Troy University honored for communications efforts

Posted: Friday, 29 May 2009

TROY – Troy University’s Advancement and External Relations Division has been honored by a pair of professional organizations for its communications and marketing efforts.

“We are humbled and honored by the recognition given by our peers both inside and out of the educational field for our efforts to tell the TROY story,” said Dr. John Schmidt, Senior Vice Chancellor of Advancement and External Relations. “Our team has worked tirelessly to deliver the TROY message and this recognition confirms the talent, creativity and dedication of our advancement team.”

The Council for Advancement and Support of Education has awarded a Circle of Excellence Silver Award to the Department of Marketing and Communication for its “Interpreter Training Advertisement.”

Read More

Librarian retires after nearly a half-century of service at TROY

Posted: Friday, 29 May 2009

TROY -- No one likes saying goodbye, but that’s exactly what Troy University did Friday during a retirement reception for Betty Chancellor, who for nearly 50 years has helped students find their way through its library.

Chancellor, who started working in the then-Troy State College library as a student worker in 1962, began full-time employment in 1965. At that time, the library was located in McCartha Hall, but there have been many changes since then, she said, including the installation of air conditioning systems across campus.

“It was hot (in the McCartha Hall library),” she said. “I remember having a fan to try to keep us cool.”

Read More

MEDIA ADVISORY: HOBY is May 29-31 on Troy Campus, Girls State returns to TROY on June 7-12

Posted: Thursday, 28 May 2009
Alabama HOBY Leadership Seminar, for rising high school juniors, will be conducted on the Troy University Troy Campus May 29-31. A complete schedule may be downloaded at: HOBYProgramBook

Read More

Congressman Bobby Bright to hold health care summit at Dothan Campus

Posted: Tuesday, 26 May 2009

DOTHAN—Congressman Bobby Bright will host a health care summit on Thursday, May 28, at Troy University’s Dothan Campus.

The summit will feature several state health care leaders and will address health care proposals in Congress and their impact on Alabama and the nation. The summit will be held from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. inside Sony Hall in the Library Technology Building.

Members of the public and the media are invited to attend. For more information or to register, contact Bess Ginty at 202-225-2901 or Bess.Ginty@mail.house.gov.

Read More

TROY Community Band concert rescheduled

Posted: Friday, 22 May 2009

DOTHAN – A performance by the Troy University Community Band of Dothan that was cancelled in April due to severe weather has been rescheduled for Monday, June 8.

The free concert will start at 6 p.m. in Sony Hall inside the Library Technology Building at TROY’s Dothan Campus.

The 45-minute performance will take listeners on a tour of American music, said band director Andy Fariss. The concert will highlight songs in a variety of classic American styles including Dixieland jazz, country, John Phillip Sousa marches and Broadway musicals.

Read More

TROY students record Jazz CD

Posted: Thursday, 21 May 2009

TROY – Graduate students in Troy University’s John M. Long School of Music joined forces with a jazz artist to honor a legendary master of swing and his music.

“A Tribute to Harry James and His Orchestra Featuring Jilla Web,” a project for students in the concert production and promotion class and marketing of recorded music classes, was recorded in early May with Jilla Webb, the daughter of Jilla Webb, for whom Harry James wrote much of the music.

“Harry James was an American musician and bandleader and a well-known trumpet virtuoso,” said Robert W. Smith, coordinator of the Music Industry Program. “Jilla Webb’s mother was a vocalist with the original Harry James Orchestra and he wrote original scores for her.”

Read More

Small business conference boasts helpful workshops, network opportunities

Posted: Thursday, 21 May 2009

TROY – Troy University’s Small Business Conference and Matchmaker will provide area small businesses a chance to network and learn.

Set for May 27, the event provides a networking session beginning at 8:15 a.m., followed by the Matchmaker event that provides small businesses with 15-minute visitation slots with government agencies and prime contractors.

Following a lunch break, conference goers will have access to four workshops in contracting and assistance programs, said Sandra Lucas, director of TROY’s Small Business Development Center.

Read More

Alabama HOBY Leadership Conference brings student leaders to Troy University

Posted: Thursday, 21 May 2009

TROY – More than 230 rising high school juniors will descend on Troy University to attend the Alabama Leadership Seminar’s Hugh O’Brian Youth (HOBY) Leadership Conference May 28 – 31.

The event marks the fifth time in the conference’s 28-year history in Alabama that it will be held at the University.

Modeled after HOBY’s World Leadership Congress, and part of the HOBY program, the seminar provides an opportunity to build on leadership skills already possessed by the student ambassadors. Students are nominated by their respective high schools and are chosen to attend based on emerging leadership ability, the ability to work well with others, a desire for new pursuits and a willingness to learn and share.

Read More

Troy University professor earns Fulbright fellowship

Posted: Thursday, 21 May 2009
stewart-michael

TROY – Troy University professor of environmental science Dr. Michael Stewart has been awarded a Fulbright Senior Specialist Fellowship that will send him to Peru and the Amazon basin this summer.

Dr. Stewart, the ALFA Eminent Scholar in the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, will present a workshop on aquatic biomonitoring at the Instituto del Aqua y Medio Ambiente, then lecture at the Cayetano Heredia University in conservation biology, sustainable development and environmental toxicology. After his stint in Lima, he will collaborate with the Peruvian Amazon Research Institute near Iquitos, Peru.

The Fulbright award, one of the highest awards a scholar can be awarded, will allow a chance for TROY to expand international collaboration, Dr. Stewart said.



Read More

TROY Army ROTC to expand to Dothan Campus

Posted: Wednesday, 20 May 2009

DOTHAN – A pilot program being launched this fall by Troy University’s Army Reserve Officer Training Corps will allow students at the Dothan Campus to enroll in ROTC courses.

The move marks the first time the University’s Army ROTC program has offered courses outside of the Troy Campus.

The pilot program will create a new option for TROY students who want to enroll in Army ROTC but are unable to commute to the Troy Campus, said Army ROTC instructor Major Robert O. Holmstrom.

Read More

Girls State returning to TROY in June

Posted: Tuesday, 19 May 2009

TROY – Some 325 Alabama high school junior girls will call Troy University home June 7 - 12, as Girls State convenes for its tenth year on the campus.

A mission of the American Legion Auxiliary, the program provides the opportunity for students to participate in a hands-on citizenship training program that spans more than 50 years in Alabama and 67 years nationally.

“Troy University and Girls state share the goal of developing the next generation of leaders for our state, nation and world,” Dr. Jack Hawkins Jr., chancellor, said. “Troy University believes in the ideals that Girls State represents, and we look forward to hosting the program again this year.”

During their week in Troy, the delegates will organize cities, vote on officials, develop and pass legislation and hear from the state’s real-life elected officials, said Lee Sellers, Girls State director in Alabama.

Read More

Coleman tells TROY Montgomery Campus graduates to be bold

Posted: Tuesday, 19 May 2009
kenneth-coleman

MONTGOMERY – Kenneth Coleman, the vice president of the Southern Division for the Alabama Power Company and a former professional baseball player, urged Troy University graduates Monday night to be bold when pursing their future goals.

“The traffic is always bumper to bumper on the safe road,” Coleman said. “Don’t be afraid to take calculated risks. It can benefit you more than you know.”

Coleman delivered the keynote address during spring commencement at the Montgomery Campus. More than 200 degrees were conferred during the 7 p.m. ceremony in the Davis Theatre for Performing Arts.

Read More

Astronaut urges TROY graduates to find their passion

Posted: Monday, 18 May 2009
kenneth-coleman

DOTHAN – NASA astronaut Douglas H. Wheelock challenged graduates at Troy University’s Dothan Campus to find their passion in life and pursue it.

“Your work is going to be a very big part of your life and the only way to be successful is to believe in your work,” Wheelock said. “If you have not found that one thing in your life—your passion—keep looking, keep searching. Don’t settle for anything less.”

Wheelock delivered the keynote address during spring commencement Sunday at 3 p.m. in the Dothan Civic Center. TROY Provost Dr. Ed Roach conferred more than 140 undergraduate and graduate degrees during the ceremony.



Read More

TROY offers conference for veterans

Posted: Monday, 18 May 2009

TROY – Helping veterans plan and start businesses is the goal of Troy University’s Small Business Development Center in its “Book Your Flight to Business Success: A Veteran’s Conference.”

The one-day conference will be held at Ft. Rucker, Alabama, Building 5700, Room 284 on May 29, 2009 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Participants will be provided the most up-to-date information on how to start a business, how to finance a business and how to do government contracting.

Karen Zhassanbay, chief communications officer for the Center for Veterans Enterprise in Washington, D.C., a U.S. Veterans Affairs Office department, will explain the verification program and how it will impact veterans in the future.

Read More

TROY Montgomery Campus spring commencement set for Monday

Posted: Friday, 15 May 2009

Monday, May 18: – Kenneth Coleman, Vice President of the Southern Division for Alabama Power Company, will deliver the keynote address at Troy University’s Montgomery Campus commencement ceremony on Monday, May 18.

The ceremony starts at 7 p.m. in the Davis Theatre for Performing Arts located on the Montgomery Campus.

For more information, a press release is available on line: troy.edu/news/archives/2009/may/05042009_montgomery_commencement.html.

Read More

MEDIA ADVISORY: TROY Dothan Campus spring commencement set for Sunday

Posted: Thursday, 14 May 2009

Sunday, May 17: – NASA astronaut Douglas H. Wheelock will deliver the keynote address during Troy University’s spring commencement ceremony for the Dothan Campus on Sunday, May 17.

More than 140 degrees will be conferred during the 3 p.m. ceremony at the Dothan Civic Center.

For more information, a press release is available on line: troy.edu/news/archives/2009/may/05042009_nasa.html.

Read More

TROY delegation to visit Asia, hold commencement in Malaysia

Posted: Wednesday, 13 May 2009

TROY – Troy University officials, led by Chancellor Jack Hawkins, Jr., will visit several Asian nations over the next two weeks to explore new educational opportunities and review existing partnerships.

Dr. Earl Ingram, Vice Chancellor of Global Campus, the division that operates all Troy University programs and teaching sites located outside of Alabama, said the trip will include stops in visit Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia and Azerbaijan. The groups is scheduled to leave May 15.

A highlight of the trip will be the third commencement ceremony scheduled for May 23 at TROY’s teaching site in Malacca, Malaysia, operated in conjunction with Putra International College. Chancellor Hawkins will serve as the commencement keynote speaker. Malaysia’s minister of higher education, Mohammed Khaled bin Nordin, will also attend the ceremony.

Read More

eConnections partnerships expand four-year degrees to place-bound students

Posted: Friday, 29May 2009
Gibson Vance

TROY – Troy University’s Advancement and External Relations Division has been honored by a pair of professional organizations for its communications and marketing efforts.

“We are humbled and honored by the recognition given by our peers both inside and out of the educational field for our efforts to tell the TROY story,” said Dr. John Schmidt, Senior Vice Chancellor of Advancement and External Relations. “Our team has worked tirelessly to deliver the TROY message and this recognition confirms the talent, creativity and dedication of our advancement team.”

The Council for Advancement and Support of Education has awarded a Circle of Excellence Silver Award to the Department of Marketing and Communication for its “Interpreter Training Advertisement.”

Read More

Chinese Student Association memorializes earthquake

Posted: Tuesday, 12 May 2009

TROY – One year after an earthquake devastated the People’s Republic of China’s Sichuan Province, the generosity of Troy University students is making a lasting impact in the life of a fellow student and many throughout China.

The Chinese Student Association launched a fundraising campaign last year in the wake of the 7.8 magnitude quake that killed 87,000, destroyed buildings in some 50,000 villages and left 375,000 people injured.

Troy University graduate student Zeng Kailin was in Dujiang Yan, one of the hardest hit cities in the province, when the quake hit. Zeng detailed his experiences last year in a series of lectures after returning to complete his studies at TROY.

Read More

Media Advisory Major news conference scheduled for Wednesday, May 13

Posted: Tuesday, 12 May 2009

Troy University Chancellor Jack Hawkins, Jr., Gov. Bob Riley and Postsecondary Education Chancellor Bradley Byrne will conduct a joint news conference at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 13 in the Rosa Parks Museum Auditorium at 252 Montgomery Street in downtown Montgomery.

Joining the Governor and Chancellors will be various presidents of two-year community colleges (listed below and updated May 12).

Please contact the University Relations Office at 334-670-3196 or via email at clusk@troy.edu to confirm attendance at this news conference.

Read More

Two new trustees named to Troy University board

Posted: Friday, 08 May 2009

TROY – Two TROY alumni have been named to the University’s Board of Trustees by Gov. Bob Riley.

Retired U.S. Air Force Reserve Brig. Gen. Ed Crowell of Pike Road and Karen Carter of Birmingham were selected by Gov. Riley and approved by the Alabama Senate. In addition, three current members – Lamar Higgins, Gerald Dial and John Harrison – were reappointed to the Board.

“We are pleased to welcome Gen. Crowell and Mrs. Carter to our Board of Trustees,” said Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., TROY chancellor. “As alumni, both have served as wonderful ambassadors of Troy University and we look forward to the leadership they will provide as trustees.”

Read More

Troy University trustees approve tuition rate changes

Posted: Friday, 08 May 2009

TROY—Troy University’s Board of Trustees approved Friday a revised tuition and fee schedule that increases undergraduate tuition by $16 per semester hour, but University officials stressed that TROY’s revised tuition rate remains below the national average for U.S. public universities.

The trustees’ action increases undergraduate tuition at TROY from $177 to $193 per credit hour. The resolution increases graduate tuition from $200 to $220 per credit hour. The general student fee was increased from $6 to $8 per credit hour. In addition, the trustees removed the 12-hour cap on the $9 activity fee, so students taking more than 12 semester hours will be charged an additional $9 per credit hour. The activity fee applies only to students on the Troy Campus

The new tuition and fee schedule will go into effect for the fall 2009 semester.

Read More

University will tackle three capital projects

Posted: Friday, 08 May 2009

TROY – Troy University Board of Trustees today gave the go-ahead to issue up to $57 million in new debt through its Series 2009 Bond issue for three major construction projects on the Troy Campus.

The action came during the board’s regular meeting Friday and authorizes Chancellor Jack Hawkins Jr. to handle negotiations and financial arrangements on the construction of a new multi-purpose arena, a fraternity village and a new dining facility.

The multi-purpose arena is expected to seat between 5,000–6,000 spectators in a basketball setting with additional floor seating for major University events such as commencements, convocations and other large-scale events. That structure may also include a student recreation facility.

Read More

Air Force ROTC Cadets to commission on Friday

Posted: Thursday, 07 May 2009

TROY – Two Trojans will enter the ranks of the U.S. Air Force after they first receive their undergraduate degrees during commencement services.

TROY’s Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps will conduct a commissioning service at 3 p.m. in Sorrell Chapel on the Troy Campus for Cadet Angela M. Shalduha, a cellular and molecular biology major from Okaloosa County, FL, who will assess as an Active Duty Air Force, Communications and Information Officer.

Both Shalduha and Henry William Hughes, a criminal justice major and native of Eufaula, will be recognized during commencement exercises that begin at 10:30 a.m. in Sartain Hall.

Read More

ARMY ROTC Cadets to commission on Friday

Posted: Thursday, 07 May 2009

TROY – For more than 600 Troy University students, Friday’s commencement ceremonies mark the milestone of college graduation and the start of new experiences.

Seven TROY students, however, know their course is set for at least the next four years when they will commission as second lieutenants at 2 p.m. in the Trojan Center Theatre. Commencement begins at 10:30 a.m. in Sartain Hall.

“This is a great event that marks the transition of Troy University students from Cadet to Second Lieutenant,” said Major James Holder, chairman of the Department of Military Sciences. “These newly commissioned officers have displayed the leadership required to lead Soldiers in today’s Army. We are very proud and honored to welcome them into the Army’s Officer Corps.”

Read More

Montgomery Class Changes

Posted: Thursday, 07 May 2009
Troy University classes on Maxwell Air Force Base have been relocated to either Whitley Hall or Bartlett Hall on the Montgomery Campus. Below is a detailed listing of those classes.

Classes will meet Thursday.

Students may call the Montgomery Campus to determine new class locations at 334-241-9500 or 334-241-9538, or may visit the Troy University homepage at troy.edu to view a list of class changes.

CLASSROOM RELOCATIONS FOR MAXWELL AFB CLASSES AND BUILDING 136 CLASSES FOR THE REMAINDER OF SPRING 2009 SEMESTER/SESSION


Read More

Society for Information Management presents $3,000 to TROY students

Posted: Thursday, 07 May 2009
SIM

PHENIX CITY – The Society for Information Management (SIM) has presented $3,000 in scholarships to Troy University students majoring in information systems at the Phenix City Campus.

This semester, two Sorrell College of Business students, Jennifer Peabody and Leah Slaughter, each received $1,250 scholarships from the Alabama Chapter of SIM. Another $500 in scholarship proceeds will be used to fund enterprise architecture software in the Sorrell College of Business on the Phenix City Campus.

The two students were selected via a competitive awards process open to all TROY information systems majors, said Dr. Jim Ryan, assistant professor of information systems on the Phenix City Campus and a SIM member.

Read More

Media Advisory Montgomery Campus to relocate some classes on Thursday

Posted: Thursday, 07 May 2009

EDITORS/NEWS DIRECTORS: Troy University’s Montgomery Campus will remain open for classes Thursday. However, some classes will be relocated.

All Maxwell AFB classes for TROY students will be relocated downtown due to flooding problems on the Air Force base. These classes are being relocated downtown for the duration of the semester or session while cleanup takes place on base.

As soon as the new class locations have been finalized, a follow-up media advisory will be issued.

Additionally, a few classes that meet in the basement of Building 136 on the Montgomery Campus will also be relocated. The new locations will be included in the updated media advisory later this afternoon.

SUMMARIZING, all Troy University classes on the Maxwell Air Force Base will be relocated to alternate downtown Montgomery locations for the remainder of the semester/session. All classes will meet at their regularly scheduled times Thursday.

A more detailed update will follow later this afternoon.

Read More

Senior art students show projects at TROY

Posted: Thursday, 07 May 2009

TROY – Senior art and design students at Troy University are showing their finest this week in the department’s Senior Thesis Exhibition.

According to Pamela Allen, an associate professor of fine art who coordinates the exhibit, “Release the Variety” presents the best of the students’ creativity in presenting their senior theses. The exhibit runs through Friday and a Thursday reception will take place from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Exhibits include:

Read More

Media Advisory Spring Commencement, Trustees meeting set for Friday at Troy University

Posted: Wednesday, 06 May 2009

Troy University will conduct spring commencement ceremonies and a meeting of the University’s Board of Trustees on Friday, May 8.

Commencement exercises will begin at 10:30 a.m. in Sartain Hall on the Troy Campus. Media covering this event should be in place by 10 a.m. U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Allen G. Peck, commander of Air University at Maxwell Air Force Base, will be the keynote speaker.

The Board of Trustees meeting will take place at 1:30 p.m. in the conference room of Jack Hawkins, Jr. Hall on the Troy Campus.

Read More

TROY History Honor Society inducts new Dothan Campus members

Posted: Tuesday, 05 May 2009

DOTHAN – Troy University’s History and Political Science Department at the Dothan Campus recently initiated two students and a faculty member into the Iota Mu Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the nationwide History Honor Society.

Al Edwards of Enterprise, Hayden McDaniel of Dothan and Christopher Shaffer, director of the Dothan Campus Library, were welcomed into the honor society on April 5.

To be initiated into the society, undergraduate students must have taken at least four history classes, have a GPA of 3.25 in those classes and have an overall grade point average of more than 3.1. Professors above the rank of instructor are automatically eligible for membership.

Read More

Troy University statement on H1-N1 flu

Posted: Monday, 04 May 2009

The Alabama Department of Public Health has confirmed that a Troy University student is the latest “probable” case of the H1-N1 flu reported in Alabama. The student is enrolled on the Troy Campus.

According to Dean of Student Services Herb Reeves, the student lives off campus. The student’s identity has not been released to University officials at this time due to privacy regulations. State Health Officer Don Williamson said Monday afternoon that the TROY student is currently recovering at home. Williamson said cases defined as “probable” have a 95 percent or greater chance of testing positive for H1-N1.

Reeves said that any student who is exhibiting flu-like symptoms should contact the student health center (334-670-3452) or their personal physician immediately.

Read More

Mr. Kenneth Coleman to deliver Commencement Address at Troy University

Posted: Friday, 29 May 2009

TROY – Troy University’s Advancement and External Relations Division has been honored by a pair of professional organizations for its communications and marketing efforts.

“We are humbled and honored by the recognition given by our peers both inside and out of the educational field for our efforts to tell the TROY story,” said Dr. John Schmidt, Senior Vice Chancellor of Advancement and External Relations. “Our team has worked tirelessly to deliver the TROY message and this recognition confirms the talent, creativity and dedication of our advancement team.”

The Council for Advancement and Support of Education has awarded a Circle of Excellence Silver Award to the Department of Marketing and Communication for its “Interpreter Training Advertisement.”

Read More

NASA astronaut to speak at TROY Dothan Campus commencement

Posted: Monday, 04 May 2009

DOTHAN—NASA astronaut Douglas H. Wheelock will deliver the keynote address during Troy University’s spring commencement ceremony for the Dothan Campus on Sunday, May 17.

TROY Provost Dr. Ed Roach will confer more than 140 degrees during the 3 p.m. ceremony at the Dothan Civic Center.

Wheelock has been an astronaut since 1998. He was the Crew Support Astronaut for two International Space Station expeditions starting in 2001, during which he served as the primary contact for all crew needs, coordination, planning and interactions, and was the primary representative of the space station crews while they were in orbit

Read More

TROY professor publishes book on Colombian politics

Posted: Friday, 01 May 2009

TROY – Troy University political scientist Dr. Steven Taylor examines civil democracy amid political violence in a new book published by Northeastern University Press.

“Voting Amid Violence: Electoral Democracy in Colombia” looks at Colombia, South America’s political development.

“This book deals both with the specifics of Colombia and with questions concerning how electoral reform and institutional change interact with the behavior of political actors,” Taylor said. “The book’s argument holds clear and broader implications for the study of civil democracy in an atmosphere of political violence around the world today.”

Read More

Registration underway for Larry Blakeney Troy University Football Camp

Posted: Friday, 01 May 2009

DOTHAN – Troy University Head Football Coach Larry Blakeney invites children ages 6 to 13 to join him Thursday, June 4, on the field at Rip Hewes Stadium in Dothan for the sixth annual Larry Blakeney Troy University Football Camp.

Coach Blakeney and his staff will help participants improve in the areas of running, passing, pass protection and zone coverage during the one-day camp.

The morning session, which is designed for students in 1st through 4th grades, runs from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The afternoon session, which is for those in 5th through 8th grades, is set for 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Read More