NOVA and Mason Announce Program to Strengthen Transfer Process

NOVA and Mason Announce Program to Strengthen Transfer Process

Governor Terry McAuliffe, George Mason University President Ángel Cabrera and NOVA President Scott Ralls joined together on April 4 to announce a strengthened partnership to benefit students desiring to transfer from a two-year program to achieve a four-year undergraduate degree. ADVANCE: A NOVA Mason Partnership will increase graduation rates and smooth the path to a degree while saving students time and money in the process. … Continue reading NOVA and Mason Announce Program to Strengthen Transfer Process

NOVA Service Award Luncheon Honors Faculty and Staff

NOVA Service Award Luncheon Honors Faculty and Staff

The NOVA Service Awards Luncheon honoring faculty, adjunct faculty and staff completing 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 and 40 years of service with the College and the Commonwealth of Virginia was held on March 24 at the Westfields Marriott. It was a wonderful event and 306 people attended, enjoyed a buffet lunch and great music provided by George Mason University musicians, and reconnected … Continue reading NOVA Service Award Luncheon Honors Faculty and Staff

7th Annual Women Helping Women

7th Annual Women Helping Women

The seventh annual Women Helping Women event was hosted by the Alexandria Campus’ Women’s Retention Program and the Women’s Center on March 18. This year’s focus was “Be the Change: Say It Out Loud. Personally, Professionally, Practically: Voicing Fears and Sharing Experience.” The event was co-chaired by Melanie Medina and Rachel Martin and attended by more than 65 participants. The mentoring program is in its … Continue reading 7th Annual Women Helping Women

NOVA Celebrates Student SEAL Awardees

NOVA Celebrates Student SEAL Awardees

NOVA celebrated the 45th annual SEAL Awards on April 6, at the Springfield Hilton. The award recognized 71 outstanding students from across all six campuses and the Extended Learning Institute for their outstanding service, engagement, academics and leadership. Many NOVA students have sacrificed a great deal to realize their dream of a college education and a better life, and these students make us proud. Fairfax … Continue reading NOVA Celebrates Student SEAL Awardees

NOVA Spearheads First Community College Summit at OLC Conference

NOVA Spearheads First Community College Summit at OLC Conference

NOVA faculty took the lead this year in organizing the first community college summit sponsored by the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) Innovate Conference held in New Orleans April 5. Over 60 community colleges were represented at the inaugural summit event. The summit featured conversations and collaborative group ideation activities focused on identifying challenges and creating effective practices around increasing access to learning content through open educational … Continue reading NOVA Spearheads First Community College Summit at OLC Conference

Supporting Reading and Writing Across the Disciplines

Supporting Reading and Writing Across the Disciplines

On March 24, the Achieving the Dream (ATD) Core Team hosted its second annual college-wide professional development workshop focused on supporting reading and writing across the disciplines. The event was held at Pender and attended by 45 participants including faculty from multiple disciplines and staff who provide academic support services. Topics for the event were chosen based on feedback from participants following last year’s professional … Continue reading Supporting Reading and Writing Across the Disciplines

NOVA Participates in 2017 Northern Virginia Regional College Fair

George Mason University hosted the 32nd annual Northern Virginia Regional College Fair on March 29, at the Eagle Bank Arena and NOVA representatives were out in force to greet the 1,600 people – freshmen, sophomores and juniors from over 50 high schools throughout Northern Virginia, as well as their parents and counselors. NOVA had three tables filled with information and staffed by outreach personnel from … Continue reading NOVA Participates in 2017 Northern Virginia Regional College Fair

Law Enforcement Career Fair at Manassas

The Manassas Campus held a Law Enforcement and Intelligence Community Career Fair on April 5 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Hosted by the Manassas Campus Chapter of Sigma Chi Nu of the American Criminal Justice Association, Lambda Alpha Epsilon (LAE), the free event attracted recruiters from federal agencies, state and municipal police departments, county agencies, military, private companies and educational institutions. “We hold a … Continue reading Law Enforcement Career Fair at Manassas

World Water Day Concert and Annual Potomac River Cleanup

On March 21, the NOVA Community Chorus (Dr. Mark Whitmire, Director) presented A World Water Day Concert in the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center on the Alexandria Campus. The event was co-sponsored by the Federal Water Quality Association, Water For People and the Alice Ferguson Foundation, a local nonprofit organization that focuses on cleaning up the Potomac River. In attendance were NOVA … Continue reading World Water Day Concert and Annual Potomac River Cleanup

STEM, Humanities and Water: 3rd Annual STEAM Event

STEM, Humanities and Water: 3rd Annual STEAM Event

What happens when we bring together faculty and students in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), humanities and art and ask them to think together about topics of global importance, such as water? The results are engaging conversation, stimulating learning and solid ideas about bringing new knowledge into the classroom. Alexandria art faculty Stacy Slaten had her art students make meaningful art about the fluidity … Continue reading STEM, Humanities and Water: 3rd Annual STEAM Event

NOVA Idol 2017 Available On Demand and TV

NOVA Idol is a yearly singing competition open to all NOVA students. Contestants have an opportunity to practice their performance skills, get objective and supportive feedback from professional educators and musicians and share their talents with classmates and the community. NOVA Idol has come a long way in 14 years. It began as a talent show in a tiny classroom on the Alexandria Campus, progressed … Continue reading NOVA Idol 2017 Available On Demand and TV

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 in-person with your Benefits Team about any benefits-related topic. … Continue reading NOVA Benefits Roadshow 2017

Disability Services and TILT to Host Assistive Technologies Workshop

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 Workshop

NOVA’s Annual Green Festival 2017

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

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

Virtual Open Textbook Workshop

Are you an instructor who is concerned about the impact of high textbook costs on your students? Explore possible open textbook solutions by attending an hour and a half workshop and writing a short textbook review. Receive a $200 stipend for your efforts! Did You Know … The high cost of some course materials can impede students’ academic success. The College Board estimates that the … Continue reading Virtual Open Textbook Workshop

Leave Sharing Request

Patricia Rucker (AN) has requested to participate in the leave-sharing program. If you would like to donate leave hours, please access a Leave Sharing Program Donor Form online. Please complete the form by printing and submitting it to Human Resources by fax to 703.323.3155 or email at amori@nvcc.edu. Leave must be donated in eight-hour increments and only annual leave may be donated. If you need … Continue reading Leave Sharing Request

Westminster Merit Scholarships for Children of NOVA Employee

The Westminster School scholarship application deadline has been extended to May 15. In collaboration with NOVA, Westminster School is offering a scholarship opportunity to the children and grandchildren of NOVA employees. The renewable Merit Scholarship is in the amount of $8,000 per year and is open to students entering grades 3 to 7. The potential value of the scholarship totals $48,000. Scholarship recipients will be selected on … Continue reading Westminster Merit Scholarships for Children of NOVA Employee