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                   TROY,                                                                   Recipes
                   Phenix City                                                             sought for
                   officials                                                               University
                   announce                                                                cookbook
                   construction                                                               Troy University is pre-
                                                                                           paring for publication a
                                                       Chancellor Jack Hawkins, Jr.
                     Officials from Troy Univer-       speaks during ceremony an-          cookbook to mark its 125th
Inside Today       sity and Phenix City met on the     nouncing construction of a new
                                                       building along the Chatthoochee
                                                                                           birthday and alumni, friends,
                                                                                           students and faculty all are
                   bluff overlooking the Chat-
TROY News     2    tahoochee River Dec. 22 to an-      River in Phenix City.               encouraged to submit recipes
TROY People   5    nounce formally a partnership       is one of the more exciting         and reminisces.
Around TROY   8    to construct a building that will   projects for East Alabama that I       This cookbook will be
                   serve as the centerpiece for the    have been involved in over the      the third edition in a series
                   city’s riverfront development.      last decade,” Sen. Dial said.       of cookbooks issued by the
                     State Sen. Gerald Dial,             Chancellor Hawkins thanked        University over the last 20
                   president pro tem of the Troy       city officials for their support,   years. The latest edition, en-
                   University Board of Trustees;       as Phenix City has invested         titled “Celebrating 125 Years
                   Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., Chancel-     $4.9 million in the project,        of Tastes and Traditions of
                   lor of Troy University; and Max     including the donation of the       Troy University,” will be
                   Wilkes, Phenix City Council-        riverfront property where the       different from the other two
                   man, representing Mayor Sonny       building will be located.           books in the series, accord-
                   Coulter who was out of town,          “This is a shared vision of       ing to TROY first lady Janice
                   participated in the announce-       a great university and a great      Hawkins, who is chairing the
                   ment ceremony.                      city,” Dr. Hawkins said. “This      cookbook committee.
                     “From my dual vantage point       is a wise investment.”                 “We are seeking recipes
                   as a legislator and as a univer-      Chancellor Hawkins said the       that reflect themes important
                   sity trustee I can tell you this     See PHENIX CITY, Page 3            to the life of the University
                                                                                           and we are hoping that cooks
                                                                                           will submit their favorite

                  ‘Apprentice’ winner to open                                              memories of TROY,” Ms.
                                                                                           Hawkins said. “We want

                  annual leadership conference
                                                                                           to make this more than a
                                                                                           cookbook; we want it to be a
                                                                                           keepsake.”
                    An entrepreneur who gained           The opening session is sched-
                                                                                              The cookbook will be or-
                  national recognition on the          uled to begin at 6:30 p.m. in the
                                                                                           ganized into eight chapters:
                  popular reality TV show “The         Trojan Center Theatre on the
                                                                                              • Beginnings, which will
                  Apprentice” will kick off the        Troy Campus.
                                                                                           feature recipes reflecting the
                  11th annual Leadership Con-            Randal Pinkett, co-founder,
                                                                                           early years of the University;
                  ference Celebrating African-         chairman and chief executive
                                                                                              • Memorable recipes that
                  American History Month Feb.          officer of BCT Partners, a
                                                                                            See RECIPIES, Page 3
                  3 at Troy University.                  See LEADERSHIP, Page 4
     TROY TODAY
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            TROY earns honor roll status in national ranking
              Four Troy University online pro-       used to evaluate online programs. In         TROY’s online bachelor’s degree
            grams have been named honor roll         order to be considered for the rank-       program in education ranked third
            programs by U.S. News & World            ings, online degree programs needed        out of 170 schools for “teaching
            Report’s first-ever “Top Online Edu-     to have at least 80 percent of their       practices and student engagement”
            cation Program” rankings.                course content available online.           and fifth for “student services and
              TROY’s online bachelor’s degree          Online bachelor’s degree pro-            technology.”
            program in education, and its gradu-     grams were ranked in three different         The University’s online graduate
            ate degree programs in business,         categories: student engagement and         program in business ranked, out
            education and nursing all made           assessment, faculty credentials and        of 150 schools, 12th for “student
            honor rolls.                             training, and student services and         services and technology,” 62nd for
              “These rankings speak to the qual-     technology. The online master’s de-        “teaching practices and student en-
            ity and promise of TROY’s approach       gree programs were ranked in simi-         gagement,” and 39th for “admissions
            to online education, as well as to the   lar categories, but were evaluated on      selectivity.”
            outstanding effort from faculty, staff   student engagement and accredita-            Out of 150 schools, TROY’s on-
            and administrators,” said Dr. Lance      tion as opposed to assessment. There       line graduate program in education
            Tatum, Vice Chancellor of Global         was also a separate indicator ranking      ranked 21st in “student services and
            Campus, the arm of the University        for admissions selectivity.                technology,” and third in “teaching
            responsible for its distance learning      There were no numeric rankings           practices and student engagement.”
            and outside-of-Alabama operations.       for overall program quality this             TROY’s online graduate program
              The publication included on-           inaugural year. Instead, U.S. News         in nursing ranked ninth out of 83
            line bachelor’s degree programs          created non-numeric honor roll lists       schools for “student services and
            and graduate-level online degree         of online programs. There is one           technology,” 26th in “admissions
            programs in business, engineering,       honor roll for online bachelor’s de-       selectivity” and fifth in “teaching
            nursing, education and computer          gree programs and one each for the         practices and student engagement.”
            information technology.                  master’s degree programs, excluding        There are 458 regionally accredited
              While U.S. News has applied some       computer information technology.           institutions offering at least one
            of its rankings standards used for       Each list includes programs that           master’s level or doctorate of nurs-
TROY NEWS




            traditional schools, many new mea-       performed well across a series of          ing practice level program in the
            sures have been developed and were       numeric indicator rankings.                country.


            Chinese New Year celebration set for Jan. 20
              The Troy University Chinese Students and Scholars Associa-
            tion (CSSA) will celebrate the Year of the Dragon with the an-
            nual Chinese New Year Celebration on Friday, Jan. 20.
              The event will be held from 5:30-8:30 p.m. inside the Trojan
            Center ballrooms on the Troy Campus. The event is sponsored
            by the University’s Office of International Programs and the
            Confucius Institute.
              “This celebration not only provides an opportunity for all
            the Chinese students to gather together ... but it also provides
            a chance for American students to better understand Chinese
            culture,” said Wei Li, president of the CSSA, “We hope this
            celebration also sends our best wishes to TROY’s 125th birthday
            from all the Chinese students.”
              The event will include traditional Chinese dancing, singing and
            instrument demonstrations, with modern dancing and singing as
            well. Various authentic Chinese foods will also be served.
              Tickets are $10 for students and $17 for faculty, staff and       Troy University’s Chinese Students and Scholars
            members of the public, and can be purchased inside Pace Hall,       Association will host students, faculty, staff and the
            room 116. Reservation for tickets can also be made by emailing      public at a Chinese New Year celebration on the Troy
                                                                                Campus Jan. 20. The event features Chinese cuisine
            cssa@troy.edu. For more information, please contact Wei Li at
                                                                                and entertainment by the students.
            334-434-0467 or Xuejiao Sun at 334-434-2464.
                                                                                                       TROY TODAY
3                                                January 19, 2012


                                                                                             TROY launches
     Former Czech Republic                                                                   new mobile app
     ambassador to be in residence                                                             Troy University has unveiled a free
                                                                                             mobile application that will make
       Ambassador Jenonne Walker, the            Council on Foreign Relations and            key information available via mobile
     United State’s ambassador to the            serves on various boards of directors,      devices, according to Ronnie Creel,
     Czech Republic from 1995-1998, will         including the German Marshall Fund          Director of Education Technology
     serve as Troy University’s Ambassa-         of the United States and the American       for eTROY, the University’s distance
     dor-in-Residence for 2012.                  Friends of the Czech Republic.              learning division.
       Ambassador Walker will visit the            In addition to her service as a U.S.        Creel said the app was made avail-
     Troy, Montgomery and Dothan cam-            Ambassador, she has also served as a        able Jan. 5 for trademarked Apple
     puses Jan. 23 - 27, and will lecture        European analyst for the Central Intel-     products such as iPhones, iPads and
     to undergraduate and graduate politi-       ligence Agency, as a member of the          iPod Touch. He added that the An-
     cal science students. She will make         State Department’s Policy Planning          droid and Blackberry version of the
     an open-to-the-public presentation          Staff, Political Counselor at the U.S.      mobile app is in development.
     at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26 in the       Embassy in Sweden, and in various             “This app is designed to help
     Hawkins-Adams-Long Hall of Honor            positions that shaped US arms control       students, alumni, faculty, staff and
     on the Troy Campus. Her presentation        negotiations. She was awarded the           friends of Troy University by provid-
     is entitled, “U.S. Ambassadors in a         Distinguished Civil Service Award by        ing much of the information they
     Changing World.”                            President Ronald Reagan for her work        need at their fingertips,” Creel said.
       “The Ambassador-in-Residence              on arms control issues.                     “Our goal was to develop a practical
     program is one of Troy University’s           Immediately prior to her ambassa-         app that would help a wide range of
     many initiatives to create a greater        dorial appointment, she was Special         constituents.”
     awareness among students about              Assistant to President Bill Clinton           The app enables students to work
     international issues and the US role in     and Senior Director for Europe, the         in online classes, provides academic
     the world,” said Dr. Charles Krupnick,      president’s key advisor on U.S. rela-       course information and campus
     chair of the Department of Political        tions with Europe, on the National          maps and includes a faculty and staff
     Science.                                    Security Council staff. After retiring      directory with telephone numbers
       “Ambassador Walker has been               from government, she spent two years        and email addresses. The app also in-
     involved in the creation and execution      as Vice President for Europe of the         cludes University news and athletics
     of U.S. foreign policy throughout her       World Monuments Fund, identifying           information and much more.
     career and will be able to inform Troy      historically and culturally important         A committee comprised of person-
     students about how the U.S. Govern-         sites in need of conservation and forg-     nel from the Department of Educa-
     ment deals with international issues,       ing partnerships for their restoration      tional Technology and the Office of
     and, possibly, inspire them toward          with European governments, founda-          Marketing and Communication began
     service in foreign affairs,” he said.       tions and corporations.                     developing the app in June, Creel
       She currently is a member of the                                                      said.


    Recipes                                                                Phenix City
     Continued from Page 1                                                   Continued from Page 1
    are part of family traditions;                                         building will house classrooms for the College of Busi-
      • Special holiday recipes;                                           ness, an office of the Center for International Business
      • Recipes used when entertaining;                                    and Economic Development and a Water Resources
      • Tailgating recipes;                                                Research Center.
      • Light recipes and recipes adapted for special dietary needs;         Councilman Wilkes praised TROY for its commitment
      • Tried-and-true family favorites; and                               to the project, which has taken about seven years to
      • International recipes.                                             come to fruition.
      There are two ways to submit recipes for consideration. Go to www.     “Within the next two years, TROY will bring an
    troy.edu/cookbook and complete the online form or mail to Troy         educational presence to the riverfront that will allow
    University Welcome Center 1120 U.S. Highway 231 South, Troy, AL        students to get a world-class education without leaving
    36082. Deadline for submission of recipes is April 15, 2012.           Phenix City,” Wilkes said.
    TROY TODAY
                                                                   January 19, 2012                                                 4



Phenix City, Columbus/Ft. Benning to hold joint commencement
  Dr. Glen Cannon, the president of            Dr. Cannon became president of             Before coming to CVCC, he was
Chattahoochee Valley Community Col-          CVCC in July 2011. He has nearly 30        the Vice President of Administrative
lege, will deliver the keynote address       years of experience as a senior admin-     Services at DeKalb Technical College
to Troy University graduates during          istrator at Georgia technical colleges,    in the metro Atlanta area.
a joint fall commencement ceremony           including 15 years as Vice President         Dr. Cannon holds a B.B.A. degree in
for the Phenix City Campus and the           of Administrative Services at Central      accounting from West Georgia College,
Columbus/Fort Benning Site on Friday,        Georgia Technical College in Macon.        an M.B.A. from Mercer University’s
Jan. 20.                                     He also served as the president of         Stetson College of Business, and an
  The event will start at 7 p.m. EST in-     the Georgia Administrative Services        Ed.D. from the University of Georgia.
side the Columbus Civic Center. About        Council, and served on the Governor’s      He is also a licensed CPA.
370 students are set to receive graduate     steering committee for the realignment       Dr. Cannon and his wife Penny are
and undergraduate degrees during the         and revision of all of Georgia financial   originally from the West Georgia area,
ceremony.                                    and operating systems.                     and now reside in Phenix City.



  McPherson-Mitchell Lecture
                                                                                 Leadership
                                                                                   Continued from Page 1
  in Southern History set for Jan. 26                                            management, technology and consulting firm,
                                                                                 will deliver the opening address beginning at 6:30
    Troy University’s McPherson-           tory of the South, Arsenault has      p.m. in the Trojan Center on the Troy Campus. Dr.
  Mitchell Lecture in Southern             also taught at the University of      Pinkett was the season four winner of “The Ap-
  History will this year feature a         Minnesota, Brandeis University        prentice” with Donald Trump.
  presentation on the Freedom Rid-         and at the Universite d’Angers, in      Tonya Terry, anchor of WSFA-TV’s “Today in
  ers on Jan 26.                           France, where he was a Fulbright      Alabama” and “WSFA 12 News at Noon,” will
    Dr. Raymond O. Arsenault, the          Lecturer in 1984-1985. He earned      serve as emcee for the event.
  John Hope Franklin Professor of          an undergraduate degree from            Dr. Pinkett has been featured on nationally
  Southern History at the Univer-          Princeton University and complet-     televised programs such as The Today Show, Live
  sity of South Florida, will present      ed a doctorate in 1981 at Brandeis    with Regis and Kelly, and CNN, as well as fea-
  “Freedom Riders: 1961 and the            University.                           tured in Parade magazine, The New York Times,
  Struggle for Racial Justice” at 5          He is the author of two prize-      The Washington Post and The Boston Globe.
  p.m. in Claudia Crosby Theater.          winning books “The Wild Ass of          A self-described “serial entrepreneur” who
    “As America begins to look back        the Ozarks: Jeff Davis and the        began his first business venture while in college,
  on 50 years of social and racial ac-     Social Bases of Southern Poli-        Dr. Pinkett holds five academic degrees, including
  tivism, Professor Arsenault, one of      tics” (1984, pbk 1988) and “St.       a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from
  the nation’s leading historians of       Petersburg and the Florida Dream,     Rutgers University and a Ph.D. from MIT Media
  the 1960’s civil rights movements,       1888-1950” (1988, pbk. 1998) and      Laboratory. He was the first African-American to
  brings an additional layer of rel-       numerous published articles.          receive a Rhodes Scholarship at Rutgers, which
  evance to the Mitchell-McPherson           Hosted by the College of Arts       led to a master’s degree in computer science from
  series,” said Dr. David Carlson,         and Sciences through the History      Oxford University.
  an assistant professor of history at     Department and co-sponsored by          The conference, which is scheduled for Feb.
  TROY who is helping organize the         honor society Phi Alpha Theta, the    3-4 and is sponsored by Troy University and the
  lecture.                                 lecture series is an annual event     City of Troy, provides information to enhance the
    Attending the lecture will also        that honors two retired members       quality of leadership and civic participation of
  be Freedom Rider Margaret Burr           of the department: Dr. Milton         community leaders, area residents and university
  Leonard, who now lives in Tal-           McPherson, who taught from 1968       students. Major sponsors of the conference since
  lahassee, Fla. In June 1961, she         to 1989, and Dr. Norma Taylor         its inception have been the ministry of Reverend
  was arrested in Jackson, Miss. and       Mitchell, who taught from 1979        S. D. James and Wal-Mart. Pike County Commis-
  spent two weeks imprisoned in            to 1999. The series invites leading   sioner Homer Wright is serving as chair of this
  Mississippi’s Parchman Peniten-          historians of the South and the       year’s conference.
  tiary.                                   Southern experience.                    To register for the conference, please visit troy.
    A specialist in the political,           The event is free and open to the   troy.edu/leadershipconference or contact Barbara
  social and environmental his-            public.                               Patterson at 334-670-3204. The cost to attend the
                                                                                 conference is $30.
                                                                                                         TROY TODAY
5                                               January 19, 2012


Shane Tatum wins
McKinley Award
  Shane Tatum, coordinator of recreation at Troy Univer-
sity, has received the University’s Vergil Parks McKinley
Award.
  Tatum, who has been a member of the University’s
staff since 2005, received the award Dec. 21 during the
University’s annual Christmas luncheon on the Troy
Campus. Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., Chancellor, presented the
award to Tatum, who was nominated by Herbert Reeves,
dean of student services.
  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 demon-
strated outstanding attitude, innovation and work ethic.      Shane Tatum, coordinator of recreation, receives the Uni‑
The award was established by former Texaco CEO John           versity’s quarterly Vergil Parks McKinley Award on Dec.
McKinley in honor of his father, Vergil Parks McKinley,       21, from Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., Chancellor, and Herbert
who was a Troy University professor during the early          Reeves (left), dean of student services. Reeves nominated
20th century and was key to the development of the Uni-       Tatum for the award, which includes a $1,000 stipend and
versity’s athletic program. Winners of this award receive     an engraved clock.
an engraved clock and a $1,000 stipend.




                                                                                                                       TROY PEOPLE
  In a letter of nomination, Reeves called Tatum one of       stantly looking for ways to improve service and provide
the University’s “unsung heroes.”                             a quality experience for all of our students.”
  “Shane is the type of employee that goes about his job        Tatum said he was honored and credited the hard
with little fanfare. He simply makes things happen,”          work of staff members for making it possible for him to
Reeves said. “He spends many hours on campus at night         receive the award.
and on the weekends to make sure that service is avail-         “This is a tremendous honor, but I wouldn’t be up
able to students and that we are meeting their needs. He      here receiving this award if it weren’t for members of
goes the extra mile in all he does to ensure quality. Shane   my staff and all of their hard work,” Tatum said. “I love
never leaves a job until it is complete, and he is con-       what I do and I thank you for this award.”

                                                                                              Reward Callers ‑ Chan-
                                                                                            cellor Jack Hawkins, Jr.
                                                                                            congratulates winners of
                                                                                            the Reward Caller Awards
                                                                                            during the annual Christ-
                                                                                            mas luncheon on the Troy
                                                                                            Campus on Dec. 21. Win-
                                                                                            ners from left to right are:
                                                                                            Susan Garrett of eTROY,
                                                                                            Karen Peters of Financial
                                                                                            Aid and Anne Clark of Ca-
                                                                                            reer Services. Winning but
                                                                                            not pictured were: Dr. Mi-
                                                                                            chael Huff of the School
                                                                                            of Music, Diana Avery
                                                                                            of athletic training and
                                                                                            Jessica Dwyer of student
                                                                                            services at the Fort Walton
                                                                                            Beach Site. Reward Caller
                                                                                            winners receive $25.
    TROY TODAY
                                                                     January 19, 2012                                                   6



Tatum named Vice Chancellor of Global Campus
  Dr. Lance Tatum, who has served as           experience at TROY has exposed Dr.           a master of science in foundations of
Dean of the College of Education at            Tatum to globalization in a variety          education from TROY in 1989 and
Troy University since 2007, has as-            of areas, all of which will aid him in       completed a doctor of philosophy in
sumed the role of Vice Chancellor of           his new role. In addition, Dr. Ta-           1993 from Florida State University.
Global Campus, according to Dr. Jack           tum’s experience in adapting existing        He joined the faculty of the College of
Hawkins, Jr., Chancellor.                                             programs to           Health and Human Services in 1998.
  As Vice Chancellor of Global                                        on-line deliv-          “I have long since recognized the
Campus, Dr. Tatum will oversee more                                   ery will prove        important contribution Global Cam-
than 50 TROY teaching locations in                                    invaluable as he      pus makes to our University and I am
16 states outside of Alabama, plus                                    assumes leader-       thankful for this wonderful opportuni-
eTROY, the University’s distance-                                     ship of distance      ty,” Dr. Tatum said. “Troy University
learning operation.                                                   learning.”            has been a leader in distance educa-
  “Dr. Lance Tatum is a proven leader                                   A 1988 gradu-       tion for more than a decade and I look
who has demonstrated the ability to                                   ate of Troy           forward to building on this record of
develop new academic programs,”                                       University, Dr.       success.”
Chancellor Hawkins said. “His                                         Tatum earned


   Activities & Achievements
   Dr. Vitaly Voloshin, professor of mathematics, has recently       image and shows significant improvement in final image qual-
had two invited research talks - one was at Auburn University        ity while functioning in real-time environments.
and the other at the University of South Alabama.                                                    •••
   At Auburn, Dr. Voloshin introduced Christian Randolph, an           Dr. Marty Olliff of the Dothan Campus was recently elected
undergraduate math and computer science major from TROY.             chairman of the Historic Chattahoochee Commission (HCC),
The title of their common talk was “Stinson Algorithm and its        an agency of Alabama and Georgia that promotes historic
application in finding colorings of Steiner triple systems.” The     preservation, historic education, and heritage tourism in the 18
research has been conducted under supervision of Dr. Voloshin,       counties of the lower Chattahoochee River trace.
and it was the first time a Troy undergraduate student talked          Dr. Olliff served as interim chairman since May, and will
at the research seminar of the Department of Mathematics and         serve until September 2012. As chair of the HCC, Olliff also
Statistics at Auburn University.                                     serves on the Alabama Historical Commission.
   In Mobile, at the Department of Mathematics, Dr. Voloshin                                         •••
presented “Coloring Theory: The history, results and open              Dr. Stephen Landers, professor of biological and environ-
problems.”                                                           mental sciences, attended the World Conference on Marine
                                 •••                                 Biodiversity 2011 in Aberdeen, Scotland, Sept. 26-30, hosted
   A paper written by Dr. Rodger Morrison entitled, “Should          by the University of Aberdeen and the University of St. An-
Society Trust Researchers to Develop Standards of Ethics in          drews.
Areas of Rapid Innovation?” has been approved for publica-             Dr. Landers made a “digital object” presentation entitled,
tion. The article will appear as the guest editorial in an upcom-    “Meiofauna abundance in the northcentral Gulf of Mexico be-
ing issue of the journal Advances In Management.                     fore and after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill” by Landers, S.,
   Also, Dr. Morrison’s article titled, “A New Method of Iden-       Romano, F., and Ingram, G.W. and an oral presentation entitled
tifying Archetypal Symbols and their Associated Meanings,”           “Meiofauna biodiversity and abundance patterns in relation to
has been accepted for publication in Volume 27, Issue 1 of           environmental factors in the northern Gulf of Mexico: a multi-
European Journal of Social Sciences (EJSS).                          year study” by Romano, F., Landers, S. and Ingram, G.W.
   Dr. Morrison is an assistant professor in the Sorrell College                                     •••
of Business on the Montgomery Campus.                                  Dr. Deborah M. Wilson, associate professor, and Stepha‑
                                 •••                                 nie Cutter, graduate student in the Department of Counseling
   Dr. Xiaoli Huan, assistant professor of Computer Science at       and Psychology in the Southeast Region, co-presented at the
the Pensacola Site of the Southeast Region, has had the patent       Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Confer-
“Apparatus and Methods for Image Restoration” approved by            ence. The presentation title was: “Professional Identity and the
the United States Patent and Trademark Office.                       Evolving Role of the Counseling Profession: Review of Litera-
   Dr. Xiaoli Huan invented the algorithm that allows image          ture then and Now, What Students Tell Us, and A Model for the
inpainting, image restoration, and textures synthesis in a digital   Future.” The conference was held in Nashville Oct 26-30.
                                                                                                      TROY TODAY
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TROY Library among 65 nationally to host Civil War series
  This month, Troy University Library       will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Hawkins-      Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC),
will become one of just 65 libraries        Adams-Long Hall of Honor on Jan.             Chaplain Stephen A. Pilley Chapter No.
across the country to host a special        23, Feb. 13, March 5, April 2 and April      302, Military Order of the Stars & Bars,
series commemorating the Civil War.         30. The discussions will center around       Pike County Historical & Genealogical
  “Let’s Talk About It: Making Sense        books “March” by Geraldine Brooks,           Society, Iota Mu Chapter of Phi Alpha
of the American Civil War” will be a        “Crossroads of Freedom: Antietam” by         Theta, Conecuh River Depot Military
five-part reading and discussion series,    James McPherson and “America’s War:          Museum, Barbour County Genealogi-
funded by a grant from the National En-     Talking About the Civil War and Eman-        cal & Local History Society, Private
dowment for the Humanities and local        cipation on their 150th Anniversary,” an     Augustus Braddy Camp 385, Sons
sponsors and developed by the Ameri-        anthology of historical fiction, speeches,   of Confederate Veterans (SCV), Pike
can Library Association. The events         diaries, memoirs, biographies and short      County Chamber of Commerce, Troy
surround the 150th anniversary of the       stories edited by national project scholar   Broadcasting Corporation (WTBF), On
Civil War. Dr. David Carlson, assistant     Edward L. Ayers and co-published by          the Bookshelf, and Pioneer Museum of
professor of history at TROY, will lead     NEH and ALA.                                 Alabama.
discussions and moderate each session.        McLaney said those books are avail-          Dr. Carlson earned a doctorate in
  “We are delighted to have been            able for checkout at the Troy University     history at Emory University and is
chosen to host this unique series that      Library, Troy Public Library and Tupper      the co-author of “Plain Folk in a Rich
will allow patrons a chance to discuss      Lightfoot Memorial Library in Brun-          Man’s War: Class Dissent in Confeder-
the legacy of the Civil War with fellow     didge, and for purchase at Barnes and        ate Georgia,” written with David and
community members and with the help         Noble Bookstore on the Troy Campus.          Teresa Williams.
of a well-qualified scholar,” said John       Local support for the series is pro-         A website has been developed for
Phil McLaney, Jr., a social science li-     vided by the following organizations:        registration and other information for
brarian and program director at the Troy    Troy University, Troy Public Library,        the series, http://troy.libguides.com/
University Library.                         Tupper Lightfoot Memorial Library,           letstalkcivilwar on the world wide web,
  Each of the five discussion events,       Troy Civil War Forum, Elizabeth B.           or email McLaney at jpmclaney@troy.
which are free and open to the public,      Bashinsky Chapter No. 236, United            edu.



    Free trade,                  ‘Care for Community’ Day of Service set for Jan. 21
    globalization                  Troy University students, faculty and staff
                                 will tackle several service projects in and
                                                                                      Last year, more than 200 TROY students
                                                                                    took part in the University’s inaugural Day
    topic of lecture             around the city of Troy on Jan. 21 as a part of    of Service in September in commemoration
                                 the University’s second “Care for the Com-         of the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist
      The president of one of    munity Day of Service.”                            attacks. The students combined to log nearly
    the oldest free-market or-     This event, which will run from 8:30 a.m.        800 hours of community service time at eight
    ganizations in the United    to noon, is a part of the nationwide service       different sites in Troy and the surrounding
    States will speak to Troy    activities surrounding the celebration of the      areas.
    University students and      birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., ac-         In addition, the University’s Office of Stu-
    the public in a special      cording to Jonathan T. Cellon, coordinator of      dent Learning Initiatives will host a Volunteer
    lecture on free trade and    student learning initiatives with the Univer-      Fair for TROY students on Wednesday, Jan.
    globalization on Jan. 19,    sity’s First-Year Studies program.                 25, in the Trojan Center Ballrooms on the
    sponsored by the John-         “We have several hands-on projects in Troy       Troy Campus. The fair will take place from
    son Center for Political     and the surrounding area that students, fac-       10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and will feature booths
    Economy.                     ulty and staff can participate in,” Cellon said.   and displays from community service agen-
      Lawrence Reed, who         “Participants will meet at the Trojan Center       cies.
    became president of the      Theatre and then disperse to the various proj-       “The Volunteer Fair is a premier opportu-
    Foundation for Economic      ects for which they sign up.”                      nity for our students to connect to volunteer
    Education (FEE) in 2008,       Students will have the opportunity to work       needs in Troy and the surrounding area,”
    will lecture at 6 p.m. in    on projects benefitting Big Brothers, Big          Cellon said.
    Bibb Graves Hall room        Sisters; Boys and Girls Clubs; Noble Manor           For additional information concerning the
    129. The engagement is       Assisted Living facility; the Pike Pioneer         Day of Service or the Volunteer Fair, contact
    free to attend.              Museum; Habitat for Humanity; and Centen-          Cellon at 334-808-6349 or jcellon@troy.edu.
                                 nial Park beautification.
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          University’s vocal
          jazz ensemble
          releases CD
             Troy University’s vocal jazz group,
          frequency, has released its new CD,
          “Fields of Gold.”
             The John M. Long School of Music,
          the school’s student-led record label,
          Ilium Records, and frequency collabo-
          rated with internationally renowned
          composer and arranger Greg Jasperse
          to record the eight-song album, on sale
          for $12.95 on Ilium Record’s website,
          iliumrecords.com. Jasperse produces
          music for the hit television series
                                                     Members of Troy University’s jazz vocal group frequency have released a new CD
          “Glee.”                                    entitled “Fields of Gold.” Those members include: (front from left) students Amanda
             “This recording has taken over a year   Graham of Pell City; Maggie Averett Downs of Enterprise; Meagan King of Ariton;
          of preparation and planning,” said Dr.     Jessie Kisor of Centre; Daniel Murphy of Fairhope; Madison Cain of Hartselle; Taylor
          Diane Orlofsky, a professor of music       Cain of Hartselle; Noel Davis of Eufaula; (back row) Dale Lawrence of Montgomery;
          and the group’s founder and artistic       Melanie Sims of Troy; Josh Wine of Wetumpka; Xavier Roberson of Birmingham;
AROUND TROY



          director. “I’ve been captivated by this    Wes Jackson of Huntsville; Eric Mancil of Enterprise and Aaron Wine of Wetumpka.
          very special vocal ensemble sound,         times to work with students in the          son Cain, Taylor Cain, Noel Davis,
          and Greg Jasperse’s signature sound        School and in the vocal ensemble.           Josh Wine, Wes Jackson, Amanda
          was the direction that I knew fre-           “Greg gave frequency the gift of          Graham, Jessie Kisor, Aaron Wine,
          quency should be identified with close     his time, his talent and his music,”        Xavier Roberson, Meagan King, Eric
          harmonies, sensitive treatment of text     she said. “This project has been a          Mancil, Daniel Murphy and Maggie
          and something that is uncommon to the      wonderful collaboration between Mr.         Averett.
          vocal jazz arena great sacred vocal jazz   Jasperse, myself, executive producer          frequency will perform with the
          arrangements.”                             Robert W. Smith, Ilium Records              Troy University Jazz Band on Feb. 3
             Dr. Orlofsky contacted Jasperse on      and the production team, Mr. Bob            in Claudia Crosby Theater, and will
          Facebook, not really expecting a reply.    Bullock, our chief engineer, and the        be featured in a concert, “Live at the
             To her surprise, he responded to her    singers.”                                   Emporium” at 7 p.m. in the Empori-
          quickly, beginning a relationship that       Student members of frequency are:         um on West Walnut Street on Feb. 7.
          would bring him to TROY several            Dale Lawrence, Melanie Sims, Madi-


          Broadway classic ‘Damn Yankees’ coming to Davis Theatre
            The national tour of the Broad-          life than home runs. Filled with              The Davis Theatre is located in
          way classic “Damn Yankees” will            hit songs like “Whatever Lola               downtown Montgomery at 251
          come to Montgomery for one                 Wants” and “You Gotta Have                  Montgomery Street. For more in-
          night only with a performance at           Heart,” “Damn Yankees” won                  formation or to purchase tickets,
          Troy University’s Davis Theatre            seven Tony Awards, including                call the Theatre office at (334)
          for the Performing Arts on Friday,         Best Musical.                               241-9567. Office hours are Mon-
          Jan. 27, at 7 p.m.                           Single tickets for the perfor-            day through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5
            The award-winning musical                mance are on sale now and range             p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m. to noon.
          tells the tale of a 1950s middle-          in price from $25 to $50. Tickets             “Damn Yankees” is sponsored
          aged baseball fanatic who sells            for the middle and back balcony             by AT&T.
          his soul to the devil to lead his          are being offered “buy one, get               The 2011-2012 season at the
          favorite team, the Washington              one free.” Seating at this dis-             Davis Theatre will continue on
          Senators, in the pennant race              counted price will be assigned              Tuesday, March 6, with the one-
          against the New York Yankees               by the theatre based upon avail-            man show “FDR” staring Emmy-
          only to learn that there is more to        ability.                                    winner Ed Asner.

				
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