The School of Education announces the November edition of our speaker series, “Voices from the Field.” Join us on November 7th, 2013 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm where we will host a discussion on “Entrepreneurship in Education” with our guest speaker Zarko Palankov, President, The Global Language Network (GLN).

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There has been a lot of talk lately about bullying and the need for prevention.  Too often do children suffer in silence when being bullied in school.  We need to work to end the silence of bullying and abuse!

Bullying might bring to mind an older kid demanding your lunch money, but bullying today takes many forms.  With the advent of and proliferation of online environments and smart phones, bullying extends beyond the classroom into the virtual realm.  The anonymity and lack of direct consequences in cyber bullying has contributed to the increase in bullying outside of the classroom.  This form of bullying can easily be missed by adults who are not tuned in to what their kids do virtually.

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In anticipation of our 15th anniversary, VIU developed a brand new VIU Calendar 2014, featuring our own diverse students in their traditional costumes. VIU is home to an extraordinarily diverse student body and faculty, with students hailing from over 70 countries worldwide. Because of that, our newly-published calendar inspires everyone to expand their horizons!
Each country has a unique history along with their traditional culture, for that reason, we really wanted to showcase some of the many diverse cultures from which our students come. 13 different countries are represented in the VIU Calendar 2014. The pages of the calendar are filled with breathtaking images and student stories from Venezuela, Thailand, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, Vietnam, Germany, Indian, China, Morocco, Nigeria, Russia, Mongolia and America.

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President in a park in the center of Tokyo

The past month has been a whirlwind of travel for Dr. Isa Sarac, President of Virginia International University. Dr. Sarac visited several Asian countries, where VIU has a wide range and business, academic and collaborative interests with local institutions and organizations.

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