MEC Honors Local Seniors for American Heart Month

MEC Honors Local Seniors for American Heart Month

In recognition of February’s designation as American Heart Month, the Medical Education Campus (MEC) hosted a heart health luncheon to promote healthy living habits for local seniors on February 2. Nineteen seniors from Lake Ridge Fellowship House in Woodbridge visited the MEC for an afternoon of learning about the importance of maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle regardless of age and limitations. MEC students, faculty … Continue reading MEC Honors Local Seniors for American Heart Month

Science Seminar With Educator Liam McGranaghan

Science Seminar With Educator Liam McGranaghan

NOVA faculty, staff and students are invited to a Science Seminar on Friday, February 24 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Ernst Center, CE Forum at NOVA’s Annandale Campus. The speaker will be Loudoun Valley High School Science Teacher and NOVA alumnus Liam McGranaghan, 2015 recipient of the Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators (PIAEE). The seminar is titled “Trail to Environmental Science.” There … Continue reading Science Seminar With Educator Liam McGranaghan

Hungarian Ambassador Set to Visit Manassas

Hungarian Ambassador to Visit Manassas Campus

Dr. Réka Szemerkényi, Hungary’s ambassador to the United States, will discuss her country at NOVA’s Manassas Campus on February 22 starting at 10:10 a.m. in Howsmon 216. The presentation is free and open to the public with free parking in B4 (follow parking signs). For more information, contact Business Professor Frank Ferrara at fferrara@nvcc.edu. Szemerkényi was appointed Hungarian ambassador to the United States in 2015. From … Continue reading Hungarian Ambassador to Visit Manassas Campus

President Ralls Visits Richmond

President Ralls Visits Richmond

On January 31, President Scott Ralls and other board members of the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) visited with state leaders in Richmond. NVTC is the membership and trade association for the technology community in Northern Virginia. The largest technology council in the nation, NVTC serves approximately 1,000 companies and represents about 300,000 employees in the region. NOVA has developed a valuable and strategically close working … Continue reading President Ralls Visits Richmond

Schlesinger Center Displays Music-Inspired Artwork by Lonnie Pauls

Schlesinger Center Displays Music-Inspired Artwork by Lonnie Pauls

The Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center at NOVA’s Alexandria Campus welcomes artist and George Mason University graduate student Lonnie Pauls to display her unique, music-inspired artwork in the second-level Passage Gallery. Pauls’ show “Chroma” will be on display through March 12. Malia Alana “Lonnie” Pauls is an Afro-Cuban-American fine arts chromesthetic abstract painter who works mostly in acrylics and inks. Pauls simply describes chromesthesia … Continue reading Schlesinger Center Displays Music-Inspired Artwork by Lonnie Pauls

Achieving the Dream (ATD) Reads

The College Achieving the Dream (ATD) committees across the campuses are reading “Mindset: The New Psychology of Success” by Carol S. Dweck and the Medical Education Campus (MEC) group will make brief observations as they make their way through it. Dweck explains “how we can learn to fulfill our potential by understanding and exploring the two different types of mindsets, fixed and growth.” The fixed mindset requires … Continue reading Achieving the Dream (ATD) Reads

2017 Loser-Savkar Fellows Announced

The Loser-Savkar Faculty Professional Development Fellowship is pleased to announce the awarding of three more 2017 faculty fellowships. Associate Professor Mihaela Chamberlin and Associate Professor Ritu Kansal will attend the 2017 POGIL workshop to study process oriented guided inquiry learning and apply what they learn to chemistry courses. Chamberlin has been teaching chemistry at NOVA since 2010. Kansal joined the NOVA chemistry faculty in 2011. … Continue reading 2017 Loser-Savkar Fellows Announced

MEC Attends VDHA Rally Day at the Capitol

On January 27, the Medical Education Campus’ dental hygienists class of 2017, accompanied by faculty members Elizabeth Di Silvio, Misty Mesimer, Pam Brooks, Sherry Basham, Vicky McHuen and Marlana Thomas participated in the Virginia Dental Hygienists’ Association (VDHA) Rally Day at the State Capitol. Approximately 200 VDHA members and students representing all the dental hygiene programs in the Commonwealth joined the event. HB 1474 Remote Supervision … Continue reading MEC Attends VDHA Rally Day at the Capitol

NOVA Library Scholarship Recipients

 The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is the higher education association for librarians. ACRL “develops programs, products and services to help academic and research librarians learn, innovate and lead within the academic community.” This year the biannual conference will be held in Baltimore, Maryland, in March and is an exceptional opportunity for NOVA’s Libraries to benefit from these offerings. ACRL awarded scholarships … Continue reading NOVA Library Scholarship Recipients

Free Tax Preparation and E-Filing Workshops at NOVA

Free Tax Preparation and E-Filing Workshops at NOVA

 NOVA’s Working Students Success Network is hosting a series of free tax preparation/e-filing workshops during the 2017 tax season. IRS-certified volunteers will help ensure participants receive their maximum tax refund and help determine if they are eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit. Workshops will be held at each of NOVA’s six campuses. Faculty and staff are asked to pass along event details and … Continue reading Free Tax Preparation and E-Filing Workshops at NOVA

Loser-Savkar PaTHS Scholarship Available

The PaTHS Scholarship, established by the husband and wife team of Robert C. Loser and Reva A. Savkar, provides $500 awards to two students to encourage exploration of lab sciences at NOVA and science-related career paths. Carl Sagan said, “Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.” Students who have attended the 2016 NCSI Forensics Summer Academy and have … Continue reading Loser-Savkar PaTHS Scholarship Available

Faculty of the Year Nominations

Faculty of the Year nominations are being accepted by the NOVA Alumni Federation through March 17, 2017. Each year, the Alumni Federation honors Faculty at NOVA for their achievements in the classroom. Faculty are nominated by students and alumni for making a difference in the lives of students. Awards are handed out each April to each nominee and winners are selected for each campus and from adjunct faculty. One … Continue reading Faculty of the Year Nominations