On April 14th, 2016, twenty-two students presented their research and finals projects at the university’s Academic Showcase. The topics of presentations ranged from education to politics. In total, 3 schools were represented at the poster session: the School of Education, the School of Public and International Affairs, and the General Education Program. Below is a list of presenters and their topics.

School of Education:


Ala’a Ghaith (TESOL)
Does Motivation Lead to Code-Switching?
Kaewkhwan Srisang (TESOL)
The effect of learning vocabulary through a learner’s preferred learning style 
Somprach Nawaruan (TESOL)
Flexibility of Learners’ Belief and their motivation about Grammar Instruction after Being Expose to an alternative type of grammar instruction

Dil Kumar Deuja (TESOL)

The fluency of an introverted person gets directly affected by the kind of people he is speaking with

Sihui Shao (APLX)

A case-study on the relationship between presonality and willingness to communicate of a Chinese ESL student

School of Public and International Affairs

Ademola Onafuye (SPIA)
Insurgency and the Nigerian Government
AnneMarie Gasparik (SPIA)
Status of New Democracies Since the 2011 Arab Spring

Murat Bakir (SPIA)
Russia and Turkey: A Democratization Comparison
 Daniel Okabe (SPIA)
Comparing South African Politics vs Uganda Politics in relation to Uganda’s recent 2016 elections and democracy in both countries.
Michael Okuh (SPIA)

Debates and discussions in the presidential primaries: A comparison of the sanders and trump campaigns

General Education Program

Fariha Binte Ashraf (GEC: LING 105)
Ethnolinguistic Portfolio: Teluga
Manikanta Duddu (GEC: LING 105)
Ethnolinguistic Portfolio: Mongolian
Shiva Prahalad Kamalanabham (GEC: LING 105)
Ethnolinguistic Portfoilio: Teluga
Sumanth Kudapa (GEC: LING 105)
Ethnolinguistic Portfoilio: Teluga
Humberto Alejandro Lazo (GEC: LING 105)
Ethnolinguistic Portfoilio: Italian
Zeshanuddin Mohammad (GEC: LING 105)
Ethnolinguistic Portfolio: Bengali
Jay Kalpeshbhai Patel (GEC: LING 105)
Ethnolinguistic Portfoilo: Hindi
Khusbu Rimal (GEC: LING 105)
Ethnolinguistic Portfoilio: Bengali
Jokhongir Siddikov (GEC: LING 105)
Ethnolinguistic Portfoilio: Russian
Israt Jahan Soniya (GEC: LING 105)
Ethnolinguistic Portfoilio: Nepali
Anudari Tsogtbayar (GEC: LING 105)
Ethnolinguistic Portfolio: Vietnamese
 Barakat Yusuf (GEC: LING 105)
Ethnolinguistic Portfolio: Spanish

For more information on our academic showcases, please see our webpage: http://www.viu.edu/wrmc/about-wrmc/events/2015-poster-sessions.html

The Writing, Research, and Media Center would like to echo SED’s sentiments and applaud our Managing Director, Dr. Michael Perini, on the publication of his book, The Academic Librarian as Blended Professional: Reassessing and Redefining the Role. Certainly a stellar accomplishment!

The blog post below was taken from a previous blog written by Virginia International University’s School of Education and the original copy can be found on this blog: http://blogs.viu.edu/2016/04/congratulations-to-dr-perini-on-his-new-book/


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.

  

iflc

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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