Chief Dusseau Named as Finalist for Campus Safety Director

Chief Dusseau Named as Finalist for Campus Safety Director

NOVA Police Chief Daniel Dusseau has been selected as a finalist for the Campus Safety Director of the Year award. Presented by Campus Safety magazine, the award honors university and college public safety executives who go above and beyond the call of duty by demonstrating outstanding leadership skills, ingenuity, selflessness and overall achievement. Some of Dusseau’s notable achievements include a 65 percent decrease in reported crimes, an … Continue reading Chief Dusseau Named as Finalist for Campus Safety Director

Director Oliver Stone to Appear at NOVA on Valentine’s Day

Director Oliver Stone to Appear at NOVA on Valentine’s Day

Oliver Stone, the Academy Award-winning film director, will take part in a special “Chocolates and History for Valentine’s Day” Lyceum event on the Annandale Campus. The event will take place on Friday, February 14 from 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. in the Ernst Center Forum.  Stone will discuss his 10-part documentary series produced for the Showtime channel and accompanying book, “The Untold History of the United States.” … Continue reading Director Oliver Stone to Appear at NOVA on Valentine’s Day

Manassas Partners with Virginia Tech in NIH Grant

Manassas Partners With Virginia Tech in NIH Grant

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) “Bridges to the Baccalaureate” grant focuses on meeting national needs in the public health sector, and particularly in research areas within biomedical and behavioral science, which depend on the growth and diversification of the workforce entering this sector. NOVA has a considerable number of underrepresented minority students (racial, ethnic, first-generation college and economically disadvantaged). With additional attention to these … Continue reading Manassas Partners With Virginia Tech in NIH Grant

Ramsammy Speaks at Cultural Foundation’s Celebration

Ramsammy Speaks at Cultural Foundation’s Celebration

On January 25, Manassas Provost Roger Ramsammy was the keynote speaker at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Cultural Foundation’s Celebration of Cultural Diversity held in the Ernst Community Cultural Center. Ramsammy’s address, which consisted of a presentation and demonstration on advanced cutting-edge technologies that are revolutionizing teaching, held the rapt attention of about 200 guests including numerous local dignitaries and elected officials. Equally well-received was the presentation … Continue reading Ramsammy Speaks at Cultural Foundation’s Celebration

Jean-Baptiste’s Students Publish Memoirs

Jean-Baptiste’s Students Publish Memoirs

Students enrolled in Chalet Jean-Baptiste’s English composition course at the Manassas Campus have published “Through the Eyes of Others: Memoirs of Our Neighbors.” “The course followed an accelerated pace of learning,” Jean-Baptiste said. “During the first 10 weeks, the students learned various rhetorical methods and wrote essays for each. The last six weeks included organized fieldwork for the service learning component and publication preparation.” The students … Continue reading Jean-Baptiste’s Students Publish Memoirs

MEC Office of Student Life Hosts Semi-Annual NOVA Day

MEC Office of Student Life Hosts Semi-Annual NOVA Day

At the start of each semester, the MEC’s Office of Student Life hosts NOVA Day. This event presents an opportunity for new and current students to see the many clubs and activities that are available to them while they are studying at the MEC. This semester’s NOVA Day was a particularly well-attended event. Patricia Martin-Mattocks noted how thankful she was for all the support for … Continue reading MEC Office of Student Life Hosts Semi-Annual NOVA Day

Wallace Brings Encouragement to MLK Day Program

Wallace Brings Encouragement to MLK Day Program

On January 23, Dr. Barbara “Bobi” Wallace (AL) was the guest speaker at the Alexandria Sheriff’s Office annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day program for inmates. Nearly 100 inmates at the William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center attended the event to hear Wallace’s inspirational and motivational message on overcoming challenges and pursuing successful goals. For several years, Wallace has been a faculty member and adjunct … Continue reading Wallace Brings Encouragement to MLK Day Program

Alexandria Campus Hosts Forensics Tournament

On January 25 and 26, the Alexandria Campus bustled with all the amazing energy, passionate creativity and focused professionalism that comes with a major college forensics tournament. Forensics is the term used to denote intercollegiate competition in public speaking, debate and literature performance events. The Richard J. Ernst Invitational and the Southern Northern Atlantic Forensic Union tournaments were great successes. The large-scale tournament drew high caliber … Continue reading Alexandria Campus Hosts Forensics Tournament

Manassas Campus Presents “Making Positive Choices

Manassas Campus Presents “Making Positive Choices”

On February 24 at 7:30 p.m., the Manassas Campus will host “Making Positive Choices,” a presentation by Mark Finley. The event is free and open to the community. Finley has lectured in nearly 100 countries in some of the world’s most prestigious auditoriums. Tens of thousands have attended his highly motivational presentations. Finley graduated from Atlantic Union College in Massachusetts with a bachelor’s degree, completed … Continue reading Manassas Campus Presents “Making Positive Choices”

Jewish Disabilities Awareness Month Events

In honor of Jewish Disabilities Awareness Month, the Manassas Campus will screen “Reel Encounters,” a collection of short international films followed by a discussion on Wednesday, February 12 at 2:00 p.m. in Colgan Theater, MC 226. The event is part of the third annual ReelAbilities Greater D.C. Film Festival, in partnership with the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia and other sponsors. The short films to be shown … Continue reading Jewish Disabilities Awareness Month Events

Science Seminar: “Your Telomeres and Your Immortality”

All students, staff and faculty are cordially invited to a Science Seminar on Friday, February 21 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the CE Theater. Dr. Mihaela Chamberlin will present “Your Telomeres and Your Immortality.” Light refreshments and a meet-and-greet will be from 11:30 a.m. to 11:55 a.m. in the Lower Gallery.  The event is presented by the Science Seminar Committee; Math, Science and Engineering … Continue reading Science Seminar: “Your Telomeres and Your Immortality”

Sharon Tindall’s Quilts at Manassas for Black History Month

Sharon Tindall’s Quilts at Manassas for Black History Month

Quilts designed and created by master quilter Sharon Tindall (AN) will be on display at the Manassas Campus through February 28 in honor of Black History Month. A reception to meet Tindall will be held February 19 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Colgan Hall exhibition space, with a discussion immediately after in the Library. Light refreshments will be served. Tindall’s exhibition is called “The Underground Railroad Quilt Codes, … Continue reading Sharon Tindall’s Quilts at Manassas for Black History Month

Upcoming NOVA Police Outreach Training

Upcoming NOVA Police Outreach Training

NOVA Police is still offering College-wide training for bystander intervention. If you are interested in this training, please RSVP to NOVA Police Community Outreach Officer Tony Ong at tong@nvcc.edu. Bystander Intervention Training  Topics include:  • What is bystander intervention? • How bystander intervention can keep you and others safe. • Intervention tips and more. Dates/Locations: February 10 Annandale Campus from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in CA 305 … 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 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 Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. … Continue reading Peter Toth’s “Songs of the Shore” at the Fisher Gallery