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Mace & Crown | October 22, 2017

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Student Life Archives * Page 3 of 7 * Mace & Crown

Transforming Muscle and the Mind

October 15, 2016 |

Saamia Aslam Contributing Writer

Old Dominion University held a ‘Transforming Muscle and the Mind’ event in Webb Center’s North Cafe on Oct. 13. There were local body building experts present at the event who informed the community on what it takes … Read More

Ignite Opens First Food Pantry on Campus

October 14, 2016 |

Jacie Litz Contributing Writer

Ignite Norfolk Ministry, along with the help and support of ODU, opened the first food pantry on campus. Brandon Robbins, pastor of Ignite, welcomed a small crowd at the grand opening on Oct. 4. Don Stansberry, Dean … Read More

Big Blue Take Back: Taking a Stand Against Violence

October 1, 2016 |

Saamia Aslam Contributing Writer

On Sept. 30, ODU hosted its third Big Blue Take Back Event in front of the Webb Center from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The purpose of the event was to speak out about all the possible … Read More

Zika Mosquito Control Project

October 1, 2016 |

 Saamia Aslam Contributing Writer

The Zika virus is an infection that results from being bitten by an infected species of mosquitoes known as Aedes. It can be passed from a pregnant mother to her child, as well as other methods such … Read More

Monarchs Monitor Presidential Debate on Campus

September 30, 2016 |

SaiJai Miller Contributing Writer

On Sept. 26 students gathered on the Old Dominion University campus to watch the first presidential debate of 2016. The debate was hosted by CNN and moderated by veteran news anchor Lester Holt. This presidential debate marked … Read More

Monarch Race 2 Ready Program – Being a Prepared Monarch

September 28, 2016 |

 

Erin Sudek Staff Writer

ODU students now have the opportunity to earn prizes by becoming aware, preparing themselves for severe weather and taking action through the Monarch Race 2 Ready Program. Representatives set up tables in the Webb Center Lobby … Read More

The President’s Task Force on Inclusive Excellence

September 28, 2016 |

SaiJai Miller Contributing Writer

ODU’s Office of Intercultural Relations hosted the President’s Task Force on Inclusive Excellence the first day of the semester. The task force was formed by ODU President John Broderick in 2011, yet the organization didn’t gain momentum until about … Read More

The Italian Wanderer: Federico Minelli

September 28, 2016 |

Sammia Aslam Contributing Writer

Traveling is an opportunity to see the world and experience different cultures. His father’s employment as a Commander in the Italian Navy has allowed Federico Minelli to travel and visit different countries. According to him, his family … Read More

Broderick Dining Commons Unveiled

September 24, 2016 |

<h5>Sarah Miller Contributing Writer</h5>

President Broderick challenged Old Dominion University students to embrace the diversity that ODU embodies by eating with new students in the architecturally innovative Broderick Dining Commons.

On Sept. 23 the Monarch community gathered outside the recently designed Kate and … Read More

New ‘Rent Ready’ Program for Students

September 23, 2016 |

<h5>Erin Sudek Staff Writer</h5>

The Rent Ready Norfolk Program is a new resource for ODU students and other community members that educates and aids renters and landowners about renting homes and becoming part of a neighborhood community.

This program was launched in … Read More

The Story of an Afghan Fulbright Scholar

September 23, 2016 |

<h5>Saamia Aslam Contributing Writer</h5>

Born and raised in a small village called Wardank, Sami Stanekzai is a native of Afghanistan. He was one of 11 children in his family. His father, who took on various roles to support their family, had to … Read More

New LGBTQ Mentorship Program

September 23, 2016 |

<h5>Jacie Litz Contributing Writer</h5>

The Office of Intercultural Relations has started a new LGBTQ Peer Mentor Program at ODU this fall. Ericka Smith, an advocate and Ally Engagement Graduate Assistant, is also a coordinator for the new program. Smith discussed the … Read More

The President’s Task Force on Inclusive Excellence

September 23, 2016 |

Sarah Miller Contributing Writer

ODU’s Office of Intercultural Relations hosted the President’s Task Force on Inclusive Excellence the first day of the semester. The task force was formed by ODU President John Broderick in 2011, yet the organization didn’t gain momentum until … Read More

Monarch Dies in Tragic Car Crash

September 17, 2016 |

 

Justin Louis Coleman Ross Contributing Writer

In the early morning hours of Friday, Aug. 12, tragedy struck the Old Dominion campus. Monarch Jordan Zimmerman, was killed in an automobile accident when his car was struck by a drunk driver. As reported … Read More

Genderbending Event Hosted by Women’s Center

September 15, 2016 |

Erin Sudek Staff Writer

ODU’s Women’s Center hosted a panel discussion on gender fluidity/sexual orientation, bullying and sexual harassment on Sept. 14 from 7-9 p.m. Panelists included Sara Van Gorder, Tommy R. Bennett and Wayman Lewis.

Sara Van Gorder is the creator … Read More

Introducing DrunkMode

September 14, 2016 |

Saami Aslam Contributing Writer

Although going to classes, completing assignments and studying for exams is a big part of the college experience, so is socializing and partying. When going out and drinking, one should take special precautions. That is where the … Read More