University expands Interpreter Training Program partnership

Posted: Tuesday, 29 September 2009
Alabama Dual Party Relay

TROY—Troy University and Alabama Dual Party Relay Board officials today jointly announced a partnership that will provide additional funding for the University’s Interpreter Training Program.

The program provides a bachelor of science degree in education to students seeking to become interpreters for the deaf. Eventually, the College of Education will house a Center on Deafness on its Troy Campus.

The Alabama Dual Party Relay Board will provide $300,000 per year for five years to help provide the degree program to interested students. Included in the program is a technology initiative to equip a language learning laboratory.

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Relay Board and TROY announce partnership

Posted: Monday, 28 September 2009

11 a.m. Sept. 29: Troy University and the Alabama Dual Party Relay Board will make a joint announcement at 11 a.m. in the third-floor conference room of Hawkins Hall on the Troy Campus. Dr. Jack Hawkins Jr., Chancellor, and Alabama Relay Board Chairperson Judy McLean will provide primary remarks for this major event in support of the Interpreter Training Program. A tour of the facilities connected with the Interpreter Training Program will also be conducted following the announcement. This tour will include a demonstration of the interactive video classroom and a tour of the proposed location of the Language Learning Lab for the program. Media covering the event should plan to be in place no later than 10:45 a.m. Any special coverage requirements, and confirmation of your organization’s attendance, should be directed to Clif Lusk at clusk@troy.edu or 334-268-9982 via cell phone. Special parking for the media will be available on the circle driveway behind Hawkins Hall that is accessed via Collegedale Avenue.

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Troy University Public Radio ‘friendraiser’ begins Oct. 2-9

Posted: Tuesday, 22 September 2009

TROY—Troy University Public Radio’s “Fall Friendraiser” is being conducted Oct. 2-9 to help support the programming offered by the network.

“The Fall Friendraiser event is held to gain new friends of public radio and acknowledge their tax-deductible financial support,” said Buddy Johnson, director of the University’s Radio and Television Department. “As a commercial-free, nonprofit radio network, Troy University Public Radio depends on contributions from listeners, businesses and organizational friends to meet the cost of purchasing the radio programs carried on its twenty-four-hour schedule. Guests from communities across the coverage area will be on the air in the Troy and Montgomery studios, to recruit new members and build financial support.”

The network offers world, national and regional news, arts and cultural programming on 89.9 FM Montgomery/Troy, 88.7 FM Dothan, 91.7 FM Columbus/Phenix City and HD Channel 1. Hybrid Digital service, available free to listeners with HD radios, also includes HD Channel 2 Classical Music 24 and HD Channel 3 BBC World News. All of the Troy University Public Radio stations and HD channels offer listeners a commercial-free radio experience.

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New program to aid faculty development at Troy University

Posted: Tuesday, 22 September 2009

TROY—Troy University has launched a new program to provide professional support and training for its faculty and has appointed a faculty member in the College of Education to direct the effort.

Called the Quality Enhancement Institute, the program will focus on supporting faculty and staff in continuous quality improvement of academic and administrative programs, according to Dr. John Dew, Associate Vice Chancellor of Institutional Research, Planning and Effectiveness. Dr. Dew said Dr. Iris Saltiel, associate professor of education on the Phenix City Campus, will serve as the institute’s first director.

“The Quality Enhancement Institute is expected to grow to provide a web site with information for faculty on enhancement of teaching methods in TROY’s diverse course delivery modes,” Dr. Dew said. “Over time, the QEI will expand to include information on continuous quality improvement for administrative areas and educational support programs.”

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TROY Dothan Campus to host fundraising seminar

Posted: Tuesday, 22 September 2009

DOTHAN—The Continuing Education Center at Troy University’s Dothan Campus will host a seminar on fundraising for non-profit organizations on Sept. 30.

The seminar will help professionals, staff and volunteers at non-profits improve their fundraising efforts through the use of marketing strategies, community events and direct mail. Participants will learn how to boost their organizations’ income and community awareness by learning about raising money from individuals, foundations and corporations.

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Troy University Homecoming celebration set for Oct. 24

Posted: Monday, 21 September 2009
Homecoming

TROY—Troy University will celebrate its Homecoming on Oct. 24 under the theme “Dreams of the Past, Visions of the Future…A Legacy of Champions.”

This year’s Homecoming celebration comes as the University marks 100 years of football, which adds even more excitement to the event, said Faith Ward, director of alumni affairs.

“Homecoming is always a special time for Troy University, but this year’s activities take on even greater meaning as we celebrate 100 years of football,” Ward said. “We hope that our alumni and friends will take this opportunity to return to campus, enjoy the Homecoming activities and reflect on the storied tradition of Trojan football.”

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Anna Gooden wins Troy University's Vergil Parks Mckinley Award for September

Posted: Monday, 21 September 2009
Mckinley Award

TROY—Anna Gooden, helpdesk technician for Troy University’s Broadcast and Digital Network Department, has received the University’s Vergil Parks McKinley Award for September.

Gooden, who has been a full-time member of the Troy University staff since 2006, received the award during a ceremony on Monday in the Hawkins-Adams-Long Hall of Honor on the Troy Campus. Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., Chancellor, presented the award to Gooden, who was nominated by John Brunson, chief engineer and coordinator of videoconferencing.

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 breaks ground on Bibb Graves Hall renovation

Posted: Saturday, 19 September 2009
groundbreaking

TROY—Troy University on Saturday officially broke ground on the first major renovation of historic Bibb Graves Hall in more than 30 years.

The renovation will add more than 40,000 square feet to the building. The expanded space will include additional classrooms with upgraded technology, computer labs, large, open student lounge areas and an auditorium with more than 250 seats.

The renovation will also include a new wing along the back of the building that will house the University’s Center for International Business and Economic Development (CIBED) and the Confucius Institute.

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TROY Dothan Campus Library gets grant from Target

Posted: Thursday, 17 September 2009

DOTHAN—Target has provided a $2,000 grant to Troy University’s Dothan Campus library which will aid in the purchase of books for the TROY Summer Spectacular program.

The Summer Spectacular is a four-week learning enrichment program for local children ages 7 to 12 led by students in the Dothan Campus education program. About 150 area children participate each summer.

The TROY students who teach during the Summer Spectacular utilize the resources of the Dothan Campus library, checking out on average 40 books each during the program, said Library Director Christopher Shaffer.

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Groundbreaking for Bibb Graves Hall

Posted: Wednesday, 16 September 2009

10 a.m. Sept. 19: A groundbreaking ceremony will be conducted at Bibb Graves Hall at 10 a.m. The original structure on the Troy Campus, Bibb Graves Hall is undergoing renovation and enlargement to house additional academic space as well as the Confucius Institute and the Center for International Business and Economic Development.

The ceremony will take place on the Quad in front of the building. Speaking will be:

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TROY Political Science Club to celebrate Constitution Day on Sept. 17

Posted: Monday, 14 September 2009

TROY—The Troy University’s Political Science Club will gather on Thursday in an effort to foster a better understanding of the U.S. Constitution among students and members of the community.

Club members will be handing out pocket-sized copies of the Constitution at a booth in front of the Math and Science Complex on the Troy Campus in recognition of Constitution Day. The booth will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday.

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TROY accounting majors presented scholarships by ASCPA

Posted: Monday, 14 September 2009

DOTHAN—Four accounting majors at Troy University’s Dothan Campus were recently presented scholarships by the Southeast Chapter of the Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Each recipient was awarded a $500 tuition scholarship for the fall, 2009 semester. The students were chosen based on grade point average and community and school involvement.

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Troy University to present Professional Advisors seminar on Sept. 18

Posted: Monday, 14 September 2009

TROY—The Troy University Office of Development will present a seminar on “Charitable Tax Strategies for Professional Advisors” from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 18 in the Trojan Center Ballrooms on the Troy Campus.

Winton C. Smith, Jr., a nationally recognized consultant and charitable tax strategist, will lead the seminar, which will cover the importance of estate planning in a recession, estate tax strategies, retirement plan tax strategies and professional ethics and charitable gift planning.

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TROY Dothan Campus to offer seminar on retirement planning

Posted: Friday, 11 September 2009

DOTHAN—The Continuing Education Center at Troy University’s Dothan Campus will offer a retirement planning seminar on Thursday, Sept. 17, at 5:30 p.m.

Geared toward people who are nearing retirement, the seminar will cover asset allocation and how to develop a retirement savings account.

This seminar is the third in a series on financial investment topics, but attendance at a previous session is not required.

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Jazz couple to perform at TROY

Posted: Thursday, 10 September 2009

TROY—Internationally acclaimed jazz musicians Patti Cathcart and Tuck Andress, a husband-and-wife duo for nearly 30 years, will present a tribute to great American songs in Claudia Crosby Theatre.

Sponsored by the Troy Arts Council and the University’s College of Communications and Fine Arts, the performance begins at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 22 and features Welsh-born singer and songwriter Judith Owen as the opening act.

General admission tickets are $20 and student tickets are $5. They may be purchased online at troyartscouncil.com and at the door.

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Margaret Paradiso wins Troy University's Vergil Parks Mckinley Award for August

Posted: Thursday, 10 September 2009

TROY—Margaret Paradiso, evaluator in undergraduate student services at Troy University’s Augusta, Ga. Site, has received the University’s Vergil Parks McKinley Award for August.

Paradiso, who has been a member of the Troy University staff since 2003, received the award during a ceremony on Wednesday in the Hawkins-Adams-Long Hall of Honor on the Troy Campus. Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., Chancellor, presented the award to Paradiso, who was nominated by DaOsha Pack, site coordinator for undergraduate student services.

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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Government contracting focus of two-day seminar by TROY

Posted: Thursday, 10 September 2009

TROY—Troy University’s Small Business Development Center is co-sponsoring “Government Contractor Training” with the Alabama Procurement Technical Assistance Program.

The seminar is scheduled for Sept. 24-25 at the Phenix City Board of Realtors Building in Phenix City and costs just $25 to attend. Businesses sending three or more employees will pay only $75.

According to Sandra Lucas, TROY’s SBDC director, the two days combine both lecture-style presentations and hands-on learning.

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TROY hosting print exhibition by Oklahoma artist

Posted: Thursday, 10 September 2009
Gibson Vance

TROY—An Oklahoma printmaker will deliver a lecture at Troy University’s Malone Gallery on Sept. 24.

The 4 p.m. lecture will cap off artist Curtis Jones’ exhibit of prints “Making Light with Things.” He will also be visiting classes and critiquing student work during that week.

Jones is currently on faculty at the University of Oklahoma. He received a bachelor of fine arts degree in printmaking from the University of Washington in 1994 and a master of fine arts degree in printmaking from the California College of Arts and Crafts in 2003. Prior to his arrival at Oklahoma, he taught at the San Francisco Art Institute, the Richmond Art Center, and the California College of the Arts.

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Education leaders to headline ‘An Evening with the ICLE’

Posted: Thursday, 10 September 2009

DOTHAN—Local educators will get the chance to hear insight from two top education leaders during “An Evening with the International Center for Leadership in Education” at Troy University’s Dothan Campus on Monday, Sept. 14.

The event will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. inside Sony Hall and is sponsored by the Educational Leadership Center for the Wiregrass.

Guest speakers will be Dr. Tommy Bice, deputy state superintendent for the Alabama Department of Education, and Dr. Richard Jones, a senior consultant with the ICLE. The evening is the third in a three-part series featuring renowned education experts from the ICLE.

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TROY offers annual high school journalism workshop

Posted: Thursday, 10 September 2009

TROY—Troy University’s Hall School of Journalism and Communication will host high school journalists at its annual Southeast Regional High School Journalism Workshop on October 1.

“J-Day,” as it’s referred to, is designed for students who are planning careers in print journalism, broadcast journalism, advertising, public relations, and photojournalism and sports information. Students will have the opportunity to examine reporting basics such as interviewing, learn how to design and write advertisements and learn about video blogging.

In all, 16 workshops will be offered, including those directed at high school journalism teachers, publications advisors and editors.

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Alfred Conteh exhibit to open Sept. 18 at Rosa Parks Museum

Posted: Friday, 04 September 2009

MONTGOMERY—Troy University’s Rosa Parks Museum will host an exhibit of work by artist Alfred Conteh from Sept. 18 to Nov. 20.

Working in a variety of mediums including oil on canvas and wood, mixed media assemblages and metal sculpture, Conteh’s art explores the history and images of African-American culture in the south. Themes in Conteh’s work include the Civil War, slavery and rural landscapes.

Conteh describes his art as an appeal to the viewer’s emotions.

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TROY Dothan Campus announces scholarship recipients

Posted: Wednesday, 02 September 2009

DOTHAN—Troy University’s Dothan Campus has announced scholarship recipients for the 2009-2010 academic year.

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TROY Wiregrass Alumni to host golf tournament Sept. 24

Posted: Tuesday, 01 September 2009

DOTHAN—The Wiregrass Chapter of the Troy University Alumni Association will host the 2009 Jackson Thornton Invitation Golf Tournament presented by CenturyTel on Thursday, Sept. 24, at Highland Oaks in Dothan.

The annual golf tournament raises money for TROY student scholarships.

The 4-person scramble will begin at noon with a shotgun start. Registration begins at 9 a.m. the morning of the tournament and lunch will be served at 11 a.m.

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