You can’t drink on campus if under 21

Chase Robinson Josie Thrasher, a mathematics education major from Roanoke, Alabama, who was a senior in the spring, asked her roommate to remove alcohol from the room they shared in Hamil Hall. Both were under the legal drinking age of 21. “I gave her a week, and a week later, it was still there,” Thrasher said. “I went to our RA and let her handle it.” Thrasher said the rules regarding possession and use of alcohol, tobacco and drugs on campus and in the dorms are clearly explained at the…

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Chancellor’s guidance for achievement

Jack Hawkins Jr., Ph.D. Chancellor On behalf of the Troy University family, welcome to the 2015 IMPACT sessions, which are designed to provide an orientation to your college home. By choosing TROY, you have selected a University steeped in tradition, as we were founded in 1887 as a teacher-training institution. Today, we are a doctoral-level University that offers more than 70 different major fields of study. TROY is recognized consistently for outstanding student service and campus safety, as The Princeton Review has named us as a “best value” University for…

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Technology fosters connecting, learning

Emily Beckstrom Timmy Dunkin, a political science major from Dothan who was a junior in the spring, added his professor as a friend on Facebook. Two days later, he found himself having coffee and speaking politics in the professor’s office. “We have a lot of the same views,” Dunkin said. “I think it’s one of the best decisions I’ve made in college.” The most popular social media networks at the university are Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Most of Troy’s programs have social media pages and handles — part of an…

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Strategies, resources help you defeat stress

Kimberly Steele 792. That’s how many Troy students were seen last year by the Student Counseling Center. That number may seem big, but a University of Pittsburgh psychologist, Robert Gallagher, has noted that the ages of 18 to 25 are the prime time for serious mental conditions to emerge. Fran Scheel, a counselor and coordinator at the Student Counseling Center for 17 years, understands this. “Some of the common stressors for incoming students are adjusting to a new environment, learning to balance the social and academic demands of the college…

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Be resourceful: You can eat healthy food on or off campus

Caitlin McRae A bowl of cereal, skim milk and a bottle of water. That’s how Shelby Morgan started every day. She found all of this at Trojan Dining, but also kept a stash in her room. “I feel like it’s really important to stay healthy, not only in college but in life,” Morgan said. A human services major from Montgomery, she was a senior in the spring. Morgan was a college athlete for a year before transferring to Troy, so she has the tendency to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Other…

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