InsideODU: News for Faculty and Staff
Monday, February 21, 2011

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Butler Receives SCHEV Award at Ceremony in Richmond

Mark Butler, a marine biologist whose research promotes the stocks of blue crabs along the mid-Atlantic coast and of spiny lobsters in the Caribbean, received his 2011 Virginia Outstanding Faculty Award in Richmond on Feb. 17. The annual SCHEV awards luncheon was held at the Jefferson Hotel. (Full Story)

Employee Appreciation Events to Sell Discounted Certificates on Campus Feb. 22

The Department of Human Resources has announced that Employee Appreciation Events has returned to Hampton Roads, and will be on campus from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, in the Rectors Room of Webb Center. (Full Story)

Cat in the Hat Event Set for Feb. 26 at Village Bookstore

The University Village Bookstore will commemorate the birthday of legendary children's author Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, with its annual Cat in the Hat program at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 26. Special guest readers include Norfolk Mayor Paul Fraim and, from ODU, President John Broderick, football coach Bobby Wilder and women's basketball coach Wendy Larry. (Full Story)

Open Forums Scheduled with Candidates for Dean of College of Business and Public Administration

Three candidates have been invited to campus to interview for the position of dean of the College of Business and Public Administration. Each candidate is scheduled to give a presentation at an open forum for faculty and staff in the college and the campus community. (Full Story)

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History Prof to Lecture on 'African Perspectives on the Transatlantic Slave Trade' (Full Story)

HACE Accepting Nominations for Annual Staff Member Awards Program (Full Story)

Academic, Cultural Events on Tap for Caribbean Day, Feb. 24 (Full Story)

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OmniGlobe, an Instrument for Research and Fun Explorations, Installed in Physical Sciences Building

The OmniGlobe spherical display that has been installed in the first floor lobby of the Physical Sciences Building is a $150,000 instrument that can take spectators on an interplanetary trip to Jupiter, send them via time travel back to the early Earth, or even zip them around the modern-day globe to pinpoint the fieldwork being done by ODU researchers. (Full Story)


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Steve Tonelson, professor of special education, and President John Broderick share a laugh after Tonelson threw out the first pitch at ODU's home opener on Feb. 18. Tonelson is the son of the late ODU Hall of Famer and administrator Rufus Tonelson '33, who was the opening day pitcher for ODU's first baseball team, the Norfolk Division Braves, 80 years ago.

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Mon. to Fri., Feb. 21-25

"Talk Back Wall": An opportunity to "talk back" to popular media images that are harmful and offensive. Read what others have written and write your reactions to the ads on display, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., North Mall and South Mall, Webb Center. 3-4109

Tuesday, Feb. 22

"Understanding Culture: Women in Islam," a Global Certificate Program, presented by Hajar Maazia, doctoral student and vice president of the Muslim Students Association, 9-11 a.m., Chesapeake Room, Webb Center. Sponsored by International Student and Scholar Services. To register, go to 3-4756

Wednesday, Feb. 23

"Roots of Faith," an exploration of the shared roots of Islam, Judaism and Christianity, presented by the university chaplains, 7 p.m., Portsmouth Room.

Wed., Fri., Sat., Feb. 23, 25 & 26

SAC Movie Night: "Tangled," 8 p.m., MGB auditorium. 3-4818

Saturday, Feb. 26

ODU Wind Ensemble, 3 p.m., Atrium, Diehn Center. 3-4061

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