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This Week at TROY

This Week at TROY

News and information from around TROY

With Saturday’s 28-24 win over Appalachian State, the TROY football team improved to 8-1 overall and 5-0 in the Sun Belt Conference and on Sunday became the first Sun Belt Conference team to ever crack the Associated Press Top 25.

The 25th ranked Trojans will play host to Arkansas State (5-4, 5-0) on Thursday in a nationally televised game on ESPNU. Kickoff for the important Sun Belt Conference game is set for 8:30 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Stadium. Read more about TROY’s ranking.

TROY to host College Affordability Day events on Thursday

Troy University is hosting College Affordability Day events on Thursday, Nov. 17, designed to help prospective students learn more about scholarships, financial aid and other ways to make college more affordable.

College Affordability Day will connect prospective students with experts who can provide insight into scholarships, student loans, financial aid and other resources that can put a college education within reach. Read more.

Three to be inducted into Educational Leadership Hall of Fame

George B. Beasley of Fort Payne, Katy S. Campbell of Tuskegee and Sarah Fanning of Huntsville will be inducted into the Alabama Educational Leadership Hall of Fame at Troy University during a ceremony on Nov. 18. The ceremony is set for 10:30 a.m. and will take place in Jack Hawkins, Jr. Hall on the Troy Campus. Read more.

Phoenix statue dedicated in Phenix City

Troy University and officials from Phenix City and Russell County dedicated a statue of the Phoenix on the banks of the Chattahoochee River on Wednesday as a gift from the University to the people of the Chattahoochee Valley. 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 Veterans’ Voices exhibit is now on display through the first week in January at the Rosa Parks Museum’s gallery. Read more.
    • Men’s basketball will play host to Eastern Illinois tonight at Trojan Arena. Tip is set for 7 p.m. Read more.
    • The Center for Excellence in eTeaching will hold the next installment in its Lunch and Learn series on Tuesday. Patricia Harris, adjunct English instructor, will present on the “Remaking Moby Dick” project. The presentation will begin at noon in the Civic Room of Trojan Dining. For more information, email
    • A free screening of the film “Armor,” directed and produced by school teacher and TROY alumna Sarah Gambles, will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Trojan Center Theatre on the Troy Campus. A question-and-answer session with the filmmaker will be held following the screening.
    • Dr. David S. Sorenson, chair of the Department of International Security and professor of international security studies at the Air War College, Air University, will address the Alabama World Affairs Council on Tuesday in the Gold Room, Whitley Hall on the Montgomery Campus. The presentation, “A Requiem for Syria,” will be 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 for guests. To register for the event, visit or contact Donna Gilliand 334-241-9501 or Dahdee Bullen at 334-567-0953.
    • POPulus, the University’s pop ensemble featuring students from the Music Industry program, will perform at 7 p.m., Tuesday, at the Dothan Opera House. Read more.
    • Women’s basketball will host Belmont at noon on Wednesday at Trojan Arena.
    • The Dothan Campus will hold a canned and non-perishable food drive from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday on the Quad.
    • A reception celebrating the publication of “Greetings from Alabama: A Pictorial History in Vintage Postcards,” a gift to Troy University by the late Wade Hall at 4 p.m. on Thursday at the Barnes & Noble University Bookstore on the Troy Campus.
    • The Phenix City Riverfront Campus will host the River City Foundry’s Start Up Weekend Nov. 18-20. People from throughout the region will participate in this entrepreneurship training and business development event.
    • The Montgomery Campus will be putting together care packages for troops during the month of November and will have collection sites for donations at the front desk of Whitley Hall, Suite 304 Bartlett Hall, third floor administration office in Building 136, the front desk of the Rosa Parks Museum and the second floor administration office in the Nursing Building. Items needed include: phone cards, Visa and MasterCard gift cards, personal hygiene items, wet wipes, disposable razors, Chap Stick, magazines, AA and AAA batteries, peanuts, candy and coffee, among others. This project is sponsored by the Social Justice Club, Gamma Beta Phi, the Psychology Club and the Accounting Club.
    • The Rosa Parks Museum is a “Toys for Tots” donation location and will have collection bins in the museum’s main wing and children’s wing until Dec. 9.
    Congratulations to the following for their achievements:

    Dr. Manfred F. (Fred) Meine, professor of public administration, was invited by and traveled to the School of Public Management and Administration (SPMA) of the University of Pretoria, South Africa, to conduct presentations to the SPMA faculty on blended and distance learning and publishing internationally. The University of Pretoria is facing a critical need to conduct much of their course delivery online because of violent campus protests, and the faculty is under increasing pressure to publish internationally.

    While working with the University of Pretoria, Dr. Meine was also invited to participate in their ninth annual SPMA International Conference on Public Administration, where he presented two papers co-authored with Dr. Thomas P. Dunn, one focused on “Public Management and Internet Education in the United States: Are There Lessons to be Learned” and the second examined “Using the Military for Social Engineering: Ethical, Moral and Practical Issues.”

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