Troy University scholarship established in honor of Marion Horne Beasley

Posted: Monday, 31 January 2011

TROY—Ms. Jane Beasley, a native of Barbour County, has endowed a scholarship fund at Troy University in honor of her mother, Marion Horne Beasley, who taught in Barbour County from 1936-1981.

During her lengthy career, Mrs. Marion Horne Beasley returned to TROY many times to pursue her love for learning, to enhance her teaching and to acquire educational certification, eventually earning three degrees there.

Although she was primarily an elementary teacher, she was drafted to teach high school classes ranging from English to biology, and she was proficient in all of them. A former student said of her, “She was smart as a cricket.”

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Miles wins Troy University's McKinley Award for January

Posted: Monday, 31 January 2011
Terri Miles

TROY, Ala.—Terri Miles, Helpdesk Coordinator for the Alabama Connecting Classrooms, Educators and Students Statewide (ACCESS) program at Troy University, has received the University’s Vergil Parks McKinley Award for January.

Miles, who has been a member of the Troy University staff since 2007, received the award Monday during a ceremony in the Trojan Center Ballrooms on the Troy Campus. Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., Chancellor, presented the award to Miles, who was nominated by Reba Davis, director of ACCESS at TROY.

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 University to host high school band members at clinic

Posted: Monday, 31 January 2011

TROY, AL—More than 500 high school band members will take part in the 38th annual Southeastern United States Concert Band Clinic and Honor Bands at Troy University Feb. 3-5.

“This will be an exciting weekend of music activities, including rehearsals and performances by three honor bands selected from the students, guest band performances and feature performances by Troy University’s Symphony Band and Jazz Ensemble,” said Dr. Carla Gallahan, an assistant professor in the John M. Long School of Music who is coordinating the SEUS clinic.

Each of the three honor bands – Gold, Crimson and Silver – will be led by a guest conductor. This year those guest conductors are Dr. Gerald King of Victoria, British Columbia, Dr. John Taylor of Wichita, Kan., and Jesse Walker of Albany, Ga.

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Know Your History Mobile Tour coming to Rosa Parks Museum Jan. 29

Posted: Friday, 28 January 2011

MONTGOMERY—American Legacy Magazine's Know Your History Mobile Tour will visit Montgomery on Saturday, Jan. 29, with a stop at Troy University's Rosa Parks Museum.

The rolling exhibit features artifacts, memorabilia and photographs that provide a glimpse into the past and current contributions of individuals such as Rosa Parks, Betty Shabazz and many more.

The exhibit will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.

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TROY dancers to open Alabama Dance Council show

Posted: Friday, 28 January 2011
TDRE

TROY—Troy University’s TROY Dance Repertoire Ensemble will open the Alabama Dance Showcase Sunday in Birmingham.

The group will perform “Leaving,” a dance choreographed by Nicki Loud, who has choreographed “So You Think You Can Dance – Season 2,” “Dancing with the Stars,” and at the (NYC) Joyce Theater’s Rock n’ Roll Dance show “Revolution.”

The Showcase is the final performance of the Alabama Dance Council’s Alabama Dance Festival, this year featuring the Merce Cunningham Dance Company. The performance begins at 2 p.m. in the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex. Tickets for the events are $17 for general admission and $10 for students.

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"Cowboy Mike" to discuss black cowboys at Troy University

Posted: Thursday, 27 January 2011

TROY—“Cowboy Mike” will discuss the legacy of black cowboys in the American West during a presentation on Monday, Feb. 7, as part of Troy University’s Black History Month lecture series.

The event will start at 8 a.m. at the Troy Campus inside the Trojan Center Theatre. Admission is free and open to the public.

“Cowboy Mike” is the persona created by Augusta State University history professor Michael Searles to help audiences better understand the Western experiences of black cowboys. As “Cowboy Mike,” Searles dresses in authentic Western gear and displays his collection of Western artifacts including chaps, spurs, lariat and branding iron.

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Classic musical “The Music Man” coming to TROY’s Davis Theatre

Posted: Wednesday, 26 January 2011

MONTGOMERY—The national tour of the classic musical “The Music Man” will come to Montgomery for one night only for a performance at Troy University’s Davis Theatre for the Performing Arts on Tuesday, Feb. 8.

Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Musical, “The Music Man” is the classic story of traveling salesman Harold Hill, who cons the people of River City, Iowa, into buying musical instruments and uniforms for a boy’s band. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled, however, when he falls for Marian, the town librarian.

“The Music Man” features such classic songs as “Ya Got Trouble,” “Seventy-Six Trombones, “Goodnight My Someone,” “Gary, Indiana,” and “Till There Was You.”

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TROY invites jobseekers to 'Find the Job You'll Love'

Posted: Wednesday, 26 January 2011

DOTHAN—On the Thursday before Valentine’s Day, Troy University invites local jobseekers to look for a job they will love at the annual Dothan Campus career fair.

The career fair will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Thursday, Feb. 10, inside Malone Hall. Admission is free and is open to the public.

Attendees will have the chance to speak with representatives from numerous local employers, including the Army Aviation Center Federal Credit Union, Magic Broadcasting and U.S. Army recruiting.

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Storytelling Festival takes to the stage at Troy University Jan. 29

Posted: Wednesday, 26 January 2011

TROY—Troy University’s College of Communication and Fine Arts and the Brundidge Historical Society will host the Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival, Jan. 29 in the Trojan Center Theatre on the Troy Campus.

This year’s festival will feature award-winning banjo player and author Shelia Kay Adams, nationally known storyteller Donald Davis, award-winning songwriter and veteran storyteller Michael Reo Harrell and National Storytelling Circle of Excellence member Barbara McBride-Smith.

Storytelling concerts are scheduled for 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Saturday. Admission to the first two shows cost $10, and the third will be $15. Tickets are available for the entire day of performances for $30. Arrive 30 minutes early to enjoy pre-show music by traditional musicians before each event.
For more information, contact Jaine Treadwell at 334-670-6302 or 334-735-3675.

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Rosa Parks Museum to offer free tours, events on Parks’ birthday

Posted: Tuesday, 25 January 2011

MONTGOMERY—Troy University’s Rosa Parks Museum will celebrate the birthday of Rosa Parks on Friday, Feb. 4, by opening to free tours for the day.

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Registration open for conversational Spanish course

Posted: Friday, 21 January 2011

DOTHAN—Troy University will offer a course designed to get participants speaking and understanding Spanish quickly starting Monday, Jan. 24, at the Dothan Campus.

This course will emphasize a conversational approach, situational dialogue and grammar. The course is ideal for travelers, business people or anyone who wishes to use the Spanish language.

The course begins Monday and will meet weekly until March 28. A textbook is included in the registration fee.

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High school students to compete in EnviroBowl at Troy University

Posted: Wednesday, 19 January 2011

DOTHAN—Troy University will host the 2011 EnviroBowl competition for area high school students on Friday, Jan. 28, at the Dothan Campus.

Local students will put their knowledge of the environment to the test during the event, which will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. inside the Harrison Room in Malone Hall.

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Troy University to host lecture on black cowboys featuring "Cowboy Mike"

Posted: Wednesday, 19 January 2011

DOTHAN—Audience members will learn more about the legacy of black cowboys in the American west with the help of “Cowboy Mike” during a free lecture on Sunday, Feb. 6, sponsored by Troy University.

The event will start at 3 p.m. at the Dothan Campus inside the Sony Hall auditorium in the Library/Technology Building. Admission is free and open to the public.

“Cowboy Mike” is the persona created by Augusta State University history professor Michael Searles to help audiences better understand the Western experiences of black cowboys. As Cowboy Mike, Searles dresses in authentic Western gear and displays his collection of Western artifacts including chaps, spurs, lariat and branding iron.

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Four named as Chancellor's Fellows at Troy University

Posted: Wednesday, 19 January 2011
Fellows

TROY, Ala.—Troy University Chancellor Jack Hawkins, Jr., has announced the selection of four faculty and staff members to participate in the 2011 Chancellor’s Fellows Program.

Selected were: Dr. Deb Gearhart, director of the University’s eCampus; Dr. Denise M. Green, assistant professor and chair of the Department of Human Services, Rehabilitation and Social Work on the Troy Campus; Kimberly Jones, director of institutional research on the Troy Campus; and, Dr. Isabelle Warren, chair of the Department of Education on the University’s Phenix City Campus.

The program is directed by Dr. John Kline, distinguished professor of leadership and director of TROY’s Institute for Leadership Development. Kline, a former university provost and senior executive in the federal government, is uniquely qualified to direct the program — a program Chancellor Hawkins believes will “help selected faculty and staff members move into positions of responsibility, prepared for the task of leading Troy University in the years ahead.”

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Leadership Conference Celebrating Black History Month set for Feb. 4-5 at TROY

Posted: Tuesday, 18 January 2011
Black History

TROY—The first woman elected to the office of Bishop in the African Methodist Episcopal Church will deliver the keynote address for the 10th annual Leadership Conference Observing Black History Month, set for Feb. 4-5 at Troy University.

Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie was elected to Episcopal office in 2000 and later in 2004, became the first woman to lead the denomination when she was elected as president of the Council of Bishops. Bishop McKenzie serves the 13th Episcopal District, which includes the states of Tennessee and Kentucky. She will deliver the keynote address in the conference’s opening session, which will begin at 6:30 p.m., Feb. 4 in the Trojan Center Theatre.

Co-sponsored by the University and the City of Troy, the Leadership Conference annually brings together civic and community leaders, clergy and business leaders in a collaborative and educational forum. This year’s event will be held in the Trojan Center on the Troy Campus.

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Apply Now for Fall 2011 Scholarships at Troy University

Posted: Tuesday, 18 January 2011

DOTHAN—Troy University is currently accepting applications for fall 2011 academic scholarships at the Dothan Campus and the Ft. Rucker location.

Students have until March 1 at 5 p.m. to turn in completed scholarship applications.

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Employment skills workshop aims to help local job seekers

Posted: Wednesday, 12 January 2011

MONTGOMERY—Troy University will host an employment skills workshop on Tuesday, Jan. 25, at the Montgomery Campus designed to help local job seekers improve their job search techniques.

The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. inside the Gold Room in Whitley Hall.

The workshop will provide the out-of-work with valuable insight on how to improve their chances of finding a job, said Carla Copeland, vice president of programs for the Montgomery Society for Human Resources Management.

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TROY to offer course on coping with dementia, Alzheimer's

Posted: Wednesday, 12 January 2011

DOTHAN—Individuals and families will learn more about how to care for older adults who are coping with dementia or Alzheimer’s during an upcoming continuing education course offered by Troy University.

The course will be taught in three parts on Jan. 25, 27 and Feb. 1 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Dothan Campus Continuing Education Center.

The course will help participants learn to recognize the mental and physical changes in older adults suffering from dementia or Alzheimer’s and how to plan for future care. The course will cover various care options, including nursing homes, assisted living facilities and home health.

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Ted Ellis events at Rosa Parks Museum

Posted: Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Nationally recognized artist Ted Ellis will participate in several events this week coinciding with the opening of his exhibit at Troy University’s Rosa Parks Museum.

Jan. 13, 6 - 8 p.m.: Ellis will discuss his work during an opening event for the exhibit at the museum on Thursday, Jan.13, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. inside the museum auditorium.

Jan. 14, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (weather permitting): Ellis will conduct a live, on-location painting of Rosa Parks’ historic former home in the Cleveland Court Apartments located at 1026 Rosa Parks Avenue on Friday, Jan. 14. Ellis will paint from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Statement from Herbert Reeves, Dean of Student Services

Posted: Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Troy University has received a report from the City of Troy Police Department that a female student is in stable condition following an assault in the early morning hours of Tuesday, January 11.

The incident occurred off campus, according to information from the police department.

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News conference scheduled for 2 p.m.

Posted: Tuesday, 11 January 2011
News conference scheduled for 2 p.m.

A news conference is scheduled for 2 p.m. in Room 224 of the Trojan Center on the Troy Campus relating to the off-campus assault on a Troy University student early this morning.

Dean of Students Herbert Reeves will provide a statement, and the Troy Police Department will also be represented.

Please contact Clif Lusk via email at clusk@troy.edu or via cell at 334-268-9982 to confirm your organization’s attendance.

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Award-winning author to lecture at TROY

Posted: Tuesday, 11 January 2011

TROY—Author Richard Glaubman will lecture at Troy University on Jan. 13 on his book “Life is So Good…”

During her lengthy career, Mrs. Marion Horne Beasley returned to TROY many times to pursue her love for learning, to enhance her teaching and to acquire educational certification, eventually earning three degrees there.

The book, a story about a man who learned to read at age 93, will be presented as a theatrical production by the Troy Arts Council at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Claudia Crosby Theater. Tickets for the event are $20 for the public and $5 for TROY students with identification.

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Troy University to cancel operations at all Alabama campuses Monday, Jan. 10

Posted: Sunday, 09 January 2011

Troy University campuses in Troy, Dothan, Montgomery and Phenix City will be closed on Monday, January 10, due to the threat of inclement weather and hazardous driving conditions.

In addition, the final deadline to drop/add classes, scheduled for Jan. 10, has been extended to Jan. 11.

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Troy University scholarship established in honor of Marion Horne Beasley

Posted: Monday, 31 January 2011

TROY—Ms. Jane Beasley, a native of Barbour County, has endowed a scholarship fund at Troy University in honor of her mother, Marion Horne Beasley, who taught in Barbour County from 1936-1981.

During her lengthy career, Mrs. Marion Horne Beasley returned to TROY many times to pursue her love for learning, to enhance her teaching and to acquire educational certification, eventually earning three degrees there.

Although she was primarily an elementary teacher, she was drafted to teach high school classes ranging from English to biology, and she was proficient in all of them. A former student said of her, “She was smart as a cricket.”

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TROY joins US Air Force GEM Partnership

Posted: Wednesday, 05 January 2011

TROY, AL—Troy University and the U.S. Air Force have formed a partnership that paves the way for airmen to earn core college credit via the internet.

The Air Force’s General Education Mobile program is a partnership between the Community College of the Air Force and selected civilian academic institutions to offer a 15-hour cluster of general education courses required for the College’s Associate of Applied Science Degree. TROY will offer the cluster via its eCampus, making it possible for airmen to take course at any time and from any location.

“The University has been working closely with the Air Force for almost 50 years and participates in a number of the Air Force’s educational initiatives. Our partnership with the General Education Mobile program further underlines the strength of the relationship we enjoy with the Air Force and creates additional important opportunities for students of the Community College of the Air Force,” said Dr. Earl Ingram, vice chancellor of Global Campus, the arm of the University that operates eCampus and locations outside the state of Alabama.

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Troy University’s Davis Theatre to host “All Shook Up” Jan. 20

Posted: Wednesday, 05 January 2011
Davis Theatre

MONTGOMERY, AL—Troy University’s Davis Theatre for the Performing Arts will rock with the classic songs of Elvis Presley during a performance of “All Shook Up” on Thursday, Jan. 20, at 7 p.m.

A jukebox musical featuring more than 20 Elvis hits, “All Shook Up” tells the story of a straight-laced small town brought to life when a motorcycle ridin’, guitar playin’, hip swivelin’ hunk starts a chain reaction of romances and rebellion through the power of rock-and-roll.

The musical features rousing renditions of “Jailhouse Rock,” “Heartbreak Hotel,” “One Night with You,” “That’s All Right,” and “Don’t Be Cruel,” along with many other Elvis favorites.

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Artist to conduct live, on-location painting of Rosa Parks’ home

Posted: Tuesday, 04 January 2011

MONTGOMERY—Artist Ted Ellis will commemorate the historic home of Rosa Parks during a live, on-location painting on Friday, Jan. 14, in Montgomery.

Members of the public are invited to watch as Ellis creates an original painting of Parks' former home in the Cleveland Court Apartments located at 1026 Rosa Parks Avenue. Ellis will paint from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

"This event is open to all and we invite the public to come and observe the artist create a historic work of art," said Viola Moten, curator of Troy University’s Rosa Parks Museum.

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TROY journalism teacher jazzes up Israel

Posted: Monday, 03 January 2011
Israel

TROY—Troy University journalism lecturer David “Doc” Kirby lets his trumpet do his talking, rather than his pen.

His latest travels in November took him to Israel as part of a jazz team through the Global Missions Project. Previous trips have taken him to Cuba, Brazil, Greece, Russia, Finland and the Ukraine – in addition to a Nashville, Tenn., recording session.

“Music gives you a way to connect with people who are very different than yourself – even those who are hostile at first,” he said. “It is truly an international language.”

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TROY information systems students awarded SIM scholarships

Posted: Saturday, 01 January 2011
SIM

PHENIX CITY—Three Troy University students majoring in information systems have earned $3,500 in scholarships from the Society for Information Management (SIM).

Sorrell College of Business students Laura Tice, April Shehane, and Kyle Tucker will divide the $3,500 award from the Alabama Chapter of SIM. The three 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.

Tice is a senior information systems major on the Phenix City Campus and is a resident of Smiths Station, Ala. She is employed full-time with CB&T of East Alabama. After completing her undergraduate degree in May 2011, she plans to further her education by pursuing an MBA at TROY.

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'Battle of the Blues' provides free mental health screenings to TROY students

Posted: Saturday, 01 January 2011

TROY—Troy University's S.A.V.E. Project and Personal Counseling is making sure students are ready for "battle."

As part of the Battle of the Blues week, S.A.V.E. (Sexual Assault and Violence Education) is offering free, confidential mental health screenings to students from Oct. 17 to 21.

The screenings are available online at troy.troy.edu/save/counseling.html.

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