Staff Spotlight: Sara Jo Burks

Lirona Joshi Staff Writer When Sara Jo Burks started with Troy University Housing 30 years ago, the university was still using typewriters in its offices.  “Everything was done manually, and everything had to be typed with an old-fashioned typewriter, so I spent quite a lot of time typing things out,” said Burks, the assistant director of Read More

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Speaking tournament offers $500 scholarship

Zach Henson Editor-in-Chief The 27th annual Intramural Speech Tournament will be held on April 23 and will offer a chance for students to show off their communication prowess in a variety of applications, according to Dr. Maryjo Cochran, a professor of journalism and communication. Cochran said students can sign up to participate in up to four Read More

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‘MathFest’ solves the unsolvable

Pratibha Gautam Staff Writer The Department of Mathematics at Troy University successfully conducted its 13th MathFest last weekend. The event hosted about 100 students and faculty researchers from over 10 different institutions. According to Kenneth Roblee, the chair of mathematics, an event like this serves as a forum for undergraduate students to present their research and Read More

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Fall ‘Invaders’ class will study ancient stigmatized minorities

Rakshak Adhikari Staff writer The Department of History will be offering an upper-level elective called “Invaders” in the fall of 2019. The course will “examine the impact of the ‘once-marginal’ people like the Macedonians, the Mongols and the Turks, and draw conclusions about the roles such peoples play in history and critically evaluate the human tendency Read More

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