Optimist Club of the Beaches donates $20,000 for new TROY scholarship

Posted: Wednesday, 31 August 2011
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PANAMA CITY, Fla.—A new scholarship agreement between Troy University and the Optimist Club of the Beaches will provide financial support to local students who wish to study at TROY's Panama City Site.

Members of the Optimist Club formally presented a $20,000 donation to University officials during a ceremony on Monday, Aug. 29, at the Panama City Site. The gift will provide initial funding for the new endowed scholarship program.

The scholarship will help local students pursue their educational goals, said TROY Panama City Site Director Lisa Kitto.

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TROY professors showcase research in new book

Posted: Wednesday, 31 August 2011
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TROY - The work of two Troy University professors will have an impact on conservation for decades to come.

Dr. Michael Woods, professor of botany and curator of the Troy Herbarium, and Dr. Alvin Diamond, assistant professor of biology, curator of the Troy Herbarium and director of the Arboretum, are co-authors of "The Annotated Checklist of the Vascular Plants of Alabama."

The book, which features the work of not only Woods and Diamond but six other experts from across the state, is the first comprehensive statewide checklist of vascular plants to be produced since 1901, and includes notes on rarity, nativity and selected synonyms. The combined total of 3,743 species and 1,120 genera in 204 families indicates considerable floristic variety and elevates Alabama high among states with great overall plant diversity

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Troy University announces Dothan Campus scholarship recipients

Posted: Wednesday, 31 August 2011

DOTHAN—Troy University has announced scholarship recipients for the 2011-2012 academic year at the Dothan Campus.

Academic scholarships were awarded to 38 students this fall at the Dothan Campus. The recipients (separated by hometown) are:

Altha, FL
Andrew Johnson, Edgar Bernard McDaniel Memorial Scholarship, Accounting major

Bonifay, FL
Heidi Acuff, Edgar Bernard McDaniel Memorial Scholarship, Accounting major

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Rosa Parks Museum to host free lecture by artist E. Bruce Phillips

Posted: Thursday, 25 August 2011

MONTGOMERY—Artist E. Bruce Phillips will discuss his exhibit "Different Perspectives" during a lecture at Troy University's Rosa Parks Museum on Saturday, Sept. 10.

The lecture will be held at 11 a.m. inside the museum auditorium. Admission is free and open to the public. "Different Perspectives" is currently on display inside the Rosa Parks Museum exhibit hall through Oct. 4.

An assistant art professor at Tuskegee University, Phillips' work blends painting, drawing and collage techniques to create unique compositions celebrating human experiences and challenging social norms.

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TROY's Surveying and Geomatics Sciences Program earns national accreditation

Posted: Wednesday, 24 August 2011
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TROY - The work of two Troy University professors will have an impact on conservation for decades to come.

Dr. Michael Woods, professor of botany and curator of the Troy Herbarium, and Dr. Alvin Diamond, assistant professor of biology, curator of the Troy Herbarium and director of the Arboretum, are co-authors of "The Annotated Checklist of the Vascular Plants of Alabama."

The book, which features the work of not only Woods and Diamond but six other experts from across the state, is the first comprehensive statewide checklist of vascular plants to be produced since 1901, and includes notes on rarity, nativity and selected synonyms. The combined total of 3,743 species and 1,120 genera in 204 families indicates considerable floristic variety and elevates Alabama high among states with great overall plant diversity



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Criminal Justice professor publishes cybercrime textbook

Posted: Wednesday, 24 August 2011
Bobby Moore

TROY—Troy University Criminal Justice professor Bobby Moore ran into a few snags when he was working on his dissertation on the legal issues of computer-related crime.

Not only was cybercrime a subject with limited information in the year 2000, but much of the information out there was written for the already tech-savvy audience.

Moore decided to change that with the recent publication of his own textbook—Cyber Crime: Investigating High-Tech Computer Crime.

"I wrote it more or less for individuals who have little or no knowledge of computers," Moore said. "In my experience with law enforcement, some have experience with computers, but some have none. My goal was to write something introductory on the topic for people who don't have that knowledge."


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MEDIA ADVISORY: Troy University hosting 'Be Ready Day'

Posted: Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Thursday, Sept. 8: Troy University will be the site for Alabama's "Be Ready Day" from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. A special program featuring Gov. Robert Bentley, honoring the state's first responders and commemorating 9/11 events will begin at 1 p.m. in Sartain Hall on the Troy Campus.

An activity of National Preparedness Month, the day features displays of equipment and agencies active in emergency and disaster response, interactive demonstrations and preparedness information.

Admission is free and open to the public. Area schools are being invited to attend the day. All activities will be located in Sartain Hall, the Sartain Hall parking lot and Tailgate Terrace.


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Study Abroad Program sees growth

Posted: Tuesday, 23 August 2011
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TROY -- While many college students flock to beaches during summer break, many Troy University students spend their time globetrotting, thanks to the University's Study Abroad Program.

Study Abroad – not only a formal University program but a challenge from its Chancellor, Dr. Jack Hawkins Jr. – allows students to earn credit while experiencing other cultures, a hallmark of TROY's international focus.

This year 91 students have participated in 10 trips with 10 faculty leaders spanning the globe from Central America to Asia, said Dr. Orlando Pacheco, Director of Study Abroad.

That figure is almost double the number of study abroad participants from the previous year, with expanded opportunities currently in development.

Dr. James Sherry, an associate professor of French and coordinator of Modern Languages, led a 10-student, two-week trip through France. His French Culture class visited places of historical interest but was able to focus on French culture. A University pioneer in study abroad, he's led similar groups to the region since 1984.


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MEDIA ADVISORY: Costa Rican delegation

Posted: Monday, 22 August 2011

A media opportunity will be held at 2 p.m. in the Chancellor's Office at Troy University to discuss the visit of a delegation of Costa Rican educators to TROY.

Dr. Roberto Rodriguez, provost of UNIBE-Costa Rica, and Karla Carballo, UNIBE's director for international affairs, will meet with Chancellor Hawkins and other University officials.

UNIBE is a university specialized in medical sciences. It has four colleges/schools: Medicine (which also offers a graduate degree in Healthcare Management); Nursing (It also has Critical Care/Trauma Nursing); Psychology (including graduate programs in Education Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Forensic Psychology, Clinical Neuropsychology), and Pharmacy.

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TROY signs exchange agreement with Costa Rican university

Posted: Monday, 22 August 2011
Iberoamerica

TROY – Troy University and the University of Iberoamerica, located in San Jose, Costa Rica, have formalized relations that pave the way for student, faculty and staff exchange between the two universities.

UNIBE is a university specialized in medical sciences. It has four colleges/schools: Medicine (which also offers a graduate degree in healthcare management); nursing (it also has critical care/trauma nursing); psychology (including graduate programs in education psychology, clinical psychology, forensic psychology, clinical neuropsychology), and pharmacy.

TROY Chancellor Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., said the initial exchange program would result in health-sciences related exchange and could include programs for education students in the College of Education.

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TROY Continuing Education Center opens fall registration

Posted: Thursday, 18 August 2011

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

The Continuing Education Center offers a variety of personal and professional development classes, including certifications in several areas. The fall schedule includes courses in business, education, healthcare and law, among other topics.

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TROY College of Health and Human Services announces new associate dean

Posted: Thursday, 18 August 2011
Dr. John Miller

TROY – Dr. John Miller has been appointed Associate Dean of the College of Health and Human Services at Troy University.

It marks the first time the College has had such a position. Within the College of Health and Human Services are the School of Nursing; the Department of Human Services, Rehabilitation, and Social Work; the Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion; and the Department of Athletic Training Education. Dr. Miller will assist the College in accreditation and academic issues, and teach classes for TROY's Sport and Fitness Management Program, one of only five nationally accredited programs.

"The College of Health and Human Services is most pleased to attract someone of Dr. Miller's caliber to this important Associate Dean position," said Dr. Damon Andrew, Dean of the College. "In this role, Dr. Miller will draw upon his significant experience in curriculum and policy development, assessment, and research to provide academic support to our faculty."

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TROY to offer free lecture Saturday in conjunction with 'A Fine Romance' exhibit

Posted: Wednesday, 17 August 2011

DOTHAN—A noted author and lecturer on Jewish culture and popular music will deliver a lecture on Saturday, Aug. 20, in Dothan in conjunction with the exhibit "A Fine Romance" currently on display at Troy University.

Dr. Kenneth Kanter, director of the Rabbinical School for the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati, OH, will discuss his book "The Jews of Tin Pan Alley" starting at 7 p.m. at the Temple Emanu-El located at 188 North Park Ave. Admission is free and open to the public.

Kanter is a popular lecturer and author of books, journals and articles focusing on the Jewish contribution to American popular music from the 1840s to the 1940s.

The lecture is sponsored by a grant from the Alabama Humanities Foundation.

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Lee Ann Womack, Ed Asner highlight 2011-2012 season at TROY's Davis Theatre

Posted: Tuesday, 16 August 2011

MONTGOMERY—A concert by country star Lee Ann Womack and a solo performance by Emmy-winning actor Ed Asner are among the highlights of the upcoming 2011-2012 season at Troy University's Davis Theatre for the Performing Arts.

Season tickets are on sale now for the series, which features a diverse mix of performances including beloved musicals, Motown favorites and more. Season tickets can be purchased by calling the theatre office at 334-241-9567.

The Davis Theatre is located in downtown Montgomery at 251 Montgomery Street. All shows have a 7 p.m. curtain time. A season ticket package to all of this season's productions ranges in price from $105 to $185.

"We are thrilled to bring such a diverse lineup of talent to Montgomery," said Davis Theatre Director Kristen Koehler. "The 2011-2012 season at the Davis truly offers something for everyone."

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Long-time TROY faculty member honored with Malone Award

Posted: Monday, 15 August 2011
Highest faculty award

TROY – Dr. Fred Meine, professor of public administration and former regional director of Troy University's Florida Region, has been awarded the Wallace D. Malone, Jr. Distinguished Faculty Award.

Dr. Meine, who joined the TROY faculty full time in 1994, was presented the award by Chancellor Jack Hawkins, Jr. and Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Earl Ingram during the University's annual Faculty and Staff Convocation on Friday at the Troy Campus.

The award consists of a $1,500 cash prize and a medallion to be worn with academic regalia. The award is made possible through at $100,000 endowment by the SouthTrust Corp. Wallace Malone, former chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of SouthTrust, served as a TROY trustee from 1975-1995.

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Troy University's Interpreter Training Program seeks new leadership, praises founding director

Posted: Wednesday, 10 August 2011
Dr. Lynne Wiesman

TROY—Troy University's Interpreter Training Program has begun a search for a new director following the resignation of Lynne Wiesman.

Wiesman is the founding director of the Interpreter Training Program (ITP) at TROY, the state's only baccalaureate program in the interpreting field. Interpreting, as a profession, facilitates communication between individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing using American Sign Language (ASL) or a form of visual language and spoken English.

Wiesman, who joined the TROY faculty in 2009, said personal concerns led to her resignation, effective this month.

"My son-in-law in Texas has acute lymphoblastic leukemia and is going through the roughest part of the treatment, just completing a bone-marrow transplant," Wiesman said. "The family needs my support to help with their four children so they can keep them in school and on a regular routine while my son-in-law lives two hours from home to undergo daily treatment."

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Barron earns compliance and ethics certification

Posted: Tuesday, 09 August 2011
Dave Barron

TROY – The Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE) has announced that Dave Barron, Executive Assistant to the Chancellor at Troy University, has earned the Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional (CCEP) certification. Barron becomes one of just 10 so-accredited senior-level managers in Alabama to earn the professional certification.

SCCE approved the certification after Barron completed a three-hour examination. Completion of the process means a professional has knowledge of relevant regulations and expertise in compliance processes sufficient to assist corporate leaders in understanding and addressing legal obligations, and promotes organizational integrity through the operation of effective compliance programs, according to CCB president Debbie Troklus.

"This professional certification provides individuals from all industries with the platform to demonstrate their knowledge and expertise in compliance and ethics," she said.

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Troy University named Best in the Southeast

Posted: Tuesday, 09 August 2011

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

The designation marks the seventh year in a row TROY has been named to the list that includes only 629 colleges and universities nationwide and 135 colleges and universities in the Southeast. These institutions represent 25 percent of the nation's 2,500 four-year colleges.

"The most important thing we do at Troy University is serve students," said Dr. Jack Hawkins Jr., the University's chancellor. "The fact that we have earned this ranking for seven straight years is a reflection of this commitment to students."

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Troy University to offer workshop on improving leadership performance

Posted: Friday, 05 August 2011

DOTHAN—An upcoming continuing education course at Troy University will help participants assess and improve their leadership skills by applying psychology.

"Improving Leadership Performance: Applying Psychology to Leadership" will be presented at the Dothan Campus on Thursday, Aug. 25, from 8 a.m. to noon. Instructor Dr. Thomas Maple will help participants apply the findings and tools of behavior modification, personality assessment and social psychology to become more effective leaders.

Each participant will receive a Coaching Report that will help individuals better understand their preferences, attitudes and behaviors in key dimensions of management and leadership.

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Welcome Weekend kicks off fall semester at Troy University

Posted: Thursday, 04 August 2011

TROY- Troy University's "Welcome Weekend 2011," scheduled for the Troy Campus on Aug. 13-14, will include the official move-in day for on-campus residents and the seventh annual Odyssey Convocation for New Students.

Students will be able to move into the University's residence halls beginning on Saturday, Aug. 13, 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. 17, on the Troy Campus.

"Welcome Weekend is a great way for the Troy University community to help our students become acquainted with our campus and community," said Charlesetta T. Jones, coordinator of the event.

For more information about Welcome Weekend, contact the Troy University Housing Office at 334-670-3346.

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Troy University Society for Human Resources Management earns national award

Posted: Thursday, 04 August 2011
Gibson Vance

MONTGOMERY—The national Society for Human Resources Management has recognized Troy University's SHRM chapter at the Montgomery Campus as one of the top student chapters in the nation.

The Montgomery Campus SHRM chapter has received the organization's Superior Merit Award for its outstanding service and advancement of the human resources profession.

The recognition puts TROY's Montgomery SHRM among only 109 student chapters nationwide to receive the Superior Merit distinction. SHRM has about 450 student chapters nationally with about 15,000 members.

"This is a notable achievement," said the club's faculty advisor, Dr. David Hoover. "I want to thank the students on our executive committee for all their hard work and dedication. With another good class of officers on board, we look forward to another strong year ahead."

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Troy University Society for Human Resources Management earns national award

Posted: Monday, 01 August 2011
SHRM

TROY – Veteran economic developer Wiley Blankenship has been named director of the Center for International Business and Economic Development at Troy University.

Blankenship has been president/CEO of the Coastal Gateway Regional Economic Development Authority since 2005. The Authority is a partnership between Clarke, Choctaw, Conecuh, Escambia and Monroe counties.

"Mr. Blankenship possesses a unique blend of local and international economic development experience that is ideal to fulfill the mission of our center," said Dr. Judson Edwards, Dean of the Sorrell College of Business and the Center's former director.

"Under his leadership, I have no doubt we will expand our educational and technical assistance activities, thus providing a positive impact for many Alabama communities," he said.

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