Virginia Governor Visits Woodbridge Campus

Virginia Governor Visits Woodbridge Campus

On October 10, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, Secretary of Education Anne Holton and Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs John C. Harvey, Jr., visited the Woodbridge Campus for a briefing on NOVA’s MOS to Degree Program presented by Executive Vice President for Academic and Student Services Melvyn Schiavelli. NOVA’s MOS to Degree program allows members of the armed forces to receive college credit for experience … Continue reading Virginia Governor Visits Woodbridge Campus

Dusseau Named Police Chief of the Year

Dusseau Named Police Chief of the Year

NOVA Police Chief Daniel Dusseau has been selected by Campus Safety Magazine as its police chief/security director of the year. Campus Safety Magazine, with 18,000 subscribers, is the country’s premier safety and security publication, dealing with higher education policing and security tactics, technologies and initiatives. The publication is received at thousands of schools throughout the country and read by the nation’s leading security opinion-makers and … Continue reading Dusseau Named Police Chief of the Year

NOVA College Safety Video

NOVA College Safety Video

NOVA recently released an updated version of the College Safety Video. The video can be accessed at the following Web pages: Police http://www.nvcc.edu/police  Office of Emergency Management and Safety http://www.nvcc.edu/emergency The video addresses: How you are protected at NOVA How you can communicate with NOVA during emergencies Campus 24/7 Dispatch Center Panic buttons LiveSafe: NOVA’s free mobile safety app How NOVA communicates with you during … Continue reading NOVA College Safety Video

Red Flag Campaign and Clothesline Project at the MEC

Red Flag Campaign and Clothesline Project at the MEC

NOVA’s Sexual Assault Services Office and the Student Life Office sponsored the Red Flag Campaign and the Clothesline Project display at the Medical Education Campus (MEC) as part of Sexual Assault and Sexual Health Awareness. During the week of October 6, scheduled events were designed to raise public awareness about dating violence. Red Flag is a public awareness campaign to address dating violence and promote … Continue reading Red Flag Campaign and Clothesline Project at the MEC

Alexandria Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Alexandria Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

The Alexandria Campus commemorated Hispanic Heritage Month with an afternoon of bilingual theater on October 16. Teatro Milagro, a theatre troupe based in Portland, Oregon, performed their Spanish-English play, “Cuéntame Coyote,” which tells the story of two cousins who journey from Mexico to the United States. The play was followed by a two-hour acting workshop that allowed students to explore techniques from Augusto Boal’s Theatre of … Continue reading Alexandria Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Manassas Phi Theta Kappa Offers Fall Scholarship Session

Manassas Phi Theta Kappa Offers Fall Scholarship Session

Alpha Iota Zeta chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) at the Manassas Campus hosted a scholarship information session on October 2. PTK advisor Rizza Hansen and the officers gave an extensive presentation on various scholarships available for both PTK members and nonmembers. Students also learned how to access and use Collegefish.org, a free resource that connects all PTK members to community college completion resources, transfer planning support, … Continue reading Manassas Phi Theta Kappa Offers Fall Scholarship Session

Alexandria Campus Internship Fair

The first Alexandria Campus Internship Fair took place on October 10. The Community College Initiative (CCI) Program and NOVA Institute for Public Service (IPS) hosted several governmental, nongovernmental, nonprofits and businesses from the Washington, D.C., metro area. Over 80 students attended and the feedback from the vendors was very positive. Vendors were impressed with the diversity of students at Alexandria and were very pleased to be … Continue reading Alexandria Campus Internship Fair

Delegate Hope Visits Alexandria

Delegate Hope Visits Alexandria

On October 9, Delegate Patrick Hope came to the Alexandria Campus to speak to David Miller’s geography classes and Jack Lechelt’s political science classes. Hope represents the 47th District (Arlington, Virginia) as a Democratic member of the Virginia House of Delegates. He talked to the students about gerrymandering in Virginia and his 2014 campaign to become a candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, which … Continue reading Delegate Hope Visits Alexandria

Second Annual Take Back the Night Rally and March

Second Annual Take Back the Night Rally and March

At least one in four women and one in eight men have been the victim of sexual or domestic violence. Sixty percent of these crimes are not reported to the police. It is time to make a difference. Take Back the Night (TBTN) is an event held around the world to raise awareness about sexual assault and domestic violence and to promote a community that … Continue reading Second Annual Take Back the Night Rally and March

STEAM Faculty Learning Community Available

STEAM Faculty Learning Community Available

The STEAM Faculty Learning Community from the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) is exploring teaching at the intersection of the STEM disciplines and the art disciplines. To register for the STEAM Faculty Focus workshop mini-series, go to https://tinyurl.com/STEAMminiseries.  November 1 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., CG 202, Annandale Campus Workshop: “Art for Science or Science for Art?” and a plenary session and … Continue reading STEAM Faculty Learning Community Available

“Dracula” at Woodbridge

“Dracula” at Woodbridge

The NOVA Woodbridge Theatre Group is presenting “Dracula” through November 2 in the Black Box Theatre. Faculty, staff and students are invited and encouraged to see this production written by Steven Dietz and directed by Assistant Professor David Tyson, Communication Studies and Theatre. Do not miss this creative interpretation of Bram Stoker’s classic novel. For show times and more information, go to http://blogs.nvcc.edu/theatrealive/2014/10/08/dracula/. Continue reading “Dracula” at Woodbridge

NOVA Idol 2015 Campus Auditions

Spread the word to your students – NOVA Idol auditions are coming! In Meredith Aquila’s CST 227: Business and Professional Communication class, students are asked to work in small groups to create comprehensive marketing campaigns for campus and college events. Recently, the students presented their ideas for promoting NOVA Idol’s upcoming auditions. Ideas included a “Water Pong” tournament, new flyers featuring minimalist designs, flashy hallway … Continue reading NOVA Idol 2015 Campus Auditions

Christensen’s “A Pilgrimage of Images” at the Fisher Art Gallery

Christensen’s “A Pilgrimage of Images” at the Fisher Art Gallery

The Schlesinger Center Margaret W. & Joseph L. Fisher Art Gallery presents Heidi Christensen’s “A Pilgrimage of Images” from November 14 to December 14. A reception is planned for Saturday, November 15 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and a talk with the artist at 4:00 p.m. “A Pilgrimage of Images” is a mixed media exhibition. Christensen paints in the classic tradition of layering glazes of … Continue reading Christensen’s “A Pilgrimage of Images” at the Fisher Art Gallery

UNUM Employee Paid Long-Term Disability Open Enrollment

Open enrollment for participation in the UNUM Employee Paid Long-Term Disability Program is October 1 to 31. UNUM’s long-term disability insurance pays participants a percentage of their gross monthly salary if they are unable to work due to a covered injury or illness. It can provide a monthly benefit whether your disability prevents you from working at all or limits your ability to work. Participation … Continue reading UNUM Employee Paid Long-Term Disability Open Enrollment

President’s Sabbatical Award Deadline Approaching

Have you been at NOVA for five years or more? Do you have an idea that you want to work on without any other distraction? Would you enjoy a semester with full pay and benefits, no classes and an opportunity to develop that idea? If so, apply for the President’s Sabbatical Award. The December 1 deadline for applications is fast approaching. Applicants need to complete … Continue reading President’s Sabbatical Award Deadline Approaching

Chancellor’s Programs Available – Deadline December 8

It is time for eligible faculty to consider applying for the Chancellor’s Faculty Fellowship Program and Commonwealth Professorship Program. The Chancellor’s Faculty Fellowship Program provides paid leave and tuition assistance for doctoral degrees in leadership in higher education or discipline specific programs. The fellowship provides $7,500 in tuition assistance and a leave of absence up to one year to pursue full-time graduate study. Recipients receive … Continue reading Chancellor’s Programs Available – Deadline December 8