Wiregrass students to take part in NASA engineering summer camps

Posted: Friday, 28 May 2010

DOTHAN—Local students will learn more about math and science with a NASA twist during summer engineering camps starting next week offered by the Wiregrass Math and Science Consortium at Troy University’s Dothan Campus.

Sponsored by the Marshall Space Flight Center, local students will take part in NASA engineering challenges and build and launch rockets during the camps which will be held June 1-4 and June 7-11 at the Dothan Technology Center Engineering Academy.

“This will be a great opportunity for students with an interest in math, science and engineering to meet and share ideas with other students in a fun environment,” said Sandra Armstrong, director of the Wiregrass Math and Science Consortium.

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Troy University to host Youth Leadership Forum June 6-10

Posted: Thursday, 27 May 2010

TROY—Forty high school students with disabilities will get lessons in how state government works and take part in team-building and leadership exercises as a part of the Alabama Governor’s Youth Leadership Forum at Troy University, June 6-10.

Some 40 volunteer staff members made up of TROY students and former YLF student delegates will join 15 health professionals, hearing-impaired interpreters and instructors on the Troy Campus for the event.

The Forum is co-sponsored by Troy University’s Institute for Leadership Development and Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services, with support from other agencies including the Alabama Governor’s Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, the Alabama Governor’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities, the, the Alabama Department of Mental Health, the Alabama Developmental Disabilities Planning Council and the Alabama Department of Education.

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TROY Dothan Campus SGA inducts new officers, senators

Posted: Thursday, 27 May 2010

DOTHAN—The Troy University Student Government Association at the Dothan Campus this week inducted new officers and senators for 2010-2011.

The officers and senators of the SGA promote excellence in scholarship, coordinate and establish reasonable standards for all student activities and provide a formal structure for student suggestions and problems.

The new SGA officers this year are:

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TROY names new Dothan Campus Ambassadors

Posted: Wednesday, 26 May 2010

DOTHAN—Troy University’s Dothan Campus has appointed seven students to serve as campus ambassadors for 2010-2011.

The Dothan Campus Ambassadors work to represent and promote TROY in the community during campus functions and throughout the University’s service area. They serve and assist the office of student development in student recruitment, orientation and registration.

The 2010-2011 Dothan Campus Ambassadors are:

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TROY Phenix City Campus offers workshop on trauma/PTSD treatment

Posted: Wednesday, 26 May 2010

PHENIX CITY—Troy University will offer a two-day continuing education workshop on treating patients with trauma and post traumatic stress disorder at the Phenix City Campus on June 25-26.

The workshop will teach mental health professionals new techniques for treating trauma and PTSD including an introduction to energy psychology techniques and new ways to relax and release tension.

The sessions will be taught by counselors Harold McRae of Columbus, Ga., and Sarah Bird of the United Kingdom.

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Troy University launches master of taxation program

Posted: Wednesday, 26 May 2010

MONTGOMERY—Troy University’s new master of taxation program is the only one of its kind in Alabama designed to meet the needs of working professionals.

“What makes this program so unique is that it is the only evening taxation program in the state,” said Dr. Larry Hudack, Montgomery Campus chair of the department of accounting, finance and law. “It has been designed with working adult students in mind.”

Enrollment is open now for the program, which starts in the fall. Classes will be held at the Montgomery Campus and via live teleconferencing on the Troy, Dothan and Phenix City campuses.

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Harvard partnership sends two TROY students to Israel

Posted: Tuesday, 25 May 2010
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TROY—A partnership between Troy University and Harvard University Field School in Archaeology will send two TROY students to Israel this summer.

Hilary Wikle, a senior social sciences major from Ozark, and Jonathan Lowrey, a senior social sciences major concentrating in anthropology from Troy, will join other student and academic archeologists in the Leon Levy Expedition to Ashkelon, Israel for the summer. Troy University will pay the program fee for Wikle and Lowrey to participate in the program.

This year’s trip will be the second such for Wikle, who delayed her graduation until later in the summer so she could participate on the expedition’s staff.

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Troy University’s Arlington site opens with a bang

Posted: Tuesday, 25 May 2010

ARLINGTON, Va.—A grand opening event was held on Thursday, May 20 to celebrate the relocation of the Troy University site located in Arlington, Va. Over 60 people attended the event, including local business people and TROY students, alumni, faculty and staff.

The event theme, Stories of Success, encompassed not only the story of Troy University, but also highlighted a number of TROY alumni, explaining the paths to success they took after graduating. Kris Breaux, one of the alumni, was a speaker at the event, as well.

Dr. Chris Burge, Troy University Atlantic Regional Director, gave the opening remarks at the event. A number of speakers followed, including Breaux, Arlington County Board Chairman Jay Fisette, Assistant Property Manager of Lincoln Property Company Alex Silano and TROY Arlington Site Director Les Wright. After a champagne toast and a ribbon cutting ceremony, guests enjoyed hors d’oeuvres and Corner Bakery and Café desserts.

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Kline urges Phenix City graduates to be ‘servant leaders’

Posted: Monday, 24 May 2010
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PHENIX CITY—Dr. John Kline, director of Troy University’s Institute for Leadership Development, reminded TROY Phenix City graduates that successful leadership means serving others.

“Great leaders serve others because they know that is the best way to help others and help the organization,” Dr. Kline said.

Dr. Kline delivered the keynote address during the spring commencement ceremony for the Phenix City Campus on Friday, May 21, inside the Columbus Civic Center. More than 200 Phenix City students received undergraduate and graduate degrees this semester.

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Troy University develops new learning communities for first-year students

Posted: Monday, 24 May 2010

DOTHAN—Local students will learn more about math and science with a NASA twist during summer engineering camps starting next week offered by the Wiregrass Math and Science Consortium at Troy University’s Dothan Campus.

Sponsored by the Marshall Space Flight Center, local students will take part in NASA engineering challenges and build and launch rockets during the camps which will be held June 1-4 and June 7-11 at the Dothan Technology Center Engineering Academy.

“This will be a great opportunity for students with an interest in math, science and engineering to meet and share ideas with other students in a fun environment,” said Sandra Armstrong, director of the Wiregrass Math and Science Consortium.

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Troy University to take delegation of Alabama economic developers to China

Posted: Thursday, 20 May 2010
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TROY—Business leaders and economic developers from rural areas of Alabama will visit the People’s Republic of China in June, courtesy of Troy University, to learn more about international business opportunities for their communities.

Sponsored by Confucius Institute at Troy University, the delegation will visit China June 5-13, according to Dr. Iris Hong Xu, director of the institute. Other sponsors are the Center for International Business and Economic Development at Troy University and the Hanban/Confucius Institute international headquarters in China.

“This is the first major economic development initiative for the Confucius Institute at Troy University,” Dr. Xu said. “We believe this will be a productive trip and a good introduction to China for our delegation.”

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Troy University gets new home in North Columbus

Posted: Thursday, 20 May 2010

COLUMBUS, GA—Troy University will officially open its new Columbus, Ga., site on June 3 with a grand opening celebration.

Located at 506 Manchester Expressway, the grand opening will take place from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. The new location is in the North Columbus Business Park and the new facility houses faculty and staff offices, student services, finance departments, classrooms and laboratories.

“Troy University has close ties to the military and is located on several military installations across the world. The Columbus/Ft. Benning Site will continue to provide service to meet the educational needs of the service members and civilians on post,” said Dr. Donna Myers, Columbus/Ft. Benning Site Director.

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Troy Univerity students find outpouring of public support in 125-mile hike for diabetes awareness

Posted: Thursday, 20 May 2010

FLORIDA HIGHWAY 77, SOUTH OF BONIFAY—Three Troy University fraternity brothers have found an outpouring of support from people along a 125-mile stretch of highway between Troy, Ala. and Panama City, Fla.

Alpha Tau Omega brothers Kyle Crabtree, a junior broadcast journalism student from Dadeville; Austin Bivins, a junior psychology major from Clanton; and Jacob Laan, a senior criminal justice major and Alabama Army National Guard member from Fort Payne, are trekking to raise money for diabetes educational Camp Seale Harris.

Dubbed “Walk Hard 2010,” the donations they receive will help send children with diabetes and their families to camp to learn how to cope with the disease.

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Troy University Phenix City Campus Commencement

Posted: Thursday, 20 May 2010

Troy University will hold the spring commencement ceremony for the Phenix City Campus on Friday, May 21, at 7 p.m. EST inside the Columbus Civic Center in Columbus, Ga.

More than 200 students will receive graduate and undergraduate degrees during the event. Dr. John A. Kline, distinguished professor of leadership and director of Troy University’s Institute for Leadership Development, will deliver the keynote address during the ceremony.

Members of the media who wish to cover commencement are asked to be in place by 6:45 p.m.

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Troy University student to spend summer in Washington internship

Posted: Wednesday, 19 May 2010

TROY—A Troy University student from Florence has been chosen as the University’s first recipient of a prestigious Washington, D.C., internship for the summer.

Drew Tatum, who is majoring in human resources management, will spend May 26-Aug. 6 with The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars. Tatum will work for The Potomac Advocates, a lobbying and consulting firm, and will take one academic course, in Global Markets and International Business Strategies, through the Center.

“My goal as a business major is to see how businesses interact with government -- whether it’s at the federal, state or local level -- because it is an important aspect of strategic planning,” Tatum said. “Ultimately, governmental relations is something I am interested in pursuing after graduation.”

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TROY Dothan Campus to offer Spanish course for teachers

Posted: Wednesday, 19 May 2010

DOTHAN—Troy University’s Dothan Campus will offer a conversational Spanish course starting on June 7 that will focus on the specific needs of teachers in the public school system.

Using a conversational approach, participants will learn to communicate in Spanish and understand the culture of various Spanish-speaking countries. Emphasis will be placed on speaking and listening to the language in the present tense.

The course will explore various conversational situations relating to children and teens in the school setting.

The class will meet every Monday and Wednesday, June 7-23, from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m.

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Baptist Health CEO urges TROY graduates to be ‘constant learners’

Posted: Tuesday, 18 May 2010
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MONTGOMERY—Baptist Health CEO Russell Tyner urged Troy University Montgomery Campus graduates to become lifelong learners in order to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing world.

Tyner delivered the keynote address during the Montgomery Campus spring commencement ceremony on Monday, May 17, inside the Davis Theater for the Performing Arts. More 190 students earned undergraduate and graduate degrees this semester at the Montgomery Campus

Tyner said today’s graduates live in an exceptional time in which they can expect to see “much more and more rapid change.” Being prepared in an increasingly high-tech, global economy means being a constant learner.

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Linda Scanlon wins Troy University’s Vergil Parks McKinley Award for May

Posted: Friday, 28 May 2010
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TROY, Ala.—Linda Scanlon, information desk supervisor for Auxiliary Services at Troy University’s Montgomery Campus, has received the University’s Vergil Parks McKinley Award for May.

Scanlon, who has been a member of the Troy University staff since 1996, received the award during a ceremony Tuesday in the General Academic Building on the Troy Campus. Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., Chancellor, presented the award to Scanlon, who was nominated by Rachel Skipworth, Auxiliary Services coordinator.

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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Alabama HOBY Leadership Conference brings student leaders to Troy University

Posted: Tuesday, 18 May 2010

TROY—More than 250 rising high school juniors will descend on Troy University to attend the Alabama Leadership Seminar’s Hugh O’Brian Youth (HOBY) Leadership Conference May 28 – 30.

The event marks the sixth time in the conference’s 29-year history in Alabama that it will be held at the University.

Modeled after HOBY’s World Leadership Congress, and part of the HOBY program, the seminar provides an opportunity to build on leadership skills already possessed by the student ambassadors. Students are nominated by their respective high schools and are chosen to attend based on emerging leadership ability, the ability to work well with others, a desire for new pursuits and a willingness to learn and share.

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Dr. Linda Young shares advice with TROY Dothan Campus graduates

Posted: Monday, 17 May 2010

DOTHAN—Dr. Linda C. Young, president of Wallace Community College, gave Troy University Dothan Campus graduates six pieces of advice to remember as they embark on their future lives.

Dr. Young delivered the keynote address during spring commencement on Sunday, May 16, at the Dothan Civic Center. More than 160 students received degrees during the ceremony.

Dr. Young said she looked through her “little black book of advice” to find tips that would help the new graduates face the responsibility and expectations that come with a new college degree.

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Troy University students take studies global through study abroad programs

Posted: Monday, 17 May 2010

TROY—From tracking and photographing wildlife in the wilds of Kenya to tracing the history of the Holocaust, Troy University students will trek across the globe this summer as a part of the University’s study abroad programs.

Study abroad opportunities through which students can earn credit while also experiencing another culture have been a part of the University’s international focus for several years under the vision and leadership of Troy University Chancellor Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr.

This summer’s round of study-abroad trips began this month with trips to London and Ecuador.

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Troy University Montgomery Campus Commencement

Posted: Friday, 14 May 2010

Troy University will hold the spring commencement ceremony for the Montgomery Campus on Monday, May 17, at 7 p.m. inside the Davis Theatre for the Performing Arts.

More than 190 students will receive graduate and undergraduate degrees during the event. Russell Tyner, vice president of UAB Health System and president/CEO of Baptist Health, will deliver the keynote address.

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Troy University Dothan Campus Commencement

Posted: Thursday, 13 May 2010

Troy University will hold the spring commencement ceremony for the Dothan Campus on Sunday, May 16, at 3 p.m. inside the Dothan Civic Center.

More than 160 students will receive graduate and undergraduate degrees during the event. Dr. Linda C. Young, president of Wallace Community College, will deliver the keynote address.

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Troy University students discovering London

Posted: Thursday, 13 May 2010

TROY—Nine Troy University students are discovering the world of risk management and insurance through a summer internship and study abroad trip in London.

The students, under the direction of Dr. Carol Jordan, eminent scholar of risk management and insurance, at Troy University, are at Lloyds of London studying the insurance industry first hand.

Lloyd's of London is a unique insurance provider. It is not a company but a brokered market in which over 130 underwriting syndicates both compete and co-operate. This combination enables Lloyd's to offer a wealth of choice, knowledge, experience and expertise under one roof.

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New study abroad director wants to grow programs

Posted: Wednesday, 12 May 2010
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TROY—Troy University’s new study abroad director believes relationships already in place across the globe will jumpstart growth of the study abroad program.

“Troy University was one of the first universities in the United States to enter the process of internationalization and study abroad allows TROY students to get abroad but also to connect to the world,” said Orlando Pacheco, who assumed his duties in April.

And the best way to connect TROY students to the global marketplace is through first using relationships already in place with universities outside the U.S.






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Media Advisoty:Special Olympics Events

Posted: Tuesday, 11 May 2010
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Special Olympics gets under way on the Troy Campus

Troy University will again host the Special Olympics Alabama State Games Friday - Sunday on the Troy Campus. Below copied is the schedule of events and venues.

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TROY designers shine at ADDY Awards

Posted: Tuesday, 11 May 2010

TROY—Troy University Design, Technology and Innovation students and faculty garnered 42 awards in American Advertising Federation competition, including five Best of Show designations.

The awards, presented by Federation chapters in Montgomery, Dothan and Birmingham, represent student and professional work and showcases TROY talent, said Jerry Johnson, chairman of the University’s Art and Design Department.

“Once again, students from TROY not only made a strong presence at Dothan and Montgomery ADDY Awards, but this year saw the first student enter, and then win, an award at the highly competitive Birmingham chapter,” he said. “I am so proud of these students and the level of education from TROY that they represent.”

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NCTE names Dr. Robin Bynum to state coordinator post

Posted: Tuesday, 11 May 2010
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DOTHAN—Dr. Robin Bynum, associate dean of the College of Education at Troy University’s Dothan Campus, was recently appointed to serve as state coordinator for the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Program to Recognize Excellence in Student Literary Magazines (PRESLM).

PRESLM is an NCTE-sponsored competition open to senior high, junior high, and middle schools in the United States and Canada, and to American schools abroad. The state coordinator receives entries and directs the work of the state judges.

The student magazines are rated on the basis of literary quality, types of writing involved, quality of editing and graphic design, and student involvement in production.


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Visiting Scholar bridges East and West

Posted: Tuesday, 11 May 2010

TROY—Troy University students have had the opportunity to learn more about the Chinese culture during the spring semester while the College of Arts and Sciences plays host to a visiting scholar from Hebei University of Technology.

A scholar in English from Qinhuangdao, China, Xiaofeng Chen’s mission has been to not only enlighten the students at TROY but also the students at her home university.

“My focus, while here, is to build a bridge between the Chinese and American culture,” said Chen. “I want to help my students build an international horizon.”

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TROY Trustees name Phenix City Campus building in honor of Dr. Curtis Pitts

Posted: Friday, 07 May 2010
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PHENIX CITY—The Troy University Board of Trustees has voted to name an academic building at the Phenix City Campus in honor of founding administrator Dr. Curtis Pitts who passed away in March.

Board members approved the resolution during the group’s meeting in Troy today. The building housing the College of Education at the Phenix City Campus will be named “Curtis Pitts Hall” in memory of Dr. Pitts’ service, dedication and leadership.

Trustee John D. Harrison praised Dr. Pitts for his steadfast support of TROY over the years.





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TROY leadership institute director to address Phenix City Campus graduates

Posted: Thursday, 06 May 2010

PHENIX CITY—Dr. John A. Kline, distinguished professor of leadership and director of Troy University’s Institute for Leadership Development, will deliver the keynote address to graduates during spring commencement at the University’s Phenix City Campus on Friday, May 21.

The ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. EST inside the Columbus Civic Center.

Dr. Kline joined Troy University in 2000 as a professor of education and became director of the Institute for Leadership Development in 2003. He retired in 2000 as the provost and the highest ranking civilian employee at the United States Air Force’s Air University.

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ROTC command general address spring commencement at Troy University

Posted: Tuesday, 11 May 2010
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TROY—The commanding general of the U.S. Army’s Reserved Officers’ Training Corps urged Troy University graduates Friday to “keep opportunities of service in mind” as they prepare for the next phase of their lives.

The speaker, Maj. Gen. Arthur M. Bartell, Commanding General of the United States Army Cadet Command in Fort Monroe, VA, spoke to more than 500 graduates on the Troy Campus at spring commencement exercises held at Sartain Hall. Gen. Bartell was introduced by Chancellor Jack Hawkins, Jr.

Gen. Bartell said graduates who do not choose military careers could opt to serve their country in the public sector in professional jobs in federal, state, or local governments, or they could choose to contribute to society through the private sector.


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TROY freshman earns world-class ranking

Posted: Tuesday, 11 May 2010
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DOTHAN—Local students will learn more about math and science with a NASA twist during summer engineering camps starting next week offered by the Wiregrass Math and Science Consortium at Troy University’s Dothan Campus.

Sponsored by the Marshall Space Flight Center, local students will take part in NASA engineering challenges and build and launch rockets during the camps which will be held June 1-4 and June 7-11 at the Dothan Technology Center Engineering Academy.

“This will be a great opportunity for students with an interest in math, science and engineering to meet and share ideas with other students in a fun environment,” said Sandra Armstrong, director of the Wiregrass Math and Science Consortium.

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Troy University trustees approve tuition changes for 2010-2011

Posted: Friday, 07 May 2010

TROY—Troy University’s Board of Trustees has approved a tuition and fee schedule for the 2010-2011 academic year.

The trustees took the action Friday in a meeting on the Troy Campus. The new tuition schedule will take effect for the fall 2010 semester.

The trustees’ resolution increases undergraduate tuition from $193 to $216 per credit hour and graduate tuition from $220 to $246 per credit hour. The board also increased the general student fee from $8 to $24 per credit hour.

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New dining facility will increase service capacity for Troy University

Posted: Friday, 07 May 2010

TROY—Troy University officials today broke ground on a dining facility that will increase to 1,000 the number of students who can be served at one time.

“This facility is indicative of the growth we’ve experienced and the growth we expect to continue on the Troy Campus,” said Dr. Jack Hawkins, Chancellor. “Stewart Hall has served us well for many years but our students will realize much improved service through this new dining facility.”

The two-story structure, which will open in fall 2011 between Hawkins-Adams-Long Hall of Honor and Clements Hall, will contain 58,000 square feet of service and preparation area and an additional 21,000 square feet of mechanical space on a third floor. The construction is expected to cost about $11 million.

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Judson Edwards appointed dean of Sorrell College of Business

Posted: Friday, 07 May 2010
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TROY—Troy University officials announced Friday the appointment of Dr. Judson Edwards as dean of the Sorrell College of Business.

The announcement came from Dr. Jack Hawkins Jr., Chancellor, to the University’s Board of Trustees during its meeting in Hawkins Hall.

Dr. Edwards, has been an associate professor of economics and director of the University’s Center International Business and Economic Development since joining TROY in 2006.







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Road Closures For Troy University Effective Monday May10

Posted: Thursday, 06 May 2010
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TROY—Due to construction of the new dining facility at Troy University, several roads on campus will be closed and both vehicular and pedestrian traffic will be rerouted beginning Monday, May 10 until Aug. 1.

Road closure: University Avenue from McKinley Drive to Luther Drive at Sartain Hall.

Traffic entering the University from South Brundidge Street via University Avenue will be rerouted at McKinley Drive toward Lake Lagoona.


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TROY honors outstanding Dothan Campus students

Posted: Tuesday, 04 May 2010

DOTHAN—Troy University recognized outstanding student academic achievements during the annual Dothan Campus Honors Convocation on Friday, April 30.

The ceremony was held at 6 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church in Dothan.

More than 30 awards were presented recognizing the top undergraduate and graduate students in the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Education and the Continuing Education Center. The Student Service award was also presented.

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Troy University counterterrorism expert to address religion in international conflict

Posted: Tuesday, 04 May 2010

TROY—Religion is an effective, influential rule-following behavior that assists in achieving group goals, says a Troy University professor.

Dr. James F. Rinehart, professor of international relations and associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, will deliver a talk about religion’s impact entitled “The Intervening Function of Religion in International Conflict.”

His address is part of “MacDill Lunch and Learn” from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. June 4 in the Surf’s Edge Club. The cost of lunch is $12.

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Media Advisory:Events for May 7th

Posted: Tuesday, 04 May 2010
Events for Friday, May 7

10:30 a.m.: Spring Commencement begins at 10:30 a.m. in Sartain Hall. The commencement keynote address will be delivered by Major General Arthur M. Bartell, commanding general of the Army Cadet Command who directs all Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) units in the United States. About 600 students representing 23 states and 13 nations outside the United States will be participating in graduation exercises. Media should be in place no later than 10:15 a.m. to cover this event.

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Senior art students display their works

Posted: Monday, 03 May 2010

TROY—Seniors in Troy University’s Department of Art are showcasing their talents and will be the honorees of a reception on May 6.

All either art majors or Design, Technology and Innovation majors, the senior thesis class is the University’s largest with some 28 students exhibiting their work through May 7 at the University’s Extended Learning Center, located at 1101 South Brundidge Street in Troy.

“There is seldom a more immersive or exciting time than when a young artist is required to put their work and their dignity on the line through public display. This immersive state causes young ‘creatives’ to reach far beyond themselves through research, practice and near-exhaustion to generate a body of meaningful work around one theme or thesis,” said Jerry Johnson, chair of the Department of Art.

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