Higher Education Center Ribbon Cutting at Loudoun

Higher Education Center Ribbon Cutting at Loudoun

On September 24, the Loudoun Campus celebrated the opening of its newest building, the Higher Education Center (HEC). NOVA faculty, staff, administrators and students gathered with representatives from Virginia Community College System and Loudoun County Public Schools, many elected officials, Loudoun County government and business leaders to officially recognize the opening of the building with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Loudoun Provost Julie Leidig welcomed guests … Continue reading Higher Education Center Ribbon Cutting at Loudoun

The Clothesline Project at the Medical Education Campus

Clothesline Project at the Medical Education Campus

Students, faculty and staff showed overwhelming support for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault as part of the Clothesline Project. The first event was hosted at NOVA’s Medical Education Campus (MEC) on October 5 and 6 and will become a poignant visual display that bears witness to the impact of domestic violence and sexual assault in society. Participants decorated shirts and hung them on … Continue reading Clothesline Project at the Medical Education Campus

Workforce Development Hosts 2nd STEM Career Fair

Workforce Development Hosts 2nd STEM Career Fair

On September 30, the Workforce Development Division (WDD) hosted its second Workforce Industry Career Fair, focused on STEM jobs. Joe Montano, regional representative for Virginia Senator Tim Kaine, started the fair by discussing the growing impact of STEM in Northern Virginia. Montano said that events like the Workforce Industry Career Fair help address the need for talent to fill the more than 30,000 available STEM … Continue reading Workforce Development Hosts 2nd STEM Career Fair

2nd Annual MAN UP Induction Ceremony at Woodbridge

2nd Annual MAN UP Induction Ceremony at Woodbridge

A total of 31 male students were inducted into MAN UP, an organization that supports educational success and mentors underrepresented minorities. The second annual MAN UP Induction Ceremony was held on October 1 at the Woodbridge Campus. MAN UP is a minority male mentoring and leadership development program designed to promote personal, social development and academic improvement of Woodbridge students. Student Services Center Counselor Richmond … Continue reading 2nd Annual MAN UP Induction Ceremony at Woodbridge

Tirpak Quoted in Scientific American Mind Magazine

Communication Studies Instructor Philip Tirpak (AN) was quoted in an article in the September/October 2015 issue of Scientific American Mind magazine. The article, “How To Be A Better Listener,” gave strategies on how to improve and practice listening skills. Tirpak, who is also the president of the International Listening Association, was awarded the President’s Sabbatical Award. During the spring 2016 semester, Tirpak will conduct research and … Continue reading Tirpak Quoted in Scientific American Mind Magazine

Latimer’s Students Published in The Washington Post

Latimer’s Students Published in The Washington Post

Mary Latimer, Manassas English professor, recently had her English 111 students write a letter to the editor of The Washington Post. The instructions to her students were simple: they were to read The Washington Post and find an article of interest, preferably one in which they have a personal connection, then follow it up with a letter in response to the piece they read and submit it. Imagine … Continue reading Latimer’s Students Published in The Washington Post

Alexandria Professors Present at FLAVA Conference

Alexandria Professors Present at FLAVA Conference

Alexandria professors Martha Davis, Laura Franklin and Dali Tan greeted participants with “Ni hao!” as they entered their session titled, “Target Language: 90% Plus,” at the Foreign Language Association of Virginia (FLAVA) Conference on October 26. With Davis and Franklin as her students, Tan demonstrated how the exclusive use of the target language of instruction – in this case, Mandarin Chinese – helps students develop … Continue reading Alexandria Professors Present at FLAVA Conference

Chef Kevin Scott Visits Annandale

On September 30, Chef Kevin Scott visited the Annandale Campus to demonstrate the recently purchased Rational Combi Oven to culinary instructors and Chefs Wilhelm Jonach and Mike Herbert and 22 culinary students. Scott showed how the Rational SelfCookingCenter uses advanced technology to create a high quality, consistent product while saving labor and food costs. This cooking system senses and recognizes the sizes, load, quantity, and … Continue reading Chef Kevin Scott Visits Annandale

Kastens Featured in Georgetown’s “HOYA 30”

Kastens Featured in Georgetown’s “HOYA 30”

Theana Kastens, Woodbridge assistant English professor, is among Georgetown University’s School of Continuing Studies featured “HOYA 30” students, who exemplify the best of the school’s mission. Kastens, a doctoral student in Georgetown University’s interdisciplinary liberal studies program, has adapted an interdisciplinary approach to her teaching of composition and literature. When asked by Georgetown to describe her teaching style in three ways, Kastens said she, (1) listens … Continue reading Kastens Featured in Georgetown’s “HOYA 30”

Facilities Safety Slogan FY2016 Winner Announced

Facilities Safety Slogan FY2016 Winner Announced

Robert Bullard, an Alexandria electrician, was presented with a plaque, Star Tower Desk Award and $100 in Macy’s gift cards for his winning entry in the 5th Annual Facilities Department Safety Award Contest. Bullard is a second-time recipient of this award. The awards were presented by Operations Associate Director Thomas Reinsel and Alexandria Senior Contract and Safety Compliance Officer Kathy Clement at the monthly Facilities Planning and … Continue reading Facilities Safety Slogan FY2016 Winner Announced

Fireside Chat: Information Technology Panel

Open Computer Labs and Learning and Technology Resources is hosting “Fireside Chat: Information Technology Panel,” on October 15 at 5:30 p.m. in Room AA-158 in the Bisdorf Building on the Alexandria Campus. This is an informational panel and a networking event open to all NOVA students. Guests are NOVA graduates who are professionals in the information technology field. The networking event will also have pizza … Continue reading Fireside Chat: Information Technology Panel

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

Fulbright Teaching Scholar to Speak at Lyceum Series

A Lyceum Series event, “Contemporary Anti-Corruption Policy; A Russian Academic Perspective,” will be held Tuesday, October 20 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on the Alexandria Campus in the Bisdorf Building, Room AA-196. Dr. Maksim Mokeev will be the guest speaker. NOVA’s Loudoun Campus is hosting Mokeev, who is a Fulbright Teaching Scholar with expertise in current Russian local administrative authority and corruption within the Russian … Continue reading Fulbright Teaching Scholar to Speak at Lyceum Series