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MEC Visits Richmond to Meet State Officials

Students, faculty and staff from NOVA’s Medical Education Campus (MEC) had the opportunity to visit their elected officials in Richmond on February 11. Provost Brian Foley, Patricia Martin-Mattocks, Kathy Thompson and Respiratory Therapy faculty Rosary Ossorio shook hands with their representatives and thanked them for all their work on behalf of NOVA and the Northern Virginia region. In addition, 17 of Ossorio’s students and a … Continue reading MEC Visits Richmond to Meet State Officials

English Professor LeeAnn Thomas

Woodbridge Hosts One Billon Rising Event

On Valentine’s Day, the Woodbridge Campus celebrated women and brought awareness to domestic violence through the One Billon Rising event. This year a group of students read Eve Ensler’s “A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant & A Prayer” to bring attention to the U.N. statistic that one in three women on the planet will be raped or suffer some type of violence in her lifetime. … Continue reading Woodbridge Hosts One Billon Rising Event

Annandale students network with AFWA members

NOVA Represented at AFWA in Washington, D.C.

Eleven Annandale Business Administration students joined Assistant Professor of Accounting Jill Mitchell (AN) at the Accounting and Financial Women’s Alliance (AFWA) Washington, D.C., Chapter meeting on February 19 in Rosslyn, Virginia. AFWA (formerly known as the American Society of Women Accountants or ASWA) is a professional organization to increase opportunities for women in all fields of accounting and finance. NOVA and George Mason University alumna … Continue reading NOVA Represented at AFWA in Washington, D.C.

Women’s Center Hosts Third Women Helping Women Event

On January 26, the Women’s Center and the Women’s Retention and Mentoring Project hosted the third annual Women Helping Women event. Sixty-two participants attended the event which featured scholarship information, a personal essay writing workshop, presentations on resume and cover-letter writing, and a Dress for Success seminar. A popular session, “Conquering Math Anxiety,” inspired many of the attendees to stop putting off their math credits. … Continue reading Women’s Center Hosts Third Women Helping Women Event

Assistant Dean of Respiratory Therapy Kathy Grilliot and Provost Brian Foley

MEC Hosts Japanese Delegation

Two officials from the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare and one from the Japanese Embassy visited NOVA’s Medical Education Campus (MEC) on February 22 to tour the Campus and talk with Provost Brian Foley and other members of the MEC’s administration. Upcoming changes in the Japanese labor market, following a change in power in December 2012, may see many established Japanese workers displaced … Continue reading MEC Hosts Japanese Delegation

Honors Welcome Back Events

In January, Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, and Manassas hosted “Honors Welcome Back” events for returning and prospective Honors students. To nobody’s surprise, the old proverb proved true: “If you feed them, they will come.” The events provided students, faculty, and counselors an opportunity to mingle, share some food and drink, and discuss updates from the Honors Program. Honors College Chair Stacy Rice said, “It was good … Continue reading Honors Welcome Back Events

Art show opening

Woodbridge Humanities Professor Opens New Art Show

On February 11, Dr. Erin Devine opened a new art show in the Fourth Floor Gallery at the Woodbridge Campus. The art show is titled, “Aura: New Images of Women” and is part of the One Billion Rising event and Women’s History Month. The show will run through the month of March and includes a variety of artists including Devine, Gwynneth Vanlaven, Kelly Nelson, and … Continue reading Woodbridge Humanities Professor Opens New Art Show

Sonia Sanchez

Rescheduled: Poet Sonia Sanchez at Manassas Campus

“An Evening with Sonia Sanchez” has been rescheduled for March 6 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in Colgan Theater at the Manassas Campus. 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,” … Continue reading Rescheduled: Poet Sonia Sanchez at Manassas Campus

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

“Assassination of President Lincoln, 1865”

Alford’s “Lincoln and Booth: One Mad Act and Its Expiation”

Dr. Terry Alford will present “Lincoln and Booth: One Mad Act and Its Expiation” as part of a salon-style series celebrating culture through arts, literature, and history discussions. In relating the story of President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination and John Wilkes Booth’s escape, flight, and death, Alford will introduce fresh details and insights about the most consequential murder of the 19th century. WHEN: Tuesday, March 5 from … Continue reading Alford’s “Lincoln and Booth: One Mad Act and Its Expiation”

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 will have access … 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 Miller March 25 – Designing … Continue reading CETL Faculty Focus Series

Lukman Ahmad’s “Spotlight” Exhibition

Exhibition Dates: Friday, March 22 to Sunday, April 28, 2013 Opening Reception: Saturday, April 6, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. with sitar and saz music by Jani Dylan and Azad Yalcin.  “Spotlight,” an exhibition of acrylic paintings on canvas by Lukman Ahmad, will be on display from Friday, March 22 through Sunday, April 28 in the Margaret W. and Joseph L. Fisher Art Gallery, located … Continue reading Lukman Ahmad’s “Spotlight” Exhibition

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 March … Continue reading Professional Development Available

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: 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