Troy University to Celebrate Heritage Week

Posted: Friday, 04 April 2008

DOTHAN - Troy University will celebrate Heritage Week on the Dothan Campus the week of April 14 through 18. TROY students, alumni and members of the community are invited to join in the celebration. All Heritage Week activities are free and open to the public.

The week of activities kicks off on Monday, April 14 with the John Woodham Memorial Lecture Series. Dr. Gary Mullen, of Auburn University, will speak on the life and works of Philip Henry Gosse, a 19th century naturalist and artist. The event will be held at 6:30 p.m. in Sony Hall.

Tuesday, April 15 the University will hold its annual Health and Wellness Fair. Area healthcare representatives will be on campus to provide a variety of free health screenings. The fair is schedule for 9 a.m. to noon in the Harrison Room, which is located in Malone Hall.

The annual Spring Picnic is Thursday, April 17. Come join TROY students, faculty and staff for lunch on the lawn from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. WOOF FM will be on campus providing music. The Student Government Association also has a variety of games and activities planned. Night students are invited to pick up dinner before heading to class. Meals will be served from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

On Friday, the University will conduct its Spirit of Service Project from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Volunteers are welcome to join University staff and students in a clean up of the Campus Trails, which are located behind Malone Hall. The trails, which are open to bikers and walkers from the community, will also be the site of this year’s March of Dimes March for Babies, which is schedule for 9 a.m. on April 26.

Heritage Week culminates with the Spring Honors Convocation at Calvary Baptist Church in Dothan. Friday, April 18 at 6 p.m. the University will honor more than 40 of its top students.

For more information about Heritage Week events, contact Inga Oberst at 334-983-6556, ext. 1-217.