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Save the Date: Fall 2012 Convocation

Fall 2012 Convocation is scheduled for Thursday, August 16 in the Ernst Cultural Center on the Annandale Campus. The event begins at 8:30 a.m. with a continental breakfast, followed by presentations starting at 9:00 a.m. in the Ernst Center Theater. This year’s keynote speaker is Dr. Daniel Williamham, renowned cognitive psychologist and esteemed University of Virginia professor. Willingham will speak about why students do not … Continue reading Save the Date: Fall 2012 Convocation

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2012 Fall Convocation Keynote Speaker

The keynote speaker for the 2012 Fall Convocation is Dr. Daniel Willingham, renowned cognitive psychologist. Willingham earned his doctorate in cognitive psychology from Harvard University in 1990 where he focused on how the brain learns. His current work focuses on applying cognitive research to practical applications in the classroom. He challenges ideas like learning styles, and he discusses how to help students remember complex material … Continue reading 2012 Fall Convocation Keynote Speaker

Dr. Walerian Majewski attended the CERN summer lecture program near Geneva.

Dr. Majewski Enjoyed Visit to CERN

Dr. Walerian Majewski (AN) felt fortunate to be able to visit the CERN Large Hadron Collider near Geneva this summer. “I witnessed a fascinating moment in the history of physics,” Majewski said. “We have just completed our understanding of ordinary matter, only to realize that it makes barely four percent of the universe. The ultimate theory will have to include the remaining 96 percent and … Continue reading Dr. Majewski Enjoyed Visit to CERN

ACP staff: Christina Hubbard, Wende Ruffin-Lowry, Bill Browning, Jennifer Pocai and Debi Butler (not pictured).

Adult Career Pathways Program on the Web

NOVA’s Adult Career Pathways Program (ACP) is pleased to announce the addition of their program to NOVA’s website. The site gives potential students an overview of the program and allows them to register for one of ACP’s College Access Workshops. The ACP program is reaching out to dozens of community-based organizations to refer new adults, newly-enrolled or former students who struggled in college.  Similar to … Continue reading Adult Career Pathways Program on the Web

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Haynes and Ong Teach Local Students the Importance of Safety

Sergeant Kerry Haynes and Officer Tony Ong led a safety presentation during Countryside Elementary School’s Summer Camp. The children learned about safety tips and sat in the driver’s seat of a police car. They especially enjoyed using the PA System. The officers left the children with NOVA goody bags. “Reaching out to elementary students and coordinating with the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is exactly the … Continue reading Haynes and Ong Teach Local Students the Importance of Safety

EMS Faculty Debra Loff-Like helps the EMS team load a victim onto a stretcher.

Medical Education Campus Hosts 2012 Camp Med

The Medical Education Campus (MEC), in partnership with Virginia Hospital Center, hosted its annual Camp Med in July. The week-long camp for local middle school students was held July 16 to 20 for rising 6th and 7th graders and July 30 to August 3 for rising 8th and 9th graders. Participants spent Monday, Wednesday and Friday at Virginia Hospital Center rotating through various departments such … Continue reading Medical Education Campus Hosts 2012 Camp Med

The first floor Atrium was turned into a registration and mock sleeping area.

Woodbridge Hosts VERTEX Drill

On July 24, the Woodbridge Campus hosted the VERTEX (Virginia Emergency Response Team Exercise) State Transfer Drill for the region. The drill gave officials in the area a chance not only to test the plan but also to see the staging area they would use during an emergency in Washington, D.C. The Campus was set up with cots for a mock sleeping area and registration … Continue reading Woodbridge Hosts VERTEX Drill

Senator Charles Colgan and his wife, Alicia, joined NOVA representative Heidi Adamson and ESL faculty to welcome the international guests.

Manassas Hosts Students from Beijing

On July 23, the Manassas Campus hosted 55 high school students from Beijing, China. NOVA was one of several stops for the delegation members who also traveled to Boston, New York and Philadelphia. The students learned about admission to NOVA, applying as an international student and campus life. NOVA presenters included Director of Operations Essala Lowe (MA); Counselor Asante Clarke (MA); Stephanie Kirk (CS) of … Continue reading Manassas Hosts Students from Beijing

Award winner Cindi Heisler accepts her award from Woodbridge Provost Sam Hill.

Heisler Wins Woodbridge Classified Staff Superior Performance Award

On July 13, the Woodbridge Campus gathered for the Annual Classified Staff Recognition Day. This year, Business and Social Science Division Office Manager Cindi Heisler won the 2012 Classified Staff Superior Performance award. Heisler was nominated by her colleagues for her increased leadership role on both the campus and college levels. One of the major undertakings that she completed was a thorough analysis of the … Continue reading Heisler Wins Woodbridge Classified Staff Superior Performance Award

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FY2013 Facilities Safety Slogan Winner Announced

On July 26, John Arbogast (AN) was presented a plaque for his winning entry in the Second Annual Facilities Department Safety Award Contest. The award was presented by Associate Director of Operations Derek Hodge at the monthly Building and Grounds (B&G) supervisor’s meeting. This year’s safety slogan topic is personal protective equipment (PPE). The winning entry will be displayed on posters at each campus. The … Continue reading FY2013 Facilities Safety Slogan Winner Announced

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Katherine Stramel Honored at Best of Braddock Awards

Katherine Stramel (AL) was recently recognized at the Braddock District Council of Community Association’s annual Best of Braddock (BoB) Awards ceremony. On July 11, Stramel was awarded the “Most Can-Do Public Employee, State Level” for the district. She was one of six people and two community organizations to be recognized for volunteer efforts and contributions in the local community. Stramel received the award for her … Continue reading Katherine Stramel Honored at Best of Braddock Awards

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Marcie Wolf-Hubbard’s “Reflections on the Figure” Exhibition Begins August 24

An exhibition of works by Marcie Wolf-Hubbard will be in the Margaret W. & Joseph L. Fisher Gallery at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center at the Alexandria Campus from Friday, August 24 to Sunday, September 30. Gallery hours are Monday to Friday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and during performances. There will also be an opening reception on Saturday, August 25 … Continue reading Marcie Wolf-Hubbard’s “Reflections on the Figure” Exhibition Begins August 24

Workforce Development Division Hosts Community Fair

On Monday, August 20 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 pm., the Workforce Development Division will host the English as a Second Language Back to School Community Fair. The event will take place at the Annandale Campus location. Activities to take place include: An orientation to NOVA ESL programs Information on services and courses offered at NOVA American Culture and Language Institute placement test (please schedule ahead of … Continue reading Workforce Development Division Hosts Community Fair