Dearest Alexandria Campus,

This week I will be hosting a few meetings of the Lyceum Series Committee.  I realize that picking one time is difficult considering everyone’s course schedule.1234

It has been my goal to see this committee as interdisciplinary and include ALL members of our college/campus community: STUDENTS, STAFF, and FACULTY.  Also, ALL viewpoints are welcome – the Committee doesn’t intend to push any particular view or ideology – we want diverse opinions and ideas.  Of course, we tend to dance with those who show up, so PLEASE show up.

Also, we have limited funding to pay a few speakers a modest honorarium.   My office is in room AA-427 of the Bisdorf Building.

Please let me know which of the below times work best for you and email me at  If you’re interested and those times don’t work, let me know and I’ll look into different options.

Here are the meeting options:

  • Wednesday, 17 September 2014 | 4pm – 5pm | AA-427

    I am unable to book the conference room in 427, so depending on how many people come by this time, I may need to book a room elsewhere.  For now, we’ll find a spot in 427 to chat. justify;”>

  • Thursday, 18 September 2014 | 11am – noon | Conference room of AA-427

Please feel free to contact Dr. Jack Lechelt | Professor of Political Science |
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What:            Screening of Anonymous People and Panel Discussion
Date:             Wednesday, 10 September 2014
Time:             4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Where:         Bisdorf Building | AA-196


In recognition of National Recovery Month the NOVA Student Chapter of VAAP, and the Women’s Center is proud to present The Anonymous People, a feature documentary film about the 23 million Americans living in long-term recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs. Deeply entrenched social stigma and discrimination have kept recovery voices silent and faces hidden for decades . . . UNTIL NOW. Just like women with breast cancer, or people with HIV/AIDS, courageous addiction recovery advocates have begun to step out of the shadows to fuel a passionate new public recovery movement that will transform public perception, and ultimately the response to the addiction crisis.

Included in the free event are a panel discussion, a casual meal, and an opportunity to become a member of the Virginia Association of Addiction Professionals (VAAP), the state affiliate of NAADAC – The Association for Addiction Professionals at a discounted rate. 1.5 CE credits will also be available.

For more information and to register for the event go to:

Advance registration is requested by Monday, 8 September 2014, but not required. 

International Club First Meeting

International Club First Meeting


Date:              Wednesday, 10 September 2014
Time:             3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location:       Bisdorf Building | AA-158

International Club welcomes all Alexandria Campus students; we are making our fresh start in this semester. Club’s goals:

  •  Giving leadership opportunity.INTERNATIONAL
  •  Having meetings every week to examine cultural and international issues.
  •  This is a place to socialize and meeting people from all around the world.
  •  Creating campus events and cooperating with other student clubs.
  •  Not just that, camping, barbecues and parties are in the works too.

For more information about the  International Club, please send inquiries to:



Date: Tuesday, 14 October 2014
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Schlesinger Center

Mathematicians have long noted that Mozart may have used Fibonacci Numbers. He was always playing with numbers and even scribbled mathematical equations for probabilities in the margins of some compositions.

NOVA Chorus Mozart 10-14 r2-page-0
Click here to view the flyer!!!

The “Mozart effect” refers to claims that people perform better on tests of spatial abilities after listening to music composed by Mozart. Studies show that the Mozart effect may be a consequence of between-condition differences in arousal and mood.

Cinema and Theater
How historically accurate was Milos Foreman’s 1984 award-winning movie? The original play by Peter Schaffer was first performed in 1979. The play was inspired by a short 1830 play by Alexander Pushkin called “Mozart and Salieri.”

Science and Medicine
The 2012 Mozart & Science Conference took an in-depth look at the enthralling question of how music affects human health and wellbeing. Research into music therapy takes place at the intersection of medicine, art and interpersonal relationships.

Literature and History
The “Mozart Question” by award-winning children’s author Michael Morpurgo. The story which takes place in Nazi Germany, explores how something so sublime as Mozart’s music can be used for evil purposes.

This could be the first that some NOVA students have been to a concert of classical music. It is likely to be the first time NOVA students have seen their peers perform classical music. Mozart’s music is wonderful!

This concert is FREE
for NOVA students, faculty and staff with a NOVA ID.

Please support MUSIC at NOVA

For information, contact Dr. Mark Whitmire

NOVA Alexandria Green Club

NOVA Alexandria Green Club

Welcome back to NOVA for the Fall 2014 semester.  Our student environmental club, the Green Club, is having their first meeting tomorrow.Go Green

We will discuss plans for the semester, including: improving recycling on campus, participating in NOVA Day, constructing the new campus garden, and whatever else you are interested in.  New members are always welcome so bring a friend.

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We hope to see you there.

Date: Wednesday, 3 September 2014
Time: 1:30 p.m.
Location: Bisdorf Building 362

For more information please contact Dr. Christine Bozarth | 703-933-8066|