NOVA Shuttle: Schedule Changes for Summer 2016

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As a reminder, the following shuttle schedule changes will go into effect during the summer 2016 semester:

Please visit the NOVA Shuttle site at www.nvcc.edu/shuttle/ for the latest NOVA Shuttle schedule.

Route A – Annandale Campus / 7630 Little River Turnpike / Dunn Loring Metro
• In service Monday through Thursday until 5:00 PM

Route B – Alexandria Campus / Ballston Metro
• In service Monday through Thursday until 5:40 PM
• The stop at the former Arlington Center is discontinued

Route C – Alexandria Campus / Braddock Metro
• No longer operates during the summer semester
• The DASH Bus in Alexandria offers weekday service between the Alexandria Campus and the King Street – Old Town Metro on the AT6 Route and between the Alexandria Campus and the Potomac Yard Shopping Center on the AT9 Route.
• DASH Service Info: DASH AT6 Westbound, DASH AT9
• The Metrobus offers weekday and limited weekend service between the Alexandria Campus and the Ballston and Van Dorn Street Metro stations on the 25B (Landmark-Ballston Line) Route.
• Metrobus Service Info: Metrobus 25A

Route D – Manassas Campus / Manassas Mall / Innovation Park
• No longer operates during the summer semester
• PRTC’s OmniLink Bus offers weekday service between the Manassas Campus and Oaks of Wellington on the Manassas AM and PM routes.
• Transit from Woodbridge to Manassas is provided on OmniLink’s Cross County Connector, which runs between the PRTC Transit Center in Woodbridge and the Manassas Mall (the Manassas AM and PM routes can be accessed at the Manassas Mall stop).
• Route Info: OmniLink Manassas to NVCC
• Route Info: PRTC Cross County Connector

Route E – MEC Campus
• Route has been discontinued
• The Fairfax Connector offers weekday service between the Medical Campus and Franconia-Springfield Metro.
• Route info: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/connector/routes/334.htm

Route F – Loudoun Campus / Whiele Metro / Reston Center / Signal Hill
• No longer operates during the summer semester
• Loudoun County Transit has a local bus that offers weekday service between the Loudoun Campus (Potomac View Rd) and the Loudoun County Government Center in Leesburg on the Route 70 – 7 to 7 on 7 route.
• Route info: https://www.loudoun.gov/DocumentCenter/View/111108

All NOVA students, staff or faculty can ride the NOVA Shuttle for FREE by showing their NOVA Card! Shuttle tracking and updates are available real-time through the RideSystems app or online at www.restonlimo.com/nova/.

CONTACT:
For more information please contact Parking & Transportation Customer Support at 703-323-3123 or Parking@nvcc.edu

Mike Blackwell
Director, Parking and Transportation

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“Final Exam” a NOVA Student’s International File Collaboration

Dear Alexandria Village!

I wanted to take time to thank all who came out for the 2016 NOVA Student Film Festival! A great time was had by all. And those who could not make it, we know you were with us in spirit.  I know it is finals’ week, so I figured to help you decompress in between grading and wrapping things up for the semester, I would share the film that was a collaboration between NOVA Alexandria Film students and my film students from Ethiopia from my Fulbright project.

Our motto: Building bridges across continents through film! I hope you enjoy watching the film as much as I enjoyed not only the making of it but most importantly our students learning about a reality from a different part of the world.

I present to you: “Final Exam”  http://blogs.nvcc.edu/lgebre/

Have a great end of the semester!

CONTACT:
For more information please contact Lucy Gebre-Egziabher | 703-845-6297 | lgebre@nvcc.edu

Faculty site: http://blogs.nvcc.edu/lgebre/

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AL Campus Euro Café Dining Survey

Hello NOVA,

Auxiliary Services is conducting a survey on NOVA’s Dining Services.   Please take a few moments to complete the short survey: AL Campus Euro Café Dining Survey

CONTACT:
For more information please contact Megan McCormick | memccormick@nvcc.edusurvey

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Artist Talks – Jessica Kallista – Artists Speaks

Hello AL Campus,

ArtistPlease join Jessica Kallista in the Fisher Art Gallery on the Second Level of the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, this Thursday. Kallista is an artist, poet and curator living in Northern Virginia. She received her M.F.A. in 2002 in creative writing with a concentration in poetry from George Mason University in 2002. In 2014, she founded Olly Olly, an alternative art space in Fairfax, Virginia, in order to create a place for local art and artists with a focus on experimental, conceptual and performance art. Dear Suburbia is an extension of Kallista’s blog, “Dear Suburbia: Letters of Love to a Strange Land.”

Exhibit:             Dear Suburbia: Mixed Media Works by Jessica Kallista
Artists:              Jessica Kallista
Date:                 Thursday, 21 April 2016
Time:                12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Location:           AL Campus Schlesinger Center | Fisher Art Gallery (Second Level)

Contact: Mary Higgins | mhiggins@nvcc.edu

During Artist Speaks, Kallista will speak about being a local arts instigator, her creative process, and the inspiration behind Dear Suburbia.

Artist Speaks is FREE and OPEN to the public. Feel free to bring your lunch!

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2nd Fireside Chat

OCL FC SPRING 2016

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MSE, Photography and TILT STEM Photo Contest

MSE, Photography and TILT STEM Photo Contest

Dear AL Campus,

The First Student STEAM Photo Contest is accepting entries until April 23, 2016.

Interested individuals should submit their photos with their full names and student numbers to http://bit.ly/alphoto16

For more information, please contact Dr. M. Emblom at memblomcallahan@nvcc.edu

Steam

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Student Leadership Awards Program

Student 1

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Student 3

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FREE NOVA Writing Conference Featuring Poet Laureate Dr. Robert Scott and Other Leading Writers!

Hello All,

Please see the attached flyer for the 2nd Annual NOVA Manassas Writing Conference being held on Friday, April 22, 2016  from 10:00am – 3:00pm . Lunch will be provided but you must register. This event is open to all college faculty/staff and the community. Space is limited so grab your spot now! For questions contact Chalet Jean Baptiste at cjbaptiste@nvcc.edu.

Featured presenters include:

SESSION 1
• Timothy Denevi, Author of Hyper (Simon & Schuster, 2014) at 10:00 am
o Topic: Writing Narratives, Memoirs and Non-fiction

SESSION 2
• Prince William County Poet Laureate, Dr. Robert Scott at 11:15am
o Topic: Writing Poetry

SESSION 3
• Dackeyia Q. Sterling, CEO, Publisher and author of the bestselling, Entertainment Power Players at1:30pm
o Topic: Publishing and marketing techniques. How to write want publishers
Writing Conference

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Secretary Nancy Rodrigues visiting the AL Campus

Special guest

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50th Anniversary NOVA Day of Service – May 6th

Comfort Cases

Hello NOVA!

As part of NOVA’s 50th Anniversary, and our campus theme of Come Home to Serve…..we are having a packing party for Comfort Cases and you are invited!

Thousands of children in Northern Virginia enter the foster care system each year. Most carry little more than the clothes on their backs. Comfort Cases is on a mission to provide essentials to help these brave children on their journey to find a home.   As part of our 50th Anniversary celebration: Come Home to Serve, Comfort Cases would like to request your participation in a Packing Party on May 6th from 10 AM – 12 PM at the Alexandria Campus Schlesinger Center.  Volunteers will assist organizing donated items and preparing cases for distribution.

If you can’t make it to the Packing Party, you can still participate!  We are also collecting items to go inside the comfort cases from 4/11 – 5/6/16.

Items can be dropped off at TILT (Bisdorf Building | AA-343).  Additional sites on campus will be announced soon.

Here’s a list of the items needed:

  • Back packs, duffle bags or small suitcase
  • Stuffed Animals
  • Pajamas or athletic pants/shorts & tees
  • Hair brush or Comb
  • Toothbrush & Toothpaste
  • Books
  • Travel Size Toiletries
  • Activity books & Crayons

Items for children over 10 years old would be especially appreciated.

To learn more about Comfort Cases, go to http://patch.com/virginia/manassas/comfort-cases-bring-foster-children-comfort-and-more-0

Thanks so much for your support in this endeavor!

AL Campus 50th Anniversary Committee

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