News and Notes

Provost Gora to speak at Faculty Senate meeting

Jo Ann Gora, provost and vice president for academic affairs, will be guest speaker at the first fall meeting of the Faculty Senate. It is scheduled for 3-4:15 p.m. in the Portsmouth/Chesapeake Room of Webb Center.

For more information about senate issues and meetings, visit the Web site

Fall film series opens with "Blue Angel"

The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures' fall film series, "From Berlin to Hollywood," will open Wednesday, Sept. 27, with a showing of Josef von Sternberg's "The Blue Angel" (1930), starring Marlene Dietrich and Emil Jannings.

The film will be shown at 7 p.m. in Room 104 of the Batten Arts and Letters Building. It is free and open to the public.

For more information call Heidi Schlipphacke, assistant professor of foreign languages and literatures, at 683-3973.

Alumni participate in Olympic Games

Three former Old Dominion student athletes are taking part in the Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia: Macha van der Vaart '90 in field hockey, and Charlie Ogletree '89 and Todd Hudgins '92 in sailing.

Van der Vaart, of Zuid-Scharwoude, Netherlands, is on the Dutch Olympic squad. In 1990, she led the Lady Monarchs with 32 goals and five assists in just 26 matches. That year Old Dominion won its fifth national title. Van der Vaart scored an NCAA record four goals in the title game.

This is Ogletree's (Newport Beach, Calif.) second trip to the Olympics. He placed eighth at the 1996 games in Atlanta. He is competing in the Tornado sail boat class with John Lovell. Ogletree was a 1989 sailing All-American at Old Dominion.

Hudgins (La Porte, Texas) is the head coach of the U.S. Virgin Island Olympic sailing team. The squad is competing in the FINN Class and Wind Surfer Class. The two-time All-American was the head sailing coach at Hampton University the last two years and is now assistant director of the U.S. Sailing Training Center in Stewart, Fla.

Changes announced in Institutional Advancement

John R. Broderick, vice president for institutional advancement, recently announced several personnel changes in his area for the fall semester. They are:

Michael O'Connor, from director of admissions to assistant to the vice president for enrollment management;

Alice McAdory, from director of the Peninsula Higher Education Center to acting director of admissions;

Kerry Beers, from assistant director of admissions to acting associate director of admissions;

Angela Waddy, from enrollment services coordinator to acting assistant director of admissions.

Karen Travis, assistant to the vice president for institutional advancement, also will serve as acting director of events.

David Watts, from assistant director of events to associate director of events.

Claire Geiger Ackiss, associate director of alumni relations, also will serve as acting coordinator of governmental relations; and

Ken Gideon, will serve as an events coordinator.

Cruise with Town-N-Gown on Intracoastal Waterway

Valerie Stallings, director of the Norfolk Department of Public Health, will speak the guest speaker at the first fall meeting of the Norfolk Round Table of Old Dominion University.

The program, which is free and open to the public, is scheduled for 6-7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2, in the Virginia Rice Webb Room of Webb Center.

For more information call Shirley Sellers at 423-4326.

Kochs to host reception for Faculty Wives, Friends

President James V. Koch and his wife, Donna, will host a reception for the Faculty Wives and Friends group from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, at their home, 5000 Edgewater Drive, Norfolk.

The reception is open to new faculty wives, and new women faculty, administrators and staff. Chairs of the organization's interest groups will be on hand to provide information about the year's activities.

For more information call Ann Carol Holley, 423-2474, or Shirley Partos, 423-3268.

Library has e-mail account for off-campus students

Perry Library's distance learning section now has a new e-mail account for incoming questions from distance learners and site personnel.

The address is

"Wendy Walk" benefits Habitat for Humanity

Registrations are now being accepted for the Oct. 7 "Wendy Walk," a 5K walk at Little Creek Amphibious Base to benefit the South Hampton Roads Habitat for Humanity Inc.

Named in honor of Wendy Larry, Old Dominion's women's basketball coach and a board member of the local Habitat organization, the walk encourages participation by both individuals and teams of 10 people. The goal is for each individual to raise $100 and each team $1,000 in sponsorships. Proceeds will support the organization's mission to build new homes for low-income working families.

Participants from Old Dominion can register in Room 164 of the Athletic Administration Building. For more information call 683-3401.

HACE selling Entertainment books

The Hourly and Classified Employees Association is currently selling Entertainment 2001 books, which offer 50 percent and two-for-one discounts on dining, movies, plays, motels, sporting events and other events and services in Hampton Roads. The books cost $30 each and offer coupons that are valid until Nov. 1, 2001.

HACE also can take orders for books that can be given as gifts to friends or relatives in more than 100 major U.S. cities. Prices vary from $20 to $45.

For more information call HACE members Glenda Tillery, 683-4199; Nicole Benn, 683-4457; Linda Mihilasky, 683-3079; or Peggy Kinard, 683-4440.

Grant awarded to target underage drinking

Pamela Waitkus, health education coordinator for the Office of Student Health Services, was recently awarded a $3,855 grant by the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage to support efforts aimed at preventing underage drinking.

Also participating in the effort will be the offices of Student Activities and Leadership, Counseling Services and Public Safety, and local drinking establishments.

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