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‘Sound’ recognizes newest members with medallion ceremony

Members of the Sound of the South marching band with the medallions presented to new members.

Members of the Sound of the South marching band with the medallions presented to new members.

About 135 new members of Troy University’s Sound of the South Marching Band officially became members of the band on Saturday, Sept. 3, when they received their individual uniform medallions from Chancellor Dr. Jack Hawkins Jr.

The ceremony, held in Claudia Crosby Theater prior to the Trojans’ first home game against Austin Peay, is a…

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Troy University Libraries receive 2016 Banned Books Week grant

Troy University English professor Dr. Kirk Curnutt, here displaying a selection of banned books, will deliver a lecture on intellectual freedom.

Troy University English professor Dr. Kirk Curnutt, here displaying a selection of banned books, will deliver a lecture on intellectual freedom.

Troy University Libraries will hold events in recognition of Banned Books Week later this month at the Dothan, Montgomery and Troy Campuses thanks to a grant from the Freedom to Read Foundation’s Judith F. Krug Memorial Fund.

TROY Libraries, one of only six organizations to receive the grant, will receive $1,000 to help fund Banned…

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Sisters filming part of independent movie at TROY’s Dothan Campus

Watching footage on the camera: (left to right) Terry Boyer (lead actor), Jesse Frank, Callie Smith, Katie Smith.

Watching footage on the camera: (left to right) Terry Boyer (lead actor), Jesse Frank, Callie Smith, Katie Smith.

When Katie and Maura Smith were growing up, they’d watch movies and find themselves wanting more from the stories and characters.

“We grew up on a farm, and when we were younger we always read a lot of books and watched a lot of movies,” said Katie, who along with her sister lives in Graceville,…

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TROY’s UAS courses prepare students to manage drone operations

An image of Troy University's campus in Troy demonstrates the capabilities of an unmanned aerial system.

An image of Troy University's campus in Troy demonstrates the capabilities of an unmanned aerial system.

With the implementation this week of the Federal Aviation Administration’s Part 107 rules governing drone usage in the country, many commercial operators now have a clear path forward in the use of unmanned aerial systems.

“These vehicles are in use everywhere,” said Troy University adjunct professor Al Allenback, a retired Air Force colonel and fighter…

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