TROY and LBW sign agreement

Posted: Wednesday, 17 September 2014
TROY partners with LBW

ANDALUSIA - Troy University and Lurleen B. Wallace Community College officials signed an agreement today that would enable transfer students to complete their associate degree while pursuing their bachelor's degree.

The Reverse Transfer agreement permits former LBW students who transfer to Troy University to transfer eligible credits back to LBW for the purpose of attaining an associate degree. Students qualified for reverse transfer will have earned at least 15 semester credit hours from LBW, will have earned at least three semester credit hours from Troy University, and will be in good standing at both institutions.

Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., Chancellor of Troy University, said there has always been a strong link between the Alabama Community College System and TROY. Nearly 450 current TROY students formerly attended LBW.

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Troy University congratulates alumnus Bennie Adkins on receiving the Medal of Honor

Posted: Tuesday, 16 September 2014
Command Sgt. Maj. Bennie G. Adkins

TROY - A Troy University alumnus, retired Command Sgt. Maj. Bennie G. Adkins, received the Medal of Honor from President Obama on Monday, Sept. 15, during a ceremony at the White House.

Troy University leaders said that Adkins, who holds three degrees from TROY, is an outstanding example of courage and dedication.

"It is often said that freedom is not free. Command Sergeant Major Bennie Adkins proved the validity of this statement by demonstrating great courage under fire," said Troy University Chancellor Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr. "He is a credit to his nation's military, a credit to Alabama and a credit to Troy University. We are very proud of his heroic and courageous action under devastating circumstances, and we are very proud that he is a Troy University Trojan."

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TROY Chancellor recognized by Humanities Foundation

Posted: Monday, 15 September 2014
Fall Service Days

TROY - The Alabama Humanities Foundation has named Troy University Chancellor Jack Hawkins Jr. the recipient of its Wayne Greenhaw Service Award.

The award is given in recognition of a past or present board member for outstanding service to the Foundation. It will be presented on Oct. 6 during the organization's annual awards luncheon.

Dr. Hawkins has served on the AHF board and has hosted AHF institutes, workshops and other functions at Troy University, in addition to providing funding to the Foundation through his work with the Daniel Foundation.

"At the core of a civilized society you find the humanities. I am humbled to be recognized by the Alabama Humanities Foundation. Wayne Greenhaw was a personal friend and I am honored to receive an award which bears his name." Dr. Hawkins said.

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Troy University, City of Troy to kick off 'Big Read' on Sept. 16

Posted: Friday, 12 September 2014

TROY - Troy University will kick off the National Endowment for the Arts' Big Read with an event at the Johnson Center for the Arts in downtown Troy on Sept. 16 beginning at 7 p.m.

Made possible through an NEA grant to Troy University, The Big Read program is designed to revitalize the role of reading in American culture by exposing citizens to great works of literature and encouraging them to read for pleasure and enrichment. TROY is one of 77 nonprofit organizations nationwide, and the only one in Alabama, to receive a grant to host a Big Read project.

In support of TROY's Quality Enhancement Plan, "Creating a Culture of Engaged Reading," the University will involve students, faculty and staff and the community in discussions and activities centered on Ray Bradbury's classic, "Fahrenheit 451," which will also serve as the University's year-long Common Reader selection for entering students. "Big Read" activities are being planned from September to November.

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TROY, Alabama Humanities Foundation to present SUPER Teacher Workshop on World War I

Posted: Thursday, 11 September 2014

TROY - Troy University, in partnership with the Alabama Humanities Foundations, will present a one-day School and University Partners for Educational Renewal (SUPER) Teacher Workshop focused on World War I on Sept. 19 on the Troy Campus.

The workshop, "World War I: The Unknown War on the Eastern Front," will begin at 8 a.m. in the Hawkins-Adams-Long Hall of Honor. Pre-registration is required and the registration deadline is Sept. 17. For additional information or to register online, go to http://www.alabamahumanities.org/apply-now-for-september-super-teacher-workshop/. Continuing Education Units will be provided for participants.

Designed to provide an in-depth study on the Alabama home front in World War I, the workshop will equip K-12 teachers with historical and cultural resources, curriculum integration strategies and techniques, digital media resources and valuable literature to share with their students.

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TROY's Hall School of Journalism and Communication to host annual high school journalism workshop

Posted: Thursday, 11 September 2014

TROY - More than 400 high school students from throughout the state are expected to take part in the Hall School of Journalism and Communication's annual journalism workshop on Sept. 25 at Troy University.

J-Day, as the event is known, provides high school students the opportunity to experience the journalism and communication world through a series of informative and practical workshops. The main goal for J-Day is to give future college students a better understanding of the journalism and communication career field.

"J-Day has been around for more than 20 years," said Dr. Jeff Spurlock, Director of Hall School of Journalism and Communication. "It provides a series of workshops to help high school students and advisers get educated about journalism and communication."

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Popular children's series The Magic Tree House coming to W.A. Gayle Planetarium

Posted: Tuesday, 09 September 2014

MONTGOMERY - A new full-dome planetarium movie based on the popular children's book series the Magic Tree House can be seen at the W.A. Gayle Planetarium starting this month.

"Magic Tree House: Space Mission" is based on the best-selling series by Mary Pope Osborne. The film sends sibling adventurers Jack and Annie on a fun-filled journey to discover the secrets of the sun, moon, planets and space travel, and includes an appearance by former NASA astronaut and Montgomery-native Kathryn C. Thornton.

The film will now be a permanent addition to the W.A. Gayle Planetarium's library of programming and will be shown to visiting school groups and during public shows, said Planetarium Director Rick Evans.

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Troy University students to take part in Fall Service Days Sept. 11-13

Posted: Monday, 08 September 2014
Fall
			Service Days

TROY - Troy University students will fan out in and around Troy Sept. 11-13 to take part in various community service projects during the University's Fall Days of Service.

Sponsored by the University's Office of Service Learning and Civic Engagement, the event helps various local agencies in need of volunteer assistance while providing TROY students with the opportunity to become involve and active in community service. The event is held in conjunction with the Sept. 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance, which got its start from grassroots efforts following the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and was officially designated by Congress in 2009.

For Troy University, the goal of the event is to strengthen the community by meeting local needs, said Jonathan Cellon, coordinator of service learning and civic engagement.

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Troy University to play host to annual Band Day on Sept. 13

Posted: Monday, 09 September 2014

TROY – More than 1,600 middle school and high school band members will perform alongside the Sound of the South marching band during Troy University's annual Band Day on Sept. 13.

The students represent 33 schools from Alabama, Florida and Georgia and will join the Sound of the South in a special halftime performance during TROY's home game against Abilene Christian University. Kickoff for the game is set for 6 p.m. Game tickets are available for purchase online at www.troytrojans.com or by calling 1-877-878-9467.

The annual event, which began in 1998, provides band students the opportunity to experience performing at the collegiate level.

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Arkansas artist presents 'Altars of Transition' at Troy University

Posted: Friday, 29 August 2014
Dr. Larry Blocher

TROY - Troy University's Department of Art and Design is hosting a transmedia art exhibit by Arkansas artist, Bryan Alexis.

The exhibit is being held in Malone Gallery on the Troy Campus and will run through Thursday, Oct. 2. The exhibit, comprised of a series of six sculptures collectively titled "Altars of Transitions," can be viewed Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. or by appointment.

According to Alexis, the series of three-dimensional altar pieces mark signal points in his lifetime where he had to "put away childish things" in order to move to the next phase of his life.

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Troy University, Southern Union State Community College sign Reverse Transfer agreement

Posted: Thursday, 28 August 2014

MONTGOMERY - Troy University and Southern Union State Community College officials signed an agreement today that would enable transfer students to complete their associate's degree while pursuing their bachelor's degree.

The Reverse Transfer agreement permits former Southern Union students who transfer to Troy University to transfer eligible credits back to Southern Union State Community College for the purpose of attaining an associate degree. Students qualified for reverse transfer will have earned at least 15 semester credit hours from Southern Union State Community College, will have earned at least three semester credit hours from Troy University, and will be in good standing at both institutions.

Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., Chancellor of Troy University, said there has always been a strong link between the Alabama Community College System and TROY. Nearly 500 current TROY students formerly attended Southern Union.

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