Dasinger named dean of College of Education at Troy University

Posted: Tuesday, 06 December 2016
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TROY - Dr. Royce H. "Hank" Dasinger has been named dean of the College of Education at Troy University.

Dr. Dasinger has more than 30 years of experience in education and training and currently serves as president of Ingram State Technical College, the state's only educational institution providing postsecondary career and technical education only to incarcerated adults and eligible parolees.

"Troy University was founded as an institution to educate and prepare teachers, and it is still very much at the heart of our mission today," said Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., Chancellor. "We are pleased to announce that Dr. Dasinger will be joining us as dean of our College of Education. The breadth of his experience and proven leadership skills make him well equipped to lead our education faculty, staff and students."

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'Sounds of the Season' concert Thursday at Troy University

Posted: Wednesday, 30 November 2016

TROY - Troy University's John M. Long School of Music presents "Sounds of the Season," an annual concert that heralds the holiday season.

The concert is slated for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, in Claudia Crosby Theater on the Troy Campus, and is free and open to the public. A ceremony to light the campus Christmas Tree by the Student Government Association immediately follows the concert on the theater's plaza.

The production, entitled "Illuminations," will feature performances by the Symphony Band, Collegiate Singers, Troy Theatre Ensemble, Concert Chorale, frequency, Gospel Choir, Jazz Ensemble, POPulus, an Irish Duo, and faculty soloists, said Dr. Larry Blocher, Dean of the College of Communication and Fine Arts and director of the School of Music.

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Watershed Authority partners with TROY for walking trail growth in Janice Hawkins Cultural Arts Park

Posted: Monday, 28 November 2016
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TROY - A $5,000 grant from the Choctawhatchee, Pea and Yellow Rivers Watershed Management Authority will help Troy University continue to fight invasive species of plants and help build walking trails in the Janice Hawkins Cultural Arts Park.

The grant was presented Nov. 28 to TROY Chancellor Dr. Jack Hawkins Jr. by Authority Board member Randy Hale, Authority Board Chairman and Enterprise Mayor Kenneth Boswell, and Authority Executive Director Barbara Gibson.

Mark Salmon, Director of the University's Physical Plant, said TROY is grateful for the continued support of the Authority, and that work will continue on the improvement of the area south of the new amphitheater.

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Small business workshops coming to Dothan

Posted: Monday, 21 November 2016

The first is a free seminar conducted by the Alabama Department of Revenue focusing on state taxes. The "B.E.S.T" Business Essentials for State Taxpayers Seminar is slated for 1:30 p.m. on Dec. 1 in the University's Continuing Education Center, Room 206 Adams Hall.

ADOR specialists conduct B.E.S.T. Seminars, which include a brief but comprehensive overview of Alabama's business taxes, the business owner's tax obligations, and the forms that are required, as well as information on electronic filing and other requirements. Presenters cover a variety of state tax information topics, including employer withholding taxes, state and local sales taxes, property taxes, and business licensing requirements. The B.E.S.T. Seminars help new business owners navigate through unfamiliar tax complexities while updating current business owners on tax law changes.

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TROY vocal jazz ensemble to present free concert Nov. 29

Posted: Thursday, 17 November 2016
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TROY - Troy University's vocal jazz ensemble, frequency, will perform a free concert Tuesday, Nov. 29 at 7 p.m. in the Long Hall Choral Room.

The ensemble will perform a capella versions of "Where is Love?" and "This Christmas," as well as Bon Iver's "Holocene," "Pure Imagination," Keb' Mo's "Let Your Light Shine" (soloist Michael Anderson), Extreme's "More than Words" (soloist Lorren Shaffer), and Stevie Wonder's "Don't You Worry ‘Bout a Thing" (soloist Tanner Lloyd).

Dr. Diane Orlofsky, Director of frequency, said the current group's inspirations include Pentatonix, Groove for Thought, Accent and Pacific Standard Time.

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Air War College professor Sorenson to address Alabama World Affairs Council on Nov. 15

Posted: Monday, 14 November 2016
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MONTGOMERY - Dr. David S. Sorenson, chair of the Department of International Security and professor of international security studies at the Air War College, Air University, will address the Alabama World Affairs Council on Tuesday, Nov. 15 at Troy University Montgomery.

The presentation, "A Requiem for Syria," will be in the Gold Room, located on the second floor of Whitley Hall, beginning with a reception at 5:30 p.m. The presentation is free to members of the Alabama World Affairs Council and $20 for guests.

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Troy University, Phenix City officials unveil statue of Phoenix along city's Riverwalk

Posted: Thursday, 10 November 2016

PHENIX CITY – Troy University and officials from Phenix City and Russell County officially dedicated a statue of the Phoenix on the banks of the Chattahoochee River on Wednesday as a gift from the University to the people of the Chattahoochee Valley.

The statue, which stands more than seven feet tall, was created by internationally renowned Chinese sculptor, Dr. Huo Bao Zhu and is located on the Phenix City Riverwalk near the University's Phenix City Riverfront Campus.

A friend of Troy University, Huo Bao Zhu's work can be seen at all of the University's Alabama campuses, including the Phenix City Riverfront Campus in the form of the Trojan Warrior statue. Last week, the University dedicated the Janice Hawkins Cultural Arts Park on the Troy Campus that is home to 200 terracotta warriors created by the artist.

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Troy University recognized for service to military students

Posted: Thursday, 10 November 2016

TROY - Troy University has once again been saluted by two national organizations for its service the U.S. military.

"Military Advanced Education and Transition" has named TROY as a "Top School" in its 2017 Guide to Colleges and Universities, an honor awarded to institutions with the very best practices in military- and veteran-supportive education.

Military Times has listed TROY 38th nationally in its "Best for Vets: Colleges 2017" rankings. Military Times bases rankings on a survey of services provided to military-related students by colleges and universities, while also compiling data from the Veterans Affairs and Defense departments, as well as IPEDS Data Center, College Scorecard data and the Cohort Default Rate Database.

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TROY Symphony Band concert is Sunday

Posted: Thursday, 10 November 2016
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TROY - The Troy University Symphony Band will perform a concert Sunday, Nov. 13 in Claudia Crosby Theater on the Troy Campus.

Director of Bands Dr. Mark Walker said this fall's concert, which is free and open to the public, features a variety of music including works by composers Hindemith, Debussy, Arnold, Giroux, and Halvorsen. In addition, senior music education major Marissa Stanfill, of Panama City, Fla., will be the featured performer in "Premiere Rhapsody" by Claude Debussy.

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Rosa Parks Museum to open 'Veterans' Voices' exhibit with reception

Posted: Thursday, 10 November 2016

MONTGOMERY - Troy University's Rosa Parks Museum will open a new exhibit featuring the artwork of local veterans with a reception on Thursday, Nov. 10 at 6 p.m. in the museum's gallery.

The artwork featured in the exhibit has been created by local veterans, who, over the last seven weeks, have worked with local artist Mark Montoya to discover the healing properties provided through artwork. Montoya, a Montgomery native, is a decorative painter and landscape designer, who also is an active volunteer in the community.

The show will officially open on Veterans Day on Friday, and can be viewed free of charge during normal operating hours, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. The exhibit will be on display through the first week of January.

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