Science Seminar Explores the Taxonomy of Whales

Science Seminar Explores the Taxonomy of Whales

Dr. Matthew S. Leslie, the G. Wayne Clough Postdoctoral Fellow at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History and the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute’s Center for Conservation Genomics, was invited by the Science Seminar Committee of the Math, Science and Engineering (MSE) Division and the Lyceum Committee of the Annandale Campus to present at a Science Seminar on September 29. With the title “Integrating … Continue reading Science Seminar Explores the Taxonomy of Whales

NOVA Culinary Visit Chuy’s Mexican Restaurant in Springfield Mall

NOVA Culinary Visit Chuy’s Mexican Restaurant in Springfield Mall

On October 3, Chef Mike Herbert took a group of three NOVA culinary students – Bruce Atkinson, David Gao and Duong Van Huynh – to Chuy’s Mexican Restaurant in Springfield Mall. Manager Scott Rodgers was there to greet them, along with a number of assistant managers, who showed them around and explained how Chuy’s came to be. They learned how Chuy’s has a team of … Continue reading NOVA Culinary Visit Chuy’s Mexican Restaurant in Springfield Mall

Loudoun Hosts 2nd Annual Your Student Success Conference

This fall, the Loudoun Campus held its second annual Your Student Success Conference (YSSC), part of the “Stay Strong” student success initiative co-sponsored by members of Achieving the Dream and Student Services. Laura Siko, enrollment management director, and Karen Doheney, Loudoun’s Achieving the Dream Committee co-chair, headed up the planning team for the three-day conference that introduced students to resources on Campus, such as the … Continue reading Loudoun Hosts 2nd Annual Your Student Success Conference

Demand Response, Energy Efficiency and NOVA

Earlier this year, NOVA, as part of the Pennsylvania-New Jersey-Maryland (PJM) electric grid, participated in Virginia’s Demand-Response Program for the first time. Demand-response is an energy conservation program designed to reduce the demand for electricity during peak usage times between June 1 and September 30 primarily due to air conditioners. NOVA receives financial compensation as a program participant and additional money if the College meets … Continue reading Demand Response, Energy Efficiency and NOVA

NOVA: A Place for Opportunities

Work experience is valued at a premium by hiring managers and can mean the difference between being rejected and getting that follow-up interview. Job markets are at their most competitive and students can use all the help they can get. To this end, NOVA has partnered with the Davis Career Center in an effort to provide real-world occupational experience and training to the next generation … Continue reading NOVA: A Place for Opportunities

Faculty and Staff Participate in Celebrate Fairfax

Now that autumn is upon us, faculty and staff members from the Annandale Campus look back fondly to warmer weather when they staffed a booth at the annual Celebrate Fairfax festival, held June 6 to 9 on the grounds of the Fairfax County Government Center. “It was a very nice experience to work with my NOVA colleagues,” said Dr. Rima Gulshan, English professor, “and a … Continue reading Faculty and Staff Participate in Celebrate Fairfax

Woodbridge to Host “An Evening with Edgar Allen Poe”

The NOVA Players of the Woodbridge Campus will host the theatrical production of “An Evening with Edgar Allen Poe,” at the Black Box Theatre. Show dates are October 26 to 28 and November 2 to 5 at 7:00 p.m., with matinees October 26 at 10:00 a.m. and November 5 at 3:00 p.m. “An Evening with Edgar Allen Poe” by Robert Mason and “Poe Connectives” is … Continue reading Woodbridge to Host “An Evening with Edgar Allen Poe”

NOVA Police Active Shooter Preparedness Training in November

The horrific events in Las Vegas remind us that predators can strike seemingly safe places with little warning and with deadly effect. NOVA Police train regularly to deal with such a threat. They train on current tactics under the direction of three officers who are certified active incident response trainers. NOVA officers meet regularly with officers from local agencies to ensure the latter are familiar … Continue reading NOVA Police Active Shooter Preparedness Training in November

NOVA College Identity and Wordmark Guidelines

Faculty and staff are asked to remember to use “NOVA” when referring to Northern Virginia Community College (not “NVCC,” except when referring to the NVCC Educational Foundation). NOVA’s Identity Guidelines states, “Throughout the region we serve, Northern Virginia Community College is widely known as ‘NOVA’ among all sectors and demographic groups. Recognizing the powerful equity and goodwill that has been invested in this name, the … Continue reading NOVA College Identity and Wordmark Guidelines

October Open Enrollment for Optional Retirement Plan for Higher Education

During the month of October, Optional Retirement Plan (ORP) participants may elect to change their ORP vendor. This period does not allow for a pension plan change from the ORP to VRS or from VRS to the ORP. Three providers are available to ORP participants: DCP, Fidelity Investments and TIAA. To change providers during Open Enrollment, please complete the Open Enrollment Provider Change Form (VRS-65P) and the enrollment … Continue reading October Open Enrollment for Optional Retirement Plan for Higher Education

Legal Resources Open Enrollment Through October 31

Legal Resources is an employee benefit providing specific legal services for a monthly group rate of $18 per month to salaried employees. Open enrollment for the Legal Resources Plan is the month of October. Plan details and enrollment can be found at http://legalresources.com/. The required FBMC Post-Tax Salary Deduction Authorization Form and the Legal Resources Enrollment Form may be requested from the Benefits Team by … Continue reading Legal Resources Open Enrollment Through October 31