Alexandria Women’s Center Hosts Elect Her Training Program

Alexandria Women’s Center Hosts Elect Her Training Program

In partnership with the American Association of University Women(AAUW) and Running Start, Alexandria’s Women’s Center hosted Elect Her: Campus Women Win February 26 at the Alexandria Campus. More than 30 female students from all six campuses had the opportunity to engage in conversation about their campus Student Government Association (SGA) and getting involved in politics on a local, state and national level. Elect Her is the only program … Continue reading Alexandria Women’s Center Hosts Elect Her Training Program

Changes to NOVA Parking Policies and Semester Permit Fee

Save the Date: NOVA Service Awards Luncheon on April 8

The NOVA Service Awards Luncheon honoring employees completing 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40 and 45 years of service with the Commonwealth of Virginia and the College will be held on Friday, April 8 at Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles, 14750 Conference Center Drive, Chantilly, VA 20151. Invitations will be sent to all recipients. Social time (cash bar) will begin at 11:30 a.m. and lunch will … Continue reading Save the Date: NOVA Service Awards Luncheon on April 8

Hats Off to MEC Employee for Charitable Work

Hats Off to MEC Employee for Charitable Work

Elvira Nevarez, administrative assistant to four specialized allied health programs (Respiratory Therapy, Health, MedLab and Phlebotomy) at the Medical Education Campus (MEC), began her charitable work that consisted of building a comedor (feeding center) in Managua, Nicaragua. Nevarez expected the initial rush of donations to quickly slow down and that her dream would take more than two years to come to fruition. Much to her … Continue reading Hats Off to MEC Employee for Charitable Work

Epic Paintings by Brian Burgess at Manassas

Epic Paintings by Brian Burgess at Manassas

Paintings by Brian Burgess were on display in Colgan Gallery at the Manassas Campus from February 2 to March 1. Burgess is a multimedia artist who likes to create narrative art with epic or mythic subject matter. His journey as an artist began as a student at NOVA’s Loudoun Campus where he earned an associate degree in fine arts. Burgess says his NOVA education provided an excellent foundation for … Continue reading Epic Paintings by Brian Burgess at Manassas

Credentials to Careers Hosts “Leap Into Your New IT Career”

Credentials to Careers Hosts “Leap Into Your New IT Career”

More than 120 NOVA students registered for the recent Leap Into Your New Career networking event hosted by the Credentials to Careers (C2C) team February 29 at the Richard J. Ernst Community Cultural Center at the Annandale Campus. Adult Career Pathways Internship and Career Counselor Trasi Watson said the C2C team organized this event to give NOVA students and alumni the opportunity to network with Northern Virginia … Continue reading Credentials to Careers Hosts “Leap Into Your New IT Career”

The Harlem Renaissance at Annandale for Black History Month

The Harlem Renaissance at Annandale for Black History Month

This year a number of events were scheduled for Black History Month at the Annandale Campus with the Harlem Renaissance as the theme. The first of these was a Lyceum Committee event on February 17 in the Ernst Center Forum featuring a program titled “How the Harlem Renaissance Changed America.” It was presented by Edwin B. Henderson II, founder and president of the Tinner Hill … Continue reading The Harlem Renaissance at Annandale for Black History Month

NOVA Physics at Showcase at the Virginia State Capitol

NOVA Physics at Showcase at the Virginia State Capitol

On February 29, NOVA Physics enjoyed Leap Year Day and visited the state capitol in Richmond, with the Virginia Academy of Science (VAS) for the Research Showcase for the state legislators. After being snowed out twice, seven physics students from Professor Walerian Majewski’s research honors course PHY 298, who are also members of NOVA Society of Physics Students (SPS), were invited to participate in the … Continue reading NOVA Physics at Showcase at the Virginia State Capitol

Loudoun English Professor Visits ADAMS Center for Unique Event

Loudoun English Professor Visits ADAMS Center for Unique Event

In December, the All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS) Center Mosque and the Girl Scouts Troop 920 welcomed visitors to build and strengthen community bonds and promote peace through knowledge and understanding. NOVA English Professor Nathan Leslie was fortunate enough to attend as a result of a message from a former NOVA student, Rahima Ullah, who was one of the generous tour guides. The mosque was … Continue reading Loudoun English Professor Visits ADAMS Center for Unique Event

The A-Train Arrived with the Harlem Renaissance Fair

The A-Train Arrived With the Harlem Renaissance Fair

Continuing the theme of the Harlem Renaissance as part of Black History Month activities at the Annandale Campus, the Ernst Community Cultural Center played host to the “Harlem Renaissance Fair,” presented by the Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation, on February 19. Herb Smith, Annandale assistant professor of music, whose jazz combo has provided music for many events at NOVA over the years, served as the master … Continue reading The A-Train Arrived With the Harlem Renaissance Fair

Video On Demand: Science Seminar on How STEM Became STEAM

Video On Demand: Science Seminar on How STEM Became STEAM

  On February 26, Dr. Gillian Backus (Loudoun Biology Professor) and Dr. Diane Mucci (Manassas Interim Dean of Science and Applied Technology) gave an interactive presentation titled, “How STEM became STEAM and Everyone Won: Incorporating Humanities in STEM Disciplines.” They shared their experiences on “Building a STEAM Engine” that brings together one student and two faculty members – one from science and one from art … Continue reading Video On Demand: Science Seminar on How STEM Became STEAM

Crossing the Finish Line

Crossing the Finish Line

During the month of February, the Alexandria Campus provided two Graduation Preparation Workshops for students who are applying for graduation in the spring or summer 2016 semesters. The workshops started in 2013 as a collaborative initiative between the Alexandria and Annandale Counseling Departments for continuing students. Other participating departments in the initiative included Admissions and Records, Barnes and Noble Campus Bookstore and Financial Aid. One goal … Continue reading Crossing the Finish Line

The Schlesinger Center Presents “Dear Suburbia” by Kallista

The Schlesinger Center Presents “Dear Suburbia” by Kallista

The Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall & Arts Center, Margaret W. and Joseph L. Fisher Art Gallery at NOVA’s Alexandria Campus announces the exhibit “Dear Suburbia,” mixed media works by Jessica Kallista. “Dear Suburbia” opens Friday, March 18 and runs through Sunday, April 24. The artist’s reception is from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday, March 18. “Dear Suburbia” is an immersive experience using storytelling to explore a bio mythography of … Continue reading The Schlesinger Center Presents “Dear Suburbia” by Kallista

Science Seminar: The Ecology of Wavyleaf Basketgrass

Science Seminar: The Ecology of Wavyleaf Basketgrass

All faculty, staff and students are cordially invited to a Science Seminar titled “The Ecology of Wavyleaf Basketgrass: A New Invasive Species in the U.S. Mid-Atlantic Region.” This event will be held Friday, March 25 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the CE Forum Ernst Center on the Annandale Campus. Dr. Vanessa Beauchamp, plant ecologist and associate professor at Towson University, will be the guest … Continue reading Science Seminar: The Ecology of Wavyleaf Basketgrass

Money Management and Free Tax Prep Workshops

NOVA’s Financial Literacy Program will be holding Money Management Workshops throughout February and March to discuss strategies college students can use to improve their financial situation. Topics to be covered include budgeting, saving, emergency funds, credit cards, compound interest, credit reports, responsible borrowing, financial aid, student loans and financial coaching. A few of the Money Management Workshops are scheduled to begin right after some of … Continue reading Money Management and Free Tax Prep Workshops

Second Annandale STEMfair on April 14

Following a successful first effort last year, the Annandale Campus Mathematics, Science, and Engineering (MSE) Division will host STEMfair 2016 in the Ernst Community Cultural Center on Monday, April 14. Organized this year in a collaborative manner by a 14-member interdisciplinary advisory committee chaired by Chemistry Associate Professor Ritu Kansal, information about STEMfair 2016 can be found online. Last year, the event drew 42 official entries, with over 120 … Continue reading Second Annandale STEMfair on April 14

Great Expectations Needs NOVA Mentors

Become a Mentor with Great Expectations

Did you know that 94 percent of foster youth will not graduate from college, and that within two years of leaving the foster care system 25 percent will be incarcerated while 50 percent will become homeless? Improving these odds takes strong mentors. If you are interested in becoming a mentor, the Great Expectations (GE) program is looking for NOVA faculty and staff to be mentors … Continue reading Become a Mentor with Great Expectations

Junior Achievement Is Looking for NOVA Employees to Volunteer

Junior Achievement Is Looking for NOVA Employees to Volunteer

Do you know that NOVA employees have the opportunity to volunteer time at Junior Achievement at the Finance Park throughout the school year? NOVA is currently an educational sponsor for Junior Achievement (JA), and as a volunteer, your role at the JA Finance Park would help students through a personal finance simulation by sharing your knowledge, perspective and personal life experiences as well as monitor … Continue reading Junior Achievement Is Looking for NOVA Employees to Volunteer