InsideODU: News for Faculty and Staff
Thursday, May 5, 2011

Section Heading: Top Stories

Tonelson Award Presented to Education College's Garrett McAuliffe

Garrett McAuliffe, University Professor of counseling and human services, received the A. Rufus Tonelson Faculty Award at the Faculty Awards and Retirement Dinner on May 3. (Full Story)

Sen. Jim Webb Among Speakers for Spring Commencement Programs

U.S. Sen. Jim Webb will be one of three guest speakers for ODU's commencement exercises on Saturday, May 7. Approximately 2,400 students are expected to take part in the ceremonies. The three commencement programs will be video streamed live at (Full Story)

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After Earning Ph.D. in Modeling and Simulation, Engineering Grad Will Weigh Her Next Career Move – Industry or Academia (Full Story)

Butler Lectures in Great Britain About His Marine Disease Research (Full Story)

Section Heading: Features

Carol DeRolf Retiring After 37 Years of Teaching Preschool, Kindergarten at Child Study Center

Of the 13 faculty members retiring this year, there's one who has never had to compete for the attention of the occasional student hunched over a desk sending a text message, and not one of her students ever arrived late to class because they didn't make it to campus in time to find a parking space nearby. (Full Story)

Section Heading: Kudos

SCHEV Outstanding Faculty Award Winner (More)

Faculty Research Achievement Award (More)

University Professors (More)

Faculty Research Mentor Award and Provost's Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Research Faculty Mentor (More)

Teaching with Technology Awards (More)

Provost's Award for Leadership in International Education (More)

Advising Awards (More)

J. Worth Pickering Administrator of the Year Award (More)

Faculty Retirees (More)

Faculty Administrator Retirees (More)

Faculty Service Awards (More)


Published by the Office of University Relations, InsideODU is sent to faculty and staff on Monday and Thursday during the fall and spring semesters. It is distributed once a week, on Thursday, during the summer.

Section Heading: A picture is worth ...

Jessica Larsen, left, of Virginia Beach, and Rachel Waldron, of Norfolk, pose for their own ODU memento photo Tuesday in front of the lion fountain on Kaufman Mall. Both of the women, who have bachelor's degrees from the university, will be receiving M.S.Ed. degrees at commencement on Saturday.

Section Heading: Events

Thursday, May 5

Big Blue Barbecue, hosted by the men's basketball program, 5:30-8 p.m., Constant Center lawn, 3-4444. $

Student Awards Banquet (invitation only), to recognize outstanding graduates and their most inspirational faculty members, 6 p.m., Webb Center

Friday, May 6

Joint ROTC commissioning, 3:30 p.m., Constant Center

Deadline to contribute to the Campus Community Campaign,

Saturday, May 7

Spring commencement, 9 a.m. (colleges of Education and Sciences, 1 p.m. (colleges of Business and Public Administration and Health Sciences) and 5 p.m. (colleges of Arts and Letters and Engineering and Technology), Constant Center.

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