Archive | April 30, 2012
Dan Nechita

Distinguished Alumnus to Deliver Keynote Address at Commencement

NOVA alumnus Dan Nechita will be the guest speaker at NOVA’s 46th Commencement on Saturday, May 12. This year’s graduating class will be NOVA’s largest, with more than 7,700 degrees and certificates expected to be awarded. The ceremony begins at 2:00 p.m. in George Mason University’s Patriot Center and is open to the public. Originally […]

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Alumni Board Announces 2012 Faculty of the Year Awards

The NOVA Alumni Federation Board of Governors announced the winners of the 2012 Faculty of the Year awards at its annual reception on Friday, April 20 in the Richard J. Ernst Community Cultural Center Forum. More than 200 faculty, staff and students attended the exciting reception. Each nominee was presented with a certificate and the […]

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Loudoun Honors Tiffany With Field Dedication and Race

This year’s annual 5K Memorial Scholarship race took on a historical importance as alumni, students, faculty, staff, family and friends of Dr. James Tiffany gathered for the dedication of a new athletic field which was anonymously donated to the Loudoun Campus. The new field is named in honor of the late Dr. Tiffany. For 35 […]

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NOVA Husband and Wife Instructors Publish Play

Adjunct instructors Lisa Nanni-Messegee (MA and WO) and Todd Messegee (MA and AN) co-wrote a play called Carol vs. Christmas which has recently been published by Eldridge Plays and Musicals. Carol vs. Christmas is a modern reimagining of Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.”  It incorporates traditional Christmas music and is written to be performed by a […]

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MEC Annual Health Fair and Walk for Life

Cooler weather and a 90 percent chance of thunderstorms did not keep dozens of Medical Education Campus (MEC) students, faculty and their families from stopping by the MEC’s Annual Health Fair and Walk for Life on Saturday, April 21. Planned and executed primarily by student groups, with assistance from Patricia Martin Mattocks and the MEC’s […]

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DAV Visits Woodbridge to Assist Veterans

A group from Disabled American Veterans Chapter 48 came to the Woodbridge Campus and met with some of NOVA’s student veterans. The chapter serves the eastern end of Prince William County and is dedicated to “building better lives for Disabled Veterans and their families.” The visit was set up by Veterans Affair Advisor Diane Malone. […]

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Bentley Students Present Research at State Symposium

On April 12, Assistant Professor of geology Callan Bentley (AN) traveled to Charlottesville, Virginia, with geology program assistant Jim Buecheler and two students. The occasion for their journey was an annual one-day symposium on the geology of Virginia, sponsored by the state’s Department of Geology and Mineral Resources. Bentley presented a talk to the audience […]

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Gallick’s Rock Portraits on Display in Oregon

Professor Rosemary Gallick (WO) recently traveled to Eugene, Oregon, to attend the opening of her latest art exhibition. She is exhibiting four paintings in a show called “Variations: Art Expressing Music” at the Maude Kerns Art Center. The art center’s website says: “Centreville, Virginia artist Rosemary Gallick evokes the music world of the 1960s in […]

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Schran Published in Clay Times

An article written by William Schran (AL), assistant dean for fine arts, appears in the spring 2012 issue of Clay Times, a national ceramics journal.  “Progression, Form & Glaze” addresses the changes that have taken place in Schran’s own work and in the area of crystalline glazes over the past decade. A digital copy of […]

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New Face in Academic Services

She may not be a new face, but Julia Brown has taken on a new role in Academic Services where she recently was named the new coordinator for Transfer Services. Brown had been a counselor with the college for more than 26 years and began her Virginia Community College System career 34 years ago at […]

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Loudoun Campus Holds Open House

On April 18, the Loudoun Campus hosted an Open House that was attended by more than 200 potential students and parents. The time and effort that went into planning, advertising, setting up, and delivering was no doubt instrumental to the success of the event. There are so many individuals who contributed to the overall success. Much appreciation […]

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Manassas Hosts Multicultural Week Events

The Manassas Campus hosted a Multicultural Week Potluck and movie on Wednesday, April 11 in the cafeteria and Colgan Theater. Students were invited to bring a typical dish that represented their cultural backgrounds, resulting in  a synthesis of culinary treats between Asia, North America, South America, Europe and the Middle East. The English as a Second […]

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Julie Carvalho Presents at ECCSSA

At the March 30 Eastern Community College Social Science Association (ECCSSA) Conference, Julie Carvalho presented an interactive talk on prosocial values in the curriculum.  The conference, “The Great Renewal:  Rebuilding our Nation, Visions and Challenges,” was held at the Center for Innovative Technology in Herndon. Carvalho has recently written and presented papers for professional organizations […]

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Annandale Business and Public Services Division to Honor Graduates

The Annandale Campus Business and Public Services Division will honor graduates at its 21st annual awards ceremony on Monday, April 30 at 2:30pm in the Forum of the Richard J. Ernst Community Cultural Center, Annandale Campus. Graduates who have achieved a GPA of 4.0 will be honored as well as recipients of scholarships and program […]

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College Parking Office Develops Software Training Certification

NOVA’s College Parking Office developed and launched a technology training certification program in January of this year for the benefit of parking managers and staff at all six NOVA campuses. The training program was designed to enhance the knowledge base of all employees, and it included more than a dozen software web courses with testing […]

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TAC Updates Coming Soon!

GRAPHIC Blackboard 9.1 The Virginia Community College System (VCCS) will upgrade our current Blackboard to Blackboard 9.1. Upgrading to Blackboard Learn 9.1 provides instructors with new features focused on fostering student engagement, supporting teaching efficacy, and delivering open and extensible learning. The upgrade is scheduled to occur May 12. NOVA’s Technology Applications Center (TAC) will […]

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Flyers: April 30, 2012

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