President Ralls Keynotes Dulles Regional Chamber Luncheon

President Ralls Keynote Speaker at Dulles Regional Chamber Luncheon

“Game-Changing Workforce Development” was the subject of President Scott Ralls’ presentation to the Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce on February 3. With over 150 people attending, the Chamber’s Leadership Luncheon brought a wide array of employers and industry leaders – with a healthy portion of technology-based companies from the Dulles corridor. NOVA representatives attending included leadership from the Loudoun Campus and Workforce Development coming together … Continue reading President Ralls Keynote Speaker at Dulles Regional Chamber Luncheon

Medical Education Campus Hosts Give Kids a Smile

Medical Education Campus Hosts Give Kids a Smile

The Medical Education Campus (MEC) hosted the 2016 Give Kids A Smile event (GKAS) February 5, sponsored by the Northern Virginia Dental Society (NVDS). Three hundred and forty two children from the Arlington County Head Start Program were seen by 34 volunteer dentists, six volunteer hygienists, 43 dental assistants, 24 second-year dental hygiene students and 13 dental assisting students enrolled in the program at the … Continue reading Medical Education Campus Hosts Give Kids a Smile

Physics Research at NOVA Wins National Recognition

Physics Research at NOVA Wins National Recognition

The NOVA Chapter of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) has won the 2015 SPS Chapter Research Award. The notification from the national SPS said, “The proposal submitted by your chapter was carefully reviewed by one of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) awards committees and will be funded. Your proposal, entitled ’Physics of Propulsion and Levitation of a Self-Driven Electromagnetic Wheel,‘ has been selected as a … Continue reading Physics Research at NOVA Wins National Recognition

Abdi Publishes Article on Sports Injuries Among Adolescents

Hamdi Abdi, NOVA alumna and executive assistant for the Annandale Campus Provost’s Office, co-authored a paper published in “International Sports Studies,” the official journal of the International Society for Comparative Physical Education and Sport. The study is titled “Injuries and Sports Injuries Among Argentinian Students Aged 13-15 Years.” Along with co-authors Hafsa A. Abdirahman and Kathryn H. Jacobsen, Abdi found that sports injuries accounted for the … Continue reading Abdi Publishes Article on Sports Injuries Among Adolescents

Woodbridge Library Display Highlights NOVA’s Rich History

Woodbridge Library Display Highlights NOVA’s Rich History

Library Specialist Karen Williams has brought the past to life in the Woodbridge Campus Library with a 50th Anniversary historical display. The pictorial display highlights important College milestones as well as events of interest to the Woodbridge Campus. Articles and photographs were selected from the NOVA archives and from local and national newspapers. Digital frames on top of the seven panel display show images of significant events … Continue reading Woodbridge Library Display Highlights NOVA’s Rich History

Chef Herbert Presents at 6th Annual Chocolate Extravaganza

Chef Herbert Presents at 6th Annual Chocolate Extravaganza

Chef Herbert Presents at 6th Annual Chocolate Extravaganza On February 6, Chef Mike Herbert from the Annandale Campus presented a variety of homemade ice creams and ice cream toppings for the sixth annual Chocolate Extravaganza in Warrenton, Virginia. Herbert conducted two presentations of deep dark chocolate ice cream and vanilla bean ice cream, accompanied by homemade glazed pecans, maple, flavored wet nuts, butterscotch, caramel and … Continue reading Chef Herbert Presents at 6th Annual Chocolate Extravaganza

Annandale Book Club’s Continued Success

Annandale Book Club’s Continued Success

The January 2016 book club at Annandale Campus was another wonderful gathering. At the meeting, the club discussed “Brooklyn” and “People of the Book.” The club has been meeting monthly at Annandale Campus for more than 10 years. The group has read a wide variety of fiction and nonfiction books. On occasion, authors have joined the meeting either in person or by Skype. The book … Continue reading Annandale Book Club’s Continued Success

Harlem Renaissance Fair at Ernst Center

As part of Black History Month activities on the Annandale Campus, the first Harlem Renaissance Fair will be held in the Ernst Community Cultural Center on Friday, February 19 from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. as musicians and actors recreate the rich artistic achievements of the early 20th century in Harlem with an evening of jazz, dance, poetry and exhibits. The Harlem Renaissance Fair will be … Continue reading Harlem Renaissance Fair at Ernst Center

A Black History Celebration and Tribute to Duke Ellington

The Liberal Arts Division of the Alexandria Campus will present its annual Black History Month Celebration on Tuesday, February 23 at 7:30 p.m. in Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center on the Alexandria Campus. This year’s celebration, “A Tribute to Duke Ellington,” will include Ellington’s “Sacred Concert for Soloists, Chorus and Jazz Band.” Featured performers include NOVA Jazz Ensemble, renowned jazz pianist Wade Beach, soprano … Continue reading A Black History Celebration and Tribute to Duke Ellington

NOVA to Host Free Tax Preparation Workshops

NOVA to Host Free Tax Preparation Workshops

The Working Students Success Network (WSSN) at NOVA has partnered with the NVACASH Coalition organized by the Fairfax County Department of Family Services to provide Free Tax Preparation Workshops to students and community members with eligible income. IRS-certified volunteers will help ensure participants receive the maximum tax refund and help determine if participants are eligible for the earned income tax credit. If participants and/or their … Continue reading NOVA to Host Free Tax Preparation Workshops

Science Seminar: How STEM Became STEAM

Science Seminar: How STEM Became STEAM

All faculty, staff and students are cordially invited to a Science Seminar on Friday, February 26, 2016 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the CE Forum Ernst Center on the Annandale Campus. Dr. Gillian Backus (LO) and Dr. Diane Mucci (MA) will present “How STEM Became STEAM and Everyone Won: Incorporating Humanities in STEM Disciplines.” There will be a meet and greet with light refreshments from … Continue reading Science Seminar: How STEM Became STEAM

Time for Faculty of the Year Nominations

Each year, the Alumni Federation honors faculty at NOVA for their achievements in the classroom. Nominations are being accepted through March 15. Faculty are nominated by students and alumni for making a difference in the lives of students. Awards are handed out each April to each nominee and an overall winner is selected for each campus and an adjunct faculty. The Alumni Federation Awards Committee will … Continue reading Time for Faculty of the Year Nominations

Experience Europe This Summer

Please share this great opportunity with NOVA students. Students will have an opportunity to experience Europe while getting college credit. The course will examine the politics of conflict and cooperation in modern Europe. While studying abroad, students will experience the modern politics and history of international conflict and cooperation firsthand through visiting institutions, experts, and historical/cultural sites and hosting lectures from experts in Brussels, Belgium. … Continue reading Experience Europe This Summer