NOVA Alumni Federation Faculty of the Year Awards

NOVA Alumni Federation Faculty of the Year Awards

On April 8, the NOVA Alumni Federation presented 2015-2016 Faculty of the Year Awards at a ceremony at the Ernst Center on the Annandale Campus. Sixty-one full-time faculty members and 18 adjunct faculty were nominated by current students and alumni from all six NOVA campuses. The selection criteria for the nominees are (1) outstanding mastery of academic discipline and (2) demonstrated commitment to the intellectual … Continue reading NOVA Alumni Federation Faculty of the Year Awards

Dr. Barbara Saperstone Returns to Present the Legacy Lecture

Dr. Barbara Saperstone Returns to Present the Legacy Lecture

Dr. Barbara Saperstone, who retired last year as Annandale Campus provost after 35 years at NOVA, presented the 2016 Legacy Lecture on April 20 in the Ernst Center Forum at the Annandale Campus. Hosted by the Annandale Campus Lyceum Committee and sponsored by the Annandale Campus Council, this was the sixth annual talk presented by a recently retired long-serving faculty member. Saperstone, who was named … Continue reading Dr. Barbara Saperstone Returns to Present the Legacy Lecture

Loudoun Hosts 7th Annual Race in Honor of Dr. James Tiffany Jr.

Loudoun Hosts 7th Annual Race in Honor of Dr. James Tiffany Jr.

The Loudoun Student Life Office hosted its annual 5k run/walk fundraiser on April 15 in honor of Dr. James Tiffany, former Loudoun Campus physical education professor. Over 75 people participated including Anne, Tiffany’s widow, and his daughter Heather. Faculty, staff, students and friends of Tiffany and his family all gathered to honor his memory. The ceremony began with reflections of Tiffany and his achievements. He … Continue reading Loudoun Hosts 7th Annual Race in Honor of Dr. James Tiffany Jr.

2nd Annual STEM Fair a Success

2nd Annual STEM Fair a Success

On April 14, Annandale Campus had the second annual STEM Fair at the CE Forum. Following last year’s success, this year’s event was eagerly anticipated, and it did not disappoint with 87 presentations and over 220 attendees. Mathematics, Science and Engineering (MSE) Dean Abbas Eftekhari said, “Students have done a fantastic job. Some of the projects are very good.” The presentations covered disciplines from Biological … Continue reading 2nd Annual STEM Fair a Success

2016 Manassas Faculty and Staff Awards

2016 Manassas Faculty and Staff Awards

The Manassas Campus held the Faculty and Staff Awards on April 21 in the Colgan Theater. The theme this year was “Star Wars” and the stage was decorated with that theme. There were 14 awards given out. The recipients and awards included Maryellen Ryan (Edward Anderson Teaching Excellence: Full-Time Faculty), Ignatius Idio (Edward Anderson Teaching Excellence: Adjunct Faculty), Mary Anstice (Senator Charles Colgan Superior Campus … Continue reading 2016 Manassas Faculty and Staff Awards

Alexandria Campus Student Voices Conference Spring 2016

Alexandria Campus Student Voices Conference Spring 2016

On April 7, the Alexandria Campus held its annual Student Voices Conference. Dr. Laura Franklin (AL) welcomed everyone and commemorated the late Dr. Joseph Windham, the beloved Alexandria history professor who taught on campus for more than 20 years and who helped to found the conference. Over 60 students from 14 different disciplines presented their academic work during the daylong Dr. Joseph Windham Student Voices … Continue reading Alexandria Campus Student Voices Conference Spring 2016

Faculty and Honors Students Represent NOVA at SRHC 2016

Faculty and Honors Students Represent NOVA at SRHC 2016

The 44th annual conference of the Southern Regional Honors Council (SRHC) under the theme of “The Magic of Honors” took place in Orlando, Florida, March 31 to April 2. The annual conference provides an outstanding opportunity for NOVA’s Honors students to interact with fellow Honors students from institutions across the Southeast. Moreover, such a conference permits the dissemination of Honors student research and creative work and sharing … Continue reading Faculty and Honors Students Represent NOVA at SRHC 2016

Faculty Increase Student Knowledge About Fall Prevention

Faculty Increase Student Knowledge About Fall Prevention

Dr. Sue Thompson (AN) and Patty Ottavio (MEC) recently taught NOVA students how to administer a fall prevention program to the residents of the Washington House (Alexandria, Virginia). Thompson has been teaching PED 220 – Adult Health and Development for over 20 years. PED 220 is a hands-on approach to learning that provides NOVA students with a basic understanding of aging and exercise for the … Continue reading Faculty Increase Student Knowledge About Fall Prevention

Ralls Hosts Town Hall at Manassas Campus

President Scott Ralls visited the Manassas Campus on April 7 and hosted a spring Town Hall meeting. The auditorium was filled with faculty and staff who were eager to hear his position on the restructuring of various programs and overall leadership across the College. Ralls informed the Campus that he is looking forward to receiving input from the faculty and staff and advised everyone that … Continue reading Ralls Hosts Town Hall at Manassas Campus

Virginia State Senator Scott Surovell Visits Alexandria Campus

Virginia State Senator Scott Surovell Visits Alexandria Campus

On April 19, Virginia State Senator Scott Surovell visited Kelly Hebron’s Legal 110 (Introduction to Law for Legal Assistants) at the Alexandria Campus. Students from economics and political science courses also attended. Surovell talked about the life of a lawyer, state senator and the importance of legislation passed by the General Assembly in 2016. He also mentioned that members of the Virginia Senate and House of Delegates would … Continue reading Virginia State Senator Scott Surovell Visits Alexandria Campus

Manassas Campus Student Art Exhibit

Manassas Campus Student Art Exhibit

The Manassas Campus has enjoyed student art covering the walls throughout the Campus. The annual Manassas Campus April Student Art Exhibit has every art class represented with a variety of media and subjects. Studio Professor Rosemary Gallick and Assistant Professor Matthew Pinney lead the show exhibiting art into all the buildings to ensure that students, faculty and staff would have the opportunity to view NOVA’s talented … Continue reading Manassas Campus Student Art Exhibit

Digital Humanities Working Group to Host First Ever NOVA THATCamp

Digital Humanities Working Group to Host First Ever NOVA THATCamp

The Annandale Digital Humanities Working Group will be hosting a NOVA THATCamp 2016, a free technology camp designed to cultivate a conversation about implementing digital humanities in community colleges. The event will include workshops and brainstorming sessions and will feature keynote speaker Jesse Stommel, executive director of the Division of Teaching and Learning Technologies at University of Mary Washington. It will be held June 3 … Continue reading Digital Humanities Working Group to Host First Ever NOVA THATCamp

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NOVA Idol to Air April 28 on NOVA-TV

NOVA Idol has come a long way. The event started as a talent show in a tiny classroom on the Alexandria Campus, progressed to a crowded cafeteria and is currently held over several months on multiple NOVA campuses as a multi-faceted powerhouse event. NOVA Idol 2016 was held April 7 at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center on the Alexandria Campus. If … Continue reading NOVA Idol to Air April 28 on NOVA-TV

Annual Open Enrollment Will Be May 1–23, 2016

Open Enrollment for health benefits and flexible spending accounts (FSAs) only will be between May 1 and May 23 this year. Employees may enroll using EmployeeDirect at www.dhrm.virginia.gov or submit a paper enrollment form. Forms printed from the DHRM website must be submitted to Human Resources no later than the close of business on May 23, 2016. EmployeeDirect is available through 11:59 p.m. on May 23. The Spotlight newsletter containing information on … Continue reading Annual Open Enrollment Will Be May 1–23, 2016

Premium Deductions for Summer Months for 9-Month Faculty on the 18-Pay Cycle

Benefit deductions for 9-month 18-pay faculty are not deducted from any summer pay. Therefore, to ensure continuation of benefits and the collection of premiums due for the summer months, premiums for both May and June will be collected in the May 1 to May 15 pay period for the May 16 pay date. These additional deductions will be processed for all 9-month 18-pay faculty participating … Continue reading Premium Deductions for Summer Months for 9-Month Faculty on the 18-Pay Cycle