Grant extends TROY's reach to Georgia

Posted: Monday, 30 September 2013

TROY – A nearly half-million dollar U.S. State Department grant will enable Troy University build a collaborative partnership to create a new master's degree and foster research in international affairs in the Republic of Georgia.

The $495,000 grant, sponsored by the U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi, Georgia, will fund a partnership with the Georgia Institute of Public Affairs to augment the institution's graduate International Affairs Program with faculty and student exchange, strengthen its research capacity and collaboratively develop a master's level program in International Development.

“Troy University is uniquely positioned to ensure that this collaborative effort is successful, in part due to our long history of strong international partnerships," said Dr. Jack Hawkins Jr., Chancellor. “Troy University's pursuit of international opportunities began when we embarked on our voyage of intentional internationalization more than 20 years ago."

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High School Journalism Workshop has record numbers

Posted: Monday, 30 September 2013

TROY – Nearly 500 high school journalists and their teachers representing 22 schools turned out for Troy University's “J-Day" on Thursday, Sept. 26.

Hosted by the Hall School of Journalism and Communication and the College of Communication and Fine Arts, and supported in part by a grant from the Alabama Press Association, high school journalists attended sessions spanning the spectrum from print and yearbook to broadcast journalism to legal issues facing high school media outlets.

“It would be difficult to think of a more exciting time to be a part of the worlds of journalism and communication," said Dr. Steve Padgett, the Hall School's director. “While the tools we use may change, reporters still need to know how to deliver well-written stories explaining complex issues to the public."

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TROY to host Homecoming Pep Rally at the Montgomery Campus

Posted: Monday, 30 September 2013

MONTGOMERY — Troy University will celebrate homecoming at the Montgomery Campus with a pep rally on Thursday, Oct. 3.

Students, faculty and staff, along with family and friends, will gather inside the Gold Room on the second floor of Whitely Hall from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. for an evening of free food, festivities and prizes.

Activities will include the Trojan Walk, a TROY trivia contest, and a Littlest Trojan contest for children. Prizes will include gift certificates and cash giveaways.

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TROY to host homecoming celebration at the Dothan Campus

Posted: Monday, 30 September 2013

DOTHAN — Troy University will celebrate homecoming week at the Dothan Campus on Thursday, Oct. 3, with a picnic on the quad sponsored by the Student Government Association.

The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and again from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. for students with evening classes.

The celebration will feature free food, games and prizes, and a performance by the TROY Jazz Band.

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Troy University gears up for Homecoming celebration

Posted: Friday, 27 September 2013

TROY – Troy University will celebrate homecoming on Oct. 5 under the theme “TROY Saves the Day: A Hero's Homecoming."

Alumni Director Faith Ward is extending the invitation to all alumni and friends of the University to return for Homecoming activities.

“Our traditional homecoming activities provide alumni the opportunity to renew old friendships and see the many changes that are taking place on campus," Ward said. “I am also excited that, through the efforts of our Student Government Association, TROY students will be taking part in service projects throughout the week, representing the true definition of heroism by putting the needs of others first."

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Summer Davis wins Troy University's McKinley Award

Posted: Thursday, 26 September 2013

TROY – Summer Davis, enrollment coordinator for Troy University's Brunswick Site, has won the University's Vergil Parks McKinley Award.

Davis, who has been employed at the Brunswick Site for more than 5 years, received the award on Sept. 24 during a ceremony at the Hawkins-Adams-Long Hall of Honor on the Troy Campus. Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., Chancellor presented the award to Davis, who was nominated by Lynn Chapman, Brunswick Area Coordinator.

The McKinley Award is the highest honor that Troy University gives to a non-faculty staff member. It is presented quarterly 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. Winners of this award receive an engraved clock and a $1,000 stipend.

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TROY offers community college scholarships

Posted: Tuesday, 24 September 2013

TROY – Two new Troy University scholarships aim to pave the way for community college transfer students to earn a four-year degree at any TROY campus locations.

Students transferring from an Alabama Community College, or other select community colleges in the TROY service area, will be able to apply for either a merit scholarship or an achievement scholarship. This scholarship program will begin Fall 2014.

“The scholarships were created to ensure community college students access to all TROY programs and to minimize the financial stress many transfer students encounter," said Buddy Starling, Dean of Enrollment Management.

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Montgomery Ballet will perform Thursday at TROY's Davis Theatre

Posted: Monday, 23 September 2013

MONTGOMERY - The Montgomery Ballet will showcase excerpts from the group's 2013-2014 season during a performance at Troy University's Davis Theatre for the Performing Arts on Thursday, Sept. 26, at 7 p.m.

Featuring a blend of cutting-edge choreography with the elegance of traditional repertory ballet, this evening of dance is sure to captivate audiences of all ages.

Established in 1958, the Montgomery Ballet maintains 30 full-time dancers and is led by Artistic Director Darren C. McIntyre.

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TROY Wiregrass Alumni to host golf tournament Oct. 3 in Dothan

Posted: Monday, 23 September 2013

DOTHAN — The Wiregrass Chapter of the Troy University Alumni Association will host the 2013 Jackson Thornton Invitational Golf Tournament Presented by Martin Environmental Services, Inc. on Thursday, Oct. 3, at Highland Oaks in Dothan.

The annual golf tournament raises money for TROY student scholarships.

The 4-person scramble will begin at noon with a shotgun start. Registration begins at 9 a.m. the morning of the tournament and lunch will be served at 11 a.m.

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Award-winning jazz musicians to conduct workshop for TROY students

Posted: Tuesday, 17 September 2013

TROY — Troy University's John M. Long School of Music will host a pair of internationally recognized jazz musicians and educators in October who will conduct a workshop for students in TROY's vocal jazz ensemble, frequency.

Renowned vocal jazz composer and arranger Kerry Marsh and vocalist Julia Dollison will visit the Troy Campus Oct. 20-22 and conduct a two-and-a-half day workshop for members of frequency. The workshop is sponsored by the Jazz Education Network, the Herb Alpert Foundation and the Troy University Office of Sponsored Programs.

Marsh is a composer and arranger specializing in contemporary music for vocal jazz ensembles. In high demand as a commissioned arranger for many of the nation's top educational vocal and instrumental jazz ensembles, Marsh has a large and varied catalog of music performed regularly around the world.

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Troy University awards contract for riverfront building in Phenix City

Posted: Tuesday, 17 September 2013

PHENIX CITY - Troy University has awarded the construction contract for its new riverfront academic building in Phenix City and activity is expected to begin on the site this month.

Bear Brothers Construction of Montgomery will build the 44,000-square foot, four-story building and is expected to soon begin moving in equipment to the site. Construction is expected to take 14 to 16 months.

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ACHE approves new degree programs at Troy University

Posted: Friday, 13 September 2013

The Alabama Commission on Higher Education today gave its approval to three new master's degrees at Troy University.

“We are very pleased the Alabama Commission on Higher Education approved three new and exciting graduate programs for Troy University. We look forward to initiating the MS in Biomedical Sciences, Master of Social Science and Master of Arts in History programs," said Dr. Dianne Barron, Associate Provost and Dean of the Graduate School.

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Troy University students to take part in "Care for the Community Day"

Posted: Friday, 13 September 2013

TROY - Troy University students will spread out across Pike County from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday for the University's annual "Care for the Community Day."

Designed as a remembrance of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, “Care for the Community" enables students to take part in community service projects at various locations around Troy. Projects will benefit the Salvation Army, Boys and Girls Club, Noble Manor assisted living facility, Pike Pioneer Museum, Habitat for Humanity, Sav-A-Life of Troy, the Head Start program and the Alternative Learning Center.

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Troy University hosting exhibit on women during WWII

Posted: Wednesday, 11 September 2013

DOTHAN — A traveling exhibit exploring the experiences of American women during World War II is currently on display at the Troy University Dothan Campus library.

“Beyond Rosie: Women in World War II" examines the ways in which women were affected by, and contributed to, the war.

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TROY in top 15 percent of ‘military friendly' U.S. universities

Posted: Tuesday, 10 September 2013
Military Friendly School

A national publication has named Troy University among the top 15 percent of all U.S. universities as being “military friendly." Veteran-owned Victory Media, which owns GI Jobs.com and publishes various magazines that provide services to members of the military, rates both public and private colleges and universities on the basis of how well each school embraces America's veterans as students.

“Troy University has a commitment to our fighting men and women – whether active duty, National Guard, Reserves or veterans – and to be recognized by those groups that impartially analyze those traits is great recognition of our efforts on behalf of our Armed Forces," said Dr. Jack Hawkins Jr., Chancellor and a Marine Corps officer who served in Vietnam.

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Troy University to host book talk by historical fiction author John D. Cressler

Posted: Tuesday, 10 September 2013

DOTHAN — Author John D. Cressler will discuss his historical fiction novel “Emeralds of the Alhambra" during a book talk hosted by Troy University's Dothan Campus library on Monday, Sept. 16.

Cressler is a professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Tech, and his debut novel, published in June by Sunbury Press, is an interfaith love story set in medieval Muslim Spain.

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Tornado study: Government can facilitate recovery with private-sector leadership

Posted: Monday, 09 September 2013

Citizen Government can best facilitate recovery from natural disasters by allowing the private sector to lead the response, according to a new study by Troy University economists Daniel Smith and Daniel Sutter.

The study, “Response and Recovery from the Joplin Tornado: Lessons Applied and Lessons Learned," published in Fall 2013 issue of The Independent Review, is based on dozens of interviews by the authors in Joplin after the deadly 2011 tornado.

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‘Be Ready Day' offers chance for interaction

Posted: Monday, 09 September 2013

Citizen preparedness is the key focus of Pike County's “Be Ready Day," Thursday, Sept. 12 at Troy University's Trojan Arena.

The event, part of National Preparedness Month, begins at 9 a.m. with exhibits of response equipment, interactive demonstrations and a focus on increasing the public's awareness about the importance of preparing for any type of emergency or disaster, said Herb Reeves, Dean of Student Services and the University's Director of Public Safety.

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Hall School offers annual J-Day

Posted: Tuesday, 03 September 2013

Troy University's Hall School of Journalism and Communication will have its annual J-Day High School Journalism Workshop on Thursday, Sept. 26.

Aimed at giving high school students the chance to experience the journalism and communication world, J-Day provides a workshop-based program that includes reporting, interviewing, an introduction to radio, photography, feature writing, ad sales, design, broadcast news and yearbook design, among others.

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