Archive | October 29, 2012

Enhancing Teaching and Learning Through Rubrics

The Office of Institutional Research, Planning, and Assessment (OIR) is presenting a 90-minute workshop on developing and using rubrics to enhance teaching and student learning. Rubrics are a valuable tool for student learning as well as for performance assessment (papers, projects, field experiences, performances, presentations, capstone experiences, etc.). The rubrics workshops will be offered: Thursday, […]

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Information Literacy Certificate of Recognition

Governor Declares October Information Literacy Awareness Month

Governor Robert F. McDonnell has declared October Information Literacy Awareness Month. In recognition of this initiative, make sure to visit your campus library, set up a library instruction for your class, explore a new database, or talk to one of your campus librarians about creating a LibGuide research guide tailor-made for your course or assignment […]

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Amy and her students

Gilley and Students Developing Documentary on Life at Annandale

This fall, Dr. Amy Gilley is working with a group of selected students to produce a short documentary on life at the Annandale Campus, tentatively titled “The Day.” Inspired by the reflective documentary work of Dziga Vertov, Gilley and her crew, Stefan Hambree, Tri Le and Nadim Tebyanian, have set out to capture a day […]

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Associate Professor Phillip Imel with his wife at a church in Russia.

Sharing the Fulbright Experience From Russia

A recent issue  noted that Associate Professor Phillip Imel (AN; Accounting) was awarded a Fulbright award for the 2012-2013 academic year and he is teaching at Urals University of Economics in Yekaterinburg, Russia, from September 2012 until June 2013. Imel has now settled into life in Russia and will be sharing regular updates on his […]

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Airbrush Station

ELI Holds Second Annual “Fall Into ELIfe” Fall Fest

Extended Learning Institute’s (ELI) second annual Fall Fest was held Wednesday, September 26 at the Manassas Campus and it was a huge success. Students, faculty and staff were invited to enjoy popcorn, raffles, airbrush tattoos and a free photo booth picture reel. Several ELI staff members participated, including financial aid specialist, student success coach and […]

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Alexandria Welcome Committee

Alexandria Celebrates Campus Community’s Commitment to Serve

During the first two weeks of the fall semester, Alexandria Campus faculty, staff, students and senior volunteers welcomed incoming students and family members to the campus. Over the last two years, the Alexandria Campus Provost Office has provided a volunteer opportunity for NOVA faculty and staff to welcome new students and family members to the […]

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Kathy Harty Gray Dance Theatre Presents “International Dance” and “Student Parade of Nations and States”

On Monday, October 29 from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., the Alexandria Campus Physical Education and Dance Program will present “International Dance” by Kathy Harty Gray Dance Theatre and “Student Parade of Nations and States” in the Tyler Building Multi-Purpose Hall 203. This program is free and open to the community. The dance company will […]

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National Career Development Month Is Coming

Did you know November is National Career Development Month? Throughout the month, NOVA’s Career Development Leadership Team will be sponsoring a variety of programs to promote student and staff career development. Programs offered are intended to familiarize participants with important elements of the career development process. Join the career development team to learn more about […]

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Bus Stop Poster

NOVA Woodbridge Theatre Group Presents “Bus Stop”

NOVA Woodbridge Theatre Group is presenting “Bus Stop” by William Inge in the Lakeside Theatre at the Woodbridge Campus. The performance dates are: Thursday, November 1 at 3:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Friday, November 2 at 8:00 p.m. Saturday, November 3 at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, November 8 at 3:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Friday, November […]

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Lunch and Learn Series: Using an iPad and Apple TV to Address Student Inquiry

The Technology Applications Center (TAC) will present a “Lunch and Learn Series – Brown Bag” (BYOL) session: Friday, November 2 Presenter: Ian Taylor, Economics Faculty, Semmler Technology Grant Recipient 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Annandale – CT 335 Attend the session to learn about using an iPad and Apple TV to address student inquiry. You […]

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Blackboard 9.1 Logo

Blackboard 9.1 Is Coming!

  The Virginia Community College System (VCCS) will upgrade our current Blackboard 9.1 to Service Pack 9 (SP9). Upgrading to SP9 provides instructors with new features focused on automatic regrading, updated rubrics, activity reports and better course-to-course navigation. Mark your calendars! The upgrade is scheduled to occur November 17 to 18, 2012. NOVA’s Technology Applications […]

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Sam Miller's Cold Moonlight

Sam Miller’s “Night Windows” at the Schlesinger Center Gallery

You are invited to the Schlesinger Center Margaret W. and Joseph L. Fisher Gallery to see Sam Miller’s “Night Windows” featuring lighted sculpture. This exhibition will run from Friday, November 16 to Thursday, December 20. The opening reception will be Sunday, November 18 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. with artist’s talk at 5 p.m. […]

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Join NOVA’s Speakers Bureau

NOVA is currently updating the Speakers Directory and looking to add speakers for the 2012-2013 edition. If you have a personal or professional interest in a particular subject, we want to hear from you. Our speakers serve as roving ambassadors for the College, presenting short programs at meetings of local educational, service or cultural organizations. […]

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October Is Open Enrollment Month for Optional Retirement Plan Participants

October is open enrollment month for participants of the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP) for Higher Education (ORPHE).  Through October 31, ORP participants may switch from one ORP provider to the other with contributions to the new provider beginning January 2013.  Open enrollment documents can be found on the VRS website at  Open enrollment change […]

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VCCS Fellowship, Professors and Sabbatical Programs Available

NOVA faculty members have consistently distinguished themselves by winning the top teaching awards. This year the college nominees for the prestigious SCHEV Outstanding Faculty Award are Callan Bentley, Rebecca Kamen, Robert Bausch and Jane Serbousek. It is time now for eligible faculty to consider applying for three other opportunities. The Chancellor’s Faculty Fellowship Program provides paid […]

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Career Development Month

Flyers – October 29, 2012

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