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Spring Flings and Easter Things

As stated in our blog “American Holidays and How We Celebrate Them,” Easter is celebrated on the first Sunday after the first full moon after the March Equinox. This day celebrates the Christian belief in Jesus Christ’s resurrection. Similarly, Palm Sunday commemorates Jesus Christ’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem. Palm Sunday is the start of the…

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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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American Holidays and How We Celebrate Them

If you are looking for a list of holidays to learn about and celebrate while in America you have come to the right place! Here is a list of the most widely known and celebrated holidays in the U.S.   Martin Luther King Jr. Day Martin Luther King Jr. day is held on the third…

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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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Uniquely American Holidays

While Americans share many holidays with the rest of the world, there are several uniquely American holidays that can be confusing to people from other countries. These American holidays celebrate the nation’s rich culture and history and can enrich the experience of those visiting the U.S. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Often abbreviated as MLK…

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8 Things to Do in Kirksville

Truman is a great little school in a great little town. While it might not have the same hustle and bustle one expects from a big city, most students are happy to discover though that it’s hard to be bored with all the fun activities the university offers. We can all agree that the Truman…

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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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Congratulations Spring 2015 Graduating Students
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Congratulations Spring 2015 Graduating Students

The spring semester has passed by, and with it, 57 of Truman’s international students have graduated and are moving on to the next phase of their lives. For years, these 57 students have called Truman their home-away-from-home. We here at Truman Times interviewed three of our graduating international students, asking them to share some of…

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