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Across Vietnam 2018: Mythological Vietnam

nce upon a time, in a land not so unknown, the Vietnamese Student Association hosted an event known as Across Vietnam. Folklore plays an important role in Vietnamese culture. The art of story telling allows for the teaching of life lessons and contribution to the shared universal customs in humanity, providing greater insight to our…

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Summer Course Guide

What if you could save time and money and enjoy some of the comforts of home while still earning some credits toward your degree? The Summer Session at Truman provides students with this opportunity! Many Truman students choose to partake in the Summer Session where they have the option to take courses on-campus or online….

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College Study Tips

We are drawing closer to finals week, so here are a few tips to help your study habits! Time Management and Scheduling Before you hit the books, have a plan, and set up times for when to do what. It will make studying so much easier, but also you won’t deal with the “I don’t even…

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Making New Friends In The U.S.

Making New Friends: Tips For International Students   Making new friends in an unfamiliar environment can be hard, but with these tips and tricks, transitioning to college life will be a breeze. Get Involved Getting involved on campus is an easy way to get to know people. Joining clubs provides you and others with a…

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GPA and How it Works: Is A 4.0 Really That Important?

Maintaining high grades can be one of the biggest pressures in the lives of many college students, with parents, professors, academic advisers, and friends all reinforcing the belief that maintaining a high grade point average (GPA) is crucial to college and career success. But how do grade point averages work? What do they mean for…

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Top 5 Reasons to Do Service in College

     College students may find themselves overwhelmed at times, trying to find time to balance  homework, classes, club activities, exercise, and a social life. Adding service work to that to-do list may not be high on students’ priority lists. Here are a few reasons why it should be. 1. Giving Back      Service work, by…

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Introducing the International Ambassadors

This summer, Truman’s International Student Affairs Office created a new student support program for this academic year called “International Ambassadors.” The International Ambassadors are returning international students from numerous countries whose goal is to be a friendly and encouraging presence to students when they arrive on campus. They are an active part of the orientation…

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Orientation Becomes More Interactive

The orientation for the new international students at Truman this fall was more active, interactive and successful this year!  Tim Cooper, International Student Advisor, was impressed by the outcome of the changes that were made. “This year we tried to rethink the orientation schedule and make it more engaging for the new students,” Cooper said. “The result involved more of a…

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