Successful Fall Convocation Kicks Off the New Semester

Successful Fall Convocation Kicks Off the New Semester

Fall Convocation, held at the Richard J. Ernst Community and Cultural Center on August 18, was a huge success with a great turnout. The theme of the day was “Building Structures for Student Success.” The morning began with an insightful student panel organized by Interim Dean of Communications Technologies and Social Sciences Molly Lynch (MA) and moderated by Dean of Learning and Technology Resources Frances … Continue reading Successful Fall Convocation Kicks Off the New Semester

In Memory: Sushama “Sushie” Rath

In Memory: Sushama “Sushie” Rath

Sushama “Sushie” Rath, a longtime information technology employee, passed away on August 19 following an illness. A private family Hindu service was held the same day. Rath, a senior systems analyst, worked at the College for more than 32 years and was due to retire September 1. Her contributions to the College were numerous. She was the supervisor of the programming unit that created NOVA’s … Continue reading In Memory: Sushama “Sushie” Rath

Honors Is Not Just for the Ivy League

Honors Is Not Just for the Ivy League

NOVA has a robust Honors Program for motivated, high-achieving students. This program began in 1985 and is intended to provide driven students with an enriched program of study. In the 2013-2014 academic year, the College began the Honors Scholars program to further highlight the importance of honors study. The Honors Core Curriculum includes English, humanities/fine arts, social/behavioral science, physical and life sciences/mathematics, interdisciplinary seminar and … Continue reading Honors Is Not Just for the Ivy League

Student Voices Open 2014 College Convocation

Student Voices Open 2014 College Convocation

As part of NOVA’s Achieving the Dream (ATD) initiative, students were given a prominent role during this year’s Convocation. Nine current and former NOVA students, representing all six campuses, participated in a panel called “From Dreams to Goals to Success.” Students shared their academic experiences and gave their perspectives on the challenges community colleges face. They also discussed the various types of support that faculty and … Continue reading Student Voices Open 2014 College Convocation

LPN Program Has Third Pinning Ceremony

LPN Program Has Third Pinning Ceremony

Health care is one of the fastest growing career fields in Northern Virginia and NOVA’s Workforce Development Division (WDD) is doing its part in training workers to meet this growing demand. On August 15, the WDD hosted its third Practical Nursing Pinning Ceremony. This intense yearlong program graduated 16 new nurses who are eager to start making a difference in the lives of patients. NOVA’s Practical Nursing Program … Continue reading LPN Program Has Third Pinning Ceremony

Snacks and Drinks Fuel First Week at Manassas

Snacks and Drinks Fuel First Week at Manassas

The Manassas Provost Office provided coffee, cold drinks, cookies and chips to faculty and staff during the first week of the Fall semester. The treats helped get the semester off to a good start while everybody was taking care of the students. “The extra caffeine and goodies were a welcome surprise and made the first week of classes even more special,” said one grateful staff … Continue reading Snacks and Drinks Fuel First Week at Manassas

Manassas Exhibition Combines Art with Science

Manassas Exhibition Combines Art With Science

The NOVA community is invited to the Manassas Campus on September 3 at 12:00 p.m. for a reception in honor of “The Creative Mind: The Intersection of Art and Science.” The art show features the results of a NOVA project designed to integrate art with science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Associate Professor Gillian Backus explained the project. “Our STEM to STEAM initiative was started primarily by … Continue reading Manassas Exhibition Combines Art With Science

Positive ID: Bodies and Subjectivities in Photo

“Positive ID: Bodies and Subjectivities in Photo” is on exhibit through September 26 at the Woodbridge Campus. The Gallery at the Woodbridge Campus is located on the first floor of the Arts and Sciences Building (WAS 123) and is accessible to people with disabilities. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. “Positive ID” focuses on contemporary photographic works by new and established artists … Continue reading Positive ID: Bodies and Subjectivities in Photo

“The Henkel Physicians” Exhibit at the MEC and Woodbridge

“The Henkel Physicians” Exhibit at MEC and Woodbridge

NOVA’s Medical Education Campus (MEC) Library is hosting “The Henkel Physicians: A Family’s Life in Letters” exhibit. Admission is free and open to the public. Developed and produced by the National Library of Medicine (NLM), National Institutes of Health, the exhibit documents the daily lives of a family of physicians in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley during the 19th century serving in their community, on the battlefield and … Continue reading “The Henkel Physicians” Exhibit at MEC and Woodbridge

“Electronic Aesthetics” Featuring Artists Celarier and Kessler

“Electronic Aesthetics” Featuring Artists Celarier and Kessler

“Electronic Aesthetics” is on exhibit at the Schlesinger Center’s Margaret W. and Joseph L. Fisher Gallery at the Alexandria Campus from Friday, September 5 to Sunday, October 5. The exhibit includes works by sculptor Eric Celarier and painter Glen Kessler and is curated by Judith HeartSong, Washington ArtWorks director of Resident Artist Programs and Exhibitions. The opening reception is Saturday, September 6 from 4:00 p.m. … Continue reading “Electronic Aesthetics” Featuring Artists Celarier and Kessler

NOVA’s New Representative on VCCS Committee

Dr. Marleen McCabe is NOVA’s new representative to the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) Professional Development Committee. Please contact McCabe with questions and suggestions about statewide initiatives, professional development grants, peer group meetings, leadership academies and seminars. The next VCCS professional development meeting is September 18. Also mark your calendars: Faculty and Administrators Leadership Academy, September 22 to 25 (by invitation only) Applications for Paul … Continue reading NOVA’s New Representative on VCCS Committee