ALEXANDRIA CAMPUS host the AtD Directors

On October 29, the Directors of National Achieving the Dream (AtD), chaired by NOVA President Dr. Robert Templin, visited the Alexandria campus. Part of their visit included a student panel session of twenty students from various academic career paths. Dr. George Gabriel provided an overview of NOVAs preliminary progress with implementing the recent AtD Policy Changes. He discussed some preliminary findings with the program and anticipated our next steps with the process, which went into effect Fall 2014.

With more than 15-students (from various NOVA campuses: Alexandria, Loudoun and Woodbridge) sitting on the panel, the AtD Board members witnessed a conversation with Dr. Frances Villagran-Glover discussing the students varies paths to NOVA, their academic goals, their involvement on campus, as well as the impact of the recent policy changes on students.

Professor Laura Franklin commented, “As a faculty member at the Alexandria campus and at the Extended Learning Institute (ELI), I am always amazed at the determination coupled with hard work that leads to the success for our students. On this particular occasion, it was clear that students from very diverse educational experiences were united in the view that NOVA provides them a truly excellent educational experience coupled with a strong level of preparedness for their professional goals. I am glad that the AtD Board had the opportunity to hear their stories in person.”


Free Tickets! Green Club Trip to the National Geographic Museum – Saturday, 15 November 2014

Join the Green Club in visiting the National Geographic Museum this Saturday.

Date:                            Saturday, 15 November 2014
Time:                           10:00 a.m.
Location:                  1145 17th Street NW | Washington, DC 20036
Meeting Up:            We plan on meeting up at the 17th Street entrance to the Museum.Dr. Bozarth will be in her Green Club tee-shirt!
Cost:                             The Green Club will pay for your admission if you are a NOVA student ($9 ticket).  Bring your NOVA ID!
Metro Stops:          Farragut North and Farragut West are the closest Metro stops.
Driving:                     If you want to drive, there is metered parking around the Museum.

We are particularly interested in the “FOOD: Our Global Kitchen” exhibit, but admission includes all exhibits (other exhibits are on Spinosaurus and Mars).

Please RSVP to Dr. Bozarth (,

Hope to see you there!

For more information please contact Dr. Bozarth |


On November 10th, the Alexandria Campus hosted a Math Contest. There were at over 60 students who attended and participated in this year’s Math Contest. The energy and enthusiasm permeated the air as students worked in teams to compete and solve real-world math problems. Technology integration played a huge role in this event also as an interactive PowerPoint presentation and Turning Point Technologies were used for an audience participation component.


Free Screening The Glass House

The fringes of Iranian society can be a lonely place, especially if you are a teenage girl with few resources to fall back on. The Glass House follows four girls striving to pull themselves out of the margins by enrolling at the program at the Omid Center in Tehran, a unique organization established by Marjaneh Halati in 2004. Forget about the Iran that you’ve seen before.


With a virtually invisible camera, the girls of The Glass House take us on a never-before-seen tour of the underclass of Iran with their brave and defiant stories: Samira struggles to overcome forced drug addiction; Mitra harnesses abandonment into her creative writing; Sussan teeters dangerously after years of sexual abuse; and Nazila burgeons out of her hatred with her blazing rap music.

This groundbreaking documentary reflects a side of Iran few have access to or pay attention to: a society lost to its traditions with nothing meaningful to replace them and a group of courageous women working to instill a sense of empowerment and hope into the minds and lives of otherwise discarded teenage girls.

Date:             Thursday, 20 November 2014
Time:             7:00 PM
Location:      Schlesinger Center

Question and Answer session after the showing.

For more information please contact Dr. Afsaneh Chamlou (NOVA AL Professor) | 703-845-6552 |

JASON HOROWITZ PHOTOGRAPHS | Tuesday, 11 November 2014 (Reception)

Please join us for a special event in Tyler Gallery on Tuesday 11 November.

A catered reception for artist Jason Horowitz will begin at 6 pm, and the artist will then discuss his striking and thought-provoking work currently on display.

Jason Horowitz is an Arlington-based contemporary artist who has exhibited in museums and galleries in New York and Washington, and is a recipient of multiple grants including the Aaron Siskind Foundation Award and a Bader Fund Grant. He is represented in Washington by the Curator’s Office and in New York by Baum Contemporary Fine Art. His BFA is from George Washington University and his MFA is from Virginia Commonwealth University.

The Photography + Media program is a Partner with FotoWeekDC:

Gallery:Jason Horowitz Photographs
Gallery Run:Monday, November 10 – Thursday, December 4
Reception & Artist’s Talk:Tuesday, November 11 at 6 pm
Tyler Gallery Hours: Open Mondays – Thursdays | noon – 10 pm
3001 North Beauregard Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22311

4915 East Campus Lane
Alexandria, Virginia 22311

NOTE:  Location has NOT changed–just the address

Free parking in Beauregard Street Garage after 4 pm.


For more information contact Page Carr | | 703.845.6287

Here is a link to the fotoweekdc page:

GAP, INC Scholarship

The Gap Inc. for Community Colleges Partnership Program is a part of the White House’s “Skills for America’s Future” initiative.  12

Gap Inc. is offering three scholarships in the amount of $898 each in connection with the college/career modules they offer on campus.  To be eligible, students must attend (or have attended) one of these modules.  Details on upcoming events and instructions on applying can be found in the attached PDF. Gap Scholarship Announcement Application

For more information on Gap Inc. for Community Colleges, please follow this link:

If you have any questions about applying for this scholarship, please contact Stuart Bowen at