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InsideODU: News for Faculty and Staff
Thursday, October 20, 2011

Section Heading: Top Stories

Mathews Promoted to Associate Dean for College of Sciences

Terri Mathews, who has managed the undergraduate program in the College of Sciences for more than a decade as assistant dean, has been promoted to associate dean. (Full Story)

Polonko to Speak on 'Engaging Students Across Disciplines' for Provost's Series

The Provost's Conversations on Teaching and Learning, a brown bag lunch series, continues Oct. 27 with a discussion led by Karen Polonko, University Professor of sociology and criminal justice. (Full Story)

Don't Forget to Turn in Your CVC Pledge Card; First Prize Drawing Is Oct. 24

As an incentive to turn in pledge forms early to the Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign, ODU employees will be entered in weekly prize drawings throughout the fund drive, which continues until the end of the fall semester. (Full Story)

'Asian Seasons' Offers Variety of Cultural Programs This Month

The Office of Intercultural Relations presents "Asian Seasons," a weeklong series of programs starting Oct. 24. The programs offer an opportunity to learn more about Asian cultures, traditions and people. (Full Story)

Warner Is Guest Speaker for Oct. 24 Dinner Sponsored by World Affairs Council, ODU

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner will headline a dinner hosted by the World Affairs Council, in partnership with ODU's Economics Club of Hampton Roads and ODU Town-N-Gown, on Monday, Oct. 24. (Full Story)

Section Heading: More News

Expert in Remote Sensing of Pollution Is New Chemistry Chair (Full Story)

AUA, Women's Caucus Hosting Deans Panel Oct. 27 (Full Story)

LGBTQ Safe Space Ally Training Offered in November (Full Story)

Students Can Apply for Paid Internships at General Assembly Session (Full Story)

Student Dance Association Presents Choreography Showcase Oct. 20 and 21 (Full Story)

Public Seminar on Impact of Sea Level Rise on Marshes (Full Story)

Section Heading: Features

From Truant to Top Student, Devon Taylor Is on a Health Care Mission

To see Devon Taylor today wearing the white lab coat and dapper bow tie as he chats with his mentors at ODU, it's hard to believe that 12 years ago he was a teenaged truant living in the slums of Flint, Mich. (Full Story)

Homecoming Redux – A Photo Essay

Homecoming 2011 had a little bit of everything: from football, tailgating and a parade, to the Founders' Day luncheon, Alumni Honors dinner and Hall of Fame banquet. (Full Story)


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Section Heading: A picture is worth ...

ODU alumnus Wil James '78 greets a young member in the audience prior to his talk on Friday at the Lambert's Point Community Center. He spoke about growing up in the neighborhood south of campus and his journey to becoming president of Toyota's largest manufacturing plant outside of Japan. Sponsored by ODU's Office of Community Engagement, the talk was the first in a new quarterly series sponsored by the university's Lambert's Point Summer Programs for area youngsters.

Section Heading: Events

Thursday, Oct. 20

Africa Day, featuring various events throughout the day. http://studentaffairs.odu.edu/oir/programs/africaday/

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. $

Friday, Oct. 21

Women's Caucus social, 4-6 p.m., Del Vecchios, 1080 W. 47th St. (there will be pizza). RSVP to sdoviak@odu.edu or jbing@odu.edu.

Saturday, Oct. 22

Saturday Morning Science Series featuring Lisa Horth, associate professor of biological sciences, "Consider the Ultraviolet: What Bees See and Why It Matters," 10:30 a.m., 200 of the Oceanography and Physical Sciences Bldg.


Wednesday, Oct. 26

Benefits Fair, sponsored by Human Resources, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., H/NN Room, Webb Center

Thursday, Oct. 27

Jane Franklin Dance Project performance, 12:30-130 p.m., 156 Diehn Center

Deans Panel, sponsored by Association of University Administrators and Women's Caucus, featuring presentations by each dean about their college's latest initiatives and vision for the future, 12:30-2 p.m., River Rooms, Webb Center. RSVP to dcampbel@odu.edu.

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