History lecture series focuses on Southern identity

Posted: Thursday, 31 January 2015

TROY - Troy University's annual McPherson-Mitchell Lecture in Southern History will be presented by Dr. James C. Cobb. The presentation is entitled "The South is Where You Find It: Contours of Southern Identity, Old and New."

Professor Cobb is a B. Phinizy Spalding Professor at the University of Georgia. He is a former president of the Southern Historical Association and has written widely on the interaction between economy, society, and culture in the American South. Dr. Cobb has authored four books, his most recent work, "The South and America Since World War II," was published by Oxford University Press in 2010.

"We are pleased to host Dr. Cobb and hear his perspective of the changing sense of how Southerners define themselves and the region," said Timothy Buckner, assistant professor of history.

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Troy University, Chattahoochee Valley Community College sign Reverse Transfer agreement

Posted: Tuesday, 26 January 2015

Phenix City – Troy University and Chattahoochee Valley Community College officials signed an agreement that would enable transfer students to complete their associate's degree while pursuing their bachelor's degree.

The Reverse Transfer agreement permits former Chattahoochee Valley students who transfer to Troy University to transfer eligible credits back to CVCC for the purpose of attaining an associate degree. Students qualified for reverse transfer will have earned at least 15 semester credit hours from CVCC, will have earned at least three semester credit hours from Troy University, and will be in good standing at both institutions.

Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., Chancellor of Troy University, said there has always been a strong link between the Alabama Community College System and TROY. More than 500 former Chattahoochee Valley Community College are currently enrolled at TROY.

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Proposal development is focus of TROY SBDC workshop

Posted: Tuesday, 26 January 2015

TROY - Troy University's Small Business Development Center will have a workshop focusing on federal government proposal preparation Monday, Feb. 5.

"Effective Federal Government Proposal Preparation Methods and Practices" will be presented by Jerry Ellison, director of the Alabama Procurement Technical Assistance Center and an expert in securing and managing government contracts nationwide. The $20 registration fee covers materials, beverages and snacks and lunch.

The scenario-based training will provide participants an opportunity to experience the various steps and stages in developing a complete proposal, said Judy Callin, senior consultant at TROY's SBDC. A laptop is recommended for the session.

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Phenix City superintendent urges TROY graduates to do things the right way

Posted: Tuesday, 27 January 2015

COLUMBUS, Ga. - Phenix City Schools Superintendent Randy Wilkes urged Troy University graduates on Friday, Jan. 23, in Columbus to always do things "the right way."

Wilkes, a TROY alumnus and member of the University's 1987 national champion football team, delivered the keynote address during a joint commencement ceremony for graduates from the Phenix City Campus and the Columbus/Fort Benning Site. About 160 graduates were recognized during the event, which was held at 7 p.m. inside the Columbus Civic Center.

Sharing keys to successful living, Wilkes said graduates should "first in life, no matter the circumstances, do everything the right way."

"Do everything the right way" was the signage above the Troy State University weight room in the mid-eighties, Wilkes said, and the adage influenced all of the team's activities.

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Rosa Parks Museum to offer free tours Feb. 4, will host book signing by a niece of Rosa Parks

Posted: Tuesday, 27 January 2015

MONTGOMERY - Troy University's Rosa Parks Museum will celebrate Rosa Parks' birthday on Wednesday, Feb. 4, by offering free tours and hosting a reading and book signing for Sheila McCauley Keys, a niece of Rosa Parks.

Keys will read from and sign copies of her new book, "Our Auntie Rosa: The Family of Rosa Parks Remembers Her Life and Lessons." The book offers unique insight into Parks' family and home life in the years after her historic arrest in 1955.

Keys is the seventh niece of Rosa Parks, and has become an active voice in efforts to preserve her aunt's legacy. In 2013, she was featured in PBS's live television broadcast of the National Day of Courage, celebrating what would have been Parks' hundredth birthday. That same year, she joined President Obama and legislators in unveiling a statue of Rosa Parks in the Capitol Rotunda.

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Troy University to host career fair at the Dothan Campus

Posted: Tuesday, 27 January 2015

DOTHAN - More than 30 area businesses from various industries will be looking for new employees during the annual spring career fair at the Dothan Campus on Thursday, Feb. 12.

Held each spring during the week of Valentine's Day, the career fair invites jobseekers to "Find the Job You'll Love." The event is open to all TROY students and alumni.

The career fair will be held from 9 a.m. to noon inside the Harrison Room in Malone Hall.

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TROY students stage 'Read-In' at Troy Public Library

Posted: Monday, 26 January 2015

TROY - Troy University's College of Education and the Troy Public Library will be uniting to host an African American Read-In during the month of February as a part of African American History Month activities.

Students in the Department of English will be conducting group and one-on-one reading sessions as a part of the library's after-school tutoring programs throughout the month.

"Troy University's College of Education has become an integral part of the after-school tutoring program at the Troy Public Library," said Dr. Patricia Waters, professor of English and faculty sponsor of the Troy Council of English Teachers. "Through programs such as the Read-In, we wish to not only support literacy's foundational role in learning, but also hope to stress literacy's integral role in our community's well-being,"

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Troy University to play host to Southeastern U.S. Band Clinic Feb. 5-7

Posted: Monday, 26 January 2015

TROY - More than 600 high school band students will take part in the 42nd annual Southeastern United States Concert Band Clinic and Honor Bands at Troy University Feb. 5-7.

The students, who represent 119 schools from Alabama, Florida and Georgia, will receive instruction from internationally recognized clinicians and audition for inclusion in one of three honor bands.

"The 42nd annual Southeastern United States Concert Band Clinic and Honor Bands promises to be a wonderful musical experience," said Dr. Carla Gallahan, executive director of the Clinic. "This musical event will feature a variety of activities including concerts, rehearsals, scholarship auditions and clinics, culminating in the concert by the Honor Bands."

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Former U.S. ambassador to lecture on TROY campus

Posted: Monday, 26 January 2015

TROY - Former U.S. Ambassador David Greenlee will serve as Troy University's Ambassador-in-Residence this spring. The former ambassador to Paraguay and Bolivia will deliver a public address to the Troy community on Feb. 5.

A Yale University graduate, Greenlee served as ambassador to Bolivia from 2003-2006, and was an ambassador to Paraguay from 2000-2003. He is also recognized for his work as a chair and U.S. Delegate to the Israel-Lebanon Monitoring Group, a successful five-nation effort to mitigate civilian casualties in cross-border fighting between Hezbollah and Israel.

"We are looking forward to hosting Ambassador Greenlee as the TROY Ambassador-in-Residence," said Dr. Jonathan Harrington, professor of political science. "The WHINSEC command at Ft. Benning is also excited to host Ambassador Greenlee and hear his perspectives on United States and Latin American Relations."

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Leadership Conference offers military, industry views of leadership

Posted: Thursday, 22 January 2015

TROY – A U.S. Navy admiral from Alabama and leaders in civil rights, business and industry will provide their perspectives on leadership during the Leadership Conference Celebrating African American History Month at Troy University Feb. 6-7.

The conference, now in its 14th year and co-hosted by the University and the City of Troy, seeks to promote dialogue that fosters multicultural collaboration and equip diverse leaders with the tools to better serve their organizations and communities.

"The Leadership Conference is held to promote unity by offering a venue that generates dialogue on topics instrumental to building positive relationships that will enhance diverse community engagement. The conference will cater to all age groups including our high school and college students with exciting and motivational speakers," said Mark Griffin, who chairs the Conference's advisory board.

U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Frank Ponds, a native of Autaugaville, will provide the keynote address at the Conference's closing luncheon. Adm. Ponds is commander of Expeditionary Strike Group 3, assuming the post in 2013. He commanded the U.S.S. America, one of the nation's newest amphibious assault ships on its shakedown cruise from Ingall's Shipbuilding in Mississippi to its homeport of San Diego.

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Troy University to bring French film series to campus with the Tournées Festival

Posted: Wednesday, 21 January 2015

TROY - Troy University will highlight the best in modern French cinema with a series of free film screenings starting Thursday at the Troy Campus, funded by a grant from the French American Cultural Exchange.

Presented by the Troy University Library and the College of Communication and Fine Arts, the Tournées Festival will feature screenings of six French films at the campus starting Thursday, Jan. 22. The Tournées Festival is a program of FACE in partnership with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, which aims to bring contemporary French cinema to college and university campuses in the U.S.

Films that will be screened at TROY include:

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Troy University, Enterprise State Community College sign Reverse Transfer agreement

Posted: Wednesday, 21 January 2015
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ENTERPRISE - Troy University and Enterprise State Community College officials signed an agreement today that would enable transfer students to complete their associate's degree while pursuing their bachelor's degree.

The Reverse Transfer agreement permits former Enterprise State students who transfer to Troy University to transfer eligible credits back to Enterprise State Community College for the purpose of attaining an associate degree. Students qualified for reverse transfer will have earned at least 15 semester credit hours from Enterprise State Community College, will have earned at least three semester credit hours from Troy University, and will be in good standing at both institutions.

Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., Chancellor of Troy University, said there has always been a strong link between the Alabama Community College System and TROY.

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Troy University students to celebrate King's legacy through service projects

Posted: Friday, 16 January 2015

TROY - Troy University students will celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Jan. 21-24 by taking part in several service opportunities in the surrounding community.

Activities during the week will kick off on Jan. 21 with a special Martin Luther King edition of "Times Talk," a weekly opportunity for students, faculty and staff to engage in discussions on current topics from articles in The New York Times. The event will be modeled after MLK Day America's Sunday Supper initiative, which was inspired by King's legacy and invites people from diverse backgrounds to come together to share a meal, discuss issues that affect their community and highlight the power each individual has to make a difference.

Events will continue on Thursday, Jan. 22 with a Volunteer Fair set from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Trojan Center Ballrooms. The event will help inform and educate students about opportunities to become involved within the community.

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Troy University vocal ensembles to perform state music education conference

Posted: Thursday, 15 January 2015
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TROY - Two vocal ensembles from Troy University's John M. Long School of Music will perform next week during the Alabama Music Education Association (AMEA) State In-Service Conference in Montgomery.

The Troy University Concert Chorale and the University's vocal jazz ensemble, frequency, will take to the stage of the Montgomery Performing Arts Center on Jan. 23.

AMEA, an affiliate of the National Association for Music Education, promotes the advancement of music education through professional development, curriculum support and advocacy. The organization is made up of public, private and post-secondary music educators, as well as private instructors and provides educational opportunities for its members and music students throughout Alabama.

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Phenix City Superintendent Randy Wilkes to address Troy University graduates

Posted: Thursday, 15 January 2015

PHENIX CITY - The superintendent of Phenix City Schools, Randy Wilkes, will deliver the keynote address to Troy University graduates on Friday, Jan. 23, during a joint fall commencement ceremony for the Phenix City Campus and the Columbus/Fort Benning Site.

The ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. inside the Columbus Civic Center. About 160 graduates will be recognized during the ceremony.

Wilkes, a TROY alumnus, was appointed Superintendent of Phenix City Schools on July 1, 2014, and recently unveiled the system's middle school revitalization efforts dubbed the i3 Project, standing for inquiry, innovation and impact.

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TROY launches first-of-its-kind law program

Posted: Wednesday, 14 January 2015

TROY - Troy University, in association with the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University and the Thomas Goode Jones School of Law at Faulkner University, has pioneered a program to help students complete law degrees sooner.

A part of the Bachelor of Science in Social Science program, TROY's Accelerated Law Curriculum will allow students to complete general studies and some advanced classes toward an undergraduate degree, then transfer to one of the two law schools to complete the juris doctor and bachelor degrees.

"This is an exciting way for students wishing to pursue law to accomplish their goals more quickly than the traditional route," said Dr. James Rinehart, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

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Posted: Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Troy University, Enterprise State Community College agreement signing

Tuesday, Jan. 20, 10 a.m.: Troy University and Enterprise State Community College will sign a "Reverse Transfer" agreement during a ceremony on Tuesday, Jan. 20, at 10 a.m. in the Community Room in the Student Center, on the campus of Enterprise State Community College. The Reverse Transfer Agreement permits former Enterprise State Community College students who transfer to Troy University to transfer eligible credits back to ESCC to count toward their associate degree. Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., Troy University Chancellor, and Dr. Cynthia T. Anthony, Interim President of ESCC, will make comments during the ceremony and be available following the ceremony for interviews. Those wishing to cover the event should be in place by 9:45 a.m. Contact Andy Ellis (aellis@troy.edu, 334-670-3199) or Clif Lusk (clusk@troy.edu , 334-670-5888).

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TROY dancers share stage at Alabama Dance Festival

Posted: Wednesday, 14 January 2015
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TROY - Troy University DANCE members will perform with internationally acclaimed Kyle Abraham during the Alabama Dance Festival at Samford University's Wright Center on Jan. 17.

The dancers will perform part of Abraham's "Watershed" and TROY dance students Kimberly Sausman, a senior biology major from Troy, and Mati Anderson, a sophomore bachelor of fine arts in dance major from Franklin, Tenn., are performing a duet with Abraham.In.Motion dancer Jeremy Neal.

The New York-based A.I.M., a company of nine professional dancers, will present "When the Wolves Came In," a three-part work centered on the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and the 20th century abolishment of apartheid in South Africa.

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Hill Harper to keynote opening session of Leadership Conference Celebrating African-American History Month

Posted: Monday, 12 January 2015

TROY - Award-winning actor and bestselling author Hill Harper will kick off the Leadership Conference Celebrating African-American History Month at Troy University Feb. 6.

The theme for this year's conference, which continues on Saturday, Feb. 7, is "A Century of Achievement: A Salute to African-American History and Culture." The conference was launched in 2002 and seeks to promote dialogue that fosters multicultural collaboration and equip diverse leaders with the tools to better serve their organizations and communities. The conference is co-sponsored by the University and the City of Troy.

Harper will provide the conference's opening address at 6:30 p.m. in Sartain Hall on the Troy Campus. Best known for his award-winning portrayal of "Dr. Sheldon Hawkes" on the hit CBS drama "CSI: NY" and as "Calder Michaels" on USA Network's spy drama "Covert Affairs." Harper is a magna cum laude graduate of Brown University and a cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School. He also holds a master's degree from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.

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Quilt art by Montgomery native Richè Richardson coming to the Rosa Parks Museum

Posted: Friday, 09 January 2014

MONTGOMERY - A collection of portrait quilts by Montgomery native Dr. Riché Richardson will be on display at Troy University's Rosa Parks Museum starting Saturday, Jan. 10.

Titled "Portraits II: From Montgomery to Paris," the exhibit collects more than 50 of Richardson's quilts spanning her artistic career, including 30 new works and the 22 quilts from her debut 2008 show. The exhibit includes series such as "Family," "Political," "Hollywood," "Paris," "Delta," "Civil Rights," "Black History," and "Alabama Women," and several large installations that draw on technology, are interactive, and incorporate features such as lighting and music.

The exhibit will be on display in the Rosa Parks Museum exhibit hall through March 27. Richardson will discuss her work during a reception and gallery talk at the museum on Thursday, Jan. 15, at 5:30 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.

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Troy University and the U.S. Military: A Tradition of Service

Posted: Tuesday, 06 January 2014

Troy University has a long history of service to the men and women of the United States military.

The University's tradition of military service has its roots in 1950, when it began offering extension courses at Fort Rucker. Later, these operations were expanded to Maxwell Air Force Base and these centers became the forerunner to what is known today as Global Campus, the division of the University that operates teaching sites outside the state of Alabama and internationally. In 1974, TROY established its first international sties in Europe in contract with the U.S. Air Force.

While the ties to the military have always been strong, Troy University has taken recent steps that help to ensure service to active duty service members, veterans and dependents receive the attention and responsiveness they need and deserve.

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