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The inaugural issue of Graduate News, a newsletter about graduate studies at Old Dominion University, has been published online and in paper copies.

Philip J. Langlais, vice provost for graduate studies and research, said the newsletter supports the university's strategic plan to increase the quality and productivity of graduate programs. "Our newsletter will help us document and track our success in meeting those expectations. It also will provide students and faculty an opportunity to learn about new programs, changes in policies, awards and accomplishments, and to feel the pulse of ODU's graduate programs," he explained.

Langlais and Brenda Lewis, assistant vice president for graduate studies, are the administrators responsible for the newsletter. Elizabeth Beal, a master's student in fine arts, is the editor.

The fall issue features an article about the six ODU students who were chosen to present their research earlier this year at the Virginia Graduate Research Forum. The presenters were Scott Brunstetter, international studies; Jewel Goodman, health services; Chris Klentzman, civil engineering; Frank Thomson, oceanography; Felicia Toreno, education; and Eyad Youssef, business administration.

Also in the issue is an article on efforts to form an ODU Graduate Student Organization, a column by Langlais, a calendar of events, an article by Lewis about the new graduate catalog and a profile of Jean Martin, graduate studies coordinator, who has worked at ODU for almost 30 years.

Paper copies of the newsletter arrived on campus Oct. 3. They are available free at Webb Center and other locations. The online newsletter is at http://www.odu.edu/ao/affairs/graduatestudies/newsletter.pdf. Quarterly publication is planned.

This article was posted on: October 3, 2006

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