- October 31, 2014

Word of the Day: Thanatopsis

Word of the Day: Thanatopsis

Word of the Day:Thanatopsis Thanatopsis (noun):    1.  A thanatopsis is a written contemplation of death, often in the form of a poem. (“Thanatopsis”, 2014, para. 1) Examples:Do you spend a lot of time in graveyards? Did most of your friends die before you were born? If so, then you might be poised to write […]

Diwali Utsav

Diwali Utsav

Good afternoon, The Indian Spirit Club  would like to invite you to Diwali the famous Hindu Festival of Lights. Come and explore the Indian Culture and the famous Indian cuisine. We hope to see you there!

- October 29, 2014

University Magazine Launches Third Issue

University Magazine Launches Third Issue

The newest edition of University Magazine, VIU’s very own quarterly publication, is now available. The third issue’s feature stories include tips on selecting a career path, an outward view of why America is still a powerhouse, stories of international students making their American dreams come true, and many others that will inspire readers in their academic […]

Way to Go! SCIS and IT Club Officer Elected as Student Union President

Way to Go! SCIS and IT Club Officer Elected as Student Union President

Congratulations to the new representatives for the VIU Student Union. Our school is very proud to announce that this is the second consecutive term wherein an SCIS student has been elected as Student Union president. Nanda Kumar was formerly the IT Club’s secretary and one of its founders. With ambitious goals to improve the quality […]

Student ID Cards Available at Student Center

Student ID Cards Available at Student Center

Student ID cards are now available at the Student Center, so head over there and pick up your ID card at any time during the following hours: Monday: 2pm-8pm Tuesday: 2pm-8pm Wednesday: 9am-8pm Thursday: 9am-8pm Friday: 9am-3pm For questions about ID cards, contact the Student Center by email at studentaffairs@viu.edu or by telephone at (703) 591-7042 ext. 366.

- October 24, 2014

VIU Soccer Tournament Finals

VIU Soccer Tournament Finals

Dear students, The VIU Soccer Tournament Finals this Weekend!!! Don’t Miss Out the Opportunity to support your favorite team! Trophy and Medals for the first and second place will be provided at our Halloween Party on October 30th

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Syrian Refugees Blanket Drive

Syrian Refugees Blanket Drive

VIU is pleased to be a partner in this year’s regional effort organized by the Northern Virginia Regional Commission to collect blankets for refugee families impacted by recent unrest in Syria and Iraq who are currently living in camps in Turkey.

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Dancing for a Cause

Dancing for a Cause

   The Latin American Culture Club invites you to dance for a cause. This upcoming Thursday November 6th at 7:30 pm at Waples Conference Center. It will be an amazing opportunity to learn some great dancing moves from the Kaliente Fitness Dance professionals and the best part is that you can help someone by donating […]

- October 22, 2014

Body Language Never Lies

Body Language Never Lies

Body Language Never Lies:  The Importance of Body Language in Landing Your Dream Job                 Let’s face it, when you are being interviewed for a job you are essentially being judged from the moment you walk in the door. How well you can communicate your enthusiasm for the job you seek is just as important […]

Standing Out in a Meeting

Standing Out in a Meeting

How to Stand Out in a Meeting: Hints & Tips for Making a Memorable Impression Is there a big meeting on your schedule in which you will be presenting or brushing elbows with powerful colleagues or business contacts? Maybe it is time for you to brush up on some of your professional skills. Check our […]

- October 20, 2014

Volunteer Recognition Luncheon

Volunteer Recognition Luncheon

Dear Volunteers, We are so grateful for your wonderful help during this Fall semester. We want to thank you with a luncheon this upcoming Thursday, November 6th at 12:00 pm at the Student Center. We hope to see you there!    

Halloween Party!

Halloween Party!

Dear Students, We will have our annual Halloween Party this October 30th at Waples Conference Center. Come  and dress up with your best Halloween costume or just stop by to take a few pictures and eat some spooky treats!  

- October 17, 2014

Word of the Day: Gossamer

Word of the Day: Gossamer

Gossamer (adjective):    1. a fine, filmy cobweb seen on grass or bushes or floating in the air in calm weather, especially in autumn. 2. a thread or a web of this substance. 3. an extremely delicate variety of gauze, used especially for veils.  (“Gossamer”, 2014, para. 1-3) Examples:To decorate your patio or porch this […]

Want to Perform at Diwali Uthsav?

Want to Perform at Diwali Uthsav?

Hello Everyone, Here is the opportunity for every one who wants to take part in one of the biggest student event at VIU. The Indian spirit club is hosting the Diwali Uthsav shortly and we proudly  welcome all the students and staff to take part in the cultural show . If you are interested to […]

- October 16, 2014

Word of the Day: Deciduous

Word of the Day: Deciduous

Deciduous (adjective):   1. shedding the leaves annually, as certain trees and shrubs. 2. falling off or shed [sic] at a particular season, stage of growth, etc., as leaves, horns, or teeth. 3. not permanent; transitory.   (“Deciduous”, 2014, para. 1-3) Examples: The tree on our campus (right) is deciduous: the leaves, though beautiful, will […]

- October 15, 2014

Get a Mentor

Get a Mentor

There is a story of a king who had three sons. To determine his successor, he asked them this simple question: How do you avoid making a serious mistake? The first son answered, “by making the mistake at least twice and then learning from it,” but the King called him foolish. The second son answered […]

- October 14, 2014

Word of the day: insidious

Word of the day: insidious

WORD OF THE DAY: Insidious Theme (adjective): a :  awaiting a chance to entrap… b :  harmful but enticing… (“Insidious”, 2014, para. 1) Examples: Even though she was on a diet, she was beckoned by the insidious chocolate cake. Can you use insidious in a sentence? Send us your sentence using insidious and we will post […]

College Degrees

College Degrees

As a lifelong advocate of education and higher education and as a university professor and dean, when asked by students, friends, or anyone else if a college education is still necessary for achieving success, my answer is always a resounding YES!Although popular culture has disillusioned millions into thinking a college education is a thing of […]

- October 10, 2014

Mobile Application Development

Mobile Application Development

Mobile Android Application Development We have an increasing culture of mobile devices and we think it is important for you to learn something about it. We had a basic seminar about this in spring 2014 and we are having a session with our professors Dr. Andy Yao and Dr. CK Chiang who will provide  a […]