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Across Vietnam 2018: Mythological Vietnam

nce upon a time, in a land not so unknown, the Vietnamese Student Association hosted an event known as Across Vietnam. Folklore plays an important role in Vietnamese culture. The art of story telling allows for the teaching of life lessons and contribution to the shared universal customs in humanity, providing greater insight to our…

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Truman Named No. 1 Public School in Midwest

We are proud to share that for the 22nd year, Truman State University has been named the top public school in the Midwest regional rankings by the U.S. News & World Report. Truman’s inclusion on this list, and several other national rankings, demonstrates how our school is pursuing excellence by offering a student-focused, great-value education….

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Truman Greek Life

So, what is Greek life? Greek Life is the name that applies to all Greek organizations characterized by a ritual, badge and strong ties to friendship and moral principles. If you were wondering about joining Greek Life once you get to the United States, you have come to the right place! Some terms you need to…

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Campus Squirrels

Little furry brown critters with big bushy tails run all around Truman State University’s campus. Whether they are eating acorns or playing in the trees, there is not a day that goes by when you won’t see squirrels on campus. Unlike most squirrels you may have noticed, Truman has incredibly friendly little ones that are…

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Whatever The Weather

Season Style Guide Here in Missouri, we have all four seasons. You’ll want to prepare for the significant differences with each changing season, so here is a list of the right things for the seasons that you will encounter while at Truman. The Right Things For Winter Heavy Coat In the winter, it will be…

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Fun Facts about National Flags of the World

Out of school and need to bulk up on some more knowledge. Review some fun flag trivia! There are 195 countries in the world, and of course there are 195 different national flags around the world. National flags are not just a simple piece of fabric painted in different colors – each shape and color…

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Off-Campus Housing Guide

Step 1) Find apartments and housing listings for rent. You could do this online through realtor’s websites, Truman community Facebook pages, or you could go to the realtor’s office. In the Student Union Building down-under, there are board postings with phone numbers and a variety of information to help you find your new place. Step…

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Summer Course Guide

What if you could save time and money and enjoy some of the comforts of home while still earning some credits toward your degree? The Summer Session at Truman provides students with this opportunity! Many Truman students choose to partake in the Summer Session where they have the option to take courses on-campus or online….

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Truman CIS 2017-2018 Wrap Up

We have had an amazing year at Truman State University in 2017-2018. Here are some of the things that we experienced at the Center for International Students! Sesquicentennial Year Woohoo, it was Truman’s 150th birthday! Since it was such a special year, there were many special events on campus throughout the entire school year. Homecoming…

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How to Cope with Graduation

With Graduation this past Saturday, here are some ways to make saying goodbye to Truman easier. Thank the People that got you here Take these next couple days to make sure you say goodbye to the people that meant the most to you here in Kirksville. Whether it be an awesome professor that inspired you…

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