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Namaste Nepal’s Himalayan Night 2019

On March 2nd Truman State University’s Namaste Nepal club held its 15th annual Himalayan Night. Each year, the event attracts students and faculty of all backgrounds to come together to celebrate and experience Nepalese culture. This year’s theme was Dream, Dwell, Discover, focusing on tourism in Nepal. The hosts of the event took the audience on…

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Chinese New Year: Year of the Pig

This year the Student Union Building was full of students, staff, and the local community to celebrate Chinese New Year and the Year of the Pig with the Society for Sino-American Studies. The Pig is the twelfth and last zodiac in the cycle. The pig signifies wealth and luck, which is shown by their chubby…

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Honoring Martin Luther King Jr. :A Celebration Of Unity

A celebration of love and light took place at Take Root Cafe on January 25th to honor Martin Luther King Jr. On this day students, family, and friends came together to uphold the legacy of Dr. King and spread the message of hope and equality. Through the power of dance, song, and words this event…

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Winter Break Travels 2019

Each year, Truman students have the chance to visit new places around the world during our month-long winter break. This is a great opportunity for international students to explore areas outside of Kirksville, so that they can get a broader understanding of the United States and its different areas. Here are some stories from international…

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International Education Week 2018

The Center for International Students hosted International Education Week (IEW) on Truman’s campus November 11th-15th. Throughout International Education Week, students on Truman’s campus celebrated education and diversity in a beautiful display of culture and community. This week was full of action with tons of events put together by the Center for International Students and various…

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Alumni Achievements

Graduates from Truman State University leave their mark on the world in many unique ways. Truman alumnus, Rahil Gomes, was recently featured in Top Gear, one of the most prominent car magazines in the entire world. Top Gear magazine features the fastest sleek cars and future innovations in the automobile industry. Most recently in Top Gear…

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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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