush campaign in Illinois. He covers the Rockford-Peoria area.
  • Allyn Powell ’12 has passed her Bar exams and been admitted to the Alabama State Bar.
  • Chad Ring ’17 was named USA South Golfer of the Week for his performance in the Golfweek D3 Fall Invitational tournament held earlier this week. He finished seventh in the field of 90 golfers.

Sympathy and Prayers

  • The Reverend Harold Bordages ’94 died September 30, 2015, in Clanton, Ala. He served as pastor for Mt. Pisgah United Methodist Church.
  • Jean Coley Harrison ’54, known as Maudie, died October 5, 2015.
  • Our sympathy and prayers are extended to Kalynne Scott ’15 in the loss of her father, Kenneth Scott, October 4, 2015, following a long battle with lung cancer.

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