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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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Trojan Spotlight: Dalton Earles Degree before diploma

by Bailey Wilson, Trojan Cafe Student Writer

Meet Dalton.  At 17 years old, he graduated with his TROY associate degree before receiving his high school diploma. He’s also been certified as a private airplane pilot.  This young man has a jump start on his future and the next step is the U.S. Air Force.

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Canvas: Be in the Know with Notifications

by Amanda Smothers, Assistant Director of Student Engagement

With the Notification Preferences feature in Canvas, you can make choices about what you want to be informed of, how often, and by what delivery method works best for you.  You can choose from email and text message or stay connected via Twitter, LinkedIn and other web services.

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A Student's Guide to Managing Stress, Part One

from BestColleges.com

Students are exposed to a barrage of stressors during the college experience, from growing pains associated with adjusting to college to everyday factors like social pressures and work responsibilities.  These increased stress levels come with some dire consequences.

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Attention Psychology Graduate Students: Entering a Doctoral Program?

by Donna Brown, Assistant Director of Student Professional Development

“It is always exciting to me when one of my students tells me they intend to pursue a doctoral degree, and I love to share with them the different forms of a psychology doctorate."

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Are Free Textbooks Coming to TROY Online?

by Amanda Smothers, Assistant Director of Student Engagement

It's 11 p.m. and you've just clocked out of the minimum wage job that's been helping you pay your rent.  It's not your dream job by any standard but you are working your way toward an amazing future.  You arrive at home, put your keys on the table and sit down at your laptop to order your textbook for your TROY Online class.

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Is My Term 5 Class in Blackboard or Canvas? Or Both?

by Amanda Smothers, Assistant Director of Student Engagement

TROY Online is working hard to prepare to transition from Blackboard to Canvas.  Courses are going to be moving over to the new learning management system in groups.  What exactly does this all mean?

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Trojan Spotlight: Jonathon Williams - An ambition to serve the public

by Bailey Wilson, Trojan Cafe Student Writer

Jonathon Williams, 24, of Abbeville, Alabama, says TROY is where he belongs.

As a public administration major on the main campus in Troy, he has earned his bachelor’s degree and is now in graduate school, working toward his master’s.

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Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Barbara Toner - Identifying students' strengths

by Donna Brown, Assistant Director of Student Professional Development

“I am an octogenarian who exercises daily and tries to eat well. I am a workaholic, and I sincerely believe that life never ends. We enter this life through a door that says ‘Birth,’ we leave it through a door that says, ‘Death,’ but we go on!”

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