Achieving the Dream: Reading and Writing Across the Disciplines

Achieving the Dream: Reading and Writing Across the Disciplines

The Achieving the Dream (ATD) Core Team hosted a campus-wide professional development event on April 1 to enhance communication and awareness of reading and writing across the curriculum. The event was held at the Ernst Center on the Annandale Campus and attended by 53 faculty members from multiple disciplines and support services. The origin of the discussion was a need that has been voiced to … Continue reading Achieving the Dream: Reading and Writing Across the Disciplines

The Northern Virginia Review Celebrates its 30th Anniversary

The Northern Virginia Review Celebrates Its 30th Anniversary

The 30th volume of The Northern Virginia Review (TNVR) was launched with a celebration attended by faculty and staff from all campuses on March 24 in the Ernst Center on the Annandale Campus. Manassas Campus Professor of English Ruth Stewart, who took over the reins as TNVR editor-in-chief for Volume 30, welcomed guests and singled out several of her colleagues who were in attendance for special recognition, … Continue reading The Northern Virginia Review Celebrates Its 30th Anniversary

Nationwide inNOVAtion Hackathon at Woodbridge

Nationwide inNOVAtion Hackathon at Woodbridge

Students from various colleges and universities across the county gathered on the Woodbridge Campus to participate in a hackathon event organized by five NOVA cyber security and information technology students. The event was held at the Regional Center for Workforce Education and Training (RCWET) on April 8 to 10. The inNOVAtion event, a 36-hour-long hackathon competition, offered hands-on experience to students interested in cybersecurity and … Continue reading Nationwide inNOVAtion Hackathon at Woodbridge

Loudoun Geography Professor Granted 2016-2017 Sabbatical

Loudoun Geography Professor Granted 2016-2017 Sabbatical

Associate Professor for Geography Barbara Crain has taught at the Loudoun Campus for 10 years. She holds an advanced degree in English and teaching English as a foreign language — a degree combination she has never had the chance of exploiting professionally. Upon realizing that Germany is struggling to find qualified language teachers and calling out to teachers in retirement, Crain thought about donating some time … Continue reading Loudoun Geography Professor Granted 2016-2017 Sabbatical

3rd Annual Hospitality and Career Services Expo

3rd Annual Hospitality and Career Services Expo

The third annual Hospitality and Career Services Expo was held March 24. Hospitality Management Professor DeQuan Smith and Career Counselor Stephanie Allen have recognized increased hiring in the business and hospitality fields. As such, Smith and Allen saw an opportunity for both NOVA students’ employment needs and employers’ hiring needs to be met through summer internships, post-graduation job placement and experiential learning opportunities. The three-year tradition … Continue reading 3rd Annual Hospitality and Career Services Expo

Manassas Hosts Adjunct Professional Development Day

Manassas Hosts Adjunct Professional Development Day

On April 2 the Manassas Campus hosted an adjunct professional development day. The morning session featured motivational and confidence-building speaker Tamara Hamilton followed by two consecutive sets of five breakout sessions presented by adjunct faculty members and college staff. Presenters included Avery Austin, Mocha Dyrud, Maria Fesz, Joanne Hynes-Hunter, Jill MacDiarmid, Elizabeth Marmion, Ryan Myers, David Raboy, Hong Wang, Trasi Watson and John Weinstein. After … Continue reading Manassas Hosts Adjunct Professional Development Day

Alexandria Takes Students on Campus Visit at Radford

Alexandria Takes Students on Campus Visit at Radford

Transfer Counselor Trevor Blair and Academic Advising Specialist Connie Robinson accompanied 27 Alexandria students on a transfer visit to Radford University on April 8. The group left campus before the sun came up and arrived at Radford University four hours later. The visit started with an extensive tour of the campus that included a residence hall with a sample dorm room. In the science building, they were treated … Continue reading Alexandria Takes Students on Campus Visit at Radford

Manassas Hosts Earth Day 2016 Celebration

Students for Environmental Awareness (SEA) and Student Life at NOVA Manassas are hosting their annual Earth Day Celebration on Manassas Campus on Wednesday, April 20 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Students, faculty and staff are invited to stop by the Howsmon patio to join in on the Earth Day festivities. There will be tables for crafts, demonstrations, games, and other Earth-friendly activities, as well … Continue reading Manassas Hosts Earth Day 2016 Celebration

MEC Annual Walk for Life and Health Fair

The Medical Education Campus (MEC) will host their fifth annual Walk for Life and Health Fair on Saturday, April 23 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This family-friendly event will have games for kids of all ages, face painting, a caricature artist and a balloon twister entertainer; as well as health awareness booths, free health screenings for cholesterol, glucose and blood pressure by NOVA’s EMS … Continue reading MEC Annual Walk for Life and Health Fair

Special Visitor from the Governor’s Office Coming to Alexandria

Special Visitor From the Governor’s Office Coming to Alexandria

Faculty and staff are asked to join in welcoming Nancy Rodrigues, Virginia secretary of administration, to the Alexandria Campus on April 26 for a special presentation of the CommonHealth Program “Dial it Down.” CommonHealth is a free program open to all state employees to promote wellness at work. CommonHealth is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. The program offers a variety of health and wellness seminars, fitness … Continue reading Special Visitor From the Governor’s Office Coming to Alexandria

Woodbridge and Prince William Arts Council to Host Woodbridge Alive!

The Woodbridge Campus will host Woodbridge Alive! – a free family event filled with live musical performances, art displays, poetry and food trucks on Saturday, April 30 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Woodbridge Alive! represents the precocious growth of the art community in Prince William County by providing an award-winning venue for local artists, college artists and select high school students to participate in a … Continue reading Woodbridge and Prince William Arts Council to Host Woodbridge Alive!

Printing Services Reminder for Faculty and Staff

NOVA Printing Services Is Here to Help

Are you a professor seeking to get your classroom materials sold in the bookstore? NOVA Printing Services is here to help you. NOVA Printing Services offers a wide range of high-quality book, booklet, packet, pamphlet and brochure-making services at cost-effective prices. Time is running out to get your orders in before for the summer 2016 semester. Projects are completed in the order they are received, so … Continue reading NOVA Printing Services Is Here to Help

New Retirement Education Seminars Focus on Career Stages

This spring VRS will debut an expanded Retirement Education Seminar program designed to provide valuable guidance and resources to employees at all career stages — from millennials to new retirees. The seminars are conducted by industry experts and offered at sites throughout the Commonwealth. Employees can register for the seminars on the Education and Counseling page on VRS’ website. Two new additions to the seminar lineup … Continue reading New Retirement Education Seminars Focus on Career Stages