MEDIA ADVISORY UPDATE: Crane lift of College of Education Building palladium

Posted: Friday, 26 September 2008

UPDATE: Crane lift of College of Education Building palladium

Sept. 29: A process to place the palladium atop Jack Hawkins Jr. Hall at Troy University will begin at 7 a.m. This will substantially complete the exterior construction phase of the new building that will house the College of Education, a process that began with the demolition of Dill Hall.

The actual lifting of the structure approximately 175 feet in the air is expected to commence at 7:30 a.m. At the longest, the process will take one hour to complete, but, depending on wind conditions, could be over in 30 minutes.

Media are requested to set up in front of the building on University Avenue (on the “Thinker” statue side of the street, or another angle is possible from the Sartain Hall side of the building. The crane will be positioned in front of the building. The palladium structure will be lifted from the front side of the building. Please be aware that University Avenue will be closed during this process. We will attempt to provide access to media vehicles to the Shackleford Quad, but this process may change depending on construction requirements. If the Shackleford Quad is inaccessible, parking may be found near Smith Hall on the street in front of the main Quad, or in the Sartain Hall parking lot, or in front of Pace Hall.

Financial crisis subject of lecture

Sept. 29: The Troy University Sorrell College of Business and Troy Bank and Trust will host a public forum entitled: “Understanding The Financial Crisis” from 5:30 pm until 7 pm in the Community Room at Troy Bank & Trust, 1000 Hwy 231 Bypass (next to Lowe’s).

Mr. Robert Earl Stewart, associate professor of finance, at Troy University and Dr. Judson Edwards, associate professor of economics, are the presenters. Mr. Stewart will discuss the current state of the financial markets and explain the impact of the mortgage crisis on the banking system. Dr. Edwards will present data on current economic trends and remark on the general conditions of the national and state economy.

To cover this event, or to schedule an interview with Mr. Stewart or Dr. Edwards, please contact the University Relations Office at 334-670-3196, or via email at