Schlesinger Center, Community Celebrate 15 Years

Schlesinger Center, Community Celebrate 15 Years

More than 100 friends, family members, students and community members gathered at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center on September 27 to celebrate the art center’s 15th anniversary and to view the artwork created by Ann Schlesinger, daughter of Rachel M. and Jim Schlesinger. The Schlesinger Center hosted an artist’s reception for Ann’s exhibit, titled “PAINTING THE LINE, drawing the paint.” Ann said she was … Continue reading Schlesinger Center, Community Celebrate 15 Years

IBM and CASY Launch Veterans Employment Initiative at NOVA

IBM and CASY Launch Veterans Employment Initiative at NOVA

NOVA has partnered with IBM and Corporate America Supports You (CASY) to offer important training for veterans to help them transition their military experience into highly skilled tech jobs. The new veterans program provides returning service members with hands-on training, certification and job placement assistance in the fast-growing tech sector. More than 100 veterans around the nation will participate in the program this year. The … Continue reading IBM and CASY Launch Veterans Employment Initiative at NOVA

STEM Panel for Scholars Celebrates Diversity at Manassas

STEM Panel for Scholars Celebrates Diversity at Manassas

On September 15, the STEM Panel for Scholars inaugurated the celebration of the Hispanic Heritage Month at the Manassas Campus. Professor Sara Mendoza invited four distinguished scientists from different subject areas including math, informatics, biology, physics and engineering, who represented a wide array of Hispanic countries. Ana Valentin from the Bureau of Census, Javier Ortiz from John Hopkins Applied Physics Lab, Elena Hernandez-Ramon from National … Continue reading STEM Panel for Scholars Celebrates Diversity at Manassas

Alexandria Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Alexandria Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Alexandria World Languages Department hosted a Spanish and Latin American Film Festival from September 15 to 23. The festival was made possible by a grant awarded to Professor Martha Davis by Pragda, SPAIN Arts & Culture and the Secretary of State for Culture of Spain. NOVA was one of 46 colleges and universities throughout North and South America … Continue reading Alexandria Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Constitution and Citizenship Day at Alexandria

Constitution and Citizenship Day at Alexandria

During the week of September 14, faculty from Alexandria’s Liberal Arts Division and Social and Professional Sciences Division, in collaboration with staff from the NOVA Institute for Public Service, Student Services and Learning and Technology Resources sponsored events in honor of Constitution and Citizenship Day. Each year on September 17, the nation commemorates the signing of the Constitution in 1787 and recognizes those who have … Continue reading Constitution and Citizenship Day at Alexandria

Gebre-Egziabher Selected for Fulbright Specialist Program

Lucy Gebre-Egziabher, Alexandria Communication Studies and Theatre assistant professor, has been selected for a Fulbright Specialist Program in Addis Abeba, Ethiopia, her country of origin. As a Fulbright Scholar, Gebre-Egziabher will teach film studies and conduct a “From Script to Screen” practicum at Rift Valley University in the Communications and Journalism Department. In addition, she will assist the institution in the development of a film … Continue reading Gebre-Egziabher Selected for Fulbright Specialist Program

Pachter to Release Multiple Publications This Fall

Pachter to Release Multiple Publications This Fall

Josh Pachter, Loudoun Communication Studies and Theater assistant dean, has been teaching at the college level since 1978; but he has been a professional crime writer for 10 years longer than that. Pachter’s first short story, written when he was a teenager, appeared in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine (EQMM) in 1968. Through most of the ’80s and early ’90s, Pachter taught overseas on American military bases for the … Continue reading Pachter to Release Multiple Publications This Fall

Troy Kurz Pens Short Story

Troy Kurz Pens Short Story

“Drinking with Mr. Bone Crow,” a short story by Manassas electrician Troy Dean Kurz, was recently published in “Trick or Treat! A Collection of Spooky Stories.” In his tale, Kurz writes about a mysterious stranger who arrives at the local pub where a grieving man is trying to drown his sorrow. “My story relates to the fact that sometimes in life, when things get you down, … Continue reading Troy Kurz Pens Short Story

Manassas Welcomes Chinese Delegation

On September 30, the Manassas Campus welcomed the Xinjiang University of Finance & Economics (XJUFE). Founded in 1950, it is the sole financial institution of higher learning in the northwest of China. XJUFE has 16 master’s degree programs, 32 bachelor’s degree programs, 17 schools and two teaching departments. Currently, there are 18 degree programs in six subjects: management, economics, law, liberal arts, sciences and engineering. … Continue reading Manassas Welcomes Chinese Delegation

NOVA Credentials to Careers Initiative Welcomes New Interns

NOVA Credentials to Careers Initiative Welcomes New Interns

The Manassas team is happy to announce three student interns: Amanda Hawkins, Mitchelle Ly and Brandon Register. They will be working at Insystech, Inc. in Chantilly, Virginia. These students were selected through formal interviews and a test and will go through the web and mobile curriculum. They will have a chance to learn the tricks of the trade through hands-on development of a web application and … Continue reading NOVA Credentials to Careers Initiative Welcomes New Interns

Retrospective Art Show at the Alexandria Library

On September 23, the Alexandria Library celebrated NOVA’s 50th Anniversary with a retrospective exhibition of alumni art. The Library welcomed special guests President Scott Ralls, alumni artists, community partners from Alexandria Public Library and Resurrection Church, neighbors, faculty, staff and students to a gala opening. Student musicians Owen Squire and Margaret Bisulca provided live entertainment on the keyboard. The work of over 30 alumni artists is showcased … Continue reading Retrospective Art Show at the Alexandria Library

First Spanish Spelling Bee at the Woodbridge Campus

The Woodbridge Campus will be hosting the first Spanish Spelling Bee on October 15 to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. This activity goes beyond honoring the Spanish language; it is a valuable educational experience especially for Spanish students. Participants will gain competency over vocabulary, which will allow them to increase their skills in reading and writing in the target language. The Spelling Bee will also enhance learner memory … Continue reading First Spanish Spelling Bee at the Woodbridge Campus

Professional Development Series for Students

Today’s students seek more out of higher education than just classroom knowledge. Current research on the importance of professional readiness and a growing nontraditional student population reinforces the notion that students are placing an increased emphasis on the employment-related benefits of post-secondary education. There are few resources for students which address the social and soft-skills gaps needed in professional environments. The Office of Student Life, … Continue reading Professional Development Series for Students

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 Leave … Continue reading Leave Sharing Request