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NOVA College Board committee to meet Dec. 8

Several members of the Northern Virginia Community College Board will meet on Thursday, Dec. 8, from 2 p.m. until approximately 3:30 p.m. in the Brault Building on NOVA’s Annandale Campus, 4001 Wakefield Chapel Rd., Room 354.

NOVA-Loudoun to host “Instant Admissions Night,” Dec. 7

Give yourself the gift of education this holiday season! Northern Virginia Community College’s Loudoun Campus will host an Instant Admissions Night on Wednesday, Dec. 7 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Explore NOVA’s academic degree programs, English as a Second Language courses, financial aid opportunities, industry certification programs, online learning, and much more! The event will be held in the Higher Education Center located at 21200 Campus Drive, Sterling.

NOVA Loudoun to host annual poinsettia sale

The Loudoun Campus of Northern Virginia Community College will host its annual holiday poinsettia sale, which will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 6 and 7 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. and from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. each day.

NOVA College Board to meet Nov. 14

The Northern Virginia Community College Board will meet on Monday, Nov., 14, from 6:30 p.m. until 7:15 p.m. in the President’s Dining Room at the Ernst Community and Cultural Center on NOVA’s Annandale Campus, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. Board meetings are open to the public.

NOVA president, senior leadership, to host pancake breakfast to honor veteran faculty, staff, Nov. 11

Northern Virginia Community College President Scott Ralls and other members of the college’s Administrative Council will don aprons and chef’s hats to cook a full pancake breakfast to honor NOVA’s veteran faculty and staff. The event will be held at the new Regional Center for Workforce Education and Training at NOVA’s Woodbridge Campus, 2645 College Drive, Woodbridge, from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m., Friday, Nov. 11.

NOVA-Woodbridge to host The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

The NOVA Players of Northern Virginia Community College’s Woodbridge Campus will host the theatrical production of “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,” at the NOVA-Woodbridge Black Box Theatre, 2645 College Drive. Show dates are Oct. 27-29 and Nov. 3-5 at 7 p.m., with matinees Oct. 27 at 10 a.m. and Nov. 6 at 3 p.m.

NOVA, local community partner to celebrate Second Annual Loudoun County STEM Day, at NOVA-Loudoun, Oct. 1

Northern Virginia Community College will once again host the annual Loudoun County STEM Day on Saturday, Oct. 1, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., at NOVA’s Loudoun Campus. This is a collaborative effort between NOVA, Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce, Loudoun County Public Schools and NOVA SySTEMic Solutions to expose Loudoun County youth to opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields in a new, fun and collaborative environment.

NOVA to rename Loudoun Campus Higher Education Center after Robert G. Templin, Jr.

The Higher Education Center on Northern Virginia Community College’s Loudoun Campus soon will celebrate its first anniversary. In addition, the newest building on the Loudoun Campus will also get a new name. Commonly called by its acronym, HEC, it will soon be known as the Robert G. Templin, Jr. Higher Education Center in honor of NOVA’s fourth president.

NOVA programs under new workforce grant will benefit families and local economy

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe and the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) announced Wednesday that there is now grant funding available to help those interested in achieving higher-paying, middle-skill positions that will benefit their families and also the region. Northern Virginia Community College offers certifications supported by this grant program in healthcare, IT, welding, and even to achieve a commercial driver’s license. These are positions that do not require a degree, but they do require specialized skills that are critical to the region’s economy.

Media opportunity June 22 STEM academy at NOVA-Manassas

This week 16 students from Centreville, Herndon, Osbourn Park, Patriot, Potomac and other area high schools are participating in a summer STEM academy at the Manassas Campus of Northern Virginia Community College.

Northern Virginia Community College Board to meet, June 15

The Northern Virginia Community College Board will hold a special election meeting on Wednesday, June 15, from 4:30 p.m. until 5 p.m., in Room 306 of the Brault Building on NOVA’s Annandale Campus, 4001 Wakefield Chapel Rd., Annandale.

Rescheduled: Northern Virginia Community College Board to meet, May 26

The Northern Virginia Community College Board will hold its regular meeting on Thursday, May 26, with committee meetings beginning at 2 p.m. and the regular Board meeting at 3 p.m., in Room 321 of the Brault Building on NOVA’s Annandale Campus, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale.

Dr. Jill Biden to deliver commencement address at NOVA’s 50th Commencement Ceremony, May 14 at Jiffy Lube Live

Dr. Jill Biden, Second Lady of the United States and a full-time professor of English at Northern Virginia Community College, will be the speaker for NOVA’s 50th Commencement. The event will be held on Saturday, May 14 at 7:30 p.m. This year, NOVA will hold one ceremony at Jiffy Lube Live, 7800 Cellar Door Dr., Bristow, Va. More than 7,600 students will graduate this Spring.

Northern Virginia Community College Board to meet in closed executive session, April 28 (rescheduled from April 18)

The Northern Virginia Community College Board has rescheduled the executive session, originally scheduled for Monday, April 18. The new date is Thursday, April 28, at 4 p.m., in Room 321 of the Brault Building on NOVA’s Annandale Campus, 4001 Wakefield Chapel Rd., Annandale. This will be a closed meeting in which the College Board will provide the president’s annual performance evaluation.

Media opportunity: DNA Day celebration at NOVA-Manassas

On April 25, the Manassas Campus of Northern Virginia Community College will celebrate National DNA Day with several activities. At 11 a.m. in Colgan Theater, Professor William Woodard will discuss how science helped him find his father. Woodard’s presentation is called “My Personal History DNA Mystery.”

Northern Virginia Community College Board to meet in executive session, April 18

The Northern Virginia Community College Board will meet in executive session on Monday, April 18, at 4 p.m., in Room 321 of the Brault Building on NOVA’s Annandale Campus, 4001 Wakefield Chapel Rd., Annandale. This will be a closed meeting in which the College Board will provide the president’s annual performance evaluation.

NOVA to rename Annandale Student Services Building for Virginia Sen. Mark Warner, April 15

Northern Virginia Community College will rename a building on its Annandale Campus the Mark Warner Student Services Building after Virginia Senator Mark Warner. The ceremony will be held on Friday, April 15, at 10 a.m. Formerly known as the Student Services Building, or CA in the letter-named format of buildings on all of NOVA’s six campuses, the building houses Student Services (the Dean of Students and advising, financial aid, business office, etc.) as well as NOVA Police, the campus bookstore, International Student Services and more. The resolution voted on by NOVA’s College Board follows:

Dr. Joseph Windham Student Voices Conference

The Diversity Committee at Northern Virginia Community College’s Alexandria Campus presents the Dr. Joseph Windham Student Voices Conference where selected students will showcase their academic work of unusual depth and quality.

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NOVA-Medical Education Campus to host Walk-4-Life and Health Fair

The Medical Education Campus (MEC) of Northern Virginia Community College will host the fifth annual Walk-4-Life and Spring Health Fair on Saturday, April 23 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The family-friendly event will include free activities such as kickball, balloon twister, yoga, face painting, a caricature artist and live music for all to enjoy.

350 NOVA, high school students to attend InNOVAtion Hackathon at the Regional Center for Workforce Education and Training, April 8-10

Approximately 300 students from Northern Virginia Community College and other colleges, interested locals and 50 local high school students have registered to attend NOVA’s first ever hackathon event, inNOVAtion. The 36 hour long competition will focus on offering hands-on experience to promote cybersecurity through analyzing secure coding methods. Keynote speakers will be Brig. Gen. Kevin Nally, Chief Information Officer for the U.S. Secret Service and Dr. Ray Letteer, U.S. Marine Corps Senior Information Security Official (SISO).

NOVA-Woodbridge to debut action-thriller The 39 Steps

“The 39 Steps,” written by Samuel French, was inspired by novelist John Buchan and the 1935 film by Alfred Hitchcock. David Tyson, assistant professor of communication studies and theatre arts at NOVA-Woodbridge, directs and designed the production. He describes the action-packed thriller as a comic relief, leaving audiences on the edge of their seats.

NOVA-Medical Education Campus to offer free dental services to those in need through Mission of Mercy, March 11-12

The Medical Education Campus of Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) will once again partner with the Northern Virginia Dental Society to provide free dental services for low-income residents of Northern Virginia. Mission of Mercy, also known as "M.O.M.," is a two-day event that offers high-quality dental care to 700 to 1,000 local patients between Friday and Saturday.

Northern Virginia Community College Board to meet, March 7

The Northern Virginia Community College Board will hold its regular meeting on Monday, March 7, at 4 p.m., in Room 321 of the Brault Building on NOVA’s Annandale Campus, 4001 Wakefield Chapel Rd., Annandale. Agenda items include committee quarterly and mid-year reports, announcement of approved Advisory Committee members; as well as votes on new action items and approval of 2015-2016 Professor Emeritus Nominations.

NOVA-Alexandria to host annual Children’s Concert

The Northern Virginia Community College NOVA Alexandria Band, the John Adams Elementary School Orff Ensemble and the George Washington Middle School Jazz Band will perform a variety of musical selections as part of the Children’s Concert. The concert reflects the Alexandria Campus’s commitment to its community and is also a celebration of music education in the city’s local schools.

NOVA’s Medical Education Campus to host author Alphonso Brown for Black History Month Celebration

In honor of Black History Month, the Medical Education Campus of Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) will explore the Gullah culture of South Carolina with Alphonso Brown, author of the best-selling book, “A Gullah Guide to Charleston.” The Gullah are the descendants of enslaved Africans who lived in the Low country regions of Georgia and South Carolina. Brown will present the origin of the Gullah dialect as an English-based, creolized language that naturally evolved from the unique circumstances of African-American culture in South Carolina and Georgia.

Attorney General Mark Herring to hold veterans legal services clinics

Northern Virginia Community College’s Annandale Campus will be one site for a new partnership with the Virginia Department of Veterans Services (DVS), Virginia State Bar (VSB) and Virginia’s Attorney General Mark R. Herring. The Attorney General will hold the first ever pro bono Veterans Legal Services Clinics to provide estate planning services to low-income veterans throughout Virginia.

NOVA’s Medical Education Campus to host Give Kids A Smile, Feb. 5

The Medical Education Campus of Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) will open its doors to more than 400 preschool children for the 2016 Give Kids A Smile© event on Friday, Feb. 5, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. The annual program provides free dental services to children in underserved populations.

NOVA partners with Stop Hunger Now for Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service

More than 250 Northern Virginia students, faculty, staff and surrounding community members will work together during the MLK National Day of Service. For the fourth year, NOVA Campuses partnered with Stop Hunger Now to package thousands of dehydrated meals in an effort to end hunger around the world. In addition, the Alexandria Campus will collect canned goods and gently used outerwear to distribute to local nonprofit organizations.

Holiday performances at the Ernst Center

Get into the holiday spirit by attending a performance at Northern Virginia Community College’s Richard J. Ernst Community Cultural Center at the Annandale Campus. Throughout the month of December, see performances by the Virginia Ballet and other local performance organizations.

Annandale Coin Show at the Ernst Center

For the last time in 2015, the Annandale Coin Show will give local numismatics the opportunity to network, view and discuss collectible coins from local groups and organizations. Supported by the American Numismatic Association Certification Service, the two-day event will include 90 tables featuring a wide variety of collectibles.

NOVA-Alexandria music ensembles to play Holiday Concert

The season of giving and holiday cheer is upon us. Celebrate the holiday season by listening to popular music of the season, including selections from George Frideric Handel’s Messiah, a beautiful Hanukkah piece called The Eighth Candle by Steve Reisteter and Christmas favorites such as “Sleigh Ride” by Leroy Anderson, “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” and “Baby It’s Cold Outside.” The musical event will feature the NOVA Alexandria Band, Jazz Ensemble and Community Chorus

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NOVA-Woodbridge to host Commonwealth Conference on Cyber and Education, Dec. 2

Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Sen. Mark Warner will be among the notable guests to highlight an important conference at Northern Virginia Community College’s Woodbridge Campus. The Commonwealth Conference on Cyber and Education 2015, a first-of-its-kind conference, will bring together government, private sector and educational representatives for candid discussion on opportunities and strategies for filling the cyber talent pipeline. The daylong event will be held on Wed., Dec., 2 in the brand new Regional Center for Workforce Education and Training at NOVA’s Woodbridge Campus, 15200 Neabsco Mills Rd., Woodbridge, Va. The event will also provide insight on emerging cyber trends and provide opportunities for networking and one-on-one conversations with Virginia's leading cyber schools. Agenda

Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew, Northern Virginia Community College Students to Discuss Currency Redesign

Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew will visit Northern Virginia Community College’s Alexandria Campus for a town hall-style conversation with students on currency redesign and the new $10 bill. During the event, students will have a discussion with the Secretary on which woman they would like to see honored and share their recommendations and ideas about how to feature the meaning of democracy on the next generation of notes.

Northern Virginia Community College Board to meet, Nov. 9

The Northern Virginia Community College Board will meet on Monday, Nov. 9 from 4:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. in the President’s Dining Room of the Ernst Community Cultural Center at NOVA’s Annandale Campus, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. This will be an opportunity for NOVA’s new president, Dr. Scott Ralls, to share his perspectives following his first eight weeks at the college.

NOVA-Medical Campus to host Veterans Day Luncheon

Veterans, dependents and active duty military are invited to the Medical Education Campus of Northern Virginia Community College for a Veterans Day Luncheon in honor of those who have served in the United States Armed Forces.

Fairfax Board of Supervisors celebrates NOVA’s 50th!

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday presented NOVA with a proclamation in honor of its 50th Anniversary. The presentation was read by Braddock District Supervisor John C. Cook, who sponsored the proclamation, and was given to NOVA College Board Chair Michael Wooten, President Scott Ralls, Board Member Jennifer McGarey and NOVA’s Director of Government Relations Dana Kauffman, who served on the Board of Supervisors from 1996 until 2007.

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NOVA-Woodbridge hosts Frankenstein for Halloween

“Frankenstein,” written by Marjorie Bicknell, was inspired by novelist Mary Shelley’s classic thriller. David Tyson, assistant professor of communication studies and theatre arts at NOVA-Woodbridge, directs and designed the production. He said directing the production was a rewarding experience for him and for the cast of NOVA students and community members who contributed to the play.

NOVA-AN, ELI Student Life to host community volunteer fair, Oct. 5

The “Fall into Service” Community Volunteer Fair, a coordinated effort between the student life teams at NOVA-Annandale and the Extended Learning Institute, will help regional non-profits raise awareness of the services they offer and to recruit volunteers looking to support the community. In addition, it will encourage NOVA students to get involved and reinforce the importance of community service. The fair is open not only to NOVA students, faculty and staff, but to the public as well. The Annandale Campus “Quad” is located outside CF and CG buildings

IBM and Corporate America Supports You to Launch Veterans Employment Initiative at NOVA

Northern Virginia Community College partners with IBM, Corporate America Supports You (CASY), Virginia Department of Veterans and Defense Affairs and local veterans to launch a veterans employment initiative this Friday, Sept. 25 at 10 a.m. to help local veterans transition their military experience into high-skilled tech jobs.

Northern Virginia Community College Board to meet, Sept. 14

The Northern Virginia Community College Board will hold its semi-annual meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 14, from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m., in NOVA’s Fairfax Administrative Center, 3922 Pender Drive, Room 121, Pender 4, Fairfax, Va.

NVCC Educational Foundation, Inc. celebrates NOVA’s 50th anniversary, incoming president at gala event, Sept. 9

Northern Virginia Community College and the NVCC Educational Foundation will host NOVA’s 50th Anniversary Gala on Wednesday, Sept. 9 from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner, 7920 Jones Branch Dr., McLean, Va. The gala will be the first public event at which NOVA’s new president, Dr. Scott Ralls, will speak. Ralls was previously president of the North Carolina Community College System, and he accepted the presidency of Northern Virginia Community College in June following the retirement of Dr. Robert G. Templin, Jr. last spring.

Presentation of artwork to NOVA-Manassas

On Friday, May 14 at 1 p.m., representatives from Didlake and the Manassas Lifelong Learning Institute will present a painting to the Manassas Campus of Northern Virginia Community College in appreciation of NOVA’s support of the two organizations.

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