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NOVA Offices at Pender Become ‘Home’ During Renovations

We are pleased to announce the opening of new NOVA offices at Pender Drive off Waples Mill Road near Route 50 and Interstate 66 in Fairfax (see map in the Flyers section of this edition). College staff from across NOVA will begin moving to these offices in February and March 2013. The NOVA offices at Pender will become the temporary home of the College’s executive … Continue reading NOVA Offices at Pender Become ‘Home’ During Renovations

Awards Committee Now Accepting Applications

NOVA-Led Consortium Partners With Brazil

Northern Virginia Community College is leading a consortium of U.S. colleges in an innovative partnership with the Brazilian Federal Agency for Support and Evaluation of Graduate Education (CAPES). CAPES is one of the main agencies sponsoring the Science Without Borders initiative being funded by the Federal Government of Brazil since 2011. Under NOVA’s leadership, the Community College Consortium (CCC) will help CAPES expand the reach … Continue reading NOVA-Led Consortium Partners With Brazil

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Box O’Rocks

About 35 million years ago, a three-mile-diameter asteroid or comet hit just off the Atlantic coast at the end of Chesapeake Bay. Although not as big as the famous Chicxulub asteroid that sealed the fate of the dinosaurs, it was big enough to shatter the local rock and allow major saltwater incursions under the Tidewater area. About 11 years ago, the United States Geologic Survey … Continue reading Box O’Rocks

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Woodbridge PTK Helps Bring Joy to Hospitalized Children

In December, the Alpha Delta Tau Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society partnered with the Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center’s Pediatric Unit to provide toys and activities for children in the ward. PTK members spent time at the end of Fall Semester raising funds and getting donations from the community to make the project a success. In spite of studying and final exams, … Continue reading Woodbridge PTK Helps Bring Joy to Hospitalized Children

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Chef Herbert Presents at Chocolate Extravaganza

On February 2, Chef Mike Herbert from the Annandale Campus conducted a presentation of chocolate for the Third Annual Chocolate Extravaganza in Warrenton, Virginia. Herbert’s presentation featured dipped cookie dough truffles. The Chocolate Extravaganza was held this year at the Warrenton Fire Hall, with some well-known restaurants and bakeries participating including The Inn at Little Washington, Café Torino, Red Fox Inn, The Rail Stop Restaurant … Continue reading Chef Herbert Presents at Chocolate Extravaganza

Horticulture Technology Cultivates a Unique Partnership

Loudoun’s Horticulture Technology Program is fostering a relationship with the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture (MAC-ISA). The partnership will build a mutually beneficial network of resources, connecting arborists with NOVA. “This type of partnership will increase the awareness of NOVA’S Horticulture Technology Program in the landscaping and arboriculture community,” said Program Head David Scheid. “This network will allow us to build our … Continue reading Horticulture Technology Cultivates a Unique Partnership

Workforce Development Launches Nationwide Training Program

Following months of hard work the Workforce Development Division officially launched the Aspiring Leaders Program for the USDA Food and Nutritional Service Division in early January 2013. The initial training deployment will cover up to 175 employees in GS grades 5-11. The program design consists of eight instructional modules that focus on a range of leadership competencies specified by FNS. While the program has quickly … Continue reading Workforce Development Launches Nationwide Training Program

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CETL Spring 2013 Faculty Focus Seminar Series

Course Development for New and Seasoned Faculty If you have ever asked yourself about the basics of your course, this seminar is for you. The first seminar in the spring 2013 Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) Faculty Focus Series is titled “Thinking about Course Development.” Participants will discuss the big questions related to your course and how those questions should drive your … Continue reading CETL Spring 2013 Faculty Focus Seminar Series

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CETL: Are Your Students Prepared for Your Class?

Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning and Pathways to the Baccalaureate will sponsor a half-day workshop on “Best Practices for Identifying, Serving and Engaging Underprepared Students.” This workshop will discuss strategies to help students who aren’t prepared for the demands of your classrooms. The workshop will be followed by a webinar led by Debra Runshe from Indiana University, entitled “Identifying & Engaging Unprepared Students: … Continue reading CETL: Are Your Students Prepared for Your Class?

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One Billion Rising

Valentine’s Day equals V-Day which is the day author and activist Eve Ensler designated for her first performance of The Vagina Monologues 15 years ago. V-Day is a day to change sentimental commercialism into victory over violence, a day to celebrate mothers, grandmothers, sisters, aunts and daughters, and a day to bring violence against women to the forefront of human rights. This year, Ensler’s One … Continue reading One Billion Rising

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Important TAC Training Available

Several opportunities are available for training by the Technology Applications Center (TAC). “Lunch and Learn – Brown Bag” (BYOL) session Into The Cloud – Discovering the Power of Google Docs Presenter: Phil Tirpak Wednesday, February 13 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Annandale, CT 355 In this session, you will discover how you can use Google Docs to create, manage, collaborate and take your first steps … Continue reading Important TAC Training Available

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CETL’s Spring Speaker Series: Leading Voices Come to NOVA

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning has something new. This series includes speakers from outside NOVA who will complement the expertise that is here. The first one, arranged by Loudoun Campus Provost Julie Leidig, brings Dr. Ken Bain, author of “What the Best College Teachers Do” to NOVA. Watch for the email with the registration link coming soon. This will be an interactive … Continue reading CETL’s Spring Speaker Series: Leading Voices Come to NOVA

Science Seminar: Waterborne Infectious Diseases

All students, staff and faculty are cordially invited to a Science Seminar on Friday, February 15, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m., in the CE Theater. Dr. Gillian S. Backus will present “Sickening: Waterborne Infectious Diseases in a Dynamic World.” Light refreshments and a “meet and greet” with the speaker in the lower gallery will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 11:55 a.m. The seminar is presented by the Science Seminar Committee; Math, Science … Continue reading Science Seminar: Waterborne Infectious Diseases

Fisher Art Gallery 2013 Exhibition Schedule

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 mediums … Continue reading Fisher Art Gallery 2013 Exhibition Schedule

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Kiehl’s Exhibition at 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. to 5:00 … Continue reading Kiehl’s Exhibition at Fisher Art Gallery

NOVA Honors Program Invites You to Hear Cameron McWhirter

The NOVA Honors Program is hosting guest speaker Cameron McWhirter, author of “Red Summer: The Summer of 1919” and the “Awakening of Black America,” on Tuesday, February 19 at 2:00 p.m. in room 196 of the Bisdorf Building on the Alexandria Campus. McWhirter is a staff reporter for The Wall Street Journal. The event is part of several events planned on the Alexandria Campus in … Continue reading NOVA Honors Program Invites You to Hear Cameron McWhirter

Awards Committee Accepting Nominations

The Awards Committee is now considering nominations for the Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence and the Outstanding Service to the College Awards. The Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence is given each year to only one faculty member in the Virginia Community College system (VCCS) and provides the recipient with a $5,000 check. Nominees must have a minimum of five years of service in the VCCS … Continue reading Awards Committee Accepting Nominations