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This Week at TROY

This Week at TROY

News and information from around TROY

The libraries at Troy University campuses in Troy, Dothan and Montgomery will hold events this week in recognition of Banned Books Week.

TROY Libraries received a grant from the Freedom to Read Foundation’s Judith F. Krug Memorial Fund to help fund the activities. Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and highlighting the value of free and open access to information. This year’s theme is “Diversity” with the slogan “Stand Up for Your Right to Read.” Read more.

Theatre and Dance to present ‘Flyin’ West’

The Troy University Department of Theatre and Dance will present its first show of the semester, “Flyin’ West,” from Sept. 29-Oct. 1 at the Trojan Center Theater on the Troy Campus and Oct. 4 at the Dothan Opera House.

Showtime for the play will be 7 p.m. each night, and a total of 17 students will be working on the production. Read more.

TROY Public Radio to kick off fund drive Oct. 1; volunteers still needed

TROY Public Radio will hold its 2016 Fall Fund Drive Oct. 1-8, under the theme “The Informed Choice.” Faculty and staff 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 Learn more about the Fund Drive here.

ALWAC International Security Issues series kicks off Thursday

The Alabama World Affairs Council will present an eight-week International Security Issues lecture series beginning Sept. 29 at Troy University Montgomery.

The lecture series is designed to cover and discuss a number of security challenges facing the U.S. and provide an opportunity to showcase some of the world-class faculty at Air University, Maxwell Air Force Base. Lectures will be held each Thursday afternoon from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Sept. 29-Nov. 17, in the Rosa Parks Museum Auditorium at Troy University Montgomery. Read more.

Phenix City Campus students, employees to ‘Help the Hooch’

Students, faculty and staff at the Phenix City Campus will join others from the community in the Southeast’s largest watershed clean-up event on Friday and Saturday.

The annual “Help the Hooch” event brings together volunteers from throughout the Phenix City and Columbus communities to clean up trash along the Chattahoochee River, as well as streams that flow into the river. The clean-up will be followed by the Watershed Festival, which will be held at Woodruff Park.

    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 quarterly ceremony for the presentation of the Vergil Parks McKinley Award, Reward Caller Awards and Service Pins will be held at 11:30 a.m., Tuesday in the Hawkins-Adams-Long Hall of Honor on the Troy Campus.
    • The Covington Site will host an informational meeting for those interested in the Master of Social Work program at 6 p.m., Sept. 27.
    • The Phenix City Riverfront Campus will host a leadership team meeting of the Russell County School District on Wednesday and Thursday.
    • 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,
    • The Phenix City Campus will hold its annual United Way Kick Off on Thursday, Sept. 29.
    • Troy University Libraries, the Department of Modern Language and Classics and Pragda will present “Las Analfabetas,” at 4 p.m. in room 101 of Patterson Hall as a part of the Spanish Film Festival. Other upcoming films, which will be shown at 4 p.m. in room 129 of Bibb Graves Hall, include: “El Patron,” on Oct. 6; “Los Banistas,” on Oct. 13; and, “El Pais del Miedo,” on Oct. 27.
    • Phenix City employees, students and alumni will volunteer on Saturday for the Phenix City Fall Festival Go Pro Games. The Phenix City Campus has played an integral role in the planning process for the event.
    • Troy University’s Rosa Parks Museum will host a series of free community forums, beginning Oct. 4, that will address civil justice issues and current events. The panel discussions, “Real Talk: A Community Forum Series,” will be held Oct. 4, 11 and 18, beginning at 6 p.m. in the Rosa Parks Museum Auditorium on the Troy University Montgomery Campus. Read more.
    • The Charles Brooks Political Cartoon exhibit will be on display in the Everett Hall Art Gallery on the Dothan Campus through Nov. 15.
    Congratulations to the following for their achievements:
    • April Johnson, purchasing and asset management coordinator, recently received the Certified Purchasing Professional designation from the American Purchasing Society, Inc.
    • Robin O'Sullivan of the History Department published an entry on "Liberal Arts Colleges" in the new SAGE Encyclopedia of Online Education (SAGE Publications, 2016).
    • The Department of Political Science has announced the awarding of the Gen. William “Bill” McDaniel Scholarship to Lt. Enrique Villegas-Gonzales, a Master of Public Administration student. The scholarship was established to honor the memory of TROY Political Science faculty member Gen. William “Bill” McDaniel and recognizes an outstanding political science student affiliated with the U.S. Air Force.

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