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This Week at TROY

This Week at TROY

News and information from around TROY

Troy University and Houston County Schools have announced an articulation agreement that will allow some students at the Houston County Career Academy to receive college credit.

Starting this fall, high school students who pass through the HCCA’s education-in-training program will earn credit hours at Troy University. Read more.

Canvas Town Hall meetings set for campuses, colleges

Leslie Stark, a Canvas consultant, will conduct Town Hall meetings for faculty in each college, on each Alabama campus and online.

The meetings will provide a preview of the Canvas Learning Management System and additional information about the timeline for the migration to Canvas, as well as answer questions.

The schedule for Town Hall meetings is as follows: Tuesday, Feb. 21, 9:30 a.m., in 106 Bartlett Hall on the Montgomery Campus; Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2:30 p.m., in room 213 at the Riverfront Campus in Phenix City; Wednesday, Feb. 22, 9:30 a.m., Sony Hall at the Dothan Campus; Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2 p.m., College of Education, Hawkins Hall 3rd Floor Conference Room; Wednesday, Feb. 22, 4 p.m., webinar for Adjuncts; Thursday, Feb. 23, 9:30 a.m., room 114 Math and Science Complex, College of Arts and Sciences; Thursday, Feb. 23, 11 a.m., College of Communication & Fine Arts, Long Hall Band room; Thursday, Feb. 23, 1 p.m., College of Health and Human Services, Room 160 Collegeview; and, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2:30 p.m., Sorrell College of Business, room 129 Bibb Graves Hall.

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 is held each Tuesday through March 8 at 1 p.m. at the Montgomery Campus. For additional information, visit
  • Men’s basketball will play host to Appalachian State at 7 p.m. tonight at Trojan Arena.
  • The Troy University Symphony Band will present a free concert at 7 p.m. tonight in the Claudia Crosby Theater on the Troy Campus.
  • TROY baseball will be in action on Tuesday in Birmingham as they take on Samford. Game time is set for 4 p.m.
  • The Phenix City Riverfront Campus will host a meeting of the Russell County School District’s Education Effectiveness Team and state representatives and community partners on Wednesday.
  • After sweeping games over the weekend, TROY softball will travel to Montgomery on Wednesday to take on Alabama State. First pitch is set for 5 p.m. The team will be back in action at home over the weekend, beginning with a game against Lipscomb on Friday at 5:30 p.m. The Trojans will take on Southeastern Louisiana at 3 p.m. on Saturday, followed by a game against Pittsburgh, scheduled for 5:30 p.m. The team will close out the weekend on Sunday with games against Lipscomb at 12:30 p.m. and Southeastern Louisiana at 3 p.m.
  • The Higher Education Partnership of Alabama will host the annual Higher Education Day Rally on the steps of the Alabama Statehouse on Thursday, beginning with a parade at 10:30 a.m. and the rally at 11 a.m. Learn more.
  • The Phenix City Riverfront Campus will host two community events on Thursday: a meeting of the Youth Council of the Chattahoochee Valley United Way and a training session for NeighborWorks Columbus.
  • Ray Ryan, senior commissioning editor at Cambridge University Press, will speak to faculty, staff and students at 3:30 p.m., Thursday in room 122 Hawkins Hall. Ryan will speak on “Opportunities and Obstacles: Publishing Research in the Humanities.” Ryan will be available to meet with those wanting advice on a project. For additional information, email Dr. Kirk Curnett.
  • The Rosa Parks Museum will present “A Conversation with Mrs. Lucille Times,” at 6 p.m. on Thursday in the museum’s auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. However, seating is limited and those wishing to participate are asked to RSVP to Dr. Felicia Bell, director of the Rosa Parks Museum, and Attorney Troy King will host the conversation. Read more.
  • The Troy University Department of Theatre and Dance will present “The Glass Menagerie” by Tennessee Williams at 7 p.m., Thursday through Saturday and at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 26, in the Trojan Center Theater on the Troy Campus. Tickets are $10, and $5 for students with current University ID. Tickets can be purchased online at For additional information, call 334-808-6477. Read more.
  • Nearly 400 middle and high school students and their parents from 24 Alabama counties will participate in the fourth annual Trojan Art Day at Troy University on Friday. Trojan Art Day offers workshops and demonstrations led by students and faculty in the University’s Department of Art and Design, preceding the District II Visual Arts Achievement Program awards ceremony, the conclusion to an art competition sponsored by the Alabama State Council on the Arts. Trojan Art Day and VAAP are partially funded by a grant from the Alabama State Council on the Arts. Read more.
  • Students from Alabama’s colleges and universities will come together on Friday to examine food and housing insecurity among college students during the third annual Hungry for Justice Student Summit at Troy University Montgomery. The free summit is presented by Troy University’s Office of Civic Engagement in conjunction with Alabama Possible, a statewide non-profit organization that works to reduce systemic poverty in Alabama. Read more.
  • The Department of Chemistry and Physics will present “Wetumpka Impact Crater: Understanding Alabama's Greatest Natural Disaster,” by David King, professor of geology at Auburn University, at 4 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 27, in room 114 of the Math and Science Complex.
  • SAVE THE DATE: Student Appreciation Day has been set for April 5. Watch for more details on the event and how you can participate.
  • SAVE THE DATE: The 15th annual Troy University Psychology Conference will be held from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on April 28. The one-day conference will include paper presentations, poster sessions, lunch and a keynote address. Undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty members/professionals are encouraged to submit posters and paper presentations. Any topic related to psychology, including topics dealing with any area of the behavior of humans or other animals, is appropriate. Past conferences have included such diverse topics as marketing, education, counseling, music, and criminal justice. Submission deadline is March 31. For more information, and to submit presentations and/or posters, visit the conference website.
Congratulations to the following for their achievements:
  • John “Doc” Anderson, professor emeritus and former Troy University coach and head athletic trainer, has been chosen to be inducted into the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) Hall of Fame. The NATA is a professional membership organization “for certified athletic trainers and others who support the athletic training profession” that has expanded to over 43,000 members since its inception in 1950. Read more.
  • Dr. Marty Olliff and Dr. Bob Saunders, both professors at Troy University’s Dothan Campus, have received the Dothan Landmarks Foundation’s Tommy Ricketts Memorial Volunteer of the Year Award. The two historians have put together a digital program that will enlighten visitors to the park about the history of the buildings that grace the facility’s grounds.
  • Dr. Patrick K. Faircloth (and Mrs. Laurel Faircloth) of the Division of Counseling, Rehabilitation, and Interpreter Training were guests at The Faircloth Evening of Medical Humanism on Feb. 16 in Auburn Hills, Mich. This event is a collaboration between the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine and the Oakland University School of Education and Human Services - Department of Counseling. It represents a deeply held commitment to the humanistic aspects of patient care, and in part, is made possible by the Patrick K. and Barbara J. Faircloth endowment. This year’s special guest was Gonzalo Bacigalupe, Ed.D., M.P.H., director of Family Therapy Program at the University of Massachusetts for a presentation titled: "Digital lives, health, and patients online: Challenges and opportunities for clinicians.” Dr. Gonzalo Bacigalupe, discussed the impact of new technologies on the human elements of clinical practice, including commonly articulated fears of losing human touch and our adoration of a nostalgic past.

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