TROY - More than 140 middle school students from seven schools will gain a new awareness of the world and international affairs on March 2-3 as they gather at Troy University for the Southeast Alabama Model United Nations Assembly (SAMUN).
The event is hosted by the Southeast Alabama Regional Inservice Center, which is located at TROY, and funding is provided from the Alabama Department of Education and the Wiregrass Writing Project.
Participants will have the opportunity to experience the United Nations first-hand with each delegation representing a different nation and deciding important issues that affect the world.Read More
TROY - Troy University's chapter of Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity begins its trek to the Emerald Coast by inviting students, faculty, staff and community members to join them in the first-ever Walk Hard Memorial Walk on Monday, Feb. 27.
Walk Hard 2017 Week kicks off the fraternity's annual philanthropy that supports wounded warriors through a northwest Florida charity, Jeep Sullivan's Wounded Warrior Outdoor Adventures, Inc. Developed at TROY in 2009, Walk Hard has now become a national model for the fraternity with similar Walk Hard events carried out by ATO chapters at universities across the nation.
The Memorial Walk leaves the Troy Campus Quad at 4 p.m. and processes off campus to Troy's historic downtown Square, where Milky Moos, Momma Goldberg's and Sips on the Square and other stores will donate a portion of the proceeds of sales to the event. Live music will be offered on the Squared and University shuttles will be available to transport walkers and guests back to the campus.Read More
MONTGOMERY - A new partnership between Troy University's Office of Civic Engagement and schools in Troy and Montgomery will help improve children's access to fresh produce, while also increasing their nutritional knowledge.
Made possible through a United States Department of Agriculture Specialty Crop grant, the project will include a raised-bed garden at Troy Elementary School and a milk crate garden operated on the University's Montgomery Campus in cooperation with Valiant Cross Academy, along with weekly nutrition and wellness activities. The grant was written by Jonathan Cellon, associate dean of First Year Studies, Dr. Sharon Everhardt, assistant professor of sociology, and Dr. Christopher Bradley, associate professor of sociology, who will share oversight of the project.
TROY students will assist in the project, which will also prepare educators at the schools to continue to utilize the gardens as teaching tools after the initial project. The project will initially impact around 60 students in sixth and seventh grade at Valiant Cross in Montgomery and about 49 fifth graders at Troy Elementary.Read More
MONTGOMERY - Troy University Board of Trustees President pro-tem Gerald Dial was tonight honored by the Higher Education Partnership of Alabama with its 2017 Alumni Advocates' Leadership Award.
The award, presented by TROY Chancellor Dr. Jack Hawkins Jr. and Partnership Executive Director Gordon Stone, recognizes Dial's commitment to public universities and a willingness to advocate on their behalf. It was made as part of the Partnership's annual Alumni Leaders' Advocacy Banquet on the eve of Higher Education Day.
"Sen. Gerald Dial is one of the best public servants that I have met throughout my life in Alabama," Dr. Hawkins said. "For 26 years he has served as a member of the Troy University Board of Trustees and he has served well. Leadership in its truest sense is about pulling people together and focusing them in a common direction. Sen. Dial is the essence of a servant leader and one of whom we can all be proud."Read More
MONTGOMERY - Troy University''s Rosa Parks Museum will present "A Conversation with Mrs. Lucille Times," at 6 p.m. on Feb. 23 in the museum''s auditorium.
The event is free and open to the public. However, seating is limited and those wishing to participate are asked to RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. Dr. Felicia Bell, director of the Rosa Parks Museum, and Attorney Troy King will host the conversation.
On June 15, 1955, six months prior to the arrest of Rosa Parks, Mrs. Times had a confrontation with a white bus driver who tried to run her car off the road. She argued with the bus driver, who called the police, but Mrs. Times was not arrested. After the incident, Mrs. Times started boycotting the city buses by driving by bus stops to pick up waiting black passengers. When the official boycott began on Dec. 5, 1955, Times and her husband, Charlie, continued providing rides to individuals in need.Read More
MONTGOMERY - Students from Alabama's colleges and universities will come together on Feb. 24 to examine food and housing insecurity among college students during the third annual Hungry for Justice Student Summit at Troy University Montgomery.
The free summit is presented by Troy University's Office of Civic Engagement in conjunction with Alabama Possible, a statewide non-profit organization that works to reduce systemic poverty in Alabama.
"The summit is focusing on college student food and housing insecurity and mechanisms that colleges and universities have to address the needs of their student body," said Jonathan Cellon, associate dean of First Year Studies at Troy University. "The conference will be more interactive and hands-on than in past years with students taking an active role in developing plans to address food and housing insecurity on their own campuses." Clare Cady, director and co-founder of the College and University Food Bank Alliance, and Marcy Stidum, founder of Kennesaw State University's nationally-recognized CARE Center, will lead interactive, hands-on sessions focused on developing student-led, campus-based strategies for removing barriers to college completion.Read More
TROY - Nearly 400 middle and high school students and their parents from 24 Alabama counties will participate in the fourth annual Trojan Art Day at Troy University on Friday, Feb. 24.
Trojan Art Day offers workshops and demonstrations led by students and faculty in the University's Department of Art and Design, preceding the District II Visual Arts Achievement Program awards ceremony, the conclusion to an art competition sponsored by the Alabama State Council on the Arts. Trojan Art Day and VAAP are partially funded by a grant from the Alabama State Council on the Arts.
"Troy University and the Department of Art and Design are proud to continue the tradition, begun in 2005, of hosting the District II Visual Arts Achievement Program exhibition and competition," said Larry Percy, associate professor of art and design. "This statewide competition, sponsored by the Alabama State Council on the Arts, allows Alabama junior high and high school students to showcase their skills and talents in the visual arts."Read More
MONTGOMERY - Troy University's Rosa Parks Museum will celebrate what would have been Mrs. Parks' 104th birthday on Saturday with free tours, musical and theatrical performances and birthday cake.
The celebration will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the museum, located at 252 Montgomery St., on the Troy University Montgomery Campus.
"Mrs. Parks was an American hero and the Rosa Parks Museum at Troy University Montgomery is so excited to celebrate her legacy of courage on her birthday," said Dr. Felicia Bell, the museum's director. "We look forward to sharing a day of special activities with the public."Read More