Troy University recently received a $500,000 grant from the Daniel Foundation to help fund construction of a park that will serve as a cultural arts centerpiece for the Troy community.
Located between the Troy University Chancellor's home and McKinley Drive, the Janice Hawkins Cultural Arts Park will be a botanical showplace as well as a center of relaxation, meditation and outdoor study for the University family and visitors to the Troy Campus. Read more.
Developing young writers
Troy University hopes to develop about 20 new published authors July 11-22 through a literacy program targeting below-level readers in grades four and five.
The “What’s Your Story? Reading, Writing and Storytelling” project, directed by Paige Paquette, an assistant professor of English for TROY’s Phenix City/Columbus location, will lead the students from oral storytelling, reading and, finally, writing. It is supported by a $1,265 grant from the Dollar General Foundation, and is part of the Phenix City Housing Authority’s “YES!” summer program, for Young Exceptional Students. Read more.
Faculty & Staff Convocation
The 2016 Faculty and Staff Convocation will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 12 in the Claudia Crosby Theater on the Troy Campus. A reception will precede the event, beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the lobby of Hawkins Hall.
University Photography, located on the first floor of Wallace Hall, will have an open studio on Aug. 12, beginning at 8 a.m. and resuming following the convocation. This provides a great opportunity for faculty and staff to have a new or updated photo taken. Photos will be taken first come, first served. Groups can be scheduled by appointment through a Helpdesk ticket to Photography/University Relations that includes requested times in the description, or by email to email@example.com.
2016-2017 Administrative Days and Holidays
Dr. James M. Bookout, Senior Vice Chancellor for Finance and Business Affairs, has announced the following schedule of official holidays and Administrative Leave Days for the 2016-2017 Academic Year:
- Sept. 5 – Labor Day
- Nov. 11 – Veterans Day
- Nov. 23 – Administrative Leave Day
- Nov. 24-25 – Thanksgiving holidays
- Dec. 19-23 – Administrative Leave Days
- Dec. 26 – Christmas Day holiday
- Dec. 27-30 – Administrative Leave Days
- Jan. 2 – New Year’s Day holiday
- Jan. 16 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
- March 10 – Administrative Leave Day
- May 29 – Memorial Day
- July 4 – Independence Day
Give, Snap, Share
When you donate $35 or more to Troy University to fund student scholarships, you’ll receive a TROY car or garden flag! Take it wherever you go—and take a snapshot of you waving your flag. Then post your flag photo on social media (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter) and tag with #TakeTROY. Learn more.