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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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Adapting to American Universities: Culture and Rules

Many students who travel to the United States to attend university are visiting the country for the first time. Living in a foreign country for an extended period can be stressful, especially for those who have never before left their home country. Adjusting to a new culture can at times be frustrating and confusing. Like…

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Truman Celebrates Nepalese Dashain

The month of Kartik, late September and early October, signals the longest and most festive event of the Nepalese annual calendar, Dashain! It is the celebration of good over evil that surrounds the story of a goddess from the kingdom of Nepal who destroyed an evil demon named Mahishasura. Just as it is celebrated by…

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International Flags Wave at Truman Homecoming Parade

Homecoming is a time for current students and alumni to gather together with family, friends, and the Kirksville community. The whole week is full of traditions that celebrate Truman State University’s long history. As part of this year’s annual homecoming parade, many of Truman’s international students dressed in traditional clothing and proudly marched through the…

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Mid-Autumn Moon Festival

Once again the Society for Sino-American Studies’ (SSAS) Mid-Autumn Moon Festival was a huge success! The event began with the playing of traditional drums, followed by the story of Chang’e, the Moon Goddess of Immortality. Music, dances, and stories filled the Student Activities Building as students performed to celebrate September’s full moon. Years of tradition…

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Students Travel ‘Across Vietnam’

 What better way to end the month of September than with a wonderful interactive display of Vietnamese traditions, cuisine, and culture? Truman State University’s Vietnamese Student Association (VSA) recently held their first ever cultural event, “Across Vietnam.” VSA was officially chartered last spring, and since then, this student organization has brought much attention, attraction, and…

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