Woodbridge Celebrates Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship Recipient

Woodbridge Celebrates Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship Recipient

On June 15, the Woodbridge Campus held a celebratory reception to congratulate and honor Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship recipient Manisha Khatri. The Woodbridge provost, deans, faculty, staff and Khatri’s family gathered in the Black Box Theater to recognize Khatri for her outstanding accomplishment, which will provide her with $40,000 per year for tuition, books, living expenses and required fees for the final two to three … Continue reading Woodbridge Celebrates Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship Recipient

Mock Protective Service Event Helps Teach NOVA Students

Mock Protective Service Event Helps Teach NOVA Students

On June 15, the Administration of Justice (ADJ) 159 class, Physical Security, taught by Dr. Russ Carter, simulated a mock dignitary protective service detail at the Manassas Campus. This scenario was led by Carter. The students pretended to be Secret Service agents and dignitaries. They were equipped with earpieces and two-way hand-held radios to simulate a real-world event. There were five automobiles to include SUV’s … Continue reading Mock Protective Service Event Helps Teach NOVA Students

Woodbridge Faculty and Students Visit Colonial Plantations

Woodbridge Faculty and Students Visit Colonial Plantations

This summer, Woodbridge Campus students visited colonial plantations that included Mt. Vernon, Gunston Hall, Montpelier and Rippon Landing. They were part of an innovative Honors history course that Dr. Charles Errico taught. He arranged special tours at the homes of George Washington, James Madison and George Mason that included behind the scenes library observations of primary documents and archaeological excavations of slave quarters. Students participated … Continue reading Woodbridge Faculty and Students Visit Colonial Plantations

Blicher Appointed Campus Leader for VIVA Open Textbook Network

Blicher Appointed Campus Leader for VIVA Open Textbook Network

Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA) is a consortium of the nonprofit academic libraries within the Commonwealth of Virginia. Members of VIVA include all of Virginia’s state-assisted colleges and universities, as well as 32 private, nonprofit institutions and the Library of Virginia. VIVA just announced the creation of an Open Textbook Network initiative. This initiative will be led by 33 open education library leaders who will be trained to … Continue reading Blicher Appointed Campus Leader for VIVA Open Textbook Network

Woodbridge and Manassas Partner with SheEO to Host Girls Camp

Woodbridge and Manassas Partner With SheEO to Host Girls Camp

Camp SheEO, an enrichment program for young girls, has partnered with NOVA’s Woodbridge and Manassas campuses to offer a five-day summer camp throughout the month of July. SheEO is a program outreach initiative that gives girls an added complement to their traditional education with hands-on workshops, journaling and team-building activities. Participants in SheEO are encouraged to outwardly express their dreams, set goals, write plans, discuss business and … Continue reading Woodbridge and Manassas Partner With SheEO to Host Girls Camp

NOVA Great Expectations to Host Fostering Futures Forum

NOVA Great Expectations to Host Fostering Futures Forum

In partnership with Fairfax Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), NOVA’s Great Expectations will host a Fostering Futures Forum Wednesday, July 20 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Annandale Campus. Organizers for this event include Great Expectations Associate Director Shannon Ingram and Fairfax CASA Executive Director Darcy Cunningham. Governor Terry McAuliffe is expected to sign the state budget that includes language authorizing the Virginia Department of … Continue reading NOVA Great Expectations to Host Fostering Futures Forum

Women Artists’ Collaborative Exhibit at Schlesinger Center

Women Artists’ Collaborative Exhibit at Schlesinger Center

The Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center at NOVA’s Alexandria Campus is pleased to showcase “A Game of Consequences,” a collection of acrylic paintings created by color8art – a group made up of six local women artists. Consequences will be on display in the Forum and Passageway galleries through July 24 with a closing reception from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, … Continue reading Women Artists’ Collaborative Exhibit at Schlesinger Center

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