InsideODU: News for Faculty and Staff
Monday, April 11, 2011

Section Heading: Top Stories

Board Approves Awarding of Tenure and Emeritus Title, Endorses Tuition and Fee Rates

The Board of Visitors approved the award of tenure to 17 current faculty members and the granting of the emeritus title to six retiring faculty members, and approved the tuition and fee schedule for the 2011-12 academic year at its April 7 meeting. (Full Story)

Executive Director of Consumer Federation of America to Speak at Economics Club Luncheon

Stephen Brobeck, executive director of the Consumer Federation of America (CFA), will be the guest speaker at the ODU Economics Club of Hampton Roads Luncheon on April 27. Brobeck has served as executive director of the CFA, the nation's largest consumer advocacy organization, since 1980. (Full Story)

Annual HACE Luncheon Set; Reservations Due May 3

The Hourly and Classified Employees Association's annual luncheon is scheduled for Wednesday, May 11. The program includes the installation of officers and presentation of the Staff Member and Rookie Staff Member of the Year awards. Virginia General Assembly Delegate Algie Howell Jr. will be the guest speaker. (Full Story)

ODU Theatre's 'Eurydice' Opens April 14

ODU Theatre will perform "Eurydice" April 14-23 at the 47th Street Warehouse of Theatre and Film. In this contemporary and hypnotic retelling of the ancient myth, Orpheus once again goes through hell – literally – to search for his lost love. (Full Story)

Section Heading: More News

ODU Recruiting Team to Compete in UVa Bay Game (Full Story)

'Jews and Homosexuals and Their Struggle for Reparations in Germany' Is Topic of Gay Cultural Studies/IJIU Lecture (Full Story)

Hair Cuttery to Open Salon in University Village April 15 (Full Story)

Lady Monarch Basketball Golf Tournament Set for April 27 (Full Story)

Section Heading: Features

Participants, Volunteers Have a Blast at 2nd Annual ODU Special Olympics

Perfect weather, fun and games and a host of enthusiastic volunteers greeted the nearly 200 elementary schoolchildren from Norfolk Public Schools who came to Foreman Field Thursday morning for the second annual ODU Special Olympics. (Full Story)

Section Heading: Kudos

ODU Currently Ranks as Top CAA School in the Directors' Cup

Old Dominion ranks 68th overall in the latest Learfield Sports Director's Cup's standings, released Thursday. ODU is the highest-ranked program in the Colonial Athletic Association. The rankings include 233 schools. (More)


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Section Heading: A picture is worth ...

Erin Gruwell, whose life story inspired the 2007 film "Freedom Writers," starring Hilary Swank, gives the 2011 Darden Lecture in Education April 6 in the Big Blue Room at the Constant Center. Gruwell elicited everything from laughter to tears as she shared her experiences of successfully reaching out to – and teaching – teenagers in Long Beach, Calif., whom the educational system had written off as "unteachable."

Section Heading: Events

Wednesday, April 13
ODU Symphonic Band, 7:30 p.m., Diehn Center. 3-4061

Military Appreciation Day, College of Health Sciences.

Wed. to Sat., April 13-16
ODU Dance Theatre Spring Concert, 8 p.m. (plus a 2 p.m. matinee April 16), University Theatre. 3-5305. $

Thursday, April 14

Book signing by Bainy Cyrus, local author of "All Eyes," about the challenges she encountered growing up deaf in hearing world, noon, Village Bookstore

Benefit concert for Japan by members of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, 7:30 p.m., Diehn Center. The concert is free, but donations will be accepted for the Red Cross.

Friday, April 15
ODU Concert Choir, 7:30 p.m., Diehn Center. 3-4061

Sunday, April 17

ODU Collegium Musicum and Madrigal Singers, 4 p.m., Diehn Center. 3-4061

Monday, April 18
Reading day to kick off Blue Goes Green Week (a week of events promoting sustainability and going green), targeting children ages 4-10 (includes arts and crafts project following story time), sponsored by the Center for Service and Civic Engagement, Village Bookstore. 3-6948

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