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True Leadership is Service

by Amanda Smothers, Assistant Director of Student Engagement

When people are asked to define leadership, many definitions emerge. This is not surprising since leadership is many faceted. Some visualize those with power and influence over others—they may be thinking of political leaders, military leaders, or religious leaders such as the Pope, Billy Graham or the Dalai Lama.

Tutors are for Everyone

by Donna Brown, Assistant Director of Student Professional Development

Students often feel intimidated and shy away from asking questions in the classroom for fear of appearing dumb in front of their peers. If the truth is known, when a student considers asking a question many other students in the classroom are wondering the same thing, and they are just afraid to ask. Does this sound familiar to you?

Canvas: Log in and Profile

by Amanda Smothers, Assistant Director of Student Engagement

Canvas has arrived at Troy University.  Canvas is the new learning management system (LMS) which replaces Blackboard.  For those not yet familiar with Canvas, we wanted to walk you through the log in steps and explain how to personalize your Profile.

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It's Time to Change the Conversations on Majors and Income

by David H. Feldman for Inside Higher Ed

I teach in an economics department. This is a hot field for undergraduates. Many students and their families believe that “practical” majors like economics or business pay off with better job prospects. Humanities majors are seen as financial losers.

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The Busy Syndrome

by Faith Rosenwald, Troy University Student

The Busy Syndrome. Or shall we call it the 2017 syndrome? Oh, you know what I'm talking about. It's our favorite excuse to cancel on dinner plans. It's our go-to response to the question of how are you doing. We live in a fast-paced, technology-driven world, leaving us no time to breathe in between work, family, friends, exercise, and events.

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Trojan Spotlight: Jamie Frye Psychology student, campus leader

by Bailey Wilson, Trojan Cafe Student Writer

When Jamie Frye visited Troy University’s main campus, she knew that it was where she belonged.  Frye grew up being home-schooled in Monroeville, which is in Southwest Alabama along U.S. 84, with her parents as well as nine brothers and sisters.

“I felt like I was home — the campus had such a family-based feeling to it.”

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How to Get Help with Canvas

by Amanda Smothers, Assistant Director of Student Engagement

Trojan Café has already shared multiple articles to help students learn how to use Canvas.  But what happens when you need help during the term?  We want you to know where to go if you need guidance on working in your Canvas course.  There are several ways to get help.

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Your Tips for Doing Well in Online Classes

by Amanda Smothers, Assistant Director of Student Engagement

TROY Online students are experts at making the most of the hours in each day.  After all, many of them study while also working full-time and taking care of children, among other responsibilities.  Trojan Café asked students to share their thoughts about making online learning work.  Here’s what was shared with us.

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Trojan Spotlight: Tori Bedsole Politics, law, journalism and children

by Bailey Wilson, Trojan Cafe Student Writer

Tori Roper Bedsole has found opportunities at TROY to pursue her interests in politics, law, journalism and children.

“TROY has given me so many amazing opportunities that I never would have gotten attending a larger university,” says Bedsole. She wanted to attend a university where she wouldn’t get lost in a crowd.

9 Ways the Humanities Gave Me Back My Humanity

by Adriana Morgan, Troy University Student

When you study humanities or liberal arts, you are basically observing the human experience. Through philosophy, literature, art, religion, and history you learn so much more than the mere writings of Aristotle and Homer, sadness in the Blues, and the history of Mona Lisa. You learn about other people and their culture, society, and most importantly you learn about yourself.

Canvas: To Do List and Calendar

by Amanda Smothers, Assistant Director of Student Engagement

Have you ever thought it would be nice to have a personal assistant keep up with important things you need to take care of each week?  TROY offers you the next best thing to having a personal assistant by your side: the To Do List and Calendar in Canvas.

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Are Robots Taking Our Jobs?

by Donna Brown, Assistant Director of Student Professional Development

We constantly hear talk about how American jobs are outsourced to other countries to lower the cost of producing goods in the USA. But, are all of these jobs being outsourced or are robots taking our jobs?  In reality, robots are taking many of our jobs. The bottom line is that robots are cheaper than hiring, training, paying and maintaining employees.

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Enter TROY's Got Talent 2017 Today! WATCH: Canvas Best Practices for Students Webinar A Student's Guide to Managing Stress, Part Two Wall of Graduates - Spring 2017

by Trojan Cafe

Every year Trojan Cafe hosts a virtual talent show like you've never seen before.  TROY students from all over the U.S. and beyond submit their entries to compete for the student vote.  There will be one GRAND PRIZE winner and a winner in each of the three categories. Participate in the fun from anywhere in the world.

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presented by Trojan Cafe

Kim Shaver, Director of Educational Technology, shared a virtual tour of a Canvas course with students.  She covered topics such as how to log in, how to create a profile, how to find help and much more.  Feedback received shows students feel more comfortable with the new LMS after watching the tour.  What can you learn?

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from BestColleges.com

Don't let the stress of college life get you down.  Best Colleges has some great information about how to cope with stress in ways you can apply to your every day life.  Whether you are new to TROY or nearing the end of your program, these tips can help you get through the pressure.

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presented by Trojan Cafe

We love to celebrate the accomplishments of Troy University students from every campus and support site.  All new alumni are invited to be a part of our growing Wall of Graduates.  See the smiles from Trojans across the miles.  Updated weekly with new faces!

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