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.
Touchdown to Student Success!
Tuesday, October 29th, AA158 Faculty and Staff! Please join us for a full day of activities to celebrate NOVA’s AtD student success policy initiatives and our passion for student achievement.
ALL DAY: KICKOFF
Faculty Success Stories in the Classroom.
Share your own success stories with your students. How did you to where you wanted to be?
Hall of Fame
Stop by AA158 and do a short “Who Inspired Me to be Successful?” video
Bag of goodies will be distributed to participants.
Student Success Stories AA158
Student Panel Discussion and Lunch
Faculty and staff are encouraged to wear their favorite football jersey shirts!
One of my most memorable experiences has to be when I studied abroad as a freshman in college. I remember walking by the bulletin board with the advertisement and thought “huh… I may be crazy enough to try this”.
You see, making the decision to go was huge for me because I had never been anywhere outside of Los Angeles County, my hometown, other than to visit family in Mexico. I also did not know anyone in the program and I was about to spend a whole summer with strangers on a different continent!
Needless to say, this was a mind blowing experience. I remember the first night we landed the group and I went to dinner in Puertadel Sol, Madrid and I just looked around at my surroundings in amazement. I felt so grateful!
It took me some time to adjust to the long days, nine-hour difference, and humidity but I got the hang of it quickly. Thankfully, I speak Spanish so language wasn’t a barrier for me. I made many new friends and learned a lot about Spanish culture. I tried new dishes and visited many places like Toledo,Córdoba, and Seville. Above all I learned a lot about myself. I gained the confidence to step out of my comfort zone and to try new things. I highly recommend studying abroad to all college students.