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

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

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

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