This Week at TROY
News and information from around TROY
All full-time, eligible employees are reminded that the Open Enrollment period for benefits begins today and runs through Nov. 7. If you have changes to your benefits from 2016, you must make those changes during this Open Enrollment period. If you have no changes, you will not have to take any action. However, if you want to participate in Flex Spending Account, you must make your selection for the amount you wish deducted during this Open Enrollment period. Learn more.
Third annual water resources conference to begin Wednesday
Troy University will host the third annual TROY Water Resource Management and Economics Conference Wednesday through Friday in Phenix City. National and regional water experts will focus on the critical current legal and planning issues in water resource management, and how it impacts the region.
A part of the Sorrell College of Business at TROY, the Center for Resource Economics leads the conference themed this year as “Building Sustainable Bridges.” All meetings take place at the Courtyard by Marriott, adjacent to the Phenix City Riverfront Campus. Read more.
French cinema comes to Troy Campus
The Tournées Film Festival will make its home at Troy University for the next three weeks and offer students an insight into French cinema.
The Troy University Library and the College of Communication and Fine Arts will show six films during the series, which began on Tuesday, Oct. 11, and continues through Thursday, Nov. 3. Read more.
- 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 English Department will present its 41st Forum on Language and Literature at 3:30 p.m., today, in room 164 of Smith Hall on the Troy Campus. Dr. Patricia Waters, assistant professor of English, will present “Book Arts and Mail Art, Playing with Paper.” The forum is organized by Katona D. Weddle and Dr. Ben P. Robertson of the English Department.
- The Rosa Parks Museum will present a community forum on human trafficking at 6 p.m. on Tuesday. Read more.
- The Alabama World Affairs Council will present Jennifer M. Harris, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Affairs, beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday in the Whitley Hall Gold Room on the Montgomery Campus. Harris will discuss the role of trade, investment and economic diplomacy in a presentation on “Geoeconomics.” Read more.
- Trojan Outreach and Student Services with support from the Troy Regional Medical Center are sponsoring a free Health Fair from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday for faculty, staff and students. The fair, which will take place in the Trojan Center Ballrooms on the Troy Campus, will include resources and vendors within the Troy community, including sleep analysis, glucose and cholesterol testing, vital sign assessments, health risk assessments and more.
- TROY football travels to Mobile on Thursday to take on South Alabama. Kickoff is set for 6:30 p.m., and the game will be televised on ESPNU.
- The TROY softball team will host Southern Union for a double header at the TROY Softball Complex on Friday. The first game is set for 4 p.m.
- Troy University Libraries, the Department of Modern Language and Classics and Pragda will present “El Pais del Miedo” as a part of the Spanish Film Festival at 4 p.m. on Oct. 27, in room 129 of Bibb Graves Hall.
- SAVE THE DATE: Troy University will pay tribute to the military during its annual Military Appreciation football game on Nov. 12. The Trojans will take on Appalachian State at Veterans Memorial Stadium. Military can receive free admission to the game, but tickets must be obtained in advance. Current military I.D. must be shown at the TROY Ticket Office. Discounted tickets are available for military family members for $8. Tickets must be pre-purchased online at www.tickets.troytrojans.com, by phone at 877-878-9467 or in person at the ticket office. The promotional code “MIL” should be used when purchasing Military Appreciation Game tickets.
- In coordination with the Military Appreciation football game, the TROY for Troops Committee will once again sponsor “The Drop” on Nov. 12, three hours prior to kickoff. The purpose of the event is to raise money for both current and endowed scholarships for men and women who have served our country or for spouses of those currently serving. A parachutist will land on a grid on the football practice field. Tickets are $20 per square. The winning square will win $1,000. To learn more or purchase tickets, contact the Office of Development at 334-670-3608.
- SAVE THE DATE: The 22nd annual Helen Keller Lecture series will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 14, in the Claudia Crosby Theater on the Troy Campus. The event will feature a performance choreographed by world-renowned dancer Adria Ferrali.
- The Charles Brooks Political Cartoon exhibit will be on display in the Everett Hall Art Gallery on the Dothan Campus through Nov. 15.
Congratulations to the following for their achievements:
- Alan D. Campbell, associate professor of accounting at the Montgomery Campus, presented “The Exclusion for Meals and Lodging” at the Accounting & Business Show sponsored by the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Sept. 28. As a member of the Accounting & Business Show Committee, he also served as the moderator for three sessions.
- Beverly West Leach, MFA, lecturer in Art and Design, has three photo collages accepted into an international exhibition at the Vermont Center for Photography in Brattleboro, VT . This exhibition runs through the end of November.