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Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Deb Fortune makes a difference through leadership

by Bailey Wilson, Trojan Cafe Student Writer

Dr. Deb Fortune helps Troy University faculty and students develop their teaching and leadership skills and, in her spare time, plays the mandolin.

She serves as director of the Center for Excellence in eTeaching.

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Select Canvas Features and Testimonials

by Amanda Smothers, Assistant Director of Student Engagement

It's time to see what the new learning management system, Canvas, is all about.  We'll start with a look at a few features and see what others are saying about Canvas.

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Single Parent Seeking a Degree

by Amanda Smothers, Assistant Director of Student Engagement

A large majority of TROY Online students are working adult parents. In fact, the U.S. Department of Education found that there are an estimated 3.5 million students who are also single parents trying to continue or finish a degree.

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Worried About Finding a Job After Graduation?

by Donna Brown, Assistant Director of Student Professional Development

It’s not too late if you are about to graduate. Not everyone is born knowing what they want to be when they grow up.

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Black History Commemoration at Troy University Covington

submitted by Dr. Barbara Toner, Troy University Lecturer

As future psychologists, the PSY 3304 Class at the Troy University Covington (Georgia) support center, celebrated our last Black History Month Commemoration on February 23. Since our TROY site is closing at the end of August, this annual event will no longer be available at TROY Covington.

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9 Best Brain Foods for Exams and Studying

by Ian Acosta, Uloop

So it is almost time for that final you have been stressing over. The hours upon hours of studying have seemed like an eternity and have basically turned your brain into mush at this point.

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Enter Trojan Cafe's Student Appreciation Day Drawings!

Student Appreciation Day is April 5, 2017.  Trojan Cafe will host random drawings for students to win Troy University t-shirts, tumbler cups, tote bags, and more.  Enter your contact information at the link below and you could win.  Winners announced April 5th in Trojan Cafe!

Trojan Spotlight: Colton Cureton - Walking to make a difference

by Bailey Wilson, Trojan Cafe Student Writer

Cureton, 22, of Dothan, Alabama, is a graduate student on Troy University’s main campus in Troy, Alabama. He is working to earn his Master’s of Public Administration with a concentration in human resource management. He expects to graduate in December 2017 or May 2018.

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Plagiarism: What It Is and How to Recognize and Avoid It

from Writing Tutorial Services

In college courses, we are continually engaged with other people's ideas: we read them in texts, hear them in lecture, discuss them in class, and incorporate them into our own writing. As a result, it is very important that we give credit where it is due. Plagiarism is using others' ideas and words without clearly acknowledging the source of that information.

Working and Working Harder: A First-Generation, Working Student Story

by Amanda Smothers, Assistant Director of Student Engagement

“I was applying for jobs left and right, as I have an understanding of computer science, but I kept getting feedback that I needed a college degree. I have been rejected for jobs in this field more times than I can count. For that reason, I decided to get into college and earn my degree.”

Why are Keywords Important When Used in a Resume?

by Donna Brown, Assistant Director of Student Professional Development

Applicants spend hours creating well-crafted resumes and submitting them in hopes of receiving a phone call for an interview. In many cases that phone call never comes.

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5 Intriguing TROY Online Classes to Try

by Amanda Smothers, Assistant Director of Student Engagement

The best way to stay motivated to do well in college is to truly enjoy the classes you take.  You might not have the time or opportunity to travel to a Troy University campus so why not attend an online class?

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by Ian Acosta, Contributor

Online courses are becoming extremely popular in college curricula these days. In a number of ways, online courses provide students more flexibility and convenience, and also allow professors to not have to spend hours per week on lecturing, allowing them to put more time toward personalized office hours or other research.

by Donna Brown, Assistant Director of Student Professional Development

It is ideal to choose a career that fits your skills, interests and values. Although that sounds easy, many college students and adults have trouble deciding on a career path.

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by Sarah Blain, Troy University Student

Students have options when choosing how to complete their degree.  TROY Online offers connection and convenience along with a quality education.

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by Amanda Smothers, Assistant Director of Student Engagement

When Nikkie avoided her high school reunion, she began to realize the role that regret and disappointment played in her life and she says this was the moment her turning point began.

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ATO Walk Hard 2017

The brothers of TROY's chapter of Alpha Tau Omega began their 128.3-mile walk from the Troy campus to Panama City as part of their annual Walk Hard. Walk Hard is the fraternity’s annual philanthropy that supports wounded warriors through a northwest Florida charity, Jeep Sullivan’s Wounded Warrior Outdoor Adventures, Inc. Developed at TROY in 2009, Walk Hard has now become a national model for the fraternity with similar Walk Hard events carried out by ATO chapters at universities across the nation.

Trojan Art Day 2017

Nearly 400 middle and high school students from 24 Alabama counties took part in the fourth annual Trojan Art Day at Troy University on Friday, Feb. 24. Trojan Art Day offers workshops and demonstrations led by students and faculty in the University’s Department of Art and Design, preceding the District II Visual Arts Achievement Program awards ceremony, the conclusion to an art competition sponsored by the Alabama State Council on the Arts.

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