NOVA’s Annandale Career Services Office is offering some helpful workshops for students:
Cover letters and resumes – March 4, 4-5 p.m., CA 317
Job interviews and foll0w-up letters – March 25, 4-5 p.m., CA 317
Job search techniques and occupations info – April 29, 4-5 p.m., CA 317
For more information contact Career Services, 703.323.3144
Have you an outstanding faculty member who has demonstrated
- Mastery of academic discipline and
- Commitment to the intellectual growth and development of students
One NOVA alumni and students may nominate full-time faculty for the NVCC Alumni Federation Faculty of Year Award.
Deadline for nominations is Friday, March 14, 2014. Here is the nomination form and directions, http://www.nvcc.edu/forms/pdf/105-125.pdf
For more information, contact Bonnie Idle, alumni coordinator at 703.323.3749.
Fairfax County will soon begin seriously looking at long-standing plans to widen Braddock Road from Guinea Road to the Beltway, including HOV-Bus lanes from Burke Lake Road to the 495 Express Lanes.
Want to weigh in on this? Supervisor John Cook invites residents to attend an informational meeting on February 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the Lake Braddock Secondary School’s Lecture Hall. The meeting will allow the County to outline the project, collect public feedback, and introduce a citizen’s committee that will have a key role in planning.
The Student Government Association is recruiting senators for the Spring 2014 session. They have various senatorial positions under the following committees: events, media, fundraising, outreach & philanthropy.
If you are a promising student with at least 6-credit hours at the Annandale campus please apply to serve as a senator. General Body meetings are every Friday from 12:30 to 2:00.
To apply, go to the SGA website: http://www.nvcc.edu/annandale/clubs/sga/join.htm
Become a part of a dynamic group of hard-working students working towards civic engagement!
Piero G. Quiroz
President, Annandale SGA
Office: CG 226A
Here are five tips for making a good first impression with your professor:
- Attend the first class. While others may tell you that nothing important happens the first day, they are missing unaware that the most important things happen the first day. Learning about your professor’s background, expectations, and pet peeves is invaluable.
- Arrive on time. Attending class is your job and you need to get to work on time. You wouldn’t show up late the first day of your job, would you?
- Get yourself a fresh pad of paper and a pen and get ready for a fresh start. Be ready to take notes and to engage with your classmates about the topic. Volunteer to help the instructor set up the class (e.g., rearranging the desks, pulling down the projector screen, erasing the board).
- Stay away from your phone. We know that you are feeling uncomfortable in a new class with people you don’t yet know. Texting during class is a sure way to irritate a professor.
- Thank your teacher for the class. Just as you thank a host when you leave a party, acknowledge the effort that your professor has put into making the class worthwhile. At a minimum, say, “Thank you for a great class. I’ll see you next week.”
What are you looking forward to most this coming Spring Semester?
The college will be closed for the holiday and reopen on Thursday, January 2. While faculty will be on campus, they will be involved with professional development and campus meetings the days proceeding the start of the spring semester on Monday, January 13. (Graphics from hdwallpapers.in/walls/merry_christmas)
I’ll be teaching four courses during the Spring 2014 semester. These are standard 16-week courses. These include:
CST 110.07N Introduction to Communication
MW 12:30-1:45, CM 244
CST 110.15N Introduction to Communication
TR 9:30-10:45, CM 252
CST 126.36N Interpersonal Communication
Tuesdays 11-1:55, CM 252
CST 227.01N Business and Professional Communication
MW 2-3:15, CM 244
I’ll teach a course at George Mason University as well, COMM 301 Foundations of Interpersonal Communication.
November 29, 2013 is the National Day of Listening
Share your story and listen to others at StoryCorps, storycorps.org. Together with the Library of Congress, they have the largest single collection of human voices every gathered.
Oxford Dictionary names SELFIE as word of the year, http://blog.oxforddictionaries.com/2013/11/word-of-the-year-2013-winner/.
Here are my favorites for the year:
Twerking, Jumping the shark, Podestrian, Vaping, Molly, Bitcoin, Selfie, Fracking, 1%, Debt ceiling, Clean CR, Wonk, and Cyberbully.