Ignite® Talks Are Coming to NOVA

Ignite® Talks Are Coming to NOVA

If you had five minutes to share your passion, what would you say? And what if your presentation featured 20 slides that advance automatically every 15 seconds? Welcome to Ignite NOVA, an initiative by NOVA’s Achieving the Dream (ATD) Core Team that seeks to build community and foster connections in the classroom. Created by O’Reilly Media and MAKE Magazine, Ignite events consist of a rapid-fire … Continue reading Ignite® Talks Are Coming to NOVA

Kastens Named Zeteo’s Assistant Editor

Kastens Named Zeteo’s Assistant Editor

Assistant Professor Theana Kastens, who teaches Honors English at the Woodbridge Campus, has been named assistant editor of Zeteo, the New York-based interdisciplinary literary journal. Zeteo was founded by City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center liberal studies alumni and students, and is now published independently. The word “zeteo” is an ancient Greek word, often used in classical Greek philosophy, meaning to question, to challenge, to seek. … Continue reading Kastens Named Zeteo’s Assistant Editor

Tumminia Retires After 42 Years of Service

Tumminia Retires After 42 Years of Service

Dr. Pat Tumminia retired from NOVA in September 2014 after 42 years of service. She began her nursing education career at NOVA in 1972 and was a faculty member on the Annandale and Medical Education Campuses. She feels very fortunate to have had an exciting and challenging career with the growth of the College and the development of the Nursing Division. A Henry Adams’ quote says, … Continue reading Tumminia Retires After 42 Years of Service

Annandale Welcomes Papa John’s Operations Director

Annandale Welcomes Papa John’s Operations Director

On September 3, Justin Hamacher, Papa John’s Pizza operations director for the Fairfax area, spoke to a group of culinary students at the Annandale Campus. Hamacher spoke about online ordering and mobile applications and the impact they have on operations. He explained how online ordering has increased from 10 percent of sales when it began to over 50 percent now. He also said the technology … Continue reading Annandale Welcomes Papa John’s Operations Director

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

Register for TOTAL Workshops

Register for TOTAL Workshops

NOVA’s Extended Learning Institute (ELI) announces its schedule of Topics in Online Teaching and Learning (TOTAL) workshops for the semester: Start Date     Workshop Title     Length of Workshop September 22     Using Best Practices in Online Teaching     4 weeks     Designing Meaningful Discussion Activities     3 weeks     VCCS Blackboard Basics     3 weeks October … Continue reading Register for TOTAL Workshops

Science Seminar: Cognitive Science – 21st Century Minds

All faculty, staff and students are cordially invited to a Science Seminar on Friday, September 26 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the CE Forum on the Annandale Campus. NOVA Psychology Professor Ramezan Dowlati will present “Cognitive Science – 21st Century Minds: Evolution of the Mind and Human-Technology.“ Light refreshments and an opportunity to meet the speaker will be from 11:30 a.m. to 11:55 … Continue reading Science Seminar: Cognitive Science – 21st Century Minds

File Flexible Spending Account Claims Before Deadline

The Flexible Spending Account (FSA) run-out period to file claims for the July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014 plan year ends on September 30, 2014. By the September date, employees must submit reimbursement requests for all eligible FSA expenses and resolve all outstanding transactions, including unverified FSA card transactions for the 2013-2014 coverage period. To submit claims for qualified expenses for the 2013-2014 Health FSA or … Continue reading File Flexible Spending Account Claims Before Deadline