Meet the Presidential Candidates

Meet the Presidential Candidates

Faculty and staff are invited to participate in the selection process for NOVA’s next president. During March, the three finalists will spend two days visiting NOVA campuses, with several opportunities for faculty and staff to meet the candidates. Time has been arranged for the finalists to interact with the College Board, Administrative Council, College Senate and Campus Council representatives, deans and associate vice presidents, community leaders, … Continue reading Meet the Presidential Candidates

NOVA’s Pathway Initiatives Named 2015 Bellwether Finalist

NOVA’s Pathway Initiatives Named 2015 Bellwether Finalist

Bellwether College Consortium named NOVA’s Pathway Initiatives as a 2015 Bellwether Finalist. The honor recognizes the program’s innovative and successful collective impact and its model partnerships with institutional and community organizations supporting underserved students in Northern Virginia. The Bellwether Awards are among the most highly selective community college awards in the nation and provide a peer-reviewed platform to promote highly effective community college programs for … Continue reading NOVA’s Pathway Initiatives Named 2015 Bellwether Finalist

Manassas Global Learning Center Wins Award for Innovation

Manassas Global Learning Center Wins Award for Innovation

NOVA’s Manassas Global Learning Center was named “Innovative Practice/Partnership of the Year” at the Prince William Chamber of Commerce’s 2015 Business Awards. The prestigious award ceremony was held February 25 at the Hylton Performing Arts Center with community leaders, educators and government officials in attendance. In 2013 Provost Roger Ramsammy had a vision for the center to strategically impact the area’s rapidly changing demographics and … Continue reading Manassas Global Learning Center Wins Award for Innovation

NOVA Honors Annual Pinning Ceremony

NOVA Honors Program Annual Pinning Ceremony

The NOVA Honors Program welcomed 40 new students to the College’s rigorous Honors Program at the annual Pinning Ceremony hosted by the Annandale Campus on February 12. More than 100 people celebrated the academic commitment made by NOVA Honors students to complete the Honors core curriculum of 18 credits of Honors courses with at least a 3.275 GPA. Annandale Provost Barbara Saperstone was the guest speaker … Continue reading NOVA Honors Program Annual Pinning Ceremony

Annandale Book Club Welcomes NOVA Student and Author

Annandale Book Club Welcomes NOVA Student and Author

In February, the Annandale Campus Book Club welcomed Shea Megale, who shared her special writing journey with the club. Megale, a NOVA student, has written 11 children’s books, appeared on the Today Show and is working on her next novel. Book club members in attendance included retired Annandale librarian Ellen Wertman, Speech Instructor Nan Peck, Religion Instructor Anne Wertman, Liberal Arts Administrative Assistant Nancy Minogue, … Continue reading Annandale Book Club Welcomes NOVA Student and Author

Global Insights Provided to Loudoun Psychology Class

Global Insights Provided to Loudoun Psychology Class

On February 27, students in Dr. Ramezan Dowlati’s Loudoun psychology class enjoyed presentations by two guest lecturers from India who facilitated a discussion session with a global perspective. Dr. Zubair Meenai, a Fulbright Scholar in Residence at NOVA and George Mason University (from Jamia Millia Islamia in New Delhi), and Dr. Sheema Aleem discussed life stressors as experienced by various socioeconomic groups in India and … Continue reading Global Insights Provided to Loudoun Psychology Class

Davis Takes Honors Students to GALA Hispanic Theatre

Davis Takes Honors Students to GALA Hispanic Theatre

On February 28, Professor Martha Davis (AL) accompanied Spanish 102 Honors students to GALA Hispanic Theatre in Washington, D.C., where they attended GALA’s production of “Los empeños de una casa” (House of Desires), a play written by the 17th century colonial Mexican poet Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz. The students particularly enjoyed listening to the play’s catchy mariachi tune, comparing the actors’ regional accents and making … Continue reading Davis Takes Honors Students to GALA Hispanic Theatre

NOVA Hospitality Attend NSMH Annual Conference

NOVA Hospitality Attend NSMH Annual Conference

A group of 10 NOVA hospitality management students led by Professor DeQuan Smith, attended the National Society of Minorities in Hospitality (NSMH) annual conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. As part of their journey to becoming hospitality professionals, students attended a variety of interactive and professional workshops that emphasized such skills as business communications, strategic networking and team building. The students also became more aware of the … Continue reading NOVA Hospitality Attend NSMH Annual Conference

Science Seminar on NOVA Video On Demand

The Science Seminar “From Meters to Microns: Mineralogy at NOVA” by Geology Professor Shelley Jaye is available on NOVA TV Video on Demand. NOVA’s Geology Program offers unique student learning opportunities through research collaboration with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), including volunteer and paid internship assignments, which allow students to learn skills and techniques that prepare them for employment and advanced coursework at a four-year … Continue reading Science Seminar on NOVA Video On Demand

“Inspired by Women” on Display at Manassas

“Inspired by Women” on Display at Manassas

In honor of Women’s History Month, the Manassas Campus is hosting an art exhibition called “Inspired by Women,” with a reception to meet the artists scheduled for March 17 from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m., in the Colgan Hall gallery. The exhibition features art produced by women in a variety of styles and mediums. For example, Art Instructor Jessica Gardner (MA) fills her ceramic vessels with organic … Continue reading “Inspired by Women” on Display at Manassas

Workshop Connecting Students to Real World

The Office of College and Career Pathways and the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning are offering “Connecting Students to Real World Experiences through Jobs, Internships, Externships and Volunteer Opportunities.” The workshop is scheduled for Wednesday, March 18 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Room CA 317 at the Annandale Campus. Register online today. As NOVA students prepare to transfer to four-year institutions … Continue reading Workshop Connecting Students to Real World

CETL Continues Flipped Classroom Series

CETL Continues Flipped Classroom Series

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) proudly continues the Faculty Focus Series “We’ve Flipped! Will You?” In these highly participatory sessions, tips and strategies are shared for developing an interactive classroom. Using techniques such as the flipped classroom, video lectures, student response devices, group discussion and publishers’ online-based learning systems, faculty can make learning a truly student-led experience. To register, go online. … Continue reading CETL Continues Flipped Classroom Series

Science Seminar: Nuclear Matters by Dr. Shivaji Seth

All students, staff and faculty are cordially invited to a Science Seminar Wednesday, March 25 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the CE Forum on the Annandale Campus. Dr. Shivaji Seth will present “Nuclear Matters: Can Nuclear Energy Be the Front Line of Defense Against Climate Change?” Light refreshments and an opportunity to meet the speaker will be from 11:30 a.m. to 11:55 a.m. … Continue reading Science Seminar: Nuclear Matters by Dr. Shivaji Seth

The Northern Virginia Review Celebrates 29th Year

The Northern Virginia Review Celebrates 29th Year

NOVA faculty and staff are invited to join the launch celebration for Volume 29 of The Northern Virginia Review (TNVR) March 26 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Seminar Rooms A to D in the Ernst Center (CE Building) at the Annandale Campus. Annandale Assistant English Professor Adam Chiles, TNVR editor-in-chief, will serve as master of ceremonies for the annual launch reception. The keynote speaker … Continue reading The Northern Virginia Review Celebrates 29th Year

3rd Annual NOVA Mathematics Competition at Annandale

The Annandale Campus will host the third annual NOVA Mathematics Competition Friday, April 3 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Room CA 302. All NOVA students are welcome. Registration is free and students can win several prizes. The event is sponsored by Student Life, Pearson Publisher and Cengage Learning. For rules and details, STEM faculty are asked to visit blogs.nvcc.edu/knong or contact Math Assistant Professor … Continue reading 3rd Annual NOVA Mathematics Competition at Annandale

Jazz 4 Justice

2nd Annual Jazz4Justice Concert

The Alexandria Music Department is proud to present the second annual Jazz4Justice Concert Tuesday, April 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center. Jazz4Justice is a partnership between the Alexandria Bar Association and the Music Department to raise money for Legal Services of Northern Virginia, the Bar Foundation and music scholarships at NOVA. NOVA’s Alexandria Jazz Ensemble, under the … Continue reading 2nd Annual Jazz4Justice Concert

2nd Annual Student Film Festival

The second annual NOVA Student Film Festival is scheduled for May 1 on the Alexandria Campus and calls for entry are now open. All NOVA students are welcome to submit films (15 minutes maximum) and/or short scripts (five minutes long) for presentation at the festival. This year the festival includes a section for area high school students. NOVA faculty members are encouraged to share the promotional video … Continue reading 2nd Annual Student Film Festival

Leave Sharing Request

Todd Hawley (MA) has requested to participate in the leave-sharing program. If you would like to donate leave hours, please access a Leave Sharing Program Donor Form online. Please complete the form by printing and submitting it to Human Resources by fax to 703.323.3155. Leave must be donated in eight-hour increments and only annual leave may be donated. If you need other assistance or have questions … Continue reading Leave Sharing Request