InsideODU: News for Faculty and Staff
Thursday, May 3, 2012

Section Heading: Top Stories

Tonelson Award Goes to Business Collegeís Mohammad Najand

Mohammad Najand, professor of finance in the College of Business and Public Administration, was announced as the winner of the A. Rufus Tonelson Faculty Award at the Faculty Awards and Retirement Dinner on May 1. (Full Story)

ODU Masterís Student a Good Neighbor to Waterfront Community

To the hundreds of Colonial Place and Riverview residents who live along Knitting Mill Creek in Norfolk, ODU oceanography graduate student Manju Nagarajan is a good neighbor. (Full Story)

Economic Forecasting Project Team Shares Predictions with Leaders on the Peninsula

Concern about the housing market, about planned reductions in military spending and about port activity in Hampton Roads colored the 2012 economic prediction for the Peninsula, presented Monday by ODUís Economic Forecasting Project team. (Full Story)

VDOT Reschedules Closure of HRBT Eastbound Tunnel for Regionís Commencement Ceremonies

VDOT has rescheduled this weekendís planned closure of the eastbound tunnel of the HRBT to help ease traffic congestion for spring commencement ceremonies in the region. However, participants in ODU commencement ceremonies should be mindful of possible delays May 5-10 due to traffic lane work at the intersection of Hampton and Terminal boulevards. (Full Story)

Section Heading: More News

ODUís Orchid Conservatory and Tidewater Orchid Society Are Prizewinning Partners (Full Story)

Delegation from Shanghai Maritime University Visits ODU (Full Story)

Powhatan Apartments Waste Audit Reveals Increase in Recycling (Full Story)

Jefferson Lab Open House Is May 19 (Full Story)

ODU Graduate Appointed Commissioner of Virginia Marine Resources Commission (Full Story)

Section Heading: Features

University Photographer Chuck Thomas Honored as Employee of the Month

The tables (and camera) were turned on university photographer Chuck Thomas shortly after he arrived in the Koch Hall board room Monday morning to take a picture of the April Employee of the Month. (Full Story)

No Booza Palooza: Fun and Games with a Serious Message

Students who filled out the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test at the No Booza Palooza event enjoyed free food and took part in a variety of fun activities. The ultimate goal of the event was to help them make informed decisions about alcohol use and to encourage them to seek help if needed. (Full Story)

Section Heading: Kudos

SCHEV Outstanding Faculty Award Winner (More)

Faculty Research Achievement Award (More)

University Professors (More)

Teaching with Technology Awards (More)

Provostís Award for Leadership in International Education (More)

Provostís Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Research Faculty Mentor (More)

Doctoral Mentoring Award (More)

Advising Awards (More)

J. Worth Pickering Administrator of the Year Award (More)

Faculty Retirees (More)

Faculty Administrator Retirees (More)

Faculty Service Awards (More)


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Section Heading: A picture is worth ...

Kimberly Cholewinski, assistant director of health promotions with Student Health Services, attempts to get her bearings while wearing a pair of alcohol-impairment goggles at the No Booza Palooza event on Kaufman Mall April 24. Students were invited to complete an alcohol-consumption questionnaire and to wear the goggles, which simulate alcohol-impaired vision. Pictured with Cholewinski is campus police officer William Whidbee. SHS and the ODU Police Department co-sponsored the event. (See related story and photos in the Features section.)

Section Heading: Events

Tues. and Thurs. Through Tuesday, June 5
New full-dome show, "When Venus Transits the Sun," 5-5:30 p.m., Pretlow Planetarium.

Thursday, May 3
Deadline to RSVP for the annual HACE Luncheon on May 9. $

Student Honors and Awards Dinner (invitation only), 6 p.m., H/NN Room, Webb Center

Friday, May 4
Department of Design and Construction briefings concerning the upcoming closure of Elkhorn Avenue, 9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., 102 MGB.

Joint spring commissioning ceremony for the ODU Army ROTC unit and Naval ROTC Hampton Roads unit, 2 p.m., Constant Center

Commencement for graduates of the College of Arts and Letters, 7 p.m., Constant Center

Saturday, May 5
Commencement for graduates of the colleges of Engineering and Technology, Health Sciences and Sciences, 9 a.m., Constant Center

Commencement for graduates of the colleges of Education and Business and Public Administration, 2 p.m., Constant Center

Monday, May 14
Summer session 1 classes begin

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