Jan. 15 – 21: Cambodian killing fields refugee and former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Sichan Siv will be serving the second portion of his Ambassador-in-Residence program on the Troy Campus. There are various opportunities to schedule an interview with Ambassador Siv. Please contact the University Relations Office to schedule an interview time. Particular opportunities for coverage exist at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20, when Ambassador Siv will provide a lecture and show a movie about Cambodia’s King Sihanouk and the village from which he originated. This will be held in Math and Science Complex Room 114. On Wednesday, Jan. 21, at 1:30 p.m., Ambassador Siv will be signing copies of his book “Golden Bones: An Extraordinary Journey from Hell in Cambodia to a New Life in America” in Barnes & Noble on the Troy Campus.
Jan. 16-17: The 2nd Annual Southeastern United States Honor Choir will be hosted by the John M. Long School of Music featuring high school singers from Alabama, Georgia, Florida and Mississippi. The event will conclude with a concert at 3 p.m. on Jan. 17 in the Claudia Crosby Theatre. As part of the festival, at 7 p.m. Jan. 16, the Troy University Collegiate Singers, Gospel Singers and Concert Chorale will give a performance in Crosby Theatre.
Jan. 21: Troy University will dedicate a bronze Trojan statue on the Montgomery Campus’ Curry Commons at 3:30 p.m.
Jan. 22: Troy University’s Dothan Campus and the American Business Women will conduct a workshop beginning at 7:45 a.m. in the Library Technology Building on the Dothan Campus. This event concludes at 5 p.m.
Jan. 22: Troy University’s Freshman Forum will observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day at 6 p.m. in Sorrel Chapel.
Jan. 23: “Beginnings,” the TROY Dance Repertory Ensemble’s winter dance concert starting at 7:30 p.m. in Crosby Theatre.
Jan. 24: The Chinese Student Association will host its annual Chinese New Year Celebration in the Trojan Center Theatre and Ballrooms with entertainment and dinner beginning at 6 p.m. in the Theatre.
Jan. 27: The University will conduct a dedication of Jack Hawkins, Jr., Hall, the new home to the College of Education beginning at 3 p.m. Media are asked to be in place by 2:45 p.m. to cover this event.
Jan. 31: The Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival featuring storytellers Donald Davis, Kathryn Tucker Windham, Carmen Agra Deedy and Bill Lepp takes place at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. in the Trojan Center Theatre.
Feb. 1: Troy University’s Rosa Parks Museum on the Montgomery Campus will begin its observance of Black History Month at 3 p.m. with a book signing and talk by civil rights lawyer Solomon S. Seay, Jr. Seay and co-author Delores R. Boyd will be discussing and signing copies of Seay’s new memoir “Jim Crow and Me: Stories From My Life as a Civil Rights Lawyer,” published by New South Books.
Feb. 4: The Black Belt Children’s Community Theatre presents “A Rose Among Thorns” at Noon in the Rosa Parks Museum’s auditorium.
Feb. 5 -7: The Southeastern United States Honor Band and Clinic (high school) will be hosted by the Long School of Music, centered around Smith Hall. This event brings in band members from throughout the southeastern United States and high school band members from Alabama.
Feb. 6 -7: The 8th Annual Leadership Conference Celebrating Black History Month will be hosted by Troy University and the City of Troy. On Friday, Feb. 6, beginning at 6:30 p.m., the opening session will include a speech by Judge Greg Mathis, the television gang-to-gavel judge. Media are asked to be in place in Sartain Hall no later than 6:15 p.m. to cover this event. At 11:45 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 7, former US Ambassador to the United Nations Andrew Young (former mayor of Atlanta and former U.S. Congressman) will deliver the keynote address at the conference’s closing luncheon. To cover this event, please be in place in the Trojan Center Ballroom no later than 11:30 a.m. If your organization plans to cover either of these opportunities, please contact the University Relations Office by Feb. 5.
Feb. 10: Author Phillip Hoose and Claudette Colvin will conduct a book signing for Hoose’s book “Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice” at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the Rosa Parks Museum on the Montgomery Campus.