Inaugural Advancing Classified Excellence Conference a Success

Inaugural Advancing Classified Excellence Conference a Success

The inaugural Advancing Classified Excellence (ACE) Conference took place on October 9 at the new Workforce Regional Center in Woodbridge, Va. There were nearly 300 staff in attendance at the event. Early responses indicate the event was a success in recognizing, developing and inspiring classified staff. The plenary speaker, Sonia Aranza, was well received and had employees thinking seriously about diversity issues important to NOVA. … Continue reading Inaugural Advancing Classified Excellence Conference a Success

NOVA SAS Presents the Clothesline Project on 3 Campuses

NOVA SAS Presents the Clothesline Project on Three Campuses

NOVA’s Sexual Assault Services (SAS) presented The Clothesline Project this October at the Annandale, Medical Education and Manassas Campuses. The Clothesline Project is a visual display that bears witness to the impact of domestic and sexual violence. In this display, a clothesline is hung with shirts created by our own NOVA community. Each shirt is decorated to represent a survivor’s experience or to show support … Continue reading NOVA SAS Presents the Clothesline Project on Three Campuses

TNVR Exhibits Vol. 31 at George Mason Fall for the Book Event

TNVR Exhibits Vol. 31 at George Mason Fall for the Book Event

On October 14, The Northern Virginia Review (TNVR) joined other area literary journals and publishers at Fall for the Book’s Community Day Book Fair at George Mason University. This year, the festival partnered with the City of Fairfax’s Fall Festival to bring literary and artistic events to audiences from throughout the region. Community Day culminated the four-day annual festival that brings together poets, historians, novelists, … Continue reading TNVR Exhibits Vol. 31 at George Mason Fall for the Book Event

NOVA Publishes Students’ Creative Works on Diversity and Feminism

NOVA Publishes Students’ Creative Works on Diversity and Feminism

Within the walls of their ENG 273: Women in Literature classroom, a total of 22 students at the Woodbridge Campus composed essays, poems and short stories to celebrate diversity and feminist ideology. What started off as a final project, has now developed into a testimonial compilation, “Stolen Tongues: A Women in Literature Class Anthology.” In spring 2017, Woodbridge Assistant Professor of English Indigo Eriksen began … Continue reading NOVA Publishes Students’ Creative Works on Diversity and Feminism

Gebre-Egziabher Mentors Alexandria Film Students and Alumni

Gebre-Egziabher Mentors Alexandria Film Students and Alumni

NOVA’s Alexandria Campus film students teamed up with NOVA alumnus Maddie Rooks on the production of “Consumed” written and directed by Rooks, who is now a senior at George Mason University in the Film and Video Studies (FAVS) program. This is the first collaboration of its kind. New members of the Film Collaborative International (FCI) got to experience firsthand, the process of going from the … Continue reading Gebre-Egziabher Mentors Alexandria Film Students and Alumni

NOVA Student Versus Staff Kickball Match at Loudoun

NOVA Student Versus Staff Kickball Match at Loudoun

On a hot, sunny day in early October, you could find NOVA students and the staff of the Loudoun Campus giving it their all just like any other day. Unlike any other day, however, the sweat, passion and emotion were being put on display outside of their respective offices and classrooms. On the Dr. Jim Tiffany Memorial Field, the students and staff of Loudoun were … Continue reading NOVA Student Versus Staff Kickball Match at Loudoun

NOVA Faculty and Students Participate in International Coastal Cleanup

On October 7, Dr. Karen Bushaw-Newton, biology professor at Annandale, and her students got dirty and wet to clean up Accotink Creek. The stream cleanup was sponsored by the Friends of Accotink Creek as part of the 2017 International Coastal Cleanup. Students from Bushaw-Newton’s BIO 102 course walked the stream and collected eight bags of trash filled with plastic bottles, cans, plastic bags as well … Continue reading NOVA Faculty and Students Participate in International Coastal Cleanup

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

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”

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

Alexandria Hosts Ribbon Cutting for New Fine Arts Building

Alexandria Hosts Ribbon Cutting for New Fine Arts Building

NOVA’s Alexandria Campus celebrated the innovative addition to the Campus and to the College community during the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Center for Design, Media and the Arts building on October 6. The Center for Design, Media and the Arts is a state-of-the-art, 80,420 sq. ft. facility. Moseley Architects and contractors Branch Daffan were involved in completing the building. The building currently houses programs … Continue reading Alexandria Hosts Ribbon Cutting for New Fine Arts Building

NOVA Professor Presents Annual Constitution Day Lecture

NOVA Professor Presents Annual Constitution Day Lecture

The annual Annandale Campus Lyceum Series Constitution Day Lecture was presented on September 20 in the Ernst Center Forum by one of NOVA’s own Dr. Nathaniel Green, associate professor of history. Green spoke about “Fake News and the Origins of the Electoral College.” Fake news is not only a topical issue today. Green said that it was a big issue during the deliberations of the … Continue reading NOVA Professor Presents Annual Constitution Day Lecture

NOVA Honors Program Pinning Ceremony

NOVA Honors Program Pinning Ceremony

The NOVA Honors Program is pleased to announce the induction of 11 new Honors Program students. On September 28, the Loudoun Campus and Provost Julie Liedig hosted the fall 2017 Honors Pinning Ceremony. After a lovely welcome from Liedig, Dr. Rebecca Hayes, Manassas Honors chair, spoke on the history of the NOVA Honors Program and introduced the guest speaker of the night. A recent NOVA … Continue reading NOVA Honors Program Pinning Ceremony

Alexandria Campus Hosts Community Policing Discussion

Alexandria Campus Hosts Community Policing Discussion

On October 5, the Liberal Arts Diversity Committee at the Alexandria Campus hosted its annual Dr. Joseph Windham Series on Race Relations panel discussion for students, faculty, staff and the community. More than 100 people attended the event to discuss this year’s topic, “Community Policing.” Panelists included NOVA sociology student Essayas Abebe; City of Alexandria Police Chief Michael Brown; Jean Kelleher, director for the City … Continue reading Alexandria Campus Hosts Community Policing Discussion

Workforce Hosts Apprenticeship Discussion with Australian Delegation

Workforce Hosts Apprenticeship Discussion With Australian Delegation

NOVA’s Workforce Development recently hosted a lively presentation and discussion with representatives from various organizations in Australia that focus on technical training and apprenticeships. President Scott Ralls also attended the meeting along with Jobs for the Future Senior Program Manager Nneka Thompson and the National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS) Executive Director Montez King. The purpose of the meeting was to share ideas on how … Continue reading Workforce Hosts Apprenticeship Discussion With Australian Delegation

Science Seminar Explores the Taxonomy of Whales

Science Seminar Explores the Taxonomy of Whales

Dr. Matthew S. Leslie, the G. Wayne Clough Postdoctoral Fellow at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History and the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute’s Center for Conservation Genomics, was invited by the Science Seminar Committee of the Math, Science and Engineering (MSE) Division and the Lyceum Committee of the Annandale Campus to present at a Science Seminar on September 29. With the title “Integrating … Continue reading Science Seminar Explores the Taxonomy of Whales

NOVA Culinary Visit Chuy’s Mexican Restaurant in Springfield Mall

NOVA Culinary Visit Chuy’s Mexican Restaurant in Springfield Mall

On October 3, Chef Mike Herbert took a group of three NOVA culinary students – Bruce Atkinson, David Gao and Duong Van Huynh – to Chuy’s Mexican Restaurant in Springfield Mall. Manager Scott Rodgers was there to greet them, along with a number of assistant managers, who showed them around and explained how Chuy’s came to be. They learned how Chuy’s has a team of … Continue reading NOVA Culinary Visit Chuy’s Mexican Restaurant in Springfield Mall

Loudoun Hosts 2nd Annual Your Student Success Conference

This fall, the Loudoun Campus held its second annual Your Student Success Conference (YSSC), part of the “Stay Strong” student success initiative co-sponsored by members of Achieving the Dream and Student Services. Laura Siko, enrollment management director, and Karen Doheney, Loudoun’s Achieving the Dream Committee co-chair, headed up the planning team for the three-day conference that introduced students to resources on Campus, such as the … Continue reading Loudoun Hosts 2nd Annual Your Student Success Conference

Demand Response, Energy Efficiency and NOVA

Earlier this year, NOVA, as part of the Pennsylvania-New Jersey-Maryland (PJM) electric grid, participated in Virginia’s Demand-Response Program for the first time. Demand-response is an energy conservation program designed to reduce the demand for electricity during peak usage times between June 1 and September 30 primarily due to air conditioners. NOVA receives financial compensation as a program participant and additional money if the College meets … Continue reading Demand Response, Energy Efficiency and NOVA

NOVA: A Place for Opportunities

Work experience is valued at a premium by hiring managers and can mean the difference between being rejected and getting that follow-up interview. Job markets are at their most competitive and students can use all the help they can get. To this end, NOVA has partnered with the Davis Career Center in an effort to provide real-world occupational experience and training to the next generation … Continue reading NOVA: A Place for Opportunities

Faculty and Staff Participate in Celebrate Fairfax

Now that autumn is upon us, faculty and staff members from the Annandale Campus look back fondly to warmer weather when they staffed a booth at the annual Celebrate Fairfax festival, held June 6 to 9 on the grounds of the Fairfax County Government Center. “It was a very nice experience to work with my NOVA colleagues,” said Dr. Rima Gulshan, English professor, “and a … Continue reading Faculty and Staff Participate in Celebrate Fairfax

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”