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EURO Café | Alexandria Campus!

EURO Café | Alexandria Campus!


Here are the latest operating hours of AL Campus Euro Café:

  • Monday – Thursday | 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Friday | 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Saturday | 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.


For more information contact John | 571-436-9237 or Donald Cole | Director of Campus Operations | 703 933-8086

NOVA Music Concert | Tuesday, 6 May 2014

NOVA Music Concert | Tuesday, 6 May 2014

NOVA-Alexandria to host end of spring semester concert

The music department at NOVA-Alexandria will close out the academic year with an uplifting spring concert. “Close to Home: An evening with American Composers” will include performances by The NOVA Community Chorus, the NOVA Alexandria Band and the NOVA Alexandria Jazz Ensemble.

Close to Home
Please, click on the flyer for more details!!!

Among the music selections include “Rockin’ in Rhythm” by Duke Ellington, “Jamie” by Sammy Nestico, “Frostiana: Seven Country Songs” by Randall Thompson featuring the poetry of Robert Frost, “Variations on a Shaker Melody” by Aaron Copland, and “Overture to Candide” by Leonard Bernstein.

The concert is FREE and open to the public.

Date: Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Schlesinger Center

Media Contact: Jennifer Gonzalez | 703.425.5839 | jgonzalez@nvcc.edu
Concert Contact: Lisa Eckstein | Music Instructor and Band Director |Summer Music Camp Director | 703-845-6252 or leckstein@nvcc.edu





Students may register at http://www.fcps.edu/is/schoolcounseling/events.shtml

Please, click on the flyer for more details!

Date: Thursday, May 15, 2014
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Locations: Edison High School 5801 Franconia Road | Alexandria, VA 22310

SGA – Bush Garden Trip | Saturday, 3 May 2014

SGA – Bush Garden Trip | Saturday, 3 May 2014

The Student Government Association are planning an upcoming Bush Gardens Trip.

Plan: SGA plan to take 150-students to Bush GardensSGA
Date: Saturday, 3 May 2014
Cost: $20.00 per student
Where: Students please make your payment at the Student Life office (AA-134) or at the Y-Table by
the Cafeteria.

Notes: SGA plan to depart the campus at 9:00 a.m. and return at 9:00 p.m.

For more information please feel free to contact Antionne Nailon | SGA President | anailon@nvcc.edu |703 845 6467






Coming to a theater near you on May 1st 2014 on the Alexandria Campus! SAVE THE DATE! More information will be posted! Stay tuned!

To enter your film in the film festival please download entry form below and submit it with a preview DVD of your film and a short typed synopsis, by April 17th 2014 by 5:00 Pm. 

Drop off your entry at NOVA – Alexandria Campus – Tyler bldg., Room 226 – CST Department

if you wish to enter your film in the festival go to the following site and download an entry form:


for more information on the festival please contact Prof. Lucy Gebre-Egziabher at:lgebre@nvcc.edu




On February 25 more than 150 students participated in the 2014 Black History Month Celebration in Schlesinger Concert Hall. Written and directed by Dr. Mark Whitmire (AL), the event involved actors, dancers, 100 singers, jazz musicians, plus faculty members Dr. Kate Al-Shamma, Dr. Joe Windham and John Kocur, as well as Liberal Arts Dean Jimmie McClellan.

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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

Faculty Spotlight: Katie Seeler




Cardboard Boat (Edit)

I attended a magnet school for Pre-Engineering in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  During my freshmen year (2000), our beginning engineering class was tasked with creating a cardboard boat from a designated list of supplies that teams of 2 would paddle across the swimming pool and back.  My partner Stephanie and I worked on the project for at least a month – gathering cardboard, box cutters, duct tape, and Thomson’s water seal; designing and constructing our boat; and testing the finished product in her family’s pool.

The day of reckoning finally arrived and it was a cold one (we’re Floridians, so cut us some slack!).  Our class was all there, along with another class to observe and cheer us on.  I’m happy to report that Stephanie and I survived the trek across the pool and back in one piece, although quite a few others were not so fortunate.  All in all, it was a lot of fun, especially watching the video afterwards when someone’s boat entirely disintegrated into hundreds of pieces when they entered the water.  Our boat was saved as an example for future students, although it’s probably long gone by now.

Student Spotlight Special Thanksgiving Edition: Presenting NVCC-Alexandria CKI President Mehreen Khan!

1236321_230115830475717_2095804739_nMy name is Mehreen Khan. I am a sophomore at NOVA , majoring in Information Technology and Liberal Arts. I came to America about two years ago from Pakistan. I remember how I was debating with myself to apply for different colleges in America. The question, what college should I choose, was a matter of a great concern for me because college was the ladder to the success of my future. I chose NOVA because I was a student looking for leadership and recognition and a quality education in the same package. This acknowledgement from NOVA has brought the dreams that were never conceivable in my eyes into a reality by the doors that by joining NOVA has opened for me. I was born and raised in a society, where people think that girls should be limited to household environment only. My father, Jahangir Azam, gave me that push to make a difference in the society where I belonged to. He never could finish his education and despite all the odds he wanted me study and achieve every opportunity which could make an impact in my life and through which I could inspire other girls to go for great opportunities. Going for higher education was my best chance to step ahead of that mentality.

1390628_247413845412582_978734011_nI am a passionate student and NOVA was the right spark for my passion. Joining NOVA allowed me to get the opportunities which led a growth and development in my career through participation in leadership services. NOVA has made my college experience exceptional by connecting me with the people who had the same level of passion and love for education as mine. I believe that there are no born heroes or winners; it takes a hammer, a chisel, a vision and a will to suffer the blows and be carved into one successful individual. NOVA provided me the opportunity to learn more about myself. All this started when I got involved in college clubs and different other organizations. I am not only succeeding academically but also I am active in the leadership roles in the college.

I am the current president of Circle K International, a service organization formed to help the community through various service projects. I am also a proud student leader on campus and all my efforts and devotions are to make sure that I can help students any way possible. I was also a peer mentor whose job is to make sure that we are helping the pregnant female students on campus and helping couples to reduce any kind of violence and assault. I was involved in student government association as well. All my efforts, from the beginning were to help the community, where I am in.  A person’s personality is the gateway into who they are. My experience at NOVA crafted me into a personality where satisfaction lies in helping others and be an inspiration for many others who aspire to dream and achieve their goals.