Archive | October 22, 2012

Banned Book Week Celebrated at the Woodbridge Campus

On October 3, the Gordon M. Cook Library on the Woodbridge Campus hosted a program highlighting “Banned Book Week,” featuring books that have been the subject of a request or action to restrict access to them by others. Many of the selections have been banned at some point by either libraries or schools. NOVA faculty and […]

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Blackboard 9.1 Is Coming!

The Virginia Community College System will upgrade our current Blackboard 9.1 to Service Pack 9 (SP9). Upgrading to SP9 provides instructors with new features focused on automatic regrading, updated rubrics, activity reports and better course-to-course navigation. The upgrade is scheduled to occur November 17 to 18, 2012. NOVA’s Technology Applications Center (TAC) will offer variety […]

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T. C. Williams High School Students Visit Alexandria Library

Eight students from T.C. Williams High School, accompanied by an instructor and librarian, visited the Alexandria Campus Library on October 9. The students were engaged in advanced, independent-study science research. Librarians Anne Anderson and Matt Todd welcomed the high school visitors on behalf of Learning Technology Resources, and introduced them to the campus library’s collections, policies, […]

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Nineteen Annandale Faculty and Staff on Board With Weight Watchers

Annandale Campus had their first Weight Watchers Informational Meeting where 19 faculty and staff got together to start Weight Watchers for an 18-week series. Comfort Uanserume (Student Services) and Margarita Martinez (Counseling) along with Weight Watchers got a representative to come and offer “At-Work” weekly meetings. The meetings are still open to other faculty and staff who […]

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MEC Welcomes Adult Career Coach/Experiential Learning – Job Placement Coordinator

Twana Miller joined the NOVA Student Services team at the Medical Education Campus in August 2012 as an adult career coach/experiential learning-job placement coordinator. In her role as adult career coach, Miller will assist adult participants with developing individualized education and career plans, securing college or training program admissions and financial aid, and acquiring needed […]

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Annandale Faculty’s SDV 100 FYE Class Makes a Difference

Counselor and Instructor Margarita Martinez’s SDV 100 First Year Experience (FYE) class were required to do a class community service project.  The class came up with the idea to donate new toys, supplies, and gift cards to the children at INOVA Hospital in Fairfax. The hospital was delighted to have a few of the students come […]

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Nanni-Messegee’s “Freeborn Lehman’s Last Day on Earth” at Loudoun

Loudoun Theatre Club and the Communication Studies and Theatre Arts Department at the Loudoun Campus will present a staged reading of a new two act drama, “Freeborn Lehman’s Last Day on Earth,” written and directed by Professor Lisa Nanni-Messegee. The play is about a group of homeless kids who live in Griffith Park in Los […]

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Upcoming CETL Events

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) would like to remind you of the following events: On Monday, October 22, get your seat for CETL’s Monday Movie! CETL presents a different movie on the 4th Monday of each month. Please join in for “Mona Lisa Smiles.” The showing is at 3:00 p.m. in the […]

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NOVA Literary and Scientific Event on Skloot’s Book “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks”

All students, staff and faculty are cordially invited to a NOVA literary and scientific event presented by the Lyceum, ELI Common Reader Program and MSE Science Seminars. The event will be held on Friday, October 26 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the CE Theater, Ernst Cultural Center, Annandale Campus. The event will focus […]

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Wanted: Talented Students to Perform During NOVA Idol Intermission

The NOVA Idol organizers are seeking talented acts to perform during intermission. This is a great opportunity for your students to gain performance experience and exposure for their talents. Please nominate outstanding, non-singing student acts (individuals or groups) to perform during the NOVA Idol intermission. NOVA Idol is scheduled for March 22, 2013. Faculty and […]

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Alexandria Campus Hispanic Heritage Events

The Alexandria Campus International Studies Committee has had a successful month presenting Hispanic Heritage Month events. All events are free and open to everyone. Each event has been at the Alexandria Campus in the Bisdorf Building (AA) located 3001 North Beauregard Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22311-5097. Special thanks for the funding of these events by the […]

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Sam Miller’s “Night Windows” at the Schlesinger Center Gallery

You are invited to the Schlesinger Center Margaret W. & Joseph L. Fisher Gallery to see Sam Miller’s “Night Windows,” lighted sculpture. This exhibition will run from Friday, November 16 to Thursday, December 20. The opening reception will be Sunday, November 18 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. with artist’s talk at 5 p.m. “Night […]

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Join NOVA’s Speaker’s Bureau

NOVA is currently updating the Speakers Directory and looking to add speaker’s for the next 2012-2013 edition. If you have a personal or professional interest in a particular subject, we want to hear from you! Our speakers serve as roving ambassadors for the College, presenting short programs at meetings of local educational, service or cultural […]

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October Is Open Enrollment Month for Optional Retirement Plan Participants

October is open enrollment month for participants of the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP) for Higher Education (ORPHE).  Through October 31, ORP participants may switch from one ORP provider to the other with contributions to the new provider beginning January 2013.  Open enrollment documents can be found on the VRS website at www.varetire.org.  Open enrollment change […]

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Payroll Deduction Option to End for Voluntary Group Long Term Care Insurance Program

Effective January 1, payroll deduction will no longer be a payment option for employees and spouses enrolled in the Commonwealth of Virginia Voluntary Group Long Term Care Insurance Program. The state’s payroll system will automatically stop the deduction after the December 28 pay date. Participants may choose to pay premiums by direct bill on a […]

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VCCS Fellowship, Professors and Sabbatical Programs Available

NOVA faculty members have consistently distinguished themselves by winning the top teaching awards. This year the college nominees for the prestigious SCHEV Outstanding Faculty Award are Callan Bentley, Rebecca Kamen, Robert Bausch and Jane Serbousek. It is time now for eligible faculty to consider applying for three other opportunities. The Chancellor’s Faculty Fellowship Program provides paid […]

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Flyers – October 22, 2012

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