News and Notes

India Fest 2000 coming to Webb Center Sept. 9

India Fest 2000, a celebration of culture, food, art and handicrafts from India, will be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, in Webb Center.

The event is being organized by Asian-Indians of Hampton Roads and co-sponsored by the World Affairs Council of Greater Hampton Roads and the Multicultural Alliance of Virginia.

Opening ceremonies will begin at 2 p.m. in the North Cafeteria. Booths featuring henna painting, books, music, handicrafts, costumes, jewelry, art and food from India will be showcased. Additionally, cultural programs throughout the day will include classical, folk and modern dance, a sitar and tabla recital and a fashion show.

Admission to India Fest is free. Refreshments may be purchased. For more information call Alok K. Verma at 683-3766.

Ann Tatman is winner of fourth Gazelle Award

Ann Tatman, acting director of administrative services, received the Office of Administration and Finance's fourth Gazelle Award at the division's annual area-wide meeting last month.

The award was instituted in 1996 to recognize an employee in administration and finance, nominated by his or her peers, who demonstrates consistent exceptional performance on the job. Tatman was one of 22 nominees.

Betty Diamond, director of financial aid, stated in her nomination letter, lauded Tatman for the "unique and highly important role" in serving students and other customers "with cheer, professionalism, enthusiasm and courtesy."

Tatman, who came to Old Dominion in 1982, was recently appointed to her current position after having served as customer services manager in administrative services for eight years.

Increases in annual leave benefits approved for long-term employees

Thanks to a new policy approved recently by the state Workforce Commission and Gov. Jim Gilmore, employees who reach the 15- and 25-year levels of state service will receive an additional hour of annual leave.

Employees with 15-19 years of service will now get seven hours of leave per pay period, while those with 25 years or more will earn nine hours of leave. The change also required a revision to the accrual rate of employees with 20 years of service, who will now get eight hours of leave rather than seven.

Under the revised policy, employees will now accrue the following annual leave: up to five years of service, 12 days; five to nine years, 15 days; 10 to 14 years, 18 days; 15 to 19 years, 21 days; 20 to 24 years, 24 days; and 25 years or more, 27 days.

"Please note that while the carryover limits will increase by an additional six days at 15 years of service and an extra 12 days at 25 years of service, the payout limits will remain the same," said Glenda Humphreys, Old Dominion's director of human resources.

College of Engineering to honor major donors

The College of Engineering and Technology will host a "Wall of Honor" event Friday, Sept. 8, to recognize major donors who have made contributions to the college.

The Wall of Honor, which lists the names of the donors, and a portrait of Lolly Cohen, the deceased wife of a donor, will be unveiled during the program, which is scheduled for 6-8 p.m. in Kaufman Hall. A reception will be held from 6-6:45 p.m.

Cohen, who died in 1994, was an environmentalist who was also active in promoting technical education. In 1996, her husband, Myron J. Cohen, gave a piece of property he owned at 26th Street and Hampton Boulevard, now known as the Kitchentown Building, to Old Dominion for use by the College of Engineering and Technology. The Kaufman Hall atrium was formally named in memory of Lolly Cohen during a ceremony on Oct. 10, 1997.

Asst. attorney general to speak at Association of University Women dinner

The American Association of University Women, Norfolk branch, will have a dinner meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, in the Virginia Rice Webb Room of Webb Center. Amy Stallings, assistant attorney general for the commonwealth of Virginia, will speak on "Hot to Avoid Identity Theft."

The cost for the dinner is $17. Reservations are due Sept. 5 and should be made by calling Sally Sledge at 594-7143.

Long-term care insurance presentations set for 29th

Aetna Long-Term Care representatives will be on campus Tuesday, Aug. 29, to give presentations about long-term care insurance that the state is now offering to full-time employees, their spouses, parents and parents-in-law. Long-term care is defined as the care one needs who requires assistance with day-to-day functions like dressing, eating or bathing.

The Aetna staff members will give presentations from 8-9:30 a.m. and 10-11:30 a.m. in the Chesapeake/Portsmouth Room of Webb Center. Registration is required; call 683-4237 or register by e-mail at Information about the plan can be viewed at

New branch bank now open in Webb Center

Old Dominion's new bank, Bank of the Commonwealth, opened its on-campus branch in Webb Center Aug. 21. Bank hours are 8:55 a.m. to 5:05 p.m. Monday through Friday. The branch phone number is 683-0657.

The two on-campus ATMs will be managed by Bank of the Commonwealth. The First Union ATM at the Public Safety Building will be removed Thursday, Aug. 31, and replaced with a Bank of the Commonwealth ATM the following day.

Monarch golf coach Murray Rudisill honored

Old Dominion's golf coach, Murray Rudisill, and James Madison coach Paul Gooden were named Co-Coaches of the Year by the Virginia Division I Golf Coaches Association.

Rudisill, a professor of educational curriculum and instruction, just completed his 25th season as the Monarchs' head golf coach. He was also named the Colonial Athletic Association Coach of the Year for the second straight season.

Basketball schedules are announced

The 2000-01 men's basketball schedule will feature first-time home dates with North Carolina State and Kansas State, plus a first-ever meeting against Stanford.

The Lady Monarchs' schedule features games against all of last year's NCAA Final Four teams, including home dates with national runner-up Tennessee and Final Four competitor Rutgers, along with UCLA and Virginia Tech.

Coach Jeff Capel's Monarchs open their regular season Nov. 18 when they host Gardner-Webb at the Field House. The men will play N.C. State Dec. 2 and Kansas State Dec. 9, both at Scope.

The Lady Monarchs open their season Nov. 12 in the State Farm Tip-Off Classic against Final Four participant Penn State at the Hartford Civic Center. They will return to Connecticut to meet the defending-national champion Huskies of UConn at a date to be determined.

Coach Wendy Larry's charges will play their first regular-season home game Nov. 17 at the Field House against Syracuse. The women will host Tennessee on Jan. 28 and Rutgers on Jan. 31.

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