Award-Winning NOVA Professor Speaks at White House

Award-Winning NOVA Professor Speaks at White House

Chemistry Associate Professor Reva A. Savkar (AN), winner of the 2013 Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence, was a featured speaker at a White House conference for Teacher Appreciation Day on May 5. The event, titled “A Celebration of Teaching,” was hosted by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. Teachers from K-12 from around the country were in attendance, and NOVA was the only college invited … Continue reading Award-Winning NOVA Professor Speaks at White House

Alexandria New Academic Building Topping Out Ceremony

Alexandria New Academic Building Topping Out Ceremony

The Alexandria Campus conducted a Topping Out Ceremony for the New Academic Building on May 21. In building construction, “topping out” (sometimes referred to as “topping off”) is a builder’s rite traditionally held when the last beam (or its equivalent) is placed atop a structure during its construction. This milestone celebration included business neighbors and community friends as well. This construction project is on schedule … Continue reading Alexandria New Academic Building Topping Out Ceremony

Manassas Hosts Annual Faculty/Staff Recognition Awards

Manassas Hosts Annual Faculty/Staff Recognition Awards

Recently, the Manassas Campus hosted its annual Faculty/Staff Recognition Awards where members of the Campus were recognized for their efforts. This year’s theme was the “Moscars” (Manassas Oscars). The event was well attended and included presentations by Senator Charles J. Colgan, who delivered the Superior Campus Support Award created in his namesake. Mayor Hal Parrish, a longtime supporter and champion of the Manassas Campus, was represented by … Continue reading Manassas Hosts Annual Faculty/Staff Recognition Awards

MEC Professor Provides Hands-on Learning in Cadaver Lab

MEC Professor Provides Hands-on Learning in Cadaver Lab

In the state-of-the-art cadaver lab at the Medical Education Campus (MEC), Professor Byron Massie can sometimes be found passing around a human heart to students – providing a demonstration that simply cannot be learned from just sitting in a classroom. “From the cadaver, I take out the body parts such as the heart and say, ‘This is a normal heart. It’s about the size of … Continue reading MEC Professor Provides Hands-on Learning in Cadaver Lab

Resume Workshop Engages Loudoun Community in Job Search

Resume Workshop Engages Loudoun Community in Job Search

The Loudoun Campus hosted a two-hour resume workshop for the community in the Waddell Theatre in late May. Spearheading the operation were Information Technology faculty Tierney Pitzer and High School Outreach Coordinator Cathy Hall. Over 50 people signed up to attend this workshop, which was geared to all levels of the workforce. High school students, college students and community members interested in job opportunities were … Continue reading Resume Workshop Engages Loudoun Community in Job Search

Famous Indonesian Chef Visits Annandale

Famous Indonesian Chef Visits Annandale

Chef William W. Wongso, Indonesia’s most famous culinary expert, visited the culinary program at the Annandale Campus on May 4 to share his passion for the flavor and essence of this multi-faceted cuisine. Wongso is a renowned restauranteur, food consultant, critic, and host of the very popular television series “Cooking Adventures with William Wongso.” Wongso worked with Annandale culinary students to make Asinan Jakarta (Jakarta vegetable … Continue reading Famous Indonesian Chef Visits Annandale

Alexandria Library Helping to Save the Bay

Alexandria Library Helping to Save the Bay

Staff at the Alexandria Library grew aquatic grass in support of efforts to help save the Chesapeake Bay. Three months ago, library staff attended training sponsored by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation to plant and nurture wild celery in the Library. In mid-May, library staffers Michelle Jerney-Davis and Kevin O’Hagan went to Mason Neck State Park to plant the mature grass in the shallows of the … Continue reading Alexandria Library Helping to Save the Bay

NOVA Printing Services’ Second Open House a Great Success

NOVA Printing Services’ Second Open House a Great Success

NOVA Printing Services opened its doors once more on May 8 to welcome faculty, staff and friends to its second Open House. Following resounding accolades from last year’s event, Printing Services was eager to showcase its talent once more. With their best and brightest on display, the team pulled out all the stops and put on another amazing spectacle that may have even topped the … Continue reading NOVA Printing Services’ Second Open House a Great Success

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

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