Dear Colleagues,

In the Fall 2014, CST film students from the Alexandria campus (members of the Film Collaborative International) started the development phase of making 4-shorts films. These included students from my Screenwriting, Film Directing, Acting for the Camera and Film Appreciation classes. Students wrote scripts, auditioned actors, and rehearsed. They were given complete creative control; well almost complete, as I have had to remind them occasionally that NOVA is a state institution.

The objective was 2-fold:  Pretty young woman holding a clapper.

1) Promote film courses

2) Give film students a chance to apply, what they learned in these film classes

The result, by Spring 2014 we went into production; the films were shot & edited and screened at the 1st Annual NOVA Student Film Festival – Alexandria, thanks be to GOD!

Now I am happy to report that I am putting these films into good use. Here is the film classes line up for the Fall 2014:

Enjoy the films and please help spread the word. As always, I am grateful to the Alexandria Village for your continued support!

Lucy G/E
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For more information, please contact Lucy Gebre-Egziabher | Communication Studies & Theater Department | 703-845-6297



CEREMONY | Thursday, 26 June 2014

Northern Virginia Community College Alexandria Campus will conduct a groundbreaking ceremony for the “NEW” Academic Building.

Date: Thursday, 26 June 2014  786
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Location: AL Campus | Parking Lot B-6

(In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held in the Bisdorf Building (AA-196)


The new three-story 80,000-square-foot building will replace the current Tyler Building on campus. It will house the music, studio arts, dance and drama programs. The new structure will include administrative offices, classrooms, activity rooms, a bookstore and a black box theater. In addition, there will be three outdoor terraces erected for studio work and a student lounge.

College officials expect the building to be certified as LEED Silver. The construction project is anticipated to last about 18-months.

For more information, please contact Donald Cole | Director of Campus Operations | 703-933-8086

MAKE IT POP! | Webinar

MAKE IT POP! | Webinar

Join us next Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at 10:00 AM for ISD’s last webinar in our Summer Webinar Series.

Participants in the Make it POP! Webinar will acquire tools to breathe new life into existing PowerPoint Presentations and explore innovative goodmultimedia apps like Prezi.

To register visit the link below:

Kirstin Riddick
Supervisor, Instructional Support and Development
Alexandria Campus
At IS&D, we support you with educational technology!

TURNING TECHNOLOGIES | Training Opportunity

TURNING TECHNOLOGIES | Training Opportunity

Are you currently using clickers in your classroom? Would you like to know more about interactive response systems and polling software?

Matt Ausmann and the Instructional Support and Development Team will provide Turning Technologies Demonstrations and Trainings.

Technologies Flyer
Click on the flyer for more details!

DATE: Thursday, 12 June 2014
TIMES: Demonstration | 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Training | 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Bisdorf AA-327

Follow the link to register:

Join us to learn more!

JOHN HAYES – DUNDEE and ANGUS COLLEGE | Thursday, 12 June 2014

JOHN HAYES – DUNDEE and ANGUS COLLEGE | Thursday, 12 June 2014

“The Political and Economic Dimensions of the Scottish Independence Debate ”

John Hayes | Senior Lecturer, History and Political Science uk
Dundee and Angus College, Gardyne (Scotland)

Date: Thursday, 12 June 2014
Time: 12:30 pm
Location: Bisdorf Building | AA-196

For more information please contact Linda Rodriguez |

CLOUD STORAGE | Training Opportunity

CLOUD STORAGE | Training Opportunity



Join us in the clouds June 10, 2014! You will learn about the benefits and features of cloud storage. We will also compare and contrast different cloud solutions to help you choose the right virtual tool for you!

Click on the link to register today.


PARKING NOTICE Lot A-2 |Thursday, 5 June 2014

PARKING NOTICE Lot A-2 |Thursday, 5 June 2014

On June 5th, the contractor has scheduled the A-2 lot for re-striping. Therefore, we will close parking lot A-2, so that we can accommodate this project.

We plan on closing the lot the night before (Wednesday, 4 June 2014) and will reopen it on Friday, 6 June 2014.

Please note that there will continue to be ample parking available in the Dawes Avenue Garage, the Beauregard Street Garage and the other parking lots.image001

We apologize for any inconvenience.

For more information please contact Mike Delchamp | Supervisor, Alexandria Campus Parking Services | 703-845-6057 or Eric Hochstrasser | Grounds Supervisor | AL Campus, Facilities Dept. |



Whether you’re writing your first resume or updating your experience, this workshop will help you get results.

This FREE workshop will walk you through the 6step resume writing process, developed by Career Counselor Edythe Richards, designed to get your resume noticed by both online systems (Automated Tracking Systems) and recruiters/hiring managers. image001

You’ll leave with invaluable information about the hiring process, actionable results – significantly improving your resume quality and overall job search success.

Space is limited. Sign up today!
Sign up:

***Please arrive early. Admission 15-minutes after start time will not be permitted***

For more information please contact Edythe Richards | Counselor/Instructor | Northern Virginia Community College – Arlington Employment Center | 703.228.1476