TROY's Rosa Parks Museum to host free public lecture on July 7

Posted: Wednesday, 29 June 2011

MONTGOMERY- Troy University's Rosa Parks Museum will host a free public lecture examining the written and oral traditions in the writings of African American women at 6 p.m. on July 7.

Dr. DoVeanna Fulton Minor will present "Speaking Lives, Authoring Texts: African American Women's Oral Slave Narratives" in the Museum's auditorium. The lecture is being held in conjunction with the Smithsonian's traveling exhibit "IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas," which is on display in the Rosa Parks Museum exhibit hall through July 30.

Dr. Minor is an associate professor and chair for the Gender and Race Studies Department at the University of Alabama. Her research has concentrated on African American literature and manifestations of oral traditions by Black women. She has published articles in such distinguished journals as "Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers" and "The Journal of American Folklore."

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Grant will allow TROY to focus on the Civil War

Posted: Monday, 27 June 2011

TROY – Troy University will become one of just two libraries in the state to host a public reading and discussion program in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War.

Sixty-five libraries throughout the United States were awarded grants by The National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association to host "Let's Talk About It: Making Sense of the American Civil War." The series will engage participants in discussion of a set of comment texts that probe the meanings of the war.

"Pike County and the city of Troy have a deep relationship with the Civil War because so many families provided soldiers for the war – the Pike County Confederate Memorial on the Square in downtown Troy was dedicated to more than 3,000 Pike County men who served," said Dr. Tony Garrett, who directs the Reference and Access Services section of the University's library.

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TROY Bobby Pierce Baseball Camp set for July 13 in Dothan

Posted: Monday, 27 June 2011

DOTHAN—Troy University invites boys and girls ages 6 to 13 to learn more about baseball fundamentals from TROY head baseball coach Bobby Pierce during a one-day camp on Wednesday, July 13, in Dothan.

The Troy University Bobby Pierce Baseball Camp will be held at the Dixie Youth Complex at Westgate Park. Coach Pierce, along with members of the TROY coaching staff and players, will help participants improve their hitting, fielding and throwing skills.

The morning session for children ages 6-9 will run from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The afternoon session will take place from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and is open to children ages 10-13.

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Jewish songwriters exhibit "A Fine Romance" coming to Troy University

Posted: Friday, 24 June 2011

DOTHAN—A traveling exhibit highlighting the work of American Jewish songwriters will visit Troy University starting in July.

"A Fine Romance: Jewish Songwriters, American Songs" will be on loan to TROY for six weeks through a grant from the American Library Association (ALA) and explores the contributions of iconic Jewish songwriters such as George and Ira Gershwin, Jerome Kern, Irving Berlin, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein to the great "American Songbook" during the period 1910-1965.

TROY is one of only 55 sites nationwide that will host "A Fine Romance" in 2011-2012. The exhibit will be on display at the Dothan Campus inside the Library/Technology Building from July 14 to Aug. 26.

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News conference slated for 11:15 a.m. today

Posted: Wednesday, 22 June 2011

June 22, 11:15 a.m.: Troy University will host a news conference in Room 231 of the Trojan Center, in the offices of Dean of Students Herbert Reeves. Dean Reeves will address the ABC raid in downtown Troy early this morning.

Please confirm you attendance at this event via email to clusk@troy.edu, or call Clif at 334-670-3196.

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Troy University statement on off campus student arrests, 6-22-11

Posted: Wednesday, 22 June 2011

An off-campus social event hosted by the Troy University chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity resulted in 52 arrests by the Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board early this morning. About half of those arrested appear to be Troy University students.

Troy University's alcohol policy prohibits the consumption of alcohol during off-campus student group activities unless in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. Following the events of early this morning, June 22, 2011, the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity has been temporarily suspended effective immediately pending further investigation. Troy University is committed to providing a safe and productive educational environment for our students, and the Division of Student Services will work closely with authorities to investigate this matter.

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TROY Rosa Parks Museum to host Native American panel discussion Thursday

Posted: Monday, 20 June 2011

MONTGOMERY—Troy University's Rosa Parks Museum will host a panel discussion on issues facing Native Americans in Alabama on Thursday, June 23, featuring representatives from the Alabama Indian Affairs Commission and the MOWA Band of Choctaw Indians.

The discussion will start at 6 p.m. inside the museum auditorium. Admission is free and open to the public.

The panelists will discuss the history, culture and current state of Native Americans living in Alabama, along with the relationship between African-Native Americans and Native Americans in the state. The event is being held in conjunction with the Smithsonian exhibit ""IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas" currently on the display in the museum's exhibit hall.

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TROY Rosa Parks Museum to host free children's workshop Saturday

Posted: Thursday, 16 June 2011

MONTGOMERY—Troy University's Rosa Parks Museum will host a free workshop for children on Saturday, June 18, in conjunction with the Smithsonian exhibit "IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas" currently on display in the exhibit hall.

Entitled "Moving Beyond Stereotypes," the workshop is intended for children ages 8-12 and will address how young people view themselves and others through the use of activities led by museum director Georgette Norman.

The workshop will be held from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Call (334) 241-8701 to make reservations or for more information.

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Larry Blakeney TROY Football Camp, speech to alumni

Posted: Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Wednesday, June 15: Troy University football coach Larry Blakeney will speak to the TROY Alumni Association Wiregrass Chapter tonight starting at 5:45 p.m. at the Dothan Campus inside the Harrison Room in Malone Hall. Members of the media are invited to cover Coach Blakeney's appearance. To confirm coverage, contact Gayla White at 334-714-9178.

Thursday, June 16: Coach Blakeney and his staff will host a football camp for children ages 6 to 13 at Rip Hewes Stadium in Dothan on Thursday.

The morning session for students in 1st through 4th grades runs from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The afternoon session for 5th through 8th graders is set for 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

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Troy University to participate in 8th commencement in China

Posted: Wednesday, 15 June 2011

TROY—Twenty-four Troy University students will receive diplomas next week at a ceremony more than 7,000 miles away from Alabama.

The students compose the eighth graduating class of the Sino-American 1-2-1 Dual Degree Program, a consortium of American and Chinese universities, operating under the auspices of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) and the China Center for International Educational Exchange (CCIEE). TROY was the first U.S. university to participate in the program, with the first class of students arriving in fall 2001.

The program allows Chinese students at partner institutions to start their degree program, transfer to TROY for two years and then return to their home institutions to complete their degree requirements. At the conclusion of the program, the students receive a diploma from both the home institution and TROY.

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TROY Sport and Fitness Management earns accreditation

Posted: Monday, 13 June 2011

TROY – Troy University became one of only five universities in the nation to achieve specialized accreditation for its Sport and Fitness Management program.

The designation comes from the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation. COSMA is a specialized accrediting body whose purpose is to promote and recognize excellence in sport management education in colleges and universities at the baccalaureate and graduate levels.

"Gaining this highly specialized accreditation demonstrates the faculty and staff in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion and the College of Health and Human Services are dedicated to providing the best educational experience for our students," said Dr. Earl Ingram, Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. "At TROY, our programs strive for excellence and academic strength, and the COSMA designation is indicative of this philosophy."

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Registration under way for auctioneering school at Troy University

Posted: Monday, 13 June 2011

DOTHAN—Registration is open now at Troy University for the Continuing Education Center's summer auctioneering school.

The school will be held July 22-31 at the Dothan Campus. The 85-hour program prepares students for a career as a licensed auctioneer. Upon graduation, students can test to become apprentice auctioneers.

The program is approved by Auctioneer Boards in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi and Tennessee and includes the study of law, ethics, types of auctions, set up sites, procedural operations, advertising, bid calling, furniture and antiques identification, clerking, cashiering and final settlement.

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Three economists bring experience to TROY's Johnson Center for Political Economy

Posted: Thursday, 09 June 2011

TROY -- The Sorrell College of Business and the Manuel H. Johnson Center for Political Economy have hired three new distinguished faculty members for the 2011-2012 academic year. Dr. George Crowley, assistant professor of economics; Dr. Daniel Smith, assistant professor of economics; and Dr. Daniel Sutter, professor of economics; have all been hired as tenure-track faculty members at Troy University.

"We are very fortunate, through the establishment of the Johnson Center, to have these highly qualified economists join the Sorrell College of Business," said Dr. Judson Edwards, Dean of the Sorrell College of Business. "These newly appointed faculty bring a great mix of experience and research specialties to the college that will expand our ability to better educate students and generate quality economic policy publications."

Crowley comes to Troy University from West Virginia University in Morgantown, W.Va., where he was a graduate student and Charles G. Koch Doctoral Fellow. He was honored as the Best Doctoral Student in economics for the 2010-2011 academic year at WVU. Prior to attending WVU, Crowley earned his BBA in economics from Mercer University in 2007.

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TROY to host math, science workshop for local teachers

Posted: Wednesday, 08 June 2011

DOTHAN—Local science and math teachers will learn innovative new classroom techniques during a four-day professional development workshop offered by Troy University's Wiregrass Math, Science and Technology Leadership Academy.

About 40 Wiregrass-area elementary and middle school teachers, along with students in TROY's education program, will take part in the workshop on June 9-10 and June 13-14 at the Dothan Campus.

Funded by a grant from the Alabama Commission on Higher Education, the workshop will provide teachers with instruction on how to enhance the teaching of math and science concepts, and how to effectively use technology in the classroom, said Dr. Vijaya Gompa, a TROY professor of mathematics and co-director of the Wiregrass Math, Science and Technology Leadership Academy.

"Teachers will be provided with supplies, materials, manipulatives and technological components to promote classroom learning and student achievement," Dr. Gompa said.

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New Police chief named at Troy University

Posted: Tuesday, 07 June 2011
Chief John McCall

TROY – Troy University officials have named John McCall as chief of police of its University Police Department.

McCall, who recently retired from the Montgomery Police Department as a captain, has more than 20 years of law enforcement experience, and is a 1991 criminal justice graduate of Troy University.

"We are pleased to welcome Chief McCall back to the TROY family," said Dr. John Dew. "His experience in innovative law enforcement will provide a new dimension of leadership for our department and the welfare of our students."





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TROY Summer Spectacular starts this week with NASA theme

Posted: Tuesday, 07 June 2011

DOTHAN—More than 100 area children will have an out-of-this-world learning experience this month at Troy University's Summer Spectacular starting today at Kelly Springs Elementary School in Dothan.

TROY students in the Dothan Campus College of Education program lead the annual four-week summer learning enrichment program. Summer Spectacular provides a fun learning environment for children while giving TROY's education majors rewarding hands-on experience in a classroom setting.

Sessions are held on Tuesday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This year's theme, "Space: The Final Frontier," is designed to teach children more about math, science and technology through lessons and activities focusing on space exploration.

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TROY Summer Spectacular starts this week with NASA theme

Posted: Tuesday, 07 June 2011

DOTHAN—More than 100 area children will have an out-of-this-world learning experience this month at Troy University's Summer Spectacular starting today at Kelly Springs Elementary School in Dothan.

TROY students in the Dothan Campus College of Education program lead the annual four-week summer learning enrichment program. Summer Spectacular provides a fun learning environment for children while giving TROY's education majors rewarding hands-on experience in a classroom setting.

Sessions are held on Tuesday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This year's theme, "Space: The Final Frontier," is designed to teach children more about math, science and technology through lessons and activities focusing on space exploration.

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Forum for students with disabilities set for June 5-9 at Troy University

Posted: Friday, 03 June 2011

TROY -- Forty high school students with disabilities will take part in leadership exercises and get lessons in how state government works as a part of the Alabama Governor's Youth Leadership Forum (YLF) at Troy University, June 5-9.

The forum is co-sponsored by the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services and Troy's Institute of Leadership Development with support from agencies including the Alabama Governor's Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, the Alabama Department of Mental Health, the Alabama Developmental Disabilities Planning Council and the Alabama Department of Education.

"The forum focuses on developing and building relationship and leadership skills," said Dr. John Kline, director of Troy's Institute of Leadership Development and co-chair of the event. "One of our goals is teaching these young people how to be advocates for themselves and others with disabilities."

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Girls State returning to TROY in June

Posted: Wednesday, 01 June 2011

TROY -- Forty high school students with disabilities will take part in leadership exercises and get lessons in how state government works as a part of the Alabama Governor's Youth Leadership Forum (YLF) at Troy University, June 5-9.

The forum is co-sponsored by the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services and Troy's Institute of Leadership Development with support from agencies including the Alabama Governor's Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, the Alabama Department of Mental Health, the Alabama Developmental Disabilities Planning Council and the Alabama Department of Education.

"The forum focuses on developing and building relationship and leadership skills," said Dr. John Kline, director of Troy's Institute of Leadership Development and co-chair of the event. "One of our goals is teaching these young people how to be advocates for themselves and others with disabilities."

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Naval Station Norfolk CO to deliver address to Troy University graduates

Posted: Wednesday, 01 June 2011

Capt. Mary M. Jackson, the first woman to lead the world's largest naval installation, will deliver the keynote address to Troy University graduates during commencement ceremonies on June 4 at the Harrison Opera House.

During the ceremony, which will begin at 10 a.m., degrees will be awarded to 150 graduates from the University's Hampton Roads site.

Capt. Jackson assumed the duties of commanding officer at Naval Station Norfolk in August 2010. Prior to assuming those duties, she had served as the installation's executive officer since 2009.

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Three economists bring experience to TROY's Johnson Center for Political Economy

Posted: Thursday, 09 June 2011
Dr. Mark Walker

TROY -- The Sorrell College of Business and the Manuel H. Johnson Center for Political Economy have hired three new distinguished faculty members for the 2011-2012 academic year. Dr. George Crowley, assistant professor of economics; Dr. Daniel Smith, assistant professor of economics; and Dr. Daniel Sutter, professor of economics; have all been hired as tenure-track faculty members at Troy University.

"We are very fortunate, through the establishment of the Johnson Center, to have these highly qualified economists join the Sorrell College of Business," said Dr. Judson Edwards, Dean of the Sorrell College of Business. "These newly appointed faculty bring a great mix of experience and research specialties to the college that will expand our ability to better educate students and generate quality economic policy publications."


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