Holocaust survivor to speak at TROY

Posted: Tuesday, 30 March 2010

TROY—Ann Rosenheck will speak on three Troy University campuses to relate her experiences imprisoned in the German concentration camps of Auschwitz and Dachau.

Brought to TROY through the Alabama Humanities Foundation’s Witness to the Holocaust grant, Rosenheck will speak at 10 a.m. April 20 in the Claudia Crosby Theater. An informal lecture with selected senior seminar students will take place at 2 p.m. in the Hawkins-Adams-Long Hall of Honor.

On April 21, she will speak at 6:30 p.m. in the Dothan Campus’ Sony Hall.

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TROY professor earns Fulbright-Hays award

Posted: Tuesday, 30 March 2010

TROY, Ala.—Troy University students will be recognized for their achievements during the University’s annual Honors Convocation at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 13 in the Claudia Crosby Theater.

Robert Potts, chancellor of Arkansas State University-Jonesboro, will serve as the keynote speaker for the convocation.

Barbara Patterson, director of student involvement and leadership, said the convocation is a celebration of students’ achievements during the academic year.

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Troy University to recognize students at annual Honors Convocation

Posted: Tuesday, 30 March 2010

TROY—Ann Rosenheck will speak on three Troy University campuses to relate her experiences imprisoned in the German concentration camps of Auschwitz and Dachau.

Brought to TROY through the Alabama Humanities Foundation’s Witness to the Holocaust grant, Rosenheck will speak at 10 a.m. April 20 in the Claudia Crosby Theater. An informal lecture with selected senior seminar students will take place at 2 p.m. in the Hawkins-Adams-Long Hall of Honor.

On April 21, she will speak at 6:30 p.m. in the Dothan Campus’ Sony Hall.

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The future of journalism topic of M. Stanton Evans symposium

Posted: Wednesday, 31 March 2010

TROY—A public symposium at Troy University on April 8 will focus on the future of newspapers, newspaper companies and newspaper jobs.

“News @ ’10: The ‘Press’ in the Next Decade” will bring professional journalists and students together during the annual M. Stanton Evans Symposium, sponsored by the University’s Hall School of Journalism and Communication.

Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. in Claudia Crosby Theater on the Troy Campus. Admission is free.

On April 21, she will speak at 6:30 p.m. in the Dothan Campus’ Sony Hall.

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Troy University vocal jazz ensemble plans April 5 concert

Posted: Tuesday, 30 March 2010

TROY—Ann Rosenheck will speak on three Troy University campuses to relate her experiences imprisoned in the German concentration camps of Auschwitz and Dachau.

Brought to TROY through the Alabama Humanities Foundation’s Witness to the Holocaust grant, Rosenheck will speak at 10 a.m. April 20 in the Claudia Crosby Theater. An informal lecture with selected senior seminar students will take place at 2 p.m. in the Hawkins-Adams-Long Hall of Honor.

On April 21, she will speak at 6:30 p.m. in the Dothan Campus’ Sony Hall.

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Troy University vocal jazz ensemble plans April 5 concert

Posted: Monday, 29 March 2010

TROY—Troy University’s vocal jazz ensemble “frequency” will present a free concert at 7 p.m., April 5 at the Cultural Arts Studio, 301 East Walnut St. in downtown Troy.

frequency” is an auditioned, select vocal jazz ensemble devoted to performance of contemporary choral pieces with an emphasis on stylized and advanced vocal jazz. The concert is presented by TROY’s John M. Long School of Music and the Troy-Pike Cultural Arts Center.

The concert will include performances of jazz standards such as “Blue Skies” and “Come Rain or Come Shine,” musical theatre numbers such as “All I Ask of You” from “The Phantom of the Opera” and “Somewhere” from “West Side Story,” and contemporary arrangements of familiar songs such as “Wayfaring Stranger.”

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Dr. Johnson receives Distinguished Leadership Award at Troy University

Posted: Tuesday, 30 March 2010
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TROY—Troy University honored economist and former vice chairman of the Federal Reserve System’s Board of Governors Manuel H. “Manley” Johnson with the University’s 11th Distinguished Leadership Award.

Chancellor Jack Hawkins, Jr., presented Dr. Johnson with the award Saturday night at the annual Alumni Reunion Dinner, which is part of the annual spring reunion. The award was created to recognize the achievements of TROY alumni and friends who have distinguished themselves through exemplary work, philanthropy, leadership and service to their profession, community and alma mater.

“The success of our alumni speaks volumes about our University,” Chancellor Hawkins said. “By any measure Manley Johnson is a successful alumnus—devoted family man, a successful businessman, and a patriot who answered his nation’s call.”

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TROY Dothan Campus to continue free International Film Series

Posted: Friday, 26 March 2010

DOTHAN—The Troy University Dothan Campus library will continue its yearlong international film series with movies from Germany and France starting in April.

The next three films shown in the series will be:

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TROY information systems students awarded SIM scholarships

Posted: Friday, 26 March 2010
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PHENIX CITY—Two Troy University students majoring in information systems at the Phenix City Campus have earned $4,000 in scholarships from the Society for Information Management (SIM).

Sorrell College of Business students Kevin McHargue and Dasjon Pittos-Jenkins have each received a $2,000 scholarship from the Alabama Chapter of SIM. The two students were selected via a competitive awards process open to all TROY information systems majors, said Dr. Jim Ryan, assistant professor and program director of information systems on the Phenix City Campus as well as a member of the Alabama SIM chapter.

McHargue is a junior information systems major and is employed as a Systems Specialist with Michelin North America in Phenix City. Raised in Smiths Station, Ala., he now lives in Phenix City with his wife Brandy and two children, Kevin and Kyleigh.

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Erika Epding crowned Ms. Venus at Troy University

Posted: Thursday, 25 March 2010
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TROY—Erika Epding, a freshman broadcast journalism major from Enterprise, was crowned as the winner of the 2010 Ms. Venus Pageant at Troy University on Tuesday night.

Epding received a crown, a banner and a $150 book scholarship from the Troy University Alumni Association. A member of the Student Government Association’s Freshman Forum and Kappa Delta sorority, Epding will be featured at the University’s Spring Alumni Reunion events on Saturday.

Twenty-two contestants took part in the pageant, which was held in the Claudia Crosby Theater on the Troy Campus.





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TROY Phenix City Campus adds non-thesis Education Specialist degree option

Posted: Tuesday, 23 March 2010

PHENIX CITY—Troy University has expanded its Education Specialist in Elementary Education graduate degree program at the Phenix City Campus to include a non-thesis option.

The program track was expanded to better meet the diverse needs of students, said Dr. Carolyn Russell, assistant professor of the education.

“We wanted to make this program accessible to a broader range of students, most of whom are working teachers,” Dr. Russell said.

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Spring preview offers glimpse of college life for TROY prospects

Posted: Saturday, 27 March 2010
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TROY—Ann Rosenheck will speak on three Troy University campuses to relate her experiences imprisoned in the German concentration camps of Auschwitz and Dachau.

Brought to TROY through the Alabama Humanities Foundation’s Witness to the Holocaust grant, Rosenheck will speak at 10 a.m. April 20 in the Claudia Crosby Theater. An informal lecture with selected senior seminar students will take place at 2 p.m. in the Hawkins-Adams-Long Hall of Honor.

On April 21, she will speak at 6:30 p.m. in the Dothan Campus’ Sony Hall.

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TROY professor set to publish book

Posted: Wednesday, 24 March 2010

TROY—A Troy University history professor is set to publish a book on black masculinity in U.S. history and literature by Ohio State University Press.

“Fathers, Preachers, Rebels, Men: Black Masculinity in US History and Literature, 1820-1945” is an interdisciplinary collection that deals with how black men negotiated issues of masculinity in the era before the modern Civil Rights movement.

“During slavery and Jim Crow, black men were defined in both law and custom as ‘childlike,’ ‘savage’ and ‘intellectually, physically and morally inferior to whites.’ This book shows how black men challenged and worked against those notions,” said Dr. Timothy Buckner, an assistant professor of history.

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Troy University's annual Alumni Reunion set for March 26-27

Posted: Wednesday, 24 March 2010

TROY—Troy University will celebrate is annual Spring Alumni Reunion, March 26-27, on the Troy Campus.

Reunion activities will get under way on Friday, March 26 with a couple of events.

Alumni of the University’s Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion are invited to attend the department’s annual awards banquet, beginning at 6 p.m., March 26, in the Trojan Center Ballrooms. Admission to the event is $15, and reservations should be made by calling 334-670-3443.

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TROY Dothan Campus to host fundraising seminar

Posted: Tuesday, 23 March 2010

DOTHAN—The Continuing Education Center at Troy University’s Dothan Campus will offer a seminar on fundraising for small businesses and non-profits on Wednesday, March 31, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Participants will learn how to improve their fundraising efforts through the use of marketing strategies, community events and direct mail. The class will also cover how to boost an organization’s income and community awareness by raising money from individuals, foundations and corporations.

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Longtime Phenix City Campus leader Dr. Curtis Pitts retires

Posted: Tuesday, 23 March 2010
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PHENIX CITY—Dr. Curtis Pitts, the founding administrator of Troy University’s Phenix City Campus, has retired as vice chancellor after a career of more than 30 years.

Dr. Pitts led the Phenix City Campus since 1976, guiding it to become one of the leading providers of higher education to non-traditional students in east Alabama.

“Troy University owes a debt of gratitude to Dr. Pitts for his many years of service and exemplary leadership,” said Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., Troy University chancellor. “The continued growth and success of the Phenix City Campus has been due in large part to Dr. Pitts’ vision and dedication to meeting the needs of students in the Chattahoochee Valley.”


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Johnson to receive Troy University’s Distinguished Leadership Award

Posted: Wednesday, 23 March 2010
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TROY—Dr. Manuel H. Johnson, co-chairman and senior partner of Johnson Smick International, Inc. and former vice chairman of the Federal Reserve System’s Board of Governors, will be honored with Troy University’s 11th annual Distinguished Leadership Award.

Dr. Johnson, a 1973 cum laude graduate of TROY’s Sorrell College of Business with a bachelor’s degree in economics, will receive the award from Chancellor Jack Hawkins, Jr., during the annual Alumni Reunion Dinner March 27 on the Troy Campus.

Dr. Johnson serves as chair of the University’s “Building Beyond Boundaries” initiative and is a member of the Troy University Foundation Board of Directors.





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Three TROY professors named 'Honorary Members' of Army regiment

Posted: Monday, 22 March 2010
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FORT BRAGG, N.C.—A trio of Troy University professors have been honored by the U.S. Army for their service to the Civil Affairs Branch (CA) and Psychological Operations (PsyOp) community.

Dr. Jim Rinehart, associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Dr. George Poteat, a retired associate professor, and Dr. David Hayes, an assistant professor with the University’s Atlantic Region, are among those selected as the first class of inductees named as “Honorary Members of the United States Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Regiment,” by order of Secretary of the Army, John McHugh. Also selected, was retired Army Col. Norvell DeAtkine. The ceremony was the highlight of last Thursday’s 95th Civil Affairs Brigade Formal at Ft. Bragg.

From 1990 to 2001, Troy University delivered the Master of Science in International Relations degree program with a concentration in Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations at the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School (SWCS) at Fort Bragg. The program allowed more than 400 officers to complete a Masters degree as a component of their CA or PsyOp advanced training. Drs. Rinehart, Poteat, and Hayes were all professors in the program for much of that time. In addition, TROY was responsible for the operation of the (SWCS) Regional Studies Course; a non-degree certification program that focused on political-military analysis in five major areas of the world.

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Actor Anthony Natale to deliver Helen Keller Lecture at Troy University

Posted: Monday, 22 March 2010
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TROY, Ala.—Stage and screen actor Anthony Natale will deliver the 15th annual Helen Keller Lecture on April 6 at Troy University.

The lecture, which will be held at 10 a.m. in the Claudia Crosby Theater on the Troy Campus, is designed to promote awareness of people who excel in their chosen fields despite physical and/or mental limitations. The lecture is sponsored by Troy University, the Alabama State Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation, The Helen Keller Foundation for Research and Education, the Alabama State Department of Education, the Alabama State Department of Rehabilitation Services and the Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind.

Natale, who is hearing impaired, is known to movie-goers as the man in the elevator during the pivotal scene from “Jerry Maguire,” signing “You complete me,” to his partner. He starred as the adult son in “Mr. Holland’s Opus,” the 1995 film featuring Richard Dreyfuss about the profound effect a dedicated music teacher had on generations of students. His film credits also include appearances in “Dogma,” “Sorority Boys,” “City of Angels” and “Children of a Lesser God.”

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Roast nets proceeds for Chancellor's Leadership Scholarship

Posted: Wednesday, 17 March 2010
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MONTGOMERY—The food may have been tasty, but the main course at a benefit roast was Troy University Chancellor Jack Hawkins, Jr.

The Jack Hawkins, Jr. Leadership Scholarship Roast hosted by the University’s Board of Trustees and emceed by Retirement Systems of Alabama director Dr. David Bronner, raised nearly $200,000 for an endowed scholarship established by the trustees in honor of Dr. Hawkins’ twentieth anniversary as head of the multi-national university.

Dr. Bronner praised Dr. Hawkins’ for his leadership and vision at TROY.


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TROY Dothan Campus to offer course on “Common Sense Economics”

Posted: Tuesday, 30 March 2010

DOTHAN—Members of the community can learn more about everyday economics including budgeting, debt and banking during a seminar at Troy University’s Dothan Campus on Tuesday, March 30.

Taught by TROY professor Dr. Lane Boyte, “Common Sense Economics” is a crash course on basic economics with a focus on concepts useful in everyday life. Topics covered will include the necessity of a budget, good debt vs. bad debt, income and choices, jobs of the future and the pros of banking.

The class will be held from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Continuing Education Center located in Adams Hall room 200. Registration is $39.

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TROY to offer seminar on ethics for counselors

Posted: Monday, 15 March 2010

DOTHAN—The Continuing Education Center at Troy University’s Dothan Campus will offer a two-part seminar in ethics for professional counselors starting in April.

Participants will receive an overview of the definition of ethics in the counseling profession and gain insight into the ethical codes of the various specialty areas of counseling. A sampling of ethical cases and their outcomes will be reviewed. The seminar is open to all counselors.

Part one will be offered in two sessions. The first session will be on April 6 and the second will be on April 20. Part two will be offered on May 4 and May 18. All sessions will be from 9 a.m. to noon and will be instructed by Dr. Virginia Mayer, Ed.D., LPC.

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Scholarship drive starts with roast of Chancellor Hawkins

Posted: Tuesday, 09 March 2010

March 17, 5:30 p.m.:—Chancellor Jack Hawkins, Jr. will be the target of a roast organized by members of the Troy University Board of Trustees at Montgomery’s Renaissance Hotel. A reception begins the event at 5:30 p.m.

The Board’s purpose of this roast is to endow a scholarship in Dr. Hawkins’ name with $100,000 in proceeds.

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Troy University offers pre-license classes for insurance professionals

Posted: Tuesday, 11 March 2010

TROY—Troy University’s Risk Management and Insurance program will offer a pre-license class March 26-30.

The “Property and Casualty” course is designed to help insurance professionals meet certification standards within the insurance industry, said Dr. Carol Jordan, eminent scholar in risk management and insurance who heads up TROY’s RMI program.

The class will be offered from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day on the Troy Campus. The fee for the course, which includes the textbook, is $250. Registration is due no later than March 25.

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TROY wins top honors at CASE conference

Posted: Wednesday, 10 March 2010
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TROY—Troy University’s Office of Development has earned top honors from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.

CASE District III presented its 2009 Grand Award for Special Events to the University for its inaugural TROY Shield Society induction ceremony and gala. The event was judged against other University special events for the year in the southeastern United States.

The organization also presented an Award of Excellence to the Marketing and Communication Office for its “TROY Interactive CD,” an alumni relations tool. The University also received four Special Merit Awards for photography, newsletters and a new recruiting television commercial.

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TROY professor honored by Naval Research Laboratory

Posted: Wednesday, 10 March 2010

TROY—Troy University math and physics professor Dr. Govind Menon is being honored by the Naval Research Laboratory’s 42nd Annual Alan Berman Research Publication and the Edison Patent Awards.

Dr. Menon is being honored for his work as co-author of a paper entitled “High Energy Radiation from Black Holes: Gamma Rays, Cosmic Rays, and Neutrinos.”

“Each year, federal government recipients are formally recognized at an awards dinner held in their honor where their research contributions are cited and they are presented a memento of the occasion,” said John A. Montgomery, director of research at the laboratory. “We also acknowledge the presence of our non-federal co-authors in attendance.”

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TROY sets annual St. Paddy's Day Parade

Posted: Wednesday, 10 March 2010

TROY—For the ninth year, Troy University will host Alabama’s official St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, March 27.

The parade begins at noon on University Avenue on the Troy Campus and is just one aspect of the University’s Irish Week Celebration. Also on campus that day will be the annual T-Day Game, a live band playing in Tailgate Terrace and Trojan Day for prospective students and their parents, according to Buddy Starling, Dean of Admissions Management and the parade’s coordinator.

The deadline for parade entries is March 22. There is no fee to enter a float, walking group or vehicle. Lineup for the parade will take place between 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. on the day of the parade.

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TROY Public Radio has Spring Friendraiser activities

Posted: Tuesday, 09 March 2010

TROY—Troy University Public Radio will host a series of “Ambassadors of the Airwaves” March 19 – 26 as community guests take to their airwaves during the Spring Friendraiser.

This year’s fund drive aims to raise some $50,000 to provide favorite radio programs like “Morning Edition,” “All Things Considered,” “Performance Today,” “Car Talk,” “On Point,” “A Prairie Home Companion,” “Dick Estell’s Radio Reader,” “From the Top,” and “Marketplace Money.”

In addition to pledges from individuals, corporate challengers add their own special incentive to the event by matching dollar-for-dollar pledged by individuals. Many supporters become day and week sponsors and are acknowledged on the radio during their chosen day or week.

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Scholarship drive starts with roast of Chancellor Hawkins

Posted: Tuesday, 09 March 2010

March 17, 5:30 p.m.:—Chancellor Jack Hawkins, Jr. will be the target of a roast organized by members of the Troy University Board of Trustees at Montgomery’s Renaissance Hotel. A reception begins the event at 5:30 p.m.

The Board’s purpose of this roast is to endow a scholarship in Dr. Hawkins’ name with $100,000 in proceeds.

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TROY Rosa Parks Museum to host "The Women Gather"

Posted: Tuesday, 30 March 2010

MONTGOMERY—Troy University’s Rosa Parks Museum will host “The Women Gather,” a celebration of women’s involvement in the Montgomery Bus Boycott, on Thursday, March 11, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m

The event will be an evening of poetry and music featuring area women writers and performers including Priscilla Hancock Cooper, Shirley Ferrill, Delores Byrd Smith, LaQuita Singleton and Evelyn Williams.

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Roast of Chancellor Hawkins to raise money for scholarships

Posted: Tuesday, 09 March 2010

TROY—Demarcus Ware, former Troy University football standout and current all-star linebacker for the Dallas Cowboys, will headline a roster of “roasters” of TROY Chancellor Jack Hawkins, Jr. at an upcoming event designed to raise money for a new scholarship.

The Jack Hawkins, Jr. Leadership Scholarship Roast is scheduled for Wednesday, March 17, at the Renaissance Hotel in Montgomery. A reception is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m., with dinner and roasting festivities to follow, according to Lamar P. Higgins, a member of the Troy University Board of Trustees and the chair of planning committee.

“We wanted to mark Dr. Hawkins’ 20th anniversary as Chancellor with a special event that would also benefit current and future students of Troy University,” Higgins said. “This scholarship will have a positive impact on Troy University for generations to come.”

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Tickets on sale for "Radio Days" at Davis Theatre

Posted: Monday, 08 March 2010

MONTGOMERY—The vocal quintet Five By Design will take the audience back to the days of big bands, hep cats and the Hollywood Canteen during a performance of “Radio Days” on Tuesday, March 16, at 7 p.m. in Troy University’s Davis Theatre for the Performing Arts.

Radio Days debuted as a patriotic tribute to the “golden age of radio,” commemorating the 50th anniversary of World War II. The performance includes such timeless songs as “Moonlight in Vermont,” “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” and “I’ll Be Seeing You.”

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

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Gee's Bend photography exhibit on display at TROY Dothan Campus

Posted: Monday, 08 March 2010

DOTHAN—An exhibit of photographs chronicling life in the rural community of Gee’s Bend will be on display at Troy University’s Dothan Campus through April 7.

“Looking Back at Gee’s Bend: The Photographs of John Reese” consists of 40 black-and-white photographs taken during the late 1970s and early 80s that depict life in the isolated community in Alabama’s Black Belt region.

The photos are currently on display at the Dothan Campus inside the Gallery Hall on the first floor of the Library/Technology Building. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

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

Posted: Friday, 05 March 2010

DOTHAN—The second annual conference for parents and teachers of young, high-ability students will be held at Troy University’s Dothan Campus on Saturday, March 27, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. inside the Michelin Room in the Library/Technology Building.

The free event is sponsored by the College of Education and is aimed at helping parents and teachers better meet the needs of gifted students in kindergarten through second grade.

“Typically, students are not identified and served in gifted programs until third grade. Therefore, we want to provide parents and classroom teachers with techniques that can enrich the curriculum for K-2 students prior to enrollment in a gifted program,” said Dr. Victoria Morin, professor of special education and gifted education.

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TROY students at Higher Education Day

Posted: Thursday, 04 March 2010
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Students from Troy University joined more than 2,000 other students from Alabama's 13 public universities at the Higher Education Day rally in front the Alabama State House in downtown Montgomery on Thursday, March 4. Above, a group of 20 students from the Dothan Campus made the trip to show their support. The annual rally calls for more state funding for public universities and is sponsored by the Higher Education Partnership. (TROY photo/Matt Clower)

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Troy University student working to preserve plants of Alabama

Posted: Wednesday, 03 March 2010
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TROY—A Troy University student has received a scholarship that will help in the research efforts towards preserving plants and habitats of Alabama

Lindsay Leverett, a Troy University senior ecology major concentrating in field biology from Jack, received a $2,000 Blanche E. Dean Scholarship from the Alabama Wildflower Society.

The scholarship from the Alabama Wildflower Society is available to both undergraduate and graduate students that are conducting botanical research in Alabama. A committee selects the recipients based on their proposal and the merit of the research.

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Troy University breaks ground on new arena

Posted: Wednesday, 03 March 2010
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TROY—Ann Rosenheck will speak on three Troy University campuses to relate her experiences imprisoned in the German concentration camps of Auschwitz and Dachau.

Brought to TROY through the Alabama Humanities Foundation’s Witness to the Holocaust grant, Rosenheck will speak at 10 a.m. April 20 in the Claudia Crosby Theater. An informal lecture with selected senior seminar students will take place at 2 p.m. in the Hawkins-Adams-Long Hall of Honor.

On April 21, she will speak at 6:30 p.m. in the Dothan Campus’ Sony Hall.

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TROY Continuing Education Center to offer introductory Spanish

Posted: Tuesday, 30 March 2010

DOTHAN—The Continuing Education Center at Troy University’s Dothan Campus will offer an introductory Spanish course for members of the community starting Thursday, March 4 through April 12.

The class will be held on Mondays and Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Participants will learn how to communicate in Spanish and about the culture of Spanish speakers. Emphasis is placed on listening, speaking, reading and writing the Spanish language in the present tense. Vocabulary and grammar will be internalized through conversation, oral exercises, music and interactive activities.

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'Hands Uplifted' exhibit to honor civil rights movement participants

Posted: Tuesday, 02 March 2010

MONTGOMERY—A new permanent exhibit honoring men and women who contributed to the civil rights movement will open this week at Troy University’s Rosa Parks Museum.

The “Hands Uplifted for Freedom and Justice” exhibit will consist of more than 50 bronze handprints of people who played various roles in the civil rights movement throughout the 50s, 60s and early 70s. Project originator/coordinator Janet Adams of Montgomery said she envisioned the exhibit as a way to honor civil rights movement participants whose service is less widely known.

“For every well-known participant, there were many others whose dedication and service gave the movement its solid base,” Adams said. “These faces in the crowd joined protest organizations, spearheaded student demonstrations, attended rallies, raised their voices in song, sheltered outsiders who came to offer moral support.”

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Society of Human Resources Management recognizes TROY's master's program

Posted: Tuesday, 02 March 2010

TROY—Troy University’s Master of Science in Human Resource Management (MSHRM) program has been recognized by Society for Human Resource Management as being fully aligned with the program’s recommended guidelines for HR education.

“The recognition of the MSHRM program by the Society for Human Resources Management is another indicator of the quality of TROY’s business programs and their close relationship to the world of business,” said Dr. Kaye Sheridan, interim dean of the Sorrell College of Business.

There are less than 30 human resources management masters programs nationally that align with SHRM’s educational objectives. This list includes, among others, DePaul University, NYU, Ohio State, Rutgers, Texas A&M, the University of Minnesota, and the University of Tennessee.

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Troy University's School of Music, Choral Department to present spring concert

Posted: Tuesday, 02 March 2010

TROY—The Troy University John M. Long School of Music and Choral Department will present its annual Spring Concert “The Music of John Rutter” at 2:30 p.m., March 28 at Bush Memorial Baptist Church on George Wallace Drive in Troy.

The concert, which is free and open to the public, will feature three of Troy University’s choral ensembles: the Collegiate Singers, the Concert Chorale and “frequency,” under the direction of Dr. Diane Orlofsky.

“This concert features choral music of British composer and conductor John Rutter and represents the vast range of the composer’s body of work,” said Dr. Orlofsky, a professor the School of Music. “The Troy community is cordially invited to experience an afternoon of beautiful choral music.”

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Troy University's Annual Alumni Reunion Set For March 26-27

Posted: Tuesday, 02 March 2010

TROY—Troy University is extending an invitation to all alumni to attend the University’s annual Spring Reunion weekend, March 26-27, on the Troy Campus.

Alumni Affairs Director Faith Ward said the annual event provides alumni with the opportunity to reconnect with former classmates, as well as the University.

“The reunion is a time for alumni to renew old friendships and enjoy good fellowship with fellow Trojans,” Ward said. “We invite alumni to come back to witness first hand the tremendous growth that is taking place at TROY.”

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Groundbreaking for new Trojan Arena

Posted: Monday, 01 March 2010

March 3, 2 p.m.:— Troy University officials will conduct a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Trojan Arena on the ninth fairway Trojan Oaks Golf Course Wednesday at 2 p.m.

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Troy University Community Band seeking new members

Posted: Monday, 01 March 2010

DOTHAN—Local musicians looking for a way to practice, perform and fellowship with other music lovers are invited to join the Troy University Community Band of Dothan.

The TROY Community Band is a group of musicians of all ages and backgrounds, including many TROY alumni, united by a common love of music. The group performs year-round at venues throughout the Wiregrass.

“The community band is a great opportunity for people who have played in the past and would like to resume playing, people who currently play and are looking for a place to play and band students looking to supplement their school music activities,” said band director Andy Fariss.

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