Members of the NOVA Community Choru

NOVA Community Chorus to Sing in Italy

Eighteen members of the NOVA Community Chorus are going with Dr. Mark A. Whitmire, professor of music and choral and voice supervisor, to sing in Italy next month. They will be joining a semi-professional choir that Whitmire directs in Richmond. Interestingly, they are all seniors and mostly retired. The participants come from all walks of life, including foreign service officers, federal government employees, lobbyists and … Continue reading NOVA Community Chorus to Sing in Italy

Sharon Tindall presents her quilts

Master Quilter Takes Educational Tour of Liberia

Many of us have quilts at home, some of them handed down from generation to generation. The quilts not only provide warmth when the weather is cold, but they often have beautiful and intricate designs. Sharon Tindall, administrative assistant for evening administration at the Annandale Campus, knows that those designs were once used to convey secret messages. In a presentation to a Lifetime Learning Institute … Continue reading Master Quilter Takes Educational Tour of Liberia

Aneesh Chopra

Chopra Speaks at Health Information Regional Conference

Aneesh Chopra, candidate for Virginia Lieutenant Governor, offered keynote remarks at the Health Information Management (HIM)/Health Information Technology (HIT) Northern Virginia Regional Conference on Thursday, May 23, at the Ernst Cultural Center at NOVA’s Annandale Campus. The day-long conference drew approximately 80 education and healthcare experts in the health information management field. Chopra, former chief technology officer of the United States, was appointed by President … Continue reading Chopra Speaks at Health Information Regional Conference

Graduating student Christopher Watts

MEC Celebrates Nursing, Allied Health Pinning Ceremonies

Friends and loved ones of Medical Education Campus graduates gathered to wish their students well this week at the Nursing and Allied Health pinning ceremonies. Nursing pinning attendees filled the Hayfield Secondary School Auditorium on Tuesday evening, May 14, to watch nursing graduates receive their pins. Soon-to-be-graduate Chris Watts inspired attendees with humor and resolve. On Thursday, May 16, Allied Health students and their family … Continue reading MEC Celebrates Nursing, Allied Health Pinning Ceremonies

Manny and Amanda

ELI’s Annual Student Life Spring Fling

NOVA’s Extended Learning Institute (ELI) held its annual Student Life Spring Fling on Wednesday, April 17 at the Loudoun Campus. More than 200 students, faculty and staff came out to visit with ELI staff and enjoy food, fun and activities. Several members of the ELI student services staff were present to engage with participants and share resources available to students taking online courses including counselors, … Continue reading ELI’s Annual Student Life Spring Fling

Dr. Tanya Ingram and Dean Michael Turner

Woodbridge FYE Program Celebrates Outstanding Students

On April 1, the Woodbridge Campus Division of Student Services honored First Year Experience students who took a full load of classes during the fall and spring semesters and earned a 4.0 GPA. Student Success Specialist Cedric Steele and Advising Specialist Carol Jones were very instrumental in helping with the preparations for this event. The program had great support from Student Success Coordinator Tanya Ingram, Dean … Continue reading Woodbridge FYE Program Celebrates Outstanding Students

Biology Art Nexus

The Biology-Art Nexus

Assistant Professors Karen Bushaw-Newton and Ilya Temkin were inspired after listening to Dr. Rebecca Kamen’s plenary lecture at PUP 2013. Using ideas from Kamen’s talk, the two devised an extra credit project for their Biology 101 classes during the spring 2013 semester. The two, who both enjoy art-based references in their biology courses, decided to have their students explore the nexus between art and biology. … Continue reading The Biology-Art Nexus

MEC Provost Brian Foley, radiography student Anna Sheikh, Virginia Delegate Vivian Watts and nursing student Christina Stygar

MEC’s Rotary Club Scholarship Winners

Virginia Delegate Vivian Watts (D-39th District, Annandale) came to the Medical Education Campus on Tuesday, May 14, to present two outstanding students with Rotary Club Scholarships. Anna Sheikh, Radiography, and Christina Stygar, Nursing, were awarded the 2012-2013 college scholarship from the Rotary Club of Annandale, Virginia, in recognition of outstanding performance in an educational specialty. Each received $1,500 to continue their studies at the MEC … Continue reading MEC’s Rotary Club Scholarship Winners

Student Life Coordinator Patricia Martin-Mattocks

MEC Recognized by Inova Blood Donor Services

Inova Blood Donor Services hosted the Denim & Diamonds 39th Annual Donor and Coordinator Recognition Gala on Wednesday, May 15, at the Fairview Park Marriott. The event recognizes top donors as well as organizations that regularly sponsor blood drives on behalf of Inova. Several of NOVA’s campuses were recognized and Patricia Martin-Mattocks accepted the 2012 Certificate of Recognition on behalf of the Medical Education Campus. … Continue reading MEC Recognized by Inova Blood Donor Services

Phi Rho Pi

NOVA Forensics Team at Phi Rho Pi National Tournament

How should the U.S. Federal Government respond to the current economic crisis? What does a dramatic performance of literature have to do with increases in teenage homelessness rates? In what ways can near-field communication technology change your life? How safe are our nation’s bridges and freeways? What is the moral of the Ralph Waldo Emerson quotation, Money often costs too much? The answers to the … Continue reading NOVA Forensics Team at Phi Rho Pi National Tournament

The Manassas Campus to Host Summer Adjunct Recruiting Fair

The Manassas Campus is gearing up for its first Summer Adjunct Recruiting Fair. As the Campus continues to grow and change, key program areas are in need of adjunct faculty. Another recruitment fair will take place in Parrish Hall on Tuesday, June 4 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Programs such as math, English, biology, automotive, diesel and welding top the list of opportunities. Members … Continue reading The Manassas Campus to Host Summer Adjunct Recruiting Fair

"A Game Played Beautifully By Children"

Denise Philipbar’s “Conscious Evolution” Installation

Conscious Evolution, installations by Denise Philipbar, will be on display from Friday, June 14 through Sunday, July 21 in the Margaret W. and Joseph L. Fisher Art Gallery, located on the upper level of the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall & Arts Center at the Alexandria Campus. The opening reception is scheduled for Friday, June 14 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Gallery hours are … Continue reading Denise Philipbar’s “Conscious Evolution” Installation

Attention: Fiscal Year-End Invoice and Travel Reimbursement

Fiscal year-end activities are currently underway in the Controller’s Office in preparation for year-end closing on June 30, 2013. In order to ensure all expenses are processed out of the correct funding year, all invoices, check requests, and travel expense reimbursements must be received in the Controller’s Office no later than Friday, June 14. Any documents received after June 14 are not guaranteed to be … Continue reading Attention: Fiscal Year-End Invoice and Travel Reimbursement