Medical Education Campus Hosts Give Kids A Smile

Medical Education Campus Hosts Give Kids A Smile

On February 7, the Medical Education Campus (MEC) hosted the 12th annual Give Kids A Smile event sponsored by the Northern Virginia Dental Society. Each year on the first Friday in February, the Give Kids A Smile program takes place to give low-income children the opportunity to receive preventive and restorative care. The MEC Dental Clinic opened its doors to approximately 350 preschool-aged children in local … Continue reading Medical Education Campus Hosts Give Kids A Smile

Loudoun Faculty Win Award From NSF-Funded SENCER Program

Congratulations to Gillian Backus (LO) and Diane Mucci (LO) for their recent award from the National Center for Science and Civic Engagement (NCSCE), a National Science Foundation (NSF) supported program. The NCSCE is home to SENCER, its signature program. SENCER (Science Education for New Civic Engagement and Responsibilities) is a growing community of educators who aim to improve STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education … Continue reading Loudoun Faculty Win Award From NSF-Funded SENCER Program

NOVA Celebrates Chinese New Year

NOVA Celebrates Chinese New Year

On February 6, NOVA’s Chinese Intercultural Club hosted a Chinese New Year celebration at the Alexandria Campus. The opening event was presented by Dr. Min Ji, NOVA’s Fulbright Scholar in Residence. She discussed Nobel Prize winning novelist and short story writer, Guan Moye, who uses the pen name Mo Yan. Ji’s presentation walked the audience through Mo’s humble beginnings in Northeast Guaomi, a township in … Continue reading NOVA Celebrates Chinese New Year

Chef Herbert Conducts Chocolate Demonstration

Chef Herbert Conducts Chocolate Demonstration

On February 8, Chef Mike Herbert conducted a demonstration of chocolate crepes with salted caramel sauce for the fourth annual Chocolate Extravaganza in Warrenton, Va. The event is hosted annually by Ed and Carol Hamann in honor of their daughter who lost her life to cancer. All proceeds go to the 4Jenna Relay for Life, which benefits the American Cancer Society. Herbert first showed the … Continue reading Chef Herbert Conducts Chocolate Demonstration

Workforce Development Celebrates Certificate Graduates

Workforce Development Celebrates Certificate Graduates

The Workforce Development Division celebrated the achievements of eight graduates from the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Certificate Program at the Manassas Campus. NOVA’s TESOL Certificate Program prepares individuals to teach English as a second language through language acquisition theory and practical application. Graduates are qualified to teach English as a second language to adults in adult education settings, community-based programs or … Continue reading Workforce Development Celebrates Certificate Graduates

MEC Celebrates Heart Health

MEC Celebrates Heart Health

February is Heart Health Month and the Medical Education Campus (MEC) faculty, staff and students are committed to staying healthy, keeping hearts strong and fighting cardiovascular disease. During this month, the MEC’s goal is to share important steps that can reduce the risk of heart disease. To start off the month on February 6, staff and faculty joined in National Wear Red Day and paid tribute to men … Continue reading MEC Celebrates Heart Health

CETL Invites You to Join the STEAM Faculty Learning Community

CETL Invites You to Join the STEAM Faculty Learning Community

The STEAM Faculty Learning Community (FLC), sponsored by the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL), invites old and new members to return and/or join the community. This community is dedicated to the study and dissemination of information and projects about teaching at the intersection of the STEM disciplines with art and other creative disciplines. The core group that is now facilitating this community … Continue reading CETL Invites You to Join the STEAM Faculty Learning Community

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, Fact … Continue reading Sharon Tindall’s Quilts at Manassas for Black History Month

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 Division; and the Annandale … Continue reading Science Seminar: “Your Telomeres and Your Immortality”

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 his … Continue reading Manassas Campus Presents “Making Positive Choices”

Black History Month Celebration

A Black History Month Celebration will be held Tuesday, February 25 at 7:30 p.m. at the Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center in Alexandria, Va. The event will feature: NOVA Big Band NOVA Faculty Jazz Group NOVA Community Chorus performing “Jazz Mass for Dr. King” by Mark Whitmire Special guests Lisa Edwards Burrs (soprano) and Steven Ralph (bass) Dance by the Metropolitan Tap Ensemble Poetry … Continue reading Black History Month Celebration

Lyceum Series Black History Month Celebration

The Lyceum Series presents: A Black History Month Celebration Gaye Adegbalola speaks on “Civil Rights, Gay Rights, the BLUES!” with Q&A When:     Wednesday, February 26 Time:       2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Where:    NOVA’s Alexandria Campus, Bisdorf Building (AA), room 196 What:      Gaye Adegbalola will speak followed by a question and answer session Adegbalola is a blues music award winner. She was a founding member and has performed worldwide with … Continue reading Lyceum Series Black History Month Celebration

Manassas Campus Presents Kristin Clark Taylor

Manassas Campus Presents Kristin Clark Taylor

On February 27 at the Manassas Campus, Kristin Clark Taylor will discuss her experiences as the first African-American female White House director of communications. The evening will begin with light refreshments at 6:00 p.m., followed by Taylor’s presentation at 6:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Taylor is an award-winning author, veteran journalist and nationally recognized communications and political strategist. Taylor … Continue reading Manassas Campus Presents Kristin Clark Taylor

Seminar on Applying Universal Design to Teaching

Making accommodations for students with diverse learning needs can be challenging. Please attend a seminar to learn how to apply principles of universal design to your teaching classroom. Director of Disability Services, Estela Landeros Dugourd, and Communication Studies Associate Professor, Nan Peck, will facilitate this workshop designed for teaching faculty (both in face-to-face and online). This will be a hands-on workshop. Event details: Friday, February 28 10:00 … Continue reading Seminar on Applying Universal Design to Teaching

Practical Project Management Is Available

Human Resources is pleased to announce the popular Practical Project Management Applications to Fit the Educational Environment five-week course is offered again this spring. Practical Project Management introduces participants to the basic principles of project management methodology. Participants learn to plan, measure and report projects for NOVA by applying it to a current NOVA project. The class will meet on five Tuesdays: April 1, 8, 15, 22 and … Continue reading Practical Project Management Is Available

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. and … Continue reading Peter Toth’s “Songs of the Shore” at the Fisher Gallery

2013-2014 Faculty of the Year Nominations

The NVCC Alumni Federation is once again calling for nominations for the 2013-2014 Faculty of the Year awards. Only alumni and students of NOVA may nominate full-time teaching faculty for these awards. A nomination form may be printed from the Alumni website. Nomination forms may also be found at your campus Information Desk and Learning Resource Centers. The deadline for nominations is Friday, March 14. The reception … Continue reading 2013-2014 Faculty of the Year Nominations

Awards Committee Now Accepting Applications

The Awards Committee is considering nominations for the Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence and the Outstanding Service to the College Awards. The Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence is given each year to only one faculty member in the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) and provides the recipient with $5,000. Nominees must have a minimum of five years of service in the VCCS in which at least … Continue reading Awards Committee Now Accepting Applications

2013-2014 Faculty of the Year Nominations

The NVCC Alumni Federation is once again calling for nominations for the 2013-2014 Faculty of the Year awards. Only alumni and students of NOVA may nominate full-time teaching faculty for these awards. A nomination form may be printed from the Alumni website. Nomination forms may also be found at your campus Information Desk and Learning Resource Centers. The deadline for nominations is Friday, March 14. The … Continue reading 2013-2014 Faculty of the Year Nominations