Schlesinger Center | New Point-of-Contact

Hello AL Campus,

If you have any events or need information about our AL Campus Schlesinger Center, please contact Stephen Shetler.  He is our new Point-of-Contact for the Schlesinger Center.Schlesinger Center contact

Schlesinger Center Contact:
Name:          Stephen Shetler
Phone :        703 575-4728
Website:      Schlesinger Center


NOVA Community Chorus (Dr. Mark Whitmire, Director) will join the Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic Orchestra to present a concert of music to celebrate the arrival of Spring. The concert will in include Appalachian Spring Suite by Aaron Copland, Springtime in Funen by Carl Nielsen, and Spring Symphony by Robert Schumann.

NOVA Community Chorus (Masonic Memorial)

There will be two performances:

Date: Sunday, 10 April 2016
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Location: Church of the Epiphany | 1317 G Street NW, Washington DC

Date: Sunday, 17 April 2016
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Location: George Washington Masonic Memorial | 101 Callahan Drive, Alexandria, Virginia 22301

This extraordinary opportunity for NOVA music students is made possible by a college/community partnership designed to give students experience performing with full orchestra. While tickets are $20 at the door, free tickets are available to NOVA students, faculty and staff.

NOVA Community Chorus (Schlesinger)NOVA COMMUNITY CHORUS is a one hundred-voice ensemble that combines singers from the NVCC Music Program and the surrounding community. The chorus has distinguished itself both locally and internationally, performing regularly with the Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic, as well as at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the National Theater, and the Kennedy Center. The chorus toured Spain and performed at the 1992 World’s Fair in Seville. Other international performances include Gloucester Cathedral (2003), Westminster Abbey and Canterbury Cathedral (2006), the Leipzig International Choral Festival (2008). Chartres Cathedral and Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris (2010) and St. Mark’s Basilica, Venice, and St. Peter’s Basilica, Rome (2013).

For more information contact Dr. Mark A. Whitmire | 703-845-6097 |

AL Campus Bookstore Now HIRING

Dear AL Campus!

The Alexandria Bookstore is now hiring. We are hiring temporary employees to help us with both our SUMMER & FALL rush.

Book Store

*You must be able to work until August 31st but preferably until September 9th.
*You must be punctual
*You must be organized
*You must be able to multi-task
*You must be able to lift up to 40 lb boxes
*You must have outstanding communication & customer service skills
*You must be at least 16 years old to apply
*You must be able to work Saturdays (we are normally not open Saturdays, but during the start of a new semester we are open a couple of Saturdays)

Pay for temporary employees is $7.25 and is non-negotiable.

Our Store Hours are:
Monday – Thursday: 9am to 7pm
Friday: 9am to 2pm

You’d need to be able to work at a minimum 3 days a week Monday – Thursday, plus Friday and Saturday (when applicable). You’d need to have either an open availability or be able to work one of the following shifts.
Shift 1: 8:30 am to 2pm
Shift 2: 2pm to 7:30 pm

Please note if you are able to work longer times then stated above please note that in your application. The shifts listed above are the minimum we will accept.

When we are open Saturdays the shift would be 9:30am to 5:30pm
Please CLICK HERE to apply. Please don’t e-mail me your resume, you must apply at the website provided.

For more information please contact Natalie Garcia (Department Manager) | 703-671-0043

Facebook: NVCC ELI Distance Learning/Alexandria Campus Bookstore
Store Website:

Film Students Interested In Transferring To Film Program at GMU

Giovanna Chesler, GMU Director of the Film program and Lori Ann A Yi, Admission Specialist of the program will come and talk to our students. They will provide information about their program; discuss transfer credits accepted etc. And they will show a couple of short films made by their students.

All students interested in transferring to a film program should attend.
Date:             Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Time:             2:00pm – 3:00pm
Location:      Bisdorf Building | Room AA-158

Film student transfer

Lucy Gebre-Egziabher Fulbright Scholar – Film Studies
Communication Studies & Theatre
Northern Virginia Community College
Alexandria Campus
Faculty site:


The World Is Your Classroom (and Living Room too!)


Come hear English Language Fellow Matthew Jellick speak about his experiences teaching and living abroad.  From Korea to Ethiopia, and from Asia to Africa, learn about the professional and personal experiences which living and working overseas offers, expanding your worldview while helping others…


Lucy Gebre-Egziabher
Fulbright Scholar – Film Studies
Communication Studies & Theatre
Northern Virginia Community College
Alexandria Campus
Faculty site:

Al- Mutannabi Street Starts Here DC 2016 NOVA and GMU Student Art Show Pop Up Exhibit

February 12 – Schlesinger Center Forum Gallery

February 25 – ONGOING – Alexandria NOVA Library.

Organizers: Schlesinger Center Gallery Director – Mary Welch Higgins

Alexandria NOVA Reference Specialist – Michelle Davis Jerney, Paul Chapman – Collection Development Librarian

NOVA Art Professors: Professor Stacy Slaten and Matt Pinney

The Alexandria NOVA Library and The Schlesinger Center Art Galleries partnered on a NOVA and GMU Student Art Show Pop-Up. The Pop-Up showcased student work that was inspired by the Fisher Gallery exhibit – Global Narratives and the Al-Mutannabi Street Starts Here DC 2016 cultural and book arts festival. The work in the Pop Up was done by art students from the Alexandria and Manassas NOVA campuses as well as students from George Mason. At the Schlesinger Center on February 12th, the one night exhibit provided students the opportunity to display their work in conjunction with the local area professional working artists exhibiting in Global Narratives. After the artists reception, the NOVA Alexandria  library installed the Al-Mutannabi Student Pop-Up exhibit  until March 11th alongside books about the Art of the book. You can find out more about the Al-Mutannabi Street Starts Here DC 2016 at

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Keys to a Strong Argument Essay

A strong argument essay a debatable position on a topic and provides evidence to support that position in subsequent body paragraphs. But how do you create and organize your argument? Attend this workshop to learn the keys to writing a convincing argument essay.

Presented by the Academic Success Center and Writing Assistance Center; funded by the Student Life. The Brown Bag Workshop Series covers a different topic every week, Tuesday and Wednesday at 12:00 PM. All workshops can be customized and brought into classes or student groups. For more information contact Gwen McCrea at or 703-575-4708.

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Organizing for College (and Life)

If you’ve ever felt overwhelmed by the papers, assignments, deadlines, books, and appointments that you, as a college student, need to keep track of, this workshop is for you! We’ll discuss strategies for organizing your time, organizing your coursework, and fitting school–with all its demands–into the rest of your life. We will also have specific organization tools for you to pick up and look at, so you can decide if they will help you stay organized.

Date:            Tuesday, April 5th and Wednesday, April 6th, 2015
Time:            12:00pm
Location:       Bisdorf Building | Room AA-229