Troy University to present math camp for girls at the Dothan Campus

Posted: Monday, 29 April 2013

DOTHAN — Troy University will present a summer camp in June at the Dothan Campus that aims to inspire local girls to excel in mathematics and science.

"Mathematics, the Queen of Sciences" will be held June 10-13 at the Dothan Campus for girls in 7th-9th grade. Admission is free and open to any girls with a strong interest in math or science; however the camp is limited to only 20 participants. Girls will be selected based on submitted essays, evaluation of recent grades and teacher recommendations.

The deadline for registration has been extended through Friday, May 3.

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Gov. Bentley to address TROY graduates in May

Posted: Monday, 29 April 2013

TROY – Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley will provide the keynote address to Troy University's largest-ever spring commencement exercise on May 10.

This spring's graduating class includes some 915 students who have filed intents to graduate, among those some 825 from the Troy Campus alone. In all, about 650 students representing 27 states and 14 countries will take part in the ceremonies.

Commencement exercises will begin at 10:30 a.m. in Trojan Arena, and will require a ticket for entry. Graduating students will receive instructions on how to obtain tickets for families and friends.

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Rep. Martha Roby to speak at Troy University on May 1

Posted: Thursday, 25 April 2013

Second District Congresswoman Martha Roby will address the skills necessary for women to succeed in today's world during a presentation at Troy University on May 1.

Presented by the University's Motivating and Instilling Sophisticated Students into an Elite Society (M.I.S.S. Elite), the program titled "Equipping Today's Women for Life's Journey" will be held at 11 a.m. in the Trojan Center Ballrooms on the Troy Campus. The event is free and open to the public.

Through a variety of seminars, discussions and campus and community involvement, M.I.S.S. Elite seeks to help students realize their full potential by building self-confidence, molding leadership skills and emphasizing good character and proper personal appearance.

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TROY hosting free seminar to address importance of accreditation

Posted: Thursday, 25 April 2013

ATLANTA – Troy University will open its doors to Atlanta-area students and prospective students for a free seminar on the importance of accreditation in higher education.

Led by Dr. Hal Fulmer, the University's dean of undergraduate and first-year studies and associate provost, the seminar begins at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 2 in Sandy Springs at 1117 Perimeter Center West, Suite N101. Seating is limited and registration is recommended online at http://trojan.troy.edu/globalcampus/sites/atlanta/. The event will be streamed online for those who are interested but are unable to attend. Registration for the online event is also available at the same address.

"Given the current economic climate and job market, many are turning to higher education as a way to improve their own marketability," said Bill Glisson, district director for TROY's Atlanta District. "With the recent influx of collegiate options in Atlanta, many are unaware of the various accrediting bodies, what they mean, and how it affects the education they may receive at a given school. More importantly, many are unaware of the outcomes they may face if they pursue an education at a school that does not hold accreditation by a recognized accrediting body."

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Going 'green' involves limb and leaf debris at TROY

Posted: Thursday, 25 April 2013

TROY – Troy University's efforts at sustainability reach even downed limbs on the Troy Campus.

The University is highlighting Earth Week 2013 with a series of events designed to promote environmental awareness and recycling, in cooperation with KW Plastics and City of Troy.

Many efforts – from lighting considerations, to construction to grounds management – include specific steps aimed at reducing the campus' carbon footprint, said Mark Salmon, director of the University's Physical Plant.

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Troy University to present Summer Spectacular children's camp starting June 4

Posted: Wednesday, 24 April 2013

DOTHAN — Troy University's annual learning enrichment camp for local children, Summer Spectacular, will start June 4 at Kelly Springs Elementary School with the theme "Kids as NASA Scientists."

Open to children ages 4 to 12, the camp will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday from June 4 to June 25. The cost is $30 per week, per child and registration will be held on May 3 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. inside Adams Hall room 112 at the TROY Dothan Campus.

Troy University students majoring in education lead the annual four-week summer learning enrichment program. Summer Spectacular provides a fun learning environment for children while giving TROY students hands-on experience in a classroom setting.

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Kung fu exhibition free to audiences in Montgomery and Troy

Posted: Wednesday, 24 April 2013

TROY – An internationally acclaimed Chinese martial arts troupe from Beijing will bring their kung fu show to Montgomery and Troy this week, hosted by the Confucius Institute at Troy University.

The group will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 25 in Sartain Hall on the Troy Campus, and at 7 p.m. Friday, April 26 in Davis Theatre on the Montgomery Campus. Both shows are free of charge, but tickets are required for the Davis Theatre performance. They may be acquired at the theater.

Tickets are also available at the Confucius Institute office at 307 Whitley Hall; King Buffet at 2727 Bell Rd., Seoul Market at 1841 Eastern Blvd., and at Hibachi Sushi Buffet at 181 Eastern Blvd.

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AIDB officials bring message of hope, belief to Troy University

Posted: Tuesday, 23 April 2013

No barriers are too large to overcome with faith, belief and determination. That was the message delivered by representatives of the Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind to those gathered on Tuesday for the 18th annual Helen Keller Lecture at Troy University.

The lecture series, held each spring, is designed to promote awareness of people who excel in their chosen fields despite physical and/or mental limitations.

"Helen Keller believed that anything was possible through hard work," said Dr. John Mascia, AIDB President. "Ms. Keller had a vision for the future and what could be for the deaf and blind. She knew from experience what could be and she wanted that for everyone. Her philosophy inspires me every day."

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