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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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Truman 2013 International Idol

Once again, International Club brought together talented students of all nationalities for the Truman International Idol competition. A fierce contest between seven teams with members from 10 different countries ensued as they sang, danced and acted for the honor of being Truman’s 2013 International Idol. This year, a Bollywood dancing performance by Sobira Kholboeva and…

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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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African Festival of Food

On November 10th, the African Students’ Association (ASA) presented delicacies from more than 10 different African countries at “Food Fest”. This event kicked-off International Education Week 2013, with more than 200 people in attendance. ASA president, Babanifemi Adio, a senior from Nigeria, spoke fondly of his time at Truman, “All these ASA events are ways…

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International Education Week 2013

International Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education is part of our efforts to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn,…

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Mentors of Success!

International students studying at Truman can look forward to a strong support structure of both American and international students.  Truman strives to make sure that this support continues after acceptance and orientation, which is where Academic Success Mentors (ASMs) come into play. ASMs are a group of academically successful students who work alongside incoming freshmen…

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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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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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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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