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

Local Children Attend 4th Annual NOVA STEM Day Loudoun County

Local Children Attend 4th Annual NOVA STEM Day Loudoun County

NOVA’s Loudoun Campus hosted its fourth annual STEM Day Loudoun County on September 30, welcoming 710 participants — 383 children and 327 adults. Parents from throughout the region brought eager children of all ages to the Campus to participate in free, hands-on activities that included a variety of robotics, coding and gaming activities; demonstrations of 3-D printers and other technological devices, lab experiments such as … Continue reading Local Children Attend 4th Annual NOVA STEM Day Loudoun County

MEC Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

MEC Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Local Latin Hip Hop artist Cristopolis, who speaks English, Spanish and French, performed at the Medical Education Campus on September 26. He focused on Latin American history and contributions of Latinos in music and urban culture. He entertained attendees by fusing spoken word lyrics while bucket drumming with the accompaniment of a backup vocal artist and guitarist. All faculty, staff and students were invited by … Continue reading MEC Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Parchment E-Transcripts Service Available at NOVA

Electronic transcripts are replacing the old online form for students requesting their official NOVA transcripts. Through a nationwide company called Parchment, used by over 8,000 colleges, e-transcripts are sent out in a process that is fast, secure, accurate and fully trackable from beginning to end. E-Transcripts can be uploaded to the Common Application, which more and more universities are requesting, or sent to employers or … Continue reading Parchment E-Transcripts Service Available at NOVA

NOVA and IT Association Offers Opportunities for Students and Alumni

NOVA and IT Association Offer Opportunities for Students and Alumni

The NOVA subchapter of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) offers a plethora of professional development opportunities for NOVA students and alumni with a career interest in cybersecurity and information technology (IT). The AFCEA-NVCC Student Chapter was formed to provide a forum for the discussion of cutting-edge cybersecurity technologies and methods, STEM education and to facilitate information technology industry placement for college students. … Continue reading NOVA and IT Association Offer Opportunities for Students and Alumni

Legacy Lecture Features Two Long-Serving Faculty

Legacy Lecture Features Two Long-Serving Faculty

During the Annandale Campus 50th anniversary Heritage Celebration on September 22, President Scott Ralls led the dedication of interpretative signage on the historic site on campus where the original Pruitt family farmhouse stood when the property was purchased by the Commonwealth in 1966. The Heritage Celebration concluded with a special Legacy Lecture that featured two of NOVA’s longest serving faculty members, Floyd Schwartz, Annandale information … Continue reading Legacy Lecture Features Two Long-Serving Faculty

Loudoun Sculpture Symbolizes NOVA Helping Students Take Flight

Loudoun Sculpture Symbolizes NOVA Helping Students Take Flight

There is a beautiful sculpture at NOVA’s Loudoun Campus by Vietnamese artisan Vinh Do. It was donated by NOVA Alumnus Sung Nguyen. Born in Vietnam in 1969, Nguyen’s grandmother took him to visit family several hours from Saigon. While they were away, Viet Cong took Saigon. His family was evacuated to the United States, but Nguyen and his grandmother were left behind. Over the course … Continue reading Loudoun Sculpture Symbolizes NOVA Helping Students Take Flight

Dessert With the Provost and Deans at Loudoun

Dessert With the Provost and Deans at Loudoun

It was not your average Wednesday on September 27. Over 60 students enjoyed dessert as they met with their Loudoun Campus administrators, including Provost Julie Leidig, Dean of Students Debbie Wyne, Communications and Human Studies Dean Katherine Hitchcock and Natural and Applied Sciences Dean Barbara Canfield. Students had the opportunity to engage in thoughtful dialogue with campus administrators as they asked questions, voiced concerns and … Continue reading Dessert With the Provost and Deans at Loudoun

NOVA Hosts Association of Title IX Administrators for Certification Course

NOVA Student Services and Enrollment Management and the Association of Title IX Administrators (ATIXA) convened at the Regional Center for Workforce Education and Training (WRC) for a Level One Civil Rights Investigator Certification Course on September 20 and 21. The event was hosted by NOVA Associate Vice President Elizabeth Harper, who is an ATIXA advisory board member. Faculty and staff from 32 higher education institutions … Continue reading NOVA Hosts Association of Title IX Administrators for Certification Course

Annandale Celebrates 50 Years With Heritage Celebration

Annandale Celebrates 50 Years With Heritage Celebration

NOVA’s Annandale Campus celebrated 50 years with a Heritage Celebration on September 22. NOVA faculty, staff, students, community members and a number of elected officials attended the event to recognize the anniversary as NOVA President Scott Ralls dedicated an interpretive sign at the historic site on campus where the original farmhouse once stood. “Today is an important celebration of a unique accomplishment for education in … Continue reading Annandale Celebrates 50 Years With Heritage Celebration

NOVA Participates in the 16th Latino Festival in Manassas

NOVA Participates in the 16th Latino Festival in Manassas

On September 24, NOVA Manassas and Woodbridge campuses joined Info Realty, Fresh World, Republic Services, El Imparcial, City Lending, American Disposal Services and Campos International Group as sponsors of the 16th annual Latino Festival held at the Harris Pavilion in Old Town Manassas. More than 1,000 attendees from the local area participated in the festivities where food, games, prizes and musicians celebrated the rich and … Continue reading NOVA Participates in the 16th Latino Festival in Manassas

MEC Supports the 2017 Walk Off Parkinson's Event

MEC Supports the 2017 Walk Off Parkinson’s Event

On September 24, the Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) students at the Medical Education Campus (MEC) joined with the Virginia Physical Therapy Association at Nationals Park for the 2017 Walk Off Parkinson’s event. This family-friendly event is held on an annual basis to support people with Parkinson’s disease and raise funds for the Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area (PFNCA). For several years Patricia Ottavio, … Continue reading MEC Supports the 2017 Walk Off Parkinson’s Event

NOVA Cross Country Looks Toward NJCAA Championship

NOVA Cross Country Looks Toward NJCAA Championship

NOVA’s Cross Country team started off the 2017 season with some fresh new talent and the goal of winning the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) national championships. NOVA’s Cross Country team is the three-time NJCAA champion, and the favorite to take home the win this year according to Athletic Director Steve Mrowka. This year, the team competed in four meets. The team looks forward … Continue reading NOVA Cross Country Looks Toward NJCAA Championship

NOVA Culinary Visits Mid-Atlantic Food, Beverage & Lodging Expo

NOVA Culinary Visits Mid-Atlantic Food, Beverage & Lodging Expo

Three NOVA culinary students Nicholas Lee, Madelyn Towe and Brittiany Ross, accompanied by Chef Mike Herbert, visited the Mid-Atlantic Food, Beverage & Lodging Expo in Timonium, Maryland, on September 26. The show features a variety of food vendors and distributors, as well as a number of support services for the food and hospitality industries. The students tasted a wide assortment of food and beverage samples … Continue reading NOVA Culinary Visits Mid-Atlantic Food, Beverage & Lodging Expo

McAuliffe Visits NOVA for VCCS Cybersecurity Discussion

McAuliffe Visits NOVA for VCCS Cybersecurity Discussion

On September 13, the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) hosted its inaugural meeting for its Cybersecurity Advisory Board at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center at NOVA’s Alexandria Campus. Governor Terry McAuliffe and NOVA President Scott Ralls also participated in the discussion. The purpose of the newly-formed advisory board is to ensure that the Commonwealth’s two-year cyber curriculum imparts the real-world skills … Continue reading McAuliffe Visits NOVA for VCCS Cybersecurity Discussion