InsideODU: News for Faculty and Staff
Monday, January 10, 2011

Section Heading: Top Stories

Big Blue Crowned National Mascot of the Year

Old Dominion mascot Big Blue is the new title holder of Capital One Mascot of the Year. Big Blue was officially crowned Saturday, Jan. 1, during the nationally televised Capital One Bowl in Orlando, Fla., besting a talented pool of 15 other All-America mascots and bringing both glory and $20,000 to ODU's mascot program. (Full Story)

Final Candidates Announced for Vice President for Student Engagement and Enrollment Services

The search committee for the Vice President for Student Engagement and Enrollment Services position has invited five candidates to campus for interviews. An open forum with candidate Charles Fey will take place Tuesday, Jan. 11. (Full Story)

Former USDA Official Is Speaker for MLK Program on Jan. 19

Shirley Sherrod, the keynote speaker for Old Dominion's 27th annual observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, is someone who has spent her career working on racial justice issues, and who ended up getting caught up in today's complex racial politics in America. (Full Story)

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ODU Awards University Professor Title to Four Faculty Members (Full Story)

Grand Openings Set This Month for Raising Cane's and P.O.D. Market in University Village (Full Story)

David Chapman Is Next Speaker for Provost's Conversations on Teaching and Learning Jan. 11 (Full Story)

Section Heading: Feature

ODU Joins Forces with Elizabeth River Project for Tree Plantings on Campus

Come spring, the campus will be greener in places, thanks to the planting of more than 70 trees in December. The saplings, donated to the university as a result of a grant received by the Elizabeth River Project and Chesapeake Bay Foundation, are all native to Virginia. (Full Story)


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So close! The campus community is within $2,000 of reaching its goal for the Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign. Employees who still plan to contribute to their favorite charitable organizations should turn in their pledge forms before Jan. 21.

Section Heading: Events

Wed., Fri., Sat., Jan. 12, 14 & 15

SAC Movie Night: "Social Network," 8 p.m., 102 Mills Godwin Building. 683-4818

Tuesday, Jan. 18

Faculty Senate Meeting: 3 p.m., Chesapeake/Portsmouth Room, Webb Center.

Friday, Jan. 21

"Meet the Stars" Banquet: Part of the ODU Baseball Clinic weekend (Jan. 21-22), featuring Baseball Hall of Famers Andrew Dawson and Rollie Fingers as guest speakers, 6 p.m. (cocktails), 7 p.m. (dinner), Sheraton Norfolk Waterside. 683-6963. $

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Section Heading: Kudos

Blaine Taylor Becomes Winningest Men's Basketball Coach in ODU History

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