Summer Final Exam Week!

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Happy Flag Day!

flag

A hundred years ago, then-President Woodrow Wilson established June 14 as a chance to “rededicate ourselves to the nation,” as he wrote in his proclamation. He wanted Americans to take Flag Day to leave behind “every thought that is not worthy of our fathers’ first vows in independence, liberty and right” and instead “stand with united hearts, for an America which no man can corrupt, no influence draw away from its ideals, no force divide against itself.”

If you’re stuck at your desk instead of celebrating in the summer sun, here are 13 facts to share about the American flag, compiled from the History Channel, Mental FlossABC News and PBS:

The version of the flag the U.S. uses today is the 27th.

The 50th star was added in 1960, after Hawaii joined the U.S.

At one point in 1795 the flag had 15 stripes, one for each state.

Vendors often use the Pantone shades 193 C and 281 C for the flag’s red and blue.

The flag is always flying at the White House, Fort McHenry and at the Iwo Jima memorial.

Almost all American flags made today were produced in the U.S.

There’s no evidence Betsy Ross designed the first American flag, but she was paid at one point for creating “ships colours.”

Other people think a man named Francis Hopkinson helped out with the flag’s original look.

The Pledge of Allegiance was penned in 1892.

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Happy Memorial Day!

We remember!

Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

 

Veterans

 

The Alexandria Testing Center will be closed from May 28-30. We will reopen on May 31st.

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Adjusted operating hours on May 10 and May 12

Hello NOVA Students and Future NOVA Students!

The Alexandria Testing Center is happy to serve you by assisting with your course exams and placement tests. This week, May 9 – May 14, we will open and close at our normal times each day. We will, however, have two afternoon closings this week for professional development. The timing details are laid out below:

Tuesday, May 10.
Closed from 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm.
Placement exams must begin before 1:30 pm.
ELI or makeup tests must begin before 2:30 pm.
Students will not be able to continue testing during this closure.
We will resume normal testing schedules at 5:00 pm.

Thursday, May 12.
Closed from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm.
Placement exams must begin before 11:00 am.
ELI or makeup tests must begin before 12:00 pm.
Students will not be able to continue testing during this closure.
We will resume normal testing schedules at 4:00pm.

After we reopen each afternoon, we will have our normal cutoff times for all tests. Placement exams must begin before 7:00 pm, and ELI or faculty makeup tests must begin before 8:00pm. We collect all exams 15 minutes before closing in the evening.

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Alexandria Testing Center Hours

ATC hours

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Finals 2016!

images Are you ready for finals? Visit our campus ASC, room 229, 703.845.6363 for tutoring.

The Alexandria Testing Center will have normal hours. You should plan to arrive early enough to give yourself ample time to complete exams.  It is never a good idea to wait until the last test day to test. There is guaranteed to be a wait time and long lines.

Avoid the rush, test early.

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LTR Event – Procrastination Prevention Palooza!

Are you worried about how you’re going to prepare for Finals this semester at the Alexandria Campus? Do you want to learn more about the resources available to NOVA students? Come and find out how we can help you organize your studies and win the fight against your Final Exams and papers!

This event will be next week – April 19 and 20 – in the Alexandria Campus Library from 11am-2pm.

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Testing Tips 2016– Spring

 

 Test Test Must Begin
VPT English or Math Placement 2 hours prior to closing
ESL Placement Test (Accuplacer) 2 hours prior to closing
Extended Learning (ELI) /

Faculty Referred

1 hour prior to closing

 

ALL EXAMS ARE COLLECTED 15 MINUTES PRIOR TO CLOSING

 

http://www.nvcc.edu/alexandria/testing/index.html

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Testing Tips for end of Spring 2016 Semester!

Testing Tips Mar 2016

We hope you have a great experience testing with us this semester!

Testing Center Hours: https://goo.gl/ev9Czo

 

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Pi Day! 3.14

pi                        pie day

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