General Assembly Visit by the Alexandria Campus

On Thursday, January 26, Alexandria Campus students traveled to Richmond, Virginia, with Provost Peter Maphumulo to represent NOVA at the General Assembly. They met with several delegates, had an opportunity to observe a delegate press session and were introduced in the Senate. College-wide Student Activities Coordinator Brian Anweiler, College Intramural and Recreation Specialist Jeffrey Dukat and Student Activities Coordinator Pat Gordon also participated in the … Continue reading General Assembly Visit by the Alexandria Campus

Manassas Delegation Visits the General Assembly

Students and administrators representing the Manassas Campus traveled to Richmond on “Every Day is Community College Day” to discuss higher education issues with elected officials. Led by Interim Provost Christine Holt, Dean of Students Mark Kidd and Student Activities Coordinator Leif Corbett, the delegation met with Senator George L. Barker and Delegates Richard L. Anderson, Scott Lingamfelter and Robert G. Marshall and thanked them for … Continue reading Manassas Delegation Visits the General Assembly

Loudoun Campus Supports ATF Explosive Detection Training

On Sunday, February 12, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) conducted Explosives Detection Canine Training on the Loudoun Campus. About 30 canine teams took part in the training. The attendees came from 11 different state, local and federal agencies from Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia and Maryland. “It can be difficult to locate good law enforcement canine training locations,” said Richard Clabeaux, special … Continue reading Loudoun Campus Supports ATF Explosive Detection Training

Manassas Holds Conversation about Civility

On February 16, the Manassas Campus Achieving the Dream Team sponsored a brown bag discussion on “Campus and Classroom Civility.” Assistant Professor Cris Sparks-Early shared ideas for discussing and preventing incivility in the classroom, and led a lively conversation about defining civility. The discussion included ideas on how to express to your students and classes which behaviors are deemed unacceptable by the instructor and other … Continue reading Manassas Holds Conversation about Civility

Woodbridge Faculty Makes Second Humanitarian Trip to Haiti

Professor Dennis Staszak (WO), assistant dean of the Administration of Justice Program, recently made a second humanitarian trip to Haiti. Staszak and colleagues of Operation Starfish have been instrumental in raising funds to build more than 1,030 homes in Haiti. Additionally, Operation Starfish has built tilapia farms, a library and community centers, and purchased and outfitted eight deep sea fishing boats. After the hurricanes and earthquake … Continue reading Woodbridge Faculty Makes Second Humanitarian Trip to Haiti

Honors Enrichment at the National Museum of Natural History

If you were at the National Museum of Natural History on Saturday, January 28, you may have seen a group of Annandale Campus students completing a requirement for Honors General Biology II. Accompa- nied by Dr. Paul Fitzgerald, the students were participating in a field trip to fulfill the “enrichment” “In Honors Biology 102, we build on the information the students learned in Biology 101 … Continue reading Honors Enrichment at the National Museum of Natural History

MEC Visits Richmond to Highlight Important Issues in Education

On February 1, 29 students, faculty and staff traveled to Richmond to visit the Commonwealth’s legisla- tors to thank them for their support and to request that they approve the Governor’s new $85 billion higher education budget. Students divided into groups and had the opportunity to visit Delegates Dave Albo and Mark Sickles; Senator George Barker, Delegates Jim Scott, Tim Hugo and Vivian Watts; and … Continue reading MEC Visits Richmond to Highlight Important Issues in Education

Loudoun Staff and Faculty Demonstrate Teamwork

Loudoun staff and faculty diligently worked together to ensure that the new science wing would be ready for classes on January 9. The deadline required all parties involved in the project to be committed to collaboration and cooperation. “This was a monumental effort,” said Sally Wrenn, director of campus operations. “It was inspiring to see people come together with one vision in mind—to educate students.” … Continue reading Loudoun Staff and Faculty Demonstrate Teamwork

Give Kids a Smile Day

On February 3, the Medical Education Campus (MEC) hosted the 2012 Give Kids a Smile© Day, sponsored by the Northern Virginia Dental Society. One hundred and ninety children from underserved communities in the region were seen by 40 volunteer dentists, 52 volunteer hygienists and dental assistants, and 38 second-year dental hygiene students enrolled in the program at the MEC. Thirty teeth were filled and 175 … Continue reading Give Kids a Smile Day

Davis Joins NOVA as Manassas Coordinator of Student Success

Khaseem Davis is the new coordinator of student success for the Manassas Campus. Davis comes to NOVA after seven years at George Mason University where he worked with the Office of Housing and Residence Life and the Early Identification Program, a nationally acclaimed college access program that works with seven public school counties throughout Northern Virginia. Davis’ passion is helping students recognize their academic potential … Continue reading Davis Joins NOVA as Manassas Coordinator of Student Success

The MEC Celebrates 2012 NOVA Day

On January 26, new and continuing students at the Medical Education Campus had the opportunity to learn about clubs and activities available for their participa- tion. The MEC offers clubs for dental hygiene, diagnostic imaging, EMS, health information technology, massage therapy, MedLab tech, physical therapy assistant, respiratory care, nursing and the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. The student activities available at NOVA highlight the fact … Continue reading The MEC Celebrates 2012 NOVA Day

NOVA Represented at the Youth Assembly at the United Nations

A delegation of 13 NOVA students attended the Youth Assembly at the United Nations January 18 to 20 in New York City. The Youth Assembly theme was “Technology as a Tool for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).” The students selected are studying health information management, business, IT and engineering at NOVA for one year through a U.S. Department of State sponsored program called the Community … Continue reading NOVA Represented at the Youth Assembly at the United Nations

Chef Herbert Presents Diabetic Desserts at Second Annual Chocolate Extravaganza

On Saturday, February 11, Chef Mike Herbert and Jacob Racer, an Annandale Campus culinary student, conducted a presentation of diabetic chocolate desserts for the second annual Chocolate Extravaganza in Warrenton, Virginia. Held every year on Valentine’s weekend at St. John Evangelist Catholic Church, the Chocolate Extravaganza features some well-known restaurants and bakeries, including The Inn at Little Washington, Café Torino, Red Fox Inn, The Rail … Continue reading Chef Herbert Presents Diabetic Desserts at Second Annual Chocolate Extravaganza

Busy Weekend for Art History Honors Program

Art History Honors students recently had a busy weekend. On February 10, Associate Professor Barbara Lash (MA), Professor Rosemary Gallick (WO) and several of their Honors students enjoyed a whirlwind tour from Renaissance art through the 19th century at the National Gallery of Art. On Sunday of the same weekend, Gallick and Lash were joined by Art History Assistant Professor Elizabeth Lynch (WO) at the … Continue reading Busy Weekend for Art History Honors Program