Patients received excellent care from NOVA Dental Hygiene faculty, students, and other volunteers.

Medical Education Campus Mission of Mercy Serves Dental Patients in Need

The Medical Education Campus (MEC) partnered with the Northern Virginia Dental Society again to provide free dental services for low-income residents of Northern Virginia. Mission of Mercy, also known as “M.O.M.,” was held March 9 and 10 from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day. Congressman Gerry Connolly visited the event on Saturday. Five MEC Dental Hygiene faculty members, approximately 25 Dental Hygiene students and … Continue reading Medical Education Campus Mission of Mercy Serves Dental Patients in Need

Ken Shade networks in the exhibit hall at Government Contractors Industry Day.

Workforce and WO Campus Partner for Gov’t Contractors Industry Day

On March 1, representatives from the Woodbridge Campus and Workforce Development attended Government Contractors Industry Day sponsored by the Prince William Chamber of Commerce. The event titled “The New Economy: Strategy and Tactics for Success” focused on the changing environment of available government contracts. The day started with a color guard ceremony by the Stonewall Jackson High School Air Force ROTC and continued with keynote … Continue reading Workforce and WO Campus Partner for Gov’t Contractors Industry Day

Olio2go manager Luanne Savino O’Loughlin (right) and former NOVA student Mary East educate the audience about extra virgin Italian olive oils.

Luanne Savino O’Loughlin of Olio2go Presents at Annandale Campus

Luanne Savino O’Loughlin, manager of Olio2go, an importer and seller of Italian extra virgin olive oils, presented a tasting of extra virgin Italian olive oils to a group of students, faculty and staff in the teaching kitchen at the Annandale Campus on March 20. Accompanied by former NOVA student Mary East, O’Loughlin showed the participants how to taste the oils, and discussed the difference between … Continue reading Luanne Savino O’Loughlin of Olio2go Presents at Annandale Campus

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You Can Have Your Cake and Read It Too!

The NOVA Annandale Campus Library will sponsor its Third Annual Edible Book Festival, to be held at the Annandale Library on April 2 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.  This one day edible festival of food and books is held in honor of the birthday of French gastronome Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (1755-1826), the author of “The Physiology of Taste: Or Meditations on Transcendental Gastronomy.” Please consider … Continue reading You Can Have Your Cake and Read It Too!

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Lyceum Event featuring Warren Perry

Warren Perry, writer and researcher at the National Portrait Gallery of Washington, D.C., will be speaking at NOVA on April 3 at 12:30 p.m. in the CE Forum, Annandale Campus.  Perry’s speech will be titled “Echoes of Elvis:  The Cultural Legacy of Elvis Presley.”  This is also the title of a new book just published by the Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press under his editorship. A … Continue reading Lyceum Event featuring Warren Perry

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You Are Invited to Faculty of the Year Reception

The NVCC Alumni Federation Board of Governors cordially invites you to attend the 2012 Faculty of the Year Reception in the Richard J. Ernst Community Cultural Center Forum, Friday, April 20 at 6:30 p.m.  All nominees will receive a certificate and one faculty member from each campus will receive the annual Faculty of the Year Jefferson Cup from the Alumni Federation. Additionally, one adjunct faculty … Continue reading You Are Invited to Faculty of the Year Reception

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Mark Van Stone, a Lyceum Speaker at the Woodbridge Campus

Dr. Mark Van Stone, a Mayan expert specializing in hieroglyphs and calligraphy, will present “It’s Not the End of the World – What the Maya Really Prophesied for 2012” at the Woodbridge Campus theater on April 5 at 7:00 p.m. Van Stone’s new book, 2012: Science and Prophecy of the Ancient Maya, was inspired by Maya inscriptions, astronomical knowledge, math and myth. A book signing … Continue reading Mark Van Stone, a Lyceum Speaker at the Woodbridge Campus

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NOVA Welcomes New Annandale Coordinator of Academic Support Centers

Sarah Bogdewiecz recently joined the Annandale Campus Learning & Technology Resources unit as new coordinator over Academic Support. Bogdewiecz will oversee the Testing, Writing, Language, Tutoring and Oral Communication Centers. She has worked in higher education since 2004 serving as a faculty member and in various academic support roles. During the two years Bogdewiecz lived and taught in South Korea, she was instrumental in developing … Continue reading NOVA Welcomes New Annandale Coordinator of Academic Support Centers

Mindy Hemmelman, Transfer/Career Counselor and organizer of the Expo, Bridget Page, Campus Outreach and Stephanie Carpio, Student Services Work Study student.

Students + Employers = Job Expo 2012

The MEC hosted its 2012 Job Expo on March 1. More than 20 employers came to talk with hopeful students. Among the employers were Arlington Fire and Rescue, Fairfax Fire and Rescue, Prince William Fire and Rescue, Children’s National Medical Center, D.C. National Guard, Kaiser Permanente, Virginia Hospital Center, Inova, and various rehabilitation and senior living organizations. Continue reading Students + Employers = Job Expo 2012

FOX-5’s Tony Perkins, Dr. Brenda Lewis-Holmes (AL) and the 11 NOVA Idol finalists.

NOVA Idol Finalists Featured on FOX-5

On March 21, this year’s NOVA Idol finalists were featured in an eight-minute segment on FOX-5’s morning news show. The segment was led by Tony Perkins, who has been a guest celebrity judge for the past six years.  Dr. Brenda Lewis-Holmes (AL), assistant dean of speech and drama, discussed the process of NOVA Idol and its growth over the years to becoming a sold-out show … Continue reading NOVA Idol Finalists Featured on FOX-5

Nancy Green said farewell to friends during a party in her honor at the Manassas Campus.

Nancy Green Gets Red Carpet Sendoff

The Manassas Campus recently held a retirement party for Nancy Green who worked at NOVA for 10 years, most of that time as administrative assistant to the Manassas provost. “It’s time for new beginnings, for the Campus and for me. Saying goodbye makes me sad; looking forward to not having my alarm go off every morning makes me happy,” Green said. During the celebration with … Continue reading Nancy Green Gets Red Carpet Sendoff

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Blackboard 9.1 Coming Soon

The Virginia Community College System will upgrade our current Blackboard to Blackboard 9.1. Blackboard 9.1 provides instructors with new features focused on fostering student engagement, supporting teaching efficacy, and delivering open and extensible learning. NOVA’s Technology Applications Center (TAC) will offer a variety of trainings to faculty and staff. “What’s New in Blackboard 9.1” registration is available at http://www.nvcc.edu/faculty-and-staff/technology/tac/tactraining/register/. We are excited to announce Blackboard … Continue reading Blackboard 9.1 Coming Soon

“Book of Days”

The NOVA Woodbridge Theatre Group presents “Book of Days,”Lanford Wilson’s tale of small-town politics, personalities, business, money and murder. Thursday, April 12 and 19 at 8:00 p.m. Friday, April 13 and 20 at 8:00 p.m. Saturday matinees: April 14 and 21 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets: $10 General admission $5 Students, faculty/staff, educators, military/EMS/law enforcement, seniors, children Tickets available at the door, or reserve online at … Continue reading “Book of Days”

Spring Seminars on Arab Spring Offered by the International Studies Committee

The International Studies Committee is offering several events on the Arab Spring. All events are free and take place in Room AA-196 unless otherwise noted. Monday, April 9, 12:30 p.m. Documentary: Arabs and Terrorism. After the screening, the co-producer/co-director, Dr. Bassam Haddad, will take questions from the audience. Haddad is the director of the Middle East Studies Program at George Mason University and visiting professor … Continue reading Spring Seminars on Arab Spring Offered by the International Studies Committee

Workforce Development Division Participates in Fairfax Mega Job Fair

On March 24, NOVA’s Workforce Development Division was a Gold Sponsor of the Eighth Annual Fairfax Mega Job Fair and Entrepreneurship Expo. This year more than 100 employers and resource partners participated. The event attracted more than 2,500 individuals and hundreds of applicants were recruited for possible employment. Hundreds of people visited the Workforce Development Division booth and expressed interest in NOVA. The Workforce Development … Continue reading Workforce Development Division Participates in Fairfax Mega Job Fair