Back Issue: October 3, 2008
Dates are fruits traditionally eaten to break fasts during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan and the subsequent holiday of Eid al-Fitr. This week, Muslims marked the end of Ramadan and ushered in Eid to celebrate the breaking of the fast with a feast of thanksgiving.
Staff members of the new Office of Diversity and Equity for Students (ODES) gather for a photo at a September 9 open house. The purpose of ODES is to provide multicultural programming to enrich the college experience of all Gallaudet students. It focuses primarily on the unique needs of multicultural students and strives to facilitate a campus climate that is conducive to their academic success. ODES is composed of three units: Keeping the Promise (KTP) of Educating Black Deaf Males, the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs (OMSA), and Keeping the Promise of Educating Latino Students. The latter unit is being developed this semester, and a pilot program will begin in the spring 2009 semester. Eight faculty, staff, and students have signed up to support the development of the KTP of Educating Latino Students initiative. Pictured (from left) are: Arthur Everette II, KTP of Educating Black Deaf Males coordinator; Ripan Patel, ODES volunteer webmaster; Eloise Molock, ODES program director; Thuan Nguyen, mentoring coordinator for OMSA; Elvia Guillermo, multicultural student programs coordinator for OMSA; Eileen Matthews, ODES executive director; Janice Johnson, ODES coordinator; and ‘Bunmi Aina, KTP of Educating Black Deaf Males director.
Junior Matt Taylor displays the sushi he created with the help of Gallaudet’s Chef Lee Powell (left). Lee taught members of the community to prepare their own sushi during a September 16 class in the Rathskellar. Most of the volunteers who attempted the feat immediately took to the Japanese culinary art, producing some very attractive—and tasty—creations.
Students Kyle Sexton (left) and Poloko Qobose receive helpful tips about test taking from Karen Cook, academic/career advisor for Academic Advising, at a Study Skills Fair, held September 10 and 11 in the JSAC Multipurpose Room. This collaborative effort between Tutorial and Instructional Programs, First Year Experience, and Visual Language and Visual Learning (VL2) drew 125 students who took the Gallaudet Study Skills Inventory (GSSI) to learn about the strengths and weaknesses of their study skills. Students who needed improvement in study areas such as critical thinking, time management, utilizing resources, note taking, and other useful study habits were able to gain advice from onsite tutors.
Former president Dr. Jerry Lee returns to campus
Emergency Notification Beacons a new way to receive urgent messages
The Campus Community Campaign—a fall tradition
Yoga Week classes draw new and experienced yogis
Panel explores abused deaf women’s rights and choices
Notes from Personnel