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Malaysian Night 2016

Hi Gophers! The University's Malaysian Student Association (PERSISMA) has been busy preparing for the biggest event of the year again, yeap, Malaysian Night 2016 . The theme for this year's event is Pasar Malam or Night Market. Night markets are, as...
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Become a Health Advocate!

Hello gophers! If you're living in the residence halls next year (2016-2017) and are excited about promoting health, apply for the Health Advocate position today! What are Health Advocates? Great question! They are students appointed as health...
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First Few Weeks on Campus

The first weeks on campus are the best time to make friends and get used to the campus life. We international students have a head start. I highly recommend you to arrive 2-3 weeks before your I-20 entry date so that everything is settled by the...
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Living Learning Community: Deadlines

Are you considering living on campus? Check out a Living and Learning Community (LLC). It is a place where you can live with peers with the same interests as yours. They offer over 30 interest-specific LLCs, and you get to choose which community...
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Why you have to join Cross-Cultural Discussion Group

Hey guys! Today I'm going to introduce Cross-Cultural Discussion Group, which I was a part of last semester. So basically it is a weekly discussion where you can share cross-cultural expriences and talk about various topics with other international...
Qi Wang's picture

Come to St.Paul campus and Have Fun Here

Since I am in the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Science, which resides exclusively on the beautiful and pastoral St. Paul campus, I spend most of my time taking classes and hanging out here. As you may know, there are not as...
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The Best of December? The Lights!

Every year the University of Minnesota student group Tesla Works puts on an amazing light and music show with over 200,000 LED lights. The show, a tradition now after its fifth year on campus, is presented the first and second weekends of December...
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New friends at the U

Get to know the campus in your first week Coming from a different country, I found it very difficult to start my new life at the U at the very beginning. I arrived on campus long before school started. I felt very lost, of course. I barely knew...
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Networking holiday!

Wait, what? Yes! it is not just a networking event nor just a holiday. It is a combination of both... I really hope everyone had an awesome holiday! If you did not, don’t worry I've been there too. I had so many memories on thanksgiving break, some...
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University Events and the Middle of the Semester

We are right in the middle of the semester, and that means midterms, research, homework, and projects. But it is also a good time to get involved on campus (if you have not yet). It is the perfect time to get new friends and give yourself some time...