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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TROY students build castles to fight hunger

Posted: Tuesday, 23 April 2013

TROY - Troy Campus students will have an opportunity to put their Lego skills to the test in the Hungry for a Change campaign's Can Castle Contest on Wed., April 24.

Eighteen of this year's Office of Student Services and Civic Engagement Civic Scholars will lead a Can Castle Contest on the Quad from 12 p.m. until 2 p.m., as the culmination of a number of service learning activities seeking to address hunger these past few months.

Student teams involved in the event will bring their group's collected canned goods and build can the castles, which will then be judged on soundness of structure, creativity, use of materials, theme and overall appearance. Three teams will be chosen as Best Overall, Runner-up, and Collecting the Most Cans awards. All winning teams will receive a plaque and have items donated in their name.

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TROY honors outstanding students at the Dothan Campus

Posted: Tuesday, 23 April 2013

DOTHAN - Troy University recognized outstanding student academic achievements during the annual Dothan Campus Honors Convocation on Friday, April 19.

The ceremony was held at 6 p.m. at the Dothan Campus inside Sony Hall.

More than 40 awards were presented recognizing the top undergraduate and graduate students in the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, Communication and Fine Arts, and Health and Human Services.

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Miller wins Faculty Senate Excellence Award at Troy University

Posted: Monday, 22 April 2013
Jonathan M. Miller

Jonathan M. Miller, a Troy University alumnus and current member of the University’s Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences faculty, has won the Faculty Senate Excellence Award.

Miller, who earned both his bachelor’s degree in environmental science (2006) and his master’s in environmental and biological sciences (2009) from TROY, was presented with the award on April 15 from Faculty Senate President Dr. Scott Nokes during the University’s annual Honors Convocation on the Troy Campus. The award was created to salute the outstanding contributions of non-tenure track faculty and was presented for the first time in 2008.

As an adjunct lecturer, Miller teaches Principles of Biology and Biology Lab, Organismal Biology lab and ecology lab. He was nominated by Dr. Paul M. Stewart, professor of biological and environmental sciences and ALFA Eminent Scholar in Environmental Management and Agriculture.

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College of Education’s Warren receives Ingalls Award at Troy University

Posted: Monday, 22 April 2013
Jonathan M. Miller

Dr. Warren received the award during the University’s annual Honors Convocation held April 15 in the Claudia Crosby Theater on the Troy Campus.

The Ingalls Award is given annually to the teacher on the Troy Campus who has “most diligently, effectively and cheerfully conducted his or her classes during the current academic year.” Students nominate faculty members for the award, and a committee of students and faculty advisors selects the recipient. The award consists of a statue of Socrates, a plaque and a check for $1,000.

Dr. Patricia Warren, who has been a full-time member of the TROY faculty since 2008, holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Athens State College (1984), a master’s in elementary education from TROY (1994) and a doctorate in elementary education with an emphasis in reading education from Auburn University (2008). Her career in education began in 1984, serving as a K-3 teacher, first in the Geneva city schools and later in the Ozark city schools. Prior to joining the TROY faculty full-time, she also served as a reading coach at an Ozark kindergarten and an adjunct instructor for both the Troy and Dothan campuses of Troy University.

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Troy University celebrates Earth Week with events, recycling drive

Posted: Friday, 19 April 2013

TROY - Troy University students, faculty and staff are going green for Earth Week 2013 and taking a bite out of the University’s waste stream through a major recycling drive.

While recycling is encouraged on a daily basis – University offices, for example, are provided recycling containers which are emptied by the University’s Physical Plant staff, and some 38 permanent recycling stations are located on the campus – officials say Earth Week provides an opportunity to reinforce the issue.

“We want to emphasize recycling and waste reduction, and Earth Week is a great time for us to focus on sustainability and environmental awareness,” said Jonathan Cellon, coordinator of Learning Initiatives in the Office of First-Year Studies, who is coordinating the week with the City of Troy, the University’s Physical Plant Department, other University offices and KW Plastics to complete the drive.

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Three honored as recipients of Sullivan Awards at Troy University

Posted: Thursday, 18 April 2013

Troy University has honored two students and a member of the University’s faculty with the 2013 Algernon Sydney Sullivan Awards.

Kash Forrester, who graduated in December with a bachelor’s degree in education, Wes Tindell, a senior biology/biomedical sciences major, and Theresa Johnson, TROY English instructor were presented the awards during a luncheon on the Troy Campus on Monday. The recipients were also honored during the University’s annual Honors Convocation on Monday night.

The Sullivan Award, which is presented at select colleges and universities throughout the United States, recognizes recipients for their excellence of character, humanitarian service and spiritual qualities. The award has been presented annually to a male student, a female student and one non-student at TROY since 1981. Students, faculty and staff nominate candidates for the award.

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Sport Management conference makes awards

Posted: Wednesday, 17 April 2013

TROY – Dr. Kenneth Blankenship, executive director of the Central Alabama Sports Commission, has been awarded the Sport Management Lifetime Achievement Award by the Southern Sport Management Association at its conference at Troy University.

The award came on April 11 during the ninth annual Southern Sport Management Conference, and recognizes Blankenship for his significant contributions to the Sport Management industry.

A native of Wetumpka, Blankenship began his career as a coach, teacher and athletic director at schools in Macon County and Selma. He was one of the founders of the Bryant-Jordan Student-Athlete Scholarship Program, serving as its executive director for 20 years. He served as executive director of the Alabama High School Athletic Directors and Coaches Association from 1996 until 2004. From 1992 until 1994, he served as Director of Athletics at TROY, successfully leading the University’s transition from Division II to Division I athletics.

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