NOVA Faculty Recognized for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

NOVA Faculty Recognized for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

Thirteen NOVA faculty will be honored at the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) International Excellence Award dinner event in Austin, Texas, on May 27 as part of their annual conference. NISOD recognizes faculty from community colleges across the country for their excellence in teaching and learning. NOVA faculty were nominated by their campus provosts and approved by NOVA President Scott Ralls. Established … Continue reading NOVA Faculty Recognized for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

NOVA Clothesline Project Brings Awareness to Sexual Assault

NOVA Clothesline Project Brings Awareness to Sexual Assault

On April 11 and 12, NOVA Sexual Assault Services (SAS) visited the Alexandria Campus for the Clothesline Project. The Clothesline Project raises awareness of the impact of sexual assault and domestic violence. Shirts are created for display to show support for victims of sexual violence. Staff, students and community members were invited to create shirts to show support for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. NOVA … Continue reading NOVA Clothesline Project Brings Awareness to Sexual Assault

Drug and Alcohol Awareness Week at the MEC

Drug and Alcohol Awareness Week at the MEC

On March 29, there was a perfect combination of creativity and conversation at the Medical Education Campus (MEC). Celebrating drug and alcohol awareness week, a drunk driving simulator car allowed students, faculty and staff to drive in a simulated drunk mode. After feeling the dangerous effects of driving under the influence, participants experienced their delayed response to control the car and the narrowed field of … Continue reading Drug and Alcohol Awareness Week at the MEC

Spring Adjunct Professional Development Day at NOVA

Spring Adjunct Professional Development Day at NOVA

On April 8, the Loudoun Campus hosted a very successful Spring Adjunct Professional Development Day (APDD). Over 125 part-time faculty from NOVA’s six campuses, as well as dual enrollment instructors from the public school systems, attended the event. Dr. Sajjad Khan of Neuroscience Inc., an experienced clinician and researcher, provided the keynote address focused on accommodating and supporting students with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the … Continue reading Spring Adjunct Professional Development Day at NOVA

NOVA Staff and Faculty Meet for Monthly Book Club

NOVA Staff and Faculty Meet for Monthly Book Club

The NOVA staff and faculty book club meet once a month. The selections vary and have included “Our Souls at Night,” “The Obelisk and the Englishman,” “March,” “The Invisible Bridge” and “People of the Book.” On April 17, the book club discussed “The Juliet,” by Laura Ellen Scott, a creative writing instructor at George Mason University. Scott came to the book club meeting to talk about her book. “The … Continue reading NOVA Staff and Faculty Meet for Monthly Book Club

NOVA Attends Virginia Collegiate Honors Council Conference

Honors Program a Success at the Virginia Collegiate Honors Council

The NOVA Honors Program is thrilled with their success at the Virginia Collegiate Honors Council (VCHC) Conference that was held on April 7 and 8 at Old Dominion University (ODU), where 17 college-wide NOVA Honors students presented their original research. Five NOVA Honors faculty served as judges – college-wide Honors Coordinator Stacy Rice, Alexandria Honors Chair and 2016-2017 VCHC Vice President John Sound, Annandale Honors … Continue reading Honors Program a Success at the Virginia Collegiate Honors Council

NOVA Honors Attends Southern Regional Honors Conference

NOVA Honors was well-represented at the 45th Annual Southern Regional Honors Conference (SRHC) on March 30 to April 1 in Asheville, North Carolina. The conference, hosted by the University of North Carolina at Asheville, focused on “Diving into Diversity: Obligations and Opportunities in Honors Education.” NOVA College-wide Honors Coordinator Stacy Rice, Alexandria Honors Chair John Sound and Annandale Honors Chair Paul Fitzgerald took six NOVA Honors … Continue reading NOVA Honors Attends Southern Regional Honors Conference

Loudoun Dual Enrollment Students Win Math Competition

Loudoun Dual Enrollment Students Win Math Competition

On April 7, 40 NOVA students from all campuses demonstrated a great love for mathematics during the fifth Annual NOVA Mathematics Competition at the Annandale Campus. Provost Pam Hilbert was this year’s guest of honor and gave the opening remarks and encouraged the contestants to do their best. Math Assistant Professor Kumnit Nong started the Math Competition five years ago in an effort to showcase … Continue reading Loudoun Dual Enrollment Students Win Math Competition

Kirsten Mentzer Presents at 32nd Computers in Libraries 2017

Kirsten Mentzer, technology specialist in the library at the Medical Education Campus (MEC), presented at the 32nd Computers in Libraries 2017. Computers in Libraries is a nationally renowned conference focusing on computers and technology as used by all types of libraries and librarians. Mentzer was part of a panel that included Meghan Kowalski from Catholic University, Alex Zealand from Arlington Public Library and Lennea Bower … Continue reading Kirsten Mentzer Presents at 32nd Computers in Libraries 2017

Georgian Ambassador to the United States Visits the Manassas Campus

On April 12, David Bakradze, the Georgian ambassador to the United States, visited the Manassas Campus to talk about his country’s success and coexisting in that area of Europe. Business Professor Frank Ferrara invited Bakradze as part of the International Speakers Series he established to expose students, faculty and staff to experiences that promote an understanding of foreign relations. Before the presentation, a reception in … Continue reading Georgian Ambassador to the United States Visits the Manassas Campus

NOVA Encourages Students to Consider Paralegal Studies

The Paralegal Student Association (PSA) is an interest group for students in NOVA’s Paralegal Studies program. PSA provides a forum for students to network with prospective employers, form study groups and attend seminars where guest speakers discuss job placement and professional development. PSA members also participate in community service activities. On March 20, PSA kicked off an office supply drive to support a legal aid … Continue reading NOVA Encourages Students to Consider Paralegal Studies

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

NOVACares and NOVA SAS Sponsor Denim Day

NOVACares and NOVA SAS Sponsor Denim Day

Join NOVACares and NOVA SAS on April 26 in support of Denim Day by wearing your favorite jeans. What is “Denim Day” and why should I wear jeans? In 1999, the Italian Supreme Court overturned a rape conviction because the justices felt that since the victim was wearing tight jeans she must have helped her rapist remove her jeans, thereby implying consent. The following day, … Continue reading NOVACares and NOVA SAS Sponsor Denim Day

Manassas Hosts 3rd Annual Writing Conference

Manassas Campus will hold 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

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

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