Fairfax Board of Supervisors Celebrates NOVA’s 50th

Fairfax Board of Supervisors Celebrates NOVA’s 50th

On October 20 the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors presented NOVA with a proclamation in honor of its 50th Anniversary. The presentation was read by Braddock District Supervisor John C. Cook, who sponsored the proclamation, and was given to President Scott Ralls, NOVA College Board Chair Michael Wooten, Board Member Jennifer McGarey and NOVA’s Government Relations Director Dana Kauffman, who served on the Board of Supervisors … Continue reading Fairfax Board of Supervisors Celebrates NOVA’s 50th

Nighthawks Cross Country Wins Region Championship

Nighthawks Cross Country Wins Region Championship

Led by five runners in the top 20, the Nighthawks Cross Country team at NOVA finished first in the 5K Region 20 Division I Championship Saturday afternoon. This is the second straight Region 20 championship for the Nighthawks cross country team. Alyssa Johnson was fourth overall, but had the second fastest time among Division I runners. She finished the 5K in 20 minutes, 55.00 seconds, which … Continue reading Nighthawks Cross Country Wins Region Championship

Award-winning Biologist Speaks at Annandale

Award-Winning Biologist Speaks at Annandale

Dr. Sean B. Carroll, author and biologist, packed the theater in the Richard J. Ernst Cultural Community Center with students, faculty and community members on October 23 for his “Endless Forms Most Beautiful? The Making of the Animal Kingdom” presentation. Carroll, whose recent book “Brave Genius” was released in September 2013, spoke to the audience about evolutionary developmental biology, or Evo Devo for short. Using … Continue reading Award-Winning Biologist Speaks at Annandale

Woodbridge Offers Air Dual Enrollment to High School Students

Woodbridge Offers Air Dual Enrollment to High School Students

The Woodbridge Natural Science and Mathematics Division (NS&M) has partnered with Prince William County Public Schools and SySTEMic Solutions to offer on-campus Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (AIR) dual enrollment courses to high school students across Prince William County. The purpose of the AIR dual enrollment program is to enroll students interested in pursuing a career in the heating, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC-R) industry. The … Continue reading Woodbridge Offers Air Dual Enrollment to High School Students

NOVA Alum Highlight IT Academic Connections at Alexandria

NOVA Alum Highlight IT Academic Connections at Alexandria

The Alexandria Learning and Technology Resources (LTR) – Open Computer Lab (OCL) in partnership with IT faculty, hosted a “Fireside Chat: Information Technology Panel” on October 15. Four NOVA alumni who also worked with the OCL at some point, shared their academic experiences, career exploration opportunities and provided advice on networking opportunities. Close to 70 students, faculty and staff members participated. The students represented various … Continue reading NOVA Alum Highlight IT Academic Connections at Alexandria

Manassas Hosts College Transfer Fair

The Manassas Campus hosted its annual College Transfer Fair in late October. There was a very good turnout, and in two hours, about 354 college connections were made by students. The fair equipped students to transfer and continue their educational dream. The Campus community pitched in to help get the College Fair together from advertising, reserving campus space and parking, setting-up tables, passing out flyers in the … Continue reading Manassas Hosts College Transfer Fair

Annandale Plants Trees for 50th Anniversary

Annandale Plants Trees for 50th Anniversary

The Annandale Campus hosted a tree planting event and reception October 22 on the athletic field in recognition of the College’s 50th anniversary. In cooperation with WGL Energy and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, NOVA planted 50 trees on campus this fall with the help of students, faculty, staff and community members. While addressing a small crowd, President Scott Ralls spoke on the College’s progress over the years … Continue reading Annandale Plants Trees for 50th Anniversary

Annandale Faculty Help Students Study Abroad

Annandale Faculty Help Students Study Abroad

The American Councils for International Education presented on their Critical Language Scholarships on October 28 on the Annandale Campus. Languages and Literature Division Associate Dean Jennifer Daniels planned the event, with more than 30 students attending. American Councils is seeking applicants for fully-funded study-abroad programs for the summer of 2016 in languages the U.S. Department of State has deemed “critical,” such as Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Korean … Continue reading Annandale Faculty Help Students Study Abroad

Woodbridge Hosts Frankenstein for Halloween

The NOVA Players at the Woodbridge Campus will present a production of “Frankenstein” on October 29 to 31 and November 5 to 7 at 7:00 p.m. and November 8 at 3:00 p.m. The production will take place in the Black Box Theater. “Frankenstein,” written by Marjorie Bicknell, was inspired by novelist Mary Shelley’s classic thriller. Communication Studies and Theatre Arts Assistant Professor David Tyson directs and designed the … Continue reading Woodbridge Hosts Frankenstein for Halloween

November Is National Career Development Month

November is National Career Development Month. This is a great time for faculty and staff to think about career development opportunities for students and ways to help them navigate their career paths. Here are ways you can assist: Encourage students to use the new College Central Network (CCN) to search for jobs and internships specifically for NOVA students by local employers, access career advice and to create resumes and … Continue reading November Is National Career Development Month

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

President’s Sabbatical Award Application Due December 1

Have you been teaching full-time at NOVA for five years or more? Do you have an idea you have wanted to work on without any other distraction? Do you want a semester with full pay and benefits and no classes? If so, apply for the President’s Sabbatical Award. The deadline is December 1. To apply, complete Form 105-100, with your dean’s and provost’s signatures, and … Continue reading President’s Sabbatical Award Application Due December 1