Troy University instructor releases textbook

Posted: Tuesday, 24 November 2015

DOTHAN - Troy University criminal justice instructor and campus public safety coordinator Jim Smith has completed his sixth textbook.

"Brodie's Bombs and Bombings," originally written by Thomas G. Brodie, a founder of the modern techniques and methods to recognize and mitigate bombs and bombings, serves as the definitive text on such devices and events. The book provides law enforcement personnel, firefighters and security professionals with the most up-to-date information on the investigation, detection and disposal of bombs and explosives, and the evidence obtained from them.

The two-year project resulted in the release of the book's fourth edition earlier in November. Smith, a former police chief of Cottonwood and 19-year veteran of the Dothan Police Department, is also FBI certified in handling bombs and bombings.

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New book discusses growth of personal cloud technology

Posted: Tuesday, 24 November 2015
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TROY - A book by Troy University's chief technology officer is set to release in December by publisher Thomson Reuters.

"Rise of the Personal Cloud" is the seventh book written by Dr. Greg Price, of Troy, and discusses the rapid growth and adoption of personal cloud technologies and the security implications such use presents in the corporate environment.

"The book looks at the pros and cons of cloud-based solutions and their role within the ever-evolving data center," he said. "It also examines strategic options for transitioning the business culture to embrace cloud solutions and processes, and includes essential take-aways for information technology managers."

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Exhibits help commemorate 60th anniversary of Rosa Parks’ arrest, Montgomery Bus Boycott

Posted: Friday, 20 November 2015
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MONTGOMERY - A pair of exhibits at the Rosa Parks Museum on Troy University’s Montgomery Campus are a part of the commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

Dec. 1 will mark the 60th anniversary of Rosa Parks’ 1955 arrest after she refused to surrender her seat on a Montgomery city bus to a white male. Her stance and subsequent arrest sparked the 381-day boycott of Montgomery buses by African Americans.

“The Montgomery Bus Boycott: A Reflection of 60 Years” will open on Nov. 23 in the museum’s gallery. The exhibit, which will be on display through Feb. 29, explores through photographs how the bus boycott was reported in local newspapers, how the black community worked together to make the boycott successful and the challenges of obtaining civil rights and equality today.

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Media Advisory

Posted: Thursday, 19 November 2015

Sculptor Erik Blome to restore Rosa Parks statue on Thursday

MONTGOMERY - Noted sculptor Erik Blome will visit the Rosa Parks Museum on the Troy University Montgomery Campus on Thursday Nov. 19, to restore his statue of Rosa Parks seated on the bus bench. The restoration work will take place in the loading dock area behind the Museum. Entrance to the loading dock is off of Moulton Street. Mr. Blome will be available for interviews at 11 a.m. as he works on the statue.

The statue, currently on display in the museum's gallery, will be relocated to the museum's atrium once the work is complete. Blome's statue has been a popular attraction for visitors since the museum opened in 2000.

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Troy University's ‘Building Beyond Boundaries' campaign raises $258.3 million

Posted: Tuesday, 17 November 2015
TROY Capital Campaign

TROY - Troy University celebrated the completion of its "Building Beyond Boundaries" capital campaign on Friday, announcing the effort had exceeded its goals in raising $258.3 million.

University officials, alumni and friends celebrated the completion of the University's second-ever capital campaign with a banquet Friday night in the Trojan Center Ballrooms on the Troy Campus. Alumnus Dr. Manuel H. Johnson served as Chair of the Campaign, while Dr. Earl V. Johnson and Dr. Harrell McKinney served as co-vice chairs.

The campaign launched in 2006 with a goal of $100 million in traditional fundraising and $100 million in grants and sponsored programs, and exceeded both goals.

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Symphony Band performs free concert on Thursday

Posted: Tuesday, 17 November 2015

TROY - The Troy University Symphony Band will present "Reflection on the Mississippi" in its second concert of the year at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 19 in Claudia Crosby Theater.

Dr. Joseph W. Skillen, a professor of tuba at Louisiana State University, will be featured in the performance of Michael Daughtery’s new tuba concerto, "Reflection on the Mississippi."

The Symphony Band will also perform "The President's Own" by John Williams, "Symphony No. 2" by John Barnes Chance, "Elegy for a Young American" by Ronald Lo Presti, "American Hymsong Suite" Dwayne Milburn, "Easter Monday on the White House Law" by John Phillip Sousa, and "Epiphanies: Fanfares and Chorales" by Ron Nelson.

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Week focuses on importance of international education

Posted: Tuesday, 17 November 2015

TROY - Troy University's celebration of International Education Week seeks to focus attention on the benefits of internationalization with the theme "International Horizons: Discovering the World."

Known as Alabama's international university, TROY is home to 956 international students this fall, and routinely hosts about 1,000 international students each year on its Troy Campus.

"We want to bring a special focus to global concerns, campus cross-cultural talents and resources, study abroad opportunities, and international academic opportunities," said Darlene Schmurr-Stewart, Dean of International Student Services.

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TROY's Campus Kitchen has provided more than 5,000 meals to local residents in need

Posted: Monday, 16 November 2015
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TROY - The Campus Kitchen at Troy University, a student-led effort to fight hunger in the local community, has provided more than 5,000 meals to families and individuals since it launched a year ago.

During a celebration on Thursday, Nov. 12, marking the organization's first year on campus, Campus Kitchen leaders reported that the group has provided 5,163 meals to the local community since launching on Oct. 31, 2014.

TROY Campus Kitchen President Leebo Tyler, a junior math major from Mobile, said that at launch, the group hoped to provide at last 60 meals a week, and quickly surpassed that.

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Troy University's Rosa Parks Museum to commemorate 60th anniversary of Montgomery Bus Boycott

Posted: Thursday, 12 November 2015

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - An exhibit of photographs, a special collection of artifacts and an interactive virtual field trip for school children are among the events scheduled at Troy University's Rosa Parks Museum in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

Dec. 1 will mark the 60th anniversary of Parks' 1955 arrest after she refused to surrender her seat on a Montgomery city bus to a white male. Her stance and subsequent arrest sparked the 382-day boycott of Montgomery buses by African Americans. Today, the Rosa Parks Museum on Troy University's Montgomery Campus stands at the intersection of Montgomery and Lee streets where Mrs. Parks was arrested.

"The Rosa Parks Museum is excited to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Montgomery Bus Boycott," said Dr. Felicia Bell, the Museum's director. "In the segregated South on December 1, 1955, Mrs. Rosa Parks made history by refusing to give up her seat to a white person on a Montgomery city bus. This simple act of civil disobedience set the stage for meaningful and lasting change in the city of Montgomery and throughout the United States."

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Media Advisory

Posted: Thursday, 12 November 2015
Wednesday, November 11, 12 p.m.: Troy University's Troy for Troops Center and the Student Veterans Association is hosting Ruck-A-Thon at the University's Track and Field Complex. 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. All proceeds from the event will be donated to this year’s philanthropy, "K-9s for Warriors."

The event is open for coverage during the day. Please see Student Veteran Association members on site for comment.

Thursday, November 12, 1:30 p.m., Trojan Center Room 119: The one-year celebration of Campus Kitchens will take place. Final statics for the Year 1 will be announced. Campus Kitchen, sponsored by the Office of Civic Engagement, provides meals for the needy in cooperation with Sodexo, the University's food service provider. Two check presentations will be made at the event from the Chicken Salad Chick Foundation and the Hospitality, Sport and Tourism Management Program’s Nick Costes 5K run.

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