Media Advisory

Posted: Friday, 30 October 2015

MULTIPLE COVERAGE OPPORTUNITIES AT TROY FOR WEEK OF NOV. 2

Tuesday, Nov. 3:

Tutwiler Prison Reading Initiative: A media availability will be held inside the prison's E-Learning Center to highlight a joint reading initiative between Troy University, Ingram State Technical College, the Alabama Department of Corrections and the Alabama Humanities Foundation. This begins at 12 p.m. Media must be on site at 11:45 a.m. A prior media advisory exists on this event with more details.

Holocaust Teachers Workshop w/ Ann Rosenheck: The Birmingham Holocaust Education Center Teacher Workshop begins at 8:30 a.m. in the Hawkins-Adams-Long Hall of Honor. Teachers from throughout Alabama will be participating in this professional development program that provides resources and pedagogical approaches to teaching the complexities of the Holocaust. At 1:30 p.m., the workshop will hear from Ann Rosenheck, an Auschwitz concentration camp survivor.

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Scholarships will drop out of the sky for student veterans

Posted: Friday, 30 October 2015

TROY - As many as eight military-affiliated students could have $1,000 scholarships drop out of the sky on Nov. 7 prior to kickoff of the University's Military Appreciation football game against Louisiana Monroe.

"The Drop," sponsored by the Troy for Troops Committee, seeks to raise scholarship money to be awarded to student veterans or spouses of active duty military members.

A grid of 1,000 3 foot-by-3-foot squares will be drawn on the lower football practice field, and parachutist Mike Mills, a veteran from Brundidge and member of Skydive the South, will make a jump. The "owner" of the square he lands on will win $1,000. Tickets for the event are $20.

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Troy University cuts ribbon on new Altamonte Springs teaching site

Posted: Friday, 30 October 2015
Altamonte Springs ribbon cutting

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS - Troy University officials joined local community leaders on Thursday, Oct. 22, in officially cutting the ribbon on the University's new teaching site in Altamonte Springs, Fla.

Over the summer, TROY began the process of moving its local teaching site from Vineland Road in Orlando to its new home at 220 East Central Parkway, Suite 1020, in Altamonte Springs.

"We are proud to be a part of the Altamonte Springs community," said Ed Siler, TROY's Area Coordinator for Tampa/Altamonte Springs. "This new site offers us a more visible, accessible location to meet the needs of professionals in the Altamonte Springs and Greater Orlando area."

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TROY alumnus, legendary SR-71 pilot Ed Yeilding to speak Nov. 6 on Troy Campus

Posted: Friday, 30 October 2015
Legendary SR-71 pilot Ed Yeilding

TROY - Troy University alumnus and retired Air Force Pilot Ed Yeilding will discuss his record setting coast-to-coast flight in the SR-71 Blackbird during a presentation at the Troy Campus on Friday, Nov. 6.

In 1990, the Florence, Alabama-native set the official coast-to-coast aircraft speed record, which still stands today. Yeilding, and Reconnaissance Systems Officer J.T. Vida flew coast-to-coast in 67 minutes and 54 seconds, reaching speeds up to 2,190 miles per an hour and an altitude of 83,000 feet. Today, the same SR-71 is on display at the Smithsonian's Udvar-Hazy Center near Dulles International Airport west of Washington, D.C.

Yeilding will speak at 10 a.m. inside the Davis Field House Auditorium. Admission is free and open to the public.

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Miss Troy University 2016 is Leah Livingston

Posted: Thursday, 29 October 2015

TROY - Leah Livingston, a communications and leadership major from Miami, Fla., was crowned Miss Troy University 2016 on Saturday during the 45th annual pageant on the Troy Campus.

Ten students competed for the crown during the pageant, which was held in the Claudia Crosby Theater. Contestants were judged on a private interview, an on-stage question, swimsuit, talent and evening gown.

Livingston also won the Fitness Award and the Leslie Holley Talent Award for her rendition of "How Great Thou Art."

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Media Advisory

Posted: Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Reading Initiative at Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women

Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015, 12 noon, Tutwiler Prison: A media availablity will be held inside the prison to highlight a joint reading initiative between Troy University, Ingram State Technical College, the Alabama Department of Corrections and the Alabama Humanities Foundation.

The event will be held at:
Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women
E-Learning Center Library
8966 U.S. Highway 231 North
Wetumpka, AL 36092

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TROY’s Concert Choral performance focuses on sacred music Nov. 8

Posted: Tuesday, 27 October 2015

TROY - The Troy University Concert Chorale will perform its fall concert, "Rise and Sing," at Bush Memorial Baptist Church on Sunday, Nov. 8, at 3 p.m.

The chamber choir will perform a variety of sacred music representing different time periods and musical styles.

"I love juxtaposing old and new in this concert. For example, the Chorale will perform a Renaissance setting of 'Alma Redemptoris Mater,' utilizing the Renaissance version of Palestrina and another challenging composition by Hungarian composer, Gyorgy Orban," said Dr. Diane Orlofsky, conductor and Director of Choirs.

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Holocaust survivor Ann Rosenheck returns to TROY for lecture

Posted: Monday, 26 October 2015
Ann Rosenheck

TROY - Holocaust survivor Ann Rosenheck will share her experiences as part of a week-long series of workshops and lectures at Troy University's campus in Troy and community and school events in Dothan and Enterprise.

Rosenheck, a survivor of both the Auschwitz and Dachau concentration camps, will speak at the Troy Campus at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 5 inside Claudia Crosby Theater.

The event is free and open to the public. Public parking for the Troy Campus lecture will be available in the north stadium lot on George Wallace Drive with shuttle service to the theater. Schools interested in participating should contact the Office of Sponsored Programs at (334) 670-3102.

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Troy University awarded $2 million to train vocational rehabilitation counselors

Posted: Monday, 26 October 2015

TROY​ ​- Troy University has been awarded a pair of grants totaling $2 million to train vocational rehabilitation counselors who will work with mentally ill or deaf populations in Alabama, Florida and Georgia.

The grants, both from the Rehabilitation Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Education, will allow TROY to provide a minimum of 100 full scholarships over a five year period to students earning Master of Rehabilitation Counseling degrees, with an emphasis on providing services to individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing, or who have a mental illness.

The new program will prepare students for employment in state vocational rehabilitation programs in Alabama, Florida and Georgia.

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Miss TROY pageant scheduled for Saturday

Posted: Friday, 26 October 2015
A new Miss Troy University will be crowned Saturday, Oct. 24 in Claudia Crosby Theater on the Troy Campus.

TROY - A new Miss Troy University will be crowned Saturday, Oct. 24 in Claudia Crosby Theater on the Troy Campus.

The 45th annual pageant begins at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for students.

The winner will serve as an ambassador for the University and will compete for the title of Miss Alabama. Contestants are judged on a private interview, an on-stage question, swimsuit, talent and evening gown.

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Media Advisory

Posted: Thursday, 22 October 2015

Machis Lower Creek Indian Tribe Powwow

Friday, October 23, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.: More than 2,000 Alabama elementary, middle, and high school students are expected to attend the Machis Lower Creek powwow on the practice fields adjacent to Trojan Arena. This event is open for coverage, however some ground rules do apply over photography. Someone with the Tribe will be on hand on the site to help media members in the coverage requirements.

At 3 p.m., the gates open to the general public and activities run through the night, including a 7 p.m. concert by the Martha Redbone Trio.

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Troy University's eTroy Testing Center earns national certification

Posted: Thursday, 22 October 2015

TROY - Troy University's eTroy Testing Center has been awarded Test Center Certification by the National College Testing Association, making it one of the few locations in the U.S. and Canada to have completed the intensive certification process.

NCTA's standards were developed to guide post-secondary test centers in the delivery of quality testing programs. The certification will be in place for five years and can be renewed by demonstrating continued compliance with national standards.

"Test proctoring is an important service, and it's very rewarding to be recognized by the NCTA as a nationally certified testing center. We're extremely proud of this accomplishment, and we will continue to provide the best possible services to our students," said Dr. Glynn Cavin, Associate Vice Chancellor for Distance Learning.

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Troy University announces Student Veterans Association's Second Annual RUCK-A-THON

Posted: Thursday, 22 October 2015

TROY - Troy University's Student Veterans Association will be hiking for a cause on Nov. 11 through its annual fundraiser, RUCK-A-THON.

The event begins at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 11 at the Troy University track. All proceeds from the event will be donated to this year's philanthropy, "K-9s for Warriors."

The event will be a four hour relay-style walk-a-thon, with teams of 4-6 participants. One person must be walking the track at all times with a 20 lb. military style backpack, called a rucksack. The team that walks the most laps will win prizes, and there will be games held throughout for those who are not walking.

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TROY Theatre to present musical '29' Oct. 24-27

Posted: Wednesday, 21 October 2015
TROY Theatre to present musical '29' Oct. 24-27

TROY - The Troy University Department of Theatre and Dance will present the musical "29" by Tommy Newman and Gaby Alter Oct. 24-27 at the Troy Campus.

"29" is a pop/rock musical theatre song cycle that features a tapestry of characters in their 20s, each facing defining moments of growing up, from graduating college to getting a job and finding romance.

With sounds reminiscent of Billy Joel, Ben Folds, and James Taylor, the show ranges from playful and funny to touching and uplifting. This exciting new musical was co-written by Troy University graduate and current TROY Theatre faculty member Tommy Newman.

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A 'lucky' tradition restored with rededication of Foy Ingram Cummings Fountain

Posted: Wednesday, 21 October 2015
A 'lucky' tradition restored with rededication of Foy Ingram Cummings Fountain

TROY - Troy University brought an old tradition back to the campus, and maybe a little good luck, with the rededication of the Foy Ingram Cummings Fountain at the Troy Campus.

The original fountain, named for a longtime TROY professor, was originally located on the back quad behind Bibb Graves Hall. Its plaque bore the faces of four of Cummings' grandchildren, and over the years it became a campus tradition to rub the children's noses for good luck.

The fountain was removed during the renovation of the back quad, but its famous plaque was preserved, and on Saturday, Oct. 3, the plaque was installed on the fountain at Trojan Dining, creating a new Foy Ingram Cummings Fountain and giving a new generation of Trojans a chance for some good luck.

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Water Resource Management and Economics Conference kicks off at Troy University

Posted: Monday, 19 October 2015

PHENIX CITY – An East Alabamian will be honored for his lifetime of work in water resources conservation and the CEO of one of the world's largest producers of paper and packaging solutions will deliver the keynote address during "The Business of Water" conference at Troy University.

The conference, hosted by the Sorrell College of Business' Center for Water Resource Economics will take place Oct. 21-23 in Phenix City at TROY's Riverfront Campus. In addition to the opening dinner and keynote address, the conference includes meetings of the Tri Rivers Waterway Development Association and the Alabama Clean Water Partnership.

Center for Water Resource Economics Director Billy Turner said the second annual conference focuses on addressing the importance of water for its economic impacts on the region.

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Alabama attorney general to address Troy University graduates in Vietnam

Posted: Monday, 19 October 2015

TROY - Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange will be the commencement speaker at three Troy University commencement exercises in Vietnam Oct. 21 and 22.

TROY, the first American university to award the undergraduate degree in the Southeast Asian nation, will conduct exercises in Hanoi at the University of Economics and Business and Hanoi University, and in Ho Chi Minh City at Saigon Technology University. In all 122 undergraduates will receive diplomas, while 17 will receive a graduate degree.

"We don't build buildings in faraway lands, we build programs and create opportunities for students. It is very inspiring to see these students graduate, knowing that education is the key to their future success, and it tells me that our program that has established Troy University as Alabama's International University is working," said TROY Chancellor Dr. Jack Hawkins Jr.

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TROY to honor four as Alumni of the Year

Posted: Wednesday, 14 October 2015

TROY - Troy University will honor four alumni during its Oct. 17 homecoming game at Veterans Memorial Stadium.

James Bruce of Troy, Stein Ove Fenne, of Windermere, Fla., Anita Griffin of Montgomery, and Charles Monk, of Nashville, Tenn. will be honored as Alumni of the Year, in honor of their outstanding professional accomplishments, civic achievements and loyalty and service to the University.

James "Booty" Bruce, a 1977 graduate, is general manager of Horn Beverage Company, Inc. He is actively involved with Ducks Unlimited, the National Wild Turkey Federation, is a member of the Pike Medical Foundation, and is a Rotarian. He is a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon, and was an Alpha Delta Pi Big Brother while in school. A member of the Pike County Alumni Chapter and a Trojan Warrior, Bruce and his wife, Elisa, a 1985 alumna, have two daughters: Alex and Daisy.

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Troy University, Trenholm State Community College sign Reverse Transfer agreement

Posted: Wednesday, 14 October 2015
Troy University and Trenholm State Community College officials signed an agreement

MONTGOMERY - Troy University and Trenholm State 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 Trenholm State students who transfer to Troy University to transfer eligible credits back to Trenholm State for the purpose of attaining an associate degree. Students qualified for reverse transfer will have earned at least 15 semester credit hours from Trenholm, 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 today's agreement not only provided opportunity for students but also have economic implications for the region.

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TROY Theatre production of "The Crucible" opens tonight

Posted: Wednesday, 14 October 2015
Dr. Chelladurai

TROY - The Troy University Department of Theatre and Dance will present Arthur Miller's "The Crucible" starting tonight in the Trojan Center Theatre.

Directed by Quinton Cockrell, assistant professor of Theatre and Dance, this exciting drama about the Puritan purge of witchcraft in old Salem is both a gripping historical play and a timely parable of contemporary society. It won the 1953 Tony Award for Best Play.

"The Crucible" will be presented at the Trojan Center Theater October 14-19. Tickets are available online at www.troytheatre.org or at the Trojan Center Box Office Monday-Friday 1-5 p.m. Tickets are $10 general admission and online and $5 for TROY students with ID.

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Troy University Chancellor honored with Great American Hero Award

Posted: Wednesday, 14 October 2015

TROY - Troy University's Chancellor, Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., was recognized for his service and leadership with the Great American Hero Award, presented by the Boy Scouts of America's Greater Alabama Council-Youth Leadership Development Program.

The award honors individuals who have shown outstanding character, selflessness and by means of their success, have greatly benefited society.

Past recipients include Medal of Honor recipient and TROY alumnus Bennie Atkins, Dr. Odessa Woolfolk, founding president of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, and Herman Boone, the football coach whose life story inspired the film "Remember the Titans."

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Troy University to honor Dr. Doug Hawkins with memorial service

Posted: Monday, 12 October 2015

TROY - Troy University will honor the late Dr. Doug Hawkins with a memorial service at 3 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 16, in the Claudia Crosby Theater on the Troy Campus.

Members of the community are invited to attend, along with faculty, staff, students and alumni.

Dr. Doug Hawkins, who passed away Sept. 5, 2015, was appointed to the Board of Trustees at Troy University in 1980, serving as President Pro-Tempore from 1995 until 2011. He served as President Pro-Tempore Emeritus until his passing.

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Troy University announces 2015 Homecoming court

Posted: Monday, 12 October 2015

TROY - Troy University has announced its 2015 Homecoming court and will crown the queen during halftime of Saturday's game against Idaho at Veterans Memorial Stadium. Kickoff for the game is set for 2:30 p.m.

The court will take part in the homecoming parade at 10 a.m. in downtown Troy and will be introduced during the pre-game festivities, beginning at 2 p.m. in Veterans Memorial Stadium.

Members of the court are: Jenna Jayjohn, a senior political science major from Daphne; Mackenzie Kayler, a junior hospitality management major from Roswell, GA; Raven Pasibe, a senior public relations and broadcast journalism major from Dothan; Shelby Scott, a junior psychology major from Tallahassee, FL; and Carlie Spencer, a junior mathematics major from Montgomery.

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Troy University to host workshop on teaching the complexities of the Holocaust

Posted: Friday, 09 October 2015

TROY - Local middle and high school teachers will learn how to more effectively teach the complex history of the Holocaust, and hear from a Holocaust survivor, during a workshop at Troy University on Tuesday, Nov. 3.

Presented in partnership with the Birmingham Holocaust Education Center and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, the workshop will provide teachers of grades 6-12 with resources and best practices for teaching their students about the Holocaust. The class will be facilitated by educators from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Also speaking at the workshop will be Ann Rosenheck, who survived the Auschwitz concentration camp and now works to bring awareness and education to the public about the Holocaust. In addition to the workshop, Rosenheck will deliver a public lecture at the Troy Campus on Thursday, Nov. 5.

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Troy University to celebrate Homecoming Oct. 17

Posted: Thursday, 08 October 2015

TROY - Troy University will celebrate Homecoming Oct. 17 with the theme "Sound of the Trojan Spirit."

Alumni Director Faith Ward is extending the invitation to all alumni and friends of the University to return for Homecoming activities.

"Homecoming is always a special time for the University as so many alumni visit, share their memories and marvel at the changes that have occurred on campus," Ward said. "This year's theme not only celebrates the Trojan Spirit, but also celebrates the 50th anniversary of our iconic marching band, The Sound of the South, and the important role that music has always played at TROY."

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TROY literature program helps veterans start a new chapter

Posted: Tuesday, 06 October 2015

PHENIX CITY - Veterans at Fort Benning have the opportunity to participate in a literature project at Troy University.

Funded by and offered in partnership with the Alabama Humanities Foundation, "Story Swap: Literature and the Veteran Experience" is a weekly reading program that has helped reintroduce many veterans to literature and help them recognize that each person reads literary pieces based on his or her own experiences, making the individual veteran an expert on the story that he or she has read.

The Phenix City Campus is hosting soldiers assigned to the Warrior Transition Unit at Fort Benning. Each week, participants read selected literary pieces – some of which are military based – and a novel is selected for each session, which runs for eight weeks.

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"Thriller" drummer Ndugu Chancler to perform at TROY's "Groovin' with the Stars"

Posted: Tuesday, 06 October 2015
Dr. Chelladurai

TROY - "Thriller" drummer Ndugu Chancler will take the stage with TROY students when Troy University's John M. Long School of Music hosts "Groovin' with the Stars," a musical showcase featuring student group POPulus and the TROY Jazz Ensemble.

The showcase will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13 in the Claudia Crosby Theater. POPulus will use the date to release its newest digital production, "Who You Are."

Chancler is a drummer, percussionist, producer, composer, clinician and educator, and will speak on aspects of the music industry to students, faculty and guests at 10 a.m. Oct. 13 in the Long Hall Band Room. His drumming can be heard on popular recordings such as Michael Jackson's "Thriller" and many Santana hits. A native of Shreveport, La., Chancler is an adjunct assistant professor of music in the University of Southern California's Thornton School of Music.

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Nairobi Chamber Chorus set to perform at TROY

Posted: Tuesday, 06 October 2015

TROY - The critically acclaimed Nairobi Chamber Chorus will perform in Troy University's John M. Long School of Music Band Room on Oct. 15.

Their concert, which begins at 9:30 a.m. and is free and open to the public, features music from a variety of African traditions as well as music by American composers such as Eric Whitacre and Z. Randall Stroope, said Dr. James Brown, and assistant professor of choral music who is coordinating the concert.

Founded in 2005, the Nairobi Chamber Chorus' mission is to enable young Kenyans to participate in a high quality musical forum from which to build careers and expand knowledge of the arts. Since its inception more than 70 young people have sung with the Chorus and are now leading musicians in Kenya and beyond. Members are drawn from universities and institutions in Nairobi, and donate their time and resources to meet and make music. The group has performed for Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta, Queen Elizabeth II, and President Barack Obama during his state visit to Kenya.

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TROY professor honored with international award

Posted: Monday, 05 October 2015
Dr. Chelladurai

TROY - The European Association for Sport Management has named its most prestigious award for a Troy University professor, and presented it to him in Dublin, Ireland.

EASM's 23rd annual conference in late September provided the stage for the association to present the Chelladurai Award to Dr. Packianathan Chelladurai for "significant worldwide contributions to the field of sport management through scholarship, research, and leadership."

"The impact that Dr. Chelladurai has had in the field of academic sport management during his career is beyond reproach. It is through his leadership that the academic discipline of sport management has now become recognized worldwide as can be readily seen by the naming of this most esteemed award in his honor," said Dr. John Miller, Associate Dean of the College of Health and Human Services.

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