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This Week at TROY

This Week at TROY

News and information from around TROY

August has arrived and with it, the start of a new academic year is just around the corner. As is the case with the start of every new school year, there are several items and events of which you should be aware.

Traffic changes

First, for those on the Troy Campus, you will notice, beginning today, some changes along streets on campus. Traffic planners and University officials are changing the traffic pattern near the lagoon to better reflect actual traffic usage.

The change will result in new stop signs for traffic, and motorists who use the routes are urged to use caution as the intersection changes become familiar. Specifically, at the intersection of McKinley Drive and East Madison Street, McKinley will gain a stop sign traveling east. Westbound traffic (that traffic flowing away from the Trojan Center) will not stop.

Also, McKinley Drive will stop at College Drive. Westbound traffic will have the right-of-way, while motorists on McKinley Drive and College Drive (entering the campus) will stop.

The changes are based on traffic count studies and designed to improve the flow of traffic leaving the campus, said Jeff Pack, a project manager with TROY’s Physical Plant.

Faculty/Staff Convocation

The 2016 Faculty and Staff Convocation will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 12 in the Claudia Crosby Theater on the Troy Campus. A reception will precede the event, beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the lobby of Hawkins Hall.

The convocation will also be available for viewing live at

University Photography, located on the first floor of Wallace Hall, will have an open studio on Aug. 12, beginning at 8 a.m. and resuming following the convocation. This provides a great opportunity for faculty and staff to have a new or updated photo taken. Photos will be taken first come, first served. Groups can be scheduled by appointment through a Helpdesk ticket to Photography/University Relations that includes requested times in the description, or by email to

Move-in Weekend

On the Troy Campus, volunteers are needed to welcome and assist students moving back to campus on Move-In Weekend, Aug. 13-14. Saturday hours will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., while Sunday hours will be 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Those wishing to volunteer should email Sara Jo Burks, including your name, t-shirt size and contact email.

Volunteers may check-in and receive their t-shirt at the Housing Office, 100 Shackelford Hall, on Friday, Aug. 12 or Saturday morning, Aug. 13. Volunteers will receive assigned work areas. For additional information, call 334-670-3346.

Surveying and Geomatics Sciences program earns national recognition

Troy University’s Surveying and Geomatics Sciences program is one of 10 in the nation to be honored with the Surveying Education Award by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES).

The award, which includes a $10,000 prize, recognizes programs that best reflect the organization’s mission to advance licensure for engineers and surveyors in order to safeguard the health, safety and welfare of the public. The award jury considered criteria such as student outcomes, student involvement, outreach and recruitment.

Football opens fall camp on Tuesday

Not that anyone is counting the days, but the Trojans will open the 2016 football season on Sept. 3 at 5 p.m. as they welcome Austin Peay to Veterans Memorial Stadium for the first of six home games this season. The team will open fall camp tomorrow. Read more.

Faculty and staff receive discounts on football season ticket packages. For details, contact the ticket office at 877-878-9467.

Fan Day is set for Aug. 20, and also that evening, the Football Kickoff Party will be held at 6 p.m. in Trojan Arena. For more information about the Kickoff Party, contact Hannah Mason at or 334-670-3683.

Give, Snap, Share

TROY’s Give, Snap, Share campaign gained some recent media attention. The program is intended to raise money for student scholarships while also spreading the TROY brand. When you donate $35 or more to Troy University to fund student scholarships, you’ll receive a TROY car or garden flag. Take it wherever you go—and take a snapshot of you waving your flag. Then post your flag photo on social media (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter) and tag with #TakeTROY. Learn more.

    Upcoming Events
    • The Information Technology department offers a variety of ongoing training opportunities for faculty and staff. View upcoming training opportunities and register online.
    • TROY will help welcome new students to the Trojan Nation through a series of Summer Send Off events this week with events in Cullman and Huntsville today, in Birmingham on Tuesday, in Prattville on Wednesday and in Auburn/Opelika and Montgomery on Thursday. For a complete listing of events or to RSVP to attend an event near you, visit
    • The Phenix City Riverfront Campus will host the Russell County School System’s annual professional development workshop on Tuesday.
    • Save the date: The Chancellor’s Invitational Golf Tournament will be held at Capitol Hill Golf Course in Prattville on Wednesday, Sept. 28. For more information contact: Bronda Denison at 334-670-5843,; Faith Ward at 334-670-3397,; or Meredith Welch at 334-670-5924,
    Congratulations to the following for their achievements:
    • Dr. Sharon Everhardt, assistant professor of sociology at the Montgomery Campus, has been appointed as the United States representative for the International Sociological Association’s Clinical Sociology Research Committee. Dr. Everhardt also presented the paper, “A Tool to Address Food Insecurity and Social Isolation: Milk Crate Gardening,” at the International Sociological Association’s meetings in Vienna, Austria in July on behalf of herself and Jonathan Cellon.
    • Congratulations to the following employees on their retirements effective Aug. 1: Daniel Robison, Dr. John Irwin, Dr. E. Mickey Crews and Dr. Bertha Roberts.

    If you have news of upcoming events or faculty/staff achievements, please send to or call (334) 268-9983.