“Holy Smoker” Visits Annandale’s Culinary Program

On September 6, Father Chris Pollard, aka the Holy Smoker, visited NOVA’s Culinary Program at the Annandale Campus to enlighten students about smoking meats. At the request of Chef Mike Herbert, he presented to both the afternoon and evening classes. Pollard began smoking meats over eight years ago and has mastered the art of infusing this delectable flavor into a variety of foods. He often … Continue reading “Holy Smoker” Visits Annandale’s Culinary Program

Lyceum Presents “On Being a Peace Maker” by Colman McCarthy

On March 23, the Annandale Campus Lyceum Committee welcomed Colman McCarthy. McCarthy’s presentation was titled “On Being a Peace Maker.” He is an award-winning peace activist, pacifist, animal rights activist, teacher of courses on nonviolence and the literature of peace. He is a former columnist for The Washington Post who has written seven books on peace and pacifism. Some of McCarthy’s titles include: “Strength Through … Continue reading Lyceum Presents “On Being a Peace Maker” by Colman McCarthy

Video On Demand: Hungarian Ambassador Visit to Manassas

Video On Demand: Hungarian Ambassador Visit to Manassas

Dr. Réka Szemerkényi was appointed Hungarian ambassador to the United States in 2015. From 2011 to 2014, she was chief advisor on security policy to the prime minister of Hungary, covering Trans-Atlantic issues, Central European regional relations, the Balkans and Russia, with a particular emphasis on energy security and cybersecurity. Between 2006 and 2011, she was head of international public affairs and chief advisor on … Continue reading Video On Demand: Hungarian Ambassador Visit to Manassas

NOVA Receives HEED Award for 3rd Consecutive Year

NOVA Receives HEED Award for 3rd Consecutive Year

NOVA was awarded the prestigious 2016 HEED Award by the owner and publisher of INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, Lenore Pearlstein. The HEED (Higher Education Excellence in Diversity) Award is in its 12th year and Pearlstein said she developed it to celebrate the great work that colleges are doing to advance diversity amongst their students, faculty, staff and administrators. NOVA was a recipient of the HEED Award … Continue reading NOVA Receives HEED Award for 3rd Consecutive Year

Green Talk at Manassas

Last November, the Green Club at Manassas Campus hosted its first Green Talk. This event, similar to TED Talks, featured a number of speakers from the College and the community who presented on environmental initiatives. Speakers included NOVA’s Sustainability Officer Rob Johnson, representatives from organizations like NWF and Plant NoVA Natives, NOVA professors and students. NOVA Video Services was present to record the event and … Continue reading Green Talk at Manassas

Video on Demand: Science of Learning Science Seminar by Bob Loser

Video on Demand: Science of Learning Science Seminar by Bob Loser

On November 4 the Science Seminar Committee; Mathematics, Science, and Engineering Division; and the Lyceum Committee, Annandale Campus presented “The Science of Learning – How to Be a Better Student” by Professor Robert Loser, retired NOVA instructional designer. The presentation focused on The Nature of Learning, Academic Learning and Learning Strategies. Individuals are all natural learners, gifted by evolution with brains that cannot help but … Continue reading Video on Demand: Science of Learning Science Seminar by Bob Loser

Video on Demand: Science Seminar by Dr. Carmel Dekel Wiseman

Video on Demand: Science Seminar by Dr. Carmel Dekel Wiseman

The Science Seminar Committee of the Math, Science and Engineering Division presented “My Fender Bender was Minor…So Why Are My Grades and Health Plummeting?” on September 30. Dr. Carmel Dekel Wiseman was the speaker. Wiseman discussed how trauma can create changes in the body that make studying or taking tests more challenging than before the accident. She also discussed how to minimize the impacts of … Continue reading Video on Demand: Science Seminar by Dr. Carmel Dekel Wiseman

Video Services - NOVA Cares: Supporting LGBTQ People on Campus

Video Services – NOVA Cares: Supporting LGBTQ People on Campus

Matt Bruno, assistant director of education and training at the Center for Diversity and Inclusion at American University, spoke at a NOVACares event on September 28. Bruno was recently promoted from LGBTQ programming coordinator. Bruno serves as the co-chair of the Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals. In both of these roles, Bruno advocates for the increased inclusion and valuing of LGBTQ identities in all higher education activities, … Continue reading Video Services – NOVA Cares: Supporting LGBTQ People on Campus