NOVA Day/Night Celebrated at Alexandria Campus

New and returning students were welcomed at the Alexandria Campus during the NOVA Day/NOVA Night event on September 15. The seven-hour event featured a club recruitment fair with more than 12 student organizations participating, individual student performances throughout the day, activities such as a rock wall, mechanical bull and photo booth, and a fundraiser conducted by the Gaming Club using a dunk booth. Lunch featured … Continue reading NOVA Day/Night Celebrated at Alexandria Campus

Annual NOVA Student Leadership Conference a Huge Success

The Student Activities Leadership Team (SALT) hosted the annual Student Leadership Orientation Training at the Graves Mountain Lodge in Syria, Virginia. The theme for the weekend was Gear Up! More than 50 student leaders from all six NOVA campuses, representing student clubs and organizations such as SGA, PRIDE group, Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), College Students for a Sensible Drug Policy, Club Filipino, Student Ambassadors, Science, … Continue reading Annual NOVA Student Leadership Conference a Huge Success

Alexandria Campus Implements Co-mingled Recycling

A recycle committee was created last summer to discuss the implementation of co-mingled recycling at the Alexandria Campus and to develop a plan for the education of the Campus community on recycling. Late last spring, the proposal for recycling was submitted to the provost by the Student Senate under the Student Government Association. New recycle bins and signage were purchased. Jessica Miller (Liberal Arts Division), … Continue reading Alexandria Campus Implements Co-mingled Recycling

Flu Shot Programs at Participating Pharmacies

Health plan members may again get a free flu shot this year at pharmacies participating in the Commonwealth of Virginia’s flu shot program. The free shots at pharmacies are offered to COVA Care and COVA HDHP members. Each plan’s list of participating pharmacies is posted on the Virginia Department of Human Resource Management (DHRM) website at  along with a question and answer sheet. Plan members … Continue reading Flu Shot Programs at Participating Pharmacies

NVCCEF Sponsors NOVA 5K Family Fun Run/Walk

The Northern Virginia Community College Educational Foundation (NVCCEF) will sponsor the annual NOVA 5K Race and one mile Family Fun Run/Walk on Sunday, October 9 at 8:00 a.m. at the Annandale Campus. The Foundation is seeking faculty, staff, students and members of the community to participate in this fun event for all ages. Prizes and refreshments will be provided, and all proceeds go to support … Continue reading NVCCEF Sponsors NOVA 5K Family Fun Run/Walk

Financial Aid: Navigating a New Landscape

One of the first steps in providing basic financial aid assistance/guidance to students is being familiar with both the process and the policies that govern that process. As with many aspects of the college experience, financial aid has evolved over time and in today’s budgetary environment, it continues to adapt to meet both the need of the student as well as the mandate of governing … Continue reading Financial Aid: Navigating a New Landscape

Author E.C. Osondu Reads at Annandale Campus

On Wednesday, September 21, Nigerian author E.C. Osondu read from his debut short story collection, “Voice of America.” The event was part of George Mason University’s 2011 Fall for the Book Festival and was sponsored by the Lyceum Committee and the Division of Languages and Literature. “Voice of America” explores the meaning of being an “in-between,” a Nigerian with sights set on the distant and … Continue reading Author E.C. Osondu Reads at Annandale Campus

What is a LTR?

Do you know what LTR means? Some might say a “Long Term Relationship.” In a way, you may be right. Each campus has a division that serves all the students in the College, helping them to be academically successful by providing comprehensive and effective academic and instructional support. This division wants to have a long-term relationship with faculty and students. What used to be called … Continue reading What is a LTR?

Team NOVA Participates in Dulles Plane Pull

A team of 25 NOVA representatives participated in the annual Plane Pull on Saturday, September 24 at Dulles International Airport. Team NOVA pulled a Boeing 757 twelve feet in 11.4 seconds to finish in the top 10 out of 64 teams. Some members of Team NOVA included NOVA Board President David Miller, Board members and tri-captains Jerry Barrett, Bob Calhoun and Sam Hill, Northern Virginia … Continue reading Team NOVA Participates in Dulles Plane Pull

Honor Flight with a Personal Connection

On September 21, members of the Alexandria Campus greeted World War II veterans participating in the Honor Flight program. The Campus participates in this community program several times throughout the academic year, but this flight was a little bit different. The father of Alexandria Campus Librarian Jane Maddan was one of 90 veterans on the flight that arrived from Alabama. Maddan’s father, Pete Leonardis, served … Continue reading Honor Flight with a Personal Connection

Banned Books Week on the Annandale Campus

Imagine not being able to find a copy of your favorite book or film because it has been deemed “offensive,” “dirty” or “morally reprehensible” and removed from the shelves. If you did some research, you might find that many of your favorite books have been challenged or formally banned at some point in history in some part of the country. Banned Books Week (BBW) is … Continue reading Banned Books Week on the Annandale Campus

Kastens appointed to Chautauqua Literary Prize Advisory Committee

English faculty Theana Kastens (WO) has been appointed to the advisory committee of The Chautauqua Institution’s first Chautauqua Prize which will recognize a work of literary excellence. The prize will be awarded during the institution’s 2012 season. Founded in 1878 and located along the shores of Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York State, The Chautauqua Institution was established as a national forum for open discussion … Continue reading Kastens appointed to Chautauqua Literary Prize Advisory Committee