Sigma Chi Eta Induction Ceremony

NOVA’s Alpha Alpha Chapter of Sigma Chi Eta, is proud to welcome five new inductees to the chapter. They include Sarah Allam, Astrini Biyanindita, Ian Francisco, Rachel Horner and Lilliam Patroba Koroma.

Here is a picture from the induction ceremony held April 23, 2015 at the Annandale Campus.

Sigma Chi Eta faculty and inductees

Back row (L-R) Alusine Kanu, Philip Tirpak, Kennith Darensbourg; Second row Suzanne Neff, Melissa Chabot, Nan Peck; Front row Rachel Horner, Sarah Allam, Detri Biyanindita, and Jennifer Rainey

Missing Inductees:

Ian Francisco and Lillian Koroma

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Sigma Chi Eta Induction Ceremony

We are delighted to invite you to the Sigma Chi Eta Communication Honor Society Induction Ceremony on Thursday, April 23, from 2-3 p.m. in the CE Forum, at NOVA’s Annandale Campus to honor the following students:

Sarah Allam
Astrini Biyanindita
Ian Francisco
Rachel Horner
Lillian Koroma

We will have light refreshments and cameras to mark the occasion. Dress is business casual.


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Commencement May 17

NOVA’s commencement ceremony is Sunday, May 17, 2 p.m. at George Mason University’s Patriot Center. Graduates should arrive no later than 1 p.m.

For more information, go to

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NOVA Commencement Changes

NOVA 2015 Commencement is Sunday, May 17 at GMU’s Patriot Center, 2 p.m. It is a ticketed event. Each graduate will receive six tickets for their guests.

Tickets will also be available at a Grad Fair to be held on Saturday, April 18th from 10:00am to 4:00pm at the Annandale Bookstore.

To learn more about commencement, go to

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FERPA and the ADA Workshop

Presented by: Beth Harper, Executive VP of Student Services and Donna Patchett, Associate, Office of Legal Affairs

NOVA, Medical Education Campus, Room 152

March 30, 2015 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Open to all Faculty and Staff

Do you know what protected student information is under the law? Do you know what you can and cannot discuss with a student with a suspected disability? Protect your liability and learn the fine points of FERPA and ADA.

Cosponsored by NOVACares and the NOVA Counseling and Student Development Work Group, this is part of a monthly staff development series. Send workshop topic suggestions to:

NOVA makes every effort to accommodate individuals with disabilities. If you need an accommodation at a NOVA event, please submit your request in advance to

Please sign up for the training through the NOVA Academy. Keyword: NOVACares

MaryAnn Raybuck:

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Phi Theta Kappa Induction Ceremony

Welcome to new members of Phi Theta Kappa.

Induction ceremony is Friday, March 27, 2015, NOVA Annandale CE Theatre, 7-9 p.m.

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Justin Martin to Launch Northern Virginia Review

Thursday, March 26, 2015, The Northern Virginia Review Volume 29 launch with guest speaker Justin Martin, author of Rebel Souls: Walt Whitman and America’s First Bohemians, NOVA, Annandale, in CE Building, Seminar Rooms A to D from 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM

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Intrastate Conflicts

Wednesday, March 25, 2015, Global Affairs Club discussion: “Intrastate Conflicts, Civil Wars, and Terrorism” in NOVA, Annandale, CT Building, Room 315 from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM

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Nuclear Matters Seminar

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 Science Seminar and Lyceum Event: ” Nuclear Matters: Can Nuclear Energy be the Front Line of Defense Against Climate Change?” by Dr. Shivaji Seth in NOVA Annandale, CE Building, Forum from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM with reception from 11:30 AM to 11:55 AM

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Faculty Discussion on Human Trafficking

Faculty Roundtable Discussion on Human Trafficking with Natalie O’Brady, Hubert Humphrey Fellow, Tuesday, March 24, at NOVA Annandale Campus, CG Building, Provost’s Large Conference Room from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

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