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November 25, 2013


Fall Leaves: In Tribute to Paul Kirk

Professor Emeritus Paul Kirk, who died Nov. 16, was not only a respected botanist, but also an accomplished poet. An Elizabethan-style sonnet he wrote decades ago about autumnal coloration, "The Valley," is reprinted here, accompanied by some recent photos of ODU's fall foliage.

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Jim Cheng Lecture Lauds Growth of Chinese Investment in Virginia

Virginia Commerce and Trade Secretary Jim Cheng brought word of new Chinese investments in the state's economy during a talk Wednesday evening that launched the ODU Confucius Institute's Great Discussion lecture series.


Strategic Plan Group to Share Progress, Solicit Feedback at Dec. 6 Forum

Provost Carol Simpson and SEES Vice President Ellen Neufeldt, co-chairs of the Steering Committee for ODU's 2014-19 Strategic Plan, will hold an initial open forum to present progress on the plan from 3-4:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6.


Athletic Department's Mallory Shurtz Is November Employee of the Month

Mallory Shurtz, executive administrative assistant in the athletic department, was honored on Thursday as Old Dominion's Employee of the Month for November.

A Picture is Worth...

thepicturePhoto: Steve Daniel

Micah Davis, a junior music production major from Newport News, performs outside Webb Center last Wednesday. Davis says that when he's doing music, he refers to himself as Masego Music. Also pictured is fellow ODU student Terrell Mizell. Davis was being filmed for a documentary by the organization Strive and Grind. To see a video of him performing, go to Youtube.com/Kingzkid24.


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