Winter is fading into spring, which means midterms are right around the corner at VIU. Here are a few quick tips to help you get through and ace your midterms.

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Valentine’s Day is over but the sentiment of love and showing compassion for each other remains. So does Valentine’s Day actually have anything to do with why “Virginia is for Lovers?” Valentine’s Day remembers St. Valentine, who was persecuted for secretly marrying couples after it was forbidden.

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By Dr. Rebecca Sachs

According to Conole (2008), many students appear to be autonomously “creating their own social networks to support their learning” (p. 135), and several studies have shown that learners tend to have favorable attitudes toward the use of communication technologies in language classes.

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Good Morning VIU Community,

As you may have heard, last Friday January 27, 2017 the President of the United States signed an Executive Order addressing immigrant, non-immigrant, and refugee entry into our country. In short, the order places a 90-day ban on the entry of individuals from seven countries, as well as a 120-day ban on refugee entry, and an indefinite ban on refugees from Syria.  The countries impacted by the ban include Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. This does not embody the core values and beliefs of Virginia International University and we urge the federal government to address growing concerns among international students, faculty, and staff immediately.

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“My favorite Chinese New Year tradition is the hanging of the red lanterns.” – Praneeth, India

“I like visiting my relatives’ families on the Lunar New Year. Actually, it is called Tsagaan Sar which means White Moon. Visiting our relatives enables us to see the new members of the extended families. My favorite cuisine is a Mongolian traditional food which is called buuz. It is like a dumpling with meat inside, but it is bigger and tastier than dumplings.” –Bayarmaa, Mongolia

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