Mardi Gras @ Club Perry will be held on March 4th from 6-8pm in the Learning Commons. Come enjoy the festivities by participating in gathering up beads to become the King or Queen of the Mardi Gras parade. Enter the shoebox float contest and play games to win prizes. Be the first person through all of the parade float activities and win $25 to your Monarch Plus account. Student Government Association and The Starving Artists will sponsor a prize wheel and face painting. Don’t miss out -- join the party!
ODU has written a book!
Today (Thursday 2/13) at 12:30 in the Learning Commons, we’ll have a closing event, in which we’ll present some of the results and reflect on the experiment.
Anyone on campus, as well as anyone with an ODU email address, can join the process of writing a book over a 24-hour period.
When: beginning Tuesday, February 11 at 12:30pm
Where: ODU Learning Commons and through online virtual spaces
Topic: "You are (w)here: how knowledge is related to virtual and physical place"
What: contribute scholarly research-based writing, personal reflections, photo essays, audio recordings, videos, etc
Read more about it in Inside ODU
OR, go straight to the WordPress project site
-- You can suggest some possible chapter topics and learn much more.
University Libraries is shining a "Spotlight on Scholarship" of the Marketing Department through a month-long exhibit and reception.
The exhibit features the research and recent scholarly output of Old Dominion's Department of Marketing. The department, located in the College of Business and Public Administration, boasts diverse research programs that include marketing ethics, male and female role portrayals in advertising, consumers' financial well-being, retailing and customer services. The exhibit in the Learning Commons through the end of November features statements of current research, as well as selected journal articles and books from the past five years.
Marketing department faculty members will discuss some of their recent work at a reception from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, in the Learning Commons Conference Room (1310). Faculty, staff and students are welcome to attend.
For more information contact Lucinda Rush at email@example.com.
The Friends of the Old Dominion University Libraries will sponsor a book reading and signing by Dr. Keith D. Dickson, Professor of Military Studies at the Joint Forces Staff College on Tuesday, November 19 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. at the University Village Bookstore. Dr. Dickson will read from his most recent book, Sustaining Southern Identity: Douglas Southall Freeman and Memory in the Modern South, which won the 2012 Richard Slatten Award for Excellence in Biography from the Virginia Historical Society. Dr. Dickson will sign copies of the book following the reading and discussion.
Dr. Keith D. Dickson is a Professor of Military Studies at the Joint Forces Staff College and is also an adjunct professor in the Department of History at Old Dominion University. Prior to his academic career, Dr. Dickson served in the U.S. Army, the CIA, and as Commandant of Cadets at Virginia Military Institute. Following his retirement, he served as a Special Forces officer in the U.S. Army Reserve. Dr. Dickson received his Ph.D. in History from the University of Virginia in 1998 and also authored World War II for Dummies, The Civil War for Dummies, and World War II Almanac (Facts on File Library of American History).
Light refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to all members of the campus community.
The library's annual used booksale is going on now!
Wednesday, November 6: 9am - 7pm
Thursday, November 7: 9am - 7pm
Friday, November 8: 9am - 7pm
Saturday, November 9: 9am - 4pm
Come to the Learning Commons Conference Room 1310 and get some good deals.
On Wednesday, October 23, the library will be hosting a zombie event from 6-8pm in the Learning Commons: Feed Your Brains @ Perry Library. All students are invited to join us and become a zombie, a hunter or a survivor. Free food and fun for everyone! (Note: The event takes place on the 1st floor; the upper floors are available for quiet study from 6-8pm.)
Visit a display of zombie books from now through November 1, and check one out!
And, there's a guide for all your Zombie research needs!!!
Thanks to all those who participated in and attended the Library's first Poetry Slam on Tuesday April 16, celebrating National Library Week and National Poetry Month. We had 14 wonderful readers and two great hosts: Remica Bingham-Risher and Robbie Ciara. So, thank you everyone!!
2nd Place: Shamir Epps - 1st Place: Simba Castano - 3rd Place: Destin Hockaday
To see more photos, go to the Library's Facebook page.
The Friends of the Libraries 19th Annual Author Dinner will feature guest speaker Craig L. Symonds, Professor Emeritus at the United States Naval Academy. Symonds taught naval history and Civil War History for thirty years at the United States Naval Academy. In the 1970s he was a U.S. Navy officer and the first ensign ever to lecture at the prestigious Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island. After his naval service, Symonds remained at the War College as a civilian Professor of Strategy from 1974-1975.
Dr. Symonds is the author of twelve books and the editor of nine others. His books have won the Barondess Lincoln Award, the Daniel and Marilyn Laney Prize, the S.A. Cunningham Award, the Theodore and Franklin D. Roosevelt Prize, and the John Lyman Book Prize three times. In 2009 he shared the $50,000 Lincoln Prize with James M. McPherson.
From 2005 to 2007 he was Chief Historian of the USS Monitor Center at the Mariners' Museum in Newport News, Virginia, overseeing the opening and promotion of that exhibit.
|Date: Thursday, April 18, 2013
Time: Reception and cash bar: 6:00 pm. Buffet dinner to follow.
Place: Norfolk Yacht and Country Club, 7001 Hampton Boulevard
Parking: NYCC parking lot (no charge)
Cost: $40.00 per person ($35 for life members)
Reservations: Due by Friday, April 5, 2013. See flyer for details.
The 19th Annual Author Dinner The Friends of the Libraries Outstanding Achievement Award will be presented to a faculty member from the College of Business and Public Administration. The award winner will be announced at the dinner.
Plan to participate in the Silent Auction, one of the major fundraising endeavors supporting the Friends of the Old Dominion University Libraries.
Celebrate National Library Week with a Poetry Slam!
On Tuesday, April 16 from 5:00-7:30 pm, Perry Library will host a Poetry Slam in the Learning Commons. Enter the competition or be in the crowd and root for your favorite. The entire ODU community is invited to participate.
To enter or get additional information, contact Leanne Hillery at firstname.lastname@example.org. Entries must be received by April 12, 2013.
Lawyers Without Rights: Jewish Lawyers in Germany under the Third Reich, an exhibit in the Learning Commons @ Perry Library, is sponsored by the ODU Institute for Jewish Studies and Interfaith Understanding. The exhibit will be available through April 30. A reception and panel discussion will be held on Thursday, April 11 at 5:30pm at Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Center. For more information, contact Farideh Goldin email@example.com