Apply Now for Fall 2008 Scholarships at Troy University

Posted: Thursday, 31 January 2008

DOTHAN – The deadline to apply for Troy University scholarships is approaching at the Dothan Campus. Students have until March 3 at 5:30 p.m. to turn in completed scholarship applications.

TROY offers academic, leadership and need-based awards at the Dothan Campus and the Fort Rucker Location. Scholarships to be awarded for the 2008-2009 academic year include: Junior College Transfer, Vice Chancellor’s, Associate Provost, Dean’s, Student Affairs, Robert M. Paul Memorial, Douglas C. Patterson Leadership, Phi Theta Kappa Transfer, Jack R. Sublette Memorial, Broughton W. and Marion R. Connell Memorial Leadership, Gulf South Communications, Sumter Hilman Majors, Jr. Memorial, George H. Malone Memorial, George Y. and Johnnie R. Malone Perpetual Memorial, Edgar Bernard McDaniel Memorial, Ruth Elizabeth LaPointe Milner, National Alumni Association and Jim and Glenda Rose.

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Discounted Admission at Troy University’s Rosa Parks Library and Museum

Posted: Thursday, 31 January 2008

Montgomery, AL - On Feb. 4, in honor of Ms. Rosa Park’s birthday, Troy University’s Rosa Parks Library and Museum will offer discounted admission of $4 for adults and $2 for children under the age of 12.

The Museum hours are Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

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Dr. Dennis Kimbro helps Troy University kick off Black History Month

Posted: Thursday, 29 January 2008

TROY – An internationally renowned author and researcher will kick off Troy University’s University Activities Council’s Black History Month Jan. 30.

Dr. Dennis Kimbro will deliver the keynote address at the UAC’s kickoff program at 7:30 p.m. in the Claudia Crosby Theatre on the Troy Campus.

As a lecturer and researcher in the field of management, entrepreneurship and human potential, he encourages his readers to look within to extract the keys that underlie all accomplishment. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Oklahoma, and a doctorate from Northwestern University where he studied wealth and poverty among underdeveloped countries. With his course work behind him, Dr. Kimbro combed the country interviewing scores of America’s most notable achievers. Eventually his inquisition led to the question: How can impoverished African Americans pull themselves out of poverty and reach their full potential?

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Brass Symposium and Festival of Brass Concert slated for February at Troy University

Posted: Tuesday, 29 January 2008

TROY -- Troy University’s John M. Long School of Music and the Troy Arts Council will present its 10th Annual Brass Symposium Feb. 22 – 23, culminating in the Festival of Brass Concert at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23.

The program on Friday will feature performances by the Blue Lake Brass Quintet. This group, which comprises faculty members of the Blue Lake International Fine Arts Camp, consists of Dr. Jon Burgess and Dr. James Zingara, trumpets; Eric Brummitt, horn; Dr. Jeanie Lee, trombone; and James Langenburg, tuba. This concert will be at the Hawkins-Adams-Long Hall of Honor on the TROY campus.

“The event will offer the ceremony, the scope and variety of a typical band concert, and will conclude with a spectacular mass finale comprised of more than 100 performers,” said James Zingara, an associate professor of music who coordinates the symposium.

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Bandmasters Hall of Fame to induct two at Troy University

Posted: Tuesday, 29 January 2008

TROY, AL – The National Band Association will induct two conductors into its Hall of Fame of Distinguished Conductors Saturday.

The induction ceremony for Dr. Donald E. McGinnis and Mr. Edward S. Lisk will take place in the Hawkins-Adams-Long Hall of Honor at 12 p.m.

“This honor is considered to be the highest honor that can be given as an American Bandmaster,” said Dr. John M. Long, director emeritus of the John M. Long School of Music.

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More than 100 high school bands to participate in SEUS

Posted: Tuesday, 29 January 2008

TROY – More than 370 high school bands members will take part in the 35th Annual Southeastern United States Concert Band Clinic and Honor Bands at Troy University Jan. 31-Feb. 2.

Some 104 bands primarily from Alabama, Georgia and Florida will be represented during the clinic.

Dr. Larry Blocher, Director of Music, said that the SEUS clinic is a great opportunity for the high school students.

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Troy University’s McPherson-Mitchell lecture set for Feb. 4

Posted: Monday, 28 January 2008

TROY- The Troy University Department of History and the University’s Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta will host the fifth annual McPherson-Mitchell lecture in Southern History at 5 p.m. on Feb. 4 in Claudia Crosby Theater on the Troy Campus.

The speaker for the lecture is Professor Stephanie Yuhl, associate professor of history at College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. Her lecture is entitled “Memory Matters: Personal and Public Heritage in Charleston.”

Dr. Timothy Buckner, assistant professor at Troy University said that the lecture will be about the role that women have played in Charleston, SC.

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Civil Rights Era Photography is Subject of Illustrated Program

Posted: Monday, 28 January 2008

EDITORS/NEWS DIRECTORS: A number of interesting events are upcoming at Troy University. These events are open for coverage. As always, if your organization has any special coverage requirements, please contact the University Relations Office.

Medieval Demonstration

Feb. 22, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Troy University's MediEvolution Project and the International Student Cultural Organization will conduct a Medieval Demonstration on Shackelford Quad on the Troy Campus. This event features the Society for Creative Anachronism, a non-profit educational organization devoted to the study of the Middle Ages. The event will feature weapons demonstration, dance, arts and crafts, and much more.

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‘Doc’ Anderson inducted into hall of fame

Posted: Thursday, 21 February 2008

TROY -- The Southeast Athletic Trainers’ Association (SEATA) has inducted one of Troy University’s faculty members into its Hall of Fame.

John “Doc” Anderson, associate professor of athletic training, received the recognition for his contributions to SEATA and his devotion to the profession, according to MaryBeth Horodyski, the organization’s president.

“It is because you have chosen to be involved in SEATA, as well as serve your state and the [National Athletic Trainers’ Association] that you have been selected for this acknowledgment,” she said.

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Arts educators gather at Troy University for 2008 Arts Education Summit

Posted: Thursday, 21 February 2008

Montgomery, AL – Photography of the Civil Rights era will be the subject of an illustrated lecture at 12 p.m. Feb. 6 in Troy University’s Rosa Parks Museum Auditorium

The event, sponsored by Troy University’s Rosa Parks Library and Museum, is free and open to the public.

Julian Cox, curator of photography at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, will present “Bearing Witness: Photography and the Civil Rights Movement, 1956-1968.” His discussion will be based on research for “Road to Freedom,” a major exhibition and catalogue forthcoming at the High, which has the nation’s most comprehensive holding of Civil Rights-related photographs. Cox will also discuss the role of photography in media culture during the 1960s.

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Troy Theatre Department Presents The Misanthrope

Posted: Friday, 25 January 2008

TROY- The Troy University Theatre Department will present “The Misanthrope” by Jean Baptiste Poquelin Moliere on February 14, 15, 16, and 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the Trojan Center Theatre.

According to Kaley Green, Troy University Theatre marketing and public relations manager, the play is “hilarious”.

“It’s about society and relationships,” said Green, “and the way that men and women play games with one another.”

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Storytelling Festival at TROY sure to entertain

Posted: Thursday, 24 January 2008

TROY -- Troy University’s College of Communications and Fine Arts will play host to the Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival on Jan. 26 in the Trojan Center Theatre.

The festival includes performances and storytelling from Andy Irwin, Donald Davis, Sheila Kay Adams, and Kathryn Windham.

Andy Irwin, who appears in storytelling festivals across the United States, has released four albums, one of which was named best storytelling album of 2006 by an industry group.

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Troy University Hosts Turfgrass Road Show

Posted: Wednesday, 23 January 2008

Troy University welcomes the Alabama Turfgrass Association to Dothan for its annual Turfgrass Road Show. The one-day workshop, which is part of the association’s five-city educational tour, brought more than 80 turfgrass experts to TROY to learn the latest on soil preparation, weed control, pesticides, pruning and responsible watering, according to Troy University Groundskeeper and Alabama Turfgrass Association Board Member Scot Craig. “The green industry is the number one industry in the State of Alabama,” Craig said. “It encompasses the lawn care, sod and golf course industries, along with parks and recreation.” The Turfgrass Road Show continues in February with workshops in Montgomery, Birmingham and Huntsville.

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Troy University Army ROTC program moves to new location

Posted: Wednesday, 23 January 2008

TROY, Ala. -- Troy University’s Army ROTC program has moved from its location near Malone Hall to the building formerly occupied by the Little Trojan Learning Center on College Drive.

Major Jim Holder said this move exemplifies the continued growth of the program. “ROTC faculty and cadet enrollment exceeded the capacity of the old building,” he said. “The move comes at a decisive period for the success of TROY’s Army ROTC program.”

Holder said the new building offers training resources and modern offices and will assist in the continued growth of the program. “Our offices in the newly renovated building demonstrate a professional organization that prospective college students expect when visiting a college or university,” said Major Holder.

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Media Advisory:Australian Consul-General visiting TROY

Posted: Wednesday, 23 January 2008

Jan. 24: Australian Consul-General & Trade Commissioner Amanda Hodges will conduct a goodwill and trade mission to Troy University on Jan. 24.

She will be available for media interviews generally between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. on the Troy Campus. To arrange an interview with Ms. Hodges, please contact the University Relations Office to schedule a time slot.

She will be meeting throughout the day with various members of the Troy University administration to discuss ways of building ties between Australia and the University. She will also be meeting Australian members of the University’s men’s and women’s basketball team during her visit.

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Troy University Professor tapped for Fulbright Senior Specialists program

Posted: Tuesday, 22 January 2008

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Troy University Marketing Professor Dr. Thomas A. Dukes will spend two weeks in Russia lecturing on international marketing and advertising practices as a part of the Fulbright Senior Specialists Program.

Dukes, a professor in the Sorrell College of Business on the University’s Montgomery Campus, will speak to graduate students and faculty members at the Taganrog Management and Economics Institute in Taganrog, Russia, April 6-20. In addition, Dr. Dukes will consult with administrators on faculty development issues.

The Fulbright Senior Specialists Program, created in 2000 to complement the traditional Fulbright Scholar Program, provides short-term academic opportunities from two to six weeks in length to prominent U.S. faculty and professionals to support curricular and faculty development and institutional planning at post secondary, academic institutions around the world. Recipients are selected on the basis of academic and professional achievement.

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Troy University Awards Patterson Scholarship

Posted: Tuesday, 22 January 2008

DOTHAN -- Marty LeBlanc of Columbia is the recipient of the Douglas C. Patterson Leadership Scholarship. LeBlanc is pursuing a master’s degree in Alternative A Secondary Education with a concentration in Math at Troy University.

The Patterson Scholarship is a one-year scholarship that pays 9 hours of graduate tuition at the Dothan Campus. To quality, a graduate student must submit a statement expressing the history of their commitment to leadership. The scholarship is available to a first-time and full-time graduate student who is admitted to the College of Education.

A teacher at P.A.S.S. Academy in Dothan, LeBlanc holds an undergraduate degree in math with a minor in psychology from Troy University. She is the state treasurer for the Gamma Beta Phi honor society.

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TROY signs agreement with Korean university

Posted: Tuesday, 22 January 2008

TROY—Troy University and Pusan University of Foreign Studies agreed Tuesday to establish a “2 plus 2” agreement that will send students from South Korea to study at Troy University.

Dr. Jack Hawkins, Troy University Chancellor, and Dr. Yoo Sun-gyu, President of Pusan University of Foreign Studies (PUFS) signed the agreement Tuesday morning in the Chancellor’s Office on the Troy Campus. Under the “2 plus 2” model, students will complete two years of undergraduate study at the PUFS campus in Namsandong, Busan, in South Korea and then transfer to Troy University to complete the final two years of the baccalaureate degree program.

The “2 plus 2” degree will be offered primarily in the social sciences, but other undergraduate programs may be added at the consent of both universities. Since 2003, the two universities have collaborated on a Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) program, as TROY professors have visited Korea to lecture at PUFS.

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Dr. Hawkins Delivers Keynote Address at AUSA Kick-Off Breakfast

Posted: Friday, 18 January 2008

At the recent Association of the United States Army (AUSA) kick-off breakfast in Dothan, Dr. Jack Hawkins, Troy University chancellor and keynote speaker, presents TROY FOR TROOPS t-shirts to John McLean (left), president of the AUSA Fort Rucker – Wiregrass Chapter, and Col. (P) Walter Golden, deputy commanding general at Fort Rucker. TROY Board of Trustees Member Charles Nailen joined Dr. Hawkins in thanking the men for the contributions the Army and AUSA make in the Wiregrass and the World. During his keynote address, Dr. Hawkins spoke about TROY’s close relationship with the military. The University operates campuses on more than two dozen bases around the globe and serves 3,500 soldiers through the eArmyU program.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Chancellor Bradley Byrne to address student affairs professionals

Posted: Thursday, 17 January 2008

Jan. 18, 10 a.m.: Two-year colleges Chancellor Bradley Byrne will deliver the keynote address to the Alabama NASPA Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education Conference at Troy University. The one-hour presentation will address the issue of integrity.

The address will begin at 10 a.m. in the Trojan Center Theatre on the Troy Campus, however, the program begins at 9:45 a.m. with welcomes and introductions. The Trojan Center Theatre is located within the Dorothy Adams Student Center. Limited reserved media parking will be available under the Trojan Center portico. Also, the loading dock area adjacent to the portico parking will be available for van/truck parking if needed. Additionally, parking is available in the North Parking Lot (off George Wallace Dr. and across from the fire station) and a special NASPA shuttle will be running. Media are requested to be in place by 9:45 a.m for Chancellor Byrne’s presentation.

A brief media availability has been scheduled immediately following Chancellor Byrne’s address. However, because of Chancellor Byrne’s schedule, this availability should last no more than 10 minutes. It will be conducted in the student lounge adjacent to the theatre on the second floor of the Trojan Center.

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Troy University conducts first-ever honor choir

Posted: Wednesday, 16 January 2008

TROY – The John M. Long School of Music will play host to about 80 of the region’s most talented high school singers during the inaugural Southeastern United States High School Honor Choir Jan. 18 and 19.

Schools from Alabama, Georgia and Florida will send students to the weekend festival that will include two days of rehearsal and a final concert at 3 p.m. Saturday in the Claudia Crosby Theatre on the Troy Campus.

Wichita State University professor Dr. Tom Wine will be the guest clinician. Wine, also the university’s director of choral music, earned his doctorate at Florida State University, and has been a faculty member at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa Community College and was director of choral activities at Spartanburg High School, where he was a nominee for South Carolina Teacher of the Year in 1989.

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Alabama’s Top Educator Speaks at Troy University

Posted: Tuesday, 29 January 2008

During the Wiregrass Conference on Education, Troy University leaders welcome State Superintendent of Education Dr. Joseph Morton (center) and State Board of Education Member – District 2/TROY Alumna Betty Peters to the Dothan Campus. Dr. Morton shared the positive results of some of Alabama’s key education initiatives including Alabama Connecting Classrooms, Educators and Students Statewide (ACCESS); the Alabama Reading Initiative (ARI); and the Alabama Math, Science and Technology Initiative (AMSTI). Pointing out Alabama’s significant increase in reading scores on the National Assessment for Educational Progress, he credited ARI and classroom teachers with helping students make the largest gain in fourth-grade reading in the history of NAEP. Progress such as this, Dr. Morton said, is capturing the attention and respect of the nation. Pictured with Dr. Morton and Peters are TROY Head Baseball Coach Bobby Pierce (left), TROY College of Education Dean Dr. Lance Tatum and Dothan Campus Vice Chancellor Dr. Don Jeffrey.

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Richard Arrington, Cynthia Tucker to headline leadership conference in Troy

Posted: Monday, 14 January 2008

TROY—A barrier-breaking former mayor of Birmingham and a Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial writer will serve as the featured speakers for the Seventh Annual Leadership Conference Celebrating Black History Month presented by Troy University and the City of Troy.

The conference is scheduled for Feb. 1-2 in the Trojan Center on the Troy University Campus. Richard Arrington, the first African-American mayor of Birmingham, will open the conference with the keynote address Friday, Feb. 1, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Trojan Center Theatre. Cynthia Tucker, editorial page editor of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and a syndicated opinion columnist, will serve as the luncheon speaker to close the conference on Saturday, Feb. 2, beginning at 11:45 a.m. in the Trojan Center Ballrooms.

“This conference gives us a tremendous opportunity to provide members of the community and Troy University students with information to enhance their leadership skills,” said John Parker, Downtown Branch Manager for Troy Bank and Trust and chair of the conference planning committee. “Each year we get more and more people to attend and I believe we’re having a positive effect on the community.”

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Learn to Play the Piano in One Night at Troy University

Posted: Thursday, 10 January 2008

DOTHAN – Learn to play the piano instantly at Troy University. The Continuing Education Center will offer lessons Tuesday, February 5 from 6 to 9:30 p.m. on the Dothan Campus. This non-credit class is for anyone who yearns to experience the joy of playing the piano, without years of weekly lessons.

Instructor David Haynes will teach students to play by reading chord symbols, instead of notes. This “shorthand” approach is musically correct and produces instant success. Haynes has shared this method during workshops at 170 colleges, 17 community programs and arts centers in 20 states. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music education, along with a bachelor’s in German.

Students must be at least 16 years of age to sign up. Participants will leave the workshop with a manual and a practice CD. For more information or to register, contact the Troy University Continuing Education Center at 334-983-0005 or visit troy.edu.

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Troy University to Link Employers and Job Seekers on Valentine’s Day

Posted: Thursday, 10 January 2008

DOTHAN – Dust off your resume and find the job you’ll love this Valentine’s Day at Troy University. The Counseling and Career Services Center will host its annual Career Fair February 14 from 9 a.m. to noon in Malone Hall on the Dothan Campus.

TROY students, alumni and job seekers from the general public are invited to participate. Keith Seagle, TROY director of counseling and careers services, expects as many as fifty businesses, governmental agencies and non-profits.

“As TROY’s reputation grows worldwide, so does the demand for our graduates,” Seagle said. “We are building a reputation for quality students. This is a great opportunity for local and regional firms to talk one-to-one with our graduates.”

Job seekers are asked to dress in business attire. Students can receive assistance building a resume at the Counseling and Career Services Center located in Malone Hall, room 120.

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Troy University Library Presents Free Spring Film Series

Posted: Wednesday, 09 January 2008

DOTHAN – The Troy University Library invites movie buffs to stroll down memory lane with its free Spring Film Series at the Dothan Campus. Tuesday nights from January through April, the Library will air classic films in Sony Hall, which is located in the Library-Technology Building. Each screening begins at 7 p.m. For more information, contact Chris Shaffer at (334) 983-6556, ext. 1-320.

Spring 2008 Film Series at Troy University

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Troy University Announces Dothan Campus Honor Students

Posted: Wednesday, 09 January 2008

DOTHAN – Troy University has announced its Dothan Campus honor students for the fall 2007 semester, according to Dr. Don Jeffrey, Dothan Campus vice chancellor. Undergraduate students taking twelve or more hours who earned a 4.0 grade point average are recognized on the Chancellor’s List, the University’s top honor roll. Full-time undergraduate students who earned a grade point average of 3.65 or higher are recognized on the Provost’s List.

Chancellor’s List:

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Troy University Hosts Workshop for Teachers

Posted: Wednesday, 09 January 2008

DOTHAN – K-12 teachers and administrators learned some new strategies for “Teaching the Whole Child” during the Wiregrass Conference on Education at Troy University. During the two-day workshop at the Dothan Campus, participants discussed timely issues facing teachers including trends in special and inclusive education, technology integration and teacher burnout.

During opening remarks, Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., Troy University chancellor, stressed the importance of internationalization. He urged teachers to prepare their students to compete globally. He also talked about the importance of good role models in the classroom.

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Wiregrass Education Conference Kicks Off Sunday at Troy University

Posted: Thursday, 03 January 2008

DOTHAN – Teachers and school administrators can still register for the Wiregrass Education Conference at Troy University. The two-day workshop, which focuses on “Teaching the Whole Child,” gets underway on the Dothan Campus Sunday, January 6 from 4:30 to 9 p.m. Sessions continue Monday, January 7 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., Troy University chancellor, will open the conference with a keynote address. During breakout sessions, presenters will cover topics including crisis counseling, technology and economics as they relate to educating the whole child.

K-12 educators, who are not already pre-registered, are invited to sign up on Sunday or Monday. A registration table will be located in the Rotunda of the Library-Technology Building.

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