Two NOVA Students Receive Prestigious Scholarships

Two NOVA Students Receive Prestigious Scholarships

On April 28, Administrative Council members surprised two NOVA students with the news that they had been awarded 2015 Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarships. Chun-Ming “Chris” Chen and Maria Vera Alvarez are among 90 students nationally to receive the prestigious award. The scholarship provides up to $40,000 a year toward tuition, books, living expenses and required fees for the final two to three … Continue reading Two NOVA Students Receive Prestigious Scholarships

Redesigned Website to Launch on May 12

Redesigned Website to Launch on May 12

Get ready for a new NOVA website! Web Services & Digital Media (WSDM) is revealing the newly redesigned NOVA website on Tuesday evening, May 12. The redesign project was guided by two committees — the NOVA Website Redesign Advisory Committee co-chaired by Dr. George Gabriel and Dr. Steve Sachs and the NOVA Website Redesign Implementation Task Force co-chaired by Lisa Hill and Cathy Simpson. Each … Continue reading Redesigned Website to Launch on May 12

SySTEMic Solutions Wins Innovator of the Year Award

NOVA SySTEMic Solutions was awarded the 2015 Public Sector Innovator of the Year Award at the Fairfax Chamber’s 2015 Greater Washington Innovation Awards alongside Fairfax County’s Office of Public and Private Partnerships (OP3) and Neighborhood and Community Services (NCS). The Greater Washington Innovation Awards is considered the premier event celebrating the thought, leadership, innovation and creativity of individuals and organizations in select industries in the … Continue reading SySTEMic Solutions Wins Innovator of the Year Award

1st Annandale STEM Fair

1st Annandale STEM Fair

Annandale Campus had its first STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) Fair April 23. The event was an exciting success with 42 official entries, over 120 participating students, and more than 180 attendees. The event was hosted by Dr. Ritu Kansal, with the wonderful support and teamwork of many faculty including Assistant Dean Ben Wang, Dr. Peter Williams, Dr. Don Goral, Dr. Karen Bushaw-Newton, Professor Alpana Das, Dr. … Continue reading 1st Annandale STEM Fair

Verizon Vice President Visits Loudoun to Encourage Veterans

Verizon Vice President Visits Loudoun to Encourage Veterans

On April 24, the Loudoun Campus veterans community welcomed Peter Pin, regional vice president of Verizon Business Enterprise, for a special presentation and discussion on the ever-changing business environment. The event covered such topics as personal branding, goal setting and successful business strategies. Veteran students shared some of their personal experiences during the discussion following the presentation. Afterward, Pin took time to speak with veterans … Continue reading Verizon Vice President Visits Loudoun to Encourage Veterans

Alexandria Campus 2015 Netherton Awards Ceremony

Alexandria Campus 2015 Netherton Awards Ceremony

On April 27, the Alexandria Campus hosted the 2015 Jane Netherton Awards. The Netherton Awards Ceremony recognizes the accomplishments of faculty and staff from the academic year. The three honorees this year were Dr. Mark Whitmire (Music, Liberal Arts Division), faculty honoree; Susan Williams (Instructional Assistant, Science, Technology and Business Division), classified staff honoree; and Sah Ara Sanu-t (Administrative Assistant to the Dean, Liberal Arts Division), … Continue reading Alexandria Campus 2015 Netherton Awards Ceremony

Calliope Winners Celebrated

Calliope Winners Celebrated

The Annandale Languages and Literature Division in conjunction with the Annandale Liberal Arts Division celebrated student success with the publication of the 2015 edition of Calliope April 22. Interim Dean Bruce Mann welcomed the large audience of students with their families and friends. Professor Linda Millington was the emcee. The first prize winners in each category read from their winning works. The event concluded with a … Continue reading Calliope Winners Celebrated

Annandale Liberal Arts Celebrates Student Success

Annandale Liberal Arts Celebrates Student Success

The academic achievement of students majoring in the 15 curricula concentrations within the Annandale Liberal Arts Division was celebrated with the presentation of awards in a ceremony in the Forum of the Ernst Community Cultural Center April 30. The ceremony, following a reception for the Student Art Show that was on display in the Verizon Galleries, began with a welcome from Liberal Arts Associate Dean Hemchand … Continue reading Annandale Liberal Arts Celebrates Student Success

Alexandria Honors Hosts End-of-Year Celebration

Alexandria Honors Hosts End-of-Year Celebration

The Alexandria Honors Committee hosted an end-of-the-year celebration April 30. Several Honors students and faculty attended as well as the provost and deans. The committee chair was Dr. Mike Amey. Amey gave a brief recap of the many successes that the Alexandria Honors students had this year, including conference presentations and off-campus trips. Two integral members of the Alexandria Honors committee, Dr. Suman Mukherjee (Biology) and … Continue reading Alexandria Honors Hosts End-of-Year Celebration

Generosity and Giving Back to the Community

Generosity and Giving Back to the Community

The Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Club at the Medical Education Campus was the winner of two fundraising competition events hosted during the spring semester by Beta Nu Psi chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) and Student Life. The first competition, Penny Wars, consisted of collecting coins or dollar bills in specially decorated jars by all participating clubs. The value of any pennies and bills collected by … Continue reading Generosity and Giving Back to the Community

Loudoun Hosts Workshop for High Schoolers

Loudoun Hosts Workshop for High Schoolers

On April 24, Loudoun Art Professor Donald Depuydt held a printmaking workshop for 10 Dominion High School art students and their art teacher Shannon Freeman. The workshop was held in the Loudoun Campus Fine Arts Print Shop and students showed great enthusiasm about the opportunity for hands-on college art work. The workshop included demonstrations in woodcut, lithography and etching. During the workshop, each student created … Continue reading Loudoun Hosts Workshop for High Schoolers

Alexandria Tau Nu Chapter Goes to Phi Theta Kappa Awards

Alexandria Tau Nu Chapter Goes to Phi Theta Kappa Awards

On April 22, the Alexandria Campus Tau Nu Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society was honored during the PTK All-Virginia Academic Team Awards luncheon at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Richmond-Midlothian. Members and advisors from various chapters competed for recognition in PTK’s Hallmarks of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Fellowship. PTK is the international honor society of the two-year college and the largest … Continue reading Alexandria Tau Nu Chapter Goes to Phi Theta Kappa Awards

Alexandria Transfer Visit a Success

Alexandria Transfer Visits a Success

Transfer Counselor Trevor Blair and Academic Advising Specialist Connie Robinson accompanied Alexandria students on transfer visits to James Madison University (JMU) and Shenandoah University (SU) on April 17. The group left campus early in the morning and arrived at James Madison University at 9:15 a.m. for a campus tour and transfer presentation. One group even went to the bookstore and loaded up on JMU gear. The … Continue reading Alexandria Transfer Visits a Success

Brian Williams’ “The Lonely Drone” at the Fisher Art Gallery

Brian Williams’ “The Lonely Drone” at the Fisher Art Gallery

Schlesinger Center Margaret W. & Joseph L. Fisher Gallery is featuring “The Lonely Drone,” oil paintings on aluminum by Brian Williams, from Friday, May 22 to Sunday, July 12. An opening reception and gallery talk by the artist will be held Saturday, May 23 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  For “The Lonely Drone,” Williams’ oil paintings on aluminum bring to mind imagery of earthly horizons that … Continue reading Brian Williams’ “The Lonely Drone” at the Fisher Art Gallery

Open Enrollment: Benefits Team Is on the Move

The open enrollment period for health and flexible spending plans continues through 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 updates and/or changes for … Continue reading Open Enrollment: Benefits Team Is on the Move

Total Workshops

TOTAL Workshops Available

NOVA’s Extended Learning Institute (ELI) announces its schedule of Topics in Online Teaching and Learning (TOTAL) workshops for the summer semester:   Start Date Workshop Title Length of workshop June 1 Blackboard Basics    3 weeks Writing Directions    2 weeks Designing Meaningful Discussion Activities    3 weeks June 22 Using Best Practices in Online Teaching    4 weeks Designing Rubrics and Providing Feedback    4 weeks July 13 … Continue reading TOTAL Workshops Available

New Administrative Fee for Insurance Deductions

The Department of Accounts (DOA) is authorized to charge employees a mandatory administrative fee of $0.15 for each payroll deduction administered under the Supplemental Insurance and Annuities program. Effective July 1, 2015 (check date July 16, 2015), DOA has announced that this fee will be applied to each employee with an active supplemental insurance deduction (check stub description for “Misc Insurance”). Employees who do not wish … Continue reading New Administrative Fee for Insurance Deductions