October 2013, Issue 21 NORFOLK STATE UNIVERSITY ® MAKING WAVES A Newsletter for Faculty, Staff, Alumni and Friends of Norfolk State University Achieving Excellence. Success Beyond Measure. New Greenhouse, New Possibilities By Keisha N. Reynolds Communications and Marketing Intern N orfolk State University’s biology program is undergoing the reconstruction of its greenhouse, set to open in December 2013. Due to leaks, accessibility and safety concerns, NSU’s new greenhouse will replace the previous version that was housed on the roof of the Woods Science Building. The new greenhouse will be located between the Woods Science Building and Dick Price Stadium, allowing students to create a controlled environment where durable plants will be able to grow and water, electricity, and heat will no longer be a concern. Danielle Gray, a senior biology student, is excited about all the possibilities this will bring for her program. “I’m looking forward to increasing the amount Continued on next page Legacy Media Institute to Present First International Film Festival in Norfolk T im Reid’s Legacy Media Institute, in partnership with Norfolk State University and the City of Norfolk, will present the first annual International Film Festival November 8–10, 2013. In celebration of the art of filmmaking, the international film festival will present an international showcase of culturally diverse films, while providing local, national and international filmmakers a forum for their work to be viewed, appreciated and discussed. The festival will serve as a vehicle to initiate open dialogue on issues and ideas that build cultural awareness and appreciation. The three-day international film festival will feature a diverse array of film and panel discussions, workshops, product and equipment presentations at a variety of venues in the city of Norfolk and on the campus of Norfolk State University. Screenings will include a dazzling complement of 30 short and feature-length films from a select group of directors and producers from more than 10 countries. An opening night “Red Carpet” VIP celebration, Saturday night gala and closing night awards ceremony and celebration are also highlights of the festival. Tickets for the festival may be purchased through the website. As the first such collaborative effort for the Legacy Media Institute, Norfolk State University and the City of Norfolk, the film festival is poised to provide direct cultural impacts. “I am excited by the opportunity to promote our mutual mission of promoting excellence and appreciation for filmmakers and the stories that they tell,” said founder, filmmaker and actor Tim Reid. The Legacy Media International Film Festival is for filmmakers and film lovers alike. Attendees will be entertained, informed and inspired by the passions and unique visions of the filmmakers that represent a perspective of interconnectedness of cultures. For more information, visit www.lmi-iff.org.