NOVA Student Life Hosted Inaugural Student Diversity Conference

NOVA Student Life Hosted Inaugural Student Diversity Conference

Over 60 students, faculty and staff from NOVA’s six campuses participated in a day-long Student Diversity Conference on March 24 at the Annandale Campus. The conference was organized by the Student Life Offices at each campus. The goals of the conference were to raise awareness of and explore aspects of identity, culture, ethnicity, gender identity, geographic origin, national origin, race, religion/spiritual traditions, sexual orientation and socioeconomic … Continue reading NOVA Student Life Hosted Inaugural Student Diversity Conference

NOVA SySTEMic Solutions Hosts STEM Day at Alexandria

NOVA SySTEMic Solutions Hosted STEM Day at Alexandria

On April 1, NOVA SySTEMic Solutions hosted NOVA STEM Day at the Alexandria Campus. Volunteers, local educators and NOVA faculty and staff taught and entertained community students of all ages with various workshops, activities, games and presentations involving science, technology, engineering, mathematics and art. STEM Education Coordinator Bekkah Lampe said it is important to get students of all ages interested in STEM and a place … Continue reading NOVA SySTEMic Solutions Hosted STEM Day at Alexandria

Alexandria Professors Discuss Trips to Cuba

Alexandria Professors Discuss Trips to Cuba

On March 28, four Alexandria Campus professors discussed their recent trips to Cuba as part of the Liberal Arts Division’s week of seminars titled “Cuba: Culture and Concept.” Professors Araceli Bachner, Lucy Gebre-Egziabher, Peter Ruffner and Gloria Ward spoke to an audience of 20 students, faculty and staff about their recent travel experiences. The four professors spoke about their personal and professional interests in traveling … Continue reading Alexandria Professors Discuss Trips to Cuba

NOVA Idol Welcomes All Talents in 14th Year

NOVA Idol Welcomes All Talents in 14th Year

On March 31, NOVA presented students, faculty, staff and the community with an amazing show at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center at the Alexandria Campus. In its 14th year, the popular contest NOVA Idol welcomed participants to display their musical talents as well as other unique skills. Unlike previous years, the 2017 NOVA Idol show included a variety show for those … Continue reading NOVA Idol Welcomes All Talents in 14th Year

Humphrey Fellow Visits Annandale and Medical Education Campuses

Humphrey Fellow Visits Annandale and Medical Education Campuses

NOVA welcomed its second Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow as Huyen Pham, senior researcher for drug policy related studies with the Center for Research and Training on HIV/AIDS at Hanoi Medical University, visited during the week of March 26 to 31. Pham participated in a whirlwind of meetings during the week with faculty, staff and students at NOVA and George Mason University and outside experts in … Continue reading Humphrey Fellow Visits Annandale and Medical Education Campuses

Alexandria Liberal Arts Hosts Fulbright Scholar

Alexandria Liberal Arts Hosts Fulbright Scholar

Since last November, the Liberal Arts Division at the Alexandria Campus has been hosting and providing support for the research of Fulbright Scholar, Dr. Vache Kalashyan. Kalashyan is a professor from the Republic of Armenia. As a member of the National Civil Service Council of Armenia, he has been interviewing local, state and federal agencies to gather ideas about best practices for implementing ethical and … Continue reading Alexandria Liberal Arts Hosts Fulbright Scholar

NOVA to Host a National Speech and Debate Tournament

NOVA to Host a National Speech and Debate Tournament

NOVA is partnering with Phi Rho Pi to host the largest speech, debate and competitive acting tournament for community college students in the country. The Phi Rho Pi National Tournament, co-hosted by NOVA, will occur at the Tyson’s Corner Sheraton this week from Monday, April 10 to Saturday, April 15. In total, 59 community colleges from across the country, a total of 650 student competitors … Continue reading NOVA to Host a National Speech and Debate Tournament

Annandale Lyceum Committee Presents Creative Conversations

Annandale Lyceum Committee Presents Creative Conversations

On March 29, Professor Emerita Rebecca Kamen gave a presentation in the Black Box Theatre at the Annandale Campus in collaboration with Associate Dean of English Jen Daniels discussing art, poetry and science. The presentation, titled “Creative Conversations and Collaborations in Art and Poetry,” was sponsored by the Annandale Lyceum Committee. Kamen and Daniels presented on two different subjects that seemed worlds apart. Daniels even … Continue reading Annandale Lyceum Committee Presents Creative Conversations

NOVA Faculty Accompany Students to Music Conference

NOVA Faculty Accompany Students to Music Conference

On March 31, eight students from the College Music Society student chapter at the Alexandria Campus attended the 47th College Music Society Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference at Towson University in Towson, Maryland. The conference featured lecture-recitals, workshops and paper presentations from university professors, graduate students and scholars. The keynote address was given by Dr. Lois Svard of Bucknell University on “What Neuroscience Can Tell Us About … Continue reading NOVA Faculty Accompany Students to Music Conference

MEC Faculty and Staff Participate in Local Career Event

Each year, sophomores at South Lakes High School engage in a career unit as part of their English curriculum in which they explore various career options and what careers might be of interest to them individually. At the end of this curriculum, which lasts approximately two weeks, there is a career exploration event in which up to 40 different career professionals participate so that students … Continue reading MEC Faculty and Staff Participate in Local Career Event

NOVA Dental Hygiene Participates in First “It’s Hygienic” Event

The first “It’s Hygienic” competition was held on March 18. All the dental hygiene programs in the Commonwealth were invited to participate in the event in Richmond, Virginia. “It’s Hygienic” is a game show for second-year dental hygiene students preparing for the licensing exams. The game follows the format and subjects of the Dental Hygiene National Board Exam (DHNBE). Each program could have a team … Continue reading NOVA Dental Hygiene Participates in First “It’s Hygienic” Event

Georgian Ambassador Set to Visit the Manassas Campus

Georgian Ambassador to Visit the Manassas Campus

David Bakradze, the Georgian ambassador to the United States, will present “Georgian Success Story” in Colgan Theater at NOVA’s Manassas Campus on April 12 at 11:20 a.m. The presentation is free and open to the public with free parking (follow parking signs). To learn more, contact Business Professor Frank Ferrara at fferrara@nvcc.edu. Bakradze has had a long, distinguished career in diplomatic service and has served … Continue reading Georgian Ambassador to Visit the Manassas Campus

Stress Reduction Tool Bag Workshop

How do you know you are stressed? Do you recognize the symptoms of stress? Come and explore the newest research and what experts are saying about good and bad stress. The workshop, “Stress Reduction Tool Bag,” will be held on Wednesday, April 12 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Medical Education Campus in Room 256. Participants will gain the tools to manage stress, including … Continue reading Stress Reduction Tool Bag Workshop

Manassas Hosts 3rd Annual Writing Conference

Manassas Campus will have its third Annual Writing Conference on April 28 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Colgan Theatre. This year the conference will feature two sessions. The first session will be led by Katie Claire, assistant dean of English at George Mason University and certified mental health instructor. Claire’s workshop, “Writing in the Time of Pain, Stress, and Anxiety,” will help participants … Continue reading Manassas Hosts 3rd Annual Writing Conference

Disability Services and TILT to Host Assistive Technologies Workshops

The Office of Disability Services and Technology Innovation in Learning and Teaching (TILT) is co-hosting the following workshop: Webinar — Making Your Digital Course Content Accessible for Everyone! Date: April 21 Time: 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Location: Virtual During this webinar, you will learn how to make your digital course content created with Microsoft Office, Adobe PDFs and Blackboard accessible to all students. Upon … Continue reading Disability Services and TILT to Host Assistive Technologies Workshops

NOVA’s Annual Green Festival 2017

You are invited to NOVA’s Annual Green Festival on Tuesday, April 25 from 9:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the CE Building at the Annandale Campus. NOVA’s Annual Green Festival increases community awareness of regional, national and global environmental issues and provides information regarding ways that individuals can help preserve the environment. This year’s topic is “We Are All Downstream”. The program will focus on … Continue reading NOVA’s Annual Green Festival 2017

2017 Health and Flex Open Enrollment

Agencies have been notified by the Department of Human Resource Management (DHRM) that this year’s annual open enrollment period for Flexible Spending and Health Care will be shorter in length than in previous years. Open enrollment will begin on May 1, 2017 and end on May 15, 2017. Employee Direct (EDIRECT), the state’s online employee self-service system, will not be available this year. Therefore, employees wishing … Continue reading 2017 Health and Flex Open Enrollment

NOVA Benefits Roadshow 2017

Not sure of the who, what, when and how surrounding absence management? Join your Benefits Team for a review of the roles and responsibilities surrounding absences under the Virginia Sickness and Disability Program (VSDP), Worker’s Compensation and Family Medical Leave. The agenda will also include an overview of other employee benefits, question and answer periods and your opportunity to chat with your Benefits Team in-person about any benefits-related topic. Dates … Continue reading NOVA Benefits Roadshow 2017