Monthly Archives: October 2013

Truman Celebrates Nepalese Dashain

The month of Kartik, late September and early October, signals the longest and most festive event of the Nepalese annual calendar, Dashain! It is the celebration of good over evil that surrounds the story of a goddess from the kingdom of Nepal who destroyed an evil demon named Mahishasura. Just as it is celebrated by…

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International Flags Wave at Truman Homecoming Parade

Homecoming is a time for current students and alumni to gather together with family, friends, and the Kirksville community. The whole week is full of traditions that celebrate Truman State University’s long history. As part of this year’s annual homecoming parade, many of Truman’s international students dressed in traditional clothing and proudly marched through the…

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A Friendly New Face at Truman

Kelsey Jensen was recently named the new International Admissions Coordinator at Truman State University.  Kelsey will coordinate international student recruitment efforts and admission processing for prospective international students. According to Melanee Crist, Assistant Director of International Education, “Kelsey has all the qualities that Truman sought for this position.  She is friendly, professional, motivated and enthusiastic. …

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Mid-Autumn Moon Festival

Once again the Society for Sino-American Studies’ (SSAS) Mid-Autumn Moon Festival was a huge success! The event began with the playing of traditional drums, followed by the story of Chang’e, the Moon Goddess of Immortality. Music, dances, and stories filled the Student Activities Building as students performed to celebrate September’s full moon. Years of tradition…

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