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This Week at TROY

This Week at TROY

News and information from around TROY

Troy University faculty, staff and students are honoring the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., through service.

A group of faculty, staff and students from the Montgomery Campus joined the efforts of Montgomery’s North Precinct Service Providers Alliance on Monday’s holiday to help with projects at Highland Gardens Elementary School and Community Center. Projects included painting and grounds clean-up and maintenance.

For the seventh year in a row, students at the Troy Campus will take part in the MLK Week of Service with various projects and service opportunities planned from Wednesday through Saturday. Read more.

TROY professor’s book still finding new audiences 20 years later

When Dr. Robert Saunders sat down to write his book about Supreme Court Justice John Archibald Campbell, he did so because he felt it was necessary.

Two decades after its publication, it’s still bringing newfound attention to one of the most important historical figures of the mid-19th century.

In October, Saunders was invited to speak in Mobile, Ala., to the Inns of Court, a professional organization of judges and seasoned attorneys, about his book, “John Archibald Campbell: Southern Moderate,” and the individual it profiled, an Alabama lawyer who became one of the nation’s most powerful and influential judges. 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 Alabama World Affairs Council’s Great Decisions series will kick off at 1 p.m. today at the Montgomery Campus. The programs will run each Tuesday through March 8. For additional information, visit
  • The Phenix City Campus will hold its first Induction ceremony for the Zeta Omicron co-chapter of Delta Mu Delta at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday in the atrium at the Riverfront Campus.
  • Dr. Deidra Suwanee Dees, tribal archivist and director of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians’ Office of Archives and Records Management, will deliver the McPherson-Mitchell Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday in the Claudia Crosby Theater on the Troy Campus. The lecturer is presented by the College of Arts and Sciences through the History Department and co-sponsored by Phi Alpha Theta honor society and is free and open to the public. Read more.
  • Alumni of Alpha Delta Pi and Sigma Chi will return to campus Jan. 21-22 to celebrate anniversaries of the chapters’ founding. Alpha Delta Pi will celebrate their 50th anniversary, while Sigma Chi will celebrate their 40th.
  • A Study Abroad Fair will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Jan. 25 in Trojan Center Ballroom A.
  • SAVE THE DATE: The Leadership Conference Celebrating African American History Month will be held Feb. 3-4 at Troy University. Keynote speakers for the event are radio personality, television host, actor and comedian Rickey Smiley and Bishop James Levert Davis, the 123rd bishop in the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Visit the Leadership Conference website for additional information and registration details. Read More.
Congratulations to the following for their achievements:
  • Rachel Hooper, business reference librarian, and Natalie Bryant, assistant professor of business law, recently had their paper, “Learning to Learn: Using an Embedded Librarian to Develop Web-Based Legal Information Literacy for the Business Student,” accepted for publication in the Southern Law Journal.
  • Dr. Patrick Faircloth and Dr. Keith Cates, both faculty with the Division of Counseling, Rehabilitation and Interpreter Training, will be presenting at the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA) annual international conference in March 2017 in St. Louis, Mo. Their training course, “You're NOT under arrest: Interpersonal skills with Loved Ones,” will focus on importing introductory counseling listening and helping skills into the police domain. Police officer supervisors, trainers, and educators will then present this model to police officers to use with their loved ones to be able to effectively communicate off the job.
  • The Office of Civic Engagement recognized Troy Dining Services and Sodexo for their partnership to combat food insecurity in the Troy community. Jonathan Cellon, associate dean of First Year Studies, and students Leebo Tyler and Kenzie King made the presentation to Ibrahim Yildirim, general manager of Sodexo Campus Services, and Dr. Jim Bookout, Senior Vice Chancellor for Finance and Business Affairs. The Campus Kitchen at Troy University, a student-powered hunger relief initiative, partners with Trojan Dining each week to rescue excess food from the Dining Hall and deliver it to children in need at local organizations. Since its initiation in the fall of 2014, Campus Kitchens has delivered more than 8,000 meals.
  • Josh Lauer has been named as TROY’s new volleyball coach. Lauer joins the Troy staff after spending the past nine seasons as an associate head coach and assistant coach in the Southeastern Conference. Most recently, Lauer spent the past six years as the associate head coach at Georgia after a three-year stint at Alabama as an assistant coach and the Crimson Tide’s recruiting coordinator.

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