Two Troy University professors to serve on national board

Posted: Thursday, 30 April 2009

TROY, Ala. – Two Troy University art and design professors were recently elected to positions on the board of the national association of Foundations in Art: Theory and Education (FATE).

Board members and officers were elected during the organization’s national biennial conference earlier this month.

Jerry Johnson, chair of TROY’s Department of Art and Design, was re-elected as vice president for communications, while Greg Skaggs, assistant professor, was elected as the organization’s representative to the Southeastern College Art Conference.

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Troy University partners with Sub-Saharan African university

Posted: Wednesday, 29 April 2009

TROY – Troy University will be paired with the University of Liberia under a U.S. Agency for International Development grant program aimed at developing higher education in 16 African nations.

Under the grant, Troy University will receive $50,000 to help plan ways to partner with the University of Liberia in areas pertinent to teacher preparation and education.

“This is particularly important in Liberia where educators struggle to overcome limitations imposed by recent civil war,” said Dr. Becky Ingram, an associate professor of curriculum and teaching in TROY’s College of Education.

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Dance group has end-of-year performance

Posted: Wednesday, 29 April 2009

TROY – Troy University will be paired with the University of Liberia under a U.S. Agency for International Development grant program aimed at developing higher education in 16 African nations.

Under the grant, Troy University will receive $50,000 to help plan ways to partner with the University of Liberia in areas pertinent to teacher preparation and education.

“This is particularly important in Liberia where educators struggle to overcome limitations imposed by recent civil war,” said Dr. Becky Ingram, an associate professor of curriculum and teaching in TROY’s College of Education.

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Ohio State University professor receives first Sport Management Scholar award

Posted: Wednesday, 29 April 2009
Dr. Packianathan Chelladurai

TROY, Ala. -- Dr. Packianathan Chelladurai, a sport management professor at Ohio State University, is the first-ever recipient of the Sport Management Scholar Lifetime Achievement Award, presented during the fifth annual Southern Sport Management Conference at Troy University.

The award was established by the conference’s organizing committee in conjunction with the TROY College of Health and Human Services to recognize individuals who have made significant scholarly contributions to the academic field of sport management.

Dr. Damon Andrew, dean of TROY’s College of Health and Human Services, presented the award to Dr. Chelladurai during a dinner held the opening night of the conference on April 16.

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Bob Willis wins Troy University’s Vergil Parks McKinley Award for April

Posted: Wednesday, 29 April 2009
Bob Willis

TROY, Ala.—Bob Willis, dean of student services at Troy University’s Dothan Campus, has received the University’s Vergil Parks McKinley Award for April.
Willis, who has been a member of the Troy University staff since 1991, received the award during a ceremony on Wednesday in the Hawkins-Adams-Long Hall of Honor on the Troy Campus. Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., Troy University chancellor, presented the award to Willis, who was nominated by Herbert Reeves, dean of student services for the University.

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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Troy University College of Education earns specialized accreditation

Posted: Wednesday, 29 April 2009

TROY—Troy University’s longstanding mission of teacher preparation was reaffirmed recently as the College of Education received notification of accreditation from its national accreditation organization, according to Dr. Lance Tatum, dean of the College of Education.

The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) has granted TROY accreditation of the undergraduate- and graduate-level programs of teacher preparation on the University’s four Alabama campuses. More than 6,100 Troy University students worldwide major in education.

“This marks the first time that our teacher education programs in the College of Education have received specialized accreditation as a single unit,” Dr. Tatum said. “Troy University was founded as an institution to train teachers, so we should adopt the highest standards and principles of our profession as established by NCATE in order to continue that legacy of excellent teacher preparation.”

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TROY to host Geneva County Groundwater Festival

Posted: Wednesday, 29 April 2009

DOTHAN—Troy University will welcome 400 area fourth graders to the Dothan Campus on Friday, May 1, for the annual Geneva County Groundwater Festival.

Students from Mulkey, Samson, Geneva County and Slocomb elementary schools will participate in the festival, which educates students about the water cycle and the need for water conservation.

“The goal of the [festival] is to increase awareness of our fragile groundwater resources and to inform students about the need to protect those resources,” said Mary Baltikauski, Geneva County extension coordinator.

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TROY students head to London for summer insurance study

Posted: Tuesday, 28 April 2009

TROY – Six Troy University students studying risk management and insurance in the Sorrell College of Business will head to London Saturday to learn from leaders of the industry.

Candace Anderson, of Birmingham, Donovan Beitel, of Troy, Cody Lowrey, of Jemison, April Lynch, of Troy, Patrick McGlon, of Mobile, and Jacob Preston, of Birmingham, will intern at Lloyds of London and shadow other insurance professionals at London firms Chaucer Syndicate, Markel International, Decus Brokers, Aon, Beazley Syndicate, ACE and Gallagher.

Dr. Carol Jordan, eminent scholar of risk management and insurance, coordinates what has become an annual pilgrimage to Lloyd’s and will teach at Chaucer Syndicate during the week-long visit.

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Troy University students awarded insurance internships

Posted: Tuesday, 28 April 2009

TROY – Six risk management and insurance students at Troy University have been awarded summer internships in the insurance industry.

Patrick McGlon, a senior from Mobile, will intern at AllRisk in Baltimore, MD. Formed in 1964 as an excess and surplus lines facility, the company offers the broadest spectrum of wholesale solutions with four operating units: contract binding, brokerage, national programs and personal lines.

Jacob Preston, from Birmingham, and Chance Gilliland, of Oneonta, will intern with NAPSLO, the National Association of Professional Surplus Line Offices. Preston will intern in San Antonio, TX and Richmond, VA, while Gilliland will intern in Manhattan, NY and Chicago, IL. The students will be paired with a NAPSLO member insurance company and with a NAPSLO member brokerage.

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TROY has seventh annual Pike County Groundwater Festival

Posted: Tuesday, 28 April 2009

TROY – More than 500 Pike County fourth graders will learn about water resources during the seventh annual Pike County Groundwater Festival on April 29 at Troy University.

The students, representing a total of 19 classes from Banks school, Goshen Elementary, Pike County Elementary, Troy Elementary, Pike Liberal Arts School, Covenant Christian and New Life Academy will study various aspects of water resources under the theme “Water, It is all About,” according to Janet Gaston, science education advisor in the University’s Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences.

One aspect of the festival is a t-shirt design contest. Each year leading up to the festival, fourth graders are asked to submit designs. This year, Banks Elementary School student Blake McCall was the overall winner and was presented a t-shirt bearing his design on Tuesday. The festival also recognizes design winners at each of the area schools.

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Spring commencement largest on record at Troy University

Posted: Wednesday, 29 April 2009

TROY – When U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Allen G. Peck addresses graduates at Troy University’s Spring Commencement on May 8, he address the largest graduating class in TROY’s history.

Some 657 undergraduate and graduates students will receive diplomas during exercises beginning at 10:30 a.m. in Sartain Hall. Included in that number are graduates from 21 states and 13 nations outside the United States.

Spring Commencement, although free to attend, is a ticketed event and is restricted to five tickets per graduate. Extra tickets will be available beginning at 8 a.m. at the Sartain Hall ticket booth and are limited to one per person.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: TROY Dothan Campus to host free health and wellness fair

Posted: Monday, 27 April 2009

Tuesday, April 28: Several community health care providers will be at Troy University’s Dothan Campus to provide free checks, screenings and information during the annual health and wellness fair on Tuesday, April 28.

The fair will be held from 9 a.m. until noon in Malone Hall and is open to the public.

A press release about the health fair can be found on line: http://troy.edu/news/archives/2009/april/04142009_health_fair.html

Members of the media are invited to cover this event. Any special coverage requirements can be directed to mclower@troy.edumclower@troy.edu.

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Troy University associate nursing degree program reaccredited

Posted: Wednesday, 22 April 2009

TROY, Ala. – Troy University’s associate degree program in nursing (ASN) has been granted continued accreditation by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) Board of Commissioners.

The NLNAC is nationally recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as the accrediting agency for postsecondary and higher degree nursing programs. NLNAC accreditation is a voluntary peer review process to enhance quality improvement in nursing education.

The board’s ruling extended the program’s accreditation for eight years and came on the heels of last fall’s accreditation visit. The review process focused on the program’s adherence to 23 criteria in seven areas – mission and governance, faculty, students, curriculum and instruction, resources, integrity and educational effectiveness.

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W.A. Gayle Planetarium to celebrate 40th anniversary with Astronomy Day

Posted: Tuesday, 21 April 2009

MONTGOMERY—The W.A. Gayle Planetarium will mark 40 years of educating the public about the night sky during the annual Astronomy Day celebration on Saturday, May 2.

The planetarium opened in 1969 and is operated for the City of Montgomery by Troy University.

“The Universe, Yours to Discover” is the theme of this year’s Astronomy Day, which is held in partnership with the Auburn Astronomical Society.

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TROY honors outstanding Dothan Campus students

Posted: Tuesday, 21 April 2009

DOTHAN—Troy University recognized outstanding student academic achievements during the annual Dothan Campus Honors Convocation on Friday, April 17.

The ceremony was held at 6 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church in Dothan.

More than 30 awards were presented recognizing the top undergraduate and graduate students in the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Education and the Continuing Education Center.

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'Extreme Makeover' special to air April 26 on TROY TrojanVision

Posted: Monday, 20 April 2009

TROY—Troy University’s campus television station will shine the spotlight on the work of hundreds of local volunteers when it airs a behind-the-scenes look at the making of a popular TV reality show on Sunday, April 26, at 6 p.m.

The one-hour special, “Extreme Makeover Home Edition Preview Special presented by TROY TrojanVision,” will air before ABC’s national broadcast of an episode featuring a homebuilding project in Montgomery. Kyle Bozeman, Troy University’s television manager, said the special features the work of several TROY journalism students.

The Emmy-Award winning “Extreme Makeover Home Edition” focuses on families who give back to the community even though they may be needy themselves. Each episode focuses on the families, the designers and the work that goes into creating a new home for a worthy family.

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Earth Day Fair to be held at TROY Dothan Campus

Posted: Wednesday, 29 April 2009

DOTHAN – Members of the Environmental Awareness Organization at Troy University’s Dothan Campus aim to inspire and educate during the first ever Earth Day Fair on Wednesday, April 22.

The fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the rotunda of the Library/Technology Building.

The event will include opportunities to learn more about local environmental causes and nuclear power and a free viewing of the film “Who Killed the Electric Car?”. There will also be chances to win free passes to the upcoming movie “Disney Nature’s Earth!”

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TROY's Small Business Development Center sponsoring Equal Opportunity seminar

Posted: Monday, 20 April 2009

TROY – Troy University’s Small Business Development Center is co-sponsoring an Equal Employment Opportunity seminar at from 8:30 a.m. until 10 a.m. May 7 at the Pike County Economic Development Center in Troy.

The seminar, co-sponsored by the Pike County Chamber of Commerce, will feature Sheri Guenster, a federal investigator with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

“My presentation will provide practical guidance in dealing with the EEOC,” she said. “A few of the topics will be ‘What is the EEOC?,’ ‘What are the Laws Enforced by the EEOC?,’ ‘Who Can File a Claim with the EEOC?,’ and ‘How Charges are Resolved.’ I will also be available to answer audience questions.”

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Troy University Spring Honors Recital is April 23

Posted: Monday, 20 April 2009

TROY – Troy University’s John M. Long School of Music will have its annual Spring Honors Recital at 8:30 p.m. April 23 at Bush Memorial Baptist Church.

The biennial formal concert features outstanding individual student performers who have been first recommended by their private instructors then win an audition before a panel of Troy University music faculty, said Dr. Jim Zingara, who helps coordinate the recital.

Participating in this year’s recital is:

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TROY, AUSA partner to offer scholarships to Army NCOs

Posted: Monday, 20 April 2009
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TROY – Troy University will be paired with the University of Liberia under a U.S. Agency for International Development grant program aimed at developing higher education in 16 African nations.

Under the grant, Troy University will receive $50,000 to help plan ways to partner with the University of Liberia in areas pertinent to teacher preparation and education.

“This is particularly important in Liberia where educators struggle to overcome limitations imposed by recent civil war,” said Dr. Becky Ingram, an associate professor of curriculum and teaching in TROY’s College of Education.

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Buddhism and world peace is focus of lecture

Posted: Monday, 20 April 2009

TROY – A Soto Zen monk will present “Buddhism and the Self: A Model for Interfaith Dialogue and World Peace” at Troy University at 7 p.m. April 21 in the Trojan Center Theater.

Rev. Taiun Michael Elliston, founder and Abbot of the Atlanta Soto Zen Center, is hosted by the Troy University Philosophy Society and the Office of the Associate Provost. The event is free and open to the public.

The Atlanta Soto Zen Center has affiliated groups in Athens, Georgia; Chattanooga, Tennessee; Emory University; Huntsville, Alabama; Wichita, Kansas and Auburn University. In 2007 Rev. Taiun was formally transmitted into the American Soto Zen lineage, in recognition of a lifetime of practice and service. Soto Zen is one of the major sects of Zen Buddhism and emphasizes the practice of meditation and the application of Buddhist teachings to everyday life.

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TROY to honor outstanding Dothan Campus students

Posted: Thursday, 16 April 2009

Friday, April 17: – Troy University’s Dothan Campus will recognize outstanding student academic achievements during the annual Honors Convocation on Friday, April 17.

The ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church in Dothan.

More than 30 awards will be presented recognizing the top undergraduate and graduate students in the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business and Education.

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March for Babies to be held at TROY Dothan Campus

Posted: Wednesday, 15 April 2009

DOTHAN – Local March of Dimes teams and individuals will hit the Harrison Walking Trails at Troy University’s Dothan Campus on Saturday, April 25, for the 2009 March for Babies event.

More than 30 Wiregrass teams will walk the trails from 8 a.m. until noon, joining with more than 900 communities across the country in support of the March of Dimes’ mission to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.

More than 30 Wiregrass teams will walk the trails from 8 a.m. until noon, joining with more than 900 communities across the country in support of the March of Dimes’ mission to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.

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Rosa Parks Museum to host forum on fair housing

Posted: Wednesday, 15 April 2009

Thursday, April 16: – A forum examining the impact of the Chicago Freedom Movement and the current state of fair housing in the nation will be held at Troy University’s Rosa Parks Museum on Thursday, April 16, at 6 p.m.

The museum and the Central Alabama Fair Housing Center are celebrating Fair Housing Month with the forum “How Far We Marched: The Chicago Freedom Movement’s Relevance to the Modern Struggle for Fair Housing.”

Appearing on the forum panel will be Shanna Smith, president and CEO of the National Fair Housing Alliance; Bernard J. Kleina, executive director of the HOPE Fair Housing Center in Illinois; and Faith Cooper, executive director of the CAFHC.

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Three honored with Sullivan Awards at Troy University

Posted: Tuesday, 14 April 2009
Gibson Vance

TROY – Troy University has honored two students and a member of the University’s faculty with the 2009 Algernon Sydney Sullivan Awards.

Seniors Cody Ash of Troy and Kristina Vise of Trussville and Barbara Patterson, director of student involvement/leadership were presented the awards during a luncheon on the Troy Campus on Monday. The recipients also were honored during the University’s annual Honors Convocation Monday night.

The Sullivan Award, which is presented at select colleges and universities throughout the United States, recognizes recipients for their excellence of character, humanitarian service and spiritual qualities. The award has been presented annually to a male student, a female student and one non-student at TROY since 1981. Students, faculty and staff nominate candidates for the award.

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TROY Dothan Campus to host free health and wellness fair

Posted: Tuesday, 14 April 2009

DOTHAN – Several community health care providers will be at Troy University’s Dothan Campus to provide free checks, screenings and information during the annual health and wellness fair on Tuesday, April 28.

Local health care providers will be on hand to give information about health topics including exercise and nutrition. Others will provide free access to a range of services including blood pressure, vision and hearing tests, said Keith Seagle, director of counseling and career services.

“The health fair allows us to promote health and wellness to our students, but it also allows faculty, staff and students to arrange for screenings on site so they do not have to take time off from school or work,” Seagle said.

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Special Olympics Alabama State Games to be conducted at TROY

Posted: Monday, 13 April 2009

TROY – Some 800 athletes with mental retardation and about 350 of their coaches and chaperons will compete May 15 – 17 in the Special Olympics Alabama State Games at Troy University.

Competitions will include 10 sports conducted both on the Troy Campus and at venues in the city of Troy, beginning with the opening ceremonies at 7 p.m. May 15 in Movie Gallery Veterans Stadium.

The ceremony will include a parade of athletes, entertainment and a fireworks show. Sporting events begin on May 16 at 9 a.m. at various venues. Sport events include swimming, gymnastics, equestrian, bowling, track and field, softball, tennis, bocce, power lifting and golf. A Victory Dance will be held Saturday night.

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Troy University to have financial crisis seminar

Posted: Friday, 10 April 2009
EDITORS/NEWS DIRECTORS: A CHANGE OF LOCATION HAS BEEN MADE FOR THE FINANCIAL CRISIS TOWN HALL MEETING. IT WILL BE CONDUCTED IN THE CLAUDIA CROSBY THEATRE ON THE TROY CAMPUS. THE LOCATION WAS MOVED FROM THE TROJAN CENTER THEATER. PLEASE UPDATE ANY CALENDAR LISTINGS AND PLEASE BROADCAST OR PRINT THIS CHANGE. BELOW COPIED IS AN UPDATED NEWS RELEASE.

TROY – Troy University’s Sorrell College of Business and the Center for International Business and Economic Development will conduct a town hall meeting on the national financial crisis on April 14.

Dr. Judson Edwards, an economist and director of the Center will speak on “Uncharted Waters: Can Government Stimulate the Service Economy?” and Mr. Robert E. Stewart will discuss “Inflation or National Bankruptcy” from 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. in the Claudia Crosby Theater on the Troy Campus.

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TROY Dothan Campus to celebrate Heritage Week

Posted: Friday, 10 April 2009

April 13-17: – Troy University’s Dothan Campus will celebrate Heritage Week with a series of free events starting on Monday, April 13.

Heritage Week events will include:

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Holocaust survivor to speak at TROY's Dothan Campus

Posted: Friday, 10 April 2009

DOTHAN – Holocaust survivor Ann Rosenheck will share her harrowing and inspiring story during a talk at Troy University on Saturday, April 25.

The program is sponsored by Temple Emanu-el in Dothan and TROY. It will begin at 3 p.m. in Sony Hall inside the Library Technology building on the Dothan Campus.

Admission is free and open to the public.

Rosenheck was 13 and living in Hungary when her family was captured by the Nazis and taken to the Auschwitz concentration camp. By war’s end, 92 members of her family had been killed, including her grandmother, a brother, a sister and both of her parents.

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Slack urges students to see 'the whole person' during TROY's Helen Keller Lecture

Posted: Thursday, 09 April 2009
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TROY, Ala. – As someone who has recovered from a mental illness, Joel Slack knows the value of respect.

Slack, an international consultant and trainer in the field of mental health, urged students gathered in the Claudia Crosby Theater for the 14th annual Helen Keller Lecture at Troy University on Thursday to look past stigmas and stereotypes attached to victims of mental illness.

“We must train ourselves to look at the whole person,” Slack said. “Is encourage you to look past the stigmas attached to someone with a mental illness and to see the strengths and potential that lay within.”

Slack suffered a mental breakdown while in college and was institutionalized due to schizophrenia. Following his recovery, Slack began to speak of his experience with mental illness, which led to opportunities to share his perspective with various mental health agencies.

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

Posted: Thursday, 09 April 2009

DOTHAN – A conference aimed at helping parents and teachers better meet the needs of gifted students in kindergarten through second grade will be held at Troy University’s Dothan Campus on Saturday, April 25.

The free event is sponsored by the College of Education and will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Michelin Room inside the Library Technology Building.

Parents and teachers will learn more about the unique needs of high-ability students, said education professor Dr. Victoria Morin.

“The conference presenters will provide information related to the recommended books, games, toys and activities that parents can use at home and ways that teachers can easily differentiate instruction to extend and enrich the curriculum for high-ability students,” Morin said.

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TROY Woodham Lecture Series to focus on mathematics

Posted: Wednesday, 08 April 2009

DOTHAN—The real-world applications of the study of mathematics will be the topic of the latest entry in the annual John Woodham Memorial Lecture Series on Tuesday, April 14, at Troy University’s Dothan Campus.

Dr. Reiff Lafleur, an associate professor of mathematics, will deliver a lecture titled “What is Math and Why Do We Do It?” at 4 p.m. in Sony Hall inside the Library Technology Building. Lafleur will discuss the various areas of math, what mathematicians work on, what methods they use and what kinds of applications there are.

A TROY professor since 1997, Lafleur earned a masters degree in mathematics from the University of Rhode Island in 1986 and a doctorate from the University of Connecticut in 1994.

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Jazz ensembles capture Hall of Fame top honors

Posted: Wednesday, 07 April 2009
Gibson Vance

TROY – Troy University’s jazz ensembles took a clean sweep of all collegiate competition categories at the 2009 Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame Jazz Festival in Birmingham.

The 2009 TROY Jazz Ensemble I was selected as the Most Outstanding College Jazz Band and will be permanently recognized with a plaque at the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame as the “Band of Distinction.” The Troy University Jazz Chamber Ensemble was selected as the Most Outstanding College Jazz Combo, and junior music education major LaRoy Bodiford, from Luverne, was recognized as the Most Outstanding Jazz Soloist.

Other students singled out for special recognition for Outstanding Solo Performance were: pianist David Samuel, a music education graduate student from Pensacola, Fla., and trumpeter Melvin Burks, a sophomore history education major from Brundidge.

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Troy University to have financial crisis town hall meeting

Posted: Tuesday, 07 April 2009

TROY – Troy University’s Sorrell College of Business and the Center for International Business and Economic Development will conduct a town hall meeting on the national financial crisis on April 14.

Dr. Judson Edwards, an economist and director of the Center will speak on “Uncharted Waters: Can Government Stimulate the Service Economy?” and Mr. Robert E. Stewart will discuss “Inflation or National Bankruptcy” from 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. in the Claudia Crosby Theater on the Troy Campus.

This seminar is in response to the community’s demand for more information and follows a “town hall meeting” the two faculty members conducted in last September, Dr. Edwards said.

The meeting is free and open to the public.

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MEDIA ADVISORY:TROY Dothan Campus to host Sexual Assault Awareness Day

Posted: Tuesday, 07 April 2009

Wednesday, April 8: – Troy University’s Dothan Campus will spotlight community resources available to victims of sexual assault during Sexual Assault Awareness Day on Wednesday, April 8.

The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Dothan Campus quad. The program is a joint effort of TROY, Fort Rucker Family Services, the House of Ruth and the Southeast Alabama Child Advocacy Center.

A press release is available online: troy.edu/news/archives/2009/march/03232009_awareness.html

Members of the media are invited to cover the event. Any special coverage requirements can be directed to mclower@troy.edu.

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TROY criminal justice students taking aim in competition

Posted: Monday, 06 April 2009
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TROY – Troy University may be known for its Division 1A Troy Trojans football team, or even for its rodeo team, but now it can add a pistol team to the Trojan lineup.

Five TROY criminal justice students are taking aim to leave more than just one mark for TROY by competing in Lambda Alpha Epsilon’s firearms competition on Wednesday at the American Criminal Justice Association’s 72nd national conference in Jacksonville, Fla.

“We wanted to reestablish an LAE chapter at TROY and we had students who wanted to attend the conference,” said Dr. Jeff Lee, an associate professor of criminal justice and social sciences who serves as the chapter’s advisor. “We looked at the activities the conference offered and the students liked the idea of the pistol competition so that’s what we’re doing.”

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Troy University alumnus to address annual Honors Convocation

Posted: Monday, 06 April 2009
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TROY, Ala. – Retired Brigadier General Edward F. Crowell, U.S. Air Force Reserve, will deliver the keynote address at Troy University’s Honors Convocation at 7 p.m., April 13, in the Claudia Crosby Theater on the Troy Campus.

The annual convocation is held to recognize students for outstanding academic, character and leadership achievements during the academic year.

“This convocation provides the University with the opportunity to pay tribute to the fine work our students do both inside and outside the classroom,” said Barbara Patterson, director of student involvement and leadership.

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14th Annual Helen Keller Lecture to be held at Troy University April 9

Posted: Monday, 06 April 2009

TROY – Troy University will be paired with the University of Liberia under a U.S. Agency for International Development grant program aimed at developing higher education in 16 African nations.

Under the grant, Troy University will receive $50,000 to help plan ways to partner with the University of Liberia in areas pertinent to teacher preparation and education.

“This is particularly important in Liberia where educators struggle to overcome limitations imposed by recent civil war,” said Dr. Becky Ingram, an associate professor of curriculum and teaching in TROY’s College of Education.

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TROY Community Band to give free Dothan Campus performance

Posted: Monday, 06 April 2009

DOTHAN—The Troy University Community Band of Dothan will take listeners on a tour of American music during a free concert on Monday, April 13.

The performance will start at 7 p.m. in Sony Hall inside the Library Technology building at TROY’s Dothan Campus.

Band director Andy Fariss said the 45-minute concert will highlight songs in a variety of classic American styles including Dixieland jazz, country, John Philip Sousa marches and Broadway musicals.

“It will be a snapshot of various American musical themes,” Fariss said.

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Troy University awarded PACOM educational services contract

Posted: Friday, 03 April 2009

TROY, ALA. – Troy University’s Global Campus has been awarded the United States Pacific Command Educational Services Contract by the United States Air Force.

Under the PACOM contract, the University will provide its Masters of Science in International Relations Program at Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, Japan, Misawa Air Base in Japan, and the Yongsan Army Garrison in Seoul, South Korea. It will be coordinated by the University’s Pacific Region, headquartered at Kadena Air Base.

“It is certainly wonderful that we will continue our presence and opportunity to serve the military in the Pacific Command under this contract,” said Dr. Earl Ingram, vice chancellor of Global Campus. “I think this contract well represents Troy University’s sincere commitment in serving the U.S. military stationed in the Pacific Command.”

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TROY Rosa Parks Museum to host forum on fair housing

Posted: Thursday, 02 April 2009

MONTGOMERY—A forum examining the impact of the Chicago Freedom Movement and the current state of fair housing in the nation will be held at Troy University’s Rosa Parks Museum on Thursday, April 16.

The museum and the Central Alabama Fair Housing Center are celebrating Fair Housing Month with the forum “How Far We Marched: The Chicago Freedom Movement’s Relevance to the Modern Struggle for Fair Housing."

The 1965-1966 Chicago Freedom Movement was the first large-scale fair housing campaign in the nation.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Weather notice from Troy University

Posted: Thursday, 02 April 2009
Troy University campuses in Troy, Montgomery and Phenix City will cancel classes for Thursday, April 2, beginning at 3 p.m. CDT. Staff in the Troy and Montgomery campuses will work regular hours on Thursday. The Dothan Campus suspended classes beginning at 1:15 p.m. on Thursday. Staff there will leave at 4 p.m. CDT. Staff on the Phenix City Campus will leave at 4 p.m. EDT. Classes and normal campus operations will resume Friday, April 3.

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Teachers take flight with TROY's Wiregrass Math and Science Consortium

Posted: Thursday, 02 April 2009

DOTHAN—A group of area teachers participating in Troy University’s Wiregrass Math and Science Consortium got a first-hand lesson in aerospace education last month thanks to the Civil Air Patrol’s Fly-A-Teacher program.

Consortium members took flight with CAP pilots during Fly-A-Teacher Day at the Dothan Airport on March 7. In spite of bumpy updrafts and queasy stomachs, the teachers enjoyed the opportunity to fly and learn with the CAP, said Sandra Armstrong, director of the Wiregrass Math and Science Consortium at TROY’s Dothan Campus.

The Fly-A-Teacher program is part of the CAP education initiative and is designed to expose teachers to the world of aviation. During the event, the teachers were flown over their schools and they took pictures of them from the air using digital cameras.

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Kappa Delta Pi honors TROY College of Education associate dean

Posted: Wednesday, 01 April 2009
Gibson Vance

MONTGOMERY – The Zeta Gamma Chapter of the Kappa Delta Pi international honor society in education has presented Troy University’s Dr. Len Kitchens with the 2009 Outstanding Professional Award.

Kitchens is the associate dean of the College Education at the Montgomery Campus. The award was presented during the ninth annual Education Recognition Banquet in Troy on Tuesday, March 24.

Kitchens said she was overwhelmed to receive the award.








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Dothan Campus to host Wiregrass Human Resources and Management Forum

Posted: Wednesday, 01 April 2009

DOTHAN—Human resources professionals will learn how to help their businesses grow during the 10th annual Wiregrass Human Resources and Management Forum at Troy University’s Dothan Campus on Thursday, April 16.

The event is sponsored by the TROY Continuing Education Center and the Wiregrass Human Resource Management Association.

This year’s theme is “Cultivating Your Organization’s HR Landscape” and the focus is on helping HR professionals find innovative solutions to changing problems, said Kathy Farley, continuing education coordinator.

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