Faculty Enjoy STEM Workshop

Over the summer, NOVA faculty enjoyed some professional development opportunities including participating in a STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) seminar for non-STEM faculty. Hosted by the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) and developed by faculty who were part of a STEM Faculty Learning Community, the two-day workshop was called “Step Up to STEM: Summer Science Seminar.” Facilitators included mad scientists Gillian … Continue reading Faculty Enjoy STEM Workshop

Faculty Explore Film in Summer Workshop

A dozen faculty enjoyed a two-day film workshop facilitated by Dr. Amy Gilley and sponsored by Annandale’s Liberal Arts Division and NOVA’s Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL). Gilley offered faculty a discussion of the history and importance of film and guided the group to direct, act, and produce a film. She offers another workshop if faculty are interested. To learn more, contact … Continue reading Faculty Explore Film in Summer Workshop

Annandale Professor Goes Above and Beyond for International Students

Dr. Hanney Shaban, a professor of computer science at NOVA’s Annandale Campus, has taken initiative with Middle Eastern students on campus. Not only does he teach fulltime, he has become an unofficial foreign student advisor. Shaban’s wife works at an embassy and came across a student who needed help enrolling in college. NOVA is a recognized college with several Middle Eastern governments and therefore a … Continue reading Annandale Professor Goes Above and Beyond for International Students

3rd Annual NOVA Summer Band Camp

The 2011 NOVA Summer Band Camp sponsored by the Alexandria Campus was held July 11 to 15. A total of 52 sixth- through ninth-graders from throughout Northern Virginia signed up for the regular band camp and extended-day jazz camps. This year the band camp featured elective classes chosen by the, individual sectional instruction, lunch-time performances by various professional ensembles, and master classes and a performance … Continue reading 3rd Annual NOVA Summer Band Camp

McClellan and Zalles Star in Video for New Faculty

In a humorous, informative video, Dr. Jim McClellan, dean for Liberal Arts at the Alexandria Campus, offers new faculty tips for successfully navigating the first year of full-time employment at NOVA. While scouting for new NOVA campuses in Guatemala, McClellan shares suggestions for focusing on teaching and offering support to students in and out of the classroom. Alexandria’s Jose Zalles won a best supporting actor … Continue reading McClellan and Zalles Star in Video for New Faculty

Boys and Girls Club Teen Camp Visits the Manassas Campus

On July 27, the Manassas Campus hosted local high school students from the Manassas/Prince William branch of the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington. The visit was coordinated by former Campus and Community Relations Specialist Marya Johnson and the club’s Teen Coordinator Eugene Brown. The teen program at the Boys and Girls Club provides leadership development experience and opportunities for young people ages 14 … Continue reading Boys and Girls Club Teen Camp Visits the Manassas Campus

Annandale’s New Adjunct Faculty Orientation

On Saturday, August 13, the Annandale Campus held its annual fall semester New Adjunct Faculty Orientation. This semi-annual event is coordinated by Dr. Andrew Goldstein, evening administration coordinator on the Annandale Campus, and facilitated by CETL Acting Coordinator Nan Peck. This session hosted 58 new adjunct faculty members, the largest for a fall orientation. The orientation took place in one of the new classrooms in … Continue reading Annandale’s New Adjunct Faculty Orientation

NOVA ACLI Expands Its Partnership with the KUSCO WEST Program

On August 25, NOVA American Culture and Language Institute (ACLI) welcomed a new cohort of KUSCO WEST participants who arrived for language training at NOVA. Students, KUSCO program managers and NOVA representatives met for a welcome breakfast and orientation session. KUSCO WEST is an innovative exchange program that allows qualifying university students and recent university graduates from Korea to enter the United States for a … Continue reading NOVA ACLI Expands Its Partnership with the KUSCO WEST Program

The NOVA Manassas Symphony Orchestra Becomes the Manassas Symphony Orchestra

On August 15, the NOVA Manassas Symphony Orchestra announced the completion of its transition from an organization created and supported by the NVCC Educational Foundation to an independent, non -profit, IRS 501(c)(3) exempt corporation. With the transition, the symphony has become the Manassas Symphony Orchestra, Inc. For almost two decades, the Manassas Symphony Orchestra has brought the excitement of live orchestral performances to the Manassas … Continue reading The NOVA Manassas Symphony Orchestra Becomes the Manassas Symphony Orchestra

ELI BUS 100 Team Wins Blackboard Catalyst Award

The Extended Learning Institute’s (ELI) BUS 100 Introduction to Business, an online distance learning course developed by a team of ELI faculty and instructional designers, was awarded the Blackboard Catalyst Award for Exemplary Courses. The award recognizes faculty and course designers from schools, colleges and universities around the world who develop innovative, rich, engaging, well-designed and pedagogically sound courses which represent the best in e-learning. … Continue reading ELI BUS 100 Team Wins Blackboard Catalyst Award

GPS for Success: NOVA Represented at National Advising Institute

The National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) offered the 25th Annual Academic Advising Summer Advising Institute in two cities. Julia Brown (CS) and Alison Thimblin (AN) attended the Summer Institute in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Their main goal was to investigate how other institutions use electronic tools to help students plan their academic careers. Don Johnson (MEC), Allison Butler (MA), Joann Credle (AN), Cynthia Pascal (CS) and … Continue reading GPS for Success: NOVA Represented at National Advising Institute

New Faculty Faces at Annandale

Charlotte Calobrisi – Languages and Literature She may not be a new face, but Charlotte Calobrisi has taken on a new role at NOVA’s Annandale Campus where she recently was named the new dean of Languages and Literature. She has been a faculty member at the Annandale Campus for more than 20 years where she has taught both English as a Second Language (ESL) and … Continue reading New Faculty Faces at Annandale

Rapid Response Regional Summit Held

On August 24, the Rapid Response program held another successful Northern Region Rapid Response Summit at the Four Points hotel in Manassas, Virginia. The summit was attended by several key stakeholders and employers throughout the Northern Region. The guest speaker for the event was the resident expert Rapid Response Program Manager Felecia McClenny from Virginia Community College System. The topic of discussion was layoff aversion. … Continue reading Rapid Response Regional Summit Held