NOVA Supports the Spirit of the Holidays

On November 20, NOVA faculty and staff, on behalf of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) and Student Life, transported a scrumptious Thanksgiving feast for the Consumer Wellness Center which serves homeless residents including those suffering from mental disabilities. Dr. JoAnn Credle, specialized degree liaison and advisor for PTK; Information Technology Professor Nancy Severe; Administration of Justice Professor George McMillan; and Dr. Rima Gulshan, English professor, went to … Continue reading NOVA Supports the Spirit of the Holidays

Professional Development and Division Swap a Success at Manassas

Professional Development and Division Swap a Success at Manassas

On October 10, NOVA faculty and staff were invited to participate in a hands-on professional development experience where they swapped divisions to learn what each academic division does and how they operate in an effort to build relationships from a behind-the-scenes perspective. The day began with the Sciences and Applied Technologies (S&AT) Division visiting Communications Technologies and Social Science (CT&SS) where they rotated through three, 15-minute … Continue reading Professional Development and Division Swap a Success at Manassas

Intramurals and Recreation Hosts Faculty/Staff vs. Students Basketball Game

Intramurals and Recreation Hosts Faculty/Staff vs. Students Basketball Game

NOVA Intramurals and Recreation is all about engaging with students on multiple levels and delivering a product to enhance their overall wellness. The various activities implemented by the Intramurals and Recreation Department across all of NOVA’s campuses are to not only enrich the students’ social skills and physical activity but to also give them a sense of purpose on campus outside of academics. On February … Continue reading Intramurals and Recreation Hosts Faculty/Staff vs. Students Basketball Game

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

NOVA Physics Professor Nominated for Prestigious Award

The National Society of Physics Students (SPS) recently nominated Dr. Walerian Majewski, NOVA physics professor, for the 2015 Outstanding Chapter Advisor Award. This is Majewski’s second time being nominated for the prestigious award; in 2002, Majewski was chosen as the recipient. Majewski has been teaching at NOVA for more than 30 years and has been the advisor for the College’s SPS chapter for 25 years. … Continue reading NOVA Physics Professor Nominated for Prestigious Award

Pachter to Release Multiple Publications This Fall

Pachter to Release Multiple Publications This Fall

Josh Pachter, Loudoun Communication Studies and Theater assistant dean, has been teaching at the college level since 1978; but he has been a professional crime writer for 10 years longer than that. Pachter’s first short story, written when he was a teenager, appeared in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine (EQMM) in 1968. Through most of the ’80s and early ’90s, Pachter taught overseas on American military bases for the … Continue reading Pachter to Release Multiple Publications This Fall

Troy Kurz Pens Short Story

Troy Kurz Pens Short Story

“Drinking with Mr. Bone Crow,” a short story by Manassas electrician Troy Dean Kurz, was recently published in “Trick or Treat! A Collection of Spooky Stories.” In his tale, Kurz writes about a mysterious stranger who arrives at the local pub where a grieving man is trying to drown his sorrow. “My story relates to the fact that sometimes in life, when things get you down, … Continue reading Troy Kurz Pens Short Story

New Technology Training Website Launched

NOVA faculty and staff who are looking for technology training opportunities now have a newly redesigned website to find and register for technology training programs covering a wide variety of current instructional and enterprise technologies. Current workshop offerings include Blackboard Basics, Hybrid Certification, Panopto Lecture Capture, Google Apps, NOVAConnect, SharePoint and many more. Workshops are available in face-to-face, webinar and online formats. All workshops are led … Continue reading New Technology Training Website Launched

More Accolades for O’Sullivan

More Accolades for O’Sullivan

Communication Studies and Theatre Professor Kathryn O’Sullivan (MA) will be traveling to Los Angeles, California, in April for the 6th Annual Indie Series Awards ceremony. “Thurston,” the web series O’Sullivan co-produces and writes with her husband, Paul Awad, has received 11 Indie Series Awards nominations, the most of any show. The nominations are for best drama, writing, directing, ensemble, costumes, cinematography, production design and four for the actors. … Continue reading More Accolades for O’Sullivan

The Northern Virginia Review Celebrates 29th Year

The Northern Virginia Review Celebrates 29th Year

NOVA faculty and staff are invited to join the launch celebration for Volume 29 of The Northern Virginia Review (TNVR) March 26 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Seminar Rooms A to D in the Ernst Center (CE Building) at the Annandale Campus. Annandale Assistant English Professor Adam Chiles, TNVR editor-in-chief, will serve as master of ceremonies for the annual launch reception. The keynote speaker … Continue reading The Northern Virginia Review Celebrates 29th Year

The Northern Virginia Review Celebrates 29th Year

The Northern Virginia Review Celebrates 29th Year

NOVA faculty and staff are invited to join the launch celebration for Volume 29 of The Northern Virginia Review (TNVR) March 26 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Seminar Rooms A to D in the Ernst Center (CE Building) at the Annandale Campus. Annandale Assistant English Professor Adam Chiles, TNVR editor-in-chief, will serve as master of ceremonies for the annual launch reception. The keynote speaker … Continue reading The Northern Virginia Review Celebrates 29th Year

The Northern Virginia Review Celebrates 29th Year

The Northern Virginia Review Celebrates 29th Year

NOVA faculty and staff are invited to join the launch celebration for Volume 29 of The Northern Virginia Review (TNVR) March 26 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Seminar Rooms A to D in the Ernst Center (CE Building) at the Annandale Campus. Annandale Assistant English Professor Adam Chiles, TNVR editor-in-chief, will serve as master of ceremonies for the annual launch reception. The keynote speaker … Continue reading The Northern Virginia Review Celebrates 29th Year

David Miller Selected as a Book Contributor

David Miller Selected as a Book Contributor

Assistant Professor David B. Miller is a contributing author for “The Times History of the World in Maps,” recently published by HarperCollins in the United Kingdom. Miller was a consultant for the selection of American maps that appear in the book, and he wrote articles for several of the maps, including historic maps of the United States, the world and the moon. HarperCollins approached Miller … Continue reading David Miller Selected as a Book Contributor

Staff and students from Autism Speaks

Staff and Students Raise Money for Autism Speaks

On April 13, a group of staff and students attended the “Walk Now for Autism Speaks” 5K walk in Cumberland, Maryland at Alleghany College of Maryland. The students that attended the walk are a part of the “LEAD Program” and have been raising money for the event throughout the semester with a variety of events for students. LEAD stands for leadership, education, and development, and … Continue reading Staff and Students Raise Money for Autism Speaks