Susan Larson, assistant professor of special education, will present "Parenting the Child with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)" from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 16. Free and open to the public, the seminar will be offered in the newly opened Parenting Center in the Child Study Center. The presentation will offer tips on understanding ADHD, handling busy and inappropriate behaviors, and enhancing a child's self-esteem. It is sponsored by the Parenting Center and the Pride in Parenting program at St. Mary's Home for Disabled Children.
Seating is limited and registration is required. For more information or to register call the Pride in Parenting program at 627-6866.
The Graduate Teaching Institute has been scheduled Aug. 24-26 for newly appointed graduate teaching assistants. All GTAs are required to attend, even if they attended the interim GTA Institute last January.
Registration will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 24, in the lobby of the Mills Godwin Jr. Building. A reception will follow at 5 p.m. in the Hampton and Newport News Room of Webb Center.
On Tuesday, Aug. 25, a continental breakfast will be served from 7:30-8 a.m. in the MGB lobby. Presentations will begin at 8 a.m. and end at 12:50 p.m. Practice presentations are scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 26. Three sessions are scheduled: 8:30-10:30, 10:45 to 12:45 and 1:30 to 3:30. Participants will sign up for one of these sessions on Aug. 25.
For more information about the institute call Jean Martin in the Office of Research, Economic Development and Graduate Studies, 683-3460.
In an effort to bring more high-technology jobs to Hampton Roads, Old Dominion entered into a mentor-protoge program with Lockheed Martin Vought Systems on July 1.
The program, which originated in 1995 between Lockheed Martin and Technico, a Chesapeake-based manufacturing company, has expanded to include the Small Business Development Center of Hampton Roads, a program of the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce, Old Dominion and Norfolk State universities to provide faculty research expertise.
"The contract is important to Technico's high-tech business. Old Dominion is able to help the company expand in composite materials," said Helen Madden, director of the university's Technology Applications Center. "By creating more high-tech jobs with higher pay, this will raise the quality of life in Hampton Roads."As part of the one-year contract, Old Dominion will provide expertise in composite materials. "This gives Old Dominion faculty real-world experience and allows them to help improve the overall quality of the technical skills in high-tech companies in Hampton Roads," said William Swart, dean of the College of Engineering and Technology.
Scholarships are available for faculty, faculty administrators (nine credit hours per year), their dependents and spouses (a maximum of three credit hours each in the fall, spring and summer) and the dependents and spouses of classified employees (a maximum of 15 credit hours for the year - six credit hours in the fall, six in the spring and three in the summer). The employee or sponsoring employee must have been a full-time employee for at least one year and make less than $60,000 annually.
Educational aid and scholarships for graduate-level courses may be considered as taxable income. Receiving educational aid or a scholarship from the Human Resources Department may affect any other financial aid award a student may receive.
For more information call Kathryn Whitson at 683-4237.
The Alumni Association is sponsoring its annual university picnic at Harbor Park Aug. 1. The in-game picnic begins at 7:30 p.m. and will feature a game between the Norfolk Tides and Ottawa Lynx. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for members of the New Alumni Council (graduates since 1989) and $8 for children (8 and younger).
The cost includes the price of the game ticket (for picnic area and reserved seat) and the picnic. The menu features hamburgers, potato salad, cole slaw, chips, cookies, watermelon, soda, coffee and all the hot dogs you can eat. Beer tickets will be available during the picnic only for $2.
To reserve picnic tickets call 683-3097.
The Center for Global Business and Executive Education has assumed responsibility for several continuing education programs that were previously offered by the Center for Professional Training and Academic Development. These include the paralegal certificate course, the Municipal Clerks Institute, business writing and GRE/GMAT/LSAT preparation courses.
The Center for Professional Training and Academic Development, the continuing education unit of the College of Arts and Letters, is being closed effective Aug. 9. The Center for Global Business and Executive Education is the continuing education unit of the College of Business and Public Administration.
For more information call 683-4603.Center for Biotechnology to host BioVenture Forum
The Center for Biotechnology will host the next BioVenture Forum on Tuesday, July 21. It is scheduled for 5:30-9 p.m. in room 101 of the Mills Godwin Jr. Building.
The forum is designed to facilitate the networking of biotechnology, biomedical and other businesses in Hampton Roads. Terry Hickey, dean of the College of Sciences, will be the guest speaker. He will talk about plans to develop an "incubator facility" in the new Public Health Building under construction on Brambleton Avenue.
Tours of the University Library, the Diehn Composers Room and the Hofheimer Art Library will be conducted on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to noon in July and August.
Tour dates for the University Library are July 15 and 29 and Aug. 5. Participants should meet in the first-floor lobby near the reference area.
Tours of the Diehn Composers Room and Hofheimer Art Library are scheduled for July 22 and Aug. 12. Participants should meet in the vestibule of the Diehn Composers Room.