President Robert G. Templin, Jr. (second from the right) recently participated in a panel discussion on “Building and Unlocking Immigrant Skills” at the Brookings Institution.

President Templin Represents NOVA at the Brookings Institution

On September 20, President Robert G. Templin, Jr. served on a panel that discussed “Building and Unlocking Immigrant Skills” hosted by the Brookings Institution following the release of its new report, “Investing in the Human Capital of Immigrants, Strengthening Regional Economies.” Written by Brookings Senior Fellow Audrey Singer, the paper examines how geographic regions can help boost short- and long-term growth by helping immigrants develop … Continue reading President Templin Represents NOVA at the Brookings Institution

Assistant Professor Dahlia Henry-Tett tries her luck on the rock wall.

Manassas NOVA Day Goes to New Heights

This year, NOVA Day at the Manassas Campus was a spectacular experience. An annual day of campus fun spearheaded by Student Life and its coordinator, Leif Corbett, NOVA Day proved again its ability to build a sense of community while offering thrills for all and the chance to sign up for various campus clubs. One of the biggest attractions of the day was the rock … Continue reading Manassas NOVA Day Goes to New Heights

Caterers set up for the event.

Woodbridge Hosts International Cuisine Event

This past summer the Woodbridge Campus hosted an International Cuisine Event with a variety of eVA and SWaM caterers. The Purchasing Department and Senior Buyer Specialist Carol Hall in particularworked to arrange the event that was open to faculty and staff. The caterers included some familiar names along with some new companies such as Kitchen Gourmet, Maison Cullinaire, Matters of Taste, Sangam Restaurant, Ultimate Events, … Continue reading Woodbridge Hosts International Cuisine Event

Cinthia Rinebold (MA), Alicia Colgan (MA), ACLI Director Heidi Adamson and Marah Mawyah (MA) represented NOVA at the annual Latino Festival in Manassas.

MA Campus Co-Sponsors Area Latino Festival

On September 16, the Manassas Campus joined other area community partners to sponsor the 11th annual Latino Festival held at the Harris Pavilion in Old Town Manassas. More than 1,000 attendees from the local area participated in the festivities where food, games, prizes and musicians celebrated the rich and inspiring Hispanic heritage. In addition to sharing academic opportunities available at NOVA, several faculty and staff … Continue reading MA Campus Co-Sponsors Area Latino Festival

Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign Has Started

The Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign (CVC) starts on October 1. The CVC is the tool that facilitates state employee workplace giving to charities through payroll deduction. In 2011, $3.9 million was raised; more than $35,000 was raised by NOVA. This year’s theme is “Virginia is for Givers.” A donation of as little as $2 per pay period can make a difference to more than 1,300 … Continue reading Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign Has Started

KUSCO “westies” studying at ACLI with KUSCO and NOVA administrators in the back row: Far right: KUSCO Coordinator Cynthia Hatch (AL), Far left: Coordinator Antonina Rodgers (AN), ACLI; front row far right: KUSCO Exchange Program Director James Kelman.

American Culture and Language Institute Continues Partnership With KUSCO

On August 27, representatives of Annandale and Alexandria American Culture and Language Institute (ACLI), senior college administrators and KUSCO representatives greeted the seventh cohort of KUSCO WEST participants. This partnership with ACLI was launched in early 2009 and has been very successful. Participants have English language training and complete coursework focusing on American culture and business practices and procedures. They also take some credit class … Continue reading American Culture and Language Institute Continues Partnership With KUSCO

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Provost Leidig Appointed Cabinet Member

Loudoun Provost Julie Leidig was confirmed as a member of the Loudoun County CEO Cabinet, making her the first NOVA provost to serve in this role. The cabinet’s membership is comprised of a select group of CEOs and presidents from Loudoun County’s top businesses and organizations. The cabinet’s mission is to bring subject matter experts together to develop and promote a strategic vision for Loudoun … Continue reading Provost Leidig Appointed Cabinet Member

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Physical Therapist Assistant Class Meet in a Unique Space

Each year, MEC Adjunct Professor Abby Mandel’s Rehabilitation Procedures class holds a special session outside in the grass so students can spread out. “In 25 years of teaching this class, it has never rained,” Mandel said. So, exercising her creativity on a blustery, rainy Tuesday, Mandel moved her class to the fourth level of the MEC garage. The Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Program is a … Continue reading Physical Therapist Assistant Class Meet in a Unique Space

Annandale Campus Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

The Annandale Campus is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with numerous notable activities that started on September 12 and will continue through October 15. Hosted by the Languages and Literature Division, the festivities kicked off with a flag parade with music by Grupo Corozo and Zumba in the upper CF Plaza. Anna Cabral, who served as the 42nd treasurer of the United States from 2005 to … Continue reading Annandale Campus Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Don’t Miss the Annual Chorus Benefit Concert

NOVA Community Chorus, under the direction of Dr. Mark Whitmire, will present its annual Chorus Benefit Concert on Tuesday, October 2, at 7:30 p.m. at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall on the Alexandria Campus. Come hear talented NOVA students and faculty perform music of Beethoven. “Bravo Beethoven!” will feature pianists Christine and David Hagan playing music arranged for piano-four hands. They will be joined … Continue reading Don’t Miss the Annual Chorus Benefit Concert

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ELI Offers TOTAL Workshops

NOVA’s Extended Learning Institute (ELI) announces a new series of professional development workshops for NOVA faculty who teach (or want to teach) blended and online courses. The workshops were developed by the VCCS TOTAL (Topics in Online Teaching and Learning) project. See the project website for descriptions of the workshops. The content and style of the workshops are similar to those of the popular TOP … Continue reading ELI Offers TOTAL Workshops

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CETL Faculty Focus Series on Course Design for New and Seasoned Faculty

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) is very proud to announce its inaugural semester-long Faculty Focus Series for Fall 2012: Course Design for New and Seasoned Faculty. Current research on undergraduate education asks faculty to diminish the dependence on lecture and to make our courses learning-centered. This is easier said than done, of course, and ultimately relies on the way faculty design … Continue reading CETL Faculty Focus Series on Course Design for New and Seasoned Faculty

Virginia Rood Pates Ceramics Exhibition at Annandale

You are invited to an art exhibition of ceramics by Virginia Rood Pates at the Annandale Campus, CM Building in the upper level hallway. Exhibit details are: Dirty Clay: 2008-2012 Biloxi, Mississippi Santa Rosalia and Punto Chivato, Baja California Sur, Mexico Sedona, Jerome, Clarkdale & Oracle, Arizona The pieces on exhibit were produced over a four-year period in Mississippi,the Southwest and Mexico. The wheel-thrown pieces … Continue reading Virginia Rood Pates Ceramics Exhibition at Annandale

Get a Free Flu Shot at Your Pharmacy

Flu season is here once again and your state health plan is partnering with local pharmacies to give you a free flu shot. Just show your COVA Care, COVA Connect or COVA HDHP plan ID card to the pharmacist to get flu shots at no cost for you and covered family members. Kaiser Permanente HMO plan members have access to free flu shots at participating … Continue reading Get a Free Flu Shot at Your Pharmacy

My Health Note Coming for COVA Care and COVA HDHP Members

Starting October 1, a new program will be added to COVA Care and COVA HDHP at no additional cost to members. Called MyHealth Advantage, its purpose is to communicate gaps in care through a personalized, easy to understand MyHealth Note mailed to members who may be overdue for a test, screening or annual checkup. Only members who have been identified by the plans with a … Continue reading My Health Note Coming for COVA Care and COVA HDHP Members