Today is Earth Day! Follow us throughout the day on Facebook for Eco-trivia and the opportunity to win some ELI goodies!
Did you know we have been celebrating Earth Day in the U.S. since 1970? We celebrate Earth Day each year to bring attention to peace, justice, and the care of the Earth! What are you doing today to celebrate?
(Pictured above: (Left) Alexandra Willey, (Center) Amanda Morley, ELI Student Life Specialist, (Right) Amber Mooney)
On Thursday, March 27, 2014, NOVA hosted its 42nd annual Student Awards banquet. This banquet hosted by Student Life recognizes the many student leaders on NOVA’s campuses and their contributions in leadership. These students were recognized with a NOVA SEAL award. The SEAL award honors the many talents and contributions of our diverse community of scholars. Students are recognized who best exemplify the qualities of Service, Engagement, Academics, and Leadership. This includes community service involvement, college club or organizational participation, outstanding academic achievement and campus or community leadership.
This year, two of our ELI students, Alexandra Willey and Amber Mooney were recipients of this award. Both students have shown outstanding leadership through their online engagement outside the classroom and in their community. We congratulate them for their outstanding involvement.
If you want to learn more about getting involved with Student Life at NOVA and ELI, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOVA is hosting their first Take Back The Night event on the Loudoun Campus on April Tuesday, 22nd @ 6pm. Below is some history about this event.
“The Take Back The Night Foundation serves to create safe communities and respectful relationships through awareness events and initiatives. They seek to end sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual abuse and all other forms of sexual violence.
One of the first “Take Back the Night” marches was held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in October 1975, after the murder of a microbiologist, Susan Alexander Speeth, who was stabbed to death while walking home alone.“Take Back the Night” was used as the title of a 1977 memorial read by Anne Pride at an anti-violence rally in Pittsburgh.
Since the 1970s in the United States, Take Back The Night has focused on eliminating sexual violence, in all forms, and thousands of colleges, universities, women’s centers, and rape crisis centers have sponsored events all over the country.”
For more information on this event, contact Negar Ehsani, Sexual Assault Services (SAS) Coordinator at email@example.com or 703-338-0834
Are you graduating in May and need help purchasing your cap and gown? Let NOVA help! Deadline is April 25 at 5pm!
Ever wonder how much you actually take home from your paycheck? April is National Financial Literacy month. Over the next three weeks, we will pick a few financial literacy topics to discuss on the ELIfe blog. Today’s topic is Understanding your Paycheck and we are sharing some ideas to help you understand your paycheck from Project Life.
Do you know how much you pay in Federal taxes? State Taxes? Do you know how much you actually take home from your paycheck?
This Independent Living Skills Module shows sample checks and breaks down the different deductions to help you understand your paycheck.
The Virginia Community College System offers several great scholarships for students throughout the state.
Each year the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education (VFCCE) recognizes outstanding students of all ages and backgrounds through its statewide scholarship program. The application period for the 2014-2015 school year is now open.
Check out the link below to learn more about the VFCCE scholarship, as well as several other opportunities! Deadlines are approaching quickly!
VFCCE scholarship information is also posted on the Virginia Education Wizard.
Register to participate in a virtual career exploration day with employers on April 17th.
Seeking talented students with disabilities.
Be prepared to ask questions and share your resume.
Learn about internship and full time opportunities in the
Washington DC region for:
• Information Technology
• Accounting and Finance
• Business Management…and Others!
Register HERE to reserve your space!
*This program was developed in partnership with the National Youth Transitions Center and the Youth Transitions Collaborative. To learn more about the Center and Collaborative, please visit: www.thenytc.org
Click on the logos below for more information about the sponsoring organizations.
Open registration for summer courses begins today, April 1, 2014!
To review a list of available classes, please click here. (Select ELI under Campus/Center)
If you need assistance, we are here for you:
Do you need help registering for the class? For step-by-step online registration instructions, please click here. If you need additional assistance, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call ELI Registration at 703.323.3368.
Do you need help with course selection? If you have not been assigned a faculty advisor you can contact an ELI Counselor at email@example.com or 703.323.2425 for assistance with course selection.
Are you new to ELI? We encourage you to attend an ELI Orientation webinar! The ELI Orientation will focus on answering key questions to getting started. For more information and to register for a session, click here.
Do you have questions about Tuition and Payment? For payment due dates, methods, and online payment instructions, please click here.
If you are looking for additional resources to help you achieve academic success, the ELI Student Services Team is here for you! You can access free online tutoring, webinars, and free online workshops to help you succeed in your ELI classes. You can reach us at 703.323.3347 or visit us at http://eli.nvcc.edu/
NOVA is excited to announce the college-wide launch of a powerful new mobile safety app! The free LiveSafe app will improve communication between students, faculty, staff, and college police, and facilitate emergency response in distress situations. By providing access to the latest safety information, our goal is to make our already safe NOVA campuses and centers safer and more secure.
The LiveSafe app will offer a range of safety resources to NOVA students, faculty, staff, and parents, including to ability to:
• Send your location to college police in an emergency
• Report tips anonymously to college police
• Let friends or family monitor you as you walk home, so you never have to walk alone.
• Notify college police and emergency management of your safety and security concerns
• Ask questions and/or make suggestions to the college police
Here’s how you get the app:
1. Visit the iTunes or Google Play store, depending on your smartphone, and download the “LiveSafe” app (blue shield icon).
2. Choose NOVA from the list of schools that appear.
3. Fill-in your name and contact info so we can get in touch in the event of an emergency.
If you have any questions:
Call NOVA Dispatch, at 703-764-5000, if you have any questions about NOVA’s new mobile LiveSafe app. For additional information, check out www.LiveSafeMobile.com.
Check out our spotlight blog post below from ELI student, Angelique about her experience taking online courses!
There were so many things keeping me from enrolling in college. My time with my family was a big one. I never really considered taking online classes until my sister took a few over the summer before she transferred to George Mason. I decided that if my little sister could keep up her social life, nannying, and tutoring, I could manage a few classes as well. I went through the enrollment process and decided that ELI Student life was for me.
My drive to succeed has really helped me with this new process. Even my coworkers are considering taking a few classes at NOVA, as they can see how this experience has truly enriched me and already helped me better myself in the workplace. My e-mail communications are more clear and concise, my interactions with peers and employees are more fulfilling, and my written reviews are better quality. All these changes are from just a few short weeks.
While online learning has presented some difficulties, such as online textbooks that are more difficult to read than a paper textbook and even scheduling time for exams on campus, I have really enjoyed the flexibility that online courses give me. I can complete assignments when I have time, usually sporadically throughout the week, rather than have to commit to a set class schedule. In between nap time, snack time, and other meal times, I am finally on a path to completing my higher education. I am proud of my accomplishments and I think that shows all those around me that they can do the same.
If you would like to submit a guest blogpost on our ELIfe blog, feel free to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.