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More than Meets the Eye in Missouri

When choosing a university, you are not only deciding what school you will attend, but you are also choosing your new home for the next four years. Kirksville, population 17,519 people, is located in rural Northeast Missouri. When Truman State University students need a quick getaway on long weekends and breaks from classes, there are…

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Welcome to Our New International Student Advisor!

  Truman State University would like to welcome Nicole Stelter to the position of International Student Advisor at the Center for International Students. Nicole began her position at Truman on June 12.  Before working for Truman, Nicole advised and supported U.S. students in Rome, Italy, through an internship with CISabroad. Nicole earned a Bachelor of…

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Desiderata
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Desiderata

The three part series, Desiderata, explores the dreams and desires of students at Truman State University. I was curious about what gets Truman students up in the morning? What keeps them going? What are they working toward? I grabbed a camera and set up a few meetings with the intention of starting and capturing intimate…

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6 Things International Students Love About Truman

Last year, we asked international students to finish this statement: “You know you’re a Truman student when ___.” Here are a few salient responses we received. For the sake of clarity, we have cleaned up a few of these quotes and have written a few brief descriptions to provide context. 1. You know T-Pain as…

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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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Feature Alumni: Linh Dao

Linh Dao (Class of 2013): fter graduating from Truman State University in 2013, Linh Dao began working at STM Learning in St. Louis, Missouri creating, designing, and preparing book files for printing and publishing. Linh Dao’s most current book is the 2000-page Chadwick’s Child Maltreatment Atlas. For five years, this project was delayed due to…

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Why the Midwest is the Best!

True to its nickname, “The Heartland of America,” the Midwest is the region located in the center of the United States, but though that explains its name, it is not its claim to fame. The Midwest secures its place as the heart of the country by representing everything America has to offer. The Midwest is…

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Why you Should Love the Liberal Arts

Introduction You’ve likely heard the term “Liberal Arts” tossed around. But just what are the liberal arts, and why are they so special? This article aims to outline the core principles of a liberal arts education and how it can benefit students post-graduation.   What are the Liberal Arts? The liberal arts are comprised of…

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Featured Alumni: Brian Dzingai

rian has found success in his pursuits in athletics and entrepreneurship. After his time at Truman State University, Brian earned his MBA at Florida State University, co-founded two companies (Dash Stone Capital and Athletepreneur), and has placed fourth in the 200-m dash at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics. Brian has channeled his knowledge of the…

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Is Studying in the U.S. Right for me?

There are many reasons why a student might consider studying in the United States. The U.S. is one of the largest countries in the world, encompassing four different time zones, with fifty states the size, on average, of a European country, climates of all kinds, and extraordinary natural beauty. The U.S. maintains fifty-nine breathtaking national…

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