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This Week at TROY

This Week at TROY

News and information from around TROY

Five Troy University students were part of an archeological expedition that recently announced a major find in Ashkelon, Israel, that may provide clues to a Biblical mystery.

The Leon Levy Expedition, a 30-year excavation of Ashkelon, recently announced the discovery of what its archeologists believe to be the world's first discovered Philistine cemetery.

The discovery could reveal answers to questions about the origins of the Philistines, an ancient people who migrated to southern Israel thousands of years ago. Read more.

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    Upcoming Events
    • The Information Technology department offers a variety of ongoing training opportunities for faculty and staff. View upcoming training opportunities and register online.
    • The Department of Theatre and Dance will present Summer Spotlight Performance Intensive (Theatre and Dance) and Tech and Management Intensive camps this week on the Troy Campus. Read more.
    • The Phenix City Riverfront Campus will host the Alabama Water and Pollution Control Association’s annual short course school and conference today and Tuesday.
    • TROY will help welcome new students to the Trojan Nation through a series of Summer Send Off events this week with events in Cullman and Huntsville today, in Birmingham on Tuesday, in Prattville on Wednesday and in Auburn/Opelika and Montgomery on Thursday. For a complete listing of events or to RSVP to attend an event near you, visit
    • The Master of Social Work program at the Dothan Campus will hold its 2016 orientation session in Sony Hall beginning at 6 p.m. today.
    • The Phenix City Riverfront Campus will host the executive board meeting of the Alabama School Nutrition Association today.
    • The Phenix City Riverfront Campus will host a meeting of Aflac’s Policy Service Leadership Team, as well as a board meeting of the Crisis Center of Russell County on Wednesday. The Crisis Center of Russell County will also hold a training session for Assisting Foreign-born Victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault at the Riverfront Campus on Friday.
    • Employees from the Phenix City Campus will participate in a team-building event that involves whitewater rafting in new boats featuring the TROY logo on Friday, July 29.
    • The Davis Theatre for the Performing Arts on the Montgomery Campus will host PASH the Brand’s “A Night of Fashion” from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on July 30.
    • 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
    • Save the date: The Chancellor’s Invitational Golf Tournament will be held at Capitol Hill Golf Course in Prattville on Wednesday, Sept. 28. For more information contact: Bronda Denison at 334-670-5843,; Faith Ward at 334-670-3397,; or Meredith Welch at 334-670-5924,
    Congratulations to the following for their achievements:
    • Dr. Kern W. Craig, associate professor of political science, has received notification that his article, “Elementary and Secondary Education in America,” has been published in the Journal of Social Research and Policy. The paper was originally presented at the annual conference of the American Society for Public Administration in Chicago last spring.
    • Dr. Ernest Capozzoli’s article, “The Use of Electronic Marketing Channels for Disintermediation: A Historical Examination of Producers’ Behavior,” has been published in Business Quest, a journal of applied topics in business and economics.
    • Dr. Leora Waldner’s article, “New Cities of Color: Socioeconomic Differentiation between Majority-Minority New Cities and White New Cities,” co-authored by Dr. Russell Smith and Dr. Craig Richardson of Winston-Salem State University, has been accepted for publication in the Fall issue of State and Local Government Review.
    • Larry Percy has been honored with a first-place award in the 3-D category of the GAA 58th Annual Juried Show hosted by the Gadsden Museum of Art for his work, “Journeys to Holy Ghost Canyon XV/Arch 1 – Saggar fired earthenware.”

    If you have news of upcoming events or faculty/staff achievements, please send to or call (334) 268-9983.