“Thurston” Receives Four IAWTV Award Nominations

“Thurston” Receives Four IAWTV Award Nominations

“Thurston,” created by Manassas Communication Studies and Theatre Professor, Kathryn O’Sullivan, was nominated for four 2014 International Academy of Web Television (IAWTV) awards. O’Sullivan is also the writer for the series. According to the official “Thurston” website, the show is a “Western drama about the residents of a remote mining town and their struggle for survival in the 1880s Kansas Ozarks.” Primarily filmed in Virginia and Maryland, the … Continue reading “Thurston” Receives Four IAWTV Award Nominations

NOVA Next Door Launched

NOVA Next Door Launched

This spring, the Manassas Campus launched NOVA Next Door, an opportunity for area residents to earn college credits in their neighborhoods. To make earning a college degree more convenient, the Manassas Campus is offering evening classes in several locations around the region. Provost Roger Ramsammy’s idea for NOVA Next Door is simple: hold college classes close to where people live. The program started by offering eight classes … Continue reading NOVA Next Door Launched

MEC Celebrates Start of 2014 and New Semester

MEC Celebrates Start of 2014 and New Semester

On January 7, NOVA’s Medical Education Campus (MEC) celebrated its “tenth-and-a-half anniversary” with a Welcome Back celebration. Faculty and staff packed a large campus classroom, and shared a day of professional development and personal growth. The morning included a presentation by Jack Burkhart, vice president of development at Boston Properties, who discussed a possible FBI move to a nearby Springfield space, and what development in the … Continue reading MEC Celebrates Start of 2014 and New Semester

NOVA Police Welcomes New Assistant Chief

NOVA Police Welcomes New Assistant Chief

The new assistant chief of NOVA Police is William “Jake” Jacoby. Jacoby comes to the College as a 25-year veteran of the Fairfax County Police Department. During his tenure with Fairfax County, Jacoby supervised the Major Crimes Division for eight years. In prior assignments, he worked on the 2003 Beltway sniper investigation and partnered with the FBI after the 9/11 Pentagon bombing. NBC’s “To Catch … Continue reading NOVA Police Welcomes New Assistant Chief

Meet NOVA’s Prior Learning Assessment Specialist

Meet NOVA’s Prior Learning Assessment Specialist

Please welcome Ashely Poptanycz as the new prior learning assessment (PLA) specialist serving all NOVA campuses. Poptanycz is working to spread awareness of the College’s credit for prior learning options to students, faculty and staff. She also advises students regarding their credit for prior learning, and teaches a PLACE portfolio development course (SDV 298) each semester. NOVA has a number of credit for prior learning … Continue reading Meet NOVA’s Prior Learning Assessment Specialist

New Woodbridge Exhibitions

The Woodbridge Communications and Humanities Division is kicking off two new exhibitions. Prince William County High School Art Exhibition Fourth Floor Atrium Gallery (Seefeldt) The Quiet Is Loud An installation by Suzanne Faris The Gallery at NOVA-Woodbridge (WAS) Opening receptions for both exhibitions took place on January 16. The Prince William County High School Art Exhibition features 75 senior and AP students from the Woodridge, … Continue reading New Woodbridge Exhibitions

TAC Training Is Available

TAC Training Is Available

The Technology Applications Center (TAC) is your central spot for technology information at NOVA. TAC offers a wide variety of tutorials and resources to integrate technology in the classroom, online and for work processes.   Registration is now available for TAC training.  Atomic Learning Atomic Learning creates flexible training opportunities and instant access to answers on common “how to” questions through step-by-step training workshops and projects. Atomic … Continue reading TAC Training Is Available

Upcoming NOVA Police Outreach Training

Upcoming NOVA Police Outreach Training

Crimes Against Women/Self-Defense Considerations NOVA Police will conduct College-Wide training sessions on responding to crimes against women and self-defense considerations. If you are interested in this or any other training, please RSVP to NOVA Police’s Community Outreach Officer, Tony Ong, at tong@nvcc.edu. Topics include: • How to avoid sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking. • What to do if you are a victim. • Police guidance on … Continue reading Upcoming NOVA Police Outreach Training

Peter Toth’s “Songs of the Shore” at the Fisher Gallery

Peter Toth’s “Songs of the Shore” at the Fisher Gallery

Peter Toth’s “Songs of the Shore,” exhibition of archival inkjet photographic prints will be on display from February 7 through March 16 in the Margaret W. and Joseph L. Fisher Art Gallery in the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center on the Alexandria Campus. The opening reception will be held February 7 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Gallery hours are Monday through … Continue reading Peter Toth’s “Songs of the Shore” at the Fisher Gallery

Mileage Rate Decrease for 2014

Effective January 1, 2014, the mileage rate for personally owned vehicles decreased from 56.5 cents per mile to 56.0 cents per mile. Please be aware of the following regulations: As of January 1, 2014, the personal mileage rate is 56.0 cents per mile if your travel is local or your trip averages 100 miles per day or less. If you travel locally on a “normal” … Continue reading Mileage Rate Decrease for 2014