MEDIA ADVISORY: congressional debate set at Troy University

Posted: Wednesday, 16 April 2008

Congressional debate set at Troy University

Second Congressional District Debate at Troy Campus

April 21: Candidates in the race for the Second Congressional District seat being vacated by Rep. Terry Everett will participate in a candidate forum on the Troy Campus beginning scheduled for 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. in the Hawkins-Adams-Long Hall of Honor.

All candidates are expected to attend the forum sponsored by Troy University, AARP Alabama, WSFA-12 News in Montgomery and the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB).

Working members of the media are requested to be in place no later than 1 p.m. for this event. Special media parking will be available directly across University Avenue from the Hall of Honor in the Adams Administration Building “VIP” parking lot. The lot will be marked as reserved and is accessed from University Avenue.

Please contact the University Relations Office with any special coverage requirements your organization may require, and to confirm your attendance at the event.

Honors Convocation

April 21: The University’s Honors Convocation will begin at 7 p.m. in Claudia Crosby Theater. This convocation recognizes those students who have been awarded special academic, honorary and scholarship honors.

Mr. Al Head, executive director of the Alabama State Council on the Arts, will deliver the keynote address. Mr. Head, a member of the Troy University Class of 1971, was recently recognized by the University with its Distinguished Leadership Award.

In addition, the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Awards will be presented. The Sullivan Award, which is presented at select colleges and universities throughout the United States, recognizes recipients for their excellence of character, humanitarian service and spiritual qualities. The award has been presented annually to a male student, female student and one non-student at TROY since 1981. Students, faculty and staff nominate candidates for the award.

Also presented during the convocation will be the Ingalls Award for Excellence in Classroom Teaching. The Ingalls Award is given annually to the teacher on the Troy Campus who has “most diligently, effectively and cheerfully conducted his or her classes during the current academic year.” Students nominate faculty members for the award, and a committee of students and faculty advisers selects the recipient.

Sports Management Conference

April 17-18: The Southern Sports Management Conference will be conducted on the Troy Campus on the fourth floor of the R. Douglas Hawkins Stadium Tower at Movie Gallery Veterans Stadium. The conference begins at 12:30 p.m. Thursday and concludes at 2:30 p.m. on Friday.

Sherrie Myers, co-owner of the Montgomery Biscuits and Pro Sports Marketing, Inc., will be the keynote speaker at 1:40 p.m. Friday.