Adam Chiles and Joanne Rocky Delaplaine

The Northern Virginia Review Celebrates 27th Annual Issue

In 1987, a group of faculty members at the Annandale Campus started a literary magazine to highlight the works of our faculty and staff, and named it The Northern Virginia Review. Known to its many admirers as TNVR, the publication expanded its base in 2006 to accept submissions from writers and artists throughout the greater Washington area. TNVR is still going strong and celebrated the … Continue reading The Northern Virginia Review Celebrates 27th Annual Issue

NOVA Faculty visit Brazil

NOVA Faculty in Brazil to Develop Study Abroad Programs

A group of NOVA faculty, Assistant Dean of World Languages and College Study Abroad Coordinator Ana Alonso (AN), Coordinator of Office of Global Studies and Programs Stacey Bustillos (CS), Associate Professor of Biology and Physical Sciences Jill Caporale (AN), Assistant Professor of World Languages Laura Franklin (AL) and Assistant Professor Biology Kirk Goolsby (AN) traveled to central Brazil during spring break to work with their … Continue reading NOVA Faculty in Brazil to Develop Study Abroad Programs

NOVA SPS team at the American Physical Society Conference

NOVA Students Present Research Alongside Nobel Prize Winners

Nine members of the NOVA Chapter of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) presented three undergraduate research posters at the March 2013 meeting of the American Physical Society (APS) at the Baltimore Convention Center. The conference was the world’s largest annual physics meeting, where 7,500 physicists from throughout the world presented nearly 9,000 papers. The March APS meeting is a leading venue for presenting the … Continue reading NOVA Students Present Research Alongside Nobel Prize Winners

Rokumoto, far right, observes MEC’s OTA Curriculum Advisory Committee

Japanese Embassy Staffer Visits MEC to Observe Committee

Kayo Rokumoto, first secretary for the Embassy of Japan, returned to the Medical Education Campus on March 18 to observe an Occupational Therapy Assistant Curriculum Advisory Committee meeting. Rokumoto and two colleagues from the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare visited the MEC in February for a tour and to receive information on how the Japanese government can assist its citizens in preparing themselves … Continue reading Japanese Embassy Staffer Visits MEC to Observe Committee

Automotive program hosting high school students

Automotive Programs Host High Schools at Alexandria

Recently, more than 50 high school students and five instructors from Chantilly Academy, Falls Church, Fairfax and Marshall participated in the first dual campus Automotive Open House. Assistant Dean for the Alexandria Automotive Department Geoffrey Brown said, “The high school field trip proved to be a great collaboration between the two campuses and helped to improve our relationships with high school students and instructors.” Ten … Continue reading Automotive Programs Host High Schools at Alexandria

Dean of Students Beatrice Veney

MEC Student Services Rises to New Heights

The Office of Student Services took a day to indulge in some professional development activities and team building exercises, and to just generally enjoy time together. The Student Services Day of Learning was held at the lovely Mason Inn on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University with the theme of “Rising to New Heights: Positive Attitudes, Collaboration and Determination Equals Great Altitude.” The day-long … Continue reading MEC Student Services Rises to New Heights

Carvalho Appointed to International Steering Committee

Julie Carvalho has been named to the Steering Committee of Psychologists for Social Responsibility, an international advocacy group of psychologists. She will identify current psychological issues such as peace and social justice, help determine PsySR positions, and communicate the positions to the public and decision makers. This spring, Carvalho will lead three meditations for the Psychology Club at Loudoun Campus (eating meditation, creative meditation and … Continue reading Carvalho Appointed to International Steering Committee

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 noon. The list of those being honored, along with this year’s professor … Continue reading 2013 NOVA Service Awards Luncheon

Alexandria Partners With Blues Alley to Showcase Jazz

The NOVA Alexandria Music Department is excited to be partnering with Blues Alley for three events in April for Jazz Appreciation Month. All faculty, staff and students are invited to join us for these events.  NOVA Alexandria Jazz Ensemble (student group) Monday, April 1 COST: $15 cover charge, $12 minimum For more info: www.bluesalley.com John Kocur Quintet (faculty) Monday, April 15 CD Release Party Sets … Continue reading Alexandria Partners With Blues Alley to Showcase Jazz

Alexandria Honors Committee Hosts Spring Symposium

The Alexandria Campus Honors Committee will host its spring symposium “Beauty and the Beast” on Tuesday, April 2 at 2:00 p.m. in Bisdorf Room 196. The event is free and open to the public. Featured lecturers are Professor Rebecca Kamen (Visual and Performing Arts) presenting “Beauty and the Beast: Tracing Darkness, Revealing Light, Science as Metaphor” and Professor Doug Eckley (Economics) discussing “Economic Beasts.” Continue reading Alexandria Honors Committee Hosts Spring Symposium

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CETL Presents Faculty Focus Series

Back by popular demand! The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) presents the semester-long Faculty Focus Series: Course Development for New and Seasoned Faculty. Three sessions are remaining. Come to one or all! All sessions are from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the CETL Center (AN CG 218). Please click here to register. Remaining series sessions: April 8 Creating Significant Learning Experiences … Continue reading CETL Presents Faculty Focus Series

Globalization Seminars at the Alexandria Campus

This spring the International Studies Committee of the Alexandria Campus is presenting several seminars on globalization. All events are free and open to all. All events will be held in the Bisdorf Building (“AA;” the room numbers are indicated below). Directions to the Alexandria Campus and campus maps available online: http://www.nvcc.edu/about-nova/maps-directions/alexandria/index.html The remaining events are: “The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy” Georgetown Professor … Continue reading Globalization Seminars at the Alexandria Campus

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Photographer Nate Larson to Speak at the Woodbridge Campus in April

On April 3 at 7:00 p.m. in the Woodbridge Campus Theater (Room 120), Nate Larson will discuss his photography. Larson is primarily known for his collaboration with Rochester photographer Marni Shindelman on their GEOLOCATION project. Their work tracked geotag coordinates associated with Twitter tweets and pairs the text with a photograph of the originating site to mark the virtual information in the real world. In 2012, they won … Continue reading Photographer Nate Larson to Speak at the Woodbridge Campus in April

Student Lucy Tuboltuk

Photography and Media Program Presents Juried Student Show

The Photography and Media Program at Alexandria is pleased to present the 2013 Juried Student Photography and Media Show. When: Monday, March 25 to Wednesday, April 10 Tyler Gallery, Alexandria Campus All are welcome to attend the reception on Thursday, March 28 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., with an awards presentation at 6:00 p.m. For more information please call 703-845-6287. Continue reading Photography and Media Program Presents Juried Student Show

Invitation to the Faculty of the Year reception

Invitation to the Faculty of the Year Reception

The NVCC Alumni Federation Board of Governors cordially invites you to attend the 2013 Faculty of the Year Reception to be held in the Richard J. Ernst Community Cultural Center Forum on the Annandale Campus, Friday, April 19 at 6:30 p.m. All nominees will receive a certificate and one faculty member from each campus will receive the annual Faculty of the Year Jefferson Cup from the Alumni … Continue reading Invitation to the Faculty of the Year Reception

Forensics Is Alive and Well at NOVA

Did you know that this year NOVA has an active Forensics Team that is currently preparing for nationals while also seeking interested students for next year’s exciting season? Here is a basic overview of NOVA’s Forensics Team. Please share with your students who might be interested!  BACKGROUND The NOVA Forensics team competes in speaking events as outlined by the American Forensics Association (AFA), Phi Rho … Continue reading Forensics Is Alive and Well at NOVA

Health Benefits Update

Open Enrollment for health benefits and flexible spending accounts will be May 1 to 24, 2013. More information will be sent to employees by the Department of Human Resource Management in coming weeks. There are important changes to your benefits beginning July 1, 2013, so plan to attend the DHRM Open Enrollment Meeting on April 26, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. The meeting will be held at: … Continue reading Health Benefits Update