InsideODU: News for Faculty and Staff
Thursday, December 1, 2011

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Charles Wilson Selected as Dean of College of Arts and Letters

Charles Wilson was named this morning as dean of the College of Arts and Letters. Provost Carol Simpson announced the appointment in an email to the university community. Wilson has served as the college's interim dean since August 2010. (Full Story)

Nanobiotechnology Researcher Nancy Xu Elected AAAS Fellow

Nancy Xu, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, has been elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, one of the highest honors a scientist can receive. (Full Story)

Peninsula Center to Mark 25th Anniversary at Reception Dec. 6

Members of the campus community are invited to join President John Broderick at a reception celebrating the 25th anniversary of ODU's Peninsula Higher Education Center. (Full Story)

Sandi Reardon of OCCS Is Latest Employee of the Month

Sandi Reardon, Academic Lab and STEP (Student Technology Employment Program) manager for OCCS, was honored recently as ODU's Employee of the Month for November. (Full Story)

Free Flu Shots Available on Dec. 5

The Department of Human Resources announces that eligible employees and family members will have another opportunity to receive their annual flu shots this year on campus. (Full Story)

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Two Open Forums Remain for Chief of Police Finalists (Full Story)

Student Holiday Concert, 'Monarchs Made Merry: Brass in the Archive,' Is Dec. 8 (Full Story)

Open Forums Set with Candidates for Vice Provost for Faculty and Program Development (Full Story)

AIDS Memorial Quilt Panels on Display in Webb Center Through Dec. 3 (Full Story)

ODU Welcomes Visitors from Russia, Brunei During International Education Week (Full Story)

Paul Bowles Exhibition Opens in Diehn Composers Room (Full Story)

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Art Prof Richard Nickel Represents Virginia at Empty Bowls Japan Fundraisers

Associate Professor of Art Richard Nickel represented Virginia recently as a delegate for Empty Bowls Japan, a charitable organization that connects, potters, educators and businesses to partner together to make pottery and hold fundraisers for the needy. (Full Story)

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Rick Berry Receives Governor's Supplier Diversity Champion Award (More)


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Section Heading: A picture is worth ...

With three weeks to go until the winter solstice, beautiful fall colors are still holding on in many places throughout the campus. On a rainy Tuesday afternoon, however, these students were more interested in staying dry than admiring the foliage near Webb Center.

Section Heading: Events

Friday, Dec. 2

Village Bookstore faculty/staff appreciation, including refreshments and a 25 percent discount on select apparel and gifts, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. 3-0048

Screening of "The PhD Movie" by PhD Comics, 6:30 p.m., 1012 BAL, hosted by the Biology Graduate Student Organization and Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Fri. & Sat., Dec. 2 & 3

Madrigal Banquets, "The Holidays in Merrie Old England," featuring dinner and performances by the Madrigal Singers and Collegium Musicum, Diehn Center. 3-5305. $

Monday, Dec. 5

Free flu shots for full-time employees and family members 18 and older who are enrolled in State Health Benefits, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., York/Potomac River Room, Webb Center. Participants should complete and bring a consent form:

ODU Percussion Ensemble Fall Recital, "Music of Other Realms," 7:30 p.m., Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center. 3-4061

Wednesday, Dec. 7

Blood drive, sponsored by the Center for Service and Civic Engagement, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., H/NN Room, Webb Center. To volunteer: To donate: Walk-ins welcome, but appointments encouraged: (sponsor code "ODU"). 3-6948

Thursday, Dec. 8

Community Holiday Open House, featuring cookie decorating, refreshments and entertainment, 5:30 p.m., North Cafeteria, Webb Center. Those wishing to decorate cookies should RSVP by Dec. 2 to 3-3116 and are asked to bring a new or used reading book or a new or clean, gently used coat.

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