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This Week at TROY

This Week at TROY

News and information from around TROY

Two national organizations have once again placed Troy University at the forefront of universities in the South.

For the 12th year, The Princeton Review named TROY to its “Best of the Southeast” list that includes just 139 colleges or universities. Additionally, U.S. News and World Report named the University to its “Best Colleges” Regional University-South ranking. Read more.

TROY mourns the passing of Dr. Henry Barwood

Dr. Henry Barwood, a member of the Troy University faculty since 2002, passed away unexpectedly following a Sept. 9 surgery. A professor of geology, Dr. Barwood touched the lives of many students and fellow faculty and staff members during his time at TROY and will be missed. The Tropolitan, TROY’s student newspaper, published a fitting tribute to Dr. Barwood in its Sept. 15 edition. Read more.

TROY partnering with City of Dothan for quality of life survey

Troy University is partnering with the City of Dothan to conduct a community survey looking at various quality of life issues in Dothan.

Troy University sociology professors Dr. Jeneve Brooks and Dr. Christopher Bradley are working with the City of Dothan, the Dothan Police Department and the Dothan Community Relations Group on this research project, a comprehensive community survey that will focus on Dothan residents’ perceptions of quality of life, race relations in the Dothan community and community policing by the Dothan Police Department. Read more.

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 Tuesday. 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

Former Ambassador Joseph Wilson to address Alabama World Affairs Council on Tuesday

Former Ambassador Joseph Wilson will discuss relations between the U.S. and Africa during a presentation of the Alabama World Affairs Council on Tuesday, Sept. 20 at Troy University Montgomery.

The presentation, “Africa and the U.S.: Past and Present,” will be held in the Gold Room, located on the second floor of Whitley Hall, beginning with a reception at 5:30 p.m. The presentation is free to members of the Alabama World Affairs Council and $20 to guests. Read more.

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 Confucius Institute’s Montgomery Campus Chinese Culture Club will present “Appreciation of Chinese Songs,” on Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 3 p.m. in room 114 of Bartlett Hall.
    • Dr. Earl Ingram, Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, will hold a town hall meeting for faculty in Phenix City in room 201 of the Riverfront Campus on Sept. 22 at 2 p.m.
    • The Phenix City Campus will host the Georgia Occupational Health Nurses Conference, Sept. 22 – 24, at the Riverfront Campus.
    • TROY softball will host a double header against Chipola Community College on Friday, Sept. 23. The first game is scheduled for 4 p.m. at the TROY Softball Complex.
    • TROY volleyball will host Texas State for a match at Trojan Arena at 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 23. The team will be action again on Sept. 25, hosting Texas Arlington at noon.
    • 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.
    • TROY football will host New Mexico State at 6 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 24, at Veterans Memorial Stadium. High school bands from throughout the region will be on hand as TROY celebrates Band Day. The bands will join The Sound of the South on the field during the halftime show.
    • TROY soccer will host the Ragin’ Cajuns of Louisiana-Lafayette at 1 p.m. on Sept. 25.
    • 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
    • Troy Mayor Jason Reeves will be speaking at The Center for Excellence in eTeaching’s Lunch & Learn Series on Wednesday, Sept. 28 in the Trojan Dining Hall. Lunch will be available in the Faculty & Staff Dining Room and Mayor Reeves’ presentation will begin in the Civic Room at Noon. For more information contact
    • 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. Steven L. Taylor, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, has had his article “Columbia: On the Brink of Peace with the FARC?” published in the October 2016 edition of Origins: Current Events in Historical Perspective, an online journal published by the Ohio State University in collaboration with Miami University.
    • A grant written by Dr. Lynsey Madison and Dr. Christina Martin, faculty members in the School of Hospitality, Sport and Tourism Management, was recently awarded to the City of Troy by the Baseball Tomorrow Fund. The grant will fund the renovation of the batting cages at the TROY Sportsplex. Read more.

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