InsideODU: News for Faculty and Staff
Thursday, September 1, 2011

Section Heading: Top Stories

Campus Suffers Minimal Damage from Irene

ODU weathered well the storm that was Hurricane Irene, suffering only minimal damage. The biggest hits were to the boardwalk near Whitehurst Hall and the pier near the Sailing Center. (Full Story)

Education Prof's New Books Exemplify the Life of the Public Intellectual

Two new texts by Joe DeVitis, visiting professor of educational foundations and leadership, express his fervid belief as a public intellectual that scholars should address pressing public problems and engage in social and political life. (Full Story)

Brenda Roth Named Employee of the Month for August

It didn't take long for ODU's latest Employee of the Month to rise through the ranks after joining the university in 2003 – or to impress some seasoned higher education administrators. (Full Story)

CSA Subscriptions Due Sept. 11 for Fall Season; Split Orders Now Offered

Members of the campus community have until Sept. 11 to submit applications for the fall season of CSA @ ODU, the university's community-supported agriculture program. (Full Story)

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CSCE Co-Sponsors Memorial 5K Run on Campus Sept. 11 (Full Story)

Solar Decathlon Team Battens Down the Hatches and Weathers the Storm (Full Story)

Counseling Program Takes Students to Ireland for Diversity Institute (Full Story)

ODU Faculty Members, Student Help Develop First Dental Hygiene Program in Central America (Full Story)

Section Heading: Features

Photos from New Faculty Orientation and 'Welcome Back' Picnic

New faculty members and administrators attended ODU's annual orientation program Aug. 25, and joined returning faculty later that day at the traditional "Welcome Back" picnic. (Full Story)

Campus Community Pulls Together to Help Students and Parents on Move-in Day

Nervous excitement filled the air, along with the chatter of hundreds of friendly, welcoming conversations, as the ODU family turned out en masse to welcome new students moving into the residence halls. (Full Story)

Big Blue Begins Quest for Repeat Win as Capital One Mascot of the Year

Sixteen spirited heroes of college football are basking in the limelight as Capital One Financial Corp. announced the members of the 10th annual Capital One All-America Mascot Team. (Full Story)

Section Heading: Kudos

Athletic Department Announces 2011 Hall of Fame Induction Class (More)


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ODU's Town-N-Gown presented a $5,000 check to Team Tidewater Aug. 26 to help defray expenses on the house it is building for the national Solar Decathlon competition. Pictured are (l-r): Stuart Cake, TNG vice president of activities and events; John Whitelaw, ODU doctoral student and project leader; Bet Cake, TNG president; Duane Lougee, TNG immediate past president, whose administration chose the project for funding; and Oktay Baysal, dean of the Batten College of Engineering and Technology.

Section Heading: Events

Saturday, Sept. 3

Football: ODU vs. Campbell, 6 p.m., Foreman Field/Ballard Stadium. Game will be broadcast live on ESPN Radio, 94.1 FM.

Tuesday, Sept. 6.

Learning Commons opening at Perry Library, 8 a.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 7

Adjunct Faculty Orientation, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Scholarship Lounge, Ainslie Game Day Bldg. RSVP by Sept. 5 to

Thursday, Sept. 8

Meet & Greet for Ellen Neufeldt, vice president for student engagement and enrollment services, 3 p.m., H/NN Room, Webb Center.

"Queer Love: Poetry and Music on Gay Themes," a chronological performance of music and poetry from Sappho to Kasparov featuring a preview fragment of Andrey Kasparov's new opera, "Dyke," 7:30 p.m., Diehn Center. This concert benefits the Gay Cultural Studies initiative at ODU. 3-5305. $

Saturday, Sept. 10

"Lebende Bilder," new photography by Yola Monakhov, opens at Gordon Art Galleries. Artist's reception, 3-5 p.m. Oct. 3; exhibition continues through Oct. 23.

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