Attendees at Alexandria Town Hall

NOVA ATD Hosts Meetings on Policy Change Recommendations

Throughout the semester Achieving the Dream (ATD) has been hosting town hall meetings at each campus to introduce six policy change recommendations and to gather faculty and staff input on implementation of these changes. The proposed policy changes are to mandate New Student Orientation for first-time students, mandate placement testing for first-time students, mandate enrollment in developmental courses during the first semester for students who … Continue reading NOVA ATD Hosts Meetings on Policy Change Recommendations

Door ribbon

New Beginnings at MEC With OTA and Patient Simulators Labs

On March 22, the MEC community and honored guests gathered to celebrate the grand opening of the new Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Program Lab and the re-opening of the newly remodeled Patient Simulators Lab, or Sim. Lab. President Robert G. Templin, Jr. greeted the crowd. Among the guests on hand to celebrate were Bill Chamberlain, NOVA’s director of facilities; Donald Cole, director of operations, Alexandria … Continue reading New Beginnings at MEC With OTA and Patient Simulators Labs

Netherton gift

Netherton Gift to Alexandria Campus Library

There has been an extreme makeover at the Alexandria Campus Library. Well, if not an extreme makeover, it certainly looks extremely better in the Library’s public spaces thanks to the generosity of former Alexandria Provost Jean C. Netherton. The late Dr. Netherton left a generous bequest to the Library in her will. In the words of her executor, Dr. Rudy Fiorillo, “Jean had so much … Continue reading Netherton Gift to Alexandria Campus Library

Meals for Humanitarian Relief

Woodbridge Campus Packs 20,336 Meals for Humanitarian Relief

Throughout the spring semester students from the Woodbridge Campus have been raising money for Stop Hunger Now, an international relief agency. Student clubs raised money through individual fundraisers as well as participating in Penny Wars. On March 29, 30 students gathered in the Woodbridge Cafeteria to assemble the meals their fundraisers provided. The students were led by Student Government President Justin Kaylor and Phi Theta … Continue reading Woodbridge Campus Packs 20,336 Meals for Humanitarian Relief

Harvard Professor George E. Vaillant, M.D. stands between Assistant Psychology Professor Kathy Lloyd and History Professor Terry Alford

Mills Memorial Lecture Gives Keys to Healthy Aging

On Monday, March 25, the Annandale Campus Lyceum Committee presented the 2013 Leonard J. Mills Memorial Lecture in the Ernst Cultural Center Forum. Dr. Terry Alford, history professor, introduced the speaker who had previously made a presentation to one of Assistant Psychology Professor Kathy Lloyd’s classes. Dr. George E. Vaillant, professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and director of research for the Department of … Continue reading Mills Memorial Lecture Gives Keys to Healthy Aging

OCC Talks audience included faculty, students and staff

First Oral Communication Center Talks Event

The Oral Communication Center (OCC) held its first OCC Talks on February 27 and the event was well-attended by faculty, students and staff members. Scott Skokowski, a consultant at the OCC came up with the idea and facilitated the first talk. “I wanted to have a place where people could have discussions about topics that don’t come up in everyday conversations,” said Skokowski. OCC Talks … Continue reading First Oral Communication Center Talks Event

Kevin Wiscovitch (Battlefield High School) and Rachel Keller (Westfield High School) right after they succeeded in solving the case using DNA analysis

Biotechnology Program Sparks Interest

On March 29, a group of students and parents from several local high schools visited the Manassas Campus for a Biotechnology Program Open House. Students from Annandale, Battlefield, Chantilly, Osbourn Park and Westfield high schools and their parents attended an informative hands-on session with Dr. Ia Gomez (MA), Dr. Alias Smith (MA), and three biotech students, Michael Sibilo, Jenny Nguyen and Amanda Harbison. The goal … Continue reading Biotechnology Program Sparks Interest

Lines formed throughout the MEC

MEC Partners to Provide Free Dental Services

Hundreds of people waited patiently for an opportunity for free dental services offered at this year’s Mission of Mercy event. In partnership with the Northern Virginia Dental Society and Northern Virginia community volunteers, nearly 800 patients were seen by 76 dentists, 31 specialists, 56 hygienists, 95 dental assistants, 27 Medical Education Campus (MEC) dental hygiene students and more than 200 community volunteers. Seven hundred eighty-nine … Continue reading MEC Partners to Provide Free Dental Services

Globalization Seminar With Kathleen Stafford

You are invited to a Globalization Seminar featuring Kathleen Stafford, an artist and one of the “house guests” portrayed in the Oscar-winning movie “Argo.” Stafford will give her presentation “From Tehran to Timbuktu — Reflecting on Thirty Four Years in the Diplomatic Corps” on Monday, April 8 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in AA196. Please mark your calendars! Continue reading Globalization Seminar With Kathleen Stafford

Dr. Robert Beichner

CETL’s Leading Voices Speaker Series Continues: SCALE–UP

The Student-Centered Active Learning Environment with Upside-down Pedagogies will be April 19 from 9:00 a.m. to noon at the Manassas Innovation Park Center. Speaker: Dr. Robert Beichner Director of North Carolina State STEM Initiative North Carolina State University Raleigh, North Carolina Register: http://www.nvcc.edu/cetl/training/  From Beichner’s website: Educational research indicates that students should collaborate on interesting tasks and be deeply involved with the material they are … Continue reading CETL’s Leading Voices Speaker Series Continues: SCALE–UP

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. There are two sessions remaining! Come to one or all! Please click here to register. Both sessions are from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the CETL Center (AN CG 218). April 22 Strategies for Engaging Students in the Learning Process … Continue reading Back by Popular Demand

Student Lucy Tuboltuk, winner of last year's Faculty Award

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, 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 Federation. Additionally, … Continue reading Invitation to the Faculty of the Year Reception

Alexandria Partners With Blues Alley to Showcase Jazz

The NOVA Alexandria Music Department is excited to be partnering with Blues Alley in April for Jazz Appreciation Month. All faculty, staff and students are invited to join in these two events. John Kocur Quintet (faculty) Monday, April 15 CD Release Party. Sets are at 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. COST: $18 cover, $12 minimum. For more info: www.bluesalley.com NOVA Alexandria Jazz Ensemble (student group) … Continue reading Alexandria Partners With Blues Alley to Showcase Jazz