Weather postpones TROY Fly-A-Teacher Day event

Posted: Friday, 27 February 2009

DOTHAN – Troy University’s Wiregrass Math and Science Consortium Fly-A-Teacher Day event scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 28 at the Dothan Airport has been postponed due to the likelihood of inclement weather.

The event will now be held on Saturday, March 7 starting at 9 a.m.

Three Civil Air Patrol planes will give a group of local teachers an aerial tour of the Wiregrass, including a flyover of each of their homes. The teachers will take photographs during the flights and will use those images in classroom lessons.

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TROY to host Model United Nations March 5-6

Posted: Friday, 27 February 2009

TROY -- Middle school students from across southeast Alabama will learn about cultural diversity and international relations at the Southeast Alabama Model United Nations (SAMUN) at Troy University March 5-6.

SAMUN is designed to help students in grades six through eight gain an understanding of the United Nations, said Terry White, program development specialist at TROY’s Inservice Center. Area middle school students will represent 38 countries at the SAMUN assembly.

“While we are not able to do everything the way it is done in the U.N., our goal is for students to acquire a better understanding of other nations and a greater identity for all peoples of the world,” White said.

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Artist Brenda Joysmith to speak at TROY's Rosa Parks Museum

Posted: Friday, 27 February 2009

DOTHAN – Troy University’s Wiregrass Math and Science Consortium Fly-A-Teacher Day event scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 28 at the Dothan Airport has been postponed due to the likelihood of inclement weather.

The event will now be held on Saturday, March 7 starting at 9 a.m.

Three Civil Air Patrol planes will give a group of local teachers an aerial tour of the Wiregrass, including a flyover of each of their homes. The teachers will take photographs during the flights and will use those images in classroom lessons.

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TROY trumpets get tapped for International Trumpet Guild performance

Posted: Thursday, 26 February 2009

TROY – Troy University’s Trumpet Ensemble I will perform at the International Guild Conference in May at the invitation of Guild directors.

The invitation marks the second time the Ensemble has been invited to perform.

“This is a prestigious event and performing at the ITG Conference is the ultimate goal for collegiate-level trumpet choirs and ensembles,” said Dr. James Zingara, professor of trumpet in the University’s John M. Long School of Music.

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Free small business seminar focuses on HUBZone contracting

Posted: Thursday, 26 February 2009

TROY — A free seminar on March 11 sponsored by Troy University and the Pike County Economic Development Corporation will help area small businesses understand how to win new government contracts.

The Historically Underutilized Business Zone, or HUBZone Empowerment Contracting Program, is a U.S. Small Business Administration program aimed at stimulating economic development and job creation in rural and urban communities by providing federal contracting preferences to small businesses, said Judy Callin, a senior consultant with TROY’s Small Business Development Center.

Small businesses can obtain HUBZone certification in part by employing staff that live in a HUBZone and by maintaining a principal office within the designated area. Qualified HUBZones in southeast Alabama include Barbour, Bullock, Butler, Covington, Geneva and Pike counties, and parts of Coffee, Dale, Henry and Houston counties.

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TROY trumpet player selected for international orchestra

Posted: Wednesday, 25 February 2009
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TROY - One Troy University student vows to represent his university well when he travels to Cincinnati, Ohio to perform with the International Youth Wind Orchestra.

Daniel Arute, a senior music education major from Dothan and a Northside Methodist Academy graduate, auditioned and was selected to be one of just 50 musicians by a panel judges to participate in the 2009 orchestra.

“It is truly an honor to be selected to perform in the prestigious ensemble. I am looking forward to representing Troy University and the John M. Long School of Music,” he said.

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TROY Dothan Campus events mark Black History Month

Posted: Wednesday, 25 February 2009

DOTHAN—Troy University’s Dothan Campus will continue its observance of Black History Month with a poetry recital on Friday, Feb. 27, and a play on Saturday, Feb. 28.

Both events are free and open to the public.

Author Jeanetta Britt of Eufaula will recite poems and sign copies of her books on Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Harrison Room inside Malone Hall.

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Debra Williams wins Troy University's Vergil Parks McKinley Award for February

Posted: Wednesday, 25 February 2009
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TROY, Ala.—Debra Williams, head cashier in Student Financial Services at Troy University’s Montgomery Campus, has received the University’s Vergil Parks McKinley Award for February.

Williams, who has been a member of the Troy University staff since 1999, received the award during a ceremony on Feb. 24 in the Hawkins-Adams-Long Hall of Honor on the Troy Campus. Dr. Jack Hawkins Jr., chancellor of Troy University, presented the award to Williams, who was nominated by Gail Sears, director of Student Financial Services on the Montgomery Campus, and Lou Ann Johnson, senior director of Student Financial Services.

The McKinley Award is the highest honor that Troy University gives to a non-faculty staff member. It is presented monthly to an employee who has demonstrated outstanding attitude, innovation and work ethic. The award was established by former Texaco CEO John McKinley in honor of his father, Vergil Parks McKinley, who was a Troy University professor during the early 20th century and was key to the development of the University’s athletic program.

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Phenix City Mayor and TROY Chancellor announce economic development partnership

Posted: Friday, 20 February 2009

PHENIX CITY—Troy University will provide certain economic development services for the City of Phenix City under terms of an agreement signed Friday by Mayor Sonny Coulter and Troy University Chancellor Jack Hawkins, Jr.

The signing took place at City Hall with members of the City Council and several TROY administrators also participating. Mayor Coulter said he was pleased that the City and the University could enter into a partnership.

According to Mayor Coulter, “Today’s contractual agreement between Phenix City and Troy University is evidence of the great relationship that has developed between us over the years. This economic development partnership pools our talents and resources to attract retail, commercial and industrial development to our city and community. We anticipate that this partnership will become a model for cities throughout our great state to follow.”

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Troy University professor, students receive journalism honors

Posted: Thursday, 19 February 2009

TROY—A professor and students from Troy University’s Hall School of Journalism recently received honors from the Southeast Journalism Conference (SEJC).

Dr. Jeff Spurlock, associate director of Troy University’s Hall School of Journalism, received SEJC’s “Journalism Educator of the Year” award, while TrojanVision, the University’s television station, received a second-place award in the Best College Television Station category.

In addition, students Thomas King, a sophomore print journalism major from Pine Grove, Kevin Williford, a senior foreign language major from Spanish Fort, and Tyler Snell, a sophomore English major from Dothan, took second-place honors in the Best Public Service Journalism category. Emily Ham, a senior print journalism major from Dozier, earned honorable mention in Best News Reporter.

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Author to discuss African-American designers, dressmakers

Posted: Thursday, 19 February 2009
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MONTGOMERY—The contributions of African-Americans to the world of fashion design will be the focus of discussion during a book signing at Troy University’s Rosa Parks Museum on March 5.

Author Rosemary E. Reed Miller will discuss and sign copies of her book, “Threads of Time, The Fabric of History: Profiles of African-American Dressmakers and Designers.” The free event begins at 7 p.m. in the museum auditorium.

Miller’s book sheds light on the contributions of African-American fashion designers and dressmakers prior to 1960. Among the designers profiled are Anne Lowe, who designed Jacqueline Kennedy’s wedding dress, and Elizabeth Keckley, who made dresses for Mary Todd Lincoln.

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TROY program to help Wiregrass schoolteachers take flight

Posted: Thursday, 19 February 2009

DOTHAN—Area schoolteachers participating in Troy University’s Wiregrass Math and Science Consortium will soon get a first-hand lesson in aviation thanks to the Civil Air Patrol.

On Feb. 28, 12 K-8 teachers will participate in Fly-A-Teacher Day at the Dothan Airport, said Sandy Armstrong, director of the Math and Science Consortium. The flights will start at 9 a.m.

Three Civil Air Patrol planes will give the teachers an aerial tour of the Wiregrass, including a flyover each of their homes. The teachers will take photographs during the flights and will use those images in classroom lessons.

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Phenix City officials to announce partnership with Troy University

Posted: Friday, 18 February 2009

February 20: Mayor Sonny Coulter and members of the City Council of Phenix City will announce the signing of a new agreement with Troy University. The ceremony is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. EST at City Hall in Phenix City.

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Troy University student working to preserve plants of Alabama

Posted: Tuesday, 17 February 2009
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TROY— A Troy University student has received a scholarship that will help in the research efforts towards preserving plants and habitats of Alabama

Lindsay Leverett, a Troy University junior ecology major concentrating in field biology from Jack, received a $500 Blanche E. Dean Scholarship from the Alabama Wildflower Society.

The scholarship from the Alabama Wildflower Society is available to both undergraduate and graduate students that are conducting botanical research in Alabama. A committee selects the recipients based on their proposal and the merit of the research.

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Internationally acclaimed flutist to perform at Troy University

Posted: Monday, 16 February 2009

TROY – Internationally acclaimed flutist Susan Milan will conduct master classes and give a recital at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in Hawkins-Adams-Long Hall of Honor.

Her visit is sponsored by the College of Communication and Fine Arts, the John M. Long School of Music, Troy University Bands, Sigma Alpha Iota, the Flute Studio of Carol Franks, the Troy Arts Council and the Confucius Institute at Troy, according to Dr. Tim Phillips, an assistant professor in the School of Music.

Milan, a flute professor at the Royal College of Music in London, England, and the former principal flutist of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, will teach a master class from 9 a.m. until noon Thursday in the Hall of Honor.

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Troy University counseling programs meet national standards

Posted: Monday, 16 February 2009

TROY--A national accrediting organization has approved Troy University’s counseling program on four campuses in Alabama and five teaching sites in Florida for specialized academic accreditation, according to Dr. Lance Tatum, dean of the College of Education.

The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Programs (CACREP) has granted initial accreditation for the TROY programs on the Dothan campus and the mental health counseling program at sites in Fort Walton Beach, Orlando, Panama City, Pensacola and Tampa. These programs now join Troy University’s counseling programs on the Troy, Phenix City and Montgomery campuses that were previously granted accreditation by the Council.
The Phenix City Campus received initial CACREP accreditation in 1999, with the Troy Campus receiving its initial CACREP accreditation in 2005 and the Montgomery campus receiving its initial CACREP accreditation in 2006. CACREP review teams visited the Dothan campus and five Global campus sites last fall and the University received the final word from CACREP in January.

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'Heritage of the March' focus of 1:00 Concert Band

Posted: Monday, 16 February 2009
TROY -- The Troy University 1:00 Concert Band will present a concert titled “The Heritage of the March” at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24 in Claudia Crosby Theatre.

“The Heritage of the March” concert will feature marches from all over the world by composers such as Sousa, Beethoven, Fucik, Gilmore and others, said Troy University Director of Bands Ralph Ford.

The concert will begin with music written immediately after the American Revolution in 1788, and will continue through the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries to a new march composed in 2006 by Ford entitled “March: Lion’s Gate.”

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Wiregrass math and science teachers meet moon rock scientist

Posted: Monday, 16 February 2009

DOTHAN—A recent trip to Space Center Houston gave a group of Wiregrass educators an out-of-this-world glimpse at moon rocks, meteorites and other extraterrestrial samples.

Sandy Armstrong, director of the Wiregrass Math and Science Consortium at Troy University’s Dothan Campus and Consortium teachers Sandy Sanders (a second grade teacher at Headland Primary School) and Diane Watson (a third grade teacher at Webb Elementary) were presenters at the annual International Space Exploration Educators’ Conference at Space Center Houston last week.

During the conference, they were given a rare opportunity to meet with Dr. Carlton C. Allen, curator of the Astromaterials Acquisition and Curation Office at the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston.

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Troy University to host Alabama Arts Education Summit Feb. 18-20

Posted: Friday, 27 February 2009

TROY--Troy University will welcome educators, school administrators and artists from around the state for the 2009 Alabama Arts Education Summit on Feb.18 – 20.

This is the second time TROY has been the host of the Summit, according to Larry Percy, a professor in the University’s Department of Art and Design.

“Hosting this second Summit allows Troy University to further establish itself as a leader in training fine arts educators and advocating for strong fine arts education in Alabama and the region,” Percy said.

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Attorney General’s grant to Troy University will aid crime victims

Posted: Friday, 13 February 2009

TROY – A $30,000 grant will help Troy University establish Alabama’s first Victim Assistance Academy.

Attorney General Troy King and the University's Department of Criminal Justice and Social Science will establish the academy to provide training for crime victim advocates, specifically focused on advocacy resources and the problems facing victims of crime in Alabama.

“Crime victims have often been the forgotten entity of the criminal justice process,” said Dr. Jeff Lee, an associate professor of criminal justice and sociology. “This is an opportunity to help victims of crime throughout the state of Alabama by offering meaningful training to service providers. This training is the first of its kind in Alabama and I think we will become a model Academy that other states will emulate.”

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TROY student to sing in Times Square Friday as part of Valentine's Day competition

Posted: Thursday, 12 February 2009

TROY—Troy University student Josh Johnson is headed to New York City, where he will compete Friday as a finalist in a national contest with a chance to win a prize worth more than $20,000.

Johnson, a senior music industry major from Florala, is one of five national finalists in the Zale’s Jewelers “Profess Your Love Contest,” co-sponsored by the Times Square Alliance. Entrants were asked to submit, in 250 words or less - in written, video or musical form – “their most sincere, original, creative and eloquent profession of love.”

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Troy University's eCampus offers options for private and home schoolers

Posted: Wednesday, 11 February 2009

TROY – Troy University’s eCampus is offering home-schooled and private-schooled students the opportunity to earn college credit while working on a high school diploma.

ACCELERATE Dual Enrollment Online will allow students to receive both college credit and high school credit for courses in history, math, science and English. Next fall, foreign languages will also be available.

“Our reason for implementing a program of this nature was due to an interest and need from private schools and home schools for distance education opportunities,” said Dr. Deb Gearhart, director of the University’s eCampus.

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Troy University Theatre production showcased by Kennedy Center

Posted: Tuesday, 10 February 2009

TROY -- Troy University Theatre’s production of “A Lesson Before Dying” by Romulus Linney has been honored by the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival as one of six performances from the southeast showcased at its regional festival in Greensboro, N.C.

The play is based on the novel “A Lesson Before Dying” by Ernest Gaines, is the subject of the University’s Common Reading Initiative, and the story centers around a young black man who is wrongfully condemned to death in backwoods Louisiana in 1948. His godmother asks a schoolteacher to teach him to die like a man.

The festival recognizes, encourages, and celebrates the finest and most diverse work produced in university and theater programs, according to Adena Moree, director of theatre. It is the sixth time Moree has been invited to show her work at the festival since 1998. This year’s festival was conducted Feb. 3-8.

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Troy University Theatre presents "The Laramie Project"

Posted: Tuesday, 10 February 2009

TROY – Troy University’s College of Communication and Fine Arts and the Department of Theatre and Dance will present “The Laramie Project” Feb. 11-14 and Feb. 17-20 in the Upstairs Theatre in Malone Hall.

Based on the true story of Matthew Shepard, a 21 year-old University of Wyoming student who was kidnapped, beaten and left to die tied to a fence in Laramie, Wy., the play is based on the more than 200 interviews with the people of Laramie by the Tectnic Theatre Project and Moises Kaufman.

“The play is a breathtaking theatrical collage that explores the depths to which humanity can sink and the heights of compassion to which we are capable,” said Adena Moree, director of theatre and dance . “This is a deeply moving theatrical experience.”

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Troy University to produce, air pre-show for 'Extreme Makeover' project in Montgomery

Posted: Monday, 09 February 2009

TROY—ABC television’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” will build a new home for one Montgomery family and Troy University’s campus television station will be on hand to document the project.

Troy University has entered into an agreement to produce an hour-long “pre-show” that will air on the campus television station, TrojanVision, and later on the Capital City Connection channel, which Troy University operates for the City of Montgomery. The segment will air in April in the 6-7 p.m. CDT time slot immediately preceding the ABC episode featuring the Montgomery project, according to Kyle Bozeman, television manager at Troy University. The show’s air date has not been determined.

“Our journalism students will interview various participants and stakeholders for the show,” Bozeman said. “It will be excellent experience for them and will make good programming for TrojanVision.”

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Ambassador Young closes Leadership Conference in Troy

Posted: Saturday, 07 February 2009
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TROY—More than 700 participants at the eighth annual Leadership Conference Celebrating Black History Month heard a veteran African-American leader reflect Saturday on the civil rights movement and the historic challenge facing President Barak Obama.

Andrew Young, who marched alongside Martin Luther King and later served as a U.S. Congressman, Mayor of Atlanta and Ambassador to the United Nations, was the speaker at the closing luncheon held at Sartain Hall on the Troy University Campus.

Young will join U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), a native of Troy, Feb. 15 on a trip to India to commemorate Dr. King’s visit to that country 50 years ago to meet with Mahatma Gandhi. Such missions are important not only to mark great moments in U.S. civil rights history, but also to gain global perspective.

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Judge Mathis tells Troy audience ‘never give up’ in struggle for racial equality

Posted: Friday, 06 February 2009

TROY—The election of the first African-American U.S. president is cause for celebration, but it will take unity and perseverance to bring true racial justice to American society.

That was the central theme of Judge Greg Mathis, the star of the nationally syndicated “Judge Mathis” television show, in his remarks Friday evening to open the eighth annual Leadership Conference Celebrating Black History Month, sponsored by Troy University and the City of Troy.

Mathis said the election of Barak Obama is proof that blacks and whites can work together. He said that same spirit of unity is needed to build a society that is “not about black and white, but about what’s right or wrong.”

“Unity is more powerful than any of the other weapons used during the civil rights movement, including the Molotov cocktails thrown by some of the radicals,” Mathis said.

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Wiregrass Writing Project seeks applicants for summer institutes

Posted: Friday, 06 February 2009

DOTHAN—Local teachers interested in learning more about literacy education are encouraged to apply to take part in Troy University’s Wiregrass Writing Project summer institutes.

The deadline for applications is March 23, and the program is open to any K-14 educators. The institutes will be held May 1-3 at Lakepoint Resort State Park in Eufaula and June 15-July 18 at the Troy Campus.

The Wiregrass Writing Project, the local affiliate of the National Writing Project, aims to help teachers employ the most effective current approaches for teaching writing in their classrooms. Teachers who take part in the summer institutes will learn from other experienced teachers, said Dr. Robin Bynum, associate dean of the College of Education.

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McPherson-Mitchell Lecture set for Feb. 24 at Troy University

Posted: Wednesday, 04 February 2009

TROY- One of the nation’s leading medical historians will be the guest speaker at the sixth annual McPherson-Mitchell Lecture in Southern History on Feb. 24 at Troy University. The lecture will begin at 5 p.m. in the Claudia Crosby Theater on the Troy Campus.

Dr. Margaret Humphreys, the Josiah Charles Trent Professor in the History of Medicine and Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine of Duke University, will be the guest speaker for the lecture, which is sponsored by the University’s Department of History and the TROY Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta international history honor society.

The McPherson-Mitchell lecture series is held in honor of Norma Mitchell and Milton McPherson, retired Troy University history professors who together gave 50 years of service to the university. McPherson served on the TROY faculty from 1968 until 1989, while Dr. Mitchell was a faculty member from 1970 until 1999.

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Troy University hosts high school band members

Posted: Wednesday, 04 February 2009

TROY – Almost 400 high school band members will hone their band skills at Troy University’s Southeastern United States Honor Bands and Clinic this weekend.

Members of 108 high schools bands from Alabama, Georgia and Florida will be on campus this Thursday – Sunday.

This year’s guest conductors are Frank Tracz of Kansas State University, Gordon Brock, University of North Florida and Raymond Smith of Troy University. Carl Vollrath will serve as composer-in-residence.

Opening the clinic will be a performance by the Troy University Jazz Ensemble at 8 p.m. Thursday, February 5, under the direction of Raymond Smith.

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Five named as Chancellor's Fellows at Troy University

Posted: Wednesday, 04 February 2009
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TROY, Ala. -- Troy University Chancellor Jack Hawkins, Jr. has announced the selection of five faculty and staff members to participate in the 2009 Chancellor’s Fellows Program.

Selected were: Dr. Andrew Creamer, chair of the Department of Psychology, Counseling and Foundations of Education; Joseph “Jay” Houghton, Florida Director for the Southeast Region of TROY’s Global Campus; Marcus Paramore, director of government relations; Dr. Candice Howard-Shaughnessy, assistant professor and interim chair of the Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion; and, Greg Skaggs, assistant professor in the Department of Art and Design.

The program is directed by Dr. John Kline, distinguished professor of leadership and director of TROY’s Institute for Leadership Development. The fellows were nominated by TROY deans, directors or vice chancellors and selected by the Chancellor to participate in the program.

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High School Southeastern United State Honor Bands and Clinic

Posted: Tuesday, 03 February 2009

Feb. 5 -7: The SEUS High School Honor Band and Clinic will be held on the Troy Campus. Some 380 high school band members from 108 high schools in Alabama, Florida and Georgia will be on campus.

The Claudia Crosby performance schedule includes:

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Judge Greg Mathis opens Leadership Conference Celebrating Black History Month

Posted: Tuesday, 03 February 2009
Feb. 6-7: The 8th Annual Leadership Conference Celebrating Black History Month will be hosted by Troy University and the City of Troy.

Judge Greg Mathis will open the Conference on Friday, Feb. 6. To cover Judge Mathis’ speech, media MUST contact the University Relations Office to reserve space. This event will take place in Sartain Hall but is very limited in space. Working print and radio media will have access to the scorer’s table and television media will have floor space in the general area of the scorer’s table. We must have a hard confirmation by 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5. Confirm via email to clusk@troy.edu clusk@troy.edu .

At this time, there will be no one-on-one interviews available with Judge Mathis. Media covering the speech must be in place no later than 5:45 p.m.

On Saturday, Feb. 7, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Andrew Young, a former mayor of Atlanta and U.S. Congressman, will address the Conference. To cover this event, please be in place in the Trojan Center Ballroom no later than 11:30 a.m.
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"Students' performance to celebrate Rosa Parks' 96th birthday

Posted: Tuesday, 03 February 2009

Feb. 4, noon: Troy University’s Rosa Parks Museum will host a special performance featuring students from several Black Belt area public schools on Feb. 4 at noon to mark the 96th birthday of Rosa Parks.

The performance, inspired by the play “A Rose Among Thorns: A Tribute to Rosa Parks,” will take place in the museum auditorium and is presented by TROY and the Alabama State Council on the Arts Black Belt Initiative.

A press release can be found at: troy.edu/news/archives/2009/january/01202009_parks_birthday.html

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The Troy University Festival of Brass Concert

Posted: Monday, 02 February 2009

TROY – Troy University’s John M. Long School of Music, the College of Communication and Fine Arts and the Troy Arts Council will present its eleventh annual Brass Symposium Concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21 in the Claudia Crosby Theatre.

“This concert is the culmination of the activities involved with the Troy University Brass Symposium which is a full day of clinics for middle school, high school and college-level students,” said Dr. James Zingara, a professor of trumpet and coordinator of the symposium.

The evening program will feature performances by Dr. Zingara, Dr. Doug Bristol, professor of trombone at Alabama State University, Mr. Jeff Leenhouts, principal hornist of the Pensacola and Mobile Symphonies and Mr. Michael Keeley, adjunct instructor of trumpet at Troy University. In addition, the TROY Trumpet Ensembles I and II, the Southeast Alabama Brass Company, the Troy Symphony Brass Quintet and several honors ensembles made up of area high school students will perform.

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Troy University faculty team visits China's premier music conservatory

Posted: Monday, 02 February 2009

TROY – A Troy University husband-and-wife faculty team is making musical overtures with Sichuan Conservatory in the People’s Republic of China.

Last semester, Dr. James and Ginger Zingara, both faculty members in the John M. Long School of Music, were invited to begin a dialogue for future collaborations and to guest lecture at the Sichuan Conservatory of Music in Chengdu, China – one the country’s premier schools of music.

“A focus of the visit was to begin a dialogue for possible future collaborations between the two schools which could include ensemble tour exchanges, sponsorship for visiting faculty, and study abroad opportunities for both Chinese and American students,” said Dr. James Zingara.

During the six-day visit, the Zingaras taught conducting classes to instrumental and vocal students, and Dr. Zingara presented five master classes and provided private lessons to the Conservatory’s 27-member trumpet studio.

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Troy University offers 'Edible Art' to the community

Posted: Monday, 02 February 2009
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TROY – Troy University faculty will put their culinary and artistic skills to test in the College of Communication and Fine Arts’ fourth annual Edible Arts.

The event is from 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Feb. 10 at the Studio in downtown Troy and benefits the Troy Arts Council. Tickets, which may be purchased at the Johnson Center for the Arts or at the University’s Department of Art and Design in Malone Hall, are $15 for singles and $25 for couples.

“The College wanted Edible Arts to be a fundraising event for the Troy Arts Council because the arts council has been so generous in helping to fund several of our events at the University and also sponsor many artistic performances for the people of Troy and Pike County,” said Dean Maryjo Cochran. “We believe the Edible Art is a valuable project to help promote the good works of the Troy Arts Council.”

Cochran said the artwork will be judged by both patrons, who will be given five gold coins to use in voting, and by a celebrity panel. Once the awards have been made, the art becomes edible.

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