COVA Care Prescription Drug Program Enhanced Effective July 1, 2011

The COVA Care health plan has a mandatory generic prescription drug program. Plan members who have up to a 34-day or 90-day brand name prescription filled when a generic drug is available currently must pay the copayment plus the cost difference between the brand drug and the generic. For some types of drugs, this may cost members who choose brand name drugs hundreds of dollars. … Continue reading COVA Care Prescription Drug Program Enhanced Effective July 1, 2011

Upcoming CETL Faculty Events

Please note the following events offered by the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning: Wednesday, August 10 – 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. New Full-Time Faculty Orientation I, Old Fairfax City Hall Thursday, August 11 – 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. New Full-Time Faculty Orientation I, Old Fairfax City Hall Saturday, August 13 – 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. New Annandale Adjunct Faculty Orientation, … Continue reading Upcoming CETL Faculty Events

“Frankenstein, A New Musical”

Taking Flight Theatre Company, the community theatre company in residence on the Loudoun Campus, is bringing its spring show “Frankenstein, A New Musical” to life in the Waddell Theatre. The remaining performances are June 17 and 18 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $18 for adults and $12 for students and seniors, and can be purchased by credit card online or with cash or check at … Continue reading “Frankenstein, A New Musical”

Dennis Sullivan and Bev Unkle

Woodbridge Provost Office Volunteers for Customer Service Initiative

As a part of NOVA’s customer service initiative, on May 25 and 26 members of the Woodbridge Campus Provost Staff and 13 staff and faculty volunteers participated in a trainer training. Led by Bob Moran of Moran Consulting, attendees went through the training and practiced delivering the training using a variety of interactive strategies. The group is ready and eager to bring the training to … Continue reading Woodbridge Provost Office Volunteers for Customer Service Initiative

Washington Saxaphone Quartet

Mary Louise Jackson Amphitheater Presents the Washington Saxophone Quartet

On June 4, the Mary Louise Jackson Amphitheater at the Manassas Campus presented a free concert, “An Evening Rhapsody, American Music and More,” performed by The Washington Saxophone Quartet. The performance is part of the “Summer Evenings Under the Stars” series, funded by the Northern Virginia Community College Educational Foundation and sponsored by Country Chevrolet and NOVEC. The 90-minute program included pieces composed by Gershwin, … Continue reading Mary Louise Jackson Amphitheater Presents the Washington Saxophone Quartet

Dr. Figueroa Selected to Participate in a NEH Institute

Dr. Carmen Figueroa (WO), professor of Spanish, was selected to participate in the 2011 National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Institute, “Revisioning of the Maya World: New Directions on Schol- arship and Teaching.” The institute is taking place onsite in Mexico, Guatemala and Belize from June 12 to July 19. The five-week institute will offer Figueroa the unique opportunity to enhance her cultural classes and … Continue reading Dr. Figueroa Selected to Participate in a NEH Institute

Adrienne Hinds, Celeste Dubeck-Smith, Johanna Weiss and Frances Villagran-Glover

NOVA Represented at Seminar Promoting Women in Higher Education

Three NOVA representatives were nominated and selected to attend the 2010-2011 ACE-Office of Women in Higher Education Virginia Network Leadership seminar. The goals of both the national Network and the Virginia Network are to promote women’s leadership in higher education and throughout society as a whole and facilitate effective partnerships between women and men in the workplace. “The Network is a unique opportunity to get … Continue reading NOVA Represented at Seminar Promoting Women in Higher Education

Loudoun Campus Student Accepted into the Stennis Center for Congressional Interns

Kim Touch was accepted into the Stennis Center for Congressional Interns. This prestigious program only selects 30 high-performing interns from the Capitol Hill intern pool. “This great achievement was made possible because of NOVA’s programs and Professor McKee,” said Touch. “Professor McKee was vital to my success and the reason I was able to obtain an internship on Capitol Hill.” Touch secured her internship through … Continue reading Loudoun Campus Student Accepted into the Stennis Center for Congressional Interns

Rebecca Reister

In Memory of Rebecca Reister

On June 3, Professor Emeritus and Associate Professor of Chemistry Rebecca Reister passed away at her home in Sterling, Virginia. Reister taught at the Loudoun Campus from 1974 until her retirement in 2006. She was very active in her discipline, publishing research results and attending national and international symposia. She was a planner and presenter at NOVA’s Science Across the Curriculum project which was supported … Continue reading In Memory of Rebecca Reister

NOVA American History Course Ranked in Top 30 on iTunes

Web Services and Digital Media Director Cathy Simpson received news that Black Pride Network ranked a NOVA course one of the top 30 iTunes courses in American history. “America in Triumph and Turbulence” was originally developed by Dr. Charles Errico for the Extended Learning Institute. The course includes dozens of videotaped interviews with historical figures from the last 50 years, including civil rights leader Julian … Continue reading NOVA American History Course Ranked in Top 30 on iTunes

President Obama Returns to NOVA to Expand on Workforce Initiative

On June 8, President Barack Obama made his fourth visit to NOVA, returning to the Alexandria Campus where he signed the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 just 15 months earlier. Obama used this opportunity to announce a major expansion of the Skills for America’s Future initiative, designed to improve the alignment between businesses seeking skilled workers and educational institutions like NOVA that … Continue reading President Obama Returns to NOVA to Expand on Workforce Initiative