InsideODU: News for Faculty and Staff
Thursday, June 14, 2012

Section Heading: Top Stories

ODU Board Approves Operating Budget and Plan for 2012-13

The Board of Visitors on June 14 approved the 2012-13 operating budget and plan for the university, which “focuses on the strategic directions related to investments in instruction and academic support,” said President Broderick. (Full Story)

Tuition Increase for 2012-13 Is Lowest in 10 Years

The ODU Board of Visitors approved a tuition and mandatory fees increase of $169 per year for in-state undergraduates, the university’s lowest tuition increase in 10 years and the lowest dollar increase among the state’s public research universities. (Full Story)

President’s Contract Extended an Additional Two Years, to 2017

The Old Dominion Board of Visitors voted unanimously to extend President John R. Broderick’s contract by an additional two years, to 2017, at its meeting on Thursday, June 14. (Full Story)

ODU M&S Research Team Develops Tool, Training Simulator for Surgical Procedure

Researchers at ODU have teamed up with surgeons from CHKD to continue a legacy of innovation that has made Norfolk the top location in the world for the treatment of a common chest deformity in children. (Full Story)

Federal Official Praises Range of Expertise in Climate Initiative

Kathryn Sullivan told an ODU audience on June 7 that she is "tremendously impressed by the fusion of expertise" brought together by the university's Climate Change and Sea Level Rise Initiative. (Full Story)

Section Heading: More News

Darden College of Education Presents Partnership Award to TNCC (Full Story)

Colberg-Ochs to Discuss Diabetes Among Latino Population on ‘With Good Reason’ (Full Story)

Tolk Invited to Meet with Australian Government Officials for Discussion of M&S Industry (Full Story)

Malt Liquor Sundae Opens Music on Monarch Way Concerts June 16 (Full Story)

Women’s Tennis Team Hosting Fundraiser for Alzheimer’s Association (Full Story)

Section Heading: Features

ODU Holds Rededication Ceremony for Dragas Hall, Hughes Atrium

ODU hosted a ceremony for the rededication of Dragas Hall and the Hughes Atrium June 13. President Broderick presented a plaque and board resolution to members of the Dragas and Hughes families to commemorate the occasion. (Full Story)

Maritime Paintings by ODU’s
Dick Whalen Pay Tribute to Spirit of Seagoing Profession

While the story of the high-seas rescue of the Maersk-Alabama captain in 2009 seems ideal for the forthcoming movie starring Tom Hanks, it’s also something that has been captured on canvas by ODU’s Dick Whalen. (Full Story)

Section Heading: Kudos

Nichols Named to Olympic Field Hockey Team; ODU Hosts Exhibition Games Next Week (More)

Former Lady Monarch Inge Nissen Inducted into Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame (More)


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Section Heading: A picture is worth ...

Hong Xia Ma, who will start her master’s program at ODU in the fall, takes a picture of her younger sister who is visiting the campus from China for the second time. Chongjie Ma executed a joyful leap for the photo.

Section Heading: Events

Through Saturday, June 23
“Andrew Breitenberg, Selah” exhibition, Gordon Galleries. 3-6271

Through Thursday, June 28
“The Face of the Ghetto” an exhibition of 50 prints, part of the Holocaust remembrance activities in and around Hampton Roads, Learning Commons, Perry Library

Saturday, June 16
Music on Monarch Way concert, featuring Malt Liquor Sundae (funk/reggae/rock), 5-7 p.m., Monarch Way (behind Constant Center). 3-4504

Wednesday, June 20
Exhibition game featuring U.S. Olympic field hockey team vs. Argentina, 5 p.m., Powhatan Sports Complex

Thursday, June 21
Exhibition game featuring U.S. Olympic field hockey team vs. Argentina, 8 p.m., Powhatan Sports Complex

Wednesday, June 27
Summer Session 4 classes begin.

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