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Policy Change: On-Time Registration

1/14/2018 – NOVA’s On-Time Registration policy has been updated. This page is no longer up to date. New policies approved by the College include significant changes in the way new students register and prepare for classes starting with the fall 2014 semester. The on-time registration policy change impacts all students: new, current, transfer, international, military or any other type of student. All students must be … Continue reading Policy Change: On-Time Registration

Black History Tribute at Schlesinger Concert Hall

Black History Tribute at Schlesinger Center

More than 150 students participated in the 2014 Black History Month Celebration at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center on February 25. Written and directed by Dr. Mark Whitmire, the event paid special tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Nelson Mandela. Alexandria Dean of Liberal Arts, Dr. Jimmie McClellan, gave the welcome and introduction. His remarks reminded many of significant points in … Continue reading Black History Tribute at Schlesinger Center

Senator Tim Kaine Visits the Alexandria Campus

Senator Tim Kaine Visits the Alexandria Campus

On March 10, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) visited NOVA’s Alexandria Campus to discuss the interconnection between technical education and science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields as it relates to future careers in the workforce. STEM programs, like NOVA’s SySTEMic Solutions, equips students with the skills needed in today’s and tomorrow’s workforce. Senator Kaine, along with U.S. Senator Robert Portman (R-OH), recently formed the Senate … Continue reading Senator Tim Kaine Visits the Alexandria Campus

Nutrition Instructor Featured in Washingtonian Magazine

Nutrition Instructor Featured in The Washingtonian

Registered dietitian, Danielle Omar, was featured in the February 2014 edition of The Washingtonian as a highly recommended dietitian in the Washington, D.C., metro area. The article, “How to Stay on the Right Track With Your Fitness Goals,” lists personal trainers and dietitians who can help individuals achieve their desired results. Omar teaches Nutrition I and Therapeutic Nutrition I at NOVA. She also offers nutrition counseling … Continue reading Nutrition Instructor Featured in The Washingtonian

NOVA Travels to Texas for “Border to Beltway” Field Exchange

NOVA Travels to Texas for “Border to Beltway” Field Exchange

Over spring break, 13 NOVA students and one instructor traveled to El Paso, Texas, for a week of field geology with counterparts at El Paso Community College (EPCC). The program, called “Border to Beltway,” was the first half of a two-part field exchange program initiated by Callan Bentley, assistant professor of geology at NOVA’s Annandale Campus and Joshua Villalobos, associate professor of geology at EPCC. … Continue reading NOVA Travels to Texas for “Border to Beltway” Field Exchange

“Play It Safe” at Alexandria

“Play It Safe” at Alexandria

Spring Break is considered a high-risk week, so members of the Alexandria Office of Student Life felt the urge to spread a simple message: “Play It Safe.” On March 5, Alcohol Awareness Day was successfully held in the cafeteria. The United Prevention Coalition of Fairfax County, the Fairfax Alcohol Safety Action Program, NOVA Police, the Office of Student Conduct and professor, David Fernandez, accepted the invitation … Continue reading “Play It Safe” at Alexandria

CETL Brown Bag Session: Flip, Click and Learn

CETL Brown Bag Session: Flip, Click and Learn

On March 6, the Center for Excellence and Teaching, and the Technology Application Center co-sponsored a Brown Bag session on the Manassas Campus called “Flip, Click and Learn: Interactive Strategies for an Interactive Classroom.” In “Developing Learner-Centered Teaching; a Practical Guide for Faculty,” Phyllis Blumberg wrote, “To meet the needs of today’s college student we may need to use a broad range of instructional strategies, especially … Continue reading CETL Brown Bag Session: Flip, Click and Learn

Majewski’s Students Win Research Competition

Majewski’s Students Win Research Competition

On March 8, 12 NOVA students from Dr. Walerian Majewski’s PHY 298 class and the NOVA chapter of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) participated in the spring SPS D.C.-Maryland-Virginia area meeting. The NOVA SPS chapter is rated nationally in the top 10 percent among 700 participating universities and colleges. Four of the 11 research posters in the poster presentation session were by NOVA students. … Continue reading Majewski’s Students Win Research Competition

Hayes Takes Honors Students to Blackfriars Playhouse

Hayes Takes Honors Students to Blackfriars Playhouse

On March 1, Dr. Rebecca Hayes’ Honors students enrolled in “History of Early Modern Britain,” took a step back in time when they traveled to the Blackfriars Playhouse in Staunton, Va. The Blackfriars Playhouse is the world’s only re-creation of Shakespeare’s indoor theater. The American Shakespeare Center’s resident acting troupe perform with the lights on and interact with the audience to re-create Renaissance conditions. Hayes and … Continue reading Hayes Takes Honors Students to Blackfriars Playhouse

O’Connor Takes Honors Students to National Zoo

O’Connor Takes Honors Students to National Zoo

Professor Mark P. O’Connor took Manassas Biology 102 Honors students to the Smithsonian’s National Zoo for a field trip. The group met at the Panda Plaza and then visited the Small Mammals House, Reptile House, Invertebrate House and Amazonia to see and appreciate the diversity of biological life forms. At the end of the trip, the group had the pleasure of seeing the new panda … Continue reading O’Connor Takes Honors Students to National Zoo

NOVA Attends Annual Military Culinary Arts Competition

NOVA Attends Annual Military Culinary Arts Competition

On March 11, Chef Mike Herbert and NOVA food purchaser, Sean McCarthy, took a group of culinary students to Fort Lee in Petersburg, Va., for the 39th Annual Military Culinary Arts Competition. The students were amazed by the skill and artistry of chefs from the branches of the military. The displays included pulled sugar work, chocolate and tallow carvings, aspic-covered cold food presentations, pastries and cakes, … Continue reading NOVA Attends Annual Military Culinary Arts Competition

Reception and Discussion with Fulbright Scholars

CETL Presents Mindfulness for You and Your Teaching

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning invites you to participate in a Faculty Focus Seminar called “Focus. Calm. Empathy. Learn. Mindfulness for You and Your Teaching.” Date: Friday, March 28 Time: 8:30 a.m. to Noon Location: CE Forum, Annandale Campus Do these questions interest you? • Are you losing focus in this often stressed out multitasking culture? • Are you on automatic pilot in … Continue reading CETL Presents Mindfulness for You and Your Teaching

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

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

Invitation to Reception and Discussion with Fulbright Scholars

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) and the Office for Global Studies and Programs cordially invite you to a reception and discussion on April 3 in CETL Center, CG 218 on the Annandale Campus. This event is in honor of NOVA’s Fulbright Scholars: Dr. Amy Gilley Fulbright Scholar, Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina Dr. Min Ji Fulbright Scholar in Residence Sichuan Normal University, … Continue reading Invitation to Reception and Discussion with Fulbright Scholars

NOVA SAS Kicks Off Sexual Assault Awareness Month

NOVA SAS Kicks Off Sexual Assault Awareness Month

NOVA’s Sexual Assault Services (SAS) program kicks off Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) with a theater performance called, “T-O-T-A-L-L-Y”, by Kimleigh Smith on Monday, April 7 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the CE Theater on the Annandale Campus. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. with a Resource Fair and the performance will be from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. A meet and greet … Continue reading NOVA SAS Kicks Off Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Invitation to the Faculty of the Year Reception

The NVCC Alumni Federation Board of Governors cordially invites you to attend the 2014 Faculty of the Year Reception to be held in the Richard J. Ernst Community Cultural Center Forum, Friday, April 11 at 6:30 p.m. All nominees will receive a certificate and one faculty member from each campus will receive the annual Faculty of the Year Jefferson Cup from the Alumni Federation. Additionally, … Continue reading Invitation to the Faculty of the Year Reception

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 through Sunday, April 27.  In “Innermost Evocations,” Nassa’s sculptural works express the synthesis between his external experiences and his inner life. “Through my travels, I’ve met many different people and my art is a way of drawing connection between cultures and individuals. It’s also about connecting past and present with an … Continue reading Edmond Nassa’s “Innermost Evocations” at Fisher Gallery

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 trainings … Continue reading NOVA Academy – Mandatory Training Deadline