NOVA Wins NJCAA Women's Cross Country Championship

NOVA Wins NJCAA Women’s Cross Country Championship

NOVA captured the 2014 National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region 20 Division I Women’s Cross Country Championship at Anne Arundel Community College on October 25. NOVA edged Hagerstown Community College by one point to claim the College’s first NJCAA Region 20 Championship. “Winning regionals was the goal from the beginning of the season,” said Head Coach Nicole Mancini, Manassas Physical Education faculty. “Hagerstown is … Continue reading NOVA Wins NJCAA Women’s Cross Country Championship

Woodbridge Campus Event Boosts Student Success

Woodbridge Campus Event Boosts Student Success

The Woodbridge inaugural Student Success Week was held October 20 to 24. Fifteen informational sessions by experienced professionals covered all aspects of a student’s life that are crucial to success, from health and wellness to finances, academics and everything in between. The offerings included sessions by Dr. Keri Bowman and Mark Mannheimer on the Student Success Planner, Year Up Director Noel Anderson on networking and … Continue reading Woodbridge Campus Event Boosts Student Success

Whitmire Directs All-County High School Girls Honors Choir

Whitmire Directs All-County High School Girls Honors Choir

Dr. Mark Whitmire was selected to direct the Chesterfield County Public Schools’ All-County High School Girls Honors Choir. He directed seven hours of master classes and rehearsals on October 21. The singers were selected from 12 high schools, several of which have music programs that are among the most highly regarded in the state. The culmination of the event was an evening concert. Included in … Continue reading Whitmire Directs All-County High School Girls Honors Choir

Flagler Earns CEM Certification

Flagler Earns CEM Certification

William Flagler, NOVA’s director of emergency management and safety, recently earned the Certified Emergency Manager® (CEM) credential from the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM). The IAEM created the certification program to raise and maintain professional standards for emergency managers. This is a prestigious certification and only those who hold particular professional experience may apply. Among the requirements are substantial emergency management experience, relevant education, a … Continue reading Flagler Earns CEM Certification

NOVA Institute’s Seminar on Global Conflict and Peace

NOVA Institute’s Seminar on Global Conflict and Peace

Community colleges are working to promote the understanding of issues that have a global impact including those dealing with conflict, violence, war and the efforts to build peaceful and sustainable communities. To meet these objectives and better prepare students for a globalized, ever-changing 21st century, the NOVA Institute for Public Service (IPS) hosted the 2014 “Teaching about Global Conflict and Peace-building: A Seminar for Community … Continue reading NOVA Institute’s Seminar on Global Conflict and Peace

Council on Virginia’s Future Visits the MEC

The Council on Virginia’s Future visited the Medical Education Campus (MEC) and met during the NoVaHealthFORCE CEO Roundtable on October 22. Gerry Hofler is the NoVaHealthFORCE program manager. During their visit, Executive Director Jane Kusiak and Policy Analyst Kim McKay from the council learned the history of NoVaHealthFORCE and discussed how HealthFORCE worked toward establishing a workforce baseline for the health care industry in Northern Virginia, as … Continue reading Council on Virginia’s Future Visits the MEC

ACLI Instructors Attend Language Convention

Nine American Culture and Language Institute (ACLI) instructors from across the campuses spent October 17 at the Universities at Shady Grove in Rockville, Maryland, attending the Washington Area Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (WATESOL) 2014 Fall Convention. The theme was “21st Century Teaching: Promises and Realities.” Those attending included Darlene Branges, Chris Kern, Veronica Janes, Betsy Lindeman Wong, Sherlie Scribner, Fatima Khan, Valeria Leslie, … Continue reading ACLI Instructors Attend Language Convention

Manassas Launches New Advisory Board for GLC

Manassas Launches New Advisory Board for GLC

The NOVA Global Learning Center (GLC) is focused on connecting populations where English is a second language to the various education opportunities available at NOVA. The GLC opened earlier this year in new space at the Manassas Mall and created an advisory board comprised of strategic partners and community leaders throughout the area. The board held its first meeting on October 27 with more than 18 … Continue reading Manassas Launches New Advisory Board for GLC

Smith Takes NSMH Students to Conference in Massachusetts

On October 17, Professor DeQuan Smith accompanied the Annandale Campus chapter of the National Society of Minorities in Hospitality to the National Society of Minorities in Hospitality (NSMH) Northeastern Regional Conference at the University of Massachusetts. In their journey to become hospitality professionals, students attended a variety of interactive and professional workshops that emphasized soft skills such as business communication, strategic networking and team building … Continue reading Smith Takes NSMH Students to Conference in Massachusetts

Sharma Takes Biology Honors Class to the National Zoo

Sharma Takes Biology Honors Class to the National Zoo

On October 14, Manassas Honors BIO 101 students took a field trip to the Washington National Zoo with Professor Gunjan Sharma. They discussed biodiversity and also conservation programs at the zoo. Students also learned about the zoo’s participation in breeding cooperative programs to manage genetically and demographically small populations. During the visit students looked for the cat exhibits. Lions, tigers, pumas and many other species belong … Continue reading Sharma Takes Biology Honors Class to the National Zoo

Three Exciting Weekends at the MEC

Three Exciting Weekends at the MEC

The Medical Education Campus (MEC) Student Life Office, through Patricia Martin-Mattocks’ efforts, was able to coordinate three successful Saturday activities highlighting performing arts, museums, exhibitions and documentaries. On October 11, NOVA students tested their fears in the new Maze of Madness at Kings Dominion. They also had the chance to experience horror in grand proportions throughout all the haunted attractions. Students from the Manassas and Annandale campuses joined … Continue reading Three Exciting Weekends at the MEC

Fall Literary Celebration at Woodbridge

The 2014 Fall Literary Celebration, presented by Woodbridge English Professor Andrew Young’s English 125 Honors class, is an opportunity for NOVA students to give back to the community by reading from selected works of literature. The first reading was at the Books-A-Million in Potomac Mills Mall on October 25. The students presented works from Edgar Allan Poe to an audience of 50 people and subsequently … Continue reading Fall Literary Celebration at Woodbridge

National Career Development Month

November is National Career Development Month. This is a great time for staff and faculty to think about what we are doing to help NOVA students participate in career development opportunities and navigate the world of work. Here are ways you can help: Encourage students to use the new College Central Network (CCN) to access career advice, to create resumes and online portfolios, publish them … Continue reading National Career Development Month

Alexandria Lyceum Series Event: “Bridging the Two Cultures”

A Lyceum Series Committee event will take place on the Alexandria Campus on November 4. The event is free and all are welcome to attend. Event:             “Bridging the Two Cultures: The Dimensions of American Literature in Bosnia and Herzegovina” Date:               Tuesday, November 4 Time:               2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Location:       AA-196 Dr. Selma Raljevic, from … Continue reading Alexandria Lyceum Series Event: “Bridging the Two Cultures”

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

NOVA Idol 2015 Campus Auditions

Spread the word to your students – NOVA Idol auditions are coming! NOVA Idol contestants must be enrolled in at least one NOVA course during the Spring 2015 semester and in good academic standing. This includes dual enrolled students. High school NOVA Idol contestants must be enrolled in one of the area high schools. Winners from previous years are not allowed to compete again. All … 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

Science Seminar: A Look at Plant-Human Relationships

All faculty, staff and students are cordially invited to a Science Seminar Friday, November 21 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the CE Theater on the Annandale Campus. NOVA Biology Professor Lisa Williams will discuss “Who Loves You Baby? A Brief Look at Plant-Human Relationships.” Light refreshments and an opportunity to meet the speaker will be from 11:30 a.m. to 11:55 a.m. in the CE … Continue reading Science Seminar: A Look at Plant-Human Relationships

Adjunct Faculty Professional Development Grant

Do you have ideas for the development of teaching aids or projects, or need funds for the registration and lodging at a professional conference? Would you like to get some research done or take a course that is applicable to your field of teaching? NOVA’s Professional Development Committee wants to help. The committee is pleased to announce the availability of professional development grants for adjunct … Continue reading Adjunct Faculty Professional Development Grant

Employee Suggestion Program

Employee Suggestion Program

Do you have an idea that would make the College run more smoothly or save money? Is there something else on your mind? NOVA encourages the use of employee suggestions to improve the success of the operations and to share the benefits of these ideas with the employee making the suggestion. The Employee Suggestion Program (ESP) is a way to share ideas with people who … Continue reading Employee Suggestion Program

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