Ahead of the storm
More than 200 resident students boarded buses the morning of Wednesday, Sept. 17, headed for Longwood University in Farmville, as part of the universitys preparations for Hurricane Isabel. President Runte (inset) talks with some of the students prior to their departure. Classes were canceled through Friday in anticipation of the storm, which was expected to hit the area Thursday evening.
Sarah Vowell, author and NPR commentator,
to speak Oct. 2
Author and social observer Sarah Vowell, known for her monologues and commentaries on the National Public Radio program This American Life, will speak on campus at 8 p.m. Oct. 2 for the Presidents Lecture Series. Full story
College of Engineering named in honor of first rector, Frank Batten
The Board of Visitors on Sept. 11 unanimously endorsed a university proposal to name the College of Engineering and Technology the Frank Batten College of Engineering and Technology in recognition of Mr. Battens efforts to gain approval from the state for an engineering school at Old Dominion. The name also recognizes the generosity of the Batten family. Full story