"Howard reminds us that we have been through tough times and always emerge better and stronger. That kind of person has always come from here"- James Comey while speaking during today's #HUConvocation
Join us on Saturday morning for the Family Weekend 5K where you can run, walk, or wheel your way towards the finish line. Check-in begins at 6:15 a.m. with the race starting at 7:00. #BearcatFamily #ThisIsNorthwest http://bit.ly/2xlj8ie
Theatre Northwest at Northwest Missouri State University is hosting their visit day on Thursday, Oct. 5. Learn how Northwest is the right fit for you while touring the campus and theatres. #BearcatsConnect #NWVisitDay
Marina Hayner of St. Joseph, Mo. is the recipient of this fall’s Pi Omega Pi $1,000 scholarship. Hayner credits her success to the connections she made at Northwest. #BearcatsConnect
See the magic behind Ben Seideman at this free event put on by Student Activities Council. Come enjoy the magic show Friday at 8 p.m. #ThisIsNorthwest #BearcatsConnect
Tonight is your last chance to try out for the Homecoming Variety Show. Tryouts are from 6-8 in the Charles Johnson Theatre. For more info, click below. #BearcatsConnect #ThisIsNorthwest
Reminder: The Bearcat Coaches Show is tonight at Carson's Sports Grille at 6. This week’s show features Football Coach Rich Wright, Golf Coach Andy Peterson and Tennis Assistant Coach Alvaro Riveros. If you cannot join us at Carson’s, tune into 90.5 FM, 88.9 FM or online at kxcv.org and bearcatsports.com.
The Honorable James Comey, Jr. will deliver the 150th Opening Convocation address, officially signaling the beginning of the 2017-2018 academic year on Friday, September 22, 2017. This event is open to Howard University faculty, staff and students. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. This event will be live streamed on http://whur.com/features/2017-howard-opening-convocation/. The broadcast will re-air on WHUT on Saturday, Oct 7th at noon and Sunday, Oct 8th at 7:30 a.m. Media who wish to cover the 150th Convocation must RSVP via the following link here: http://bit.ly/2wa7YeS. Please note, space is very limited. Cameras are not permissible.
Students had the chance for some yoga this morning as part of the Troy University International Arts Center's celebration of International Peace Day. Founded by the United Nations in 1981, International Peace Day is devoted to “commemorating and strengthening the ideals of peace both within and among all nations and peoples.”
This week, TIME recognized Dr. Patricia Bath, a Howard MED Alumna '68 as the First person to Invent and demonstrate laserphaco cataract surgery. Dr. Bath chose to share this "WOW moment" with us: "Talk to women about the forces that drive them and they hit notes of joy fascination-a passion for music or molecules or finance or food that took them places their sisters and mothers had not gone before. "Sometimes even now when I'm told I was a 'first,' it comes as a surprise," says Patricia Bath, a pioneering physician and inventor. "I wasn't seeking to be first. I was just doing my thing, and I wanted to serve humanity." http://ti.me/2xlKeG8 #HowardHistory #HowardUNOW
Nevada Wolf Pack Baseball Coach TJ Bruce brought some of the team out to play ball on the Quad. Members of the University administration joined in this tradition, which was started by long-time employee Bruce Shively who, after 24-years of service, is retiring.
The Bearcat Coaches Show, hosted by KXCV-KRNW FM and the flagship station for the Bearcat Radio network, will be this Thursday evening, Sept. 21 at 6 p.m. at Carson's Sports Grille This week’s show includes features from the Football Coach Rich Wright, the Golf coach Andy Peterson and Tennis Assistant Coach Alvaro Riveros. If you cannot join us at Carson’s, tune into 90.5 FM, 88.9 FM or online at kxcv.org and bearcatsports.com.
Join us for a Bearcat Breakfast in the tent across from the Alumni House on Saturday from 9-10 for $7 per ticket. Northwest Missouri State University Alumni #BearcatFamily #ThisIsNorthwest
Live from the University of Nevada, Reno Earthquake Engineering Lab. Students, faculty and staff observed the aftermath of a large-scale two span-bridge that was shaken to test earthquake resistance.
The original Pizza Hut building, moved to the Innovation Campus this week, will be turned into a museum! Pizza Hut was founded in 1958 by brothers Frank and Dan Carney, students at what was then the University of Wichita. http://bit.ly/2xuxsHq
Students, you're invited to an event featuring Nick Cannon, Monday, September 25, 7:00-8:00pm. The location will be in the School of Business Auditorium. Registration is required by Friday, Sept 22. Search “Howard Events” on jpmorganchase.com/careers to sign up This is Open to all students.
Troy University’s International Arts Center will host a celebration in honor of International Peace Day this Thursday. The day of festivities, sponsored by the IAC in collaboration with the International Student Cultural Organization and the Student Government Association, kicks off at 9 a.m. with free yoga at Nall’s Violata Pax Dove in the Daniel Foundation of Alabama Plaza, located behind the IAC.
A collaborative study between Wichita State University, the University of Kansas Medical Center and a Kansas State University-led team of psychological sciences researchers has received a prestigious five-year, $10.6 million Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) grant. http://bit.ly/2y1XfDU
The Official #HowardUNOW Events for Howard University Homecoming 2017. Use #HowardUNOW and #HowardHomecoming for all the new updates across social. Visit homecoming.howard.edu to get your tickets!
Last Monday, the five Wichita State Panhellenic Council sororities welcomed their newest members! Learn more about the formal recruitment process and get an inside look at Bid Day celebrations!
Troy University will salute veterans and members of the military during Saturday’s Military Appreciation football game at Veterans Memorial Stadium. Since 2000, the University has designated one home football game each year to honor both current and past members of the Armed Forces. On Saturday, the Trojans will play host to the Akron Zips with kickoff set for 5 p.m. Leading up to kick off, TROY’s Sound of the South Marching Band will perform The National Anthem, followed by “America The Beautiful,” while a large American Flag will cover the full length of the football field and two F-16 fighter jets from the 187th Fighter Wing, Alabama Air National Guard, based at Montgomery's Dannelly Field, will perform a flyover.
Howard University Head Football Coach Mike London welcomes women of the Bison community to the inaugural Mike London Women’s Football Clinic on Thursday, Sept. 21 at 6:15pm All those who participate will be entered into a raffle to win apparel, tickets and other Bison items. With the best clinic participant walking away with the Mike London MVP Award. Register for the Mike London Women’s Football Clinic TODAY! If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Director of Football Operations - Bryce Bevill via firstname.lastname@example.org.
FYI: City crews working on the 17th Street re-paving project will be reconfiguring water mains and water taps tomorrow (Tuesday, Sept. 19) that serve several campus buildings. This work will shut down water service to the following buildings from 8 a.m.-2 p.m.: Coleman Tennis Complex, Henrion Hall, Fiske Hall, CAC Theater, Elliott Hall and Brennan Hall I, II and III. Restrooms, water fountains, kitchenette sinks, service sinks and any process equipment cooling water systems will be out of service during this time. It is hoped that the work can be completed six or fewer hours.
The United States Air Force celebrated its 70th anniversary today! The Troy University Air Force ROTC joined in the celebration with games, music, and most importantly cake! They also got the chance to hear from Maj. Gen. Walter D. Givhan, USAF (Reitred) and what this day means to him!
Members of Ahinsa - Association of Hindu Students In America are taking over our official Snapchat channel (wichitastateu) for the annual Garba Night celebration. This free event is an interactive, participatory Indian folk dance festival. Tune in around 7 p.m. tonight (Saturday, Sept. 16) for an inside look! #wsuahinsa #garbanight2017 #wichitastate
Almost 500 high school students from 27 high schools around the state flooded TROY’s campus on Thursday, Sept. 14, to attend the Hall School of Journalism and Communication’s annual J-Day. “This is one of the largest J-Days ever,” Director of the Hall School of Journalism Jeff Spurlock said as he welcomed the students. “If you don’t know anything about journalism now, you will before you leave.”
Troy University was one of only 47 universities to be named among the top public regional universities in the South by U.S. News and World Report. The annual Best Colleges lists were released on Tuesday. TROY was also named TROY among its best overall regional universities in the South.
Shocker grad Michael Staab was one of just three people on Earth authorized to control NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn spacecraft today as it was deliberately plunged into Saturn's atmosphere. Staab works at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory while pursuing his doctorate at Georgia Tech. http://b.gatech.edu/2h6ZdM9 #shockerproud
Wichita State Volleyball home opener vs Creighton Volleyball takes place at 7 p.m. tonight in Charles Koch Arena! Free T-shirts for the first 1,000 fans! #wichitastate #watchus
Join us on September 15th for the @Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum’s 50th Anniversary Open House celebration! Featuring a tribute to ACM's Founding Director, John R. Kinard, and the opening of our retrospective exhibition, Your Community, Your Story: 1967-2017. Festivities include nonstop live entertainment, light refreshments, and activities for the public!
Troy University’s College of Communication and Fine Arts is coming back to the Dothan Opera House for a series of performances, starting next Tuesday. The TROY Tuesdays series kicks off Sept. 19 with a free 7 p.m. concert from POPulus, the University’s pop music ensemble featuring students from the Music Industry Program. POPulus includes student artists of diverse and eclectic styles who blend together with a concert production team in a unique musical environment honoring all genres of American popular music.
“Anyone can make this kind of stuff. They just have to put in the effort.” Learn more about Allenworks Art and what he's creating at GoCreate: http://bit.ly/2h4ixKf Wichita State University College of Fine Arts
Please join HUSA and CASCADE in honor of National Suicide Awareness Day, by posting pictures of your #ReasonsToLive, starting with sharing these graphics. Let’s start a conversation. 40% of trans people have attempted suicide & 92% of these attempts are before the age of 25. 1-800-273-TALK is the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Let’s talk about our #ReasonsToLive.
Join us on September 15th for the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum’s 50th Anniversary Open House celebration! Featuring a tribute to ACM's Founding Director, John R. Kinard, and the opening of our retrospective exhibition, Your Community, Your Story: 1967-2017. Festivities include nonstop live entertainment, light refreshments, and activities for the public!
Before Saturday's home game against Alabama State, the largest Freshmen class in TROY's history made their way across the field at Veterans Memorial Stadium as part of the annual Freshmen Run! Take a look back at this year's moment! More pictures from Saturday's game are available here: https://flic.kr/s/aHsm7LfLR9
TROY’s Interpreter Training Program will host “An Evening with Sean Berdy,” which will include a motivational speech, musical performance and meet and greet. Berdy, an actor most known for his role as Emmett in Freeform's (ABC Family) award-winning drama Switched at Birth will visit Troy University on Sept. 28. The 24-year-old deaf actor began his journey on “Switched at Birth” in 2011, which is finishing up its fifth season this year. He was awarded the DeafNation Inspiration Award for Entertainment in 2012 for the impact his role had on the deaf community.
Professional Edge, a new program for business majors, brings in industry experts to teach critical soft skills such as effective networking, interviewing and negotiating. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2eYe2A4 #wsuedge W. Frank Barton School of Business (Wichita State University) Meritrust Credit Union
Head on over to Instagram (wichita_state_u) and Snapchat (wichitastateu) today for special takeovers by our Student Spotlight Academic Convocation speakers. Don't forget to attend convocation at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow (Thursday, Sept. 14) in Wilner Hall! #wichitastate Wichita State University First-Year Programs
The City of Troy was recently ranked among the top 25 fastest growing cities in Alabama and, according to Mayor Jason Reeves, Troy University has had a great impact on that growth. Reeves said the university helps the economy and the population of the city expand, which is a draw for people across a wide spectrum of demographics. “The university has a tremendous part in the city’s growth,” Reeves said. “The quality of life of a college town brings, not only students, but also young professionals and retirees. The university is a cornerstone for growth.”
A group of New York artists spent time at Troy University recently developing a unique educational variety show they plan to take on the road. With the working title “Mathemagics,” the show combines elements of the circus, musical theater, sketch comedy, magic, math and science.
There are 64,000 reasons to run! The Education Alliance of Washoe County is hosting their 12th annual Run for Education Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017. This is the largest family and student running event in Northern Nevada with a 5k, 10k and 1/2 mile fun run. Proceeds directly support physical education and nutrition initiatives in Washoe Country schools! Register now http://fal.cn/tWvV?
Today, we remember all the lives lost and affected 16 years ago. We will #neverforget 🇺🇸 (image pictured: Joe Crowley Student Union has a display on its lawn to honor 9/11)
Most fans see Trojan Arena from the “topside” – a state-of-the-art indoor athletic venue complete with audio and video enhancements, cutting-edge concessions and an overall first-class fan experience. But the lights in the arena were off this morning. The main floor dark, with only the lower hallway lit. Parking around the loading doc area was full, but no one was walking in the hallways around the lower level. Those people were inside in the Division B emergency operations center. Various state agencies were in the “war room” camped in a horseshoe around a large screen on the wall projecting the latest forecast track of now Tropical Storm Irma as it moves through the Wiregrass. Trojan Arena is home to the state’s hub for emergency response in the 10 southeast Alabama counties.
TROY opened their home schedule with a record-breaking crowd and a 34-7 win over Alabama State! Here are just some of the sights and sounds from yesterday's game!
The Trojan Center on the Troy Campus is now open as a shelter for students, faculty and staff. Students living off-campus in mobile homes are especially encouraged to seek shelter on campus. Students who live in on-campus residence halls may shelter in place or go to the Trojan Center. Plan to arrive at the shelter soon to avoid traveling during severe conditions. The most recent forecasts from the National Weather Service indicate that Pike County will experience severe weather including wind and rain starting early Monday morning. The City of Troy has opened the recreation center on Enzor Road as a shelter for members of the public and local community. Campus dining facilities will remain open tomorrow, and University police, counselors and other staff members will be on hand at the Trojan Center to support students. Please continue to monitor the weather situation and be alert for rapidly changing conditions. Sign up for safety alerts at http://sos.troy.edu and follow @TROYUSOS on Twitter. Updates will also be posted to the University’s hurricane resource page: http://troy.edu/irma.
Great turnout for GEEK Fest! A joint effort from the City of Troy, Alabama - Government, the Sorrell College of Business, and Troy Bank & Trust! #TROYUspirit
The Great Reno Balloon Race is happening this weekend! It is the largest free hot-air ballooning event in the world. Wake up bright and early and watch the spectacular sight of hot air balloons soaring in the Reno sky.
Troy University has cancelled classes at all Alabama campuses on Monday and Tuesday in advance of Hurricane Irma. The move comes in an effort to promote the safety of TROY students, faculty and staff during the hurricane event. Here’s Chancellor Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr.’s message to the TROY community: To the TROY Community: Recent forecasts indicate that severe conditions related to Hurricane Irma will begin to impact Alabama starting Sunday evening. The safety of the University community is our highest priority; therefore, we have made the decision to cancel classes at all Alabama campuses on Monday and Tuesday to allow students to safely travel home, or make other preparations for the approach of this storm. Sites in Florida and Georgia are also closed. We encourage all students, faculty and staff to support our Trojans tomorrow as we take on the Hornets of Alabama State University. We expect good weather to remain with us in Alabama through the weekend. We encourage TROY Online students to monitor email and Canvas for updates on how the storm will impact online classes. We will continue to monitor the hurricane as it approaches and will communicate via email and the SOS alert system. If you have not signed up for SOS messaging, you may subscribe at https://sos.troy.edu/subscribe.html. We also encourage students to monitor local television stations, as we will also provide our information to the news media. There will be provisions for shelter on campus for students remaining in Troy. Students will receive updates about the status of campus shelters via SOS messages and email. Essential campus functions including dining, public safety and resident halls will remain operational. Support our Trojans tomorrow at The Vet, and keep your safety as the top priority. Our thoughts and prayers are with all those directly in the path of this storm. Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr.
University and City of Troy officials have announced new parking and traffic plans for the Troy Trojans 2017 football season. A complete on-campus, game day traffic and parking listing can be found at http://troytrojans.com/sports/2017/8/30/gameday-parking.aspx. The Troy Police Department has announced the following traffic plans: One hour prior to game time (on Saturday, this is 4 p.m.), George Wallace Drive will be closed between John M. Long Avenue and the entrance to Charles Henderson High School. This section of George Wallace Drive will be used for law enforcement and other emergency parking, and for delivery vehicles servicing the stadium. Beginning at 4 p.m., no vehicle access will be available to Tailgate Terrace. People wishing to park at Charles Henderson High School after 4 p.m. must access George Wallace Drive from Elm Street. Also at 4 p.m., University and Highland avenues will be closed at Magnolia Street. Only residents will be allowed beyond the barricades. No parking is allowed on Magnolia Street between Highland and University avenues at any time. These closures will remain in place until approximately one hour following the end of the football game or until pedestrian traffic clears.
Want the chance to take the field in front of a packed Veterans Memorial Stadium Saturday?? TROY freshmen have that opportunity this Saturday with the annual Freshmen Run!
A historic bank building in downtown Troy, Ala., will soon house a new kind of bank, one dedicated to investing in student entrepreneurship. Recently purchased by the Troy University Foundation, the former bank building on Troy’s downtown square will soon house the IDEA Bank, an initiative of the Sorrell College of Business Business aimed at cultivating and supporting student entrepreneurs who will launch business ventures in collaboration with faculty, fellow students and mentors from the community. The IDEA Bank will house the new Troy Bank & Trust Entrepreneurship Program, an interdisciplinary Entrepreneurship Minor designed to provide students with a strong understanding of business and entrepreneurship theory, practices and applications.
Despite Welcome Week being over, the news on campus isn't coming to an end! This week's video highlights upcoming events such as Nevada's first football game of the 2017 season.
Join History professors tomorrow at 6 p.m. in the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center for a discussion about the history, causes and implications of recent events in Charlottesville.
Before the two schools meet on the gridiron Saturday, the two mascots had a chance for some "friendly" competition at the Alabama State Capitol for the College Colors Day proclamation! Troy University Athletics Alabama State University
The University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC) Study Abroad Fair is this Wednesday, September 6 from 11-1 p.m. Get all your questions about study abroad opportunities answered by advisors, USAC alumni and financial aid consultants. Your adventure abroad awaits you!
The grand opening for the new and beautiful University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC) annex is today from 3-6 p.m. Students, faculty and staff are welcome to tour the new facility, enjoy snacks and beverages and learn more about study abroad opportunities! The new building is located at 1317 N. Virginia St.
To our @unevadareno community: please know we are aware of the dialogue taking place and the unfortunate incidents in Charlottesville, VA. Our hearts go out to those who have been affected by this terrible tragedy. Despite these challenges, we strive for an inclusive campus where people feel safe and welcome.