NOVA Student Life Hosted Inaugural Student Diversity Conference

NOVA Student Life Hosted Inaugural Student Diversity Conference

Over 60 students, faculty and staff from NOVA’s six campuses participated in a day-long Student Diversity Conference on March 24 at the Annandale Campus. The conference was organized by the Student Life Offices at each campus. The goals of the conference were to raise awareness of and explore aspects of identity, culture, ethnicity, gender identity, geographic origin, national origin, race, religion/spiritual traditions, sexual orientation and socioeconomic … Continue reading NOVA Student Life Hosted Inaugural Student Diversity Conference

Humphrey Fellow Visits Annandale and Medical Education Campuses

Humphrey Fellow Visits Annandale and Medical Education Campuses

NOVA welcomed its second Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow as Huyen Pham, senior researcher for drug policy related studies with the Center for Research and Training on HIV/AIDS at Hanoi Medical University, visited during the week of March 26 to 31. Pham participated in a whirlwind of meetings during the week with faculty, staff and students at NOVA and George Mason University and outside experts in … Continue reading Humphrey Fellow Visits Annandale and Medical Education Campuses

Annandale Lyceum Committee Presents Creative Conversations

Annandale Lyceum Committee Presents Creative Conversations

On March 29, Professor Emerita Rebecca Kamen gave a presentation in the Black Box Theatre at the Annandale Campus in collaboration with Associate Dean of English Jen Daniels discussing art, poetry and science. The presentation, titled “Creative Conversations and Collaborations in Art and Poetry,” was sponsored by the Annandale Lyceum Committee. Kamen and Daniels presented on two different subjects that seemed worlds apart. Daniels even … Continue reading Annandale Lyceum Committee Presents Creative Conversations

NOVA’s Annual Green Festival 2017

You are invited to NOVA’s Annual Green Festival on Tuesday, April 25 from 9:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the CE Building at the Annandale Campus. NOVA’s Annual Green Festival increases community awareness of regional, national and global environmental issues and provides information regarding ways that individuals can help preserve the environment. This year’s topic is “We Are All Downstream”. The program will focus on … Continue reading NOVA’s Annual Green Festival 2017

NOVA’s Annual Green Festival 2017

NOVA’s Annual Green Festival 2017

You are invited to NOVA’s Annual Green Festival on Tuesday, April 25 from 9:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the CE Building at the Annandale Campus. NOVA’s Annual Green Festival increases community awareness of regional, national and global environmental issues and provides information regarding ways that individuals can help preserve the environment. This year’s topic is “We Are All Downstream”. The program will focus on … Continue reading NOVA’s Annual Green Festival 2017

NOVA Culinary Attends Military Culinary Arts Competition

NOVA Culinary Attends Military Culinary Arts Competition

On March 6, Chef Mike Herbert and seven culinary students from NOVA’s Annandale Campus traveled to Fort Lee in Petersburg, Virginia, for the 42nd Annual Military Culinary Arts Competitive Training Event. While there, the students observed many displays which included chocolate work, tallow (wax), aspic, pulled sugar, pastillage and gum paste. NOVA students were able to see how the contestants used color, contrast and flow … Continue reading NOVA Culinary Attends Military Culinary Arts Competition

Science Seminar About Collaborations in Art and Poetry

All faculty, staff and students are cordially invited to a Lyceum Event on Wednesday, March 29 from 12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. in the CC 115 Black Box Theater on the Annandale Campus. “Creative Conversations and Collaborations in Art and Poetry” will be presented by Poet, Professor and Interim Dean J.K. “Jen” Daniels and visual artist and Professor Emerita Rebecca Kamen. There will be a … Continue reading Science Seminar About Collaborations in Art and Poetry

NOVA Professors Read African-American Literature for Black History Month

NOVA Professors Read African-American Literature for Black History Month

To close out Black History Month, Annandale Campus professors hosted a reading where several faculty members read from various works written by African-American writers on February 28. An audience of about 20 people in the Barnes & Noble Café listened as they read works by Gwendolyn Brooks, Terrance Hayes, Ralph Ellison, Maya Angelou and others. Faculty members who participated included Associate Dean of English Jennifer … Continue reading NOVA Professors Read African-American Literature for Black History Month

Annandale Library Exhibit Marks World War I Centennial

Annandale Library Exhibit Marks World War I Centennial

The Annandale Campus Library is currently hosting an exhibit commemorating the 100th anniversary of the United States official entry into World War I (April 6), also known as the Great War. The exhibit, located on the third floor lobby of the CG building, is a cooperative effort between library staff and Adjunct History Instructor Nathan Moore. The specific theme of the exhibit is Graphic Novels … Continue reading Annandale Library Exhibit Marks World War I Centennial

Darwin Day at Annandale

On February 16, the NOVA Honors Program at the Annandale Campus held its annual Darwin Day celebration. Organized by Professor Ilya Tëmkin and NOVA Honors, the event drew a diverse crowd of over 100 faculty and students who were treated to a variety of presentations. Professors Callan Bentley spoke of parasitism, Mihaela Chamberlin elevated the plight of birds and the importance of Rachel Carson’s work, … Continue reading Darwin Day at Annandale

Science Seminar Is Coming March 24

All faculty, staff and students are cordially invited to a Science Seminar on Friday, March 24 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the CE Forum Ernst Center on the Annandale Campus. The speakers include Former NOVA students Seemal Asghar, Maha Khalid, Luis Vallejo and Nimra Viryam. The event is titled “Astrobiology: The Origin, Evolution, Distribution and Future of Life in the Universe” and there … Continue reading Science Seminar Is Coming March 24

Busy Black History Month at Annandale Campus

Busy Black History Month at Annandale Campus

February was Black History Month and it was a busy one for faculty, staff and students on the Annandale Campus. The month started with a tour of the National Museum of African-American History and Culture organized by the Black Student Alliance on February 3. A full motor coach left the Campus with students and administrators, including Northern Virginia Community College Educational Foundation (NVCCEF) Executive Director … Continue reading Busy Black History Month at Annandale Campus

HBCU Transfer Showcase at Annandale

HBCU Transfer Showcase at Annandale

As part of NOVA’s Black History Month celebration, the Annandale Campus hosted its second annual Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Transfer Showcase on February 23 in the entrance lobby of the Annandale Student Services (CA) building. The event was coordinated by Education Program Advisor and Adjunct Professor Felicia Blakeney, with the assistance of Annandale Student Services staff. NOVA faculty and staff who attended HBCUs … Continue reading HBCU Transfer Showcase at Annandale

George C. Marshall Orchestra Performs for Annandale Campus

George C. Marshall Orchestra Performs for Annandale Campus

As a thank you to faculty and staff, the George C. Marshall Statesman Sinfonia Orchestra performed a 30-minute concert in the student lounge on February 17 at the Annandale Campus. More than 40 faculty, staff and the students’ parents attended the event, including Provost Pam Hilbert. The concert was arranged by IT Specialist Howard Treichler. In fall 2016, the Annandale faculty and staff came together … Continue reading George C. Marshall Orchestra Performs for Annandale Campus

MSA Beyond Bag Lunches Project

Since 1995, the Muslim Student Association (MSA), with chapters at the Annandale and Alexandria campuses, has made many positive and heartfelt contributions to the community. The MSA has organized blood drives, visits to children’s hospitals, clean your campus days and raised money for the refugee crises abroad. The frigid weather on the east coast leave many homeless individuals not only cold but helpless. MSA is … Continue reading MSA Beyond Bag Lunches Project

College Staff Forum Council Hosts Professional Development Workshops

How do you know you are stressed? How do you deal with conflict? Do you know the difference between saving and investing? Come and learn at several professional development workshops the College Staff Forum Council is hosting on March 7 and 9. These hands-on, hour-long workshops will be presented by Anthem and Common Health representatives who are excited to share their knowledge on conflict management … Continue reading College Staff Forum Council Hosts Professional Development Workshops

Savkar and Loser Again Help NOVA Students

Savkar and Loser Help NOVA Students Again

Reva A. Savkar, Annandale associate professor of chemistry and winner of the 2013 Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence, and her husband, Bob Loser, retired Extended Learning Institute (ELI) instructional designer, have announced the creation of the “Democracy Builders Essay Contest” for NOVA students. They invite NOVA students to write 600-to-800-word essays on the topic of “Promoting Informed Civil Discourse in a Democratic Society.” Up to … Continue reading Savkar and Loser Help NOVA Students Again

Science Seminar With Educator Liam McGranaghan

Science Seminar With Educator Liam McGranaghan

NOVA faculty, staff and students are invited to a Science Seminar on Friday, February 24 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Ernst Center, CE Forum at NOVA’s Annandale Campus. The speaker will be Loudoun Valley High School Science Teacher and NOVA alumnus Liam McGranaghan, 2015 recipient of the Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators (PIAEE). The seminar is titled “Trail to Environmental Science.” There … Continue reading Science Seminar With Educator Liam McGranaghan

College Staff Forum Council Hosts Professional Development Workshops

How do you know you are stressed? How do you deal with conflict? Do you know the difference between saving and investing? Come and learn at several professional development workshops the College Staff Forum Council is hosting on March 7 and 9. These hands-on, hour-long workshops will be presented by Anthem and Common Health representatives who are excited to share their knowledge on conflict management … Continue reading College Staff Forum Council Hosts Professional Development Workshops

Science Seminar With Educator Liam McGranaghan

Science Seminar With Educator Liam McGranaghan

NOVA faculty, staff and students are invited to a Science Seminar on Friday, February 24 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Ernst Center, CE Forum at NOVA’s Annandale Campus. The speaker will be Loudoun Valley High School Science Teacher and NOVA alumnus Liam McGranaghan, 2015 recipient of the Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators (PIAEE). The seminar is titled “Trail to Environmental Science.” There … Continue reading Science Seminar With Educator Liam McGranaghan

New Staff at Manassas

Whitney Hammond has served as an advocate for student success for the past six years. She discovered her passion for supporting students during her undergraduate career as a student leader. As a result of the positive experiences she had as a student, she completed a master’s degree in higher education at George Mason University. Prior to joining the Manassas Student Success team, Hammond served on … Continue reading New Staff at Manassas

Leave Sharing Request

Stefanie Shipe (AN) 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 online. Please complete the form, print and fax it to Human Resources at 703.323.3155. Leave must be donated in eight-hour increments and only annual leave may be donated. If you need other assistance or have questions about NOVA’s … Continue reading Leave Sharing Request

New State Vehicles to Transport More Passengers

Are you planning a student field trip, but you don’t know how to get all of your students to the destination? Or maybe you and several colleagues need to travel to a conference? The Facilities Planning and Support Services (FPSS) Transportation Office received two new Ford Transit vans that can solve your problem. Each van has a capacity to seat 15 passengers. To reserve these … Continue reading New State Vehicles to Transport More Passengers

Ernst Center Gymnasium Gets a Facelift

Ernst Center Gymnasium Gets a Facelift

After 25 years, the Richard J. Ernst Community Cultural Center Gymnasium has received some much needed enhancements. New bleachers and a retractable ceiling mounted divider curtain were installed over the winter break. The new bleachers are motorized for easy stowaway and safety. In addition, the bleacher design adds wheelchair seating areas to support ADA requirements. The divider curtain is also motorized for quick retraction into the … Continue reading Ernst Center Gymnasium Gets a Facelift

Donor’s Generosity Continues to Impact Annandale Music Program

The Annandale Campus Music Program awarded 16 Virginia B. Back Music Scholarships in fall 2016. In 2014, the late Virginia Bedell Back, a former NOVA student and chorus member, left $580,000 to the Annandale Music Program. The funds support the program in various ways, but the scholarships are the most substantial commemoration of Back’s generosity. The awards pay for most college expenses per semester. The … Continue reading Donor’s Generosity Continues to Impact Annandale Music Program