Visiting Fulbright Scholar at Alexandria

NOVA is pleased to welcome Dr. Vache Kalashyan, a visiting Fulbright Scholar from Armenia, who is being hosted by the Liberal Arts Division at the Alexandria Campus from November 2016 to March 2017. During his stay, Kalashyan will be carrying out research in the D.C. metro area focused on ethics in civil service. His project aims to strengthen ethics in public administration through engagement of … Continue reading Visiting Fulbright Scholar at Alexandria

Alexandria Hosts Successful International Education Week

During the week of November 14 to 18, the Alexandria Campus offered events that inspired engagement, creativity and a desire to learn. As the world grows smaller, international events that commandeer daily news programs are a constant reminder of global connectedness. The U.S. Department of Education promotes international education programs in schools, colleges and universities that build high levels of worldwide understanding and expertise. For … Continue reading Alexandria Hosts Successful International Education Week

Post-Election Conference at Alexandria

Post-Election Conference at Alexandria

After what many are calling the most divisive presidential election in American history, the NOVA Institute for Public Service (IPS) hosted its annual Post-Election Conference at the Alexandria Campus. More than 200 students, faculty, staff and community members attended and participated in the event, which consisted of two panel discussions throughout the course of the day. Dr. Jimmie McClellan, Alexandria Liberal Arts dean, was the … Continue reading Post-Election Conference at Alexandria

Alexandria Livestreams Rain Dove Performance

The Alexandria Campus Student Life Office and Pride NOVA Club streamed a live performance featuring national guest speaker, Rain Dove. Dove’s presentation was motivational and interactive; she focused on understanding societal design and construction (heavily breaking down gender as an example), how it limits us and how individuals can overcome limits to be truly free once and for all. Dove shared her personal journey from farm girl to a … Continue reading Alexandria Livestreams Rain Dove Performance

Alexandria Celebrates International Education Week 2016

International Education Week is an opportunity to experience our diverse world in all of its uniqueness. The Alexandria Campus provides the ideal setting to bring people from all backgrounds together in a peaceful learning environment. As our world grows smaller, international events that commandeer the daily news programs are a constant reminder of global connectedness. The U.S. Department of Education promotes international education programs in … Continue reading Alexandria Celebrates International Education Week 2016

Rebecca Kamen Presents “The Butterfly Effect: Cajal as Catalyst”

On November 8 at the Alexandria Campus Rebecca Kamen, artist and professor emerita, delivered a presentation titled “The Butterfly Effect: Cajal as Catalyst” to an audience that included current and retired faculty as well as students of Spanish, art history and biology. The interdisciplinary presentation was sponsored by the Divisions of Liberal Arts and Mathematics, Science and Engineering. Kamen presented images of her sculptures inspired … Continue reading Rebecca Kamen Presents “The Butterfly Effect: Cajal as Catalyst”

English Honors Enrichment Experience

On October 25, Professor Alexander Purugganan and two Honors option students, Andrea Barreiro and Kyle Hall, took part in an outside class excursion at Old Town Alexandria’s Ghost and Graveyard Tour. This tour was sponsored by the NOVA Honors Program. Dr. John Sound, the Alexandria Honors chair, and Professor Stacy Rice, the College-wide Honors coordinator, were responsible for arranging the tour. As students of Introduction … Continue reading English Honors Enrichment Experience

NOVA Community College Initiative Program

NOVA Community College Initiative Program

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, the Community College Initiative (CCI) Program provides participants from underserved areas and underrepresented groups with a one-year, non-degree academic program at a U.S. community college. The program is designed to build participants’ technical skills in applied fields, enhance their leadership capabilities and strengthen their English language proficiency. The program also provides opportunities for professional internships, service learning and … Continue reading NOVA Community College Initiative Program

Human Library Project at the Alexandria Campus

Human Library Project at the Alexandria Campus

On October 25, the Alexandria Campus hosted its inaugural Human Library Project event. The event supports Achieving the Dream’s equity and inclusiveness efforts. The Human Library is an interactive attempt to challenge prejudice by facilitating a conversation between “books” and “readers.” Books are volunteers who have either been subjected to discrimination or represent groups or individuals within society that are at risk of experiencing stereotypes, … Continue reading Human Library Project at the Alexandria Campus

Award-Winning Australian Playwright Speaks to Honors English Class

Award-Winning Australian Playwright Speaks to Honors English Class

On September 8, Donna Abela, an award-winning Australian playwright, educator and human rights activist, gave a presentation in Dr. Mike Amey’s Honors English (ENG) 111 course at the Alexandria Campus. The presentation was sponsored by the NOVA Honors Program. Abela’s prolific output has included over 30 stage plays as well as radio dramas that have been produced by Eastside Radio and Australian Broadcasting Corporation. These … Continue reading Award-Winning Australian Playwright Speaks to Honors English Class

6th Annual NOVA Jazz Night

Faculty, staff and students are cordially invited to attend the sixth Annual NOVA Jazz Night. The event will take place on Monday, November 7 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Carlyle Club located at 2050 Ballenger Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22314. There is no cover charge; reservations are suggested but not required. It will be a wonderful evening with big band and jazz combos performing. … Continue reading 6th Annual NOVA Jazz Night

Alexandria Liberal Arts Diversity Committee Hosts Panel Discussion

Alexandria Liberal Arts Diversity Committee Hosts Panel Discussion

On October 20, 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 50 people attended the event to discuss this year’s topic, “Different Narratives and Perspectives in Mass Media.” Panelists included Professor Lucy Gebre-Egziabher (AL); Nick “Dr. Nick” Johnson of WPFW-FM; SOZE Senior Creative … Continue reading Alexandria Liberal Arts Diversity Committee Hosts Panel Discussion

College and Community Resource Fair on November 5

It makes sense that students who are struggling outside of the classroom also struggle inside the classroom. Many students have jobs, families, money worries and car problems. These financial challenges put many NOVA students on a treadmill, working hard to stay in place and even harder to move forward. NOVA’s Dual Generational Pathways and the Working Students Success Network is hosting a College and Community … Continue reading College and Community Resource Fair on November 5

Political Buttons on Display at Alexandria

Political Buttons on Display at Alexandria

From now until Election Day in November, the political button collection of Dean Jimmie McClellan will be on display in the window gallery outside of Room 252 of the Bisdorf Building on the Alexandria Campus. The collection includes hundreds of buttons spanning the period from 1840 to 2012. The earliest campaign buttons were actually brass buttons worn on coats. On November 10, the Institute for … Continue reading Political Buttons on Display at Alexandria

Annual Chorus Benefit Concert: “Ein Liederabend”

The NOVA Community Chorus will present its Annual Chorus Benefit Concert on Tuesday, October 25 at 7:30 p.m. in Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center on the Alexandria Campus. This year’s concert, “Ein Liederabend,” features Mendelssohn’s “Concerto for Two Pianos,” performed by Christine and David Hagan. The chorus will sing “Miriam’s Song of Triumph” by Franz Schubert, “Nachtlied” by Robert Schumann and the famous “How Lovely Is Thy … Continue reading Annual Chorus Benefit Concert: “Ein Liederabend”

NOVA’s Human Library Project

The Human Library will be held on October 25 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in room 158 in Bisdorf, Alexandria Campus. The Human Library aims to establish a safe conversational space in which a “library” of people share their experiences with stigma, prejudice and/or discrimination in an effort to challenge societal prejudices and to help people form a better understanding of those with whom … Continue reading NOVA’s Human Library Project

Alexandria Campus to Host Joint Band Concert With George Mason University

Who: The NOVA Alexandria Band and the George Mason University Wind Symphony What: Concert Band Concert When: Friday, October 28 from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Where: The Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, NOVA’s Alexandria Campus Cost: Free and open to the public Parking: Free parking for this event is available in the Beauregard Street parking garage across from the concert hall For More … Continue reading Alexandria Campus to Host Joint Band Concert With George Mason University

Political Buttons on Display at Alexandria

Political Buttons on Display at Alexandria

From now until Election Day in November, the political button collection of Dean Jimmie McClellan will be on display in the window gallery outside of Room 252 of the Bisdorf Building on the Alexandria Campus. The collection includes hundreds of buttons spanning the period from 1840 to 2012. The earliest campaign buttons were actually brass buttons worn on coats. On November 10, the Institute for … Continue reading Political Buttons on Display at Alexandria

Annual Chorus Benefit Concert: “Ein Liederabend”

The NOVA Community Chorus will present its Annual Chorus Benefit Concert on Tuesday, October 25 at 7:30 p.m. in Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center on the Alexandria Campus. This year’s concert, “Ein Liederabend,” features Mendelssohn’s “Concerto for Two Pianos,” performed by Christine and David Hagan. The chorus will sing “Miriam’s Song of Triumph” by Franz Schubert, “Nachtlied” by Robert Schumann and the famous “How Lovely Is Thy … Continue reading Annual Chorus Benefit Concert: “Ein Liederabend”

Political Buttons on Display at Alexandria

Political Buttons on Display at Alexandria

From now until Election Day in November, the political button collection of Dean Jimmie McClellan will be on display in the window gallery outside of Room 252 of the Bisdorf Building on the Alexandria Campus. The collection includes hundreds of buttons spanning the period from 1840 to 2012. The earliest campaign buttons were actually brass buttons worn on coats. On November 10, the Institute for … Continue reading Political Buttons on Display at Alexandria

NOVA Students Screen Collaborative Film at Alexandria

NOVA Students Screen Collaborative Film at Alexandria

On September 27, students at the Alexandria Campus screened their collaborative short film “Final Exam” for students, faculty and staff. Several students studying film at the Alexandria Campus collaborated with college students in Ethiopia to create the film. Assistant Professor Lucy Gebre-Egziabher (AL) taught film studies to more than 120 Rift Valley University students in her home country of Ethiopia during her Fulbright Scholar experience … Continue reading NOVA Students Screen Collaborative Film at Alexandria

Alexandria Liberal Arts Hosts Guest Lecturer from Scotland

Alexandria Liberal Arts Hosts Guest Lecturer from Scotland

On September 29, the Alexandria Campus’ Liberal Arts Division welcomed Dr. Adrienne McLaughlin of Abertay University in Dundee, Scotland, to give a guest lecture to NOVA students on the recent Brexit vote affecting countries in the European Union. McLaughlin, an expert in Scottish history, spoke to Professor Jean Sue Cho’s History 102 class and gave her presentation on the history of Scotland and Europe and … Continue reading Alexandria Liberal Arts Hosts Guest Lecturer from Scotland

Annual Honors Meet and Greet Event at the Alexandria Campus

Annual Honors Meet and Greet Event at the Alexandria Campus

The Alexandria Annual Honors Meet and Greet Event was held in the Alexandria Library on September 28. The event was attended by over 60 students and was sponsored by the NOVA Honors Program. The Alexandria Honors Club members shared their Honors experience with many students and faculty members who came to the event. Dr. John Sound, Alexandria Honors chair, talked about the Honors Program at … Continue reading Annual Honors Meet and Greet Event at the Alexandria Campus

Political Buttons on Display at Alexandria

Political Buttons on Display at Alexandria

From now until Election Day in November, the political button collection of Dean Jimmie McClellan will be on display in the window gallery outside of Room 252 of the Bisdorf Building on the Alexandria Campus. The collection includes hundreds of buttons spanning the period from 1840 to 2012. The earliest campaign buttons were actually brass buttons worn on coats. On November 10, the Institute for … Continue reading Political Buttons on Display at Alexandria

Women’s Center and NOVA Police Discuss Sexual Assault and Outreach

NOVA Women’s Center will welcome NOVA Police Lieutenant John Weinstein on Tuesday, October 4 at 2:00 p.m. in the Bisdorf Building, Room 331 on the Alexandria Campus. The session is titled “NOVA Police Sexual Assault/Harassment Outreach: Accomplishments and Capabilities.” Please join the Women’s Center for this important and informative session by Weinstein, as he discusses NOVA Police training, investigation process and outreach to NOVA and … Continue reading Women’s Center and NOVA Police Discuss Sexual Assault and Outreach