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Finding Independence and Meaning in Life

  f you had to identify the question of a lifetime, what do you suppose it would be? Without being exactly rhetorical, this question conveniently answers itself. The question of a lifetime is this: This is the question that people ask themselves, in one way or another, every single day. In fact, it’s more of…

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Desiderata pt. 2: The People

This is part two of Desiderata, a project that aims to share a glimpse of reality – what do students of Truman State University desire? Why do they do what they do? If you haven’t had the chance, check out our Desiderata video! While the video is a nice overview of what we discovered, we…

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Breaking the Language Barrier

few weeks ago, Vietnamese international student and Student Activities Board member Anh Tran stood alone in dissenting against three of five propositions at the Board’s weekly meeting; this was a big deal. It wasn’t so much what Anh had to say, but that after three years at Truman the act of speaking up made her…

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Advice From Student To Students

When you’re thinking about trying something for the first time, you may decide to talk to people with whom you are close about it. These people will often offer you advice, provide encouragement, or give warnings to prepare you for the new experience or situation, whatever it happens to be. Having a support system that…

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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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6 Things International Students Love About Truman

Last year, we asked international students to finish this statement: “You know you’re a Truman student when ___.” Here are a few salient responses we received. For the sake of clarity, we have cleaned up a few of these quotes and have written a few brief descriptions to provide context. 1. You know T-Pain as…

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Choosing the Right Major

For the university student, this is an essential yet daunting question. Your degree, in many ways, affects the direction of your career; it is important for the aspiring college student to distinguish a career from a job. According to Diffen.com, “A career is the pursuit of a lifelong ambition or the general course of progression…

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Using Technology to Communicate with Friends and Family

College can seem very intimidating for new students. After all, it’s a brand new experience. For some, it is the first time they venture away from home. For others, it is the first time they are forced to strike out on their own. In either case, these students will seek to gain a sense of…

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Across Vietnam 2014

On October 12th, the Vietnamese Students Association (VSA), at Truman State University, brought to campus its largest outdoor cultural event, Across Vietnam: Vietnam 101. This is the second time the VSA has held such an event to introduce the Vietnamese culture to Truman’s students and faculty. The audience was entertained with a traditional Vietnamese dance…

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International Education Week at Truman State University!
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International Education Week at Truman State University!

Truman Celebrates International Education Week 2014 From the 17th to 21st of November, Truman State University celebrated International Education Week, a joint initiative of the Department of State and the Department of Education, that gives individuals and universities the opportunity to recognize and embrace the benefits of international education and the global exchange of culture….

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