InsideODU: News for Faculty and Staff
Monday, December 12, 2011

Section Heading: Top Stories

ODU to Award Three Honorary Doctorates at Commencement

The Board of Visitors approved the awarding of honorary degrees at this month's commencement exercises – to Gen. Stéphane Abrial, NATO's Supreme Allied Commander Transformation, and to American folk art collectors Baron and Ellin Gordon. (Full Story)

President Broderick Reports on First Year of Climate Change Initiative

President John Broderick sent a letter to the campus community Wednesday reporting on the progress of ODU's Climate Change and Sea Level Rise Initiative, launched one year ago. His letter is reprinted here. (Full Story)

Board Approves Revisions to Naming Policy

The Board of Visitors approved several measures at its quarterly meeting on Thursday, including revisions to the policy on the naming of university buildings, revisions to the policy on misconduct in scientific research and a mid-year tenure appointment. (Full Story)

Section Heading: More News

Barry Ezell Named Chief Scientist at VMASC (Full Story)

Campus Offices, Organizations Encourage Support of Holiday Giving Opportunities (Full Story)

Bulk Mailings Due by Dec. 16 to Ensure Processing Before Break (Full Story)

Monarch Dining Announces Holiday Hours (Full Story)

Section Heading: Features

Kids, Cookies and Music Mix at Holiday Open House

Both the Larchmont Elementary School choir and Dress Accordingly, an all-male chorus of ODU students, provided musical entertainment for the university's Community Holiday Open House Thursday evening. (Full Story)

Section Heading: Kudos

Football's Ronnie Cameron Chosen as AFCA All-American (More)


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Section Heading: A picture is worth ...

Mike Hall, assistant professor of music, leads the Brass Choir in a selection during Thursday's student concert, "Monarchs Made Merry: Brass in the Archive," in the Diehn Composers Room. The annual teatime concerts are sponsored by the ODU Libraries.

Section Heading: Events

Monday, Dec. 12

Yalda celebration, the longest night of the year, sponsored by the Office of Intercultural Relations and Persian Student International Association, 4-6 p.m., Intercultural Center, 2114 Webb Center. RSVP to 3-4406

Tuesday, Dec. 13

Parking Services feedback meeting for permit holders, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Parking Office. 3-4004

Wednesday, Dec. 14

Reception honoring the December 2011 master's and doctoral graduates and welcoming them to the Alumni Association (reservation required), 5:30-7:30 p.m., Gordon Galleries.

Friday, Dec. 16

Senior Brunch, for graduating seniors (reservation required), 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Big Blue Room, Constant Center. 3-3097

Saturday, Dec. 17
Fall commencement exercises, 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., Constant Center.

Monday, Dec. 19

Faculty/staff holiday party, hosted by President and Mrs. Broderick, 3:30-5 p.m., North Mall, Webb Center. RSVP by Dec. 15 to 3-3116.

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