InsideODU: News for Faculty and Staff
Thursday, August 18, 2011

Section Heading: Top Stories

David Harnage to Rejoin ODU in New Position of Chief Operating Officer

David Harnage, a former vice president for administration and finance at Old Dominion, will rejoin the university in October in the newly created position of chief operating officer. (Full Story)

Darden College Is Partner in
$2.4 Million Grant Awarded to
Newport News Public Schools

The Darden College of Education is a major player in the recent $2.4 million Department of Defense Education Activity grant awarded to Newport News Public Schools, which is designed to respond to the needs of military-connected students. (Full Story)

New Faculty and Administrator Orientation, Welcome Back Picnic Set for Aug. 25

The new Learning Commons at Perry Library will be the site of two events for faculty and administrators on Thursday, Aug. 25: the New Faculty and Administrator Orientation and the annual Faculty Welcome Back Picnic. (Full Story)

Center for Service and Civic Engagement Awarded AmeriCorps Grant

ODU's Center for Service and Civic Engagement has received a grant from the ADVANCE AmeriCorps Program that will provide educational awards for eight students to work as tutors and mentors in Norfolk Public Schools. (Full Story)

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Danica Hays Is Lead Author of New Book on Qualitative Research Process (Full Story)

ODU Partners with HRT for Free Rides on The Tide; Kickoff Event Is Aug. 19 (Full Story)

IEEE Taps ODU's Tolk for His Expertise in Interoperability for Smart Grid Vision Panel (Full Story)

MarineTech Program Continues to Engage Students, Teachers in Marine STEM Careers (Full Story)

Section Heading: Features

Kathy Williamson Realizes Long-Held Dream During Visit to South Africa

Through college and into her working career, Kathy Williamson has always been drawn to the issues and human needs in Africa and dreamed of traveling there one day. That dream came true this summer for ODU's employee relations manager – and it was better than she ever imagined. (Full Story)

Offshore Wind Farm Preliminary Studies Under Way at ODU

Researchers at Old Dominion are working on several fronts to collect and analyze data in order to prepare the way for electricity-producing wind farms off the Atlantic coast. (Full Story)

Section Heading: Kudos

Friend of the Underserved, Sharon Stull Gets National Recognition in Dental Hygiene (More)


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Section Heading: A picture is worth ...

Jessica Bowers, a transfer student from TCC, shares a laugh with her daughter, Jacie Lynn, 6, during a visit to Webb Center Tuesday afternoon. Bowers plans to major in biology.

Section Heading: Events

Friday, Aug. 19

"Ride The Tide" kickoff for faculty and staff, 10 a.m., Elkhorn Avenue and 43rd Street. Includes HRT bus ride to The Tide station near EVMS, a ride on The Tide to MacArthur Center for lunch and shopping, and return to campus by bus at 2 p.m.

RSVPs due for Faculty Welcome Back Picnic on Aug. 25. or 3-3116

Monday, Aug. 22

Hispanic/Latino Employee Association meeting, noon to 1 p.m., James/Lynnhaven River Room, Webb Center

Tuesday, Aug. 23

State of the University address and breakfast, 8 a.m., Ted Constant Convocation Center (reservations required for breakfast seating)

Thursday, Aug. 25

Orientation for new faculty and administrators, 7:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Perry Library Learning Commons, and 12:45-2 p.m. in the Gornto Teletechnet Center. RSVP at 3-5421

Faculty Welcome Back Picnic, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Perry Library Learning Commons. Reservations required (see Aug. 19 listing).

Friday, Aug. 26

Outdoor movie, "Thor," sponsored by Student Activities Council, 8 p.m., Kaufman Mall. 3-3446

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