Archive | January 14, 2013
Daniel Dusseau

Vote Now—NOVA Police Chief Selected as “Campus Safety Director of the Year” Finalist

NOVA Chief of Police Daniel Dusseau has been selected as a finalist for “Campus Safety Director of the Year” award. Administered by Campus Safety magazine, the award honors university and college police chiefs, directors of public safety, and emergency management executives who go above and beyond the call of duty by demonstrating outstanding leadership skills, […]

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2013 NOVA SERVES: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

Join us for the 4th Annual NOVA SERVES: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. The service event will take place on Saturday, January 19 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at NOVA’s Alexandria Campus. This year’s event will consist of assembling 20,000 food kits in partnership with the Stop Hunger Now organization. T-shirts will be […]

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NOVA faculty and students

NOVA Faculty and Students Help Hurricane Sandy Victims

At 5:00 a.m. on December 18, 2012, 57 NOVA students and faculty members boarded a chartered bus headed toward the New Jersey shore for a relief and support mission for Hurricane Sandy victims. Pathway Advisory Council’s (PAC) Disaster Relief Committee (Chair Khadidiatou Kane, Co-Chair Behrad Azhandeh, Secretary Danna Calvi, Treasurer Janine Jacob and Advisor Ericka […]

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NOVA Idol logo

A Special Thanks to NOVA Idol 2013 Judges

After more than a week of auditions, the enormous task of preliminary judging is over and we move a step closer to the NOVA Idol 2013 event. Thank you to the dedicated campus judges, including Erblin Nushi (work-study), for your dedication and service. Each one helps to make NOVA Idol 2013 possible by working so hard […]

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Ellen Fancher-Ruiz

Annandale Welcomes New Dean of Students

Dr. Ellen Fancher-Ruiz has accepted the position of dean of students at the Annandale Campus. Fancher-Ruiz has been at the college since 1988. She worked at the Woodbridge Campus as acting dean of student development and high school outreach/student activities counselor and at Annandale as the lead career counselor, a transfer counselor, Pathway counselor and […]

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Provost Roger Ramsammy and Assistant Professor Barbara Hopkins

Manassas Faculty and Staff Judge Regional Underwater Robotics Competition

What happens when you combine a swimming pool, 600 high school students from across the Northern Virginia region, and 200 excited volunteers and judges? You get SeaPerch 2012, an underwater robotics competition where students compete for the chance to attend the national competition in Indianapolis. Six Manassas Campus faculty and staff members participated in the […]

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Brieonna Croston, Assistant Professor Bryan Brown and James Farmer

Sigma Chi Eta Communication Honor Society Inducts New Members

The Alpha Alpha Chapter of Sigma Chi Eta Communication Honor Society at NOVA recently welcomed its newest members. On December 3, 2012, students from Alexandria and Woodbridge campuses were inducted into the honor society at the Woodbridge Campus. The inductees included Brieonna Croston, James Farmer and Kelsey Lepp from Woodbridge and Louise Dohou from Alexandria. […]

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Communication Studies and Theater Best Speaker Contest Huge Success

The Communication Studies and Theater (CST) Program of the Loudoun Division of Communication and Human Studies sponsors a semi-annual “Best Speaker” contest for students enrolled in either CST 100 (“Principles of Public Speaking”) or CST 110 (“Introduction to Communication Studies”). Held on December 7, 2012, in the Waddell Theater, the competition was equally strong. Each […]

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Assistant Professor Bryan Brown

Professor Speaks at Manassas VFW Education Awards Night

Assistant Professor of Communications Bryan Brown (WO) was the invited keynote speaker for the Manassas VFW/Ladies Auxiliary Education Awards Night on December 10, 2012. The annual awards ceremony recognizes the area’s exceptional middle and high school students and teachers. Students submitted essays on the topics of “Is Our Constitution Still Relevant?” (Grades 9 – 12) […]

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ELI Spring TOTAL Professional Development Workshops

Extended Learning Institute (ELI) announces the spring 2013 sessions of the TOTAL professional development workshops for NOVA faculty who teach (or want to teach) blended and online courses. Each workshop focuses on a single topic, so faculty can build an individualized professional development plan by selecting only the topics they need. These workshops will be […]

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Spring 2013 Faculty Workshop Series

NOVA’s Office of Institutional Research, Planning, and Assessment (OIR) is offering a series of four faculty workshops in spring 2013 on designing and assessing course objectives and student learning outcomes (SLOs). Each workshop is 90 minutes and will provide information, examples, and hands-on practice useful for enhancing student learning and teaching effectiveness. The schedule of […]

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Mileage Rate Increase for 2013

Effective January 1, 2013 the mileage rate for personally owned vehicles will increase from 55.5 cents per mile to 56.5 cents per mile. Please be aware of the following regulations: As of January 1, 2013, the personal mileage rate will be 56.5 cents per mile if your travel is local or your trip averages 100 […]

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IRS Amends 457 and 403-b Contribution Limits for 2013

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced an amendment to the previously announced limits on the amounts participants may contribute to tax-deferred savings plans in 2013, such as the Commonwealth’s 457 Deferred Compensation Plan and the 403-b Plan. The newly revised limits are $17,500 for employees younger than age 50 and $23,000 for employees age […]

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UNUM Long-Term Disability Premiums Increase

In accordance with the provisions of Northern Virginia Community College’s Group Long-Term Disability Insurance Program (UNUM), long-term disability premium rates will increase for some participants beginning with the January 16, 2013, pay date. UNUM premiums increase when a participant moves into a new five-year age band and are recalculated by UNUM using the participant’s current […]

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Flyers: January 14, 2013

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