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October 10, 2013

Photo By Chuck Thomas

Homecoming Parade 2013: A Photo Essay

ODU's Homecoming Parade on Saturday afternoon featured everything from student floats, to marching bands to Shriners in funny cars. And, of course, ODU administrators and coaches joined in the fun, along with members of the Homecoming Court. ODU's week of Homecoming events was capped later in the day, when the Monarchs came from behind in the final minutes to defeat Liberty University on Foreman Field at S.B. Ballard Stadium.

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Outstanding ODU Alumni Honored at Annual Event

At the 2013 Alumni Honors Dinner last Thursday evening, ODU conferred awards on eight graduates and two honorary alumni who are "stellar examples of success achieved by way of the path less traveled," as President John R. Broderick noted in his opening remarks.


Koch Is Co-Author of 'The Caterpillar Way,' an Inside Look at a Major Manufacturer's Successful Reorganization

If there is an American company that has provided a model for other manufacturers to emulate, it's construction and mining giant Caterpillar. The world's largest manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, Caterpillar was losing $1 million a day for three years in the early 1980s. Today it's the best-managed company in the United States, according to a book co-authored by James V. Koch.


Kelley Writing New Deployment Blog for Psychology Today

Michelle Kelley, a developmental psychologist at ODU, started researching military family dynamics more than two decades ago, so she was a natural choice when the magazine Psychology Today was looking for an expert to write a blog for psychologytoday.com called "Deployment Stories: Understanding Military Family Life."


Doug Alexander, director of environmental health and safety, got some student help last week for a cleanup project along the Lafayette River shoreline behind Rogers Hall. Photo by Steve Daniel

Around the Grounds: A Photo Essay

October has already proved to be an eventful month at Old Dominion and, following a brief lull from the upcoming fall holiday, the campus calendar will be full once more. Offered here is a sampling of photos taken at university events over the past week and a half.

A Picture is Worth...

thepicturePhoto: Steve Daniel

Audience members who attended the Literary Festival presentation by D.T. Max, right, and Blake Bailey Tuesday afternoon not only gained insight about the craft of the two writers, but also were entertained by the two friends' introductions of each other. A staff writer at The New Yorker, Max is the author of "Every Love Story Is a Ghost Story: A Life of David Foster Wallace," a 2012 New York Times best-seller. Bailey, the Mina Hohenberg Darden Professor of Creative Writing at ODU, is the author of major biographies of writers Richard Yates and John Cheever. The latter won the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Parkman Prize and was a finalist for the Pulitzer. His most recent book is "Farther & Wilder: The Lost Weekends and Literary Dreams of Charles Jackson.


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