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International Education Week

International Education Week 2017 International Education Week is an annual initiative by the U.S. Department of State and the Department of Education. IEW started in the year 2000 and is now celebrated in over 100 countries.This is a week about promoting not only international understanding but also aims to build greater support for international educational…

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Moon Festival 2017

SSAS Hosts Harvest Festival The Mid-Autumn Festival, commonly referred to as The Moon Festival, was hosted by the Society for  Sino- American Studies on campus October 6, 2017. The Moon Festival is a time of celebration, honoring and uplifting the values of family and unity. The festival marks the end of the autumn harvest –…

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International Club Formal: The Haunted Dance

The annual “Formal Dance” event hosted by the International Club (I-Club) took place on Saturday, October 7th, 2017. This year’s event theme was a “Haunted” formal. Students in attendance had the chance to taste “Mummy Dogs” (pigs in a blanket), “Vampire’s Blood” (ketchup), and “Yellow Mold” (mustard). The I-Club was founded and chartered in 1935….

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Dashain Night 2017

Namaste Nepal is an organization at Truman that promotes Nepali culture as well as the other various cultures represented in the student body of Truman. International students find comfort and support in the welcoming atmosphere of Namaste Nepal. The organization holds many cultural events throughout the year, including those centralized around traditional religious celebrations, such…

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Across Vietnam 2017: Vintage Vietnam

The annual “Across Vietnam” event, hosted by the Vietnamese Student Association (VSA), took place on Sunday, September 24th, 2017. This year’s event focused on taking students back in time to experience traditional Vietnamese food, decoration, games, and more. More than 150 students and staff gathered on the quad to enjoy this truly unique experience. Those who attended…

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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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