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Exchanging Cultures: Experience

In the first part of the Exchanging Cultures series, you met 20 exchange students and learned about their motivations to study in the US. While their motivations brought them here, it was their time at Truman that defined their study abroad experience. In the second part of the series, you’ll be hearing about their experiences…

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4 Tips For Living On-Campus

One question  that is often asked at Truman Times  is “What is it like to live on campus?” Many international students have never lived in on-campus housing before and have many questions as to how the process will work. With these four tips for living on-campus, you will  be the most prepared student in your…

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Academic Integrity in American Universities

What would you consider to be “cheating” in the academic world? Copying the answers on someone’s test? Working together on an assignment with a few friends? Are these things considered cheating in your country?  Many international students are surprised when they discover the strict policies of academic integrity in American schools. What is academic integrity?…

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How To Get Involved On Campus

Studying at a university is more than just another few years in school. It helps to prepare you for your future, in both your professional and personal lives. While good grades are important to potential employers, many will also expect to see some other form of involvement during your college career. Truman State University has…

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Congratulations Spring 2015 Graduating Students
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Congratulations Spring 2015 Graduating Students

The spring semester has passed by, and with it, 57 of Truman’s international students have graduated and are moving on to the next phase of their lives. For years, these 57 students have called Truman their home-away-from-home. We here at Truman Times interviewed three of our graduating international students, asking them to share some of…

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Top 5 Reasons to Do Service in College

     College students may find themselves overwhelmed at times, trying to find time to balance  homework, classes, club activities, exercise, and a social life. Adding service work to that to-do list may not be high on students’ priority lists. Here are a few reasons why it should be. 1. Giving Back      Service work, by…

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Holi: The Video
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Holi: The Video

  This spring, Truman State University held its first ever celebration of Holi, the Hindu festival of colors and love. The festival was sponsored by Namaste Nepal, a student organization at Truman State and was a fun and engaging way for Truman students to learn about Nepali culture. If you didn’t see our last Holi…

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“We Don’t Feel Alone”: Aid For Nepal

ver 8,000 dead in Nepal. 14,000 injured. Nearly 400,000 homes destroyed. These are not just numbers. These are lives that have been forever changed by the devastating earthquake of April 25th. This earthquake at 7.8 has been the strongest natural disaster to hit the country in nearly a century. News of this cataclysmic event traveled…

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Things I Didn’t Expect to Be Doing in College

ollege newcomers have many general expectations of what their school lives will be like: filled with classes, studying, new people, and new experiences. What they may not anticipate, however, is just how surprising, beneficial, and transformative these experiences can be. Without knowing anything about the college that you might attend, forming more specific expectations is…

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