Reflect, Renew and Recharge: Creating a Lasting Impact for Students

Reflect, Renew and Recharge: Creating a Lasting Impact for Students

Before you head out for the holiday break, do not forget to sign up for the 12th annual Power Up Your Pedagogy (PUP)! Dr. Mariale Hardiman – interim dean and vice dean of the Johns Hopkins University School of Education, professor of education, and co-founder and director of Johns Hopkins’ Neuro-Education Initiative (NEI) – will be the keynote speaker. Her presentation “How Do Students Best Learn?” will … Continue reading Reflect, Renew and Recharge: Creating a Lasting Impact for Students

Faculty Glimpse the Strength of NOVA Students

Faculty Glimpse the Strength of NOVA Students

NOVA’s Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) held Friday Conversations, in conjunction with Achieving the Dream, on November 18 at the Loudoun Campus. The highlight was a student panel featuring students from all backgrounds, ages and bringing widely diverse life experiences. Sixty-five registered to hear the perspectives of 15 students. There were four Man Up students, a formerly homeless female veteran, a student … Continue reading Faculty Glimpse the Strength of NOVA Students

President Ralls and NOVA Leadership Honor Veteran Faculty and Staff

President Ralls and NOVA Leadership Honor Veteran Faculty and Staff

In recognition of Veterans Day, the faculty and staff of NOVA were honored for their military service at a pancake breakfast hosted by President Scott Ralls and members of the College’s Administrative Council. The event was held November 11 at the Regional Center for Workforce Education and Training at the Woodbridge Campus. Participants enjoyed a full pancake breakfast served by Ralls and other senior leadership. … Continue reading President Ralls and NOVA Leadership Honor Veteran Faculty and Staff

MEC Celebrates National Dental Hygiene Month

MEC Celebrates National Dental Hygiene Month

In celebration of National Dental Hygiene Month in October, the NOVA / Germanna Community College (GCC) dental hygiene program participated in several community projects. The second-year students gave oral hygiene instructions and education at several events including MVLE. MVLE was founded in 1971 by concerned parents of four adult individuals with disabilities who were seeking to create opportunities for their children beyond the special education … Continue reading MEC Celebrates National Dental Hygiene Month

Facilities Planning Builds Thanksgiving Spirit

Facilities Planning Builds Thanksgiving Spirit

Facilities Planning and Support Services on the Annandale Campus put their skills to good use. The department recently conducted a friendly competition by staff to create a structure using donated canned goods and nonperishable food items. Over 300 total food items were collected and subsequently donated to Food for Others, a local food bank. The project management team, from Suite 311, replicated the NOVA Nighthawks … Continue reading Facilities Planning Builds Thanksgiving Spirit

Local High School Students Shadow Loudoun Faculty and Staff

NOVA’s Loudoun Campus welcomed more than 20 Loudoun County high school students on November 16 to the Campus to shadow faculty, staff and administrators for the day as part of the “Job for A Day” program as part of the Loudoun School/Business Partnership. The program for Loudoun County Public Schools juniors and seniors is an opportunity for students to see and experience what it is … Continue reading Local High School Students Shadow Loudoun Faculty and Staff

NOVA’s SACNAS Chapters Represented at National Conference

This year, the National Conference of Society for Advancing Chicanos/Hispanic and Native Americans (SACNAS), took place at Long Beach Conference Center in Long Beach, Calif., October 13 to 15. SACNAS is one of the most diverse science societies. The Manassas Campus was represented by students and SACNAS Chapter faculty advisor and Professor Sara Mendoza. The conference was attended by over 4,000 professionals, scientists, graduate and … Continue reading NOVA’s SACNAS Chapters Represented at National Conference

Woodbridge Uses New 3-D Technology Lab to Help the Visually Impaired

Woodbridge Uses New 3-D Technology Lab to Help the Visually Impaired

Students can now create a physical object from a 3-D digital mode in the new Technology Innovation Lab located at the Woodbridge Campus. An interest group and part of the NOVA Woodbridge 3-D Printing Council, the technology innovation lab offers NOVA students and locals within Prince William County an opportunity to learn about 3-D printing and fused filament fabrication (FFF) technology. The purpose of the … Continue reading Woodbridge Uses New 3-D Technology Lab to Help the Visually Impaired