Alabama Forestry Commission to present Tree Campus USA award

Posted: Friday, 28 February 2014

Wednesday, March 5, 1:30 p.m./Quad: AFC will present the Tree Campus USA plaque and flag to University officials. A free tree giveaway will take place as part of the observance. Contact to confirm your organization's coverage.

Wednesday, March 5, 1 - 3 p.m./Barnes and Noble patio: TROY's Office of Service Learning & Civic Engagement is sponsoring its Can Castle Contest. This is a highly visual event designed to provide can goods to the hungry through local food banks. New to this year's contest is the Freshman Forum's "Backpacks for Kids."

Friday, March 7, 8:30 a.m./Quad: Members of Alpha Tau Omega will begin their Walk Hard 2014 hike to Panama City Beach in an effort to raise awareness and funds for disabilities awareness. A Travel Channel documentary that includes Walk Hard airs at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 2. The walk will terminate at PCB's Pier Park and will feature a proclamation by the PCB mayor.

Tuesday, March 25, 10 a.m./Claudia Crosby: Troy University's Helen Keller Lecture Series features special guest speaker Anindya Bhattacharyya, a technology development and training specialist with the Helen Keller National Center (Sands Point, NY) who is deaf and blind.

Friday, March 28, 2 p.m./Long Hall: The University will formally dedicate the new John Maloy Long Hall in honor of Director of Bands Emeritus Dr. Johnny Long, who will provide remarks during the event. Tours of the new building will be conducted following the dedication ceremony.

Saturday, March 29/Campus wide: The annual T-Day game, Spring Preview Day (for prospective students and their families), the Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony and other events will be taking place. More details will be forthcoming on these events.

Montgomery Campus

Thursday, March 6, 1 p.m./W.A. Gayle Planetarium: University and City of Montgomery officials will host a premier of the planetarium's new digital projection equipment. Both Chancellor Jack Hawkins Jr. and Mayor Todd Strange will be on hand and available for interview for this event. To confirm your coverage, contact Matt Clower at

March 12-16/Rosa Parks Museum: A visiting Florida educator will bring students to conduct a sidewalk art project near the museum. More details will be forthcoming, but the event promises to be a great visual.

Phenix City Campus

March: Construction is under way on the University's new riverfront building. Any media outlets wishing to do construction update stories may contact Matt ( or Clif ( for coordination.