NOVA Board Member Rosie O’Neil Appointed to ACCT Board

NOVA Board Member Rosie O’Neil Appointed to ACCT Board

Rosaelena “Rosie” O’Neil, a member of the NOVA College Board representing Arlington County, has been elected as an at-large member of the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) Board. O’Neil was one of nine candidates elected last week to the 26-member board and will serve a three-year term. The two main functions of the ACCT Board involve national-level advocacy as well as trustee education to … Continue reading NOVA Board Member Rosie O’Neil Appointed to ACCT Board

MEC hosts AOTA Fieldwork Educators Certificate Program Workshop

MEC Hosts AOTA Fieldwork Educators Certificate Program Workshop

The Medical Education Campus (MEC) co-hosted a two-day training workshop with Fairfax County Public Schools to offer local fieldwork educators and academic fieldwork coordinators an opportunity to advance their skill-set by earning credits through the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Fieldwork Educator Certificate Program. October 6 to 7 approximately 30 participants attended the 16-hour workshop at the MEC to establish a deeper understanding of their … Continue reading MEC Hosts AOTA Fieldwork Educators Certificate Program Workshop

Honors Program Pinning Ceremony

Honors Program Pinning Ceremony

With over 40 in attendance, new Honors Program students received their Honors pin at the September 22 Pinning Ceremony hosted by the Loudoun Campus. President Scott Ralls welcomed the students as did Loudoun Provost Julie Leidig, Associate Vice President for Academic Services Sheri Robertson and the Honors Program Coordinator Stacy Rice. The campus Honors chairs pinned their respective inductees. There were 54 new inductees into the Honors Program. A recent graduate from … Continue reading Honors Program Pinning Ceremony

Kirkland Appointed to a New NCAA Commission on Campus Sexual Violence

Kirkland Appointed to a New NCAA Commission on Campus Sexual Violence

Connie Kirkland, director of NOVACares and Sexual Assault Services, has recently been appointed to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Board of Governors Commission to Combat Campus Sexual Violence. This new commission was created in September 2016 to review current NCAA procedures and policies regarding how issues of campus sexual violence involving student-athletes and/or athletics personnel are handled. The Commission is co-chaired by Lt. General … Continue reading Kirkland Appointed to a New NCAA Commission on Campus Sexual Violence

Disability Services Sponsors First Service Animals Awareness Fair

Disability Services Sponsors First Service Animals Awareness Fair

Kudos to NOVA’s Office of Disability Services for sponsoring the first Service Animals Awareness Fair the week of October 2. The Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas, Woodbridge and Medical Education campuses welcomed dogs (accompanied by their owners) from Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers (SDWR), Sit Means Sit of Northern Virginia and Caring Angels Therapy Dogs. Office of Disability Services plans on having this event annually. With increasing frequency, service animals are present in … Continue reading Disability Services Sponsors First Service Animals Awareness Fair

Annual Chorus Benefit Concert: “Ein Liederabend”

The NOVA Community Chorus will present its Annual Chorus Benefit Concert on Tuesday, October 25 at 7:30 p.m. in Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center on the Alexandria Campus. This year’s concert, “Ein Liederabend,” features Mendelssohn’s “Concerto for Two Pianos,” performed by Christine and David Hagan. The chorus will sing “Miriam’s Song of Triumph” by Franz Schubert, “Nachtlied” by Robert Schumann and the famous “How Lovely Is Thy … Continue reading Annual Chorus Benefit Concert: “Ein Liederabend”

Faculty and Friends Concert at Annandale Campus

A Faculty & Friends Concert, featuring members of Annandale Music faculty and friends, will be held Thursday, November 12 at 7:30 p.m. in the Ernst Center Theater on the Annandale Campus. The performers include Annandale Liberal Arts Dean Burton Peretti (violin), Artistic Director Sonya Suhnhee Kim (piano), Julie Hahn (piano), Jean Provine (violin), Robert Park (cello) and May Ing (viola). They will perform Romantic Period Chamber … Continue reading Faculty and Friends Concert at Annandale Campus

NOVA’s Human Library Project

The Human Library will be held on October 25 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in room 158 in Bisdorf, Alexandria Campus. The Human Library aims to establish a safe conversational space in which a “library” of people share their experiences with stigma, prejudice and/or discrimination in an effort to challenge societal prejudices and to help people form a better understanding of those with whom … Continue reading NOVA’s Human Library Project

Alexandria Campus to Host Joint Band Concert With George Mason University

Who: The NOVA Alexandria Band and the George Mason University Wind Symphony What: Concert Band Concert When: Friday, October 28 from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Where: The Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, NOVA’s Alexandria Campus Cost: Free and open to the public Parking: Free parking for this event is available in the Beauregard Street parking garage across from the concert hall For More … Continue reading Alexandria Campus to Host Joint Band Concert With George Mason University

NOVA’s Environmental Film Festival

Desertification? Drought? Fire? Zombies? There are a lot of spooky things going on this Halloween, but NOVA’s Environmental Film Festival, hosted at the Annandale Campus, aims to show you a brighter environmental future. Please join the campus community on Monday, October 31 in the CE Forum and Theater from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Featured films will be: “A Fierce Green Fire – The Battle … Continue reading NOVA’s Environmental Film Festival

Science Seminar With Robert Loser

All faculty, staff and students are cordially invited to a Science Seminar on Friday, November 4 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the CE Forum Ernst Center, Annandale Campus. The speaker will be Professor Robert Loser, retired NOVA faculty and instructional designer, and his topic will be “The Science of Learning- How to Be a Better Student.” There will be a meet and greet and light refreshments … Continue reading Science Seminar With Robert Loser

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

Call for Proposals: 12th Annual Power Up Your Pedagogy Conference

Call for Proposals: 12th Annual Power Up Your Pedagogy Conference

Mark your calendar for the 12th annual Power Up Your Pedagogy (PUP) Conference on January 3, 2017, on the Annandale Campus. This year’s theme is “Reflect, Renew and Recharge: Creating a Lasting Impact for Our Students.” NOVA faculty and staff are cordially invited to submit a presentation proposal. Conference session strands include: Developing Students’ Critical Thinking Skills Critical thinking is the ability for students to engage … Continue reading Call for Proposals: 12th Annual Power Up Your Pedagogy Conference

Scholarships for Children and Grandchildren of NOVA Employees

NOVA Human Resources is proud to announce that, in collaboration with NOVA, Westminster School is offering a scholarship opportunity to the children and grandchildren of NOVA employees. The renewable Merit Scholarship is in the amount of $8,000 per year and is open to students entering third to seventh grades. The potential value of the scholarship totals $48,000. Scholarship recipients will be selected on the basis … Continue reading Scholarships for Children and Grandchildren of NOVA Employees

FSA VISA Cards With 11/16 Expiration Date to Be Reissued

Flexible Spending Account (FSA) VISA Cards are issued with an expiration date. Participants are automatically reissued a new FSA Card when the current card expires. Approximately 12,000 participant FSA VISA Cards that were issued based on the plan year that began on July 1, 2013 will expire on November 30, 2016. Replacement cards will be mailed beginning November 1, 2016. Participants should ensure their address … Continue reading FSA VISA Cards With 11/16 Expiration Date to Be Reissued