Sunday, April 15, 2012

Two ODU alums -- Diaz, Bellinghausen -- making news

Emily is back! Or should we say Noelle Movement (formerly ODU's Nicole Bellinghausen) appears on "House" at 9 p.m. Monday on Fox. Movement stars as Emily, a character that Hugh Laurie is, shall we say, quite fond of.

In other former Lady Monarch news, Natalie Diaz will be in town this week as part of National Poetry Month. Diaz, whose first book of poetry "When My Brother was an Aztec" is due out this month, will be reading her work at the Virginia Beach Higher Education Center on Thursday from 12:30-2 p.m. in Lecture Hall 244.

Diaz will also be at the University Bookstore on Wednesday from 2-3 p.m. signing copies of her book.

The event is followed by a reception and book signing, where you might just ask Nat about her current project. The former Lady Monarch guard lives in Fort Mojave Valley, Ariz., where she is coordinator of the Fort Mojave Language Recovery Program with the few remaining speakers of Mojave to preserve the language. Through audio recordings, visuals and documentation, Diaz is working with elders in the preservation effort, some of which is directed to retaining the bird songs or songs of celebration of the tribe.

Diaz was raised in the Fort Mojave Indian Village in Needles, Calif.

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