InsideODU: News for Faculty and Staff
Monday, April 23, 2012

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ODU Honors Goode Family at Opening of New Theatre in University Village

Old Dominion honored benefactors David and Susan Goode with a reception, tours and scenes from “Metamorphoses” at the grand opening of the university’s state-of-the-art Goode Theatre Thursday, April 19. (Full Story)

Jill Biden Visit to Newport News Will Highlight ODU’s TEAMS Initiative to Benefit Military Kids

Second Lady Jill Biden will visit Lee Hall Elementary in Newport News April 25 for a Joining Forces anniversary event to highlight the importance of understanding the needs of military-connected children. Her visit will highlight ODU’s TEAMS initiative. (Full Story)

Rear Adm. Guadagnini to Speak at Joint Spring Commissioning Ceremony

A naval commander with prior experience as a fighter pilot, as well as previous service as a carrier strike group leader and liaison between the secretary of defense and Congress, will be the guest speaker at the spring commissioning ceremony for the ODU Army ROTC and Naval ROTC Hampton Roads units. (Full Story)

University Libraries Shines Spotlight on Scholarship in New Exhibit Series

The University Libraries recently introduced a new series, “Spotlight on Scholarship,” that will highlight the scholarly output of one academic department each semester. (Full Story)

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Reservations Due May 3 for HACE Annual Luncheon (Full Story)

Graduate Research Achievement Day Features Poster Exhibit (Full Story)

University to Host U.S. Field Hockey National Team vs. Argentina in June (Full Story)

Programs Set for National Library Preservation Week (Full Story)

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ODU Junior, 17, Awarded Prestigious Internship with NASA Space Academy

He started as a freshman at ODU at 13 years of age. Now a dean’s list student in modeling, simulation and visualization engineering with a 3.90 GPA, Spencer Lane has been accepted for a prestigious internship this summer with the NASA Space Academy at Glenn Research Center. (Full Story)


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1st Lt. Vincent Gioielli, U.S. Army, was presented both Purple Heart and Army Commendation awards by Brig. Gen. Ed Burley Thursday afternoon during the U.S. Army ROTC Battalion 37th Annual President’s Review and Awards Ceremony. Gioielli was commissioned as a signal officer in 2009 after attending ODU from 2005-09. He served with the 352nd Civil Affairs Command as a civil affairs officer starting in June 2010, until being activated to deploy with the 489th Civil Affairs Battalion to Afghanistan from April 2011 to March 2012. He was wounded by an improvised explosive device (IED) while leading a patrol. Gioielli is currently assigned to Fort Eustis for treatment.

Section Heading: Events

Monday, April 23
Marine explorer, environmental activist and filmmaker Jean Michel-Cousteau, for the President’s Lecture Series, 7:30 p.m., North Cafeteria, Webb Center

Rich Perry, tenor saxophone, and the John Toomey Trio, for the Diehn Concert Series, 8 p.m., Diehn Center. 3-5305. $

Tuesday, April 24
Parking Services feedback forum, 12:30 p.m., 1310 Learning Commons, Perry Library. 3-4004

Through Sunday, May 13
Annual Student Juried Exhibition, featuring art works submitted by students for the department's scholarship awards competition, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday, and 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Gordon Galleries. 3-6271

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