2011 VRS Member Benefit Profiles Now Available Online

Get a glimpse of your future by looking up your 2011 Member Benefit Profile (MBP) through myVRS. The MBP is your annual retirement benefits statement as of June 30. Your statement is a valuable retirement planning tool. It shows you where you are now and what your benefits could look like in retirement, including: • Your earliest unreduced and reduced retirement eligibility dates and estimated … Continue reading 2011 VRS Member Benefit Profiles Now Available Online

Research Woes? Not at Your Library

It is getting close to that time of year when eager students gleefully begin their research projects and many of them will just as gleefully turn to that fount of all modern knowledge, Google. If you despair of your students’ over-reliance on the world wide web, there are a few things you can do. Contact one of your friendly campus librarians to schedule some in-class … Continue reading Research Woes? Not at Your Library

Science Seminar: “Current Developments in Anti-Cancer Therapy – Human Topoisomerase I and II Inhibitors”

All students, staff and faculty are cordially invited to a Science Seminar: “Current Developments in Anti -Cancer Therapy – Human Topoisomerase I and II Inhibitors.” Sponsored by the Mathematics, Science and Engineering Division and the Lyceum, it will take place from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Friday, September 30 in the CE Forum on the Annandale Campus. The presenter will be Dr. Ben Wang, … Continue reading Science Seminar: “Current Developments in Anti-Cancer Therapy – Human Topoisomerase I and II Inhibitors”

Annandale Campus hosts NBC4’s Community Shred Event

For the fourth year, NOVA’s Annandale Campus hosted NBC4’s Community Shred event on Saturday, September 17. Campus Police, Office of Public Information, Office of Emergency Management and Community Outreach Office planned for weeks to make sure the event was successful. NBC4 partners with PNC Bank and Shred-It to bring the metropolitan Washington area four Community Shred events each year. For NOVA’s event, Shred-It volunteered 12 … Continue reading Annandale Campus hosts NBC4’s Community Shred Event

NOVA Opens Communication Center at Annandale

NOVA is proud to announce the opening of the Communication Center at the Annandale Campus. Headed by Dean of Learning and Technology Services Carol Sinwell, the Center is available to students, faculty and staff to improve their presentational skills. Students are encouraged to stop by for peer consultations to plan, practice and present interviews, group presentations and speeches. The Communication Center works in conjunction with … Continue reading NOVA Opens Communication Center at Annandale

Pramoedya Ananta Toer Website Project Launched

Loudoun History Professors Charlie Evans and Bill Pierce completed a project focused on the work of Pramoedya Ananta Toer. The project publishes the background materials that will make Toer’s works accessible for students enrolled in NOVA’s western and world history survey courses and world literature courses. The project was funded by the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) through its professional development grants. Much of the … Continue reading Pramoedya Ananta Toer Website Project Launched

White House Recognizes NOVA and President Templin as “Champions of Change”

President Robert G. Templin, Jr. and NOVA were recently recognized by the White House as “Champions of Change” which highlights leaders who are making an impact in their communities and helping America rise to meet the challenges of the 21st century. As part of the recognition, Templin and other community college leaders visited the White House to participate in a roundtable discussion about the positive … Continue reading White House Recognizes NOVA and President Templin as “Champions of Change”

Annandale Campus Held First Achieving the Dream Provost Forum of the Fall Semester

On Thursday, September 15, the Annandale Campus provost conference room was full of faculty and staff eager to discuss ideas generated from Kathleen Gabriel’s book on teaching unprepared students, the Achieving the Dream (ATD) sponsored common read for Annandale this semester. The ATD staff focused the first Provost Forum on “Dreaming the Dream” which challenged faculty to hold on to their desire to create classes … Continue reading Annandale Campus Held First Achieving the Dream Provost Forum of the Fall Semester

MASTER Math Training Day

The newly redesigned developmental math course requires a very different way to teach. Faculty and Math Lab supervisors and assistants from across the College participated in a day of training in August on the Annandale Campus. Following registration, Annandale Provost Barbara Saperstone greeted the attendees and spoke briefly. Dean of Natural and Applied Sciences Joyce Samuels (LO) gave an overview of the redesign and the … Continue reading MASTER Math Training Day