Six New Policy Changes to Increase Student Success

Implementation of Six Policy Changes for Student Success

The Administrative Council recently approved implementation of six policy changes that will take effect 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 of … Continue reading Implementation of Six Policy Changes for Student Success

Kathy Thompson Moves from MEC to College Marketing

Kathy Thompson Moves From MEC to College Marketing

Kathy Thompson served for more than two years as the Medical Education Campus (MEC) high school and community outreach specialist. During her tenure, she established the This Week @ MEC newsletter, worked with Virginia Hospital Center to coordinate the annual summer Camp Med program for middle school students, led high school and community tours and coordinated many high profile events. She participated on the MEC … Continue reading Kathy Thompson Moves From MEC to College Marketing

First Honors Pinning Ceremony

First Honors Pinning Ceremony

On February 6, the NOVA Honors Program hosted the first Pinning Ceremony at the Ernst Center on the Annandale Campus. Virginia Tech (VT) University Honors Associate Director Christina McIntyre served as the keynote speaker and talked about the importance of community as students reflected on their progress through the Honors Core Curriculum. She also discussed the Honors transfer agreement offered to graduating Honors Program students who wish to attend University Honors … Continue reading First Honors Pinning Ceremony

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 noon. The list of those being honored, along with this year’s … Continue reading 2014 NOVA Service Awards Luncheon

Gallick’s Paintings at Manassas for Women’s History Month

Gallick’s Paintings at Manassas for Women’s History Month

Paintings by art professor Rosemary Gallick (WO) will be on display at the Manassas Campus March 4 to 28 in honor of Women’s History Month. Called “Wonder Women,” the exhibition features artworks demonstrating the important contributions made by women to American culture. Portraits of political leaders and popular icons such as Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey are featured. The largest painting, “Women Who Rock,” shows numerous … Continue reading Gallick’s Paintings at Manassas for Women’s History Month

Bomb Threat Response Training

Bomb Threat Response Training

Police Outreach Training is now available on bomb threat response. Topics: – The destructiveness of bombs – Penalties for false bomb threats – Prevention techniques – Response options – Additional resources Dates and Locations Each training session is offered from noon to 1:00 p.m. March 5 Alexandria Campus, AA-158 March 7 Woodbridge Campus, WC-108 March 11 Loudoun Campus, LR-101 March 12 Manassas Campus, MC-226 Please … Continue reading Bomb Threat Response 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 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

Register for TOTAL Workshops

March TOTAL Workshops

NOVA’s Extended Learning Institute (ELI) will offer the following Topics in Online Teaching and Learning (TOTAL) workshops in March: Start Date    Workshop Title    Length of Workshop March 17    Developing Collaborative Activities    2 weeks    Time Management Strategies    2 weeks    Designing Meaningful Discussion Activities    3 weeks    VCCS Blackboard Basics    2 weeks    Copyright, Fair Use & TEACH Act … Continue reading March TOTAL Workshops

Edmond Nassa’s “Innermost Evocations” at Fisher Gallery

Edmond Nassa’s “Innermost Evocations” at Fisher Gallery

The Schlesinger Center Margaret W. and Joseph L. Fisher Gallery will display Edmond Nassa’s “Innermost Evocations” sculpture from Friday, March 21 to Sunday, April 27. A reception will take place on Saturday, March 22 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. with guest panelists Jay Townsend and Mary Welch Higgins who will share personal insights on collecting art. In “Innermost Evocations,” Nassa’s sculptural works express the synthesis between … Continue reading Edmond Nassa’s “Innermost Evocations” at Fisher Gallery

Leave Sharing Request

A faculty member at the Alexandria Campus has requested to participate in the leave-sharing program. If you would like to donate leave hours, please access a Leave Sharing Program Donor Form by copying the following URL into your Web browser: http://www.nvcc.edu/faculty-and-staff/human-resources/hr-forms/leave-sharing.html. Please complete the form by printing and submitting it to Human Resources by fax to 703.323.3155. Leave must be donated in eight-hour increments and … Continue reading Leave Sharing Request

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

Changes to NOVA Parking Policies and Semester Permit Fee

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