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

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

NOVA Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment for health benefits and flexible reimbursement accounts (FRAs) continue through May 16. In addition to statewide employee meetings, the Office of Health Benefits at the Department of Human Resource Management (DHRM) has produced a 2011 Health and Flexible Benefits Open Enrollment video to help you understand “What’s Ahead” effective July 1, 2011. This 12-minute video presentation is now available in NOVA’s Professional Development … Continue reading NOVA Open Enrollment

Step Up to STEM: A Summer Science Seminar

[unordered_list style=”green-dot”] Can you clone your cat? Is global warming a fact or a theory? Why did Pluto get demoted? How much radiation will kill you? Do you wash your hands well enough? Will your child get autism from a vaccination? [/unordered_list] If you are interested in exploring science, technology, engineering and mathematics in a fun learning environment, apply to be a part of Step … Continue reading Step Up to STEM: A Summer Science Seminar

First Annual Woodbridge Writers’ Retreat

Announcing the first annual NOVA Woodbridge Writers’ Retreat, a three-day workshop and conference with four of the most accomplished writers in America: Richard Bausch, Jill McCorkle, Randall Kenan and Alan Shapiro. The retreat will begin Wednesday, May 18 at 6:00 p.m. in the Woodbridge Campus Atrium. Workshops for each writer will run from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 19 and Friday, May … Continue reading First Annual Woodbridge Writers’ Retreat

Teaching and Learning Online

Extended Learning Institute (ELI) will offer two courses this summer for faculty interested in teaching online. Both are online NOVA credit courses that you can take from your home, your beach house, or anywhere you have a computer and Internet access. Both courses are free to full-time and adjunct faculty who qualify for tuition assistance. Spend time with ELI virtually this summer and develop your … Continue reading Teaching and Learning Online

Alexandria Campus Diversity Committee Events

The Alexandria Campus Diversity Committee is sponsoring the following events: MOMIE’s TLC Children’s Art Gallery “International Community Service Leaders in Civil Wars” Wednesday, April 27 Bisdorf Room 158 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Refreshments will be provided. The 2011 “Student Voices” Academic Conference Thursday, April 28 Bisdorf Room 196 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Lunch will be served. Continue reading Alexandria Campus Diversity Committee Events

Super Professor Award

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

Calliope Awards Ceremony is Next Week!

Calliope means beautiful voiced, like the Muse of eloquence and poetry; a musical instrument; and a species of hummingbird. Even more, Calliope is the award-winning student journal of art and literature published every spring at the Annandale Campus. This year’s awards ceremony is scheduled for Wednesday, April 27, beginning at 12:00 p.m. at the CE Forum at Annandale. Associate Professor of English Christina Wells (AN) … Continue reading Calliope Awards Ceremony is Next Week!

The NoVa Woodbridge Theatre Group Presents “Arsenic and Old Lace”

The remaining performances of “Arsenic and Old Lace” will be presented in the Lakeside Theatre at NOVA’s Woodbridge Campus on: [unordered_list style=”green-dot”] Friday, April 22 at 8:00 p.m. Saturday, April 23 at 2:00 p.m. [/unordered_list] Tickets are $10.00 for general admission and $5.00 for students, faculty/staff, children (12 and under), military, and seniors. Tickets are available at the door or by reservation. Call 703-878-5750 or … Continue reading The NoVa Woodbridge Theatre Group Presents “Arsenic and Old Lace”

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=”green-dot”] 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

Technology Applications Center

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

Karen Gordon

Gordon Named 2011 Educator of the Year by Virginia Society for Clinical Laboratory Science

Assistant Professor Karen Gordon (MEC) has been named 2011 Educator of the Year by the Virginia Society for Clinical Laboratory Science. Gordon received the award at the society’s annual business meeting March 26 at Augusta Health in Fishersville, Virginia. Continue reading Gordon Named 2011 Educator of the Year by Virginia Society for Clinical Laboratory Science

Manassas Campus Students Visit France

Manassas Campus Students Visit France

Dr. Rebecca Hayes and 27 Manassas Campus students participated in an educational study abroad trip in France. Over nine days, the students visited Paris, the Loire Valley, Charteres, St. Malo, Normandy, Rouen and Paris. The trip was coordinated by Hayes and EF College Study Tours. EF College Study Tours plans trips for college-aged students in Europe and around the world. Continue reading Manassas Campus Students Visit France

Simple Gifts Music Group

World Heritage Day at Loudoun

On March 29, the Loudoun Campus held its annual World Heritage Day, sponsored by the Office of Student Activities, the English as a Second Language Department and the Vet Tech Club. The event included an international lunch with foods representing Africa, the Middle East, United States, Asia and South America. After lunch students, faculty and staff gathered in Waddell Theater to enjoy nonstop entertainment by … Continue reading World Heritage Day at Loudoun

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Northern Virginia Review Celebrates Silver Anniversary

The Northern Virginia Review celebrated its 25th anniversary at the Ernst Cultural Center on March 22. The Review has continuously grown since its founding in 1986 and is widely considered a showcase for exceptional literary arts contributions. The works published in this year’s volume display creativity, exploration, passion and inspiration. The Northern Virginia Review is an annual publication of essays, fine art, photography, poetry and … Continue reading Northern Virginia Review Celebrates Silver Anniversary

President Robert Templin and Catherine Meloy

NOVA and Goodwill of Greater Washington Host National Site Visit

On April 7, NOVA and Goodwill of Greater Washington hosted 10 workforce development professionals from community colleges and Goodwill organizations from around the country. The visit was part of the national Community College Career Collaboration (called the “C4” initiative), which aims to create high-performing community college-Goodwill partnerships in at least 20 communities this year. The C4 initiative is led nationally by Goodwill International, together with … Continue reading NOVA and Goodwill of Greater Washington Host National Site Visit

PeopleSoft HRMS Training Update

In the two plus weeks from March 25 to April 11 that Human Resources Management System (HRMS) training was available: [unordered_list style=”tick”] 1,336 employees took the Overview Training 1,287 employees took the Employee Self-Service Training 353 employees took the Manager Self Service Training [/unordered_list] These are impressive numbers! Thank you for your efforts. There are some lessons learned regarding the PeopleSoft HRMS Training. The job … Continue reading PeopleSoft HRMS Training Update

President Barack Obama

President Obama Visits NOVA Again

President Barack Obama held a town hall meeting at the Annandale Campus on April 19 to discuss his plan to reduce the deficit. NOVA was honored to welcome him for his third visit. At the request of the White House, the majority of seats in the Ernst gymnasium were given to students. Approximately 500 students and 100 faculty and staff surrounded the platform where Obama … Continue reading President Obama Visits NOVA Again