"Cowboy Mike" to discuss black Seminoles during Troy University lectures"

Posted: Thursday, 11 February 2016
Cowboy Mike

TROY - "Cowboy Mike" will discuss the shared history of African Americans and Native Americans of the Seminole tribe during lectures at Troy University’s campuses in Dothan and Troy Feb. 23-24.

"Cowboy Mike" is the persona created by retired Augusta University history professor Michael Searles to help audiences better understand the Western experiences of black cowboys. As "Cowboy Mike," Searles dresses in authentic Western gear and displays his collection of Western artifacts, including chaps, spurs and lariat.

Searles will present the lecture "Black Seminoles: Independent Spirit, Shared Heritag" at the Dothan Campus on Tuesday, Feb. 23, at 7 p.m., inside the Sony Hall auditorium inside Everett Hall. He will speak at the Troy Campus on Wednesday, Feb. 24, at 10 a.m. inside the library.

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Troy University student to star in CBS' 'The Amazing Race'

Posted: Thursday, 11 February 2016
Cole LaBrant

TROY - A Troy University freshman and his mother will be among the participants during season 28 of "The Amazing Race," which premieres on CBS Friday night, Feb. 12 at 7 p.m.

Cole LaBrant, a freshman business major who grew up in Troy and graduated from Enterprise High School, will be one of several social media stars to be featured on the show this season.

LaBrant came to prominence in recent years due to his popularity on social media, particularly the website Vine, where his short videos have gained him 6.6 million followers.

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Leading economist to speak at Troy, Dothan campuses

Posted: Wednesday, 10 February 2016

TROY - Homeschooled students throughout the region will have a chance to taste college life on Friday, Feb. 26 at Troy University.

Homeschool Day is designed for homeschoolers grades 9 - 12, and will offer a chance for them to connect with each other, tour the Troy Campus, and learn about what the University has to offer including its ACCELERATE Dual Enrollment Program, said Amber Carnathan, the ACCELERATE Program's coordinator.

"There will be breakout sessions in the morning that include meeting admissions counselors, learning about scholarship opportunities, financial aid and housing," she said. "They will also meet current TROY students who were homeschooled who want to share their experiences."

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Troy University to welcome homeschoolers to campus

Posted: Wednesday, 10 February 2016

TROY - Homeschooled students throughout the region will have a chance to taste college life on Friday, Feb. 26 at Troy University.

Homeschool Day is designed for homeschoolers grades 9 - 12, and will offer a chance for them to connect with each other, tour the Troy Campus, and learn about what the University has to offer including its ACCELERATE Dual Enrollment Program, said Amber Carnathan, the ACCELERATE Program's coordinator.

"There will be breakout sessions in the morning that include meeting admissions counselors, learning about scholarship opportunities, financial aid and housing," she said. "They will also meet current TROY students who were homeschooled who want to share their experiences."

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State treasurer tells Troy University students to ‘do the right thing, do it the right way and do it right away’

Posted: Wednesday, 10 February 2016
Young Boozer

TROY - State Treasurer Young Boozer told a packed crowd of Troy University students Monday that his business and political philosophies are unified and simple.

"Do the right thing, do it the right way and do it right away," Boozer told the students during a lecture at Bibb Graves Hall. "When I first got into office, I sat down with my staff and told them this is how we're going to do things."

The lecture was sponsored by the Troy University Economics Club and featured Boozer explaining, among other things, the duties of his office.

"As treasurer, I am basically the banker for the state," Boozer said. "My office takes in revenue from all over the state and deposits it into banks around the state."

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Troy University's Confucius Institute to offer Chinese language classes on the Montgomery Campus

Posted: Tuesday, 09 February 2016

MONTGOMERY - Troy University's Confucius Institute will offer a selection of 10-week Chinese language classes beginning in February at the University's Montgomery Campus.

The following adult classes will be offered:

    • Elementary Chinese Level I -- Tuesdays, Feb. 16-May, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Room 117, Rosa Parks Museum.
    • Elementary Chinese Level II -- Wednesdays, Feb. 17-May 11, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Room 117, Rosa Parks Museum.
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Troy University to present professional writing and grammar boot camp on Montgomery Campus

Posted: Tuesday, 09 February 2016

MONTGOMERY - Troy University will offer a professional writing and grammar boot camp workshop tailored specifically for professional business communications on Feb. 27 at the University's Montgomery Campus.

Presented by the campus' English Department, the event will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Gold Room of Whitley Hall, located at 231 Montgomery Street. The workshop, "Do the Write Thing: Effective Communication Made Fun and Easy," is open to professionals, entrepreneurs, small businesses, students, and the general public and will provide participants with the opportunity to improve business communication and daily grammar skills.

"You will learn how to confidently express yourself clearly and correctly through a daylong adventure of activities and games focused on improving your grammar that can greatly impact workplace communications and improve success in your place of business," said Dr. Kirk Curnutt, chair of Troy University's Department of English.

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