Washington, DC, USA - April 9, 2012: Brazil-U.S.: Partnership for the 21st Century, conference EDUCATION track. Photo by Joshua Roberts / © U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Templin Speaks on U.S. – Brazil Partnerships

On April 9, President Robert G. Templin, Jr. represented NOVA and the U.S. community college perspective in a high level panel discussion titled “Research, Innovation and the Labor Market” at the Brazil-U.S.: Partnership for the 21st Century conference held at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C. Templin’s presentation was part of a larger meeting attended by high level business, academic and government representatives … Continue reading Templin Speaks on U.S. – Brazil Partnerships

Alice Reagan (WO) checks in attendees at the conference.

Inaugural Conference on Advising as Teaching and Learning

On Friday, April 20, more than 75 faculty and staff gathered at the Woodbridge Campus Theater for the inaugural Conference on Advising as Teaching and Learning.  The conference focused on the restructuring of advising across the College, especially with the implementation of the QEP (Quality Enhancement Plan): GPS for Success.  The GPS for Success will create a more comprehensive and consistent advising experience for first-time-to-college, … Continue reading Inaugural Conference on Advising as Teaching and Learning

Assistant Dean of Nursing Ann McGowan.

NOVA Joins in Support of Veterans and Their Families

First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden, NOVA professor, recently announced the commitment of nurses across the country who are eager to serve veterans and military families. In a broad, coordinated effort, more than 150 state and national nursing organizations and more than 500 schools of nursing, including NOVA, have committed to further educate the nation’s three million nurses to prepare them to meet … Continue reading NOVA Joins in Support of Veterans and Their Families

Provost Achieving the Dream Forum: Student Engagement

Imagine you are standing at the front of a classroom and you notice a student turn and stare out the window. Have you lost her attention? How do you engage that student in the classroom discussion? The most recent Provost Achieving the Dream (ATD) Forum explored this scenario and other similar situations. Ray Jones, Annandale Campus student conduct officer/counselor and SDV 100 instructor, facilitated the … Continue reading Provost Achieving the Dream Forum: Student Engagement

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NOVA Staff and Students Honored at Fairfax County Volunteer Service Awards

Nineteen students and faculty from NOVA’s Annandale Campus were honored on April 27 at The Waterford at Springfield for their service as an Adult Volunteer Group during Volunteer Fairfax’s 20th Anniversary Fairfax County Volunteer Service Awards. As part of Global Studies and Programs, the Community College Initiative Program Coordinator Karen Hopkins along with 18 international students participated in group volunteer events such as Volunteer Fest, … Continue reading NOVA Staff and Students Honored at Fairfax County Volunteer Service Awards

2011-2012 recipients of the Alexandria Campus Netherton Award for Excellence and Outstanding Service are Jon Burton (English), Marjorie Kinnaman (Counseling), Kimberly Gross (Library) and Chad Knights (Biology and Natural Science).

Jean C. Netherton Award for Excellence and Outstanding Service

The Alexandria Campus recognized and celebrated this year’s recipients of the Jean C. Netherton Award for Excellence and Outstanding Service with a ceremony at the End of Year Celebration. Named after a former provost, the award recognizes employees for outstanding service to the Alexandria Campus community.  Awards this year were presented to Marjorie Kinnaman (Counseling) in the Administrative and Professional Faculty category, Kimberly Gross (Library) … Continue reading Jean C. Netherton Award for Excellence and Outstanding Service

Gail Rebhan Receives National Recognition

Professor Gail Rebhan (WO) has been selected as a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Scholar from a national applicant pool to attend one of six NEH Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshops. Each year, the NEH, which is a federal agency, supports summer study opportunities so that faculty can work in collaboration with experts in humanities disciplines. Rebhan will participate in a … Continue reading Gail Rebhan Receives National Recognition

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MEC Mobile Health Van Gets a Makeover

The MEC’s Mobile Health Van has gotten a new and very slick makeover. The van is used primarily for the Office of Pregnant and Parenting Student Services (OPPSS) to visit the six NOVA campuses to provide services through the new grant-funded OPPSS. Don Johnson, manager of the MEC’s Simulation Center, was instrumental in getting the new design created, and both Johnson and the MEC’s Andrea … Continue reading MEC Mobile Health Van Gets a Makeover

Dr. Vincent Bates and Laura Siko.

Reston Hosts Open House

On Wednesday, April 25, the Reston Center hosted a well-attended open house. The open house welcomed guests to a street fair atmosphere that exhibited the educational offerings and support services available at NOVA. After the guests visited the information tables, they were escorted into an information session led by Laura Siko, Loudoun’s director of off-campus sites. The session commenced with an introduction from Provost Julie … Continue reading Reston Hosts Open House

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Annandale Legacy Lecture 2012

The 2012 Annandale Campus Legacy Lecture was held on Tuesday, April 10 in the CE Forum.   This year’s honoree was Elizabeth S. Lieberman, recently retired associate professor of mathematics. Lieberman taught at NOVA since the late 1960s and spoke on her career “growing up with the College.” Former NOVA President Richard J. Ernst was among the 60 or so who attended this enjoyable event. The … Continue reading Annandale Legacy Lecture 2012

From left to right, Juliet Eilperin, Callan Bentley and William Hooke discussing the issue of climate change from their perspectives.

Fourth Annual Climate Change Symposium

On April 16, the fourth annual Climate Change Symposium, “Talking About Climate Risk,” was hosted by the NOVA Green Committee in the Ernst Community Cultural Center Forum on the Annandale Campus. The annual event, organized by Assistant Professor of Geology Callan Bentley, who is also a longstanding member of the NOVA Green Committee, has traditionally included a variety of speakers from academia, nonprofit organizations and … Continue reading Fourth Annual Climate Change Symposium

Pictured are several award winners and Calliope Committee leaders. Left to right: Alice Masterson, Cheri Jansen, Professor Memuna Sillah (co-chair), Robert Trexler, Shannon Hanchin, Elise Rossi (foreground), and Professor Yuemin He (co-chair).

Journal Celebrates Creativity at Annandale

Calliope means beautiful voiced, like the Muse of eloquence and poetry; a musical instrument; and a species of hummingbird. The Annandale Campus Calliope is the award-winning student journal of art and literature published every spring. This year’s awards ceremony was held on Wednesday, April 25, at the CE Forum. Professors of English Yuemin He (AN) and Memuna Sillah (AN) served as Calliope Committee co-chairs. Students’ … Continue reading Journal Celebrates Creativity at Annandale

NLW winner, Ben Hall

Alexandria Celebrated National Library Week

From April 9 to 13 the Alexandria Campus Library celebrated National Library Week (NLW). The Library served sweet snacks to students in honor of the special week and also hosted a contest challenging students to guess how many books the Library checked out last semester and how many people came into the Library on Monday April 9 (the first day of NLW).  Ben Hall and Ikhlas Zahid were the … Continue reading Alexandria Celebrated National Library Week

The updated sidewalk leading from parking lot C-1 to the CG building.

Annandale Facilities Making Much Needed Changes on Campus

The Annandale Campus has made strides to become more ADA-compliant with a recent upgrade to the sidewalks leading from parking lot C-1 to the CG and CN buildings. The Facilities Department, under Michael Marshall’s direction, was instrumental in the process. After receiving feedback about the need to upgrade the areas, they made sure that the project was done quickly and successfully. “This project is a … Continue reading Annandale Facilities Making Much Needed Changes on Campus

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The Office of Pregnant and Parenting Student Support

The Office of Pregnant and Parenting Student Support (OPPSS) is open to support pregnant women, expectant fathers, newly parenting students with children up to the age of five, and any student experiencing domestic violence, sexual assault and/or stalking, in an effort to increase student success and retention. The Virginia Department of Health was awarded “The Support for Pregnant and Parenting Teens and Women Grant” in … Continue reading The Office of Pregnant and Parenting Student Support