InsideODU: News for Faculty and Staff
Thursday, November 17, 2011

Section Heading: Top Stories

Education College Honors New Class of Alumni Fellows

The Darden College of Education on Nov. 15 recognized the achievements of six of its graduates, who have gone "above and beyond their duties," during the Alumni Fellows awards luncheon. The annual event is part of the college's observance of American Education Week. (Full Story)

ODU Hosting Program to Explore Results of Recent Political Polls

ODU's Social Science Research Center and the Department of Political Science will host a brown bag luncheon to explore the results of recent political polls at noon Nov. 21. The polls collected information from local residents regarding their views about national, regional and local issues. (Full Story)

Earl Nance Appointed as University Counsel

Earl Nance was appointed by Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli as university counsel at Old Dominion, effective Nov. 14. He succeeds Pat Kelly in the position. (Full Story)

Test of Alertus Desktop Notification System Scheduled for 1:10 P.M. Today

ODU will test the Alertus desktop notification system at 1:10 p.m. today, Thursday, Nov. 17. This new system, which was installed last week on each university-managed desktop computer, enables the institution to display full-screen alerts on those computers in certain emergency situations. (Full Story)

Section Heading: More News

Retired Rear Admiral Discusses Future of Local Military Presence at Economics Club Luncheon (Full Story)

Work by ODU's Adolphus Hailstork Premieres in Florida (Full Story)

International Education Week Concludes with Programs on Nov. 17 and 18 (Full Story)

5K Run/Walk to Help with Medical Expenses for Daughter of Former Graduate Assistant (Full Story)

Donations Still Being Accepted for HACE Thanksgiving Food Drive (Full Story)

Section Heading: Features

Students Bag Thousands of Apples for Food Bank, Soup Kitchens on Monarch Service Day

How do you like them apples? And, while we're at it, how about those volunteers? Approximately 350 volunteers, most of them ODU students, descended on Kaufman Mall last Saturday to bag more than 30,000 pounds' worth of apples for Monarch Service Day. (Full Story)

Myrick Hosting 10th Annual Thanksgiving Day Community Celebration in Portsmouth

Bismarck Myrick, Old Dominion ambassador-in-residence and lecturer in history and political science, will host the 10th annual Thanksgiving Day community celebration in Portsmouth on Nov. 24. (Full Story)

Section Heading: Kudos

Former Monarch Justin Verlander Is Unanimous Choice for Cy Young Award (More)

Education Wins Trophy in Facilities Management's First College Recycling Challenge (More)


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Section Heading: A picture is worth ...

Stephanie Riggs, a graduate assistant in the Office of Intercultural Relations, serves Shiwei Jiang, a Chinese Ph.D. student in international studies, at OIR's Discover America program Tuesday. The lunchtime event, which focused on Thanksgiving, included a traditional meal of turkey, dressing, sweet potatoes and pie. It also came with a talk about the American holiday by Keith Dickson, an adjunct faculty member in the history department.

Section Heading: Events

Thursday, Nov. 17

Michele Darby, chair, School of Dental Hygiene, "Using Point-Counterpoint in the Development of Critical Thinking" for the Provost's Conversations Series on Teaching and Learning, 12:30 p.m., Learning Commons, Perry Library

Men's soccer team vs. Liberty, first-round game in the NCAA tournament, 7 p.m., ODU Soccer Complex

Tuesday, Nov. 15

Early Jackson Jr., who has served as a Christian educator, seminar host and radio/TV personality over the years, will sign his new book, "Groomed for Greatness: 31 Days to an Empowered Life," noon, University Village Bookstore

Thursday to Sunday, Nov. 17-19

University Dance Theatre Fall Concert, 8 p.m. Nov. 17-18, and 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Nov. 19, University Theatre. 3-5305. $

Friday, Nov. 18

Phi Beta Sigma Sleep Out for the Homeless, an awareness event and fundraiser, in partnership with The Dwelling Place, co-sponsored by Center for Service and Civic Engagement, Kaufman Mall.

Sunday, Nov. 20

International Children's Day celebration in recognition of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child on this date in 1989, including fun events and educational activities for both children and adults emphasizing the rights of children, 1:15-5 p.m., North Cafeteria, Webb Center.

Monday, Nov. 21
Final day to bring in food for the HACE Thanksgiving food drive. Boxes will be picked up today.

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