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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!

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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Feature Alumni: Linh Dao

Linh Dao (Class of 2013): fter graduating from Truman State University in 2013, Linh Dao began working at STM Learning in St. Louis, Missouri creating, designing, and preparing book files for printing and publishing. Linh Dao’s most current book is the 2000-page Chadwick’s Child Maltreatment Atlas. For five years, this project was delayed due to…

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How International Students at Truman State University Have Changed My Life – Guest Post: Alicia Knobelock

When I was asked to write this article about how international students have influenced my time at Truman, I initially thought it would be easy. However, international students have had such a large impact on my life that I found it difficult to find the words to express exactly how I feel. I am convinced…

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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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