Pathway to the Baccalaureate Receives Example of Excelencia Award

Pathway to the Baccalaureate Receives Example of Excelencia Award

NOVA’s Pathway to the Baccalaureate was the recipient of the 2016 Examples of Excelencia Award at the associate level. President Scott Ralls accepted the award given by Excelencia in Education at a ceremony at the Washington Court Hotel on September 21. Kerin Hilker-Balkissoon, College and Career Pathways executive director, was in attendance as well as Monica Gomez, Pathway transition counselor, and Maria Nieto, Medical Education Campus high … Continue reading Pathway to the Baccalaureate Receives Example of Excelencia Award

NOVA’s Mascot Has Been Named

NOVA’s Mascot Has Been Named

“I’m excited to announce that our NOVA Nighthawk will be known as Ace,” said President Scott Ralls. “Ace evokes many positive meanings, such as a person who excels or the highest score on an exam, and we believe the name fits our mascot perfectly.” A few weeks ago, everyone in the region was invited to rate their favorite names on a scale of one to … Continue reading NOVA’s Mascot Has Been Named

TV Host and Entrepreneur Paul C. Brunson Speaks at MAN UP Event

TV Host and Entrepreneur Paul C. Brunson Speaks at MAN UP Event

On September 20, the Woodbridge Campus MAN UP organization welcomed television host, entrepreneur and author Paul C. Brunson to speak on the importance of brotherhood throughout campus and in the community. The theme, “The Blueprint: Building the Foundation to Your Empowered and Successful Life,” sparked dialogue among students and faculty on the topic of overcoming challenges minority men encounter in higher education. As a graduate … Continue reading TV Host and Entrepreneur Paul C. Brunson Speaks at MAN UP Event

American University Professor Speaks at Annandale

American University Professor Speaks at Annandale

On September 22, Dr. Allan Lichtman, an American University professor, spoke to students, faculty, staff and community members for Constitution Day at the Annandale Campus. More than 100 people showed up to hear Lichtman speak about predicting political elections and to ask questions about the 2016 presidential elections. Lichtman, a recipient of American University’s 1992-1993 Scholar/Teacher of the Year Award and author and co-author of … Continue reading American University Professor Speaks at Annandale

International Meeting of the Hierarchy Group at NOVA

International Meeting of the Hierarchy Group at NOVA

On September 23, the Annandale Campus welcomed members of the Hierarchy Group, who were celebrating the launch of their new book, “Evolutionary Theory: A Hierarchical Perspective.” Dr. Ilya Tëmkin, an associate professor at NOVA who is both an author and co-editor of the book, organized the event. Faculty and students were treated to four mini-lectures from world-renowned evolutionary scientists and philosophers. The seminar was part … Continue reading International Meeting of the Hierarchy Group at NOVA

Women’s Center and NOVA Police Discuss Sexual Assault and Outreach

NOVA Women’s Center will welcome NOVA Police Lieutenant John Weinstein on Tuesday, October 4 at 2:00 p.m. in the Bisdorf Building, Room 331 on the Alexandria Campus. The session is titled “NOVA Police Sexual Assault/Harassment Outreach: Accomplishments and Capabilities.” Please join the Women’s Center for this important and informative session by Weinstein, as he discusses NOVA Police training, investigation process and outreach to NOVA and … Continue reading Women’s Center and NOVA Police Discuss Sexual Assault and Outreach

Alexandria Jazz Faculty to Present Recital

Alexandria Jazz Faculty to Present Recital

This month would have been jazz pioneer John Coltrane’s 90th birthday. On October 4 at 2:00 p.m. come and hear the NOVA’s Alexandria Jazz Faculty pay tribute to John Coltrane and fellow saxophonist Julian “Cannonball” Adderley at the annual Jazz Faculty Recital. The event will take place at NOVA’s Alexandria Campus, Tyler Building Music Recital Hall, Room AT-130. The event will feature the newest member of … Continue reading Alexandria Jazz Faculty to Present Recital

Viable Patterns on Display at Loudoun Waddell Art Gallery

Viable Patterns on Display at Loudoun Waddell Art Gallery

“Viable Patterns” featuring paintings by Sondra N. Arkin will be on display through October 28 in the Waddell Art Gallery at the Loudoun Campus. The exhibit showcases visual patterns created by the Washington, D.C., based artist. Arkin will present medium-sized work from her 2011 ”Permutations Toward Infinity” series. Each image will offer a virtually infinite potential of visual patterns. Hot wax, shellac and inks are interleaved … Continue reading Viable Patterns on Display at Loudoun Waddell Art Gallery

NOVA Fine Arts Partners With ALIVE! for Empty Bowls Alexandria

NOVA Fine Arts Partners With ALIVE! for Empty Bowls Alexandria

NOVA’s Fine Arts Department at the Alexandria Campus has partnered with the local organization ALIVE! (ALexandrians InVolved Ecumenically) and will donate handcrafted, one-of-a-kind bowls for the Second Annual Empty Bowls Alexandria. This will be the Fine Arts Department’s second year partnering with ALIVE! and participating in this charity event. Empty Bowls Alexandria will be November 12 at 6:00 p.m. at the Durant Arts Center in … Continue reading NOVA Fine Arts Partners With ALIVE! for Empty Bowls Alexandria

New NOVA Business Card Design Is Here

New NOVA Business Card Design Is Here

The Purchasing Office is happy to announce NOVA’s new business card design is available. The vendor has advised that the remaining stock of the previous design has been used and NOVA faculty and staff can begin ordering the new design. The website has been activated and production has begun. Faculty and staff should still continue to go online, click the Business Cards tab and follow … Continue reading New NOVA Business Card Design Is Here

October Is Open Enrollment Month for UNUM Long-Term Disability

Open enrollment for participation in the UNUM Long-Term Disability (LTD) Plan begins October 1, 2016 and ends on October 31, 2016. The UNUM LTD Plan pays participants a percentage of their gross monthly salary if they cannot work due to a covered injury or illness. Employees who enroll in the plan during the open enrollment period will be covered under the plan effective January 1, … Continue reading October Is Open Enrollment Month for UNUM Long-Term Disability

2016 Member Benefit Profiles Are Ready

The 2016 Member Benefit Profiles (MBPs) for Plan 1 and Plan 2 employees enrolled in the Virginia Retirement System (VRS) are now available in MyVRS. The MBP is your annual benefit statement based on information reported to VRS as of June 30, 2016. Employees can log in or register for access to their VRS accounts through MyVRS at http://myvrs.varetire.org/. Important: VRS released a new version of MyVRS … Continue reading 2016 Member Benefit Profiles Are Ready