Virginia International University’s mission is to educate students from all over the world through a highly qualified, equally diverse faculty and staff, while striving to provide academic programs at the graduate, undergraduate, and certificate levels that engender the intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, and creativity urgently needed in the global community and with a commitment to providing students with the knowledge to achieve excellence in research, scholarship, and creative endeavors.

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In the days leading up to graduation, everything is exciting.  After years of hard work and dedication, you are ready to receive your degree and delve into the “real world.”  You are confident that with your newfound knowledge, you will be able to conquer the world (or at least land your dream job). 

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On Monday, April 25, and Wednesday, April 27, from 6 PM – 8 PM, Virginia International University will be hosting a dinner for the participants of the International Festival of Language and Culture (IFLC). In addition to dinner, the event will include a multitude of activities. Attendees can expect a photobooth, opportunities to network, and various educational games and contests with exciting prizes.

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The SED would like to congratulate Dr. Michael Perini on his book coming out later this month!  His book is titled The Academic Librarian as Blended Professional and offers a compelling look at the role of the librarian in higher education institutions.

What a great achievement!

You can obtain a copy of the book through Amazon:


On April 15 and 16, Virginia International University’s School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA) and the Center for Democracy and International Affairs (CDIA) will be hosting their annual Conference on Politics, Conflict and Development.

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After much consideration, the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) has selected Dr. Suleyman Bahceci and Ms. Christina Koonts to present at the 6th Annual ACICS Conference in Ft. Worth, Texas on May 11-13th at The Worthington Renaissance in Sundance Square.

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cherry blossom

Are you looking for something to do this weekend?  Look no further!  Washington, DC’s National Cherry Blossom Festival, which marks the anniversary of Japan’s gift of 3,000 cherry trees to the US in 1912, runs from March 20 through April 17, 2016. 

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On March 25-26, Virginia International University’s School of Education will host their annual Conference on Language, Learning, & Culture (CLLC).

CLLC aims to identify and facilitate dialogue focused on the three correlated areas of language, learning, and culture. While conference themes vary each year, 2016 will be dedicated to reimagining international education and how educators can shape the advances emerging from changing technologies.

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Cyber Monday became a popular custom in the US when retailers began offering their best deals of the year online on the Monday after Thanksgiving weekend. Cyber Monday’s biggest difference from the traditional Black Friday shopping day is that online shoppers don’t have to wait in lines outside of a store and literally fight others to get a product they want. Instead, shoppers can enjoy great deals without the crowds and without leaving the comfort of their own homes or offices.

This year Amazon will offer what they are touting as “tens of thousands” of deals between now and December 22nd. You can take advantage of the best online deals with Amazon and support Virginia International University without spending extra money if you sign in with AmazonSmile.

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VIU’s former students returned to campus this fall to share their experiences and talk about their career paths with current students at a panel discussion organized by the VIU Alumni Association to foster connections and exchange of information between alumni and current students.

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