Troy University Collegiate Singers' fall concert set for Nov. 8

Posted: Monday, 31 October 2011

TROY - The Troy University Collegiate Singers will perform a mixture of sacred and secular choral selections from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries during the ensemble's fall concert Nov. 8 at Troy's First United Methodist Church.

Doors will open at 7 p.m. and the concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free and the event is open to the public.

"The Collegiate Singers has worked diligently all semester to prepare the music, with the hope of providing an aesthetic experience for those who attend," said Laura A. Mixon, conductor of the ensemble and a lecturer in TROY's John M. Long School of Music.

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Troy University Collegiate Singers' fall concert set for Nov. 8

Posted: Monday, 31 October 2011
Emily Wood

DOTHAN—Emily Wood of Newton has been named the Dothan Campus Representative for the 2011 Troy University Homecoming celebration.

Wood, a senior English major, will represent the Dothan Campus during TROY's Homecoming festivities on Saturday, Nov. 12, including riding in the annual Homecoming parade in downtown Troy. She will be recognized along with other members of the Homecoming Court during the pregame show at Veterans Memorial Stadium.

Wood serves as vice president of the Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society, Secretary of the Student Government Association and a Trojan Ambassador. She is also a member of the Environmental Awareness Organization, Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society, and the Creative Writing Club.


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Troy University Collegiate Singers' fall concert set for Nov. 8

Posted: Monday, 31 October 2011
Pam Tharp

MONTGOMERY—Pam Tharp of Montgomery has been named the Montgomery Campus Representative for the 2011 Troy University Homecoming celebration.

Tharp, a Junior English major, will represent the Montgomery Campus during TROY's Homecoming festivities on Saturday, Nov. 12, including riding in the annual Homecoming parade in downtown Troy. She will be recognized along with other members of the Homecoming Court during the pregame show at Veterans Memorial Stadium.

Tharp serves as chapter president of Gamma Beta Phi National Honor Society. In 2009, she was selected to serve as the first student Editor for The Nighttime Edition newsletter on the Montgomery Campus. She is also an active volunteer for Brantwood Children's Home, McInnis School, local nursing homes, the Boys and Girls Clubs, TROY Davis Theater, Montgomery AIDS Outreach and the Friendship Mission.

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Troy University associate dean tapped for editor of national journal

Posted: Friday, 28 October 2011
Dr. Miller

TROY – A Troy University professor and administrator has been appointed to lead the nation's foremost sport and recreation law journal.

Dr. John Miller, Associate Dean of the College of Health and Human Services, was appointed to a three-year term as editor of The Journal of Legal Aspects of Sport, the official journal of the Sport and Recreation Law Association. The Journal is recognized for its research into the application of legal concepts into practitioners in the professional and amateur sport industry including sports clubs, fitness, health and wellness centers, physical activity and recreation.

"The College of Health and Human Services is pleased to learn of Dr. Miller's appointment as Editor of the Journal of Legal Aspects of Sport (JLAS). Dr. Miller is widely respected on an international level as an expert on risk management and legal issues in sport, and this most recent honor is a natural outlet for his expertise," said Dr. Damon Andrew, Dean. "I am certain that JLAS will grow in prestige and quality under his leadership."

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Troy University to host reading by novelist Michael Gills

Posted: Friday, 28 October 2011

TROY – A Troy University professor and administrator has been appointed to lead the nation's foremost sport and recreation law journal.

Dr. John Miller, Associate Dean of the College of Health and Human Services, was appointed to a three-year term as editor of The Journal of Legal Aspects of Sport, the official journal of the Sport and Recreation Law Association. The Journal is recognized for its research into the application of legal concepts into practitioners in the professional and amateur sport industry including sports clubs, fitness, health and wellness centers, physical activity and recreation.

"The College of Health and Human Services is pleased to learn of Dr. Miller's appointment as Editor of the Journal of Legal Aspects of Sport (JLAS). Dr. Miller is widely respected on an international level as an expert on risk management and legal issues in sport, and this most recent honor is a natural outlet for his expertise," said Dr. Damon Andrew, Dean. "I am certain that JLAS will grow in prestige and quality under his leadership."

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TROY to host homecoming pep rally at the Montgomery Campus

Posted: Friday, 28 October 2011

MONTGOMERY—Troy University will celebrate homecoming at the Montgomery Campus with a pep rally on Wednesday, Nov. 9.

Students, faculty and staff, along with family and friends, will gather in front of the Trojan Statue from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. for an evening of free food, festivities and prizes.

Activities will include the Trojan Walk, a TROY trivia contest, a castle walk and a Littlest Trojan contest for children. Prizes will include gift certificates and cash giveaways.

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Troy University Homecoming celebration set for Nov. 11-13

Posted: Thursday, 27 October 2011

TROY - Troy University will welcome back alumni and friends Nov. 11-13 as the University celebrates Homecoming under the theme of "For the Love of TROY."

This year's Homecoming will be particularly special because it will kick off the celebration of the University's 125th birthday, according to Faith Ward, director of alumni affairs. "We are very excited about Troy University's 125 years of service, and I can't think of a better time to kick off that celebration than at Homecoming," Ward said. "TROY has evolved and grown significantly since its founding in 1887, and we invite all alumni and friends to come join us as we begin our journey toward this historic milestone in the life of our University."

Homecoming activities will swing into high gear on Nov. 11, as TROY softball alumni compete in a Home Run Derby at the University's Softball Complex beginning at 5 p.m.

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Broadway favorite "My Fair Lady" coming to Davis Theatre Nov. 10

Posted: Wednesday, 26 October 2011
My Fair Lady

MONTGOMERY—The national tour of the Broadway favorite "My Fair Lady" will come to Montgomery for one night only with a performance at Troy University's Davis Theatre for the Performing Arts on Thursday, Nov. 10, at 7 p.m.

"My Fair Lady" tells the story of Eliza Doolittle, a common, unrefined girl, and Professor Henry Higgins, who takes on the challenge of transforming Eliza into a proper lady. The 1956 Broadway smash inspired an Academy Award-winning film starring Audrey Hepburn and features such memorable songs as "Wouldn't It Be Loverly?," "With a Little Bit of Luck," and "The Rain in Spain."

Single tickets for the performance are on sale now and range in price from $25 to $50.

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Prichard mayor to address leadership at Troy University

Posted: Tuesday, 25 October 2016
Prichard mayor

TROY – Prichard Mayor Ronald K. Davis will bring his message on leadership and change to students at Troy University on Wednesday, Oct. 26.

Specifically, Mayor Davis will address leadership as transformational change, the importance of campus engagement and making responsible decisions.

"Through his remarks, we hope students will gain knowledge of innovative ways to deal with the constant changes within today's society," said Derrick Brewster, Assistant Dean of Student Services who is helping coordinate the event.

A 1985 TROY graduate in criminal justice and social rehabilitation services, Mayor Davis was a standout track and field athlete while at TROY.

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NASA scientist to discuss space telescopes during talk at W.A. Gayle Planetarium

Posted: Tuesday, 25 October 2016
Dr. Jonathan Gardner

MONTGOMERY—NASA scientist Dr. Jonathan Gardner will discuss the important astronomical discoveries made by space telescopes during a lecture at the W.A. Gayle Planetarium on Wednesday, Nov. 16.

The talk will start at 7:30 p.m. inside the planetarium auditorium. Admission is free and open to the public.

Dr. Gardner is chief of the Observational Cosmology Laboratory at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center and deputy senior project scientist for the James Webb Space Telescope. He will discuss the many important discoveries made over the last decade by the Hubble Space Telescope and other large telescopes. He will also look towards the next decade and the Hubble's successor, the James Webb Telescope.


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Domestic violence awareness, prevention topic of Oct. 24 presentation at TROY

Posted: Wednesday, 19 October 2016
Kelly Hawkins

TROY – Kelly Hawkins, Assistant Attorney General in the Violent Crimes Division of the Alabama Attorney General's Office and a Troy University alumna, will present a domestic violence awareness and prevention forum Oct. 24 on the Troy Campus.

Ms. Hawkins' presentation, which will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Trojan Center Theatre, is the second installment of the University's Civic Engagement Series and is sponsored by the First Year Studies program's Office of Student Learning Initiatives. The first installment, "9/11: A Look Back," was held in September as a part of the University's observance of the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

"Through the series, we discuss contemporary issues to promote discourse, develop critical thinking skills and help students see the importance of civil discourse and engagement," said Jonathon T. Cellon, coordinator of student learning initiatives at TROY. "Each session features opportunities for students to engage with professional experts and advocates about issues that affects society and our community."

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TROY's Salute to Veterans concert coming to Davis Theatre

Posted: Wednesday, 19 October 2016

MONTGOMERY—Troy University's Symphony Band will present a musical tribute to the men and women of America's armed services during "A Salute to Our Nation's Veterans" at the Davis Theatre for the Performing Arts on Tuesday, Nov. 1, at 7 p.m.

The concert will feature classic overtures, works by American composers, marches and patriotic music conducted by TROY's Director of Bands, Dr. Mark Walker. The evening's program will culminate with a salute to the men and women who have served and are currently serving in the military.

The Symphony Band is TROY's premiere wind band, featuring the top 55 musicians in the John M. Long School of Music. The nationally recognized ensemble is open by audition only at the beginning of each semester and gives numerous concerts year round. The group's latest recordings are available though iTunes and CD Baby.

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TROY's Athletic Training Education Program receives maximum continuing accreditation

Posted: Wednesday, 19 October 2016
Athletic Training

TROY—Troy University's Athletic Training Education program has been granted maximum continuing accreditation by a well-established national organization.

The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) recognized TROY's program this year, something Dean of the College of Health and Human Services Damon Andrew says speaks for the program's high status nationwide.

"Our athletic training program at Troy University has a strong national reputation for producing quality graduates, and the reaffirmation from CAATE serves as yet another indicator of the premier status of this program," Andrew said.




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Rosa Parks Museum to host talk, youth workshop featuring artist Althea Thomas

Posted: Wednesday, 12 October 2016

MONTGOMERY—Troy University's Rosa Parks Museum will host a gallery talk and youth workshop featuring local artist Althea Thomas on Saturday, Oct. 29.

A multi-discipline artist, Thomas is an accomplished musician, composer, painter, playwright, lecturer and poet. She will discuss her exhibit, "Paintings and Words: The Art of Althea Thomas," currently on display at the Rosa Parks Museum, during a gallery talk in the museum auditorium starting at 11 a.m.

Following the gallery talk, Thomas will lead an art workshop for youth from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. inside Whitley Hall room 141. During the workshop, youth will create their own inked artwork with the artist's guidance.

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Economic freedom subject of lecture presented by the Johnson Center for Political Economy

Posted: Tuesday, 11 October 2016
Dr. Lawson

TROY – One of the authors of the internationally known "Economic Freedom of the World" annual report will lecture to Troy University students and the public on Oct. 27.

Sponsored by the Manuel H. Johnson Center for Political Economy, Dr. Robert A. Lawson's report provides an economic freedom index for more than 140 countries, and in its most recent report, ranks the United States at 10th overall.

"Economic freedom in the United States is on the wane…Over the past decade, the rating of the United States has fallen almost a full point on the economic freedom scale," Lawson said. "Prior research indicates that a decline of this magnitude will reduce a country's long-term growth rate by at least a full percentage point."


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TROY Public Radio to launch Fall membership drive Oct. 14, debut new shows

Posted: Tuesday, 11 October 2016

TROY – Troy University Public Radio's annual "Fall Membership Campaign" will be held Oct. 14-21 and will feature the debut of two new programs in the station's weekday line-up, Marketplace Tech Report and Marketplace Index.

The campaign aims to recruit new member-supporters for the network and raise funds to pay for programming.

"Our Fall Membership Campaign 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."


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Human rights, democracy and the role of media topics for New York Times editor

Posted: Tuesday, 11 October 2016
Greg Winter

TROY – New York Times Foreign Editor Greg Winter will speak to Troy University students Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 2:15 in the Trojan Center Theater.

The talk is part of a partnership TROY has with the New York Times that encourages students to read and use the newspaper in their college studies. Winter's visit is co-sponsored by the Department of History and the Department of First-Year Studies, said Joe McCall, a history instructor who is helping to coordinate the visit.

Winter oversees the coverage of Latin America, sub-Saharan Africa and the United Nations for The Times' foreign desk, supervising the paper's correspondents in those regions. He joined The Times' staff in 2000 and started as a business reporter. After stints in Los Angeles and on the Metro Desk in New York City, he became a national education writer focusing on higher education, education finance, educational access and related topics.


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Troy University gets swinging with "Big Band" era

Posted: Tuesday, 11 October 2016

TROY-Troy University's John M. Long School of Music and the City of Troy invite everyone to put on their dancing shoes and head out for a "Night of Swing."

The first-ever Night of Swing 2011 will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18 on the Square in downtown Troy.

Ray Smith, associate professor of music, said the University decided to add this concert to their calendar after a generous donation of big-band charts from Johnny Mizelle, a supporter and friend of TROY.

"(Mizelle) donated 500 (pieces) of the original swing band music from the 1940s. We said, 'We really need to play this, and we need to play this as swing music,' " Smith said.

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Exchange programs bring students to TROY from Pakistan, former Soviet Union countries

Posted: Monday, 10 October 2016

TROY—As part of a global exchange program, Troy University welcomes three students from Pakistan and five from countries in the former Soviet Union on non-academic study opportunities.

Joining the Troy University family are Emin Askarzade from Azerbaijan, Boburmirzo Djabbarov from Uzbekistan, Anastasiia Dobrovolska from Moldova, George Kordzakhia from Georgia, and Marianna Mykaylyuk from Ukraine and Aqsa Ehsan, Aliya Harir and Tehreem Naz from Pakistan.

The students are attending Troy University on a non-academic study exchange program hosted by the U.S. Department of State's Global Undergraduate Exchange Program in Pakistan (UGRAD-Pakistan) and in Eurasia and Central Europe (Global UGRAD).

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Troy University's Opera Workshop presents "The Flourishing Arts" Nov. 17-18

Posted: Monday, 10 October 2016

TROY—Troy University's Opera Workshop will present a student-starred production of Marc-Antoine Charpentier's "The Flourishing Arts" in an Alabama premier.

"Marc-Antoine Charpentier's 'Les Arts Florrisants' (The Flourishing Arts) is an obscure little gem from the French Baroque," said Dr. Michael Hix, coordinator of vocal/choral studies. "It has been performed only a handful of times in the United States."

Its Alabama debut will be Nov. 17-18 in the Claudia Crosby Theater of Troy University's campus. Performances will begin at 7 p.m., and admission is free and open to the public.

"Music students from the John M. Long School of Music are performing all of the leading roles and chorus in our production," Hix said. "We are very fortunate to collaborate with Atlanta's Brooks and Company Dance on this production."

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High School bands to perform at Troy University's Band Day Oct. 15

Posted: Friday, 07 October 2016

TROY – More than 2,000 middle school and high school band members representing 40 schools from three states will perform with the Sound of the South Marching Band during Troy University's Band Day on Oct. 15.

The bands will join the Sound of the South in a special halftime performance during TROY's home game against Louisiana-Monroe. Kickoff for the game is set for 6 p.m. For tickets call 1-877-878-9467.

The annual event, which began in 1998, provides high school band students the opportunity to experience performing at the collegiate level.

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TROY film festival kicks off with examination of "Animal House"

Posted: Friday, 07 October 2016

TROY -- As part of a special edition of the Trojan Film Festival, Troy University will show a screening and hold a mini-lecture on the 1978 film Animal House.

The event will be held at 7 p.m. on Oct. 11 in rooms 101 and 105 Patterson Hall. The lecture will begin at 7 p.m. and the movie will start around 7:20 p.m.

Dr. Hal Fulmer, associate provost and dean of undergraduate and first year studies, will serve as the faculty host and present a mini-lecture comparing Greek Life in the movie to what it is today.

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Arlington professor an expert in Middle East and Central Asian studies

Posted: Wednesday, 05 October 2016

ARLINGTON – Troy University has named an international scholar to its Atlantic Region faculty.

Dr. Justin Leach has been named Assistant Professor of International Relations at the University's Arlington, Va., site. He comes to TROY from the Australian National University in Canberra, and much of his research is focused on the relationship between China and the Sudan, and the development of nationalism.

"Our International Relations Department aims to offer students an opportunity to acquire detailed knowledge and understanding of international political and economic trends," said Lesa H. Shepherd, Associate Director of Academics for the Atlantic Region.

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Andy Ellis wins Troy University's McKinley Award

Posted: Wednesday, 05 October 2016
Andy Ellis

TROY, Ala.—Andy Ellis, a University Relations Coordinator and Editor of TROY Magazine, at Troy University, has received the University's Vergil Parks McKinley Award.

Ellis, who has been a member of the Troy University staff since 2002, received the award September 29 in the Hawkins-Adams-Long Hall of Honor on the Troy Campus. Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., Chancellor, presented the award to Ellis, who was nominated by Tom Davis, Director of University Relations.

The McKinley Award is the highest honor that Troy University gives to a non-faculty staff member. It is presented quarterly to an employee who has demonstrated outstanding attitude, innovation and work ethic. The award was established by former Texaco CEO John McKinley in honor of his father, Vergil Parks McKinley, who was a Troy University professor during the early 20th century and was key to the development of the University's athletic program. Winners of this award receive an engraved clock and a $1,000 stipend.


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Davis Theatre season continues with Hunt Family Fiddlers

Posted: Wednesday, 05 October 2016

MONTGOMERY - The Hunt Family Fiddlers will bring their unique blend of traditional music and dance to Troy University's Davis Theatre for the Performing Arts during a performance on Tuesday, Oct. 18, at 7 p.m.

The Hunts are an award-winning family of Irish step dancers, fiddlers and singers. The family of nine performs Celtic, bluegrass, inspirational and popular tunes, and has toured extensively in the U.S., Canada, Scotland and Ireland.

Single tickets for the performance are on sale now and range in price from $25 to $50.


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MEDIA ADVISORY: TROY Wiregrass Alumni Golf tournament set for Thursday

Posted: Wednesday, 05 October 2016

The Wiregrass Chapter of the Troy University Alumni Association will host the 2011 Jackson Thornton Invitation Golf Tournament on Thursday, Oct. 6, at Highland Oaks in Dothan.

The annual golf tournament raises money for TROY student scholarships. Prior to the tournament's start, the alumni association will announce plans to create a new endowed scholarship program in partnership with the Collins family of Dothan in honor of former Dothan High School baseball coach and TROY alumnus Terry Collins.


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TROY students find kids having fun at AIDB

Posted: Wednesday, 05 October 2016
AIDB

TROY – For a group of Troy University students, a field trip to the Alabama Institute for the Blind and Deaf has been "eye-opening."

The students in Dr. Candice Howard-Shaughnessy's KHP 4462 Physical Education for Exceptional Children visited the AIDB campus and the Helen Keller School to assist with the Talladega/AIDB Special Olympics, tour the facilities and observe interactive technologies.

"The trip to AIDB was an eye-opening experience that will be with me for a lifetime," said Marvin Morton, a senior physical education major from Maplesville. "I met awesome individuals who were enjoying life and having fun, despite their disabilities."

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TROY Wiregrass Alumni Golf tournament set for Thursday

Posted: Wednesday, 05 October 2016

The Wiregrass Chapter of the Troy University Alumni Association will host the 2011 Jackson Thornton Invitation Golf Tournament on Thursday, Oct. 6, at Highland Oaks in Dothan.

The annual golf tournament raises money for TROY student scholarships. Prior to the tournament's start, the alumni association will announce plans to create a new endowed scholarship program in partnership with the Collins family of Dothan in honor of former Dothan High School baseball coach and TROY alumnus Terry Collins.

Members of the media are invited to cover the tournament. The 4-person scramble will begin at noon with a shotgun start. Lunch will be served at 11 a.m.

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TROY students chosen to participate in NASCAR competition

Posted: Wednesday, 05 October 2016

TROY - Troy University has been chosen as one of 20 schools in the country to participate in the NASCAR Kinetics: Marketing in Motion program.

As part of the program, five students will be chosen from TROY each semester to work on two competitive case studies and host a viewing party for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race.

"Our affiliation with the NASCAR Kinetics programs provides yet another venue for TROY students to apply their knowledge and skills in an applied sport industry setting. I applaud the faculty of TROY's Sport and Fitness Management program for seeking out this valuable opportunity for our students," said Dr. Damon Andrew, dean of the College of Health and Human Services.

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Troy University to welcome prospective students Oct. 15 for Fall Trojan Day

Posted: Wednesday, 05 October 2016

TROY – Prospective students will have the opportunity to learn more about the academic opportunities and extracurricular activities available at Troy University during its Fall Trojan Day on Oct. 15.

Beginning at 11 a.m. on the Bibb Graves Quadrangle, the event will give potential students and their parents the chance to interact with representatives from TROY's five colleges and various campus organizations, tour the campus and residence halls, learn about the admissions process and hear comments from Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., Chancellor.

Registered participants will also receive a barbecue meal and free admission to TROY's football game against Louisiana Monroe. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m.

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Business proposals focus of workshop in Enterprise

Posted: Wednesday, 05 October 2016

TROY – Small businesses can learn more about developing business proposals for the federal government in a Troy University-sponsored program in Enterprise.

"The Government Proposal Process from an Industry Perspective" is slated for 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. October 18 at the Enterprise-Coffee-Geneva Economic Development Corporation in Yancey Parker Industrial Park. The program is provided by the Alabama Small Business Development Network, and TROY's Small Business Development Center and Procurement Technical Assistance Center.

"This program will explore several critical concerns regarding manufacturing proposals for federal contracting opportunities," said Judy Callin, a Senior Consultant for Troy's Small Business Development Center and Procurement Technical Assistance Center.

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New HD cameras give edge to TROY broadcast journalism students

Posted: Wednesday, 05 October 2016
cameras

TROY - Troy University's TrojanVision is always looking for new ways to teach its students, and the purchase of three new high-definition studio cameras will gear broadcast journalism students to be among the most-equipped in the state.

"We always try to put the best technology into the hands of students," said Kyle Bozeman, television manager. "We want students to be aware of the hardware they will be dealing with, as it better equips them for the roles we are preparing them for."

Bozeman said the three Hitachi studio cameras come equipped with broadcast quality auto script and teleprompters.

In the past, Bozeman said TrojanVision has created much of its own hardware, like teleprompters. These cameras mark the first time broadcast students in the Hall School of Journalism and Communication will have broadcast quality teleprompters that are brighter and easier to read.

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