Fight song creates bond between TROY and Michigan high school

Posted: Friday, 29 March 2013
High School Marching Band

TROY – It’s not unusual for a group of high school students to visit Troy University’s campus as a stop along the way to another destination, but for one high school band from Michigan, Friday’s campus visit held special meaning.

The Wyoming High School Marching Wolves are the product of a school consolidation in Wyoming, Michigan, near Grand Rapids. Just a year old, the new high school has new colors, new mascots, and a new fight song, all selected by students.

Troy University’s fight song, “Trojans One and All” was adopted by the student body to unify their fans, and the University sanctioned its use.

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TROY earns international recognition for cyber-security efforts

Posted: Wednesday, 27 March 2013
Greg Price

TROY – Troy University’s Alabama Computer Forensics Institute has been named a 2013 IDG’s Computerworld Honors Program Laureate.

The only university to be recognized in the Safety and Security category, the award was given based on a case study selected from more than 700 nominations and is one of 269 Laureates from 29 countries. It was awarded for the Institute’s design of new computer forensics reporting software and a new mapping solution for criminal activity related to crimes against children.

“Our efforts to protect children and foster awareness for technology training have been well received by Alabamians, and we have spoken to thousands of youth and adults across the state,” said Greg Price, the University’s chief technologsy officer. “Our renewed efforts with law enforcement and creation of new methodologies and technologies for combating crimes against children are proving beneficial to youth beyond the borders of our state.”

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TROY, Archdiocese of Mobile sign long-term lease for Newman Center

Posted: Thursday, 21 March 2013
Newman Center Signing

MOBILE – The role of higher education is to provide the foundation for young people to build a life and not just a career, Catholic Archbishop Thomas J. Rodi told Troy University officials here on Thursday during a luncheon at the Battle House Hotel.

The Most Rev. Rodi, who has served as Archbishop of Mobile since 2008, addressed a gathering of TROY officials before signing a long-term lease for a Catholic ministry center that will be included in a 376-bed faith-based residence hall on the Troy Campus. The residence hall, which is about 67 percent complete and expected to be operational in August, will house a 2,300 square-foot Newman Center.

“It is the essential role of a university to build the foundation on which students will prepare to not only make a living but also build a life,” the Most Rev. Rodi said. “A university is more than just a place where learning takes place in classrooms. It is a place that encourages dialogue of differing ideas. It is that type of dialogue that makes the heart feel and compels us to act.”

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Dothan businessman appointed to small business advisory board

Posted: Thursday, 21 March 2013
Harry B. Grier

TROY – Dothan businessman Harry B. Grier, III has been appointed to the Alabama Small Business Development Network Advisory Board as a representative of Troy University’s Small Business Development Center.

Owner of Arch Business Consulting, Inc., Grier, who has a background in the banking industry, has been affiliated with TROY’s SBDC serving as a guest speaker at various training and educational programs, and has been a “go-to expert” for SBDC counselors for commercial lending expertise, said Sandra Lucas, the center’s director.

“Harry Grier is the absolute perfect choice to serve as our representative on the Alabama SBDC Network Advisory Board,” Lucas said. “With his experience first in banking in Georgia and Alabama, as a controller for a Wiregrass-based service business and now as a small business owner himself, he is well-suited to help the Network in improving our assistance from a practical, hands-on point of view.”

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Summit aims to match Southeast Alabama lenders and small businesses

Posted: Thursday, 21 March 2013

TROY – Small businesses in South Alabama can learn about area funding resources during a Troy University-hosted Southeast Alabama Business Funding Resources and Assistance Summit.

The event, organized by the Small Business Development Center at Troy University and the Center for International Business and Economic Development, is scheduled for 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. Wednesday, March 27 at the Dothan Area Chamber of Commerce, located at 102 Jamestown Blvd.

The event is free to attend and is designed to promote awareness of different business funding resources in the area. Each resource will have time to introduce and promote their funding products, along with their requirements and procedures used in lending decisions.

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Nuclear Iran among global security issues to be discussed at TROY conference

Posted: Wednesday, 20 March 2013

MONTGOMERY - Dr. Christopher Hemmer, chair of the Department of International Security studies at the Air War College, will discuss dealing with a nuclear Iran on Friday, March 22, at Troy University’s Montgomery Campus during the keynote address for the annual International Security/Internal Safety conference.

The two-day IS/IS conference will draw professors and graduate students from around the Southeast to the Montgomery Campus to discuss global security and international relations. The conference will run from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday.

Sessions are open to members of the public, and admission is free.

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TROY associate dean presented leadership award

Posted: Tuesday, 19 March 2013
Dr. John Miller

TROY – Dr. John Miller, Associate Dean of the College of Health and Human Services at Troy University, has been awarded a national organization’s highest prize.

The Sport and Recreation Law Association’s Betty van der Smissen Leadership Award is presented annually to recognize a membe for leadership and vision in the study of legal aspects of sport and physical activity.

“Receipt of this award is often considered to be the crowning achievement of one’s career in the area of sport and recreation law,” said Dr. Damon Andrew, Dean of the College of Health and Human Services. “It is certainly fitting that Dr. Miller is recognized as a leader in his field.”

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TROY to host free conference for parents, teachers of gifted students

Posted: Tuesday, 19 March 2013

DOTHAN - Troy University will host the Fifth Annual Gifted Education Conference for parents and teachers of high-ability K-2 students at the Dothan Campus on Saturday, April 6, from 9:30 – 3 p.m. in the Michelin Room in the Library/Technology Building.

This year’s theme is developing early interest in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

The free event is sponsored by the College of Education and is aimed at helping parents and teachers better meet the needs of high-ability students in kindergarten through second grade.

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Employers can match with students and alumni at TROY career fair

Posted: Monday, 18 March 2013

TROY – Space is still available for employers at Troy University’s Spring Career Fair, scheduled for April 4 on the Troy Campus. The event is aimed at matching employers with students and alumni who are searching for new jobs.

“This event is an incredibly important opportunity for our students,” said Lauren Cole, coordinator of career services. “With the job market turning around, it’s a vital time for both employers and prospects to get face-to-face.”

Employers can register for the career via Trojan Recruiting Live “https://troy-csm.symplicity.com/”, a website that connects employers with Troy University students and alumni, and a resume database for TROY students. Students can also preview the employers attending the fair at the website.

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Symphony Band to honor Dr. John M. Long with concerts in Montgomery, Troy

Posted: Monday, 18 March 2013
Dr. John M

MONTGOMERY - Troy University's Symphony Band will present a tribute to legendary TROY bandmaster Dr. John M. Long with a pair of concerts in Troy and Montgomery celebrating the career and achievements of the University's director of band's emeritus.

The first “Tribute to Dr. Long” concert will be held on the Troy Campus on Thursday, March 21, at 7 p.m. inside the Claudia Crosby Theatre. This will be a joint concert with the Pearl City High School Band from Honolulu, Hawaii, featuring guest conductors Mike Nakasone and Paula Crider, who are close friends of Dr. Long. The band will perform some of Dr. Long's favorite music, and close with the “1812 Overture” in his honor. Admission is free and open to the public.

The second concert will at the Montgomery Campus on Thursday, March 28, at 7 p.m., inside the Davis Theatre for Performing Arts. Tickets are $10 and are on sale now. The program will include a selection of Dr. Long's favorite classic overtures, works by American composers, great marches and patriotic music, and a stirring rendition of John Philip Sousa's "The Stars and Stripes Forever" conducted by Dr. Long himself.

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Troy University to present Muslim Journeys lecture series in Dothan

Posted: Monday, 18 March 2013

DOTHAN - Troy University will host a pair of lectures at the Dothan Campus by a history professor who will provide insight into Islamic culture through his experiences as a traveler and resident in the Muslim world.

Presented by Auburn University professor Dr. Matt Malczycki, the two-part “Muslim Journeys” series aims to explain the historical and theological outlines of the Islamic faith in an informal and non-confrontational manner.

The first lecture, “An Arkansas Traveler’s Perspective on Islam,” will be held on Sunday, March 24, at 2 p.m. inside the Harrison Room in Malone Hall. The lecture attempts to explore Islam in a way that will foster greater understanding.

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Troy University provides scholarships to military personnel in wake of tuition assistance cuts

Posted: Thursday, 14 March 2013

TROY – Troy University is now offering three new online undergraduate degrees to students in Florida. The new additions – a bachelor of science in anthropology, a bachelor of science in sociology and a bachelor of liberal studies program – brings the number of bachelor degree programs offered in the state to 13, in addition to two associate degree programs and 13 graduate degrees.

The liberal studies program is designed to foster critical thinking and communication skills.

“This degree would be attractive to adult learners who have vocational and professional skills from on-the-job experience but lack a college degree,” said Dr. James Rinehart, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. “Traditional students who are planning to pursue graduate degrees in areas that demand critical thinking skills such as law, business administration or public administration would also find the degree program beneficial.”

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Troy University to welcome prospective students March 23 for Spring Trojan Day

Posted: Wednesday, 13 March 2013

TROY - Prospective students will have the opportunity to learn more about academic opportunities and extra-curricular activities during Troy University Spring Trojan Day on March 23.

The event, which begins at 9 a.m. with a browse session in Trojan Arena, will offer prospective students and their parents the opportunity to interact with representatives from the University’s five colleges and various campus organizations, tour the campus, and learn about the admissions process.

In addition, participants will have the opportunity to tour the University’s sorority and fraternity houses and also take advantage of open houses at campus ministries and Honors Cottage.

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“Darkness Into Life” exhibit opening at Troy University’s Dothan Campus

Posted: Tuesday, 05 March 2013

DOTHAN - An exhibit collecting the stories of Holocaust survivors now living in Alabama opened this week at the Dothan Campus as part of Troy University’s ongoing Year of Holocaust Remembrance.

“Darkness Into Life: Alabama Holocaust Survivors Through Photography and Art,” an exhibit on loan from the Birmingham Holocaust Education Center, will be on display inside the exhibit hall on the first floor of the Library/Technology Building through April 26.

Featuring the stories of 20 Holocaust survivors, the exhibit consists of photos, paintings and narratives by the survivors that teach the history of the Holocaust and offer a rich understanding of its impact on these individuals and their families.

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Troy University to host teacher recruitment fair Wednesday at Dothan Campus

Posted: Tuesday, 05 March 2013

DOTHAN - Troy University education majors and alumni will get the chance to meet with representatives from area school systems during the annual Dothan Campus Teachers Fair on Wednesday, March 6.

The fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. inside the Harrison Room in Malone Hall. The event will give aspiring teachers a chance to discuss employment opportunities with representatives from several area school systems including Clay County Schools, Coffee County Schools, Dothan City Schools, Enterprise City Schools, and Montgomery Public Schools along with Kelly Educational Staffing and the State Department of Education.

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Journalism banquet allows alumni to reconnect with Hall School

Posted: Tuesday, 05 March 2013

TROY – Troy University’s Hall School of Journalism and Communication will recognize the outstanding achievements of its students and alumni at its annual awards banquet in April, and the Journalism Alumni Association is accepting nominations for awards.

The annual banquet recognizes the achievements of not only students currently enrolled at TROY but also highlights the success of graduates working in the fields of advertising, public relations, print and broadcast Journalism. Nomination forms can be found on the JAA’s website at jaa.troy.edu.

“The alumni awards banquet is a great way of recognizing the success of our graduates and is also a way of welcoming back all of our graduates so they can remember their time in the Hall School,” says Aaron Taylor, President of the JAA and past alumni award recipient. “We hope as many graduates as possible come back for the banquet to see what’s going on at their alma mater, including many of the changes that have taken place since they left.”

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Walk Hard 2013 joins Travel Channel in spring break documentary

Posted: Tuesday, 05 March 2013
Alpha Tau Omega

MONTGOMERY - Troy University's Symphony Band will present a tribute to legendary TROY bandmaster Dr. John M. Long with a pair of concerts in Troy and Montgomery celebrating the career and achievements of the University's director of band's emeritus.

The first “Tribute to Dr. Long” concert will be held on the Troy Campus on Thursday, March 21, at 7 p.m. inside the Claudia Crosby Theatre. This will be a joint concert with the Pearl City High School Band from Honolulu, Hawaii, featuring guest conductors Mike Nakasone and Paula Crider, who are close friends of Dr. Long. The band will perform some of Dr. Long's favorite music, and close with the “1812 Overture” in his honor. Admission is free and open to the public.

The second concert will at the Montgomery Campus on Thursday, March 28, at 7 p.m., inside the Davis Theatre for Performing Arts. Tickets are $10 and are on sale now. The program will include a selection of Dr. Long's favorite classic overtures, works by American composers, great marches and patriotic music, and a stirring rendition of John Philip Sousa's "The Stars and Stripes Forever" conducted by Dr. Long himself.

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Three Troy University alumni awarded Alabama Power Foundation grants

Posted: Tuesday, 05 March 2013

TROY - Three recent Troy University graduates received $1,000 grants from the Alabama Power Foundation to purchase teaching materials and classroom supplies.

The award recipients were: Patty Renea Carlson from the Phenix City Campus, Kirstan Somone Davis from the Dothan Campus and Carrie Rigdon from the Troy Campus.

Alabama Power Foundation grants are awarded annually to 12 first-year teachers in the Alabama school system and have been since 1995. Candidates are submitted by the state's public teacher colleges and winners are selected by a committee that includes education school deans. All winning candidates graduated from a state-approved teacher program at an Alabama public four-year college or university.

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TROY students participate in Costa Rican trip to Central American Games

Posted: Monday, 04 March 2013

TROY – Troy University College of Health and Human Services students will be participating in the Central American Games in Costa Rica as part of a spring break study-abroad trip.

Three athletic training students will provide support to the games, which sets the stage for Central American nations’ Olympic teams, much in the same way the U.S. Nationals contribute to Olympic teams from the United States.

“This is an outstanding way for our students to get real-world experience, as well as share techniques we use in our country that are not in widespread practice in some other parts of the world,” said Dr. Amanda Benson, who chairs the department and will lead the athletic training team.

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U.S. News and World Reports ranks TROY among best

Posted: Friday, 01 March 2013

TROY - Troy University has been ranked in the top 30 public universities in the South by U.S. News and World Reports magazine, and several of its programs have been recognized as leading online learning programs.

The University was ranked 30 on the organization’s “Top Public Schools” listing, and was included in the “Best Regional Universities (South)” list.

In addition, the University’s nursing and rehabilitation counseling programs were named to the “U.S. News Best Grad School” list. It was among the top 50 universities on the “Best Online Bachelor’s Programs” list. U.S. News also listed TROY among the best for its online graduate nursing, graduate education and graduate business programs.

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