Saperstone Announces Retirement After 35 Years at NOVA

Saperstone Announces Retirement After 35 Years at NOVA

On April 4, Annandale Provost Barbara Saperstone announced she will retire from NOVA early Spring 2015. “I do not have definite plans at this time, but I am looking forward to the future,” she said. “Dr. Saperstone has been an important leader in NOVA’s rise as one of our country’s top community colleges,” said President Robert G. Templin, Jr. “She has led the Annandale Campus through an … Continue reading Saperstone Announces Retirement After 35 Years at NOVA

Professor Emeritus Recognized by PBS NewsHour

Professor Emeritus Recognized by PBS NewsHour

Rebecca Kamen, Alexandria professor emeritus of art, was recently recognized for her innovative artwork by PBS NewsHour. The feature article describes her struggle with dyslexia and her science-inspired work. The artwork featured in the piece was created after Kamen completed a summer fellowship at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). She spent three months in science labs and interviewing neuroscientists. Afterward, Kamen transformed the information … Continue reading Professor Emeritus Recognized by PBS NewsHour

VetSuccess Counselor Serving Alexandria and Annandale

VetSuccess Counselor Serving Alexandria and Annandale

Jason Hunter is currently serving as a Department of Veterans Affairs VetSuccess on Campus Counselor (VSOC) at NOVA. In this capacity, he will be assisting veterans, service members and their families as they transition to college life and complete their college programs. He will also help prepare them to enter the workforce. Prior to this role, he served as a vocational rehabilitation counselor where he assisted … Continue reading VetSuccess Counselor Serving Alexandria and Annandale

NOVA Forensics Program Celebrates Competition Success

NOVA Forensics Program Celebrates Competition Success

In just the second full season of intercollegiate competition, the NOVA Forensics Team is a roaring success. Last weekend, select members of the NOVA Forensics Team attended the Phi Rho Pi National Tournament in Denver, Colo. Aaron Latta became NOVA’s first national medal winner by earning a bronze award in impromptu speaking. During impromptu speaking, a student is given a quotation from a famous author and … Continue reading NOVA Forensics Program Celebrates Competition Success

NOVA Veterans Affairs Office Welcomes Posse Foundation

NOVA Veterans Affairs Office Welcomes Posse Foundation

On April 10, the Annandale Veterans Affairs Office was pleased to host the Posse Foundation. The Annandale Veterans Affairs Office is participating in an initiative to provide more outreach programs to NOVA students who are veterans. Veteran Advisor Audra Morris organized and coordinated the event. The Posse Foundation is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to identify, recruit and train students from all over the … Continue reading NOVA Veterans Affairs Office Welcomes Posse Foundation

Woodbridge PTK Brings Cheer to Wounded Service Members

Woodbridge PTK Brings Cheer to Wounded Service Members

The Woodbridge Campus chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) delivered Easter baskets to wounded service members and their families at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., on April 18. PTK members requested donations from Prince William companies and they held a bake sale on campus to generate funds to purchase candy and basket goodies. “This year’s PTK chapter has the most proactive … Continue reading Woodbridge PTK Brings Cheer to Wounded Service Members

Alexandria Geographer Speaks at Tampa Convention

Alexandria Geographer Speaks at Tampa Convention

David Miller, Alexandria Campus geography instructor, presented a paper called “Visualizing Geopolitics: Virginia Elections,” at the Association of American Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting in Tampa, Fla., on April 10. The session was titled “Cultural Geography of the American South.” Miller’s AAG paper featured graphics done for the NOVA Institute for Public Service and its blog during Virginia’s November 2013 elections where Democratic candidates swept the statewide … Continue reading Alexandria Geographer Speaks at Tampa Convention

NOVA’s First Hospitality Career Expo

NOVA’s First Hospitality Career Expo

The Annandale Campus hosted the first Hospitality Career Expo on March 25 after Hospitality Management Professor DeQuan Smith and Career Counselor Stephanie Allen recognized an increasing need for internship opportunities, post-graduation job placement and experiential learning opportunities for NOVA’s hospitality students. The Hospitality Career Expo found a perfect organizational platform in the HRI 230 Event and Exhibition Management class. Under the guidance of Smith and … Continue reading NOVA’s First Hospitality Career Expo

Family-Friendly Movies at Manassas Amphitheater

This summer the Manassas Campus will present family-friendly movies at the Mary Louise Jackson Amphitheater on Fridays at 7:00 p.m. Enjoy a movie under the stars with family and friends. Sit on the benches or bring a blanket to stretch out on the grass. Admission is free for NOVA students, faculty and staff, and $3 for others. In case of inclement weather, the movie will … Continue reading Family-Friendly Movies at Manassas Amphitheater

Exhibits at the Gallery at the Woodbridge Campus

The Annual Student Art Exhibition is currently open for viewing at the gallery at NOVA’s Woodbridge Campus. 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. For more information on Woodbridge gallery events, contact Erin Devine at edevine@nvcc.edu or keep up on Facebook. Continue reading Exhibits at the Gallery at the Woodbridge Campus

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 (SLO) 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. Faculty with and without … 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 Schlesinger 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 power, delicacy and inspiring beauty of nature’s all-encompassing vastness in … Continue reading DiNatale’s “Meditations on the Boundless” on Exhibit

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