InsideODU: News for Faculty and Staff
Thursday, May 24, 2012

Section Heading: Top Stories

Faculty Workshops, Funded Action Projects Support QEP Goal to Improve Disciplinary Writing

ODU’s Quality Enhancement Plan, which has been developed, shared and widely discussed over the last couple of years, crossed a new threshold recently with the delivery of the first of several faculty workshops. (Full Story)

ECOnference Will Focus on Issues Surrounding Fuel, Energy Conservation

A one-day symposium, called the ECOnference, will bring many leading experts to campus on April 10 to speak about issues such as fuel and energy conservation. (Full Story)

Ballast Regulations that Dobbs Helped to Produce Are a Big Story

Ballast water management regulations announced recently by the U.S. Coast Guard represent the end of a busy few years of work for ODU’s Fred Dobbs, one of the experts who contributed to the rules-making process. (Full Story)

Governor Holds Veteran-Entrepreneur Roundtable at ODU

Gov. Bob McDonnell held a "Year of the Entrepreneur" Veteran-Entrepreneur Roundtable Friday morning at Old Dominion's Innovation Research Park. (Full Story)

Section Heading: More News

ODU/HU Solar Decathlon Team Will Travel to California for 2013 Competition (Full Story)

Virginia Science and Engineering Fair at ODU April 6-7 (Full Story)

Board of Visitors to Meet April 4 (Full Story)

In Support of Children Student Group Schedules 20th Anniversary Celebration (Full Story)

Section Heading: Features

Harnage Grateful for Opportunity to Give Back to University in New Role as COO

After six months back at Old Dominion, having been away for 11 years, David Harnage has settled comfortably into his new role as chief operating officer. That’s not to say that his job is free from worry, however. (Full Story)

ODU’s Madhavan Wins Early Career Achievement Award from APA

Poornima Madhavan, an ODU psychologist whose research examines choices people must make in the face of stress and risks, has been named winner of the Earl Alluisi Award for Early Career Achievement of the American Psychological Association. (Full Story)

Section Heading: Kudos

Employee of the Month Award Goes to Assistant Director at WCC Distance Learning Site (More)


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Section Heading: A picture is worth ...

President John Broderick received the American College Personnel Association’s Contribution to Higher Education Award, one of the national organization’s highest honors, March 26 in Louisville, Ky. Pictured with him at the ACPA convention are, from left: Gregory Roberts, ACPA executive director; Keith Humphrey, ACPA vice president; and Dennis Gregory, graduate director of the higher education program in ODU’s Darden College of Education.

Section Heading: Events

Thursday, April 5
ODU Brass Choir, 7:30 p.m., Diehn Center. 3-4061

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

Wednesday, April 4
Interfaith Celebration, an evening celebrating many faith traditions through music, dance and readings, sponsored by the Office of Intercultural Relations, 7 p.m. (6:30 fair and reception), Diehn Center. 3-4406

Wed., Fri. & Sat., April 4, 6, 7
Movie, “War Horse,” sponsored by the Student Activities Council, 8 p.m., 102 MGB. 3-4818

Thursday, April 5
Start Walk, in association with the American Heart Association’s national Heart Walk, noon (fair) and 12:41 p.m. (walk), Kaufman Mall

Jan Todd, professor of kinesiology, University of Texas at Austin, “The Strength of Women: An Illustrated History” for the annual Warren Stewart Lecture Series, 4 p.m., H/NN Room, Webb Center

ODU In Support of Children 20th anniversary celebration, 6-8 p.m., North Cafeteria, Webb Center. $

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