Leave Sharing Request

NOVA Annandale Campus employee Felix Nadal has requested to participate in the leave-sharing program. If you would like to donate leave hours, please access a Leave Sharing Program Donor Form by clicking here. Please complete the form by printing and submitting it to Human Resources by fax to 703-323-3155. Leave must be donated in eight-hour increments and only annual leave may be donated. If you … Continue reading Leave Sharing Request

Loudoun Comes Together to Support Student Success

Last month, the Loudoun Campus hosted NOVA Cram Week. The purpose of Cram Week was to connect students with resources such as tutors and professors. Over 37 tutors and 60 students assisted during the four days of the program. “We knew that Cram Week would help improve student outcomes,” said Achieving the Dream Co-Chair Laura Jacyna. “That’s why we offered to support the effort and … Continue reading Loudoun Comes Together to Support Student Success

The New CETL Opens

The new Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) celebrated its long-awaited opening during the week of December 12 to 16. The aroma of hot, spiced cider wafted in the halls of the Annandale CG building, inviting everyone to have some holiday snacks and enjoy activities designed to release finals week tension. The first activity, on December 13, was wonderfully relaxing yoga poses led … Continue reading The New CETL Opens

“Moose on the Loose”

IT Specialist Rick “Moose” Auckerman (MA) was recently featured in Virginia State Parks eNews. “First Day Hike: A Moose is on the Loose” describes Auckerman’s vow to visit every state park. “After attending the CommonHealth program on state parks, I set out to lose some weight to help with my diabetes and to have some good old natural fun with my kids. Our goal is … Continue reading “Moose on the Loose”

Woodbridge Gives Back to Local Children

During the holiday season the Natural Science and Mathematics Division led the Woodbridge Campus in the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation drive. The Campus gave generously to the cause providing toys for all ages and genders. Mathematics faculty Sue Staudt coordinated the effort and gathered campuswide support. Staudt is motivated to provide toys to children who would otherwise not receive any gifts for Christmas and … Continue reading Woodbridge Gives Back to Local Children

Manassas Faculty and Staff Tour Parrish Hall

On the first day back after winter break, Manassas Campus faculty and staff gathered for a much anticipated tour of Harry J. Parrish Hall. Fine Arts Program Head Randy Michener was delighted with his first look at the large art room that boasts an abundance of natural light as well as separate prep and storage areas. State-of-the-art computer, engineering and biology labs appear to be … Continue reading Manassas Faculty and Staff Tour Parrish Hall

Loudoun Supports Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient

Colonel Barney Barnum, Congressional Medal of Honor recipient, utilized the web conference facilities at the Loudoun Campus to hold a webinar to interact with seven graders and ROTC students in a question and answer session. The students were located in Wattsburg, Pennsylvania. “It is now my mission to encourage character building and responsible citizenship in the youth of today and the Medal of Honor Character … Continue reading Loudoun Supports Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient

CETL Says Goodbye to Nan Peck

The opening of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) brings to fruition the insightful and dedicated work of CETLs founder and long-time Acting Coordinator Nan Peck. Peck, who is returning to teaching, was honored by her staff during a holiday party held the last week of the fall semester. Peck received a master of science in speech communication from Illinois State University, … Continue reading CETL Says Goodbye to Nan Peck

Loudon Welcomes New HR Consultant

Last September, Radina Mileva joined the Loudoun Campus as the new Human Resources (HR) consultant. Her focus will be to assist Loudoun’s employee community with a full range of HR services, such as benefits, onboarding, employee relations, training and HRIS assistance. She began her NOVA career in April 2011 as an employee services team member. Her main responsibilities in that position were Worker’s Compensation and … Continue reading Loudon Welcomes New HR Consultant

Loudoun Campus Hosts Financial Aid Workshop

On Thursday, January 5, the Loudoun Financial Aid Department offered a workshop to assist students with the financial aid process. This interactive workshop was led by Ashley Acheson, Tu Le and Magda Valencia. “The audience was very engaged in the information we presented,” said Ashley Acheson. “They asked many insightful questions and are eager to enroll.” One avenue to increase enrollment among lowand middle-income students … Continue reading Loudoun Campus Hosts Financial Aid Workshop

Loudoun Welcomes Dr. Fournier

Last October, Dr. Randolph S. Fournier joined the Loudoun Campus as the new dean for Learning and Technology Resources. His focus is on providing faculty, students and staff with instructional technological support. In addition, he brings leadership to the library, computer, tutor and testing centers. His insight on networking, information technology, multimedia and interactive features will support and further the Loudoun Campus mission. For more … Continue reading Loudoun Welcomes Dr. Fournier

Loudoun Hosts Massage Therapy Day

On Friday, December 2, 2011, Loudoun Student Activities (LSA) hosted its semi-annual Massage Therapy Day program. The program is offered to help students relax and reduce stress before finals week. More than 45 students participated along with faculty and staff in the 10-minute chair massage program. For some participants, the 10-minute massage program was their first massage. Rick Johnson, a nationally certified massage therapist from … Continue reading Loudoun Hosts Massage Therapy Day

Entertainment Books Are Here!

The 2012 Entertainment coupon books have arrived. This year’s edition contains more than $17,000 in discounts for dining, entertainment, travel, services and even online shopping. Books are on sale now from the NVCC Educational Foundation (NVCCEF) for $30 each. You may pay by cash, credit card, check or online. The NVCCEF receives $15 from each book sold, so show your support by purchasing a 2012 … Continue reading Entertainment Books Are Here!

Parking Services: Helping You Stay Within the Lines

Do not forget to order and attach your 2012 permits to your vehicles as the grace period ends soon. Tip for the Week: The next time you have a car repair appointment and have a current parking permit, you may bring the repair information to your campus parking office and they will give you a free, short-term hangtag for your temporary vehicle. Remember to hang … Continue reading Parking Services: Helping You Stay Within the Lines

Inclement Weather Information

If the College is closed, a text alert will be sent to cell phones registered on NOVA Alert, a notice will be posted on the homepage of the College’s website, and a message will appear on our cable television station (channel 19, 25, 37 or 59 – check your local listing). Individuals may also call the College Call Center at 703.323.3000, or in Prince William … Continue reading Inclement Weather Information

Kaiser Permanente to Discontinue Services from GlobalFit Wellness Vendor

All programs and services offered to Kaiser Permanente members by Global Affiliates, Inc., (GlobalFit) will be discontinued as of January 1, 2012. A variety of health and wellness programs and services continue to be available through the ChooseHealthy® program offered by American Specialty Health Incorporated (ASH). A letter about this change has been mailed to State employees and non-Medicare eligible retiree group members enrolled in … Continue reading Kaiser Permanente to Discontinue Services from GlobalFit Wellness Vendor

Teaching and Learning Online

Have you thought about teaching online? Do you want to feel better prepared to tackle this new and increasingly popular learning format? The Extended Learning Institute (ELI) now offers two convenient credit courses to help you prepare to teach online – TOP and IDOL. TOP is an eight-week online course that introduces you to the pedagogy and technology for building and facilitating online learning communities … Continue reading Teaching and Learning Online

Manassas Symphony Orchestra Premieres “The Musicians of Bremen”

The Manassas Symphony Orchestra will premiere “The Musicians of Bremen” by NOVA faculty Jonathan Kolm at its Celebrations from Around the World Concert on Sunday, December 18 at 3:30 p.m. This family-friendly concert will be held at the Hylton Performing Arts Center located at 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas, Virginia 20110. For more information, please visit the Manassas Symphony Orchestra. Continue reading Manassas Symphony Orchestra Premieres “The Musicians of Bremen”

Faculty Enjoy Technology Education for Classroom and Hybrid Instruction

November 30 was a first of what Technology Applications Center (TAC) and Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) hope to be many seminars for exploring classroom and hybrid technology education. Forty-five faculty gathered at the Annandale Campus to explore MERLOT (MERLOT.org, a free and open online community of learning resources) and Adobe Acrobat, and learn how to give PowerPoint slides an extreme makeover. … Continue reading Faculty Enjoy Technology Education for Classroom and Hybrid Instruction

Manassas Recognizes Honors Awards Winners

A large number of faculty and staff turned out to congratulate the winners of the Manassas Campus Honors Awards. The awards are presented to outstanding students in the challenging Honors Program. During the ceremony, Honors Program Chair Rebecca Hayes welcomed the students and their families, Interim Provost Christine Holt congratulated the honorees on their accomplishments and Dean of Students Mark Kidd offered wishes for continued … Continue reading Manassas Recognizes Honors Awards Winners