NOVA Signs Guaranteed Transfer Partnership Agreement with ODU

NOVA Signs Guaranteed Transfer Partnership Agreement With ODU

NOVA President Scott Ralls and Old Dominion University (ODU) Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Augustine “Austin” Agho signed a guaranteed transfer partnership agreement November 9 that will strengthen the ongoing partnership between the two institutions. In addition, a cybersecurity pathway program was finalized that will help address workforce shortages in the high-demand field. This agreement lays the foundation for a partnership designed to … Continue reading NOVA Signs Guaranteed Transfer Partnership Agreement With ODU

NOVA Announces Amazon Apprenticeship Program

NOVA Announces Amazon Apprenticeship Program

NOVA and Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced a new innovative apprenticeship program designed to train veterans in Northern Virginia. The announcement marks the launch of the first-ever apprenticeship programs for AWS on the East Coast. The apprenticeship program is designed to fill a growing need for tech talent in the Northern Virginia region. In October 2017, there were 23,000 job postings for employment opportunities in … Continue reading NOVA Announces Amazon Apprenticeship Program

WISE Induction Ceremony at Manassas

WISE Induction Ceremony at Manassas

On October 17, 13 students were formally inducted into Women in Search of Excellence (WISE) Mentoring Program at the Manassas Campus. Twenty were accepted into the program (those not in attendance had prior commitments). Led by English Professor Chalet Jean-Baptiste, Student Life Coordinator Marcie Schreibman and Campus and Community Relations Specialist Ramunda Young, WISE officially kicked off its year at the Manassas Campus. The guest … Continue reading WISE Induction Ceremony at Manassas

Gulshan's Classes Celebrate National Writing Day

Gulshan’s English Classes Celebrated National Writing Day

Dr. Rima Gulshan’s classes (ENG 112 and ENG 111) celebrated National Writing Day on October 19. The event is geared toward student success and reinforces the importance of writing in the world today in the face of technological advances where writing is often undermined. Students enjoyed participating in this event and were happy to carry the message of the importance of writing to their peers. … Continue reading Gulshan’s English Classes Celebrated National Writing Day

Brain Health Talk With Common Health

Brain Health Talk With Common Health

Common Health representative Amy Moore spoke to Manassas Campus employees about “Brain Health” on October 31. They had healthy brain foods that consisted of nuts, blueberries, dark chocolate, veggies and water. Moore discussed ways to keep the brain healthy in five easy steps. First, learning new activities to stimulate growth in our brain. Second, staying active by moving our body for at least 30 minutes … Continue reading Brain Health Talk With Common Health

Professional Development and Division Swap a Success at Manassas

Professional Development and Division Swap a Success at Manassas

On October 10, NOVA faculty and staff were invited to participate in a hands-on professional development experience where they swapped divisions to learn what each academic division does and how they operate in an effort to build relationships from a behind-the-scenes perspective. The day began with the Sciences and Applied Technologies (S&AT) Division visiting Communications Technologies and Social Science (CT&SS) where they rotated through three, 15-minute … Continue reading Professional Development and Division Swap a Success at Manassas

Professor and Students Explore Culture and Identity at Local Play

Associate Professor Chalet Jean-Baptiste took her English Literature students to see a play, “Native Gardens” at the Arena Stage Theater in Washington, D.C., on October 27. From the outrageous mind of playwright Karen Zacarías, who also wrote “Destiny of Desire,” comes this hot new comedy about the clash of class and culture that pushes well-meaning neighbors over the edge. Tania, a very pregnant Ph.D. candidate, … Continue reading Professor and Students Explore Culture and Identity at Local Play

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