Troy University takes part in ‘Toys for Tots’ campaign

Posted: Friday, 30 November 2012
Toys

TROY — Troy University partnered with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve’s “Toys for Tots” campaign as a community service project in conjunction with the University’s Salute to Veterans football game against the Naval Academy on Nov. 10. The Marines’ Toys for Tots Foundation is a non-profit organization authorized by the U.S. Marine Corps and the Department of Defense to provide fundraising and other necessary support for the annual “Toys for Tots” program. This program provides joy and a message of hope to less fortunate children through the gift of a new toy or book during the Christmas season.

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Troy to present annual Sounds of the Season concert Dec. 6

Posted: Friday, 30 November 2012

TROY — Troy University’s College of Communication and Fine Arts will present its annual “Sounds of the Season” concert, at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 6 in the Claudia Crosby Theater on the Troy Campus. The production, entitled “Illuminations,” will feature performances by TROY’s Symphony Band, conducted by Dr. Mark Walker, the Collegiate Singers under the direction of Laura Mixon, the Concert Chorale under the direction of Dr. Diane Orlofsky, frequency, the Gospel Singers under the direction of Louis Webb, the Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Eric Ward, the American Popular Music Ensemble under the direction of Robert W. Smith, the Guitar Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Robert Gibson, the Irish Duo and numerous faculty soloists.

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TROY Alumni Association hosts holiday market, Christmas tree lighting

Posted: Friday, 30 November 2012

TROY — The Troy University Alumni Association will present a joint holiday market and Christmas tree lighting ceremony on Dec. 5 at the Alumni House. The holiday market will take place at the TROY Alumni House, located on the corners of George Wallace Drive and Highland Avenue, with vendors on hand from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Along with many other holiday items, the 2012 Troy University ornament featuring the new Trojan Arena and the newest edition of the Troy University Cookbook will both be on sale. A Christmas tree lighting ceremony will take place at 4:30 p.m. Attendees will enjoy hot chocolate and Christmas cookies as they watch the tree being lit.

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Troy University student to be guest of Arab League

Posted: Wednesday, 28 November 2012
Lauren

TROY — A Troy University student will spend a part of her Christmas break as the guest of the Saudi Arabian government for her achievements as a member of the University’s Model UN Team. Lauren Coughlin, a junior political science major from Annapolis, Md., was nominated as an outstanding student representative to the National Council on US-Arab Relations for her work at the Model Arab League conference in Houston, Texas, where she won an honorable mention award becoming the first TROY student to be recognized with an individual award at the event. The ten-day long cultural immersion visit provided by the Saudi Arabia Winter Fellowship award will provide her access to Saudi government officials and cultural representatives, said Dr. G. Doug Davis, an assistant professor of political science who serves as the Model UN Team advisor.

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Troy University co-hosting law enforcement training in Dothan

Posted: Wednesday, 28 November 2012

TROY — EDITORS/NEWS DIRECTORS: The practical portion of the class is set for 8 a.m. Friday, Nov. 30 at the Dothan Police Training Facility on Westgate Parkway at the old Air National Guard Building. This event is open for coverage and would present the best opportunity for visuals. Contact Clif Lusk via email to confirm your organization’s coverage on Friday. DOTHAN – More than 20 area law enforcement officers are receiving specialized training in the drug wars, thanks to a program co-sponsored by Troy University and local law enforcement agencies. The certification program teaches officers techniques for entry and assessment of clandestine drug laboratories. The week-long training is the first of its kind in the Dothan area, and is provided by a partnership of Troy University Police, the Dothan Police Department, Houston County Sheriff’s Department and Dothan Fire and Rescue.

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Visiting scholar from China promotes dancing culture exchanges

Posted: Wednesday, 28 November 2012
Qian Chen

TROY — A visiting scholar is sharing China’s traditional dance culture with students at Troy University. Qian Chen, a teacher of folk dance at Sichuan Normal University in China, was invited to lecture and teach by the Department of Theatre and Dance for four months. “The dance major at Troy University mainly features modern dance and ballet, so I hope that my dances with Chinese characteristics could better facilitate culture exchanges and students’ understanding of China,” Chen said. In China, folk dance incorporates most traditional Chinese dance styles, with more concentration on ethnic styles including Tibetan, Mongolian, Uygur, North Korean, Dai and Li.

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TROY to play host to tax workshops for new business owners Dec. 6

Posted: Monday, 26 November 2012

TROY — The Troy University Small Business Development Center will offer two sessions of the Alabama Department of Revenue’s Tax Workshop for new business owners in the Dothan area on Dec. 6. The free workshops, which are scheduled from 3 to 5 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m., will be held in Adams Hall room 206 on TROY’s Dothan Campus. Presented by the Office of Taxpayer Advocacy, the workshops will present information on a variety of state tax and business topics, including employer withholding taxes, state and local sales taxes, property taxes, business licensing requirements and recent changes in Alabama’s child labor law.

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Troy University cookbook on sale now

Posted: Tuesday, 20 November 2012

TROY — Troy University’s 125th birthday celebration cookbook, containing hundreds of cherished recipes and special memories from throughout the TROY family, is on sale now. The new cookbook, “Celebrating 125 Years of Tastes and Traditions of Troy University,” is the third volume in a series issued by the University over the last two decades. However, the latest edition is unique, with a special emphasis on collecting favorite memories and stories about TROY from the alumni, faculty, staff, students and friends who contributed recipes to the book.

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Troy University, Alabama Blues Project present Wiregrass Blues Fest 2012

Posted: Thursday, 15 November 2012

DOTHAN — Troy University and the Alabama Blues Project will present the second annual Wiregrass Blues Fest on Saturday, Dec. 8th, at the Dothan Cultural Arts Center, to pay tribute to the famous Wiregrass blues legend, the late Big Mama Thornton. Co-sponsored by Mercedes-Benz of Dothan, the Alabama State Council on the Arts, the Alabama Humanities Foundation, and the Hilton Garden Inn of Dothan, the Wiregrass Blues Fest will feature performances by a lineup of top performers including Mac Arnold and a Plate Full O’ Blues; Alabama blues women Debbie Bond, Shar Baby and Rachel Edwards; and Lil’ Jimmy Reed. Gil Anthony, host of the Blues Power radio show, will emcee. A free educational presentation on Big Mama Thornton’s life will begin at 7 p.m. and the musical performances will start at 8 p.m. Advanced tickets for the performances are $10; tickets will be $15 at the door.

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Troy University’s Fall Choral Showcase set for Nov. 27

Posted: Thursday, 15 November 2012

DOTHAN — Troy University’s Concert Chorale and Collegiate Singers will present their fall choral concert at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 27 at Troy’s First Baptist Church. The concert is free and open to the public. The Concert Chorale, the University’s select auditioned choir comprised of 34 students, will perform sacred music composed by Copland, Purcell, Duruflé, Mendelssohn, Finzi, and Poulenc. The ensemble’s conductor is Dr. Diane Orlofsky, professor and director of university choirs. Senior Music Education major, Noel Davis of Eufaula will be guest conducting one selection. The Collegiate Singers, conducted by Laura Mixon, will perform works in a variety of genres and styles, from Baroque compositions to African-American spirituals. “We are excited about the variety of choral music that will be showcased on this evening,” Dr. Orlofsky said. “We are committed to offering choral music that both engages the audience and challenges and educates the students.

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TROY alumnus to sign book at Barnes & Noble on Saturday

Posted: Thursday, 15 November 2012
Jim Harvey

DOTHAN — Troy University alumnus Jim Harvey will sign copies of his novel “Grayton Beach Affair” at Barnes & Noble bookstore on the Troy Campus from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. The novel, Harvey’s first, is set in the Florida Panhandle against the backdrop of World War II and combines war action, danger, intrigue and romance. Harvey, who grew up outside of Monroeville, was a 1967 business graduate from TROY. Following graduation, he began a career with IBM while working toward his law degree from Woodrow Wilson College of Law in Atlanta. He later began a second career in commercial real estate brokerage and development in Atlanta, advancing to vice president of one of Atlanta’s largest office park developers. Following his retirement from the real estate business, Harvey called on stories he had heard from his childhood to pen “Grayton Beach Affair.” He is currently working on a second novel. “Writing a well-written novel requires a tremendous amount of research, writing, rewriting, editing and rewriting again,” Harvey said. “It demands commitment and passion for the subject matter and characters.” Saturday’s book signing is part of the University homecoming celebration.

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Troy University gears up for Homecoming celebration

Posted: Tuesday, 13 November 2012

DOTHAN — Troy University will celebrate homecoming on Saturday under the theme “Trojans: Here, There and Everywhere.” The theme, taken from renowned children’s author Dr. Suess, celebrates the University’s worldwide presence, while also seeking to stress the importance of literacy. Students, faculty, staff and alumni are being encouraged to read to local school children. The Student Government Association will also hold a book drive to collect books that will be donated to the Charles Henderson Child Health Center and Boys and Girls Clubs of Pike County. Drop off points for book donations are: Cotton Creek, Momma Goldberg's, the Troy University Office of Development, the TROY Alumni House and the SGA Office, located on the second floor of the Trojan Center.

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