Troy University announces scholarship recipients at the Dothan Campus

Posted: Friday, 30 August 2013

DOTHAN – Troy University has announced scholarship recipients for the 2013-2014 academic year at the Dothan Campus.

The University awarded 27 academic scholarships to students at the Dothan Campus this fall. The recipients (separated by hometown) are:

Zachary Jackson, Broughton W. & Marion Connell Memorial Leadership Undergraduate Scholarship, Criminal Justice

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TROY FarmHouse fraternity claims top spot nationally

Posted: Wednesday, 28 August 2013

For the second time, Troy University's FarmHouse Fraternity has earned the organization's top national award.

The Ruby Cup was bestowed following a vote of the International Board of Directors. FarmHouse chapters annually submit an Award of Excellence assessment and a Chapter Programming Award submission to determine the top three chapters in both of the organization's divisions. TROY's chapter placed first in the Gold Division in all 12 programming award categories. From the divisions, an overall outstanding chapter is selected.

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Troy University hosting Volunteer Fair

Posted: Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Local agencies looking for volunteers need to look no further than Troy University's Volunteer Fair on Wednesday, Aug. 28.

Hosted by the University's Office of Service Learning and Civic Engagement, the fair is from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on the Quad.

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Engelbert Humperdinck will open Davis Theater season with concert Sept. 10

Posted: Tuesday, 27 August 2013

MONTGOMERY — Classic crooner Engelbert Humperdinck will open the 2013-2014 season at Troy University's Davis Theatre for the Performing Arts with a concert on Tuesday, Sept. 10, at 7 p.m.

A music industry veteran for the past 40 years with more than 150 million records sold, Humperdinck's vocal talent has endeared him to generations of fans around the world. His hit songs include “Release Me," “The Last Waltz," “A Man Without Love," and “After the Lovin'."

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Troy University offers new online master's degree in Florida

Posted: Monday, 26 August 2013

Troy University has been approved to offer the 33-hour Master of Science in Adult Education degree in the state of Florida. The all-online program is designed to be completed in less than 18 months and offers concentrations in Curriculum and Instructional Design, Instructional Technology and Leadership Studies.

“The program excels in preparing individuals in multiple facets of adult education and provides an excellent foundation for a career or advancement in the public and non-profit sectors," said Dr. Lance Tatum, Vice Chancellor for Global Campus, the arm of the University that oversees operations outside of the state of Alabama and online through its eTroy operation.

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Dothan Campus library gets Target grant to purchase new children's books

Posted: Friday, 23 August 2013

DOTHAN — With support from a Target grant, Troy University will add $4,000 worth of children's books to the Dothan Campus library, which will be used by local learning programs and as a resource for education majors.

The Dothan Campus library recently received $2,000 from Target's Early Childhood Reading Grant program, which supports reading initiatives at schools, libraries and non-profit organizations. TROY will match the grant, and use the funds to purchase new children's books that will be used by Girls, Inc. in Dothan, and the Summer Spectacular learning camp sponsored by TROY's College of Education.

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TROY's online computer science program makes national best buy list

Posted: Thursday, 22 August 2013

For the second time in a week, a Troy University online degree program has been ranked as a top 20 best buy nationally.

The University's undergraduate computer science and information technology degree was ranked in the 16th spot. is a national consumer group that provides comparative data on some 3,800 regionally accredited online programs as a service to help students locate high-quality online education programs.

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TROY makes national Top 20 list

Posted: Wednesday, 21 August 2013

TROY – A Troy University online degree program has been ranked as a top 20 best buy nationally., a national consumer group that provides comparative data on some 3,800 regionally accredited online programs as a service to help students locate high-quality online education programs, named TROY's undergraduate online psychology program to the best buy list.

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Troy University dedicates Newman Center dorms

Posted: Sunday, 18 August 2013

Troy University officials, Troy University Foundation officers and the Catholic Archdiocese of Mobile formally opened and dedicated the John Henry Cardinal Newman Center residence hall with a Sunday afternoon ceremony.

“Our students – and our parents – are particularly pleased with having a residence hall where the students can learn from one another and study the diversity that is found on the Troy Campus," said Dr. Jack Hawkins Jr., Chancellor. “Increasingly our society has become less civil, and taking steps such as this is important in restoring civility around the world."

Dr. Hawkins noted that some 70 countries are represented on the Troy Campus.

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TROY Public Radio earns top award

Posted: Thursday, 15 August 2013

TROY – Troy University Public Radio's “Community Focus" has been named the 2013 Best Talk Show Medium Market by the Alabama Broadcaster's Association.

The show, led by 16-year veteran host Carolyn Hutcheson, airs Monday through Friday at 12:10 p.m., following the noon news on the University's three stations WTSU, 89.9 F.M., serving Montgomery and Troy; WRWA, 88.7 F.M., serving Dothan; and WTJB, 91.7 F.M., serving Columbus, Ga. and Phenix City.

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Dr. Dionne Rosser-Mims receives Malone Award

Posted: Thursday, 15 August 2013

Dr. Dionne Rosser-Mims, associate professor in the College of Education at Troy University's Covington, Ga., site, has been awarded the Wallace D. Malone, Jr. Distinguished Faculty Award.

Dr. Rosser-Mims, who joined the TROY faculty first as an adjunct professor in 2005 and then as a full-time faculty member in 2007, was presented the award by Dr. Earl Ingram, Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, during the University's annual Faculty and Staff Convocation on Friday at the Troy Campus.

The award consists of a $1,500 cash prize and medallion to be worn with academic regalia. The award is made possible through a $100,000 endowment by the SouthTrust Corporation. Wallace Malone, former chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of SouthTrust, served as a TROY trustee from 1975-1995.

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‘Liberty, Markets and the Great Books' program will provide scholarships

Posted: Thursday, 15 August 2013

TROY – Troy University's Johnson Center for Political Economy will offer a new reading program that will provide $1,000 scholarships to participating students.

The “Liberty, Markets and the Great Books" reading group will consist of 10 students selected through an application and invitation process. The program will expose students to classic works in economics, literature, and political philosophy. Led by Johnson Center faculty members, students will read and discuss the selected texts and complete projects designed to provide them a more in-depth examination of the books that have had a major influence on contemporary economic and political thought.

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Rosa Parks Museum to host paintings from U.S. Air Force Art Program

Posted: Thursday, 15 August 2013

MONTGOMERY — Troy University's Rosa Parks Museum and the City of Montgomery will celebrate the city's close ties to the U.S. Air Force and the history of aviation with an exhibit of paintings from the U.S. Air Force Art Program in September.

“A History of Air Power Through Art: Selected Works from the U.S. Air Force Art Program" will be on display inside the Rosa Parks Museum's exhibit hall Sept. 5 through Sept. 28.

The exhibit will present the history of U.S. air power from the introduction of the earliest flying machines through the 21st century's most advanced aircraft. The 25 paintings depict the evolution of airpower from the Wright Brothers "Flyer" to modern jets like the F-22 Raptor.

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Troy University to bring French film series to campus with Tournées Festival

Posted: Tuesday, 13 August 2013

TROY — Troy University will highlight the best in modern French cinema with a series of free film screenings this fall at the Troy Campus, funded by a grant from the French American Cultural Exchange.

TROY's Library has been selected to receive a Tournées Festival grant, which will support screenings of five French films at the campus starting in September. The Tournées Festival is a program of FACE in partnership with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, which aims to bring contemporary French cinema to college and university campuses in the U.S.

Films that will be screened at TROY include:

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New students begin TROY ‘Odyssey'

Posted: Sunday, 11 August 2013

Troy University alumna Mary King encouraged new students on Sunday to make the most of their collegiate journey.

King, a 2008 Summa Cum Laude graduate in broadcast journalism who now serves as the morning news anchor for WIS-TV in Columbia, S.C., delivered the keynote address at the University's 2013 Odyssey Convocation in Trojan Arena. The annual event is designed to introduce new students the University's customs, traditions, people and places.

“Your journey begins today," King told the students. “Now is the time to make things happen. I encourage you to take advantage of every resource that is available and make the most of your time here."

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TROY Chancellor addresses 25th annual Faculty/Staff Convocation

Posted: Friday, 09 August 2013

Troy University Chancellor Jack Hawkins, Jr. challenged faculty and staff to commit themselves to changing lives during the University's annual Faculty/Staff Convocation on Friday on the Troy Campus.

Dr. Hawkins' comments marked his 25th address to the convocation since his arrival in 1989.

“My charge to you as we stand on the threshold of a new academic year is this: Commit yourself to change lives," he said. “We have that power and we have that responsibility. Changing lives is the primary mission of a great University."

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Troy University named to Princeton Review's “Best in Southeast"

Posted: Friday, 09 August 2013

Troy University has been named among the best colleges and universities in the southeastern United States by The Princeton Review.

The designation marks the ninth year in a row TROY has been named to the list that includes only 643 colleges and universities nationwide and 138 colleges and universities in the Southeast. These institutions represent about 25 percent of the nation's 2,500 four-year colleges.

“The most important thing we do at Troy University is serve students," said Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., TROY's Chancellor. “I am convinced that the real standard in education that will sustain an institution is quality. Recognition such as the Princeton Review rankings is validation of our commitment to quality at the highest standard."

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Welcome Weekend kicks off fall semester at Troy University

Posted: Wednesday, 07 August 2013

Troy University's "Welcome Weekend 2013," scheduled for the Troy Campus on Aug. 10-11, will include the official move-in day for on-campus residents and the ninth annual Odyssey Convocation for New Students.

Students will be able to move into the University's residence halls beginning on Saturday, Aug. 10, and a number of TROY faculty and staff, as well as members of the community will be on hand to assist with hospitality and moving between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Fall semester classes begin on Wednesday, Aug. 14, on the Troy Campus.

Troy University alumna Mary King will serve as the keynote speaker for the Odyssey Convocation for new students on Sunday, Aug.11. The convocation, designed to introduce new students to the University's customs, traditions, people and places, will begin at 3 p.m. in the new Trojan Arena.

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TROY's Davis Theatre will offer tours, discounts during open house event Saturday

Posted: Tuesday, 06 August 2013

MONTGOMERY — Local residents can tour Troy University's Davis Theatre for the Performing Arts and get a discount on tickets to upcoming shows during an open house at the historic downtown venue on Saturday, Aug. 10.

The open house will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and admission is free and open to the public. Guests will be able to tour the historic theatre, get a preview of the 2013-2014 performance season, and receive a coupon for 20-percent off tickets to an upcoming show.

The event will also feature refreshments, door prizes and a remote broadcast and music from Mix 103.

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Troy University to host panel discussion of book describing forced labor in Alabama

Posted: Friday, 02 August 2013

DOTHAN — Troy University will host a panel discussion at the Dothan Campus on Aug. 27 to discuss Douglas Blackmon's Pulitzer Prize-winning book describing forced labor in Alabama, “Slavery By Another Name."

Presented by the Evergreen Center for Dialogue and Discernment, the “Injustice Remembered" panel event is co-sponsored by TROY, the Alabama Humanities Foundation, Alfred Saliba Ministry Fund -- Evergreen Presbyterian USA and the Friends of the Dothan-Houston County Library System. The event will be held at 6 p.m. inside the Sony Hall Auditorium in R. Terry Everett Hall.

Admission is free and open to the public.

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Troy University to offer new cyber security certification program

Posted: Thursday, 01 August 2013

TROY — Troy University's Continuing Education Center is starting a new online certification program in cyber security this fall that will cover the fundamentals of network security, protecting electronic assets, preventing attacks and ensuring customer privacy.

The four-course program will explore the latest research and best practices in the cyber security field, and is taught by professional instructors. The courses will cover a broad range of network security topics including cryptography, vulnerability of web based applications and malware.

“This certification opens the door to numerous opportunities in the cyber security field, which is poised to become a critical field in the years to come," said Dr. Bill Zhong, chair of the Department of Computer Science at TROY. “This program teaches you the skills necessary to protect valuable data and trade secrets."

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