NOVA Celebrates 49th Commencement

NOVA Celebrates 49th Commencement

NOVA held its 49th Commencement with two graduation ceremonies on May 17. Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe was the speaker for the General Commencement at 2:00 p.m., and Dr. Stacey Ocander of Metropolitan Community College (Omaha, Nebraska) addressed attendees at the Health Professions Commencement at 7:00 p.m. Due to capacity at the George Mason University’s Patriot Center, this was the first year there were two graduation ceremonies. … Continue reading NOVA Celebrates 49th Commencement

TILT Hosts Inaugural Digital Learning Day for Maturals

TILT Hosts Inaugural Digital Learning Day for Maturals

Technology Innovation in Learning and Teaching (TILT), formerly Instructional Support and Development, is a division of the Learning and Technology Resources (LTR) Division. On May 1, TILT hosted its first Digital Learning Day for the Maturals, lifelong-learning senior citizens. Cyber Seniors participated in breakout sessions to learn about Facebook, Twitter, iPad basics, navigating the computer/Internet and digital video editing. Team TILT and six Alexandria Campus … Continue reading TILT Hosts Inaugural Digital Learning Day for Maturals

Alexandria Celebrates Cinco de Mayo With Helping Hands Fundraiser

Alexandria Celebrates Cinco de Mayo With Helping Hands Fundraiser

The Alexandria Campus hosted an end-of-semester fundraiser to celebrate Cinco de Mayo and help raise money for the Helping Hands Fund. Faculty and staff gave donations for the celebratory-themed nacho and taco bar. The Campus community, including NOVA Police who provided moral support, helped raise over $500. The primary purpose of Helping Hands is to provide assistance for book purchases for Alexandria students who demonstrate financial … Continue reading Alexandria Celebrates Cinco de Mayo With Helping Hands Fundraiser

Majewski and Students Present at the National Convocation

Majewski and Students Present at the National Convocation

Annandale Physics Professor Walerian Majewski was invited to participate at the National Academy of Sciences’ (NAS) Convocation on Integrating Discovery-Based Research into the Undergraduate Curriculum, May 11 to 13. Majewski was among a group of 50 faculty experts in early undergraduate research from 30 universities and four community colleges nationwide invited to develop a consensus paper to be submitted to the White House. The paper covered introducing … Continue reading Majewski and Students Present at the National Convocation

TRiP Students Receive Network Technician Certificates

TRiP Students Receive Network Technician Certificates

Six Technology Retraining internship Program (TRiP) students recently received their Network Technician Certificates. TRiP started in 1998 and is designed for people who want to try their hand at IT. They pay for one course at a time and if they like the program, students continue on toward the completion of the 168-hour program. Registration for one of the mandatory courses gives a student the opportunity to … Continue reading TRiP Students Receive Network Technician Certificates

Alexandria Recognizes Leaders at Awards Program

Alexandria Recognizes Leaders at Awards Program

The Alexandria Campus Student Life Office hosted the annual Alexandria Student Leadership Awards Program on April 30. The program recognizes student organizations, student leaders and organization advisors for their accomplishments during the academic year. Nominations were accepted for both organization awards and student leader awards. Organization awards included Program of the Year, Interest Group of the Year, Student Organization of the Year and Student Organization … Continue reading Alexandria Recognizes Leaders at Awards Program

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

June 15: 10 Years of Nature Photography Day

June 15: 10 Years of Nature Photography Day

Annandale English as a Second Language (ESL) Instructor Shirley Nuhn helped spearhead the national observance of Nature Photography Day in 2006, through the North American Nature Photography Association. “Students and I have often gone out to explore the natural world on or near June 15,” Nuhn said. Year round, she finds that her ESL students are serious about safeguarding the environment, a theme she builds … Continue reading June 15: 10 Years of Nature Photography Day

Career Representatives Needed for Pathway Connection

The Pathway Connection (PC) Program is searching for career representatives to participate in a College and Career Fair hosted for high school students in Fairfax County Public Schools and Arlington Public Schools. Pathway Connection is a college and career readiness program for 10th and 11th grade students who would like additional support in preparing for post-secondary education. This summer, PC is hosting a three-day summer institute at NOVA. … Continue reading Career Representatives Needed for Pathway Connection

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, through Sunday, July 12. For “The Lonely Drone,” Williams’ oil paintings on aluminum bring to mind imagery of earthly horizons that could conceivably be captured by an unmanned aerial vehicle. Williams wants the viewer to imagine being in soundless flight looking at a distant horizon … Continue reading Brian Williams’ “The Lonely Drone” at the Fisher Art Gallery

Applying for Funding Through the AANAPISI Program

NOVA is currently considered an Asian-American, Native American, Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions (AANAPISI) institution as a result of an earlier application for eligibility. NOVA is now applying to participate for funding in the U.S. Department of Education’s AANAPISI Program to expand its outreach into the Asian, Asian-American, Native-American, and Pacific Islander and high needs, low-income populations in NOVA’s service area and to enhance educational services and cultural … Continue reading Applying for Funding Through the AANAPISI Program