Camp Lejeune Marines

Workforce Development and Woodbridge Campus Partner to Teach Marines

During the month of December, the Workforce Development Division and the Woodbridge Campus’ Division of Business and Social Sciences partnered to launch a pilot program to teach an informational technology course to active duty Marines at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. This pilot was initiated through the efforts of Adjunct Professor of Information Technology George Hinckley, Workforce Development Division Vice President William Gary and Woodbridge … Continue reading Workforce Development and Woodbridge Campus Partner to Teach Marines

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Alford’s Book Chosen for NEH and ALA Project: Muslim Journeys Bookshelf

Dr. Terry Alford’s book “Prince Among Slaves” has been selected to be included in a nationwide project by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association. The NEH announcement,noted,“842 libraries and state humanities councils in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands will be awarded the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf, a project of the NEH’s Bridging Cultures initiative.” … Continue reading Alford’s Book Chosen for NEH and ALA Project: Muslim Journeys Bookshelf

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VSTE Visits NOVA Island in Second Life

Associate Professor of Biology Greg Perrier (MA) hosted 22 members of the Virginia Society for Technology in Education (VSTE) for a visit to NOVA’s island in the virtual world called Second Life. Perrier has developed 12 different educational activities for biology students on the island and another two activities are in the process of being developed. During fall semester 2012, the Manassas Campus Biology Program … Continue reading VSTE Visits NOVA Island in Second Life

MEC 2013 Welcome Back gathering

MEC Welcomes Back Faculty and Staff for Spring 2013

NOVA’s Medical Education Campus (MEC) hosted its Welcome Back for Faculty and Staff on January 7. After a long holiday break, participants enjoyed the opportunity to collectively gear up for a busy semester. Provost Brian Foley opened the morning session by thanking attendees for their tireless efforts on behalf of the MEC and its students. “NOVA is the largest provider of healthcare workers in the … Continue reading MEC Welcomes Back Faculty and Staff for Spring 2013

New Hospitality Readiness Certificate Program Offered by Workforce Development

Hospitality faculty DeQuan Smith developed a new Hospitality Readiness Program through the Workforce Development Division. This new program is designed to aide individuals who are investigating the dynamic hospitality industry by developing their skills and exploring their areas of interest. Field trips and networking opportunities will be available to students enrolled in this program. The hospitality industry is growing rapidly. The restaurant industry alone employs … Continue reading New Hospitality Readiness Certificate Program Offered by Workforce Development

Fisher Art Gallery 2013 Exhibition Schedule at Schlesinger Center

The Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall & Arts Center on the Alexandria Campus has selected seven (7) exceptional artists to be featured for the 2013 exhibitions at the Margaret W. and Joseph L. Fisher Art Gallery. They include: Matthew D. Kiehl, Lukman Ahmad, Nelson Gutierrez, Denise Philipbar, Mei Mei Chang, Anne Bouie and Robert Gilbert. The artists are from various ethnicities and present a variety of artistic … Continue reading Fisher Art Gallery 2013 Exhibition Schedule at Schlesinger Center

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Kiehl’s Exhibition at the Schlesinger Center Fisher Art Gallery

Craft and Character: Wasteland, an exhibition of pen and ink on paper by Matthew D. Kiehl, will be on display from Friday, February 8 through Sunday, March 17 in the Margaret W. and Joseph L. Fisher Art Gallery, located in the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall & Arts Center at the Alexandria Campus. The opening reception is scheduled for Saturday, February 9 from 3:00 p.m. … Continue reading Kiehl’s Exhibition at the Schlesinger Center Fisher Art Gallery

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Mark Your Calendars for Lyceum Sponsored Events

You are invited to the following events: On February 7 at 12:30 p.m., Professor Kathryn O’Sullivan and director/cinematographer Paul Awad will speak on their award-winning Western drama “Thurston” and on the opportunity that new media is giving filmmakers and those who customarily do not have access to traditional network television. This is a Lyceum program, free, and open to the public. On April 16 at … Continue reading Mark Your Calendars for Lyceum Sponsored Events

IRS Amends 457 and 403-b Contribution Limits for 2013

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced an amendment to the previously announced limits on the amounts participants may contribute to tax-deferred savings plans in 2013, such as the Commonwealth’s 457 Deferred Compensation Plan and the 403-b Plan. The newly revised limits are $17,500 for employees younger than 50 and $23,000 for employees 50 and older. To increase contributions to 457 accounts, participants may log … Continue reading IRS Amends 457 and 403-b Contribution Limits for 2013

UNUM Long-Term Disability Premiums Increase

In accordance with the provisions of Northern Virginia Community College’s Group Long-Term Disability Insurance Program (UNUM), long-term disability premium rates will increase for some participants beginning with the January 16, 2013, pay date. UNUM premiums increase when a participant moves into a new five-year age band and are recalculated by UNUM using the participant’s current salary on January 1 of each year. Continue reading UNUM Long-Term Disability Premiums Increase