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InsideODU: News for Faculty and Staff
Monday, December 5, 2011

Section Heading: Top Stories

NATO Leader, Columbia Law Professor to Give Commencement Addresses

A senior leader of NATO and a well-known Columbia University law professor will be the guest speakers for Old Dominion's commencement programs on Saturday, Dec. 17. (Full Story)

TEAMS Group Hosts Institute for Guidance Counselors of Military-connected Students

The TEAMS group from the Darden College of Education joined forces with the Child and Youth Programs at Commander, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic, to host a Transition Counselor Institute Dec. 1-2. (Full Story)

ODU's CSA Produce Cooperative Accepting Subscriptions for Winter Season

CSA @ ODU, the university's community-supported agriculture partnership with Five Points Community Farm Market and Monarch Dining, is accepting subscriptions through Jan. 6 for the winter season. (Full Story)

Section Heading: More News

Saturday Morning Science Series to Present Arctic Program (Full Story)

Board of Visitors to Meet Dec. 8 (Full Story)

Brodericks Hosting Holiday Reception for Faculty and Staff (Full Story)

AUA Sponsoring Tour of Health Sciences Building (Full Story)

ODU Researchers to Appear on 'With Good Reason' Dec. 8 (Full Story)

Section Heading: Features

ODU's Noffke a Guest of NASA at Launch of Mars Rover Curiosity

When NASA launched its Mars Curiosity rover on Nov. 26, one of the agency's invited guests was ODU geobiologist Nora Noffke, whose methods for researching early life on Earth could also turn up signs of life on Mars. (Full Story)


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Section Heading: A picture is worth ...

Heather Huling, assistant vice president for planning and development in the Office of Distance Learning, was among the many ODU employees who visited the University Village Bookstore Friday for the faculty/staff appreciation sale.

Section Heading: Events

Monday, Dec. 5

Presentation on the Japanese higher education system by Steve Bell of International Programs/Study Abroad, 2-3:30 p.m., 1310-1311 Learning Commons, Perry Library. 3-6128

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

Wednesday, Dec. 7

Blood drive, sponsored by CSCE, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., H/NN Room, Webb Center. Walk-ins welcome, but appointments encouraged: visit www.givelife.org (sponsor code: ODU). 3-6948

Thursday, Dec. 8

"Monarchs Made Merry: Brass in the Archive," annual student concert featuring the ODU Brass Choir under the direction of Mike Hall, sponsored by the ODU Libraries, 12:30-1:15 p.m., Diehn Composers Room, Diehn Center

Cash donations for HACE "Spirit of the Holidays Party" (for employees in Pay Band 1 and their children) due to Donna Bean, 204B Rollins Hall

Community Holiday Open House, featuring cookie decorating, refreshments and entertainment, 5:30 p.m., North Cafeteria, Webb Center.

Vince Gill and Amy Grant concert, 7:30 p.m., Constant Center. 1-888-3-COXTIX. $

Sunday, Dec. 11

ODU Symphony Orchestra and Wind Ensemble holiday concert, 3 p.m., Diehn Center atrium. 3-4061

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