Georgian officials to share story of Russian invasion at public policy conference

Posted: Friday, 31 October 2008

FORT WALTON BEACH – The Republic of Georgia’s Deputy State Minister for Reintegration will be among four speakers from that country to deliver their insights into the recent Russian invasion of that country during a conference hosted by Troy University.

Minister David Rakviashvili will be joined by Maka Ioseliani, dean of the School of Government at the Georgian Institute of Public Affairs, Ketevan Natriashvili, GIPA’s coordinator of Rural Development and Nestan Tsitsishvili, higher education coordinator for Rural Development.

The panel will speak at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4 at TROY’s “Public Policy: Building Broad-Based Solutions to Complex Problems” conference at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa near Destin, Fla.

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Saltwater aquarium offers TROY students a look at living reef

Posted: Thursday, 30 October 2008
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TROY – Students at Troy University are getting to see a living reef up close and personal thanks to a demonstration project sponsored jointly with the Wiregrass Research, Conservation and Development Council, the University and Aquarium Fantasies.

The Positive Water Management Practices Display and Aquatic Ecosystem Demonstration is located in the first floor atrium of the Math and Science Complex in McCall Hall on the Troy Campus, according to Janet Gaston, the instructor in the Department of Biological Science who spearheaded the effort.

In addition to the 180-gallon aquarium containing a saltwater reef and marine life, two wall-mounted bulletin board displays provide information on non-point source pollution, pollutants that can create public health hazards, factors that influence non-point source pollution, how watersheds work, services ecosystems provide to the environment and vegetation found along south Alabama rivers.

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Troy University Theatre presents “A Lesson Before Dying”

Posted: Tuesday, 28 October 2008

TROY – The Troy University Theatre will present “A Lesson Before Dying” by Romulus Linney Nov. 13-15 and Nov. 19-21 in the Trojan Center Theatre.

The play, based on the novel by Ernest Gaines, centers on a young black man who is wrongly condemned to death in backwoods Louisiana in 1948. His godmother asks a schoolteacher to teach him to die like a man.

The novel is the subject of the University’s Common Reading Initiative this semester and the play compliments the cross-curriculum discussion of the book, said Adena Moree, who is directing the production.

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Denise Wade wins Troy University’s Vergil Parks McKinley Award for October

Posted: Tuesday, 28 October 2008
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TROY, Ala.—Denise Wade, secretary for the Troy University School of Nursing’s Associate of Nursing program based on TROY’s Montgomery Campus, has received the University’s Vergil Parks McKinley Award for October.

Wade, who has been a member of the Troy University staff since 2004, received the award during a ceremony in the Hawkins-Adams-Long Hall of Honor on the Troy Campus on Tuesday. Dr. Jack Hawkins Jr., chancellor of Troy University, presented the award to Wade, who was nominated by Dr. Donna Bedsole, director of the associate of nursing program.

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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MEDIA ADVISORY: Grant / Trojan Warrior statue

Posted: Monday, 27 October 2008

Aquatic ecosystem demonstration receives grant

Oct. 28, 11:30 a.m. (Troy Campus): Troy University and the Wiregrass Resource, Conservation and Development Council will unveil an aquatic ecosystem demonstration project in McCall Hall, the University’s Math and Science Complex.

The demonstration is located in the student lobby on the first floor and is a living saltwater reef tank.

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Marjorie Yessick crowned Miss Troy University

Posted: Monday, 27 October 2008
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FORT WALTON BEACH – The Republic of Georgia’s Deputy State Minister for Reintegration will be among four speakers from that country to deliver their insights into the recent Russian invasion of that country during a conference hosted by Troy University.

Minister David Rakviashvili will be joined by Maka Ioseliani, dean of the School of Government at the Georgian Institute of Public Affairs, Ketevan Natriashvili, GIPA’s coordinator of Rural Development and Nestan Tsitsishvili, higher education coordinator for Rural Development.

The panel will speak at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4 at TROY’s “Public Policy: Building Broad-Based Solutions to Complex Problems” conference at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa near Destin, Fla.



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MEDIA ADVISORY: Troy University Homecoming / Republic of Georgia officials to discuss Russian invasion

Posted: Friday, 24 October 2008

Troy University homecoming

Troy University will celebrate its Homecoming on Nov. 8 under the theme “Then, Now, Forever – Trojans.” The Homecoming Queen and King will be crowned and the court presented during halftime ceremonies. Four TROY alumni will also be honored during halftime with Alumni of the Year Awards. The homecoming opponent is Western Kentucky, and pre-game activities commence at 2 p.m. with kickoff set for 2:30 p.m. in Movie Gallery Veteran’s Stadium.

Homecoming week activities include:

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Troy University to honor four outstanding alumni on Nov. 8

Posted: Friday, 24 October 2008

TROY – Troy University will honor four outstanding alumni with Alumni of the Year awards during halftime of its Nov. 8 Homecoming game against Western Kentucky.

Ashley Aaron of Montgomery, Mike Amos of Troy, Robert P. Murchison of Wetumpka and Robert Cam Ward of Alabaster will be honored as Alumni of the Year. In addition to the presentation at halftime, the honorees will be recognized at an invitation-only dinner on Nov. 7 and a breakfast reception in the Hawkins-Adams-Long Hall of Honor on Nov. 8.

The awards are presented annually by the University as a part of its Homecoming celebration. Nominations are solicited, and winners are selected by the Troy University Alumni Association’s Board of Directors based on outstanding professional accomplishments, civic achievements and loyalty and service to Troy University.

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Troy University to celebrate Homecoming on Nov. 8

Posted: Wednesday, 22 October 2008
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Troy University to celebrate Homecoming on Nov. 8

TROY – Troy University will celebrate its Homecoming on Nov. 8 under the theme “Then, Now, Forever – Trojans.”

Activities will get under way on Nov. 8 with a Homecoming Fun Run at 7 a.m. The Homecoming parade will kick off at 10 a.m. in downtown Troy and various tailgating activities will begin at 11 a.m. “Trojan Walk” is scheduled for 12:15 p.m., beginning on University Avenue in front of Trojan Arena and stretching to Movie Gallery Veterans Stadium. Homecoming pre-game festivities will get under way at 2 p.m. in the stadium and kickoff for the Homecoming game against Western Kentucky is scheduled for 2:30 p.m.

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Miss Troy University Pageant set for Sunday

Posted: Thursday, 23 October 2008

TROY—The 38th Annual Miss Troy University Scholarship Pageant will be held Sunday, Oct. 26, at 2 p.m. in Claudia Crosby Theater. Ticket booths open at 1:30 p.m. 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.

The following students are competing for the title of Miss Troy University:

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Troy University celebrates nursing masters degree silver anniversary

Posted: Friday, 10 October 2008

TROY – Troy University’s School of Nursing will celebrate the 25th anniversary of its Master of Science in Nursing Program on Saturday, Oct. 25 with a celebration on the Montgomery Campus.

“This is a monumental milestone for the School of Nursing, and underscores TROY’s commitment to providing quality healthcare professionals for our state, region and nation,” said Dr. Geraldine Allen, director of the Master of Science in Nursing Program.

The MSN program was initiated in 1983 on the Montgomery Campus with clinical specialties in adult health, child health or maternal infant nursing with functional roles in nursing education or administration.

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Troy University to teach small businesses how to sell to the Corps of Engineers

Posted: Thursday, 09 October 2008

TROY – Troy University’s Small Business Development Center hopes area small businesses will learn how to sell goods and services to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers during a Nov. 6 workshop in Dothan.

The Center is co-hosting the event with the Dothan Area Chamber of Commerce and the Center for International Business and Economic Development in the Chamber’s board room from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. The cost to attend is $10 and covers a lunch meal.

“This is a good opportunity for small business people to hear first-hand how the Mobile District operates and how to do business with them,” said Judy Callin, a consultant with the Center.

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Troy University Public Radio 'friendraiser' begins Oct. 17

Posted: Wednesday, 08 October 2008

TROY – Troy University Public Radio’s “Fall Friendraiser” is being conducted Oct. 17 - 24 to help support the programming offered by the network.

“Our financial goal is $50,000, which will be used to cover the cost of purchasing programming such as Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Car Talk and A Prairie Home Companion,” said Fred Azbell, TROY Public Radio’s program director. “This week is dedicated to the listeners who inspire Troy University Public Radio’s celebration of community and the arts in southeast Alabama, southwest Georgia and the Florida Panhandle.”

The TROY Public Radio network this year added three new HD hybrid digital radio channels to its three-station FM network. As one of the few public radio networks to offer HD, the University’s network now offers “BBC World News Service” and “Classical Music 24/7” across its digital framework.

“The addition of the high-definition channels has propelled TROY Public Radio to the forefront of listener service,” said Buddy Johnson, the University’s director of radio and television.

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TROY's Career Services sponsors Fall Career Fair

Posted: Wednesday, 08 October 2008

TROY-Troy University’s Fall Career Fair is set for 9 a.m. – 12 noon, Tuesday, Oct., 21, in the Trojan Center Ballrooms on the Troy Campus.

Students and alumni are invited to attend this event.

“During this event, individuals will have the opportunity to meet with representatives from several career fields to discuss employment opportunities and a chance to win prizes. All students of every major are welcome to participate,” said Josh Wooden, a career coordinator in the Career Services office.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Chancellor Hawkins will speak at Montgomery Lions Club

Posted: Wednesday, 08 October 2008
Chancellor Hawkins will speak at Montgomery Lions Club

Oct. 10: Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., Troy University’s chancellor, will speak to the Montgomery Lions Club at 12 noon. The club meets at the RSA Activity Center, located at 201 Dexter Avenue.

Members of the media are invited to attend this opportunity. Please contact the University Relations Office to confirm your organization’s attendance at the meeting by calling 334-670-3196 or via email at clusk@troy.edu.

Ambassador Sichan Siv will serve as Ambassador-in-Residence

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Grant will aid plasma physics research at Troy University

Posted: Monday, 06 October 2008
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TROY – Troy University’s Plasma Physics Research Laboratory will increase its studies of shock wave plasma dynamics thanks to a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant.

The $132,000 grant will be used for the purchase of a high-resolution monochromator-CCD system for high temporal and spectral resolution spectroscopy.

“This will allow us to be more precise in looking at the properties of a propagating shock wave in plasma,” said Dr. Nirmol Podder, assistant professor of physics who heads the research lab.

Dr. Podder and his students are researching methods and mechanisms that can be used in cutting down some of the effects of shock waves created by various means – such as shock created by a supersonic airplane when breaking the sound barrier. The monochromator will allow him and his students to analyze atomic processes in the shock wave disturbances in nanosecond increments.

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Sichan Siv named TROY's first ambassador-in-residence

Posted: Monday, 06 October 2008
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TROY – Ambassador Sichan Siv will become Troy University’s first ambassador-in-residence next week as the College of Arts and Sciences inaugurates its new program.

Siv and his wife Martha will arrive in Troy Sunday to start the first of two week-long visits. The second week-long residence will take place during the spring semester.

“We want our visiting ambassadors’ knowledge of international affairs and, in most instances, their unique personal experiences to be presented to first our students, but also to the community at large,” said Dr. Jim Rinehart, associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and a professor of political science.




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Troy University hires economic specialist in economic development

Posted: Monday, 06 October 2008
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TROY – Troy University’s Center for International Business and Economic Development has a new resource to draw upon when it comes to international development.

Dr. Joseph Ntangsi has been named the Eminent Scholar in Economics at the Sorrell College of Business. The Eminent Scholar in Economics works closely with the Center in both academic and research endeavors.

“We were extremely fortunate to attract Dr. Ntangsi to Troy University,” said Dr. Don Hines, dean of the Sorrell College. “His academic credentials are impeccable and he has more than 26 years of economic development experiences both with the World Bank Group and the German Development Bank. His experience will greatly enhance the economic development activities of the Center.”



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Troy University political science students weigh in on presidential politics

Posted: Wednesday, 01 October 2008
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TROY -- Troy University political science students taped the first of a two-part series discussing issues related to the presidential campaign Wednesday.

The one-hour program, “TROY Votes” will air at 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 3, with repeat airings on Oct. 6 at 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Oct. 7 at 8 p.m. on TrojanVision, the University’s cable television channel. The second program will air at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17, with repeat airings on Oct. 20 at 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Oct. 21 at 8 p.m.

The format, moderated by Dr. James Rinehart, associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and former chair of the Political Science Department, brings together a group of political science students who have researched issues connected to race and who share their informed opinions in response to questions posed by Dr. Rinehart.

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Campus organization promotes alcohol awareness

Posted: Wednesday, 01 October 2008
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TROY -- Troy University’s GAMMA chapter is promoting alcohol responsibility to students through National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week.

GAMMA (Greeks Advocating the Mature Management of Alcohol) is holding a week full of activities to encourage students to act responsibly during the upcoming fall break.

Sarah Dole, GAMMA President, said that their main goal is to educate the students about driving under the influence of alcohol.

“We want the students to know they are not invincible,” said Dole, “and to act responsibly when they decide to drink.”

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