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This Week at TROY

This Week at TROY

News and information from around TROY

Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity kicks off annual “Walk Hard” Fundraiser

A journey of 130 miles started with the first steps Friday morning at the Troy Campus.

More than 30 members of Troy University’s Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity set off Friday on a six-day hike to Panama City Beach for the organization’s annual “Walk Hard” fundraiser, which supports wounded military veterans. Read more.

2017 TROY football schedule released

A pair of nationally televised home games, two marquee road games and a six-game home slate highlight the 2017 Troy football schedule released by the Sun Belt Conference office Wednesday morning.

Veterans Memorial Stadium will host a pair of ESPN national broadcasts this upcoming season as ESPN2 will televise Troy’s game against South Alabama on Wednesday, Oct. 11, while ESPNU will carry Troy’s game against Idaho on Thursday, Nov. 2. 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 wrap up Tuesday, March 7 at 1 p.m. at the Montgomery Campus. For additional information, visit
  • The Rosa Parks Museum will present Artist Talks with Stephen Hayes, who created the exhibit Cash Crop, at 6 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday in the museum’s auditorium.
  • TROY Public Radio is celebrating its 40th birthday this month and as a part of the celebration will hold a special taping of “In Focus with Carolyn Hutcheson” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday from the Barnes & Noble Trojan Café on the Montgomery Campus. The event will feature music from Martha’s Trouble and special guests from the Alabama Shakespeare Festival. Those stopping by and making a $40 gift of support to TROY Public Radio can enjoy a cup of coffee and a special mug as a thank you gift for their support.
  • TROY men’s basketball will take on Appalachian State Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in the opening round of the Sun Belt Conference Tournament in New Orleans. Women’s basketball will take on the winner of the Georgia Southern-Arkansas State game on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in the Conference Tournament.
  • The Dothan Campus will host the 2017 Teachers’ Fair inside the Harrison Room of Malone Hall from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Thursday. Read more.
  • TROY baseball will host a four-game series with Hofstra, beginning Friday at 6 p.m. at Riddle-Pace Field. Saturday will feature a double header with games scheduled for 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. The teams will wrap up the series on Sunday with the first pitch set for noon.
  • The Alabama World Affairs Council will welcome award-winning journalist and author John Pomfret at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 14 in the Gold Room of Whitley Hall on the Montgomery Campus. Pomfret will offer insights on China, as well as discuss U.S.-China relations. The event is free for ALWAC members and $20 for non-members. To register for the event, visit or contact Dahdee Bullen at (334-567-0953).
  • The Office of Civic Engagement will present the annual student organization Can Castle Contest on the Barnes & Noble patio, beginning at noon on March 15.
  • Microsoft experts will be on the Troy Campus on March 15, for an all-day training event specifically geared toward their device, the Microsoft Surface. The scheduled training events are: Windows 10 for EDU (Hands on Windows 10 and Surface), Patterson Hall Room 101, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.; 10 Class Hacks Using Microsoft Office, Patterson Hall Room 105, noon to 1 p.m.; Providing Quality Feedback with OneNote, Patterson Hall Room 105, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.; 7 Steps to Making Learning More Accessible, Patterson Hall Room 105, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.; Redefine Learning with Microsoft Classroom in Office 365, Patterson Hall Room 105, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.; and, Flip your Classroom with Office Mix, Patterson Hall Room 105, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Seating is limited. Register online.
  • Troy University will kick off its National Endowment for the Arts “Big Read” events with the opening of the photography exhibit, “Her Word as Witness: Women Writers of the African Diaspora” by Laylah Amatullah Barrayn, at 6 p.m., March 16 in the gallery at the Rosa Parks Museum on the Montgomery Campus. The event is free and open to the public. NEA “Big Read” has been made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and Arts Midwest. For more information, contact Alyssa Martin at 334-241-8601.
  • Human Resources will offer People Admin training at 10 a.m. on March 21 in the IT Training Lab at University Park. The training will also will be available through WebEx.
  • Morris Dees, co-founder and chief trail counsel of the Southern Poverty Law Center, will speak March 22 during the Hall School of Journalism and Communication’s annual journalism symposium. The event will begin at 10 a.m. and is open to the public. “With Justice for All in a Changing America” will be Dees’ topic. More information is available from by emailing Steve Stewart or by phone at 334-672-3192.
  • Major Madness-Career and Major Exploration Fair will be held Wednesday, March 29, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Trojan Arena. Faculty are encouraged to register for a table to represent their major and give students insight on the variety of careers that can be pursued by graduating in that program. Email for more information. Students, especially lower classmen, are encouraged to come narrow down their “Major Madness” bracket to their Final Four and ultimately their winning major by speaking to faculty from a large variety of programs that Troy University has to offer.
  • Student Appreciation Day has been set for April 5. Watch for more details on the event and how you can participate.
  • An All-Majors Career Fair will be held Wednesday, April 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Sartain Hall. Employers from a variety of majors and career paths will be present to speak with students about internships and job opportunities. Please dress professionally and log into Trojan LINK to view attending employers. Professional headshots will be taken free of charge for the students and raffle tickets will be given away to the students who impress employers the most with their professionalism. Door prizes will be drawn the following day. Career coaches will be on site the day of the fair to assist students and even conduct any last minute resume checks. All students should attend ranging from lower classmen, who are focusing on internships and getting practice conversing with employers, to juniors and seniors, who should be networking and lining up job opportunities for post-graduation. For additional information, visit the Career Services website.
  • 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:
  • Dr. Jean Laliberte, associate vice chancellor for development, Faith Ward, director of alumni affairs, and Meredith Welch, coordinator of special events, presented “Increasing Alumni Engagement: Creating All-Star Events and Strategies to Encourage Greater Alumni Participation” and “Developing All-Star Alums and Potential Donors of Tomorrow: Student Appreciation Day” at the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education District III Conference in Nashville in February. Also at the conference, Dr. Laliberte and Rob Ackerman, director of planned giving, presented “All-Star Legacy Programs: Establishing, Growing and Revitalizing a Successful Planned Giving Program.”
  • Matt Clower, director of university relations, and Josh Yohn, communications web manager, presented “Honest to Blog: How to Launch an Institutional Blog, Create Great Content and Hopefully Not Go Crazy in the Process” at the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education District III Conference in Nashville in February. Clower and Jonathan Sellers, multimedia producer, also presented “A Picture’s Worth a Thousand Likes: Secrets for Success in the Picturesque World of Instagram” at the CASE Conference.

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