NOVA Achieving the Dream Sponsors Presentation on Strategies for Increased Student Success

On October 28, NOVA’s Achieving the Dream (ATD) initiative sponsored a presentation by Dr. Kathleen Gabriel, author of “Teaching Unprepared Students: Strategies for Promoting Success and Retention in Higher Education.” The forum, hosted by Annandale’s ATD team, attracted 80 faculty and staff from across the College. Gabriel’s message was that as the numbers of unprepared students increase at four-year and two-year colleges, it is the … Continue reading NOVA Achieving the Dream Sponsors Presentation on Strategies for Increased Student Success

Aerojet Provides Funding for SySTEMic Solutions

Aerojet, a GenCorp company, recently donated $15,000 to NOVA to support the SySTEMic Solutions program. This is the second year Aerojet has supported SySTEMic Solutions. The funds will be used to provide dual-enrollment opportunities for high school students seeking college credit in STEM classes, sponsor students participating in the Aspiring Scientists Summer Internship program through George Mason University, provide field trips for Pathway to the … Continue reading Aerojet Provides Funding for SySTEMic Solutions

The Medical Education Campus Welcomes Sergeant Debera Long

One of the newest members of the Medical Education Campus (MEC) community is Sergeant Debera Long who will supervise the Police staff at the MEC and work collaboratively with the Police on other campuses. Long has been at NOVA since June 2005 and recently transferred from the Woodbridge Campus where she was an officer and, for the last six months, acting sergeant. After 22 years … Continue reading The Medical Education Campus Welcomes Sergeant Debera Long

New IS&D Supervisor Is Interested in Teaching Through Technology

“The most challenging aspect is making sure teachers have the tools they need when teaching.” This was the sentiment of Leslie Bowman, the Alexandria Campus new supervisor of the Instructional, Support, and Development (IS&D) wing of the Learning and Technology Resources Division. Bowman has been an educator for 15 years as both an elementary school library specialist and as a technology specialist. NOVA is her … Continue reading New IS&D Supervisor Is Interested in Teaching Through Technology

NOVA Hosts Unique Resume Workshop for Hospitality Students

On Thursday, October 20, NOVA hosted an event that featured the National Society of Minorities in Hospitality. During the program, the NOVA students learned how to build a resume conducive to current industry trends in hospitality and received key information about the challenges in the workforce. There were also insightful tips on how to make students of NOVA’s Hospitality Management Program stand out from the … Continue reading NOVA Hosts Unique Resume Workshop for Hospitality Students

New Faculty and Staff at the Annandale Campus

Amy Macrina is a new member of the mathematics faculty. She comes to us originally from Central New York (the Utica area, in between Syracuse and Albany). Macrina’s education includes a B.A. in mathematics and economics from Utica College (2005), an M.S. degree in mathematics from the University of Albany (where she has become a candidate for the Ph.D. degree). She continues to work on … Continue reading New Faculty and Staff at the Annandale Campus

Alexandria Campus Librarians Host T.C. Williams Discussion

Alexandria Campus Librarians Matt Todd and Anne Anderson hosted four librarians from T.C. Williams High School to discuss common challenges and opportunities and to share information on resources, services and shared goals. Todd and Anderson hope this will help smooth the transition for T.C. Williams students as they continue their education at NOVA. Alexandria library staff plan to return the visit later in the semester. Continue reading Alexandria Campus Librarians Host T.C. Williams Discussion

ACCESS Hope Begins at Annandale’s Campus

This fall, NOVA has partnered with ACCESS Hope to offer mental health counseling to students at NOVA’s Annandale Campus who do not have health insurance. ACCESS Hope is a non-profit organization that provides mental health information and therapy to underserved populations. David Perry, LCSW, is the new ACCESS Hope counselor working at the Annandale Campus. Perry is clinical director of Mental Health Services at Northern … Continue reading ACCESS Hope Begins at Annandale’s Campus

Taking Flight to Close 2011 Season with Loose Knit

Taking Flight Theatre Company (in residence at NOVA Loudoun) closes its 2011 season with Theresa Rebeck’s hilarious urban comedy “Loose Knit” on October 21 to 23, 28 to 30, and November 4 to 5. Friday and Saturday performances are at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday performances are at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors, and can be purchased online … Continue reading Taking Flight to Close 2011 Season with Loose Knit

Adobe Creative Suite Available

Faculty and staff are now able to check out Adobe Creative Suite DVDs for home use. The Adobe Creative Suite is available for faculty or staff home use on one Windows or MAC system. DVDs are located on each campus. You may contact Technology Applications Center Director Pamela Wimbush at fpwimbush@nvcc.edu or 703-323-3765 to check out DVDs and obtain installation instructions. Adobe Product training, conducted … Continue reading Adobe Creative Suite Available

Mishra to Perform at Blues Alley

Program Head and Assistant Professor of Music Recording Technology Sanjay Mishra will be performing at Blues Alley on Wednesday, November 9 in the 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. shows. The Washington Post described Mishra as a “Calcutta-born Washington guitarist [that] has fine classical and Latin-jazz techniques.” Mishra is most notably known for his album Blue Incantation with Jerry Garcia of The Grateful Dead. His latest … Continue reading Mishra to Perform at Blues Alley

Hands-on Classroom Hybrid Technology Education

Join the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning and the Technology Applications Center for a day of hands-on classroom and hybrid technology education. Wednesday, November 30 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. CE, President’s Dining Room Annandale Campus Breakfast and lunch will be provided. The maximum number of participants is 50 so register today. Continue reading Hands-on Classroom Hybrid Technology Education

Hybrid Training

The Technology Applications Center has virtual, face-to-face, evening and Saturday hybrid training available for faculty who will teach hybrids spring 2012. Current or former faculty who teach hybrids or participated in past hybrid seminars will need to take the Hybrid Overview. New faculty must take the Hybrid Certification Tracks 1, 2, 3 and Wrap-Up. A complete description of the hybrid training is in the attachment … Continue reading Hybrid Training