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Investing in the Future with Internships

It may seem a little early to be making plans for Summer 2018, but internship applications are already open. In fact, most of the applications for summer internships have winter deadlines. Websites like interexchange.org and Truman State University’s own career.truman.edu can be beneficial in the search for a summer job that enhances your resume. In…

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International Club Formal: The Haunted Dance

The annual “Formal Dance” event hosted by the International Club (I-Club) took place on Saturday, October 7th, 2017. This year’s event theme was a “Haunted” formal. Students in attendance had the chance to taste “Mummy Dogs” (pigs in a blanket), “Vampire’s Blood” (ketchup), and “Yellow Mold” (mustard). The I-Club was founded and chartered in 1935….

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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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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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“We Don’t Feel Alone”: Aid For Nepal

ver 8,000 dead in Nepal. 14,000 injured. Nearly 400,000 homes destroyed. These are not just numbers. These are lives that have been forever changed by the devastating earthquake of April 25th. This earthquake at 7.8 has been the strongest natural disaster to hit the country in nearly a century. News of this cataclysmic event traveled…

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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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The Right Fit

If you are considering attending a university in the United States, you are probably familiar with the U.S. News & World Report College Rankings. Without question, the institutions with high rankings will provide an excellent education, but there is danger in looking no further in your college search. Researching the reputation of a university is…

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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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A Friendly New Face at Truman

Kelsey Jensen was recently named the new International Admissions Coordinator at Truman State University.  Kelsey will coordinate international student recruitment efforts and admission processing for prospective international students. According to Melanee Crist, Assistant Director of International Education, “Kelsey has all the qualities that Truman sought for this position.  She is friendly, professional, motivated and enthusiastic. …

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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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This is the official blog of the Truman State University Center for International Students.