Notice to All 9-Month 18-Pay Faculty

Premiums for voluntary benefits such as health care, optional group life, long term care, UNUM long term disability or other miscellaneous benefits for the months of May and June will be deducted from your May 16 pay. This will ensure that all premiums are current and there are no interruptions in your benefits throughout the summer months. To that end, please note the following: [unordered_list … Continue reading Notice to All 9-Month 18-Pay Faculty

Cousteau Ambassador/NOVA

A Very Special Opportunity for VCCS Students and Faculty

There is a special collaboration between NOVA and the Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ambassador of the Environment. Dr. Richard Murphy, marine biologist with Jean Michel Cousteau’s Ocean Futures Society, will be working with Jill Caporale to explore marine and terrestrial ecology, environmental science, cultural values and sustainable living. Murphy came to the Annandale Campus in February and spoke to a packed auditorium about the declining state of … Continue reading A Very Special Opportunity for VCCS Students and Faculty

Technology Applications Center

Technology Applications Center Summer Training

The Technology Applications Center (TAC) summer training schedule is now available for faculty and staff. Faculty who will teach fall 2011 hybrid courses are now able to sign up for Hybrid Training classes. Faculty who currently teach or have taught hybrid courses should sign up for the Hybrid Overview. Faculty who will teach a hybrid course for the first time should sign up for the … Continue reading Technology Applications Center Summer Training

Pack and Alix in the Lab

Alexandria Automotive Uses Advanced Technology – Repurposed!

Alexandria Automotive Technology Program Head Ernie Packer went to the Alexandria Campus Instructional Support and Development (IS&D) with a dilemma. How could he show a large group of students in a class the adjustment of a small part buried in the engine compartment of a car? Also, how could on-screen results from an automotive test scanner – a kind of small laptop for emission tests … Continue reading Alexandria Automotive Uses Advanced Technology – Repurposed!

Kaniki Mix and Eric Sentell

Annandale Student Poetry Contest

On Tuesday, April 12, the Annandale Campus Library hosted a poetry reading and reception for its first annual Student Poetry Contest. The event was part of the Library’s celebration of National Library Week. Co-sponsored by the Campus Writing Center and the Annandale Library (with assistance from Shirley Nuhn in the English as a Second Language (ESL) Department), the contest drew 110 submissions from 40 different … Continue reading Annandale Student Poetry Contest

Sigma Chi Eta Inductees

Sigma Chi Eta Communication Honor Society Inducts Members

NOVA’s Alpha Alpha Chapter of Sigma Chi Eta Communication Honor Society proudly welcomed its newest members. On April 15, students from three campuses were inducted into the honor society at the Loudoun Campus. The inductees included Lauren Wight (AL), Jose Araujo (AN), Esther Namubira (AN), Hogir Rahim (AN), Catherine Brady (LO), James Russell (LO) and Halah Zenhom (LO). After the initiation before family, faculty and … Continue reading Sigma Chi Eta Communication Honor Society Inducts Members

The Vagina Monologues

Woodbridge Production Raises Awareness about Violence Against Women

The Woodbridge Campus Communications and Humanities Division presented the first NOVA production of Eve Ensler’s “The Vagina Monologues” on Friday, April 29 in the Lakeside Theatre. The production, which included students and adjunct faculty members, provided a unique opportunity for collaboration and community service. The event was a benefit performance for Prince William County’s Domestic Violence program, ACTS Turning Points. The organization’s mission is to … Continue reading Woodbridge Production Raises Awareness about Violence Against Women

Dr. Ia Gomez, Marvin Anderson and Mark Kidd

Manassas Campus Commemorates National DNA Day

On April 25, students, faculty and staff at the Manassas Campus celebrated National DNA Day. National DNA Day commemorates the completion of the Human Genome Project in April 2003 and the discovery of DNA’s double helix. National DNA Day activities included DNA face painting, DNA art, DNA hair twist, a five minute DNA extraction, a 6’ x 3’ DNA cake, and DNA jewelry-making. In addition, … Continue reading Manassas Campus Commemorates National DNA Day

Rosalyn King, Monica Mallini and students

King and Mallini Help Foster Unique Learning Experiences for Students

Students of Dr. Rosalyn M. King (LO) and Dr. Monica Mallini (MA) presented at the 37th Annual Conference of the Eastern Community College Social Science Association Conference (ECCSSA) in Buffalo, New York. The theme of this year’s conference was, “The National and Global Impacts of Economic Collapse: Perspectives from the Social Sciences.” The conference was held March 31 to April 2 at Erie Community College, … Continue reading King and Mallini Help Foster Unique Learning Experiences for Students

Loudoun 5K Run/Walk

Loudoun Hosts Second Annual 5K Run/Walk Fundraiser

In honor of Dr. James Tiffany, the Loudoun Office of Student Activities hosted its second 5k Run/Walk fundraiser on Friday, April 22. Tiffany was a physical education professor at the Loudoun Campus who passed away in 2009. Despite heavy showers, many people participated including Ann and Heather, Tiffany’s widow and daughter. Faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends of Tiffany all gathered to honor his memory. … Continue reading Loudoun Hosts Second Annual 5K Run/Walk Fundraiser

Margaret Reed, president, NVCC Alumni Federation.

Alumni Board Announces 2011 Faculty of the Year Awards

The NVCC Alumni Federation Board of Governors announced the winners of the 2011 Faculty of the Year awards at its annual reception held on Friday, April 15 at the Richard J. Ernst Community Cultural Center Forum. Faculty, staff and students attended the exciting reception. Each nominee was presented with a certificate and the winner from each campus received an engraved Jefferson Cup. Only alumni and … Continue reading Alumni Board Announces 2011 Faculty of the Year Awards

Dr. Theodore Leo Maguder, Jr.

In Memorium – Dr. Theodore L. Maguder Jr.

Dr. Theodore Leo Maguder, Jr., formerly Dean of the Natural Sciences and Mathematics Division at the Woodbridge Campus, passed away on April 13. Before coming to NOVA, Maguder was program director/dean of the Natural Science Division of St. Petersburg Junior College, and served as chairman and professor of the Biology Department at the University of Hartford. He was known as a Civil War author and … Continue reading In Memorium – Dr. Theodore L. Maguder Jr.

Nasim Khawaja

Chancellor’s Faculty Fellowship Awarded to Khawaja

Associate Professor Nasim Khawaja (WO), English as a Second Language (ESL), has been awarded a 2011-2012 Chancellor’s Fellowship for doctoral study. Chancellor’s Faculty Fellowship is a very prestigious award with only three faculty members selected every year from the 23 colleges in the Virginia Community College System (VCCS). Khawaja has been pursuing his doctorate in Higher Education at George Mason University, College of Education and … Continue reading Chancellor’s Faculty Fellowship Awarded to Khawaja

Habitat for Humanity

Extended Learning Institute Volunteers with Habitat for Humanity

On April 27, a group of staff, faculty and a student from the Extended Learning Institute (ELI) spent the day volunteering with Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia at the Perry Hall site in Arlington, Virginia. The group, organized by ELI Student Life Specialist Bridget Downey and led by Professor Richard Semmler, spent the day caulking windows and outside walls in the 12 unit structure. … Continue reading Extended Learning Institute Volunteers with Habitat for Humanity

Leadership in Philanthropy Award

MacLane Honored with 2011 Chancellor’s Award for Leadership in Philanthropy

Kathryn A. MacLane of McLean, Virginia, earned the 2011 Chancellor’s Award for Leadership in Philanthropy. Nominated by the Northern Virginia Community College Educational Foundation, MacLane was presented with this prestigious award at a luncheon ceremony at the Country Club of Virginia on Tuesday, April 19. “Kathryn MacLane has been a generous benefactor and tireless advocate for NOVA for more than four decades,” said President Robert … Continue reading MacLane Honored with 2011 Chancellor’s Award for Leadership in Philanthropy

Cash Match Increase for Deferred Compensation Plan Participants

Effective with the July 1, 2011, pay date, the cash match for salaried State employees who participate in the 457 Deferred Compensation Plan and the 403 (b) plan will return to 50 percent of their contribution, not to exceed $20 per pay period. The cash match was reduced to $10 per pay period for the current fiscal year, which ends June 30, 2011. If you … Continue reading Cash Match Increase for Deferred Compensation Plan Participants

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