Register for Power Up Your Pedagogy

Register for Power Up Your Pedagogy

The 10th Annual Power Up Your Pedagogy (PUP) Conference is open for registration. All faculty and professional staff are cordially invited to the conference on January 7 and 8, 2015, on the Annandale Campus. PUP is an exciting, award-winning, professional development conference that brings all NOVA faculty together. The conference is for faculty and by faculty. Conference attendees will learn invaluable new insights about best teaching practices and tips. Conference … Continue reading Register for Power Up Your Pedagogy

Alexandria Hosts Achieving the Dream Directors

Alexandria Hosts Achieving the Dream Directors

On October 29, the national Achieving the Dream (ATD) directors, chaired by NOVA President Robert G. Templin Jr., met at the Alexandria Campus. Vice President George Gabriel provided an overview of NOVA’s preliminary progress with implementing the recent ATD policy changes. He discussed some initial findings and anticipated the next steps with the process which went into effect Fall 2014. Part of the visit included … Continue reading Alexandria Hosts Achieving the Dream Directors

Annandale Hosts Military Appreciation Luncheon

Annandale Hosts Military Appreciation Luncheon

On November 13, the Annandale Veterans Affairs Office hosted a formal Military Appreciation Luncheon in recognition of all students, staff and faculty at Annandale who are active duty, veterans or dependents. The well-attended luncheon was held at the Ernst Cultural Center. NOVA adjunct Glenn Dewey emceed the event. Special guests included President Robert G. Templin Jr., Annandale Provost Barbara Saperstone and College Board Vice Chair … Continue reading Annandale Hosts Military Appreciation Luncheon

Campbell Publishes “Whispers of Truth”

Lori Campbell has published her second novel, “Whispers of Truth,” the sequel to her debut novel, “The Scent of Deception,” which delves into the dark underworld of otherworldly monsters. In a recent review by Writer’s Digest, she was touted as a “literary force that will get noticed, hopefully soon” who gave “readers of otherworldly stories a real treat” with characters who “instantly sprang to life.” … Continue reading Campbell Publishes “Whispers of Truth”

Workforce Development Division Hosts STEM Career Fair

Workforce Development Division Hosts STEM Career Fair

On October 29, the Workforce Development Division hosted its inaugural Workforce Industry Career Fair. The theme for the event, which was launched by the Business Development Group, focused on STEM recruiting. The career fair attracted 14 well-known corporations including Verizon, Apple Inc., Discovery Communications, NOVEC, Enterprise Management Systems, eIntern, ASM Research, Hanover Research, HCA Healthcare, Telos Corporation, Finnegan, CGH Technologies and Pro Sol Associates as … Continue reading Workforce Development Division Hosts STEM Career Fair

NOVA Idol 2015

NOVA Idol 2015 Campus Auditions

The campus auditions have ended for NOVA Idol. Each of the campus judges worked into the night to select the semi-finalists. The NOVA Idol committee thanks each judge for their effort, wisdom and constructive feedback. The judges critiqued approximately 200 students in the following categories: Song selection suits voice: demonstrates range, diversity and versatility as a performer. Vocal consistency: melody, pronunciation, quality, pitch, accuracy; and … Continue reading NOVA Idol 2015 Campus Auditions

Warden Radio Training at Alexandria

On November 12, NOVA District Emergency Management Coordinator, Thomas Mayhew, held Warden Radio Training at the Alexandria Campus and passed out new warden radios. The new radio system will allow wardens and campus administration to better communicate during campus emergencies and to safeguard the campus community during these emergencies. The new communications system is a building block approach to improve campus safety and preparedness for … Continue reading Warden Radio Training at Alexandria

Alexandria Provost Holds Fall Town Hall Meeting

Alexandria Provost Holds Fall Town Hall Meeting

On November 10, Alexandria Provost Ronald Buchanan held his annual Town Hall. The meeting was open to all faculty and staff to present ideas, voice opinions and ask questions directly of the provost. During the meeting, Buchanan outlined plans on the presidential and campus provost search along with timelines, and talked about the budget, the growth situation and future campus plans. Buchanan discussed the details and expectations for 2015 … Continue reading Alexandria Provost Holds Fall Town Hall Meeting

5th Annual Math Competition at Alexandria

Fifth Annual Math Competition at Alexandria

On November 10, the Alexandria Campus held its fifth annual math competition. Over 60 students attended and participated in this year’s math contest which included a Jeopardy format delivered by PowerPoint. The categories covered were Consumer Spending and Finance, Logical Thinking, Transportation, Applied Science and Trigonometry. Energy and enthusiasm permeated the air as students worked in teams to solve real-world math problems. Technology integration played a huge … Continue reading Fifth Annual Math Competition at Alexandria

Manassas Hosts Art Reception

Manassas Hosts Art Reception

Professors Barbara Lash and Rosemary Gallick recently hosted a reception for artist Amy Richardson whose mixed media artwork is on exhibition at the Manassas Campus. Richardson uses a mixed media process involving silk screening, traced monotype, painting, drawing and collage to create, dislocate, mutate, splice and combine images from the natural world to form entirely new environments that exist beyond the boundaries of nature. Richardson has taught art at … Continue reading Manassas Hosts Art Reception

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. The exhibit including the reception and lecture are free and open to the public. Workingman Collective is a collaborative … Continue reading Installations and Sculptures at Woodbridge

2015 Classified Staff Emeritus Awards

The Personnel Services Committee is calling for the nominations for the 2015 Classified Staff Emeritus recognition. Please consider nominating classified staff who have retired in the past year or will be retiring this academic year. Nominees must meet the following eligibility criteria: Retired from NOVA after a minimum of 10 years of service in the Virginia Community College System and have made meritorious and significant … Continue reading 2015 Classified Staff Emeritus Awards

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