Following last Wednesday's light snowfall, the arrival of sunny skies and warmer temperatures on Friday was welcome throughout the campus. And, as always at this time of year, there was much going on indoors and out.
President John R. Broderick was recently reappointed to a second term on the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Council of State Representatives. AASCU is a higher education association representing nearly 420 public colleges, universities and systems whose members share a learning- and teaching-centered culture, a historic commitment to underserved student populations and a dedication to research and creativity that advances their regions' economic progress and cultural development.
The literary musings of ODU English professors Tim Seibles and Luisa Igloria have once again been recognized with national awards. Seibles was recently named a recipient of the PEN Oakland-Josephine Miles Award for his recent book, "Fast Animal." Igloria's manuscript "Ode to the Heart Smaller than a Pencil Eraser" was selected for the 2014 May Swenson Poetry Prize.
Since last year, small groups of aspiring entrepreneurs have come to ODU - armed with good ideas and a desire to work. Through a partnership with Opportunity Inc., known as LAUNCH Hampton Roads, these would-be tycoons have participated in weeklong "Launch Camps," designed to help bring their ideas to fruition.
- John Ritz Appointed Fellow by Technical Foundation of America
- Harvey Presents Indirect Costs Program to Researchers
- As Students in LEAP Program Learn and Earn, ODU Offices Benefit as Well
- Talk by World Bank Education Specialist Will Kick Off International Programs Office Initiative
After 24 madcap hours, the results were startlingly successful. Nearly 200 ODU faculty, staff and students joined forces Tuesday and Wednesday last week - in the Learning Commons at Perry Library and online - to collaboratively write a book, flash mob-style.
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Christine Park, 16 months, and her mother, Yun Park, were among the large crowd in attendance at Thursday's Global Café: Korea, sponsored by the Office of Intercultural Relations. Christine's father is Jong Park, assistant professor of accounting in the College of Business and Public Administration.