National Day of Listening Nov 28, 2014

November 28, 2014 is the National Day of Listening
To learn more, go to http://storycorps.org

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Veterans Day

What do you know about the U.S. Military and veterans?

Operation Got Your 6 is a delightful 6 minute video with the penguins of Madagascar and First Lady Michelle Obama. This film was written and directed by Steve Hickner in collaboration with DreamWords Animation and the White House Communications Agency. Check it out at http://youtu.be/WmRHhdVGHM

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All Politics is Local

Voting in elections is one of my favorite ways to play a part in history. It’s a right that I know others have fought for me to have. (Constitutional Trivia: The 15th Amendment enables non-whites and low-income citizens the right to vote. The 19th Amendment enables women to vote. The 26th Amendment allows citizens 18 and over to vote.)

This past Tuesday, just over 50% of the eligible voters in my district (Braddock, Fairfax County, Virginia) cast a vote. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/gis/electionresults/ While this turnout is better than most districts, it saddens me that many choose to sit it out.

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.                                       – Edmund Burke (1729-1797)

Until the US Constitution was amended, (17th amendment), we did not directly vote for our US Senator. This year, 864 citizens in my district offered their preference. My vote mattered. So does yours.

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NOVA’s Cross Country Team Captures Championship

NOVA captured the 2014 National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region 20 Division I Women’s Cross Country Championship at Anne Arundel Community College on October 25.

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Pearson Publishing Offers Workshop

“Always Innovating: Improving Outcomes Through Technology” in CS Building, Room 129 from 8:45 AM to 3:00 PM with registration and snacks CF Building, Faculty Dining Room – Register at http://www.pearsonhighered.com/myevents/nova2014

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Advising Week Nov 3-6

This is Advising Week so plan to meet with your faculty advisor to discuss your academic plans and progression. Choose your courses for the spring semester. Review your requirements for graduation.

If you don’t have an advisor or can’t reach your current one, you may meet with a faculty member this week in the CA lobby, first floor from 10-2 and from 4-7.

In addition, if any students plan to graduate this upcoming Spring 2015 or Summer 2015, they don’t want to miss this very important workshop entitled “Crossing the Finish Line” on Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 3:00pm in CA 302.

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NOVA Women’s Volleyball Team D-II Champions

NOVA captured the 2014 National Junior College Athletic Association Region 20 Division II Championship with a thrilling 3-2 victory over Frederick Community College Sunday afternoon, November 2, at Hagerstown Community College.

Bravo, Ladies!

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Register to Vote

Virginia Election Day is November 4.  Have you registered to vote?  For more information visit www.vote.virginia.gov. You must register by October 14 to qualify for the November 4 election.

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Are You Registered to Vote?

Smart people vote.
Responsible citizens vote.
Wise people know how important voting is.

You must register to vote a month ahead of time. You must also be a resident and at least 18 at the time of election.

http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/elections/vregis.htm

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Suicide Prevention Day, September 10

September 10, 2014 is World Suicide Prevention Day. You can find materials to help you plan and implement activities for this important occasion on the International Association for Suicide Prevention website.

Webinar to Discuss Threat Assessment Strategies for Schools and Higher Education

On September 23, 2014, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. ET, OJJDP, in collaboration with the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) will present “Threat Assessment Strategies for Schools and Higher Education.” During this Webinar, presenters will provide an overview of threat assessment programs for both K-12 schools and higher education campus settings, discuss school/campus threat assessment strategies and programs, and provide resources to meet standards of practice in threat assessment. Register for this free Webinar.  Learn more about IACP/OJJDP online school safety training courses

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