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Quick and Easy Dorm Recipes

While there are tons of amazing recipes out there, you can’t make them all in a tiny 14×11 room with only 10 minutes to spare before class. Believe it or not, there are quick and easy recipes you can make right in your dorm room for when you are running a little late, or when you…

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Living with an American Roommate: Tips for Success

Attending university in the United States can be both an exciting and daunting opportunity. Many aspects of college life in the U.S. are unique, and may be unfamiliar for some students. Many students, for instance, have not experienced what it is like to live with a roommate, and are unsure what to expect when they…

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Pre-Professional Studies- Investing in Your Future

What is a pre-professional program? Many students considering study in the US will have heard the term “pre-professional program,” and not understand why it could be important to them. In the US, it takes some years of study beyond the bachelor’s degree to become a doctor, lawyer, pharmacist, engineer, dentist, veterinarian, professor, or many other…

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What You Need to Know: Common Academic Phrases at U. S. Colleges

  anguage is a huge factor in transitioning to a new location, no matter where you are from, and attending a university is no different. Each country has a unique educational system and with this comes commonly used terms and phrases that are extremely useful to know. A clear understanding of these terms will lower…

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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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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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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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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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