Artist reception, gallery talk set for Thursday at Troy University's Malone Gallery

Posted: Wednesday, 01 October 2014

TROY - A free reception and gallery talk featuring Arkansas artist Bryan Alexis will be held at Troy University's Malone Gallery at 4:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 2.

Presented by the University's Department of Art and Design, the reception will close out the exhibit of Alexis' work, "Altars of Transitions." The exhibit is comprised of a series of six sculptures of three-dimensional altar pieces, marking points of transition in the life of the artist.

"There are moments in life that act as rites of passage into adulthood and the full acceptance of responsibility," Alexis said. "The steel and glass sculptural works in this exhibition promote these contemporary rites as a cultural reminder of balance, purpose and the importance of growing up."

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TROY's online graduate education programs ranked nationally as 'Best Buys'

Posted: Wednesday, 01 October 2014

TROY - Troy University's online graduate degree programs in education have been ranked nationally as "Best Buys" by GetEducated.com.

GetEducated.com, a consumer group that provides comparative data on some 3,700 accredited online degree programs as a service to help students, ranked TROY's Master of Science in adult education's curriculum and instructional design concentration 17th among competing options nationwide.

The Master of Science in educational administration and leadership was ranked 26th nationally, while the Master of Science in adult education's instructional technology concentration came in at number 31.

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Troy University to host panel discussion on the state of U.S., Russian relations

Posted: Wednesday, 01 October 2014

TROY - A panel of experts from Troy University will weigh in on the state of U.S. and Russian relations amidst the crisis in Ukraine during a discussion on Wednesday, Oct. 22, at the Troy Campus.

The panel discussion "Reigniting the Cold War: Russian-American Relations in the Ukrainian Crisis" will be held starting at 3:30 p.m. in the Hawkins-Adams-Long Hall of Honor at the Troy Campus. Admission is free and open to the public.

The panel will consist of a trio of faculty members from the departments of political science and history, including:

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Beijing Jiaotong University Martial Arts Troupe to perform in Troy and Montgomery

Posted: Monday, 29 September 2014

TROY - Beijing Jiaotong University Martial Arts Troupe will offer free performances Oct. 2 and 3 at Troy University campuses in Troy and Montgomery.

The performances are a part of activities celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Global Confucius Institute and the seventh anniversary of the Confucius Institute at Troy University, and are free and open to the public.

The Troupe will visit the Troy Campus on Oct. 2, with a performance at 6:30 p.m. in the Claudia Crosby Theater. The Oct. 3 performance is set for 6:30 p.m. at the Davis Theatre for the Performing Arts on TROY's Montgomery Campus.

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Troy University set for Homecoming celebration on Oct. 11

Posted: Monday, 29 September 2014
Troy University Homecoming Parade

TROY - Troy University will celebrate homecoming on Oct. 11 under the theme "Getting Back to Our Roots: We Are One."

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

"Troy University has seen much growth and progress through the years, and Homecoming is always a special time as so many alumni visit, share their memories and marvel at the changes that have occurred," Ward said. "This year's Homecoming theme provides us an opportunity to celebrate our heritage and the many milestones achieved throughout our history that have paved the way for the TROY we know and love today."

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University leaders praise retiring Rosa Parks Museum Director Georgette Norman

Posted: Monday, 29 September 2014
Chancellor Jack Hawkins Jr.

Standing before a crowded exhibit hall during her retirement reception, Georgette Norman said she was recently asked what the best part of her job was.

"For me the best part is that I am native Montgomerian," she said. "I've lived a bunch of places and around, and was constantly asked about Montgomery—and it was always in the negative. You're last in everything. And for me the thing is, shake my hand and thank me. Because as Alabamans, we aired our dirty laundry to the world and made the world a better place."

For more than 13 years, Norman has helped ensure that an important chapter in the airing of Alabama's dirty laundry—the Montgomery Bus Boycott—remains understood and relevant to current generations in her role as director of Troy University's Rosa Parks Museum. She will retire at the end of September, and under her leadership the museum has hosted more than 564,000 visitors from around the world who have heard the story of Rosa Parks and the events Dec. 1, 1955.

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Troy University Chancellor honored for 25 years of service

Posted: Friday, 26 September 2014
Chancellor Jack Hawkins Jr.

TROY - Troy University honored employees for their years of service during a ceremony on Thursday, among them the University's Chancellor, Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr.

TROY honors employees each quarter for five-year increments of service. In all, 53 employees were honored on Thursday, representing a collective 737 years of service to TROY.

Dr. Hawkins received a lapel pin recognizing his 25 years of service as the University Chancellor. Dr. Doug Hawkins, President Pro-Tem Emeritus of the University's Board of Trustees, made the presentation to the Chancellor.

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Inga Oberst wins Vergil Parks McKinley Award at Troy University

Posted: Friday, 26 September 2014
Inga Oberst

TROY - Inga Oberst, Instructional Designer for Troy University's eTROY, has won the University's Vergil Parks McKinley Award.

Oberst, who has been employed by the University since 2005, viewed Thursday's ceremony from Port Orchard, Wash., where she resides with her husband, Edward Chao and their children, Spencer and Kate. Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., Chancellor, announced the winner and turned the ceremony over to Dr. Karen Shader, Director of Instructional Design, who nominated Oberst for the award.

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 the late John McKinley, former Texaco CEO, 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 University to host readings by poet Claire Bateman

Posted: Tuesday, 23 September 2014

MONTGOMERY - Poet Claire Bateman will be reading from her work during events at Troy University's Montgomery and Troy campuses, sponsored by the Department of English.

As part of the English Department's Writers Reading Series, Bateman will read selections from her poetry at the Montgomery Campus on Wednesday, Oct. 1, at 7 p.m. in the Rosa Parks Museum auditorium, and at the Troy Campus on Tuesday, Oct. 2, in Hawkins Hall 122 at 4 p.m. Both events are free and open to the public.

Bateman is the author of nine poetry collections, including Locals (Serving House Books, 2012), The Bicycle Slow Race (Wesleyan University Press, 1991), Friction (Eighth Mountain Poetry Prize, 1998), At the Funeral of the Ether (Ninety-Six Press, 1998), Clumsy (New Issues Poetry & Prose, 2003), Leap (New Issues, 2005), and Coronology (Etruscan Press, 2010). She has been awarded Individual Artist Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Tennessee Arts Commission, and the Surdna Foundation, as well as two Pushcart Prizes.

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Troy University to host performance by U.S Air Force Concert Band, Singing Sergeants

Posted: Tuesday, 23 September 2014

TROY - Troy University will host the United States Air Force Concert Band and the Singing Sergeants on Monday, Oct. 13, in a concert sponsored by the University Bands and the John M. Long School of Music.

The concert will be held at 7 p.m. inside the Claudia Crosby Theater on the Troy Campus. Tickets are free and available to the public on a first-come, first-served basis.

"This concert will be a great opportunity to see two of our nation's premier military musical ensembles, and we are proud to bring this performance to Troy University," said Dr. Mark Walker, TROY's Director of Bands.

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Confucius Institute at Troy University celebrating 10th anniversary of organization

Posted: Tuesday, 23 September 2014

A number of events are being sponsored by the Confucius institute at Troy University, Alabama's only with a statewide mission, in recognition of the Confucius Institute's 10th anniversary worldwide.

Sept. 25: the CI at TROY will be celebrating with its Confucius Classroom at Montgomery's LAMP school from 2:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. Students will be involved with CIT activities in the gymnasium beginning at 12:30 p.m. Events include:

  • Taichi Show and Chinese Fitness Dance
  • The Chinese Experience and Taste of Lamp (parents are invited to attend).
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TROY and Wallace sign agreement

Posted: Tuesday, 23 September 2014
Troy/Wallace Signing

DOTHAN - Troy University and Wallace Community College officials signed an agreement today that would enable transfer students to complete their associate degree while pursuing their bachelor's degree.

The Reverse Transfer agreement permits former Wallace students who transfer to TROY to transfer eligible credits back to Wallace for the purpose of attaining an associate degree. Students qualified for reverse transfer will have earned at least 15 semester credit hours from Wallace, will have earned at least three semester credit hours from Troy University, and will be in good standing at both institutions.

Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., Chancellor of Troy University, said there has always been a strong link between the Alabama Community College System and TROY. Some 1,167 current TROY students formerly attended Wallace.

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