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This Week at TROY

This Week at TROY

News and information from around TROY

For football fans, this is the week for which you have been waiting. In the spirit of the football season, TROY Student Government Association officers and T-Roy joined representatives from other colleges and universities at the State Capitol on Friday as Gov. Robert Bentley proclaimed Friday, Sept. 2 as College Colors Day.

Supported in Alabama by the Higher Education Partnership, College Colors Day is a national celebration dedicated to promoting the traditions and spirit that make the college experience great by encouraging people across America to wear apparel of their favorite college or university throughout the day. Additionally, the Higher Education Partnership works to use College Colors Day as an opportunity to advocate for higher education through increased public awareness, and to celebrate the achievements of colleges and universities, acknowledging their fundamental importance.

Be sure to show your Trojan Warrior Spirit on Friday by wearing your TROY colors.

Lending a helping hand to flood victims

Troy University athletics is leading an effort to help the victims of the recent flooding in Louisiana. Monetary donations, bottled water, non-perishable food items, clothing, linens and towels and various household items will be collected.

Those wishing to make donations may do so in room 215 of the Trojan Center or in the Tine W. Davis Field House on the Troy Campus.

Troy fraternity earns top honors

A Troy University fraternity is once again the top chapter in the nation. The Kappa Beta Chapter of Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity was recognized with the national organization's 2016 Top Chapter Award during the ATO's 82nd Biennial Congress in Charlotte, N.C. in August. A year ago, the chapter celebrated its 10-year anniversary at TROY. Read more.

Troy Campus to add new sorority

The National Panhellenic Conference sororities have seen tremendous growth over the past three years, going from an average size of 95 to 195 members.

In September, three sororities will visit the Troy Campus to give presentations for selection as a new sorority. Visits include Alpha Chi Omega on Thursday, Gamma Phi Beta on Sept. 8 and Alpha Omicron Pi on Sept. 15. The new sorority will be selected by Oct. 6. Alumnae of these groups are welcome to contact the Panhellenic Advisor, Barbara Patterson, bpatters@troy.edu or 334-670-3204, for more information.

    Upcoming Events
    • Information Technology has several upcoming training opportunities available, many of which are available both on-site and via WebEx. Learn more and register online for upcoming sessions.
    • The Phenix City Riverfront Campus will host a meeting of the Graduate Nursing Faculty today.
    • TROY volleyball will have a busy week, hosting matches against Southeastern Louisiana at 6 p.m. on Tuesday before hosting the Trojan Invitational beginning on Friday at noon against Southern and Valparaiso at 7 p.m. The team will close out the tournament on Saturday at 9 a.m. with a match against New Mexico State.
    • The Dothan Campus will host the Spark Theater After-School Class on Tuesday and Wednesday.
    • TROY soccer will host Alabama State at 7 p.m. Tuesday before closing out the week on the road at UT Martin on Friday.
    • Participants in the RiverCity Foundry StartUp Accelerator will make their presentations to investors on Thursday at the Phenix City Riverfront Campus.
    • The Phenix City Riverfront Campus will sponsor an open house on Thursday in celebration of the City of Phenix City’s first Riverfront Fall Festival series, which will include live music, a laser light show and activities for children.
    • The TROY football team will open the season on Saturday, hosting Austin Peay at 5 p.m.
    • TROY Cross Country will take part in the Doc Anderson Invitational on Saturday in Dothan.
    • The Confucius Institute will offer Chinese language classes for adults and children in Montgomery, beginning in September. Read more.
    • The Rosa Parks Museum has been selected to participate in the Smithsonian Institute’s Museum Day Live event on Sept. 24. The museum will be offering free admission to those who present a Museum Day Live ticket, which is free. In addition to free admission, the Rosa Parks Museum will be streaming a live broadcast of the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. This event will also be free and open to the public with or without a Museum Day Live ticket. Learn more or download a free Museum Day Live ticket.
    • Career Services will host its fall All Majors Career Fair on Wednesday, Sept. 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Sartain Hall. Faculty are asked to encourage their students to attend and to incorporate the fair into their syllabus or allow for extra credit if possible. Free professional headshots will be taken and a sign-in sheet can be set up if the professor chooses. Students can view attending employers in Trojan LINK. Examples include: Great Southern Wood, CGI, Georgia-Pacific, Honda, Hyundai, Max Federal Credit Union, WSFA, Powersouth, etc. For more information, please call the Office of Career Services at 334-670-3217 or troycareer@troy.edu.
    • 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, bdenison@troy.edu; Faith Ward at 334-670-3397, fward@troy.edu; or Meredith Welch at 334-670-5924, events@troy.edu.
    Congratulations to the following for their achievements:
    • For the second month in a row, Joseph Brame, a student affairs specialist on the Montgomery Campus, has won the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce’s Ambassador of the Month award for July.
    • Congratulations to the following employees who retire effective Sept. 1: Helen Frost and Theresa White.

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