Encourage Students to Access College Central Networking

The College Central Networking (CCN) has over 6,000 employers that are actively recruiting NOVA students for jobs and internships. Students can create a free online CCN account, gain access to resources on career readiness topics, upload their resume for feedback and create career portfolios to enhance their marketability to employers. They can also search for jobs and internships related to their field of study and specify … Continue reading Encourage Students to Access College Central Networking

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

Dr. Joseph Windham Student Voices Conference Showcases Research

Dr. Joseph Windham Student Voices Conference Showcases Research

Thirty-five NOVA students presented projects, research and academic studies during the annual Dr. Joseph Windham Student Voices Conference on April 20 at the Alexandria Campus. More than 40 people attended the event to engage in a learning experience on some of the students’ major achievements during spring 2017. The Dr. Joseph Windham Student Voices Conference gives students the opportunity to showcase their academic work of … Continue reading Dr. Joseph Windham Student Voices Conference Showcases Research

NOVA Nursing Students Awarded Harriet H. Fatzinger Nursing Scholarship

NOVA Nursing Students Awarded Harriet H. Fatzinger Nursing Scholarship

NOVA students Maxime Djabang Lakouji and Patrick Smith have many things in common. As students enrolled in the Nursing Program at the Medical Education Campus (MEC), both aspiring young men are employed as emergency medical technicians and are the 2017 recipients of the Harriet H. Fatzinger Nursing Scholarship. The Northern Virginia Community College Educational Foundation and the College Financial Aid Office encourage students interested in … Continue reading NOVA Nursing Students Awarded Harriet H. Fatzinger Nursing Scholarship

NOVA Participated in Annual Harvard Model UN Competition

February 16 to19 students from NOVA competed at the 63rd Annual Harvard National Model United Nations (HNMUN) Competition. Together with students from over 100 nations, NOVA students worked to offer viable solutions for the most pressing problems facing the international community. Representing Myanmar, seven NOVA students worked on the social, humanitarian and cultural; disarmament and international security; special summit on sustainable development; special summit on … Continue reading NOVA Participated in Annual Harvard Model UN Competition

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

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

NOVA Goes to the State Department

NOVA Goes to the State Department

On October 26, NOVA sent a delegation of students (primarily Honors Program students) to the U.S. Department of State (DOS) to attend the John C. Whitehead Conference on Diplomacy. The first conference of its kind, the DOS hosted students from across the country who are interested in learning about careers in diplomacy. NOVA students were joined by college students from 23 different states, including a … Continue reading NOVA Goes to the State Department

NOVA Students Can Win $100 Awards for Learning about Personal Finance

During the 2016-2017 academic year, NOVA students who successfully complete Financial Avenue courses will be entered in drawings for forty $100 grants and bookstore gift cards that can be used for educational costs at NOVA. The Financial Aid Office will randomly select winners after each completion period has ended. Each course typically takes about 45 minutes to complete and covers topics such as budgeting, saving, credit … Continue reading NOVA Students Can Win $100 Awards for Learning about Personal Finance

Experience Europe This Summer

Please share this great opportunity with NOVA students. Students will have an opportunity to experience Europe while getting college credit. The course will examine the politics of conflict and cooperation in modern Europe. While studying abroad, students will experience the modern politics and history of international conflict and cooperation firsthand through visiting institutions, experts, and historical/cultural sites and hosting lectures from experts in Brussels, Belgium. … Continue reading Experience Europe This Summer

Secretary of the Treasury Seeks Input on Currency Redesign

Secretary of the Treasury Seeks Input on Currency Redesign

U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew held a town hall meeting at NOVA’s Alexandria Campus on November 23 to discuss currency redesign and the new $10 bill. The lecture hall was filled with NOVA students, faculty and staff who arrived prepared to ask questions about currency design and to offer opinions on what woman they would like to see honored on the next family of … Continue reading Secretary of the Treasury Seeks Input on Currency Redesign

Majewski’s Students Receive Virginia Academy of Sciences Grant

Majewski’s Students Receive Virginia Academy of Sciences Grant

On October 24, students from Dr. Walerian Majewski’s Physics Honors Research course traveled to Virginia State University in Petersburg, Virginia, to attend the Virginia Academy of Sciences’ (VAS) Fall Undergraduate Research Meeting. NOVA’s two presentations were among 34 projects shown as posters and competing for five $500 VAS research grants. A total of 11 schools were represented by 55 participating students with NOVA being the only two-year institution in … Continue reading Majewski’s Students Receive Virginia Academy of Sciences Grant

Majewski’s Students Meet with Physics Nobel Prize Winners

Majewski’s Students Meet With Physics Nobel Prize Winners

Four NOVA students from Professor Walerian Majewski Physics (PHY) 298 Undergraduate Research Honors course, who are also officers of the NOVA Chapter of the Society of Physics Students (SPS), were invited to attend a special Physics Nobel 2015 eve celebration at the American Institute of Physics in College Park, Maryland. The celebration was held on October 5. The students were delighted to meet, among other … Continue reading Majewski’s Students Meet With Physics Nobel Prize Winners

Latimer’s Students Published in The Washington Post

Latimer’s Students Published in The Washington Post

Mary Latimer, Manassas English professor, recently had her English 111 students write a letter to the editor of The Washington Post. The instructions to her students were simple: they were to read The Washington Post and find an article of interest, preferably one in which they have a personal connection, then follow it up with a letter in response to the piece they read and submit it. Imagine … Continue reading Latimer’s Students Published in The Washington Post

Fireside Chat: Information Technology Panel

Open Computer Labs and Learning and Technology Resources is hosting “Fireside Chat: Information Technology Panel,” on October 15 at 5:30 p.m. in Room AA-158 in the Bisdorf Building on the Alexandria Campus. This is an informational panel and a networking event open to all NOVA students. Guests are NOVA graduates who are professionals in the information technology field. The networking event will also have pizza … Continue reading Fireside Chat: Information Technology Panel

Biology Professor and Students Study Marine Biology in Cuba

Biology Professor and Students Study Marine Biology in Cuba

NOVA students had the opportunity to experience science and culture in Cuba during a study abroad program this past summer. Biology and Natural Sciences Associate Professor Jill Caporale took eight students with her during the trip where she said they had a learning experience that differs greatly from the traditional classroom setting. “I’m interested in getting students out in the real world to experience science … Continue reading Biology Professor and Students Study Marine Biology in Cuba

Two NOVA Students Receive Prestigious Scholarships

Two NOVA Students Receive Prestigious Scholarships

On April 28, Administrative Council members surprised two NOVA students with the news that they had been awarded 2015 Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarships. Chun-Ming “Chris” Chen and Maria Vera Alvarez are among 90 students nationally to receive the prestigious award. The scholarship provides up to $40,000 a year toward tuition, books, living expenses and required fees for the final two to three … Continue reading Two NOVA Students Receive Prestigious Scholarships

Alexandria Campus Welcomes Moroccan Officials

Alexandria Campus Welcomes Moroccan Officials

On Monday, the Alexandria Campus hosted a meeting between officials of the Moroccan government and NOVA staff and students. NOVA’s agreement with the Ministry of National Education and Vocational Training of the Kingdom of Morocco has as its central purpose to develop vocational education and create greater economic opportunities in Morocco. The agreement opens doors for Moroccan students and faculty to come to NOVA for … Continue reading Alexandria Campus Welcomes Moroccan Officials

“Henry V” at Alexandria

The Alexandria Campus Theatre Program is presenting the first full-length play in several years. Shakespeare’s “Henry V” will run in the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center April 14, 15 and 16 at 7:30 p.m. The pre-show begins at 7:15 p.m. The cast reflects the NOVA community and includes international students from Morocco, Angola, Egypt and El Salvador, a Navy veteran of 14 years, two … Continue reading “Henry V” at Alexandria

Majewski Physics Students Present on Research

Majewski Physics Students Present on Research

A group of NOVA students conducting undergraduate research in physics with Professor Walerian Majewski were invited to make a seminar presentation at the Physics Department at The George Washington University (GWU) on March 17. These students are members of the Society of Physics Students. At the presentation, Majewski described the program of research he has been conducting at NOVA for the last 25 years and … Continue reading Majewski Physics Students Present on Research

Herbert Presents at 5th Annual Chocolate Extravaganza

Herbert Presents at 5th Annual Chocolate Extravaganza

On February 7, Chef Mike Herbert, assisted by NOVA culinary student Raymond Randall, conducted a presentation of gourmet hot chocolates for the fifth annual Chocolate Extravaganza in Warrenton, Virginia. Herbert started with salted peanut butter hot chocolate and proceeded to red velvet hot cocoa with cream cheese whipped cream. As the guests savored these delicacies, Herbert then prepared pumpkin white hot chocolate with Kahlua. A … Continue reading Herbert Presents at 5th Annual Chocolate Extravaganza

NOVA Travels to Texas for “Border to Beltway” Field Exchange

NOVA Travels to Texas for “Border to Beltway” Field Exchange

Over spring break, 13 NOVA students and one instructor traveled to El Paso, Texas, for a week of field geology with counterparts at El Paso Community College (EPCC). The program, called “Border to Beltway,” was the first half of a two-part field exchange program initiated by Callan Bentley, assistant professor of geology at NOVA’s Annandale Campus and Joshua Villalobos, associate professor of geology at EPCC. … Continue reading NOVA Travels to Texas for “Border to Beltway” Field Exchange

Marthinussen Proud of NOVA Robotics Teams

NOVA’s Robotics Team 1 qualified for the VEX Robotics World Championship scheduled for April in Anaheim, Calif., by winning a tournament at the College of Southern Maryland on February 7. NOVA Robotics is based at the Woodbridge Campus, but is open to all NOVA students. Aleksander Marthinussen, regional coordinator for SySTEMic Solutions, serves as one of the club’s advisors. “Our goal is to encourage NOVA students … Continue reading Marthinussen Proud of NOVA Robotics Teams

Faculty and Students Visit Keegan Theatre

Faculty and Students Visit Keegan Theatre

On November 2, Assistant Professor of English, Chalet A. Jean-Baptiste, and her students, mostly Honors students, went on a field trip to the Keegan Theatre in Washington, D.C. The field trip has become part of her English 125 (Intro to Literature) course and every year students learn about literature that focuses on a particular theme. This year’s themes are nature, the environment and science fiction … Continue reading Faculty and Students Visit Keegan Theatre

Phi Rho Pi

NOVA Forensics Team at Phi Rho Pi National Tournament

How should the U.S. Federal Government respond to the current economic crisis? What does a dramatic performance of literature have to do with increases in teenage homelessness rates? In what ways can near-field communication technology change your life? How safe are our nation’s bridges and freeways? What is the moral of the Ralph Waldo Emerson quotation, Money often costs too much? The answers to the … Continue reading NOVA Forensics Team at Phi Rho Pi National Tournament