- November 25, 2014

WRMC Folklore, Rumors, and Myths Part II: Faculty Support

WRMC Folklore, Rumors, and Myths Part II: Faculty Support

Myth: The WRMC only helps students. Okay, we may not be able to catch you up with all your work,we can help with writing! Fact: Not so! We love supporting faculty and staff, too. Okay, so this myth isn’t actually anything I’ve heard around on campus–yet.  I think the lack of conversation about how the […]

- November 24, 2014

Term of the Day: New World

Term of the Day: New World

Term of the Day: New World New World (noun): “western hemisphere; especially :  the continental landmass of North and South America” (“New World”, 2014, para. 1). Examples:“The discovery of America opened a new world, full of new things and new possibilities for those with eyes to see them.” (Morgan, 2009, para. 4). Can you use […]

- November 21, 2014

VIU Collects 800+ Items for Refugee Blanket Drive

VIU Collects 800+ Items for Refugee Blanket Drive

Over the last several weeks, Virginia International University students, faculty, and staff collected over 800 blankets, comforters, and other linens to help Syrian and Iraqi refugees in Turkey. Last year, a group of local community leaders and organizations organized this blanket drive for refugees after visiting refugee campus in Turkey. Their effort resulted in the […]

- November 20, 2014

VIU Graduate Students Connect with ESL Students

VIU Graduate Students Connect with ESL Students

Aimed at helping the international student community of VIU excel in their English language skills before enrolling into a degree program, the School of Language Studies offers a top quality English as a second language (ESL) program. This is an exciting avenue by which many students start their journey into academics in the US.

- November 19, 2014

Overcoming Obstacles: Manar Alhazmi

Overcoming Obstacles: Manar Alhazmi

We recently sat down with one of our students, Manar Alhazmi, who is currently completing the elementary level of VIU’s ESL program. Her talent, determination, and personal story have made her family, teachers, and peers admire her, and I was eager to meet her myself. As a genuinely open person, Manar is strong enough to […]

- November 17, 2014

Word of the Day: Asseverate

Word of the Day: Asseverate

Word of the Day: Asseverate Asseverate (verb): To affirm or declare positively or earnestly (“Asseverate”, 2014, para. 1). Examples:“He always asseverated that he did not know.” (“Asseverate”, 2014). Can you use asseverate in a sentence? Send us your sentence using asseverate and we will post it on our blog! Want to learn more about sentence […]

- November 14, 2014

Word of the Day: Flummox

Word of the Day: Flummox

Word of the Day: Flummox Flummox (verb): To bewilder, confound, confuse (“Flummox”, 2014, para. 1). Examples:” And the moment a change is introduced, the process must begin anew, since the staff is flummoxed as to how to proceed once again.” (“Flummox”, 2014). Can you use flummox in a sentence? Send us your sentence using flummox […]

- November 12, 2014

Immigration Workshop

Immigration Workshop

Immigration Workshop November, 14 at Waples Conference Center from 1pm to 3pm. Details: A guest speaker, Thomas A. Williams, an attorney, will give students ideas regarding H1B visa application process and regulations as well as Green Card process. Please come to the event to find out more information. Regards, Career Center career@viu.edu

Spring 2015 Course List Available

Spring 2015 Course List Available

The Spring 2015 Course List is available now. You can view the Undergraduate Course Listand Graduate Course List online or pick up a copy from the SCIS bulletin from Wednesday morning, November 12, 2014. Don’t forget that registration for Spring 2015 begins November 14, 2014. You can view your degree audit and register for classes from the VIU Student Portal site. Please note that Student […]

Word of the Day: Irenic

Word of the Day: Irenic

Word of the Day:Irenic Irenic (adj.): favoring, conducive to, or operating toward peace, moderation, or conciliation (“Irenic”, 2014, para. 1). Examples:” …they depicted a fierce enemy whose history and culture stood in sharp contrast to that of irenic Americans.” (Lambert, 2007 as cited in “Irenic”, 2014). Can you use cushy in a sentence? Send us your […]

- November 10, 2014

Save The Date – Thanksgiving Celebration

Save The  Date – Thanksgiving Celebration

Dear Students, Don’t miss out on our Thanksgiving Celebration and Cultural Show. This will be a great experience!  

- November 7, 2014

Ask a Coach: How do I cite a handout?

Ask a Coach: How do I cite a handout?

Q. The WRMC has so many sources! I am excited and overwhelmed at once–how do I cite a WRMC handout? A.  We know, we know, our resources are just too fantastic not to use. Whether you are researching teaching philosophies, APA style, or paper formatting, we have some great tips and templates for you! However, […]

Word of the Day: Cushy

Word of the Day: Cushy

Word of the Day: Cushy Cushy (adj.): Widely used by military personnel in World War I to describe something involving little effort in return for ample reward (“Cushy”, 2014, para. 1). Examples:” Even though Nim was a fellow club member, working for him was no cushy number — entirely the opposite” (“Cushy”, 2014, para. 1). […]

- November 6, 2014

What Makes a Good Writer?

What Makes a Good Writer?

This is a question that often plagues many of us who want to improve our writing skills!  If there were one thing to help us write better it would be to “write with a purpose.”  That is, know why you are writing and what message you want to convey.  Here are some tips to help […]

Some Productivity Tools for Improving Your Classroom Experience

Some Productivity Tools for Improving Your Classroom Experience

Do you ever find yourself wishing for an easier, faster, flashier, more creative, more collaborative – the list goes on and on! – way to complete your classroom assignments and projects? Here are some innovative online solutions to help you take your work from boring and unorganized to exciting and well-coordinated!