August has arrived and with it, the start of a new academic year is just around the corner. As is the case with the start of every new school year, there are several items and events of which you should be aware.
First, for those on the Troy Campus, you will notice, beginning today, some changes along streets on campus. Traffic planners and University officials are changing the traffic pattern near the lagoon to better reflect actual traffic usage.
The change will result in new stop signs for traffic, and motorists who use the routes are urged to use caution as the intersection changes become familiar. Specifically, at the intersection of McKinley Drive and East Madison Street, McKinley will gain a stop sign traveling east. Westbound traffic (that traffic flowing away from the Trojan Center) will not stop.
Also, McKinley Drive will stop at College Drive. Westbound traffic will have the right-of-way, while motorists on McKinley Drive and College Drive (entering the campus) will stop.
The changes are based on traffic count studies and designed to improve the flow of traffic leaving the campus, said Jeff Pack, a project manager with TROY’s Physical Plant.
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.
The convocation will also be available for viewing live at www.troy.edu/live.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
On the Troy Campus, volunteers are needed to welcome and assist students moving back to campus on Move-In Weekend, Aug. 13-14. Saturday hours will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., while Sunday hours will be 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Those wishing to volunteer should email Sara Jo Burks, including your name, t-shirt size and contact email.
Volunteers may check-in and receive their t-shirt at the Housing Office, 100 Shackelford Hall, on Friday, Aug. 12 or Saturday morning, Aug. 13. Volunteers will receive assigned work areas. For additional information, call 334-670-3346.
Surveying and Geomatics Sciences program earns national recognition
Troy University’s Surveying and Geomatics Sciences program is one of 10 in the nation to be honored with the Surveying Education Award by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES).
The award, which includes a $10,000 prize, recognizes programs that best reflect the organization’s mission to advance licensure for engineers and surveyors in order to safeguard the health, safety and welfare of the public. The award jury considered criteria such as student outcomes, student involvement, outreach and recruitment.
Football opens fall camp on Tuesday
Not that anyone is counting the days, but the Trojans will open the 2016 football season on Sept. 3 at 5 p.m. as they welcome Austin Peay to Veterans Memorial Stadium for the first of six home games this season. The team will open fall camp tomorrow. Read more.
Faculty and staff receive discounts on football season ticket packages. For details, contact the ticket office at 877-878-9467.
Fan Day is set for Aug. 20, and also that evening, the Football Kickoff Party will be held at 6 p.m. in Trojan Arena. For more information about the Kickoff Party, contact Hannah Mason at email@example.com or 334-670-3683.
Give, Snap, Share
TROY’s Give, Snap, Share campaign gained some recent media attention. The program is intended to raise money for student scholarships while also spreading the TROY brand. 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.