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Because of the heavy rains and wind that are expected from Tropical Storm Ophelia, Old Dominion University's 75th anniversary kick-off celebration will be postponed until Tuesday, Sept. 20, John R. Broderick, vice president of institutional advancement, announced today.

Originally scheduled for Thursday, the new celebration will take place at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday on Kaufman Mall. It will feature the world premiere of "The Lion's Roar," composed by Old Dominion music professor Adolphus Hailstork, and the formation of a gigantic "75" by students, faculty, staff and alumni. Free lunch and a giant birthday cake will also be provided.

The kick-off celebration is the first in a series of events throughout the upcoming academic year that will commemorate the university's 75th anniversary. Other events include:
*Community Care Day, Oct. 15
*Drew Carey Comedy Show, Oct. 20
*Founders' Day Luncheon, Oct. 21
*Homecoming Week, Nov. 13-20
*Greek Reunion Weekend, Jan. 13-15
*"The Anniversary That Was: A Time Capsule Event", May 2006

Old Dominion University was founded Sept. 12, 1930 as the Norfolk Division of The College of William and Mary. In 1962 it became an independent institution and in 1969 it achieved university status.

This article was posted on: September 13, 2005

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