Alexandria Announces Winner of Inaugural Film Pitch Competition

Alexandria Announces Winner of Film Competition

After much deliberation, the committee for the Alexandria Campus’ very first Film Pitch Competition announced this year’s winner. Led by film professor Lucy Gebre-Egziabher, the committee decided to use the story idea written by NOVA student Joann Bonanno to create this year’s project for Film Without Walls. As part of the Film Without Walls film series, Film Collaborative International (FCI) at NOVA will develop and produce a short narrative … Continue reading Alexandria Announces Winner of Film Competition

Green Club Audits Trash and Highlights Importance of Recycling

Green Club Audit Shows Importance of Recycling

Did you know that November 15 was America Recycles Day? According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), “in 2013, Americans generated about 254 million tons (U.S. short tons…) of trash and recycled & composted over 87 million tons of this material, equivalent to a 34 percent recycling rate…. On average, Americans recycled and composted 1.5 pounds out of our individual waste generation rate of 4.4 … Continue reading Green Club Audit Shows Importance of Recycling

PASS Alexandria Program Presentation at VCCS Peer Conference

PASS Alexandria Program Presentation at VCCS Peer Conference

The Virginia Community College System (VCCS) Peer Conference for Developmental Education, Student Services, Learning Assistance Professionals and Early Childhood Development occurred November 16 and 17 at the Virginia Crossings Hotel and Conference Center in Glen Allen, Virginia. The Alexandria Counseling Department represented by Dr. Sherri Anna Brown (Associate Dean of Students), Keith Wynn (Academic Success Counselor) and Ty Lane (Academic Success Advisor) presented on the … Continue reading PASS Alexandria Program Presentation at VCCS Peer Conference

NOVA Ceramics Students Donate to Empty Bowls Alexandria

NOVA Ceramics Students Donate to Empty Bowls Alexandria

For the third year in a row, students in the ceramics program at NOVA’s Alexandria Campus partnered with ALIVE! (ALexandrians InVolved Ecumenically) to donate handcrafted, one-of-a-kind bowls for the organization’s Empty Bowls Alexandria charity event. Empty Bowls Alexandria was on November 18 at the Durant Arts Center in Old Town Alexandria. Attendees and donors enjoyed a simple meal prepared by local restaurants and bakeries and … Continue reading NOVA Ceramics Students Donate to Empty Bowls Alexandria

Alexandria Hosts the Human Library Project

Alexandria Hosts the Human Library Project

In an effort to promote diversity and change perspectives about different people and cultures, NOVA’s Alexandria Campus hosted its second Human Library Project event October 25 and 26. Technology Innovation in Learning and Teaching (TILT) organized the event, which was sponsored by Student Life. This year’s library consisted of 35 human books; the books are people who have volunteered their time and their stories to … Continue reading Alexandria Hosts the Human Library Project

Alexandria Welcomes Lucinda Lumpkin for Disability Awareness Month

Alexandria Welcomes Lucinda Lumpkin for Disability Awareness Month

On October 17, the Alexandria Campus welcomed Learning Disabilities Coach Lucinda Lumpkin to speak about her experiences with dyslexia. The event was held in recognition of National Disability Awareness Month and was sponsored by Disability Services and the Office of Student Life. According to the International Dyslexia Association, “Dyslexia is a language-based learning disability. Dyslexia refers to a cluster of symptoms, which result in people … Continue reading Alexandria Welcomes Lucinda Lumpkin for Disability Awareness Month

NOVA’s Newest LEED Certified Building

NOVA’s Newest LEED Certified Building

As noted in the October 16 Intercom, NOVA’s newest building at the Alexandria Campus, the Center for Design, Media, and the Arts (CDMA), achieved LEED Gold certification. LEED is Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. Gold is the second highest certification (the four levels are Platinum, Gold, Silver and Certified). The United States Green Building Council (USGBC) manages the LEED program which “is the most … Continue reading NOVA’s Newest LEED Certified Building

Alexandria Music to Host 7th Annual NOVA Jazz Night

Alexandria Music to Host 7th Annual NOVA Jazz Night

The Alexandria Campus Music Department will host the seventh Annual NOVA Jazz Night at the Carlyle Club in Old Town Alexandria on Monday, October 30 at 7:30 p.m. All are invited to a night of dinner and dancing featuring performances by NOVA’s Nighthawks Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combo. Do not know how to dance? Ballroom dance instructor, Alan Golombek, will teach you during intermission. No … Continue reading Alexandria Music to Host 7th Annual NOVA Jazz Night

Alexandria Hosts Ribbon Cutting for New Fine Arts Building

Alexandria Hosts Ribbon Cutting for New Fine Arts Building

NOVA’s Alexandria Campus celebrated the innovative addition to the Campus and to the College community during the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Center for Design, Media and the Arts building on October 6. The Center for Design, Media and the Arts is a state-of-the-art, 80,420 sq. ft. facility. Moseley Architects and contractors Branch Daffan were involved in completing the building. The building currently houses programs … Continue reading Alexandria Hosts Ribbon Cutting for New Fine Arts Building

Alexandria Campus Hosts Community Policing Discussion

Alexandria Campus Hosts Community Policing Discussion

On October 5, the Liberal Arts Diversity Committee at the Alexandria Campus hosted its annual Dr. Joseph Windham Series on Race Relations panel discussion for students, faculty, staff and the community. More than 100 people attended the event to discuss this year’s topic, “Community Policing.” Panelists included NOVA sociology student Essayas Abebe; City of Alexandria Police Chief Michael Brown; Jean Kelleher, director for the City … Continue reading Alexandria Campus Hosts Community Policing Discussion

O’Donoghue and Zuparkhodjaeva Paintings Address Transitional Spaces

O’Donoghue and Zuparkhodjaeva Paintings Address Transitional Spaces

The Passage Gallery at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center at NOVA’s Alexandria Campus is excited to present the work of 2017 American University graduates Sarah O’Donoghue and Zarina Zuparkhodjaeva. The show “Change, Witnessed” will be on display September 22 to November 5 with an artists’ reception scheduled on Saturday, September 23 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The two artists explained … Continue reading O’Donoghue and Zuparkhodjaeva Paintings Address Transitional Spaces

Schlesinger Center Exhibits Susan Hostetler’s “Shifting Migration” Sculpture

Susan Hostetler’s “Shifting Migration” Sculpture on Exhibit at the Schlesinger Center

The Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center at NOVA’s Alexandria Campus is excited to exhibit a unique sculpture for the fall exhibition season. Susan Hostetler’s “Shifting Migration” will be on display until March 22, 2018. “Shifting Migration” is installed on the second level of the Schlesinger Center outside of the Margaret W. & Joseph L. Fisher Art Gallery facing the front of the … Continue reading Susan Hostetler’s “Shifting Migration” Sculpture on Exhibit at the Schlesinger Center

O’Donoghue and Zuparkhodjaeva Paintings Address Transitional Spaces

O’Donoghue and Zuparkhodjaeva Paintings Address Transitional Spaces

The Passage Gallery at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center at NOVA’s Alexandria Campus is excited to present the work of 2017 American University graduates Sarah O’Donoghue and Zarina Zuparkhodjaeva. The show “Change, Witnessed” will be on display September 22 to November 5 with an artists’ reception scheduled on Saturday, September 23 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The two artists explained … Continue reading O’Donoghue and Zuparkhodjaeva Paintings Address Transitional Spaces

O’Donoghue and Zuparkhodjaeva Paintings Address Transitional Spaces

O’Donoghue and Zuparkhodjaeva Paintings Address Transitional Spaces

The Passage Gallery at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center at NOVA’s Alexandria Campus is excited to present the work of 2017 American University graduates Sarah O’Donoghue and Zarina Zuparkhodjaeva. The show “Change, Witnessed” will be on display September 22 to November 5 with an artists’ reception scheduled on Saturday, September 23 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The two artists explained … Continue reading O’Donoghue and Zuparkhodjaeva Paintings Address Transitional Spaces

Alexandria Partners With Community For Skilled Immigrant Resource Fair

Alexandria Partners With Community for Skilled Immigrant Resource Fair

NOVA’s Alexandria Campus partnered with the City of Alexandria, Fairfax County and Arlington County to host a resource fair for skilled immigrants called “Rebuild Your Professional Career in the U.S.” on August 11 at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center. The purpose of the event was to provide a forum for conversation and the opportunity for community members and professionals to share … Continue reading Alexandria Partners With Community for Skilled Immigrant Resource Fair

Dr. Tyson Beale Joins Alexandria as Dean of Students

Dr. Tyson Beale Joins Alexandria as Dean of Students

NOVA’s Alexandria Campus recently welcomed Dr. Tyson Beale as the new dean of students. Beale joined the NOVA family in his new role on August 10. He will oversee Student Life, Student Conduct, First Year Advising, Enrollment Services and Counseling. Most recently, Beale served as assistant vice chancellor for student affairs at Fayetteville State University (FSU) in North Carolina. He previously served as associate dean … Continue reading Dr. Tyson Beale Joins Alexandria as Dean of Students

Alexandria Convocation Kicks Off 2017-2018 Academic Year

Alexandria Convocation Kicks Off 2017-2018 Academic Year

On August 17, the Alexandria Campus kicked off the fall 2017 semester and welcomed faculty and staff during its campus convocation at the Bisdorf Building. The morning started with a light breakfast before faculty and staff convened with their divisions in different classes in the Bisdorf Building and the New Center for Design, Media and the Arts. In her convocation address, Provost Annette Haggray acknowledged … Continue reading Alexandria Convocation Kicks Off 2017-2018 Academic Year

Artist John M. Adams Discusses Schlesinger Center’s First Wall Drawing

Artist John Adams Discusses Schlesinger Center’s First Wall Drawing

More than 20 students, faculty and community members gathered in the Forum Gallery of the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center at the Alexandria Campus on April 19 for a discussion and demonstration led by local artist John Adams. Adams – who created and executed the Schlesinger Center’s very first wall drawing “Terminal Flux” – discussed his past art experience as well as … Continue reading Artist John Adams Discusses Schlesinger Center’s First Wall Drawing

Alexandria Career Fair and NOVA Workforce Featured on NBC4

NOVA Workforce was highlighted on NBC4 on April 4. The feature was about the Alexandria Campus Career Fair and the benefits of NOVA’s jobs and internships database. The feature was a collaborative effort with Student Services at the Alexandria Campus. The NOVA Workforce Business Engagement Team showcased the database and the valuable way in which it serves students. There are over 6,000 employers using this … Continue reading Alexandria Career Fair and NOVA Workforce Featured on NBC4

NOVA Clothesline Project Brings Awareness to Sexual Assault

NOVA Clothesline Project Brings Awareness to Sexual Assault

On April 11 and 12, NOVA Sexual Assault Services (SAS) visited the Alexandria Campus for the Clothesline Project. The Clothesline Project raises awareness of the impact of sexual assault and domestic violence. Shirts are created for display to show support for victims of sexual violence. Staff, students and community members were invited to create shirts to show support for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. NOVA … Continue reading NOVA Clothesline Project Brings Awareness to Sexual Assault

NOVA Honors Attends Southern Regional Honors Conference

NOVA Honors was well-represented at the 45th Annual Southern Regional Honors Conference (SRHC) on March 30 to April 1 in Asheville, North Carolina. The conference, hosted by the University of North Carolina at Asheville, focused on “Diving into Diversity: Obligations and Opportunities in Honors Education.” NOVA College-wide Honors Coordinator Stacy Rice, Alexandria Honors Chair John Sound and Annandale Honors Chair Paul Fitzgerald took six NOVA Honors … Continue reading NOVA Honors Attends Southern Regional Honors Conference

7th Annual Women Helping Women

7th Annual Women Helping Women

The seventh annual Women Helping Women event was hosted by the Alexandria Campus’ Women’s Retention Program and the Women’s Center on March 18. This year’s focus was “Be the Change: Say It Out Loud. Personally, Professionally, Practically: Voicing Fears and Sharing Experience.” The event was co-chaired by Melanie Medina and Rachel Martin and attended by more than 65 participants. The mentoring program is in its … Continue reading 7th Annual Women Helping Women

World Water Day Concert and Annual Potomac River Cleanup

On March 21, the NOVA Community Chorus (Dr. Mark Whitmire, Director) presented A World Water Day Concert in the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center on the Alexandria Campus. The event was co-sponsored by the Federal Water Quality Association, Water For People and the Alice Ferguson Foundation, a local nonprofit organization that focuses on cleaning up the Potomac River. In attendance were NOVA … Continue reading World Water Day Concert and Annual Potomac River Cleanup

Disability Services and TILT to Host Assistive Technologies Workshop

The Office of Disability Services and Technology Innovation in Learning and Teaching (TILT) is co-hosting the following workshop: Webinar — Making Your Digital Course Content Accessible for Everyone! Date: April 21 Time: 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Location: Virtual During this webinar, you will learn how to make your digital course content created with Microsoft Office, Adobe PDFs and Blackboard accessible to all students. Upon … Continue reading Disability Services and TILT to Host Assistive Technologies Workshop

NOVA SySTEMic Solutions Hosts STEM Day at Alexandria

NOVA SySTEMic Solutions Hosted STEM Day at Alexandria

On April 1, NOVA SySTEMic Solutions hosted NOVA STEM Day at the Alexandria Campus. Volunteers, local educators and NOVA faculty and staff taught and entertained community students of all ages with various workshops, activities, games and presentations involving science, technology, engineering, mathematics and art. STEM Education Coordinator Bekkah Lampe said it is important to get students of all ages interested in STEM and a place … Continue reading NOVA SySTEMic Solutions Hosted STEM Day at Alexandria