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American Holidays and How We Celebrate Them

If you are looking for a list of holidays to learn about and celebrate while in America you have come to the right place! Here is a list of the most widely known and celebrated holidays in the U.S.   Martin Luther King Jr. Day Martin Luther King Jr. day is held on the third…

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International Dinner: Master Chef Edition

Last week, Truman State University students were invited to the greatest cooking competition of the semester! International Club was the host for this year’s International Dinner, an evening where international students and members of international clubs are invited to prepare dishes from their home countries to share with the rest of campus. Dinner is also accompanied…

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Holi: 2017

Colors everywhere! Last Sunday, Namaste Nepal and International Club hosted Holi (the festival of colors) in Truman’s Red Barn Park. Attendees were given colored powder to share with their friends and family in the messiest way possible! Students came dressed in white, ready to proudly display their new colors. The event even had dancing and…

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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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Holi: A Blast of Color

Every spring, people all around the world celebrate Holi, the festival of colors and love. The festival originated as an ancient Hindu tradition that celebrates the end of winter and the beginning of the agricultural season. During the festival, children and youth spray colorful powdered paint at each other while elders smear paint on each others’…

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Across Vietnam 2014
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Across Vietnam 2014

On October 12th, the Vietnamese Students Association (VSA), at Truman State University, brought to campus its largest outdoor cultural event, Across Vietnam: Vietnam 101. This is the second time the VSA has held such an event to introduce the Vietnamese culture to Truman’s students and faculty. The audience was entertained with a traditional Vietnamese dance…

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