Reimagining International Education: The Annual CLLC

Reimagining International Education: The Annual CLLC

On March 25-26, Virginia International University’s School of Education will host their annual Conference on Language, Learning, & Culture (CLLC). CLLC aims to identify and facilitate dialogue focused on the three correlated areas of language, learning, and culture. While conference themes vary each year, 2016 will be dedicated to reimagining international education and how educators […]

- November 23, 2015

You Shop. Amazon Gives to VIU.

You Shop. Amazon Gives to VIU.

Cyber Monday became a popular custom in the US when retailers began offering their best deals of the year online on the Monday after Thanksgiving weekend. Cyber Monday’s biggest difference from the traditional Black Friday shopping day is that online shoppers don’t have to wait in lines outside of a store and literally fight others to […]

VIU Alumni Return with Advice for Current Students

VIU Alumni Return with Advice for Current Students

VIU’s former students returned to campus this fall to share their experiences and talk about their career paths with current students at a panel discussion organized by the VIU Alumni Association to foster connections and exchange of information between alumni and current students.

- October 26, 2015

Forum on the Syrian Refugee Crisis Draws Large Crowd

Forum on the Syrian Refugee Crisis Draws Large Crowd

Almost 100 people packed the Virginia International University Village Drive Conference Room for a conference on one of the most relevant current affairs issues. Dissecting a Complex Conflict: ISIS, the Syrian Refugee Crisis, and the Humanitarian Response, hosted by the Center for Democracy and International Affairs (CDIA) and the School of Public and International Affairs […]

Dr. Jaime Lester to Address “Civility in Higher Education” at VFF Event

Dr. Jaime Lester to Address “Civility in Higher Education” at VFF Event

Virginia International University’s School of Education welcomes all to attend the October session of the Fall 2015 Voices from the Field (VFF) speaker series. This month’s guest speaker, Dr. Jaime Lester, an associate professor at George Mason University, will deliver a presentation titled “Fostering Civility in Higher Education.”

Dr. Anne Horak to discuss “Jerry Maguire Effect” at VFF’s 2015 Launch

Dr. Anne Horak to discuss “Jerry Maguire Effect” at VFF’s 2015 Launch

The School of Education welcomes all to join the first session of the Fall 2015 Voices from the Field (VFF) speaker series. Our guest speaker, Dr. Anne Horak, an assistant professor at George Mason University in Fairfax County, Virginia, will deliver a talk titled “You had me at PBL: The Jerry Maguire Effect on Student […]

- September 4, 2015

Museum Trips make Learning English and US Culture Fun

Museum Trips make Learning English and US Culture Fun

It was a hot, humid day in early August with temperatures nearing 90 degrees Fahrenheit. However, this did not dampen the morale of the non-intensive ESL students who turned out in great numbers at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.

- August 10, 2015

VIU Launches New Diversity Luncheon Series with Ramadan Festival

VIU Launches New Diversity Luncheon Series with Ramadan Festival

  Virginia International University recently launched a diversity luncheon series dedicated to celebrating different cultures, faiths, and beliefs. The first event took place on July 20, 2015 and was focused on the Muslim Ramadan festival.

- August 7, 2015

University Magazine Launches Fourth Issue

University Magazine Launches Fourth Issue

As students begin to arrive on campus for the Fall 2015 semester, VIU’s media team is excited to welcome them with the fourth issue of University Magazine!

- July 23, 2015

SPIA Students Publish Book Chapter

SPIA Students Publish Book Chapter

Students in Dr. Weaver’s Public Policy Analysis and Implementation class have published their class project as a chapter in the book Crisis Management: A Leadership Perspective. Their chapter is entitled “An Exploratory Study: FEMA Regional Headquarters Presence and Past Disasters and Their Impact on State DHS Grants.” Congratulations to Yetunde Banjo, Samiullah Samsor, Sanam Srujana, […]

- July 7, 2015

Fairfax County Leaders Convene at VIU for Equitable Growth Report Release

Fairfax County Leaders Convene at VIU for Equitable Growth Report Release

  On June 18, 2015, Virginia International University (VIU) hosted a convening of county and community leaders for the release of the “Equitable Growth Profile of Fairfax County” report and to discuss the implications for economic and community development and strategies to provide equal opportunities to all members of the diverse population living in Fairfax […]

- June 30, 2015

VIU Students Visit Washington’s National Cathedral

VIU Students Visit Washington’s National Cathedral

On June 12, 2015 a group of VIU students had the chance to experience the beauty and heritage of the National Cathedral in person as they took part in a tour of the church in northwest Washington, DC. 

- April 30, 2015

VIU Launches Nepal Earthquake Relief Fundraiser

VIU Launches Nepal Earthquake Relief Fundraiser

The devastating earthquake in Nepal has claimed the lives of more than 5,000 people and injured around 5,900 others according to top news agencies around the world. In response to this disaster, Virginia International University is collecting any kind of donations which can be sent to the victims and their families.

- March 30, 2015

International Development Conference Draws Experts from Around the Globe

International Development Conference Draws Experts from Around the Globe

The Inaugural Conference on International Development (CID), organized by VIU’s School of Public & International Affairs (SPIA), featured 27 influential presenters on various topics important to the development world; everything from industries and energy, conflict and development, regional integration, children and diasporas, as well as the most recent challenges and success stories of development were […]

- March 26, 2015

VIU Receives Advertising Awards

VIU Receives Advertising Awards

Virginia International University is the proud recipient of two major awards in the 30th Annual Educational Advertising Awards competition. VIU received a bronze award for its 2015 VIU Calendar as well as a merit award for the third issue of University Magazine. This is a big achievement for the Media Department whose design and creative ideas […]

- March 9, 2015

Comedian Dan Nainan Talks Entrepreneurship at VIU

Comedian Dan Nainan Talks Entrepreneurship at VIU

Dr. Mark Robinson, business professor at VIU, always finds ways to take theory to practical application for his students. Every spring semester, his BUSS 480 students are exposed to local entrepreneurs who are willing to share their business ideas and the skills they utilize in operating their businesses. On February 24, 2015, international comedian Dan […]

- March 4, 2015

Interfaith Event Brings Together Community Leaders

Interfaith Event Brings Together Community Leaders

On Saturday, February 28, 2015, VIU’s School of Public & International Affairs (SPIA), in conjunction with the Institute for Islam & the Sciences (IIS), hosted an interfaith workshop entitled Expanding Faith and Cultural Communities’ Cooperation in Fairfax County. Bringing together representatives from twelve different organizations, the workshop was a new step in identifying and expanding collaboration […]

- February 3, 2015

VFF: Teaching Online: Design, Delivery, and Management

VFF: Teaching Online: Design, Delivery, and Management

The School of Education at Virginia International University welcomes all to join us for an upcoming event in our Voices from the Field speaker series: a presentation entitled Teaching Online: Design, Delivery, and Management by Gorky Cruz, Director of the Center for Language Exploration, Acquisition, and Research at American University

- January 30, 2015

VIU Shuttle Means Easier Commute for Students

VIU Shuttle Means Easier Commute for Students

The beginning of the Spring 2015 semester brought happy news to our university community: VIU will now offer a regular shuttle service to its students, faculty, staff, and guests. The shuttle, which provides service at designated times Monday through Saturday, will transport passengers between VIU’s Village Drive and Pender campuses. Current students have expressed their […]