TROY to host Geneva County Groundwater Festival

Posted: Wednesday, 28 April 2010

DOTHAN—Troy University will welcome 300 area fourth graders to the Dothan Campus on Friday, April 30, for the annual Geneva County Groundwater Festival.

Students from Hartford, Samson, Geneva County and Slocomb elementary schools will participate in the festival, which educates students about the water cycle and the need for water conservation.

This is the fourth year TROY has hosted the Groundwater Festival at the Dothan Campus and several TROY students will be assisting the festival as volunteers.

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Baptist Health CEO to speak at TROY Montgomery Campus commencement

Posted: Wednesday, 28 April 2010

MONTGOMERY—W. Russell Tyner, vice president of UAB Health System and president/CEO of Baptist Health, will deliver the keynote address during spring commencement at the Troy University Montgomery Campus on Monday, May 17.

Commencement will be held at 7 p.m. inside the Davis Theatre for the Performing Arts. More than 190 graduate and undergraduate degrees will be conferred during the ceremony.

Tyner joined Baptist Health as president and CEO in 2004 and remained in that capacity after an affiliation was begun with UAB Health System. He has 25 years of senior executive healthcare experience concentrated in hospital operations, human resources, and system integration.

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Wallace Community College president to address TROY Dothan Campus graduates

Posted: Wednesday, 28 April 2010

DOTHAN—Dr. Linda C. Young, president of Wallace Community College, will deliver the keynote address to graduates during Spring Commencement at Troy University’s Dothan Campus on Sunday, May 16.

The ceremony will be held at 3 p.m. inside the Dothan Civic Center. More than 160 graduate and undergraduate degrees will be conferred.

Dr. Young became the first woman to head a technical college in Alabama in 1988 when she was appointed president of Sparks State Technical College in Eufaula. In 1991, Sparks was merged with Wallace Community College and Dr. Young assumed the presidency of the merged institution.

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Students wins journalism award

Posted: Monday, 26 April 2010

TROY—A trio of Pike County students have won Troy University Hall School of Journalism and Communication honors.

Sean Sporman, a senior broadcast journalism major from Goshen, was honored with the Trojan Vision Best Weather Anchor Award.

Brian Anslow, a junior broadcast journalism major from Troy, was awarded the Jess Jordan Journalism Scholarship.

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TROY online programs ranked ‘Best Buys’ by national group

Posted: Tuesday, 27 April 2010

TROY—Three Troy University eCampus graduate programs have been named “best buys” in online education by a national ranking organization.

GetEducated.com ranks competing online programs nationwide in similar classes of institutions. TROY was compared to other universities that are regionally accredited. A “Best Buy” award designation means that the program was independently reviewed and found to offer high quality distance learning to a national audience at cost rates well below the national average, according to GetEducated.com founder Vicky Phillips.

“Troy University offers online students nationwide a chance at a high-quality masters degree through distance learning,” she said. “That’s an amazing value proposition.”

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Small businesses can get access to government, contractors

Posted: Monday, 26 April 2010

TROY—Small businesses in the Wiregrass will have a chance to meet one-on-one with government agencies and contractors during the Troy University Small Business Development Center’s Matchmaker.

The 2010 Small Business Opportunities Conference and Matchmaker, scheduled for May 19 in the Trojan Center Ballrooms on the Troy Campus, will provide small businesses the chance to network and to meet representatives from various local, state and federal agencies and prime contractors, said Judy Callin, a SBDC small business development consultant.

A general session will begin at 8 a.m. and provide instructions for the day and a valuable business networking opportunity. Exhibitors that provide services to small businesses will be on hand during the day.

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Troy University extends condolences to the family of Chuck Thompson

Posted: Friday, 23 April 2010
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TROY—Troy University extends its condolences to the family of Sorrell College of Business economics professor Charles Thompson, who died Thursday night.

“Professor Thompson was an integral part of our business faculty and epitomized the philosophy of being student centered,” said Dr. Jack Hawkins Jr., Chancellor. “It is with profound sorrow that we extend our sympathies to his family and acknowledge that we have lost one of our own.”

An assistant professor of economics, Thompson joined the Troy University faculty in 1981 as an instructor, and was highly regarded by students, fellow faculty members and the public, authoring numerous grant proposals and consulting with both local governments and private industry.

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ROTC cadet commanding general to speak at TROY

Posted: Wednesday, 21 April 2010

TROY—Major General Arthur M. Bartell will provide the keynote address at Troy University’s commencement exercises May 7.

Commencement gets under way at 10:30 a.m. in Sartain Hall for about 600 students representing 23 states and 13 nations outside the United States.

The commencement is a ticketed event. Each graduating student is allotted five tickets and extra tickets, if any, will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at the door beginning at 8 a.m. and limited to one per person.

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TROY student films featured by the Alabama International Film Festival

Posted: Wednesday, 28 April 2010

DOTHAN—Troy University will welcome 300 area fourth graders to the Dothan Campus on Friday, April 30, for the annual Geneva County Groundwater Festival.

Students from Hartford, Samson, Geneva County and Slocomb elementary schools will participate in the festival, which educates students about the water cycle and the need for water conservation.

This is the fourth year TROY has hosted the Groundwater Festival at the Dothan Campus and several TROY students will be assisting the festival as volunteers.

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Walking/biking trails at TROY Dothan Campus reopen

Posted: Thursday, 22 April 2010

DOTHAN—The Harrison Walking Trail and bike trail at Troy University’s Dothan Campus have reopened to public use after being closed for construction.

The trails closed in January due to construction related to the installation of a new water tower. That phase of construction has been competed, and the trails are available once again for public use.

The trails located behind Malone Hall total more than 10 miles and are open to the public for walking and biking during daylight hours.

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Lillis Sullivan wins Troy University’s Vergil Parks McKinley Award for April

Posted: Wednesday, 21 April 2010
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TROY, Ala.—Lillis Sullivan, secretary for Troy University’s Department of Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science and Geomatics, has received the University’s Vergil Parks McKinley Award for April.

Sullivan, who has been a member of the Troy University staff since 2006, received the award during a ceremony Wednesday in the Hawkins-Adams-Long Hall of Honor on the Troy Campus. Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., Chancellor, presented the award to Sullivan, who was nominated by Diane Porter, Department Chair.

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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Media Advisory:TROY Dothan Campus health and wellness fair

Posted: Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Thursday, April 22:—Troy University will host a health and wellness fair at the Dothan Campus on Thursday, April 22, from 9 a.m. to noon.

More than 30 vendors will be participating. Local healthcare providers and organizations will be on hand to provide information about health and wellness topics including exercise and nutrition. Others will provide free access to a range of services including blood pressure and vision tests.

The fair is free and open to the public and will be located on the first floor of Malone Hall.

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Psychology conference highlights student, faculty research

Posted: Wednesday, 21 April 2010

TROY—Students and faculty members have an opportunity to present research findings Friday during the eighth annual Troy University Psychology Conference.

The conference, slated to get under way at 9 a.m. in Hawkins Hall, will be keynoted by an address by Kelly Hawkins, division chief of the Alabama Attorney General’s Family Protection Unit.

Hawkins, a 2002 TROY graduate, earned her law degree from Regent University in Virginia Beach, Va., and was instrumental in the passage of the 2001 Alabama law that requires clergy to report child abuse. She is a former Miss TROY and was twice first runner-up in the Miss Alabama Pageant.

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TROY Montgomery Campus to launch weekend format HR master's program

Posted: Wednesday, 21 April 2010

MONTGOMERY—Troy University will launch a new weekend format for the Master of Science in Human Resource Management program starting this fall at the Montgomery Campus.

The new format is designed to be more accessible to working HR managers or professionals who currently hold responsibilities in the field, said Dr. Anthony Rhee, associate dean of the Sorrell College of Business.

“This program offers advanced study in human resource management designed to present HR professionals with the opportunity to further develop strategic managerial, leadership, and decision-making skills,” Dr. Rhee said.

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Employment skills workshop aims to help local job seekers

Posted: Tuesday, 20 April 2010

MONTGOMERY—Troy University’s Montgomery Campus will host an employment skills workshop on Tuesday, May 4, designed to help local job seekers improve their job search techniques.

With state and national unemployment rates at their highest in decades, the workshop will provide the out-of-work with valuable insight on how to improve their chances of finding a job, said Dr. David Hoover, an associate professor of human resource management at TROY.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for individuals to sharpen their employability skills,” Dr. Hoover said.

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Media Advisory:Troy University events this week

Posted: Monday, 19 April 2010

Tuesday, April 20:—The Witness to the Holocaust Lecture series begins at 10 a.m. in Claudia Crosby Theater on the Troy Campus. Nazi Germany concentration camp survivor Ann Rosenheck speaks.

On Wednesday, April 21, she will speak at 6:30 p.m. in Sony Hall on the Dothan Campus; and on Thursday, April 22, she will be lecturing at 6 p.m. on the Montgomery Campus in the Gold Room, located on the second floor of Whitley Hall.

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High school students beneficiaries of Troy University program

Posted: Monday, 19 April 2010

TROY—Three local school systems will get enhanced civics, government and economics programs thanks to Troy University and the Alabama Commission on Higher Education.

“We the People” and “Economics in America” is being delivered to school systems in Butler, Conecuh and Crenshaw counties by the University’s College of Education and College of Communication and Fine Arts, ACHE’s Improving Teacher Quality: Master of Content grant funds, No Child Left Behind, the Alabama Center for Law and Civic Education and the Center for Civic Education.

“These programs will provide staff and materials for training teachers, said Dr. Dianne Gossett, a professor in the College of Education, who is helping coordinate the program. “Troy University professors will assist in mentoring, training and providing follow-up activities as teachers implement the new techniques and ideas into their classrooms.”

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Auschwitz survivor speaks on Holocaust

Posted: Monday, 19 April 2010

TROY—The reason Ann Rosenheck speaks about the Holocaust is so that others will know what happened to Jews under Nazi Germany’s regime.

“There’s going to be a time – which was already – there’s going to be a denial that it ever happened,” she said. “So I don’t want it to be forgotten and I want that people should see that I am alive yet and that I do tell what really happened to me.”

Rosenheck brings that message to Troy University this week in a series of lectures presented by the University and the Alabama Humanities Foundation’s “Witness to the Holocaust” program.

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Art educators focusing on idea-sharing at TROY

Posted: Friday, 16 April 2010

TROY—A number of art professors from throughout the South are sharing ideas and better practices during a Troy University-hosted conference this weekend.

FATE ProjectShare, which begins today at 5:30 p.m. at the Cultural Arts Studio in downtown Troy, is bringing together about 35 collegiate art foundation teachers through Saturday to find ways of giving students a secure footing in art programs, said Pamela Allen, an associate professor of art and design in the College of Communication and Fine Arts and FATE regional director.

FATE – Foundations in Art: Theory and Education -- is a national organization for upcoming and master art professors who are concerned about the basic programs in art. Those basic programs usually teach drawing, two- and three-dimensional design and sometimes 4-D design.

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TROY students have Earth Week

Posted: Wednesday, 28 April 2010

TROY—Troy University’s Environmental Club is helping to focus students’ attention toward environmental awareness with Earth Week April 19 – 23.

We are trying to preserve our natural resources and Earth Week elevates our consciousness for the preservation of energy, disposal of waste and conservation,” said Dr. Glenn Cohen, chair of the Department of Biology.

Earth Week 2010 kicks off on the Troy Campus Monday’s “Kick Old Habits Day” with a noon seminar by the Choctawhatchee River Keepers, followed with an outdoor booth on the Quad from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m., and a banner competition at 5 p.m.

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Troy University mourns the loss of nursing educator

Posted: Thursday, 15 April 2010
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TROY—The Troy University family mourns the loss of long-time health educator and alumna Dr. Geraldine Allen, who directed the University’s graduate nursing program.

Dr. Allen died April 10 after a battle with cancer.

“It is with great sorrow that we accept the news of Dr. Allen’s death,” said Dr. Jack Hawkins Jr., Chancellor. “Dr. Allen’s leadership and commitment to Troy University and its students will be sorely missed – her legacy will be one of courage, honesty, passion, dedication and hard work. The development of the Doctorate in Nursing Practice program will be a lasting tribute to her leadership.”





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Troy University Spring Honors Recital is April 21

Posted: Thursday, 15 April 2010

TROY—Troy University’s John M. Long School of Music will have its annual Spring Honors Recital at 6 p.m. April 21 in the Hawkins-Adams-Long Hall of Honor.

The biennial formal concert features outstanding individual student performers who have been first recommended by their private instructors then win an audition before a panel of Troy University music faculty, said Dr. Jim Zingara, who helps coordinate the recital.

Participating in this year’s recital is:

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Sports Management Conference gets under way at TROY

Posted: Wednesday, 14 April 2010

TROY—The sixth annual Southern Sports Management Conference began today at Troy University

Students from Hartford, Samson, Geneva County and Slocomb elementary schools will participate in the festival, which educates students about the water cycle and the need for water conservation.

This is the fourth year TROY has hosted the Groundwater Festival at the Dothan Campus and several TROY students will be assisting the festival as volunteers.

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Special Olympics Alabama State Games to be conducted at TROY

Posted: Wednesday, 14 April 2010

TROY—Some 800 athletes with mental retardation and about 400 of their coaches and chaperons will compete May 14 – 16 in the Special Olympics Alabama State Games at Troy University.

Competitions will include 10 sports conducted both on the Troy Campus and at venues in the city of Troy, beginning with the opening ceremonies at 7 p.m. May 14 in Veterans Stadium.

The ceremony will include a parade of athletes, entertainment and a fireworks show. Sporting events begin on May 15 at 9 a.m. at various venues. Sport events include swimming, gymnastics, equestrian, bowling, track and field, softball, tennis, bocce, power lifting and golf. A Victory Dance will be held Saturday night.

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Dr. John Kline receives Ingalls Award at Troy University

Posted: Wednesday, 14 April 2010

TROY, Ala.—Dr. John A. Kline, distinguished professor of leadership and director of Troy University’s Institute for Leadership Development, is the recipient of the Ingalls Award for Excellence in Classroom Teaching.

Dr. Kline received the award during the University’s annual Honors Convocation held Tuesday night in the Claudia Crosby Theater on the Troy Campus.

The Ingalls Award is given annually to the teacher on the Troy Campus who has “most diligently, effectively and cheerfully conducted his or her classes during the current academic year.” Students nominate faculty members for the award, and a committee of students and faculty advisors selects the recipient. The award consists of a statue of Socrates, a plaque and a check for $1,000.

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Three honored with Sullivan Awards at Troy University

Posted: Wednesday, 14 April 2010
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TROY—Troy University has honored two students and a member of the University’s faculty with the 2010 Algernon Sydney Sullivan Awards.

Seniors Mimi Grace Williams of Troy and Daniel Logan of LaGrange, Ga., and Dr. Shari Hoppin, assistant professor of communications studies, were presented the awards during a luncheon on the Troy Campus on Tuesday. The recipients also were honored during the University’s annual Honors Convocation Tuesday night.

The Sullivan Award, which is presented at select colleges and universities throughout the United States, recognizes recipients for their excellence of character, humanitarian service and spiritual qualities. The award has been presented annually to a male student, a female student and one non-student at TROY since 1981. Students, faculty and staff nominate candidates for the award.

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Exhibit from story-quilt artist Faith Ringgold on display at Rosa Parks Museum

Posted: Tuesday, 13 April 2010

MONTGOMERY—A collection of work from artist Faith Ringgold, renowned for her painted story quilts, is currently on display at Troy University’s Rosa Parks Museum.

The exhibit will continue through June 10. It features a selection of Ringgold’s quilts, prints and soft sculptures as well as original art from Ringgold’s children’s book “If a Bus Could Talk: The Story of Rosa Parks.”

Ringgold’s artistic career has spanned more than 35 years and her work has been displayed in galleries around the world. She is best known for her story quilts, which combine painting, quilted fabric and storytelling. She is the author and illustrator of 11 children’s books, including the Caldecot Honor Book “Tar Beach.”

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Author Karen Spears Zacharias to speak at TROY Dothan Campus

Posted: Tuesday, 13 April 2010

DOTHAN—Christian humorist and author Karen Spears Zacharias will speak at Troy University’s Dothan Campus on Tuesday, April 20, as part of the campus Heritage Week celebration.

Zacharias is the author of several books including “Will Jesus Buy Me a Double-Wide?”, “After the Flag Has Been Folded” and “Where’s Your Jesus Now?” Her commentary has been featured in the New York Times, Newsweek and on National Public Radio.

Zacharias will give a lecture starting at 10 a.m. inside Sony Hall in the Library/Technology Building.

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TROY to offer Seminar on Ethics and the Professional Counselor

Posted: Tuesday, 13 April 2010

DOTHAN—Troy University will offer a seminar on ethics for professional counselors on Tuesday, April 20, at the Dothan Campus.

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.

Other sessions will be offered on Tuesday, May 4 and Tuesday, May 18. Each seminar awards three contact hours of continuing education credit. All sessions will be held from 9 am until noon and are instructed by Dr. Virginia Mayer, Ed.D., LPC.

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Dew appointed to International Academy for Quality

Posted: Tuesday, 13 April 2010
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TROY—Troy University’s top quality enhancement chief has been elected to membership in the International Academy for Quality.

Dr. John Dew, Associate Vice Chancellor of Institutional Research, Planning and Effectiveness, was recognized for his scholarly work and was invited to join the Academy by its current membership. That membership is composed of academicians, government and private-sector representatives from around the world and seeks to advance worldwide knowledge, understanding and communication of the philosophy, theory and practice of all activities involved in achieving quality for the benefit of humankind.

“The combination of having senior staff recognized by IAQ and being a contender for a major state quality award together make a statement about TROY’s commitment to continuous quality improvement,” Dr. Dew said.

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Linda Cross wins Troy University's Vergil Parks McKinley Award for March

Posted: Tuesday, 13 April 2010
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TROY, Ala.—Linda Cross, associate site director and academic advisor for Troy University’s Orlando Site, has received the University’s Vergil Parks McKinley Award for March.

Cross, who has been a member of the Troy University staff since 1993, received the award during the University’s Global Campus Conference in Atlanta. Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., Chancellor, presented the award to Cross, who was nominated by Phyllis Crooms, director of the Orlando Site.

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 Dothan Campus to host free health and wellness fair

Posted: Thursday, 08 April 2010

DOTHAN—Local community healthcare providers will be at Troy University’s Dothan Campus to provide free checks, screenings and information during the annual health and wellness fair on Thursday, April 22.

More than 25 local healthcare providers and organizations will be on hand to provide information about health and wellness topics including exercise and nutrition. Others will provide free access to a range of services including blood pressure and vision tests, said Keith Seagle, director of counseling and career services.

“The health fair allows us to promote health and wellness to our students and the community, but it also allows faculty, staff and students to arrange for screenings on site so they do not have to take time off from school or work,” Seagle said.

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Theatre Department presents "Guys and Dolls"

Posted: Thursday, 08 April 2010
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DOTHAN—Troy University’s Department of Theatre and Dance and the John M. Long School of Music will present “Guys and Dolls” April 22-25 in the Trojan Center Theater.

The Tony Award-winning musical features many well-known show tunes such as “Luck Be a Lady” and “Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat.” It tells the story of a gambler who is desperate to find money to pay for his floating craps game. In the process, he bets a gambling partner that he can’t take a local Salvation Army girl to Cuba – a bet the partner wins. A roll of the dice ultimately determines whether the group of gamblers repent or win $1,000.

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TROY students become Limelight semi-finalists

Posted: Thursday, 08 April 2010

TROY—Twelve student semi-finalists acts will compete in Troy University’s Illium Records second annual Limelight event.

Illium Records, a student-run recording label that serves as a laboratory for the John M. Long School of Music’s Music Industry Program, conducts the competition that searches for TROY’s “next musical sensation,” according to Sara Sparks, a student who serves as the label’s director of marketing.

“The audience will be playing a big role in this competition,” she said. “It’s not just a competition where you go watch and see who comes out on top – it’s up to the audience to fill the last finalist position.”

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Charles Nailen reappointed to TROY Board of Trustees

Posted: Thursday, 08 April 2010
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TROY—Dothan businessman Charles Nailen has been reappointed to the Troy University Board of Trustees by Gov. Bob Riley.

The Alabama Senate approved Nailen’s appointment by a 24-0 vote this week. Nailen has served on the Board of Trustees since 2003, when he was appointed to an at-large post by Gov. Riley. He serves on the board’s finance committee and the academic affairs committee and is a director of the Troy University Foundation. He will serve a 12-year term on the board.

“Troy University has benefited greatly from Charles Nailen’s leadership on the Board of Trustees, especially in the area of development,” said Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., Chancellor. “He was also instrumental in the board’s decision two years ago to raise admission standards, which has made TROY a stronger University.”

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TROY Dothan Campus to celebrate Heritage Week

Posted: Wednesday, 07 April 2010

DOTHAN—Troy University will celebrate its ties to the Wiregrass region during Heritage Week on the Dothan Campus April 19-23.

For more than 20 years the Dothan Campus has celebrated its history in the Wiregrass with the Heritage Week festivities, which include a number of free events that are open to the public.

“It’s a week in which we recognize the special relationship we have with this community,” said Bob Willis, dean of student services.

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W.A. Gayle Planetarium to host Astronomy Day

Posted: Wednesday, 07 April 2010

MONTGOMERY—Local families are invited to take a closer look at the night sky during the annual Astronomy Day celebration at the W.A. Gayle Planetarium on Saturday, April 24.

The event is held in partnership with the Auburn Astronomical Society and is designed to introduce families to the fun of astronomy. Admission is free an open to the public.

“The whole intent of Astronomy Day is to introduce astronomy to the public to show it can be a great family hobby,” said Rick Evans, director of the planetarium. “Astronomy is there every night, and this event will help you understand what you are looking at.”

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Advances in technology opening doors for deaf community, Natale says

Posted: Tuesday, 06 April 2010
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TROY—Advancing technology is connecting the world and having a tremendous impact for the deaf and hearing impaired community, stage and screen actor Anthony Natale told the audience of the 15th annual Helen Keller Lecture at Troy University Tuesday.

The lecture, which is designed to promote awareness of people who excel in their chosen fields despite physical and/or mental limitations, was 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. It was held in the Claudia Crosby Theater on the Troy Campus.

“We all use our devices to connect with others. Technology has expanded our access to the world,” said Natale, speaking through an interpreter. “In the next five to 10 years, technology will allow us to live more in the moment. Access to the world is the key to experiencing the joy of relationships.”

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Sexual Assault Awareness Day to be held at TROY Dothan Campus

Posted: Wednesday, 06 April 2010

DOTHAN—Troy University’s Dothan Campus will spotlight community resources available to victims of sexual assault during the second annual Sexual Assault Awareness Day on Wednesday, April 21.

The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Dothan Campus quad. The program is a joint effort of TROY, the Ft. Rucker Soldier Service Center, the Southeast Alabama Child Advocacy Center, the Wise Center, the House of Ruth and the Alabama National Guard Sexual Assault Response and Prevention Center.

Each group will have a table set up with information available about sexual assault awareness, prevention and resources for victims said Sandra Hatfield-Sauls, a TROY counselor.

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TROY mourns loss of founding Phenix City Campus leader Dr. Curtis Pitts

Posted: Wednesday, 02 April 2010
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PHENIX CITY—Troy University this week mourns the loss of Dr. Curtis Pitts, the founding administrator of the Phenix City Campus who oversaw more than 30 years of successful growth, development and service to students in the Chattahoochee Valley.

Dr. Pitts died on Wednesday, March 31, at a hospital in Charlotte, N.C., where he had been recovering from injuries sustained in an automobile accident in May of last year.

He led the Phenix City Campus from 1976 until his retirement in March. Under his leadership, the campus emerged as one of the leading providers of higher education to non-traditional students in east Alabama.



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"The Passing Zone" to bring gravity-defying comedy to TROY's Davis Theatre

Posted: Thursday, 01 April 2010
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MONTGOMERY—Award-winning performers John Wee and Owen Morse of “The Passing Zone” will bring their gravity-defying stunts, juggling and comedy to Troy University’s Davis Theatre for the Performing Arts on Thursday, April 15, at 7 p.m.

“Passing Zone: Gravity Attacks” is an exciting, fun-filled performance featuring roaring chainsaws flying through the air, performers zipping around on Segway scooters and audience interaction.

Wee and Morse have been invited to the White House and have performed on television shows including “The Tonight Show” and “America’s Got Talent.” The duo has been recognized with numerous awards including four Guinness World Records.

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