'Sounds of the Season' concert Thursday at Troy University

Posted: Wednesday, 30 November 2016
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TROY - Troy University's John M. Long School of Music presents "Sounds of the Season," an annual concert that heralds the holiday season.

The concert is slated for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, in Claudia Crosby Theater on the Troy Campus, and is free and open to the public. A ceremony to light the campus Christmas Tree by the Student Government Association immediately follows the concert on the theater's plaza.

The production, entitled "Illuminations," will feature performances by the Symphony Band, Collegiate Singers, Troy Theatre Ensemble, Concert Chorale, frequency, Gospel Choir, Jazz Ensemble, POPulus, an Irish Duo, and faculty soloists, said Dr. Larry Blocher, Dean of the College of Communication and Fine Arts and director of the School of Music.

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Watershed Authority partners with TROY for walking trail growth in Janice Hawkins Cultural Arts Park

Posted: Monday, 28 November 2016
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TROY - A $5,000 grant from the Choctawhatchee, Pea and Yellow Rivers Watershed Management Authority will help Troy University continue to fight invasive species of plants and help build walking trails in the Janice Hawkins Cultural Arts Park.

The grant was presented Nov. 28 to TROY Chancellor Dr. Jack Hawkins Jr. by Authority Board member Randy Hale, Authority Board Chairman and Enterprise Mayor Kenneth Boswell, and Authority Executive Director Barbara Gibson.

Mark Salmon, Director of the University's Physical Plant, said TROY is grateful for the continued support of the Authority, and that work will continue on the improvement of the area south of the new amphitheater.

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Small business workshops coming to Dothan

Posted: Monday, 21 November 2016

The first is a free seminar conducted by the Alabama Department of Revenue focusing on state taxes. The "B.E.S.T" Business Essentials for State Taxpayers Seminar is slated for 1:30 p.m. on Dec. 1 in the University's Continuing Education Center, Room 206 Adams Hall.

ADOR specialists conduct B.E.S.T. Seminars, which include a brief but comprehensive overview of Alabama's business taxes, the business owner's tax obligations, and the forms that are required, as well as information on electronic filing and other requirements. Presenters cover a variety of state tax information topics, including employer withholding taxes, state and local sales taxes, property taxes, and business licensing requirements. The B.E.S.T. Seminars help new business owners navigate through unfamiliar tax complexities while updating current business owners on tax law changes.

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TROY vocal jazz ensemble to present free concert Nov. 29

Posted: Thursday, 17 November 2016
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TROY - Troy University's vocal jazz ensemble, frequency, will perform a free concert Tuesday, Nov. 29 at 7 p.m. in the Long Hall Choral Room.

The ensemble will perform a capella versions of "Where is Love?" and "This Christmas," as well as Bon Iver's "Holocene," "Pure Imagination," Keb' Mo's "Let Your Light Shine" (soloist Michael Anderson), Extreme's "More than Words" (soloist Lorren Shaffer), and Stevie Wonder's "Don't You Worry ‘Bout a Thing" (soloist Tanner Lloyd).

Dr. Diane Orlofsky, Director of frequency, said the current group's inspirations include Pentatonix, Groove for Thought, Accent and Pacific Standard Time.

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Air War College professor Sorenson to address Alabama World Affairs Council on Nov. 15

Posted: Monday, 14 November 2016
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MONTGOMERY - Dr. David S. Sorenson, chair of the Department of International Security and professor of international security studies at the Air War College, Air University, will address the Alabama World Affairs Council on Tuesday, Nov. 15 at Troy University Montgomery.

The presentation, "A Requiem for Syria," will be in the Gold Room, located on the second floor of Whitley Hall, beginning with a reception at 5:30 p.m. The presentation is free to members of the Alabama World Affairs Council and $20 for guests.


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Troy University, Phenix City officials unveil statue of Phoenix along city's Riverwalk

Posted: Thursday, 10 November 2016
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PHENIX CITY – Troy University and officials from Phenix City and Russell County officially dedicated a statue of the Phoenix on the banks of the Chattahoochee River on Wednesday as a gift from the University to the people of the Chattahoochee Valley.

The statue, which stands more than seven feet tall, was created by internationally renowned Chinese sculptor, Dr. Huo Bao Zhu and is located on the Phenix City Riverwalk near the University's Phenix City Riverfront Campus.

A friend of Troy University, Huo Bao Zhu's work can be seen at all of the University's Alabama campuses, including the Phenix City Riverfront Campus in the form of the Trojan Warrior statue. Last week, the University dedicated the Janice Hawkins Cultural Arts Park on the Troy Campus that is home to 200 terracotta warriors created by the artist.

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Troy University recognized for service to military students

Posted: Thursday, 10 November 2016

TROY - Troy University has once again been saluted by two national organizations for its service the U.S. military.

"Military Advanced Education and Transition" has named TROY as a "Top School" in its 2017 Guide to Colleges and Universities, an honor awarded to institutions with the very best practices in military- and veteran-supportive education.

Military Times has listed TROY 38th nationally in its "Best for Vets: Colleges 2017" rankings. Military Times bases rankings on a survey of services provided to military-related students by colleges and universities, while also compiling data from the Veterans Affairs and Defense departments, as well as IPEDS Data Center, College Scorecard data and the Cohort Default Rate Database.

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TROY Symphony Band concert is Sunday

Posted: Thursday, 10 November 2016
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TROY - The Troy University Symphony Band will perform a concert Sunday, Nov. 13 in Claudia Crosby Theater on the Troy Campus.

Director of Bands Dr. Mark Walker said this fall's concert, which is free and open to the public, features a variety of music including works by composers Hindemith, Debussy, Arnold, Giroux, and Halvorsen. In addition, senior music education major Marissa Stanfill, of Panama City, Fla., will be the featured performer in "Premiere Rhapsody" by Claude Debussy.

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Rosa Parks Museum to open 'Veterans' Voices' exhibit with reception

Posted: Thursday, 10 November 2016

MONTGOMERY - Troy University's Rosa Parks Museum will open a new exhibit featuring the artwork of local veterans with a reception on Thursday, Nov. 10 at 6 p.m. in the museum's gallery.

The artwork featured in the exhibit has been created by local veterans, who, over the last seven weeks, have worked with local artist Mark Montoya to discover the healing properties provided through artwork. Montoya, a Montgomery native, is a decorative painter and landscape designer, who also is an active volunteer in the community.

The show will officially open on Veterans Day on Friday, and can be viewed free of charge during normal operating hours, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. The exhibit will be on display through the first week of January.

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TROY faculty, students to present 'Helen Unveiled' at Helen Keller Lecture Series

Posted: Thursday, 10 November 2016
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TROY - Troy University's Department of Theatre and Dance will shed an artistic light on the life of Helen Keller as part of the 22nd annual Helen Keller Lecture Series on Nov. 14 at Claudia Crosby Theater.

"Helen Unveiled: Activist. Visionary. Lover." begins at 10 a.m. and focuses on Keller's tragic romance with newspaperman Peter Fagan through words, dance and music.

"Helen Unveiled" begins with a dramatic presentation about this portion of Keller's life, featuring the talents of TROY theatre faculty members Quinton Cockrell and Tori Lee Averett.

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Troy University to pay tribute to the military at Saturday's home football game

Posted: Wednesday, 09 November 2016
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TROY - Troy University will salute veterans and active duty members of the military during Saturday's Military Appreciation football game at Veterans Memorial Stadium.

Since 2000, the University has designated one home football game near Veterans Day to honor both current and past members of the armed forces. On Saturday, the Trojans will play host to Sun Belt Conference foe Appalachian State in a showdown of teams currently undefeated in conference play. Kickoff is set for 2:30 p.m.

The day will include several events designed to celebrate our country's military men and women, as well as the University's commitment to serving military students.

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Troy University's Student Veterans Association and SALUTE National Honor Society for Veterans brings third RUCK-A-THON

Posted: Monday, 07 November 2016
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TROY – Troy University's Student Veterans Association will be hiking for a cause on Nov. 11 through its annual fundraiser, RUCK-A-THON.

The event begins at 12:30 on Friday, Nov. 11 at the Troy University track. All proceeds from the event will be donated to this year's philanthropy, "Troy for Troops Foundation Scholarship."

The event will be a four-hour relay-style walk-a-thon, with teams of five participants. One person must be walking the track at all times with a 30 lb. military style backpack, called a rucksack. The team that walks the most laps will win prizes, and games will be held throughout the event for those who are not walking.

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Troy University set to open new cultural arts park, international arts center

Posted: Wednesday, 02 November 2016
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TROY - Troy University will celebrate international art and provide additional learning space for students with a new park and arts center opening this week at the Troy Campus.

TROY will formally open the Janice Hawkins Cultural Arts Park and International Arts Center on Friday, Nov. 4, at 4 p.m. with a dedication and concert inside the park's amphitheater. The event is free and open to the public.

"The Cultural Arts Park and International Arts Center are where ‘East meets West' at Troy University," said First Lady of Troy University Janice Hawkins. "Students and guests will find an exceptional collection of international art that mirrors the global vision of Troy University."

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Mary Beth Moore crowned Miss Troy University 2017

Posted: Friday, 28 October 2016
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TROY - Mary Beth Moore, a sophomore dance major from Alabaster was crowned Miss Troy University 2017 on Saturday, Oct. 22, during the 46th annual pageant on the Troy Campus.

"I am so excited and honored to be representing my college as Miss Troy University for the next year," Moore said. "I'm really looking forward to getting to know people on campus and in the community, and seeing what this journey has to offer me."

Twelve students competed for the crown during the pageant, which was held in the Claudia Crosby Theater. Contestants were judged on a private interview, an on-stage question, swimsuit, talent and evening gown.

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Troy University to celebrate International Education Week

Posted: Friday, 28 October 2016

TROY TROY - Troy University will focus attention on the importance of international education next week with a series of events and activities highlighted by the dedication of the Janice Hawkins Cultural Arts Park and International Arts Center on the Troy Campus on Nov. 4.

Known as Alabama's International University, TROY serves nearly 1,200 international students, is home to Alabama's only Confucius Institute with a statewide mission and has a growing study abroad program that annually provides students with opportunities to immerse themselves in other cultures around the world.

"The week-long series of events provides Troy University an opportunity to share its unique international initiatives with faculty, students, staff and the general community," said Darlene Schmurr-Stewart, dean of international student services. "We want to bring a special focus to global concerns, campus cross-cultural talents and resources, study abroad opportunities and international academic opportunities."

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Three selected for Alabama Educational Leadership Hall of Fame at Troy University

Posted: Thursday, 27 October 2016

TROY – George B. Beasley of Fort Payne, Katy S. Campbell of Tuskegee and Sarah Fanning of Huntsville will be inducted into the Alabama Educational Leadership Hall of Fame at Troy University during a ceremony on Nov. 18.

The ceremony is set for 10:30 a.m. and will take place in Jack Hawkins, Jr. Hall on the Troy Campus.

Established in 1982, the Hall of Fame is a cooperative effort of Troy University, the Alabama Association of School Boards and the Council for Leaders in Alabama Schools to recognize and honor the achievements of outstanding leaders in education within the state. The first induction ceremony was held in April 1984. Portraits of inductees are displayed in Hawkins Hall, home to Troy University's College of Education.

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