- August 1, 2017

Honorable Mention Recognition

Honorable Mention Recognition

On July 4th, VIU participated in the City of Fairfax’s 51stAnnual Independence Day Parade.  The parade is the largest in Northern Virginia and was an excellent opportunity for us to showcase the University. The hard work and long hours from VIU staff paid off as VIU received an Honorable Mention for our float.  Congratulations to […]

Ice Cream Social

Ice Cream Social

To celebrate National Ice Cream Day (July 16th), VIU hosted a surprise ice cream social for its employees on Monday, July 17th.  Following a scheduled fire drill, employees gathered in the back of the building to enjoy the special treat on a particularly hot day.  While the fire drill on July 17th was only practice, it is […]

- July 13, 2017

Company Picnic Fun

Company Picnic Fun

This year’s company picnic was bigger and better than last year with an obstacle course, face painter, caricature artists, balloon twister, and a petting zoo!  VIU employees invited their families to enjoy the fun and we all had a great time! A huge thank you goes out to the Facilities team and the student staff […]

- July 12, 2017

Corporate FunRun 5K: We ran, we walked, we danced, we laughed!

Corporate FunRun 5K: We ran, we walked, we danced, we laughed!

Last month, VIU participated in our first Corporate FunRun in Chantilly, VA, and our team had a great time!  Thank you to all of the staff members who participated this year.  We are happy to announce that we raised money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society AND we won Second Largest Team!  We can’t wait […]

- June 6, 2017

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.  […]

- May 12, 2017

Global Bistro Coming Soon!

Global Bistro Coming Soon!

We have exciting news about our café! As of April 10, 2017, construction started in preparation for our cafeteria, Global Bistro. There will be approximately eight to nine weeks of construction before our grand opening, if everything goes smoothly. During this construction period, please disregard any loud noises you may hear. We sincerely apologize for […]

Faculty Spotlight

Faculty Spotlight

Congratulations to the following members of our faculty who received VIU’s “Best Faculty Award” for 2017.  These awards were determined by student satisfaction survey results and handed out at the graduation dinner on May 5th. School of Business Dr. Sushma Shukla Teaching at VIU since 2014   Ph.D. in Economics   M. Phil. in Economics […]

- April 18, 2017

Check Out Jobs@VIU

Check Out Jobs@VIU

If you haven’t had a chance to check out our Jobs@VIU Facebook page, you should check it out to find out what it’s like to work at VIU.  We try to highlight our culture and recognize our employees as much as possible.  This includes pictures, videos, employee spotlights, and (of course) job openings. This week, […]

Corporate Fun Run 5K

Corporate Fun Run 5K

VIU will be participating in the 2017 Northern Virginia Corporate Fun Run to support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.  The event will take place on Tuesday, June 27th at 5pm at Ticonderoga Farm in Chantilly, VA. Anyone interested in participating on the VIU-sponsored team should contact hr@viu.edu before June 1st.  More information to come!

- April 11, 2017

Calling All Talented Employees!

Calling All Talented Employees!

The Fun Bunch hosted a Paint Night in March where our very own Ken Kidmungtangdee gave instruction on how to do watercolor painting.  This was a great activity where people got to have a little fun while learning a new skill and, for some, pick up a new hobby. Last year, we also had an […]

Potato Sack Championship Results!

Potato Sack Championship Results!

During the last week of March, 32 employees signed up to participate in a potato sack tournament.  The competitions were hilarious, only a few minor bruises were suffered, and in the end…there was only one. A great effort was made by the final four: BJ Battulga, Batkhuu Odonchuluun, Kamrul Hasan, and Kenneth Ross.  Facilities represented […]

VIU Commencement Ceremony

VIU Commencement Ceremony

This year’s commencement ceremony will take place on Saturday, May 6th from 2-4pm.  As a reminder, all staff are expected to participate in the event on one of the coordinated teams.  You should have received an Outlook invitation for that day that indicates what hours you will need to be working at the event. All […]

- March 1, 2017

WellnessWorks Committee

WellnessWorks Committee

Are you interested in joining the Wellness Works Committee? The mission of the WellnessWorks Committee is to promote and support holistic wellness programs that encourage healthy habits of VIU employees and inspire individuals to take responsibility for their own health. Anyone interested in being on the committee should contact hr@viu.edu. 

March Madness Potato Sack Challenge

March Madness Potato Sack Challenge

To get in the March Madness tournament spirit and to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day (You know, Irish…potatoes…okay, don’t ask), we will be holding a potato sack race tournament during the last week of March.  One round will be completed each day until finals on Friday, March 31st. Names have been drawn from a hat to determine […]

Volunteer Time Off Policy

Volunteer Time Off Policy

In order to create community engagement opportunities for VIU employees that are meaningful, purposeful, and help those in need (and, of course, to enrich and inspire the lives of our employees) VIU is now offering its employees time off to volunteer.  The volunteer time off is available to be used immediately.  Below are more details about the new policy. […]