Archive | September 4, 2012

Two Faculty Members Cultivate International Partnerships

Two faculty members recently traveled abroad to explore and learn about the Nepalese higher education system. Dr. Reva Savkar and Bob Loser spent more than three weeks abroad and met with Nepalese university officials, visited rehabilitation centers and even spent some time with the president of India. Savkar, chemistry professor at the Annandale Campus and […]

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UVA’s BIS Program Starts Classes at the Loudoun Campus

On Wednesday, August 1, the University of Virginia hosted the first cohort of students enrolled in the Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies Program (BIS) at the Loudoun Campus. Fifteen UVA BIS candidates, including many former Loudoun Campus students, shared their stories with the group and Provost Julie Leidig. UVA BIS Program Director Donna Plasket discussed the […]

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Access NOVA Services Faster and Easier With QR Codes

Access the NOVA services you need faster than ever with NOVA’s new QR Codes. Seven new QR Codes make it easier for students, faculty and staff to access a variety of Web pages and services. Thanks to the QR codes, users can use mobile devices to instantly reach mobile friendly versions of a variety of […]

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NOVA ACLI Trains Educators From Turkey

Fourteen educators from Celal Bayar University in Turkey participated this summer in an American Culture and Language “English Plus” Training Workshop led by Dr. Debra Josephson Abrams.  The course ran from July 5 to August 8.  In addition to polishing their English, students acquired a basic understanding of the U.S. education system. The course covered […]

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“Moose” Visits All 35 Virginia State Parks

In 2010 when the Virginia State Parks and Virginia CommonHealth embarked on a new, joint effort to get more of the state’s residents healthy and fit, NOVA’s Rick “Moose” Aukerman took up the challenge to do exactly that. During the past two years, Aukerman has visited each of the 35 Virginia State Parks. If that […]

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Fall Adjunct Professional Development Day at the Loudoun Campus

An audience of 197 faculty members gathered on August 18 in the Waddell Auditorium to listen as Loudoun Provost Julie Leidig welcomed the adjunct faculty back to the Campus for the start of the fall semester. Leidig was followed by Sandi Nicholson and Susan Johnson who praised the achievements of the 24 members of the […]

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Chinese Teachers Visit Manassas Campus

On Thursday, August 23, 25 vocational and technical teachers from Beijing visited the Manassas Campus for an impromptu tour and information session led by Director of the American Culture and Language Institute (ACLI) Heidi Adamson. The teachers visited the recently opened Parrish Hall and various computer and biotech laboratories. During the tour, they were pleasantly […]

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Meet Your CETL Faculty Associates

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) has kicked off its 2012-13 year with a reassigned time staff of nine faculty associates representing all campuses. CETL faculty associates are strong faculty members who are the face of CETL on the campuses. They have a high interest in pedagogy and are available to help […]

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Medical Education Campus Student Orientations

For the third year, the Medical Education Campus (MEC) hosted Student Orientations. The MEC welcomed 323 incoming Nursing and Allied Health students who attended one of five different sessions offered. This was the first year that Nursing and Allied Health participated in combined orientation events. Students were welcomed by MEC Provost Brian Foley, Dean of […]

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Leidig Contributes Her Parking Spot to Fundraise for Special Olympics

Provost Julie Leidig has donated her reserved parking spot to help fundraise for NOVA’s Dulles Plane Pull team. The Dulles Plane Pull is an annual fundraising event for Special Olympics Virginia. Loudoun’s Phi Theta Kappa and Honors Club are helping raise money by selling raffle ticket for the Provost’s parking spot for 30 days. “The […]

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New Staff Joins the ELI Team

The Extended Learning Institute (ELI) team would like to extend a warm welcome to the new staff. This is a talented group of individuals and we are excited to have them join the team. Please welcome them to NOVA. Amanda Morley is the new student life specialist. She is responsible for managing the in-person and […]

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Volunteers Greet Students

Many Loudoun Campus employees volunteered time to welcome students during the first week of the fall semester. The provost, deans, faculty and staff all dressed in yellow t-shirts with the words “How May I Help You?” on the front of the shirts and then took shifts greeting students. This is the second year that the Provost’s […]

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Technology Applications Center Training for Faculty and Staff

The Technology Applications Center (TAC) has a variety of technology training offerings available for faculty and staff.  Faculty and staff can register to take advantage of the following training opportunities: Basic AIS Basic eVA Basic P-CARD Blackboard Competency and Blackboard Certification Dreamweaver Excel – Advanced Excel – Basics Excel – Intermediate Getting to Know Prezi […]

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Office of Student Mental Health and Behavior Workshop Series

The Office of Student Mental Health and Behavior (SMHB) and NOVA Human Resources are cosponsoring a workshop series on professional and personal development topics for all NOVA employees. The first workshop in the series was held Friday, August 17 at the Woodbridge Campus. Presented by OPTIMA EAP, the topic was “A Guide to Assertive Communication.” In […]

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VRS Member Benefit Profiles Now Available

The Member Benefit Profile is a valuable document that can help participants in the Virginia Retirement System (VRS) plan for retirement. The 2012 Member Benefit Profiles (MBPs) for Plan 1 employees are now available in myVRS. Plan 1 employees are those employees hired on or after July 1, 2010, or who have an active VRS […]

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Non-Vested Plan 1 Employees

Because plan provisions will change for Plan 1 employees who are not vested by January 1, 2013, the Member Benefit Profiles for these employees do not include retirement projections but do provide a summary of other information from their member records. For more information about changes affecting non-vested Plan 1 employees to take effect January […]

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Flyers: September 4, 2012

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