Last year the “Because We’re Grounds” team took home the coveted volleyball trophy. Can they do it again this year? Or will someone else have the honor? Find out at the Faculty & Staff BBQ on Olmsted Green today starting at noon.
(From left) Laurie Rodriguez of Texas, Michael Krysiewicz of Florida, and Alexis Pokipala of Hawaii took part in the Academic Success portion of the JumpStart program in the weeks leading up the the start of fall classes.
Lhamo Tsering (right), manager of the Tibetan Sign Language (TSL) project with Handicap International, Tibet, displays a T-shirt with the TSL alphabet with Ekawati Liu, a deaf woman from Indonesia and an M.A. candidate in International Development at American University. The women met in Tibet. Tsering, who plans to help lay the groundwork for an interpreter training program in Tibet, was at Gallaudet to attend the Deaf Women’s leadership Training hosted by the College of Professional Studies and Outreach. The goal of the TSL project is to collect and document the indigenous signs used by Tibetan deaf people. Since 2001, three volumes of the TSL dictionary, which include 1,000 signs, have been completed, and textbooks and storybooks for deaf children have been published.
Brandon Caesar, a registered nurse from Student Health Services, gives a blood pressure screening to Risk Management and Insurance Manager Pamela Rypkema. SHS offered the screening for free on July 28.
Dr. Arlene Kelly, associate professor in the Department of ASL and Deaf Studies, discusses the work of author and women’s rights activist Betty Friedan at a July 28 community presentation on women’s history. Other presentations for the campus community this summer included ASL and Deaf Studies Chair Dr. MJ Bienvenu with “Deafhood and Feminism” and Business Department Chair Khadijat Rashid on personal finance. The series was sponsored by the Gallaudet Leadership Institute.