Reva Savkar

Reva Savkar Receives VCCS Award for Teaching Excellence

Reva A. Savkar, associate professor of chemistry at NOVA’s Annandale Campus, has received the 2013 Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence (CATE). The annual award recognizes one teaching faculty member in the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) who distinctly represents the teaching excellence found at VCCS colleges. The honor includes a $5,000 check and a ceremonial stole that is worn with traditional graduation regalia. “The backbone of … Continue reading Reva Savkar Receives VCCS Award for Teaching Excellence

Manassas Campus Welcomes New Americans

Manassas Campus Welcomes New Americans

On October 4, the Mary Louise Jackson Amphitheater at the Manassas Campus was the setting for a naturalization ceremony conducted by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). During the ceremony, 40 candidates from 25 countries took the Oath of Allegiance. Washington D.C. District Office Director Sarah Taylor and Washington Field Office Section Chief Claudia Young conducted the ceremony for USCIS. A project assigned … Continue reading Manassas Campus Welcomes New Americans

Tebows Celebrated for More than 40 Years of Service

Tebows Celebrated for More Than 40 Years of Service

After 41 and 40 years, respectively, Duncan Tebow and Dr. Elizabeth Tebow of the Liberal Arts Division of the Annandale Campus retired as the fall 2013 semester was starting. While each leaves NOVA as a full professor, they both had more modest beginnings here. In the summer of 1973, Elizabeth Lang was visiting her parents in Springfield when her mother suggested that she look into a teaching position at the … Continue reading Tebows Celebrated for More Than 40 Years of Service

VetSuccess Now Serving the Annandale Campus

NOVA’s Annandale Campus was recently named as one of 62 new locations that offer VetSuccess on Campus (VSOC) to military veterans. VSOC is administered by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA). The program provides NOVA with VA vocational rehabilitation counselors located on the campus. These counselors will help ease veterans’ transition to student life and assist them in achieving their educational and career goals … Continue reading VetSuccess Now Serving the Annandale Campus

Marion Lobstein Shares Knowledge with Biology Club

Marion Lobstein Shares Knowledge With Biology Club

Faculty Emeritus Marion Lobstein recently returned to the Manassas Campus to lead Biology Club members on a tour of the Jack Finzel Memorial Wildflower Garden. Lobstein taught biology courses at NOVA from 1974 until her retirement in 2010. Most of those years were spent at the Manassas Campus where Lobstein maintained the wildflower garden dedicated to the memory of William Jack Finzel, an assistant professor … Continue reading Marion Lobstein Shares Knowledge With Biology Club

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MEC Employee Saves Infant Son After CPR Course

In an effort to promote critical life-saving skills to its employees, NOVA’s Office of Human Resources sponsors training through the Office of Workforce Development so employees can learn and become certified in CPR and First Aid at no cost to the employee. On September 27, NOVA offered the American Heart Association’s HeartSaver First Aid and CPR with AED at the MEC. The course was taught by instructors … Continue reading MEC Employee Saves Infant Son After CPR Course

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Calliope Takes Second!

The Annandale Division of Languages and Literature was recently honored to learn that Calliope has once again distinguished itself in the Community College Humanities Association (CCHA) literary magazine competition. The student journal of art and literature earned the Southern division second-place award for 2013. Professor of English Memuna Sillah chaired this successful committee.The 2013 Calliope Committee and editorial staff that served with her included Ana … Continue reading Calliope Takes Second!

TV-Center and Faculty Work on Constitution Day Production

TV-Center and Faculty Work on Constitution Day Production

The TV-Center had the pleasure of working with Woodbridge Adjunct Professor William Rhatican (History) and James Madison (John Douglas Hall). It was a video production that Rhatican produced for the upcoming Constitution Day Observance. The full three camera shoot was filmed at the home of James Madison in Orange County, Montpelier, Va. The crew included Raymond Rhatican (grandson), Paul Gene Ertel (CS, producer/director “James Madison” … Continue reading TV-Center and Faculty Work on Constitution Day Production

Luanne Savino O'Loughlin

O’Loughlin Returns for Culinary Presentation

Last month, for the third consecutive year, Luanne Savino O’Loughlin, manager of Olio2go, an olive oil importer in Fairfax, returned to the Annandale Campus to share her knowledge and experience of imported Italian olive oils. O’Loughlin showed NOVA’s Culinary I students how to taste the oils, the difference between filtered and unfiltered olive oils, organic and non-organic olive oils, and characteristics of good and bad … Continue reading O’Loughlin Returns for Culinary Presentation

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MEC Student Life Helps Improve Communication

MEC’s innovative Office of Student Life has initiated a new monthly event that facilitates cross-departmental communication and provides a service to the MEC community. On September 23, Student Life hosted its first “MEC Leadership-Patient Care 101,” an opportunity for the MEC community, students, faculty and staff, to learn about healthcare professions and MEC programs. The 45-minute event was held in the Forum and featured members … Continue reading MEC Student Life Helps Improve Communication

NOVA Culinary students

NOVA Attends International Gourmet Foods Inc. Show

On October 1, a group of culinary students, along with Chef Mike Herbert, attended the International Gourmet Foods Inc. Food Show in Springfield, Va., NOVA students saw and sampled a wide variety of top end cured meats, cheeses, chocolates, pastries, condiments, pastas, beverages and other gourmet foods. The vendors were eager to share their offerings with aspiring chefs, and enlighten them on the products in … Continue reading NOVA Attends International Gourmet Foods Inc. Show

Alumnus Makes Moving Donation to the Alexandria Library

Alumnus Makes Moving Donation to the Alexandria Library

In 2007, the Alexandria Campus library was host to its first-ever student art exhibition. “Text, Image & Form: The Altered Book Project” was the brainchild of Professors Rebecca Kamen and Lisa Hill, and featured an astonishing variety of sculptures created from old books. More details about the exhibit can be found in the April 2007 section of the Alexandria Campus Library News: http://alexandrialibrary.blogspot.com/2007/04/text-image-form-opening.html. The show inspired the … Continue reading Alumnus Makes Moving Donation to the Alexandria Library

Fulbright Scholar In Residence Addresses NOVA Annandale

Fulbright Scholar in Residence Addresses NOVA Annandale

On September 26, Dr. Min Ji, NOVA’s Fulbright Scholar in Residence (SIR) in the Division of Languages and Literature at Annandale, offered an interesting presentation to NOVA faculty and staff. Her topic was the culture and folklore of the Mosuo minority people of Sichuan Province, The Peoples’ Republic of China. Her presentation was titled, “Beauty and Harmony: an Echo from Mosuo Folklore,” and in it … Continue reading Fulbright Scholar in Residence Addresses NOVA Annandale

Dr. D'Antonio

Woodbridge Faculty Wins Honorable Mention in Publication

Congratulations to Professor of Business and Management Dr. Mark D. D’Antonio from the Woodbridge Campus. D’Antonio is the former program head of the Contract Management program at the Woodbridge Campus. The journal article titled, “How to Mitigate Risk in a Portfolio of Contracts,” has been published in the September 2013 edition of the Journal of Contract Management published by the National Contract Management Association (NCMA). … Continue reading Woodbridge Faculty Wins Honorable Mention in Publication

Annandale Welcomes New Sigma Delta Mu Inductees

Annandale Welcomes New Sigma Delta Mu Inductees

Sigma Delta Mu (SDM), the Spanish Honor Society, hosted its annual Induction Ceremony on October 2 at the Annandale Campus. The first Chapter of SDM in Virginia was established in 2010 by Dr. Alicia M. de la Torre Falzon (AN), who is a professor of Spanish within the Division of Languages and Literature. Falzon continues to serve as advisor to the group. SDM was originally founded … Continue reading Annandale Welcomes New Sigma Delta Mu Inductees

Fall 2013 Student Learning Outcomes Workshops

Beginning mid-October, the Office of Institutional Research, Planning, and Assessment will be offering a series of faculty workshops on writing effective learning outcomes, designing assessment methods, gathering and summarizing assessment results, and analyzing learning outcomes to improve and enhance student learning. Each workshop is 90 minutes and provides information, examples and hands-on practice useful for assessing and improving student learning. To register or view complete … Continue reading Fall 2013 Student Learning Outcomes Workshops

Science Seminar on Writings in History on Volcanoes

All students, staff and faculty are cordially invited to a Science Seminar held on Friday, October 25 in the CE Theater (Annandale Campus) from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Dr. Art Schuhart’s presentation is titled, “Here Comes the Boom: Scientific Writing throughout History… with Volcanoes!” Light refreshments and Meet & Greet with the Speaker in the Lower Gallery from 11:30 a.m. to 11:55 p.m. This seminar will highlight the integral, … Continue reading Science Seminar on Writings in History on Volcanoes

Annual Chorus Benefit Concert Is Near

The Annual Chorus Benefit Concert featuring Christine Hagan and David Hagan, duo pianists, and the NOVA Community Chorus, with Dr. Mark Whitmire (director) will take place on Tuesday, October 15 at 7:30 p.m. in the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall. The concert will feature music by Schubert, Liszt and Brahms. No tickets are required; a donation is requested. A flyer is available in this edition of the Intercom. Continue reading Annual Chorus Benefit Concert Is Near

Woodbridge-Art Faculty Exhibition

Woodbridge-Art Faculty Exhibition will be at The Gallery at NOVA-Woodbridge in the Arts & Sciences Building, Room 123 from October 16 to November 16. There are works in photography, video, painting and sculpture by full-time and adjunct art faculty of the Woodbridge Campus. Participating faculty include Erin Devine, Rosemary Gallick, Eric Garner, Zac Jackson, Lauren Jacobs, Allison Long, Elizabeth Lynch, Fred Markham, Matt Pinney, Gail Rebhan and Jocelyn Sowa. A reception … Continue reading Woodbridge-Art Faculty Exhibition

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Lauren Jacobs’ Sculptures Exhibition at Manassas

During the month of October, the Manassas Campus will host an exhibition of artwork by adjunct Lauren Jacobs titled “In Which We Reside,” the show features mixed media sculptures. A lifelong lover of mythopoetic narrative, Jacobs uses surrealism to discuss links between body, emotion, wilderness and architecture in her art. “Because our experiences of the world come to us through our senses, I believe that the … Continue reading Lauren Jacobs’ Sculptures Exhibition at Manassas

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Anne Bouie’s “Sacred Earth, Healing Water” Exhibition

At the Margaret W. and Joseph L. Fisher Gallery, Anne Bouie’s “Sacred Earth, Healing Water” will be on exhibition Friday, October 11 to November 11. The. Fisher Art Gallery is located in the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center at NOVA’s Alexandria Campus. Gallery Hours are Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and during performances. Bouie draws her creative inspiration … Continue reading Anne Bouie’s “Sacred Earth, Healing Water” Exhibition

Chancellor’s Faculty Programs Applications Available

NOVA faculty members have consistently distinguished themselves by winning the top teaching awards. This year the college nominee for the prestigious SCHEV Outstanding Faculty Award is Callan Bentley. It is time now for eligible faculty to consider applying for two other opportunities. The Chancellor’s Faculty Fellowship Program provides paid leave and tuition assistance for doctoral degrees in leadership/higher education or discipline specific programs. The fellowship provides between … Continue reading Chancellor’s Faculty Programs Applications Available

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Three Web Links Every Faculty and Staff Member Should Know

Are you looking for training or workshops? Do you wonder what activities are happening at your campus? Do you need to find information in the online College Catalog? If yes, these three helpful sections on the NOVA website will provide you with the answers you are looking for: Faculty/Staff Calendar of Events – The events listed on this calendar on the Faculty & Staff Web … Continue reading Three Web Links Every Faculty and Staff Member Should Know