Annandale Music Honors Back Scholars and 50th Anniversary

Annandale Music Honors Back Scholars and 50th Anniversary

The Annandale Campus music program is celebrating NOVA’s 50th anniversary and a new scholarship program this semester. In 2014, the late Virginia Bedell Back, a former NOVA student and chorus member, left $580,000 to the Annandale music program. The funds will be used in various ways, but she continues to be remembered through the new Virginia B. Back Music Scholarships. This year, 13 students were the first … Continue reading Annandale Music Honors Back Scholars and 50th Anniversary

MEC Hosts Pathway Connection Students

MEC Hosts Pathway Connection Students

Pathway Connection, a college readiness program under College Pathway Initiatives, collaborated with College Access Fairfax’s Project Discovery program to bring 39 high school juniors and seniors from both Fairfax and Arlington county schools to the Medical Education Campus for a hands-on tour on November 2. Through the planning and coordination of Counseling and Support Services Coordinator Kimberly Nicely (MEC), students experienced what happens in four … Continue reading MEC Hosts Pathway Connection Students

International Education Week at Loudoun

International Education Week at Loudoun

The Loudoun Campus International Education Week (IEW) events were a huge success. Sessions had strong attendance and the feedback was stellar. There were three unique events each day, starting Monday with the International Potluck and ending the week with Sanjay Mishra’s Guitar Concert and Dance Performance by Tehreema Mitha, with “Let’s Learn a Language” sessions occurring Monday through Thursday. Tuesday and Wednesday’s Tai Chi education and practice … Continue reading International Education Week at Loudoun

Phi Theta Kappa Celebrates Founders Day at Alexandria

Phi Theta Kappa Celebrates Founders Day at Alexandria

On November 19, the Tau Nu Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa held its Founders Day Ceremony at the Alexandria Campus. More than 30 attendees had the honor of welcoming the new inductees into this prestigious honor society. Dr. Chad Knights, the keynote speaker, shared his academic journey, trials and obstacles. He also encouraged the new inductees and all attendees to always challenge themselves to dream … Continue reading Phi Theta Kappa Celebrates Founders Day at Alexandria

Showing of “The Biology of Skin Color” at Woodbridge

Showing of “The Biology of Skin Color” at Woodbridge

The November 16 showing of “The Biology of Skin Color,” presented by the Woodbridge Honors Committee, was a great success. More than 50 students attended the interdisciplinary discussion lead by Honors professors Camisha Parker (Math), Elizabeth Lynch, (Art History) and Vincent Ng (Biology). A poll taken before the film showed the majority of the students were immune to the common myths about skin color and … Continue reading Showing of “The Biology of Skin Color” at Woodbridge

NOVA Physics Students Participate in International Internship

Physics Students Participate in International Internship

Many universities are receiving research grants permitting undergraduate student participation in their research from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The grants come from the NSF’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) or International Research Experiences for Students (IRES) programs. These programs are willing to accept the best community college students. Since 2011, Dr. Walerian Majewski’s physics students participated in the IRES program, managed by George Mason University, … Continue reading Physics Students Participate in International Internship

NOVA SACNAS Chapter Represents Manassas at Conference

SACNAS Chapter Represents Manassas at Conference

The Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) National Conference 2015 was held at the National Harbor Gaylord Resort in National Harbor, Maryland. Manassas’ SACNAS chapter students and faculty advisers attended. The conference included over 2,500 professionals, scientists, graduate and undergraduate students. Eight Manassas students and faculty advisors, Professor Sara Mendoza and Dr. Jaidee Zavala, represented NOVA. The conference offered numerous opportunities … Continue reading SACNAS Chapter Represents Manassas at Conference

Loudoun Hosts “Job for a Day”

The Loudoun Campus hosted Loudoun County Public School (LCPS) students in School-Business Partnership’s Job for a Day. This year, 335 LCPS students participated in the program, which was a dramatic increase from last year’s number with student participants numbering fewer than 200. NOVA Loudoun faculty hosted a dozen students on campus. Participating high schools included Freedom, Riverside, Potomac Falls, Broad Run, Rock Ridge and Briar … Continue reading Loudoun Hosts “Job for a Day”

Manassas Commemorates Transgender Day

Manassas Commemorates Transgender Day

November 20 was designated as Transgender Day of Remembrance, a day to remember transgender individuals in the U.S. and around the world who were killed for living as their authentic selves. The Gender-Sexuality Alliance Club of Manassas honored the 24 U.S. victims (an all-time high number) who were murdered since last year. Posters were made for each individual, and at 12:00 p.m., all were honored with a … Continue reading Manassas Commemorates Transgender Day

Russian Fulbright Scholar Speaks at Loudoun

Russian Fulbright Scholar Speaks at Loudoun

Smack dab in the center of International Education Week (November 16 to 20) events on the Loudoun Campus was “All About Russia” – a cultural view of music, dance and even authentic food typical of a Russian party. Dr. Maksim Mokeev, his wife and daughter entertained a packed house in the Higher Education Center’s event space. Mokeev is a Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence from the Stolypin Volga … Continue reading Russian Fulbright Scholar Speaks at Loudoun

Manassas Hosts Adjunct Fair

Manassas Hosts Adjunct Fair

The Manassas Campus held an Adjunct Recruitment Fair at Manassas Innovation Park on the evening of November 19. This event focused on recruiting part-time faculty from the community in several disciplines in Science and Applied Technology and the Communication Technologies and Social Sciences divisions. The Manassas Campus is looking for faculty in chemistry, math, geology, physics, IT, automotive, diesel, welding, sociology, English, communication and theatre studies … Continue reading Manassas Hosts Adjunct Fair

James Ragan’s “Flowers and Roots” to Air on NOVA-TV

James Ragan’s “Flowers and Roots” to Air on NOVA-TV

NOVA-TV will air “Flowers and Roots,” a documentary about the American poet James Ragan, on January 3 at 10:00 p.m. Ragan is an internationally recognized poet, playwright and essayist. He has authored eight books of poetry which have been translated into 12 languages, including “In the Talking Hours,” “Womb-Weary,” “The Hunger Wall,” “Lusions,” “Selected Poetry,” “Too Long a Solitude,” “The World Shouldering I,” “To Sing … Continue reading James Ragan’s “Flowers and Roots” to Air on NOVA-TV

Individuals in Crisis and Dealing With Disruptions at Loudoun

Loudoun Campus, NOVACares and the NOVA Police Department are sponsoring a workshop on dealing with individuals in crisis and those who are disruptive. The workshop will be held on Tuesday, December 8 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Higher Education Center (HEC) event space of the Loudoun Campus. The event is open to all college faculty and staff. NOVACares Case Manager MaryAnn Raybuck will … Continue reading Individuals in Crisis and Dealing With Disruptions at Loudoun