WISE and MAN UP Visit U.S. Capitol for Private Viewing of “Hidden Figures”

WISE and MAN UP Visit US Capitol for Private Viewing of “Hidden Figures”

NOVA’s Woodbridge Campus student mentoring and leadership programs, Women in Search of Excellence (WISE) and MAN UP attended a private screening of the film, “Hidden Figures” on February 15. The event was hosted by United States Senators Mark Warner, Tim Kaine, Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Representative Bobby Scott at the United States Capitol. Over 200 individuals from community groups, student and nonprofit organizations across the … Continue reading WISE and MAN UP Visit US Capitol for Private Viewing of “Hidden Figures”

Callan Bentley Named President of Geological Society of Washington

Callan Bentley Named President of Geological Society of Washington

The Geological Society of Washington (GSW) recently named Geology Assistant Professor Callan Bentley president of its organization. Bentley has been a member of GSW for almost 15 years and will serve as president of the organization for 2017. GSW was founded in 1893 in an effort to promote the increase and dissemination of geological knowledge. The organization also facilitates and organizes a number of formal … Continue reading Callan Bentley Named President of Geological Society of Washington

NOVA Nighthawks Student-Athletes Continue to Excel Academically

NOVA Nighthawks Student-Athletes Continue to Excel Academically

During halftime at the NOVA Nighthawks men’s basketball game on February 7, 57 student-athletes were named to the Athletic Director Honor Roll for the 2016 fall semester. This continues the academic excellence that student-athletes have achieved over the years. In the 2015-2016 academic year, 71 student-athletes made the honor roll. To be named to the honor roll, a NOVA Nighthawks athlete must have earned a … Continue reading NOVA Nighthawks Student-Athletes Continue to Excel Academically

The MEC Participates in Oral Health Fair

The MEC Participates in Oral Health Fair

First- and second-year dental hygiene students from the Medical Education Campus (MEC) along with the Northern Virginia Dental Hygienists’ Association and Fairfax County Early Head Start Program held an Oral Health Fair at the Fairfax Government Center February 11 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. as part of the pediatric dental hygiene educational experience. Early head starters and their families were invited to play games … Continue reading The MEC Participates in Oral Health Fair

Automotive Program Nominates Students for Scholarships

Automotive Program Nominates Students for Scholarships

NOVA Manassas Automotive Program, under the direction of John Hicks, Automotive/Diesel Program head, has nominated three students to receive scholarships from Volkswagen of America. Each student had to write a short essay and explain how the scholarship would benefit them. Hicks recommended them because they have gone above the duties of a student by helping in class or lab and taking time out of their … Continue reading Automotive Program Nominates Students for Scholarships

NOVA DSS and College Marketing Help Improve Website Accessibility

The Disability Support Services (DSS) Office has joined forces with College Marketing, Web and Creative Services to ensure that all content that appears on the NOVA website is accessible to all users, including those with print disabilities (blind, low vision and learning disabilities such as dyslexia). Individuals with print disabilities use assistive technology software, such as screen readers and text-to-speech software, which can only read … Continue reading NOVA DSS and College Marketing Help Improve Website Accessibility

George C. Marshall Orchestra Performs for Annandale Campus

George C. Marshall Orchestra Performs for Annandale Campus

As a thank you to faculty and staff, the George C. Marshall Statesman Sinfonia Orchestra performed a 30-minute concert in the student lounge on February 17 at the Annandale Campus. More than 40 faculty, staff and the students’ parents attended the event, including Provost Pam Hilbert. The concert was arranged by IT Specialist Howard Treichler. In fall 2016, the Annandale faculty and staff came together … Continue reading George C. Marshall Orchestra Performs for Annandale Campus

MSA Beyond Bag Lunches Project

Since 1995, the Muslim Student Association (MSA), with chapters at the Annandale and Alexandria campuses, has made many positive and heartfelt contributions to the community. The MSA has organized blood drives, visits to children’s hospitals, clean your campus days and raised money for the refugee crises abroad. The frigid weather on the east coast leave many homeless individuals not only cold but helpless. MSA is … Continue reading MSA Beyond Bag Lunches Project

Black History Lecture Series at Alexandria

The Liberal Arts Department at the Alexandria Campus hosted the first lecture of its Black History Lecture Series on February 14 in the Bisdorf Building. The event was open to NOVA students, faculty and staff. NOVA invited Dr. C. R. Gibbs to speak on the subject “Black Inventors: From Africa to America.” The lecture drew a group of about 15 students, faculty and staff who … Continue reading Black History Lecture Series at Alexandria

College Staff Forum Council Hosts Professional Development Workshops

How do you know you are stressed? How do you deal with conflict? Do you know the difference between saving and investing? Come and learn at several professional development workshops the College Staff Forum Council is hosting on March 7 and 9. These hands-on, hour-long workshops will be presented by Anthem and Common Health representatives who are excited to share their knowledge on conflict management … Continue reading College Staff Forum Council Hosts Professional Development Workshops

Alexandria Liberal Arts Division Scholarship Reception

The Liberal Arts Division at the Alexandria Campus will host its annual Scholarship Reception on Friday, March 17. Each year, the Scholarship Reception and donations generate scholarship funds for deserving students. The Scholarship Committee would like to thank NOVA faculty and staff for your generous donations in previous years. We hope faculty and staff will attend on March 17 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on … Continue reading Alexandria Liberal Arts Division Scholarship Reception

Save the Date: 2017 NOVA Service Awards Luncheon

The NOVA Service Awards Luncheon honoring employees completing 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40 and 45 years of service with the Commonwealth of Virginia and the College will be held on Friday, March 24 at the Westfields Marriott, 14750 Conference Center Drive, Chantilly, VA 20151. Invitations will be sent to all service award recipients’ home addresses. Social time (cash bar) will begin at … Continue reading Save the Date: 2017 NOVA Service Awards Luncheon

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

An Upsurge in Virginia Workforce Development Initiatives

Governor Terry McAuliffe recently announced that Virginia rose from fourth to second in the Atlantic region in an analysis of state workforce development activities. Virginia’s improved ranking is due to commitment for workforce development initiatives, particularly in terms of addressing the skills gap for priority industry sectors through increased training and credentialing. This includes a 25 percent increase in student attainment of STEM-H Workforce Credentials … Continue reading An Upsurge in Virginia Workforce Development Initiatives

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