Woodbridge Campus Hosts NVCCEF 5K Race and Expo

Woodbridge Campus Hosts NVCCEF 5K Race and Expo

On October 6, the Woodbridge Campus hosted the Northern Virginia Community College Educational Foundation’s (NVCCEF) annual 5K run to raise money for scholarships. Held right outside of the new Woodbridge Arts and Science building, this is the second year the event has been held at the Woodbridge Campus. More than 340 runners and walkers registered for the race. Awards went to the top male, top … Continue reading Woodbridge Campus Hosts NVCCEF 5K Race and Expo

Michael Pariser

Pariser Named One of Nation’s Top Fire Science Instructors

Michael Pariser, assistant dean of fire science in the Annandale Campus Business and Public Services Division, was named by Firescience.org as one of the “Sensational 13” fire science instructors in the Southeastern U.S. for 2013. “The Southeast United States has some of the best fire academies in the nation, as well as college-level fire science programs that truly stand out,” according to Firescience.org. This is … Continue reading Pariser Named One of Nation’s Top Fire Science Instructors

October is Archives Month

October Is Archives Month

It is a good bet you did not know there was such a thing as an Archives Month. You may not have known there is also a large collection of NOVA historical material available online. If you fall into this category, join in and celebrate Archives Month. Start by viewing the NOVA History Collections web page to access old photos, campus council minutes, student newspapers, event programs … Continue reading October Is Archives Month

Woodbridge Honors Program Supports GMU’s Fall for The Book Festival

Woodbridge Honors Program Supports GMU’s Fall for the Book Festival

On September 26, the Woodbridge Campus Honors Program hosted famed poet and peace activist, Sonia Sanchez, as part of George Mason University’s Fall for the Book Festival. Sanchez, presented with the Busboys and Poets Award the evening before, generously granted a second reading for students at the Woodbridge Campus. Held in the new Blackbox Theater, Sanchez captivated students and faculty with her performance, reading from … Continue reading Woodbridge Honors Program Supports GMU’s Fall for the Book Festival

New Employees Are Ready For Their Tasks

New Employees Are Ready for Their Tasks

On October 10, the Annandale Campus welcomed two new full-time employees. Norman Brown, who previously worked for Catholic University (CU), begins his NOVA career working out of the Pitney Bowes Building as a procurement officer, while Feiven Zigita will work in the Annandale Testing Center as a trainer and instructor. During his CU career, Brown, a Maryland resident, was involved in efforts to make that campus more sustainable … Continue reading New Employees Are Ready for Their Tasks

New Student Bloggers for the NOVA Chronicle

New Student Bloggers for the NOVA Chronicle

Each year students volunteer to be bloggers and represent the College and their home campus. The students write blog posts for the NOVAChronicle, a collection of blogs written by students for current and future students. This academic year, there are seven new bloggers. The students were either recommended by their student life coordinator or volunteered through a callout on NOVAaccess. Before becoming a student blogger, … Continue reading New Student Bloggers for the NOVA Chronicle

Polished Cars and Polished Smiles

Polished Cars and Polished Smiles

NOVA National Society of Minorities in Hospitality (NSMH) held its first car wash in Springfield, Va. The car wash was designed to raise funds for their upcoming travels to the NSMH South/Southeast Regional Conference in Atlanta, Ga. NOVA’s NSMH members rallied together with enthusiasm to service the community with hospitality pride. NSMH Chapter President Madeliza Carrasquillo-Vazquez said, “The NSMH car wash was a complete success. … Continue reading Polished Cars and Polished Smiles

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 workshop descriptions … 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, and often unacknowledged, … Continue reading Science Seminar on Writings in History on Volcanoes

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 for the artists and students will be held Thursday, October 17 from 4:00 p.m. … Continue reading Woodbridge-Art Faculty Exhibition

Lauren Jacobs’ Sculptures Exhibition at Manassas

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 boundary … Continue reading Lauren Jacobs’ Sculptures Exhibition at Manassas

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

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 until November 11. This is an exhibition of mixed media and assemblage work. 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 … 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. Now is the time 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 … Continue reading Chancellor’s Faculty Programs Applications Available