Communication

Communication; I’ve never worked with or for an organization where people complained that we have too much of it. Open communication is one of the most important characteristics of a healthy, thriving organization. However, all too frequently it falls behind on the daily priority list, even with good intentions. Case in point, I stated in an email earlier that I intended to start a blog … Continue reading Communication

Nighthawks Donate to Special Olympics

Nighthawks Donate to Special Olympics

When NOVA unveiled its new mascot in early 2016 it allowed the intercollegiate athletic program to secure resources to purchase new uniforms for all eight teams and donate the old uniforms. When it came time to donate the old uniforms, Tony Black from the College-wide Student Life and Athletics Office searched the Internet for possible programs. “During my search, one program kept coming up and … Continue reading Nighthawks Donate to Special Olympics

Northern Virginia Kids Experience STEM at Loudoun

Northern Virginia Kids Experience STEM at Loudoun

NOVA hosted the second annual Loudoun County STEM Day at NOVA’s Loudoun Campus on October 1. The goal of the event is to encourage children – particularly girls – to learn about and get involved in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) as well as STEAM, which includes the arts. The event helps to capture their interest and draw children to careers in these in-demand … Continue reading Northern Virginia Kids Experience STEM at Loudoun

YOUR Student Success Conference: Helping Students Start & Stay Strong

YOUR Student Success Conference: Helping Students Start & Stay Strong

Knowing about available resources and assistance points are key to our students’ success. This year, all campuses across the College collaborated together and hosted a YOUR Student Success Conference aimed at helping students start and stay strong throughout the semester. Learning and Technology Resources (LTR), Student Services, Student Life and NOVA Police were some of the units that provided informational sessions for students on academic … Continue reading YOUR Student Success Conference: Helping Students Start & Stay Strong

NOVA Students Screen Collaborative Film at Alexandria

NOVA Students Screen Collaborative Film at Alexandria

On September 27, students at the Alexandria Campus screened their collaborative short film “Final Exam” for students, faculty and staff. Several students studying film at the Alexandria Campus collaborated with college students in Ethiopia to create the film. Assistant Professor Lucy Gebre-Egziabher (AL) taught film studies to more than 120 Rift Valley University students in her home country of Ethiopia during her Fulbright Scholar experience … Continue reading NOVA Students Screen Collaborative Film at Alexandria

Annandale Hosts Novelist for Fall for the Book

Annandale Hosts Novelist for Fall for the Book

On September 28, the Annandale Campus hosted Novelist Susan Muaddi Darraj as part of the regional Fall for the Book celebration. The annual event is a week-long, multiple-venue, regional festival that brings people of all ages together in celebration of books and literature. This year’s event took place September 25 to 30 at different locations throughout Fairfax County. Darraj spoke to an audience of more … Continue reading Annandale Hosts Novelist for Fall for the Book

MEC Participates in 2016 Walk Off Parkinson’s Disease

MEC Participates in 2016 Walk Off Parkinson’s Disease

Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) students from the Medical Education Campus joined the Northern District Virginia Physical Therapy Association team for the 2016 Walk Off Parkinson’s Disease event on September 18 at Nationals Park. Patricia Ottavio, PTA faculty and PTA Club advisor, attended and coordinated the Parkinson’s Walk with the Northern Virginia District Chair Cathy Renkiewicz of the Virginia Physical Therapy Association (VPTA). Renkiewicz is also … Continue reading MEC Participates in 2016 Walk Off Parkinson’s Disease

Gomez Presents at Virginia Biotechnology Association Conference

Gomez Presents at Virginia Biotechnology Association Conference

Dr. Ia Gomez, associate dean of Science and Applied Technologies at NOVA’s Manassas Campus, was selected to present to leaders in the life science community. She was also selected as Honorary Committee Member for the Virginia Biotechnology Association conference held on September 29 at the INOVA Center for Personalized Health in Fairfax, Virginia. The conference is organized by the Virginia Biotechnology Association, also known as … Continue reading Gomez Presents at Virginia Biotechnology Association Conference

Alexandria Liberal Arts Hosts Guest Lecturer from Scotland

Alexandria Liberal Arts Hosts Guest Lecturer from Scotland

On September 29, the Alexandria Campus’ Liberal Arts Division welcomed Dr. Adrienne McLaughlin of Abertay University in Dundee, Scotland, to give a guest lecture to NOVA students on the recent Brexit vote affecting countries in the European Union. McLaughlin, an expert in Scottish history, spoke to Professor Jean Sue Cho’s History 102 class and gave her presentation on the history of Scotland and Europe and … Continue reading Alexandria Liberal Arts Hosts Guest Lecturer from Scotland

Video Services - NOVA Cares: Supporting LGBTQ People on Campus

Video Services – NOVA Cares: Supporting LGBTQ People on Campus

Matt Bruno, assistant director of education and training at the Center for Diversity and Inclusion at American University, spoke at a NOVACares event on September 28. Bruno was recently promoted from LGBTQ programming coordinator. Bruno serves as the co-chair of the Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals. In both of these roles, Bruno advocates for the increased inclusion and valuing of LGBTQ identities in all higher education activities, … Continue reading Video Services – NOVA Cares: Supporting LGBTQ People on Campus

Annual Honors Meet and Greet Event at the Alexandria Campus

Annual Honors Meet and Greet Event at the Alexandria Campus

The Alexandria Annual Honors Meet and Greet Event was held in the Alexandria Library on September 28. The event was attended by over 60 students and was sponsored by the NOVA Honors Program. The Alexandria Honors Club members shared their Honors experience with many students and faculty members who came to the event. Dr. John Sound, Alexandria Honors chair, talked about the Honors Program at … Continue reading Annual Honors Meet and Greet Event at the Alexandria Campus

Political Buttons on Display at Alexandria

Political Buttons on Display at Alexandria

From now until Election Day in November, the political button collection of Dean Jimmie McClellan will be on display in the window gallery outside of Room 252 of the Bisdorf Building on the Alexandria Campus. The collection includes hundreds of buttons spanning the period from 1840 to 2012. The earliest campaign buttons were actually brass buttons worn on coats. On November 10, the Institute for … Continue reading Political Buttons on Display at Alexandria

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 Students Can Win $100 Awards for Learning about Personal Finance

During the 2016-2017 academic year, NOVA students who successfully complete Financial Avenue courses will be entered in drawings for forty $100 grants and bookstore gift cards that can be used for educational costs at NOVA. The Financial Aid Office will randomly select winners after each completion period has ended. Each course typically takes about 45 minutes to complete and covers topics such as budgeting, saving, credit … Continue reading NOVA Students Can Win $100 Awards for Learning about Personal Finance

Intercom

Intercom Will Debut a New Look Soon

Web Services and Digital Media of Marketing and Communications is excited to announce that the Intercom will be getting a fresh, new look very soon. The Intercom will continue to provide interesting features, news and events by and for NOVA faculty and staff. Your process and deadline for submitting will not change. The weekly edition (as well as a text-only version) will continue to be … Continue reading Intercom Will Debut a New Look Soon

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