AL WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS September 22nd – September 28th

2-day Career Search Tools Part I (Basic) 
Community Event !!!

 Admission: Free
Audience: Anyone may attend

Day One
Basic Computer Skills Training
Participants will learn basic computer functions such as turning a computer on and off, starting and closing programs and finding help if needed. The workshop also covers using word processing programs, email and searching the Internet.
Basic Resume Writing
Learn to create an attractive and effective resume. Pre-requisite: You must bring a copy of your most recent resume OR complete the Sample Employment Application which you can find in the Career Center.
Completing a Job Application
Gain a better understanding of the importance of completing all questions on a job application.

Date: Monday, September 22, 104
Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm
Location: JobLink, 1900 Beauregard St. (Map This)

Contact: Betty Sewell
Phone: 703.746.5890


AL Campus  Event !!!

MASON’S ADMISSION REPRESENTAVIES WILL BE VISITING THE nova Alexandria Capus to discuss transfer and admission requirements. All student, faculty & staff are welcome.

Date: Monday, September 22, 2014
Time: 12:30pm – 2:00pm
Location: AA196

Contact: Michael Donnelly


2-day Career Search Tools Part II (basic)
Community Event !!!

Admission: Free
Audience: Anyone may attend

Day Two
Job Search
Finding a good position can be challenging. In this workshop, you will learn search strategies that will enable you to find job openings via the Internet, networking and professional associations.
Job Search Using Social Media
Having a social media presence is one way to market yourself, to develop networking connections, to join groups and be connected to resources in your field (s) of interest, and to be accessible to others who are seeking a person with your skills, qualifications, interests, and expertise.
Dress for Success
When interviewing for a job, first impressions are critical. This workshop offers techniques and simple steps that will assist job seekers in dressing for an interview.
The Art of Interviewing
The perfect workshop for those with little experience interviewing or have not interviewed in a while. Topics covered are: before the interview – preparation, proper attire, what to take; during the interview – body language, common interview questions, do’s & don’ts; closing the interview– asking questions, next steps in the process, follow-up practices.

Date: Tuesday, September 23, 104
Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm
Location: JobLink, 1900 Beauregard St. (Map This)

Contact: Betty Sewell
Phone: 703.746.5890


Baseball Boat: Nats vs. Mets
Community Event !!!

Admission: $25 Round-trip; $15One-way

Skip the traffic and ride our baseball boat to a game at the Washington Nationals Stadium, located in Southeast Washington D.C.
Free Parking Pass with On-Line Ticket Purchase!
For more schedule and more information, visit

Date: Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Time: 6:00pm
Location: Potomac Riverboat Company
1 Cameron Street
Alexandria VA 22314

Phone: 703-684-0580


How Can I Keep My Financial Aid?
AL Campus  Event !!!

PRESENTERS:   Shirley Delgado, SAP Advisor (, Abid Mahmood, Open Computer Lab Supervisor, and Brian Yeagley (, Academic Advisor
I have financial aid, now what?  Have you ever asked yourself how can I keep my financial aid while taking classes at NOVA?  What are their expectations?
Come to this workshop and find out what it takes to meet Satisfactory Academic Progress.  Listen to real life experiences.  Get ready to be inspired.

Date: Wednesday, September 2014
Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm
Location: AA158

Phone: 703-933-5073


Ninth Annual Send a Kid to Camp Golf Classic
Community Event !!!

Fees: $99for individual players; $396 for a foursome. Prepayment is required
Audience: Anyone may attend
The Send a Kid to Camp Golf Classic is a charity event established to continue to send Alexandria City youth to the Alexandria Police Youth Camp, located in Kilmarnock, VA. Entry fee includes unlimited range balls (on hour prior to start), green fees, card, continental breakfast, post-play BBQ reception, beverage cart on the course, gift bag and raffle prizes.

Date: Thursday, September 25, 2014
Time: 7:30am – 4:30pm
Location: Old Hickory Golf Club (Map This)
Woodbridge, VA, Old Hickory Golf Club is a Premier Upscale Golf Course, Wedding and Banquet facility in the area.

Phone: 703-930-2521


Tower of Power
Community Event !!!

Admission: $55

Tower of Power is an American R&B-based horn section and band, originating in Oakland, California, that has been performing since 1968.

Date: Thursday, September 25, 2014
Time: 7:30pm
Location: Birchmere
3701 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria VA 22305

Phone: 703-549-7500


Jazz Supper Under the Stars
Community Event !!!
Admission: $30 at gate. Cash bar, tables available

Join us for Jazz Supper Under the Stars with Al Williams Trio. Dinner from Hard Time Cafe – best Chili in Town! Jazz by Al Williams Jazz Trio and Friends. Cash bar (Beer and wine, water and sodas). Hard Times Chili, Alexandria Cupcakes, wine by Vermilion, sangria from Waterfront Market, Port City beer. Celebrity bartender Delegate Rob Krupicka.

Date: Friday, September 26, 2014
Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: King Street Gardens Park
18060King Street & Diagonal Road
Alexandria Virginia 22314
Phone: 703-683-0333


10th Anniversary Sale at Vintage Mirage
Community Event !!!

Join us in celebrating our 10th Anniversary! Tons of sales on our unique designer consignments and vintage jewelry, clothing and accessories.

Dates: Saturday, September 27, 2014
Sunday, September 28, 2014
Times: Sat 11am-6pm, Sunday noon-5pm
Location: Elinor Coleman’s Vintage Mirage
117 South Columbus Street
Alexandria VA 22314

Phone: 703-535-8200


Nativity Preview Party at Ten Thousand Villages
Community Event !!!

On Sunday, September 28, at 6:30 pm we’re having a Nativity Preview Party, when customers can see – and purchase – the new 2014 nativities and enjoy seasonal refreshments. If you miss the preview you’ll have to wait until November!

Date: Sunday, September 28, 2014
Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Location: Ten Thousand Villages
915 King Street

Alexandria VA 22314

Phone: 703-684-1435



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U. S. State Department Diaspora Tour (September 16, 2014)

The NOVA Institute for Public Service at the Alexandria Campus of Northern Virginia Community College and the U.S. Department of State hosted a panel discussion on the importance of diaspora communities in the United States.

Dr. Jimmie McClellan, liberal arts division dean at NOVA-Alexandria, gave the welcoming remarks.

The keynote address was delivered by Andrew O’Brien, special representative in the Secretary’s Office of Global Partnerships. O’Brien will also moderate the panel discussion.

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New Academic Building Construction Project

Updates of August


Monday, August 04, 2014


Friday, August 08, 2014


Monday, August 18, 2014


Thursday, August 21, 2014


Thursday, August 28, 2014


Updates of September


Tuesday, September 02, 2014


Wednesday, September 03, 2014


Friday, September 5, 2014


Monday, September 08, 2014


Tuesday, September 09, 2014

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Alexandria Groundbreaking for New Academic Building

NOVA’s Alexandria Campus has been looking forward to the new academic building coming in 2015. The Groundbreaking Ceremony was a success with more than 50 guests in attendance.

The new three-story 80,000-square-foot academic building will be a state-of-the-art facility, which will incorporate several key elements such as transparent spaces, flexible uses and a visually exciting architectural environment, all in an effort to draw in students and engage their passions.

For more information on the Groundbreaking click on the link below:


From left to right: Alexandria Provost Ronald Buchanan, NOVA Board Chair Michael Wooten, Scott Price of U.S. Senator Mark Warner’s office, Joe Montano of U.S. Senator Tim Kaine’s office, Alexandria Mayor William D. Euille and President Robert G. Templin, Jr.


President Robert G. Templin, Jr.


Alexandria Provost Ronald Buchanan


NOVA Alexandria Campus Guests

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Hello Students!


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Alexandria Campus’s Student Services Office will continue to partner with NOVA’s college-wide Adult Career Pathways to host the Adult Student Success Workshop Series for students 25 to 55 yrs. old. Two more workshops have been scheduled for fall 2014 (see dates below).

There is no cost for attendance, but we are asking that students RSVP in advance by registering for the workshop at

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2014 | 12:30PM – 2:00PM
“Your Goals: Motivation to Succeed”

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2014 | 2:00PM – 3:30PM
“Your Strengths: Skills to Succeed ”


For more information please contact Dr. Vanessa Díaz Rodríguez | Coordinator, Special Student Programs |


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Dearest Alexandria Campus,

This week I will be hosting a few meetings of the Lyceum Series Committee.  I realize that picking one time is difficult considering everyone’s course schedule.1234

It has been my goal to see this committee as interdisciplinary and include ALL members of our college/campus community: STUDENTS, STAFF, and FACULTY.  Also, ALL viewpoints are welcome – the Committee doesn’t intend to push any particular view or ideology – we want diverse opinions and ideas.  Of course, we tend to dance with those who show up, so PLEASE show up.

Also, we have limited funding to pay a few speakers a modest honorarium.   My office is in room AA-427 of the Bisdorf Building.

Please let me know which of the below times work best for you and email me at  If you’re interested and those times don’t work, let me know and I’ll look into different options.

Here are the meeting options:

  • Wednesday, 17 September 2014 | 4pm – 5pm | AA-427

    I am unable to book the conference room in 427, so depending on how many people come by this time, I may need to book a room elsewhere.  For now, we’ll find a spot in 427 to chat. justify;”>

  • Thursday, 18 September 2014 | 11am – noon | Conference room of AA-427

Please feel free to contact Dr. Jack Lechelt | Professor of Political Science |
NOVA-AL Political Science Facebook Page:


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Lunch and Learn Session with Microsoft!

Lunch and Learn Session with Microsoft!

Join Instructional Support and Development and MICROSOFT for our Brown Bag Session to learn more about Windows 8.1 and the Microsoft Surface!

Visit the link to access the registration form:


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MEC Exchange Workshops | Alexandria Campus

MEC Exchange Workshops | Alexandria Campus



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What:            Screening of Anonymous People and Panel Discussion
Date:             Wednesday, 10 September 2014
Time:             4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Where:         Bisdorf Building | AA-196


In recognition of National Recovery Month the NOVA Student Chapter of VAAP, and the Women’s Center is proud to present The Anonymous People, a feature documentary film about the 23 million Americans living in long-term recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs. Deeply entrenched social stigma and discrimination have kept recovery voices silent and faces hidden for decades . . . UNTIL NOW. Just like women with breast cancer, or people with HIV/AIDS, courageous addiction recovery advocates have begun to step out of the shadows to fuel a passionate new public recovery movement that will transform public perception, and ultimately the response to the addiction crisis.

Included in the free event are a panel discussion, a casual meal, and an opportunity to become a member of the Virginia Association of Addiction Professionals (VAAP), the state affiliate of NAADAC – The Association for Addiction Professionals at a discounted rate. 1.5 CE credits will also be available.

For more information and to register for the event go to:

Advance registration is requested by Monday, 8 September 2014, but not required. 

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International Club First Meeting

International Club First Meeting


Date:              Wednesday, 10 September 2014
Time:             3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location:       Bisdorf Building | AA-158

International Club welcomes all Alexandria Campus students; we are making our fresh start in this semester. Club’s goals:

  •  Giving leadership opportunity.INTERNATIONAL
  •  Having meetings every week to examine cultural and international issues.
  •  This is a place to socialize and meeting people from all around the world.
  •  Creating campus events and cooperating with other student clubs.
  •  Not just that, camping, barbecues and parties are in the works too.

For more information about the  International Club, please send inquiries to:

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