Woodbridge Inducts First Class of WISE Members

Woodbridge Inducts First Class of WISE Members

A total of 26 female students were inducted into Women in Search of Excellence (WISE), a mentoring program which supports the educational success and leadership abilities of students. The first induction ceremony was held on October 20 at the Woodbridge Campus. The guest speaker for the event was Dr. Kimberly M. Holmes, director of retention and student success at George Mason University. Organizers plan to … Continue reading Woodbridge Inducts First Class of WISE Members

Redesign Intercom Is Here

Marketing, Web and Creative Services is excited to announce that the redesigned Intercom will be available in the Monday, November 7 edition. The fresh, new look provides a streamlined design of the content and will also incorporate the new Intercom logo. The new logo, mirrored after patterns of vintage intercom speaker grills, connects to the purpose of the publication – serving as a helpful platform, … Continue reading Redesign Intercom Is Here

NOVA Cross Country Wins Third NJCAA Region 20 Title

NOVA Cross Country Wins Third NJCAA Region 20 Title

Emily Compton finished second to help lead the NOVA Cross Country team to its third straight NJCAA Region 20 title. Compton (21 minutes, 54.8 seconds) finished just four seconds behind the winner, Dominique Walker of Harford. The Nighthawks had five runners in the top 10, and they finished with 24 points, 11 ahead of second place Harford. Cary Brown‘s fourth place showing, garnered her an all-region … Continue reading NOVA Cross Country Wins Third NJCAA Region 20 Title

Alexandria Liberal Arts Diversity Committee Hosts Panel Discussion

Alexandria Liberal Arts Diversity Committee Hosts Panel Discussion

On October 20, the Liberal Arts Diversity Committee at the Alexandria Campus hosted its annual Dr. Joseph Windham Series on Race Relations panel discussion for students, faculty, staff and the community. More than 50 people attended the event to discuss this year’s topic, “Different Narratives and Perspectives in Mass Media.” Panelists included Professor Lucy Gebre-Egziabher (AL); Nick “Dr. Nick” Johnson of WPFW-FM; SOZE Senior Creative … Continue reading Alexandria Liberal Arts Diversity Committee Hosts Panel Discussion

Manassas Hosts October Brown Bag Sessions

Manassas Hosts October Brown Bag Sessions

On October 12, the Manassas Campus hosted a day of Brown Bag Sessions titled “Our Teaching & Learning. Our Health. Our Campus and College Community.” These October Brown Bag sessions were facilitated by a variety of speakers who encouraged participants to explore the multifaceted issues associated with academic life. Topics included “The Graphic Syllabus: Communicating Your Course Via Visualization” by Dr. Bo Yang; “Arthritis: Get … Continue reading Manassas Hosts October Brown Bag Sessions

Man Up, Year Up and WISE Present at VCCS Diversity Conference

Man Up, Year Up and WISE Present at VCCS Diversity Conference

On October 7, representatives from the Man Up, Year Up and WISE programs presented “Helping Minorities and Women Achieve Their Dreams Through Support, Guidance and Encouragement” at the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) Diversity, Inclusion and Student Success Conference in Richmond. Woodbridge Campus Provost Sam Hill accompanied the group and introduced each speaker. The attendees were very engaged and asked numerous questions at the end … Continue reading Man Up, Year Up and WISE Present at VCCS Diversity Conference

Community Engagement Raises Awareness for Woodbridge

Community Engagement Raises Awareness for Woodbridge

The Woodbridge Campus is reaching out to local leaders and the community to discuss economic empowerment, education, financial aid, workforce development and the value of a NOVA education. Dr. Mark D’Antonio (WO) recently attended the Prince William Chamber of Commerce Congressional Panel Luncheon on October 18 where he had the opportunity to discuss student interests with Congressman Gerald Connolly and Congressman Robert Wittman (R-VA 1st District). … Continue reading Community Engagement Raises Awareness for Woodbridge

Lunch and Learn About the Presidential Election

A Lunch & Learn presentation was held on October 19 to discuss the importance of this year’s presidential election. The Manassas Campus Political Science Club and club advisor Dr. Melissa Beaudoin held an open session on the hot issues facing the candidates. Political Science Club President Tyler Heuple represented Republicans while fellow club member Vincent Gorgone represented Democrats. Both students currently hold internships with their respective … Continue reading Lunch and Learn About the Presidential Election

College and Community Resource Fair on November 5

It makes sense that students who are struggling outside of the classroom also struggle inside the classroom. Many students have jobs, families, money worries and car problems. These financial challenges put many NOVA students on a treadmill, working hard to stay in place and even harder to move forward. NOVA’s Dual Generational Pathways and the Working Students Success Network is hosting a College and Community … Continue reading College and Community Resource Fair on November 5

November Is National Career Development Month

November Is National Career Development Month

November is National Career Development Month. This is a great time for faculty and staff to think about what to do to help NOVA students participate in career development opportunities and navigate the workforce. Here is how you can help: Encourage students to use the new College Central Network (CCN) to search for jobs and internships specifically for NOVA students by local employers, access career advice and to … Continue reading November Is National Career Development Month

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

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

Science Seminar with Robert Loser

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

President’s Sabbatical Award

The Personnel Services Committee invites full-time faculty to apply for the President’s Sabbatical Award. The award is designed to foster creative energy by providing faculty with a one-semester sabbatical leave with full pay. Each academic year, a maximum of three faculty members, one of whom can be on a 12-month contract, can receive the award. Award proposals should be no more than 1,000 words and specify how … Continue reading President’s Sabbatical Award

Leave Sharing Request

A 12-month faculty from the Alexandria Campus has requested to participate in the leave-sharing program. If you would like to donate leave hours, please access a Leave Sharing Program Donor Form online. Please print, complete the form and submit it to Human Resources by fax to 703.323.3155 or email at saboulhosn@nvcc.edu. Leave must be donated in eight-hour increments and only annual leave may be donated. … Continue reading Leave Sharing Request

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