VCU School of Education Shadow A Student Day

School of Education Shadow A Student Day:
October 4 and October 25
Shadow a VCU Student Day with the School of Education allows prospective students the opportunity to spend time exploring the VCU campus and making connections with SOE faculty, staff and current students.

The day will consist of students attending a class and family and friends having the opportunity to connect with key partners, such as Financial Aid, Housing, Career Services and RTR. The attendees will then have the opportunity to connect with current students and faculty by taking part in a panel discussion during which they can ask questions and ask for suggestions/advice. This is a great way for prospective students and their families and friends to be introduced to the opportunities that VCU and the School of Education have to offer!

RSVP: https://tinyurl.com/shadowvcufall19

This Week @ NOVA Online – October 7, 2019

This Week @ NOVA– October 7, 2019
Your weekly source for information on NOVA Online Student Life! Check your VCCS student email for a full list of events from every campus! 

(Event dates are from October 7 – October 11, 2019)

*Tuesday – October Feature Film – Moonlight. A look at three defining chapters in the life of Chiron, a young black man growing up in Miami. His epic journey to manhood is guided by the kindness, support and love of the community that helps raise him. Watch and discuss this feature film in VSU during the month of October. 

*Tuesday – October Book Club Registration Begins –  This month we are reading, “Something Wicked This Way Comes” By Ray Bradbury. A 1962 dark fantasy novel about two 13-year-old best friends, Jim Nightshade and William Halloway, and their nightmarish experience with a traveling carnival that comes to their Midwestern town one October. Register HERE! 

*Friday – Webinar: Improve Your Concentration & Memory. 12pm-1pm. Learn about strategies that can help you to minimize distractions, stay on task longer, and maximize your memory recall. Register at least 24 hours in advance. 

*Friday – Webinar: BIO/NAS Medical Research. 3pm-3:30pm. In this 20-minute webinar, you’ll learn how to get started with your research for BIO 141/142 or NAS 150. Register Here. 

Ongoing: 

* Alcohol & Marijuana Wise Online Training – FREE! Develop protective behaviors for substance use and learn about alternative care methods. 25 Lucky participants in the program will be selected to receive a Rocket Book!! Sign up here 

* Diversity Edu FREE Online Training –  DiversityEdu is an online diversity & inclusion training course that seeks to teach students skills in addressing unconscious biases and stereotypical thinking. Register Here

GovCon Internship Fair and Security Clearance Program 10/23

Career Building Opportunity!

Join the Loudoun Chamber of Commerce GovCon
Committee, Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) and
Loudoun County Department of Economic Development for the
inaugural GovCon Internship Fair and Security Clearance Program.
Government Contractors will connect with NOVA students
interested in internships, career opportunities and discover the
importance of security clearances.

The event is open to NOVA students from various programs and
disciplines, to include service members and veterans.

Attend the National Writing Day Panel Discussion

National Writing Day Panel Discussion

October 18th, 11am – 1pm
NOVA Annandale Campus – CE Forum

Hear from industry professionals on how they utilize writing in their career and every day life!

Panel members include: 

  • Josh White: Editor of the America Desk at the Washington Post
  • Christy Wallover: Newseum Exhibit Writer
  • Andrea Jones: Public Engagement Lead at NASA, Member of NASA’s Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI)

Student Lingo Online Workshop: Boost Your Time Management

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Student Lingo Online Workshop: Boost Your Time Management

Promote your academic and professional skills by taking advantage of our free Student Lingo Online Workshops!  Student Lingo is a series of interactive on-demand video workshops, action plans, and valuable resources, offered by NOVA Online.  All of the free online workshops focus on promoting your academic skills, personal and professional development.

If you have struggles balancing work, school and personal responsibilities, start with the Time Management: Strategies for Success workshop. Meeting deadlines and completing tasks in the required time frame is a critical part of college, career, life and more.  As an online student you must be self-directed and able to plan your study time to be successful and meet course deadlines. The Time Management will help you:

  • Improve attention, motivation and study habits, as you learn tips and approaches that will help you take control of your time and study routine
  • Examine how distractions impact the quality and quantity of your work
  • Evaluate your circadian rhythm and develop a schedule that will work for you.
  • Allow you to apply the strategies to your personal life as well as to your academics. As one NOVA Online student shared, “This workshop has helped me want to do better and really tap into my biological clock.”
  • Analyze your weekly schedule, review the ‘888 Formula’, and examine best practices to balance your hectic life
  • Learn to set daily concrete goals and break down assignments into small manageable daily tasks
  • Discover 10 pro-active study tips

With knowledge gleaned from Student Lingo Workshops, you will be well on your way to a successful, well organized semester!  Need help with time management, contact a NOVA Online Success Coach, onlinesuccess@nvcc.edu.

Job Prep Express Saturday, 9/7!

Job Prep Express is coming the Loudoun campus!

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Saturday, 9/7 from 8:30am – 12:30pm.

Industry panelists, mock interviews, breakout sessions on resume writing, social media, networking and more. All FREE. All are welcome.

Register today: loudounchamber.org/events/job-pre

#career #jobsearch

OmniRide College Pass for NVCC Students and Staff 

OmniRide College Pass for NVCC Students and Staff

Help with your transportation needs!

OmniRid recently introduced their OmniRide’s College Passwebsite. Their website provided information about their unlimited rides on OmniRide Local, Cross County Connector and Metro Express buses. The program is available August 19 – December 31, 2019. All that for just $80 – so if you ride with them regularly, the website notes that ‘you can save some serious cash!’

This program is currently open to NOVA students and staff. Riders using this program must have a valid NOVA ID card at the time of purchase.  The sale begins on Monday, August 19; sales locations include:

  • OmniRide Transit Center, 14700 Potomac Mills Rd., Woodbridge
    · NOVA Woodbridge and Manassas Parking Offices

OmniRide is available to answer your questions!  You can reach them at 703-730-6664 or Omni@OmniRide.com.

Shuttle Schedule Fall 2019

The following shuttle schedule will go into effect during the Fall 2019 semester (beginning August 19th, 2019):

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All NOVA students, staff or faculty can ride FREE by showing their NOVA Card! Shuttle tracking and updates are available in real time through the NOVA Bus Tracker. You can now Text “NOVA Shuttles” to 1.800.546.6141 to receive emergency alerts about the shuttles via text message.

Shuttle tracking and updates are available real-time through the RideSystems app or online at www.restonlimo.com/nova/.

Please visit the NOVA Shuttle site at www.nvcc.edu/shuttle/ for the latest NOVA Shuttle schedule.

ROUTES!!!! 

Route A – Annandale Campus / Dunn Loring Metro

  • In service Monday through Thursday until 6:00 PM

Route B – Alexandria Campus / Ballston Metro

  • In service Monday through Thursday until 7:00 PM

Route C – Alexandria Campus / Braddock Road Metro

  • No longer in service, please visit NOVA Shuttle site for alternate transit information

Route D – Annandale Campus / Alexandria Campus

  • In service Monday through Thursday until 6:00 PM

Route F – Loudoun Campus / Wiehle Metro / Reston Center / Signal Hill

  • In Service Monday through Thursday until 8:00 PM

 

Additional Transit Information:

Manassas Campus

  • PRTC’s OmniLink Bus offers weekday service between the Manassas Campus and Oaks of Wellington on the Manassas AM and PM routes.
  • Transit from Woodbridge to Manassas is provided on OmniLink’s Cross County Connector, which runs between the PRTC Transit Center in Woodbridge and the Manassas Mall (the Manassas AM and PM routes can be accessed at the Manassas Mall stop).

MEC Campus

Woodbridge Campus

  • PRTC’s OmniLink Bus offers weekday and limited weekend service between the PRTC Transit Center and Quantico Terrace/Fuller Heights on the Dumfries AM and PM routes; the Woodbridge Campus is a stop on these routes.
  • Route Info: OmniRide Dumfries

Questions? Please contact Parking & Transportation Customer Support at 703-323-3123 or Parking@nvcc.edu

This Week @ NOVA Online August 26th

This Week @ NOVA Online– August 26, 2019

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Your weekly source for information on NOVA Student Life including campus events, student clubs, intercollegiate athletics, intramural sports and recreation and much more! 

 (Event dates are from August 26-30, 2019)

NOVA ONLINE (#NOVAOnline – @NovaELIfe – https://online.nvcc.edu/studentlife/)

Join the Virtual Student Union – Are you taking online classes and looking to connect with other students outside of a classroom setting? Check out the VSU.  This engagement hub gives you access to Student Life activities online, discussion forums, clubs, online resources, and more. Click the registration link, login with your MyNOVA credentials, and enroll!

* Thursday- Evening Workshop: Be a Better Writer. Alexandria Campus. AA 234. 5:30pm. Discuss writing practices for every stage of the writing process, tips for how to deal with writer’s block, and advice to help you communicate more effectively in your writing. No Registration Required. https://blogs.nvcc.edu/asc/seas/

*Sign ups – Alcohol & Marijuana Wise Online Training – FREE! Develop protective behaviors for substance use and learn about alternative care methods. 25 Lucky participants in the program will be selected to receive a Rocket Book!! Sign up here – https://forms.gle/evSZqXcyGQ1LokTU8

*Sign ups- NYC Trip. Loudoun Campus. LC 102N. Fri. Sept 13th. *Must be able to travel to Loudoun Campus* to sign up & to pick up transportation. $30 per student. Email onlinestulife@nvcc.edu for more info.*****Seven Student spots are being reserved for students taking online courses. When going to purchase your tickets use code word “VSU” after those 7 tickets are gone it’s first come first serve and tickets will go fast******

*Sign ups – NYC Trip. Manassas & Medical Campus. MH 108A. Sat. Sept 21. *Must be able to travel to MEC or Manassas Campus* to sign up & to pick up transportation. $30 per student. Email onlinestulife@nvcc.edu for more info.

 * August Feature Film- Matangi / Maya / M.I.A. Watch and discuss this feature film with Student Life during the month of August. View the film through the Virtual Student Union!