Loudoun Campus Hosts Cyber Night

Loudoun Campus Presents Cyber Night

Aside from being Election Day in Virginia, November 7 marked the inaugural “Cyber Night” at NOVA’s Loudoun Campus. The first of regular cyber and IT-related organizational events for the Campus, Cyber Night featured panelists Anup Ghosh, Warren Holston and Dave White – founders focused on intelligence and behavior while working in defense communities to include military special operations, DARPA and CIA, among others. Host organization … Continue reading Loudoun Campus Presents Cyber Night

Loudoun Hosts 5th Annual High School Counseling Open House

Loudoun Holds 5th Annual High School Counseling Open House

NOVA’s Loudoun Campus hosted high school guidance counselors from Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) at the Fifth Annual High School Counseling Open House on November 3. Counselors came to campus from 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on what was otherwise an LCPS work day. The group mingled and ate lunch together and then heard student success stories directly from students (some of whom recognized their … Continue reading Loudoun Holds 5th Annual High School Counseling Open House

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

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

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

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

Loudoun Hosts VMATYC Conference

Loudoun Hosts VMATYC Conference

NOVA hosted the 31st Annual Conference of the Virginia Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (VMATYC) on March 31 and April 1. Mathematics faculty from all the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) colleges attended the conference at NOVA’s Loudoun Campus. Dr. Bruce Wahl, incoming VMATYC president, who teaches math at the Alexandria Campus, hosted the event. Following the keynote address by Amy Getz from the Dana Center … Continue reading Loudoun Hosts VMATYC Conference

Spring Adjunct Professional Development Day at NOVA

Spring Adjunct Professional Development Day at NOVA

On April 8, the Loudoun Campus hosted a very successful Spring Adjunct Professional Development Day (APDD). Over 125 part-time faculty from NOVA’s six campuses, as well as dual enrollment instructors from the public school systems, attended the event. Dr. Sajjad Khan of Neuroscience Inc., an experienced clinician and researcher, provided the keynote address focused on accommodating and supporting students with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the … Continue reading Spring Adjunct Professional Development Day at NOVA

Loudoun Dual Enrollment Students Win Math Competition

Loudoun Dual Enrollment Students Win Math Competition

On April 7, 40 NOVA students from all campuses demonstrated a great love for mathematics during the fifth Annual NOVA Mathematics Competition at the Annandale Campus. Provost Pam Hilbert was this year’s guest of honor and gave the opening remarks and encouraged the contestants to do their best. Math Assistant Professor Kumnit Nong started the Math Competition five years ago in an effort to showcase … Continue reading Loudoun Dual Enrollment Students Win Math Competition

LTR Professional Development Day: Keepin’ It REAL

LTR Professional Development Day: Keepin’ It REAL

Learning and Technology Resource (LTR) Professional Development Day was held March 9. Members from all the campuses LTR Division gathered at the Regional Center for Workforce Education and Training of the Woodbridge Campus for an opportunity to share, learn and grow from each other’s expertise and experience. The theme was “Keepin’ It REAL: Reflect, Energize, Achieve and Lead.” A multi-campus committee planned the event and … Continue reading LTR Professional Development Day: Keepin’ It REAL

Loudoun Receives Make a Difference Award

Loudoun Receives Make a Difference Award

NOVA’s Loudoun Campus has been given the Make A Difference Award from the Loudoun School-Business Partnership (LSBP). The award was presented to Loudoun Provost Julie Leidig on March 10 at a gathering of approximately 800 Loudoun County business people and educators at the National Conference Center in Leesburg, Virginia. The Make A Difference Award recognizes Loudoun School-Business Partners and individuals who make a significant and … Continue reading Loudoun Receives Make a Difference Award

Loudoun Serves as Host for Loudoun Charitable Giving Campaign

On March 1, Jack Zegeer welcomed a full room of elected officials, business, education, nonprofit, government and other community leaders to NOVA’s Loudoun Campus. Zegeer led with an eye-opening story of a student he had been working with for nearly two years whom he only recently found out had been homeless for much of that time. As Loudoun Campus financial aid manager and a member … Continue reading Loudoun Serves as Host for Loudoun Charitable Giving Campaign

Loudoun ATD Committee to Host “TED and Pedagogy” Series

A love for teaching and learning at its heart, the Loudoun Campus Achieving the Dream (ATD) Committee has put together a fantastic series of “TED and Pedagogy” sessions. These one-hour conversations focus on foundational attitudes and ideas that enhance teaching and invigorate student learning and are designed to leave attendees feeling energized and inspired. January’s session, “The Power of Believing That You Can Improve,” was … Continue reading Loudoun ATD Committee to Host “TED and Pedagogy” Series

Faculty Glimpse the Strength of NOVA Students

Faculty Glimpse the Strength of NOVA Students

NOVA’s Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) held Friday Conversations, in conjunction with Achieving the Dream, on November 18 at the Loudoun Campus. The highlight was a student panel featuring students from all backgrounds, ages and bringing widely diverse life experiences. Sixty-five registered to hear the perspectives of 15 students. There were four Man Up students, a formerly homeless female veteran, a student … Continue reading Faculty Glimpse the Strength of NOVA Students

Local High School Students Shadow Loudoun Faculty and Staff

NOVA’s Loudoun Campus welcomed more than 20 Loudoun County high school students on November 16 to the Campus to shadow faculty, staff and administrators for the day as part of the “Job for A Day” program as part of the Loudoun School/Business Partnership. The program for Loudoun County Public Schools juniors and seniors is an opportunity for students to see and experience what it is … Continue reading Local High School Students Shadow Loudoun Faculty and Staff

Loser-Savkar Fellowship Committee Announces First Fellow

Loser-Savkar Fellowship Committee Announces First Fellow

The Loser-Savkar Fellowship Committee recently announced that its first fellow will be Biology Professor Gillian S. Backus. The fellowship was established by husband and wife professors Robert Loser and Reva Savkar. Backus teaches biology as well as anatomy and physiology at the Loudoun Campus. She requested support from the fellowship to attend the 2017 Science Education for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities (SENCER) Summer Institute. … Continue reading Loser-Savkar Fellowship Committee Announces First Fellow

Loudoun Honors Veterans

Loudoun Honors Veterans

On November 10, the Loudoun Campus hosted an appreciation event for its campus veterans. This event was hosted by the Office of Student Life and the Student Ambassadors. Thank you cards and food were provided as students, faculty and staff took time to attend and extend their sincere gratitude to our veterans. Additionally, a banner was created by the Student Ambassadors in which participants could … Continue reading Loudoun Honors Veterans

STEM Day at the Loudoun Campus

STEM Day at the Loudoun Campus

At NOVA’s second annual STEM Day on October 1, NOVA faculty and staff, Liberty Elementary (LCPS) faculty, NOVA student volunteers, and over 20 exhibitors from STEM-related businesses, nonprofits and LCPS student clubs were on hand to provide an exciting and informative experience for students and parents alike. Platinum sponsor AOL demonstrated virtual reality technologies and had a never-ending line of attendees wanting to try it … Continue reading STEM Day at the Loudoun Campus

Honors Program Pinning Ceremony

Honors Program Pinning Ceremony

With over 40 in attendance, new Honors Program students received their Honors pin at the September 22 Pinning Ceremony hosted by the Loudoun Campus. President Scott Ralls welcomed the students as did Loudoun Provost Julie Leidig, Associate Vice President for Academic Services Sheri Robertson and the Honors Program Coordinator Stacy Rice. The campus Honors chairs pinned their respective inductees. There were 54 new inductees into the Honors Program. A recent graduate from … Continue reading Honors Program Pinning Ceremony

New Faculty Discuss the Connection Between Teaching and Advising

New Faculty Discuss the Connection Between Teaching and Advising

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) held the second series of the First Year Experience for New Faculty, a year-long program, on September 30 at the Alexandria Campus. Dr. Annette Haggray welcomed 22 faculty in attendance and thanked them for their commitment to student success. This session focused on the connection between teaching and advising practices. Dr. Keri Bowman, director of academic … Continue reading New Faculty Discuss the Connection Between Teaching and Advising

Northern Virginia Kids Experience STEM at Loudoun

Northern Virginia Kids Experience STEM at Loudoun

NOVA hosted the second annual Loudoun County STEM Day at NOVA’s Loudoun Campus on October 1. The goal of the event is to encourage children – particularly girls – to learn about and get involved in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) as well as STEAM, which includes the arts. The event helps to capture their interest and draw children to careers in these in-demand … Continue reading Northern Virginia Kids Experience STEM at Loudoun

Viable Patterns on Display at Loudoun Waddell Art Gallery

Viable Patterns on Display at Loudoun Waddell Art Gallery

“Viable Patterns” featuring paintings by Sondra N. Arkin will be on display through October 28 in the Waddell Art Gallery at the Loudoun Campus. The exhibit showcases visual patterns created by the Washington, D.C., based artist. Arkin will present medium-sized work from her 2011 ”Permutations Toward Infinity” series. Each image will offer a virtually infinite potential of visual patterns. Hot wax, shellac and inks are interleaved … Continue reading Viable Patterns on Display at Loudoun Waddell Art Gallery

Viable Patterns on Display at Loudoun Waddell Art Gallery

Viable Patterns on Display at Loudoun Waddell Art Gallery

“Viable Patterns” featuring paintings by Sondra N. Arkin will be on display through October 28 in the Waddell Art Gallery at the Loudoun Campus. The exhibit showcases visual patterns created by the Washington, D.C., based artist. Arkin will present medium-sized work from her 2011 ”Permutations Toward Infinity” series. Each image will offer a virtually infinite potential of visual patterns. Hot wax, shellac and inks are interleaved … Continue reading Viable Patterns on Display at Loudoun Waddell Art Gallery

Viable Patterns on Display at Loudoun Waddell Art Gallery

Viable Patterns on Display at Loudoun Waddell Art Gallery

“Viable Patterns” featuring paintings by Sondra N. Arkin will be on display from September 26 to October 28 in the Waddell Art Gallery at the Loudoun Campus. The exhibit showcases visual patterns created by the Washington, D.C., based artist. Arkin will present medium-sized work from her 2011 ”Permutations Toward Infinity” series. Each image will offer a virtually infinite potential of visual patterns. Hot wax, shellac … Continue reading Viable Patterns on Display at Loudoun Waddell Art Gallery