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CST-227: Business and Profession Communication

CST-227:  Business and Profession Communication0205581854

Do you need a 2nd 8-week course?

Would you like to learn more about professional skills that you can USE, such as resume-writing, conflict management, interviewing, and job-hunting?

Do you need to fulfill CST requirements? 

If you answered “yes” to any of the above, then check out CST-227: Business and Professional Communication!
This 3-credit hybrid course meets on Tuesdays.  It’s a great way to learn practical skills in a hands-on setting.  Hurry!  The class begins March 17th!

Tuesdays:         12:30 p.m. – 3:20 p.m. (during the 2nd 8-weeks)

For more information contact  Professor Meredith Aquila | MAQUILA@NVCC.EDU<mailto:MAQUILA@NVCC.EDU>

Schlesinger Center Events for December 2013

Schlesinger Center Events for December 2013

Friday, December 6, 8pm
The Heights School Christmas Concert
under the direction of Dr. Kevin L. Strother and
Mr. Patrick A. Love
Tickets Required


Sunday December 8, 4pm
New Dominion Chorale
Welcome, Yule!

Tickets Required


Tuesday, December 10, 7:30pm
The Alexandria Band and the NOVA Community Chorus
Donations Requested


Saturday, December 14, 3pm

The Ballet Arts Ensemble of Fairfax, Inc.
Nutcracker in a Nutshell

Tickets Required

Saturday, December 14, 7:30pm
The Ballet Arts Ensemble of Fairfax, Inc.
Nutcracker in a Nutshell

Tickets Required

Sunday, December 15, 3pm
The Ballet Arts Ensemble of Fairfax, Inc.
Nutcracker in a Nutshell

Tickets Required

NOVA – Alexandria Music Ensembles to play Holiday Concert

NOVA-Alexandria music ensembles to play Holiday Concert

Living Legends of Alexandria nominees celebrated

 Christmas Concert

What:  Celebrate the holiday season listening to much-beloved favorites such as “Deck the Halls” and “Jingle Bells” at this year’s Holiday Concert on the Alexandria Campus of Northern Virginia Community College.  The musical event will feature the NOVA Community Chorus, the NOVA Alexandria Jazz Ensemble and the Alexandria Band. Other songs to be performed include “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” and “Baby, It’s Cold Outside.” Selections from Franz Joseph Haydn’s “Mass in Time of War” will also be performed and the evening will be capped by an audience sing-along.  Attendees will also be introduced to the 2014 Living Legends of Alexandria nominees during the evening. The initiative is an on-going not-for-profit photo-documentary project to identify, honor, and chronicle the people making current history in Alexandria. The 2014 Legends will be selected later this month and honored early next year at the annual Meet the Legend Reception.


When:  The concert will take place Tuesday, Dec. 10. A reception to greet the Living Legends nominees begins at 6:30 p.m. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m.


Where:  Northern Virginia Community College, Alexandria Campus, Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, 3001 North Beauregard Street, Alexandria, VA 22311


Cost:  The concert is free and open to the public. Free garage parking will also be available. The garage is closed from Campus Drive, but accessible from the Beauregard Street entrance.


Concert Contact:  Lisa C. Eckstein, Music Instructor and Band Director at NOVA-Alexandria, 703.845.6252 or leckstein@nvcc.edu




  • Saturday, 7 December 2013
  • 10am – 2pm
  • Schlesinger Center | Alexandria Campus


Pottery made by students and teachers at the Alexandria Ceramics Program are donated to this event.


All funds raised by this event are deposited in the Ceramic Studio Fund held by The NOVA Educational Foundation.

Funds are used to purchase supplies and for equipment repairs.


For more information please contact William Schran | Assistant Dean Fine Arts | 703-845-6075

Join Your Dean of Students for AfterNoon Chat

Join Your Dean of Students for AfterNoon Chat

Enjoy Lunch & Chat with your Dean of Students

Dates:                   Times: 12/05/2013        12:30-2:00 pm

01/12/2014             12:30-2:00 pm

02/20/2014           12:30-2:00 pm

03/20/2014            5:30-7:00 pm

04/17/2014             12:30-2:00 pm

06/19/2014             12:30-2:00 pm

07/14/2014            5:30-7:00 pm

08/20/2014            12:30-2:00 pm

09/18/2014             5:30-7:00 pm

10/16/2014            12:30-2:00 pm

11/20/2014           12:30-2:00 pm

Location: available upon rsvp Confirmation

RSVP By Email:  Dcifuentes@nvcc.edu

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Important Bookstore Dates. Rentals, Buy Back, SFA, Hours.

The Bookstore would like to remind you of some important dates that are coming up:

*   November 27th – December 1st the Bookstore will be CLOSED for the Thanksgiving Holiday.   *   The week of December 9th and 16th is the BEST time to sell your books back via our Buy Back program. You can receive UP TO 50% CASH BACK! Buy Back is done outside the window in front of the Alexandria Bookstore entrance. Please note you MUST have your NOVA ID to do Buy Back. Before you sell back your textbooks make sure that you didn’t rent your textbook and that you wont need the book again for another semester. All Back Back sales are FINAL. Make sure you stop in after taking your finals!

 *   All textbooks RENTED for Fall 2013 are DUE back December 17th. Please note you must check in your rented book at the campus you rented from. Remember if you want to ship your rented book back to us WE WILL PAY FOR SHIPPING! Attached you will find instructions on how to print your free shipping label. Please note shipments MUST go out by December 17th.

 *   December 24th – January 1st the Bookstore will be CLOSED for the winter break.   *   January 2nd – January 30th you may use your SFA funds at the Bookstore, for in person transactions you MUST have your NOVA ID.

Regular Bookstore Hours:

Monday – Thursday:       9:00 am to 7:00 pm           

Friday:       9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Saturday & Sunday:       CLOSED


For more information please contact Natalie Garcia | Department Manager | 703.671.0043 | SM650@BNCollege.com<mailto:SM650@BNCollege.com>

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Store Website:                  www.nvcc.bncollege.com<http://www.nvcc.bncollege.com/>

NOVA-IN-CHINA opportunity

Dear NOVA Community members,

Would you like to go to China with us to attend Chinese language classes, travel and visit cultural sights in Beijing, Wuyishan, Xiamen, Nanjing and Shanghai when you elect to join us for bothof the programs described below: Program #1 Language Studies in China and #2 Cultural Exploration. Or, choose only Program #2 Cultural Exploration and travel with us to culturallyenriching cities and places. Whichever program you choose, you will be immersed in Chinese culture and experience first-hand its beauty and history.

Both programs are open to all students and members of the community.  Some scholarships will be available for qualified students. (All dates, itinerary, and price may be adjusted.)

Contact: Dr. Dali Tan, Assistant professor of Chinese, China Coordinator, dtan@nvcc.edu <mailto:dtan@nvcc.edu> or 703-933-5078.

Information Meeting: Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at Alexandria Campus, Bisdorf Building 0342, 8:00pm.

If you can’t come to the information meeting, please contact Dr. Tan if you are interested and she can set up individual meetings with you to talk about the trip and to answer your questions.


May 17 to June 2, 2014
Morning language classes for beginners and those with background
Travel and Excursions in Beijing, Wuyishan, Xiamen, Nanjing and Shanghai

The program, open to all VCCS students and people from the community, will take place in two stages. Participants may elect to join us for both of the following opportunities or just the travel portion of the program.

(1)   Language Study in China (Friday, May 17 to Thursday, May 22, 2014):
Business Chinese for Beginners (CHI 103) or Business Chinese for Intermediate Level Learners (CHI 295) for 3 credits each or enrichment Chinese Language and culture classes

  *   Intensive language classes at a Chinese university with NOVA faculty for credits or with local instructors for non-credit language and culture classes

  *   Language and cultural exchange with Chinese professors and students
  *   Cultural classes and sightseeing excursions as well as service learning at  local sites

(2)   Cultural Exploration (Thursday May 22 to Monday, June 2, 2014, tour only participants leave DC on May 21, 2014): Beijing, Wuyishan, Xiamen, Nanjing and Shanghai

Introduction to the bustling streets of China’s largest cities, as well as to Chinese life at its most basic, beginning in Beijing. See the most famous landmarks of China, including Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, the Great Wall, the Summer Palace and the Temple of Heaven in addition to famous Olympic venues like the Bird’s Nest and Water Cube.  Travel continues to Wuyishan to view the magnificent Tianyou Peak and to ride on a bamboo raft on the beautiful Nine-Crooked Creek.  Then fly to Xiamen to explore Gulangyu Island and visit the famous South Putuo Temple as well as Xiamen University, known for having the most beautiful campus in China. Take another flight to Nanjing where you will have opportunity to visit the Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum and have an exchange event at Nanjing Institute of Industry Technology. Then move on to Shanghai to visit the Shanghai museums and the Yuyuan Gardens and explore the Bund and Nanjing Road and get a bird’s eye view of the entire city of Shanghai from the top of the “Oriental Pearl Tower.” We’ll fly back to the United States with the group and arrive home on Monday, June 2, 2014.  Language learning will continue to be a focus of the program. We will take full advantage of this immersion experience to arrange many structured opportunities for participants to practice what they have learned during the intensive language studies program, so they can further enhance their linguistic proficiency and deepen their cultural understanding during the cultural exploration part of the program.


For more information contact Dr. Dali Tan | Assistant professor of Chinese | China Coordinator | dtan@nvcc.edu<mailto:dtan@nvcc.edu> | 703.933.5078





Parking Lot A-8 will be used for voter parking, due to the construction of the Beauregard Parking Deck.


We are asking that Tyler Building Faculty and Staff park in the BACK of the Tyler Building on Tuesday, 05 November 2013.


This will allow available parking for our voters in the front of the Tyler Building on that day.


For more information please contact Mike Delchamp | mdelchamp@nvcc.edu or Marc Henderson | mhenderson@nvcc.edu

CALL ME CRAZY Movie Screening and Panel Discussion

Slide1“CALL ME CRAZY” | Screening and Panel Discussion


The Alexandria Psychology Department and Women’s Center present the film “Call Me Crazy!”


We will follow the screening with a panel discussion. The movie examines emotional health and support for psychological conditions.


The event is FREE and open to the public.


Please consider giving students extra credit for attending.


Thursday, 07 November 2013

4:30 – 7:00 p.m.




For more information please contact Dr. Elizabeth C. Lanthier | Professor of Psychology | elanthier@nvcc.edu

President’s Sabbatical: APPLY SOON (Dec. 1 Deadline; only for Full-Time Faculty Members)


Feeling a little stressed?

Need a break?

Been here five years or more?


(in two easy steps)

The deadline is December 1, 2013.

Only Full-Time Faculty Members can apply

To apply, complete the following:

  • Form 105-100
    • with the provost’s signature
  • A 1,000-word statement
    • describing how you would use your sabbatical for your professional development or to serve the college and/or our students

That’s all!

The members of the Personnel Services Committee will review all proposals and offer recommendations to Dr. Templin.

Dr. Templin will choose the winners in the spring.

Upon your return from sabbatical, you will present your work, findings, whatever to the faculty at the College Convocation.

Send your application to Assoc. Dean Jami Yazdani (jyazdani@nvcc.edu), head of the Personnel Services Committee, by December 1st!

Have questions? Need help putting your idea on paper? – Contact Steph Sareeram, AL’s faculty representative on Personnel Services, at (703) 845-6015 or ssareeram@nvcc.edu.