Archive | April 22, 2013

Commencement Address Speaker: Mason President Ángel Cabrera

George Mason University President Ángel Cabrera will be the keynote speaker at NOVA’s 47th Commencement on Sunday, May 19. The ceremony begins at 2:00 p.m. in George Mason University’s Patriot Center. Cabrera was named the sixth president of George Mason University effective July 2012. Mason is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with global distinction in more […]

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Bobbie Kilberg to Receive Honorary Degree

In recognition of her lifelong public service and support for higher education, Bobbie Kilberg will be awarded an honorary associate degree in humane letters during NOVA’s 47th Commencement on Sunday, May 19. Kilberg is president and CEO of the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC), a position she has held since September 1998. NVTC is the […]

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President Robert G. Templin, Jr. accepts the PAC Leadership Award

Templin Receives Student Award

NOVA President Robert G. Templin, Jr. received the first annual PAC Leadership Award from students in the Pathway to the Baccalaureate program at a ceremony in the Ernst Center Forum at the Annandale Campus. Two other people were also honored at a luncheon organized by students from various campuses. The awards were named for the […]

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Program Coordinator Laura Garcia, Lab Technician Daniel Alix, Congressman Eric Cantor, Automotive Instructor Ernie Packer and Lead GM ASEP instructor Keith Brown

U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor Visits Alexandria

On March 14, Congressman Eric Cantor visited the Automotive Department at Alexandria for a press conference to showcase the benefits of the Skills Act. Accompanying Cantor were fellow congressional leaders John Kline, Virginia Foxx and Susan Brooks. Visitors were greeted by President Robert G. Templin, Jr.; Dean of the Science, Technology and Business Division Bruce […]

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Austin Raymer and Jason Specht

Physics Professors Continue to Encourage Student Research

On April 6, 2013, seven NOVA physics students attended a meeting of the American Association of Physics Teachers, Chesapeake Section (CSAAPT), at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College in Richmond. AAPT’s members are university and high school physics teachers, and the organization’s mission is to enhance the understanding and appreciation of physics through teaching. CSAAPT is […]

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President Diana Mayhew and Vice President Sue Porter of National Cherry Blossom Festival and Annandale Provost Barbara Saperstone

NOVA Now Part of Cherry Blossom Festival

On April 11, two days before the annual Cherry Blossom Parade in Washington, NOVA became part of the National Cherry Blossom Festival when a cherry blossom tree was planted by festival representatives on the grounds of the Annandale Campus on the lake side of the CS Building. Cherry blossom trees have been planted across the […]

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Loudoun Participates in College Bound Event

Kimberly Heck, disabilities counselor/instructor for the Loudoun Campus, gave a presentation to 67 parents and students at Loudoun County Public School’s College Bound event. Heck’s presentation was titled “Keys to College Success.” She offered information on registering for disability support services and tips for a successful first semester in college. “Reaching out to families with […]

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Lincoln Film

Lincoln: The Man and the Film Presented at Annandale Campus

President Abraham Lincoln died on the morning of April 15, 1865, after being shot the day before. On March 28, 2013, at the Annandale Campus, the history of Lincoln was re-lived in a special presentation titled Lincoln: The Man and the Film. The Academy Award winning performance of Daniel Day Lewis as President Lincoln in […]

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Shane Lewis, Meghan Quinn, Professor Libby Vick, C-SPAN Founder Brian Lamb, Jorden Booth and Lindsay Rostek

Manassas Students Excited to Meet Pioneer in Media

On April 5, Communications Studies and Theatre (CST) Professor Libby Vick (MA) and four Manassas CST students attended the “First Amendment Forum” hosted by the Alexandria Campus. The event featured Brian Lamb, founder of C-SPAN. Coordinated by Professor Lucy Holsonbake of the Alexandria Campus CST Department, the forum was the first of what will be […]

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Brenda Meisel

Woodbridge Campus Celebrates National Poetry Month

Throughout the month of April, the Communications and Humanities Division, along with the Tutors Club, organized several events on the Woodbridge Campus in celebration of National Poetry Month. The first event, “Sidewalk Poetry,” was held April 9 in front of the campus. Students were encouraged to grab a piece of chalk and share a few […]

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Kathleen Stafford’s display

Artist and Educator Kathleen Stafford Visits Alexandria

Kathleen Stafford, artist, educator and “house guest” portrayed in the Oscar-winning movie Argo, visited the Alexandria Campus on April 8 as part of the International Studies Committee Globalization Seminar. In her presentation, “From Timbuktu to Tehran: Reflecting on Thirty Four Years in the Diplomatic Corps,” Stafford shared her experiences living, painting and printmaking in Italy, […]

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World Heritage Day on the Annandale Campus

Annandale Celebrates World Heritage Week

With the arrival of warmer weather, NOVA campuses and student groups are holding events – many of them outdoors – and reaching out to their fellow students, as well as faculty and staff. From NOVA Day! at Alexandria on April 3 to World Heritage Week at Annandale, Spring Fling Week at Loudoun and International Education […]

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NOVA TV: Aging Successfully

To see the forum on “Successful Aging and Human Happiness,” please go online to

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Winner Jillian Muschler in action

Manassas Hosts First NOVA’s Favorite Dancer

On April 6, the Manassas Campus hosted the college’s first ever NOVA’s Favorite Dancer competition. Students from all campuses were invited to audition for the chance to win cash prizes, a trophy and the title of NOVA’s Favorite Dancer. The college-wide dance competition was open to all currently enrolled students and sponsored by The Office of Student […]

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Back By Popular Demand

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) brings you the semester-long Faculty Focus Series: Course Development for New and Seasoned Faculty. There are two sessions remaining. Come to one or all. Please click here to register. Both sessions are from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the CETL Center (AN CG 218). April […]

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Georgetown Professor Jeremy Haft to Speak at Woodbridge

On April 23, Georgetown Professor Jeremy Haft will be speaking on the business implications of the trade policy the United States has with China. This presentation will be from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Woodbridge Campus Theater and is sponsored by the College Global Studies Committee. Haft is a serial entrepreneur, book author and a co-founder one […]

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Alexandria Partners With Blues Alley to Showcase Jazz

The NOVA Alexandria Music Department is excited to be partnering with Blues Alley in April for Jazz Appreciation Month. All faculty, staff and students are invited to join in the last event. NOVA Alexandria Jazz Ensemble (student group) Tuesday, April 23 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in Freedom Plaza FREE outdoor concert, no tickets required […]

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Gutierrez press release

“The Death of Fear” by Nelson Gutierrez at the Fisher Art Gallery

“The Death of Fear,” an exhibition of ink and pencil drawings on paper by Nelson Gutierrez, will be on display from Friday, May 3 through Thursday, June 6, 2013, in the Margaret W. and Joseph L. Fisher Art Gallery, located in the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall & Arts Center at the Alexandria Campus. The […]

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NOVA Basketball Camp Registration Time: Discount Offered for Faculty/Staff

Registration is underway for summer basketball camps and NOVA faculty/staff get a special discounted rate. NOVA is hosting boys basketball camp July 8 to 11 and girls camp July 15 to 18 at the NOVA Annandale Campus Ernst Gym for ages 9 to 14. The time is 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and the fee […]

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Outstanding Service to the College Awards Extended

The Northern Virginia Community College Educational Foundation sponsors the Outstanding Service to the College Awards which includes a $1,500 check, a plaque, and recognition at both the fall commencement and foundation dinner. There are three awards each year to classified staff, three to teaching faculty, one to non-teaching faculty (counselors, librarians, administrators, instructional technologists), and […]

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Flyers: April 22, 2013

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