Medical Clinic on NOVA’s Virtual Campus

Medical Clinic on NOVA’s Virtual Campus

NOVA has had a campus in a virtual world called Second Life (SL) since 2007. SL is an online environment that uses virtual characters, called avatars, to interact with other avatars or objects. NOVA’s SL campus is devoted to educational activities in biology and the medical sciences. During the spring 2016 semester, over 500 students participated in educational activities on our virtual campus. To date … Continue reading Medical Clinic on NOVA’s Virtual Campus

Soul of the Renaissance

Soul of the Renaissance

The Forum of the Ernst Center was the site of a spectacular finale of Black History Month events at the Annandale Campus on February 25 as the Black Student Alliance (BSA) hosted their annual Soul Food Dinner that continued the Campus theme of the Harlem Renaissance. A jazz combo, led by Assistant Professor of Music Herb Smith, supplied music made famous by performers of that era. Sallieu … Continue reading Soul of the Renaissance

High School Students Solve Crime in the Loudoun Biotech Lab

High School Students Solve Crime in the Loudoun Biotech Lab

While most NOVA faculty members were on spring break, Biology/Biotech Professor Anitza San Miguel, along with Dean of Natural and Applied Sciences Division Barb Canfield, High School Outreach Coordinator Cathy Hall and the George Washington University’s Virginia Science and Technology Campus’s Outreach Specialist Carmen Session worked to host a group of two dozen juniors and seniors from Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) Monroe Science and … Continue reading High School Students Solve Crime in the Loudoun Biotech Lab

Takesha McMiller Appointed to National Board of Directors

The National Association of Veterans Program Administrators (NAVPA) recently elected NOVA’s Director of Military and Veterans Services Takesha McMiller to the NAVPA Board of Directors as Region II Delegate. According to NAVPA, NOVA endorsed McMiller to participate in the organization which will allow her to attend the NAVPA mid-year meeting and annual conference. “Not only is it beneficial for Takesha on behalf of Northern Virginia … Continue reading Takesha McMiller Appointed to National Board of Directors

NOVA’s Veterinary Technology Program Cares

NOVA’s Veterinary Technology Program Cares

Our sixth annual NOVA Veterinary Technology Student Externship and Job Fair was held on the evening of March 3. This well-attended event filled the spacious Higher Education Center event space, which includes a panoramic view of the pond and Loudoun Campus. Approximately 70 eager full-time Veterinary Technology Program students attended with their resumes in hand. Loudoun hosted 27 veterinary practices including Cardiac Care for Pets in … Continue reading NOVA’s Veterinary Technology Program Cares

Highpoint by Academic Planning and Financial Aid

The goal of financial aid is to assist students in achieving degree, certificate or CSC completion. That means that students who receive financial aid must be working toward completion by taking courses required for their chosen programs of study. The College Financial Aid Office (CFAO) is working closely with the academic advising team and college leadership to guide students in this effort. To further assist … Continue reading Highpoint by Academic Planning and Financial Aid

Science Seminar: "Research That Rocks!”

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

Fourth Annual NOVA Math Competition

The Fourth Annual NOVA Math Competition is approaching. Students from all NOVA campuses are invited to showcase their skills and abilities. All STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics) faculty are asked to spread the information about the competition to students. The Fourth Annual NOVA Math Competition will be at the Annandale Campus on Friday, April 8 at 1:00 p.m. in Room CA 302. The registration … Continue reading Fourth Annual NOVA Math Competition

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” runs through Sunday, April 24. “Dear Suburbia” is an immersive experience using storytelling to explore a bio mythography of everyday life in the suburbs of Northern Virginia in the early 21st century. The works of this exhibit call … Continue reading The Schlesinger Center Presents “Dear Suburbia” by Kallista

Leave Sharing Request

Kenneth McGhee (AL) 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

VRS Education and Counseling Resources Available Online

VRS offers a comprehensive educational program to help employees understand the VRS benefits and to prepare for retirement. Training information is available via in-class sessions, webinars and e-learning presentations. Schedules of available VRS Education and Counseling can be found at online. Offerings are continuously updated so check back at the site frequently. Additional sources of retirement information can be found in VRS member handbooks. Handbooks … Continue reading VRS Education and Counseling Resources Available Online