InsideODU: News for Faculty and Staff
Monday, October 17, 2011

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Pollination Through the Eyes of Bees Is Topic for Saturday Science Series

Honeybees, almonds, blueberries and ultraviolet light will be blended into one fascinating presentation for the Saturday Morning Science Series Oct. 22. (Full Story)

Benefits Fair Set for Oct. 26; Register to Receive Free Flu Shot

The Department of Human Resources will hold its 15th annual Benefits Fair from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26. Eligible employees and family members will have an opportunity to receive a free flu shot at the fair. (Full Story)

Science Alliance Staging Plays to Spark Children's Interest in Climate Change

If there is an entertaining way to get children interested in science – and specifically in climate change and water quality research – Jenifer Alonzo is determined to come up with it. (Full Story)

Women's Studies to Host 'Women, War & Peace' Screening, Panel Discussion

Following a preview of the new five-part PBS series "Women, War & Peace," WHRO's Barbara Hamm Lee, co-producer of "Another View," will moderate a panel discussion and audience participation on campus Oct. 24. (Full Story)

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Model U.N. to Celebrate United Nations Day (Full Story)

Faculty Invited to Exchange Ideas About Teaching, Learning at teachFAIR Oct. 19 (Full Story)

ODU Professors Attend Washington Banquet at Invitation of South Korean President (Full Story)

Africa Day to Feature Exhibit, Film, Fashion Show and Discussions (Full Story)

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ODU Pays Tribute to Alf Mapp, Presents Awards at Founders' Day Luncheon

Old Dominion honored several community leaders and paid tribute to one its legendary faculty members, the late Alf Mapp Jr., at the annual Founders' Day luncheon on Friday. (Full Story)

Ice Hockey Club Game to Honor Former ODU Student Killed in Terrorist Attack

Zach Cuddeback played only one season (2008-09) for ODU's ice hockey club team. Despite his quiet nature, he made quite an impression on his teammates and coach. They were shocked when they learned that Cuddeback had been killed by a terrorist in Germany. (Full Story)

Home Sweet Home: Former Students' Return to Campus, Parade and Football Make for a Memorable Homecoming

There's no place like home. The ODU campus was packed to overflowing on Saturday, as the university celebrated Homecoming. Alumni from across the decades mingled with students, faculty, staff and community residents on a beautiful fall day, bringing the campus to life. (Full Story)


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Hourly and Classified Employees Association officers Chariety Brown (vice president), left, and Kathy Pim (president) share a laugh at the HACE dessert social and membership drive on Wednesday. Many current and new members attended the event in Webb Center. The organization's next activity will be sponsorship of the Thanksgiving food drive.

Section Heading: Events

Monday, Oct. 17

Diehn Concert, featuring jazz ensemble New York Voices, 8 p.m., Diehn Center. 3-5305. $

Tuesday, Oct. 18

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

Wed., Fri. & Sat., Oct. 19, 21 & 22

Movie, "Horrible Bosses," sponsored by Student Activities Council, 8 p.m., 102 MGB. 3-4818

Thurs. to Sat., Oct. 20-22 & 27-29

"Red Bug," a post-apocalyptic journey into the life of a maniacal mother who's willing to do anything to provide for her children, directed by Katherine Hammond and written by Jonathan Fitts, 8 p.m., University Theatre (for mature audiences). 3-5305. $

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