Dr. Janet Pray, faculty fellow for planning in the President's Office and a professor in the Social Work Department, receives her 25-year service award from Dr. Marquessa Brown, chair of the Social Work Department.
Susan Ganz, administrative secretary in the Office of International Programs and Services (OIPS), is congratulated for 20 years of service to the University by OIPS Director 'Bunmi Aina.
Dr. Carol Erting, chair of the Department of Education, presents Dr. Donald Moores, a professor in the department, with his 25-year service award.
Eileen Matthews, associate dean of the Center for Academic Programs and Student Services, recognizes Thelma Schroeder, director of the Academic Advising Office, for 25 years of service to Gallaudet.
Dr. Ronald Dreher, chair of the Department of Physical Education and Recreation, congratulates Dr. Ann Graziadei (right), a professor in the department, and Susan Gill-Doleac, assistant director of the Gallaudet Dance Company, for 20 years of service to the university.
Charity Reedy Hines, director of admissions (left), and Debra Lawson, director of outreach programs and publications (right), present Darian Burwell, coordinator of recruitment, her five-year service award at a September 2 breakfast, hosted by Office of Enrollment Services staff, thanking members of the campus for their recruitment efforts.
Douglas Stone and Elizabeth Tippett, authors of Real College: The Essential Guide to Student Life, a book that was required reading for first year students, sign copies of their book following a September 16 presentation in Elstad Audtiorium. (The authors donated their speakers' fee to the Gallaudet University Hurricane Relief Fund.) Their visit to campus was sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the First Year Experience. (Also pictured, in the background, is Maria Waters, coordinator for First Year Experience.)
During his six-month sabbatical leave in Nigeria, Dr. Simon Guteng, an associate professor in the Department of Education, worked on disability law sponsored by the Plateau State Government of Nigeria. In appreciation of his contributions and the support of the Department of Education, the government of the Plateau State gave Guteng a gift to bring back to the department. Receiving the gift from Guteng on behalf of the department's faculty and staff is its chair, Dr. Carol Erting.
Jaye Austin Williams, the guest director for Gallaudet's fall theater production, for colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf, gave a presentation sponsored by Multicultural Student Programs on September 12. Williams, who is an accomplished actor, director, playwright, teacher, consultant, and novelist, told of her long-time love of the piece and performed excerpts from the work in ASL. She first saw for colored girls performed 30 years ago and believes that the vignettes exploring issues in women's lives--including education, coming of age, and sexual abuse--are still important today. The fall production, Williams said, will bring to life the stories of women of color, and women overall, through signing, movement, and images.
Dr. Peter Novak, co-chair of the Department of Visual and Performing Arts at the University of San Francisco, Calif., gives a presentation on translating William Shakespeare's work into ASL. The September 6 presentation was part of the class, "Hands on Shakespeare: ASL Translation, Dramaturgy, and Deaf Theatre," which is co-taught by Novak; Willy Conley, Theatre Arts Department chair; Jennifer Nelson, a professor in the Department of English; and Dr. Stephen Smith, a professor of English at LaSalle University in Philadelphia, Pa. Beginning in 1999, Novak spent 18 months with a group of hearing and deaf colleagues at Yale University translating Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. The play was produces by the Amaryllis Theatre Company, a troupe founded by Smith and his wife, Mimi, a theater professor. Amaryllis and Gallaudet's Theatre Arts Department will co-produce an ASL adaptation of Shakespeare's Much Ado about Nothing that will open in April. Mimi Smith will direct the production, which will include Gallaudet students and professional actors.