Statement on TS Gustav

Posted: Friday, 29 August 2008

TROY – Troy University officials are monitoring Tropical Storm Gustav. Students, faculty and staff are requested to check the website for updates throughout the Labor Day weekend.

Go to and click on the Weather Alerts icon. Updates will also be sent via the University’s e2campus notification system.

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Troy University offers charitable giving strategies by national expert

Posted: Friday, 29 August 2008

TROY – Troy University’s Office of Development is offering estate-planning professionals in Alabama a seminar on advanced topics in estate planning Sept. 12.

“Winton Smith’s Charitable Tax Strategies for Professional Advisors” is an advanced seminar for attorneys, accountants, trust officers, investment advisors and others in up-to-the-minute information on family limited partnerships, pension plan gifts, charitable retirement plans and wealth replacement trusts, according to Ward Sullivan, TROY’s director of planned giving who is coordinating the seminar.

The seminar will be conducted from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. in the Trojan Center Ballrooms on the Troy Campus.

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Troy University to partner with medical school in training physicians for Alabama

Posted: Wednesday, 27 August 2008

TROY—Troy University and a consortium of medical schools have established a partnership aimed at educating doctors to practice medicine in rural and underserved areas of Alabama.

Beginning Sept. 1, students from Alabama who are enrolled in A.T. Still University (ATSU) of Osteopathic Medicine in Mesa, AZ, will report to the Troy Campus to continue their medical education. Under this agreement between TROY and the Alabama Medical Education Consortium (AMEC) the University will provide classroom space in its Math/Science Complex to ATSU for the delivery of courses to its second-year medical students. Students in the ATSU program will receive Troy University parking and library privileges as part of the agreement. All coursework will be delivered as part of ATSU’s curriculum and will be taught by ATSU instructors.

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Troy University meeting the needs in increasingly diverse urban areas

Posted: Friday, 22 August 2008

ATLANTA – Non-English speakers in the Atlanta area are finding the language easy to learn, thanks in part to a Troy University program aimed at professional and academic language skills.

The University’s Atlanta Campus pioneered the program – slated for export to other TROY Global Campus sites – that is geared specifically to non-English speakers who live in Atlanta or internationals who are directly recruited from overseas to study in the program. The program is geared to improve students’ English language skills for college study or for professional purposes.

“Writing and grammar are a great focus,” said Site Director Dr. Philip Perkins. “Listening and speaking skills are also included, as are the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) preparation classes.

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Canned-food drive promises art for a good cause

Posted: Monday, 25 August 2008

TROY – Already under way in the city of Troy, a food drive aims to fill both artistic appetites and aid the hungry in Pike County.

“Canstruction,” a project sponsored by the Troy University Department of Art and Design and the Johnson Center for the Arts in downtown Troy, will team art students, private engineers and designers and the art world to create sculptures using cans donated by the public at various locations throughout Troy.

The artwork will be on display in The Cultural Arts Studio in connection with The Johnson Center’s Grand Opening, that features 35 original Andy Warhol prints. The Grand Opening is scheduled for Sept. 14 at 2 p.m.

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NOTICE: Troy University officials announce partial cancellation of classes

Posted: Tuesday, 26 August 2008

TROY—Troy University officials have cancelled classes in four buildings on the Troy Campus for Tuesday, Aug. 26, due to a power outage.

The following academic buildings are without power: McCall Math/Science Complex, Malone Hall, Wright Hall and Eldridge Hall. Classes will not be held in these buildings until 5 p.m. on Tuesday.

Members of the Troy University staff who work in these buildings should report to work Tuesday.

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Phenix City Campus of Troy University cancels classes tonight

Posted: Monday, 25 August 2008

PHENIX CITY -- Troy University's Phenix City Campus will close at 4 p.m. today. Classes for tonight are cancelled.

Normal schedules are expected to resume tomorrow, Tuesday, Aug. 26

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Statement: Troy University storm damage

Posted: Monday, 25 August 2008

TROY – Troy University officials say there is NO DAMAGE on its Troy Campus as a result of storms MONDAY MORNING. All campuses are open and operating as scheduled.

The Montgomery Campus is open. Minor water damage has occurred in some buildings due to basement flooding. However, all Monday classes are operating as scheduled.

The Dothan Campus reports all clear and classes are meeting as scheduled.

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Troy University taps faculty members for new position

Posted: Friday, 15 August 2008

TROY – Troy University has named three long-time faculty members to new posts within its College of Arts and Sciences.

Dr. Bob Saunders will lead the Department of History and Political Science on the Dothan Campus. Dr. Saunders had previously been interim chair of the department on the Dothan Campus.

Dr. Saunders joined the TROY faculty in 1997 as an assistant professor of history. He earned his doctorate in 1994 at Auburn University after completing bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Salisbury State University. He has previously served on the faculties of Auburn University Montgomery, Auburn University and Salisbury State University.

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Corporate whistle blower to speak at Troy University

Posted: Wednesday, 13 August 2008

TROY – WorldCom whistle blower Cynthia Cooper will offer her insights into the world of corporate ethics during a speech at Troy University’s Davis Theatre in Montgomery.

The lecture will take place at 7 p.m. on Sept. 10 and is open to Troy students, business and government leaders, accountants and auditors, said Dr. Don Hines, dean of the University’s Sorrell College of Business, which is hosting the event.

“At a time when national news is continuously covering corporate fraud issues, whe have a responsibility to our students to inform them and to reinforce what is right and wrong,” Dr. Hines said. “We are trying to place an emphasis on ethical business practices and we want our students to see and hear a person who’s stood above others.”

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Troy University Theatre hosts musical by alumnus

Posted: Tuesday, 12 August 2008

TROY – A Troy University alumnus’ work will once again grace the Trojan Center Theatre Friday with a production of the musical “Tinyard Hill.”

The show begins at 7:30 p.m. General admission tickets are available for $5.

Troy University’s Department of Theatre and Dance, in cooperation with the Troy Arts Council and presented by the Red Mountain Theatre Company, will present the musical

“Tinyard Hill,” set in 1964 in an isolated farming community in Georgia, was written by Thomas Newman with musical score by Mark Allen.

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Montgomery professor honored with Wallace D. Malone, Jr. Distinguished Faculty Award

Posted: Monday, 11 August 2008
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TROY – A Troy University professor from Montgomery has been awarded the University’s highest faculty award.

Dr. Sunil R. Das, a professor of computer and information science on the Montgomery Campus, was bestowed the Wallace D. Malone, Jr. Distinguished Faculty Award by Chancellor Jack Hawkins Jr. and Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Ed Roach during the University’s annual Faculty and Staff Convocation Friday.

“Our honoree is an outstanding scholar and teacher,” Dr. Roach said in his introduction. “We are very fortunate at TROY to have a scholar of this caliber.”

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Radio and Television Open House, Odyssey Convocation is Sunday

Posted: Friday, 08 August 2008

Radio and Television Open House

Aug. 8: Troy University’s Department of Radio and Television is hosting an open house from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. in its newly renovated offices on the first floor of Wallace Hall.

Odyssey Convocation is Sunday

Aug. 10: Troy University’s Odyssey New Student Convocation will begin at 3 p.m. Trojan Arena and will feature an address by Chancellor Jack Hawkins Jr. and the lighting of the Odyssey Flame. The keynote speaker is Dr. Ted Leichner, a TROY alumnus and Tennessee doctor who joined the Army National Guard out of personal convictions and patriotism. The TROY Dance Repertory Ensemble will perform as part of this ceremony. News release can be accessed at:

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TROY professor named a regional award recipient

Posted: Wednesday, 06 August 2008
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TROY, AL – Troy University marketing professor Steve Garrott has been awarded the Region 3 Teaching Excellence Award by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs.

Garrott was selected a recipient of the award by ACBSP members and was honored at the 2008 ACBSP annual conference in New Orleans this summer.

ACBSP is responsible for accrediting business programs at colleges and universities with a focus on teaching and learning in the classroom. Troy University’s Sorrell College of Business is accredited by the organization.

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New Student Success Center open house slated

Posted: Monday, 01 August 2008

TROY – Troy University’s new Student Success Center will officially open in a ceremony on August 20.

Located in Eldridge Hall, the open house will take place from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. and will begin with a short program, said Eleanor Lee, dean of first-year studies.

The mission of the Center for Student Success is to provide programs and services that enhance Troy University students’ academic achievement, personal and social growth, campus and civic engagement, career development, and persistence to graduation. Tutoring is available in mathematics, chemistry, physics, biology, English language and composition, career development, study skills, and computer usage related to class assignments. Academic counseling and adaptive needs resources and staff are provided as well. A first-year testing program and TRIO, which includes Upward Bound and Student Support Services, is also housed in the Center.

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Troy University associate vice chancellor appointed to federal panel

Posted: Friday, 01 August 2008
Gibson Vance

TROY – Dr. John Dew, Troy University’s associate vice chancellor for research, planning and effectiveness, has been appointed to a three-year term on the Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Program.

He was appointed to the panel by Secretary of Commerce Carlos M. Gutierrez. The panel recognizes the nation’s top performers in quality and innovation among manufacturing, education, health care, service, government and non-profit organizations. The awards are presented annually by the President of the United States.

“It is an honor to serve in a program that is doing so much to promote American industry, health care, and education,” Dr. Dew said. “The Baldrige Award was established by Congress and is the country’s gold standard for performance excellence.”

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