Local Workforce Board Chair Elected NOVA Board Chair

Workforce Board Chair to Lead NOVA Board

On May 26, the NOVA Board elected Todd Rowley as its incoming board chair to replace Dr. Michael Wooten whose term ends this spring. Rowley is senior vice president and commercial market executive at Cardinal Bank in McLean, Virginia. He also serves on several important local boards, including serving as chair of the Northern Virginia Workforce Development Board (NVWDB). This gives Rowley a different perspective … Continue reading Workforce Board Chair to Lead NOVA Board

Adult Career Pathways Celebrates Graduates with Student Social

Adult Career Pathways Celebrates Graduates With Student Social

After a successful academic year, NOVA’s Adult Career Pathways (ACP) celebrated their recent graduates during a student social May 19 at the Annandale Campus’ Ernst Center. ACP invited graduates and those who completed their programs in spring 2016 to bring their families for food, music and various kid-friendly activities. ACP also took the time to recognize their 2016 graduates and students in ACP who had … Continue reading Adult Career Pathways Celebrates Graduates With Student Social

10 Years of Podcasts for Calliope

10 Years of Podcasts for Calliope

Calliope features sound and sight for the 10th consecutive year. At the 2016 awards ceremony on April 27, eight students read from their works and were recorded for podcasts; two were multiple awardees. Shirley Nuhn, who teaches English as a Second Language at the Annandale Campus, has coordinated podcasting the presentations since 2007. She arranges recording, writes the script and does narration. Robert Brown of NOVA’s … Continue reading 10 Years of Podcasts for Calliope

Special Thanks to the 50th Year Commencement Volunteers

Special Thanks to the 50th Year Commencement Volunteers

This year’s commencement, celebrating 7,662 NOVA graduates and 50 years of history, was held on May 14 at Jiffy Lube Live arena. It was a huge success with the help of more than 30 faculty and staff, from all of NOVA’s campuses, who volunteered to work behind the scenes. Commencement involves a host of moving pieces, and this year was no exception. Volunteers helped to … Continue reading Special Thanks to the 50th Year Commencement Volunteers

Whitmire to Serve as Conductor-in-Residence at Worcester Cathedral

Whitmire to Serve as Conductor-in-Residence at Worcester Cathedral

Dr. Mark Whitmire, professor of music at the Alexandria Campus, will be conductor-in-residence at Worcester Cathedral in the United Kingdom from July 11 to July 17. There, he will direct evensong each day and mass on Sunday. Repertoire will include settings of the Preces and Responses, settings of the evening service (Magnificat and Nunc dimittis), 13 Anglican chant psalms and anthems by composers ranging from … Continue reading Whitmire to Serve as Conductor-in-Residence at Worcester Cathedral

New Emeriti Series Video: Dr. Charles Poland

New Emeriti Series Video: Dr. Charles Poland

The Emeriti Reading Series celebrates retired NOVA faculty who have continued to make NOVA proud in the publishing world. Dr. Charles Poland, professor emeritus, taught for NOVA for over 45 years, and in 2012, he won the State Council of Higher Education of Virginia’s Outstanding Faculty Award, which is the highest honor in Virginia for college and university teaching faculty. Recently, Poland took time out of … Continue reading New Emeriti Series Video: Dr. Charles Poland

Thornett Publishes Article in “Earth Island Journal”

Thornett Publishes Article in “Earth Island Journal”

Geography Professor Robert C. Thornett published an article in the May 19 online edition of “Earth Island Journal.” The article focuses on the unique potential for Bolivia and Paraguay together to become a global center of electric vehicle (EV) manufacturing, due to their unique combination of natural resources: lithium and renewable energy. Bolivia’s Uyuni Salt Flats are home to the world’s largest deposits of lithium, the critical component of lithium … Continue reading Thornett Publishes Article in “Earth Island Journal”

AFS-USA Members Visit NOVA

AFS-USA Members Visit NOVA

On May 23, members of AFS-USA (formerly the American Field Service), an international student exchange program, came to visit two of NOVA campuses and meet with staff. Since 2012, NOVA has hosted about 20 AFS students who usually come on a year-long exchange program and take both academic classes and English language classes in the Intensive English Program. Jenny Davis, AFS program manager, and AFS representatives … Continue reading AFS-USA Members Visit NOVA

Hybrid Plan Auto-Escalation Coming in January

To help members save for retirement, the Hybrid Retirement Plan was designed so that voluntary contributions automatically increase by 0.5 percent every three years. If you are a hybrid plan member, your first automatic increase, called auto-escalation, will take place January 1, 2017. The automatic increases will continue every three years until you reach the maximum voluntary contribution of 4 percent. You will have the … Continue reading Hybrid Plan Auto-Escalation Coming in January