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InsideODU: News for Faculty and Staff
Thursday, April 24, 2014

Disabled Youngsters and ODU Students Are All Winners at Little Feet Meet

The smiles, the laughter, the energy and the effort. It was all there Tuesday at ODUís fifth annual Little Feet Meet. Once again, Foreman Field at S.B. Ballard Stadium was transformed into a colorful field of dreams for children with disabilities. Full Story

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Harvard's Chris Dede Will Deliver Keynote at Faculty Summer Institute

Chris Dede, the Timothy E. Wirth Professor in Learning Technologies at Harvardís Graduate School of Education, will give the keynote address at the Center for Learning and Teaching's Faculty Summer Institute on Teaching and Learning, May 20-21 at Webb Center. Full Story

Monarchs for Monarchs: Milkweed Planting to Continue Over Next Few Weeks on Campus

As the weather warms up (finally), the dedicated Monarchs for Monarchs crew is continuing its quest to make the campus and surrounding area friendlier turf for migrating monarch butterflies. Full Story

HACE Annual Luncheon Set for May 14; ODU Graduate Is Guest Speaker

HACE will install officers for 2014-15 and present the HACE Staff Member and Rookie Staff Member of the Year awards at its 38th annual luncheon on May 14. ODU graduate Season Roberts, executive director of the Virginia Beach Court Appointed Special Advocates program, will be the guest speaker. Full Story

Former ODU President to Discuss His Book, 'The Caterpillar Way,' at April 25 Program

James V. Koch, ODU Board of Visitors Professor of Economics and President Emeritus, will be the guest speaker at a Friends of the Old Dominion University Libraries event on April 25, discussing his latest book, "The Caterpillar Way: Lessons in Leadership, Growth and Shareholder Value." Full Story


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Paws Fur Relief Combats Stress at Semester's End

For Sydney Shelton, an ODU freshman from Northern Virginia majoring in biology, and Alex Johnson, a freshman from Chesapeake majoring in computer engineering, the Paws Fur Relief session with a therapy dog Tuesday at Webb Center offered just the stress relief they needed as they head toward spring semester final exams. Full Story

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Photo: Steve Daniel

Azaleas all across the campus are in various stages of bloom this week, including this lavender variety, located across the Williamsburg Lawn from Rollins Hall. Chad Peevy, ODU grounds manager, estimates that the campus is home to more than 200 different types of flowering plants.


Board of Visitors meeting, 12:45 p.m., Board Room, Webb Center (preceded by committee meetings at 8:30 a.m., 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.). 683-3072

Free electronic equipment recycling by ODU's recycling department, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Recycling Facility, 861 W. 45th St. (near Killam Avenue)

2nd Annual Fried Chicken Throw-Down, 4-9 p.m. (winner announced by at 5:30 p.m.), sponsored by Monarch Dining Services, Café 1201, Webb Center. 683-3419

James V. Koch, ODU President Emeritus, presentation about his recent book, "The Caterpillar Way: Lessons in Leadership, Growth, and Shareholder Value," 7 p.m., Learning Commons Conference Room, Perry Library. RSVP: 683-4141

ODU Symphony Orchestra, "Romantic Symphonists: The Brahms-Dvorak Connection," presenting Johannes Brahms' "Academic Festival Overture" and Antonin Dvorak's Symphony No. 8; the concert will also feature winners of the annual ODU Young Artists Competition, Paul S. Kim, director, 7:30 p.m., University Theatre. 683-4061

ODU Concert Choir and Diehn Chorale, directed by Nancy Klein, "Les Miserables," 3 p.m., atrium, Diehn Center. 683-4061

Eighth annual Taste of India Festival, featuring Bollywood music, ethnic Indian food, a dance competition, a children's carnival and vendors selling Indian wares, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Constant Center. www.tasteofindiahr.org

I. Sherman Green Chorale, ODU Diehn Chorale, Schola Cantorum and Eastern Virginia Brass, "Remember and Rejoice," a sesquicentennial musical commemoration of the Civil War with a world premiere work by ODU's Adolphus Hailstork, professor of music and Eminent Scholar, 7:30 p.m., Attucks Theatre. 282-2822. $

ODU New Music Ensemble, featuring ensemble works by modern composers involving harpsichord, compositions by Faust, Ohana and Schmitt, 7:30 p.m., Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center. 683-4061

Spring Senior Show opening reception, 7 p.m., Gordon Art Galleries (show continues through May 11). 683-6271

Deadline for Summer Employee Tuition Assistance Program applications. http://www.odu.edu/content/dam/odu/policies/university/6000/univ-6400.pdf



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