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Art Talk Featuring Alabama Artists Set for Friday

When you think of art, you don’t often think of Alabama. That could be about to change. The exhibit, called Alabama Art: Inside Out, is on display at Troy University’s International Arts Center is displaying work from Troy-born and world-renown artist Nall, who is using his work to shine a light on fellow Alabama artists. “He wanted to show the…

“Unhackable” Technology Created Could Prevent Hackers From Getting Your Information

Hackers are a growing threat in the changing world. Technology companies are always looking for ways to prevent hackers from obtaining personal information. One company may have found the answer. Secure Transmission Technology, or STT, has designed a form of technology called STTarx (Starks). According to STT employee Jeff Miller, STTarx has not been hacked, despite tests performed by various…

Troy University Classes Begin, Students Expecting Big Things

Thousands of students set foot on Troy University campuses Wednesday, as classes began. University Chancellor Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr, says it’s a semester of new opportunities. “You know its always an exciting time to start a new school year,” Hawkins said. “All students start with all A’s, our football team is undefeated, everybody has a new opportunity.” Students returned to…

Demolition Begins On Historic Troy University Gymnasium

Construction crews began the process of tearing down Troy University’s former basketball gymnasium Sartain Hall Monday morning. Sartain Hall is known for hosting concerts from bands like Jimmy Buffet and Ike and Tina Turner, and a record-breaking 258-point performance from the Troy men’s basketball team in a 1992 victory over Devry University. Sandy Atkins is the Deputy Director of Athletics…

Convocation Speakers Encourage Incoming Freshman to Step Out of Comfort Zones

Troy University is  set to begin this week. Before it does, incoming freshmen began their college journey at the inaugural Troy University Odyssey Convocation Sunday, welcoming them to campus. The freshmen and their parents were encouraged by two members of Alabama Governor Kay Ivey’s staff, who are also Troy alumni, William and Liz Filmore. “It was a simple message of just…

BikeShare Now Available for Troy Community

A bikeshare program is being launched in the Troy community. The university partnered with the bikeshare company, Spin, to add dockless bikes and scooters to campus. Derrick Brewster is the associate dean of student services. He says the school needed an inexpensive way for students and community members to travel, while also getting exercise. “We chose to go with the…

Two Professors Pay Tribute to Late Fathers through Art Exhibit

An art exhibit on display at the International Arts Center on Troy University’s campus brings two worlds together. Diane Orlofsky, a music teacher, and Jerry Johnson,a graphic design professor, used their talents to create “A Joyous Exchange: The Art of Collaboration.” The exhibit combines digital images and texts to make works of art, some of which are inspired by their…

Troy Community Prepares to Say ‘Goodbye’ to University’s Sartain Hall

Troy Students, faculty, and residents will say goodbye to a campus landmark on Tuesday. The former basketball arena Sartain Hall is set to be demolished later this year to make room for more parking. An event hosted by Troy University’s Alumni Association will give those in attendance an opportunity to bid farewell to the building. “It’s just an event where…

Native American Tobacco Use

Troy University Professor says it was used in Alabama much earlier than thought.

A Troy University professor was part of a research project that shows Native Americans in Alabama were using tobacco for religious and ritual some 1,500 years earlier than thought.     From a Troy University news release: “Dr. Stephen Carmody, an assistant professor of anthropology, along with Dr. Jon Russ of Rhodes College and Dr. Jera Davis of New South…

Valiant Cross Academy Planning Classes on Campus of Troy University Montgomery

Big things are ahead for Montgomery’s all-male Valiant Cross Academy. The school has teamed up with Troy University to bring 8th and 9th grade Valiant Cross students to the university’s Montgomery campus for classes this fall. A new agreement will make way for grants to help enhance educational opportunities for both the university and Valiant Cross. It would also allow…