- December 23, 2012

New Year’s Traditions from Around the World

New Year’s Traditions from Around the World

The first known New Year’s celebrations took place over 4000 years ago in ancient Babylon, in the spring on the eve of the vernal equinox, to celebrate the new moon and the rebirth of nature. Today, celebrations of New Year around the world vary, both in timing and in traditions. For the Western New Year, […]

- December 13, 2012

VIU Students Jingle All the Way to the Finish Line

VIU Students Jingle All the Way to the Finish Line

On Sunday, December 9th, seven VIU students and staff ushered in the holiday season at the Jingle All the Way 8K Race. The race was held in downtown Washington, DC and included over 4,000 participants. Participants ran past the monuments the Capitol, and other DC landmarks. Even on a chilly and damp December morning, the […]

- December 12, 2012

VIU Collects Food for Local Food Bank

VIU Collects Food for Local Food Bank

All through November, VIU collected donations of non-perishable food items for the Capital Area Food Bank, a non-profit organization that provides meals for local people in need. At the end of the month, VIU Student Affairs staff delivered the donation to the Food Bank distribution center – VIU had collected 165 pounds of food! The […]

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Dr. Ashiru Takes the Lecture Into the Real World

Dr. Ashiru Takes the Lecture Into the Real World

On November 27, 2012, Dr. Victoria Ashiru led her Labor Relations class on a field trip to the AFL-CIO Headquarters in Washington, DC. The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations is the umbrella organization of 56 U.S. labor unions, which collectively represent about 12 million Americans. “The purpose of this field trip […]

Globalization Leads to New International Direction for U.S. Education

Globalization Leads to New International Direction for U.S. Education

Following the growing trend toward globalizing education, last month, the U.S. Department of Education published a new international education strategy for 2012-2016. This strategy comes on the heels of the second International Summit on the Teaching Profession held on March 14-15, 2012 in New York and the 13th annual International Education Week,November 12-16, 2012. The […]