More Than 400 Become U.S. Citizens at the Alexandria Campus

More Than 400 Become U.S. Citizens at the Alexandria Campus

On February 7, 458 individuals officially became U.S. citizens by taking the Oath of Allegiance and receiving citizenship certificates at the Nationalization Ceremony held at NOVA’s Alexandria Campus. The ceremony began with the posting of the colors by the Joint Armed Forces Color Guard, Military District of Washington, and the singing of a patriotic medley by Linda George, a retired Army chaplain. United States Citizenship … Continue reading More Than 400 Become U.S. Citizens at the Alexandria Campus

Health Information Professionals Week Is Approaching

Health Information Professionals Week Is Approaching

Health Information Professionals Week is March 16 to 22. The theme for this year’s 25th Annual Health Information Professionals Week (HIP) was “Transforming Healthcare with Information.” “As health information management professionals and AHIMA members, we need to recognize the important role we play in the continuum of healthcare. We provide the leadership and skills to tell the patient’s clinical story so that it is accurate and … Continue reading Health Information Professionals Week Is Approaching

John Kincheloe Goes Viking

John Kincheloe Goes Viking

John Kincheloe (LO) presented “Sailing the Draken Harald Harfagre: Recreating the Vikings’ Maritime Legacy” at the Loudoun Campus on January 29. The presentation was sponsored by the Historic Preservation Program. Kincheloe spoke of the mixed and misunderstood identity of the Vikings as mariners, and his experience on the world’s largest Viking-age ship. Kincheloe was chosen to spend six weeks last summer sailing the coast of Norway … Continue reading John Kincheloe Goes Viking

Big “Thank You” to Buildings and Grounds

Big Thank You to Buildings and Grounds

The Northern Virginia region has had so much snow this winter that closings and late openings have become commonplace. Every time a snow storm is predicted, the Buildings and Grounds (B&G) staffs at each campus are scheduled to report to work. B&G crews are required to be available for work during the daytime, nighttime and weekends to remove snow and ice from each campus, even … Continue reading Big Thank You to Buildings and Grounds

Woodbridge Hosts National Alliance on Mental Illness

Woodbridge Hosts National Alliance on Mental Illness

The Woodbridge Campus Psychology Department and Psychology Interest Group hosted the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) on February 18. NAMI’s presentation of “In Our Own Voice” enabled students to recognize the stigma attached to people suffering from mental disorders. By meeting those who courageously share their recovery stories, students were able to empathize with those who have been marginalized by society. The audience consisted of psychology … Continue reading Woodbridge Hosts National Alliance on Mental Illness

Tan’s Honors Students Win at ExxonMobil Symposium

Tan’s Honors Students Win at ExxonMobil Symposium

Chinese 202 Honor’s Option Alexandria students won a prize at the Spring ExxonMobil Honors Symposium on February 28. Four students from Dr. Dali Tan’s Chinese 202 Honors class participated in the Spring ExxonMobil Honors Symposium. Instead of giving a speech and presentation, they created a skit based on “Qingmingshanghetu” (Along the River at the Qingming Festival), one of the most famous paintings in China. The skit showed … Continue reading Tan’s Honors Students Win at ExxonMobil Symposium

Manassas Honors Program Keeps Students Engaged

Manassas Honors Program Keeps Students Engaged

The Manassas Honors Program has already been busy this semester with several Honors events and field trips. On February 10, Honors students, faculty and administrators mingled at the annual Spring Honors meet-and-greet hosted by Manassas Honors Chair, Rebecca Hayes, and the Campus Honors Committee. The event gave everyone an opportunity to share news and updates about the Honors program, classes and upcoming events. On February 19, Honors students from … Continue reading Manassas Honors Program Keeps Students Engaged

Marthinussen Proud of NOVA Robotics Teams

NOVA’s Robotics Team 1 qualified for the VEX Robotics World Championship scheduled for April in Anaheim, Calif., by winning a tournament at the College of Southern Maryland on February 7. NOVA Robotics is based at the Woodbridge Campus, but is open to all NOVA students. Aleksander Marthinussen, regional coordinator for SySTEMic Solutions, serves as one of the club’s advisors. “Our goal is to encourage NOVA students … Continue reading Marthinussen Proud of NOVA Robotics Teams

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 11 Loudoun Campus, LR-101 March 12 Manassas Campus, MC-226 Please RSVP to Officer Tony Ong at tong@nvcc.edu if you plan to attend any of these sessions. 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

The Northern Virginia Review Launch Celebration

The Northern Virginia Review Launch Celebration

Please join in the celebration launch of Volume 28 of The Northern Virginia Review (TNVR). You are invited to attend the event: Date: Thursday, March 20  When: 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Where: The Richard J. Ernst Community Cultural Center (CE Building) Annandale Campus This year TNVR welcomes Virginia-based novelist Solveig Eggerz as the keynote speaker for the annual reception. Her novel “Seal Woman” has … Continue reading The Northern Virginia Review Launch Celebration

Science Seminar: “Why Earth Is (Still) Getting Warmer”

All students, staff and faculty are invited to a Science Seminar on Friday, March 21 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the CE Theater on the Annandale Campus. “Why Earth Is (Still) Getting Warmer” will be presented by Dr. Robert C. Means, an international consultant and adjunct faculty at Johns Hopkins University Energy and Climate Policy Program and University of Maryland Environmental Legal Studies Program. … Continue reading Science Seminar: “Why Earth Is (Still) Getting Warmer”

Manassas Campus Presents “Paths to Success”

Manassas Campus Presents “Paths to Success”

On March 22 at 2:00 p.m., the Manassas Campus will host “Paths to Success,” a presentation by Larry R. Felix, director of the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP). Refreshments will be served from 1:30 to 2:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the community. As director of the BEP, Felix is responsible for the overall operations in the production of United … Continue reading Manassas Campus Presents “Paths to Success”

Recognizing and Responding to Distressed Students

Mark your calendars to attend a workshop about recognizing and responding to distressed students, on March 28 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Annandale Campus, CN 117. Space is limited to 50 participants, so please register at http://tinyurl.com/keppbb2. Recognizing and responding to students with mental health issues is a real concern for many teaching faculty. Have you noticed a student who appears to be … Continue reading Recognizing and Responding to Distressed Students

Kognito’s “At Risk” Online Training Available

NOVA has access to Kognito’s “At Risk” online training series. This is a new online training resource with time-limited access for NOVA. Kognito is a free interactive training for faculty and staff. Through interactive conversation with student avatars, you can practice how to talk to students in distress and how to support military students. There is also training for students on how to identify and … Continue reading Kognito’s “At Risk” Online Training Available

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 through March 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 familiar women in … Continue reading Gallick’s Paintings at Manassas for Women’s History Month

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

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