InsideODU: News for Faculty and Staff
Thursday, May 10, 2012

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Speakers Offer Wisdom, Inspiration, Humor in Addressing ODU’s Class of 2012

Three high-profile speakers offered words of wisdom and inspiration to members of ODU's class of 2012 at spring commencement exercises May 4 and 5. (Full Story)

ODU Awards Honorary Doctorates to Five Tuskegee Airmen of Hampton Roads

At spring commencement exercises last weekend, ODU awarded honorary doctorates to five World War II veterans, all of whom are members of the local chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen. (Full Story)

College of Health Sciences’ Devon Taylor Honored as University Scholar

Devon Taylor, who graduated May 5 with a 4.0 GPA and will now go on to become the first Monarch to attend Harvard Medical School, was named ODU’s University Scholar for 2012. (Full Story)

Civil Engineering Graduate Britney Gesner Awarded Kaufman Prize

Britney Gesner, a December 2011 civil engineering graduate from the Frank Batten College of Engineering and Technology, is the winner of ODU’s 2012 Kaufman Prize. (Full Story)

First Broderick-Evon Award Presented at Student Honors and Awards Dinner

An award created by President John Broderick and his wife, Kate, to recognize students who have given their all to the ODU community, was presented for the first time at the Student Honors and Awards Dinner. (Full Story)

ODU to Host ‘Reality Check,’ an Exercise in Collaborative Planning for Regional Growth

Census predictions suggest Hampton Roads will add another 350,000 residents over the next 25 years. Where will those people live? Where will they work? How will they get around the region? (Full Story)

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President Broderick Among Area Leaders Named to Inside Business’ 2012 ‘Power List’ (Full Story)

Elkhorn Avenue to Close Permanently to Through Traffic Beginning May 14 (Full Story)

Registration Still Open for CLT’s Faculty Summer Institute (Full Story)

Career Management Center Staff Member Lynn Merrill Dies (Full Story)

Applications Available for Lambert’s Point Summer Programs (Full Story)

Town-N-Gown Co-Sponsoring Talk by ‘Turning Oil into Salt’ Author Anne Korin (Full Story)

Section Heading: Features

Spring Commencement: A Photo Essay

With three ceremonies spread out over two days and more than 2,500 graduates walking, ODU’s May 4 and 5 commencement exercises, along with the joint ROTC commissioning ceremony on May 4, offered numerous photo opportunities. (Full Story)

‘Face of the Ghetto’ Exhibition, Part of Local Holocaust Remembrance, Opens May 16 at Perry Library

“The Face of the Ghetto” exhibition, part of the Holocaust remembrance activities in and around Hampton Roads, will be on display from May 16 to June 28 in the Learning Commons at Perry Library. (Full Story)

Monarchs Record Triple Play in Home Game Against Longwood

ODU baseball is in a rebuilding year. But Tuesday night’s game, against Longwood University at the Bud Metheny Complex, saw the home team achieve a rare feat. (Full Story)

Section Heading: Kudos

Sandra Waters, Tom Socha Selected to Receive National Awards for Advising (More)

ODU Alum Anna Tunnicliffe Wins U.S. Olympic Sailing Team Qualifying Regatta (More)


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Section Heading: A picture is worth ...

Employees add a variety of toppings to their ice cream at a social Tuesday in Webb Center. The “appreciation open house” for faculty and staff members was sponsored by the Department of Human Resources, on behalf of the Quality of University Life Committee.

Section Heading: Events

Through Saturday, May 13
Annual Student Juried Exhibition, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Gordon Galleries. 3-6271

Through Thursday, May 24
Churchland High School Annual Visual Art Scholars’ Senior Show exhibition, featuring works by Terron Sorrells, Dustin Berman, Melissa Pisciotti, Celeste Poisson, Kanitra Hatton and Crystal Garnes, 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. weekdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Tri-Cities Center

Through Tuesday, June 5
Full-dome show, "When Venus Transits the Sun," 5-5:30 p.m., Pretlow Planetarium.

Monday, May 14
Summer session 1 classes begin

Board of Visitors Executive Committee meeting, noon, Learning Commons, Perry Library. No public comment will be received by the committee.

Thursday, May 17
Anne Korin, co-director, Institute for the Analysis of Global Security, “Turning Oil Into Salt: How to Reduce the Strategic Importance of Oil and Why It Must Be Done” for the World Affairs Council Distinguished Speaker Series dinner, co-sponsored by ODU’s Town-N-Gown, 6 p.m. (reception), 6:30 p.m. (dinner), Lesner Inn, Virginia Beach. Register by May 14: 363-3090. $

Saturday, May 19
Opening reception for the exhibition “Andrew Breitenberg, Selah,” 7 p.m., Gordon Galleries. 3-6271

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