TROY Symphony Band to perform student’s arrangement of ‘Star Spangled Banner’

Posted: Wednesday, 03 February 2016
Justin McCall

TROY - The Troy University Symphony Band, under the direction of Dr. Mark J. Walker, will perform a student's arrangement of the "Star Spangled Banner" at the 43rd Southeastern United States Clinic and Honor Bands.

The band's annual concert takes place Friday, Feb. 5 at 8 p.m. inside the Claudia Crosby Theater, which is free and open to the public.

Justin McCall, a 20-year-old junior from Prattville and the music department's head librarian, recently wrote an arrangement of the "Star Spangled Banner," his first attempt at writing for the symphony band.

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Chinese New Year celebration planned on the Troy Campus

Posted: Wednesday, 03 February 2016
Chinese New Year

TROY - Members of Troy University's Chinese Students and Scholars Association will celebrate Chinese New Year on the Troy Campus on Feb. 12 in the Trojan Center Ballrooms.

The annual event, also called Spring Festival, is open to the public and features traditional performances and food. Tickets to the event are $15 ($10 for students), and may be purchased from the International Program Office located in the basement of Hawkins Hall, in the Trojan Center ticket office and at the doors, which open at 5 p.m.

"This is the most important festival for the Chinese people and has more than 4,000 years of history," said Ruifeng Wang, CSSA’s president. "It is similar to Christmas in the West with families coming together to celebrate."

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Author, former inmate to discuss life story with TROY students

Posted: Monday, 01 February 2016

TROY – A leading national advocate on drug sentencing reform will speak at Troy University on Thursday, Feb. 4.

Kemba Smith, a rising college student at Hampton University who fell in love with a crack cocaine kingpin and landed in federal prison, uses her experiences to deliver a message about the consequences of life choices, and advocates for drug sentencing reform.

She speaks at 7 p.m. in the Trojan Center Ballrooms. The lecture is free and open to the public.

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Workshop takes aim at fraud in Wiregrass

Posted: Friday, 29 January 2016

DOTHAN - Troy University wants to help Wiregrass businesses combat fraud.

The Center for Entrepreneurship and Economic Innovation will present a workshop in February at the Dothan Campus aimed at showing small businesses how to battle the growing problem of fraud within the workplace.

The workshop, titled “Reducing Risks of Fraud and Corruption: Creating an Ethical Culture,” takes place Wednesday, Feb. 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Harrison Room in Malone Hall.

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Troy University to play host to Southeastern U.S. Band Clinic Feb. 4-6

Posted: Thursday, 28 January 2016

TROY - About 600 high school band students will take part in the 43rd annual Southeastern United States Concert Band Clinic and Honor Bands at Troy University Feb. 4-6.

The students, who represent 156 schools from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi and South Carolina, will receive instruction from internationally recognized clinicians and audition for inclusion in one of three honor bands.

"This music education weekend will feature a variety of events including concerts, rehearsals, scholarship auditions, and music education clinics," said Dr. Carla Gallahan, executive director of the Clinic. "Each of these events is designed to provide an educational and enriching music experience for all participants."

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Rosa Parks Museum to celebrate Parks’ birthday with free tours, special performances

Posted: Thursday, 28 January 2016

MONTGOMERY – Troy University's Rosa Parks Museum will celebrate Rosa Parks' birthday on Thursday, Feb. 4 by offering free tours and hosting special performances throughout the day.

Students from Montgomery's Bellingrath Middle School will offer jazz and vocal performances from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the museum's atrium, and Troy University theatre student Adira Burton of Gautier, Miss., will offer theatrical performances throughout the day, beginning at 9:30 a.m. in the Museum's auditorium. In addition, visitors will be able to enjoy a complimentary piece of birthday cake in honor of what would have been Mrs. Parks’ 103rd birthday.

"Mrs. Parks was an American hero and the Rosa Parks Museum at Troy University's Montgomery Campus is so excited to celebrate her legacy of courage on her birthday," said Dr. Felicia Bell, the museum's director. “We look forward to sharing a day of special activities with the public."

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Three Troy pieces to be performed at Alabama Dance Festival

Posted: Thursday, 28 January 2016

TROY - Three pieces from the Troy University dance production "Reflections" have been selected to represent the University at the Alabama Dance Festival from Jan. 29-31 at Samford University.

"Finding Our Way," choreographed by Kenzie Haynes, and "Return to Me," choreographed by Dominique Angel and Porter Grubbs, were chosen by a jury review for the New Works showcase at the festival.

"Together We…," choreographed by Kameron Porter, will be featured at the festival's closing workshop show.

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Dr. Iris Xu selected for Alabama World Languages Association’s Outstanding Administrator Award

Posted: Thursday, 28 January 2016

TROY – Dr. Iris Xu, Director of the Confucius Institute at Troy University, will be honored with the Alabama World Languages Association's Outstanding Administrator Award during the organization's conference awards luncheon on the Troy Campus on Jan. 30.

More than 200 language educators are expected to attend the organization's annual conference hosted by Troy University on Jan. 29-30. The conference will get under way on Jan. 29, with registration, pre-conference workshops and the official opening ceremony for the event.

The conference will continue on Saturday with language association chapter meetings, additional workshops and the awards luncheon beginning at 12:30 p.m. in the Trojan Center Ballrooms. Dr. Tommy Bice, State Superintendent of Education, will deliver in the keynote address, beginning at 1:30 p.m. in the Trojan Center Ballrooms.

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Troy University Theatre and Dance production selected for regional competition

Posted: Wednesday, 27 January 2016

TROY - A production of the Troy University Department of Theatre and Dance has been selected for regional competition in the Kennedy Center's American College Theater Festival.

TROY students will perform "29," a faculty-written musical, in the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival Region IV contest, which takes place Feb. 2-6 at the College of Charleston in Charleston, S.C.

Sixty-five participating productions in the Southeast were considered for inclusion in the regional festival, with "29" making it to the final field of six.

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