Film festival gives rise to sign language project

Posted: Friday, 29 April 2011

TROY – Troy’s annual TroyFest and the Alabama International Film Festival has given rise to a new area of service for Troy University’s Interpreting Training Program.

The film festival, which begins screenings at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 30 in The Studio Downtown, features the short feature “The Candy Shop,” which addresses issues of child exploitation in the city of Atlanta. That short feature film will screen at 8:15 p.m. and was selected as a Judges Special Award.

“We don’t know of any other project of this kind. Perhaps through our efforts this film will reach an audience that would otherwise be left out,” he said. “We certainly appreciate Whitestone Motion Pictures’ willingness to let us use “The Candy Shop.” It’s an entertaining, cautionary tale in the vein of Hansel and Gretel and it can really open people’s minds about the problems they’re having in Atlanta.”

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TROY honors outstanding Dothan Campus students

Posted: Friday, 29 April 2011

DOTHAN—Troy University recognized outstanding student academic achievements during the annual Dothan Campus Honors Convocation on Friday, April 22.

The ceremony was held at 6 p.m. at the Dothan Campus inside Sony Hall.

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

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Troy University names new Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Posted: Friday, 29 April 2011

TROY—Troy University has named Dr. Earl Ingram Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs effective May 1, according to Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., Chancellor.

Chancellor Hawkins said Dr. Ingram was chosen following a nationwide search conducted by a university committee of faculty, deans and senior administrators. Dr. Ingram, who joined the Troy University business faculty in 1987, serves as Vice Chancellor of Global Campus, the division that oversees all Troy University locations outside Alabama as well as eTROY, the University’s distance-learning operation.

“Dr. Ingram has served TROY as a faculty member, business dean and Vice Chancellor, so he is grounded thoroughly in our mission and culture,” Chancellor Hawkins said. “He is the right choice to lead our academic division. I predict he will do great things in this new leadership role.”

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TROY tornado expert available for interview

Posted: Thursday, 28 April 2011

TROY—Dr. Dan Sutter is available for interview today on the tornado outbreak event. Dr. Sutter, an economist, will be joining TROY’s Johnson Center for Political Economy in May.

Dr. Sutter was one of the lead researchers on a major Mercatus Center project investigating post-Katrina disaster responses in New Orleans, and has been a consultant for the National Weather Service. He has done work on optimal insurance pricing and mitigation issues related to natural disasters.

His research with tornado issues examines how tornadoes impact society, including how people are killed in these storms. He examines the actions we can take to reduce these impacts, how effective these efforts are and why people sometimes fail to take these actions. His research helps determines how lives and property can be protected in future events and he has specifically examined tornado warnings and watches issued by NWS, the effect of Doppler weather radar and tornado shelters and safe rooms.

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State banking superintendent visits TROY

Posted: Wednesday, 27 April 2011
Gibson Vance

TROY—State Banking Superintendent John Harrison provided a glimpse into bank operations, regulations and failures for Troy University students in the Sorrell College of Business.

Speaking to Professor Robert Stewart’s Bank Management class on Tuesday, April 26, Harrison, a TROY graduate himself and a member of the Board of Trustees, provided an overview of the State Banking Department, state banks, regulation, the examination and enforcement process, bank failures, careers and the role of bank directors.

“Our Number One job at the State Banking Department is protecting Alabama’s citizens and their bank deposits,” he said.

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TROY students clean up Conecuh River

Posted: Wednesday, 27 April 2011

TROY—For about 15 Troy University students, Friday afternoon was spent down by the river side.

The students, members of the Troy University Environmental Club, their advisors and a handful of other volunteers conducted one of their clean-up work session in the area of the Conecuh River bridge on Highway 29 just west of Troy, where new Adopt-A-Stream signs have been placed by the Alabama Department of Transportation.

“The main trash was in the areas utilized by the public, so we placed a permanent garbage can there in hopes that users of the area will use it instead of throwing on the ground,” said Jamie Burchill, a lecturer of biology and the group’s faculty advisor.

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Federal grant will fund Chinese language instruction for teachers

Posted: Wednesday, 27 April 2011

TROY—Troy University will train K-12 teachers in Mandarin Chinese this summer thanks to a grant sponsored by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

Troy University STARTALK is the first program of its kind to be offered in Alabama, and TROY houses the state’s only Confucius Institute.

“It’s also a significant step for the state to earn a grant that addresses a key deficiency,” he said. “Given Alabama’s increased association with China and Chinese business, it’s very appropriate.”

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Commencement marks “firsts” for Troy University

Posted: Monday, 25 April 2011
Dr. Jeffrey R. Dugas

TROY – Troy’s annual TroyFest and the Alabama International Film Festival has given rise to a new area of service for Troy University’s Interpreting Training Program.

The film festival, which begins screenings at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 30 in The Studio Downtown, features the short feature “The Candy Shop,” which addresses issues of child exploitation in the city of Atlanta. That short feature film will screen at 8:15 p.m. and was selected as a Judges Special Award.

“We don’t know of any other project of this kind. Perhaps through our efforts this film will reach an audience that would otherwise be left out,” he said. “We certainly appreciate Whitestone Motion Pictures’ willingness to let us use “The Candy Shop.” It’s an entertaining, cautionary tale in the vein of Hansel and Gretel and it can really open people’s minds about the problems they’re having in Atlanta.”


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TROY art professors selected for leadership in national organization

Posted: Monday, 25 April 2011

TROY—Troy University art professors Sara Dismukes and Greg Skaggs have been elected to serve a national arts organization in leadership capacities for the next two years.

Dismukes, an assistant professor of art, was elected by the membership of Foundations in Art: Theory and Education to serve on the FATE Board of Officers as the FATE Representative to the College Art Association.

In this role, she will handle correspondence between FATE and CAA conference organizers and manage FATE sessions at CAA.

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Groundwater Festival ‘springs for better water’

Posted: Monday, 25 April 2011
Gibson Vance

TROY—Some 500 Pike County fourth graders will visit Troy University on April 27 for the ninth annual Pike County Groundwater Festival.

The University’s Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences and others in the College of Arts and Sciences will host the event in the Math and Science Complex on the Troy Campus.

The students will be representing some 19 classes from Banks School, Goshen Elementary, New Life Christian Academy, Pike County Elementary, Pike Liberal Arts School and Troy Elementary, said Janet Gaston, a health professions advisor who helps coordinate the activity.






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Troy University theatre and dance students to “Showcase” talents Tuesday

Posted: Monday, 25 April 2011

TROY—Troy University’s Department of Theatre and Dance will present its Showcase 2011 at 7 p.m., April 26, in the Trojan Center Theatre on the Troy Campus.

A new addition to the Department’s performance schedule, Showcase highlights several of the University’s Theatre and Dance ensembles, according to Adena Moree, Director of the Department of Theatre and Dance.

“Showcase is an informal presentation that highlights several of our ensembles and also presents some solo performances,” Moree said. “The Repertory Dance Ensemble, the junior dance ensemble and our professional touring children’s theatre ensemble, the Pied Pipers, will be featured, along with several pieces from our musical theatre group.”

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Troy University to offer leadership performance seminar

Posted: Monday, 25 April 2011

DOTHAN—An upcoming seminar at Troy University's Continuing Education Center will help business owners, managers, leaders and others improve their leadership performance.

The seminar will be held on Thursday, May 5, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Dothan Campus.

Led by Dr. Thomas Maple of Maple Human Development, the seminar will teach leaders various approaches for modifying the behavior of individuals and groups. Participants will complete the California Psychological Inventory and receive their own personalized Coaching Report for Leaders.

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Local students present papers at TROY Undergraduate Research Forum

Posted: Monday, 25 April 2011

DOTHAN—Several Troy University students shared their research in the fields of English, history and sociology during the College of Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Research Forum at the Dothan Campus in April.

The event gave six College of Arts and Sciences students the opportunity to present original research papers on select topics to their peers and faculty members. The forum was held as part of National Undergraduate Research Week.

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TROY Continuing Education Center opens summer registration

Posted: Thursday, 21 April 2011

DOTHAN—Troy University’s Continuing Education Center at the Dothan Campus has started registration for its summer 2011 lineup of courses.

The Continuing Education Center offers a variety of personal and professional development classes, including certifications in several areas. Courses being offered this summer include business planning, real estate, paralegal, auctioneering, medical marketing, leadership, self-defense for seniors, gardening, decorating and more.

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TROY TrojanVision now available on Time Warner Cable in the Wiregrass

Posted: Thursday, 21 April 2011

DOTHAN—Troy University’s cable channel, TROY TrojanVision, is now available to more viewers in the Wiregrass thanks to a new partnership with Time Warner Cable.

Time Warner customers can watch TROY TrojanVision on channel 310 in Clayhatchee, Daleville, Dothan, Enterprise, Ft. Rucker, Level Plains, Malvern, Midland City, Napier Field, New Brockton, Newton, Pinckard, Rehobeth and Taylor.

The move will make TROY’s cable channel available to many viewers in Dothan and the surrounding area for the first time, said Buddy Johnson, director of TROY’s Broadcast and Digital Network.

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Earth Week 2011

Posted: Wednesday, 20 April 2011

TROY-Troy archaeology undergraduate student Daniel Lowrey has left a mark in the sands of Israel, and has been invited to be the zooarchaeologist for the premier archaeological site in Jordan.

Lowrey, a senior social sciences with a concentration in anthropology student from McCalla, was invited to present his findings at this year’s “The Roman Aqaba Project,” a professional development conference hosted at North Carolina Sate University. After his presentation, he was asked to be the primary leader for animal bone analysis at the Petra site in Jordan.

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TROY archaeology student rises above peers

Posted: Wednesday, 20 April 2011

TROY-Troy archaeology undergraduate student Daniel Lowrey has left a mark in the sands of Israel, and has been invited to be the zooarchaeologist for the premier archaeological site in Jordan.

Lowrey, a senior social sciences with a concentration in anthropology student from McCalla, was invited to present his findings at this year’s “The Roman Aqaba Project,” a professional development conference hosted at North Carolina Sate University. After his presentation, he was asked to be the primary leader for animal bone analysis at the Petra site in Jordan.

He had presented findings of his analysis on bones collected from the Aila, Jordan archaeological site and is writing the faunal reports to be included in the final publications of the now-closed site. The project, he said, began as a Chancellor’s Fellowship at Troy University.

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Dr. Traci Mendel earns Faculty Senate Excellence Award at Troy University

Posted: Wednesday, 20 April 2011

TROY-Dr. Traci Mendel, lecturer in John M. Long School of Music, is the recipient of the 2011 Troy University Faculty Senate Excellence Award.

Mendel, who joined the Troy University faculty in 2010, received the award on April 11 from Faculty Senate President Dr. Sam Shelton during the University's annual Honors Convocation on the Troy Campus. The award was created to salute the outstanding contributions of non-tenure track faculty. It was presented for the first time in 2008.

"The Faculty Senate Excellence Award recognizes distinction in faculty achievements by full-time faculty not in tenure-track or tenured positions," Dr. Shelton said. "This year's recipient demonstrates this call to excellence. Dr. Mendel is an accomplished composer with dozens of works performed throughout the United States and Europe. Her creative efforts are also performed by faculty and students at Troy University."

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Special Olympics Alabama State Games to be conducted at TROY

Posted: Monday, 18 April 2011

TROY-Nearly 1,000 athletes with mental retardation and about 350 of their coaches and chaperons will compete May 20 – 22 in the Special Olympics Alabama State Games at Troy University.

This year’s event marks the fifth straight year Special Olympians have competed at TROY.

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 20 in Veterans memorial Stadium. The ceremony will include a parade of athletes, entertainment and a fireworks show.

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College of Communication and Fine Arts names outstanding seniors

Posted: Friday, 29 April 2011

TROY-Troy University’s College of Communication and Fine Arts has recognized six of its students with the Outstanding Senior Award.

“These outstanding seniors are selected by each school or department because they reflect the ‘ideal TROY graduate’,” said Dean Maryjo Cochran. “They are evaluated on scholarship, leadership and participation in organizations within their disciplines.”

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Troy University fire in Claudia Crosby Theater/Smith Hall

Posted: Friday, 15 April 2011

At about 3:46 p.m. Friday, April 15, the Troy Fire Department responded to a fire at Claudia Crosby Theater/Smith Hall on the Troy Campus.

A fire caused damage to a basement prop storage room that is below the stage area of the theater. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Smith Hall and the theater will be closed over night and possibly through the weekend as crews clean up after the fire and smoke.

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Troy University team to give Cyberkids presentation in Daleville

Posted: Thursday, 14 April 2011

TROY—A team from Troy University’s Office of Information Technology will visit Daleville Monday, April 18, to give a presentation that will help parents keep their children safe from internet predators.

The TROY team will deliver a Cyberkids presentation at 9 a.m. at the Daleville Cultural and Convention Center as part of the 5th Annual Wiregrass Communities United against Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Conference, according to Greg Price, Troy University’s Chief Technology and Security Officer. Price will deliver the presentation “Protecting Children in Cyberspace, An Overview of Internet Crimes Against Children.”

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TROY symphony band to perform in Canada

Posted: Thursday, 14 April 2011

TROY—Troy University’s Symphony Band will head north of the border this month for a Canadian concert tour that will include two performances at the renowned Whistler Music Festival in British Columbia, according to Ralph Ford, director of bands.

“This will be largest international travel event for the University to date, with 55 students and five faculty members participating,” Ford said. “This is a wonderful opportunity to showcase our students to an audience of more than 3,500 student musicians.”

The Whistler Festival performances are scheduled for Saturday, April 30, Ford said. The band will promote its recently completed recordings with noted composer Robert Buckley, who has written works for film, stage and television.

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Troy University team to give Cyberkids presentation in Decatur

Posted: Thursday, 14 April 2011

TROY—A team from Troy University’s Office of Information Technology will visit Decatur Tuesaday, April 19, to help parents keep their children safe from internet predators.

The TROY team will deliver a Cyberkids presentation at 9:35 a.m. at Decatur Baptist Church as part of the 9th Annual Alabama Child Safety Conference, according to Greg Price, Troy University’s Chief Technology and Security Officer. Price will deliver the presentation “Protecting Children in Cyberspace, An Overview of Internet Crimes Against Children.”

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TROY Spring Honors Recital slated for April 20

Posted: Thursday, 14 April 2011

TROY—Select students in Troy University’s John M. Long School of Music will perform the Spring Honors Recital in Claudia Crosby Theater on April 20.

“This biennial formal concert features outstanding individual performers who have first been recommended by their private instructors and then go on to win an audition before a panel of University music faculty,” said Dr. James Zingara, an associate professor of music who coordinates the recital.

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TROY’s Woodham Lecture to focus on history of Alabama blues music

Posted: Thursday, 14 April 2011

DOTHAN—Troy University professor Dr. Jeneve R. Brooks will discuss the history of blues music in Alabama during the annual Woodham Lecture at the Dothan Campus on Thursday, April 21.

The lecture, titled “Celebrating Alabama Blues Music,” will be held at 1 p.m. inside the Harrison Room in Malone Hall. The annual Woodham Lecture is part of the Dothan Campus’ Heritage Week celebration and admission is free and open to the pubic.

Dr. Brooks’ lecture will highlight some of Alabama’s rich blues heritage and the songs of key artists from Alabama such as Big Mama Thornton and Eddie Kirkland.

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Small businesses can learn to contract with the federal government

Posted: Thursday, 14 April 2011

TROY—The Troy University Small Business Development Center is hosting a free two-hour seminar aimed at introducing small businesses to government contracting.

“Introduction to Government Contracting” is scheduled for 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Geneva City Hall on April 26.

“This seminar is designed to expose small businesses to new markets for their products and services by selling to the government,” said Judy Callin, a senior consultant at the Center.

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Dr. Amanda Andrews Benson receives Ingalls Award at Troy University

Posted: Tuesday, 12 April 2011

TROY, Ala.—Dr. Amanda K. Andrews Benson, chair of the Department of Athletic Training, is the recipient of the 2011 Ingalls Award for Excellence in Classroom Teaching at Troy University.

Dr. Benson received the award during the University’s annual Honors Convocation held Monday 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: Tuesday, 12 April 2011

TROY—Troy University has honored two students and a member of the University’s faculty with the 2011 Algernon Sydney Sullivan Awards.

Katelyn Buzbee of Pinson and Darin Andrew Chancellor of Pottstown, Penn., and Mrs. Elaine Bassett, coordinator of the University’s Writing Center, were presented the awards during a luncheon on the Troy Campus on Monday. The recipients also were honored during the University’s annual Honors Convocation Monday 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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TROY Continuing Education Center to hold Open House

Posted: Tuesday, 12 April 2011

DOTHAN—Troy University’s Continuing Education Center will preview upcoming workshops, seminars, programs and classes during an Open House at the Dothan Campus on Tuesday, April 19.

The Continuing Education Center is designed for adult learners who are looking for professional development, career training or personal enrichment. Classes offered throughout the year provide training in a variety of fields including business/finance, healthcare, real estate, paralegal studies, administration and foreign language.

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TROY hosting regional sport management conference

Posted: Monday, 11 April 2011

TROY—Troy University will play host to sport management scholars, students and practitioners from throughout the southeastern United States this week at the 7th Annual Southern Sport Management Conference.

The conference, held Wednesday through Friday in the Stadium Tower, features both professional and academic presentations on industry trends and issues.

“The Southern Sport Management Conference should be an excellent event this year for both students and practitioners around the southeast region,” said conference co-director Dr. J. Michael Martinez. “In addition to honoring two well-respected figures in the academic field of sport management, we are excited for the growth that our conference has experienced in the past few years.”

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NASA astronaut Doug Wheelock to speak at Ashford High School

Posted: Monday, 11 April 2011

Thursday, April 14:NASA astronaut Doug Wheelock will address more than 1,200 local students and teachers at Ashford High School on Thursday starting at 9 a.m. in the auditorium.

Wheelock will discuss his recent mission aboard the International Space Station. The appearance marks the culmination of a statewide tour during which Wheelock has spoken to more than 5,000 students.

Members of the media are invited to cover this event. For more information, contact mclower@troy.edu.

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Troy University to host free Health and Wellness Fair

Posted: Monday, 11 April 2011

DOTHAN:Local community healthcare providers and organizations will provide free checks, screenings and information during the annual Health and Wellness Fair at Troy University on Tuesday, April 19.

The fair will be held at the Dothan Campus from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. inside the Harrison Room in Malone Hall.

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TROY inks agreement with Rappahannock Community College

Posted: Monday, 11 April 2011

TROY– Troy University and Rappahannock Community College have signed an agreement that will pave the way for community college students to seamlessly transition from associate’s degrees to undergraduate degree programs.

The articulation agreement allows credits for general education and general studies courses to transfer to TROY’s four-year degree programs in criminal justice and business administration.

“Troy University is delighted to partner with Rappahannock Community College to offer degree completion programs in the Glenns and Warsaw campuses,” said Dr. Christine Burge, Regional Director for TROY’s Atlantic Region.

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TROY professors to take music journey to Poland

Posted: Monday, 11 April 2011

TROY—In April, two members of the music faculty at Troy University will visit Poland to perform at the “Clarimania 2011” festival in Wroclaw.

Dr. Timothy Phillips and Dr. T. Adam Blackstock will perform at the international clarinet festival on April 16.

Dr. Phillips is Assistant Professor of Clarinet in the John M. Long School of Music at Troy University and principal clarinetist of the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra. He presented a master class and lecture at “Clarimania” in 2009.

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Troy University Public Radio spring membership drive under way

Posted: Friday, 08 April 2011

TROY—Troy University Public Radio’s “Spring Membership Drive” is being conducted through April 16 to help support the programming offered by the network.

“Our Spring Membership Drive is held to acquire new friends of Troy University Public Radio and acknowledge their tax-deductible financial support,” said Buddy Johnson, director of Troy University’s Broadcast and Digital Network.

“As a non-commercial, non-profit entity Troy University Public Radio depends on contributions from our listeners, businesses and organizational friends to help meet the ever rising costs of programming,” he said. “Due to their generosity we can continue to air popular programs. Guests from within our listening area will be on the air in our Troy and Montgomery studios in support of Troy University Public Radio.”

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Final SmartSession class registration nearing deadline

Posted: Friday, 08 April 2011

Norfolk—The deadline for registration for Troy University's final SmartSession is April 13.

The third of a three-part seminar aimed at building career skills will concentrate on "How to Turn an Interview into a Job," and will be taught by Dr. Lesa Shepherd, TROY's associate director of academic affairs.

She will cover the most frequent interview questions, and how to sound fresh and confident in interview answers. She will also share insider tips on the interview process that are often overlooked.

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Degree program information sessions scheduled

Posted: Friday, 08 April 2011

Fayetteville—Troy University will host a free information session on undergraduate and graduate degree programs at its Fayetteville location from 3:30 pm. – 6:30 p.m. April 14.

Attendees can learn more about furthering their education through one of 10 undergraduate degrees, or one of four graduate degrees offered through the Fayetteville-Fort Bragg site, located at 2620 Bragg Blvd.

In additional to degree program offerings, financial aid advisors, faculty and other staff members will be on hand to answer questions.

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Former NATO ambassador returns for spring residency

Posted: Tuesday, 05 April 2011

TROY—Ambassador Kurt Volker, former U.S. Ambassador to NATO, will return to Troy University for the spring leg of his Ambassador-in-Residence duties.

Ambassador Volker, who began his year-long residency in September 2010, will conduct a presentation from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 12 in the Trojan Center Theater. A reception will be held immediately prior to the lecture.

Free and open to the public, the lecture will focus on “the United States and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in the Contemporary World.”

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Troy University to recognize students at annual Honors Convocation

Posted: Tuesday, 05 April 2011

TROY, Ala—Troy University students will be recognized for their achievements during the University’s annual Honors Convocation at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 11 in the Claudia Crosby Theater.

Eleanor Lee, dean of First-Year Studies at TROY, will serve as the keynote speaker for the convocation.

Barbara Patterson, director of student involvement and leadership, said the convocation is a celebration of students’ achievements during the academic year.

“This convocation is the University’s opportunity to pay tribute to the fine work of our students and honor them for their diligent efforts in the classroom,” Patterson said.

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TROY Dothan Campus to celebrate Heritage Week

Posted: Tuesday, 05 April 2011

DOTHAN—Troy University will celebrate its ties to the Wiregrass region with a number of special events during Heritage Week on the Dothan Campus April 18-22.

For more than 20 years the Dothan Campus has celebrated its history in the Wiregrass with the Heritage Week festivities, which include several 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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NASA astronaut Doug Wheelock to tour Alabama schoolsocation

Posted: Monday, 04 April 2011

DOTHAN—NASA astronaut Doug Wheelock will discuss his recent mission aboard the International Space Station at schools around Alabama in a tour sponsored by Troy University’s Wiregrass Math and Science Consortium, the Alabama Education Association and the Alabama Civil Air Patrol.

The tour will start on Monday, April 11, in Boaz, Ala., where Wheelock will meet with about 1,000 students involved in the Civil Air Patrol’s Aerospace Connections in Education Program. The tour will include stops at schools in Birmingham and Montgomery and will conclude on April 14 at Ashford High School in Houston County where Wheelock will address about 1,300 students.

Wheelock is also scheduled to appear on the “Rick and Bubba Show” on Tuesday, April 12, during the 8 a.m. hour and will answer questions from students and teachers on the air.

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NTROY theatre performs “Metamorphoses

Posted: Monday, 04 April 2011

TROY—Troy University student actors will delve into an ancient text with timeless themes and breathtaking visual effects when the Department of Theatre and Dance performs Mary Zimmerman’s “Metamorphoses.”

Based on the original work by Ovid, show dates are April 7 – 9 at 7:30 p.m. and on April 10 at 2:30 p.m. in the Trojan Center Theater. Tickets are available at the Trojan Center Box Office and may be reserved by calling 334-808-6172. Tickets are $5 for general admission and free to students with ID.

“Mary Zimmerman's ‘Metamorphoses’ brings Ovid's tales to stunning visual life,” said Adena Moree, director of theatre and dance. “Set in and around a large pool of water onstage, it juxtaposes the ancient and the contemporary in both language and image to reflect the variety and persistence of narrative in the face of inevitable change. In the play are themes of love, transformation, and the human ability to adapt to change. The ancient lines of Ovid still resonate with contemporary viewers.”

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