NOVA Honors Former Director of the MEC Restorative Dental Clinic

NOVA Honors Former Director of the MEC Restorative Dental Clinic

In remembrance of his significant contributions to NOVA, a dedication and memorial service was held at the Medical Education Campus (MEC) on March 7 in honor of Dr. Howard L. Kelley, former associate instructor, chief dentist and the MEC Restorative Dental Clinic director. Members of Kelley’s family along with NOVA faculty, staff and community members shared fond memories of Kelley often reciting, “Life is 10 … Continue reading NOVA Honors Former Director of the MEC Restorative Dental Clinic

Actor, Director and Producer Tim Reid Set to Appear at Manassas

Actor, Director and Producer Tim Reid Appearing at Manassas Campus

Tim Reid, Emmy-nominated actor, director and producer, will discuss his career in television and films at NOVA’s Manassas Campus on April 5 at 7:00 p.m. Theatre Professor Kathryn O’Sullivan organized Reid’s appearance. “We are delighted to have Mr. Reid coming to speak at the Manassas Campus,” O’Sullivan said. “Mr. Reid is a pioneer in the film and television industry. Not unlike many of our students, … Continue reading Actor, Director and Producer Tim Reid Appearing at Manassas Campus

Rosemary Gallick Selected as Featured Artist for New Horizons

Rosemary Gallick Selected as Featured Artist for New Horizons

The Virginia Community College System (VCCS) recently announced that Professor Rosemary Gallick (MA) will be the featured artist at New Horizons 2017, set to take place at the Hotel Roanoke April 12 to 14. Gallick teaches art and art history at the Manassas Campus. Thirty-two VCCS artists competed for the honor of being the featured artist. Gallick’s “Raging Rapids” stood out to the judging panel … Continue reading Rosemary Gallick Selected as Featured Artist for New Horizons

NOVA Students and Faculty Ignite at George Mason

NOVA Students and Faculty Ignite at George Mason

If you had only five minutes to inspire someone about your passion, what would you say? Inspire them about achieving their educational goals. That is what three students and two faculty members did at the Pathway to the Baccalaureate Kickoff event held at George Mason University on March 11. Over 500 high school seniors and parents were in attendance geared to help them prepare for … Continue reading NOVA Students and Faculty Ignite at George Mason

Alexandria Faculty Visit Abertay University in Scotland

Alexandria Faculty Visit Abertay University in Scotland

Some of the Alexandria Campus faculty spent part of their spring break lecturing at Abertay University in Dundee, Scotland. Professor Meredith Aquila and Dr. Lynette Garrett met with Abertay staff and students – strengthening the partnership between the university and NOVA’s Alexandria Campus. Alexandria Campus faculty and staff visit Dundee every year where they give lectures and meet with faculty and students at Abertay University … Continue reading Alexandria Faculty Visit Abertay University in Scotland

NOVA Welcomes Faculty from the Federal Institutes in Brazil

NOVA Welcomes Faculty From the Federal Institutes in Brazil

This spring, NOVA Workforce and the Office of International Students and Sponsored Programs hosted its second cohort of Brazilian English language professors from the Federal Institutes for Professional and Technological Education (IF). Brazilian faculty were welcomed to NOVA by President Scott Ralls, Dr. Syedur Rahman (Director of the Office of International Students and Sponsored Programs), Woodbridge Provost Sam Hill and Emily Vandermade, NOVA Workforce American … Continue reading NOVA Welcomes Faculty From the Federal Institutes in Brazil

Nevarez Helps Build Children’s Dining Facility in Nicaragua

Nevarez Helps Build Children’s Dining Facility in Nicaragua

Growing up in Managua, Nicaragua, there were days when Elvira Nevarez and her four siblings went without food. Living in a single-parent household, there were many days she attended school hungry. When members within the community assisted her family with various acts of kindness, Nevarez appreciated their generosity and knew one day she would be able to pay it forward. Now, years later, as an … Continue reading Nevarez Helps Build Children’s Dining Facility in Nicaragua

Woodbridge Opens New Assistive Technology Testing Room

Woodbridge Opens New Assistive Technology Testing Room

The Woodbridge Campus is offering a newly designed assistive technology testing lab to accommodate disabled students in need of adequate testing facilities. The fully-equipped lab will be used as a resource to ensure academic success for students with visual, hearing and mobility impairments. An official ribbon cutting ceremony will be held Tuesday, March 28 at 2:00 p.m. Last year, Woodbridge Learning and Technology Resources Dean … Continue reading Woodbridge Opens New Assistive Technology Testing Room

Alexandria Campus Welcomes Exchange Students from Scotland

Alexandria Campus Welcomes Exchange Students From Scotland

Through a partnership with higher education institutions in Dundee, Scotland, NOVA’s Alexandria Campus welcomed six students from Dundee & Angus College for the spring 2017 semester. Liberal Arts Division Dean Jimmie McClellan emphasizes that the City of Alexandria and Dundee are culturally and economically linked, and it gives the two cities the opportunity to collaborate and create partnerships. During their visit, the students are experiencing … Continue reading Alexandria Campus Welcomes Exchange Students From Scotland

Blicher Named Recipient of Conference Sponsorship Award

Heather Blicher, online learning librarian at NOVA’s Extended Learning Institute (ELI), has been named the 2017 recipient of the Routledge Distance Learning Librarianship Conference Sponsorship Award. The annual award, sponsored by Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group, and administrated by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Distance Learning Section (DLS), honors a librarian working in the field of, or contributing to, the success of distance … Continue reading Blicher Named Recipient of Conference Sponsorship Award

NOVA Calendars Get a New Look

The Office of College Marketing, Web and Creative Services added new features and improved usability to NOVA’s Calendar web page. The page has shifted from a listed view to a more functional view of the College’s academic, events, working and holiday calendars. When accessing each calendar, there are more intuitive grouping of information and helpful links for you to get information, view events and schedules. … Continue reading NOVA Calendars Get a New Look

NVCC Educational Foundation Honors Symposium at Annandale

NVCC Educational Foundation Honors Symposium at Annandale

The NVCC Educational Foundation Honors Symposium was held March 17 at the Annandale Campus. The symposium provides Honors students the chance to present their original research in the form of an 8-to12-minute presentation. There were 21 student presentations representing each NOVA campus. NOVA Honors faculty and administrators graciously volunteered their time to serve as judges as did students who moderated the five concurrent sessions. The … Continue reading NVCC Educational Foundation Honors Symposium at Annandale

Video On Demand: Hungarian Ambassador Visit to Manassas

Video On Demand: Hungarian Ambassador Visit to Manassas

Dr. Réka Szemerkényi was appointed Hungarian ambassador to the United States in 2015. From 2011 to 2014, she was chief advisor on security policy to the prime minister of Hungary, covering Trans-Atlantic issues, Central European regional relations, the Balkans and Russia, with a particular emphasis on energy security and cybersecurity. Between 2006 and 2011, she was head of international public affairs and chief advisor on … Continue reading Video On Demand: Hungarian Ambassador Visit to Manassas

NOVA Culinary Attends Military Culinary Arts Competition

NOVA Culinary Attends Military Culinary Arts Competition

On March 6, Chef Mike Herbert and seven culinary students from NOVA’s Annandale Campus traveled to Fort Lee in Petersburg, Virginia, for the 42nd Annual Military Culinary Arts Competitive Training Event. While there, the students observed many displays which included chocolate work, tallow (wax), aspic, pulled sugar, pastillage and gum paste. NOVA students were able to see how the contestants used color, contrast and flow … Continue reading NOVA Culinary Attends Military Culinary Arts Competition

Open Education Week at NOVA

Open Education Week is an annual event celebrated worldwide from March 27 to 31. The goal of Open Education Week “is to raise awareness about free and open educational opportunities that exist for everyone, everywhere, right now” (openeducationweek.org). In an effort to contribute to this global movement and highlight NOVA’s adoption of Open Educational Resources (OER), NOVA’s Extended Learning Institute (ELI) is hosting “NOVA Opens … Continue reading Open Education Week at NOVA

Science Seminar About Collaborations in Art and Poetry

All faculty, staff and students are cordially invited to a Lyceum Event on Wednesday, March 29 from 12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. in the CC 115 Black Box Theater on the Annandale Campus. “Creative Conversations and Collaborations in Art and Poetry” will be presented by Poet, Professor and Interim Dean J.K. “Jen” Daniels and visual artist and Professor Emerita Rebecca Kamen. There will be a … Continue reading Science Seminar About Collaborations in Art and Poetry

Invitation to 5th Annual 2017 NOVA Mathematics Competition

All NOVA students from all campuses and centers are invited to the fifth annual 2017 NOVA Mathematics Competition. All STEM faculty are asked to help promote this event to all current students at credited mathematics levels. Organizers hope to challenge all NOVA students to compete against their peers and enjoy the experience of learning. The Annandale Campus will host the event on Friday, April 7 from … Continue reading Invitation to 5th Annual 2017 NOVA Mathematics Competition

Employee Direct Update

The Department of Human Resource Management (DHRM) has notified state agencies that Employee Direct, the state’s online employee self-serve system for health and flexible spending enrollments and changes, is currently offline and will remain offline until further notice. If you need to enroll or have a plan or membership change based on a qualifying mid-year event, please complete the appropriate health benefits enrollment form. These … Continue reading Employee Direct Update