NOVA Students Win Jack Kent Cooke Scholarships

NOVA Students Win Jack Kent Cooke Scholarships

Three NOVA students have been awarded Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarships. Armian Hanelli, Frank Estevao Maia and Amin Syed were among the 85 students nationally to receive the prestigious award. The scholarship provides up to $30,000 a year toward tuition, living expenses and required fees for the final two-to-three years needed to achieve a bachelor’s degree. “These awards are a testament to the … Continue reading NOVA Students Win Jack Kent Cooke Scholarships

The Pathway to Transfer

The Pathway to Transfer

Students in the Pathway to the Baccalaureate Program participated in two college trips this spring, attending information sessions and participating in campus tours. The college visits were designed to allow students to view the benefits of both public and private universities in urban, suburban and rural settings to help the students make informed transfer decisions. Pathway Advisor Shanon Bobb (AL), Pathway Fellow Muhammad Amanullah (AL) and Pathway Leadership Program Development Specialist … Continue reading The Pathway to Transfer

Changes to NOVA Parking Policies and Semester Permit Fee

NOVA Showcases Expertise at VCCS New Horizons Conference

NOVA was well represented by faculty and staff at the 2014 New Horizons Conference held April 9 to 11 in Roanoke, Va. This year’s conference theme was “Investing in People First.” The New Horizons Conference is an annual event sponsored by the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) Office of Professional Development. NOVA’s representative to the Professional Development Committee is Dr. Karen Walters (AN), and the … Continue reading NOVA Showcases Expertise at VCCS New Horizons Conference

New Travel Expense Tool: Chrome River Is Coming May 1

New Travel Expense Tool: Chrome River Is Coming May 1

Do you travel on behalf of NOVA (as faculty or staff)? Then Chrome River (CR) is for you!  CR is NOVA’s new comprehensive travel expense reimbursement tool. It is a one-stop shop that allows NOVA employees to manage travel pre-approvals, track expense reports, run reports and submit travel expense reimbursement in the most cost-effective, timely and efficient manner possible. You can take pictures of your … Continue reading New Travel Expense Tool: Chrome River Is Coming May 1

NOVA Earns First, Third and Fourth at Math Tournament

NOVA Earns First, Third and Fourth at Math Tournament

Two teams led by Annandale Professor Kumnit Nong and one team led by Manassas professors Mathew Westerhoff, Rizza Hansen and Shakil Shrestha competed in a math tournament at Prince George’s Community College (PGCC) on April 5. Twelve community colleges in the D.C. metro area participated with 16 teams of four students. The tournament is exclusively for two-year colleges, and the mathematics competition featured Carroll Community College, Cecil Community … Continue reading NOVA Earns First, Third and Fourth at Math Tournament

Manassas Joins the Nanotechnology Revolution

Manassas Joins the Nanotechnology Revolution

The Manassas Campus celebrated Nano Week during the first week of April. Events included a series of workshops and presentations and a scanning electron microscope (SEM) demonstration. Assistant Dean of Science Ia Gomez welcomed more than 150 students, faculty and staff from all NOVA campuses who attended the events. The nanotechnology initiative is being led by Manassas Provost Roger Ramsammy, and is chaired by Gomez. The team … Continue reading Manassas Joins the Nanotechnology Revolution

International Week at the MEC

International Week at the MEC

The Medical Education Campus (MEC) International Week, spearheaded by Student Life, coincided with Advising Week and the emphasis on the College’s new Start Strong policy. The week focused on education as one of the greatest investments, and respect and appreciation for other cultures. The festivities included shared travel experiences and trivia questions about the world. There was a beautiful display of artifacts and flags from many countries … Continue reading International Week at the MEC

Manassas Celebrates Multicultural Week

Manassas Celebrates Multicultural Week

On April 10, the Manassas Campus concluded Multicultural Week celebrations with a viewing of the movie “Paradise Now” and an international food potluck. Students were invited to share food from their native countries and over 100 students, faculty and staff enjoyed an evening of delicious food. The event ended with the raffling of a NOOK, generously donated by Manassas Provost Roger Ramsammy. Students were entered … Continue reading Manassas Celebrates Multicultural Week

Manassas Honors Visits Prince William Chamber of Commerce

Manassas Honors Visits Prince William Chamber of Commerce

Dr. Rebecca Hayes and Manassas Campus Honors students attended the Prince William Chamber of Commerce luncheon on the “Future of Education” where Manassas Provost Roger Ramsammy was the keynote speaker. The students met several Prince William County business owners and entrepreneurs. The students were highlighting their summer Honors Study Abroad classes to England, hoping to gain support and financial contributions for the trip. Honors students … Continue reading Manassas Honors Visits Prince William Chamber of Commerce

Woodbridge Multicultural Week Events

The Woodbridge Campus invites you to attend Multicultural Week events from April 21 to 25. The week is a celebration of the rich cultural tapestry of NOVA. To learn more, go to http://blogs.nvcc.edu/womulticulturalweek. Monday, April 21 Ewabo Caribbean Music and Dance, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m., WAS Cafeteria Immigration Stories, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Lakeside Theater, WC 120 Tuesday, April 22 Wong People Chinese Lion Dance, 12:00 p.m. … Continue reading Woodbridge Multicultural Week Events

NOVA’s First Annual Take Back the Night Rally and March

You are cordially invited to NOVA’s First Annual Take Back the Night (TBTN) Rally and March on April 22 at 7:00 p.m. at the Loudoun Campus. There will be speakers from NOVA and the community. Some students will also speak out about their personal experiences and resources will be available from several community agencies. There will be a short candlelight march around the Campus after the … Continue reading NOVA’s First Annual Take Back the Night Rally and March

Alexandria Campus April Lyceum Series

You are invited to two Lyceum Series events at the Alexandria Campus. The events are free and open to the public. Dr. Maria Pagura, Economist and Senior Program Officer at the World Bank Tuesday, April 22 12:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. Room AA-196, Bisdorf Building This will be an insightful discussion on microfinance. The NOVA Student Experience Wednesday, April 23 5:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. … Continue reading Alexandria Campus April Lyceum Series

Manassas Faculty Collaborate on Student Art Festival

Manassas Faculty Collaborate on Student Art Festival

The Manassas Campus is adorned with interesting and colorful student artwork, thanks to the art studio adjunct professors. “Since Randy Michener retired, I’ve been relying on the studio art adjunct professors to help with the art exhibitions and they really stepped up for this student art show,” said Program Head Barbara Lash. Adjunct professors Jessica Gardner, Lauren Jacobs, Lin Barrett, Robert Lee Madden, Jr., Eric Garner and Brian Kelley selected … Continue reading Manassas Faculty Collaborate on Student Art Festival

Liberal Arts Division Spring Scholarship Luncheon

Alexandria Campus Division of Liberal Arts Scholarship Committee cordially invites you to the 2014 Liberal Arts Spring Scholarship Luncheon on April 25. This year’s theme is “Tropical Paradise.” Due to the generous support of faculty and staff over the past 11 years, approximately 60 scholarships have been awarded totaling more than $45,000. During the luncheon there will be music, a great meal and the announcement … Continue reading Liberal Arts Division Spring Scholarship Luncheon

April Is Environmental Awareness and Education Month

April Is Environmental Awareness and Education Month

The Loudoun Campus is celebrating Environmental Awareness and Education Month with programming during April’s “Green Month.” Faculty members have organized an entertaining and informative program of April events including a special Earth Day Symposium on the subject of “Hydraulic Fracturing” (also known as fracking) on Tuesday, April 22 in the Waddell Theatre. This year Loudoun is the event host and speakers representing industry and the environment are scheduled … Continue reading April Is Environmental Awareness and Education Month

Communication Design and Fine Arts Student Exhibit at Loudoun

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, as well as ceramics, design, drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture from the Fine … 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

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

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 Sweepstakes … Continue reading April Earth Day Challenge

Student Learning Outcomes Training at Manassas

The Office of Institutional Research, Planning and Assessment (OIR) is offering a workshop Friday, May 2, 2014, on Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) at NOVA at the Manassas Campus (Room MH 317) from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This workshop is open to all NOVA faculty and staff and will cover gathering and summarizing SLO results, and using the results to improve teaching and student learning. … Continue reading Student Learning Outcomes Training at Manassas

DiNatale’s “Meditations on the Boundless” on Exhibit

DiNatale’s “Meditations on the Boundless” on Exhibit

Kimberly DiNatale’s “Meditations on the Boundless” will be on exhibit at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, Margaret W. & Joseph L. Fisher Gallery from Friday, May 2 to Sunday, June 8. A reception is scheduled for Saturday, May 3 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. “Meditations on the Boundless,” an exhibition of acrylic paintings on yupo paper, focuses on depicting the … Continue reading DiNatale’s “Meditations on the Boundless” on Exhibit

Leave Sharing Request

Sheemeca Berkley (AN) 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 by clicking the link below: http://www.nvcc.edu/faculty-and-staff/human-resources/hr-forms/leave-sharing.html. 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 … Continue reading Leave Sharing Request