Successful 2016 Power Up Your Pedagogy Conference

Successful 2016 Power Up Your Pedagogy Conference

NOVA’s Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) proudly presented the 11th Annual Power Up Your Pedagogy (PUP) Conference on January 7. PUP Conference is by faculty and for faculty. This year’s PUP Conference was held at the Ernst Center on the Annandale Campus. It was a huge success with standing room only for the presidential address given by NOVA President Scott Ralls and … Continue reading Successful 2016 Power Up Your Pedagogy Conference

Manassas Partners to Hosts Community Shred Day

Manassas Partners to Hosts Community Shred Day

The Manassas Campus held its first Community Shred Day hosted by NBC4 and Allstate Insurance Company. The event was held December 12, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The cars started lining up at 7:00 a.m. from Battlefield Parkway and Sudley Road. Over 800 cars visited the Campus to dispose of their materials. There was a five-box maximum. Manassas also had a food drive … Continue reading Manassas Partners to Hosts Community Shred Day

Great Expectations Enjoys Holiday Potluck

On December 11, 2015, NOVA’s Great Expectations program celebrated the end of the fall semester with their annual Great Expectations Holiday Potluck. Over 50 participants attended the event, including students and mentors of the Great Expectations program, and various community partners. The Holiday Potluck is an annual tradition where the Great Expectations staff and mentors and community partners take the time to give back to … Continue reading Great Expectations Enjoys Holiday Potluck

Taste of Thanksgiving for Annandale International Students

Taste of Thanksgiving for Annandale International Students

The Annandale Campus Outreach Committee’s first big event for the 2015-2016 academic year was a great success. The committee wanted to reach out to Annandale international students to share and experience a traditional Thanksgiving meal. Many students came out to be a part of this event, and the students really enjoyed the wonderful selection of traditional Thanksgiving main dish items and desserts. They even went … Continue reading Taste of Thanksgiving for Annandale International Students

NOVA Staff in Regional Conversation on Online Learning

Dr. Jennifer Lerner, NOVA’s associate vice president for e-Learning, was invited to be part of the conversation about the current and future state of online learning. Arlington Independent Media’s (AIM) regional talk show “In Conversation,” featured education leaders talking about trends, and the expansions of online course offerings within the regional education system, hybrid classes, reactions from students who take online classes, and ongoing plans for growing online … Continue reading NOVA Staff in Regional Conversation on Online Learning

Loochtan to Serve on Local Chamber of Commerce Board

Medical Education Campus (MEC) Provost Anne Loochtan will serve as the newest board member of the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Loochtan officially began her term on January 1 and will serve three years alongside 11 community leaders with strong connections to several local businesses and organizations throughout the area. The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce is led by a volunteer board … Continue reading Loochtan to Serve on Local Chamber of Commerce Board

Workforce Development Attends Three Engaging Conferences

Workforce Development Attends Three Engaging Conferences

Workforce Development Division (WDD) staff attended three conferences in early December. American Culture and Language Institute Program Manager Silvana Barretto (LO), who is also the “Workforce Link” catalog lead/designer, attended the Augusoft Lumens User Summit in New Orleans. The summit allowed colleges to explore new strategies and industry best practices and gain additional insight on upcoming features. Barretto and the “MyWorkforce” team successfully implemented Augusoft’s … Continue reading Workforce Development Attends Three Engaging Conferences

Annandale FSRC Hosts Monthly “Appy Hour”

Annandale FSRC Hosts Monthly “Appy Hour”

The Annandale Faculty and Staff Resource Center (FSRC) hosted its monthly “Appy Hour” on December 4. Last month the center highlighted its green screen technology with a holiday photo booth session. Faculty and staff from across the Annandale Campus visited the center and made memories with their colleagues while learning about ways to utilize the center’s green screen and video editing services. The FSRC hosts a … Continue reading Annandale FSRC Hosts Monthly “Appy Hour”

Manassas Establishes a 5K Group

Manassas Establishes a 5K Group

Manassas Campus faculty, staff and students have established a new 5K Group for 2016. The group’s focus will be to walk or run a 5K every month in 2016. After several of the group members participated in a few 5Ks in 2015, they thought creating a group would be a fun way to socialize, set fitness goals and also help out the community at charitable … Continue reading Manassas Establishes a 5K Group

Manassas PTA Hosts Massage Day

Manassas PTA Hosts Massage Day

The Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Club hosted its annual Massage Day on December 10, 2015 at the Manassas Campus. Under the direction of Assistant Dean Jody Gundrum, the students provided therapeutic massages to faculty, staff and students using a variety of manual techniques to promote stress relief and relaxation in preparation for finals week. The donations from the Massage Day and hot dog sale are … Continue reading Manassas PTA Hosts Massage Day

New Professional Development Course

NOVA faculty are invited to participate in a new professional development course this spring semester: EDU 295 – The Science of Learning. This is a 12-week, three-credit online course offered through the Extended Learning Institute beginning February 15. Participants will explore the empirical research and neurocognitive theories of learning, and relate them to their own learning and teaching experiences. Participants will seek answers to questions … Continue reading New Professional Development Course

Leave Sharing Request

Elizabeth Ogin (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