September 19, 2003
News for Faculty, Staff, Students & Friends
Volume 33, No. 3


Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel is speaker for Dec. commencement

Old Dominion tapped as one of Mid-Atlantic region’s best schools in Princeton Review guide

Literary Festival opens on campus Sept. 29

ODU earns 10-year reaccreditation

Faculty representatives chosen for Board of Visitors

Va. universities combine forces for National LambdaRail

Grant to address diversity in nurse practitioner training

CRNA students achieve 100 percent pass rate

“State of the Region” report
to be published this month

Prof brings “lean” concepts to shipbuilding apprentices

Institute for Jewish Studies and Interfaith Understanding opens this fall

Darden College of Education signs agreement with prestigious private school

More news

Photos by Chuck Thomas

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 university’s 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 President’s 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. Batten’s 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

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