NOVA’s Newest LEED Certified Building

NOVA’s Newest LEED Certified Building

As noted in the October 16 Intercom, NOVA’s newest building at the Alexandria Campus, the Center for Design, Media, and the Arts (CDMA), achieved LEED Gold certification. LEED is Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. Gold is the second highest certification (the four levels are Platinum, Gold, Silver and Certified). The United States Green Building Council (USGBC) manages the LEED program which “is the most … Continue reading NOVA’s Newest LEED Certified Building

Your Student Success Conference at the MEC

Your Student Success Conference at the MEC

Learning and Technology Resources (LTR) and Student Services planned and held Your Student Success Conference on October 17. The conference was sponsored by the Medical Education Campus’ (MEC) Achieving the Dream team. The purpose of the conference was to help students to not only start strong but to stay and finish strong by reminding them about tools and resources available to them while attending NOVA. The departments that participated included … Continue reading Your Student Success Conference at the MEC

STEAM Discussion at Manassas

STEAM Discussion at Manassas

The College community is invited to hear Dr. Nicholas C. Barbi discuss the value of noninvasive elemental analysis of works of art. Barbi’s presentation will include a demonstration of ELIO, a specialized X-ray machine that can find unseen information in artwork. The discussion will start at noon on November 7 in Colgan Theater at the Manassas Campus. Both art and STEM faculty and students will … Continue reading STEAM Discussion at Manassas

Alexandria Music to Host 7th Annual NOVA Jazz Night

Alexandria Music to Host 7th Annual NOVA Jazz Night

The Alexandria Campus Music Department will host the seventh Annual NOVA Jazz Night at the Carlyle Club in Old Town Alexandria on Monday, October 30 at 7:30 p.m. All are invited to a night of dinner and dancing featuring performances by NOVA’s Nighthawks Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combo. Do not know how to dance? Ballroom dance instructor, Alan Golombek, will teach you during intermission. No … Continue reading Alexandria Music to Host 7th Annual NOVA Jazz Night

Campus Recreation and Wellness Engages Students

Campus Recreation and Wellness Engages Students

NOVA Campus Recreation and Wellness is all about engaging with students on multiple levels delivering a product to enhance their overall wellness. The many different activities implemented by the recreation and wellness department across all NOVA campuses are to not only enrich NOVA students’ social skills and physical activity but to also give them a sense of purpose on campus outside of academics. The Campus … Continue reading Campus Recreation and Wellness Engages Students

November Is National Career Development Month

During National Career Development Month, it is a great time for NOVA faculty and staff to think about what can be done to help students participate in career development opportunities and navigate the workforce. Here is how you can help: Encourage students to use College Central Network (CCN) to search for jobs and internships specifically for NOVA students by local employers, access career advice and … Continue reading November Is National Career Development Month

MEC Promotes Breast Cancer Awareness

MEC Promotes Breast Cancer Awareness

The Radiology (Rad) Club students, led by Radiology Instructor and club advisor Maggie Massie, celebrated Breast Cancer Awareness month in an unusual way at the Medical Education Campus (MEC) on October 17. Creating a board with decorated bras, the group asked for donations from anyone willing to take a chance on their “Bra Pong” game. Toss ping pong balls into a bra and win a prize. … Continue reading MEC Promotes Breast Cancer Awareness

President’s Sabbatical Award

The Personnel Services Committee (PSC) invites full-time faculty to apply for the President’s Sabbatical Award. The award is designed to foster creative energy by providing faculty with a one-semester sabbatical leave with full pay. Each academic year, a maximum of three faculty members, one of whom can be on a 12-month contract, can receive the award. Award proposals should be no more than 1,000 words and specify … Continue reading President’s Sabbatical Award

Encourage Students to Access College Central Networking

The College Central Networking (CCN) has over 6,000 employers that are actively recruiting NOVA students for jobs and internships. Students can create a free online CCN account, gain access to resources on career readiness topics, upload their resume for feedback and create career portfolios to enhance their marketability to employers. They can also search for jobs and internships related to their field of study and specify … Continue reading Encourage Students to Access College Central Networking

October Open Enrollment for Optional Retirement Plan for Higher Education

During the month of October, Optional Retirement Plan (ORP) participants may elect to change their ORP vendor. This period does not allow for a pension plan change from the ORP to VRS or from VRS to the ORP. Three providers are available to ORP participants: DCP, Fidelity Investments and TIAA. To change providers during Open Enrollment, please complete the Open Enrollment Provider Change Form (VRS-65P) and the enrollment … Continue reading October Open Enrollment for Optional Retirement Plan for Higher Education

Legal Resources Open Enrollment Through October 31

Legal Resources is an employee benefit providing specific legal services for a monthly group rate of $18 per month to salaried employees. Open enrollment for the Legal Resources Plan is the month of October. Plan and enrollment details can be found at http://legalresources.com/. The required FBMC Post-Tax Salary Deduction Authorization Form and the Legal Resources Enrollment Form may be requested from the Benefits Team by … Continue reading Legal Resources Open Enrollment Through October 31