Archive | February 11, 2013
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NOVA Offices at Pender Become ‘Home’ During Renovations

We are pleased to announce the opening of new NOVA offices at Pender Drive off Waples Mill Road near Route 50 and Interstate 66 in Fairfax (see map in the Flyers section of this edition). College staff from across NOVA will begin moving to these offices in February and March 2013. The NOVA offices at […]

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Awards Committee Now Accepting Applications

NOVA-Led Consortium Partners With Brazil

Northern Virginia Community College is leading a consortium of U.S. colleges in an innovative partnership with the Brazilian Federal Agency for Support and Evaluation of Graduate Education (CAPES). CAPES is one of the main agencies sponsoring the Science Without Borders initiative being funded by the Federal Government of Brazil since 2011. Under NOVA’s leadership, the […]

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Chesapeake Bay impact crater core

Box O’Rocks

About 35 million years ago, a three-mile-diameter asteroid or comet hit just off the Atlantic coast at the end of Chesapeake Bay. Although not as big as the famous Chicxulub asteroid that sealed the fate of the dinosaurs, it was big enough to shatter the local rock and allow major saltwater incursions under the Tidewater […]

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Woodbridge PTK Helps Bring Joy to Hospitalized Children

In December, the Alpha Delta Tau Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society partnered with the Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center’s Pediatric Unit to provide toys and activities for children in the ward. PTK members spent time at the end of Fall Semester raising funds and getting donations from the community to make the […]

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Chef Herbert Presents at Chocolate Extravaganza

On February 2, Chef Mike Herbert from the Annandale Campus conducted a presentation of chocolate for the Third Annual Chocolate Extravaganza in Warrenton, Virginia. Herbert’s presentation featured dipped cookie dough truffles. The Chocolate Extravaganza was held this year at the Warrenton Fire Hall, with some well-known restaurants and bakeries participating including The Inn at Little […]

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Horticulture Technology Cultivates a Unique Partnership

Loudoun’s Horticulture Technology Program is fostering a relationship with the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture (MAC-ISA). The partnership will build a mutually beneficial network of resources, connecting arborists with NOVA. “This type of partnership will increase the awareness of NOVA’S Horticulture Technology Program in the landscaping and arboriculture community,” said Program Head […]

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Cynthia Knight and Sasha Manchanda

MEC Kicks Off Spring Semester With NOVA Day

On Spring NOVA Day, students were able to visit various tables to learn about clubs and activities at the Medical Education Campus. There was also a lunch for faculty, staff and students and some fun activities.

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Workforce Development Launches Nationwide Training Program

Following months of hard work the Workforce Development Division officially launched the Aspiring Leaders Program for the USDA Food and Nutritional Service Division in early January 2013. The initial training deployment will cover up to 175 employees in GS grades 5-11. The program design consists of eight instructional modules that focus on a range of […]

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CETL Spring 2013 Faculty Focus Seminar Series

Course Development for New and Seasoned Faculty If you have ever asked yourself about the basics of your course, this seminar is for you. The first seminar in the spring 2013 Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) Faculty Focus Series is titled “Thinking about Course Development.” Participants will discuss the big questions related […]

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CETL: Are Your Students Prepared for Your Class?

Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning and Pathways to the Baccalaureate will sponsor a half-day workshop on “Best Practices for Identifying, Serving and Engaging Underprepared Students.” This workshop will discuss strategies to help students who aren’t prepared for the demands of your classrooms. The workshop will be followed by a webinar led by Debra […]

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One Billion Rising

One Billion Rising

Valentine’s Day equals V-Day which is the day author and activist Eve Ensler designated for her first performance of The Vagina Monologues 15 years ago. V-Day is a day to change sentimental commercialism into victory over violence, a day to celebrate mothers, grandmothers, sisters, aunts and daughters, and a day to bring violence against women […]

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Important TAC Training Available

Several opportunities are available for training by the Technology Applications Center (TAC). “Lunch and Learn – Brown Bag” (BYOL) session Into The Cloud – Discovering the Power of Google Docs Presenter: Phil Tirpak Wednesday, February 13 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Annandale, CT 355 In this session, you will discover how you can use Google […]

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CETL’s Spring Speaker Series: Leading Voices Come to NOVA

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning has something new. This series includes speakers from outside NOVA who will complement the expertise that is here. The first one, arranged by Loudoun Campus Provost Julie Leidig, brings Dr. Ken Bain, author of “What the Best College Teachers Do” to NOVA. Watch for the email with […]

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Science Seminar: Waterborne Infectious Diseases

All students, staff and faculty are cordially invited to a Science Seminar on Friday, February 15, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m., in the CE Theater. Dr. Gillian S. Backus will present “Sickening: Waterborne Infectious Diseases in a Dynamic World.” Light refreshments and a “meet and greet” with the speaker in the lower gallery will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 11:55 a.m. The […]

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Fisher Art Gallery 2013 Exhibition Schedule

The Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall & Arts Center on the Alexandria Campus has selected seven (7) exceptional artists to be featured for the 2013 exhibitions at the Margaret W. and Joseph L. Fisher Art Gallery. They include: Matthew D. Kiehl, Lukman Ahmad, Nelson Gutierrez, Denise Philipbar, Mei Mei Chang, Anne Bouie and Robert Gilbert. The artists are […]

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Kiehl’s Exhibition at Fisher Art Gallery

Craft and Character: Wasteland, an exhibition of pen and ink on paper by Matthew D. Kiehl, will be on display from Friday, February 8 through Sunday, March 17 in the Margaret W. and Joseph L. Fisher Art Gallery, located in the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall & Arts Center at the Alexandria Campus. The opening reception is […]

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NOVA Honors Program Invites You to Hear Cameron McWhirter

The NOVA Honors Program is hosting guest speaker Cameron McWhirter, author of “Red Summer: The Summer of 1919” and the “Awakening of Black America,” on Tuesday, February 19 at 2:00 p.m. in room 196 of the Bisdorf Building on the Alexandria Campus. McWhirter is a staff reporter for The Wall Street Journal. The event is […]

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Awards Committee Accepting Nominations

The Awards Committee is now considering nominations for the Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence and the Outstanding Service to the College Awards. The Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence is given each year to only one faculty member in the Virginia Community College system (VCCS) and provides the recipient with a $5,000 check. Nominees must have […]

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Flyers: February 11, 2013

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