Archive | November 19, 2012
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Loudoun Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

On October 24, Provost Julie Leidig welcomed distinguished guests, faculty, staff and students to the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Learning Commons building at the Loudoun Campus. The ceremony was held in the new student café that features floor-to-ceiling windows giving attendees a view of the fountain and pond. “This is a joyous occasion,” Leidig […]

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Woodbridge Campus Hosts NVCCEF 5K Race and Expo

In October, the Woodbridge Campus hosted the Northern Virginia Community College Educational Foundation (NVCCEF) annual 5K run to raise money for scholarships. The event was expanded this year to include a health and wellness expo that allowed local business partners to have a bigger role in the annual event and promote living in the community. […]

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Law Enforcement Career Day

Law Enforcement Career Day at Manassas

On October 17, the Manassas Campus Administration of Justice Club held a Law Enforcement Career Day on the Howsmon Hall patio. Several regional agencies, including Fairfax County Police, Metro Transit Police, Supreme Court of the United States Police, Virginia State Police and a local fire department, sent recruiters to discuss career opportunities with NOVA students.

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Connecting GPS for Success and Achieving the Dream

The Alexandria Achieving the Dream (ATD) Team hosted an ATD Faculty Spotlight session on November 8. Coordinator of Student Success Rhonda Myers (AL) shared information about the GPS for Success implementation plan. Faculty and staff discussed strategies for outreach to students and preparing a roadmap for communication across all areas on campus. The session was […]

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NOVA’s LinkedIn Group Offers Job-Seekers Exposure

Did you know that Northern Virginia Community College has its own LinkedIn group? The Northern Virginia Community College Alumni, Students and Faculty group is part of NOVA’s many different social media tools. It offers a platform for career and college related news and discussions. You can get the latest news and topics that may help […]

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NOVA Chapter of NSCS Induction Ceremony

On October 16, the NOVA Chapter of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) inducted 61 new members at the Induction Convocation held in the Ernst Community Cultural Center Theater on the Annandale Campus. The Chapter’s student officers and college-wide faculty advisor worked diligently to plan the large event. The officers include President Michael Schindler; […]

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New NOVA TV Videos

ELI Common Reader forum video “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” is available here. A new promotional video for the Drive 2 Employment program at the Alexandria Campus is also available here.

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Woodbridge Holds Program Fair

On October 15 and 16, the Woodbridge Campus academic divisions hosted a Program Fair to promote programs of study and help students who are not program placed choose a major. The two days were filled with displays, demonstrations, student activities, free popcorn and a chance to enter a raffle. The Division of Natural Science and […]

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NOVA Student Presents at National Geologic Conference

Annandale student Robin Rohrback-Schiavone presented the results of her research last week at the annual meeting of the Geological Society of America (GSA) in Charlotte, North Carolina. Rohrback-Schiavone works with Assistant Professor of Geology Callan Bentley on the Mid-Atlantic Geo-Image Collection (MAGIC), a collection of GigaPan images of geological subjects. Bentley became involved in GigaPanning […]

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NOVA Forensics Team wins again

NOVA Forensics Team Wins at Morgan State

The NOVA Forensics Team kept its successful season going with another impressive showing at a big speech and debate tournament over the weekend of November 9 and 10 when team members traveled to the 17th Annual Morgan State University Invitational in Baltimore, Maryland. After two days of intense competition students from both, the Alexandria and Loudon […]

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Loudoun Welcomes a New Veteran Advisor

Jay Gonzales has joined the Loudoun Campus as the Veterans Advisor. He is committed to serving and assisting veterans in achieving their educational goals. He has zealously spearheaded the opening of the new Veterans Center that will be housed in the former library space in the Reynolds Building. “I am creating a space where student […]

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CETL Monday Movies

Hurricane Sandy cancelled the October Monday movie, but the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning has rescheduled it. The movie will now be on November 26. Everything else is the same and everyone is invited. For details and to reserve your seat, go to the online box office.

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Science Seminar: “A New Era in Physics Is About to Dawn”

All students, staff and faculty are cordially invited to “A New Era in Physics Is About to Dawn,” a Science Seminar scheduled for Friday, November 30 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the CE Theater. Dr. Walerian Majewski will be the speaker. The event is sponsored by the Mathematics, Science and Engineering Division and […]

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“Filmmaking Innovations” Discussion at Woodbridge

On November 30 at 6:30 p.m., Lucy Gebre-Egziabher (AL) and Kathryn O’Sullivan (MA) will join Paul Awad and John Poague to discuss filmmaking in the Woodbridge Campus Theater. Gebre-Egziabher is an award winning, independent filmmaker who also lectures on film and conducts workshops in film/video production. She has produced and directed narrative films and organizational […]

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Don’t Forget to Register: Power Up Your Pedagogy

The Eighth Annual Power UP your Pedagogy (PUP) Conference is open for registration. All faculty and professional staff are cordially invited to register online here. You can also follow the Conference on Twitter at #pup13. PUP is an exciting, award-winning, professional development conference that brings together all NOVA faculty. Attendees leave with amazing new insights […]

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CETL Faculty Learning Community (FLC): Finding Mindfulness to Develop a Reflective Teaching Practice

  Do these questions interest you? Would you like to change your work/life balance? Are you on automatic pilot in the classroom? Do you want to feel less frayed as you go through your day? Do you feel your students decreasingly experience those “aha” moments of clarity? Want more? This FLC may be an ideal […]

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Annual Semmler Grant for Technology Awards

The NVCC Educational Foundation Annual Giving Fund provides mini-grants for technology on the Annandale Campus. The Semmler Grants are aimed at providing faculty/staff with the funds they need to implement technology in the classroom, in the office or in labs, or to provide professional development opportunities in the area of technology. During the 2012/13 academic […]

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President’s Sabbatical Award

The December 3 deadline is fast approaching for applications for the President’s Sabbatical Award. Applicants will need to complete form 105-100 that requires the signature of their provost. In addition, they will need to write a 1,000 word statement, including a 50 word executive summary, describing how the sabbatical will benefit their professional development and serve the […]

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VCCS Fellowship and Professors Programs Deadline Extension

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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Plan Limits for 403-b and 457 Defined Contribution Plans

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced the new plan limits for the 403-b and 457 defined contribution plans for the tax year 2013. Effective January 1, 2013, the annual general limit for both plans has increased from $17,000 to $17,500. The age 50 and over annual catch up option remains at $22,500. Employees may […]

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2013 Classified Staff Emeritus Awards

It is time to start thinking about your dear, departed colleagues who have gone on to a better place, that is, the ones who have retired! While we may envy their carefree existence, we can still obligate them to show up at NOVA one more time by nominating them for the Classified Staff Emeritus Award. […]

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Flyers: November 19, 2012

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