- November 30, 2016

Thanksgiving Celebration

Thanksgiving Celebration

On November 16th, the Student Affairs Department held a Thanksgiving Celebration for students and faculty. It is generally believed that the first Thanksgiving occurred in 1621 when the Puritan pilgrims who were the first to settle in the New World to escape persecution in Europe arrived on the Mayflower. Thanksgiving was not declared an official […]

Diwali Celebration

Diwali Celebration

On November 9th, the Student Affairs Department and the Indian Spirit club held the second annual Diwali celebration. Diwali is a festival of lights. Its most popular and celebrated in India, Nepal and Bangladesh. It is celebrated by Hindus, Jains and Sikhs. Diwali is a word that actually refers to a row of clay lamps. […]

Issue 7: Data Science. The Biggest Buzz Word of the Decade.

Issue 7: Data Science. The Biggest Buzz Word of the Decade.

Data science is all about analyzing data using mathematical models and deriving algorithms useful for making decisions in the future. The field of data science offers many employment opportunities due to rapid growth and unusual explosion of data in the recent years. An interested party should have the ability to invest time and hard work […]

- November 23, 2016

Rosh Hashanah Celebration – Fall 2016

Rosh Hashanah Celebration – Fall 2016

On October 4, 2015 Student Affairs held a VIU Diversity Luncheon called Rosh Hashanah Celebration. Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year, which means “Head of the Year” and marks the beginning of a 10-day period that includes prayer, self-examination, and repentance.  Rosh Hashanah is celebrated on the first day of the Hebrew month and the […]

Latin and Hispanic Heritage Celebration – Fall 2016

Latin and Hispanic Heritage Celebration – Fall 2016

Student Affairs held its first Diversity Luncheon of the 2016-2017 academic year on September 27, 2016. It was the Latin and Hispanic Heritage Celebration.  Each year, National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from September 15 to October 15 to celebrate the histories, cultures, and contributions of Latin and Hispanic individuals.  Ana Serrano, who is from […]

Signature Iftar Dinner – Summer 2016

Signature Iftar Dinner – Summer 2016

  Student Affairs held a Diversity Dinner: Celebrating the Month of Ramadan on June 22, 2016. Ramadan is a month of intense prayer which involves dawn to dusk fasting and nightly feasts after the sun has gone down with family and friends. By fasting, Muslims believe it brings them closer to God and it also […]

Central Asia Nowruz New Year – Spring 2016

Central Asia Nowruz New Year – Spring 2016

  Student Affairs held our sixth VIU Diversity Luncheon Series: Central Asia Nowruz New Year on March 24, 2016. Nowruz, which means “New Day,” is the Persian New Year. During Nowruz, there is a table (Haft Sin) setting with 7 different items which are essential items that start with (Sin-Seen) which are symbols for regeneration, […]

African American Heritage – Spring 2016

African American Heritage – Spring 2016

  Student Affairs held its fifth VIU Diversity Luncheon Series: Celebrating African American Heritage on February 24, 2016. Each year in the U.S. the month of February is Black History Month. During this month, the contributions of people of African descent are recognized. The purpose of the event was to educate faculty, staff and students […]

Asian New Year Celebration – Spring 2016

Asian New Year Celebration – Spring 2016

Student Affairs held its fourth VIU Diversity Luncheon Series: Asian New Year Celebration on February 11, 2016. Tam Emmanuel gave a presentation on Asia and also talked about meaning of the Asian New Year Celebration. A Mongolian student talked about how he celebrates the New Year when he is at home as well as in […]

Celebrating Diwali-The Festival of Lights – Fall 2015

Celebrating Diwali-The Festival of Lights – Fall 2015

Student Affairs held its third VIU Diversity Luncheon Series 3: Celebrating Diwali-The Festival of Light on November 12, 2015. The purpose of the event was to educate students about why people celebrate Diwali. To open the event, Dr. Ramesh Ravella talked about Diwali and the significance of the event. We then enjoyed listening to the […]

Hispanic Heritage Month – Fall 2015

Hispanic Heritage Month – Fall 2015

Student Affairs held its second VIU Diversity Luncheon Series 2: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month on September 24, 2015. The purpose of the event was to educate students about the Hispanic culture. We had a guest speaker, Michel Zajur, Founder and CEO of the Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce talked about his family immigrating from Mexico […]

Muslims Ramadan Festival – Summer 2015

Muslims Ramadan Festival – Summer 2015

We held our first VIU Diversity Luncheon Series: Muslims Ramadan Festival on July 20, 2015. The purpose of the event was to educate students about the Muslim faith and the significance of Raman in the Muslim culture. Dr. Bilgin opened the event by talking about diversity and why it is important. We then had a […]

- November 18, 2016

The School of Business would like to welcome Dr. Ademola A. Asaya to the team as our newest full-time faculty member.  Dr. Asaya holds a Doctorate in Management from Colorado Technical University, an M.B.A. in Technology Management from University of Phoenix, and a Bachelor of Arts in Applied Computer Science from the University of the District of Columbia.  […]

- November 16, 2016

Creating a Successful Career Strategy

Creating a Successful Career Strategy

The Career Center and The School of Business are pleased to announce a presentation by Ms. Diana Levy, graduate of the first MBA class at VIU this Thursday, November 17th at 3pm in the Student Support Center. Diana Levy is the founder of Ilico Consulting, LLC. She started the company in 2014 and brings over 12 […]

- November 14, 2016

Spring 2017 Registration

Spring 2017 Registration

School of Business Students, As you know, Spring 2017 registration opens on Monday, November 14th.  Our advising team has reviewed your degree requirements and created a schedule based on your academic needs.  There will be a registration table for School of Business students set up in the Student Lounge Area on the second floor.  Dr. Cherry, Lena, […]

- November 2, 2016

Election Day

Election Day

Election Day is Tuesday, November 8th.  We encourage employees to go out and vote for the candidate(s), questions, and referendums on their local ballots and would like to remind employees of our policy regarding time off to vote: Election Day We encourage you to exercise your voting privileges in local, state, and national elections.  However, […]

Thanksgiving Food Drive

Thanksgiving Food Drive

Did you know that even though Northern Virginia is considered one of the wealthiest jurisdictions in the country, we still face a poverty rate of about 5%?  This means, based on U.S. Census figures, that more than 90,000 people are living in poverty and 30% are children. November 12-20 is National Hunger & Homeless Awareness Week.  In support of the […]

Employee Appreciation Event

Employee Appreciation Event

The University survives on the commitment and dedication of passionate employees like you.  VIU would like to thank everyone for all their hard work by hosting a luncheon this month.  What better time to give thanks than Thanksgiving? Please join us for our Thanksgiving Luncheon on Thursday, November 17th.  We’d like to take this time […]