- September 30, 2014

Word of the Day: Denigrate

Word of the Day: Denigrate

WORD OF THE DAY: Denigrate Denigrate (verb): criticize, attack, disparage Examples: She felt denigrated after her professor wrote corrections in red pen all over her paper. Can you use denigrate in a sentence? Send us your sentence using denigrate and we will post it on our blog! Want to learn more about sentence structure? Check […]

ysons Cyber Security Summit

ysons Cyber Security Summit

On October 22nd, the Tysons Regional Chamber of Commerce will host its second Tysons Cyber Security Summit.  A stellar panel of leaders in Cyber Security discuss the  nations Cyber defense, what businesses working with the government need to be aware of and critical Cyber security issues on the horizon. Visit the event site to learn more.

- September 25, 2014

Ask a Coach: Do I Really Need to Cite Common Knowledge?

Ask a Coach: Do I Really Need to Cite Common Knowledge?

Ask a Coach Q: Do I really need to cite common knowledge? – Celebrating Not Citing, Fairfax, VA A: Ah, common knowledge, the citation exception that makes all who are citation-phobes raise their fists in triumph. What is common knowledge and, more importantly, what is this rule so cut and dry as, “If it’s common […]

- September 24, 2014

Helping Our Community Sept 25th & Sept 26th

Helping Our Community Sept 25th & Sept 26th

Dear Faculty and Staff, Our Latin American Culture Club is collecting items such as non-perishable food, clothes and toys to provide them to places such as the LAMB Center, NVFS and Food for Others. If you have any items that could be donated for this initiative would be appreciated. You can bring the items to […]

- September 22, 2014

Word of the Day: Turbulent

Word of the Day: Turbulent

WORD OF THE DAY: Turbulent Turbulent (adjective): moving in an irregular or violent way Examples:The turbulent winds caused the house to shake! Can you use turbulent in a sentence? Send us your sentence using turbulent and we will post it on our blog! Want to learn more about sentence structure? Check out our page called […]

- September 19, 2014

Word of the Day: Sardonic

Word of the Day: Sardonic

WORD OF THE DAY: Sardonic Sardonic (adjective): showing that you disapprove of or do not like someone or something Examples:My friends take a sardonic view of my love for autumn: They think it is inappropriate for me to be decorating for it in August. Can you use sardonic in a sentence? Send us your sentence […]

How to Reedem Your SCIS Print Coupon

How to Reedem Your SCIS Print Coupon

o redeem your SCIS print service coupon, follow the steps below: 1)  Log in to PaperCut 2)  Click Redeem Card 3)  Enter the number above 4)  Click the Redeem button Thank you for visiting the SCIS booth at the Fall 2014 BBQ and Academic Fair!

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VIU Holds Video Contest

VIU Holds Video Contest

Virginia International University’s Marketing and Public Relations Departments are pleased to announce the “Testimonial and Social Life at VIU” video contest, which will span from mid-September to mid-October.The contest is a chance for VIU students (and staff!) to show their talents and creativity, as well as to share their personal experience at the university. Suggested […]

Word of the Day: Aesthetic

Word of the Day: Aesthetic

WORD OF THE DAY: Aesthetic Aesthetic(adjective): Relating to art or beatuty Examples:The aestehics of the colorful leaves swirling around in the wind make this autumn day picture worthy! Can you use aesthetic in a sentence? Send us your sentence using aesthestic and we will post it on our blog! Want to learn more about sentence […]

- September 16, 2014

Ask a Coach: Times New Roman in Writing Assignments

Ask a Coach: Times New Roman in Writing Assignments

Ask a Coach Q: Must I use Times New Roman for all of my academic assignments? All my teachers place this requirement on their directions, but there are so many fonts out there that are just as professional but more attractive. – Fighting for Fabulous Fonts in Fairfax, VA                 […]

- September 15, 2014

WORD OF THE DAY: Cusp

WORD OF THE DAY: Cusp

WORD OF THE DAY: Cusp Cusp (noun): A point that marks the beginning of change Examples:This week (9/15-9/21) is on the cusp of seasons: Monday is summer, but by Saturday, it will be autumn. Can you use cusp in a sentence? Send us your sentence using cusp and we will post it on our blog! […]

Visit the SCIS Booth at Today’s Academic Fair

Visit the SCIS Booth at Today’s Academic Fair

Calling all SCIS students! Come visit our booth today at the Fall 2014 BBQ and Academic Fair. There is a chance to speak with the Dean and faculty, to learn more about your program, and to even win an iPad. We are also giving away coupons for free VIU printing service! Stop by, chat, learn, and have a blast with the SCIS school.

- September 11, 2014

Cyberterrorism: Fighting the Dark Side of the Internet

Cyberterrorism: Fighting the Dark Side of the Internet

The recent data breach at Target involving at least 70 million customer accounts (pundits estimate that this figure could be over 100 million) has again focused our attention on the risks that we face in this age of the Internet. The Internet has revolutionized the way we work, live, socialize, and conduct businesses. Today, we […]

Made in ? Where America Stands

Made in ? Where America Stands

As I cross a street in Washington, DC, a shiny black Mercedes stops to let me pass. “Made in Germany,” I think. I pass an electronics store with giant flatscreen TVs (Made in Japan) and a trendy clothing boutique with pretty shirts (Made in India). I get into my General Motors (Made in America) car […]

Stop Wasting Your Time!

Stop Wasting Your Time!

As young adults, we are always given advice on the best ways to approach education. I found htat the best advice came from my peers who had graduated in the years before me. The central theme that kept coming up in conversation with them was the importance of time management.1 Organization – A comprehensive to-do […]

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IIS: World Religions & Ecological Concerns

IIS: World Religions & Ecological Concerns

The Institute for Islam and the Sciences (IIS) at Virginia International University is pleased to announce its inaugural event, titled Foundations in Islam & Other World Religions for Addressing Ecological Concerns. DATE: September 29, 2014

- September 9, 2014

Word of the Day: Courtesy

Word of the Day: Courtesy

WORD OF THE DAY: Courtesy Courtesy (non count noun): polite behavior that shows respect for other peopleExamples:He had the courtesy to write a thank you note to the foundation after he won the trillion dollar prize. Can you use courtesy in a sentence? Send us your sentence using courtesy and we will post it on our blog!Want to learn more about creating […]

VFF: Third Culture & Cross Cultural Kids

VFF: Third Culture & Cross Cultural Kids

Virginia International University’s School of Education welcomes all to join us for the October event in our Voices from the Field Speaker Series: a presentation entitled “Third Culture Kids and Cross Cultural Kids: Understanding our Highly Mobile Students in the Classroom.”  DATE: Thursday, October 2, 2014