NOVA Day/NOVA Night at Alexandria

NOVA Day/NOVA Night was celebrated at the Alexandria Campus on January 26, beginning with a celebration of the Chinese New Year. Dali Tan, Chinese Language, Liberal Arts Division, coordinated the two- hour performance by the Jade Plum Dance Group, Chinese Service Center of America. Following the extraordinary performances, which included martial arts, a fashion show and folk dances, students were engaged in various dancing lessons, … Continue reading NOVA Day/NOVA Night at Alexandria

Future Educators Meet General Assembly Legislators

Bilkisu Goni and Ty Jones discussed education with Senator Charles J. Colgan and Delegate Jackson H. Miller on Virginia Education Association Lobby Day, January 23. Goni and Jones are members of the Student Virginia Education Association at the Manassas Campus. The students traveled to Richmond with members of the Manassas Education Association, including President Kellie Blair Hardt, a NOVA graduate. For more information, contact English … Continue reading Future Educators Meet General Assembly Legislators

Office of Student Mental Health and Behavior Launches New Sexual Assault Services Program

In collaboration with George Mason University, the NOVA Office of Student Mental Health and Behavior has launched its new Sexual Assault Services program [SAS] to address the issues of sexual assault, dating/partner violence and stalking. NOVA SAS will provide free and confidential support and services to any member of the NOVA commu- nity, including students, faculty and staff, as well as their families. It will … Continue reading Office of Student Mental Health and Behavior Launches New Sexual Assault Services Program

Manassas Holds Discussion on Developmental English Redesign

The statewide redesign of Developmental English is currently under way with spring 2013 as the target implementation date. To help faculty and staff learn about the initiative, the Manassas Campus Achieving the Dream Team hosted a brown bag gathering on February 2. During “Understanding the Developmental English Redesign,” Dr. Susan Givens (MA), explained that the Virginia Community College System has designed a new course structure … Continue reading Manassas Holds Discussion on Developmental English Redesign

Workshops Held at Woodbridge for Chinese Delegation

A Chinese delegation of principals and superintendents visited the Woodbridge Campus at the end of January to learn more about the education system in the United States and particularly in Virginia. The group of 20 visitors were greeted by Associate Vice President Paul McVeigh, Provost Sam Hill, Special Assistant to the Provost Hasan Naima, and American Culture and Language Institute Coordinator Heidi Adamson. The group … Continue reading Workshops Held at Woodbridge for Chinese Delegation

Manassas Barnes & Noble Bookstore and Café Set to Open Soon

Will it or won’t it? That has been the big question around the Manassas Campus. And the answer is “Yes!” The new Barnes & Noble Bookstore in Parrish Hall will offer Starbucks. The bookstore should be open for the start of the spring second eight-week session. At approximately 3,000 square feet, the new space is nearly triple the size of the existing store. “The biggest … Continue reading Manassas Barnes & Noble Bookstore and Café Set to Open Soon

NOVA Participates in Active Shooter Training Exercise

On December 28, 2011, a full-scale, functional active shooter exercise was held at the Annandale Campus as part of the College’s continuing effort to ensure the safety and security of NOVA campuses. The exercise followed Homeland Security Exercise Evaluation Planning (HSEEP) protocols. The exercise came after six months of planning by NOVA’s Office of Emergency Management and Planning (OEMP), with support from NOVA’s Police Department. … Continue reading NOVA Participates in Active Shooter Training Exercise

Professor Charles Poland to Present 2015 Legacy Lecture

Professor Charles Poland Receives Outstanding Faculty Award

Dr. Charles Poland has received the 2012 Outstanding Faculty Award, administered by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia and sponsored by Dominion. Poland is one of 12 faculty members from Virginia’s public and private colleges and universities who received the award, the highest honor bestowed upon faculty in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The award recognizes excellence in teaching, research, knowledge integration and public … Continue reading Professor Charles Poland Receives Outstanding Faculty Award

Faculty Focus Workshop: Critical Thinking in Discussion Forums

All faculty and staff are invited to an interactive workshop featuring Extended Learning Institute Instructional Designer Bob Loser. The workshop will be held on February 16 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CG 218) on the Annandale Campus. Participants will learn that a strong teaching presence in online discussion forums can improve students’ critical thinking skills. … Continue reading Faculty Focus Workshop: Critical Thinking in Discussion Forums

Calliope Submissions

Calliope is accepting submissions for 2012. They are looking for contributions in the following categories: Poetry Fiction Creative Non-Fiction ESL Prose or Poetry (for students currently enrolled in an ESL class at the Annandale campus) New! Prose or Poetry in Foreign Languages (taught at the College) Artwork (includes drawing, painting, design, computer design, photography and high quality photographs of ceramics and sculpture). Artwork drop off dates are … Continue reading Calliope Submissions

Lyceum Concert at Annandale Featuring Bharati Soman

Bharati Soman, a gift soprano with an enchanting voice, will perform Wednesday, February 15, at 12:30 p.m. in the Ernst Center Forum on the Annandale Campus. She will sing songs and arias about non-romantic love by Rachmaninov, Schubert, Bernstein, Beethoven, Mozart and others. This Lyceum event is free and open to the public. Soman has sung leading roles in opera for many American companies, including … Continue reading Lyceum Concert at Annandale Featuring Bharati Soman

Amato Co-authors a Unique Guide for Nursing Faculty

Faculty Preparation for Global Experiences Toolkit©, a National League for Nursing (NLN) publication, has been co-authored by Associate Professor Daria U. Amato (MEC), Nursing. This work has been in development for the past two years as a project of the NLN/NLNAC INESA Task Force’s NLN members as a guide to nursing faculty who are interested in international nursing opportunities and who would like to lead … Continue reading Amato Co-authors a Unique Guide for Nursing Faculty

NOVA Welcomes New Annandale Campus Purchasing Liaison

Mike Graham recently joined NOVA’s Purchasing Department as the new Annandale Campus Pur- chasing Liaison. In this role, Graham will review purchasing requests for compliance, help purchasers find appropriate sources, and ensure competition and inclusion of DBE SWAM companies. “Customer service is my first priority. We’ve got to get our requesters what they need when they need it. As a service centered department, that is … Continue reading NOVA Welcomes New Annandale Campus Purchasing Liaison