NOVA Congratulates New Century Scholar for Virginia

NOVA Congratulates New Century Scholar for Virginia

Amanda Harbison is one of 51 community college students who have been named the 2014 New Century Scholars. Each scholar will receive a $2,000 scholarship and be recognized at the American Association of Community Colleges Convention in April in Washington, D.C. “I am humbled and greatly honored to have been chosen as a recipient of this scholarship award, and I will honor this generosity through … Continue reading NOVA Congratulates New Century Scholar for Virginia

Top On-Time Registration Questions Answered

Start Strong Through On-Time Registration

Starting with the fall 2014 semester, six new policies approved by the College will change the way new students register and prepare for classes. The new polices are part of an effort to strengthen the student experience at NOVA. Five of the new policies affect first-time-to-college students (ages 17-24). The sixth policy requiring on-time registration impacts all students: new, current, transfer, international, military or any … Continue reading Start Strong Through On-Time Registration

NOVA Hosts Eighth Community Shred Event

NOVA Hosts Eighth Community Shred Event

On March 15, NOVA hosted its eighth shred event at the Annandale Campus with long-time sponsor, NBC4 (WRC-TV). So many households participated that 45 tons of paper – 90,000 pounds – were shredded and recycled. The event was co-sponsored by Allstate Insurance, the Shred-it company and Fairfax County. The community-focused event took place in the B15 parking lot at the back of the Annandale Campus. … Continue reading NOVA Hosts Eighth Community Shred Event

ELI Volunteers With Habitat for Humanity

ELI Volunteers With Habitat for Humanity

On February 21, staff and faculty from the Extended Learning Institute (ELI), along with students from the Annandale and Medical Education campuses, spent the day volunteering with Habitat for Humanity. The event was organized and led by Associate Professor of Mathematics, Richard Semmler, the group spent the day painting and cleaning a condominium that will soon be occupied by a Habitat recipient. Located just around the … Continue reading ELI Volunteers With Habitat for Humanity

Connie Kirkland Recognized as Sexual Assault Expert

Connie Kirkland Recognized as Sexual Assault Expert

Director of Student Mental Health and Behavior, Connie J. Kirkland, has been recognized as an expert in campus sexual assault, Title IX and the Violence Against Women Act at various national conferences and events this spring. At NOVA, she manages NOVACares and the NOVA Sexual Assault Services Program, and is chair of the College Threat Assessment Team. Her recent speaking engagements began when she hosted a … Continue reading Connie Kirkland Recognized as Sexual Assault Expert

New Staff Members Join NOVACares

The Office of Student Mental Health and Behavior (NOVACares) proudly announces two staff members have joined the team. Negar Ehsani is the new Sexual Assault Services (SAS) coordinator. Negar has a master’s degree in social work from George Mason University. She has vast experience from her position as sexual assault outreach specialist at the Fairfax County Office for Women and Domestic Sexual Violence Services. Negar comes … Continue reading New Staff Members Join NOVACares

Universal Design Seminar a Success

Universal Design Seminar a Success

Making accommodations for students with diverse learning needs can be challenging. Thirty faculty attended a recent seminar titled “How to Apply Principles of Universal Design to Your Teaching Classroom.” The all-day workshop was held at NOVA’s Manassas Innovation Park and was facilitated by NOVA’s Director of Disability Services, Estela Landeros Dugourd, and Associate Professor of Communication Studies, Nan Peck. The seminar was free to NOVA, Germanna and Lord … Continue reading Universal Design Seminar a Success

Student Learning Outcomes Training at Alexandria

The Office of Institutional Research, Planning and Assessment (OIR) is offering a workshop titled “Student Learning Outcomes at NOVA: Gathering and Analyzing Evidence of Student Learning for Continuous Improvement” on Thursday, April 3 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Alexandria Campus, Room AA 379. The workshop is is open to all faculty and staff. The workshop will cover gathering and summarizing SLO results … Continue reading Student Learning Outcomes Training at Alexandria

Reception and Discussion with Fulbright Scholars

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 Reception and Discussion With Fulbright Scholars

Register for TOTAL Workshops

April TOTAL Workshops Available

NOVA’s Extended Learning Institute (ELI) will offer the following Topics in Online Teaching and Learning (TOTAL) workshops in April: Start Date    Workshop Title   Length of workshop April 7    Using Best Practices in Online Teaching   4 weeks    Establishing Social Presence   3 weeks    Designing Rubrics and Providing Feedback   4 weeks    Making Your Courses Accessible   4 weeks    Captioning … Continue reading April TOTAL Workshops Available

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

NOVA Printing Services Open House Invitation

NOVA Printing Services Open House Invitation

Come one, come all! On Friday, April 11, everyone is invited to NOVA Printing Services’ Open House. The event will showcase the new shop and services. There will be demonstrations, tours, tutorials, giveaways, refreshments, fabulous door prizes and a chance to win a Kindle. The Printing Services Team will also be unveiling a sneak preview of the future online ordering system. Please attend to meet … Continue reading NOVA Printing Services Open House Invitation

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 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, three adjunct faculty … 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 … Continue reading Edmond Nassa’s “Innermost Evocations” at Fisher Gallery

Consider Study Abroad for 2015

Are you interested in leading a study abroad program for NOVA in 2015? Any faculty member who would like to consider leading a study abroad program in 2015 must fill out the Intent to Lead a Study Abroad form. Even if you have led a NOVA study abroad program in the past, you are still required to submit the form for planning purposes. Request a form from Coordinator … Continue reading Consider Study Abroad for 2015