Virginia Master Teacher Seminar

You are invited to apply to attend the Virginia Master Teacher Seminar July 10 to 14 at Hampden- Sydney College in Farmville, Virginia. Teachers from all types of higher learning institutions and from a variety of disciplines will gather for an exchange of learning, teaching and philosophy. The focus of discussion and activities for the entire week will be on innovations and problems of instruction … Continue reading Virginia Master Teacher Seminar

Seeking Outstanding Faculty

The Awards Committee invites nominations for NOVA faculty for the Virginia Outstanding Faculty Awards (OFA) for 2012. The Outstanding Faculty Awards, which are administered by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) and sponsored by Dominion, are the Commonwealth’s highest honor for educators at Virginia’s public and private colleges and universities. The awards also include special categories for “Rising Star” and “Teaching with … Continue reading Seeking Outstanding Faculty

Leave Sharing Request

Sandra Payne (LO) has requested to participate in the leave sharing program. If you would like to donate leave hours, please access the Leave Sharing Program Donor Form. Please complete the form by printing and submitting it to Human Resources by fax to 703-323-3155. Leave must be donated in eight-hour increments and only annual leave may be donated. If you need other assistance or have … Continue reading Leave Sharing Request

CETL Super Prof Award

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 2 to 6. Do you know a colleague who is a super professor? If so, please nominate that faculty member for the Center of Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) Super Professor Award by sending an e-mail to No self-nominations, please. Make sure to include information about your colleague and reasons why they deserve this award. These winners were … Continue reading CETL Super Prof Award

NOVA Lecture Recital

The NOVA Alexandria Music Department will present a Lecture Recital featuring the music of and performances by Assistant Professor of Music Jonathan Kolm and guest artist Dawn Sonntag. Introductions by Associate Professor of English Dianne Dialey on the poetry of Walt Whitman and Sara Teasdale will also be featured. The recital will be held on Friday, April 15 at 3:00 p.m. in Room 130 of … Continue reading NOVA Lecture Recital

Become a Commencement Volunteer

Commencement is Sunday, May 15 at 2:00 p.m. at the George Mason University Patriot Center, and volunteers are needed to assist with various tasks. The tasks include, but are not limited to: [unordered_list style=”tick”] Greeting students, families and friends at specific entrances Handing out programs at designated entrances Helping faculty marshals in the parking lot organize students and with other needs that may arise Directing … Continue reading Become a Commencement Volunteer

Hybrid Instruction Training on the Horizon

Starting in May, the Technology Applications Center (TAC) will introduce new Hybrid Instruction training for current and new faculty who are scheduled to teach hybrid courses for fall 2011. Training programs for faculty who want to improve their computer skills will also be available. A list of these training offerings will be announced soon. For a current list of training, please visit If you … Continue reading Hybrid Instruction Training on the Horizon

Carvalho Presents at Success Conference

Julie Carvalho (LO), adjunct psychology faculty, presented sessions at Girls + Math + Science = SUCCESS. In separate workshops for parents and girls, she discussed how math skills can be improved and applied successfully in social sciences and other fields. The yearly conference was held in March at Marsteller Middle School in Bristow, Virginia. Carvalho, who is teaching Peace Psychology and introductory courses, has worked … Continue reading Carvalho Presents at Success Conference

Marilyn Scott adn Dr. Rebecca Hayes

Peace Corps Volunteer Speaks at the Manassas Campus

On March 31, Lifelong Learning Institute member and Peace Corps volunteer Marilyn Scott talked about her experiences living in Sierra Leone to faculty, staff, students and LLI members. The presentation and luncheon were hosted by the Manassas Campus Honors Program. As a Peace Corps volunteer, Scott taught in a primary school in Sierra Leone from 1965 to 1967. She provided the audience with a history … Continue reading Peace Corps Volunteer Speaks at the Manassas Campus

Stephanie Villacis' Harry Potter Cake

Annandale Campus Library Hosts Edible Book Festival

The Annandale Campus Library hosted its second annual Edible Book Festival on April 4 as part of its celebration of National Library Week. Throughout the world, this one day edible festival of food and books is held on the birthday of French gastronome Jean-Anthelme Brillat- Savarin (1755-1826), the author of “The Physiology of Taste, or, Meditations on Transcendental Gastronomy,” a witty meditation on food. Each … Continue reading Annandale Campus Library Hosts Edible Book Festival

Loudoun Campus Students and Student Activities Representatives

Loudoun’s Third Annual Leadership Lecture Series

The Loudoun Campus Office of Student Activities hosted its third annual Leadership Lecture Series in conjunction with Phi Theta Kappa. The guest speaker this year was Fox News anchor Allison Seymour who spoke about “The Reluctant Leader.” Faculty, staff and students attended the event, along with students from Seneca Ridge Middle School, Loudoun’s partner school. Student Ambassadors visit Seneca once a week to mentor youth. … Continue reading Loudoun’s Third Annual Leadership Lecture Series

President Robert G. Templin, Jr. receives the award

President Templin Receives VALHEN Lifetime Membership

In appreciation for his leadership and support of the Virginia Latino Higher Education Network (VALHEN) mission, President Robert G. Templin, Jr. was awarded a Lifetime Membership to the non-profit organization on March 24. The Annandale Campus hosted the 2011 VALHEN “Encuentro,” an interactive conference attracting professors, instructors, administrators, teachers, counselors and other professionals within the higher education community in Virginia and beyond. Templin was honored … Continue reading President Templin Receives VALHEN Lifetime Membership

Representatives at ESSI

2011 Entering Student Success Institute

Representatives of the Achieving the Dream Initiative and the Quality Enhancement Plan Development Committee recently attended the 2011 Entering Student Success Institute (ESSI) is Santa Fe, New Mexico. Working as a team, they used data from the Survey of Entering Student Engagement (SENSE) to gain knowledge about current practices regarding entering students. Twenty-six colleges from across the country shared strategies and models to increase their … Continue reading 2011 Entering Student Success Institute