Articles by Joshua Chua

Josh is a senior economics major and media team co-leader at the International Student Affairs Office.


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Holi: A Blast of Color

Every spring, people all around the world celebrate Holi, the festival of colors and love. The festival originated as an ancient Hindu tradition that celebrates the end of winter and the beginning of the agricultural season. During the festival, children and youth spray colorful powdered paint at each other while elders smear paint on each others’…

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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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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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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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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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About the Center for International Students Blog

This blog is managed by the Center for International Students (CIS). We are responsible for all relations between Truman State University and international students. We recruit and admit the best and brightest international students from all over the world. Once students arrive on campus, the CIS exists to assist students in almost all matters of…

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