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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Photo by Allef Vinicius on Unsplash

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!

First Week Reminders!

How is everything going your first week?

If you have any questions or you are not sure where to start, you can contact the NOVA Online Student Success Coaching Team at onlinesuccess@nvcc.edu or Student Services Team at 703-323-3347. We are more than happy to answer your questions, as well as refer you to useful resources and services that will support your online learning experience.

This Week @ NOVA Online

THIS WEEK @ NOVA – 8-19-2019

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!
* 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!
* Thursday – Webinar: Library Basics For Online Students. 6pm-6:30pm. In this 20-minute webinar, you’ll learn about the library resources available to you as a NOVA Online student. Register Here.
* Friday- Webinar: Library Basics For Online Students. 12pm-12:30pm. In this 20-minute webinar, you’ll learn about the library resources available to you as a NOVA Online student. Register Here.

COLLEGE NEWS

Do you have the campus safety app ‘LiveSafe’ installed on your phone yet? In our continuing commitment to the highest level of campus safety, NOVA has launched a new mobile safety app called LiveSafe. The LiveSafe app will improve communication between students, faculty, staff and NOVA Police, and will facilitate emergency response in critical situations. Report tips to or request emergency services anonymously from NOVA Police; Share your concerns and suggestions with NOVA Police; Have critical safety information at your fingertips. Type in “LiveSafe” and download the app with the blue shield today!

Don’t forget to sign-up for NOVA Alert. NOVA Alert is a free alert system that allows NOVA to contact you during an emergency by sending messages to your cell phone and email. https://alert.nvcc.edu

Follow Penelope the NOVA Police Cat! Check out Penelope the NOVA Police Cat’s safety tips in the monthly Public Safety Newsletter, found at www.nvcc.edu/police/psnewsletters.html. For additional tips and more, go to her Instagram page @penelopenovapolicecat.

STUDENT LIFE OFFICES:
For more information on any of these activities, please visit your campus student activities office (see link below). We are here to help you make the most of your experience at NOVA! https://www.nvcc.edu/student-life/index.html

 

STEM Transfer Day Event September 6th

Are you currently exploring or pursuing a STEM major? Would you like to learn more about George Mason University?

Join the upcoming STEM Transfer Day going on September 6th, 10am–2:30 pm at George Mason University!

Tour both the campus and Mason’s labs and STEM facilities, explore Mason’s interdisciplinary STEM programs of study, Speak with Mason’s faculty and Transfer Ambassadors, and learn about academic and experiential learning opportunities.

There is free parking and LUNCH! Register today: bit.ly/STEMTransfer

Know Your Assignment and Testing Due Dates

Know Your Assignment and Testing Due Dates

One of the assumptions students have about an online class is that the work can be completed and submitted anytime. Although you can complete the work at your convenience, you must maintain pace and submit the assignments/exams by the due date. Failure to do so, can result in being withdrawn without a tuition refund.

To stay on track and maintain pace, NOVA Online courses have firm assignment and exam due dates so it is important to sign in on the start date and become familiar with the course requirements. Pay close attention to your due dates. Students who do not log in and participate in their online learning class by the First Assignment Due Date (last day to drop with a tuition refund-census date) will be administratively deleted from the class. There will be no record of the class and tuition will not be refunded.  Likewise, many classes have checkpoints where you can be dropped if you are not maintaining pace with your assignments.

Promote your success:

  • Log into your class on the start date. Log in and take time to review your assignments and course calendar. Familiarize yourself with the deadlines and record them in your planner or use the Canvas calendar.

 

  • Develop a plan to maintain pace. Need help with time management, take a few minutes to watch our free Time Management workshop, click here.

 

  • Stay engaged, think of your online class as a campus class and log in regularly. Review the discussion board and course announcements—

 

  • Do not wait until the last day to take your exams or submit your assignments – you never know what might come up at the last minute.

With proper planning and dedication, you can promote your success!

Promote Your Safety and Practice Situational Awareness

Situational awareness is one of the most proactive things you can do to avoid troubling confrontations.  Helpful strategies for this are reviewed in the August Edition of the NOVA Public Safety Newsletter.  The Newsletter advises to always be aware of what’s happening around you so you can take evasive actions in a crisis. Don’t forget to scan all 720-degrees around you: in front, behind, below and above. Penelope wants you to enjoy stellar security by practicing “out of this world” situational awareness.

We encourage you to read this and other safety tips and strategies in the monthly Public Safety Newsletter found at, www.nvcc.edu/police.

 

Join NOVA’s First Female Rugby Team

If you are in the NOVA area and interested in joining a NOVA sports team, this may be the option for you. NOVA has started its first ever Female Rugby Team. No prior experience is necessary to join!

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Contact Michael McMillon at mmcmillon@nvcc.edu for more info on how to get involved! 

Check out the NOVA Athletics Website for other recreational opportunities available to you! —–>  www.novaathletics.com