InsideODU: News for Faculty and Staff
Monday, January 16, 2012

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MLK Program to Feature Talk by Geoffrey Canada, Award Presentation to Jane Batten

Geoffrey Canada, president and CEO of the Harlem Children's Zone, will be the keynote speaker for ODU's 28th annual observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Tuesday. (Full Story)

ODU Board Approves Regulation Banning Weapons on Campus

The ODU Board of Visitors approved a regulation banning weapons from campus at its annual retreat Thursday, Jan. 12. (Full Story)

AUA-sponsored Panel Discussion Puts Vice Presidents in Spotlight

Old Dominion's vice presidents shared news from their divisions last Wednesday at a panel discussion sponsored by the Association of University Administrators. (Full Story)

ODU Rated 18th for Student Personnel and Counseling Services in U.S. News' Online Education Rankings

Old Dominion's online counseling and human services program was named an honor roll program in the first-ever edition of Top Online Education Program rankings by U.S.News & World Report. ODU's program earned the No. 18 spot. (Full Story)

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Anders to Return for One More Season of Coaching at ODU (Full Story)

ODU's Edgerton Records Podcast for Inside Higher Ed's 'Academic Minute' (Full Story)

Faculty Workshop and Comedy Show 'DEAFology 101' on Tap for Jan. 23 (Full Story)

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ODU Prof, STEM Students Take on New Research Project with EVMS Surgeon

Five students in Petros Katsioloudis' STEM 221 course (Industrial Materials) took on a new challenge involving health care and safety in the medical arena as their final class project last semester. (Full Story)

Monarch Project Students Spring into Action to Help with Call Center

As students and staff returned from the winter holiday Jan. 3 and prepared for a new semester, the call volume received by the Rollins Hall phone tree surged to enormous levels. Fortunately, a new Call Center team was ready and waiting. (Full Story)

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Constant Center Ranks Among Top 10 Mid-size Arenas Worldwide (More)


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As a family of mallards foraged for food, rays from the early-afternoon sun added some sparkle to the pond near the Alfriend Chemistry Building on Friday.

Section Heading: Events

Monday, Jan. 16

University closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

6th Annual MLK Day of Service, including a ceremony, march and community cleanup project (lunch provided), sponsored by the Center for Service and Civic Engagement, 11 a.m., North Cafeteria, Webb Center. 3-6948

Tuesday, Jan. 17

Faculty Senate meeting, 3 p.m., Portsmouth/Virginia Beach Room, Webb Center

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Observance, featuring guest speaker Geoffrey Canada, president and CEO of Harlem Children's Zone, 5:30 p.m., North Cafeteria, Webb Center

Wednesday, Jan. 18

Health, Fitness and Volunteer Expo, featuring representatives from Hampton Roads agencies discussing opportunities to serve, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., North Mall, Webb Center. 3-6948

"Gender in Peace Operations: The Case of Haiti," a Faculty Voice Presentation by Renata Giannini, Ph.D. student, sponsored by the Office of Intercultural Relations, 2 p.m., H/NN Room, Webb Center. 3-4406

Wed., Fri. & Sat., Jan. 18, 20 & 21

Movie, "In Time," sponsored by Student Activities Council, 8 p.m., 102 MGB. 3-4818

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