Students in the Bridge Program and New Signers Program and their families gather in the Student Union Building’s multipurpose room July 17 for a welcome reception. Twenty-two students participated in Bridge, a one-month program that focuses on enhancing English, math, and other skills for students who are entering the University in the fall, and 21 took part in the New Signers Program. Clorina and Eugene Thibeaux and their son Roderick, 9, of Lafayette, La., enjoy the reception, after traveling to Gallaudet with their son, John Barras, who participated in Bridge.
Students in the Bridge Program and New Signers Program and their families gather in the Student Union Building’s multipurpose room July 17 for a welcome reception. Twenty-two students participated in Bridge, a one-month program that focuses on enhancing English, math, and other skills for students who are entering the University in the fall, and 21 took part in the New Signers Program. Norma Buemi (right), coordinator of orientation programs in Student Affairs, talks with Toni Gary of Atlanta, Ga., about new signer activities for her daughter, Brigitte Williams. (Also pictured are GIS interpreter Heather Harlan, second from left, and Melissa Flores, graduate assistant for NSP.)
Searching for clues following a "robbery" are participants in the Young Scholars' Program’s "Crimes and Clues—Forensic Science" course, held July 13 to 25. Pictured are (from left): Natalie Ludwig (instructor), Kimberly Blake, Patrick Nolan, and Kevin Tua. The amateur sleuths collected evidence, analyzed it in the chemistry lab, determined through the lab analysis who was probably responsible for the crime, and presented the evidence in a mock trial.
Ann Peterson Tennis, who received her degree in deaf education from Gallaudet in 1943, donates photos of her uncle and aunt, Roy Stewart, Gallaudet class of 1899, and Ellen Stewart, class of 1917, to the Archives during a July 8 tour of Kendall Green with her son, Jon Tennis, daughter-in-law, Terri, and their children, Christopher, 18, Emily, 17, and Rachel, 13. Following graduation from Gallaudet, Tennis taught at Maryland School for the Deaf, Illinois School for the Deaf and, finally, Berkley School for the Deaf, for a career that spanned 31 years. She has established an endowed scholarship in honor of her aunt and uncle who, she says, inspired her to become a teacher of deaf children. Also pictured is Michael Zusi (center), director of major and planned giving in the Development Office, and archivist Andrew Budai.
The world famous Taiko drummers, a group of six deaf and four hearing performers from the Nippon Taiko Foundation, perform in a free concert in Elstad Auditorium on June 30. Taiko, the Japanese Drum, is as old as the country of Japan itself. Taiko drumming has gained in popularity in recent years, with international concert tours.
Each year high school students from around the country participate in National History Day, held at the University of Maryland. In 2003, more than 700,000 students entered the event, displaying work that shows exemplary research and creativity. Kim Simonson (left) of Maine worked with “History Through Deaf Eyes” director Jean Bergey to gather photographs and materials on the Deaf President Now revolution. Simonson and her exhibit partner, Josh Seal (right), took home a third place national award and placed first for the state of Maine.
Trenches were dug on the east end of campus this summer to replace old and leaking steam and air conditioning lines servicing Ely Center, Kendall Hall, Dawes House, Fowler Hall, Elstad Auditorium, and the Field House. Last summer, lines were replaced from HMB and Washburn Arts, down to House One, including College Hall and the EMG Building. According to Joe Hatfield, manager of the Physical Plant Department, the work should be finished by the beginning of the fall semester, completing the approximately two miles of steam/AC line replacement to the lower end of campus. The lines to the upper end of Kendall Green are newer and are in tunnels, which make them easier to repair, said Hatfield. The lines that are being replaced are about 25 years old, he said, although workers have removed some old abandoned lines between Kendall Hall and Ely Center that date back to the early 1900s. The project is being done by M&M Welding of Rockville, Md.
Shelby Jia, an intern in the Public Relations Office, repositions one of the pieces in the "In Der Nacht: Visions of Deaf Survivors of Nazi Oppression" exhibit in the lobby of the Edward Miner Gallaudet Building. In addition to repairing and reorganizing the exhibit, which has been a highlight for campus visitors since it went on view in 1990, Jia is creating an "In Der Nacht" website to provide greater access to this popular exhibit and heighten awareness of the experiences of deaf Jews living in Nazi Germany and its influences on the works of deaf artists. The project is scheduled to be completed by the end of the month.
James Hynes (foreground), coordinator of residence education for the Clerc Center, and Sherry Duhon (background), assistant director in the Office of Alumni Relations, get their blood pressure checked by Desna Laney, an outside health care professional, and Lee-Wilkins, Student Health Service director, respectively, at a July 15 blood pressure screening. Sixty-two people took advantage of the free screening sponsored by SHS, and gained valuable knowledge related to this vital aspect of their health.
Robert Traina, community services program coordinator in the Student Affairs and an activity coordinator for the MSM Productions Ltd. William "Dummy" Hoy Committee, stands beside the new marker paying tribute to Hoy, the legendary deaf professional baseball player, which was erected at Hoy field in late June. Funds for the marker were raised by the Department of Athletics, Student Affairs, and the Bison Boosters. The Cincinnati Reds inducted Hoy into the Hall of Fame at the city's new Great American Ball Park on August 3. The Hoy Committee's goal is to have him inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. A history of Hoy can be found at www.dummyhoy.com.
Family and co-workers of Arthur Schildroth, a retired senior research associate in the Gallaudet Research Institute who died April 7, gathered outside Denison House August 1 for a tree-planting ceremony in his memory. (From left) President Jordan, GRI Director Michael Karchmer, Schildroth’s widow, Claudia, former Office of Demographic Studies Director Peter Ries, and GRI Research Editor and ceremony organizer Robert C. Johnson are shown in front of the white ash tree before the planting.
Claudia Schildroth puts the ashes of her late husband into the ground beside the tree, assisted by her grandchildren, Sonia (left) and Adriana Gonzalez.