Callan Bentley Receives Outstanding Faculty Award

Callan Bentley Receives Outstanding Faculty Award

Assistant Professor of Geology Callan Bentley (AN) has been honored with a 2015 Outstanding Faculty Award from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) and Dominion Resources. Bentley has taught environmental science and geology for nearly 15 years in secondary and postsecondary education, with nine of those years at NOVA. He has won […]

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NOVA Gathers to Ignite Student Success

NOVA Gathers to Ignite Student Success

The Ernst Center was abuzz with new ideas to support student success as faculty, staff and students gathered for NOVA’s first Ignite event. Held on October 24, Ignite NOVA presenters were tasked with delivering quick-fire talks about teaching and learning. Participants left energized by the discussions and were inspired to create meaningful change in their […]

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Woodbridge Arts and Science Building Wins Big

Woodbridge Arts and Science Building Wins Big

The NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association Northern Virginia Awards Gala celebrates significant new contributions to Northern Virginia by the commercial, industrial and mixed-use real estate community.  At the 2014 gala, Woodbridge Provost Sam Hill received the Award of Excellence for the Woodbridge Arts and Science Building in the category of Best Building, Build-to-Suit Institutional […]

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Whitmire Directs Music for Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting

Whitmire Directs Music for Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting

Dr. Mark Whitmire (AL) was selected to direct music for the Lighting of the Capitol Christmas Tree that took place December 5 in Richmond, Virginia. Following the tree lighting ceremony, Whitmire and his choir performed carols and holiday music as Governor Terry McAuliffe and his wife, Dorothy, greeted hundreds of guests at the annual holiday open house. […]

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Honors Program Holds 2nd ExxonMobil Honors Symposium

Honors Program Holds Second ExxonMobil Honors Symposium

The NOVA Honors Program held its second ExxonMobil Honors Symposium November 14 to give Honors Program students the opportunity to present original research to Honors faculty and their peers. Students gave 10- to 15-minute presentations using PowerPoint or Prezi to discuss their research findings. Six Honors students were awarded a $250 cash prize for their efforts […]

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Kastens Writes Article for The Washingtonian Magazine

Kastens Writes Article for The Washingtonian Magazine

An article written by Assistant Professor Theana Kastens, who teaches Honors English at the Woodbridge Campus, will be featured in the January issue of The Washingtonian. The article will appear on the back page of the magazine under the “First Person” column. The article addresses the changing aspects of interpersonal relationships as considered in the growing […]

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Institute for Public Service Hosts Conference

Institute for Public Service Hosts Conference

The day after midterm elections, students, faculty, staff and community members gathered at the Alexandria Campus to hear from politicians, journalists and political scientists about the significance of the results and the future implications. The NOVA Institute for Public Service (IPS) hosted the conference. Alexandria Liberal Arts Dean Jim McClellan started the morning by welcoming […]

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NOVA Values International Education

NOVA Values International Education

NOVA joined the nation in celebrating International Education Week November 17 to 21. As host to students from over 131 countries, the College provides a unique opportunity to bring people from all backgrounds together in a peaceful learning environment. NOVA endeavors to provide a range of opportunities for faculty, staff and students to learn about […]

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“What You Can’t See and Other Matters” at Manassas

“What You Can’t See and Other Matters” at Manassas

On December 3, the Manassas Campus held a reception for Jean Lauzon who is exhibiting her paintings in the Colgan Hall gallery until the end of January. Formerly a NOVA adjunct, Lauzon currently serves as a department chair at Germanna Community College. In addition to NOVA faculty, staff and students, several of Lauzon’s Germanna colleagues […]

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Woodbridge 2nd Annual Thanksgiving Celebration

Woodbridge Second Annual Thanksgiving Celebration

On November 25, the Woodbridge Campus celebrated the second annual “Sharing a Tradition of Thanksgiving Celebration” to let local and international students experience Thanksgiving. Assistant Professor Megan Davies organized the event again this year. Dean of Students Michael Turner and Executive Assistant to the Dean Kathy Fullerton supported the event and played key roles in […]

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NOVA Attends NIH Community College Day

NOVA Attends NIH Community College Day

On November 25, Medical Education Campus Nursing faculty Daria Amato and Victoria Blount and Manassas Biology Professor Gunjan Sharma took their classes to the 14th Community College Day at the National Institutes for Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland. The NUR 221 clinical students and Honors BIO 101 students appreciated the opportunity. The trip was filled […]

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Bozarth and Green Club Visit National Geographic Museum

Bozarth and Green Club Visit National Geographic Museum

Dr. Christine Bozarth and NOVA students visited the National Geographic Museum for an event sponsored by the Alexandria Campus Green Club, a student environmental group. Students learned about the global food production system at the new exhibit called “FOOD: Our Global Kitchen.” The exhibit explores the complex and intricate food system that brings food from […]

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Video on Demand: Author Marcus Engel at the MEC

Video on Demand: Author Marcus Engel at the MEC

In recognition of Alcohol Awareness Week, Marcus Engel, author of “The Other End of the Stethoscope,” spoke at the Medical Education Campus October 29. After being blinded and suffering catastrophic injuries because of a drunk driver, Engel witnessed health care from the patient end of the stethoscope. Through 300 hours of reconstructive facial surgery and […]

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Video on Demand: Science Seminar by Dr. Peter Williams

Video on Demand: Science Seminar by Dr. Peter Williams

“The Sun: Our Very Own Stellar Laboratory,” presented by Dr. Peter Williams, is available on NOVA TV Center’s Video on Demand. The presentation describes the observational characteristics of the sun and its various atmospheric layers as well as the sun’s far-reaching influence via the solar wind. Williams’ descriptions give viewers insight and understanding into the […]

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Community Based Organizations Program Welcomes New Staff

Community Based Organizations Program Welcomes New Staff

Dr. William Kosanovich, Community Based Organizations (CBO) program director, has been working to build a new team and inspire an experienced group of skilled players. Kosanovich is happy to welcome new staff to the team. Joining veteran CBO specialists Susanne Stevenson and Debi Butler are Ken McGhee and Dawn Titafi. McGhee, the new financial aid […]

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Register for Power Up Your Pedagogy

Register for Power Up Your Pedagogy

The 10th Annual Power Up Your Pedagogy (PUP) Conference is open for registration. All faculty and professional staff are cordially invited to the conference on January 7 and 8, 2015, on the Annandale Campus. PUP is an exciting, award-winning, professional development conference that brings all NOVA faculty together. The conference is for faculty and by faculty. Conference attendees will learn […]

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457 and 403(b) Contribution Limits Increased for 2015

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced limits on the amounts participants may contribute to the 457 and 403(b) tax-deferred retirement savings plans in 2015. The new limits effective January 1, 2015, are $18,000 for employees under the age of 50 and $24,000 for employees age 50 and over. Changes to 457 deferrals may be […]

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