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This Week at TROY

This Week at TROY

News and information from around TROY

A new initiative that will launch Aug. 25 on the Montgomery Campus is providing another example of TROY’s continued commitment to serving the military.

A Veterans Reading Initiative, supported by a grant from the Alabama Humanities Foundation, will be led by Dr. Harold Kaylor and is designed to help veterans and their families address topics such as returning to life after deployment and issues related to post-traumatic stress disorder. Read more.

Former State Sen. Hank Erwin to speak on ‘Woodlawn’ experiences

Former State Sen. Hank Erwin, a focus of the 2015 movie "Woodlawn," will be in Troy this month speaking about the experience that transformed the Birmingham-area high school in the midst of the '70s racial strife.

Erwin will address the University community at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 22 in Claudia Crosby Theater, and the Pike County community at large at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 23 at the Johnson Center for the Arts in downtown Troy, to which the public is invited. Read more.

Undergraduate accounting program recognized

TROY’s bachelor’s degree program in accounting has been recognized among the top accounting programs in the South by the Public Accounting Report’s annual Professors Survey.

TROY’s program ranked 25th in the south in the 35th annual rankings report. Congratulations to all involved in the School of Accountancy for this achievement.

Launch Your Mind Lab

Information Technology is pleased to announce the launch of a new offering: the Launch Your Mind Lab (LYMLab). In cooperation with Troy University Libraries, IT will launch a physical presence; the lab will be housed on the 2nd floor of Wallace Hall Library in Troy, AL. In the Innovation Lab, student and faculty will have the opportunity to interact with a wide-variety of new technologies, collaborate on projects or work independently on research. Read more.

    Upcoming Events
    • Information Technology has several upcoming training opportunities available, many of which are available both on-site and via WebEx. Learn more and register online for upcoming sessions.
    • The Phenix City Riverfront Campus will host the board meeting of the Crisis Center of Russell County on Wednesday.
    • The Phenix City Riverfront Campus will host the Loaned Executive Training meeting of the United Way on Thursday, as well as a meeting of the Russell County Schools’ Federal Advisory Council.
    • TROY’s soccer team will open its home slate on Friday as they play host to the Trojan Classic. The Trojans will take on Belmont at 7 p.m., Friday, and be in action again at 3 p.m. on Saturday against Jacksonville State.
    • Troy University will take part in the Montgomery Dragon Boat race on Aug. 27. For more information, contact Amy Waters at or 334-241-9502.
    • The Phenix City Riverfront Campus will host SQLSaturday, a free training event for SQL Server professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server, on Aug. 27. While this is a free event, seating is limited and those interested are encouraged to register online soon.
    • The Confucius Institute will offer Chinese language classes for adults and children in Montgomery, beginning in September. Read more.
    • 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:
    • Natalie P. Bryant and Laura Dove of the Department of Human Resource Management have had their article “Law in Translation: Challenges and Opportunities in Teaching International Students in Business Law and Legal Environment Courses,” published in the Journal of Legal Studies Education, a publication of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business.

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