NOVA at DREAM 2014

NOVA at DREAM 2014

A team of faculty and staff represented NOVA at DREAM 2014: The Achieving the Dream (ATD) Annual Institute on Student Success in Orlando, Fla., from February 23 to 27. The conference attracted more than 1,600 participants from community colleges across the country who gathered to share ideas about student success. ATD is a national initiative developed to increase student success rates at community colleges. NOVA … Continue reading NOVA at DREAM 2014

NOVA Idol 2014 Is March 21

NOVA Idol 2014 Is March 21

This year promises to be the best NOVA Idol yet! Tony Perkins from Fox 5 will show off his outstanding co-hosting skills again this year with NOVA’s own Shelly Palomino (AL). The event will feature 12 finalists, as well as Jillian Muschler (NOVA’s Favorite Dancer) and the Manassas Park Cougar Drumline (Manassas Park High School). The audience will help to decide the winner. Of course, we cannot forget … Continue reading NOVA Idol 2014 Is March 21

Zimride

Zimride Service Is Now Available at NOVA

College Enterprises announced that the private social ride-sharing network called Zimride is now up and running at NOVA as a free service. Owned by Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Zimride offers faculty, staff and students the opportunity to share rides and expenses. Whether you are commuting to campus every day or heading out of town for the weekend, Zimride can help you save money and meet people going your … Continue reading Zimride Service Is Now Available at NOVA

Lessons From the Fulbright

Lessons From the Fulbright

Dr. Amy Gilley, associate professor of film and theatre studies at Annandale, recently returned from Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) where she was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Mostar. The Fulbright international exchange program is a highly competitive program that selects faculty based on their academic achievements and leadership ability. In BiH, Gilley taught courses, gave public lectures on American culture and media, and … Continue reading Lessons From the Fulbright

NOVA Rally Ralls Short in NJCAA Region 20 Semifinal

NOVA Rally Falls Short in NJCAA Region 20 Semifinal

NOVA rallied from a 22 point second half deficit, but fell short in the NJCAA Region 20 D-II men’s basketball semifinal game against Potomac State College (PSC) of West Virginia. NOVA trailed 50-28 with 14 minutes remaining before a seemingly unthinkable comeback that saw NOVA outscore PSC by 20 points over the next 13 minutes to close within two, 73-71, with 47 seconds remaining in … Continue reading NOVA Rally Falls Short in NJCAA Region 20 Semifinal

Black History Speaker’s Visit a Highlight of the Month

Black History Speaker’s Visit a Highlight of the Month

On February 26 at the Alexandria Campus, Gaye Adegbalola led a lively discussion about her role in the civil rights movement in Fredericksburg, Va., as well as experiences with segregation in school and racism in her community. She discussed major civil rights history points including the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the war in Vietnam, and included personal anecdotes about those events. … Continue reading Black History Speaker’s Visit a Highlight of the Month

NOVA Faculty Inspire Students to a Competition Win

NOVA Faculty Inspire Students to Win a Competition

NOVA students Cheyenne Armstrong, Eva Ferreiras-Pichardo and Sierra Davis presented a winning case study during the Mid Atlantic Conference and Expo (MACE) in February. MACE is an educational conference and business forum for the meetings and events industry presented by the Meeting Professionals International Potomac Chapter (PMPI). Hundreds of meeting professionals from the mid-Atlantic region attend the conference to learn from industry leaders, advance their … Continue reading NOVA Faculty Inspire Students to Win a Competition

Davis’ Honors Students Visit GALA Hispanic Theater

Davis’ Honors Students Visit GALA Hispanic Theater

On March 8, honors students from Martha Davis’ Spanish 102 class enjoyed an evening at the GALA Hispanic Theater in Washington, D.C., and were joined by a former U.S. ambassador to the Organization of American States, a Puerto Rican author and other dignitaries. They attended GALA’s production of “La Señorita de Tacna,” a play about memory, storytelling, loyalty and betrayal by Mario Vargas Llosa, Peruvian … Continue reading Davis’ Honors Students Visit GALA Hispanic Theater

Faculty Focus Series: Learning-Centered Teaching

Faculty Focus Series: Learning-Centered Teaching

The Center for Teaching and Learning (CETL) cordially invites you to participate in an innovative Faculty Focus series. This is a five-part series about Learning-Centered Teaching and what you might need to transition to a teaching practice that moves toward learning-centered teaching. By Monday, March 17, faculty should have received an email with links to (1) a short video summary of the series, and (2) an in-depth article … Continue reading Faculty Focus Series: Learning-Centered Teaching

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. Light refreshments … 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 States … 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 preoccupied and … 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 talk … Continue reading Kognito’s “At-Risk” Online Training Available

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 the … Continue reading Gallick’s Paintings at Manassas for Women’s History Month

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 his external experiences and … Continue reading Edmond Nassa’s “Innermost Evocations” at Fisher Gallery

Leave Sharing Request

Bethany Lehman (CS) 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. 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 only annual leave may be donated. If you need other assistance or have questions … Continue reading Leave Sharing Request

NOVA Academy – Mandatory Training Deadline

The March 31 deadline is fast approaching for all full-time faculty and staff to complete the mandatory training, so we want to take this opportunity to provide reminders and helpful hints regarding the online trainings found in NOVA Academy. Please refer to the email sent by Donna Smiley on December 6, 2013, to see the training matrix and Frequently Asked Questions. To view your completed training after … Continue reading NOVA Academy – Mandatory Training Deadline

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