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Fifth International GIS Day Is a Success

On November 14, NOVA’s Reston Center hosted its 5th International GIS Day. An audience of nearly 70 attended the function—standing room only. Among the attendees were current NOVA students, geoscience high school students and teachers, and guests interested in learning more about geographic information systems (GIS). This year, the event focused on the role of remote sensing in GIS and GIS careers. “This was our … Continue reading Fifth International GIS Day Is a Success

Green Town Hall

Alexandria Campus Holds Green Town Hall

The Alexandria Sustainability Committee sponsored a Green Town Hall on November 6 at the Alexandria Campus. The conference, which was open to the public, was aimed at educating the campus community on a variety of sustainability issues that are rapidly affecting many fields and sectors of society. The event offered a forum for discussion to identify ways to increase sustainability issues and practices on the … Continue reading Alexandria Campus Holds Green Town Hall

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Languages: Your Passport to the World

On November 14 as part of International Education Week, the World Languages Department of the Annandale Division of Languages and Literature sponsored a challenging “Languages: Your Passport to the World” event in the Starbucks Café. Students were invited to test their knowledge of nine different world languages and cultures taught on the Annandale Campus. Students who demonstrated proficiency and familiarity with at least five of … Continue reading Languages: Your Passport to the World

Vice President Workforce Development Division William Gary

Workforce Development Division Hosts Workforce Industry Building Learning Series

The Workforce Development Division hosted the first-ever Workforce Industry Building Learning Series on September 24. The purpose of the series is to build the Workforce Development Division business services brand with the Northern Virginia business community. More than 90 executives representing the Northern Virginia business community came to Annandale’s Ernst Center for this informative cyber security event. The keynote speaker was Dr. Ronald Ross, who … Continue reading Workforce Development Division Hosts Workforce Industry Building Learning Series

Alexandria Symphony Orchestra

Alexandria Symphony Orchestra Provides Insights to Master Class

Alexandria Symphony Orchestra Conductor Kim Allen Kluge and his concertmaster Claudia Chudacoff graced the Alexandria Campus Music Department for the master class to work with several of our student ensembles. It was an incredible learning opportunity for the students involved and those who came to simply watch and absorb the lessons. Kluge and Chudacoff offered tremendous insight into the musicality of performance and playing off … Continue reading Alexandria Symphony Orchestra Provides Insights to Master Class

Annual Holiday Pottery Show and Benefit

The Alexandria Campus Ceramics Program will host its Annual Pottery Show and Benefit in the Schlesinger Center on Saturday, December 8 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. From bowls and cups to crystalline glazed porcelain, this will be a show not to be missed. Students and faculty from the ceramics program donate pottery each year for this event. All proceeds from the show are used … Continue reading Annual Holiday Pottery Show and Benefit

Don’t Forget to Register: Power Up Your Pedagogy

The Eighth Annual Power UP your Pedagogy (PUP) Conference is open for registration. All faculty and professional staff are cordially invited to register online. You can also follow the Conference on Twitter at #pup13. PUP is an exciting, award-winning, professional development conference that brings together all NOVA faculty. Attendees leave with amazing new insights about the best teaching practices, the best teaching tips and tricks, and … Continue reading Don’t Forget to Register: Power Up Your Pedagogy

Annual Semmler Grant for Technology Awards

The NVCC Educational Foundation Annual Giving Fund provides mini-grants for technology on the Annandale Campus. The Semmler Grants are aimed at providing faculty/staff with the funds they need to implement technology in the classroom, in the office or in labs, or to provide professional development opportunities in the area of technology. During the 2012/13 academic year, 14 grants totaling $7,464 were awarded to deserving Annandale … Continue reading Annual Semmler Grant for Technology Awards

President’s Sabbatical Award

December 3 is the deadline for applications for the President’s Sabbatical Award. Applicants will need to complete form 105-100 that requires the signature of their provost. In addition, they will need to write a 1,000 word statement, including a 50 word executive summary, describing how the sabbatical will benefit their professional development and serve the College and our students. Both nine and 12-month faculty who have completed … Continue reading President’s Sabbatical Award

VCCS Fellowship and Professors Programs Deadline Extension

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 two other opportunities. The Chancellor’s Faculty Fellowship Program provides paid leave and tuition assistance for doctoral degrees in leadership/higher education … Continue reading VCCS Fellowship and Professors Programs Deadline Extension

Adjunct Faculty Grant Program Announcement

NOVA’s Human Resources Training and Professional Development Unit is pleased to announce the availability of professional development grants for adjunct faculty members who teach at least one course at the College during the 2012-2013 academic year. The maximum grant award is $1,500 (less FICA, federal and state income tax if applicable). Applicants may submit more than one proposal; however, only one grant will be awarded to … Continue reading Adjunct Faculty Grant Program Announcement