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Second Annual Women Helping Women Event

The second annual Women Helping Women event hosted by the Alexandria Campus Women’s Mentoring Program was a huge success. Forty-five participants attended the half day event which featured scholarship information, a personal essay writing workshop, presentations by the Medical Education Campus and an information session on how to conquer math anxiety. Participants overwhelming reported that the event was an excellent way to learn about resources, … Continue reading Second Annual Women Helping Women Event

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More Recognition for Kathryn O’Sullivan’s Web Series

Professor Kathryn O’Sullivan, head of the Manassas Campus Theatre Program, just returned from a busy weekend at the LA Web Series Festival. During the three-day conference, O’Sullivan and her husband-collaborator, Paul Awad, spoke about web series on two panels; screened their web series, “Thurston,” twice; and picked up awards for Outstanding Achievement (Best Drama Web Series) and Outstanding Achievement in Acting for lead actress Catherine … Continue reading More Recognition for Kathryn O’Sullivan’s Web Series

Dr. Mark D’Antonio works to complete tax returns.

Woodbridge Holds Free Tax Preparation Days

During February and March, the Woodbridge Campus worked with the Northern Virginia Cash Campaign through the Fairfax County government to aid local families with their tax returns. The program is designed to target low income families ($50,000 in a household up to four) and help them receive their full tax return.  Woodbridge held the preparation days on Saturdays. Through this effort, a variety of people … Continue reading Woodbridge Holds Free Tax Preparation Days

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NOVA Welcomes New Associate Dean of MS&E

Dr. Andrew J. Green joined the Math, Science & Engineering (MS&E) Division as associate dean in November 2011. In this position, Green supports the dean in the management of the MS&E Division. Green also plans to teach at least one engineering class per semester. MS&E has about 85 full-time faculty and 135 adjunct faculty who provide instruction to 3,400 FTE students per semester. The academic … Continue reading NOVA Welcomes New Associate Dean of MS&E

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Manassas Campus Appoints Director of Operations

Essala Lowe joined the Manassas Campus as director of Operations on April 10. “I am excited about my new position because it’s a position that ‘minds the gap’ between academics and operations activities,” Lowe said. “I look forward to bringing ideas and solutions to help facilitate an innovative, streamlined service environment for both internal and external customers of the campus. My background in academic and … Continue reading Manassas Campus Appoints Director of Operations

Marius Ratolojanahry (right) is examining a crop with the President of the Republic Marc Ravalomanana (left) (April 2008).

Alexandria Welcomes Dr. Marius Ratolojanahry

The Honorable Marius Ratolojanahry, former Minister of Agriculture of the Malagasy Republic, has joined the faculty of the Alexandria Campus as an adjunct professor of political science. Ratolojanahary served his country in several cabinet-level posts and was on a diplomatic mission to the United States in March of 2009 when the military staged the coup which overthrew the democratically elected government. He has not been … Continue reading Alexandria Welcomes Dr. Marius Ratolojanahry

Robinson Presents at ACPA Annual Convention

The American College Personnel Association (ACPA) Annual Convention was held March 24 to 28 in Louisville, Kentucky. ACPA is one of the leading student affairs associations with approximately 7,500 members in the U.S. and internationally. Dr. Sherri Anna Robinson (MEC), coordinator of Student Success and Counseling, was selected from several hundred proposals to present a conference program on Tuesday, March 27.  Her presentation, “First Year … Continue reading Robinson Presents at ACPA Annual Convention

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Echoes of Elvis Lyceum Event

On April 3 at 12:30 p.m., Warren Perry gave a speech titled Echoes of Elvis: The Cultural Legacy of Elvis Presley at the CE Forum of the Annandale Campus. The speech was based on the new Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press book of the same name, edited by Perry. If you missed it or would like to see it again, here is the link: http://www.nvcc.edu/tvcenter/vod/CourseView.aspx?Course=GUEST+SPEAKERS%2fLYCEUM+FORUM Continue reading Echoes of Elvis Lyceum Event

Health and Flexible Benefits Open Enrollment Postponed Until May

Since the General Assembly did not pass a budget during the regular session, the 2012 Open Enrollment for health benefits and flexible reimbursement accounts will be delayed. The Open Enrollment dates this year will be Tuesday, May 1 through Friday, May 25, 2012. The Department of Human Resource Management will be sending an email about the delay directly to employees eligible for health care. The … Continue reading Health and Flexible Benefits Open Enrollment Postponed Until May

Technology Applications Center Updates

  The Technology Applications Center (TAC) has some important reminders. The Virginia Community College System (VCCS) will upgrade our current Blackboard to Blackboard 9.1. Upgrading to Blackboard Learn 9.1 provides instructors with new features focused on fostering student engagement, supporting teaching efficacy, and delivering open and extensible learning. The upgrade is scheduled to occur on May 12. NOVA’s TAC will offer a variety of day, … Continue reading Technology Applications Center Updates