In Memory: Dr. Joseph E. Windham

The audience in the packed Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center punched the air and yelled, “I am Joe Windham!” The Celebration of Life event was held in memory of beloved History Professor Joe Windham (AL) on January 5. Windham, who taught history at NOVA since 1992, passed away December 7 after a battle with cancer. Windham’s family, recent and former students, colleagues … Continue reading In Memory: Dr. Joseph E. Windham

6th Annual NOVA Serves: MLK Day of Service

6th Annual NOVA Serves: MLK Day of Service

Join us for the sixth annual NOVA SERVES: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. The service event will take place on Monday, January 19 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Alexandria Campus. This year’s event will consist of assembling 20,000 food kits in partnership with the Stop Hunger Now organization. Bring canned goods and/or a gently used winter coat and receive an official NOVA SERVES t-shirt. … Continue reading 6th Annual NOVA Serves: MLK Day of Service

Chinese Principals Visit Manassas Campus

Chinese Principals Visit Manassas Campus

Nineteen principals from the Changping District of Beijing visited the Manassas Campus December 15 to learn about American community colleges. Provost Roger Ramsammy welcomed the guests and NOVA Board Member Hong Xu provided an overview of the United States academic system. After a campus tour, the delegation visited several Manassas Park schools where they had discussions with Superintendent Bruce McDade and the schools’ principals. Dean … Continue reading Chinese Principals Visit Manassas Campus

Learning at Your Fingertips Supports Student Success

Learning at Your Fingertips Supports Student Success

Annandale’s Learning at Your Fingertips (LAYF) offers open educational resources for instructors to use in course BlackBoard sites. Currently, LAYF offers 15 instructional modules on topics including writing strategies, reading strategies, study skills, testing and research skills. The modules were created using BlackBoard and are ready to be used or can be customized to the needs of a particular curricula. In Summer 2013, Jami Yazdani, Annandale associate dean … Continue reading Learning at Your Fingertips Supports Student Success

Loudoun Celebrates International Education Week

Loudoun Celebrates International Education Week

During International Education Week, the Loudoun Campus erupted with a spirit of diversity and interculturalism. Students dressed in their ethnic clothes, wrote on the campus peace wall in many languages, tweeted pictures and comments with #LOglobal, and learned about 13 world languages. The celebrations included a variety of organized events that allowed students, faculty, staff and the Loudoun community to engage in a rich global experience. … Continue reading Loudoun Celebrates International Education Week

App Inventor Workshops

App Inventor Workshops

In honor of the National Computer Science Education Week/Hour of Code, Alexandria’s Instructional Support and Development team set up an App Inventor Workshop in conjunction with the Open Computer Center and the Computer Science and Mathematics Division. Participants stopped by to learn how to create their own apps using the MIT App Inventor platform. Students and faculty created apps that ranged from a text to … Continue reading App Inventor Workshops

Manassas Global Learning Partners with Faith Community

Manassas Global Learning Partners With Faith Community

Provost Roger Ramsammy convened faith leaders from various denominations to partner with the College in identifying and addressing the educational, economic, cultural and workforce needs specific to the rapidly increasing culturally and linguistically diverse residents of Prince William County and the City of Manassas. Ramsammy and the faith leaders identified and discussed a variety of concerns, including the education and training needs of Hispanic day … Continue reading Manassas Global Learning Partners With Faith Community

“Who Loves You Baby” Available on NOVA TV on Demand

“Who Loves You Baby” Available on NOVA TV On Demand

“Who Loves You Baby?” presented by Biology Professor Lisa Williams is available on the NOVA TV Center Video On Demand server. Williams’ presentation focuses on the long-term relationships humans have had with plants. Domestication of plants for agriculture is thought to have begun over 12,000 years ago. Williams discusses the four plants Michael Pollan mentioned in his book, “The Botany of Desire.” Williams describes other … Continue reading “Who Loves You Baby” Available on NOVA TV On Demand

Medical Education Campus Saves the Best for Last

Medical Education Campus Saves the Best for Last

The Medical Education Campus (MEC) saved the very best for November and December by partnering with the Salvation Army in its Angel Tree Program. The MEC sponsored over 35 families by adopting a child and donating Christmas gifts for children 12 years old and under. Because of generous people at the MEC and other supporters of the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program, thousands of children received … Continue reading Medical Education Campus Saves the Best for Last