- December 16, 2014

Earn a Competitive Project Management Degree at VIU

Earn a Competitive Project Management Degree at VIU

The Project Management Institute (PMI) indicates that the project manager employment outlook is constantly improving and the world average project manager’s annual salary is currently at $90,260. Additionally, according to an Anderson Economic Group study, 1.2 million project management positions will need to be filled each year through 2016. Whether you are running thousand- or billion-dollar […]

- December 15, 2014

VIU’s 2015 Calendar Now Available!

VIU’s 2015 Calendar Now Available!

VIU is excited to announce the publication of its annual calendar for 2015. The calendar initiative at VIU is a very exciting collaboration among students, faculty, and the Communications Department.  The pages of this year’s calendar feature important dates and deadlines from VIU’s Admissions Office, the official academic calendar, and VIU academic program offerings in […]

SED Announces 2015 Language Learning Conference

SED Announces 2015 Language Learning Conference

The School of Education at Virginia International University invites your proposals for the 2015 Conference on Language, Learning, & Culture: Next-Generation Assessment to be held April 9-11, 2015 at VIU’s new campus in Fairfax, VA. Please visit our website at cllc.viu.edu for more information. The submission deadline is January 5, 2015.

- November 21, 2014

VIU Collects 800+ Items for Refugee Blanket Drive

VIU Collects 800+ Items for Refugee Blanket Drive

Over the last several weeks, Virginia International University students, faculty, and staff collected over 800 blankets, comforters, and other linens to help Syrian and Iraqi refugees in Turkey. Last year, a group of local community leaders and organizations organized this blanket drive for refugees after visiting refugee campus in Turkey. Their effort resulted in the […]

- November 20, 2014

VIU Graduate Students Connect with ESL Students

VIU Graduate Students Connect with ESL Students

Aimed at helping the international student community of VIU excel in their English language skills before enrolling into a degree program, the School of Language Studies offers a top quality English as a second language (ESL) program. This is an exciting avenue by which many students start their journey into academics in the US.

- October 29, 2014

University Magazine Launches Third Issue

University Magazine Launches Third Issue

The newest edition of University Magazine, VIU’s very own quarterly publication, is now available. The third issue’s feature stories include tips on selecting a career path, an outward view of why America is still a powerhouse, stories of international students making their American dreams come true, and many others that will inspire readers in their academic […]

- October 24, 2014

VIU Soccer Tournament Finals

VIU Soccer Tournament Finals

Dear students, The VIU Soccer Tournament Finals this Weekend!!! Don’t Miss Out the Opportunity to support your favorite team! Trophy and Medals for the first and second place will be provided at our Halloween Party on October 30th

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Syrian Refugees Blanket Drive

Syrian Refugees Blanket Drive

VIU is pleased to be a partner in this year’s regional effort organized by the Northern Virginia Regional Commission to collect blankets for refugee families impacted by recent unrest in Syria and Iraq who are currently living in camps in Turkey.

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Dancing for a Cause

Dancing for a Cause

   The Latin American Culture Club invites you to dance for a cause. This upcoming Thursday November 6th at 7:30 pm at Waples Conference Center. It will be an amazing opportunity to learn some great dancing moves from the Kaliente Fitness Dance professionals and the best part is that you can help someone by donating […]

- October 14, 2014

College Degrees

College Degrees

As a lifelong advocate of education and higher education and as a university professor and dean, when asked by students, friends, or anyone else if a college education is still necessary for achieving success, my answer is always a resounding YES!Although popular culture has disillusioned millions into thinking a college education is a thing of […]

- September 18, 2014

VIU Holds Video Contest

VIU Holds Video Contest

Virginia International University’s Marketing and Public Relations Departments are pleased to announce the “Testimonial and Social Life at VIU” video contest, which will span from mid-September to mid-October.The contest is a chance for VIU students (and staff!) to show their talents and creativity, as well as to share their personal experience at the university. Suggested […]

- September 11, 2014

Cyberterrorism: Fighting the Dark Side of the Internet

Cyberterrorism: Fighting the Dark Side of the Internet

The recent data breach at Target involving at least 70 million customer accounts (pundits estimate that this figure could be over 100 million) has again focused our attention on the risks that we face in this age of the Internet. The Internet has revolutionized the way we work, live, socialize, and conduct businesses. Today, we […]

Made in ? Where America Stands

Made in ? Where America Stands

As I cross a street in Washington, DC, a shiny black Mercedes stops to let me pass. “Made in Germany,” I think. I pass an electronics store with giant flatscreen TVs (Made in Japan) and a trendy clothing boutique with pretty shirts (Made in India). I get into my General Motors (Made in America) car […]

Stop Wasting Your Time!

Stop Wasting Your Time!

As young adults, we are always given advice on the best ways to approach education. I found htat the best advice came from my peers who had graduated in the years before me. The central theme that kept coming up in conversation with them was the importance of time management.1 Organization – A comprehensive to-do […]

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IIS: World Religions & Ecological Concerns

IIS: World Religions & Ecological Concerns

The Institute for Islam and the Sciences (IIS) at Virginia International University is pleased to announce its inaugural event, titled Foundations in Islam & Other World Religions for Addressing Ecological Concerns. DATE: September 29, 2014

VFF: Third Culture & Cross Cultural Kids

VFF: Third Culture & Cross Cultural Kids

Virginia International University’s School of Education welcomes all to join us for the October event in our Voices from the Field Speaker Series: a presentation entitled “Third Culture Kids and Cross Cultural Kids: Understanding our Highly Mobile Students in the Classroom.”  DATE: Thursday, October 2, 2014

- September 4, 2014

Dr. Mark Robinson on How Big Oil Companies are Viewed

Dr. Mark Robinson on How Big Oil Companies are Viewed

Virginia International University professor Dr. Mark Robinson recently authored his first book, titled Marketing Big Oil: Brand Lessons from the World’s Largest Companies. The tone set in the book comes from over a decade of Dr. Robinson’s experience working with one of the largest oil companies in the world.

- September 3, 2014

VIU & Kappa Delta Pi Partnership

VIU & Kappa Delta Pi Partnership

Virginia International University is pleased to announce that a partnership has been established with Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education. VIU will serve as a Liaison Chapter for Kappa Delta Pi (KDP). KDP is an internationally recognized, prestigious international honor society in education that has been in existence since 1911.

- September 2, 2014

What Makes a Good Writer?

What Makes a Good Writer?

This is a question that often plagues many of us who want to improve our writing skills!  If there were one thing to help us write better it would be to “write with a purpose.”  That is, know why you are writing and what message you want to convey.  Here are some tips to help […]

- September 1, 2014

Bad Apple: Dealing with a Difficult Employee

Bad Apple: Dealing with a Difficult Employee

Every employer’s ultimate goal is to attract and retain valuable employees in their workforce through acquisition of the right talents that would help them attain their strategic objectives. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Some employees may end up exhibiting counterproductive behavior, which could hinder the company’s productivity as well as interfere with interpersonal […]