InsideODU: News for Faculty and Staff
Monday, October 3, 2011

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Team Tidewater Finishes 14th in Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon Competition

It was arduous. It made team members work harder than they ever had. It dominated their lives for two years. Now it's over. The 2011 Department of Energy Solar Decathlon wrapped up over the weekend, with Team Tidewater finishing in 14th place out of 19 entries. (Full Story)

Poet Billy Collins Headlines Literary Festival with Talk on Oct. 6

ODU's 34th annual Literary Festival, which opened yesterday and runs through Oct. 7, brings together a wide range of artists and intellectuals to present poetry, plays, photography, essays, memoirs, music and fiction. (Full Story)

Students' Time Management Software Tool Gets Positive Review from Mac App Store

They were friends starting college at ODU, struggling with the demands of time management. The students, two engineers, an IT major and a sociology major, have created an app called College TA, billed as "the next generation of college planners." (Full Story)

Toyota Exec, ODU Alumnus Wil James, to Speak at Lambert's Point Community Center

Norfolk native and ODU alumnus Wil James will speak about growing up in Lambert's Point and his journey to becoming the president of Toyota's largest manufacturing plant outside of Japan on Oct. 14. (Full Story)

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Employees, Family Members Can Receive Free Flu Shot at Benefits Fair (Full Story)

Emergency Blood Drive Set for Oct. 4 at Perry Library (Full Story)

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Parachute Drop of Game Ball Sets the Tone for ODU Victory Over UMass

Parents and family members of students, on campus for Monarch Family Weekend, were treated to an exciting start to the game Saturday (as well as an exciting finish) when ODU hosted UMass at Foreman Field at S.B. Ballard Stadium. (Full Story)


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President Broderick talks with students and parents at the President's Brunch Saturday morning, one of several Monarch Family Weekend events sponsored by the Division of Student Engagement and Enrollment Services and its Office of Student Activities and Leadership.

Section Heading: Events

Monday, Oct. 3

Café con Leche, featuring dance performances, slam poetry, a salsa band and dance, for Hispanic Heritage Month, 7-9 p.m., North Cafeteria, Webb Center. 3-4406

Diehn Concert, "The Music of Paul Bowles," Andrey Kasparov with the Norfolk Chamber Consort, 8 p.m. (includes preconcert lecture by Christopher Sawer-Laucanno at 7:30 p.m.), Diehn Center. 3-5305. $

Tuesday, Oct. 4

Study Abroad Fair, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., North Mall, Webb Center. 3-6943

Lecture by Edwin Gomez, associate professor of human movement sciences, "Latinos and Their Leisure Lifestyles," for Hispanic Heritage Month, 3-4 p.m., Intercultural Center, Webb Center. 3-4406

Thursday, Oct. 6

Former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins, for the Literary Festival and President's Lecture Series, 7:30 p.m., Webb Center

Fri. to Sun., Oct. 7-9

Sesame Street Live, "Elmo Makes Music," 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Oct. 7; 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Oct. 8; 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Oct. 9; Constant Center. $

Sat. to Tues., Oct. 8-11

Fall break for faculty and students – no classes

Wednesday, Oct. 12

HACE dessert social and membership drive, 12:30-2 p.m., Virginia Rice Webb Room, Webb Center. 3-3925

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