Local businesses invited to take part in Christmas Hire Day at Troy University

Posted: Friday, 30 September 2011

DOTHAN—Troy University invites local employers looking for seasonal workers during the holidays to take part in Christmas Hire Day at the Dothan Campus on Wednesday, Oct. 19.

Christmas Hire Day is a free service offered to local businesses. Companies are invited to send a representative to the campus to meet with students looking for seasonal work.

Participating businesses will be provided a table inside Adams Hall. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Rosa Parks Museum to launch character development program for local girls

Posted: Friday, 30 September 2011

MONTGOMERY—Troy University's Rosa Parks Museum will launch a new character development program in October that aims to teach young girls important values such as honesty and respect.

The "I Believe I Can Fly" project will be open to girls ages 8-12 living in residences of the Montgomery Housing Authority and Summit Housing Partners LLC. The program will work to help girls develop positive character attributes and teach conflict resolution using a curriculum based on the book "Fia and the Butterfly: Seven Stories for Character Education."

The girls will meet in twice-weekly sessions starting Oct. 11 through May 2012. The program will be offered in the Cleveland Court, Patterson Court, Southlawn/Sherwood and Narrowlane housing communities.

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Troy University to host woodwind trio concert at the Dothan Campus

Posted: Wednesday, 28 September 2011

DOTHAN—Troy University will host a woodwind trio concert featuring a selection of chamber music by French composers on Friday, Oct. 7, at the Dothan Campus.

The concert will start at 7 p.m. inside the Sony Hall auditorium in the Library/Technology Building. Admission is free and open to the public.

The trio consists of Dr. Rebecca Mindock on oboe, clarinetist John Craig Barker and Dr. Elaine Peterson on oboe.

The ensemble will present "French Favorites for Reed Trio" featuring the work of composers Eugene Bozza, Joseph Canteloube and Georges Auric.

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Reward offered in stadium burglary

Posted: Wednesday, 28 September 2011

TROY – Troy University officials are offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the individuals responsible for the theft of equipment from Veterans Memorial Stadium.

"We are dedicated to the apprehension and prosecution of those who are responsible for the theft of property," said Police Chief John McCall. "As in other aspects of campus life, we want to do all we can to ensure the safety of students, faculty and staff, and property."

According to police, someone entered Veterans Memorial Stadium sometime late Sunday night and made away with about $20,000 worth of equipment used for game-day event streaming.

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Ballet master joins faculty at TROY

Posted: Tuesday, 27 September 2011

TROY – For world-renowned director and ballet master Elie Lazar, being named an assistant professor in dance and ballet principal teacher of Troy University's Department of Theatre and Dance is an opportunity to expand student abilities by blending his own personal experience in dance with a passion for the art form.

Formerly artistic director of the Montgomery Ballet, Lazar assumed his new role at TROY Sept. 1, after returning from Israel, where he serves on the board of directors of the Jerusalem Academy of Dance and Music and teaches. He officially joined the University's faculty on Aug. 1.

"Elie Lazar will take our dance program to the next level," Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., Chancellor, said. "He is an internationally recognized teacher and I am looking forward to seeing our dance program grow and gain recognition for excellence."

The University's international focus fits well with dance's already global influence, and Lazar believes that as TROY students grow in their dance education, their experience will afford them opportunities to have greater impacts on both the state of Alabama and the world.

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Commencements in Vietnam provide spring board to Cambodia

Posted: Tuesday, 27 September 2011
commencement ceremonies

TROY – Troy University officials conducted three commencement ceremonies in Vietnam and cleared the way for expanded educational opportunities for Cambodians.

A record number of diplomas – 128 total -- were presented to graduates at three partner universities in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi.

"We've dedicated ourselves at Troy University to not only being Alabama's international university, but I think in the not-too-distant future we can claim that Troy University is America's international university," said Dr. Jack Hawkins, Chancellor, who delivered addresses at all three commencements in Vietnam. "We are pleased with our growth in Vietnam as the class of 2011 is our largest ever."

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New Trojan Dining facility serves first customers

Posted: Saturday, 24 September 2011
Trojan Dining

TROY – Troy University officials formally put Trojan Dining into operation today at lunch following a dedication ceremony.

The $11.7 million facility seats 1,070 patrons and boasts five all-you-can-eat food service stations, two retail restaurants and incorporates state-of-the-art electronics and food services capabilities.

"Troy University is known for its 'culture of caring' and that's more than just a marketing slogan – it's our way of life at TROY," said Dr. Jack Hawkins Jr., Chancellor. "Caring for students includes providing the best facilities our budget will allow. Trojan Dining is a tangible symbol of the level of quality we strive for every day."

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Jazz Comes Home to open Davis Theatre Season

Posted: Friday, 23 September 2011

MONTGOMERY—The 2011-2012 season at Troy University's Davis Theatre for the Performing Arts will open on Tuesday, Oct. 4, at 7 p.m. with a performance by Jazz Comes Home, the University's faculty jazz quartet.

The members of Jazz Comes Home endeavor to keep the traditions of jazz alive through performances of classic jazz music and the best in contemporary jazz compositions. The group's members are all part of the John M. Long School of Music faculty and include Raymond Smith, Jim Bell, James W. Smith, Jr. and Eric Ward.

Single tickets for the performance are $10 and are on sale now.

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Former BB&T chairman to speak at Troy University

Posted: Wednesday, 21 September 2011
John A. Allison

TROY – John A. Allison, IV, former President, Chairman and CEO of BB&T, will speak to Troy University students and the public Sept. 29 in the Trojan Center Theater.

Sponsored by the Manuel H. Johnson Center for Political Economy, the lecture will begin at 6 p.m. and is free to attend.

Mr. Allison is retired Chairman and CEO of BB&T Corporation, the 10th largest financial services holding company headquartered in the United States. Mr. Allison began his service with BB&T in 1971 and managed a wide variety of responsibilities throughout the bank. He became president of BB&T in 1987 and was elected Chairman and CEO in July 1989. During Mr. Allison's tenure as CEO from 1989 to 2008, BB&T grew from $4.5 billion to $152 billion in assets. In March 2009, he joined the faculty of Wake Forest University School of Business as Distinguished Professor of Practice.


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MEDIA ADVISORY

Posted: Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Trojan Dining Facility to open

Sept. 24, 11:30 a.m.: Troy University officials will officially open the new Trojan Dining Facility with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

The ceremony will take place on the University Avenue entrance (near the round-about).

Because of the ceremony and game day, there are numerous road closures for the campus. These closures will be initiated at 8 a.m. University Avenue will be closed from George Wallace Drive to the west side of Alumni Hall (the turn into the Alumni Hall parking lot adjacent to Janice Hawkins Park).


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Smiths Station student claims Miss TROY crown

Posted: Monday, 19 September 2011
KeLeigh Edwards

TROY - KeLeigh Edwards, a sophomore elementary education major from Smiths Station, claimed the Miss Troy University title Sunday at Claudia Crosby Theater.

A graduate of the Glenwood School, KeLeigh is the daughter of Lenita Denise Edwards and Charles Lee Edwards. Her talent was a vocal selection of "Bridge Over Troubled Water." Her platform is "Volunteerism: Giving the Gift of Time."

"Now more than ever, we have the opportunity to become involved in our communities," she said. "With recent events … I have seen others give selflessly of their time and finances – people are reaching out and encouraging each other to work together to make a difference."





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TROY to host readings by poet Rick Campbell

Posted: Monday, 19 September 2011

TROY—Troy University will host readings by acclaimed poet Rick Campbell at both the Troy and Dothan campuses on Thursday, Sept. 29.

Campbell will read selections from his newest book at the Dothan Campus starting at 3 p.m. inside the Harrison Room in Malone Hall. He will read at the Troy Campus at 7 p.m. in Hawkins Hall, room 122. Both events are free and open to the public.

Campbell is director of Anhinga Press and a professor of English at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee. His newest book of poetry is "Dixmont," and his other books include "The Traveler's Companion," the Walt McDonald Prize-winner "Setting the World in Order," and "A Day's Work."


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TROY Marine Science student spends summer learning at Dauphin Island Sea Lab

Posted: Monday, 19 September 2011
KeLeigh Edwards

TROY - KeLeigh Edwards, a sophomore elementary education major from Smiths Station, claimed the Miss Troy University title Sunday at Claudia Crosby Theater.

A graduate of the Glenwood School, KeLeigh is the daughter of Lenita Denise Edwards and Charles Lee Edwards. Her talent was a vocal selection of "Bridge Over Troubled Water." Her platform is "Volunteerism: Giving the Gift of Time."

"Now more than ever, we have the opportunity to become involved in our communities," she said. "With recent events … I have seen others give selflessly of their time and finances – people are reaching out and encouraging each other to work together to make a difference."





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TROY suitcase drive aims to help foster children

Posted: Thursday, 15 September 2011
suitcase drive

DOTHAN—Troy University's College of Health and Human Services is partnering with the Houston County Department of Human Resources in a suitcase drive that aims to make moving easier for local foster children.

TROY and the DHR are asking the public to donate new or used pieces of luggage, duffel bags or backpacks, which will be given to foster children to help them when moving into a new home.

Donations of travel-size toiletry items such as shampoo, toothpaste and toothbrushes are also being accepted. Items can be dropped off at the Social Work Department at TROY's Dothan Campus, located in the Library/Technology Building Room 242, or at Ridgecrest Baptist Church and First Assembly of God in Dothan.

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TROY in top 20 percent of 'military friendly' U.S. universities

Posted: Thursday, 15 September 2011

TROY – A national military-directed website has named Troy University among the top 20 percent of all U.S. universities as being "military friendly."

GI Jobs, a veteran-owned business that publishes various magazines and provides services to members of the military, rates both public and private colleges and universities on the basis of how well each school embraces America's veterans as students.

"Troy University has a commitment to our fighting men and women – whether active duty, National Guard, Reserves or veterans – and to be recognized by those groups that impartially analyze those traits is great recognition of our efforts on behalf of our Armed Forces," said Dr. Jack Hawkins Jr., Chancellor and a Marine Corps officer who served in Vietnam.

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Troy University dean named 'emerging leader' by national organization

Posted: Thursday, 15 September 2011
Dr. Damon Andrew

TROY – Dr. Damon Andrew, Dean of the College of Health and Human Services at Troy University, has been recognized with the Emerging Leader Award for 2011 by the American Association of University Administrators.

The AAUA Emerging Leader Award is a nationally competitive award that recognizes an early-career administrator in higher education who has received recognition from peers, superiors and subordinates, and who is deemed to show promise of emerging as a future prominent leader in American higher education. Andrew is the first administrator from the University to earn the distinction.

"Dr. Andrew's selection brings deserved recognition to him as an emerging leader in higher education and is certainly consistent with how he is perceived at TROY," said Dr. Earl Ingram, Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. "He has had significant accomplishments in the early stages of his career."

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Miss Troy University Pageant set for Sept. 18

Posted: Tuesday, 13 September 2011

TROY- Twelve Troy University students will compete for the title of Miss Troy University on Sunday, Sept. 18.

The 41st annual pageant will be held at 3 p.m. in the Claudia Crosby Theater on the Troy Campus. The theme for this year's pageant is "Motown Magic." Adult admission is $10 and student admission is $5.

The winner will serve as an ambassador for the University and will compete for the title of Miss Alabama next June. Contestants are judged on a private interview, an on-stage question, swimsuit, talent and evening gown.

Contestants in this year's pageant are:

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Troy University to host Wiregrass HR Forum

Posted: Tuesday, 13 September 2011

DOTHAN—Local human resources professionals and managers can learn more about workplace health during the 12thannual Wiregrass Human Resources Management Association forum hosted by Troy University on Thursday, Sept. 29.

The forum will start 8 a.m. at the Dothan Campus inside the Library/Technology Building. With the theme "Health Matters," the day will include sessions on workplace wellness, sleep deprivation and corporate wellness programs, among other topics.

The forum is open to the public and will be of interest to anyone in the human resources field, including assistants, managers and business owners.

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Troy University to host Wiregrass AIDS Walk

Posted: Friday, 09 September 2011

DOTHAN—Troy University will host the third annual Wiregrass AIDS Walk sponsored by Montgomery AIDS Outreach at the Dothan Campus on Saturday, Sept. 17.

Montgomery AIDS Outreach, a non-profit AIDS service organization, maintains a Dothan office to provide services to Wiregrass area AIDS/HIV patients and to support prevention and education programs. Money raised through the AIDS Walk will support the direct care of patients in the Wiregrass.

The AIDS Walk will be held on the Harrison Walking Trails located behind Malone Hall. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. and the event will conclude at noon.

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TROY Risk Management and Insurance Program hosts Birmingham symposium

Posted: Wednesday, 07 September 2011

TROY -- Troy's RIsk Management & Insurance Program will host its annual Excess & Surplus Lines Symposium at the Embassy Suites in Birmingham on September 9 and 10.

Dr. Carol Jordan, Eminent Scholar in Risk Management and Insurance, said the symposium will "serve to introduce business students to insurance topics that are pertinent but generally are not covered in the classroom." The event will also afford participants the opportunity to interact with fellow university students and industry executives interested in students of insurance for possible jobs or internships.

Industry professionals can attend the educational sessions on Saturday and earn continuing education credit, she said.

The event will begin with a Career Fair on Friday afternoon with the following companies in attendance: Quirk of San Antonio, Markel Insurance Corp, AllRisks, Ace Westchester, Burlington Insurers, Westrope, Johnson & Johnson, Peachtree Specialty Brokers, U.S.Risk, First Financial, Insurance House, Burns & Wilcox, and CRC.

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TROY Chancellor's Invitational Golf Tournament set for Sept. 28

Posted: Wednesday, 07 September 2011

MONTGOMERY—Troy University Chancellor Jack Hawkins, Jr., invites all TROY alumni and friends to participate in the Chancellor's Invitational Golf Tournament on Wednesday, Sept. 28.

The tournament will be held on the Legislator and Senator courses at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail Capitol Hill Golf Course in Prattville. Registration and lunch begin at 11 a.m. and the shotgun start will be at 1 p.m.

The proceeds from the tournament will support the TROY Fellowship of Christian Athletes chapter.

"I hope all members of the TROY family will join us in building a strong FCA chapter at Troy University while enjoying the camaraderie of other Trojans," Dr. Hawkins said.

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TROY Wiregrass Alumni to host golf tournament Oct. 6

Posted: Wednesday, 07 September 2011

DOTHAN—The Wiregrass Chapter of the Troy University Alumni Association will host the 2011 Jackson Thornton Invitation Golf Tournament presented by Hobo Pantry and Boyd's Marine on Thursday, Oct. 6, at Highland Oaks in Dothan.

The annual golf tournament raises money for TROY student scholarships.

The 4-person scramble will begin at noon with a shotgun start. Registration begins at 9 a.m. the morning of the tournament and lunch will be served at 11 a.m.

The top four teams will take home gift certificates and trophies. Participants will also receive Troy University shirts and other door prizes. Sponsors include Holloway Credit Solutions, Mayer Electric, Five Guys Burgers and Fries, Regions Bank, Dowling Tractor, Scenic Cable Network, Woof Radio, Sodexho, Screentech and the TROY Dothan Campus.

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TROY to hold three commencements in Vietnam; record number of grads to receive diplomas

Posted: Wednesday, 07 September 2011

TROY—Troy University officials will travel to Asia this month to present a record number of diplomas to its students at three commencement ceremonies in Vietnam. The Asian trip will also include a stop in China and a meeting with Cambodian officials while in Vietnam.

Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., Chancellor, and Dr. Earl Ingram, Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, will join officials from three partner universities in Vietnam in ceremonies scheduled for Sept. 17 and Sept. 18 in Hanoi and Sept. 20 in Ho Chi Minh City.

Dr. Ingram said this year's classes total 128 graduates and represent the largest number of TROY graduates in Vietnam since the University began awarding degrees there in 2008.

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TROY honors memories of 9/11 attacks

Posted: Wednesday, 07 September 2011

TROY – Troy University is honoring the memory of those killed in the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and examining the impact of those events on the nation in a variety of activities.

On Thursday, the University is co-sponsoring "Be Ready Day" with the Governor's Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, the Alabama Department of Homeland Security, the Alabama Emergency Management Agency and the University. The event is 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., with a special ceremony beginning at 1 p.m. in Sartain Hall. It is free to attend and open to the public.

"Be Ready Day," set for Thursday, Sept. 8 around Trojan Arena, features displays of equipment from first responders, state agencies and volunteer organizations active in disasters and will focus the state's attention on being prepared for disasters well before they hit, said Dean of Students Herbert Reeves, who is coordinating the event on the Troy Campus.

On Saturday, students will inaugurate the University's Care for the Community –Day of Service to commemorate the attacks. Students will be completing eight service projects in and around the city of Troy.

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Be Ready Day promotes disaster preparedness

Posted: Friday, 02 September 2011

TROY – Troy University will play host to the state's official disaster preparedness event and a special 9/11 remembrance service.

"Be Ready Day," set for Thursday, Sept. 8 around Trojan Arena, features displays of equipment from first responders, state agencies and volunteer organizations active in disasters and will focus the state's attention on being prepared for disasters well before they hit, said Dean of Students Herbert Reeves, who is coordinating the event on the Troy Campus.

"The day is set aside by Gov. Bentley to focus the attention of Alabamians on what state and local agencies, volunteer organizations and, most importantly, individual citizens can do to prepare for disaster before it strikes and the steps individuals can take during and after a disaster," he said.

A part of National Preparedness Month, Alabama's "Be Ready Day" is sponsored by the Governor's Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, the Alabama Department of Homeland Security, the Alabama Emergency Management Agency and the University. It is free to attend and open to the public.

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