TROY hosts state theatre festival

Posted: Monday, 30 November 2009

TROY, Ala.—Troy University will play host to more than 1,300 students from across the state Dec. 3 -5 during the Walter Trumbauer State Theatre Festival.

During the festival, students will participate in individual and ensemble events, audition for scholarships and attend a college fair.

“It’s a pleasure to host this event. It serves theatre students from across the state, and allows students to see and visit our university up close and personal,” said Adena Moree, director of theatre at TROY.

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C-SPAN Civics Bus to visit TROY's Rosa Parks Museum

Posted: Monday, 30 November 2009

TROY, Ala.—Troy University will play host to more than 1,300 students from across the state Dec. 3 -5 during the Walter Trumbauer State Theatre Festival.

During the festival, students will participate in individual and ensemble events, audition for scholarships and attend a college fair.

“It’s a pleasure to host this event. It serves theatre students from across the state, and allows students to see and visit our university up close and personal,” said Adena Moree, director of theatre at TROY.

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Tickets on sale now for Martha Reeves & The Vandellas at the Davis Theatre

Posted: Tuesday, 24 November 2009

MONTGOMERY—Motown legends Martha Reeves & The Vandellas will perform their timeless hits at Troy University’s Davis Theatre for the Performing Arts on Friday, Dec. 11, at 7 p.m.

Tickets for the performance are on sale now. Single tickets range in price from $20 to $45.

Martha Reeves and the Vandellas was one of the most successful groups on the Motown Records label during the 60s, charting 24 hits including such smashes as “Heatwave,” “Jimmy Mack,” “Nowhere to Run” and “Dancing in the Streets.”

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Kristin White wins Troy University's Virgil Parks McKinley Award for November

Posted: Tuesday, 24 November 2009
Dr. Larry E. DiChiara

TROY, Ala.—Kristin White, an enrollment coordinator for Troy University’s eCampus, has received the University’s Vergil Parks McKinley Award for November.

White, who has been a member of the Troy University staff since 2007 and works from the University’s Fort Walton Beach Site, received the award during a ceremony on Tuesday in the Hawkins-Adams-Long Hall of Honor on the Troy Campus. Jim Bookout, senior vice chancellor for finance and business affairs, presented the award to White, who was nominated by Olivia L. Britton, associate director of eCampus.

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Activist Ruby Nell Sales to speak at TROY's Rosa Parks Museum

Posted: Tuesday, 24 November 2009

MONTGOMERY—Noted social activist Ruby Nell Sales will deliver a lecture at Troy University’s Rosa Parks Museum on Tuesday, Dec. 1.

The lecture is entitled “Where are the Race Women Today?” and it will begin at 6 p.m. inside the museum auditorium. Admission is free and open to the public.

Sales is an activist, scholar, administrator and educator in the areas of civil, gender and human rights. She has spoken around the country on race, class, gender and reconciliation and has done groundbreaking work on community and nonviolence formation. She serves as the national convener of the Every Church a Peace Church movement.

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Government contracting seminar scheduled

Posted: Tuesday, 24 November 2009

DOTHAN—Troy University’s Procurement Technical Assistance Center and the Dothan Chamber of Commerce will host a seminar aimed at helping businesses contract with the federal government.

“Making the Connections, Delivering the Goods” will be offered at the Dothan Area Chamber of Commerce from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 10.

“This is a special presentation designed to help businesses develop business with the United States Government and guide them on what to do once they have,” said Judy Callin, a consultant with the Center. “This instruction is specifically designed for businesses not already heavily involved in government contracting.”

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Troy University to present 'Sounds of the Season' concert Dec. 3

Posted: Tuesday, 24 November 2009

TROY, Ala.—Troy University’s College of Communication and Fine Arts will present “Sounds of the Season,” a traditional holiday celebration, on Thursday, Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the Claudia Crosby Theater.

The production entitled “Illuminations” will feature performances by the University’s Symphony Band, Gospel Choir, Theater Department, Collegiate Singers, Concert Chorale, Jazz Ensemble I, a Brass Quintet, and “frequency,” a vocal jazz ensemble. The performance will also feature a number of soloists.

“Sounds of the Season” is offered as a gift to the Troy community, said Dr. Larry Blocher, director of TROY’s John M. Long School of Music.

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TROY art professor garners top award

Posted: Monday, 23 November 2009
Larry Percy

TROY, Ala.—Troy University associate professor Larry Percy has been recognized as Alabama’s 2009 Art Educator of the Year by the Alabama Art Education Association.

Percy received the award earlier this month at the association’s conference in Florence.

“The thing that has impressed me about Larry is that he has consistently stayed involved in public schools even though he’s in higher education,” said Art and Design Department Chairman Jerry Johnson. “He is highly respected in the state and everywhere I go, teachers know Larry Percy.”

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Heather Price named director of planned giving at Troy University

Posted: Monday, 23 November 2009
Walter Trumbauer State Theatre Festival

TROY, Ala.—Troy University will play host to more than 1,300 students from across the state Dec. 3 -5 during the Walter Trumbauer State Theatre Festival.

During the festival, students will participate in individual and ensemble events, audition for scholarships and attend a college fair.

“It’s a pleasure to host this event. It serves theatre students from across the state, and allows students to see and visit our university up close and personal,” said Adena Moree, director of theatre at TROY.

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TROY Dothan Campus training local principals in collaborative teaching

Posted: Monday, 23 November 2009

DOTHAN—The College of Education at Troy University’s Dothan Campus is providing professional development on collaborative teaching for Wiregrass-area school administrators thanks to a grant from the Alabama Department of Education.

Local middle school and high school principals have taken part in two training sessions at the Dothan Campus this year, on July 21 and on Nov. 4. A third session is scheduled for January and the training will be ongoing through the next year.

The Dothan Campus was awarded the state education grant in May.

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Troy University breaks ground on new fraternity village

Posted: Saturday, 21 November 2009
Dr. Larry E. DiChiara

TROY, Ala.—Troy University Chancellor Jack Hawkins Jr. and other University leaders officially broke ground on its $8 million Fraternity Village project Saturday.

The Fraternity Village is replacing outdated structures along Pell Avenue to house the University’s Greek men’s organizations. As part of the project, seven fraternity houses will be built and leased from the University by each fraternity.

“Not only does it take a village to raise a child, it takes a village to support our Greek system,” Dr. Hawkins said. “This new village will reshape our Greek System forever, and I believe it will make us a stronger University.”

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Sound of South also a band of brothers

Posted: Friday, 20 November 2009
Dr. Larry E. DiChiara

The young men and women of Troy University’s Sound of the South Marching Band share a close bond forged through long hours of practice, performance and travel. But band members Joseph, Phillip and Paul Melancon share a bond closer than most.

The three brothers from Irvington, Ala., say they are proud to be able to play together in the South of the South.

“Its lots of fun since we have all basically been best friends our entire lives,” said Paul, a junior trombone player. “We are able to easily support each other when needed. They are just great guys all around.”

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Media Advisory

Posted: Friday, 20 November 2009
News Conference set with Alabama Attorney General
Monday, November 23, 11 a.m.: Alabama Attorney General Troy King and Troy University Chancellor Jack Hawkins, Jr. will conduct a news conference at the offices of the University’s Information Technology department, located in the Parklane Shopping Center in Troy. Read More

Troy University plans ‘Salute to Armed Forces’ Saturday

Posted: Thursday, 19 November 2009

TROY, Ala.—Troy University will salute the men and women of the armed forces during the Trojans’ Nov. 21 football against Florida Atlantic University in Movie Gallery Veterans Stadium. Kickoff for the game is set for 3:15 p.m.

The University’s “Salute to Armed Forces” honors both current and past members of the armed forces at one home football game each November as a Veterans Day tribute. The tradition began in 2000.

This year, a special invitation was issued to active-duty military personnel at Fort Rucker, Fort Benning and Maxwell Air Force Base.

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Troy University hosts subcontracting seminar

Posted: Thursday, 19 November 2009

TROY, Ala.—Shaw Environmental and Infrastructure, a Fort Rucker prime contractor, will conduct a briefing on Wednesday, Dec. 2 at Troy University’s Dothan Campus.

The event, “How to Qualify as a Fort Rucker Subcontractor,” will be conducted in room 203 in Adams Hall from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. and will provide potential subcontractors, including all construction contractors and vendors/suppliers of construction materials, an opportunity to meet with Shaw’s procurement and construction management team.

The free seminar is aimed at helping companies better understand FAR requirements and Shaw’s procurement policies as they pertain to performing maintenance construction work at Fort Rucker, according to Judy Callin, a consultant with the TROY Small Business Development Center, which is co-sponsoring the seminar.

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Catherine Jordan chosen to chair leadership conference committee

Posted: Thursday, 12 November 2009
Dr. Larry E. DiChiara

TROY, Ala.—Troy University will play host to more than 1,300 students from across the state Dec. 3 -5 during the Walter Trumbauer State Theatre Festival.

During the festival, students will participate in individual and ensemble events, audition for scholarships and attend a college fair.

“It’s a pleasure to host this event. It serves theatre students from across the state, and allows students to see and visit our university up close and personal,” said Adena Moree, director of theatre at TROY.

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TROY Fall Honors Recital set

Posted: Tuesday, 10 November 2009

TROY, Ala.—Troy University’s John M. Long School of Music will feature seven seniors during its Fall Honors Recital on Wednesday, Nov. 18.

The recital will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Hawkins-Adams-Long Hall of Honor.

“This is a biennial formal concert to feature outstanding individual performers who have to be first recommended by their private instructors and then go on to win an audition before a panel of Troy University music faculty,” said Dr. James Zingara, professor of trumpet and director of the recital.

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TROY chapter wins national recognition for first-year students

Posted: Tuesday, 10 November 2009

TROY, Ala.—The National Council of Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society for the First Year College Students has awarded a Gold Delta Award to Troy University’s chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta.

The Delta Award is part of a national awards program honoring those chapters whose memberships has increased dramatically in the past year.

In 2008-2009, Troy University’s chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta initiated 98 new members, up 69 percent over last year’s class of initiates.

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Troy University to have annual insurance symposium

Posted: Tuesday, 10 November 2009

TROY, Ala.—Troy University’s Risk Management and Insurance Program will host the 15th annual Derek Hughes/NAPSLO Education Foundation Excess and Surplus Lines Symposium Nov. 20-21 in Birmingham.

The event, which will be conducted at the Embassy Suites Hotel, will involve some 80 students from 11 universities. In addition to the students and their professors, the symposium is open to industry executives looking for insurance students to hire and industry professionals seeking continuing education credit. Eight hours of Alabama Continuing Education credit is offered.

On Friday, the symposium’s third-annual Career Fair will highlight the activities. Among companies being represented are:

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Annual festival to kick of International Education Week at Troy University

Posted: Monday, 09 November 2009

TROY, Ala.—The International Student Cultural Organization (ISCO) festival will highlight a week of activities aimed at promoting internationalization at Troy University.

The ISCO Festival, which features international cuisine and entertainment by TROY students, is set for 6 p.m., Friday, Nov. 13 in the Trojan Ballroom. The festival will kick off the University’s observance of International Education Week, a nationwide event set for Nov. 13-19 that is designed to showcase the benefits of international student exchange and cultural diversity.

“This is an annual dinner that ISCO hosts,” said Maria Frigge, an international student advisor who is coordinating the week. “During this event there will be dishes from around the world and our talented international students will perform.”

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TROY Dothan Campus to offer class on marketing for non-profits

Posted: Monday, 09 November 2009

DOTHAN—The Continuing Education Center at Troy University’s Dothan Campus will offer a seminar on marketing for non-profit organizations on Thursday, Nov. 18.

During the festival, students will participate in individual and ensemble events, audition for scholarships and attend a college fair.

“It’s a pleasure to host this event. It serves theatre students from across the state, and allows students to see and visit our university up close and personal,” said Adena Moree, director of theatre at TROY.

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Troy University to hold Veterans Day ceremony, concerts

Posted: Friday, 06 November 2009

TROY, Ala.—Troy University will honor our nation’s veterans with a special ceremony and a free concert on Tuesday, Nov. 10.

TROY’s Student Government Association (SGA) will sponsor “America the Beautiful,” a ceremony honoring American troops at noon on Nov. 10 on the Bibb Graves quadrangle on the Troy Campus. The student-led ceremony will feature the presentation of colors, the singing of the National Anthem and “America the Beautiful” and presentation of the service song of each branch of the military.

SGA President Jonathan Davis said that veterans from Troy and surrounding communities have been invited to participate in the ceremony.

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TROY professor publishes book on black holes

Posted: Thursday, 05 November 2009

TROY, Ala.—Troy University professor Dr. Govind Menon has presented his theories on black holes at the Washington, D.C. 2009 Fermi Symposium.

In collaboration with Dr. Charles Dermer, an astrophysicist in the Space Science Division of the Naval Research Laboratory, Menon described black holes as the sources of the highest energy photon and particle radiations.

Their new book, “High Energy Radiation for Black Holes” published by Princeton University Press, present a systematic exposition of black-hole astrophysics and general relativity in order to understand how gamma rays, cosmic rays, and neutrinos are produced by black holes.

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Author to discuss ‘Bloody Lowndes’ at TROY’s Rosa Parks Museum

Posted: Wednesday, 04 November 2009

MONTGOMERY—Author Hasan Kwame Jeffries will discuss his new book, “Bloody Lowndes: Civil Rights and Black Power in Alabama’s Black Belt,” during a book signing at Troy University’s Rosa Parks Museum on Thursday, Nov. 12.

“Bloody Lowndes” tells the story of the Lowndes County Freedom Organization and its contribution to the larger civil rights movement. The group, whose ballot symbol was a snarling black panther, was formed in 1966 in part to protest the barriers to black enfranchisement that had for decades kept every single African American of voting age off the county’s registration books.

The LCFO inspired similar groups throughout the country, from Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee organizer Stokely Carmichael, who used the Lowndes County program as the blueprint for Black Power, to California-based activists Bobby Seale and Huey P. Newton, who adopted the LCFO panther as the namesake for the Black Panther Party for Self Defense.

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TROY Dothan Campus to offer Holiday Floral Design class

Posted: Wednesday, 04 November 2009

DOTHAN—The Continuing Education Center at Troy University’s Dothan Campus will offer two opportunities next week to learn how to make a Christmas floral arrangement.

The class will be offered on Nov. 9 from 9 a.m. until noon and again on Nov. 10 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Aliya Qureshi of Oriental Imports will teach these creative, hands-on classes which will guide participants through the steps to create a floral Christmas table-top arrangement to take home.

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