MEDIA ADVISORY: Irish Week activities and Alumni Reunion Weekend

Posted: Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Headline
M. Stanton Evans Journalism Symposium focuses on investigative reporting
“Watchdogs on Goat Hill -- the Media's Role in Preventing and Exposing Government Corruption."

Thursday, March 17: —Troy University’s Hall School of Journalism and Communication presents its annual symposium from 9:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. in the Claudia Crosby Theater on the Troy Campus.

The event is free and open to the public. Panelists include:

Brett Blackledge, Pulitzer-winning investigative reporter formerly with The Birmingham News, now working for The Associated Press in Washington

Bradley Byrne, former state two-year college chancellor and former candidate for governor Eddie Curran, former investigative reporter for Mobile's Press-Register and author of a book about former Gov. Don Siegelman's administration

Rachel Ellis, student news director of Troy University Television
Virginia Spears, managing editor of the Tropolitan
Media covering the event should plan to be in place in Crosby no later than 9:15 a.m.
Contact Clif Lusk via email at clusk@troy.edu to confirm your attendance.

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Irish Week activities and Alumni Reunion Weekend

Saturday, March 26: Troy University will hold its Irish celebration on the Troy Campus. A St. Patrick’s Day-themed parade begins at noon on University Avenue on campus. This event is dubbed “Alabama’s Official St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

The day also offers the T-Day spring football day at 2 p.m. in Veterans Memorial Stadium.

The University’s Relay for Life event will be taking place on Tailgate Terrace. Opening ceremony begins at 5 p.m. on Friday, March 25. Trojan Day, an event for prospective students and their parents, begins at 9 a.m. and concludes with a lunch at 12:30 p.m. This event begins with an academic browse session on the Quad.

The University’s Alumni Reunion dinner begins with a reception in the Trojan Center Ballrooms and lobby at 5:30 p.m. The dinner begins at 6 p.m.

Dr. Harold R. Collins will be presented with the Distinguished Leadership Award.

Dr. Collins retired in 1976 as superintendent of Mobile City Schools. He graduated in 1947 and served two terms as a member of the University’s Board of Trustees, is a founding member of the Trojan Shield Society, and serves on the University’s Planned Giving Council.

He chaired the state committee that established special education classes in Alabama’s public schools.

These events are open for coverage. Contact Clif Lusk via email at clusk@troy.edu or Andy Ellis at aellis@troy.edu to confirm any coverage requirements your organization may have. On Saturday, March 26, contact Clif Lusk via cell at 334-268-9982 or Andy Ellis at 334-268-9983 if coordination services are required.