Local Children Attend 4th Annual NOVA STEM Day Loudoun County

Local Children Attend 4th Annual NOVA STEM Day Loudoun County

NOVA’s Loudoun Campus hosted its fourth annual STEM Day Loudoun County on September 30, welcoming 710 participants — 383 children and 327 adults. Parents from throughout the region brought eager children of all ages to the Campus to participate in free, hands-on activities that included a variety of robotics, coding and gaming activities; demonstrations of 3-D printers and other technological devices, lab experiments such as … Continue reading Local Children Attend 4th Annual NOVA STEM Day Loudoun County

MEC Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

MEC Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Local Latin Hip Hop artist Cristopolis, who speaks English, Spanish and French, performed at the Medical Education Campus on September 26. He focused on Latin American history and contributions of Latinos in music and urban culture. He entertained attendees by fusing spoken word lyrics while bucket drumming with the accompaniment of a backup vocal artist and guitarist. All faculty, staff and students were invited by … Continue reading MEC Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Parchment E-Transcripts Service Available at NOVA

Electronic transcripts are replacing the old online form for students requesting their official NOVA transcripts. Through a nationwide company called Parchment, used by over 8,000 colleges, e-transcripts are sent out in a process that is fast, secure, accurate and fully trackable from beginning to end. E-Transcripts can be uploaded to the Common Application, which more and more universities are requesting, or sent to employers or … Continue reading Parchment E-Transcripts Service Available at NOVA

NOVA and IT Association Offers Opportunities for Students and Alumni

NOVA and IT Association Offer Opportunities for Students and Alumni

The NOVA subchapter of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) offers a plethora of professional development opportunities for NOVA students and alumni with a career interest in cybersecurity and information technology (IT). The AFCEA-NVCC Student Chapter was formed to provide a forum for the discussion of cutting-edge cybersecurity technologies and methods, STEM education and to facilitate information technology industry placement for college students. … Continue reading NOVA and IT Association Offer Opportunities for Students and Alumni

Legacy Lecture Features Two Long-Serving Faculty

Legacy Lecture Features Two Long-Serving Faculty

During the Annandale Campus 50th anniversary Heritage Celebration on September 22, President Scott Ralls led the dedication of interpretative signage on the historic site on campus where the original Pruitt family farmhouse stood when the property was purchased by the Commonwealth in 1966. The Heritage Celebration concluded with a special Legacy Lecture that featured two of NOVA’s longest serving faculty members, Floyd Schwartz, Annandale information … Continue reading Legacy Lecture Features Two Long-Serving Faculty

Loudoun Sculpture Symbolizes NOVA Helping Students Take Flight

Loudoun Sculpture Symbolizes NOVA Helping Students Take Flight

There is a beautiful sculpture at NOVA’s Loudoun Campus by Vietnamese artisan Vinh Do. It was donated by NOVA Alumnus Sung Nguyen. Born in Vietnam in 1969, Nguyen’s grandmother took him to visit family several hours from Saigon. While they were away, Viet Cong took Saigon. His family was evacuated to the United States, but Nguyen and his grandmother were left behind. Over the course … Continue reading Loudoun Sculpture Symbolizes NOVA Helping Students Take Flight

Dessert With the Provost and Deans at Loudoun

Dessert With the Provost and Deans at Loudoun

It was not your average Wednesday on September 27. Over 60 students enjoyed dessert as they met with their Loudoun Campus administrators, including Provost Julie Leidig, Dean of Students Debbie Wyne, Communications and Human Studies Dean Katherine Hitchcock and Natural and Applied Sciences Dean Barbara Canfield. Students had the opportunity to engage in thoughtful dialogue with campus administrators as they asked questions, voiced concerns and … Continue reading Dessert With the Provost and Deans at Loudoun

NOVA Hosts Association of Title IX Administrators for Certification Course

NOVA Student Services and Enrollment Management and the Association of Title IX Administrators (ATIXA) convened at the Regional Center for Workforce Education and Training (WRC) for a Level One Civil Rights Investigator Certification Course on September 20 and 21. The event was hosted by NOVA Associate Vice President Elizabeth Harper, who is an ATIXA advisory board member. Faculty and staff from 32 higher education institutions … Continue reading NOVA Hosts Association of Title IX Administrators for Certification Course

Woodbridge to Host “An Evening With Edgar Allen Poe”

The NOVA Players of the Woodbridge Campus will host the theatrical production of “An Evening with Edgar Allen Poe,” at the Black Box Theatre. Show dates are October 26 to 28 and November 2 to 5 at 7:00 p.m., with matinees October 26 at 10:00 a.m. and November 5 at 3:00 p.m. “An Evening with Edgar Allen Poe” by Robert Mason and “Poe Connectives” is … Continue reading Woodbridge to Host “An Evening With Edgar Allen Poe”

NOVA Police Active Shooter Preparedness Training in November

The horrific events in Las Vegas remind us that predators can strike seemingly safe places with little warning and with deadly effect. NOVA Police train regularly to deal with such a threat. They train on current tactics under the direction of three officers who are certified active incident response trainers. NOVA officers meet regularly with officers from local agencies to ensure the latter are familiar … Continue reading NOVA Police Active Shooter Preparedness Training in November