JPL research scientist giving lecture on Troy Campus

Posted: Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Thursday, October 16; 3 p.m.: NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory research scientist and Deputy Manager of the Planetary Science Section Dr. Luther Beegle will speak to TROY students in Room 114 of the Math and Science Complex at 3 p.m. Dr. Beegle is responsible for an imaging and sample collection/analysis system on the Mars 2020 rover. This event is open for coverage. A brief media availability with Dr. Beegle and Dr. Govind Menon, chair of the Department of Chemistry and Physics, will take place immediately prior to the speech. The availability will begin at 2:45 p.m. outside the room.

Student group sponsors Meet the Candidate night

Thursday, October 16; 7:30 p.m.: Students for Social Justice will have a Meet the Candidate event in Claudia Crosby Theater on the Troy Campus.

Confirmed attendees include Erick Wright, a former Trojan football player and alumnus, who is a Democratic candidate for the U.S. House District 2 seat; and Joel Lee Williams, a Troy attorney and adjunct instructor, who is a candidate for the Alabama House District 89.

The event is open for coverage.

Ma-Chis Creek Indian Pow Wow

Friday, October 17 and Saturday October 18, 9 a.m. – midnight: The Ma-Chis Lower Creek Indian Tribe will have its "Honoring our Heritage" Pow Wow near Trojan Arena (on the practice fields), hosted by the University. Grand entry is at noon both days. Friday is "school day" for area schools. The event is open for coverage, but there are restrictions on photography and videography at certain times and for certain events. Please see a tribal contact on the ground to inquire and for interviews. The University Relations Office will try to provide further guidance on this issue later in the week.

Alumni House 10-year anniversary celebration

Saturday, October 18, 11 a.m.; Alumni House: Troy University will celebrate the tenth anniversary of the University's Alumni House, located at the corner of George Wallace Drive and Highland Avenue, on Saturday with an open house and ceremony beginning at 11 a.m. During the ceremony, Jerry Williams, president of the TROY Alumni Association, will speak and introduce members of the University's new Alumni Leadership Council, comprised of past Alumni Association presidents and board members. David Marsh of Hoover, a past alumni president and a 1980 graduate, will lead the council and provide remarks during the ceremony.

Symposium recognizes the 25th anniversary of the Cold War with current affairs

Wednesday, October 22, 3:30 p.m.; Hall of Honor: The Department of Political Science will present a moderated panel discussion of the crisis in Ukraine and the implications for the United States, Russia and the world, marking the 25th anniversary of the end of the Cold War. Moderated by Dr. Jim Rinehart, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, himself an expert in international affairs, the panel includes Dr. Margaret Gnoinska (History), Dr. Michael Slobodchikoff (Political Science) and Dr. James Todhunter (Political Science).

This event is open for coverage, and provides an excellent opportunity for reporters wishing to broaden their knowledge base on the current Ukrainian Crisis, Contemporary Russia and world affairs.

Merit Badge University

Saturday, October 25, 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.: Troy University will host the Alabama Florida Council's Merit Badge University. This is the fifth anniversary of the event, which normally draws about 300 Scouts from throughout the region for a day of learning on campus. The event headquarters will be at Sartain Hall. Media wishing to cover the story should contact Clif Lusk via cell at 334-268-9982 the day of the event.