Manassas Faculty Ensures Honors Students Get a Lesson in The Bard

Associate Professor of History Rebecca Hayes (MA) took students from her honors Western Civilization course to Staunton, Virginia, to visit the American Shakespeare Center and the Blackfriars Playhouse. At the center, they participated in a workshop led by the director of education. They also enjoyed a performance of “Henry V.” Continue reading Manassas Faculty Ensures Honors Students Get a Lesson in The Bard

Calliope Places 3rd in Literary Magazine Contest

The Annandale Campus recently learned that the 2011 edition of Calliope placed 3rd in the Southern Division of the student literary magazine contest sponsored by the Community College Humanities Association (CCHA). Professor of English and Calliope 2010-2011 Faculty Chair Christina Wells traveled to the CCHA meetings in Fort Worth, Texas, to receive the award. In addition, Christine Camp, Calliope 2011’s first place poet, received a … Continue reading Calliope Places 3rd in Literary Magazine Contest

NOVA Biotechnology Program Hosts s Biotech Internships and Advising Fair

On  November 17, the NOVA Biotechnology Program hosted an Internship, Transfer and Advising Fair at the Manassas Campus. The event was planned as part of the recently awarded National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to support and enhance the NOVA Biotechnology Program. Representatives from several companies and research institutions attended including Bode Technology, American Type Culture Collection, Human Genome Sciences, Howard Hughes Medical Institute (Janelia Farm), … Continue reading NOVA Biotechnology Program Hosts s Biotech Internships and Advising Fair

Woodbridge Art Professors Display Talents

Members of the Woodbridge Campus art faculty are displaying their artwork in the 4th floor gallery until December 16. The exhibition includes paintings, drawings, photographs and a video. Full-time faculty Rosemary Gallick, Fred Markham and Gail Rebhan are joined in the show by several adjuncts. “The exhibition is a teaching and learning experience,” Gallick said. “For example, we give assignments based on the show, such … Continue reading Woodbridge Art Professors Display Talents

Developmental Math Redesign Presentations

Director of Institutional Effectiveness Donna Jovanovich from the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) and NOVA’s Jane Serbousek (LO) presented “Redesigning Developmental Education at 23 Colleges: Virginia’s Story” at the annual conference of the American Mathematical Association for Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC). The presentation described the placement testing and the restructured course content of developmental mathematics that Virginia’s 23 Colleges are implementing to accomplish the aggressive student … Continue reading Developmental Math Redesign Presentations

Loudoun Instructor Gives Students a Reason to Write

English instructor Robyn Russo is the visionary behind the Loudoun’s student newspaper, The Loudoun Lantern. She has made extraordinary contribution to help students develop their writing skills in a very tangible way. “My own experience as a college student was heavily shaped by my work on the university’s paper,” Russo said. “It is really where I learned to write.” The Lantern’s goal is to create … Continue reading Loudoun Instructor Gives Students a Reason to Write

NOVA History Collections on the Web

Interested in learning about NOVA’s history? NOVA History Collections is an online archival repository for more than 500 photographs, student publications, commencement programs, yearbooks and other documents from 1965 to the present. The repository is full-text searchable, and users can download, save and print any document or photograph in our collections. This project was initiated and developed by Alexandria Campus Library Specialist David Anderson. He … Continue reading NOVA History Collections on the Web

Annual Semmler Grant for Technology Awards

The NVCC Educational Foundation Annual Giving Fund provides mini-grants for technology on the Annandale Campus. The Semmler Grants are aimed at providing faculty/staff with the funds they need to implement technology in the classroom, office and labs, or to provide professional development opportunities in the area of technology. All full-time/part-time faculty and staff on the Annandale Campus are welcome to apply. In order to include … Continue reading Annual Semmler Grant for Technology Awards

GIS Day 2011: Standing Room Only

On November 16, the Reston Center hosted International Geographic Information System (GIS) Day. An audience of close to 70 attended the function. Among the attendees were current NOVA students, potential future students, geoscience high school students, and parents and teachers from Centreville, West Springfield and West Potomac high schools. The Geospatial Technology Department wanted this GIS day to focus on career and education. Employers have … Continue reading GIS Day 2011: Standing Room Only

Alexandria Campus Inducts 143 Phi Theta Kappa Members

On November 17, the Tau Nu Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society inducted 143 new members in the Schlesinger Center at the Alexandria Campus. Provost Peter Maphumulo provided the welcome to new members, with Dean of Students Delores Scott and Chapter Co-advisor Pat Gordon (Student Activities) on stage to witness the ceremony. The guest speaker was the Chief of Staff and Strategic … Continue reading Alexandria Campus Inducts 143 Phi Theta Kappa Members

Woodbridge Participates in Annual Leadership Conference and Receive Award

In November, the Woodbridge Campus Student Ambassadors participated in the Annual Student Leadership Conference sponsored by Virginia Community College System (VCCS). The conference was attended by 23 colleges including Tidewater, Germanna and Thomas Nelson community colleges. Woodbridge submitted an entry into the Student Leadership Conference Team Innovation Award and won second place for their “Can-paign” initiative that was held during the fall semester. Student Activities … Continue reading Woodbridge Participates in Annual Leadership Conference and Receive Award

A New Face at the Annandale Campus

Susanna Ferrara is a new full-time faculty member in the English Department for both Annandale Campus and the Extended Learning Institute (ELI). Most recently, she was an adjunct faculty member at the Loudoun Campus. This fall she is teaching Composition I and II. Ferrara received a Bachelors of Arts in English at the New School for Social Research in New York, New York. While living … Continue reading A New Face at the Annandale Campus

Ceramics Show and Benefit at Alexandria Campus

The Ceramics Program at the Alexandria Campus is pleased to announce the Annual Pottery Show and Benefit on Saturday, December 10 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Schlesinger Center Forum. Each year, students and faculty donate handmade pottery for this event to raise funds to purchase needed supplies and repair equipment for the Ceramics Program. This year will be the largest and most … Continue reading Ceramics Show and Benefit at Alexandria Campus

Teaching and Learning Online

Have you thought about teaching online? Do you want to feel better prepared to tackle this new and increasingly popular learning format? The Extended Learning Institute (ELI) now offers two convenient credit courses to help you prepare to teach online – TOP and IDOL. TOP is an eight-week online course that introduces you to the pedagogy and technology for building and facilitating online learning communities … Continue reading Teaching and Learning Online