NOVA Board Chair David Miller, NOVA Vice President of Administrative Services Tony Bansal, Annandale Provost Barbara Saperstone, Jaime Van Mourik of the U.S. Green Building Council, Annandale Director of Campus Operations Rizwan Rahman, Sustainability Officer Rob Johnson and Capital Outlay Manager Dan Wells

NOVA Wins Green Building Council Accolades

On April 20, a representative of the U.S. Green Building Council was at the Annandale Campus. Jaime Van Mourik, director of higher education at the Council’s Center for Green Schools, presented a plaque to Annandale Provost Barbara Saperstone and NOVA Director of Facilities Planning and Support Services William Chamberlin designating the Annandale Student Services Building that opened in September 2011 as LEED certified. The U.S. … Continue reading NOVA Wins Green Building Council Accolades

NOVA Public Information Officer Jessica Baxte

Still Shredding After All These Years

On April 13, NOVA hosted its seventh community shred event at the Annandale Campus, with longtime sponsor NBC4 (WRC-TV). This year, the event was co-sponsored by Allstate Insurance, which gave each participant a tire pressure gauge after they dropped off their items for shredding. NOVA Police provided crucial assistance in coordinating the event. Led by Lieutenant Cheryl Creed, Officer Andrew Jenkins supervised the routing of … Continue reading Still Shredding After All These Years

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Woodbridge Hosts Law Enforcement Job Fair

On April 11, Assistant Dean Dennis Staszak, Administration of Justice faculty Kim Crawford and the Woodbridge Criminal Justice Club held the Annual Woodbridge Campus Law Enforcement Job Fair. The job fair was originally scheduled for March 6 but unfortunately got snowed out and had to be rescheduled. Staszak, Crawford and the Criminal Justice Club did a fantastic job of getting all the original agencies onboard … Continue reading Woodbridge Hosts Law Enforcement Job Fair

Annandale Campus Assistant Coordinator for Early Engagement Wes Hillyard

Fairfax County High School Students Flock to NOVA Information Night

In partnership with Fairfax County Public Schools as part of the outreach mission to high schools in our region, NOVA held its first Information Night event for all Fairfax County high schools at one site, Robinson Secondary School, on April 16 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. “We were very pleased with the turnout,” said Wes Hillyard, Annandale Campus Assistant Coordinator for Early Engagement. He … Continue reading Fairfax County High School Students Flock to NOVA Information Night

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MEC Celebrates International Diversity

The Medical Education Campus (MEC) has community members from all over the world and during the week of April 8, the Campus celebrated International Week. There were tables set up on the first floor of the MEC that displayed various pieces from around the world, textiles, pottery and instruments from richly beautiful destinations such as Pakistan, Afghanistan, Ethiopia and more. There were also games and … Continue reading MEC Celebrates International Diversity

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Alpana Das Receives NISOD Excellence Award

Alpana Das recently received a NISOD (National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development) excellence award for teaching, leadership and learning. Das is a mathematics instructor at NOVA’s Annandale Campus. She has a passion for teaching and reaching out to her students, which brought her from private industry to higher education. She is one of only two mathematics faculty who have both a hybrid certification and … Continue reading Alpana Das Receives NISOD Excellence Award

Jessie Zahorian

Alexandria and Annandale Partner to Benefit Students

After several meetings, the Alexandria and Annandale Campus Counseling Centers have teamed up and campaigned with slogans, games and trinkets in an attempt to get students to meet with their faculty advisors and prepare for priority registration and register for the Fall 2013 semester. At the Annandale Campus, the “Wheel of NOVA” game questioned students on their knowledge of NOVA, financial aid, associate degrees, counselors, … Continue reading Alexandria and Annandale Partner to Benefit Students

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Kaiser Permanente President of Mid-Atlantic States Visits MEC

Kim Horn, the newly-appointed president of Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States, visited the MEC on April 11 to meet with Provost Brian Foley, NoVaHealthFORCE Manager Gerry Hofler and other MEC staff. Kaiser Permanente provided a $200,000 grant to benefit the Health Information Services Center of Excellence, and this was the first opportunity Horn had to actually visit the campus and see the great work … Continue reading Kaiser Permanente President of Mid-Atlantic States Visits MEC

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ACLI Celebrates World Heritage Day

Each spring, students and faculty from the American Culture and Language Institute (ACLI) take part in World Heritage Day. ACLI instructor Kathy Ferguson had international students model traditional clothing representative of their rich cultural heritages. Additional activities included displays and tastings of international food, storytelling, fortune telling, games, mini-language lessons and other fun activities. It was wonderful event! Continue reading ACLI Celebrates World Heritage Day

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Jose Lezcano Performs at the Woodbridge Campus

On March 27, Jose Lezcano, a Lyceum speaker, guitarist and composer, was at the Woodbridge Campus for a concert and lecture. Lezcano presented a variety of musical styles including indigenous strummers in ritual festivals from Ecuador, Gaucho music from Argentina, European parlor waltzes from Venezuela and Afro-brazilian samba-pagode. He played pieces by Villa-Lobos, Brouwer, Lauro, Barrios, Pereira and examples from his Fulbright-funded research in Ecuador. … Continue reading Jose Lezcano Performs at the Woodbridge Campus

Come Hear Music at NOVA

Who: The NOVA Community Chorus, Jazz Ensemble, and Alexandria Band What: A Spring Concert and A Commemoration of the 200th birthdays of Richard Wagner and Giuseppe Verdi When: May 2 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Why: This will be a fantastic concert that features the NOVA Alexandria music ensembles. Selections will include pieces written by Wagner, Verdi and many other composers. Where: Rachel M. … Continue reading Come Hear Music at NOVA

Back by Popular Demand

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) brings you the semester-long Faculty Focus Series: Course Development for New and Seasoned Faculty. The final session remaining is here! Please click here to register. This session will be from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the CETL Center (AN CG 218). April 29 Round Table discussion of all of the sessions Please come to this … Continue reading Back by Popular Demand

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“The Death of Fear” by Nelson Gutierrez at the Fisher Art Gallery

“The Death of Fear,” an exhibition of ink and pencil drawings on paper by Nelson Gutierrez, will be on display from Friday, May 3 through Thursday, June 6, 2013, 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, May 11 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 … Continue reading “The Death of Fear” by Nelson Gutierrez at the Fisher Art Gallery

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VCCS to Upgrade Blackboard

The Virginia Community College System (VCCS) will upgrade our current version of Blackboard to Service Pack 11 (SP11), which provides users with contemporary design, improved accessibility features and some long-awaited functionality. The upgrade is scheduled to occur May 17 to May 19. During this time Blackboard will be down and unavailable. The new features and enhancements to SP11 include: •      Discussion Board Update •       Inline … Continue reading VCCS to Upgrade Blackboard

NOVA Basketball Camp Registration Time: Discount Offered for Faculty/Staff

Registration is underway for summer basketball camps and NOVA faculty/staff get a special discounted rate. NOVA is hosting boys basketball camp July 8 to 11 and girls camp July 15 to 18 at the NOVA Annandale Campus Ernst Gym for ages 9 to 14. The time is 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and the fee is $175 per session ($150 for NOVA employees). Campers will … Continue reading NOVA Basketball Camp Registration Time: Discount Offered for Faculty/Staff

Outstanding Service to the College Awards Extended

The Northern Virginia Community College Educational Foundation sponsors the Outstanding Service to the College Awards that includes a $1,500 check, a plaque, and recognition at both the Fall commencement and Foundation dinner. There are three awards each year to classified staff, three to teaching faculty, one to non-teaching faculty (counselors, librarians, administrators, instructional technologists), and one to an adjunct faculty member. Nominees must have three … Continue reading Outstanding Service to the College Awards Extended