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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 per week on your lunch break – it is up to you and your schedule.  We will have a variety of different classes, ranging from yoga to aerobics taught by fitness trainers (via DVD).  For a closer look at the fitness class schedule, check the staff bulletin board on…

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VIU Employees at NAFSA Conference

Pictured: Eriko Palmer, Dr. Suleyman Bahceci, & Betty JensenThis 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 VIU this year and presented a poster on Push-Pull Factors Affecting Indian Student Enrollment and Visa Adjudication Rates.Dr. Bahceci presented at the session, “Working with Agents: Expanding International Student R…

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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 BreaksNon-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.  No non-exempt employee should be working over 40 hours/week without prior approval from HR.

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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 to enjoy, including: an obstacle course, face painter, balloon twister, caricaturist, volleyball, horseshoes, bocce, ladderball, cornhole, and this year – a petting zoo!We will have field games like a water balloon toss, tug of war, hole-in-one, and a potato sack race for a…

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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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. As a reminder – runners AND walkers are welcome at this 5K.  Do not feel obligated to run if you haven’t even considered doing so since you ran a timed mile in middle school.This event is being sponsored by VIU, and a portion of our registration fees will also be donated to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.F…

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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 rewards will be announced, but some will just have to be discovered.  It's not hard to figure out how to earn the Newbie badge (Hint: see below), but others may be more of a challenge.  Completing activities and earning badges and points w…

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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 any disturbances; please bear with us during this phase of construction.As mentioned in an e-mail announcement sent from FPM, this area is restricted and no access will be permitted during the construction period for safety purposes. If you ha…

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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 BusinessDr. Sushma ShuklaTeaching at VIU since 2014  Ph.D. in Economics  M. Phil. in Economics  M.A. in EconomicsSchool of Computer Information SystemsDr. Mohammed FerdjallahTeaching at VIU since 2016  M.D.  Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering  M.S. in Biomedical EngineeringSchool of Public & International AffairsDr. Emrullah U…

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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, we have our Communications Manager taking over our Instagram account to show what a week in her life is.  Like our page to get updates and share...share...share!

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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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before June 1st.  More information to come!

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