Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Bye Bye Bruce

NOVA faculty and staff gathered at the home of Jean Hogan (one-time Media Librarian at the Alexandria Campus) to wish a fond farewell to Bruce Carroll, who retires at the end of September.

The College presented Bruce with a plaque and Library staff presented Bruce with a clock, memory book and cake.

Defying traffic, the guest of honor arrives.

The plaque honoring 24 years at NOVA.

Bruce (and grandchildren!) peruse the memory book.

The Library's tribute to Bruce's epic commute.

(l-r: Nikki Neal, Registrar; Jean Hogan, hostess; Alice Headley, counselor, retired; Keith Wynn, counselor; Frances Villagran-Glover, LTR Dean)

(l-r:  Kevin O'Hagan, library specialist; Nicole Nguyen, Dean's assistant; Bruce Carroll, almost retired; Kim Gross, LTR Office Manager).

Friday, September 25, 2015

Come Home to Create: Celebrating NOVA's 50th

On September 23rd the Alexandria Campus Library celebrated NOVA’s 50th Anniversary with a retrospective exhibition of alumni art.  The Library welcomed special guests Dr Scott Ralls, alumni artists, community partners from Alexandria Public Library and Resurrection Church, neighbors, faculty, staff and students to a gala opening.  

(above, l-r:  Matt Todd, LTR Associate Dean; Dr Scott Ralls, NOVA President; Melanie Medina, Library Specialist and NOVA alumna)

The exhibit highlights the artistic talents of NOVA students, including works dating back 30 years, up to current work by recent graduates.

In addition, student musicians Owen Squire and Margaret Bisulca provided live entertainment from the keyboard.  

(above:  Margaret Bisulca at the keyboard.  The image on the book display is an architectural rendering of the Bisdorf Building)

Also, two of our alumni artists are also currently exhibiting in galleries in downtown DC.   Susan Grace has a piece in the Library show and is currently exhibiting at the Hillyer Art Space.

Which received a positive review in the Washington Post recently.

And Fithi Abraham, who has three pieces in the Library show, is currently exhibiting at the G40 Art Summit.

Find our more about Sue (www.suegrace.com) and Fithi (www.fithiabraham.com).

(above:  l-r:  President Ralls; Page Carr, PHT faculty; Sue Grace, alumna artist; Jimmie McClellan, Dean of Liberal Arts)  

(above l-r:  Courtney Boland, ASC Coordinator; Michelle Jerney-Davis, Library Specialist; Paul Chapman, Collection Development Librarian)

The work of over 30 alumni artists is showcased on both levels of the library, including painting, ceramics, photography, sculpture, lithography, conceptual work, graphic design, mixed media and collage.  The exhibit runs until November 27th in Bisdorf 232.  

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Rock the Vote

The Alexandria Campus Library celebrated Constitution Day (September 17th) by hosting a Rock the Vote voter registration drive.

Library staff used iPads to assist students to register to vote.

(above: Library Specialist Melanie Medina assists students to register to vote)

Happy Constitution Day!!

Friday, September 18, 2015

Come home to Create

Please join the Alexandria Campus in celebrating NOVA's 50th Anniversary at the Library's Retrospective Student Art Show:

Come Home to Create: Retrospective Art Show
Alexandria Campus Alumni Art Exhibit
Celebrating NOVA’s 50th Anniversary
Opening Reception Wednesday, September 23rd
5.00 – 7.30pm: Library (AA232)

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Honors Meet and Greet

The Alexandria Campus Honors Program hosted a Meet and Greet in the Library on Wednesday September 16th to reach out to students and promote honors offerings.

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Academic Success Conference a Success

The ASC conference was a huge success, not least with the Library open houses at 3pm each day.  Prizes were raffled, snacks were consumed and a good time was had:

Thursday, September 03, 2015

Academic Success Conference comes to Alexandria

Alexandria Learning and Technology Resources, hosted the first ever Student Success Conference from September 1-3.  Over 50 sessions provided opportunities for students to meet faculty, staff and each other, to explore campus resources, facilities and services, learn tools for college success and win prizes.

(above;  LTR Associate Dean Matt Todd, and ASC Coordinator Courtney Boland (right) at the Library open house at which prizes, including copies of the Honors Club Book selections, Barnes & Noble gift cards and an iPad mini were raffled off).

Many thanks to the Campus Library, Technology in Learning and Teaching (TILT), the Open Computer Lab (OCL), The Academic Success Center (ASC) and Campus Information Technology (IT) who provided personnel, resources and support for the conference.

Funding was provided by the Office of Student Life.

Special thanks to our teaching faculty and admin faculty partners who helped out.

And thanks to all students who attended!!