Archive | October 7, 2013

Ensuring Student Success: Six Policy Changes for Fall 2014

The Administrative Council has approved implementation of the following six policy changes that were recommended by the Achieving the Dream (ATD) Core Team to further ensure student success at NOVA: Mandate student orientation (SOAR) for first-time students. Mandate early advising for first-time students. Mandate placement testing for first-time students. Mandate enrollment in developmental courses during first semester, […]

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Call Center

NOVA Call Center Earns Top Honor for Third Time

The NOVA Call Center has been certified as a Center of Excellence by BenchmarkPortal, a leading contact center research and consulting organization. This is the third time the College Call Center has received the designation. Only the top 10 percent of those bench-marked annually achieve this distinction, according to BenchmarkPortal. Linda Barthelus, director of the College Call […]

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NOVA Police Chief Daniel Dusseau presents Lieutenant Cheryl Creed with a framed copy of all of the badges and patches she wore over the years

Lieutenant Cheryl Creed Retires From NOVA Police

Lieutenant Cheryl Creed retired from the NOVA Police Department effective October 1, after 33 years of service. She was the longest serving officer at NOVA, was acting chief for two years and served under seven chiefs. After graduating from the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Academy in 1980, Creed served as a patrol officer with the City of […]

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Group taking a tour of MEC

Japanese Vice Minister Visits MEC

Japan’s Vice Minister for Health, Labor and Welfare, Atsuko Muraki, the second woman ever appointed to a vice minister post in Japan, visited NOVA’s Medical Education Campus (MEC) on September 26 as part of a delegation coordinated by First Secretary of the Japanese Embassy Kayo Rokumoto. The Japanese government is trying to prepare its workforce […]

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The 23-member Team NOVA poses after their 8.677 second pull

Team NOVA Raises Money for Special Olympics

On September 14, 23 NOVA representatives participated in the annual Dulles Plane Pull which benefits the Special Olympics. The event was part of the Dulles Day Festival, where Team NOVA pulled a Boeing 747 twelve feet in 8.677 seconds. This year, 66 teams participated in the competitive event. Each team could have up to 25 […]

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Bruce Nielson

NVCCEF Sponsors Future of Nursing Conference

On September 13, the Medical Education Campus (MEC) hosted a panel of nursing faculty and hospital administrators at the Waterford in Springfield, Virginia. Sixty nurses attended the event which was centered around a recent Institute of Medicine study, “The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health,” published by The National Academies Press. The study anticipates how nurses’ […]

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Patricia Martin-Mattocks welcomes students

MEC Celebrates NOVA Day

Each semester, NOVA campuses celebrate NOVA Day, an opportunity for students to spend time getting to know one another and their campuses. The Medical Education Campus (MEC) held NOVA Day on September 12, and marked the occasion with a fabulous barbeque and beautiful fall weather. New and returning students had the opportunity to visit with […]

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Dr. Amy Gilley

Dr. Amy Gilley Welcomed to Mostar

On September 12, Dr. Amy Gilley, associate professor of film and theater at Annandale, landed in Mostar in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), to teach American culture at the University of Mostar as a Fulbright Scholar. The Fulbrights in BiH are helped by the Office of Cultural Affairs at the American Embassy. At the end […]

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Rebecca & Ilya

Two NOVA Faculty Explored Entertaining Science in New York

Artist Rebecca Kamen (Alexandria, Liberal Arts Division) and biologist Ilya Tëmkin (Annandale, Math, Science and Engineering) explored the art and science of complexity, from human brain to cosmos, as part of a popular Entertaining Science monthly series at the Cornelia Street Café in New York City. Entertaining Science was started in 2002 and has since been curated by Roald Hoffmann, a Nobel Laureate (chemistry, 1981) and […]

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Students at VCU

Alexandria Attends VCU Conference

Dr. Laura Franklin, Dr. Joseph Windham and Alexandria Campus Honors Chair Shon Grant accompanied several students to the Virginia Commonwealth University Conference on Women, War and Peace. Held September 20 and 21, the conference included film viewings, workshops, poster session and panel discussions about the role women around the world have played in attaining peace during […]

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Summer Mask

Lauren Jacobs’ Sculpture 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 […]

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VALHEN’s 2013 Encuentro Is Coming!

October 10 and 11 are the dates for the Virginia Latino Higher Education Network’s Conference (VALHEN) focused on “Developing the Hispanic Workforce through Higher Education.” Registration is still open: This conference is co-hosted by J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College and the Community College Workforce Alliance. The event will take place at the Parham Campus Workforce […]

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Medicine Keeper's Vessels

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

At the Schlesinger Center Margaret W. and Joseph L. Fisher Gallery, Anne Bouie’s “Sacred Earth, Healing Water” will be on exhibition Friday, October 11 to November 11. There will be an opening reception on Saturday, October 12 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. with an Artist’s Talk at 5:00 p.m. This is an exhibition of mixed media and assemblage work. […]

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CETL Teaching Consultation Available to You

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) and your Faculty Associates are available to consult with you about any aspect of teaching. Teaching Consultations allow you to take a new look at your teaching practices, create opportunities for you to explore and further your own goals for teaching, and, importantly, allow you to improve student learning. All […]

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Commonwealth’s Free Flu Shot Program

State COVA Care, COVA HealthAware and COVA HDHP members may receive free flu shots at participating pharmacies and other providers. Kaiser Permanente HMO members should go to Kaiser participating medical centers. See detailed information at

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NOVA Community Festival

Flyers: October 7, 2013

Click read more to view all of the flyers from this week’s edition.

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