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NOVA-Woodbridge to host Paris artist Kianoush Ramezani “The Art of Danger” exhibit

Human rights activist, cartoonist and international artist Kianoush Ramezani will be exhibiting his work, “The Art of Danger,” in The New Gallery for Contemporary Art at the Woodbridge Campus of Northern Virginia Community College, 2645 College Drive (WAS). The exhibition opens Tuesday, Jan. 12 and runs through Friday, Feb. 12. A closing reception is scheduled from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 11.

Ramezani

Lauren Jacobs’ mixed media art at NOVA-Manassas

Mixed media art by Lauren Jacobs will be on exhibition at the Manassas Campus of Northern Virginia Community College from Jan. 5 to 30. A lifelong lover of mythopoetic narrative, Jacobs uses surrealism to discuss links between body, emotion, wilderness and architecture in her art.

Lauren Jacobs Within

NOVA appoints workforce development expert as vice president

Northern Virginia Community College is pleased to announce the appointment of Steve Partridge as its new vice president of workforce development. "Steve comes to NOVA with a deep and wide-ranging expertise in the area of organizational relations and workforce development,” said NOVA President Scott Ralls. “We are thrilled to welcome him to the NOVA community this spring and to get underway taking our Workforce Development efforts to the next level to benefit the region."

NOVA encourages new and returning students to register now and connect with their dreams

Registration for spring classes at Northern Virginia Community College began Nov. 16. Approaching one month into registration, NOVA is urging new and returning students to pull up that Spring 2016 Schedule of Classes and enroll as soon as possible. Or, if students have questions about what they need to do to stay on track for graduation, they should schedule a meeting with an advisor in their campus’ Student Services office before the holiday break or as soon as possible after they return.

Commonwealth Conference on Cyber and Education

Two-hundred-ninety attendees packed the new Regional Center for Workforce Education and Training (RCWET) Wednesday at Northern Virginia Community College’s Woodbridge Campus. The day-long “Commonwealth Conference on Cyber and Education,” drew legislators, educators and corporate technology experts from throughout Virginia.

Local winemaker to teach three viticulture courses at NOVA-Loudoun

Kerem Baki, winemaker at Hillsborough Vineyards in Purcellville, plans to teach three viticulture courses at the Loudoun Campus of Northern Virginia Community College during the spring 2016 semester. NOVA’s viticulture program got off to good start in the fall 2015 semester with Baki teaching “Introduction to Viticulture.” He will build on that course with “Viticulture I,” “Introduction to Wine Making” and “Vineyard Pruning” in the spring. The courses are open to everyone with no prerequisites.

NOVA-Manassas art exhibition features seven artists

Paintings by seven artists will be on display at the Manassas Campus of Northern Virginia Community College from Nov. 30 to Dec. 18. David Barr is inspired by the pop culture he grew up with as well as the present-day nonstop flood of information. This constant influx of multimedia and visual noise is an effect he tries to recreate in his compositions with texture, color and content. Originally from Pittsburgh, Barr studied art at Slippery Rock University. He paints at his studio in Fairfax, and is a member of Washington Project for the Arts, Falls Church Arts and McLean Project for the Arts.

Jay Hendrick

Tickets now on sale for Giselle at Annandale Ernst Center

Gainesville Ballet presents Giselle, one of the most iconic romantic ballets in the classical ballet repertoire, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 16, 2016 at the Richard J. Ernst Cultural Community Center at Northern Virginia Community College’s Annandale Campus, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale.

Aria Alekzander

NBC4 Community Shred set for December 12 at NOVA-Manassas

Are you looking for a way to get rid of personal documents? NBC4’s next Community Shred is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 12, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., at the Manassas Campus of Northern Virginia Community College.

NOVA-ELI Shares Open Degree Pathway, Enabling Any College to Offer a Zero Textbook Cost College Degree

FAIRFAX, Va. and PORTLAND, Ore. (Nov. 16, 2015) – For colleges everywhere, offering a zero textbook cost degree program became easier today as Northern Virginia Community College’s Extended Learning Institute (ELI) and open courseware provider Lumen Learning announced a collaboration to publish 24 online college courses for two complete degree programs. All courses were developed for zero student cost using open educational resources (OER) (i.e., no textbooks, just public access Internet).

Earn a bachelor’s degree without leaving Reston

Reston residents or employees can earn a bachelor’s degree in business administration close to home or work. Through a transfer agreement between Northern Virginia Community College and Marymount University, students can complete the first two years of college at NOVA and then finish at Marymount without leaving Reston. NOVA and Marymount are conveniently located next to each other on Wiehle Avenue adjacent to Metro’s Silver Line in Reston.

Adjuncts wanted at NOVA-Manassas

Northern Virginia Community College will hold a job fair for potential part-time instructors Nov. 19 from 5 to 8 p.m. at NOVA’s Innovation Park Center. The center is located at 9485 Innovation Drive, just off University Boulevard in Manassas.

NOVA-Woodbridge to host “Contemplating Candy II” exhibit

Artist Jackie Hoysted will be exhibiting her work, “Contemplating Candy II,” in The Gallery at the Woodbridge Campus of Northern Virginia Community College, 2645 College Drive (WAS). The exhibition opens Tuesday, Nov.10 and runs through Thursday, Dec. 10. An artist’s reception is scheduled from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 12.

Contemplating Candy II

NOVA-AL to host 2015 Post Election Conference

The Northern Virginia Community College Institute for Public Service will host the 2015 Post Election Conference Thursday, Nov. 5 at the Alexandria Campus, Bisdorf Building, AA-196, 5000 Dawes Ave., Alexandria. The first session, “The Future of Virginia: State and Local Elections,” will begin at 11 a.m. followed by “Looking Forward: 2016 Presidential Election” at 12:30 p.m.

Spring registration at Northern Virginia Community College

Open registration for Northern Virginia Community College’s spring 2016 semester starts Nov. 16. Students can secure their classes while the most choices are available without paying tuition until Dec. 15. Starting Dec. 15, tuition is due by 5 p.m. on the next business day after registering.

Artist pays tribute to slain niece Vanessa Pham in Annandale Art Show

Artist and former Northern Virginia Community College student Michelle Pham will be exhibiting her work in the Verizon Gallery at the Richard J. Ernst Community Cultural Center at the Annandale Campus, 8333 Little River Turnpike. The exhibition opens Tuesday, Nov.10 and runs through Sunday, Nov. 15. An artist’s reception is scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. each day on Saturday, Nov. 14 and Sunday, Nov. 15.

“Let Freedom Ring” fall concert at NOVA-AL Schlesinger Center

The NOVA-Annandale Symphony Orchestra will have its “Let Freedom Ring” fall concert at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center at the Alexandria Campus of Northern Virginia Community College, 4915 East Campus Lane, Alexandria. The concert will be at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13.

NOVA Alexandria Band to perform Halloween concert

The Northern Virginia Community College Alexandria Concert Band will celebrate Halloween with a “haunted” performance. The “Spooktacular Sounds in the Haunted Hall” will take place from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Art Center at the Alexandria Campus.

Flyer

Maryanne Pollock to Exhibit Refuge at Schlesinger Center

The Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, and the Forum Gallery at the Alexandria Campus of Northern Virginia Community College features the exhibit, Refuge, two maximalist collaborative canvases by Maryanne Pollock, Friday, Nov. 13 to Sunday, Jan. 14, 2016 with an opening reception from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14.

Maryanne Pollock

Epic paintings by Brian Burgess at NOVA-Loudoun

Paintings by Brian Burgess will be on display in Waddell Gallery at the Loudoun Campus of Northern Virginia Community College from Nov. 2 to Dec. 4. Burgess is a multimedia artist from Fredericksburg, Virginia. He likes to paint, illustrate and sculpt epic subject matter.

“The Fall of Bellerophon”

NOVA-Woodbridge to host “A Way Through the West” with Novelists Robert Bausch and LeAnn Bednar, Oct. 21

Northern Virginia Community College’s Woodbridge Campus will host an evening with award-winning novelists Robert Bausch and LeAnn Bednar for a discussion of their recent novels. The event will be held Oct. 21 at 7:30 p.m., in the Lakeside Theatre NOVA-Woodbridge, 15200 Neabsco Mills Rd., Woodbridge. In the presentation called “A Way Through the West,” Bausch and Bednar will read excerpts from their works, which share similarities to the landscape of the Great Western Trail.

Author, biologist to speak at NOVA-Annandale

The Northern Virginia Community College Annandale Campus will welcome bestselling author Dr. Sean B. Carroll for a seminar titled “Endless Forms Most Beautiful? The Making of the Animal Kingdom.” The author, biologist and professor will speak from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 23 in the Richard J. Ernst Cultural Community Center Theater.

Sean Carroll

NOVA student among winners of first HackDC

Brian Burack, a first year computer science student at Northern Virginia Community College, had great success at LongView International Technology Solutions’ first HackDC event in September. Burack and his teammates were recognized for creating the Best Mobile App for Clinicians during the weekend-long event.

Student Winners

Fine Arts Department partners with ALIVE! for Empty Bowls Alexandria

Northern Virginia Community College’s Fine Arts Department at the Alexandria Campus has partnered with local organization ALIVE! (ALexandrians InVolved Ecumenically) and will donate 100 handcrafted, one-of-a-kind bowls for Empty Bowls Alexandria. Empty Bowls Alexandria is scheduled for 6 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Durant Arts Center in Old Town Alexandria. Attendees and donors will enjoy a simple meal and receive one of the handmade bowls made by NOVA students as gifts.

Empty Bowls

NOVA-Woodbridge honors student success at MAN UP ceremony

A total of 31 male students were inducted into MAN UP, an organization that supports and mentors the educational success of underrepresented minorities. The 2nd Annual Induction Ceremony was held on Oct. 1st at the Woodbridge Campus of Northern Virginia Community College.

MAN UP

NOVA hosts domestic violence awareness events

Students, faculty and staff showed overwhelming support for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault as part of the Clothesline Project. The event was hosted at NOVA’s Medical Education Campus, Oct. 5 and 6 and will become a poignant visual display that bears witness to the impact of domestic violence and sexual assault in our society.

Clothesline Project

NOVA Professor Selected as Fulbright Scholar

Lucy Gebre-Egziabher, an assistant professor in the Communication Studies and Theater Department, has been selected for a Fulbright Specialist program in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – her country of origin. As a Fulbright Scholar, Gebre-Egziabher will teach film studies and conduct a “From Script to Screen” practicum at Rift Valley University in the Communications and Journalism Department. In addition, she will assist the institution in the development of a film curriculum.

Lucy Gebre-Egziabher

‘Spirits, Shadows and Sounds’ on display at NOVA-Manassas

A multimedia art exhibition at the Manassas Campus of Northern Virginia Community College called “Spirits, Shadows and Sounds” features spooky artwork created by students, faculty, staff and local artists. “Spirits, Shadows and Sounds” will be on display in the Colgan Hall gallery from Oct. 8 to Nov. 4. The gallery is open 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays.

Spider on a Web

NOVA-MEC to host Open House for prospective students

Northern Virginia Community College’s Medical Education Campus will host an informational open house on Saturday, October 17, from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m., at 6699 Springfield Center Drive in Springfield.

Cosmic Design Art Show to Open at Schlesinger Center

The Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, Margaret W. and Joseph L. Fisher Art Gallery at the Alexandria Campus of Northern Virginia Community College features the solo exhibit, Cosmic Design, Mixed Media by Shanthi Chandrasekar, Friday, Oct. 30 to Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015 with an artist’s reception from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015.

Black Hole

NOVA-Annandale to Plant Trees for 50th Anniversary

Northern Virginia Community College’s Annandale Campus will host a tree planting event in recognition of the College’s 50th anniversary. NOVA will host a reception and planting ceremony from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22 on the athletic field at the Annandale Campus.

Community invited to STEM Day at NOVA-Loudoun

On Saturday, Oct. 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Loudoun Campus of Northern Virginia Community College will host Loudoun County STEM Day. The event is free and open to the public. Loudoun County STEM Day showcases opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math. Designed for all ages, the day features hands-on exhibits, workshops, food and music in a festival-like atmosphere.

STEM Logo

Community celebrates Higher Education Center at NOVA-Loudoun

A large number of people gathered at the Loudoun Campus of Northern Virginia Community College Sept. 24 to celebrate the official opening of the Higher Education Center, the newest campus building. The Higher Education Center completes the first phase of a two-part commitment to partner with one or more universities to offer students four-year degree programs at NOVA’s Loudoun Campus.

Ribbon Cutting

IBM and CASY launch new veterans initiative connecting VA vets to high-skilled tech jobs

Leaders from IBM and Corporate America Supports You (CASY), a national non-profit dedicated to helping veterans find employment, Virginia’s Veterans and Defense Affairs and local veterans today launched a new veterans’ initiative at Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) to help local veterans translate their military experience into high-skilled jobs. Virginia has the fastest growing veteran population in the nation, with approximately 800,000 veterans statewide. Between April 2015 and January 2017, Defense Manpower Data Center estimates 24,500 service members will transition out of service in Virginia. The new Veteran Employment Accelerator Grant program, spearheaded by IBM and CASY, will provide local returning service members with hands-on training, certification, and job placement assistance in the fast-growing tech sector.

Award-winning author to discuss mystery writing at NOVA-Loudoun

The community is invited to spend an evening with award-winning novelist Les Roberts, Oct. 7 from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Loudoun Campus of Northern Virginia Community College. In his presentation called “Getting Away with Murder,” Roberts will explain how to take the mystery out of mystery fiction.

Award-winning author to discuss mystery writing at NOVA-Loudoun

New session starts soon at Northern Virginia Community College

Registration is taking place now for an eight-week session that begins Oct. 21 at Northern Virginia Community College. Registration for the session closes at 11:59 p.m. Oct. 20. Students may enroll 24 hours a day at www.nvcc.edu or in person at one of NOVA’s six campuses in Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas, Springfield or Woodbridge.

New faculty at NOVA-Manassas

The Manassas Campus of Northern Virginia Community College welcomed several new faculty members at the start of the fall 2015 semester.

NOVA’s new president celebrates first week in new role

Dr. Scott Ralls officially took the helm, on Sept. 8, as the fifth president of Northern Virginia Community College. Ralls joins one of the largest community colleges in the nation after seven years as president of the 58-campus North Carolina Community College System. As one of his first “official acts” as president, Ralls addressed NOVA’s 50th Anniversary Gala on Sept. 9, where he stressed the importance of remaining student-focused in all that we do, and remembering that the students are why we are all here. He said he has wanted to get back to a campus for a long time. He has missed the energy that comes from being in the midst of a campus environment.

NOVA-Woodbridge to host panel on healthy police-community relations

A panel discussion will be held in the Lakeside Theatre of Northern Virginia Community College’s Woodbridge Campus, 15200 Neabsco Mills Road, Woodbridge, to examine how local law enforcement can engage citizens in positive approaches to community problem-solving. The event will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 22 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Rachel M. Schlesinger Center to Celebrate 15 Years

In celebration of its 15th anniversary, the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, Forum and Passageway Galleries at Northern Virginia Community College’s Alexandria Campus will feature the one-person exhibit PAINTING THE LINE, drawing the paint: Oil Paintings by Ann Schlesinger, daughter of Jim and Rachel Schlesinger. The exhibit will be on display Friday, Sept. 11 to Sunday, Nov. 8 with an opening reception from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 27.

Easel Drapery

NOVA welcomes authors for “Fall for the Book” Festival

The Annandale and Woodbridge campuses of Northern Virginia Community College invite book lovers and readers to meet poet Chiwan Choi and playwright Sam Chanse, as part of Virginia’s anticipated book festival, “Fall for the Book.”

Fall for the Book

NOVA-Woodbridge to Display Respect for Life Exhibit

The Atrium Gallery at the Woodbridge Campus of Northern Virginia Community College will feature the exhibit, “Respect for Life,” by Dora Muhammad, Sept. 8 to Oct. 2, with an opening reception on Tuesday, Sept. 8 from 4:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.

Gerry Bannan’s paintings at NOVA-Loudoun

Paintings by Gerry Bannan will be on display in Waddell Gallery at the Loudoun Campus of Northern Virginia Community College from Sept. 21 to Oct. 23. Bannan is an artist and educator currently living in Roanoke, Virginia.

Gerry Bannan Thoth

Hispanic Heritage Month events at NOVA-Manassas

The Manassas Campus of Northern Virginia Community College (6901 Sudley Road) will host several events in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. All events are free and open to the public. For more information, contact NOVA’s Global Learning Center at 703-257-6705 or glc@nvcc.edu.

NOVA-Woodbridge to host Tech Week

Northern Virginia Community College’s Woodbridge Campus will host the first ever Tech Week for students, faculty and staff. Tech Week, Sept. 14-17th, will offer exposure to the latest technology and services the college provides throughout the year.

Rachel M. Schlesinger Center to Display Artifact Exhibit

Friday, Sept. 11 – Sunday, Oct. 25 Opening Reception 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 12 The Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, Margaret W. and Joseph L. Fisher Art Gallery at the Alexandria Campus of Northern Virginia Community College features the two-person exhibit, Artifact, Selected Works by J.T. Kirkland and John James Anderson, Friday, Sept. 11 to Sunday, Oct. 25 with an opening reception on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Kirkland Subspace

NOVA-Woodbridge host first art reception of the Fall Semester

Northern Virginia Community College’s Woodbridge Campus will showcase its first art exhibit of the year, “Material/Method: contemporary practices in painting,” from Aug. 25 through Sept. 25, in the Atrium Gallery of the Woodbridge Campus, 15200 Neabsco Mills Road, Woodbridge.

NOVA-Annandale Opens Fall Semester with 3rd Annual Art Show

Northern Virginia Community College’s Annandale Campus is currently showing student, and faculty and staff artwork in its 3rd Annual Art Show. The diverse art pieces are on display in the art gallery in the Richard J. Ernst Community Cultural Center and will be on display through Sept. 27.

Art Show

NOVA-Manassas faculty art show features Matt Pinney

Recent works by the art faculty at the Manassas Campus of Northern Virginia Community College will be on display from Aug. 24 to Sept. 25, and a reception to meet the artists is scheduled for Sept. 16 from noon to 1:00 p.m. The reception and exhibition are free and open to the public.Matt Pinney’s art will be featured in Colgan Gallery with works by other artists on display around the campus.

Matt Pinney Art Show

Faculty Art Show at the Loudoun Campus of Northern Virginia Community College

Recent works by the Communication Design and Fine Arts faculty at the Loudoun Campus of Northern Virginia Community College will be on display in Waddell Gallery from Aug. 10 to Sept. 11. The artwork by Donald Depuydt, Rebecca Freeman, Jackie Gage, Veronica Morrison, Jennifer Nakasato, Sabeen Raja, Shelley Stevens, Dwayne Treadway, Julia Turner and Novel Yi includes animation, ceramics, mixed media, painting, photography and printmaking.

Untitled by Rebecca Freeman

NOVA to Offer English Specialization

Northern Virginia Community College is now offering an Associate of Arts in liberal arts with an English specialization. The College was recently approved to offer the specialization after starting the process of preparing the curriculum and determining student interest in this unique opportunity.

Funding available for IT credentials at NOVA-Manassas

The Manassas Campus of Northern Virginia Community College is offering several short-term certificate programs in information technology that may be eligible for funding depending on family income.The courses start in September and end by December. Certificate programs include Java Programming and Database Administrator. Certification preparation courses are available in CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+, Systems Security Certified Practitioner, Certified Information Security Manager, Certified Information Systems Security Professional, and Certified Information Systems Auditor.

NOVA-Woodbridge partners with Future Kings to host summer camp

A collaborative effort between the Woodbridge Campus of Northern Virginia Community College and a local outreach youth program, Future Kings, results in providing a summer camp to help children manage their own information technology business.

Russian Fulbright Scholar to teach political science at NOVA-Loudoun

Dr. Maxim Mokeev from the Stolypin Volga Region Institution of Administration in Saratov, Russia, will teach a special political science class at the Loudoun Campus of Northern Virginia Community College this fall. Mokeev, an expert in Russian public sector policy, is coming to NOVA-Loudoun as a Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence. His class will focus on institutional and functional dimensions of public administration in Russia as well as on the urgent issues of Russian economic, social, foreign and human resource policies. Public administration reform, local government reform, implementation of good governance and fighting corruption will also be covered.

Maxim Mokeev

NOVA-Annandale Accepting Art Show Entries

For the third year, NOVA-Annandale will welcome faculty, staff and alumni artists to participate in the annual art show. The 2015 Annual Art Exhibit will take place from Aug. 4 to Sept. 27. The diverse art pieces will be on display in the art gallery in the Richard J. Ernst Community Cultural Center.

New for fall: Viticulture courses at NOVA-Loudoun

Aspiring winemakers can register for new viticulture courses offered at the Loudoun Campus of Northern Virginia Community College for the first time this fall. Viticulture is the science, study and production of grapes. “Introduction to Viticulture” (VEN 100) discusses grapes, their history, distribution, classification and areas of production. The course provides an overview of grape uses and products made from grapes, and covers environmental factors affecting grapes.

NOVA and Virginia Hospital Center to offer Camp Med 2015

Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) and Virginia Hospital Center will partner for the 11th consecutive year, to offer middle school-aged students interested in healthcare, the opportunity to interact with medical professionals through a variety of creative and engaging activities.

Three new music classes at NOVA-Manassas

The Manassas Campus of Northern Virginia Community College is offering three new music classes during the fall 2015 semester.“Music Appreciation” (MUS 121) covers Western music through the classical era, including the music of Bach, Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven. The course will also introduce students to music from India, Africa, the Middle East, Indonesia, China and Japan. “Music Appreciation” is scheduled for Thursdays from 7 to 8:15 p.m. beginning Aug. 27.

NOVA-Annandale to Host HackDC 2015

LongView International Technology Solutions, a federal service-disabled veteran-owned health IT services contractor, will be holding HackDC 2015 Sept. 25-27 in NOVA-Annandale’s Richard J. Ernst Community Cultural Center. HackDC 2015 is a 36-hour health care hackathon where approximately 250 university computer science students will work with clinicians and veterans to build mobile apps for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Part-time instructors wanted at NOVA-Manassas

The Manassas Campus of Northern Virginia Community College needs part-time adjunct faculty to teach courses in several disciplines and interested people are encouraged to attend a job fair at the campus July 16 from 6 to 8 p.m.

New cybersecurity program at NOVA’s Reston Center

To meet the need for qualified people who can proactively prevent threats to computer networks, Northern Virginia Community College will offer an associate degree in cybersecurity at the Reston Center starting in fall 2015.

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe signs legislation to benefit military students at NOVA-Woodbridge

Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia Terry McAuliffe visited the Woodbridge Campus of Northern Virginia Community College on June 29th to sign legislation granting veteran students enrolled in Virginia community colleges academic credit for prior military training. HB 2354/SB 1335, requires the State Board for Community Colleges to develop a policy to award academic credit for military training applicable to a student’s certificate or degree requirements.

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe signs legislation to benefit military students at NOVA-Woodbridge

NOVA-Manassas presents movies at the Mary Louise Jackson Amphitheater

The Manassas Campus of Northern Virginia Community College will present a series of movies on Saturday evenings at the Mary Louise Jackson Amphitheater. Sit on the benches or bring a blanket to stretch out on the grass. Concessions will be available. In case of inclement weather, the movies will be shown indoors. The shows will begin at sunset.

NOVA-Annandale to Host World Police & Fire Games Events

Fairfax County will host the 2015 World Police & Fire Games (WPFG) starting Friday, June 26 through the Fourth of July. The opening ceremony will take place at 6 p.m. Friday at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C.

New for fall: Meteorology at NOVA-Manassas

Do you want to learn how meteorologists forecast the weather? The Manassas Campus of Northern Virginia Community College will offer a meteorology course for the first time this fall. “Meteorology” (NAS 125) presents a nontechnical survey of fundamental meteorology and covers the effects of weather and climate on people and their activities.

NOVA Rolls Out New Website

Northern Virginia Community College’s Web Services Digital Media (WSDM) department recently rolled out the college’s newly redesigned website. Pittsburgh firm BarkleyREI – an award-winning digital marketing agency specializing in tourism and travel, higher education, non-profit, and consumer marketing – assisted NOVA in the development and launch of the new website.

NOVA named Top Veteran Friendly School

Northern Virginia Community College has been named a Top Veteran-Friendly School for 2015, - by U.S. Veterans Magazine (USVM) for the fifth consecutive year. USVM reviewed results from an extensive survey of hundreds of Fortune 1000 companies to educational institutions to create the Best of the Best 2015.

NOVA-Loudoun introduces engineering program fall 2015

The Loudoun Campus of Northern Virginia Community College will offer two engineering degrees starting with the fall 2015 semester.Engineering was added to meet the demand from students who live or work near the Loudoun Campus.

Workshop to help skilled immigrants validate credentials: ‘Rebuilding Your Professional Career in the U.S.’

Northern Virginia Community College’s Global Learning Center is hosting free workshops to help skilled immigrants find meaningful employment in the United States. During a workshop called “Rebuilding Your Professional Career in the U.S.,” immigrants will learn how to validate prior learning from abroad for U.S. employment, how to market skills and experience to U.S. employers, how to obtain college credit for workforce experience, and more.

NOVA-AN Professor Thomas Rushford selected to attend National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute

Professor Thomas Rushford of Northern Virginia Community College has been selected to attend a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities. Professor Rushford was chosen from a national applicant pool to attend one of only five Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities Summer Institutes and the only one designed specifically for community college faculty. The NEH is a federal agency that, each summer, supports enrichment opportunities at colleges, universities, and cultural institutions, so that faculty can work collaboratively and study with experts in humanities disciplines.

NOVA welcomes 2015 Honors Program Scholars

Northern Virginia Community College is preparing to welcome 17 incoming Honors Program Scholars for the start of the 2015-2016 academic year, which begins August 24. The scholarship provides $10,000 to be divided into fall and spring semesters for two years, at $2,500 per semester. It will assist students with the cost of tuition toward a NOVA degree. This is the third class of NOVA Honors Scholars; the first class of 18 graduated on May 17th having completed the Honors Core Curriculum.

NOVA-Manassas Provost Ramsammy named to national commission

Walter G. Bumphus, president and CEO of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), recently appointed Roger Ramsammy to the AACC’s Commission on Academic, Student and Community Development. Ramsammy, provost at the Manassas Campus of Northern Virginia Community College, will serve a three-year term starting July 1, 2015.

Provost Ramsammy

Four NOVA students named to PTK Top Ten All-Virginia Academic Team

Allan Edzii of Sterling, Amanuel Eshete of Alexandria, Adam John of Reston and Isabela Lopes of Gainesville were named to the Phi Theta Kappa Top Ten All-Virginia Academic Team during a recognition ceremony April 22, 2015, in Richmond, Virginia. The four students were nominated by Northern Virginia Community College.

Northern Virginia Community College Board to meet, May 18

The Northern Virginia Community College Board will hold its regular meeting on Monday, May 18, from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m., in NOVA’s Fairfax Administrative Center, 3922 Pender Drive, Room 121, Pender 4, Fairfax, VA.

Workshop teaches methods to improve organizations

Students from the Manassas Campus of Northern Virginia Community College brought home top honors from the Seventh Annual Mid-Atlantic Mathematics Regional Tournament held at Cecil Community College in North East, Maryland, April 11.

NOVA-Manassas math team wins regional competition

Students from the Manassas Campus of Northern Virginia Community College brought home top honors from the Seventh Annual Mid-Atlantic Mathematics Regional Tournament held at Cecil Community College in North East, Maryland, April 11.

Family Fridays Movie Series

The Manassas Campus of Northern Virginia Community College will present family-friendly movies at the Mary Louise Jackson Amphitheater on Friday evenings in May and Jun

Writing conference at NOVA-Manassas

The Manassas Campus of Northern Virginia Community College will host a free writing conference April 10 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. including lunch.

Spring Show of Student Artwork

Artwork by students at the Manassas Campus of Northern Virginia Community College will be on display from April 9 to May 1 in Colgan Hall gallery.

NOVA-Manassas presents discussion on Chinese culture

On March 23 at 6:30 p.m., the Manassas Campus of Northern Virginia Community College will host “Chinese Culture and Growing Up in a Communist Country,” a presentation by Grace Yao and Dong Xiang.

Part-time instructors wanted at NOVA

Northern Virginia Community College is seeking part-time adjunct faculty to teach courses in accounting, business, economics, finance, law and marketing at all campuses.

New session starts soon at Northern Virginia Community College

Anitza San Miguel has been selected to participate in the National Hispana Leadership Institute’s 2014 Executive Leadership Program. San Miguel is interim associate dean for the Science and Applied Technologies Division at the Manassas Campus of Northern Virginia Community College.

Renowned comedian Dick Gregory to appear at NOVA-Manassas

Anitza San Miguel has been selected to participate in the National Hispana Leadership Institute’s 2014 Executive Leadership Program. San Miguel is interim associate dean for the Science and Applied Technologies Division at the Manassas Campus of Northern Virginia Community College.

Free career exploration workshops

On Feb. 7, Northern Virginia Community College’s Global Learning Center will host free workshops focused on career exploration.

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