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This Week at TROY

This Week at TROY

News and information from around TROY

A new partnership with the Alabama World Affairs Council, signed last week at the Montgomery Campus, will provide TROY students with another opportunity to prepare to be globally competitive.

The Alabama World Affairs Council sponsors lectures and programs on current and recent events of national and international interest throughout the year with the aim to increase individuals’ knowledge of world affairs and how they impact the United States. The Council utilizes the expertise of the world-class faculty at Maxwell Air Force Base’s Air University.

As a part of the partnerships, Council membership is free to TROY students. Read more about the partnership.

With the partnership in place, the Council will kick off an International Security Issues lecture series on Sept. 29. The lectures will take place in the auditorium of the Rosa Parks Museum on the Montgomery Campus, beginning each week at 1 p.m. The series will run through Nov. 17. Read more about the lecture series.

International students focus of ‘Great Conversations’ presentations

The Academic Affairs and Student Services divisions will present “Great Conversations” featuring Dr. Kris Bista of the University of Louisiana Monroe on Wednesday and Thursday.

The presentations, designed for faculty and advisors, will focus on issues related to international students and will be offered both live on the Troy Campus and via WebEx.

The presentations are:

  • Professionalizing International Students: Helping Them Navigate Cultures and Contexts of Communication, 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 14, Room 330 Patterson Hall;
  • What Faculty and Staff Need to Know about International Students, 3 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 14, Room 330 Patterson Hall;
  • Academic and Cultural Variations, 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 15, Room 202 Bibb Graves Hall;
  • What Faculty and Staff Need to Know about International Students, 1 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 15, Room 202 Bibb Graves Hall.

Rosa Parks Museum offers Art Therapy Workshop for veterans

The Rosa Parks Museum is pleased to work with local artist Mark Montoya, who specializes in the healing arts, to present free art therapy workshops for veterans. Sessions will be held each Tuesday for seven weeks, beginning on Sept. 20. Each session will run from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Up to 15 participants can be accommodated.

The Veterans’ Voices project will help veterans create their own works of art that will be exhibited in the Rosa Parks Museum. To register for this free workshop or for additional information, contact Madeline Burkhardt at 334-241-8701 or by email at

TROY Public Radio seeks volunteers for fall fund drive

TROY Public Radio will hold its 2016 Fall Fund Drive Oct. 1-8, under the theme “The Informed Choice.” Volunteers are needed to answer phones in one-hour shifts.

Guest operators will be provided with a pre-approved script, so everyone will be ready to greet that friend on the phone that is ready to contribute to help keep the great programming here. If you are interested in volunteering, contact Wanda Norris at 334-670-3933 or by email at Those interested in supporting through donations may visit

    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 TROY soccer team will host Appalachian State at 7 p.m. on Sept. 16, and Arkansas State at 1 p.m. on Sept. 18 at the TROY Soccer Complex.
    • The City of Troy will hosts a watch party for the TROY at Southern Miss football game on the Square in Downtown, beginning at 6 p.m. on Sept. 17.
    • The Rosa Parks Museum has been selected to participate in the Smithsonian Institute’s Museum Day Live event on Sept. 24. The museum will be offering free admission to those who present a Museum Day Live ticket, which is free. In addition to free admission, the Rosa Parks Museum will be streaming a live broadcast of the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. This event will also be free and open to the public with or without a Museum Day Live ticket. Learn more or download a free Museum Day Live ticket.
    • The Covington Site will host an informational meeting for those interested in the Master of Social Work program at 6 p.m., Sept. 27.
    • Career Services will host its fall All Majors Career Fair on Wednesday, Sept. 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Sartain Hall. Faculty members are asked to encourage their students to attend and to incorporate the fair into their syllabus or allow for extra credit if possible. Free professional headshots will be taken and a sign-in sheet can be set up if the professor chooses. Students can view attending employers in Trojan LINK. Examples include: Great Southern Wood, CGI, Georgia-Pacific, Honda, Hyundai, Max Federal Credit Union, WSFA, Powersouth, etc. For more information, please call the Office of Career Services at 334-670-3217 or
    • 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. Riad S. Aisami’s paper, “Online Learning is a Process, Not Finesse,” was published in the July 2016 edition of Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology (TROJET). Aisami, an associate professor of instructional technology in the College of Education, had presented the paper earlier this year at the International Educational Technology Conference in Dubai, UAE.
    • Keith Worthington, operations manager for the Rosa Parks Museum, is featured in “The List” section of the September/October 2016 edition of RSVP Magazine. Worthington, who has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Winston-Salem State University and a master’s degree in education, joined the museum’s staff in April.
    • Dr. Lance Tatum, Vice Chancellor of the Montgomery Campus, is one of 21 men selected to take part in the American Cancer Society’s second annual “Real Men Wear Pink” campaign. Learn more.
    • Dr. Dionne Rosser-Mims was honored by faculty and staff at the Covington Site on Aug. 6, in recognition of her transition to the Troy Campus in the role of associate dean of the College of Education.

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