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Did you know that both CST 227 Business and Professional Communication and CST 229 Intercultural Communication transfer to George Mason University and satisfy upper-level courses?

CST 227 is the equivalent to COMM L320 Business and Professional Communication

CST 229 is the equivalent to COMM L305 Foundations of Intercultural Communication, a requirement for all communication majors.

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Join Sigma Chi Eta

Picture of logoIf you are a communication major, you’ll want to join your peers in Sigma Chi Eta, the Community College Honor Society of the National Communication Association.

Eligibility for Membership

  • Completed 12 credit hours overall with minimum of 3 communication courses
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 overall
  • Minimum GPA of 3.25 for communication studies courses
        • Exhibit high standards of personal and professional character

To apply, talk with your communication instructor or your campus Sigma Chi Eta advisor:

Alexandria Campus Professor Meredith Aquila
Annandale Campus Professor Nan Peck
Loudoun Campus Professor Josh Pachter
Manassas Campus Professor Elizabeth Vick
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Free MOOC on Public Speaking

Introduction to Public Speaking – UWashingtonX
Concise. Clear. Compelling. Gain the public speaking and presentation skills to to stand out in the office, the classroom, or on the stage. This innovative course from the University of Washington will teach you to design and develop speeches and presentations that captivate and persuade your audience.

Sign up for Free,

The course begins April 7th.

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Roundtable on Human Trafficking

Tuesday, March 24: Faculty Roundtable Discussion on Human Trafficking with Natalie O’Brady, Hubert Humphrey Fellow, Annandale Campus, CG202, Provost’s Large Conference Room from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

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This is Me

#ThisIsMe “Vision Board Workshop” sponsored by Annandale Campus’s Oral Communication Center in CA Building, Bookstore Tuesday, March 24, from 1-3 p.m.

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Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

Annandale Student Life and NOVA Sexual Assault Services (SA) are excited to participate in the 1st annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event on April 9th on the Annandale Campus, and we need your help!

This event helps raise awareness in our community about the serious causes and effects of sexual violence against women. All participants are asked to walk one mile in women’s high heel shoes. This event goes along with the old saying: “You can’t really understand another person’s experience until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes.”

We are asking for donations of slightly worn high heel shoes. We are in need of all types and sizes, but we are particularly interested in large sized shoes for men who may want to participate. Please help us make this event a success!

There are also many volunteer opportunities to help set up and assist with the event.

If you have donations or would like to volunteer for this event, please contact Angela Acosta at or 703-323-2406 for pick up arrangements.

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Become a Better Listener

The soft skill of listening in one of the most important skills in life. When you listen, you learn. During a class lecture:

  1. Listen for three or five key ideas. Most instructors will offer you three main ideas, or five steps to explain a process;
  2. Write down examples and supporting materials that will help you recall the information when you review it;
  3. Instructors tend to punctuate important concepts that they want you to remember. Write these down; and
  4. Don’t write down everything that you see on the slide. Most instructors will offer you a copy of these slides and make them available on the Blackboard site of your course. Ask for these, following the lecture.
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Creating Respect and Shaping Humanity

Creating Respect And Shaping Humanity
Join the Oral Communication Center (OCC) as we discuss identity, communication, & culture
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When: Wednesday, February 25th 2015, 1-4 pm
Where: CM363 Annandale Campus
RSVP by February 20th at
Free. Refreshments will be provided
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Healthy Communication Workshop, Feb 12, 12-1 in CA 317 AN

“He-Say, She-Say, They Say & We Say” hosted on February 12, 2015 from 12:00pm-1:00pm in CA 317, Annandale Campus. An open forum for the campus to discuss Healthy communication. If anyone has any questions they canHe-Say, She-Say, They Say & We Say Flyercontact me directly via email.

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I Love My Communication Major

NOVA’s Annandale Campus cordially invites you to the ‘I Love My Major’ Week 9-13 February 2015.  The goal is to provide students with relevant information regarding their major and chosen career path.

This event is sponsored by NOVA’s Career Services Team. To learn more, contact the Career & Transfer Center, CA Building, Room 105, or call (703)323-3144

Workshops will include:

  • How to navigate the Career Services’ College Central Job website;
  • Resources for the job search;
  • How to tailor a Resume and Cover letter for a specific major; and
  • Interviewing Strategies.
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National Day of Listening Nov 28, 2014

November 28, 2014 is the National Day of Listening
To learn more, go to

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Rocky Horror Picture Show

NOVA’s Woodbridge Campus Lakeside Theater presents the film,”The Rocky Horror Picture Show” on Saturday, November 15, 7:30 p.m. Admission is free. Props are provided and costumes are encouraged.

For more information, contact Dr. Eric Trumbull,

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