January 19, 2012
Phenix City sought for
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
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
January 19, 2012 2
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-
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
“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
email@example.com. For more information, please contact Wei Li at
and entertainment by the students.
334-434-0467 or Xuejiao Sun at 334-434-2464.
3 January 19, 2012
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.
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.
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.
5 January 19, 2012
Shane Tatum wins
Shane Tatum, coordinator of recreation at Troy Univer-
sity, has received the University’s Vergil Parks McKinley
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.
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.
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.
7 January 19, 2012
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
nial Park beautification.
January 18, 2012 8
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;
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.