TROY Dothan Campus to host free International Film Series

Posted: Friday, 28 August 2009

DOTHAN—The Troy University Dothan Campus library will showcase award-winning cinema from around the world during an International Film Series starting in September.

The library has contracted with Film Movement, a distributor of independent and foreign films, to host a year-long series of international film screenings. Films will be shown on the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. inside Sony Hall.

“The films they send us are not in mainstream release yet, so people will be seeing movies that, in general, they can't see anywhere else,” said Library Director Christopher Shaffer.

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Veteran sign-linguist joins Troy University faculty

Posted: Monday, 24 August 2009
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TROY—Troy University officials have announced the appointment of a director for its new Interpreter Training Program.

A veteran of the sign language interpreting field, Lynne Wiesman has joined the College of Education’s faculty as program director. She is the founder of Signs of Development, a professional development organization that provides distance mentoring, workshops and training on all aspects of interpreting.

“In these extremely challenging economic times, sign language interpreting has proven to be a relatively recession-proof industry as interpreters are in increasing demand in business, education, legal, medical and mental health settings,” Wiesman said. “Troy University has answered the call to meet the increasing demands by implementing a bachelors of science in interpreting to educate students in a very challenging yet very rewarding field.”


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Troy University SGA launches sale of “TROY for Troops” commemorative coin

Posted: Thursday, 20 August 2009

TROY, Ala. -- Troy University’s Student Government Association (SGA) has launched a new initiative aimed at showing continued support for the country’s armed forces through the University’s ongoing “TROY for Troops” campaign.

The SGA is offering for sale a commemorative “TROY for Troops” coin developed by Brian Embry, a former SGA senator and an Iraqi war veteran. Profits from the sale of the coins will be used to buy and ship coins to service men and women serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Orders for the coin, which features the University’s “TROY for Troops” logo on the front and a Troy University logo on the back, are now being taken with shipment expected by mid-September to early October. Cost of the coin is $10 plus $3 shipping and handling.

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Troy University getting the word out about the flu

Posted: Thursday, 20 August 2009

TROY – Troy University officials say education is a key element in the fight against the flu virus, and they are taking steps to get the word out.

Since classes began last week, the University has been hoping its message of prevention, detection and treatment will go viral itself.

“What we’re trying to do is inform our students, faculty and staff that there are some common-sense steps that they can take to help protect themselves from the flu,” said Dean of Students Herbert Reeves.

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TROY, AUSA partner to offer scholarship to Fort Rucker NCO

Posted: Friday, 28 August 2009
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DOTHAN—The Troy University Dothan Campus library will showcase award-winning cinema from around the world during an International Film Series starting in September.

The library has contracted with Film Movement, a distributor of independent and foreign films, to host a year-long series of international film screenings. Films will be shown on the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. inside Sony Hall.

“The films they send us are not in mainstream release yet, so people will be seeing movies that, in general, they can't see anywhere else,” said Library Director Christopher Shaffer.

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Memorial service set for history professor Nathan Alexander set for Aug. 24

Posted: Thursday, 20 August 2009

A memorial service for Dr. Nathan Alexander, a member of the University’s history faculty, will be held at 5 p.m., Aug. 24 in the Claudia Crosby Theater on the Troy Campus.

Dr. Alexander passed away in May after an extended battle with leukemia. He was 41.

He is survived by his daughter Elisa; parents, Steve and Sandra; sisters, Rachel and Sarah; and a brother, Andrew.

Dr. Alexander joined the Troy University faculty in 2005.

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TROY Montgomery Metro Alumni award scholarships

Posted: Wednesday, 19 August 2009

MONTGOMERY—The Troy University Montgomery Metro Alumni Chapter recently awarded scholarships to five TROY students.

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TROY information technology staff gains national honors

Posted: Friday, 28 August 2009
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TROY—Troy University’s computer systems are among the safest in the world, according to SC Magazine, which has named the University as a finalist for its professional award in information technology security team competition.

The national award is judged by a panel of 18 chief information security officers at major corporations and large public-sector organizations.

"We consider it an honor to be nominated; however, to be designated as a finalist is wonderful recognition of the Troy IT team's hard work and dedication to a secure, global computing environment at Troy University,” said Chief Information Officer Greg Price.

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Troy University listed among "military friendly"

Posted: Wednesday, 19 August 2009

TROY – A national publication targeting military members and their spouses has named Troy University to its “military friendly list.”

“G.I. Jobs” ranked TROY in the top 15 percent of colleges and universities that are doing the most to embrace veterans as students.

“It’s wonderful to hear of TROY’s selection as a ‘military friendly’ school,” said Dr. Earl Ingram, vice chancellor of Global Campus, the division of the University that oversees TROY’s out-of-state locations and its eCampus.

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TROY Dothan Campus to offer new Crime Scene Investigation course

Posted: Wednesday, 19 August 2009

DOTHAN—The Continuing Education Center at Troy University’s Dothan Campus will offer a new course on Crime Scene Investigation and the Law starting in September.

An essential for anyone involved in criminal investigations, prosecution or defense, the course will cover proper procedures and techniques involved in the investigation of a crime scene.

Participants will gain knowledge about searching for and processing evidence and how to present that evidence in court. Anyone with legal or law enforcement experience will benefit from this course.

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Youth orchestra may be key to classroom success

Posted: Tuesday, 18 August 2009

TROY – Ginger Zingara believes that music can be a key to success in school for students who are eager to participate.

Zingara, a lecturer in Troy University’s John M. Long School of Music, is the director of the Troy-Pike Youth Orchestra which begins rehearsals Tuesday at the Troy-Pike Cultural Arts Center Annex. Intermediate students meet at 3:30 p.m. and beginners meet at 5:30 p.m.

“The Troy-Pike Youth Orchestra is the only place within a 50-mile radius that a student can learn to play the orchestral string instruments,” she said.

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TROY Trumpet Ensemble performs at Braves game

Posted: Monday, 17 August 2009
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DOTHAN—The Troy University Dothan Campus library will showcase award-winning cinema from around the world during an International Film Series starting in September.

The library has contracted with Film Movement, a distributor of independent and foreign films, to host a year-long series of international film screenings. Films will be shown on the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. inside Sony Hall.

“The films they send us are not in mainstream release yet, so people will be seeing movies that, in general, they can't see anywhere else,” said Library Director Christopher Shaffer.

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TROY Dothan Campus to offer floral design classes

Posted: Monday, 17 August 2009

DOTHAN—The Continuing Education Center at Troy University’s Dothan Campus will offer a series of classes on the basics of floral design beginning in September.

Aliya Qureshi of Oriental Imports will host these creative, hands-on classes which will guide participants through the steps to create a floral project to take home.

Classes are scheduled during the morning or evening, with the first class set for Sept. 1, from 9 a.m. until noon. The same class will also be offered on Sept. 2, from 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. During the first class, participants will learn how to design a garden-style arrangement using a combination of natural items and life-like silk greenery.

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TROY Chancellor’s Invitational Golf Tournament set for Sept. 16

Posted: Monday, 17 August 2009

MONTGOMERY—Troy University Chancellor Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr. invites all TROY alumni and friends to participate in the Chancellor’s Invitational Golf Tournament on Wednesday, Sept. 16.

The tournament will be held at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, Capitol Hill, Legislator and Senator Courses in Prattville. The shotgun start will be at 1 p.m.

The proceeds from the tournament will support TROY’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

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TROY to offer workshops on financial investing for individuals

Posted: Friday, 14 August 2009

DOTHAN—The Continuing Education Center at Troy University’s Dothan Campus will host a weekly series of workshops on financial investing for individuals starting Sept. 3.

The workshops will be held each Thursday in September. The four-session series will present an overview of investing information designed to provide individuals with a greater understanding of financial and investment topics.

Session one will focus on basic investment terms and concepts and understanding the difference between managing investments and working with a financial advisor. Session two will provide principles of sound investing. Session three will provide those nearing retirement with guidelines to help achieve a successful retirement experience, and session four will provide an introduction to estate planning.

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Troy facilitates governor’s address over ACCESS system

Posted: Thursday, 13 August 2009
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TROY—Gov. Bob Riley addressed students at Dothan’s Northview High School and Mobile’s Murphy High School via the ACCESS distance learning system today.

The governor originated his virtual visit from Tarrant High School just north of Birmingham to commemorate the day as Alabama becomes the first state in the Union to link all of its public high schools through a web-based and interactive videoconferencing system.

“Gov. Riley took the time to personally ask, and listen, to each of the students’ thoughts on the ACCESS program,” said TROY ACCESS Director Reba Davis. “As each child talked to the governor, the camera zoomed in on their face and projected it on two of the three video screens hanging in the rooms. For the students, it is not like watching TV – it’s is like being on TV.”

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TROY professor’s book examines the impact of the information age on rural economic development

Posted: Thursday, 13 August 2009
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TROY—A new book by a Troy University faculty member is designed to help rural communities take economic advantage of opportunities provided by modern technology, specifically broadband telecommunications.

The book, “Digital Deliverance: Dragging Rural America, Kicking and Screaming, into the Information Economy” was written by Dr. Judson Edwards, Director of the Center for International Business at Troy University. It is published by University Press of America.

“This book was written as a guide for economic developers and state policymakers who want to develop strategies for utilizing broadband in rural areas,” Edwards said. “It’s intended as a practical guide for decision making.”


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TROY Phenix City Campus to offer ethics workshop for mental health professionals

Posted: Wednesday, 12 August 2009

PHENIX CITY—Troy University’s Phenix City Campus will offer a daylong clinical workshop on ethics and boundary issues for mental health professionals on Saturday, Sept. 12.

Entitled “Ethics, Morals, Values and Boundary Issues: The Importance of These Concepts for the Mental Health Professional,” the workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. inside the Higginbotham Building, room 123.

The workshop will demonstrate the characteristics of healthy and unhealthy boundaries and how they apply to the counseling relationship. Topics covered will include codependence, sources of power, trust, boundary violations and maintaining healthy boundaries.

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TROY recognized for children’s health-care program

Posted: Wednesday, 12 August 2009

TROY—Troy University has been recognized by Gov. Bob Riley for its participation in KidCheck, an initiative aimed at increasing access to rural healthcare.

The University’s School of Nursing coordinated the program in both Pike and Crenshaw county school systems.

“This program is a collaborative effort that allows K-12 students to receive free health screenings while also providing our nursing students with the opportunity to gain additional clinical experience in a primarily pediatric setting,” said Dr. Damon Andrew, Dean of the College of Health and Human Services.

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TROY ranks seventh for military attendance

Posted: Wednesday, 12 August 2009

TROY—Troy University has earned the seventh-ranked spot in a survey of nearly a half-million military service members taking college-level courses.

“This ranking reflects TROY’s long-sustained commitment to serving the U.S. military, and its pledge to serving them in the future,” said Dr. Earl Ingram, Vice Chancellor for TROY’s Global Campus. “For the University to be ranked highly among those in the U.S. Armed Forces, who have so many institutions from which to choose, is a remarkably positive reflection on the quality of instruction provided by our faculty and the quality of service provided by our student services staff.”

Ingram said that more than 1,800 post-secondary schools are members of the Servicesmembers Opportunity Colleges consortium that provides educational services to members of the military and their families.

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Dial reappointed to Troy University Board of Trustees

Posted: Wednesday, 12 August 2009
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TROY—Gerald Dial, a long-time Alabama public servant, has been reappointed by Gov. Bob Riley to a 12-year term on the Troy University Board of Trustees.

Dial’s appointment was confirmed recently by the Alabama Senate. He was first appointed to the Board of Trustees in November 1991. He serves as a member of the executive committee and chairs the academic affairs and long-range planning committees.

“I welcome the opportunity to continue to serve this outstanding university,” Dial said. “It has been exciting to be part of a growing, dynamic institution and to play a role in its progress.”




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TROY Continuing Education Center announces fall course schedule

Posted: Monday, 10 August 2009

DOTHAN—The Continuing Education Center at Troy University’s Dothan Campus has announced its fall course schedule, which offers a variety of ways for Wiregrass residents to enhance their careers or develop new skills.

The catalog of classes for September through December includes programs in nonprofit administration, paralegal, auctioneer and technical certifications. Real estate licensing and continuing education classes will also be offered.

The fall schedule also includes new seminars in floral design, financial investing and business management.

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Troy University ranked top among state’s public universities

Posted: Friday, 07 August 2009

TROY—Troy University has been ranked as a leading public institution of higher education by Forbes Magazine, which released this week the results of its annual college and university survey.

The survey, conducted jointly with the Center for College Affordability and Productivity, included 600 institutions nationwide, and based its rankings on student evaluations, graduates’ success, student debt loads, graduation rates and student and faculty national awards and scholarships.

TROY received the highest ranking of the Alabama public colleges and universities that were included in the survey.

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Atlanta-area faculty member honored with Malone Award

Posted: Friday, 07 August 2009
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TROY—An Atlanta professor has been awarded Troy University’s highest faculty honor.

Dr. Leora Waldner, an assistant professor and coordinator of the Southeast Region’s Master of Public Administration Degree Program, based in Atlanta, was bestowed the Wallace D. Malone, Jr. Distinguished Faculty Award by Chancellor Jack Hawkins Jr. and Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Ed Roach during the University’s annual Faculty and Staff Convocation Friday.

“Our honoree is an outstanding scholar and teacher,” Dr. Roach said in his introduction. “We are very fortunate at TROY to have a scholar of this caliber.”

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Emmy-award winner Vicki Lawrence to headline 2009-2010 Davis Theatre season

Posted: Friday, 28 August 2009
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MONTGOMERY—A “two-woman” show featuring Emmy Award winning-performer Vicki Lawrence and her beloved character “Mama” will headline the 2009-2010 season at Troy University’s Davis Theatre for the Performing Arts.

Season tickets are on sale now for the upcoming season, which features six professional touring theatre productions and four bonus University and Community Series events. Season tickets can be purchased by calling the Theatre office at 334-241-9567.

The season will open on Thursday, Oct. 15, with “Vicki Lawrence and Mama: A Two-Woman Show.” Lawrence was a high school senior when chosen to become part of the now-legendary cast of “The Carol Burnett Show.” During her time on the show, Lawrence created the role for which she is most remembered—Thelma Harper or “Mama,” a beloved character who would inspire her own sitcom, “Mama’s Family.” The performance features both Lawrence and “Mama” in a mixture of stand-up comedy, music and observations about real life.

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New students to kick off TROY experience with Odyssey Convocation

Posted: Monday, 03 August 2009
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TROY, Ala.—Troy University alumna Deborah McGill will help incoming students begin their college careers on Aug. 9 at TROY’s Odyssey New Student Convocation.

McGill, a 1990 graduate, will serve as the keynote speaker for the event, which will begin at 3 p.m. in Trojan Arena on the Troy Campus. The convocation, designed to introduce new students to the customs and traditions, people and places associated with the University, will also feature an address by Chancellor Jack Hawkins, Jr. and the lighting of the Odyssey flame.

“Odyssey provides incoming students the opportunity to become acquainted with the traditions that make life here at TROY an enjoyable experience,” said Buddy Starling, dean of admissions. “We are very fortunate to bring in outstanding alumni like Ms. McGill to share how their TROY experience has helped them to be successful.”


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