Year Up and Woodbridge: Bridging the Opportunity Divide

Year Up and Woodbridge: Bridging the Opportunity Divide

The Woodbridge Campus and Year Up, a national training initiative for 18 to 24 year olds, held a memorandum of understanding (MOU) signing ceremony January 29 in the Black Box Theatre on campus. President Robert G. Templin, Jr. and Year Up President Garrett Moran signed the MOU to officially launch an associate degree and internship partnership that will begin Fall 2015. The partnership will provide NOVA students … Continue reading Year Up and Woodbridge: Bridging the Opportunity Divide

Gillian Backus Selected to Receive SENCER-NSF Award

Gillian Backus Selected to Receive SENCER-NSF Award

Associate Professor Gillian Backus (LO) received a SENCER-National Science Foundation (NSF) Post-Institute Implementation Award to improve STEM education by incorporating art and science. The project plan is the result of work done during a residential summer institute that Backus, Diane Mucci, Beverly Pittman and Cindy Miller were invited to attend as part of a national initiative called Science Education for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities … Continue reading Gillian Backus Selected to Receive SENCER-NSF Award

FCPS Superintendent Attends Partnership Breakfast

FCPS Superintendent Attends Partnership Breakfast

NOVA’s strong partnership with the Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) was celebrated at the fourth annual Annandale Campus Partnership Breakfast late last year. FCPS Superintendent Karen Garza attended the breakfast and praised the long-standing partnership. Other attendees included FCPS high school and middle school counselors, career center specialists, employment transition representatives and administrators; private high school representatives; and NOVA high school outreach and dual enrollment … Continue reading FCPS Superintendent Attends Partnership Breakfast

Alexandria Inaugural Souper Bowl Scores a Touchdown

Alexandria Inaugural Souper Bowl Scores a Touchdown

The Alexandria Campus Helping Hands committee held a new fundraising event January 29 to raise money for emergency assistance for book purchases for students who are not receiving financial aid. The event brought in over $471 for the Alexandria Campus Helping Hands Fund. This year, more than 17 faculty and staff “master chefs” cooked their masterpiece soup recipes. The taste-testing competition was close, with over 170 … Continue reading Alexandria Inaugural Souper Bowl Scores a Touchdown

Credit/Noncredit Co-Enrollment Classes at Woodbridge

Beginning with the Spring 2015, the Woodbridge Campus and the Workforce Development Division (WDD) are co-enrolling credit and noncredit students in the same classes for the Network Engineering Specialist Career Studies Certificate. The certificate consists of four courses. This semester students are co-enrolled in the two Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) prep courses. Next Fall students will be co-enrolled in the Cisco Certified Networking … Continue reading Credit/Noncredit Co-Enrollment Classes at Woodbridge

NOVA Forensics Team Continues Successful Season

NOVA Forensics Team Continues Successful Season

On January 24 and 25, an exciting intercollegiate speech and debate tournament took place on the Alexandria Campus. Faculty and students from various colleges and universities gathered in the Donald L. Bisdorf building for the third annual Richard J. Ernst Invitational. Student competitors endured two days of tough competition in a variety of public speaking, debate and literature performance events. The NOVA Forensics team served … Continue reading NOVA Forensics Team Continues Successful Season

Honors Program Spring Welcome Back Reception

Honors Program Spring Welcome Back Reception

The Manassas Honors Program hosted the annual spring Welcome Back Reception January 26. Current and potential Honors students mingled with Honors faculty and discussed upcoming Honors events, classes and benefits of joining the program. Manassas Honors chair Rebecca Hayes opened the reception with congratulatory remarks to the upcoming Honors Program graduates who will complete the program and graduate from NOVA this May. College-wide Honors Coordinator … Continue reading Honors Program Spring Welcome Back Reception

Medication Education NOVA Day

Medical Education NOVA Day

The Medical Education Campus (MEC) held NOVA Day January 29 to provide a good time for students to take a break from classes, get to know each other and just have fun. For a few club members, it also meant volunteer work since NOVA Day is also an opportunity for the community to learn about NOVA programs and services. The Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Club came … Continue reading Medical Education NOVA Day

Video on Demand: Nobel Prize Winner David Wineland

Video on Demand: Nobel Prize Winner David Wineland

On January 29, the Annandale Astronomy Club and Student Life sponsored a lecture by Dr. David Wineland which is now available on NOVA TV Center’s Video on Demand online. Wineland was the co-winner of the 2012 Nobel Prize in physics with French physicist Serge Haroche. They received the award “for ground-breaking experimental methods that enable measuring and manipulation of individual quantum systems.” Based on his research, … Continue reading Video on Demand: Nobel Prize Winner David Wineland

Alexandria Lyceum Series Event

Alexandria Lyceum Series Event

The Alexandria Campus will present the first Lyceum Series event of the spring semester February 11 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Bisdorf Building, Room AA-158 on the Alexandria Campus. The event is free and open to all. Dr. Zubair Meenai is a Fulbright Scholar in Residence, visiting NOVA and George Mason University this semester from Jamia Millia Islamia, a university in New Delhi, India. … Continue reading Alexandria Lyceum Series Event

Register for TOTAL Workshops

February TOTAL Workshops Are Available

Registration is now open for the Extended Learning Institute’s (ELI) February Topics in Online Teaching and Learning (TOTAL) workshops: Start Date  Workshop Title     Length of workshop February 16 Blackboard Basics     3 weeks Establishing Social Presence     3 weeks Time Management Strategies     2 weeks Writing Directions     2 weeks The TOTAL professional development workshops are intended for faculty … Continue reading February TOTAL Workshops Are Available

“In and of the Land” at the Fisher Art Gallery

“In and of the Land” at the Fisher Art Gallery

“In and of the Land,” paintings by Clive Pates and ceramics by Virginia Rood Pates, will be on exhibit at the Schlesinger Center Margaret W. & Joseph L. Fisher Art Gallery from Friday, February 13 to Sunday, March 29. The opening reception and gallery talk will be held Saturday, February 14 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.                  … Continue reading “In and of the Land” at the Fisher Art Gallery

An Evening with Dick Gregory

An Evening With Dick Gregory

The Manassas Campus Black History Month Committee will present “An Evening with Dick Gregory, Civil Rights Leader and Comedy Entrepreneur” February 18. A light reception will begin 6:00 p.m. and the presentation begins at 6:30 p.m. RSVP for the free event at www.dickgregory-novamanassas.eventbrite.com. Because seating is limited, attendees with reservations will be seated on a first-come, first-served basis prior to those who did not RSVP. An … Continue reading An Evening With Dick Gregory

Science Seminar: Mineralogy at NOVA

All faculty, staff and students are cordially invited to a Science Seminar Friday, February 20 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the CE Forum on the Annandale Campus. “From Meters to Microns: Mineralogy at NOVA – Unique Perspective in the Study of Virginia Geology” will be presented by Geology Professor Shelley Jaye. Light refreshments and an opportunity to meet the speaker will be from 11:30 a.m. … Continue reading Science Seminar: Mineralogy at NOVA

PUP on Parade is Coming

PUP on Parade Is Coming

The 2015 Power Up Your Pedagogy (PUP) Conference has concluded and everyone is back to teaching routines. However, PUP is not completely over for 2015. The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) will offer some of the many exceptional PUP presentations again at NOVA’s campuses. We are calling this inaugural event “PUP on Parade.” Fourteen presenters are putting 26 sessions on parade. Visit http://goo.gl/I7EAbB to review the PUP … Continue reading PUP on Parade Is Coming

Save the Date: 2015 NOVA Service Awards Luncheon

The NOVA Service Awards Luncheon honoring employees completing 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40 and 45 years of service with the Commonwealth of Virginia will be held Friday, April 10 at Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles, 14750 Conference Center Drive, Chantilly, VA 20151. Social time (cash bar) will begin at 11:30 a.m. and lunch will be served at 12:00 p.m. The list of those being honored … Continue reading Save the Date: 2015 NOVA Service Awards Luncheon

VRS Education and Counseling Seminars Scheduled at NOVA

A VRS representative will be presenting two retirement seminars May 27 at the Annandale Campus. Registration is required and can be completed by visiting www.varetire.org/members/education. Sessions are designed to educate participants about VRS membership and the importance of planning now for the future. Information will also be presented on the psychological adjustment of retirement, mid- and long-range financial planning, estate planning, and legal readiness for retirement. Continue reading VRS Education and Counseling Seminars Scheduled at NOVA