Troy Named as one of 38 National Junior Tennis and Learning Chapters

Posted: Tuesday, 31 August 2010

TROY—Troy University, in conjunction with the City of Troy, has been named one of 38 National Junior Tennis and Learning (NJTL) chapters to deliver the First Serve Life Skills Curriculum.

The annual NJTL National Student Athlete Competition (NSCA) is one of the many ways in which the NJTL network accomplishes its mission of creating educational and recreational programming that challenges and inspires underserved young people.

The 12-month, point-based competition gives thousands of inner-city youth in grades 5-12 throughout the United States the opportunity to compete in both USTA-sanctioned tennis tournaments and in school. Academic scholarships are awarded to those with the best grades and junior tournament results, and participation is also a factor.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Gandhi, King, Ikeda exhibit to open Thursday at Rosa Parks Museum

Posted: Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Members of media are invited to cover the opening event for the exhibit “Gandhi, King, Ikeda: A Legacy of Building Peace” at Troy University’s Rosa Parks Museum on Thursday, Sept. 2.

The event will start at 6 p.m. inside the museum auditorium and will feature a presentation from members of the Mid- South Region of Soka Gakkai International-USA, a Buddhist association for peace, culture and education.

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Fort Rucker subcontracting opportunities may be available

Posted: Monday, 30 August 2010

TROY—Wiregrass businesses looking to subcontract on Fort Rucker can discover ways in which they may team with contractors Thursday, Sept. 2 on the Dothan Campus.

MGC Roofing and Construction, Inc., and I.L. Fleming, Inc. will conduct a briefing at 10 a.m. in Sony Hall of the Library/Technology Building to discuss subcontracting needs and requirements.

The briefing will provide potential pre-qualified subcontractors, inclusive of all construction contractors and vendors/suppliers of construction materials, an opportunity to meet MGC’s procurement team. During this session MGC hopes to help interested companies better understand FAR requirements and MGC’s procurement policies as they pertain to maintenance construction work with the company on Fort Rucker, said Judy Callin, a procurement technical assistance consultant with TROY’s Small Business Development Center.

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Media Advisory:Major donation and academic center announcement

Posted: Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Sept. 3 at 6 p.m.:A reception is scheduled for the Johnson Center for the Arts in downtown Troy (300 E. Walnut Street) in honor of the donors whose gifts are making possible the Manuel H. Johnson Center for Political Economy.

This event will include remarks by Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., Chancellor, Dr. Manuel H. “Manley” Johnson, former vice-chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, Dr. Scott Beaulier, director of the Center, Provost and Dr. Judson Edwards, dean of the Sorrell College of Business. Senior Vice Chancellor for Advancement and External Relations Dr. John Schmidt will moderate the event.

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“Nacirema Society” writer Pearl Cleage to speak at Rosa Parks Museum

Posted: Friday, 27 August 2010

MONTGOMERY—Playwright and novelist Pearl Cleage, whose new play will debut in Montgomery this fall, will discuss her work during a special event at Troy University’s Rosa Parks Museum on Wednesday, Sept. 8.

The TROY College of Arts and Sciences will present “A Talk with Pearl Cleage” at 8 p.m. in the museum auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

Cleage is an Atlanta-based writer whose plays include “Flyin’ West,” “Blues for an Alabama Sky,” and “Bourbon at the Border.” Her new play, “The Nacirema Society Requests the Honor of Your Presence at A Celebration of Their First One Hundred Years,” was commissioned by the Alabama Shakespeare Festival and will premiere in the Fall of 2010, in a joint production by The ASF and Atlanta’s Alliance Theatre, directed by Susan Booth.

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TROY to offer money-management program for first-year students

Posted: Monday, 23 August 2010

TROY—Troy University wants to help its students avoid one of the major potential pitfalls of the college experience by offering special training on money management.

The University will take the first major steps in implementing the program this week as Ron Willingham, author of the Money2spare program, will visit the Troy Campus to train the staff members who will teach the course, according to Dr. Lee Vardaman, associate provost.

“This program will help our students manage their money and accomplish life goals,” Dr. Vardaman said. “This is a hands-on, action-oriented course that I believe will appeal to our students.”

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TROY Dothan Campus to host human trafficking seminar

Posted: Friday, 20 August 2010

DOTHAN—Troy University will serve as host for a seminar at the Dothan Campus Sept. 17 designed to help local law enforcement, social services and other organizations better understand and respond to the growing issue of human trafficking

Defined as a crime in which victims are held by intimidation, fraud or coercion for the purposes of drug trafficking, commercial sex or forced labor, human trafficking is a global problem present in Alabama and the Wiregrass, said seminar committee co-chair Elizabeth Glasgow.

“This is an issue that has not received a lot of attention in this area,” Glasgow said. “The victims are often completely hidden, but it is happening here in Houston County. We wanted to get law enforcement, social workers, clergy and community leaders together to become educated about this issue.”

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Tony Award winner Sarah Jones to perform at Rosa Parks Museum benefit

Posted: Saturday, 28 August 2010

MONTGOMERY—Troy University’s Rosa Parks Museum will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a special performance by Tony Award winning actress and playwright Sarah Jones on Monday, Nov. 29, at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival.

Jones will present her special one-woman show, “An Evening with Sarah Jones,” as a fundraising event to kickoff the museum’s 10th anniversary celebration. The performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. on the ASF festival stage.

Jones’ one-woman show features a series of monologues that bring to life the voices, attitudes and unique stories of the characters that populate her hometown of New York City.

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Single tickets on sale for Michael Bolton performance at Davis Theatre

Posted: Wednesday, 18 August 2010

MONTGOMERY—A limited number of single tickets are still available for the upcoming Michael Bolton performance at Troy University’s Davis Theatre for the Performing Arts.

Customers are asked to act quickly to secure a seat for the Monday, Sept. 6, concert. Tickets range from $20 to $45.

Bolton will kick off the 2010-2011 Davis Theatre season with a one night only stop as part of the global tour for his new album, “One World One Love.” A winner of multiple Grammys for Best Male Vocalist, Bolton has sold more than 53 million records and is known for such hits as “When a Man Loves a Woman” and “How am I Supposed to Live Without You.”

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TROY ranked as top-tier in 12-state region

Posted: Tuesday, 17 August 2010

TROY—Troy University has been named a top-tier school among its peer institutions in the South in the latest national ranking by a major U.S. publication.

U.S. News and World Report’s annual guide “Best Colleges” named Troy University one of the 65 best universities on its “Regional Guide.” Some 527 universities are included in the guide nationally, and 118 in the 12-state region.

Criteria reviewed include graduation rate, class size, SAT/ACT scores of entering freshmen, retention rate of freshmen and acceptance rate of freshmen and transfer students.

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TROY Chancellor’s Invitational Golf Tournament set for Sept. 15

Posted: Tuesday, 17 August 2010

MONTGOMERY—Troy University Chancellor Jack Hawkins, Jr. invites all TROY alumni and friends to participate in the Chancellor’s Invitational Golf Tournament on Wednesday, Sept. 15.

The tournament will be held on the Legislator and Senator courses at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail Capitol Hill Golf Course in Prattville. Registration begins at 11 a.m. and the shotgun start will be at 1 p.m.

The proceeds from the tournament will support the TROY Fellowship of Christian Athletes chapter.

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Troy Named as one of 38 National Junior Tennis and Learning Chapters

Posted: Tuesday, 31 August 2010

TROY—Troy University, in conjunction with the City of Troy, has been named one of 38 National Junior Tennis and Learning (NJTL) chapters to deliver the First Serve Life Skills Curriculum.

The annual NJTL National Student Athlete Competition (NSCA) is one of the many ways in which the NJTL network accomplishes its mission of creating educational and recreational programming that challenges and inspires underserved young people.

The 12-month, point-based competition gives thousands of inner-city youth in grades 5-12 throughout the United States the opportunity to compete in both USTA-sanctioned tennis tournaments and in school. Academic scholarships are awarded to those with the best grades and junior tournament results, and participation is also a factor.

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Jana Tew wins Troy University’s Vergil Parks McKinley Award for August

Posted: Tuesday, 17 August 2010
Jana Tew

TROY, Ala.—Jana Tew, a technical services assistant at Troy University’s Dothan Campus Library, has received the University’s Vergil Parks McKinley Award for August.

Tew, who has been a member of the Troy University staff since 2007, received the award on Tuesday during a ceremony in Hawkins Hall on the Troy Campus. Dr. Jack Hawkins Jr., Chancellor, presented the award to Tew, who was nominated by Christopher Shaffer, director of library services on the Dothan Campus.

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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Frankenstein Film Festival will help students in reading project

Posted: Tuesday, 17 August 2010

TROY—A Frankenstein film festival will go hand-in-hand with a common reading initiative at Troy University this fall.

Students at the University this fall will read Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” and then professors incorporate the reading into their classes regardless of discipline as part of the Quality Enhancement Program.

The film festival, sponsored by the College of Communication and Fine Arts, kicks off on Tuesday, Aug. 24 at 7 p.m. with a screening of the classic 1931 “Frankenstein” starring Boris Karloff and directed by James Whale.

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TROY Dothan Campus to host Wiregrass AIDS Walk

Posted: Tuesday, 17 August 2010

DOTHAN—The second annual Wiregrass AIDS Walk sponsored by Montgomery AIDS Outreach will be held at Troy University’s Dothan Campus on Saturday, Sept. 11.

MAO, a non-profit AIDS service organization, maintains a Dothan office to provide services to Wiregrass area AIDS/HIV patients and to support prevention and education programs.

Money raised through the AIDS Walk will support the direct care of patients in the Wiregrass.

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Dr. William Glasser to conduct workshop at TROY Phenix City Campus

Posted: Wednesday, 11 August 2010

PHENIX CITY—Internationally recognized psychiatrist Dr. William Glasser will conduct a day-long training workshop for counseling professionals at Troy University’s Phenix City Campus on Saturday, Sept.18.

Glasser will present “Counseling with Choice Theory: The New Reality Therapy” from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in room 130 of the education building. Participants in the session will be eligible to receive 5.5 continuing education contact hours.

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Phenix City faculty member honored with Troy University’s Malone Award

Posted: Tuesday, 10 August 2010
Dr. Saltiel

TROY, Ala.—Dr. Iris M. Saltiel, professor in the College of Education on Troy University’s Phenix City Campus, has been awarded the Wallace D. Malone, Jr. Distinguished Faculty Award.

Dr. Saltiel, who joined the TROY faculty in 1998, was presented the award by Chancellor Jack Hawkins, Jr. and Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Ed Roach during the University’s annual Faculty and Staff Convocation on Friday.

Designed to recognize those who have exhibited excellence through outstanding teaching, public service, publications and research, the Wallace D. Malone Award is presented annually to a full-time TROY faculty member. Recipients are first nominated by their deans, department chairs or their peers and then selected by a committee for the honor.

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Troy University offers assistance in government procurement

Posted: Sunday, 08 August 2010

TROY—Troy University’s Center for International Business and Economic Development is offering government contracting assistance to businesses in the Phenix City area.

The Center, through its Small Business Development Center, operates the TROY Procurement Technical Assistance Center in Phenix City in its offices at the Collins-Scott House.

“The federal government is the largest buyer of goods and services in the world with annual purchases totaling more than $425 billion,” said Shaun Culligan, an economic development specialist with the Center.

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Exhibit exploring Gandhi, King, Ikeda coming to Rosa Parks Museum

Posted: Wednesday, 04 August 2010

MONTGOMERY—An exhibit exploring the philosophies of Mohandas Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Daisaku Ikeda will be on display at Troy University’s Rosa Parks Museum starting in September.

“Gandhi, King, Ikeda: A Legacy of Building Peace” explores the lives of three men from three different cultures and continents whose ideas about peace led to social changes within their own communities and around the world. The exhibit will be on display from Sept. 1 through Oct. 31.

The exhibit panels feature colorful photographs, inspiring quotes and factual information about Gandhi, King, and Ikeda, allowing viewers to learn about the lives of these three influential individuals.

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Troy University named 'outstanding partner'

Posted: Tuesday, 31 August 2010
Dr. Deb Gearhart

TROY—An international consortium of higher education and corporate educators has named Troy University its Outstanding Partner for 2010.

Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching, or MERLOT, presented the award at its Emerging Technologies Symposium on July 21 in San Jose, NM.

Dr. Deb Gearhart, director of TROY’s eCampus, accepted the award on the behalf of the University.

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Troy University named Best in the Southeast

Posted: Tuesday, 03 August 2010

TROY—Troy University has been named among the best in the southeastern United States by The Princeton Review.

The designation marks the sixth year in a row TROY has been named to the list that includes only 623 colleges and universities nationwide and 133 colleges and university in the Southeast.

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Welcome Weekend kicks off fall semester at Troy University

Posted: Monday, 02 August 2010
Mark Prater

TROY—Troy University’s “Welcome Weekend 2010,” scheduled for the Troy Campus on Aug. 7-8, will include the official move-in day for on-campus residents and the sixth annual Odyssey Convocation for New Students.

Students will be able to move into the University’s residence halls beginning on Saturday, Aug. 7, and a number of TROY faculty and staff, as well as members of the community will be on hand to assist with hospitality and moving between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Fall semester classes begin on Wednesday, Aug. 11, on the Troy Campus.

“Welcome Weekend provides a great opportunity for members of the Troy University family to help our new and returning students feel at home,” said Charlesetta T. Jones, coordinator of the event. “It also is a great way to help our new students as they seek to become acquainted with our campus and community.”

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Wiregrass Math and Science Consortium takes part in Summer of Innovation

Posted: Monday, 02 August 2010
Gibson Vance

DOTHAN—NASA's Summer of Innovation program has translated into a summer of excitement for Dothan-area elementary and middle school students, Troy University students and local teachers thanks to the Wiregrass Math and Science Consortium.

The White House-mandated, Summer of Innovation project is working with thousands of middle school teachers and students during multi-week summer programs designed to engage students in stimulating math and science-based education. NASA's goal is to increase the number of future scientists, mathematicians and engineers, with an emphasis on broadening participation among low-income and minority students.

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