Six New Policy Changes to Increase Student Success

Six New Policy Changes to Increase Student Success

The Administrative Council recently approved implementation of six policy changes that will take effect for the fall 2014 semester. The policies were recommended by the Achieving the Dream (ATD) Core Team to further ensure our students’ success at NOVA. The first five policy changes will affect new first-time-to-college GPS and Pathway students. The sixth policy impacts all NOVA students. These policies synergistically address the needs … Continue reading Six New Policy Changes to Increase Student Success

San Miguel Named to NHLI Executive Leadership Program

San Miguel Named to NHLI Executive Leadership Program

Dr. Anitza San Miguel has been selected to participate in the National Hispana Leadership Institute’s 2014 Executive Leadership Program. San Miguel is the interim associate dean for the Manassas Campus Science and Applied Technologies Division. “Dr. San Miguel is a gifted scientist who serves as a strong role model for other Latinas and we are delighted she has been named to this prestigious national leadership program,” said … Continue reading San Miguel Named to NHLI Executive Leadership Program

Changes to NOVA Parking Policies and Semester Permit Fee

2014 NOVA Service Awards Luncheon

The NOVA Service Awards Luncheon honoring employees completing 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40 and 45 years of service with the Commonwealth of Virginia will be held on Thursday, March 27 at The Mason Inn located at 4352 Mason Pond Drive, Fairfax, VA. Social time (cash bar) will begin at 11:30 a.m. with lunch served at 12:00 p.m. The list of those being honored, along with this … Continue reading 2014 NOVA Service Awards Luncheon

Sheble’s Former Student Mentoring Current Student

Sheble’s Former Student Mentoring Current Student

Education Program Head Karen Sheble (MA) recently received the nicest email from a former student. Carmen Jennings was Sheble’s student in the Social Sciences Teacher Education Program at NOVA. She went on to George Mason University and is now teaching kindergarten at Bonnie Brae Elementary School in Fairfax, Va. As part of the Teacher Education Program, all students must fulfill a 40-hour field placement and Jennings has … Continue reading Sheble’s Former Student Mentoring Current Student

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 and prose read … 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 … 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 was a member of … Continue reading Manassas Campus Presents Kristin Clark Taylor

Two Exhibitions at Woodbridge

Two faculty exhibitions are currently available for viewing at the Woodbridge Campus. In the Atrium Gallery of the Seefeldt Building, “Music in Diversity: Across Gender and Race” features abstract paintings and dynamic portraits of recognizable performers by Professor Rosemary Gallick. The Atrium Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. In the Gallery of the Arts and Sciences Building, “Recent Paintings” by Associate Professor Frederick Markham is … Continue reading Two Exhibitions at Woodbridge

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

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. Tindall’s exhibition is called “The Underground Railroad Quilt Codes, Fact or Fiction?” She has conducted considerable research into how African-American slaves used patterns in quilt blocks to communicate Underground Railroad routes. Her examination of these quilt codes has taken her to such places … Continue reading Sharon Tindall’s Quilts at Manassas for Black History Month

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 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. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and during performances. In “Songs of the Shore,” Toth shifts beyond capturing reality to photographs … Continue reading Peter Toth’s “Songs of the Shore” at the Fisher Gallery

Awards Committee Now Accepting Applications

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 75 percent … 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 reception … Continue reading 2013-2014 Faculty of the Year Nominations