December 9, 2013
Activities during the week before final exams included everything from an Exam Jam at ODU Virginia Beach to therapy dogs on the main campus - events designed to help students de-stress before the end-of-semester tests.
A Virginia congressman and a nationally renowned anti-poverty and education reform advocate will deliver the addresses to graduates at ODU's 119th commencement exercises on Saturday, Dec. 14.
The Board of Visitors on Thursday, Dec. 5, voted unanimously to approve Old Dominion's proposed Campus Master Plan. Prior to the vote, board members heard a presentation by Chief Operating Officer David Harnage, architect of the plan, at a special morning session.
ODU's Diversity Champion Award, given annually to members of the campus community who embody the school's commitment to diversity and inclusion, is being renamed in honor of President John R. Broderick.
- Jenifer Alonzo Slated as Guest on 'With Good Reason' Radio Show Dec. 12
- Public Service Week Still on CBPA Agenda
- Japanese Students from ELC Participate in Virginia Wesleyan's International Education Week
A Picture is Worth...
Matt Smith, a senior at Old Dominion, enjoys some face time with Addie at the Paws Fur Relief event Thursday in Webb Center. ODU's Pre-Veterinary Medical Association sponsored the therapy dog sessions on Dec. 3 and 5. Open to students and faculty, they offered a quiet moment to relax and de-stress with a certified therapy dog during the last week of classes. "The week before finals is typically a high-stress time for students and faculty, and interacting with a pet has been shown to reduce stress," said Heidi Garman of the ODU PVMA, who coordinated the event.