Media Advisory:Troy University events this week

Posted: Monday, 19 April 2010

Tuesday, April 20:—The Witness to the Holocaust Lecture series begins at 10 a.m. in Claudia Crosby Theater on the Troy Campus. Nazi Germany concentration camp survivor Ann Rosenheck speaks.

On Wednesday, April 21, she will speak at 6:30 p.m. in Sony Hall on the Dothan Campus; and on Thursday, April 22, she will be lecturing at 6 p.m. on the Montgomery Campus in the Gold Room, located on the second floor of Whitley Hall.

April 19 – 23: This is the fourth year TROY has hosted the Groundwater Festival at the Dothan Campus and several TROY students will be assisting the festival as volunteers.

Tuesday is “Water Conservation Day” and features outdoor booths on the Quad by Legacy, Partners in Environmental Education – the organization helping sponsor Earth Week – and a Water Conservation Booth and Tie-dye booth. The Legacy booth will be open from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. and the water booths will be open from noon until 2 p.m.

On Wednesday, students can hear two presentations beginning at noon for “Animal Awareness Day.” Speakers will be representing the Pike Animal Shelter and the Alabama Beekeepers Association. Outdoor booths will run from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m., with a honey bee “live observation hive” on display.

Earth Day is Thursday and will feature Stewart Dining Hall offering “PB&J Day: The Sustainable Option” a recycling booth and trash can dive on the Quad beginning at noon and a 7 p.m. showing of “Avatar” in Room 104 of the General Academic Building.

Friday is “Clean-Up TROY” Day, with a campus-wide cleanup scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. A plant give-away and Earth Week Trivia begins on the Quad at noon.

Seminars on Monday and Wednesday will take place in Room 214 of the Math and Science Complex.

Contact Clif Lusk via email at for close coordination if interviews are needed.

Wednesday, April 21: Troy University’s John M. Long School of Music will have its annual Spring Honors Recital at 6 p.m. in the Hawkins-Adams-Long Hall of Honor. Students selected are:

  • Wendy Cho, a senior music education major from Luverne;
  • Noel Davis, soprano, a junior music education major from Eufaula;
  • Robbie Clayson, a freshman music education major from Ozark;
  • Jacob Fortner, euphonium, a junior music education major from Lucedale, Miss.;
  • Justin Harden, flute, a senior music industry major from Tallassee;
  • Heather Payne, flute, a sophomore music industry major from Pell City; and
  • Laura Waters, piano, a junior music education major from Hazelhurst, Ga.

April 22-23: Teacher training for the Revitalizing Civics, Government and Economics Education in Southeast Alabama Schools – the “We the People” and “Economics America” programs – will take place from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. both days in Hawkins Hall Rooms 107 and 122.

April 22 -25: “Guys and Dolls” opens in the Trojan Center Theater nightly at 7:30 p.m. and at 2:30 p.m. on April 25.

Interviews with principal actors and Theatre and Dance Department faculty may be coordinated through Clif Lusk via email at

Friday, April 28: More than 500 Pike County fourth graders will learn about water resources during the eighth annual Pike County Groundwater Festival on April 28 at Troy University. Activities will be centered in and around the Math and Science Complex


Monday, April 19: The Troy University Community Band of Dothan will give a free concert at 6 p.m. inside Sony Hall.

Tuesday, April 20: Christian humorist Karen Spears Zacharias, author of “Will Jesus Buy Me a Doublewide?” will deliver a lecture in Sony Hall starting at 10 a.m. Sponsored by the Continuing Education Center. Admission is free.

Wednesday, April 21: The annual spring picnic for students, faculty and staff will be held on the Dothan Campus quad from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sexual Assault Awareness Day will also be held on the quad from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Local groups will have tables set up with information about sexual assault awareness, prevention and resources for victims. That evening, Holocaust survivor Ann Rosenheck will deliver a lecture inside Sony Hall starting at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free.

Thursday, April 22: The annual health and wellness fair will be held from 9 a.m. to noon inside the Harrison Room in Malone Hall. Admission is free and open to the public.

To arrange coverage to Dothan Campus events, contact Matt Clower via email at