Articles by Alexander Ponche

Alex is a Sociology major at Truman State University. He enjoys learning about new cultures and new people.


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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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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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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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University Reduces Utility Costs While Helping the Environment

Truman is taking steps to make its campus more energy efficient, which will lead to economic savings for the school and tremendous benefits for the environment. With the help of Energy Solutions Professionals of Overland Park, Kan., Truman is making a wide variety of improvements in 25 campus buildings, all in an effort to reduce…

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Truman Moves Up List of Best Values

Outstanding academics and affordable costs helped move Truman up to the No. 15 spot for public schools in the Kiplinger’s Personal Finance rankings of best college values.   The publication’s recently released list of the “Top 300 Best College Values of 2016” placed Truman at No. 65 overall and No. 15 among public institutions, an…

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Working on campus: Truman’s cool scholarship service model

Finances play an important part in any college experience. While not every student has the same financial resources or academic profile when selecting a university, many will be eligible for financial aid in the form of scholarships. Scholarships can make obtaining a college education a possibility, but at Truman they also offer the chance of…

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