NOVA Hosts US-Mexico Bilateral Forum on Higher Education

NOVA Hosts US-Mexico Bilateral Forum on Higher Education

As part of President Barack Obama’s signature educational initiative in the Western Hemisphere, 100,000 Strong in the Americas, community colleges have been highlighted to play a role in increasing international student exchanges and academic collaboration within the region. In 2013, Obama and Mexican President Peña Nieto took this initiative a step further by creating the U.S.-Mexico Bilateral Forum on Higher Education, Innovation and Research to specifically … Continue reading NOVA Hosts US-Mexico Bilateral Forum on Higher Education

NOVA’S SySTEMic Solutions Hosts Successful STEM Expo

NOVA’s SySTEMic Solutions Hosts Successful STEM Expo

On March 22, NOVA’s SySTEMic Solutions hosted its inaugural Loudoun County STEM EXPO at the Loudoun Campus. The free, all-day EXPO attracted more than 500 attendees and provided community members an exciting educational opportunity to participate in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) real-world applications. NOVA faculty and community partners spearheaded STEM sessions, led campus tours and engineered creative STEM exhibits. Keynote speaker Tom Jones, … Continue reading NOVA’s SySTEMic Solutions Hosts Successful STEM Expo

Top On-Time Registration Questions Answered

More About On-Time Registration

Help your students to understand the new On-Time Registration policy, effective Fall 2014. The policy states that all students must be registered for classes by 11:59 p.m. the day before the session’s start date. For example, students must be registered by 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, August 19 for 16-week or first 8-week courses. The On-Time Registration policy impacts all students: new, current, transfer, international, military or … Continue reading More About On-Time Registration

MEC’s Annual Mission of Mercy Project

MEC’s Annual Mission of Mercy Project

NOVA and the Northern Virginia Dental Society teamed up one more time to host the Mission of Mercy event. Finding dental care can be a real challenge, but on March 14 and 15 from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., a wide range of free oral health care services were provided to under-served Virginians including, but not limited to the elderly, disabled, uninsured and under-insured. This year, … Continue reading MEC’s Annual Mission of Mercy Project

Successful Workforce Industry Building Learning Series

Successful Workforce Industry Building Learning Series

On March 13, the Workforce Development Division (WDD) hosted the fifth installment of the Workforce Industry Building Learning Series at the Ernst Center. The series is designed to build the WDD business services brand with the northern Virginia business community. Executives representing a cross-section of the northern Virginia business community attended the lunch discussion titled “Northern Virginia’s Workforce Outlook: Future Workforce Development Challenges.” The featured … Continue reading Successful Workforce Industry Building Learning Series

NOVA Applauds Critical Language Scholarship Recipient

NOVA Applauds Critical Language Scholarship Recipient

NOVA is pleased to announce that Christopher Winter, a NOVA student at the Annandale Campus currently enrolled in Chinese 202 with Professor Mei Jean Barth, has received a prestigious Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) from the U. S. State Department and Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The scholarship will allow him to attend an intensive language institute in China during summer 2014 with all program … Continue reading NOVA Applauds Critical Language Scholarship Recipient

Faculty and Students Inspired by iCAD

Faculty and Students Inspired by iCAD

On March 22, the second installment of the iCAD (Inspiring our Community to Academic Achievement Through Diverse Experiences) presentation series at the Manassas Campus was extremely well received, and Director Larry Felix from the Bureau of Engraving and Printing discussed “Balancing Business and Personal Success.” Everyone agreed that Felix’s presentation, ranging from his early years as a community college student to his current business endeavors, … Continue reading Faculty and Students Inspired by iCAD

Check Out NOVA Idol 2014 on NOVA TV

Check Out NOVA Idol 2014 on NOVA TV

The NOVA Idol singing competition has come a long way in 11 years. It began as a talent show in a tiny classroom on the Alexandria Campus, progressed to a crowded cafeteria and is currently held on multiple NOVA campuses over multiple months, culminating in a multi-faceted event at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center on the Alexandria Campus. NOVA Idol strives to promote … Continue reading Check Out NOVA Idol 2014 on NOVA TV

Krimmer Supports NOVA-GMU Winning Team at ASPRS Conference

Krimmer Supports NOVA-GMU Winning Team at ASPRS Conference

A combined NOVA-George Mason University team won the fourth annual American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) SAC GeoLeague Challenge held in Louisville, Ky. Four teams entered this year’s competition, representing the University of South Carolina, Murray State University, Virginia Tech and NOVA-George Mason. Teams used remote sensing, GIS and other tools to address this year’s challenge: Mapping Ecosystem Services in Coastal Belize based … Continue reading Krimmer Supports NOVA-GMU Winning Team at ASPRS Conference

Responding to Distressed Students Workshop

Responding to Distressed Students Workshop

On March 28, the Virginia Community College System Northern Regional Center for Teaching Excellence hosted a drive-in workshop for faculty, “Responding to Distressed Students in the Classroom.” The workshop was held at NOVA’s Annandale Campus and was co-facilitated by Student Mental Health and Behavior and Case Manager, MaryAnn Raybuck, and Associate Professor of Communication, Nan Peck. Faculty shared ideas about students who are experiencing distress or are disruptive in classes. … Continue reading Responding to Distressed Students Workshop

Faculty and Students Join in Manassas PTK Service Project

Faculty and Students Join in Manassas PTK Service Project

Faculty and members of the Alpha Iota Zeta chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society donned bright orange safety vests to pick up trash along Battleview Parkway on March 22. The chapter cleans the road, which runs beside the Manassas Campus, four times a year through the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Adopt-a-Highway program. Participants included President Savannah Simpson; Vice President Brian Urias; Allison Guilly; … Continue reading Faculty and Students Join in Manassas PTK Service Project

Get Vegucated at Alexandria Library

Get Vegucated at Alexandria Library

On March 20, a new student interest group, Alexandria Veg, partnered with the nonprofit Compassion Over Killing and the Alexandria Library, to screen the documentary “Vegucated” in the Library instruction room. The Library faculty mentor who participated was Paul Chapman. “Vegucated” is a 2011 film that challenges three people to adopt a vegan diet. Their journey is documented showing the harsh realities of the food industry and the … Continue reading Get Vegucated at Alexandria Library

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

“The Linguists” and Dr. K. David Harrison at Loudoun

“The Linguists” and Dr. K. David Harrison at Loudoun

The Loudoun Campus will host, “Talk of the Town: A Film Screening of ‘The Linguists’ and Keynote Speaker Dr. K. David Harrison.” “The Linguists” is an Emmy-nominated documentary produced in 2008 by Ironbound Films. Event details Monday, April 14 Loudoun Campus Waddell Theatre 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. There will be a question and answer session, … Continue reading “The Linguists” and Dr. K. David Harrison at Loudoun

2014 Legacy Lecture Is Next Week

Mark your calendars for this year’s 2014 Legacy Lecture. Duncan and Betsy Tebow will be the speakers at the invitation of the Annandale Campus Council and Lyceum Committee. The event will be held on Monday, April 14 at 12:30 p.m. in the CE Forum. The Legacy Lecture was created by the Annandale Campus Council in 2010 to honor distinguished retiring faculty members. The Tebows were longtime … Continue reading 2014 Legacy Lecture Is Next Week

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

Zimride

April Earth Day Challenge

Make everyday Earth Day in April with Zimride at NOVA. Not only can you help reduce your carbon footprint by sharing your ride, you can also enter to win a Kindle Fire HD and Starbucks or Amazon Gift Cards. It is as easy as registering or signing in to NOVA’s Zimride network at www.zimride.com/nvcc and logging your daily commute in your Commute Calendar. This Zimride Earth Day … Continue reading April Earth Day Challenge

Communication Design and Fine Arts Student Exhibit at Loudoun

The annual Communication Design and Fine Arts Student Exhibition is currently on view at the Loudoun Campus Waddell Art Gallery. Student works from both the Communication Design and Fine Arts programs are featured and include examples of graphic design, visual imagery, multimedia design, animation and web design from the Communication Design program, and ceramics, design, drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture from the Fine Arts program. … Continue reading Communication Design and Fine Arts Student Exhibit at Loudoun

Exhibits at the Gallery at the Woodbridge Campus

Two exhibits are currently open for viewing at the gallery at NOVA’s Woodbridge Campus: Annual Student Art Exhibition This is a juried competition of the Woodbridge Campus art students and will run until May 8. Gallery hours are 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday. A reception and prize announcements will be held Monday, April 7 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. as the first … Continue reading Exhibits at the Gallery at the Woodbridge Campus

Leave Sharing Request

Sarah Morales 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. 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 … Continue reading Leave Sharing Request

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