Back Issue: February 9, 2001
Performers practice a selection from MSSDís Winter Dance Concert, slated for February 22, 23 and 24 in Theatre Malz. Also pictured, at left, is MSSD choreographer Monika Valgemae
School of Education and Human Services Faculty Officer Barbara Pomeroy, an associate professor in the Department of Physical Education and Recreation, awards a plaque to Dr. William McCrone in appreciation of his service as SEHS dean at the December meeting of SEHS faculty and staff.
The Gallaudet Theatre Arts Department has a very limited number of free tickets for members of the campus community to a February 27 performance of the acclaimed Awaji Puppet Theater. Awaji puppetry was born in Japan more than 500 years ago as a blessing for the deity Ebisu to ensure safety at sea and a good fishing season. Today, these life-size puppets take the roles of characters in plays, their movements accompanied by dramatic recitation and music. Four plays will be performed by the puppet theater on Gallaudetís Elstad Auditorium stage at 7 p.m. The evening begins with a brief lecture by Dr. Jane Marie Law, author of Puppets of Nostalgia, a book about the Awaji troupe. The free tickets are offered courtesy of the National Association of Japan-America Societies, which is presenting the performance in cooperation with the Japan-America Society of Washington, D.C., Gallaudetís Theatre Arts Department, and the Japan-U.S. Partnership for the Performing Arts. The free tickets are limited to two per person. When the supply is depleted, additional tickets will be available at a cost of $25 for adults and $15 for children under 16 and students with I.D. To reserve free tickets, call Jo Rackham in the Theatre Arts Department, x5500 (Voice) or x5502 (TTY), or e-mail email@example.com. For ticket sales call (202) 783-4550 (Voice).
Since 1986, 25 deaf students from Italy have received a paid year of study at Gallaudet, thanks to a program supported by the Mason Perkins Deafness Fund and by the Roberto Wirth Scholarship, both in Rome. In addition, Fulbright Commission scholarships awarded since 1998 have made it possible for seven Gallaudet graduate students to work or study in Italy and for approximately 12 Gallaudet professors to travel to Italy to give intensive training to deaf and hearing signing professionals who work with deaf or deaf-blind children. On December 1, Deborah Perry (second from right) a trust officer for the Fleet Bank of Summit, N.J., which administers the Mason Perkins Deafness Fund, and Dr. Elena Radutzky (third from left), director of the fund and coordinator of the Deafness Program of the Italian Fulbright Commission, met at Gallaudet with President Jordan, Provost Jane Fernandes (right), Dr. Ceil Lucas (left), a professor in the Department of ASL, Linguistics, and Interpretation and liaison and past coordinator for the visiting Italian students, and Sharon Hayes (second from left), international program specialist in the Center for Global Education and present coordinator. During the visit, Perry spoke with Dr. Jordan about the possibility of Gallaudet participating in a program sponsored by the bank that places students in internships with various companies.
University names three deans to new positions
Sprint Relay becomes first Gold Sponsor of Deaf Way II
President's Council holds retreat on strategic planning
GIS coordinates interpreters for inauguration
Mental Health Center reaccredited
MSSD presents `Flavors of Dance' Winter Dance Concert