Friday, March 26, 2010

Financial Aid Site Updated

Our Financial Aid site has been reorganized to be more user-friendly! We've added extra functionality to make it easier for you to navigate the site, new tabs, a Latest News box and video clip. There are two new buttons -- one leads you to the online application and the other goes to a resource page where you can get an estimate on how much aid you will receive. The FAQ page has been cleaned up and the staff contacts page has been updated. The scholarship page is now streamlined; it includes content organized by tabs and useful links to all the available scholarships on one page.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

New Events Calendar

Check out the new Events Calendar we recently rolled out! You'll find all sorts of great organized college-wide events by day, week, month or year. The calendar is updated on a daily basis.

Subscribe to the calendar and you'll receive reminders to events and changes/updates to event details. Add the calendar to your social network pages like Facebook and Twitter. Need directions to a posted event? No problem, the calendar is integrated with Google Maps so you can conveniently look up directions to a NOVA campus event. You can also do a search by event category, campus location, date and/or keyword(s) and print out calendar pages.

Friday, March 5, 2010

iTunes U Activity on the Rise

Since August 2009 the number of NOVA on iTunes U podcast downloads has tripled!!! If you haven’t done so already, be sure to check out NOVA on iTunes U, a Web-based service that delivers a variety of podcasts and open courses for FREE via the iTunes program.

NOVA’s iTunes U Categories Include:

  • Window Into NOVA -- watch an introduction to NOVA by President Robert G. Templin, go on a virtual tour of the campuses and centers, find out about NOVA’s Distance Learning program and more.
  • Academics -- listen to many audio presentations on subjects like Taking the Math Placement Test, Commencement, PUP Presentations and more, In addition, you can view great Science Seminar videos, entertaining instructional cooking segments presented by a professional chef from NOVA’s Hospitality Management Program who solves common cooking issues and more.
  • NOVA Community -- find the latest student, faculty and college news to keep you informed!
  • Open Courses -- hear a collection of instructive speeches given on an assortment of subjects of interest relevant to the NOVA community including Communication Design, History and Biology.
  • Training & Services -- listen to a series of instructional audio clips on topics such as how-to create your own podcast, Blackboard tips and tricks and more.

NOTE: You must have iTunes downloaded on your computer in order to access NOVA on iTunes U.