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It Came from the Archives: A singing convention at the 1949 Houston County Fair

Dr. Marty Olliff's latest column focuses on a singing tradition that hit the Wiregrass in 1949.

Dr. Marty Olliff's latest column focuses on a singing tradition that hit the Wiregrass in 1949.

In Southern folklife the singing convention has a long and illustrious history.  Always commercial ventures, they changed in scale as communication, printing, and travel technology expanded their market.  A new acquisition in the Wiregrass Archives, the Souvenir Edition, Tenth Annual Frank Stamps – Houston Co. Fair Singing Convention program (available for 50 cents), bears witness…

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TROY presenting diversity training to City of Dothan

About 1,000 City of Dothan employees are participating in the sessions.

About 1,000 City of Dothan employees are participating in the sessions.

Troy University’s Continuing Education and Outreach is presenting a training seminar on diversity and unconscious bias to all City of Dothan employees.

The classes began Thursday at the Dothan Civic Center after approval and funding from the Dothan City Commission.

“People’s past experiences, their values, their beliefs shape their thoughts,” said Laura Chambliss, Market Development…

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Dothan Campus faculty provides graduates with virtual ceremony

Dr. Martin Olliff spearheaded the effort to record a special commencement video honoring Dothan Campus graduates.

Dr. Martin Olliff spearheaded the effort to record a special commencement video honoring Dothan Campus graduates.

Faculty members at Troy University’s Dothan Campus recently took the time to make spring graduates feel special.

With the Spring 2020 commencement ceremony postponed from campus-specific ceremonies in May to a University-wide graduation in July, many students were left without a way to mark their achievements.

Dr. Marty Olliff, Professor of History and Coordinator of…

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Dothan Campus presents Teacher’s Fair April 7

The fair will allow educators, alumni and individuals interested in education careers to meet representatives from schools throughout the area.

The fair will allow educators, alumni and individuals interested in education careers to meet representatives from schools throughout the area.

Troy University’s Dothan Campus will host a Teacher’s Fair on Tuesday, April 7, 2020, from 9-11 a.m.

The fair will be held in Malone Hall’s Harrison Room.

Educators, alumni or individuals interested in a career in education are welcome to attend.

 “This is a great opportunity for our students, alumni and educators…

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