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ASA Sights and Sounds of Africa 2016- The Video!

Last month, the Truman State University African Students Association hosted their annual Sights and Sounds of Africa event! Every year at Sights and Sounds, the ASA shares a bit of African culture with the Truman community via performances, speeches, and the sharing of cuisine from all across the continent. This year, the group aimed to…

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Liberal Arts: All About The Base

“Some people say that liberal arts are losing popularity because people are becoming more focused on career preparation.  We say that there is no better career preparation that the liberal arts.” Career-oriented students who are looking for a strong educational foundation should look no further than liberal arts universities. Universities which feature these programs offer…

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Truman Moves Up List of Best Values

Outstanding academics and affordable costs helped move Truman up to the No. 15 spot for public schools in the Kiplinger’s Personal Finance rankings of best college values.   The publication’s recently released list of the “Top 300 Best College Values of 2016” placed Truman at No. 65 overall and No. 15 among public institutions, an…

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Truman Influence Spreads to White House

he influence of Truman State University has spread far in the years since its foundation. What was once a local college for teachers in the American midwest has now become home to thousands of students from across the country, and hundreds more from nations around the world. Thanks to job opportunities, internships, and travel after…

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Welcoming New Admissions Coordinators!

Dear Colleagues: We are pleased to welcome the addition of Alexa Price and Michael Cummings, as International Admission Coordinators in the Center for International Students at Truman State University. By expanding the leadership role of the International Admissions Coordinator to two positions, we hope to reach out to prospective students in new and exciting ways…

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Admission Essays: Top Ten Things to Avoid

When applying to American universities, it is important to understand that the admission essay is a MAJOR part of the application and can strongly influence the admission decision.  Most universities will offer several prompts from which prospective students can choose an essay topic, but many also offer an option to write an admission essay on…

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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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5 Steps to Combat Stress (While Keeping Grades Up!)

Near the end of each semester, many college students begin to feel increased pressure from their many responsibilities. With the due dates for final exams, papers, and projects looming ever closer, many students find difficulty in keeping up with their responsibilities for their classes, jobs, clubs, organizations, social groups, relationships, and personal life. For some,…

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10 Ways to Enjoy the Kirksville Fall

  The United States, like many large countries, has a variety of cultural differences based on region. While the people of the U.S. share many values, activities, and pastimes, there are always new experiences to be found through travel. The Midwestern region of the U.S. is home to its own unique culture and activities. Kirksville, the small city in the…

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