Media Advisory

Posted: Thursday, 10 November 2016

Helen Keller Lecture Series offers lecture-through-performance

Monday, Nov. 14/10 a.m./Claudia Crosby Theater: The 22nd annual Helen Keller Lecture unveils the life of Helen Keller through performances that focus on Keller's tragic romance with newspaperman Peter Fagan through words, dance and music.

"Helen Unveiled: Activist. Visionary. Lover." will be performed by Theatre faculty members Quinton Cockrell and Tori Lee Averett; and "With Tempest on Its Wings," a dance performance inspired by Jeanie Thompson's book "The Myth of Water" and created by world-renowned Italian dancer and artist Adria Ferrali will be performed by Ferrali and students Brooke Whigham and London Brison.

A media availability will be at 9:40 a.m. on stage inside the theater. Please contact Clif Lusk via email at to confirm your organization's participation in the event.

A story on the HKL Series is located on our blog:

Military Appreciation Game is this Saturday

Saturday, Nov. 12/Troy Campus and Veterans Memorial Stadium: TROY's annual Military Appreciation Game kicks off at 2:30 p.m. in Veterans Memorial Stadium. A number of coverage opportunities exist prior to kick off.

At 11 a.m. on the practice fields behind Trojan Arena, "The Drop" will take place. This is a fundraiser for military and family scholarships, and consists of a parachutist jumping from a helicopter onto a grid square on the ground. The square in which the jumper lands is the winner and carries a $1,000 prize.

At about 1:30 p.m., buses carrying troops from various military bases will begin to arrive at the stadium.

At 2:10 p.m., a groundbreaking ceremony will be in the north end zone.

The coin toss will feature three World War II vets: Alumni Frank Clark and Walter Carter Baldwin and Trustee Roy Drinkard.

In the first quarter, Lt. Gen. Steven Kwast, commander and president of Air University at Maxwell Air Force Base will be made an honorary alumnus by Chancellor Hawkins.

At the end of the first quarter, a wreath laying ceremony will be conducted near the front gates (Tailgate Terrace) of the stadium. Other pre-game festivities include a rock wall and battle simulator near Tailgate Terrace and Sartain Hall, presented by military recruiters.

A story on the game may be found on our blog at:

Friday, Nov. 11: The Office of University Relations and the University will be closed in observance of Veterans Day. Should you require assistance, please contact Clif Lusk via cell at 334-268-9982.