Archive | November 5, 2012
Dual Enrollment Day

Annandale Hosts Dual Enrollment Day

On October 12, 40 dual enrolled students and seven faculty members from Paul VI Catholic High School flowed into the CE Forum on the Annandale Campus for Dual Enrollment Day. Dual Enrollment/Weekend Studies Specialist Marc Robinson, supported by Hamdi Abdi from the Provost’s Office, planned the event in collaboration with various divisions including the Provost’s […]

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Blackboard Logo

Blackboard 9.1 Service Pack 9 Upgrade

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. The upgrade is scheduled to occur November 17-18 (update). NOVA’s Technology Applications Center (TAC) will offer a variety […]

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NSF Recipients

Gomez Congratulates Two NSF Student Award Recipients

April Brisky and Michael Sibilo were recognized by the National Science Foundation (NSF) with the Award for Excellence during the National Advanced Technological Education (ATE) Principal Investigators Conference in Washington, D.C. Brisky, a recent NOVA graduate with an A.A.S. in Biotechnology (cum laude), military veteran and mother of twins, is now continuing her education at […]

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Woodbridge Honors Students Debate Controversial Topic

Woodbridge honors faculty member Vincent Ng organized a debate on the topic “Parents Should Be Allowed to Screen Fetuses for Inheritable Diseases.” On October 24, approximately 100 interested students and faculty gathered in the Woodbridge Campus Theatre to hear two debate teams from Ng’s honors biology class. The debate format modeled those held at the […]

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Annandale Losing in a “Good Way”

Annandale’s faculty and staff Weight Watchers group lost big this week! The team of 19 lost 52.2 pounds collectively. Their big loss can be attributed to tracking what is eaten, making healthy food choices and being active. New members are welcome to join this supportive team. Email Comfort Uanserume at or Margarita Martinez at […]

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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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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 5:00 p.m. […]

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Post-Election Conference

The Alexandria Campus is hosting a Post-Election Conference on November 13 and 14. All events will take place in the Schlesinger Center and directions can be found clicking here. Questions can be directed to Linda Rodriguez at Conference Schedule Tuesday, November 13 8:15 a.m. – Light Breakfast Reception 9:15 a.m. – Opening Remarks Dean […]

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Plan Limits for 403-b and 457 Defined Contribution Plans

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced the new plan limits for the 403-b and 457 defined contribution plans for the tax year 2013. Effective January 1, 2013, the annual general limit for both plans has increased from $17,000 to $17,500. The age 50 and over annual catch up option remains at $22,500. Employees may […]

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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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2013 Classified Staff Emeritus Awards

It is time to start thinking about your dear, departed colleagues who have gone on to a better place, that is, the ones who have retired! While we may envy their carefree existence, we can still obligate them to show up at NOVA one more time by nominating them for the Classified Staff Emeritus Award. […]

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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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