Dr. Howard Kelley

MEC Hosts Give Kids a Smile Event

NOVA’s Medical Education Campus (MEC) hosted Give Kids A Smile on February 8. One hundred sixty-five preschool-aged children, most of whom have never been to the dentist, had the opportunity to have X-rays taken, teeth cleaned, fluoride treatments, cavities filled and tiny teeth sealed against future cavities. The preschoolers were from eight Head Start Centers within Arlington County Schools. Twenty-eight dentists, six professional hygienists and … Continue reading MEC Hosts Give Kids a Smile Event

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Pathway Advisory Council Visits the Virginia General Assembly

On February 14, members of NOVA’s Pathway Advisory Council (PAC), Annandale Provost Barbara Saperstone, PAC Advisor Ericka Riggs and Senior Advisor Student Activities Tom DiCato had an opportunity to meet with legislators in Virginia’s General Assembly in Richmond, Virginia. They took this time to talk about current issues affecting community college students. PAC members enthusiastically discussed issues with Senator Dave Marsden, Delegate Vivian Watts, Delegate … Continue reading Pathway Advisory Council Visits the Virginia General Assembly

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Serbousek to Present at the Annual Completion by Design Retreat

Jane Serbousek (LO) has been invited to conduct a workshop at the Annual Completion by Design Cross-Cadre Retreat in Charlotte, North Carolina, in late February. Completion by Design is a five-year Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation initiative that works with community colleges to significantly increase completion and graduation rates for low-income students under the age of 26. The Gates Foundation has awarded competitive grants to … Continue reading Serbousek to Present at the Annual Completion by Design Retreat

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Reston Center Launches ASPRS Student Chapter

On February 11, the Reston Center held a kickoff party for the formation of NOVA’s student chapter of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS). The evening began with a celebration of the launch of the LANDSAT 8 satellite and the second part of the evening was dedicated to the formation of the new chapter. The keynote speaker for the evening was Darryl … Continue reading Reston Center Launches ASPRS Student Chapter

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It Is a Technological Jungle Out There

Ah, the lure of Teddy Grahams! What better way to snare students in the jungle of a campus library? That is why Robin Pachtman, library media specialist at the Annandale Campus, laid the trap to attract students to the Technology Petting Zoo on February 6 (prior to the faculty and staff event the next day). The objects for “petting” were Kindles, iPod Touches, flip cameras, … Continue reading It Is a Technological Jungle Out There

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Tech Open House: Staff and Faculty Visit the Zoo, Too

Robin Pachtman moved the “petting zoo” on February 7 from the Annandale Library to the Faculty and Staff Resource Center (FSRC). Dubbed a Technology Open House, the event gave staff and faculty the opportunity to see the same “pets” available to their students in the Library as well as clickers, tabletop projectors and iPads available for them to borrow in the Center for Excellence in … Continue reading Tech Open House: Staff and Faculty Visit the Zoo, Too

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The Great Chair Challenge

NOVA’s Interior Design (IDS) Club officially launched its first annual The Great Chair Challenge with the distribution of 20 chairs on October 4, 2012, at the Loudoun Campus. The creator of this challenge was the club’s current president-elect, Katja Richards. She also collected all 20 chairs and presented the idea to the club’s board members. Once the event was approved, Professor Ann Nichols (faculty advisor), … Continue reading The Great Chair Challenge

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Annandale Has Strong Performance at Math Competitions

Students taking classes in the Annandale Mathematics Department recently achieved outstanding results in the AMATYC and VTRMC mathematics contests. The AMATYC (American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges) competition is a national competition in which students have one hour to complete 20 challenging questions covering a variety of mathematical topics. NOVA achieved the 16th highest score out of the 176 community colleges that participated nationwide in … Continue reading Annandale Has Strong Performance at Math Competitions

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Loudoun Welcomes Andrew Furr

Last December, Andrew Furr joined the Loudoun Campus as the evening operations coordinator. His focus is to coordinate campus operations by providing assistance to students, visitors and campus personnel during evening hours. His presence during the evening hours will continue to promote a sense of community as well as provide management strategies during times of crisis. “One thing I have noticed about the Loudoun Campus … Continue reading Loudoun Welcomes Andrew Furr

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Hall Joins the Loudoun Campus

Last month, Cathy Hall joined the Loudoun Campus as the high school outreach coordinator. Her focus is to develop a strong working relationship with local high school counselors, administrators, students and parents. Her presence in the community will assist current high school students in their pursuit of higher education. She will also take an active role in community event outreach. “I have a passion for … Continue reading Hall Joins the Loudoun Campus

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Poet Sonia Sanchez to Appear at Manassas Campus

On February 25 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., the Manassas Campus will host “An Evening with Sonia Sanchez” in Colgan Theater. The event is free and open to the public with free parking in the student parking lots (Lot B). Sanchez is a renowned poet and prolific writer. She is the author of more than 20 books including “Homecoming,” “We a BaddDDD People,” “Love Poems,” … Continue reading Poet Sonia Sanchez to Appear at Manassas Campus

Interdisciplinary Black History Month Celebration

The Division of Liberal Arts at the Alexandria Campus will present a Black History Month Celebration on Wednesday, February 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall. The event will feature the Kathy Harty Gray Dancers, students and faculty of the college reading poetry, NOVA Jazz Band, and NOVA Community Chorus. Special guests will be Joyce Garrett and the renowned Choir of Alfred Street … Continue reading Interdisciplinary Black History Month Celebration

Alexandria Campus Black & Women’s History Months Events

The Alexandria Campus Diversity Committee and Honors Program presents: THE GRACE OF SILENCE & RACE CARD PROJECT Presenter and author Michele Norris of NPR & ABC News Monday, March 4 at 7:30 p.m. in Bisdorf 196 Bus Field Trip to Old Town Alexandria & DC Monuments Dr. Windham & Dr. Braden Lecture from Local Historical Places Date to be determined The field trip will leave … Continue reading Alexandria Campus Black & Women’s History Months Events

Professional Development Available

Take advantage of these professional development opportunities sponsored by the Office of the Associate Vice President for Academic & Student Services, Human Resources, and the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL). Registration is through the NOVA Academy.  Understanding the Autism Spectrum at a Community College is Critical to Providing Appropriate Services to Students Larrie Ellen Randall, Educational Consultant, Starfish Savers. LLC SESSION DESCRIPTION … Continue reading Professional Development Available

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Two STEM Career Training Open House Events in March

Various NOVA programs and services, as well as community partner organizations, are working together to hold two Career Training Open House events. The first will be held at NOVA’s Innovation Park site on Saturday, March 9 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and the second will be on the Annandale Campus on Thursday, March 14 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. In one place, attendees … Continue reading Two STEM Career Training Open House Events in March

CETL Faculty Focus Series

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) again brings you the semester-long Faculty Focus Series: Course Development for New and Seasoned Faculty. Please click here to register. All sessions are from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the CETL Center (AN CG 218). The remaining sessions are: March 4– Beginning at the End: Do your goals, assessments, and activities align? Facilitator – Cindy … Continue reading CETL Faculty Focus Series

Calling All Dancers to NOVA Manassas

The Manassas Campus is hosting the first-ever NOVA’s Favorite Dancer, a collegewide dance competition open to all currently enrolled students. Sponsored by Student Life and presented by the Physical Education Program, any student from any campus may audition. Please help us by telling your students about this event. “The goal is to have a great time while encouraging our students to showcase their talent and … Continue reading Calling All Dancers to NOVA Manassas

2013 NOVA Service Awards Luncheon

The NOVA Service Awards Luncheon honoring employees completing 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40 and 45 years of service with the Commonwealth of Virginia will be held on Friday, April 5 at the Waterford at Springfield located at 6715 Commerce Street, Springfield, Virginia. Social time (cash bar) will begin at 11:30 a.m. with lunch served at 12:00 p.m. The list of those being honored, … Continue reading 2013 NOVA Service Awards Luncheon

Leave Sharing Request

Bruce Nash at Loudoun Campus has requested to participate in the leave-sharing program. If you would like to donate leave hours, please access a Leave Sharing Program Donor Form by copying the following URL into your web browser: http://www.nvcc.edu/faculty-and-staff/human-resources/hr-forms/leave-sharing.html. Please complete the form by printing and submitting it to Human Resources by fax to 703-323-3155. Leave must be donated in eight- hour increments and only … Continue reading Leave Sharing Request

Mileage Rate Increase for 2013

Effective January 1, 2013, the mileage rate for personally owned vehicles increased from 55.5 cents per mile to 56.5 cents per mile. Please be aware of the following regulations: As of January 1, 2013, the personal mileage rate is 56.5 cents per mile if your travel is local or your trip averages 100 miles per day or less. If you travel locally on a “normal” workday, … Continue reading Mileage Rate Increase for 2013