Vikings Invade Campus
Last month, on January 29th in the LW building, Professor John Kincheloe of the Loudoun Campus History deaprtment shared his experiences over the past summer with a classroom full of listeners. Professor Kincheloe came prepared with a power point full of pictures, maps, and videos, documenting the known history of the Vikings and the work that him and his peers accomplished over the summer. The goal of their expedition was to recreate, as historically accurate as possible, the kind of ship built and used by the Vikings to accomplish the maritime feats that they did. The type of ship they were trying to recreate was a Viking longship, sometimes referred to as a "Draken," which was capable of handing the sea as well as combat.
In my meeting with professor Kincheloe prior to the event, he explained to me in depth the true challenge behind uncovering the mysteries of the Vikings and their seafaring abilities. The challenge comes from the fact that aside from the limited historical accounts by people of other countries or places, there are no historical accounts or documents of any kind that are left behind by the Vikings themselves. This makes it more challenging for them to recreate a boat similar to the Draken, seeing as there are no documents of the creation of the boat, let alone the people as a whole.
Business Professor Corrigan Builds Ties on Russian Fulbright
Assistant Dean for Business, Finance, and Marketing and an Associate Professor at Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA), Miguel Corrigan, who was awarded a Fulbright grant in April of 2013, now teaches abroad at Stolypin Volga Region Institute of Administration in Russia.
Founded in 1946 by James William Fulbright, one of the most prominent American statesmen of the 20th century, Fulbright Program is "an international scholarship with… a goal to increase mutual understanding and support peaceful and friendly ways between people of the United States and people of other countries."
"It is my lucky story," says Corrigan, whose scholarly adventure started with a single email from a fellow professor from NOVA who was encouraging scholars to apply for a Fulbright grant.
Dr. Jim Tiffany 5K Race Returns on April 11
On Friday, April 11, in honor of Dr. James Tiffany, former P.E. professor at the Loudoun campus, the office of Student Life is host-ing its 5th annual 5k walk/run memorial scholarship fundraiser. Donations will be given to the Dr. James Tiffany Memorial Scholarship.
Dr. Tiffany worked for NOVA, Loudoun campus for 35 years. During his time here he built and managed the campus gymnasium and designed the campus Exer-Trail. Additionally, he wrote a book entitled "The Exer-Trail Way to Total Fitness" which is sold in the campus book store.
The 5K Run/Walk will be held from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. on April 11. Registration is now open online, and you have the option to pay on site.