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POPulus group to hold auditions

Lilly Casolaro News Editor POPulus, Troy University’s student-run pop music group, is holding auditions on Thursday, April 20, in Smith Hall Room 121 at 3 p.m. The group has toured and performed with major artists across the country during its five years of existence. Musicians, including vocals, rhythm section and horns, are requested. For those interested in the technical production of live performances, lighting and audio engineering interviews will be conducted. Contact Professor Robert W. Smith at rwsmith@troy.edu. Related posts:

by · April 12, 2017 · News
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Wednesday: day to appreciate students

  Lilly Casolaro News Editor The third annual Student Appreciation Day for Troy main campus will be held on Wednesday, April 19, with the theme of “Making a Difference.” It was originally scheduled for Wednesday, April 5, but was rescheduled due to the severe weather. “This is an opportunity for faculty to say ‘thank-you’ to students for picking Troy and for their commitment to success in their disciplines,” said Margaret Gnoinska, an associate professor of history and Faculty Senate president. The event is sponsored by the Faculty Senate, and they […]

by · April 12, 2017 · News
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Ex-NFL player: Be the best you can be

Pradyot Sharma Staff Writer The Troy University Athletics Department hosted former National Football League (NFL) player and motivational speaker Chris “Shep” Shepherd at the Trojan Arena on Monday night, who encouraged students to be the best you can be. While the event was mainly for athletes, all interested students were invited to attend. Shepherd’s speech focused on his story and how his faith in God changed his life. Shepherd shared how his faith helped him to overcome a traumatic childhood when he was involved with gangs and he even came […]

by · April 12, 2017 · News
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Ivey is now a trustee

  Tori Bedsole Editor-in-Chief Kay Ivey was sworn into office as the 54th governor of Alabama on Monday after Robert Bentley resigned following his arrest in Montgomery. Ivey will become the president ex-officio (by one’s position) of the Troy University Board of Trustees. She will also hold this position for other universities in the state. “I have decided it is time for me to step down as governor,” Bentley said during his resignation speech. “I’ve not always made the right choices; I’ve not always said the right things. “Though I […]

by · April 12, 2017 · News
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Upcoming career opportunities available

Abby Taylor Staff Writer Troy University’s Career Services is providing several upcoming opportunities for students who are interested in future jobs or internships. On Tuesday, April 18, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Hal Hall, students can meet with future employers at a networking mixer, and on Wednesday, April 19, there will be a career fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Sartain Hall for students to explore multiple professions. Lauren Cole, the career services coordinator, said the networking mixer would include employers, primarily the most popular ones, talking […]

by · April 12, 2017 · News
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Greek members receive awards

Abby Taylor Staff Writer A new Greek Man and Greek Woman of the Year were named at the Order of Omega banquet that took place on Sunday, March 26. FarmHouse, Alpha Gamma Delta, Alpha Phi Alpha and Alpha Kappa Alpha took the title of Dean’s Cup at the banquet. Ben Barnett, a junior biomedical sciences major from Warrior and brother of Pi Kappa Phi, was named Greek Man of the Year and said that he is humbled. “I wasn’t expecting it,” Barnett said. “It’s a huge honor to me. “It’s […]

by · April 7, 2017 · News
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Weather strikes in Pike County

Lilly Casolaro News Editor The city of Troy and Troy University experienced severe weather with thunderstorms on Monday and Wednesday, leading to partial or full class cancellations. According to an email sent by Dean of Student Services Herbert Reeves on Monday, April 3, around 8 a.m., “Classes on the Troy University (Alabama) campuses will be canceled today at 12 noon; however, evening classes will continue to meet as scheduled.” Students with classes scheduled before noon and after 5 p.m. on Monday were still required to go unless the class was […]

by · April 7, 2017 · News
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Food changes planned in TC

Pradyot Sharma Staff Writer The Sodexo management confirmed that A&W in the Trojan Center will be replaced by Steak ’n Shake, at The Food Advisory Council of Troy (FACT) meeting on Tuesday, April 4.    They also said that Marketplace  will  be removed. A  Marble Slab outlet is anticipated to take the place of the old game room and current temporary Admissions office. The  meeting had been rescheduled from Tuesday, March 21, to Tuesday, April 4, due to scheduling conflicts, according to Ibrahim Yildrim, Troy’s Sodexo general manager. The FACT […]

by · April 7, 2017 · News
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Poetry reading draws students

Kat Rogers Staff Writer Troy University’s Writing Center and Sigma Tau Delta (an English honor society) partnered in a marathon reading of “Leaves of Grass,” a poetry compilation by Walt Whitman. The event was held Thursday, April 6, on the main near Smith Hall starting at 6:30 a.m. The reading continued throughout the day until all the poems from Whitman’s book were read and finished early afternoon. Trish Harris, coordinator for the Writing Center, helped to organize the reading and said that a similar event was held while she was […]

by · April 7, 2017 · News
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RHA to hold Easter fundraiser

Lilly Casolaro News Editor Troy University’s Residence Hall Association is organizing an Easter fundraiser to support the local Boys and Girls Club. According to the group’s Facebook page, “Troy RHA is an organization that serves as a voice for the students residing in on-campus residence halls at Troy University,” that shares ideas and concerns with the housing and residence life staff. One of the main purposes of the organization is to promote community outreach and fundraising projects. Erika Quinn, a junior hospitality major from Clay and vice president of RHA, […]

by · April 7, 2017 · News