Safe journey to our students who are traveling for the holidays, enjoy your winter break and see you back on Kendall Green in January!
Erika Ruth (right), a Gallaudet art history major, is shown on the job as campus representative at Utrecht Art Supplies of Washington, D.C. with Utrecht Outreach Coordinator Annie Turner. Since the University’s Art Department and its students are regular clients of Utrecht, Turner felt it would be good customer service to hire a deaf volunteer to teach the store’s workers ASL and explain deaf culture. She contacted Karen Terhune, program specialist for Community Service Programs, and as a result, Ruth took the job as a community service project. During the fall semester, Ruth spent her Friday afternoons at Utrecht instructing the staff and waiting on deaf customers.
Members of the Gallaudet Dance Company prepare to perform the hip-hop piece “Stronger.” They were part of the Diversity Dance Showcase, held November 20 in the G Area, which offered students the opportunity to learn multicultural dances like salsa, bachata, hip-hop, and signing songs. The activity was sponsored by Multicultural Student Programs, Office of Diversity and Equity for Students.
Student Justin Jackerson considers the best way to describe the sign for the number 10 during a November 21 video shoot for About.com. The New York Times-owned website contacted Gallaudet for help with five short videos on counting, introductions, and other basic ASL topics. Other contributing performers included Interim Visitors Center Coordinator Brooke Budzinski, ASL and Deaf Studies professor MJ Bienvenu, graduate student Jasmine Garcia, and ASL and Deaf Studies instructor Matthew Malzkuhn.
Some of the more than 60 alumni, students, faculty, and staff who volunteered their time to help out during the October 16-19 Homecoming activities gather with Alumni Relations Office staff for a photo following an appreciation lunch held November 19 in “Ole Jim.”