Archive | March 9, 2012

Achieving the Dream Strategies for Student Engagement All-Faculty Symposium

Learn how your colleagues engage students and share your own great ideas during the Achieving the Dream (ATD) Strategies for Student Engagement All-Faculty Symposium. Student engagement is the focus of this faculty-driven symposium. Colleagues from every NOVA campus will briefly present strategies and techniques they have either used or would like to try in a […]

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Management Development and Employee Development Workshops Available

The Human Resources (HR) Training and Development Unit is offering a series of Management Development and Employee Development workshops for spring 2012. The Supervisory Skills Building Series consists of six interactive workshops. The series as a whole focuses on a range of HR topics, processes and performance management issues including, but not limited to, the […]

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Technology Applications Center Updates

Upgrade to NOVAConnect (SIS) – PeopleSoft 9.0 The go live date for the NOVAConnect (SIS) upgrade is March 26. Students, faculty and staff will see a slightly different look as they navigate the system, but it is not a dramatic change. The Technology Applications Center (TAC) has scheduled “What’s New in NOVAConnect/PeopleSoft (SIS) 9.0” training sessions […]

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Robert D. Blackledge

“Glitter as Forensic Evidence” Presentation

All students, staff and faculty are cordially invited to  “Glitter as Forensic Evidence” on Wednesday, March 28 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. in the CE Theater, Annandale Campus.  Robert D. Blackledge, forensic chemist consultant and retired senior chemist for the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS), will be presenting. The presentation is sponsored by the Mathematics, […]

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Don’t Forget the Second Annual Paralegal Workshop

Please remind interested students about the Second Annual Paralegal Workshop on Saturday, March 17 from 9:30 a.m. (registration) to 3:30 p.m. at the Alexandria Campus. Students will be able to sharpen interviewing skills, and receive tips for resumes and cover letters. They will have an opportunity to participate in interview sessions with attorneys, paralegals and […]

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CETL Faculty Focus Workshop: Optimizing Learning Through Case Study Teaching

CETL Interim Coordinator Cindy Miller will lead a Faculty Focus Workshop that examines case study use as a teaching format.  This two-hour workshop will present practical tips on case study teaching in the context of research from King and Kirchener’s models of reflective judgment to Chickering and Gamson’s seven best practices of undergraduate education, and […]

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Quilting, History and More

Sharon Tindall, a master quilter and longtime Annandale Campus staff member, recently visited the ESL 33 class taught by Shirley Nuhn. Tindall was interviewed on February 22 by three students for a podcast that is the latest in the series titled “ESL Commentators.” Tindall had received a Virginia Community College System professional development grant for […]

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Woodbridge Art Exhibit Celebrates Diversity

Paintings by Art History Professor Rosemary Gallick (WO) will be on display until March 29 in the 4th floor gallery at the Woodbridge Campus. “Celebrating Multi-Cultural Diversity” honors the talents of many artists, including Melissa Etheridge, K. D. Lang, Yoko Ono, Tina Turner and Jimi Hendrix. “The exhibition embraces not only the talents of women […]

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Woodbridge Hosts Law Enforcement Job Fair

On February 29, Assistant Dean Dennis Staszak, Assistant Professor Kim Crawford and the Woodbridge Criminal Justice Club held the annual Law Enforcement Job Fair. For more than 25 years, the Administration of Justice program faculty have been sponsoring the annual job fair. In previous years, more than 40 different agencies would attend from all over […]

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Heiges Presents on Developmental English Redesign

On February 24, English Professor Janice Heiges (LO) gave a presentation titled “Developmental English Redesign: VCCS Evolution and NOVA’s Response” at the Two-Year College English Association Southeast (TYCA-SE) held in Virginia Beach. Heiges is the Campus Implementation Lead for Redesign of developmental English classes at the Loudoun Campus. Developmental English redesign is well under way with all five […]

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More Recognition for Kathryn O’Sullivan’s Web Series

The “Thurston” entourage at the Indie Soap Awards included Judy Westcott, Garry Westcott, Catherine Frels, James O’Sullivan, Kathryn O’Sullivan and Paul Awad. Garry Westcott is a former NOVA student in O’Sullivan’s playwriting/screenwriting class. Theatre Professor Kathryn O’Sullivan recently learned that “Thurston,” the web series she wrote and co-produced, has been nominated for additional awards. The […]

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Flyers: March 9, 2012

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