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Public Service Week

Public Service Week at Old Dominion University

"Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time." - Marian Wright Edelman

The Department of Urban Studies and Public Administration (USPA) and the Strome College of Business hosts PUBLIC SERVICE WEEK @ ODU.

Public Service Week

Public Service Week is open to all citizens of ODU and Hampton Roads. It is intended to energize the campus community and raise awareness of the importance of public service, and the university's role in public service, in the Hampton Roads area.

"When you choose to serve - whether it's your nation, your community or simply your neighborhood - you are connected to that fundamental American ideal that we want life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness not just for ourselves, but for all Americans. That's why it's called the American dream." - President, Barack Obama

Public Service Week 2014

  • Saturday, October 25th
    Student Service Event
  • Monday, 10/27, 7-8:30 PM
    Academic Speaker
    John Steven Ott, Academic Speaker
    Director, Institute of Public and International Affairs, College of Social and Behavioral Science, University of Utah
    Hampton/Newport News Rooms
    Parking Foreman Field Parking Garage - Top Level
  • Tuesday, 10/28, 12:30-1:30 PM
    Public Service Festival
    Kaufman Mall
    [North Mall - Rain Location]
  • Thursday, 10/30, 12:00-1:00 PM
    Executive in Residence
    Jim Oliver
    City Manager (retired), City of Hampton
    Served as City Manager of Norfolk (1986-1999), Portsmouth (2004-2007), Hampton (2009) and James City County (1976-1986)
    Constant Hall
  • Friday, 10/31, 12:00-2:00 PM
    Service Event
    Haul for Hunger - Reverse Treating Event
    Kaufman Mall
    [North Mall - Rain Location]
  • Saturday, 11/1, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    Power Up Your Nonprofit

    Constant Hall Lobby

ODU Lion

Would you like more information about Public Service Week? Please email Dr. John Morris.

Webb Center area
Public Service Festival