Troy University hosts Montgomery Ballet for “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

Posted: Friday, 29 January 2010

TROY, Ala.—Troy University’s College of Communication and Fine Arts will host the Montgomery Ballet’s performance of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” on Tuesday, Feb. 2.

Admission to the two day-time shows is free and open to the public but require a ticket from the Crosby Theater’s box office. The first performance begins at 9:30 a.m. in the Claudia Crosby Theater, with tickets available at 9 a.m. in the box office. The second performance begins at 1 p.m. with tickets available at 12:30 p.m.

The performances are the result of a partnership between TROY’s Department of Theatre and Dance, and the Troy City Schools, the Pike County Schools and Pike Liberal Arts School, said Adena Moree, director of Theatre and Dance.

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TROY’s Rosa Parks Museum to host ‘Alabama’s Civil Rights Trail’ bus tour

Posted: Friday, 29 January 2010

MONTGOMERY—Troy University’s Rosa Parks Museum will kickoff Black History Month on Feb.7-8 by hosting the Freedom Bus Tour celebrating the new book “Alabama’s Civil Rights Trail: An Illustrated Guide to the Cradle of Freedom.”

The museum will host a reception, book signing and lecture featuring author Frye Gaillard on Sunday, Feb. 7, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., followed by a seminar on Monday, Feb. 8, from 9 a.m. to noon.

Both events are free and open to the public.

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Elizabeth Crawley wins Troy University's Vergil Parks McKinley Award for January

Posted: Friday, 29 January 2010
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TROY, Ala.—Elizabeth Crawley, assistant to the registrar in Troy University’s Office of University Records, has received the University’s Vergil Parks McKinley Award for January.

Crawley, who has been a member of the Troy University staff since 2007, received the award during a ceremony today in the Hawkins-Adams-Long Hall of Honor on the Troy Campus. Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., Chancellor, presented the award to Crawley, who was nominated by Tamara Jones, Troy Campus registrar.

The McKinley Award is the highest honor that Troy University gives to a non-faculty staff member. It is presented monthly to an employee who has demonstrated outstanding attitude, innovation and work ethic. The award was established by former Texaco CEO John McKinley in honor of his father, Vergil Parks McKinley, who was a Troy University professor during the early 20th century and was key to the development of the University’s athletic program. Winners of this award receive an engraved clock and a $350 stipend.

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High school students to compete in EnviroBowl 2010 at TROY Dothan Campus

Posted: Wednesday, 27 January 2010

DOTHAN—Area high school students will put their knowledge of the environment to the test during the EnviroBowl 2010 competition at Troy University’s Dothan Campus on Friday, Jan. 29.

The competition will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. inside the Harrison Room in Malone Hall.

Sponsored by Legacy, Partners in Environmental Education, EnviroBowl is a double-elimination, question and answer competition played between high school teams consisting of four students each.

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Troy University students plan ‘Help for Haiti’ relief concert

Posted: Tuesday, 26 January 2010

TROY, Ala.—Troy University students are joining forces to present a benefit concert to aid the people of earthquake-ravaged Haiti.

The “Help for Haiti” Relief Concert will be held Friday, Jan. 29 from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Tailgate Terrace on the Troy Campus. Admission to the concert is a donation of at least $5.

“Many people want to do something to help, but they don’t know what to do or how to do it,” said Micah Grimes, a senior broadcast journalism major from Ft. Meade, Fla., who is one of the organizers of the event. “As college students, we may not have a lot of money to give but as a team, using the medium of music, our money can add up quickly.”

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Grammy Award-winning vocalist will speak to Leadership Conference at TROY

Posted: Tuesday, 26 January 2010

TROY, Ala.—A Grammy Award-winning singer and star of “Real Housewives of Atlanta” has been added to the lineup for the ninth annual Leadership Conference Celebrating Black History Month, according to Catherine Jordan, chair of the conference steering committee.

Kandi Burrus, a former vocalist for Xscape who won a Grammy for her work on TLC’s hit “No Scrubs,” will speak at the Leadership Conference. Co-sponsored by the University and the City of Troy, the Leadership Conference annually brings together civic and community leaders, clergymen and business leaders in a collaborative and educational forum. This year’s conference is scheduled for Feb. 5-6 on the Troy Campus.

“Kandi Burrus is a great addition to our conference,” Jordan said. “Those who attend will be able to hear a noted TV actor and an outstanding broadcast journalist and now they will hear this outstanding vocal performer as well. It’s one of the most interesting and diverse conference schedules we have ever had.”

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Hit musical comedy “The Wedding Singer” coming to TROY’s Davis Theatre

Posted: Monday, 25 January 2010
Gibson Vance

MONTGOMERY—Troy University’s Davis Theatre for the Performing Arts will host the romantic musical comedy “The Wedding Singer” on Thursday, Feb. 4, at 7 p.m.

Based on the hit 1998 film starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore, this 80’s musical will take audience members back to a time when pastel was in, hair was big and the wedding singer was the coolest guy in the room.

Tickets for the performance are on sale now at the Davis Theatre office. Single tickets range in price from $20 to $45.

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Troy University graduate Dakota Missildine named Miss Rodeo USA

Posted: Friday, 22 January 2010
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TROY, Ala.—Troy University graduate Dakota Missildine was crowned Miss Rodeo USA on Jan. 17 during the International Finals Rodeo in Oklahoma City, OK. Missildine is the 44th recipient of the honor.

Missildine, who earned her bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism in 2009 and formerly served as a team captain for the TROY Women’s Rodeo Team, competed under the title of Miss Limestone Sheriff’s Rodeo. The 22-year-old Missildine is the daughter of Pam and Todd Missildine of Grady.

In addition to the overall title, Missildine earned the Horsemanship, Speech and Photogenic awards.







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Walking/biking trails at TROY Dothan Campus to temporarily close

Posted: Thursday, 21 January 2010

DOTHAN—The Harrison Walking Trail and bike trail at Troy University’s Dothan Campus will be closed starting Friday, Jan. 29, due to the construction of a new water tower.

The trails located behind Malone Hall total more than 10 miles and are generally open to the public for walking and biking during daylight hours. Construction related to the installation of a new water tower will keep the trails closed until June, said Dr. Don Jeffrey, Dothan Campus vice chancellor.

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Miss Troy University Pageant set for Jan. 30

Posted: Thursday, 21 January 2010

TROY, Ala.—Ten Troy University students will compete for the title of Miss Troy University on Saturday, Jan. 30.

The 39th annual Miss Troy University Pageant will begin at 2 p.m. on Jan. 30 in the Claudia Crosby Theater on the Troy Campus. Adult admission is $10 and student admission is $5.

The winner will serve as an ambassador for the university and will compete for the title of Miss Alabama in June.

Contestants are judged on a private interview, an on-stage question, swimsuit, talent and evening gown.

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TROY’s Freshman Forum plans to honor legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Posted: Wednesday, 20 January 2010

TROY, Ala.—Troy University’s Freshman Forum along with other student organizations will remember the work of Civil Rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., during a special ceremony on Thursday, Jan. 21 at the Sorrell Chapel on the Troy Campus.

The event, sponsored annually by the University’s Freshman Forum, will begin at 6 p.m. with a candlelight walk into the chapel from the adjoining parking lot. April Cheeseborro, a TROY student, will provide special music as participants enter the chapel.

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Marketing, communication courses offered at TROY Continuing Education Center

Posted: Tuesday, 19 January 2010

DOTHAN—The Continuing Education Center at Troy University’s Dothan Campus will offer courses on low-cost marketing strategies and effective communication on Monday, Jan. 25.

The “No Money Marketing” class will cover up-to-date and inexpensive strategies for small business owners to market their business, including email marketing. The class will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the registration fee is $49.

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TROY Continuing Education Center to offer free financial workshops

Posted: Friday, 15 January 2010

DOTHAN—The Continuing Education Center at Troy University’s Dothan Campus will offer a series of free workshops covering financial planning and advice starting this month.

The workshop “Roll It, Leave, It, Move It: Know Your Employer Retirement Plan Options” will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 20, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., and again on March 3 at the same time. The class will discuss how to handle a 401(k), pension or other employer-sponsored retirement plan after leaving a job.

The “Outlook and Opportunities Seminar” will be held on Feb. 3 and on March 17 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. The workshop covers what clients and prospects need to know about inflation in the coming year and how to best prepare for what lies ahead.

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Actor, former CNN anchor to headline 9th annual Leadership Conference at Troy University

Posted: Wednesday, 13 January 2010

TROY, Ala.—The ninth annual Leadership Conference Celebrating Black History Month will feature two familiar faces as its primary speakers, according to Catherine Jordan, chair of the conference steering committee.

Tim Reid, an actor, director and producer best known for his roles on hit television series such as “Sister, Sister,” “Frank’s Place” and “WKRP in Cincinnati,” and broadcast journalist Lyn Vaughn, who anchored CNN’s Headline News for more than 13 years, will be the featured speakers. Reid will close the conference as the luncheon speaker on Saturday, Feb. 6, while Vaughn will provide the conference opening keynote address on Friday, Feb. 5.

Co-sponsored by the University and the City of Troy, the Leadership Conference annually brings together civic and community leaders, clergymen and business leaders in a collaborative and educational forum. This year’s conference is scheduled for Feb. 5-6 on the Troy Campus.

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Troy University offers ‘Edible Art’ to the community

Posted: Wednesday, 13 January 2010

TROY, Ala.—Troy University faculty will put their culinary and artistic skills to test in the College of Communication and Fine Arts’ fifth annual Edible Arts.

The event is from 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. Jan. 19 at the Studio in downtown Troy and benefits the Troy Arts Council and the Johnson Center for the Arts. Tickets, which may be purchased at the Johnson Center for the Arts or at the University’s Department of Art and Design in Malone Hall, are $15 for singles and $25 for couples.

“The College wanted Edible Arts to be a fundraising event for the Troy Arts Council because the arts council has been so generous in helping to fund several of our events at the University and also sponsor many artistic performances for the people of Troy and Pike County,” said Dean Maryjo Cochran. “We believe the Edible Art is a valuable project to help promote the good works of the Troy Arts Council.”

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TROY Dothan Campus to continue free International Film Series

Posted: Monday, 11 January 2010

DOTHAN—The Troy University Dothan Campus library will continue its year-long international film series starting on Tuesday, Jan. 26.

The Dothan Campus library has contracted with Film Movement, a distributor of award-winning independent and foreign films, to host screenings of international films on the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. inside Sony Hall.

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Troy University Theatre presents “Winter Shorts”

Posted: Friday, 08 January 2010

TROY, Ala.—Troy University Department of Theatre and Dance will present “Winter Shorts” Jan. 11 and 12 in the Upstairs Theatre in Malone Hall.

“Winter Shorts” is a series of acts, excerpts, and short plays directed by students in the Department of Theatre and Dance. Some productions will contain profanity and adult subject matter.

“These young, innovative directors and actors are presenting selections from musical theatre, Pulitzer-prize winning drama, cutting-edge dark comedy, and an original play written by one of the directors,” said Quinton Cockrell, a Theatre and Dance lecturer who is coordinating the student productions. “‘Winter Shorts’ is a perfect opportunity to see the minds and artistic souls of the theatre professionals of tomorrow.”

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Troy University Statement on Winter Weather

Posted: Friday, 07 January 2010

TROY, Ala.—Troy University officials have been monitoring the developing winter weather situation across Alabama today.

Classes on the Montgomery Campus beginning at 6:30 p.m. today and after are cancelled. Normal business operations will resume on Friday.

There will be no class cancellations on the Troy, Dothan, or Phenix City campuses today or tomorrow. Troy Campus students will begin their semester tomorrow, Friday, Jan. 8, as previously announced (start of classes was postponed from Wednesday for bowl attendance).

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Tickets on sale for comedian Aaron Wilburn at TROY’s Davis Theatre

Posted: Wednesday, 06 January 2010

MONTGOMERY—Aaron Wilburn will bring his family-friendly brand of humor to Troy University’s Davis Theatre for the Performing Arts on Friday, Jan. 22.

A feature on the Gaither Homecoming tours and videos, Wilburn has endeared himself to thousands of laughter-loving fans with his down-home humor focusing on his southern roots, family, children and his faith.

Tickets for the performance are on sale now at the Davis Theatre office. Single tickets range in price from $20 to $45. The Davis Theatre will offer a $5 discount per ticket to anyone who brings in a church bulletin when ordering tickets. Group discounts are also available.

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Rosa Parks Museum hosts exhibit honoring “Unsung Heroes” of Civil Rights

Posted: Tuesday, 05 January 2010

MONTGOMERY—An exhibit of new work from renowned Civil Rights artist Charly Palmer is now on display at Troy University’s Rosa Parks Museum.

The exhibit, entitled “Unsung Heroes,” will be on display through Feb. 28. Consisting of more than 30 mixed-media paintings, the exhibit is designed to honor those who served tireless for the Civil Rights Movement.

Each work is based on documented facts and the exhibit takes viewers on a journey through the history of the movement.

“My desire is to tell the story of the unsung hero, to honor my elders, to show my love for where I’ve come from and where they have been,” Palmer said.

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TROY Chancellor Jack Hawkins Jr. elected to SACS chairmanship

Posted: Tuesday, 05 January 2010
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TROY, Ala.—Troy University’s College of Communication and Fine Arts will host the Montgomery Ballet’s performance of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” on Tuesday, Feb. 2.

Admission to the two day-time shows is free and open to the public but require a ticket from the Crosby Theater’s box office. The first performance begins at 9:30 a.m. in the Claudia Crosby Theater, with tickets available at 9 a.m. in the box office. The second performance begins at 1 p.m. with tickets available at 12:30 p.m.

The performances are the result of a partnership between TROY’s Department of Theatre and Dance, and the Troy City Schools, the Pike County Schools and Pike Liberal Arts School, said Adena Moree, director of Theatre and Dance.




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TROY Phenix City Campus to offer technology workshop for teachers

Posted: Monday, 04 January 2010

TROY, Ala.—Troy University’s Phenix City Campus will host a continuing education workshop for area teachers on the use of SMART Board interactive whiteboards and other technology in the classroom.

The workshop will be held on Saturday, Jan. 9, from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. inside the Education Building, room 128/130.

Replacing the traditional classroom whiteboard, SMART Boards allow teachers to save and print their notes, incorporate software like Google Earth and Power Point into lessons and can include student work on the board.

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