Decked-Out Holiday Doors at Loudoun

Nineteen offices participated in Loudoun’s annual Holiday Door Decorating Contest. The purpose of this contest is to spread the “Spirit of Season” throughout the Campus and centers. Faculty and staff served as judges by voting for their favorite door. Each participating office received a “Spirit Award” certificate, and there were three top place winners. The grand champion award went to the Writing Center for the … Continue reading Decked-Out Holiday Doors at Loudoun

Manassas Hosts Award-winning Author Solveig Eggerz for Writing Workshop

On November 14, Dr. Ruth Stewart’s Honors 111 Composition class welcomed award-winning author Solveig Eggerz to conduct a writing workshop. Eggerz teaches workshops throughout the Washington area. With enthusiasm and a deep understanding of the writing process, she helps students to replace writer’s block with an awareness of the creativity that resides within them. Before giving the students exercises, Eggerz explained that character is “central … Continue reading Manassas Hosts Award-winning Author Solveig Eggerz for Writing Workshop

Faculty Learning about Student Polling Options

Faculty enjoyed exploring student polling options for formative assessments and student engagement at the Tech Summit held Friday, December 2 at the Alexandria Campus. The Tech Summit was sponsored by the Extended Learning Institute. Sessions included a presentation by Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning’s Nan Peck who guided faculty through polling options that are high tech, low tech and no tech. These include … Continue reading Faculty Learning about Student Polling Options

Streaming Music Database Now Available

Just in time for the holidays, the streaming music database Music Online from Alexander Street Press is now available through the NOVA Libraries. Collections include jazz, classical and global music. You can search using the search box in the upper right. You can also select a specific collection (e.g., “Jazz Music Library”) from the dropdown menu and browse. Simply go online to the NOVA Library, … Continue reading Streaming Music Database Now Available

EMS Assistant Dean Holly Frost Wins Governor’s Award for Excellence in EMS Education

Holly Frost, assistant dean of emergency medical services at the Medical Education Campus (MEC), has won the Governor’s Award for Excellence in EMS Education statewide. The award was given at a ceremony in November. Frost competed against 11 regional EMS councils. The deputy chief for the Prince William Fire Department was given the award for EMS Excellence. She won the Virginia Office of Emergency Medical … Continue reading EMS Assistant Dean Holly Frost Wins Governor’s Award for Excellence in EMS Education

Loudoun Welcomes Newest Sigma Chi Eta Communication Honor Society Inductees

On December 2, NOVA’s Alpha Alpha Chapter of Sigma Chi Eta Communication Honor Society proudly welcomed its newest members. Students from three campuses were eligible for induction at the Loudoun Campus. The eligible members included Mynor Aguirre (AN), Cassandra Robbins (MA), Anna-Karina Ruester (LO), Erik Sather (LO) and Shatina Townes (AN). After the initiation before family, faculty and staff, a reception was held in their … Continue reading Loudoun Welcomes Newest Sigma Chi Eta Communication Honor Society Inductees

Woodbridge Welcomes New Dean of Learning and Technology Resources

Rolando Garcia is the new dean of Learning and Technology Resources for the Woodbridge Campus. Garcia is from Miami, Florida, and during the last decade he served Miami Dade College in various roles as a computer courtyard director, technology trainer/instructional designer and community education program coordinator. Garcia stayed connected to the classroom by serving Miami Dade College as an adjunct faculty member in the areas … Continue reading Woodbridge Welcomes New Dean of Learning and Technology Resources

Manassas Unwraps the Holiday Season with Annual Senior Citizens Holiday Celebration

An overflow crowd enjoyed the 20th annual Manassas Campus Senior Citizens Holiday Celebration on December 1. The event began with student Mariya “Masha” Podeyko introducing NBC-4 meteorologist Chuck Bell who served as master of ceremonies. Bell quickly set the tone for a fun afternoon by predicting a “sunny good time” for everyone Committee chairwoman Patricia Knight Gary welcomed the seniors and thanked them for getting … Continue reading Manassas Unwraps the Holiday Season with Annual Senior Citizens Holiday Celebration

South Africa Project Picks Up Speed: Opportunities for Faculty Emerge

On return from a 10 day mission to South Africa for the College, Special Assistant for Career and Technical Education Milan Hayward and College Grant Writer Rob Henderson debriefed with Provost Peter Maphumulo (AL) regarding the array of meetings held with officials from the Department of Higher Education and Training, the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) and the Further Education and Training (FETs) Colleges, many … Continue reading South Africa Project Picks Up Speed: Opportunities for Faculty Emerge

Woodbridge Represented at Chamber of Commerce Women’s Leadership Conference

On December 1, a group of 10 women from the Woodbridge Campus attended the first Prince William Chamber of Commerce Women’s Leadership Conference. The conference keynote address was given by Terrie Suit, Secretary of Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security, who discussed defining success for women in business. Three workshops were offered on a number of topics from goal setting to discussions on hiring the right … Continue reading Woodbridge Represented at Chamber of Commerce Women’s Leadership Conference

Gateway to the American Dream

On November 30, NOVA helped the American Dream become a reality for several people from a wealth of nations. The Alexandria Campus hosted a naturalization ceremony in collaboration with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). A total of 69 individuals representing 39 countries became American citizens after years of preparation. Provost Peter Maphumulo (AL), born in South Africa, offered welcoming remarks and was … Continue reading Gateway to the American Dream

Change to Travel Reimbursement Procedures (Effective January 1, 2012)

The Travel EDI program sponsored by the Department of Accounts is intended to reduce the administrative costs associated with processing travel reimbursements by reducing the number of state issued checks by using more efficient electronic payment processes, such as EDI. Direct Deposit, EDI, SPCC (small purchase charge card) and Payline Opt-Out are best practices that demonstrate effective financial management, particularly during difficult economic times. In … Continue reading Change to Travel Reimbursement Procedures (Effective January 1, 2012)

New Revised Form 105-111-Check Request

The 105-111-Check Request form was revised in January 2011. Beginning January 1, 2012, only the current version of the form will be accepted for processing by the Accounts Payable group. Current 105-111 forms can be ordered from Printing Services using the 105-032-Local Supply Requisition form. There is no charge for college forms. When completing the 105-032 form, indicate “105-111 – Check Request” in the Item … Continue reading New Revised Form 105-111-Check Request

New Form – 105-180: General Ledger ACTUAL Expense/Revenue Transfers and Adjustments

There is a new form that is to be used to transfer or adjust ACTUAL expenses or revenue in AIS. This form is similar to the 105-126 – Budget Transfers and Adjustments form, and should be completed when actual expenses or revenue need to be reclassified from one department or account to another. The form must be approved by the budget owner prior to submitting … Continue reading New Form – 105-180: General Ledger ACTUAL Expense/Revenue Transfers and Adjustments

Manassas Faculty Ensures Honors Students Get a Lesson in The Bard

Associate Professor of History Rebecca Hayes (MA) took students from her honors Western Civilization course to Staunton, Virginia, to visit the American Shakespeare Center and the Blackfriars Playhouse. At the center, they participated in a workshop led by the director of education. They also enjoyed a performance of “Henry V.” Continue reading Manassas Faculty Ensures Honors Students Get a Lesson in The Bard

Calliope Places 3rd in Literary Magazine Contest

The Annandale Campus recently learned that the 2011 edition of Calliope placed 3rd in the Southern Division of the student literary magazine contest sponsored by the Community College Humanities Association (CCHA). Professor of English and Calliope 2010-2011 Faculty Chair Christina Wells traveled to the CCHA meetings in Fort Worth, Texas, to receive the award. In addition, Christine Camp, Calliope 2011’s first place poet, received a … Continue reading Calliope Places 3rd in Literary Magazine Contest

NOVA Biotechnology Program Hosts s Biotech Internships and Advising Fair

On  November 17, the NOVA Biotechnology Program hosted an Internship, Transfer and Advising Fair at the Manassas Campus. The event was planned as part of the recently awarded National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to support and enhance the NOVA Biotechnology Program. Representatives from several companies and research institutions attended including Bode Technology, American Type Culture Collection, Human Genome Sciences, Howard Hughes Medical Institute (Janelia Farm), … Continue reading NOVA Biotechnology Program Hosts s Biotech Internships and Advising Fair

Woodbridge Art Professors Display Talents

Members of the Woodbridge Campus art faculty are displaying their artwork in the 4th floor gallery until December 16. The exhibition includes paintings, drawings, photographs and a video. Full-time faculty Rosemary Gallick, Fred Markham and Gail Rebhan are joined in the show by several adjuncts. “The exhibition is a teaching and learning experience,” Gallick said. “For example, we give assignments based on the show, such … Continue reading Woodbridge Art Professors Display Talents

Developmental Math Redesign Presentations

Director of Institutional Effectiveness Donna Jovanovich from the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) and NOVA’s Jane Serbousek (LO) presented “Redesigning Developmental Education at 23 Colleges: Virginia’s Story” at the annual conference of the American Mathematical Association for Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC). The presentation described the placement testing and the restructured course content of developmental mathematics that Virginia’s 23 Colleges are implementing to accomplish the aggressive student … Continue reading Developmental Math Redesign Presentations

Loudoun Instructor Gives Students a Reason to Write

English instructor Robyn Russo is the visionary behind the Loudoun’s student newspaper, The Loudoun Lantern. She has made extraordinary contribution to help students develop their writing skills in a very tangible way. “My own experience as a college student was heavily shaped by my work on the university’s paper,” Russo said. “It is really where I learned to write.” The Lantern’s goal is to create … Continue reading Loudoun Instructor Gives Students a Reason to Write

NOVA History Collections on the Web

Interested in learning about NOVA’s history? NOVA History Collections is an online archival repository for more than 500 photographs, student publications, commencement programs, yearbooks and other documents from 1965 to the present. The repository is full-text searchable, and users can download, save and print any document or photograph in our collections. This project was initiated and developed by Alexandria Campus Library Specialist David Anderson. He … Continue reading NOVA History Collections on the Web