Faculty Invited to Ignite NOVA Teaching and Learning

Faculty Invited to Ignite NOVA Teaching and Learning

On October 24, faculty from across NOVA will take the microphone and share their visions for supporting student success in a mere five minutes. To increase the challenge, each five-minute talk will be accompanied by 20 slides that auto-rotate every 15 seconds. NOVA faculty are encouraged to sign up for this exciting professional development opportunity for […]

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NOVA Police and Friends Support Special Olympics

NOVA Police and Friends Support Special Olympics

For the third straight year, NOVA Police, staff members, friends and family members successfully competed in the Dulles Day Festival & Plane Pull® to benefit Special Olympics Virginia. On September 20, the 25-person Team NOVA took 6.907 seconds to pull a jet weighing over 164,000 pounds 12 feet across an airport runway area. “We finished 26th out […]

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NOVA Attends Events Highlighting Latino Student Success

NOVA Attends Events Highlighting Latino Student Success

Excelencia in Education sponsored the 10th annual Accelerating Latino College Success workshop on October 1. Pathway to the Baccalaureate Transition Counselor Monica Gomez and High and Community Outreach Liaison Maria Nieto attended the workshop to learn more about effective strategies and tools to help promote Latino student success at NOVA. One session focused on effective […]

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Annandale Welcomes Speaker for Hispanic Heritage Month

Annandale Welcomes Speaker for Hispanic Heritage Month

Marvin Figueroa, president of the Congressional Hispanic Staff Association and deputy political director of the Mark Warner for Senate campaign, spoke at a Hispanic Heritage Month event sponsored by the Annandale Campus Hispanic Student Union on October 8 in the Ernst Center. Figueroa was introduced by Richard Bautista, Annandale information technology support services analyst and Hispanic […]

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MEC Celebrated National Hispanic Heritage Month

MEC Celebrated National Hispanic Heritage Month

The Medical Education Campus (MEC) honored the many wonderful histories, cultures and contributions of the Latin American community during Hispanic Heritage Month. More than 200 students attended events that featured music, trivia game and Peruvian cuisine. The September 30 event for evening students highlighted the many accomplishments and contributions made by Hispanic individuals. The October 1 […]

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Michelle Jerney-Davis Wins VCCA Showcase Award

Michelle Jerney-Davis Wins VCCA Showcase Award

Alexandria Library Specialist Michelle Jerney-Davis was the recipient of a Virginia Community College Association (VCCA) Showcase Award. Jerney-Davis was recognized for her outstanding contribution to promoting literacy and highlighting the Library’s collections, as well as collaboration with teaching faculty to cross-promote academic programs and events. She received the award at the VCCA Annual Conference early […]

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The Microsoft Experiences at Alexandria

Microsoft Experiences at Alexandria

The Alexandria Instructional Support and Development (IS&D) team and the Microsoft Store at Pentagon City teamed up to bring the Alexandria Campus two wonderful events. On September 18, Microsoft team members LaSone Barber and Tamim Chowdhury traveled to the Alexandria Campus to give a demonstration of the Surface Pro Tablets. On October 9, Alexandria IS&D hosted […]

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Alexandria Faculty and Students Enjoy Play

Alexandria Faculty and Students Enjoy Play

On October 4, Alexandria Professor Martha Davis accompanied a group of students to GALA Hispanic Theatre to see “Cancún,” a comedy written by the Catalonian playwright Jordi Galcerán. The event was originally planned as an enrichment activity for Spanish 202 and Humanities 295 honors option students. However, it quickly grew to include eight other interested students […]

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2014-15 VACIE Faculty Reception

2014-15 VACIE Faculty Reception

The Office of Global Studies and Programs and the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) invite you to a reception for 2014-15 VACIE faculty to learn more about Dutch higher education and the Virginia Colleges International Exchange (VACIE) Program. The reception will be held Wednesday, October 22 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the […]

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NOVA Scholarship Awareness Fair

The Alexandria Liberal Arts Division Scholarship Committee is pleased to present the last day of the Scholarship Fair on Wednesday, October 22 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the cafeteria in the Bisdorf Building. Students will learn about the scholarships offered by NOVA and the Liberal Arts Division. They will also be introduced to […]

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NOVA Helps Loudoun Reinvigorate its Agrarian Roots

NOVA Helps Loudoun Reinvigorate its Agrarian Roots

On October 24, Joel Salatin of Polyface Farm and Food, Inc. will visit the Loudoun Campus to talk about producing and eating locally, healthily, ethically and sustainably. In addition, Miriam Nasuti will share how she founded Farm-to-Fork Loudoun and works to keep growing local goodness every day. The event will take place on October 24 from 9:00 a.m. to […]

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Science Seminar: “The Sun: Our Very Own Stellar Laboratory”

All faculty, staff and students are cordially invited to a Science Seminar on Friday, October 24 from noon to 1:00 p.m. in the CE Theater, Annandale Campus. Dr. Peter Williams, who teaches physics and astronomy at NOVA, will present “The Sun: Our Very Own Stellar Laboratory.” Light refreshments and an opportunity to meet the speaker will be […]

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Extended Learning Institute TOTAL Workshops Available

ELI Announces October TOTAL Workshops

NOVA’s Extended Learning Institute (ELI) announces its October Topics in Online Teaching and Learning (TOTAL) workshops: Start Date Workshop Title Length of Workshop October 27 Establishing Social Presence 3 weeks Using Best Practices in Online Teaching 4 weeks VCCS Blackboard Basics 3 weeks   The TOTAL professional development workshops are intended for faculty who teach […]

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STEAM Faculty Learning Community Available

STEAM Faculty Learning Community Available

The STEAM Faculty Learning Community from the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) is exploring teaching at the intersection of the STEM disciplines and the art disciplines. To register for the STEAM Faculty Focus workshop mini-series, go to https://tinyurl.com/STEAMminiseries.  November 1 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., CG 202, Annandale Campus Workshop: “Art for […]

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NOVA Math Contest Series for Fall 2014

Please help spread the word to students that the NOVA Math Contest Series Fall 2014 is approaching. All NOVA students are welcome and the series is open to students at all mathematics levels. Registration is free and there will be prizes. Students will compete against their NOVA peers and other colleges nationwide. The Annandale Campus […]

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Impact of Same-Sex Ruling on Commonwealth Health Benefits

The Commonwealth of Virginia now legally recognizes same-sex marriages. Employees/participants who become legally married must submit a health enrollment request to enroll or add a spouse and other eligible dependents within 60 days of the marriage. Eligible employees/participants whose same-sex marriage occurred prior to October 6, 2014, have until Thursday, December 4, 2014, to submit an […]

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President’s Sabbatical Award Deadline Approaching

Have you been at NOVA for five years or more? Do you have an idea that you want to work on without any other distraction? Would you enjoy a semester with full pay and benefits, no classes and an opportunity to develop that idea? If so, apply for the President’s Sabbatical Award. The December 1 […]

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Chancellor’s Programs Available – Deadline December 8

It is time for eligible faculty to consider applying for the Chancellor’s Faculty Fellowship Program and Commonwealth Professorship Program. The Chancellor’s Faculty Fellowship Program provides paid leave and tuition assistance for doctoral degrees in leadership in higher education or discipline specific programs. The fellowship provides $7,500 in tuition assistance and a leave of absence up […]

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UNUM Employee Paid Long-Term Disability Open Enrollment

Open enrollment for participation in the UNUM Employee Paid Long-Term Disability Program is October 1 to 31. UNUM’s long-term disability insurance pays participants a percentage of their gross monthly salary if they are unable to work due to a covered injury or illness. It can provide a monthly benefit whether your disability prevents you from […]

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NOVA Scholarship Fair

Flyers: October 20, 2014

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