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Strategies for International Student Success: Teaching Through Communication

hen studying abroad, students may encounter difficulties adjusting to the cultural, social, and academic behaviors expected of them in their new environment. Speaking out in class as an international student can be difficult for many, especially in the early weeks of their education abroad. Conversation with friends, interaction with professors, and proper classroom behavior are…

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Admissions and You: Application Tips From Our Admissions Team!

Hi! My name is Claire Miller, and I am a senior student who works on the Admissions Team at Truman State University! This is my third year on the team, so I have put together a lot of application files.  I have seen a lot of different application materials in that time, and would like…

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International Student Profiles: Africa the video
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International Student Profiles: Africa the video

We sat down with Mame Ndiaye from Senegal and Momi Sagoe from Ghana to talk about their experiences at Truman and what Truman has to offer students from Africa! Watch our video to get a better feel for their ideas on Truman! Did you like this article? Get the Truman State University’s International blog updates by subscribing…

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Preparing for the Next Step: Resume Building 101

  You can see it now. Landing your dream job and getting paid to do what you love seems so close. All you need to do is make a fabulous first impression. You’ve worked hard to get here, but you have to convince them that you deserve this job. That’s why a well-constructed resume is…

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Himalayan Night 2016: The Video
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Himalayan Night 2016: The Video

Himalayan Night: The annual celebration of Nepali culture at Truman State University. Namaste Nepal, Truman’s only club dedicated exclusively to Nepali students and those interested in Nepali culture, hosts Himalayan Night each year with the purpose of sharing a piece of their home country with the Kirksville community. This year’s celebration was no different. The…

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Destination Truman: Student Perspectives Through The Years- Part Two

Last week, we heard from freshman and sophomore students about how they came to Truman and their experiences so far. Some of the benefits they mentioned were size, affordability, academic quality, and the friendly campus environment. Today, we hear the stories of international seniors, those who have spent a lot of time on campus and…

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Destination Truman: Student Perspectives Through the Years – Part One

The call to study at Truman extends beyond the arms of other cities and states in the U.S. It extends across oceans, mountains, and borders of all countries of the world. We welcome the world to join us at Truman, to step into a vibrant community and make dreams reality. Perhaps you are asking what…

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SSAS Lunar New Year 2016: The Video!
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SSAS Lunar New Year 2016: The Video!

Music, theatre, food and more! The Society for Sino-American Studies celebrated Chinese New Year last weekend with a formal attire and a series of performances to honor the coming of spring in the new year. Students and other guests enjoyed an acted rendition of the tale of the Monkey King, the story of a rebellious…

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ASA Sights and Sounds of Africa 2016- The Video!

Last month, the Truman State University African Students Association hosted their annual Sights and Sounds of Africa event! Every year at Sights and Sounds, the ASA shares a bit of African culture with the Truman community via performances, speeches, and the sharing of cuisine from all across the continent. This year, the group aimed to…

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Liberal Arts: All About The Base

“Some people say that liberal arts are losing popularity because people are becoming more focused on career preparation.  We say that there is no better career preparation that the liberal arts.” Career-oriented students who are looking for a strong educational foundation should look no further than liberal arts universities. Universities which feature these programs offer…

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