Confronted by Our Challenges, Defined by Our Opportunities

As a kid, I always enjoyed team sports more than individual sports, and during my community college career, my appreciation of teams, or cohorts as we sometimes call them, has only increased. Teams support us when we stumble or slow down, challenge us to broaden our thinking and see different perspectives, and push us to go further than we would typically go alone. One of my … Continue reading Confronted by Our Challenges, Defined by Our Opportunities

Manassas Art Department Hosts 3 Art Events

Manassas Art Department Hosts 3 Art Events

On November 1 the Manassas Arts Department had a very big day by hosting three major arts events. First, the Fine Arts Club brought sidewalk chalk into the courtyard to allow students a free hand in adding color to the Campus. There were some really exciting designs. Fine Arts Club Vice President Amanda Miller helped Professor Matt Pinney continue a project begun at the SysSTEMic … Continue reading Manassas Art Department Hosts 3 Art Events

El Día de los Muertos Display at Annandale

El Día de los Muertos Display at Annandale

 The Languages and Literature Division on the Annandale Campus celebrated El Día de los Muertos with a display created by Alicia Falzon and Judith Benavides in the division office (CN 230). The display was sponsored by the Languages and Literature Division, World Languages Department, Sigma Delta Mu and the Hispanic Student Union. El Día de los Muertos is a Mexican holiday celebrated in cities and … Continue reading El Día de los Muertos Display at Annandale

Video on Demand: Science of Learning Science Seminar by Bob Loser

Video on Demand: Science of Learning Science Seminar by Bob Loser

On November 4 the Science Seminar Committee; Mathematics, Science, and Engineering Division; and the Lyceum Committee, Annandale Campus presented “The Science of Learning – How to Be a Better Student” by Professor Robert Loser, retired NOVA instructional designer. The presentation focused on The Nature of Learning, Academic Learning and Learning Strategies. Individuals are all natural learners, gifted by evolution with brains that cannot help but … Continue reading Video on Demand: Science of Learning Science Seminar by Bob Loser

Manassas Mentees RISE to the Challenge and Win

Manassas Mentees RISE to the Challenge and Win

For the past three years, the Manassas Campus has had a flourishing mentoring initiative. Initially named the Minority Mentoring Program, it was the brainchild and creation of Professor Chalet Jean Baptiste who then solicited the assistance of co-chairs Ramunda Young and Marcie Schreibman. This year, the program was renamed RISE which is an acronym for recognize, ignite, serve and empower and pairs 30 student mentees with … Continue reading Manassas Mentees RISE to the Challenge and Win

Chef Herbert and NOVA Culinary Students Visit Taste of Japan Event

Chef Herbert and NOVA Culinary Students Visit Taste of Japan Event

On November 1 Chef Mike Herbert and a group of NOVA culinary students visited the S. Dillon Ripley Center at the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, D.C., for the Taste of Japan event. Rudy Maxa, host of Rudy Maxa’s World on public television, and local restaurateur Daisuke Utagawa (Daikaya, Bantam King) screened a preview of their upcoming series “Taste of Japan,” which follows their search for … Continue reading Chef Herbert and NOVA Culinary Students Visit Taste of Japan Event

NOVA Accepts 2016 White House Healthy Campus Challenge

NOVA Accepts 2016 White House Healthy Campus Challenge

NOVA has accepted the challenge – the 2016 White House Healthy Campus Challenge. The goal of the challenge is to reach uninsured individuals at NOVA and in our greater community by engaging students, faculty, staff, alumni, local community leaders and elected officials. NOVA will undertake several enrollment best practices to increase awareness and get the word out about affordable healthcare options. During the Health Insurance … Continue reading NOVA Accepts 2016 White House Healthy Campus Challenge

Reflect, Renew and Recharge at the 12th PUP Conference

Reflect, Renew and Recharge at the PUP Conference

The 12th annual Power Up Your Pedagogy (PUP)’s Conference is a conference presented by your colleagues. PUP is free to NOVA faculty and staff. PUP is an exciting, award-winning, professional development conference. This year’s theme is “Reflect, Renew and Recharge: Creating a Lasting Impact for Our Students.” PUP 2017 will be held at the Annandale Campus on January 3, 2017.  Please remember you still have … Continue reading Reflect, Renew and Recharge at the PUP Conference

Second Annual NOVA Business Conference at Annandale

Accounting Associate Professor Phillip Imel will convene the second annual NOVA Business Conference at the Annandale Campus in the room 302 lecture hall of the Mark R. Warner Student Services Building (CA Building) on Friday, November 18 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. “It is my hope to stimulate shared research and ideas among the NOVA business family,” Imel said. “The conference is a wonderful … Continue reading Second Annual NOVA Business Conference at Annandale

Friday Conversation Series: Inform, Initiate, Inspire

Friday Conversation Series: Inform, Initiate, Inspire

In partnership with the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) and NOVA’s Achieving the Dream (ATD) campus teams, the Friday Conversations Series provides a space for faculty and staff to have open, productive dialogue about timely and complex issues facing NOVA. These three-hour series are designed to inform the NOVA community, initiate a dialogue and inspire action. Date: November 18 Time: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (sign in at 9:30 a.m.) Location: LO Campus, … Continue reading Friday Conversation Series: Inform, Initiate, Inspire

Nominations Open for NOVA Student Excellence Awards

NOVA has two outstanding opportunities to recognize exceptional students during the 2016-2017 academic year. The “Who’s Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges” publication and the NOVA SEAL Award Honor. The “Who’s Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges” is a national publication that recognizes students from across the United States for academic excellence. NOVA’s SEAL Award recognizes our students that best exemplify service, engagement, … Continue reading Nominations Open for NOVA Student Excellence Awards

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 … Continue reading President’s Sabbatical Award

VRS Hybrid Retirement Plan Auto-Escalation

The Hybrid Retirement Plan includes an auto-escalation feature that will automatically increase Hybrid members’ voluntary contributions by 0.5 percent every three years, beginning January 2017, and continuing until members reach the maximum 4 percent in voluntary contributions. Benefits of Voluntary Contributions Voluntary contributions allow members to accumulate savings on a pretax basis, increase savings through the employer match and work toward income replacement during retirement. … Continue reading VRS Hybrid Retirement Plan Auto-Escalation