Ben-Veniste Discusses Watergate at Loudoun

Ben-Veniste Discusses Watergate at Loudoun

On October 30, 40 years after President Richard Nixon’s resignation, the Loudoun Campus Waddell Theater was filled to capacity as Washington lawyer Richard Ben-Veniste, former assistant special prosecutor for Watergate, spoke about his experience and perspective from the middle of the unprecedented chapter in American history. The event was part of NOVA Loudoun @ 40, an engaging multidisciplinary speaker series. At each event, distinguished speakers … Continue reading Ben-Veniste Discusses Watergate at Loudoun

Watch NOVA Volleyball Live from NJCAA Championship

Watch NOVA Volleyball Live From NJCAA Championship

For the first time in the three-year history of NOVA’s affiliation with the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), a NOVA team has qualified for participation in a national championship tournament. The championship games will be held November 20 to 22 and streamed live on NJCAA TV for free. NOVA Volleyball drew the 13th seed in the 16 team field and will open the tournament … Continue reading Watch NOVA Volleyball Live From NJCAA Championship

Commonwealth’s Same-Sex Ruling Impacts Health Benefits

Commonwealth’s Same-Sex Ruling Impacts Health Benefits

The Commonwealth of Virginia now legally recognizes same-sex marriages. Employees/participants who become legally married must submit their health enrollment request to enroll or add their spouse and other eligible dependents within 60 days of the marriage. Eligible employees/participants whose same-sex marriage occurred prior to October 6, 2014, have until Thursday, December 4, 2014, to submit their enrollment request. If the enrollment request is received on the … Continue reading Commonwealth’s Same-Sex Ruling Impacts Health Benefits

Woodbridge Celebrates Military Service Members

Woodbridge Celebrates Military Service Members

On November 5, more than 200 people gathered at the Woodbridge Campus to honor veterans and active duty military personnel during the annual Military Appreciation Day. Vendors, organizations and employers shared useful information and offered thanks and assistance to the attendees. The keynote speaker was retired Lt. Col. Victor W. Burnette, JROTC instructor at Woodbridge Senior High School. Special guests included Prince William County Supervisor … Continue reading Woodbridge Celebrates Military Service Members

Callan Bentley Receives Outstanding Faculty Award

Annandale Geology Recognized at International Meeting

Last month, Geology Assistant Professor Callan Bentley (AN) and Geology Instructor Shelley Jaye (AN) were joined by NOVA students Robin Rohrback-Schiavone, Mercer Parker, Victoria Martin, Joshua Benton, Whitney Spivey and Alan Pitts as they traveled to Vancouver, British Columbia, for the annual meeting of the Geological Society of America (GSA). Rohrback-Schiavone, Benton and Pitts presented posters in the “Digital Geology Sandpit” session based on their … Continue reading Annandale Geology Recognized at International Meeting

“Double, Double, Apps and Trouble” by Alexandria IS&D

“Double, Double, Apps and Trouble” by Alexandria IS&D

In honor of Halloween, Alexandria Instructional Support and Development (IS&D) set up “The SMASH Pub” which offered tech tricks for treats. The SMASH Pub gave students the opportunity to pick an app and learn about it or learn how to “smash” several apps together to create a unique final product. Led by Kirstin Riddick, the Alexandria IS&D team covered such apps as Tellagami, iMovie, Thinglink, GarageBand, … Continue reading “Double, Double, Apps and Trouble” by Alexandria IS&D

Alexandria IS&D Present at Multiple Conferences

Alexandria IS&D Present at Multiple Conferences

Alexandria Instructional Support and Development has been making the rounds at technology conferences. On October 20, Kirstin Riddick, Lori Campbell and Patricia Cooper went to James Madison University for the Teaching and Learning With Technology Conference. Their session, “Let Us ‘Flip’ Your Lid with Technology,” was well received. They were accompanied by Kelly Hebron, NOVA law professor, who was the driving force behind Alexandria’s Faculty … Continue reading Alexandria IS&D Present at Multiple Conferences

Scary and Fun Happenings at the MEC

Scary and Fun Happenings at the MEC

Halloween festivities stretched across the month of October at the Medical Education Campus (MEC). Students, faculty and staff were encouraged to don their most creative costumes while clubs and organizations decorated the spookiest Halloween table possible. Contest winners were Kelsey Dunn, Barnes & Noble Cafe manager, dressed as “Officer Aziz Benbrik” and the Occupational Therapist Assistant table as “the spookiest” of all. NOVA students enjoyed their favorite … Continue reading Scary and Fun Happenings at the MEC

Faculty Showcase Concert at the Annandale Campus

A Faculty & Friends Concert, featuring members of Annandale Applied Music faculty and friends, will be held Tuesday, November 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the Ernst Center Theater on the Annandale Campus. The performers include Annandale Liberal Arts Dean Burton Peretti (violin), Artistic Director Sonya Suhnhee Kim (piano), Rosemarie Houghton (soprano), Mila Roushakes (piano), Julie Hahn (piano), Jean Provine (violin), Robert Park (cello) and May … Continue reading Faculty Showcase Concert at the Annandale Campus

Upcoming Alexandria Lyceum Events

The following free events are co-sponsored by the Alexandria Lyceum and the Metropolitan Business Group. Events are held on the Alexandria Campus. “The Spirit of Shea: The Opportunities and Challenges of Building a Business in Mali” Tuesday, November 18 12:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. AA-196 Presenter Gary Tounkara, a Malian-American who grew up in West Africa’s “shea beltway,” knows the importance and potential of shea … Continue reading Upcoming Alexandria Lyceum Events

Join the 2014 Turkey Trot and Help Those in Need

Join the 2014 Turkey Trot and Help Those in Need

Join the Annandale Fitness Center for the 2014 Turkey Trot on November 20. Donate canned food items for a local food bank and help people in need this Thanksgiving. The Turkey Trot is open to all faculty, staff and students with a donation of one can of food. Participants will walk a 1-mile loop around campus beginning in the CE lobby anytime from 8:00 a.m. to … Continue reading Join the 2014 Turkey Trot and Help Those in Need

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

Yvonne Kocur Presents a Faculty Recital at Waddell Theater

Loudoun adjunct Yvonne Kocur invites you to join her for an afternoon of flute and piano music. Kocur has been a frequent performer around the Washington metro area for several years and is excited to share her talents with her new community of faculty and students. The concert is scheduled for Saturday, November 22 at 2:00 p.m. in the Waddell Theater on the Loudoun Campus. The … Continue reading Yvonne Kocur Presents a Faculty Recital at Waddell Theater

Installations and Sculptures at Woodbridge

“Workingman Collective: Recently,” a selection of art installations and sculptures, is on display through December 11 at the Woodbridge Campus in the Gallery on the first floor of the Arts and Science Building. The Gallery is open from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday. A lecture and panel discussion with founding members of Workingman Collective will be held November 19 in the Blackbox … Continue reading Installations and Sculptures 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

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

Now is the 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