- October 11, 2013

Brand New VIU Calendar 2014 Inspires Everyone!

Brand New VIU  Calendar 2014 Inspires Everyone!

In anticipation of our 15th anniversary, VIU developed a brand new VIU Calendar 2014, featuring our own diverse students in their traditional costumes. VIU is home to an extraordinarily diverse student body and faculty, with students hailing from over 70 countries worldwide. Because of that, our newly-published calendar inspires everyone to expand their horizons! Each […]

VIU President’s Trips to Asia: Adventure & Collaboration

VIU President’s Trips to Asia: Adventure & Collaboration

The past month has been a whirlwind of travel for Dr. Isa Sarac, President of Virginia International University. Dr. Sarac visited several Asian countries, where VIU has a wide range and business, academic and collaborative interests with local institutions and organizations.

- September 20, 2013

Voices from the Field

Voices from the Field

The School of Education at VIU is proud to announce the October edition of the “Voices from the Field” speaker series.  Join us on October 3rd, 2013 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm where we will host a discussion on “Language Program Administration” with our guest speaker George Rado, Executive Director, Capital English Academy.

- September 4, 2013

Voices from the Field

Voices from the Field

The School of Education at VIU is proud to announce the inauguration of the “Voices from the Field” speaker series. Join us on September 19th, 2013 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm where we will host a discussion on “Taking Advantage of Service-Learning Opportunities for Teachers” with our guest speaker Mika Hama, Director of Program Evaluation at […]

- August 2, 2013

Is Education Lacking in the Humanities and Social Sciences?

Is Education Lacking in the Humanities and Social Sciences?

A recent report by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences’ Commission on Humanities and Social Sciences demonstrates the importance of a balanced education in the modern world.  The educational focus on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) is a necessary part of building the economy and improving the United States’ stance in the world; […]

VIU Career Center Orientation, Summer II 2013 – July 17, 2013 at Student Center

VIU Career Center Orientation, Summer II 2013 – July 17, 2013 at Student Center

Ms. Shilpa Sainath, Associate Dean of VIU Student Affairs, set off the seminar with a warm welcome to all attendees. Ms. Sainath introduced the guest speaker Ms. Judy Brannock, an executive career coach, and the founder of The Officium Group. Ms. Brannock has been working as an executive coach, business strategist and organization effectiveness consultant […]

- July 10, 2013

VIU is now offering online ESL!

VIU is now offering online ESL!

Have you heard the news? English as a Second Language (ESL) Online is a new addition to the School of Online Education at Virginia International University. The ESL Online Program offers courses that are highly interactive and specifically designed to improve your English language skills and help you be academically successful. In just seven weeks, […]

- June 28, 2013

Parades and Picnics: Independence Day Celebrations Around the World

Parades and Picnics: Independence Day Celebrations Around the World

Known as the Fourth of July, Independence Day is a federal holiday in the United States, which commemorates the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, the document which declared the states’ independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain. Americans celebrate the Fourth of July in many ways, most commonly with picnics, […]

- June 19, 2013

VIU Enters Into Groundbreaking Collaboration with National University of Mongolia

VIU Enters Into Groundbreaking Collaboration with National University of Mongolia

Virginia International University (VIU) and the National University of Mongolia, School of Business entered into an Academic Collaboration focusing on educational and scholarly cooperation in research and academic exchange. Dr. Isa Sarac, President of Virginia International University and Dr. Janchiv Oktyabri, President of the National University of Mongolia School of Business signed the agreement in […]

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Career Center Orientation

Career Center Orientation

On Wednesday, May 22, 2013 Virginia International University’s Career Center organized an orientation seminar for the new students of Summer I 2013 at the Waples Conference Center from 3-4 P.M. The total number of attendees was 42, including 35 students, 2 student staff, 4 VIU staff, and the guest speaker. Refreshments from McDonald’s were served […]

- June 7, 2013

VIU Students and Staff Participate in Memorial Day Parade

VIU Students and Staff Participate in Memorial Day Parade

To celebrate Memorial Day 2013, VIU students and staff participated in the Falls Church Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 27, 2013. Memorial Day is a federal holiday to remember those who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Walking underneath the bright blue VIU balloon, the Virginia International University students and staff […]

- April 9, 2013

Happy Birthday, Mr. President!

Happy Birthday, Mr. President!

Fifteen years ago, Dr. Isa Sarac had a dream –  a dream of helping students from all over the world achieve their dreams through excellent, affordable education. He started university with one building, one degree program and a handful of students in Fairfax, Virginia. Now, VIU has expanded to three buildings, an innovative online school […]

- February 18, 2013

IT Club Hosts Xbox Tournament

IT Club Hosts Xbox Tournament

What’s the hottest new club on the block? The VIU IT Club! The IT Club started the year off right, holding a popcorn fundraiser to raise money for future events. It brought in a real old-time popcorn machine and charged just $1 for a bag full of popcorn. Their fundraising efforts were matched by VIU […]

- January 30, 2013

We got your back, Mr. President!

We  got your back, Mr. President!

On January 21, 2013, a cold and clear Monday, several VIU students and staff members went to downtown Washington, DC for the inauguration of Barack Obama as the nation’s 44th President. Along with thousands of other people, VIU students and staff cheered, clapped and held up signs stating “We ‘got your back’ Mr. President.” The […]

- December 23, 2012

New Year’s Traditions from Around the World

New Year’s Traditions from Around the World

The first known New Year’s celebrations took place over 4000 years ago in ancient Babylon, in the spring on the eve of the vernal equinox, to celebrate the new moon and the rebirth of nature. Today, celebrations of New Year around the world vary, both in timing and in traditions. For the Western New Year, […]

- December 13, 2012

VIU Students Jingle All the Way to the Finish Line

VIU Students Jingle All the Way to the Finish Line

On Sunday, December 9th, seven VIU students and staff ushered in the holiday season at the Jingle All the Way 8K Race. The race was held in downtown Washington, DC and included over 4,000 participants. Participants ran past the monuments the Capitol, and other DC landmarks. Even on a chilly and damp December morning, the […]

- December 12, 2012

VIU Collects Food for Local Food Bank

VIU Collects Food for Local Food Bank

All through November, VIU collected donations of non-perishable food items for the Capital Area Food Bank, a non-profit organization that provides meals for local people in need. At the end of the month, VIU Student Affairs staff delivered the donation to the Food Bank distribution center – VIU had collected 165 pounds of food! The […]

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Dr. Ashiru Takes the Lecture Into the Real World

Dr. Ashiru Takes the Lecture Into the Real World

On November 27, 2012, Dr. Victoria Ashiru led her Labor Relations class on a field trip to the AFL-CIO Headquarters in Washington, DC. The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations is the umbrella organization of 56 U.S. labor unions, which collectively represent about 12 million Americans. “The purpose of this field trip […]

Globalization Leads to New International Direction for U.S. Education

Globalization Leads to New International Direction for U.S. Education

Following the growing trend toward globalizing education, last month, the U.S. Department of Education published a new international education strategy for 2012-2016. This strategy comes on the heels of the second International Summit on the Teaching Profession held on March 14-15, 2012 in New York and the 13th annual International Education Week,November 12-16, 2012. The […]

2012 VIU Thanksgiving Lunch

2012 VIU Thanksgiving Lunch

2012 VIU Thanksgiving Lunch Over 130 students, staff and faculty gathered in the Waples Mill Conference Room for VIU’s traditional Thanksgiving Lunch. The annual event was started in 2007 to introduce our international students to an integral part of American culture and make all of our students, staff and faculty feel at home. VIU Vice-President […]