Mock Press Conference at Alexandria

Mock Press Conference at Alexandria

Liberal Arts Dean Jimmie McClellan (AL) announced his intention to run for a Virginia seat in the United States Senate on NOVA’s Alexandria Campus on Oct. 11. The dean’s pretend announcement at the mock press conference certainly seemed real enough to the journalism students in the ENG 290 Internship class. Asked by adjunct professor Jack Curry to serve as the subject for a Q&A session, McClellan … Continue reading Mock Press Conference at Alexandria

Woodbridge ATD Team Celebrates Student Success

Woodbridge ATD Team Celebrates Student Success

On October 3, the Woodbridge Achieving the Dream (ATD) Committee hosted an event to celebrate student success. Held in the Lakeside Theater, the event included motivational speeches by students and faculty who shared their own paths to achieving their dreams. Many of the faculty members were also former community college students. The event included hands-on activities in which the audience identified barriers, tools and goals … Continue reading Woodbridge ATD Team Celebrates Student Success

Global Studies Hosts VaCIE Awardees and NOVA Partners

Global Studies Hosts VACIE Awardees and NOVA Partners

On October 22, the Office of Global Studies and Programs hosted a reception at the Ernst Cultural Center to welcome the visiting delegation of Virginia Council for International Education (VACIE) awardees from Ghana and the Netherlands along with their six NOVA faculty partners. Welcome remarks were given by President Robert G. Templin, Jr., Associate Vice President Paul McVeigh (Global Studies), Provost Julie Leidig (LO), Dean … Continue reading Global Studies Hosts VACIE Awardees and NOVA Partners

New Training Collaboration Leads to First Graduation

NOVA’s Workforce Development Division is pleased to announce a training collaboration with the Fairfax County Department of Family Services. This collaboration has given NOVA the opportunity to offer an Administrative Assistant Training Program at the new Fairfax Job Center in the Fairfax County Department of Family Services. The new Fairfax Job Center opened its doors during the first week of September, and WDD is honored to support … Continue reading New Training Collaboration Leads to First Graduation

Eric Garner Paintings on Display at Manassas

Eric Garner Paintings on Display at Manassas

Paintings by Fine Arts Adjunct Eric Garner will be on display at the Manassas Campus from November 4 to 26. A reception to meet Garner will be held November 13 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the exhibit space on the first floor of Colgan Hall. Garner’s work reflects an interest in patterning and visual systems, with influences ranging from American quilts, Islamic arts and African textiles … Continue reading Eric Garner Paintings on Display at Manassas

“Our Town” Coming to Woodbridge

The NOVA Woodbridge Theatre Group will present their first production in the new Blackbox Theatre, “Our Town,” a Thornton Wilder’s Universal American Classic. There is a free preview on Thursday, November 7 at 3:00 p.m. Other performances include: Thursday, November 7 at 8:00 p.m. Friday, November 8 at 8:00 p.m. Saturday, November 9 at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, November 14 at 3:00 pm and 8:00 p.m. Friday, November 15 … Continue reading “Our Town” Coming to Woodbridge

Register for TOTAL Workshops

NOVA TOTAL Workshops Are Now Available

Faculty who teach (or want to teach) blended and online courses are invited to participate in any of Extended Learning Institute’s November TOTAL workshops: • Developing Collaborative Activities (November 11 – November 24) • Writing Directions (November 11 – November 24) • Designing Rubrics and Providing Feedback (November 11 – December 15; no activities Thanksgiving week) The workshops are facilitated online in Blackboard and involve reading … Continue reading NOVA TOTAL Workshops Are Now Available

“Manhattan Overwhelms the Night” at the Fisher Gallery

“Manhattan Overwhelms the Night” at the Fisher Gallery

The Schlesinger Center Margaret W. & Joseph L. Fisher Gallery is proud to present Robert Gilbert’s “Manhattan Overwhelms the Night” from Friday, November 15 to Sunday, December 15, with a reception on Friday, November 15 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The gallery is located in the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall & Arts Center at the Alexandria Campus Gallery hours are 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 … Continue reading “Manhattan Overwhelms the Night” at the Fisher Gallery

Understanding PTSD in Theory and Practice

Understanding PTSD in Theory and Practice

Have you heard about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)? If you have wanted to learn more, please join the unique team of healthcare professionals, veterans and massage therapists for a day of training about PTSD. For the first time, the presenters will come together to share their knowledge about the impact, symptoms and treatment for PTSD. By attending this powerful one day workshop, you will: … Continue reading Understanding PTSD in Theory and Practice

Woodbridge-Art Faculty Exhibition

An exhibition of works by Woodbridge art faculty will be displayed at The Gallery at NOVA-Woodbridge (Arts & Sciences Building, Room 123) until November 16. The exhibition includes works in photography, video, painting and sculpture by full-time and adjunct Woodbridge art faculty. 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. For more information and gallery hours, contact Devine at edevine@nvcc.edu. Continue reading Woodbridge-Art Faculty Exhibition

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 during performances. … Continue reading Anne Bouie’s “Sacred Earth, Healing Water” Exhibition

President’s Sabbatical Award

December 1 is the deadline for applications for the President’s Sabbatical Award. This award is a golden opportunity to receive a semester sabbatical with full pay and benefits. In the past, recipients have used the sabbatical to write books, compose music, develop art exhibits, and devise new and inventive teaching strategies. The sabbatical is not intended for completion of doctoral work. Both teaching and professional faculty … Continue reading President’s Sabbatical Award

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 between $7,500 … Continue reading Chancellor’s Faculty Programs Applications Available

Faculty Resources for Responding to Students in Distress

Have you experienced a disruptive student who has unreasonable demands? Are you comfortable talking to a student who is exhibiting signs of abuse or self-harm? Do you know what to say to a student who appears despondent or “checked out”? NOVA faculty and staff are often the eyes and ears of campus mental health. A significant number of college students will have their academic and … Continue reading Faculty Resources for Responding to Students in Distress

Blackboard SP13 Upgrade

Blackboard SP13 Upgrade

The Virginia Community College System will upgrade the current version of Blackboard to Service Pack 13 (SP13) beginning Saturday, November 9 at 6:00 p.m. through Sunday, November 10 at 12:00 p.m. Blackboard will be unavailable during this time. The upgrade provides users with enhancements to test options, group management, due date options and other new features. Registration is now available for TAC “What’s New in … Continue reading Blackboard SP13 Upgrade