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The well-coordinated terror attack against Istanbul Ataturk Airport, once again, has dragged the international community’s attention to the ISIS terror. The nature of ISIS attacks in Turkey can be analyzed in two major ways: the targets of ISIS and why Turkey fails to prevent such attacks.

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The SCIS and IT Club is looking for creative and innovative ideas for projects. We will help you complete the project and help you submit it to external events as well as to present it at the International SCIS Conference in November 2016.

At this point, we would like to have a 700 word proposal about your project idea and semantics sent to or by August 30st.

The IT club and SCIS faculty/staff will then assess each project and will choose three winners. The winners will receive a prize and have their idea created into a real project.
We welcome all ideas from all facets of the technology field.We look forward to seeing your ideas!


If you are looking for an exciting and historic way to celebrate Independence Day this year, look no further: the City of Fairfax will be presenting their 50th Independence Day Parade on Monday, July 4th, 2016 from 10 am- 12 pm.

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We just couldn’t help but post this word of the day because it is SO applicable to our students (and many students across the nation ;)) Thanks, Mededitor and Merriam-Webster! Happy Tuesday!

Phubbing (v.): Focusing on your phone while in a social setting. Portmanteau of “phone” and “snubbing.” (as cited in Merriam-Webster, 2016).


 Mededitor. (2016). “Phubbing.” Retrieved from:

 Meriam-Webster.(June 14, 2016). Re: Word watch, “phubbing” [blog post]. Retrieved from:


Students considering federal financial aid to help them pay for college will frequently come across several common myths in their research.  Here are the top seven myths about federal student aid that are not true, as confirmed by the Department of Education.

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