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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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International Education Week at Truman State University!
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International Education Week at Truman State University!

Truman Celebrates International Education Week 2014 From the 17th to 21st of November, Truman State University celebrated International Education Week, a joint initiative of the Department of State and the Department of Education, that gives individuals and universities the opportunity to recognize and embrace the benefits of international education and the global exchange of culture….

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Truman 2013 International Idol

Once again, International Club brought together talented students of all nationalities for the Truman International Idol competition. A fierce contest between seven teams with members from 10 different countries ensued as they sang, danced and acted for the honor of being Truman’s 2013 International Idol. This year, a Bollywood dancing performance by Sobira Kholboeva and…

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CILs Host Thanksgiving Dinner for Internationals

When International Students first arrive at Truman, they are greeted by their Cultural Integration Leader (CIL), one of a team of American students who live in the residence halls with new International Students and help them adjust to university and life in the States.  CILs not only help with the New Student Orientation, they are…

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African Festival of Food

On November 10th, the African Students’ Association (ASA) presented delicacies from more than 10 different African countries at “Food Fest”. This event kicked-off International Education Week 2013, with more than 200 people in attendance. ASA president, Babanifemi Adio, a senior from Nigeria, spoke fondly of his time at Truman, “All these ASA events are ways…

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International Education Week 2013

International Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education is part of our efforts to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn,…

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