MEDIA ADVISORY: Events this week

Posted: Tuesday, 03 June 2008

China’s Earthquake impacted TROY students

June 6: At 11 a.m., TROY student and Republic of China national Zeng Kailin will present “China’s Earthquake: Personal Experiences.” At home in the Chinese province hardest hit by the May 12 earthquake, Kailin will detail his daily life since the earthquake with a slide show and talk in Room 103 of the General Academic Building. He will take questions following his presentation.

Girls State convenes at TROY

June 8 – 13: Nearly 350 Alabama high school junior girls will call Troy University home June 8 - 13, as Girls State convenes for its ninth year on the campus. A mission of the American Legion Auxiliary, the program provides the opportunity for students to participate in a hands-on citizenship training program that spans more than 50 years in Alabama and 60 years nationally.

A complete schedule of Girls State activities is located in our Media Room at

Various opportunities exist for coverage of the event, as well as notable state, county and local officials during this event. Please contact the Office of University Relations for any special coverage requirements. Also be aware that the Girls State staff will also have media affairs people available to assist you.

Youth Leadership Forum held at TROY

June 8 – 12: Troy University will host 35 high school delegates with disabilities for the Alabama Governor’s Youth Leadership Forum, June 8-12, on the Troy Campus. Delegates will take part in a variety of leadership and team-building exercises throughout the week and will travel to the Alabama State House and the State Capitol on Wednesday, June 11, to meet with Gov. Bob Riley and other state officials to learn about state government and the legislative process.

University Relations Notes The University Relations Office will be closed Wednesday, June 4 for a staff development seminar. Please direct any inquiries on Wednesday to Clif Lusk at 3342689982 or Andy Ellis at 334-268-9983.