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March 3, 2014


ODU Prof Studying Virginia Beach Surf Scene

The East Coast Surfing Championships, an annual contest held in Virginia Beach that has been running for more than 50 years, is the second-oldest surfing event in the world. A number of surf businesses (which are now internationally known) started in the resort city. The warm water and relatively small waves in Virginia Beach offer an inviting environment, particularly for novice surfers.

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Blake Bailey Scores Another Critical Hit with New Memoir

ODU professor Blake Bailey has made a critically acclaimed name for himself documenting the often-turbulent lives of literary greats Charles Jackson, John Cheever and Richard Yates. In his latest effort, Bailey turns an adept biographer's eye inward on his own troubled family, a memoir The New York Times calls a "vivid, tender book."


Full Slate of Women’s History Month Programs Scheduled in March

The ODU Women's Center celebrates Women's History Month with a variety of programs on campus for students, faculty and staff. This year's theme is "Celebrating Women of Character, Courage and Commitment." (Due to the university closing, the Lunafest and "$tart $mart" programs will be rescheduled.)


Faculty Summer Institute on Teaching and Learning Invites Participants, Presenters

The Center for Learning and Teaching invites all research, teaching and adjunct faculty from ODU and across Virginia to attend and/or to present at the 16th Annual Faculty Summer Institute on Teaching and Learning.



Across Campus – A Photo Essay

In addition to the action and activities at the Ted Constant Convocation Center, many other events took place across the campus in recent days. It will be a different story next week, however, with the arrival of spring break.

A Picture is Worth...

thepicturePhoto: Rick Voight

Athletic director Wood Selig presented first lady Kate Broderick with an ODU athletic letter during the men's basketball game Thursday night in recognition of her work in the Office of Educational Accessibility since 2005, where she served over the years as learning coordinator, assistant director and director. Broderick recently stepped down from her current university position as liaison for external and faculty relations to devote more time to her recent appointment to the Virginia State Rehabilitation Council and other campus and community committees, as well as her first lady duties. The athletic letter was presented to symbolize her role as a letter winner for her dedication and service to the educational success of ODU's student-athletes. More than 140 Dean's List student-athletes were also honored as part of the halftime ceremony.


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