New Loudoun Higher Education Center

New Loudoun Higher Education Center

Facilities Planning and Support Services is pleased to announce the completion of the new Higher Education Center (HEC) at the Loudoun Campus. The HEC opened its doors to faculty, staff and students this August. It houses new faculty offices, IT and facilities staff offices, a Communication Center, an Information Technology Networking Lab, a recording technology studio as well as general classrooms and an event space for … Continue reading New Loudoun Higher Education Center

You Are Invited to the 50th Anniversary Gala

You Are Invited to the 50th Anniversary Gala

The Northern Virginia Community College Educational Foundation is holding the 50th Anniversary Gala on Wednesday, September 9 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Robert Ballard who discovered the Titanic, Bismarck and John F. Kennedy’s PT 109 (“Patrol Torpedo” boat), among his many accomplishments. In addition, Dr. Scott Ralls, NOVA’s fifth president, will make his … Continue reading You Are Invited to the 50th Anniversary Gala

Kickoff for 5th Annual Manassas Teacher2Teacher Event

Kickoff for 5th Annual Manassas Teacher2Teacher Event

The Manassas Campus held a kickoff event for the fifth annual New Full-time and Adjunct Mentorship Program – Teacher2Teacher on August 18. The Teacher2Teacher event, an Achieving the Dream initiative, hosted activities where new faculty networked with Manassas colleagues from 9:00 a.m. to 8:15 p.m. They met mentors, were offered various perspectives and insights into teaching/learning and received additional information and resources to enhance acclimation to … Continue reading Kickoff for 5th Annual Manassas Teacher2Teacher Event

Alexandria Campus Opens New Testing Center

Alexandria Campus Opens New Testing Center

The Alexandria Testing Center moved into its new home in room AA-156 in the Bisdorf Building on August 12. Having the Testing Center in close proximity to other key resources such as Financial Aid, Business Office and Student Services is a huge benefit to students and affords them the opportunity to accomplish all requirements more efficiently. As partners in each student’s success, the Alexandria Testing Center … Continue reading Alexandria Campus Opens New Testing Center

Taylor Speaks at the Medical Education Campus

Taylor Speaks at the Medical Education Campus

Dr. Mark Taylor, nationally recognized educator, consultant and public speaker, presented informational tools on ways to better understand generational student learning styles to faculty and staff at NOVA’s Medical Education Campus (MEC) on August 21. Taylor’s interactive presentation, “Meet Generation NeXt,” offered a specific model of learning based on increasing student activity and the use of technology from a generational perspective as a means to … Continue reading Taylor Speaks at the Medical Education Campus

Annandale Welcomes Administrators from China

Annandale Welcomes Administrators From China

Annandale Division of Languages and Literature recently hosted an informative session for academic administrators from Tianjin, China, outlining the role of the community college in the U.S. educational structure. Administrators from a variety of Tianjin universities, graduate programs, and district level offices came as part of the Fourth Round Training Courses for the Administrators in America at the invitation Global Studies and Programs Associate Vice President Paul … Continue reading Annandale Welcomes Administrators From China

MEC Faculty Published in National Peer Journal

MEC Faculty Published in National Peer Journal

Dr. Sue Bhati of the Medical Education Campus (MEC) was recently published in the peer reviewed “Journal of Obstetrical, Gynecological, & Neonatal Nursing.” Bhati and Kathy Richards’ article is titled, “A Systematic Review of the Relationship between Postpartum Sleep Disturbance and Postpartum Depression.” The article is available online through the NOVA Library. The authors found strong evidence of a link between poor sleep and depression … Continue reading MEC Faculty Published in National Peer Journal

Whitmire and NOVA Community Chorus Perform in Austria

Whitmire and NOVA Community Chorus Perform in Austria

Dr. Mark Whitmire (AL) led members of the NOVA Community Chorus in performances at “Cantus Salisburgensis,”an international choral festival in Salzburg, Austria, which took place July 2 to 6. The chorus performed Beethoven’s “Fantasie in C minor” at the famed Mozarteum concert hall and presented a concert of 10 selections by American composers at Golling Fortress, a 14th century castle near Salzburg. The culminating event was a performance at Salzburg … Continue reading Whitmire and NOVA Community Chorus Perform in Austria

WDD Attends Governor’s Latino Summit

WDD Attends Governor’s Latino Summit

Cinthia Molinari, Tammy Raabe and Michael Sales represented the Workforce Development Division (WDD) at Governor Terry McAuliffe’s Latino Summit on August 5. Over 300 people, including key education, state and local leaders, attended the event that was held at George Mason University’s Arlington Campus. The summit focused on the role the fast-growing Hispanic population plays in building a new Virginia economy. Breakout sessions featured topics … Continue reading WDD Attends Governor’s Latino Summit

NOVA Faculty Shine at Latino Summit

NOVA Faculty Shine at Latino Summit

Pathway to the Baccalaureate Transition Counselor Mónica Gómez and High School Outreach and Community Liaison María Nieto-Shahsavarian represented NOVA at the Virginia Latino Higher Education Network (VALHEN) Hispanic College Institute (HCI) and at the first Latino Summit hosted by Governor Terry McAuliffe. The HCI is a highly successful summer residential program that prepares Hispanic students in the Commonwealth of Virginia to enter and succeed in … Continue reading NOVA Faculty Shine at Latino Summit

Parents as Partners: The NOVA Experience at Manassas

As the College seeks to educate and advise the whole student, engaging parents and providing insight into NOVA’s processes becomes more relevant and necessary. For the past three years, the Office of Student Success at the Manassas Campus has hosted parents during the summer Student Orientation sessions. However, last year Student Success decided to make the parent component more formal and implemented “Parents as Partners: The … Continue reading Parents as Partners: The NOVA Experience at Manassas

NOVA-TV Has New Videos Available

NOVA-TV Has New Videos Available

On August 17 at the Ernst Forum, the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) held their New Faculty Experience. NOVA-TV Center was in attendance to record the event. Acting President Mel Schiavelli gave the welcome address and Alexandria Liberal Arts Dean Jimmie McClellan spoke about the importance of the College. To view the CETL videos, go online to: Acting NOVA President Mel Schiavelli Liberal … Continue reading NOVA-TV Has New Videos Available

TRiP Congratulates Recent Certificate Graduates

TRiP Congratulates Recent Certificate Graduates

Eight Technology Retraining internship Program (TRiP) students received the Network Technician Certificates – N. This certificate is issued by Workforce Development to TRiP students who have completed 66 hours of hands-on networking classes. The TRiP program 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 it, … Continue reading TRiP Congratulates Recent Certificate Graduates

New Travel Expense Tool: Chrome River Is Coming May 1

Chrome River Training Opportunities

If you travel on behalf of NOVA, you need to understand Chrome River and how it can make your life easier. There will be two opportunities to receive Chrome River training on September 16 and 22 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Building 4 of the Fairfax offices, Room 149. More training will be offered in October and November. Computers are available to work … Continue reading Chrome River Training Opportunities

Faculty Art Show at the Manassas Campus

Recent works by the Manassas Campus art faculty are on display through September 25 and the College community is invited to a reception to meet the artists September 16 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Colgan Gallery. Matt Pinney’s art will be featured in Colgan Gallery with paintings by Rosemary Gallick, Eric Garner and other faculty members on display around the Campus. Pinney joined … Continue reading Faculty Art Show at the Manassas Campus

Exhibit at the Gallery at the Woodbridge Campus

The Woodbridge Campus is currently showcasing its first art exhibit of the year, “Material/Method: Contemporary Practices in Painting,” through September 25, in the Atrium Gallery in the Arts and Sciences Building. Billy Hertz (Kentucky), Ryan McCoy (Washington, D.C.), Nikki Painter (Virginia), Phyllis Plattner (Maryland), Jessica van Brakle (Washington, D.C.), Brent Dedas (Tennessee), Evan Fugazzi (Pennsylvania), James Doiron (Kentucky), Jackie Hoysted (Maryland) and Chee-Keong Kung (Virginia) … Continue reading Exhibit at the Gallery at the Woodbridge Campus

Leave Sharing Request

Shahin Mafaher (CS) 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 print, complete and submit the form 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 about NOVA’s … Continue reading Leave Sharing Request