- June 29, 2017

Make the most out of your July 4th

Make the most out of your July 4th

Independence Day, also known as the 4th of July, is a United State federal holiday commemorating the historic event of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence, 241 years ago on July 4, 1776. That day the Continental Congress declared that the 13 American colonies regarded themselves as a new nation, the United States of […]

- June 27, 2017

Summer Events & New Clubs

Summer Events & New Clubs

Hi! My name Ola, and I am the President of the Student Union. The student Union serves as a bridge between students and the school administration and the overall aim is to reinvigorate the school spirit make our campus life worthwhile. We are here to respond to questions, concerns and listen to your suggestions. Kindly […]

- June 26, 2017

Bowling Summer I 2017

Bowling Summer I 2017

Last week, the VIU Student Affairs Department hosted a bowling trip for students. We went to a local bowling alley, and students competed in a bowling game together. The Student Affairs Department is trying to coordinate at least one monthly trip where students get to experience American culture and/or the local area. These upcoming events […]

- June 23, 2017

Diversity Luncheon Series: Ramadan Iftar Dinner

Diversity Luncheon Series: Ramadan Iftar Dinner

On June 13, 2017, the VIU Student Affairs Department hosted the third annual Diversity Luncheon Series: Ramadan Iftar Dinner. We had speakers from Christianity, Islam, and Judaism who explained the role that fasting plays in their religions. The attendees included staff, faculty, students and community members. We were also able to host members of the VIU […]

- June 20, 2017

Cover Letter Tips

Cover Letter Tips

Whether you are graduating, looking for a job, or for an internship; you probably have already faced the challenges of writing a good cover letter that won`t make you look like an uncreative “cut-and-paster,” but will help you to stand out as a promising candidate among other young professionals.

UM Issue 8: Leaders of Tomorrow

UM Issue 8: Leaders of Tomorrow

New graduates often enter the workforce with the idea that they are the “leaders of tomorrow” because that is what all of the old clichés have told them. They have long-term goals of landing themselves a “leadership role” and often connect that with achieving success. But what is a leadership role? What does it mean […]

- June 6, 2017

Corporate FunRun 5K

Corporate FunRun 5K

Join us on Tuesday, June 27thfor the 5K! Did you sign up for the Corporate FunRun yet?  We have extended the registration deadline to this Friday, June 9th at 5:00pm.  If you are interested in joining our team, please contact Christina DiCicco at cdicicco@viu.edu.  As a reminder – runners AND walkers are welcome at this […]

Fitness Classes

Fitness Classes

Get in shape over your lunch break! Starting next Monday, June 12th, the Wellness Works committee will be hosting fitness classes Monday through Friday from 12:30pm – 1:30pm in VD-102!  Workout sessions are typically 30 minutes long, so you should still have time to eat! Come join us for one, two, or all five days […]

GameOn!

GameOn!

Live.  Work.  Play. You already get paid for the work that you do, but what if you could earn prizes and rewards, too? Introducing GameOn! Now the everyday tasks that you do for Virginia International University can earn you rewards!  Earn badges, points, and special prizes for completing simple challenges for VIU! Many opportunities for […]

VIU’s 2nd Annual Company Picnic

VIU’s 2nd Annual Company Picnic

This year’s annual company picnic will be held on Saturday, July 8th at Algonkian Park in Sterling, VA.  For those of you who attended the picnic last year, the location is the same.  The picnic will be from 11:00am until 4:00pm.  Once again, we will have fun and games for all employees and their families […]

Just a couple reminders…

Just a couple reminders…

Birthday LeaveFull-time employees are eligible to receive one day of paid leave for their birthday.  Birthday Leave should be taken during the month of the birthday. Lunch Breaks Non-Exempt employees are required to clock in and out via the punch clock on a daily basis.  This includes clocking in and out for your lunch period.  […]

VIU Employees at NAFSA Conference

VIU Employees at NAFSA Conference

Pictured: Eriko Palmer, Dr. Suleyman Bahceci, & Betty Jensen This year, Dr. Suleyman Bahceci, Executive Vice President; Allison Forbes, Associate Director of Student Affairs; Erico Palmer, DSO; and Betty Jensen, Community Relations Specialist/DSO; attended the NAFSA 2017 Annual Conference at the end of May in Los Angeles, CA.  Eriko Palmer attended the NAFSA conference for […]