CETL Continues Flipped Classroom Series

11th Annual Power Up Your Pedagogy Conference Approaching

NOVA’s Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) proudly presents the 11th Annual Power Up Your Pedagogy Conference (PUP) focusing on “Then and Now: Celebrating 50 Years of Learning.” It will be held Thursday, January 7 in the Ernst Cultural Center (CE) on the Annandale Campus. PUP is an exciting, award-winning, professional development conference that brings all NOVA faculty together. You will learn amazing insights about the … Continue reading 11th Annual Power Up Your Pedagogy Conference Approaching

NOVA Offers Veterans Tools for Success

NOVA Offers Veterans Tools for Success

Did you know that “VSOC” stands for the VetSuccess on Campus? This program is offered by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and NOVA has a location. Through the VSOC program, VA places experienced vocational rehabilitation counselors on college campuses to assist the growing number of service members, veterans and dependents attending school under the Post-9/11 GI Bill and other VA educational programs. These VSOC … Continue reading NOVA Offers Veterans Tools for Success

Loudoun Holds STEM Day, Drawing Over 1,500 Participants

Loudoun Holds STEM Day, Drawing Over 1,500 Participants

The first-ever Loudoun County STEM Day was a resounding success. On October 17, the Loudoun Campus, NOVA’s SySTEMic Solutions, Loudoun County Public Schools and the Loudoun Chamber of Commerce joined forces to sponsor the event, drawing hundreds of students, parents, educators and even U.S. Representative Barbara Comstock (VA-10). This is the second year Loudoun Campus hosted the free day-long STEM-based event but the first time … Continue reading Loudoun Holds STEM Day, Drawing Over 1,500 Participants

NOVA Attends VCCS Distance Education Peer Group Conference

The Virginia Community College System’s (VCCS) Distance Learning Peer Group held a conference on October 9 and 10 at Reynolds Community College’s Parham Campus. The conference provided an opportunity for educators to come together to collaborate, problem-solve, learn and innovate with the focus on enhancing the success of their students and colleges. Several of NOVA’s staff presented constructive and instructional workshops during this year’s meeting on … Continue reading NOVA Attends VCCS Distance Education Peer Group Conference

Alexandria and Manassas Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Alexandria and Manassas Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the World Languages Departments of the Alexandria and Manassas campuses hosted the Teatro Milagro at their respective campuses on September 30 and October 1. Teatro Milagro, the theatre troupe, performed the bilingual Spanish-English play “Searching for Aztlán,” which raised awareness of the 2011 Tucson, Arizona school board decision to ban Mexican-American history courses and books in their high schools. Afterwards, … Continue reading Alexandria and Manassas Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Geography Professor Explores Innovations in South America

Geography Professor Explores Innovations in South America

Geography Professor Robert Thornett spent seven weeks last summer in Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and Brazil researching innovations, thanks in part to a Virginia Community College System Paul Lee Grant. Among the results of the trip is a recent article on a new, innovative program for street recyclers in Brazil, titled “In Brazil, A City’s Waste Pickers Find Hope in a Pioneering Program.” “The millions of … Continue reading Geography Professor Explores Innovations in South America

ACLI Faculty Appreciation Day

ACLI Faculty Appreciation Day

On October 13, American Culture and Language Institute (ACLI) faculty from all campuses gathered at NOVA’s Pender location to celebrate their contribution to the ACLI program and daily efforts to help NOVA’s English as a Second Language (ESL) students succeed. About 70 faculty members attended the event, which was kicked off by a demonstration of MyEnglishLab, an online program for ESL instructors, presented by Pearson … Continue reading ACLI Faculty Appreciation Day

Fine Arts Partners with ALIVE! for Empty Bowls Alexandria

Fine Arts Partners With ALIVE! for Empty Bowls Alexandria

The Alexandria Campus Fine Arts Department has partnered with local organization ALIVE! (ALexandrians InVolved Ecumenically) and will donate 100 handcrafted, one-of-a-kind bowls for Empty Bowls Alexandria. Empty Bowls Alexandria is scheduled for November 14 at 6:00 p.m. at the Durant Arts Center in Old Town Alexandria. Attendees and donors will enjoy a simple meal and receive one of the handmade bowls made by NOVA students … Continue reading Fine Arts Partners With ALIVE! for Empty Bowls Alexandria

Manassas Library Hosts Midterm Student Success Breakfast

The Manassas Campus Library and Learning and Technology Resources Division recently hosted a Midterm Student Success Breakfast, featuring delicious breakfast treats, coffee, therapy dogs for students to bond and de-stress with, drop-in tutoring and research assistance and an exhibit of resources on study skills and stress management. Students got the help and sustenance they needed to succeed and were able to kick back and relax. … Continue reading Manassas Library Hosts Midterm Student Success Breakfast

Facilities Working Hard Behind-the-Scenes

Facilities Working Hard Behind the Scenes

While many people were away during the summer, Facilities Planning and Support Services completed repairs, upgraded and replaced equipment and refreshed some campus spaces. Projects like these are generally scheduled during low occupancy times to minimize their impact on classes and maintain the College’s equipment, spaces and aesthetics. These behind-the-scenes projects supported current needs and future capabilities. If you look closely, you may notice new … Continue reading Facilities Working Hard Behind the Scenes

Chef Herbert Presents at Arlington Career Center

Chef Herbert Presents at Arlington Career Center

On October 13, for the eighth year in a row, Chef Mike Herbert from the Annandale Campus visited the Arlington Career Center to conduct a presentation about NOVA’s culinary program. Chefs Michael Natoli and Stephanie Vasquez of the Arlington Career Center Culinary Academy invited Herbert to speak to about 50 high school culinary students about how NOVA features experienced culinary instructors and hands-on cooking instruction in … Continue reading Chef Herbert Presents at Arlington Career Center

First Spanish Spelling Bee a Success

On September 24, the Manassas Campus, with collaboration from the Woodbridge Campus, held its first-ever Spanish Spelling Bee as one of the many events for Hispanic Heritage Month. The judges were Dr. Carmen Figueroa (WO), Chaiya Ortiz (MA), Cris Sparks-Early (MA) and Lizie Mollers (MA). Students went head-to-head to test their Spanish spelling skills. Both the beginning and intermediate levels were well represented. First place prizes went to McKenzi McCoy (beginning) and … Continue reading First Spanish Spelling Bee a Success

Annual Chorus Benefit Concert

NOVA Community Chorus, under the direction of Dr. Mark Whitmire, will present its Annual Chorus Benefit Concert on Tuesday, October 27 at 7:30 p.m. in Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center on the Alexandria Campus. It will be an all-Bach program including “Cantata 80: Eine feste Burg ist unser Gott” (A mighty fortress in our God), accompanied by orchestra. Acclaimed duo pianists Christine and David … Continue reading Annual Chorus Benefit Concert

“The Hunting Ground” Screening at NOVA

“The Hunting Ground” is a riveting exposé of sexual assault on college campuses nationwide. This documentary shows in-depth interviews, institutional cover-ups and the devastating toll these acts take on students and their families. It follows the lives of several undergraduate sexual assault survivors as they attempt to pursue their education and regain justice after constant harassment and traumatic experiences. Created by CNN and the same documentary team … Continue reading “The Hunting Ground” Screening at NOVA

NOVA Volunteers Needed at Junior Achievement Finance Park

Looking for community service opportunities? Look no further than Junior Achievement at Finance Park. NOVA is currently the educational sponsor for Junior Achievement, which empowers young people to own their economic success by providing financial literacy education experiences and real-world perspective of finance – one that is current, practical and easy to understand. The Junior Achievement Finance Park experience begins in the classroom, with a four-week … Continue reading NOVA Volunteers Needed at Junior Achievement Finance Park

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