Posted: Monday, 26 October 2009

Alabama Educational Leadership Hall of Fame

Wednesday, Oct. 28: Dr. Sandra Sims-deGraffenried, who retired from AASB in 2007 after 19 years as executive director, will be installed in the Alabama Educational Leadership Hall of Fame in a ceremony at 1 p.m. in Hawkins Hall on the Troy Campus.

Media parking for this event will be provided on the Hawkins Hall circle drive, accessed from Collegedale Avenue. Please contact the University Relations Office for any special coverage needs.

Final New Harmonies lecture and concert scheduled

Thursday, Oct. 29: Dr. Alan Brown will present “Songs of Slavery: Black Folk Songs from Alabama” at 10 a.m. in the Trojan Center Theater as part of the “New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music” exhibition, in cooperation with the Troy-Pike Cultural Arts Complex. The exhibit is a Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibit sponsored by the Alabama Humanities Foundation’s Museum on Main Street program.

Tuesday, Nov. 3: The Troy University Gospel Choir and Community Gospel Choir will provide a concert on the Square in downtown Troy from 5:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.

Author Janisse Ray to speak on Troy University

Thursday, Nov. 5: Janisse Ray, the author of the University’s Common Reading Initiative book “Ecology of a Cracker Childhood,” will be on the Troy Campus . She will meet with the University Orientation Class from 8 a.m. – 8:50 a.m., an English Composition class from 11:30 a.m. – Noon and will conduct a public reading from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. in the Trojan Center Theater. The reading, and a reception and book signing event immediately following the lecture, is open to the public.