Memorial service is Nov. 12 for Ann Van Orden

A memorial service for Ann Chidester Van Orden, assistant professor of mechanical engineering who died Oct. 14, will be held from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, in room 100 of Kaufman Hall.

Van Orden joined Old Dominion in 1993. She was the wife of J. Wallace Van Orden, associate professor of physics.


President Koch to speak at Faculty Senate meeting

President James V. Koch is scheduled to speak at the next meeting of the Faculty Senate, scheduled for 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, in the Portsmouth/Chesapeake Room of Webb Center.

He has been asked to talk about the concept of shared governance and present information about fall enrollment.


Fals-Stewart is guest for “With Good Reason”

William Fals-Stewart, assistant professor of psychology, will be a guest this month on the “With Good Reason” program titled “Male Call: Domestic Violence and the Post-Modern Male.” It will air on WHRV-FM at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16.

He will be joined by psychologists Chris Kilmartin of Mary Washington College and Robert Eisler of Virginia Tech. They will address the questions: As physical prowess and other traditional “macho” attributes continue to take a backseat to intellect, what defines the post-modern man? and Is he less likely to engage in domestic violence, child abuse and violent crime?

The half-hour “With Good Reason” show recently changed from a Friday to a Monday time slot on WHRV and now follows “This Week in Hampton Roads.”

A weekly interview program featuring outstanding faculty at Virginia’s state-assisted colleges and universities, “With Good Reason” is a production of the Virginia Higher Education Broadcasting Consortium and the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities in Charlottesville.


Library workshops for faculty continue Nov. 12

The University Library offers two new workshops for faculty this month. They are:

•Nov. 12 – “Electronic Reserves: Anytime, Anywhere”; 12:30-1:30 p.m., Room 163. In this seminar, faculty will learn how course materials can be digitalized and made available on the Web, and learn about copyright issues and guidelines related to this service. For more information call Karen Vaughan, 683-4184, or Gail McClenney, 683-4174.

•Nov. 19 – “Teaching Across Borders: Internationalizing the Curriculum”; 2-3 p.m., Room 163. In this hands-on workshop, participants will use a variety of online resources to bring increased international perspectives to their course work. For more information call Stuart Frazer, 683-4182.


New history chair will present lecture Nov. 10

Chandra R. de Silva, new chair of the history department, will address Phi Alpha Theta, the history honor society, at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, in room 151 of the University Library. The talk is also open to the university community.

His lecture, “Visiting Islands and Crossing Beaches: How the Portuguese Perceived the Peoples of Asia and How the Peoples of Asia Viewed Them,” will draw on some 16th- and 17th-century accounts.

De Silva comes to Old Dominion from Indiana State University, where he served as professor and chair of history since 1991. The author and editor of a dozen books, including “Buddhist Fundamentalism and Minority Identities in Sri Lanka” (1998), he is currently president of the American Institute for Sri Lankan Studies.

An exhibit of posters and books relating to the 500th anniversary of the discovery of the East will be on display in room 151 from Nov. 10-13. Additional posters, changing weekly, will be on display in the Diehn Center atrium until Dec. 1.


Tickets now on sale for Madrigal Banquets

This year’s Madrigal Banquets will celebrate the rich heritage and traditions of Eastern Europe. Scheduled for Dec. 4-6, starting at 6:30 p.m., the banquets will be held in the atrium of the Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Center.

The music, performed by the Madrigal Singers and Collegium Musicum under the direction of Lee Teply, will include Polish instrumental pieces from the Renaissance and Orthodox sacred works from the 19th century.

Arrangements of the folk songs and carols of Russia, Ukraine and the Czech Republic will be sung by the strolling singers during dinner. The main course will be chicken Kiev. A glass or carafe of wine may be purchased.

Tickets are $23 per person. To purchase tickets by credit card call 683-4444.


Rollins Hall extends hours

Administrative Services, which handles customer service for the offices of Admissions, Financial Aid, Finance and the Registrar, is now staying open until 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday and 9 a.m. to noon on most Saturdays. The new hours mirror the extended hours already undertaken by the Office of Admissions.

Designed primarily as a service for Weekend College and working students, the extended hours will allow students to receive general information and limited registration services, submit transcript requests, turn in financial aid-related forms, check on account status and apply for graduation. No cashiering services will be available during the extended hours, but payments may be made via LEO.


Education college hosting 7th annual symposium

The Darden College of Education will hold the seventh annual Mid-Atlantic Symposium on Education Nov. 14-15 at the Sheraton Inn Oceanfront in Virginia Beach.

The symposium, “Best Practices for Addressing Standards of Learning, Meeting Students’ Needs and Accountability,” is open to all educators, school administrators, parents, students, mental health professionals and community agency personnel.

This year’s guest speaker, Jo Lynn DeMary, assistant superintendent for instruction, Virginia Department of Education, will discuss “State Funding and Staff Development for Standards of Learning Integration Efforts.”

For more information call 683-4686.


American Indian dancers coming to Webb Center

In recognition of American Indian Heritage Month, the Office of Multicultural Student Services will host its first American Indian Exhibition from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10. Free and open to public, it will be held in the North Cafeteria of Webb Center.

The exhibition will feature the na’ va kee Eastern Thunder Dancers: Rabiah Seminole (Eastern Cherokee), Keith Anderson (Eastern Seminole) and Thomas Lewis (Meherrin). Festivities will focus on exhibition dancing and oral tradition (storytelling), as well as information about American Indian culture and heritage. The event will be interactive, and audience participation is welcome.

For more information call 683-4406.


Dining Services offers discount to faculty and staff

By making a $20 minimum deposit at the Webb Center University Card Center, faculty and staff can set up a Cafe Value Plan account, which offers a 10 percent discount at the Webb Center cafeteria, food court or faculty/staff dining room.

The discount is only available to those who have a Cafe Value Plan account.