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How To Participate In Class More

Sometimes participating in class can be rather hard for a number of reasons. For instance, you might not be able to participate because you have some anxiety. Or maybe you came to class unprepared for the class topic. Perhaps you are just not accustomed to American classroom culture. Either way, this article will help you…

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College Podcasts and Book Recommendations

At some point, every college student has looked up or asked about navigating this new chapter of their lives. Well search no more, because here are a list of useful podcasts and books to help do just that.        BOOKS How To Win At College- By: Cal Newport: This book has seventy-five simple…

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Living Learning Communities

Nestled on Truman’s campus are six sub-communities scattered throughout the residence halls. These special living areas within the residence halls are known as Living Learning Communities, or LLC’s for short. LLC’s are an areas on campus where students have the opportunity to be surrounded by a community of like-minded people who share similar goals and…

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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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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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Making New Friends In The U.S.

Making New Friends: Tips For International Students   Making new friends in an unfamiliar environment can be hard, but with these tips and tricks, transitioning to college life will be a breeze. Get Involved Getting involved on campus is an easy way to get to know people. Joining clubs provides you and others with a…

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