Faculty and Students Represent NOVA at GSA Meeting

Faculty and Students Represent NOVA at GSA Meeting

The annual meeting of the Geological Society of America (GSA) took place in Baltimore, Maryland November 1 to 4. It is the premier meeting of geologists in the world, attended by thousands of professionals and students. NOVA was amply represented at the meeting. Annandale Geology Professor Ken Rasmussen led a field trip for the meeting along with Victoria Martin, a NOVA student who recently transferred … Continue reading Faculty and Students Represent NOVA at GSA Meeting

NOVA Receives Mini- Grant and Hosts First Conference

NOVA Receives Mini-Grant and Hosts First Conference

On October 1, NOVA hosted the first Behavioral Intervention Strategies Conference at the Woodbridge Campus. Despite torrential downpours due to a Nor’easter and Hurricane Joaquin looming on the horizon, over 60 participants from NOVA, Germanna and Lord Fairfax community colleges participated in the specialized day of learning for Behavior Intervention Team (BIT) members. The NOVACares Office, assisted by NOVA’s Grants Office, partnered with Germanna and Lord … Continue reading NOVA Receives Mini-Grant and Hosts First Conference

NOVA Plays Host to International Educators

NOVA Welcomes International Educators

On October 30, the Annandale Campus was the site of a U.S.-Pakistan University Partnership workshop, titled “Enhancing Academic Excellence.” Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, it was part of an eight-day program to increase mutual understanding through peer-to-peer relationships between U.S. and Pakistani universities. A group of 32 representatives from colleges and universities from throughout Pakistan, many of them women’s colleges, participated in the … Continue reading NOVA Welcomes International Educators

NOVA Physics Professor Nominated for Prestigious Award

The National Society of Physics Students (SPS) recently nominated Dr. Walerian Majewski, NOVA physics professor, for the 2015 Outstanding Chapter Advisor Award. This is Majewski’s second time being nominated for the prestigious award; in 2002, Majewski was chosen as the recipient. Majewski has been teaching at NOVA for more than 30 years and has been the advisor for the College’s SPS chapter for 25 years. … Continue reading NOVA Physics Professor Nominated for Prestigious Award

Chinese Physicians Explore EMS Program at MEC

An 18-member delegation from China visited NOVA’s Medical Education Campus (MEC) on November 6 for an in-depth briefing and tour of the state-of-the-art campus. The group of senior administrators and physicians from China’s Shandong Province came to NOVA with an interest in learning all they could about the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) program. Currently, China does not have a formal EMS structure, and they desire … Continue reading Chinese Physicians Explore EMS Program at MEC

Fulbright Scholars Provide Global Perspective at Loudoun

Fulbright Scholars Provide Global Perspective at Loudoun

On October 27, Loudoun Campus hosted two visiting Fulbright scholars for international presentations. Dr. Dian Ratna Sawitri from Indonesia, the world’s fourth nation by population, and Dr. Maksim Mokeev from Russia, the largest country by area, were invited by Dr. Ramezan Dowlati. Dowlati, a NOVA psychology professor, made a presentation about the education and career development of teenagers and young adults in their respective countries. … Continue reading Fulbright Scholars Provide Global Perspective at Loudoun

Woodbridge Hosts VMATYC Fall Conference

Woodbridge Hosts VMATYC Fall Conference

On November 7, the Woodbridge Campus hosted the Northern Region Virginia Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (VMATYC) Fall Conference. VMATYC is a non-profit, educational association which promotes mathematics education by encouraging the development of effective mathematics programs, providing a forum for the exchange of ideas, and promoting the professional development and welfare of its members. More than 50 attendees including NOVA, Blue Ridge Community College, … Continue reading Woodbridge Hosts VMATYC Fall Conference

Manassas Hosts Sam Killermann for Ally Week

In celebration of Ally Week, the Manassas Office of Student Life hosted Sam Killermann, a comedian and social justice advocate, on October 21. The event took place at the Manassas Campus but was livestreamed to the Alexandria, Annandale and Medical Education campuses. The Loudon Campus attended in person. In addition, it was livestreamed online for anyone who could not attend at a campus. NOVA-TV has … Continue reading Manassas Hosts Sam Killermann for Ally Week

Instructors Partner With ASC for Student Success

Faculty and adjunct instructors have collaborated with the Academic Support Centers (ASC) this fall to offer students more tools to supplement their coursework. In the fall term alone, English as a Second Language (ESL) and world language instructors brought 35 language classes to the Language Center for orientation sessions that highlighted its free services, such as tutoring, language-learning software and Conversation Cafés for speaking practice. … Continue reading Instructors Partner With ASC for Student Success

NOVA’s Online Librarians Present at VLA Conference

NOVA’s Online Librarians Present at VLA Conference

NOVA’s team of online librarians represented the College at the Virginia Library Association’s (VLA) 2015 Annual Conference in Richmond, Virginia, on October 23. Heather Blicher and Joi Jackson, online learning librarians for NOVA’s Extended Learning Institute (ELI), led a lively presentation and discussion titled “Librarians as Guides in an OER Adoption Model.” Many Open Educational Resources (OER) are available as digital content, making them a … Continue reading NOVA’s Online Librarians Present at VLA Conference

Manassas Automotive Technology Sponsors Trade Career Fair

Manassas Automotive Technology Sponsors Trade Career Fair

On November 5, the Automotive Technology sponsored a Trade Career Fair for people interested in learning how to get a job in the automotive industry. There were approximately 15 people in attendance for the day session and 30 for the night session and they heard information from several local businesses including Allstate, Micron Technology, Virginia Auto and Tire, Ford Motor Corporation and Sheehy Auto stores. … Continue reading Manassas Automotive Technology Sponsors Trade Career Fair

Annandale Art Exhibit by NOVA Alumna Receives Local Attention

Annandale Art Exhibit by NOVA Alumna Receives Local Attention

Annandale Campus hosted an exhibit by artist and former NOVA student Michelle Pham in the Verizon Gallery at the Richard J. Ernst Community Cultural Center November 10 to 15. The Verizon Gallery hosted two artist’s receptions from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on November 14 and 15. Inspired by the tragic 2010 slaying of her niece, Vanessa Pham, Michelle’s recent artwork has helped her through … Continue reading Annandale Art Exhibit by NOVA Alumna Receives Local Attention

Manassas Faculty Takes Class to Newseum for a Second Year

Manassas Faculty Takes Class to Newseum for a Second Year

For the second year in a row, Manassas English Associate Professor Chalet Jean-Baptiste’s students in the Literature and Pop Culture class visited the Newseum in Washington, D.C. The museum is a great place to explore some of the global and local pop culture that has affected the world and made national headlines. The students experienced how social media and news shapes the society we live … Continue reading Manassas Faculty Takes Class to Newseum for a Second Year

Institute for Public Service and Alexandria Lyceum Events

The Institute for Public Service (IPS) and the Lyceum Series Committee of the Alexandria Campus invite you to the following events: Event: “Foundation for Individual Rights in Education: FIRE’s Desire to Protect Free Speech on Campus” Date and Time: Wednesday, December 2 from 2:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. Location: Bisdorf Building (AA), Room 196 Speaker: Catherine Sevcenko, FIRE’s associate director of litigation Contact: Jack Lechelt Continue reading Institute for Public Service and Alexandria Lyceum Events

Register for Power Up Your Pedagogy

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning’s award-winning Power Up Your Pedagogy (PUP) conference on January 7, 2016 in the Ernst Cultural Center on the Annandale Campus. Register for PUP today! Do not miss PUP! You will hear the first all-faculty address by President Scott Ralls and a keynote talk by NOVA’s 2015 SCHEV Award recipient, Professor Callan Bentley. You can choose two peer breakout sessions from over … Continue reading Register for Power Up Your Pedagogy

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