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How Many Universities Should I Apply To?

Introduction Every year, students struggle with this question. Because writing good applications is time consuming, students often find that, as they increase the number of schools on their application list, the quality of each application seems to suffer. To balance the quality of your applications and the number of schools to which you apply, make…

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Why the Midwest is the Best!

True to its nickname, “The Heartland of America,” the Midwest is the region located in the center of the United States, but though that explains its name, it is not its claim to fame. The Midwest secures its place as the heart of the country by representing everything America has to offer. The Midwest is…

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Why you Should Love the Liberal Arts

Introduction You’ve likely heard the term “Liberal Arts” tossed around. But just what are the liberal arts, and why are they so special? This article aims to outline the core principles of a liberal arts education and how it can benefit students post-graduation.   What are the Liberal Arts? The liberal arts are comprised of…

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Featured Alumni: Brian Dzingai

rian has found success in his pursuits in athletics and entrepreneurship. After his time at Truman State University, Brian earned his MBA at Florida State University, co-founded two companies (Dash Stone Capital and Athletepreneur), and has placed fourth in the 200-m dash at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics. Brian has channeled his knowledge of the…

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3 Reasons to Study outside your Home Country

Why is it that people decide to study in a country beyond their own? When one ventures outside of his or her comfort zone, it naturally expands to include and integrate new experiences. That which is familiar to us now was, at one point, considered unfamiliar. New experiences build upon and strengthen our existing knowledge….

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Is Studying in the U.S. Right for me?

There are many reasons why a student might consider studying in the United States. The U.S. is one of the largest countries in the world, encompassing four different time zones, with fifty states the size, on average, of a European country, climates of all kinds, and extraordinary natural beauty. The U.S. maintains fifty-nine breathtaking national…

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Featured Alumni: Nilesh Amatya

Nilesh Amatya (Class of 2010) fter graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Biology in 2010, Nilesh is now pursuing his Ph.D in immunology at the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Medicine, working with renowned scientists at one of the top biomedical institutions in the United States. Nilesh plans, conducts, and analyzes cutting edge experiments…

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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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