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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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Students Travel ‘Across Vietnam’

 What better way to end the month of September than with a wonderful interactive display of Vietnamese traditions, cuisine, and culture? Truman State University’s Vietnamese Student Association (VSA) recently held their first ever cultural event, “Across Vietnam.” VSA was officially chartered last spring, and since then, this student organization has brought much attention, attraction, and…

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Truman Ranked No. 1

After 17 years, Truman State University continues to hold its rank as the No. 1 public university in the Midwest Regional category by U.S. News & World Report. Truman was also ranked 10th this year in the Midwest Regional category among both public and private institutions that provide a broad field of both undergraduate and…

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Introducing the International Ambassadors

This summer, Truman’s International Student Affairs Office created a new student support program for this academic year called “International Ambassadors.” The International Ambassadors are returning international students from numerous countries whose goal is to be a friendly and encouraging presence to students when they arrive on campus. They are an active part of the orientation…

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Orientation Becomes More Interactive

The orientation for the new international students at Truman this fall was more active, interactive and successful this year!  Tim Cooper, International Student Advisor, was impressed by the outcome of the changes that were made. “This year we tried to rethink the orientation schedule and make it more engaging for the new students,” Cooper said. “The result involved more of a…

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This is the official blog of the Truman State University International Students Office.