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Holi – A Festival of Color

On March 24, Holi was celebrated on campus in a colorful way – literally. This event was put together by Namaste Nepal and International Club. Bags in an array of colors were set up, each filled with colored powdered for participants to use and throw at each other. No person was left untouched, colors flew…

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Korean Restaurant 2018

“Korean Restaurant” is a yearly event held by the Korean American Student Association (KASA) since 2015. Just as one might have guessed from the name, the event serves attendees Korean dishes made from scratch by KASA members and their volunteers. The most recent Korean Restaurant was held on March 4 in the Georgian Room of…

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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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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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Top 15 Things to Do in Kirksville This Summer

There is still plenty of fun to be had if you’ve found yourself spending your summer in Kirksville! Many students say that the summer is one of the best times to be in “K-Vegas.” Whether you’re staying in town for classes or for an internship, you’ll find that Kirksville is a great place to experience…

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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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Fall 2015 Event Videos

The Fall 2015 semester at Truman State University was eventful in a number of ways. One of the university’s strongest assets is its dedication to diversity, acceptance, and exploration, especially when considering culture. Thanks to the many international student groups and clubs on campus, students were able to gain a better perspective on art, food,…

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5 Tips for Making Friends as an International Student

Making friends in one’s own country can be difficult at times, so it is logical that making friends in another country can be challenging, as well.  However, friendships are an important resource for making your study abroad experience fulfilling, so all international students should make a concerted effort to make new friends. The following five…

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