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This Week at TROY

This Week at TROY

News and information from around TROY

For the second straight year, all four of Troy University’s campuses in Alabama have been awarded the Tree Campus USA® designation by the Arbor Day Foundation.

The recognition commended the commitment to effective urban forest management for the University’s campuses in Troy, Dothan, Montgomery and Phenix City.

Troy University achieved the title by meeting Tree Campus USA’s five standards, which include maintaining a tree advisory committee, a campus tree-care plan, dedicated annual expenditures for its campus tree program, an Arbor Day observance and a student service-learning project. Currently there are 296 campuses across the United States with this recognition. Read more.

Free screening of John Lewis documentary set for Friday at Davis Theatre in Montgomery

Troy University’s Office of Sponsored Programs and the Rosa Parks Museum will bring the documentary highlighting the life of Civil Rights hero, human rights champion and Congressional leader John Lewis to Montgomery on Friday, March 31 for a free screening.

The screening of “Get in the Way: The Journey of John Lewis,” will be held at 6 p.m. at Troy University’s Davis Theatre for the Performing Arts on the University’s Montgomery Campus. Read more.

Marine Band gifts huge sheet music collection to TROY

A literal ton of sheet music recently arrived at Troy University’s John M. Long School of Music, courtesy of the U.S. Marine Band.

The donation, which includes thousands of pieces dating as far back as the 1880s, weighed 2,550 pounds on arrival. Read more.

Upcoming Events
  • The Rosa Parks Museum will wrap up its series of free community forums at 6 p.m., Tuesday, with a discussion of women’s health issues. Dr. Felicia Bell, the museum’s director, will moderate the panel, which will include Dr. Wynne Crawford of Montgomery Cardiovascular Associates, Dr. Venus Hewing, diversity student advocate in Auburn University’s Office of Inclusion and Diversity, and Mia Raven, founder of the Power House and Montgomery Area Reproductive Justice Coalition. For more information, contact the museum at 334-241-8615, or visit the museum’s website.
  • Major Madness Career and Major Exploration Fair will be held Wednesday, 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.
  • Human Resources will offer mandatory Americans with Disabilities Act training on site at the Troy Campus and via WebEx on Friday, March 31. Sessions will be held at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. in Hawkins Hall Auditorium Room 122. Deadline for registration is 5 p.m., March 29. Register online. Additional dates will be offered in April to view via WebEx the recorded presentation from the March 31 sessions. Register for one of those sessions here.
  • TROY softball will travel to Mobile on Wednesday to take on South Alabama. Game time is set for 6 p.m. The team will also host a weekend series against UT Arlington at the TROY Softball Complex. Games are scheduled for 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 1, and at noon on Sunday, April 2.
  • The Applied Behavior Analysis Club will be holding the first Troy University Autism Walk on World Autism Day, Sunday, April 2 from 2 p.m. to 4 pm on the Bibb Graves Quad on the Troy Campus. Proceeds from the walk will go to a scholarship fund for autism treatment. Register online.
  • The Troy University Concert Chorale will present its spring performance on Sunday, April 2 at 3 p.m. at Bush Memorial Baptist Church in Troy. The concert will commemorate 10 years of Concert Chorale performances. Read more.
  • Dr. Felicia Bell, director of the Rosa Parks Museum, will present “The Influence of History on Our Everyday Lives,” at 11:30 a.m., April 4, at Trenholm State Community College in Montgomery. The presentation is a part of Troy University’s National Endowment for the Arts Big Read events.
  • TROY baseball will play host to Alabama at Riddle-Pace Field on Tuesday, April 4. Game time is set for 6 p.m.
  • Student Appreciation Day has been set for April 5. Learn more.
  • The Troy University Writing Center and Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society will partner to present a marathon reading of Walt Whitman’s “Leaves of Grass” on April 6, on the main quad of the Troy Campus. The reading will start at 6:30 a.m. and continue through the early afternoon. Participants will read the book aloud, non-stop, and anyone may volunteer for two to five minutes of reading. Groups, classes, teams and social organizations are encouraged to participate by volunteering for larger blocks of time. Copies of “Leaves of Grass” will be available, but participants can also bring their own copies. For more information, or to sign up to read in advance, email Trish Harris. Details are available at the Writing Center’s Facebook event page.
  • Cassie Rockette-Rogers of the Troy University English Department will present “The Importance of Hair in Silver Sparrow,” as a part of TROY’s National Endowment for the Arts Big Read activities at 6 p.m., April 6 in the Rosa Parks Museum Auditorium. TROY’s NEA Big Read events are focused on the book Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones.
  • The Troy University Writing Center will offer a workshop on the art of letter writing on Saturday, April 15, in the Troy University library from 10 a.m. until noon. Participants will learn the basic elements of traditional letter writing, read and discuss letters from the epistolary past and write three letters of their own. All materials and readings will be provided, and the workshop is offered free of charge. For more information, or to register, email Trish Harris. Information is also available at the Writing Center’s Facebook event page.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The TROY for Troops Center, the Student Veterans Association and the SALUTE National Honor Society for Veterans, invites you to join in a 5K Remembrance Run in memory of LCpl. Ryan Winslow, who was killed in action in Iraq, at 9 a.m., April 29 at Sorority Hill on the Troy Campus. Registration fee is $10 or $20 for registration and shirt. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Alabama National Cemetery in Montevallo. Register online.
  • 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.
Congratulations to the following for their achievements:
  • Dr. Robin O’Sullivan of Troy University's History Department will deliver the keynote address, “Seeds of Salvation: Organic Food, Farming, and Fairness,” at a food studies conference at Creighton University in Omaha, Neb. on Friday, March 31.

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