NOVA President Robert G. Templin Jr. to Retire in 2015

NOVA President Robert G. Templin Jr. to Retire in 2015

Robert G. Templin Jr., president of Northern Virginia Community College since 2002, announced his intention to retire in February 2015 during a College Board meeting held Sept. 8. “My time at NOVA has been the highlight of my career,” Dr. Templin said. “NOVA is one of the very top colleges in the country for creating higher education opportunities and producing outstanding graduates. I’m thankful for … Continue reading NOVA President Robert G. Templin Jr. to Retire in 2015

Visiting Scholar from Turkey Visits Alexandria

Visiting Scholar From Turkey Visits Alexandria

Dr. Salih Sahin, a geography education professor from Gazi University (Ankara) in Turkey, recently delivered a thoughtful presentation about his country at the Alexandria Campus. Sahin is a member of a 43-person delegation from Turkey taking English language classes at NOVA’s American Culture and Language Institute (ACLI). Thanks to Stacey Bustillos in the Office of Global Studies and Programs, Sahin met NOVA Geography Instructor David … Continue reading Visiting Scholar From Turkey Visits Alexandria

Faculty and Students Participate in Book Festival

Faculty and Students Participate in Book Festival

NOVA will be well represented at this year’s Fall for the Book Festival at George Mason University, September 11 to 18. Professor Robert Bausch (WO) will present “Novelists and Twins!” with his brother, Richard, September 15, 6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m., in Grand Tier III, Center for the Arts. Richard Bausch will read from his new novel, “Before, During, After,” and Robert Bausch will share passages from his latest novel, “Far as the Eye Can … Continue reading Faculty and Students Participate in Book Festival

Manassas Professors Share Artwork

Manassas Professors Share Artwork

Art professors Rosemary Gallick and Barbara Lash recently used their creative talents to improve the aesthetics at Manassas Innovation Park. “Over the years, we have collected more posters and prints than can be displayed at the Manassas Campus,” Lash said. “When we learned about the bare walls at Innovation Park, it seemed like a natural solution to use the extra art to make our off-campus location a more pleasing … Continue reading Manassas Professors Share Artwork

NOVA Students Study Abroad During Summer 2014

NOVA Students Study Abroad During Summer 2014

Over 50 students from the Annandale, Alexandria, Loudoun, Manassas and Woodbridge Campuses participated in study abroad programs with NOVA faculty during the 2014 Summer sessions. NOVA courses were taught all over the world including Brazil, Canada, China and England. The classes included: • CHI 103: Beginning Spoken Chinese and CHI 295: Intermediate Business Chinese led by Professor Dali Tan • ENG 272/HIS 295: Shakespeare’s England led by professors … Continue reading NOVA Students Study Abroad During Summer 2014

MEC Welcomes Back Faculty and Staff

MEC Welcomes Back Faculty and Staff

Marking the start of the Fall 2014 semester, the Medical Education Campus (MEC) faculty and staff gathered on August 19 for the traditional “Welcome Back” event. The theme this year was “Moving Forward.” After opening remarks and presentation of campus recognition awards, Campus Council Chair Mary Moseley introduced President Robert G. Templin, Jr. Templin provided an update on the College, region and the Commonwealth. He charged new MEC … Continue reading MEC Welcomes Back Faculty and Staff

Student Life Welcomes Students to the MEC

Student Life Welcomes Students to the MEC

The Office of Student Life hosted two events to welcome day and evening students at the start of Fall 2014 semester. On August 21 from noon to 2:00 p.m., and on August 26 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., new and returning students joined the festivities planned by Student Life Senior Advisor Patricia Martin-Mattocks. MEC Provost Anne Loochtan graciously greeted the students. Full of energy and enthusiasm for … Continue reading Student Life Welcomes Students to the MEC

New Faculty at Manassas

Nine people joined the faculty at the Manassas Campus at the start of the Fall semester. “We are pleased to welcome these accomplished educators to the Manassas Campus and feel sure they will contribute to our mission of service to our students and the community,” Provost Roger Ramsammy said. Santwana Das teaches information technology and cybersecurity courses. She earned a master’s degree in information security assurance at George … Continue reading New Faculty at Manassas

NOVA Volleyball Hosts Appreciation Night

NOVA Volleyball Hosts Appreciation Night

NOVA women’s volleyball will host Student Services Appreciation Night when the team welcomes the College of Southern Maryland to the Ernst Center Thursday, September 18 at 7:00 p.m. NOVA volleyball members would like to thank all the NOVA Student Services staff who work hard behind the scenes to make each semester a success. NOVA Athletics will provide complimentary refreshments for NOVA employees and their families … Continue reading NOVA Volleyball Hosts Appreciation Night

CETL

CETL Professional Development – Register Now!

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) has so much to offer NOVA faculty. The CETL Teaching Institute (new) The CETL Teaching Institute (CTI) is a series of half-day, monthly sessions during the 2014-2015 academic year. The sessions are designed to provide an opportunity to systematically review faculty teaching practices, expand pedagogical content knowledge, develop courses with an insight to NOVA students, become interconnected with … Continue reading CETL Professional Development – Register Now!

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

VRS Member Benefit Profiles Available Online

Your 2014 Virginia Retirement System (VRS) Member Benefit Profile is now available online. The Member Benefit Profile (MBP) is an annual statement of your retirement account based on information reported to VRS as of June 30, 2014. The document provides account balance information, retirement, group life and health insurance credit eligibility and helps you chart your retirement strategy. To view your MBP, go to www.varetire.org/myVRS to log in … Continue reading VRS Member Benefit Profiles Available Online