2015 NOVA Service Award Luncheon a Success

2015 NOVA Service Award Luncheon a Success

The NOVA Service Awards Luncheon honored employees completing 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40 and 45 years of service with the Commonwealth of Virginia. The luncheon was held on April 10 at Westfields Marriott with more than 200 people who enjoyed a buffet lunch, amazing desserts and goody bags of cookies. The professor and classified emeriti were honored with plaques, emeritus NOVA card and … Continue reading 2015 NOVA Service Award Luncheon a Success

The launch of the 29th edition of The Northern Virginia Review (TNVR) was celebrated March 26 in the Ernst Center on the Annandale Campus. TNVR contributors include NOVA faculty, staff and alumni, but the annual publication of essays, fine art, photography, poetry and short stories is also open to anyone in the Mid-Atlantic region. TNVR Editor-in-Chief Adam Chiles is enthusiastic about the current edition. “The board and I took immense pleasure in putting together this year's volume of art, poetry and prose,” said Chiles. “We are so fortunate to have such a talented pool of artists.” The 13-member TNVR Board of Directors includes Associate Editor Ruth Stewart (MA), Managing Editor Steven Drasner (AN), Art Editor Julia Turner (LO) and Blog Editor Jamee Indigo Eriksen (WO). The board decides which contributors will win awards in several categories and announce the winners at the launch event. The winners for Volume 29 are Carina Yun for her poem "On the Anniversary of Your Disappearance," Dorothy Graff-Kondal for her story "When Calvin Didn't Come Home" and Wila Friedman for her photograph "Street Art." “I trust our readers will not be disappointed with the quality of work contained within the pages of Volume 29,” Chiles said. The keynote speaker at the launch event was author Justin Martin who discussed his recently released book, “Rebel Souls: Walt Whitman and America’s First Bohemians.” The book recounts the lives of a colorful circle of artists, led by Saturday Press Editor Henry Clapp, who transported Bohemianism from Paris to a Broadway saloon and nurtured a tradition of rebellion in American art. Martin, a former Fortune magazine staff writer who has also written biographies of Frederick Law Olmsted, Ralph Nader, and Alan Greenspan, noted that the idea to write the book was given to him by History Professor Terry Alford (AN).

The Northern Virginia Review Launched in March

The launch of the 29th edition of The Northern Virginia Review (TNVR) was celebrated March 26 in the Ernst Center on the Annandale Campus. TNVR contributors include NOVA faculty, staff and alumni, but the annual publication of essays, fine art, photography, poetry and short stories is also open to anyone in the Mid-Atlantic region. TNVR Editor-in-Chief Adam Chiles is enthusiastic about the current edition. “The board and I took … Continue reading The Northern Virginia Review Launched in March

3rd Annual Biotechnology Open House at Loudoun

3rd Annual Biotechnology Open House at Loudoun

The Loudoun Campus hosted the third annual Biotechnology Open House for area high school students on March 12. Loudoun High School Outreach Coordinator Cathy Hall and Biotechnology Program Head Diane Mucci hosted the event. The open house allows students in 9th to 12th grades to visit the Campus, meet biotechnology students and faculty, and participate in a hands-on lab experience. Mucci discussed biotechnology opportunities and … Continue reading 3rd Annual Biotechnology Open House at Loudoun

Manassas Math Team Earns 1st Place at Competition

Manassas Math Team Earns 1st Place at Competition

On April 11, Manassas math faculty Shakil Shrestha and Matthew Westerhoff accompanied the Manassas math team to Cecil Community College in Maryland to compete in the Seventh Annual Mid-Atlantic Mathematics Regional Tournament. “We are very proud of our math team. They competed very hard with equally deserving teams from other campus and won the tournament,” Shrestha said. “Our team beat 19 other teams, including many … Continue reading Manassas Math Team Earns 1st Place at Competition

Majewski’s Students Present to Physics Community

Majewski’s Students Present to Physics Community

On April 11, a group of Dr. Walerian Majewski’s Honors students attended the national meeting of the American Physical Society in Baltimore. The meeting brought together physicists and students in astrophysics, gravitational physics, nuclear physics and particle physics to share new research and insights at sessions on dark matter, black holes, cosmic rays, cosmology and the Higgs particle. NOVA students attended a session on dark … Continue reading Majewski’s Students Present to Physics Community

Institute for Public Service Hosts Health Crises Seminar

Institute for Public Service Hosts Health Crises Seminar

In an effort to advance educational offerings in community colleges, the NOVA Institute for Public Service hosted a seminar, “Global Health Crises, Pandemics, and Policy Challenges: Approaches to Teaching in Community Colleges,” April 9 to 11 at the Alexandria Campus. The program featured presentations by global public health experts from George Mason University, the George Washington University and Yale University who covered frameworks and approaches … Continue reading Institute for Public Service Hosts Health Crises Seminar

NOVA Idol 2015

NOVA Idol 2015 to Air on NOVA-TV

NOVA Idol has come a long way. The event started as a talent show in a tiny classroom on the Alexandria Campus, progressed to a crowded cafeteria and is currently held over several months on multiple NOVA campuses as a multi-faceted powerhouse event. NOVA Idol 2015 was held March 27 at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center on the Alexandria Campus. If … Continue reading NOVA Idol 2015 to Air on NOVA-TV

NOVA Forensics Presents Night After Nationals Showcase

The NOVA Forensics Team proudly presents the “2015 Night After Nationals Forensics Showcase.” Please join members of the nationally ranked NOVA Forensics Team as they perform some of their award-winning poetry, prose and reader’s theater performances from the exciting 2014-2015 competitive season of intercollegiate forensics competition. Alexandria Campus Show: Wednesday April 29, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in Bisdorf 158 Loudoun Campus Show: Tuesday April 28, … Continue reading NOVA Forensics Presents Night After Nationals Showcase

“Nuclear Matters” by Dr. Shivaji Seth on NOVA-TV

“Nuclear Matters” by Dr. Shivaji Seth on NOVA-TV

“Nuclear Matters” by Dr. Shivaji Seth is available at the NOVA-TV Center’s Video on Demand. To access it, go online. Much of the public is uneasy about nuclear matters, raising concerns about safety, cost, waste and proliferation. To what extent could renewable energy sources address energy demands? Could and should nuclear energy play any greater role in meeting our challenges? This presentation will provide a … Continue reading “Nuclear Matters” by Dr. Shivaji Seth on NOVA-TV

Open Enrollment: Benefits Team Is on the Move

The open enrollment period for health and flexible spending plans is Friday, May 1 to Friday May 22. NOVA’s Benefits Team will be visiting NOVA campuses early in May to share additional information. Please see the schedule below. This is an opportunity to meet the team who can help when you need assistance with your benefits-related questions. They will answer your questions and discuss any … Continue reading Open Enrollment: Benefits Team Is on the Move