Troy University Public Radio launches spring fund drive

Posted: Friday, 31 March 2017

TROY - Troy University Public Radio's spring fund drive, which helps support the programming offered by the network, will kick off Saturday, celebrating 40 years of service to listeners.

The drive will run through April 8, and offers different options through which supporters can make donations. Listeners can contribute to Troy University Public Radio by calling 1-800-800-6616 or online at troypublicradio.org. Contributions may also be sent by mail to Troy University Public Radio, Wallace Hall, Troy University, Troy, AL 36082. All contributions are tax deductible.

"The service provided by TROY Public Radio is made possible through the support of listeners," said Kyle Gassiott, operations manager. "It has been that way for four decades, and we're committed to serving listeners for the next 40 years."

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Troy University to welcome homeschoolers to campus

Posted: Wednesday, 29 March 2017
Homeschooled

TROY - Homeschooled students throughout the region will have a chance to taste college life on Friday, March 31 at Troy University.

Homeschool Day is designed for homeschoolers grades 9 -12, and will offer a chance for them to connect with each other, tour the Troy Campus, meet with academic departments, and learn about what the University has to offer including its ACCELERATE Dual Enrollment Program, said Amber Carnathan, the ACCELERATE Program's coordinator.

"There will be breakout sessions in the morning that include meeting admissions counselors, learning about scholarship opportunities, financial aid and housing," she said. "They will also meet current TROY students who were homeschooled who want to share their experiences."

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Troy University's Dr. Priya Menon receives Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award to India

Posted: Wednesday, 29 March 2017
Dr. Priya Menon

TROY - Dr. Priya Menon, associate professor of English at Troy University, has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program grant to India from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

In her research, Dr. Menon will study and document a counter-archive of the typical success stories of emigration to the Arabian Gulf States disseminated by mainstream media in India. In addition to her research, Dr. Menon will be offering a series of lectures and discussions on the topic and will help local faculty develop curricula, host seminars and engage in community services that will benefit expatriates who have returned to India from the Gulf States.

Dr. Menon is one of more than 1,200 U.S. citizens who will teach, conduct research and provide expertise abroad for the 2016-2017 academic year through the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program. Recipients of Fulbright awards are selected on the basis of academic and professional achievement, as well as record of service and demonstrated leadership in their respective fields.

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Media Advisory

Posted: Wednesday, 29 March 2017
Community forum, film screening highlight coverage opportunities this week at TROY Montgomery

6 p.m., Tuesday, March 28, Rosa Parks Museum Auditorium: Troy University's Rosa Parks Museum will present its final Real Talk Community Forum on issues affecting women at 6 p.m. on Tuesday in the museum's auditorium.

Dr. Felicia Bell, the museum's director, will moderate the panel, which includes: Dr. Wynne Crawford of Montgomery Cardiovascular Associates, P.C.; Dr. Venus Hewing of Auburn University's Office of Diversity and Inclusion; and Mia Raven of The Power House and Montgomery Area Reproductive Coalition.

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Troy University's Rosa Parks Museum to host community forum on women's health

Posted: Tuesday, 21 March 2017

MONTGOMERY - Troy University's Rosa Parks Museum will present a community forum on women's health issues at 6 p.m., Tuesday in the museum's auditorium on the Montgomery Campus.

The forum, part of the museum's Real Talk Community Forum series, will be moderated by Dr. Felicia Bell, the museum's director. In recognition of Women's History Month, Tuesday's event marks the final forum in a three-part series on issues affecting women. Other forums have addressed female activism and domestic violence and sexual assault.

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Troy University's Larry Percy honored by Alabama Alliance for Arts Education

Posted: Tuesday, 21 March 2017
Larry Percy

TROY - Larry Percy, associate professor in Troy University's Department of Art and Design, has been honored with the Alabama Alliance for Arts Education's "Making a Difference" Award.

Percy received the award during a recent reception at the Embassy Suites in Montgomery.

Percy has been organizing the exhibition and competition for the District II Visual Arts Achievement Program since 2005, and spearheaded the effort to launch Trojan Art Day in 2014, which provides art teachers and their students the opportunity to come to the Troy Campus to meet and work with Art and Design faculty and students in workshops such as ceramics, drawing, architectural rendering and screen printing. In 2017, Trojan Art Day drew 405 participants.

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Free screening of John Lewis documentary set for March 31 at Troy University's Davis Theatre

Posted: Tuesday, 21 March 2017
John Lewis

MONTGOMERY - Troy University's Office of Sponsored Programs and the Rosa Parks Museum will bring the documentary highlighting the life of Civil Rights hero, human rights champion and Congressional leader John Lewis to Montgomery on March 31 for a free screening.

The screening of "Get in the Way: The Journey of John Lewis," will be held at 6 p.m. at Troy University's Davis Theatre for the Performing Arts on the University's Montgomery Campus. While admission to the event is free, tickets are required for entry and are available at eventbrite.com/e/get-in-the-way-the-journey-of-john-lewis-tickets-32546813395?aff=es2.

A panel discussion featuring Troy University faculty will follow the screening. Participating in the panel will be Dr. Jeneve Brooks, associate professor of sociology at TROY's Dothan Campus, Dr. Leslie Kathryn Tucker, lecturer of history, and Dr. Dan Puckett, professor of history at the University's Montgomery Campus. Dr. Felicia Bell, director of the Rosa Parks Museum, will serve as moderator.

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Troy University's Rosa Parks Museum to host community forum on domestic violence, sexual assault

Posted: Friday, 17 March 2017

MONTGOMERY - Troy University's Rosa Parks Museum will present a community forum on domestic violence and sexual assault at 6 p.m., Tuesday in the museum's auditorium on the Montgomery Campus.

The forum, part of the museum's Real Talk Community Forum series, will be moderated by Dr. Felicia Bell, the museum's director. In recognition of Women's History Month, Tuesday's event marks the second in a three-part series on issues affecting women. Last week's forum addressed female activism and a forum scheduled for March 28 will focus on issues related to Women's Health.

Joining Dr. Bell in the discussion on Tuesday will be Melanie Beasley, public affairs director for the Family Sunshine Center, Tajuan McCarty, founder of The WellHouse, and Kimberly Todd, an Alabama State University police officer that serves the department's Domestic Violence Division.

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Vocal Jazz Invitational set for March 23 in Troy

Posted: Thursday, 16 March 2017

TROY - Students from three area high schools and Wallace Community College will be present when Troy University and the John M. Long School of Music present the third annual Vocal Jazz Invitational on March 23.

The event allows students to participate in clinics by internationally acclaimed performer and clinician Matt Falker, a member of professional jazz groups True North and the Matt Falker Quartet.

Falker will be working on March 22 with the Troy University Vocal Jazz group, "frequency," and will provide vocal jazz/contemporary music clinics to more than 160 high school and community college students on March 23.

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Photography exhibit to open Thursday at Troy University's Rosa Parks Museum

Posted: Tuesday, 14 March 2017

MONTGOMERY - Internationally known photographer Laylah Amatullah Barrayn will visit Troy University's Rosa Parks Museum at 6 p.m. on Thursday to open an exhibit of her work featuring African American women writers.

The exhibit, "Her Word as Witness: Women Writers of the African Diaspora," will be on display in the museum's Exhibit Hall through April 10 and its Community Gallery from April 12-22.

Barrayn will discuss her work during Thursday's opening, which is free and open to the public. The exhibit is free for viewing during the museum's regular business hours, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday.

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Troy University students to build castles to fight hunger

Posted: Tuesday, 14 March 2017
castles

TROY - Student organizations at Troy University will take a stand against hunger in the community on Wednesday, as the University's Office of Civic Engagement presents the seventh annual Can Castle Contest on the Troy Campus.

Organizations will collect canned goods, as well as items that can be used in the University's Backpacks for Kids programs, and utilize those items in building castles on the patio outside of the Barnes & Noble Bookstore. Winners in the categories of Best Overall Castle, Most Items Collected, Outstanding Greek Organization and Outstanding Student Organizations will be announced at 1 p.m.

In addition to the goal of collecting 6,000 cans of food to benefit children in the Troy community, students hope to build awareness of the issue while they build their castles.

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Civil rights lawyer Morris Dees will speak at Troy University on March 22

Posted: Wednesday, 08 March 2017
Morris Dees

TROY - Morris Dees, co-founder and chief trial counsel of the Southern Poverty Law Center, will speak March 22 during Troy University's annual journalism symposium.

The public is invited to the event at 10 a.m. in the ballroom of the Trojan Center on the university's Troy Campus. Admission is free.

Dees' topic will be "With Justice for All in a Changing America." The social media hashtag will be #TroyJustice.

Dees was born in 1936 at Shorter, Alabama, the son of cotton farmers. He is white, but he worked in the fields with African Americans, witnessing deprivation and Jim Crow treatment.

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Troy University's Rosa Parks Museum to present Real Talk Community Forum series

Posted: Wednesday, 08 March 2017

MONTGOMERY - Troy University's Rosa Parks Museum will present a series of free community forums on issues affecting women this month in recognition of Women's History Month.

The events, which will be held in the museum's auditorium at 252 Montgomery St., will begin at 6 p.m. on March 14, 21 and 28 and will be moderated by Dr. Felicia Bell, the museum's director.

The March 14 forum will address Female Activism, covering such topics as how women can become involved in politics and grassroots organizations in order to have a voice in creating change in the world. The forum will feature Beth Anne Dunagan, executive director of E.A.T. South, Alabama Rep. Laura Hall and Tori Wolfe-Sisson, field organizer for the Human Rights Campaign Alabama.

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Photography exhibit to kick off NEA Big Read events at Troy University

Posted: Tuesday, 07 March 2017
NEA Big Read

MONTGOMERY - An exhibit of the work of internationally known photographer Laylah Amatullah Barrayn, which will open March 16 at Troy University's Rosa Parks Museum, will kick off the University's National Endowment for the Arts Big Read events.

Barrayn will be on hand at 6 p.m. on March 16 to talk about the exhibit, "Her Word as Witness: Women Writers of the African Diaspora," which will be on display in the museum's Exhibit Hall through April 10 and in the Community Gallery from April 12-22. The event is free and open to the public.

The events, presented by Troy University Libraries, are made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and Arts Midwest and are organized around the book, "Silver Sparrow," by Tayari Jones. The NEA Big Read program is designed to broaden understanding of the world through communitywide programs that encourage reading and participation by diverse audiences.

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Award-winning journalist to address U.S.-China relations at Alabama World Affairs Council event

Posted: Monday, 06 March 2017
John Pomfret

MONTGOMERY - Award-winning journalist and author John Pomfret will address China-U.S. relations during the Alabama World Affairs Council presentation on March 14 at Troy University Montgomery.

The event, which is free for World Affairs Council members and $20 for non-members, will be held in the Gold Room in Whitley Hall at Troy University Montgomery, beginning with a 5:30 p.m. reception and a presentation to follow.

Acclaimed as one of the most brilliant and insightful China experts, Pomfret has been a correspondent for the “Washington Post” for two decades, currently serving as the editor of the newspaper's weekend opinion section, “Outlook.”



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Troy University's Rosa Parks Museum to host artist talks by Stephen Hayes Tuesday, Wednesday

Posted: Monday, 06 March 2017

MONTGOMERY - Artist Stephen Hayes, whose sculpture exhibit "Cash Crop" has been on display at Troy University's Rosa Parks Museum since January, will help bring the exhibit to a close this week with two free Artist Talks.

The events will be held at 6 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday in the Rosa Parks Museum's auditorium.

"Cash Crop" depicts the horrors of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade and seeks to create a connection between human rights violations of the past and the present.

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Four seminars aim to assist small businesses

Posted: Friday, 03 March 2017

TROY - Four Wiregrass-area seminars hosted by Troy University's Small Business Development Center will help small businesses grow and gain skills that will help them gain a competitive edge.

In Dothan, business owners can learn the “B.E.S.T.” ways to handle state taxes at the Alabama Department of Revenue's free Business Essentials for State Taxpayers Seminar at 1:30 on March 9 on the Dothan Campus. The seminar will be conducted on the second floor of Adams Hall. ADOR specialists will explain tax obligations, required forms, sales taxes, business licensing, employer withholding taxes and a number of other issues. There is no charge, but registration is required by calling Kathy Clements or Jennifer Townsend at 334-793-5803.

Also in Adams Hall on the Dothan Campus, beginning March 21, is the NxLeveL Business Planning Series. The nine-session course, which meets Tuesdays through May 16 from 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m., is designed for people who want to start or grow a new business and need the skills to test the feasibility of their business concept. Participants develop business plans, and cover various business topics. The early registration cost is $199 if payment is received by March 14, and thereafter $249. Seating is limited to the first 25 paid attendees. For more information, contact Brenda Marcum at the SBDC via email to bmarcum@troy.edu or call 334-674-2425. Register online at http://bit.ly/NxLeveLDothan2017A.

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