Alexandria Professors Discuss Trips to Cuba

Alexandria Professors Discuss Trips to Cuba

On March 28, four Alexandria Campus professors discussed their recent trips to Cuba as part of the Liberal Arts Division’s week of seminars titled “Cuba: Culture and Concept.” Professors Araceli Bachner, Lucy Gebre-Egziabher, Peter Ruffner and Gloria Ward spoke to an audience of 20 students, faculty and staff about their recent travel experiences. The four professors spoke about their personal and professional interests in traveling … Continue reading Alexandria Professors Discuss Trips to Cuba

NOVA Idol Welcomes All Talents in 14th Year

NOVA Idol Welcomes All Talents in 14th Year

On March 31, NOVA presented students, faculty, staff and the community with an amazing show at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center at the Alexandria Campus. In its 14th year, the popular contest NOVA Idol welcomed participants to display their musical talents as well as other unique skills. Unlike previous years, the 2017 NOVA Idol show included a variety show for those … Continue reading NOVA Idol Welcomes All Talents in 14th Year

Alexandria Liberal Arts Hosts Fulbright Scholar

Alexandria Liberal Arts Hosts Fulbright Scholar

Since last November, the Liberal Arts Division at the Alexandria Campus has been hosting and providing support for the research of Fulbright Scholar, Dr. Vache Kalashyan. Kalashyan is a professor from the Republic of Armenia. As a member of the National Civil Service Council of Armenia, he has been interviewing local, state and federal agencies to gather ideas about best practices for implementing ethical and … Continue reading Alexandria Liberal Arts Hosts Fulbright Scholar

NOVA Faculty Accompany Students to Music Conference

NOVA Faculty Accompany Students to Music Conference

On March 31, eight students from the College Music Society student chapter at the Alexandria Campus attended the 47th College Music Society Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference at Towson University in Towson, Maryland. The conference featured lecture-recitals, workshops and paper presentations from university professors, graduate students and scholars. The keynote address was given by Dr. Lois Svard of Bucknell University on “What Neuroscience Can Tell Us About … Continue reading NOVA Faculty Accompany Students to Music Conference

Disability Services and TILT to Host Assistive Technologies Workshops

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 Workshops

4th Annual Jazz4Justice Concert

4th Annual Jazz4Justice Concert

The Alexandria Bar Law Foundation and the NOVA Nighthawks Jazz Ensemble present the fourth annual Jazz4Justice© Concert at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center on Thursday, April 6 at 6:00 p.m. There is a suggested donation is $15 per ticket. This event is a great way for children to experience live music and the ticket price is tax deductible. All proceeds benefit … Continue reading 4th Annual Jazz4Justice Concert

Disability Services and TILT to Host Assistive Technologies Workshops

The Office of Disability Services and Technology Innovation in Learning and Teaching (TILT) are co-hosting these workshops for the month of April: Workshop — Assistive Technologies Across the Curriculum: Guiding Students With Accommodations Toward Success Date: April 6 Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Location: Alexandria Campus, AA 158 At this workshop, you will learn the skills and know-how to work with students who use assistive … Continue reading Disability Services and TILT to Host Assistive Technologies Workshops

Alexandria Faculty Visit Abertay University in Scotland

Alexandria Faculty Visit Abertay University in Scotland

Some of the Alexandria Campus faculty spent part of their spring break lecturing at Abertay University in Dundee, Scotland. Professor Meredith Aquila and Dr. Lynette Garrett met with Abertay staff and students – strengthening the partnership between the university and NOVA’s Alexandria Campus. Alexandria Campus faculty and staff visit Dundee every year where they give lectures and meet with faculty and students at Abertay University … Continue reading Alexandria Faculty Visit Abertay University in Scotland

Alexandria Campus Welcomes Exchange Students from Scotland

Alexandria Campus Welcomes Exchange Students From Scotland

Through a partnership with higher education institutions in Dundee, Scotland, NOVA’s Alexandria Campus welcomed six students from Dundee & Angus College for the spring 2017 semester. Liberal Arts Division Dean Jimmie McClellan emphasizes that the City of Alexandria and Dundee are culturally and economically linked, and it gives the two cities the opportunity to collaborate and create partnerships. During their visit, the students are experiencing … Continue reading Alexandria Campus Welcomes Exchange Students From Scotland

NOVA Participated in Annual Harvard Model UN Competition

February 16 to19 students from NOVA competed at the 63rd Annual Harvard National Model United Nations (HNMUN) Competition. Together with students from over 100 nations, NOVA students worked to offer viable solutions for the most pressing problems facing the international community. Representing Myanmar, seven NOVA students worked on the social, humanitarian and cultural; disarmament and international security; special summit on sustainable development; special summit on … Continue reading NOVA Participated in Annual Harvard Model UN Competition

NOVA World Water Day Concert and Events

NOVA World Water Day Concert and Events

The World Water Day Concert will be held on March 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center on the Alexandria Campus. There will be beautiful water-themed music by NOVA Community Chorus, including “Earth Is Our Mother,” and music by the jazz legend Dave Brubeck with words by Chief Seattle (1786-1866), sung by operatic tenor Jesus Daniel Fernandez. There will … Continue reading NOVA World Water Day Concert and Events

Alexandria Women’s Center Hosts Elect Her Training

Alexandria Women’s Center Hosts Elect Her Training

For the third year, the Alexandria Campus’ Women’s Center partnered with the American Association of University Women (AAUW) and Running Start to host “Elect Her” on February 24. Thirty-three female students from all six campuses participated in conversations about their interest in running for Student Government Association (SGA) office and getting involved in politics on a local, state and national level. Elect Her is the … Continue reading Alexandria Women’s Center Hosts Elect Her Training

Alexandria Liberal Arts Division Scholarship Reception

The Liberal Arts Division at the Alexandria Campus will host its annual Scholarship Reception on Friday, March 17. Each year, the Scholarship Reception and donations generate scholarship funds for deserving students. The Scholarship Committee would like to thank NOVA faculty and staff for your generous donations in previous years. We hope faculty and staff will attend on March 17 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on … Continue reading Alexandria Liberal Arts Division Scholarship Reception

NOVA World Water Day Concert and Events

NOVA World Water Day Concert and Events

The World Water Day Concert will be held on March 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center on the Alexandria Campus. There will be beautiful water-themed music by NOVA Community Chorus, including “Earth Is Our Mother,” and music by the jazz legend Dave Brubeck with words by Chief Seattle (1786-1866), sung by operatic tenor Jesus Daniel Fernandez. There will … Continue reading NOVA World Water Day Concert and Events

MSA Beyond Bag Lunches Project

Since 1995, the Muslim Student Association (MSA), with chapters at the Annandale and Alexandria campuses, has made many positive and heartfelt contributions to the community. The MSA has organized blood drives, visits to children’s hospitals, clean your campus days and raised money for the refugee crises abroad. The frigid weather on the east coast leave many homeless individuals not only cold but helpless. MSA is … Continue reading MSA Beyond Bag Lunches Project

Black History Lecture Series at Alexandria

The Liberal Arts Department at the Alexandria Campus hosted the first lecture of its Black History Lecture Series on February 14 in the Bisdorf Building. The event was open to NOVA students, faculty and staff. NOVA invited Dr. C. R. Gibbs to speak on the subject “Black Inventors: From Africa to America.” The lecture drew a group of about 15 students, faculty and staff who … Continue reading Black History Lecture Series at Alexandria

Alexandria Liberal Arts Division Scholarship Reception

The Liberal Arts Division at the Alexandria Campus will host its annual Scholarship Reception on Friday, March 17. Each year, the Scholarship Reception and donations generate scholarship funds for deserving students. The Scholarship Committee would like to thank NOVA faculty and staff for your generous donations in previous years. We hope faculty and staff will attend on March 17 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on … Continue reading Alexandria Liberal Arts Division Scholarship Reception

Black History Lecture Series at Alexandria

The Liberal Arts Department at the Alexandria Campus hosted the first lecture of its Black History Lecture Series on February 14 in the Bisdorf Building. The event was open to NOVA students, faculty and staff. NOVA invited Dr. C. R. Gibbs to speak on the subject “Black Inventors: From Africa to America.” The lecture drew a group of about 15 students, faculty and staff who … Continue reading Black History Lecture Series at Alexandria

Dr. Jimmie McClellan to Speak at the George Washington Symposium

Dr. Jimmie McClellan to Speak at a George Washington Symposium

Alexandria Campus’ Liberal Arts Dean Jimmie McClellan will speak at The 2017 George Washington Symposium presented by The George Washington Masonic National Memorial Association. McClellan’s speech is titled “The Building Blocks of Tidewater Life: Foundations of George Washington’s Neighborhood.” The event will take place at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, February 25 at The George Washington Masonic National Memorial located at 101 Callahan Drive, Alexandria, VA 22301. … Continue reading Dr. Jimmie McClellan to Speak at a George Washington Symposium

Schlesinger Center Displays Music-Inspired Artwork by Lonnie Pauls

Schlesinger Center Displays Music-Inspired Artwork by Lonnie Pauls

The Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center at NOVA’s Alexandria Campus welcomes artist and George Mason University graduate student Lonnie Pauls to display her unique, music-inspired artwork in the second-level Passage Gallery. Pauls’ show “Chroma” will be on display through March 12. Malia Alana “Lonnie” Pauls is an Afro-Cuban-American fine arts chromesthetic abstract painter who works mostly in acrylics and inks. Pauls simply describes chromesthesia … Continue reading Schlesinger Center Displays Music-Inspired Artwork by Lonnie Pauls

Former President of Malagasy Republic Visits Alexandria

Former President of Malagasy Republic Visits Alexandria

President Marc Ravalomanana, who was twice elected president of the Malagasy Republic, visited the Alexandria Campus with three former members of his cabinet to talk to students in the political science classes of Dr. Jack Lechelt and Dr. Marius Ratolojanahary. Alexandria Liberal Arts Dean Jimmie McClellan, and his wife Catherine Lee Burwell, were also in attendance. Ravalomanana was forced into exile in 2009 by a … Continue reading Former President of Malagasy Republic Visits Alexandria

NOVA Hosts 5th Annual Richard J. Ernst Forensics Tournament

For the fifth year in a row, NOVA partnered with different community colleges and local universities to hold an exciting speech, debate and literature performance tournament. Over the weekend, NOVA students, NOVA faculty and competitors and faculty coaches from 11 different colleges and universities gathered in the Bisdorf Building on the Alexandria Campus for two days of exciting forensics competition. Forensics competition requires that students … Continue reading NOVA Hosts 5th Annual Richard J. Ernst Forensics Tournament

Professor Margaret Leary Named 2017 Outstanding Faculty by SCHEV

Professor Margaret Leary Named 2017 Outstanding Faculty by SCHEV

Dr. Margaret Leary, who is an information technology professor at NOVA’s Alexandria Campus and the director of NOVA’s Cybersecurity Credit Program, has been named a 2017 Outstanding Faculty of the Year by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV). This award is the Commonwealth’s highest honor for faculty at Virginia’s public and private colleges and universities. Leary is the 13th NOVA professor to receive this … Continue reading Professor Margaret Leary Named 2017 Outstanding Faculty by SCHEV

NOVA World Water Day Concert and Events

NOVA World Water Day Concert and Events

The World Water Day Concert will be held on March 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center on the Alexandria Campus. There will be beautiful water-themed music by NOVA Community Chorus, including “Earth Is Our Mother,” and music by the jazz legend Dave Brubeck with words by Chief Seattle (1786-1866), sung by operatic tenor Jesus Daniel Fernandez. There will … Continue reading NOVA World Water Day Concert and Events

Alexandria Hosts 2017 Spring Convocation

Alexandria Hosts 2017 Spring Convocation

The Alexandria Campus opened its 2017 spring semester by hosting a day of motivation, preparation and fun through its convocation at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center. Provost M. Annette Haggray updated faculty and staff about important campus details, events and expectations. Haggray acknowledged recent achievements by faculty including Professor Jonathan Kolm becoming a recipient of the President’s Sabbatical Award and thanked … Continue reading Alexandria Hosts 2017 Spring Convocation