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

President Scott Ralls

President Scott Ralls Talks Cybersecurity Education on Capitol Hill

NOVA President Scott Ralls recently provided testimony on Capitol Hill during a joint hearing on “Public-Private Solutions to Educating a Cyber Workforce.” The hearing was held by the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Development of the Committee on Education and the Workforce and the Subcommittee on Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Protection of the Committee on Homeland Security. During his testimony, Ralls discussed the greater Washington … Continue reading President Scott Ralls Talks Cybersecurity Education on Capitol Hill

NOVA Psychology Professor Awarded Fulbright to Hungary

NOVA Psychology Professor Awarded Fulbright to Hungary

NOVA Professor Amy Coren arrived in Pécs, Hungary (about 100 miles southwest of Budapest) at the beginning of September to begin her Fulbright fellowship in teaching and research at the Institute of Psychology and the Faculty of Law at Hungary’s oldest university – the University of Pécs, founded in 1367. Coren is proud to be one of only five people from American universities who were … Continue reading NOVA Psychology Professor Awarded Fulbright to Hungary

SDV Instructors Partner with LTR to Promote the NOVA Soars App

SDV Instructors Partner With LTR to Promote the NOVA Soars App

Starting in spring of 2017 and expanding to more classes in the summer and fall, the Learning and Technology Resources (LTR) division began working with instructors of the SDV 100: College Success Skills class to promote student use of NOVA Soars, a mobile app that makes a game out of learning NOVA’s academic support services. The app was conceived by current LTR division members Sarah … Continue reading SDV Instructors Partner With LTR to Promote the NOVA Soars App

Alexandria Hosts the Human Library Project

Alexandria Hosts the Human Library Project

In an effort to promote diversity and change perspectives about different people and cultures, NOVA’s Alexandria Campus hosted its second Human Library Project event October 25 and 26. Technology Innovation in Learning and Teaching (TILT) organized the event, which was sponsored by Student Life. This year’s library consisted of 35 human books; the books are people who have volunteered their time and their stories to … Continue reading Alexandria Hosts the Human Library Project

Manassas Hosts NOVA Honors Symposium

Manassas Presents NOVA Honors Symposium

On October 21, the Manassas Campus was proud to host the NOVA Honors Symposium. Seventeen Honors Program students presented their original research in front of a panel of judges. Five awards were given to the outstanding presentations that demonstrated both originalities in research and outstanding public speaking skills. The student award winners will receive a cash award at the spring Honors Awards Ceremony, including Minah … Continue reading Manassas Presents NOVA Honors Symposium

Alexandria Welcomes Lucinda Lumpkin for Disability Awareness Month

Alexandria Welcomes Lucinda Lumpkin for Disability Awareness Month

On October 17, the Alexandria Campus welcomed Learning Disabilities Coach Lucinda Lumpkin to speak about her experiences with dyslexia. The event was held in recognition of National Disability Awareness Month and was sponsored by Disability Services and the Office of Student Life. According to the International Dyslexia Association, “Dyslexia is a language-based learning disability. Dyslexia refers to a cluster of symptoms, which result in people … Continue reading Alexandria Welcomes Lucinda Lumpkin for Disability Awareness Month

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

Leave Sharing Request

A College Staff (CS) member at the Woodbridge Campus has requested to participate in the leave sharing program. If you would like to donate leave hours, please access the Leave Sharing Program Donor Form online. Please print, complete and fax the form to Human Resources at 703.323.3155. Leave must be donated in eight-hour increments and only annual leave may be donated. If you need other … Continue reading Leave Sharing Request

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