Teaching About Global Conflict and Peacebuilding Seminar

Teaching About Global Conflict and Peacebuilding Seminar

The third annual National Community College Peacebuilding Seminar “Teaching About Global Conflict and Peacebuilding” was held October 23 to 26 at NOVA’s Alexandria Campus. The event was sponsored by the NOVA Institute for Public Service. Today, community colleges enroll students coming from all economic and social backgrounds, ages, as well as veterans and international students. However, community colleges are often unable to access experts and … Continue reading Teaching About Global Conflict and Peacebuilding Seminar

Former Adjunct Professor Talks Baseball at Annandale Lyceum

Former Adjunct Professor Talks Baseball at Annandale Lyceum

In a special Friday the 13th Annandale Campus Lyceum event in the Ernst Center Forum, former NOVA Adjunct Professor David Hubler discussed his book “The Nats and the Grays: How Baseball in the Nation’s Capital Survived WWII and Changed the Game Forever.” “His historical presentation dovetailed nicely with NOVA’s 50th anniversary celebration,” said Annandale Community Outreach Specialist Bob Hull. “It was interesting to learn that … Continue reading Former Adjunct Professor Talks Baseball at Annandale Lyceum

President Ralls Visits the Alexandria Campus

President Ralls Visits the Alexandria Campus

During his visit to the Alexandria Campus on November 16, President Scott Ralls held an open discussion with the faculty and staff about his vision and past experiences. He spoke of the college budget, his admiration of retired President Robert Templin, Jr., the importance of the College’s relationship with George Mason University, the importance of student success and the history of community colleges. “Our role … Continue reading President Ralls Visits the Alexandria Campus

NOVA Represented at Loudoun Education Alliance of Parents

NOVA Represented at Loudoun Education Alliance of Parents

On November 11, nearly 350 parents and students gathered to find the answer at “The Future is Now: What are Colleges Looking For?” at the Loudoun County Public Schools’ (LCPS) administration building. The presentation, one of the most popular of the Loudoun Education Alliance of Parents (LEAP), enjoyed record attendance. Loudoun Campus’ High School Outreach Coordinator Cathy Hall was invited to present an overview of … Continue reading NOVA Represented at Loudoun Education Alliance of Parents

Woodbridge Participates in National Young Readers Day

Woodbridge Participates in National Young Readers Day

Woodbridge students, faculty and staff visited Belmont Elementary School to read to kindergarten through second grade students during National Young Readers Day on November 10. For several years, the Woodbridge Campus has partnered with Belmont Elementary through various interactive school projects, particularly serving as active volunteers for National Young Readers Day each year. Belmont Elementary Acting Principal Brenda Lewis expressed her gratitude and explained why … Continue reading Woodbridge Participates in National Young Readers Day

Manassas Volunteers for National Young Readers Day

Manassas Volunteers for National Young Readers Day

The Manassas Campus volunteered to read at Gravely Elementary School in Haymarket, Virginia. The readers were Dr. Jean Goodine, Maureen Townsend, Deidre Howard, Derrick Washington, Barbara Hopkins, Margaret Hudak, Shalini Kapur, McKenzi Mckoy, Raj Gill, Aurea Galvan, Ahmed Khursheed and Ramunda Young. They read books to almost 700 little ones on a rainy Tuesday morning. It was wonderful to see the children’s interest as they … Continue reading Manassas Volunteers for National Young Readers Day

MEC Celebrates Veterans Day

MEC Celebrates Veterans Day

The Medical Education Campus (MEC) held its annual Veterans Day Reception on November 11 in the Foley Forum. This year, we celebrated Veterans Day by saluting and honoring all the students, faculty and staff who are veterans and service members. The event was hosted by Senior Veterans Advisor Denise J. Hitzeman, who also served as the mistress of ceremonies. The ceremony started with the national … Continue reading MEC Celebrates Veterans Day

NOVA Participates in Manassas Veteran’s Day Parade

NOVA Participates in Manassas Veterans Day Parade

In honor of Veterans Day, the Manassas Campus participated in the annual celebration parade. NOVA employees and children gathered on a rainy, chilly day excited to honor local heroes. Along the parade route, approximately 750 community members, government officials and residents lined the streets to recognize those who have served in various branches of our military. Manassas Campus participants included Enrollment Administrative Assistant Cindy Klink, … Continue reading NOVA Participates in Manassas Veterans Day Parade

Emeriti Reading Series on NOVA-TV

Emeriti Reading Series on NOVA-TV

The Emeriti Reading Series celebrates those retired NOVA faculty who have recently continued to make NOVA proud in the publishing world. Associate Dean Jen Daniels said the Division of Languages and Literature hopes to make the readings a regular event in an effort to celebrate NOVA faculty success. The second event was held on October 20 in the Presidents Dining Room, when Professor Emerita Jenny Sullivan discussed digital publishing and her … Continue reading Emeriti Reading Series on NOVA-TV

IPS Hosts 2015 Post-Election Conference

IPS Hosts 2015 Post-Election Conference

This year, the NOVA Institute for Public Service (IPS) hosted its fourth Post Election Conference on November 5. Over 160 students, faculty, staff and community members gathered throughout the day at the Alexandria Campus, two days after Election Day, to hear from politicians, journalists and professors about the significance of the results and the future implications for the Commonwealth of Virginia and the nation. Alexandria Liberal … Continue reading IPS Hosts 2015 Post-Election Conference

Delegate Patrick Hope Visits Alexandria Geography Class

Delegate Patrick Hope Visits Alexandria Geography Class

A week after Virginia’s elections, Delegate Patrick Hope came to the Alexandria Campus to meet with David Miller’s Political Geography (GEO 230) class on November 11. He talked about the election results and gerrymandering. Hope represents the 47th District (Arlington, Virginia) as a Democratic member of the Virginia House of Delegates. Hope talked with students about what happened in the Virginia elections on November 3. He … Continue reading Delegate Patrick Hope Visits Alexandria Geography Class

MEC Transfer Fair Encourages Continued Education

MEC Transfer Fair Encourages Continued Education

On November 12, several colleges and universities attended the annual Fall Transfer Fair Day at the Medical Education Campus (MEC). Approximately 300 students in nursing and allied health showed up for the event to speak with an admission representative from their aspiring transfer, new college or university, and to plan for their futures. Services available for transfer students are very important to second-year MEC students and a few of the resources … Continue reading MEC Transfer Fair Encourages Continued Education

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 Person: Jack … Continue reading Institute for Public Service and Alexandria Lyceum Events

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

Activate Your Web-EPS Account With NOVA Printing Services

Web-EPS (Employee Printing Service) is NOVA Printing Services’ new online print-ordering storefront. Using Web-EPS you can quickly submit detailed printing orders, track your orders and be notified the moment they are completed. Using the instructions below, you can begin using Web-EPS in three easy steps. Please Note: These instructions apply to computers that are directly connected to the NOVA network (on campus) or to computers connected remotely using … Continue reading Activate Your Web-EPS Account With NOVA Printing Services

Know any 18 to 24 year-olds interested in starting a career in IT or cyber security? Refer them to Year Up for the January 2016 cohort of our career development program. Year Up is committed to helping young people from low/moderate income levels launch professional careers. Students take NOVA courses on campus for a semester, learning the information technology or cyber security skills and professionalism needed to launch a successful career. The program then matches students to an internship for six months and assists with job placement. Participants earn a stipend throughout the year, 25 to 30 credits and receive holistic support. Within four months of completing the program, 85 percent of graduates are employed full time making a starting average wage of $36,000 or more or are continuing education full time. Who should you refer? • Prospective students who are 17-24 years old or current NOVA students interested in an IT/cyber security career • Students who have obtained a high school diploma/GED before January 2016 • Students who have taken college courses and have a 2.0 GPA or above How do students apply? 1) Students must submit an interest form online and select the ”National Capital Region, Woodbridge” location. 2) Attend an information session on campus to learn more and start the admissions process. Sessions are at NOVA’s Woodbridge Campus in Seefeldt (WC) Building, Room 230A. They take place from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Mondays, and Thursday evening information sessions are 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. through November (alternate times are available as well). For more information, contact Dwight Carmon at 703.884.1116 or DCarmon@yearup.org or Courtnye Lloyd at 703.878.6135 or clloyd@yearup.org. You can also see more information in the Flyers section of this edition.

Year Up Opportunities Available at NOVA

Know any 18 to 24 year-olds interested in starting a career in IT or cyber security? Refer them to Year Up for the January 2016 cohort of our career development program. Year Up is committed to helping young people from low/moderate income levels launch professional careers. Students take NOVA courses on campus for a semester, learning the information technology or cyber security skills and professionalism … Continue reading Year Up Opportunities Available at NOVA

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

First Round CashCourse Contest a Success

The first round of the financial literacy CashCourse Contest has ended and eight $100 prizes have been raffled off to current NOVA students who successfully completed the “Budgeting Basics” module. A total of 220 people attempted the module with 130 students successfully completing it with a minimum score of at least 80 percent. The module took about 30 minutes to complete and covered topics such as … Continue reading First Round CashCourse Contest a Success

A Conversation With President Ralls on NOVA-TV

A Conversation With President Ralls on NOVA-TV

President Scott Ralls has recorded an interview that will help the NOVA family better understand his background, values and vision for the College’s future. The son of a Methodist minister and a public school teacher, Ralls grew up in the Smoky Mountain region of North Carolina. In this thoughtful 35-minute interview, Ralls discusses how honored he is to be NOVA’s new president and refers to NOVA students as … Continue reading A Conversation With President Ralls on NOVA-TV

Mancini Named Coach of the Year

Mancini Named Coach of the Year by NJCAA

NOVA Cross Country Head Coach Nicole Mancini (MA), who is also a physical education instructor, was named the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division I Atlantic Region Coach of the Year at the NJCAA Cross Country Championship Banquet on November 13. The award was voted on by the NJCAA coaches. Mancini has coached the Nighthawks since 2013 and has won back-to-back NJCAA Region 20 … Continue reading Mancini Named Coach of the Year by NJCAA

Manassas Opens New Adjunct Faculty Center

Manassas Opens New Adjunct Faculty Center

Manassas Campus Provost Roger A. Ramsammy and Campus Operations Director Essala D. Lowe are pleased to announce the completion of the Adjunct Faculty Center in Howsmon Hall, Room 109. The Center fills the space previously occupied by the Campus Bookstore and includes a lounge/reading area, a conference room for office hours and meetings with students, lockers for secure storage of materials, adjunct faculty mailboxes, a … Continue reading Manassas Opens New Adjunct Faculty Center