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If you are looking for an exciting and historic way to celebrate Independence Day this year, look no further: the City of Fairfax will be presenting their 50th Independence Day Parade on Monday, July 4th, 2016 from 10 am- 12 pm.

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Financial-Aid
Students considering federal financial aid to help them pay for college will frequently come across several common myths in their research.  Here are the top seven myths about federal student aid that are not true, as confirmed by the Department of Education.

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When choosing a university, academic offerings are obviously crucial – and here is what some of our students and faculty have to say about the VIU experience. Interestingly enough, in a Peterson’s article about choosing a university, the next factor listed is its geography.

We may be biased, but it’s hard to pick a place more beautiful than the state of Virginia. Sometimes called a “Goldilocks’ Climate” because it’s not too hot and not too cold, the geography is incredible, including Fairy Stone State Park located right off the Blue Ridge Parkway in Stuart. This park encompasses 168 acres of land, with a boomerang-shaped lake, where people swim, hike, boat and camp.

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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: http://amzn.com/0081009275.

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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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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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