As many across the nation attended annual commemorations of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, a pair of unique events at ODU brought together students and faculty for conversations intended to build community cohesion.
The Baron and Ellin Gordon Art Galleries will host an opening reception 7-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, for two exhibitions, "The Big Story" and "Kindred Spirits," that open the following day.
Jenifer Alonzo is an assistant professor of communication and theatre arts at ODU, and you don't have to observe her for long to tab her as an extrovert. Yet, she wasn't always that way, and there is a certain empathy she harbors toward introverts that makes her want to tug scientists, engineers and other researchers into the limelight.
Composer, vibraphonist and marimbist Stefon Harris and the Blackout Band will perform at 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23, for the Diehn Concert Series. The concert, and a master class at 1:30 p.m. that day, will be in Chandler Recital Hall of the Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.
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The Hourly and Classified Employees Association had a full room for its annual fall social Sept. 11. In addition to providing snacks for current and prospective members, HACE held a contest for the most unique coffee mug and selected the raffle winner of two ODU football season tickets. Scott Silsdorf, the new director of transportation and parking services, was the guest of honor and a contest judge at the event.
Zeta Tau Alpha sorority held a rally on Kaufman Mall during activity hour Thursday, Sept. 12, to raise money for breast cancer research. The sorority sold raffle tickets for prizes that included gift baskets and gift certificates to area restaurants.
A Picture is Worth...
Rebecca Horne, of Chesapeake, a master's student in biology, takes some measurements of Zinnia blossoms Thursday morning near the Kaplan Orchid Conservatory as part of her survey of pollinators. Horne's research involves determining whether bees are more attracted to dark- or light-hued flowers.