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Troy University Makes Summer Class Changes; Postpones Spring Commencement

Troy University has announced more changes as it works to protect students and others on campus from the coronavirus pandemic. In a statement, Troy University says in-class offerings for the summer semester will be suspended. All classes for summer will be offered online or via alternate delivery methods starting May 26.   Alternative-delivery classes for spring will continue for the rest…

Red Cross Partners with Troy University for Two-Day Blood Drive

The American Red Cross is working to address a nation-wide shortage of blood donations. The organization is teaming with Troy University for a two-day blood drive. Blood drive organizers say COVID-19 has caused the cancellation of hundreds of blood drives across the country “We have lost a total of over 3000 units in our area,” American Red Cross Team Supervisor…

Troy University Officials, Students Mourn the Loss of Dr. John M. Long

A Troy University legend has died. Former long-time Sound of the South band director Dr. John Maloy Long passed away at his home on Monday evening after a brief illness. Long served as Troy University’s Director of Band for 31 years- from 1965 to 1996. Over time, he influenced hundreds of students, composers, and music professionals. “You can’t go anywhere…

Troy University Mourns the Death of Music Educator and Band Director Dr. Johnny Long

Photo from Troy University Troy University is mourning the death of longtime university music conductor Dr. Johnny Long. He died yesterday after a brief illness. He was 94 years old. The university says Long has been in declining health for more than a year. Long was a past president of the American Bandmasters Association and was a member of the…

Coronavirus Causing Study Abroad Trip Cancellations

The Coronavirus continues to be a global problem with about 76,000 confirmed cases resulting in at least 2,000 deaths. Back home, Troy University officials are making sure students and faculty are not sent into the danger zone. The virus has caused the university to cancel several study abroad trips to China for the semester. “We wanted to be careful not…

25 Million Dollar Trojan Fitness Center Opens to Students

Troy University students now have easier access to a healthier lifestyle. It’s all thanks to a brand new state of the art fitness center. For two years, students waited for the completion. The wait ended as students returned to campus Wednesday morning. “We’ve been waiting on and expecting it for a long time, because we were stuck in a smaller…

Late Game Heroics Leads Troy to a Perfect Weekend in Vegas

LAS VEGAS (Troy Athletics) – Troy’s Japonica James struggled to get the ball to go into the hoop for most of the Las Vegas trip, but the senior showed moxie and was the spark that the Trojans needed late in a battle against Kent State. James’ late game heroics were enough as Troy closed out the South Point Holiday Hoops Classic…

Troy University to study plastic recycling

Alabama researchers are studying new ways to recycle plastics. Troy University says its recently established Center for Material and Manufacturing Sciences has received a $2.7 million grant to look at new methods of recycling plastic waste. A statement from the school says the money will pay for scientists and students to work on the project, plus equipment to do the…

Barker, Billingsley boost Troy over Georgia Southern

TROY, Ala. (AP) — Kaleb Barker threw for 330 yards and three touchdowns, DK Billingsley rushed for 163 yards and two more scores, and Troy defeated Georgia Southern 49-28 on Saturday. Troy (4-5, 2/3 Sun Belt) scored the game’s first 14 points and went on to lead 27-14 at halftime. Georgia Southern (5-4, 3-2) closed to within 27-21 on the first play of…

Grant-funded Program Will Help Provide Childcare For Student-Parents

As many parents know from experience, child care can get expensive-especially for college students who are also juggling jobs. But a new program on Troy University’s campuses could help ease that burden for students. It’s called Child Care Access Means Parents in School– or in short- the CCAMPIS Program. The initiative is made possible through a $200,000 dollar grant from the U.S. Department…