DOTHAN - Troy University criminal justice instructor and campus public safety coordinator Jim Smith has completed his sixth textbook.
"Brodie's Bombs and Bombings," originally written by Thomas G. Brodie, a founder of the modern techniques and methods to recognize and mitigate bombs and bombings, serves as the definitive text on such devices and events. The book provides law enforcement personnel, firefighters and security professionals with the most up-to-date information on the investigation, detection and disposal of bombs and explosives, and the evidence obtained from them.
The two-year project resulted in the release of the book's fourth edition earlier in November. Smith, a former police chief of Cottonwood and 19-year veteran of the Dothan Police Department, is also FBI certified in handling bombs and bombings.Read More
TROY - A book by Troy University's chief technology officer is set to release in December by publisher Thomson Reuters.
"Rise of the Personal Cloud" is the seventh book written by Dr. Greg Price, of Troy, and discusses the rapid growth and adoption of personal cloud technologies and the security implications such use presents in the corporate environment.
"The book looks at the pros and cons of cloud-based solutions and their role within the ever-evolving data center," he said. "It also examines strategic options for transitioning the business culture to embrace cloud solutions and processes, and includes essential take-aways for information technology managers."Read More
MONTGOMERY - A pair of exhibits at the Rosa Parks Museum on Troy University’s Montgomery Campus are a part of the commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
Dec. 1 will mark the 60th anniversary of Rosa Parks’ 1955 arrest after she refused to surrender her seat on a Montgomery city bus to a white male. Her stance and subsequent arrest sparked the 381-day boycott of Montgomery buses by African Americans.
“The Montgomery Bus Boycott: A Reflection of 60 Years” will open on Nov. 23 in the museum’s gallery. The exhibit, which will be on display through Feb. 29, explores through photographs how the bus boycott was reported in local newspapers, how the black community worked together to make the boycott successful and the challenges of obtaining civil rights and equality today.Read More
TROY - Troy University celebrated the completion of its "Building Beyond Boundaries" capital campaign on Friday, announcing the effort had exceeded its goals in raising $258.3 million.
University officials, alumni and friends celebrated the completion of the University's second-ever capital campaign with a banquet Friday night in the Trojan Center Ballrooms on the Troy Campus. Alumnus Dr. Manuel H. Johnson served as Chair of the Campaign, while Dr. Earl V. Johnson and Dr. Harrell McKinney served as co-vice chairs.
The campaign launched in 2006 with a goal of $100 million in traditional fundraising and $100 million in grants and sponsored programs, and exceeded both goals.Read More
TROY - The Troy University Symphony Band will present "Reflection on the Mississippi" in its second concert of the year at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 19 in Claudia Crosby Theater.
Dr. Joseph W. Skillen, a professor of tuba at Louisiana State University, will be featured in the performance of Michael Daughtery’s new tuba concerto, "Reflection on the Mississippi."
The Symphony Band will also perform "The President's Own" by John Williams, "Symphony No. 2" by John Barnes Chance, "Elegy for a Young American" by Ronald Lo Presti, "American Hymsong Suite" Dwayne Milburn, "Easter Monday on the White House Law" by John Phillip Sousa, and "Epiphanies: Fanfares and Chorales" by Ron Nelson.Read More
TROY - Troy University's celebration of International Education Week seeks to focus attention on the benefits of internationalization with the theme "International Horizons: Discovering the World."
Known as Alabama's international university, TROY is home to 956 international students this fall, and routinely hosts about 1,000 international students each year on its Troy Campus.
"We want to bring a special focus to global concerns, campus cross-cultural talents and resources, study abroad opportunities, and international academic opportunities," said Darlene Schmurr-Stewart, Dean of International Student Services.Read More
TROY - The Campus Kitchen at Troy University, a student-led effort to fight hunger in the local community, has provided more than 5,000 meals to families and individuals since it launched a year ago.
During a celebration on Thursday, Nov. 12, marking the organization's first year on campus, Campus Kitchen leaders reported that the group has provided 5,163 meals to the local community since launching on Oct. 31, 2014.
TROY Campus Kitchen President Leebo Tyler, a junior math major from Mobile, said that at launch, the group hoped to provide at last 60 meals a week, and quickly surpassed that.Read More
MONTGOMERY, Ala. - An exhibit of photographs, a special collection of artifacts and an interactive virtual field trip for school children are among the events scheduled at Troy University's Rosa Parks Museum in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
Dec. 1 will mark the 60th anniversary of Parks' 1955 arrest after she refused to surrender her seat on a Montgomery city bus to a white male. Her stance and subsequent arrest sparked the 382-day boycott of Montgomery buses by African Americans. Today, the Rosa Parks Museum on Troy University's Montgomery Campus stands at the intersection of Montgomery and Lee streets where Mrs. Parks was arrested.
"The Rosa Parks Museum is excited to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Montgomery Bus Boycott," said Dr. Felicia Bell, the Museum's director. "In the segregated South on December 1, 1955, Mrs. Rosa Parks made history by refusing to give up her seat to a white person on a Montgomery city bus. This simple act of civil disobedience set the stage for meaningful and lasting change in the city of Montgomery and throughout the United States."Read More
TROY - Military Times has named Troy University as one of the top "Best for Vets" four-year institutions in the country for the sixth year in a row.
The organization publishes the "Army Times," the "Navy Times," the "Air Force Times," and the "Marine Corps Times" newspapers, and is published by Sightline Media Group, formerly Gannett Government Media, an independent publishing company reporting on military news and information.
"External validation is always important, but the integrity that the Military Times ranking offers as objective news reporting is a strong indication that Troy University,s support of our veterans and active military members is hitting the right mark," said Dr. Don Jeffrey, Vice Chancellor of the University,s Global Campus that serves students outside the state of Alabama and online.Read More
TROY - Troy University and the John M. Long School of Music will be formally named an All-Steinway School on Thursday immediately prior to a concert featuring various performances by School of Music faculty and students.
National Director for Higher Education Sales Sally Coveleskie will present the University a special plaque commemorating the Steinway & Sons designation at the event that begins at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12 in the band room in Long Hall.
The event is free and open to the public.Read More
TROY - The Alabama Math Science and Technology Initiative at Troy University has received a grant totaling $199,745 to provide professional development to local math and science teachers.
The project is supported by funding provided to the Alabama Department of Education from a grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Math and Science Partnership. Funding for this partnership will allow more local teachers to receive training and instructional support designed to improve classroom teaching of math and science .
The goal of AMSTI at TROY is to raise student achievement by providing instructional support for educators.Read More
TROY - Troy University will honor the nation's military during its football game against Louisiana-Monroe on Nov. 7 in Veterans Memorial Stadium. Kickoff for the game is set at 2:30 p.m., and will be broadcast on ESPN3.
Since 2000, the University has designated one home football game near Veterans Day to honor both current and past members of the armed forces. This year's game also honors TROY alumni Maj. Gen. Perry Smith, Adjutant General of the Alabama National Guard, and retired Air Force Lt. Col. Ed Yielding, a SR-71 Blackbird pilot who set the Coast-to-Coast speed record.
"Troy University is proud to have served the men and women of the United States military for more than 60 years," said Dr. Jack Hawkins Jr., Chancellor. "We have graduated thousands of military men and women and have thousands of current students or alumni serving in harm’s way. We are proud of their service and pleased to be able to honor them and celebrate their service in this way."Read More
TROY - The Troy University Department of Theatre and Dance will present its first main stage dance production of the season, "Reflections: A Student Choreography Showcase," Nov. 4-6 at the Troy Campus.
"Reflections" features the diversity, self-reflection, and evocative expression of emerging choreographers as they present their artistic journey and musings through dance. The collection of pieces performed by TROY Dance Theatre will feature ballet, contemporary, musical theatre, and more styles that showcase the array of talents and training celebrated in the growing B.F.A. Dance program at TROY.
"Reflections" will be presented in the Trojan Center Theater Nov. 4-6 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 8 at 2:30pm. Tickets are available online at www.troytheatre.org or at the Trojan Center Box Office Monday-Friday 1-5 p.m.Read More