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TROY dance students, faculty return to Pietrasanta, Italy for annual international arts festival

Troy University dance students and faculty once again have the opportunity to visit the artistic community of Pietrasanta, Italy for a two-week study abroad trip as part of the resumed Summer Arts Academy.

The trip coincides with the annual Danza in Arte a Pietrasanta (DAP) Festival, a unique international festival that combines dance and music with visual…

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Pietrasanta Reflections: An Experience Like No Other

Italy. Italia. Where do I even begin? This trip was such a blessing, and I thrived as an artist and individual. I expected to learn new things and be immersed in a new culture, but I didn’t expect to be woken up and changed by my experiences. I feel like a new person and my…

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At Last: The Gran Gala and parting thoughts from Pietrasanta

We knew the people, we loved the food, we handled the heat, and the DAP Festival students danced with professional choreographers and dancers. The last few days of the festival represented a simultaneous settling and upheaval. While the TROY family began to feel as if we understood our place in this artists’ town, our departure…

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TROY professor, students make discoveries at Italian excavation sites

After partnering with Italy’s University of Pisa to participate in archaeological digs, TROY anthropology/archaeology professor Dr. Stephen Carmody and his students have helped make several key discoveries in Italian history.

The partnership came about in 2019 after TROY First Lady Janice Hawkins visited Pietrasanta, a town on the coast of northern Tuscany in Italy where…

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TROY’s First Lady: Three decades of progress

A walk across Troy University’s Troy Campus in 2020 looks significantly different than it did in 1989 when Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr. arrived as the new Chancellor.

From the lush greenery to the modernized buildings, one of the guiding forces behind the campus’ transformation throughout the last three decades has been at Dr. Hawkins’ side:…

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TROY, University of Pisa partner to let students dig through history

A new cooperative partnership with an Italian university is giving Troy University archaeology students a chance to explore one of the world’s most historic areas.

TROY students spent this summer working on a historical dig with the University of Pisa, the first in what are planned to become yearly trips to Italy.

The partnership came…

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Italy inspires English students while studying abroad

When one thinks of traveling to Italy, they typically envision the big cities and all they have to offer: colorful clusters of homes in Cinque Terre, historical sites in Rome, gondolas cruising in Venice, bustling fashion shows in Milan. But, anyone who has wandered upon a bloom of jasmine on an abandoned street or brushed…

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TROY Summer Arts Academy brings students to Italy

A new study abroad initiative will bring Troy University students to the thriving artistic community of Pietrasanta, Italy, this summer.

Beginning June 8, the TROY Summer Arts Academy will send students from seven different College of Communication and Fine Arts programs to Pietrasanta for hands-on learning and practical experience.

“The TROY Summer Arts…

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Nall Day kicks off with a luncheon in the artist’s honor

Native son and internationally acclaimed artist Fred “Nall” Hollis now has his own day in the city of Troy, thanks to a proclamation by city leaders. May 7 is now “Nall Day” in the city, with backup from proclamations by the Alabama House and Senate.

The proclamations were presented at a luncheon in Nall’s honor…

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University, City to honor artist with ‘Nall Day’ on May 7

Troy University and the City of Troy will celebrate a native son on May 7, and recognize him for his accomplishments in the world of art.

“Nall Day” recognizes world-renowned mixed-media artist and Pike County native Fred “Nall” Hollis and his artistic contributions. City officials will proclaim Nall Day at a luncheon in his honor…

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