Homecoming Week has officially arrived at Troy University. The Trojans will face the Georgia State Panthers on Saturday, Oct. 15. Kickoff is set for 2:30 p.m. in Veterans Memorial Stadium.
Sam Moody, Student Government Association Vice-President of Campus Activities, said the theme, “The Trojan Games: A Beacon to the World,” reflects both the international spirit demonstrated by the Summer Olympics and the 50th anniversary of Greek life at TROY. Read more.
Four to be honored as Alumni of the Year
Troy University will honor four alumni as Alumni of the Year during its Oct. 15 homecoming game at Veterans Memorial Stadium.
Charles "Chuck" Ash, James Wiley Locklar, Dr. Imogene Mixson and Dr. Yves Sucaet will be honored during a halftime ceremony as the Trojans welcome Sun Belt Conference foe Georgia State for a 2:30 p.m. kick. Read more.
Scholarship established in memory of alumnus Mizell
A scholarship has been established to honor and memorialize former Troy Trojan football player, Alumni Board member and T-Club president Eric Mizell, who died Monday, Oct. 3.
“Eric loved his family and Troy University, and he loved kids from all walks of life,” said T-Club Vice President Julius Pittman. “Eric would have been deeply moved knowing he could help kids in this way.”
Pittman said Mizell’s wife, Tiffaney, had requested the scholarship be established for people who wanted to memorialize her husband in a way other than sending flowers to the funeral service.
Those wishing to make a donation to the Eric Mizell Scholarship may direct their donations to: T Club – Eric Mizell Scholarship, Alumni House, 100 Highland Ave.,Troy, AL 36082. Checks should be made payable to the Troy University Foundation, and in the memo line noted “Eric Mizell Scholarship.”
‘Almost Sunrise’ screening set for tonight
The Troy University Library and Office of Civic Engagement will screen the film “Almost Sunrise” on at 6 p.m. today in the Claudia Crosby Theater as a part of the Southern Circuit Film Series offered this academic year.
“Almost Sunrise” is geared towards veterans, active and future military personnel and follows two Iraq veterans, Tom Voss and Anthony Anderson, both tormented by depression for years after they returned home and pushed to the edge of suicide. The two embark on an extraordinary journey -- a 2,700 mile walk across the country from Wisconsin to California -- in order to reflect on their haunting experiences of war and to ultimately save themselves. The film brings to light the emotional, psychological and physical trauma that many veterans face.
Filmmaker Michael Collins will be in attendance at the screening. A short meet and greet at 5:30 p.m. in the Crosby Theater Lobby will precede the screening. Additionally, Mr. Collins will entertain questions at the conclusion of the film.
Learn more about “Almost Sunrise.”
Fraternity comes to the aid of professor
The Pi Kappa Phi fraternity called on the Troy University family this week to help bring aid to one of its own after a tragedy.
Three weeks ago, Joseph Arnold, a professor on the Troy Campus, received a call that his home had burned to the ground and with it a piece of equipment that is vital to his quality of life—his eSight. Arnold is blind, and this device allows him to see; however, his insurance company would not cover the costs to replace this sight-giving, electronic pair of glasses. Read more.
Confucius Institute hosts Southeast Chinese Language Association Conference
More than 100 Chinese language professors, teachers, policy makers and administrators from 25 universities, colleges and school districts in 13 states attended the 6th annual Conference of Southeast Chinese Language Association on Friday and Saturday at TROY’s Montgomery Campus.
The event was sponsored by the Center for International Languages & Cultures (CILC), Confucius Institute (CI) at Troy University, Chinese language programs from Troy University and Alabama Chinese Language Teachers Association (ACLTA).
In addition to hearing from keynote speakers and attending workshops, participants also took part in tours of the Confucius Institute on the Troy Campus, Old Alabama Town, The Rosa Parks Museum, the First White House of the Confederacy and the State Capitol.