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InsideODU: News for Faculty and Staff
Thursday, October 13, 2011

Section Heading: Top Stories

Africa Day to Feature Exhibit, Film, Fashion Show and Discussions

ODU will host Africa Day on Oct. 20. "Embracing Multiple Voices and Weaving New Narratives" is the theme of the daylong event, which is an effort to dispel the negative stereotypes about the continent. (Full Story)

Thought-provoking Comedy 'Red Bug' Premieres Oct. 20

What would happen if our world were suddenly catapulted into the realm of insect ethics? Eat or be eaten. "Red Bug" explores the ethics and morality of survival in a laugh-out-loud and thoroughly disgusting comedy Oct. 20. (Full Story)

Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies Set for Oct. 15

The 2011 ODU Sports Hall of Fame induction class features a field hockey Honda Award winner and Olympian, a basketball Olympian, an All-America baseball player, an All-Conference basketball defensive standout and a CAA golf champion. (Full Story)

CVC Fund Drive Opens; Weekly Prize Drawings to Be Held

ODU's participation in the annual Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign kicked off Oct. 1, with a goal of raising $116,000 by the end of the fall break. (Full Story)

Section Heading: More News

HRD Seeks Nominations for Customer Relations Employee of the Year (Full Story)

Red Flag Campaign Focuses Attention on Warning Signs of Relationship Violence (Full Story)

ODU Model U.N. Student Delegation Visits United Nations Headquarters, Attends Briefings (Full Story)

Breastival & Fun Walk to Raise Money for Cancer Research (Full Story)

Section Heading: Features

Study Abroad Fair – A Photo Essay

The biannual Study Abroad Fair attracted much attention in Webb Center's North Mall on Oct. 4. As a highlight of the fair, which provided information about upcoming programs and courses, drawings were held for $2,500 in scholarships. (Full Story)

ODU Education Helped Prepare Returning Student for Entrepreneur Role

After six years as a modern dancer in New York, Sarah Boyce Golden was looking for a career with a little more stability when she decided to go back to school. Ending up in Hampton Roads, she enrolled in computer engineering at ODU. (Full Story)

Section Heading: Kudos

Anders, Larry Tapped for Hampton Roads Sports Hall of Fame (More)


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Section Heading: A picture is worth ...

Poet Billy Collins signs a copy of one of his books for Peggy Anthony, program support technician for the engineering management department, last Thursday night. Collins, a former U.S. poet laureate, gave readings of his work before a packed room in Webb Center. He spoke as part of the President's Lecture Series and the Literary Festival.

Section Heading: Events

Thursday, Oct. 13

Monarch Pride Day, part of Homecoming festivities, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., featuring music, CanSculpture, refreshments and announcement of the Homecoming court, Kaufman Mall. homecoming@odu.edu

Jennifer Younkin, "Motivating Students: The Faculty's Role as Advisor" for Provost's Conversations Series, 12:30 p.m., Learning Commons, Perry Library

Steve Frederickson, chairman, president and CEO, Portfolio Recovery Associates Inc., Landmark Executive-in-Residence address, 12:30 p.m., 1005 Constant Hall

Friday, Oct. 14

Wil James, ODU alumnus and president of Toyota, Kentucky Inc., a talk on growing up in Lambert's Point and his journey to becoming president of Toyota's largest manufacturing plant outside of Japan, 4 p.m. Lambert's Point Community Center. 3-5759

Saturday, Oct. 15

Homecoming parade, 11 a.m., from 49th Street to Monarch Way. homecoming@odu.edu

Monday, Oct. 17

Hispanic/Latino Employee Association meeting, noon, Chesapeake Room, Webb Center

Walter Buchanan, ASEE president-elect, "Engineering Technology and the Future of the Profession," 10:30 a.m. (reception) and 11 a.m. (lecture), E.V. Williams Engineering and Computational Sciences Bldg. auditorium

Tuesday, Oct. 18

Faculty Senate meeting, 3-4:15 p.m., Portsmouth/Va. Beach Room, Webb Center

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