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Lindsay Dunn (right), special assistant to the president, Office for Advocacy, 
leads a February 25 rap session on the lives and philosophies of civil rights 
leaders Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X. The event was one of many 
activities slated by Multicultural Student Programs in February as part of the 
University’s recognition of Black History Month. 

President Jordan 
joins members of 
the Academic 
Affairs Planning 
Committee and 
the Academic 
Affairs Unit 
during a lunch 
break in their all- 

day meeting on March 3. The joint committee reviewed reports and prepared 
final feedback for Academic Affairs departments and units in relation to their 
initiatives that support new directions and priorities in the division. 

Pictured (from left) are: Dr. Isaac Agboola, Dr. Janet Pray, Dr. Karen 
Kimmel, Dr. Barbara Bodner-Johnson, Dr. Jane Fernandes, Dr. Jordan, Judy 
Berglund, Eileen Matthews, and Dr. Thomas Allen. 

Career Fair attracts large number 

Black History Month featured array of students, employers 
of informative, entertaining events 

lack History Month at Gallaudet 

kicked off on February 18 with 
Woman, Aint /?” a one-woman 
play starring Kathryn Woods, 
memorializing the life of Sojourner 
Truth, an enslaved black woman 
born Isabella Baumfree in Hurley, 
N.Y., in 1797, who became a leg- 
endary abolitionist after she 
escaped from slavery. 

The play segued to a slate of 
events at Kendall Green to celebrate 
black people, their culture, and 
their history. Black History Month 
on campus was sponsored by 
Multicultural Student Programs 
(MSP), the Black Deaf Student 
Union (BDSU), Kappa Sigma, 
student Affairs, Center for 
Academic Programs and Student 
services, Bon Appétit, the Office of 
the Provost, and the Office of the 

One of the most popular events, 
according to Elvia Guillermo, MSP 
coordinator, was the step show on 
February 19 performed by Da Jump 
Back. The group entertained the 
audience with a comedy routine, 
dance, and song signing. 

sophomore Aaron Loggins, one 
of the dancers in the step show, 
and a performer with the Wild 
Zappers, commented that black 
history has had such a great impact 
on him, that he wanted to spread 
the word to the black community 
on campus. “! want to be able to 

influence other black deaf people in 
the same way that Malcolm X and 
Martin Luther King, Jr., influenced 
me, he said. “Being involved with 
BDSU and doing this step show 
helps me raise awareness of some 
of the contributions of the black 

Another popular event was the 
Black Deaf Expo, he!d February 26 
in the SUB’s multipurpose room. 
The expo was presented by 
Invisible Hands, Inc., a non-profit 
organization that promotes deaf 
awareness through the arts. The 
expo featured performances from 
Miss Deaf America 2002-2004 
Tyese Wright, Sho Roc (rapper and 
Gallaudet student Keith Brown), the 
Black Deaf Rappers, the Wild 
Zappers, National Deaf Dance 
Theater, MSSD dancers, and D.C. 
Black Deaf Advocates representa- 
tives. The expo closed with a per- 
formance entitled “Black Deaf Male: 
Whom Am |? Can It Be Done...,” 
by Fred Beam, former president of 
the D.C. Area Black Deaf 

“| was impressed with this 
year’s leadership [in the BDSU],” 
said Guillermo. “They set very 
effective goals and had quite a list 
of events for students to participate 
in. | would like to see more cam- 
pus and club organization activities 
like this to increase the diversity of 
experience for our students.” 

Senior Elena Madina Oregui (left) majoring in business and economics, talks with Federal 
Reserve Board agent Pav Lee (third from right) and her assistant, and interpreter Toni 
Fitzgerald (right) at the Career Fair on February 23. Oregui, from Madrid, Spain, was dis- 
cussing the possibility of interning with the Federal Reserve after she graduates in December. 

he Career Center's bi-annual 

Internship and Job Fair, held 
February 23, proved to be a big 
Success, according to center direc- 
tor Steve Koppi. “We are confident 
that this effort will bear fruit for our 
students” as they look for off-cam- 
pus employment and internships to 
fulfill their graduation require- 
ments, said Koppi. 

Koppi said that 38 employers 
and over 500 students attended the 
exhibition. The Career Center does 
not pick and choose potential 
employers for the fair, instead it tar- 
gets a broad range of employers, 
typically a cross-section of federal 

This “snowbison” spotted on the 
east side of Peet Hall on March 1 
was perhaps crafted in homage to 
the campus visit of a real bison 
the previous day. 

ES Sas 

government agencies and busi- 
nesses and organizations from the 
private sector. 

“We had a good variety of 
employers from all over the 
U.S.A.,” said Pamela Mower, 
employer recruiter for the Career 
Center. She said the fair attracted 
some heavy-weight employers, 
including Time-Warner and IBM. 

The Career Center exceeded its 
goal of filling the SUB’s multipur- 
pose room, with overflow booths 
spilling out to both sides of the 
hallway, even expanding to the 
building's lower level. Students 
were impressed with the employer 
turnout at the fair, some comment- 
ing that it was exciting to see the 
many choices of jobs and intern- 
ships being offered. Employers, 
too, were enthused with the posi- 
tive reception they received from 
the campus. Career Center staff 
Said that many of the employers 
Said they wished the fair could be 
longer than one day. 

The positive response, said 
Koppi, “demonstrates the high level 
of interest employers have in 
Gallaudet University. For new 
employers, participating in the job 
fair is a great way to learn about the 
University, meet students, chat with 

The day before taking center stage at the U.S. Mint’s 2005 National Nickel 
Exchange, Cody the American Buffalo and his owner, Mike Fogel, visited bison 
of the two-legged variety—namely, Gallaudet students. Arriving at Gallaudet on 
February 28, the bison—a member of North America’s largest land mammals— 
was in town to take part in the ceremonies surrounding the unveiling of the 2005 
nickel. He resided in a trailer on Kendall Green—an appropriate place of lodg- 
ing since the bison is the University’s mascot. Cody has become quite a celebri- 
ty, appearing in the movies Dances with Wolves and Radio Flyer, as well as 
commercials, fairs, parades, and Native American events. Here, Fogel intro- 
duces Cody to the bison sculpture at the Field House. 

faculty and staff, and build relation- 
ships that lead to more and better 
opportunities for students.” 

All Career Center professional 
Staff contributed to the effort, along 
with the center's student staff mem- 
bers and volunteers. 

The next Career Fair will be 
held this fall. 


Service awards for February: 

Five years. 

Bruce Riley, interpreter Ill, 

Gallaudet Interpreting Service; 
Shanon Price, secretary III, 
Clerc Center; Cary Barbin, sen- 

ior research engineer, Technology 

Access Program 

Ten years: 

Marti Edelman, operations 
coordinator, Center for ASL 

istered nurse, Student Health. 

Services; Angela Farrand, 

assistant oe Weatte f oe = — 
Promotions in February: 

leg ve years: 

‘Francis Matthews — 

specialist, Information pea 

Services; Lester Thomas, cus- 
todian, Custodial Services 

Thr ly years: - 

John Horton, mechanic, 

Maintenance Services 

_ Employees hired in February: 

Patricia Bowman, assistant 
director for annual giving, 

Development Office; Hui Cai, 
parking and |.D. technician, 
_ Department of Public Safety: 

Harold Romero, access control 

Literacy; Brandon Caesar, eo : panei fee corn ‘I 

-groundskeeper, Grounds Services 

George Gateau, manager, 

Systems and Operations; Dennis | 

Naber, manager, Maintenance 

Services; Tyese Wright, family | 

educator fellow, Family 

Involvement, Clerc Center 

Faculty, staff, and teachers who 
contributed to the University in 
2004 and so far in 2005 were 
invited to a breakfast on March 2 
in the Kellogg Conference Hotel 
to recognize their support. A 
PowerPoint presentation entitled 
“Together we are making a dif- 
ference” scrolled in the back- 
ground with a photo montage 
and names of contributors. In 
2004, 359 donors from the 
Gallaudet community gave a 
total of $138,000. Some of the 
campus initiatives they chose to 
support included the James Lee 

Sorenson Language and Communication Center, the Linwood D. Smith 
Memorial Fund, and the renovation of the KDES and MSSD lobbies. 
President Jordan applauded the efforts of the attendees, saying, “| am espe- 
cially glad to be here because this event recognizes you and your gifts to the 
University. Your financial support and your hard work make such a difference 
in the lives of our students.” Dr. Jordan then named 49 of the 2004 and 2005 
President’s Circle honorees and, along with Linda Jordan, presented them 
with Gallaudet pins. The effort to gain Gallaudet community support, known 
as the Campus Community Campaign, is ongoing. 

Ryan Casebolt 


Idaho Falls, Idaho 

computer information systems 

/ admire my mother the most. She 
has supported me in everything. | 
think its great that Women’s History 
Month allows me to recognize her 
place in the ranks of other successful 

Dear Aunt Sophie, 

| think it was hysterical 
that last month’s so-called 
“snow storms” practically 
shut down the entire region. | 
was proud that Gallaudet 
stayed open even when the 
weather predictors were say- 
ing we were going to have 10 
or more inches. And what 
happened? Just a few flakes 
that didn’t even stick on the 
roads! President Jordan and 
Vice President Kelly are to be 
congratulated for sticking to 
their guns and keeping the 
University open for business. 

Snowless in D.C. 
Dear Snowless, 

You may want to consider 
entering the Federal Witness 
Protection Program once your letter 
is printed for all on campus to read 
as Aunty feels confident that yours 
is the minority opinion of the 
“snow-be-damned” position taken 
by our leaders. Yes, it’s true that the 
dire predictions broadcasted inces- 
santly by the weather gurus never 
materialized, yet one can't help but 
imagine the commuter madness 
and mayhem that many of the cam- 
pus faithful might have faced IF 
things went as expected. And while 
it's hardly beneficial to dredge up 
the matter at this late date—spring 
is bursting out all over, after all—it 
is worth noting that there is nothing 
wrong with occasionally “erring on 
the side of caution.” Au contraire, 
to do so can be exceedingly benefi- 
cial to the University’s collective 


March is Women’s History Month. Name a woman who has a great influence on your life, or on society. 

Marie-Jeanne Mullerchillieux 
. junior 


French and international 

relations majors 

Helen Keller was absolutely amazing. 
/ have a quote from her on my 
‘away messages, which | think is 
very inspirational—like how often we 
before we can get set to accomplish 
the larger things. 

Shwepmwa Vwarji 
second-year ELI student 

/! honor my mother. She and my 
father worked together to make sure 
my siblings and | were raised prop- 
erly and were safe. She also pushed 
me to come to the United States to 
get an education. 


Administration € 

March 18, 2005 

A reminder about policy changes 

At the end of October, A & F published a list of policy changes that had 
been approved by the Board of Trustees at its October meeting. Included in 

those changes were edits to 

the three policies regarding Educational 

Assistance, Tuition Waiver, and Tuition Assistance. The revisions include: 

Policies 3:13 & 3:15 - Educational and Tuition Assistance: 
e Eliminated the dollar amount of tuition and replaced it with “... up to 

the amount 0 

t of Gallaudet’s Board-approved full-time U.S. student 
' This was done so that the policy does not need to be updated 
each year when tuition changes. 

Policies 3:13, 3:15, & 3:14: Educational and Tuition Assistance 

& Tuition Waiver: 

e The “Conditions” for all three policies have been revised to include pre- 
cluding benefits if the employee has outstanding obligations to the 
University. ‘This includes both reimbursements and documentation of 

Satisfactory course completion. 

e Revised to include use of assistance money for mandatory fees (those 
required of all students at the time of registration), instead of only labo- 

ratory fees. 

The Administration & Operations (A & QO) policies are on the A & F 
website, (See the menu bar at the top of the page.) Take a 
few minutes to review these policies if you or a family member are taking a 
class this semester or thinking of doing so in the future. 



An article entitled “Deaf Dancers 
Celebrate 50 Years of Dance!,” 
by Dr. Diane Hottendorf, 
Gallaudet Dance Company 
director, and Sue Gill-Doleac, 
assistant director of the troupe, 
appeared in the March issue of 
Dancer magazine. The dance 
company will recognize its first 
half-century with special per- 
formances on campus March 25 
and 26. 

Henry Smith 
Baltimore, Md., 
psychology major 

My aunt was the driving force in my 
life. | wasnt raised in the deaf com- 
munity. She pushed me to get 
involved with the deaf community, 
which made all the difference for me. 
/ also think Helen Keller was a major 
figure. She was a great example for 
deaf people. 


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March 18, 2005 

Noted presenter on the state of 
American education is Schaefer 
Distinguished Lecturer 

he campus community is invited 

to attend a March 30 presenta- 
tion by Jonathan Kozol, an educa- 
tor and author whose works focus 
on race, poverty, and education. 

Kozol, the spring semester 
ochaefer Distinguished Lecturer, 
hosted by the Gallaudet Research 
Institute (GRI), will present “Shame 
of the Nation: Re-segregation, 
Inequality, and Over-Testing in 
Public Education,’ at 10 a.m. in the 
Kellogg Conference Hotel's 
Swindells Auditorium. 

Kozol has written about the 
State of American education over 
the last three decades. His books 
include Death At An Early Age, 
Savage Inequalities, Amazing 
Grace, Illiterate America, and 
Rachel and Her Children. 
According to GRI Director Michael 
Karchmer, Kozol has stated that he 
will address “the very rapid re-seg- 
regation of our public schools, the 
profound inequalities minority chil- 
dren face, and the unhealthy ‘test- 
ing mania that has overtaken our 
schools under pressure from NCLB 

Jonathan Kozol 

[No Child Left Behind], with the 
result that joy, spontaneity, and 
respect for forms of learning (arts, 
culture, music, critical thinking, 
and children’s creativity) are being 
driven from inner-city schools— 
and schools in general.” 

In addition to his lecture, Kozol 
will meet with students and faculty 
in several departments. 

Faculty had an opportunity to gain insights into integrative learning—an 
approach to learning that is gaining interest at Gallaudet—from an expert in 
the field, Dr. Carolyn Haynes (left), at a February 9 lunchtime presentation in 
Peikoff Alumni House. Haynes, a professor at the University of Miami (Ohio), 
director of the Windate Writing Center, director of the University of Miami’s 
honors program, and an affiliate of women’s studies, talked about her 
approach to interdisciplinary studies (IDS) curriculum development, IDS in 
general education, the connection between IDS and writing-enhanced curric- 
ula, and related topics. Later that day, Gallaudet faculty members gave pre- 
sentations on their connected learning courses, with feedback from Haynes. 
The presentation was sponsored by the Honors Program in cooperation with 
CLAST. (Also pictured is GIS interpreter Sherry Hicks.) 

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Judges could face challenge with 
hundreds of deaf students entering 
Gallaudet’s national contests 

By Susan M. Flanigan 

udges for the sixth annual 

Gallaudet National Essay 
Contest and a concurrent art con- 
test may face a special challenge: 
250 essays and 64 drawings and 
paintings have been submitted to 
the contests on the theme of “Life 
Turning Point.” 

“These are the most entries 
we ve received in the years I've 
worked here, said Tim Worthylake, 
publications specialist in the Clerc 
Center and contest co-coordinator. 
“We received entries from 37 states 
and Canada in the essay contest. In 
years past, most of our entries were 
from students in mainstream 
schools, but this year we received 
many entries from 23 schools for 
deaf students as well.” 

The Clerc Center sponsors the 
essay contest yearly in conjunction 
with the Office of Enrollment 
Services. The art contest has been 
conducted for two years in con- 
junction with the College of Liberal 
Arts, Sciences, and Technologies. 
“The goal of the contests is to give 
deaf and hard of hearing students 
an incentive to explore their feel- 
ings through writing and art—and 
to assure them recognition and a 
forum for expression, Said 

“Gallaudet University’s offer of 
scholarship money to winners has 
proven a real incentive,” he added. 
“Our system of informing people 
about the contests through e-mail 
was also important in increasing 
the number of entries.” 

The art contest began out of the 

concern of Dr. Jane Nickerson and 

Dr. Karen Kimmel when both were 

teaching English at Gallaudet 

University. Kimmel, who is now 

dean of the College of Liberal Arts, 

sciences, and Technologies, and 

Nickerson wanted to provide stu- 

dents with an opportunity for 

expression through visual media, 
including pen and ink, pastel, 
watercolor, mixed media, acrylic, 
crayon, or pencil. Entries in the art 
contest more than doubled this 

“We are grateful to all our 
judges, said Worthylake. “They are 
busy professionals, each of whom 
has published his or her own work. 
We appreciate that they volunteer 
their time, expertise, and skills to 
help us make the contest a suc- 

Judges for the essay contest 

e Dr. Gina Oliva, who has 
worked at Gallaudet for more 30 
years, IS a professor in the 
Department of Physical 
Education and Recreation and 
author of Alone in the 
Mainstream: A Deaf Woman 
Remembers Public School; 

e Dr. Madan Vasishta, adjunct 
professor in the Department of 
Administration and Supervision, 
was superintendent of several 
schools for deaf students, and 
has published four books and 
scores of articles; 

e Chris Heuer, poet and 
instructor in the English 
Department, is a regular con- 
tributor to Tactile Mind Press. 

Examples of the many entries for the art component of 
the 2005 National Essay Contest are, clockwise from 
above: “To Changing My Mind About Music,” by T. Kim, 
san Diego, Calif.; “Silent Wolf,” by D. Baird, 
Birmingham, Ala.; and “Imagine,” by B. Bolton, Wind 
Lake, Wisc. 

Judges for the art contest are: 

e Andre Pellerin, painter, pot- 
ter, and lab and special collec- 
tion assistant in the Art 

e Philip Bogdan, teacher/ 
researcher for KDES; and 

e Lori Lutz, evaluation associate 
with the Office of Exemplary 
Programs and Research at the 
Clerc Center. 

“One of the most important 
parts of the contest is that all par- 
ticipants are recognized, noted 
Worthylake. “Each contest partici- 
pant receives a certificate of merito- 
rious entry, and all art entries will 
be displayed in a gallery on our 
website. We hope to include as 
many essays as possible, too.” 

Essay contest place winners 
receive scholarship money for the 
college or postsecondary training 
of their choice: $1,000 first place, 
$500 second place, $300 third 
place, and $100 each for two hon- 
orable mentions. Awards are dou- 
bled for winners who choose to 
attend Gallaudet. The first place 
winner also receives a scholarship 
to the Young Scholars’ Program. 

The first place art contest win- 
ner will receive $100. In addition, 
art contest place winners and their 
school libraries will receive a copy 
of Douglas Tilden: The Man and 
His Legacy, by Mildred Albronda. 
This coffee table book with photo- 
graphs of the sculptures and life of 
Tilden, the deaf artist whose statues 
stand in public places throughout 
san Francisco, Calif., was donated 
generously by the Mildred 
Albronda Memorial Trust. Winners 
will be announced and winning 
entries will be printed in the spring 
issue of World Around You. 

For more information about the 
contest, e-mail timothy.worthy- 


he tsunami that struck many 

countries in Asia and East 
Africa, killing an estimated 200,000 
people, also deeply affected a 
Gallaudet student. December 26 
became the day that forever 
changed the life of sophomore Tou 
Vang and his family. 

Vang's family is originally from 
Laos, a small country sandwiched 
between Northeastern Thailand and 
southwestern Vietnam. When the 
U.S. withdrew its troops from the 
Vietnam War, many Laotians were 
killed in retaliation for sheltering 
and supporting the Americans. 
Vang's family escaped into 
Thailand, and eventually he and his 
immediate family relocated to 
Stevensport, Wisc. Vang's parents 
remained very close with their large 
families who stayed behind in the 
Thailand province of Phuket. 

Vang was in Michigan visiting 
his girlfriend during the Christmas 
break when he got a call from his 
father on December 26, telling him 
to come home immediately, that 
there had been a family emergency. 
When he arrived home two days 
later, his mother could barely speak 
in the depth of her grie-—over 70 
family members on her side of the 
family died in the pounding waves 
of the tsunami. Vang also lost fami- 
ly members on his father's side. 
Four uncles were hunting in Phuket 
when the tsunami struck. No one 
has heard from them since. 

“Lam angry and hurt that this 
happened to my family, said Vang. 
“| worry about what will happen to 
my mother and my father. They've 

Tou Vang: Facing loss from the 

Tou Vang 

been through so much already, and 
my mother's grief is devastating. ° 

To help with the recovery effort, 
Vang's parents flew to Thailand on 
December 29. “| wanted to leave 
Gallaudet and stay home to take 
care of my younger sister,” said 
Vang. His father dissuaded him, 
telling him to continue his studies 
during the spring semester while 
his brother and grandmother stayed 
behind in Wisconsin. 

At Gallaudet, faculty and staff 
have been particularly solicitous of 
Vang's situation. The Department of 
Physical Education and Recreation, 
where Vang is majoring in recre- 
ation and leadership therapy, has 
put up a bulletin board up near the 
entrance to the basketball courts to 
detail the profiles and photographs 
of some of Vang's family members 
who were killed. 

“I'm trying to move on,” said 
Vang. “It depends on the day and 
how I'm feeling. This is a horrible 
thing that happened.” 

Kellogg Conference Hotel rooms to 

allaudet's Recognition 

Committee has received a 
request from Gary Aller, executive 
director of Business and Support 
Services, to name 10 of the main 
rooms at the Kellogg Conference 
Hotel (KCH). Rooms include the 
ballroom, executive boardroom, 
and eight meeting rooms. 

In response to the request, the 
Recognition Committee established 
a committee to come up with a list 
of names for nine rooms for the 
Recognition Committee's review. 
The naming of the tenth room, the 
boardroom, will be determined by 
the Board of Trustees. 

Primary consideration will be 
given to names of people or events 
that have had a positive impact on 
the University. Suggested names 
can be those of either deaf or hear- 
ing people, but they must have 
been retired or separated from the 
University for at least two years, or 
deceased for two or more years. 

The KCH Room Naming 
Committee requests that a brief 
biography (for individuals) or 
description (for events) accompany 
each submission. All suggestions 
must be submitted by March 21 
and can be sent via e-mail to, or 
through campus mail to the atten- 
tion of Sam Sonnenstrahl, Peikoff 
Alumni House. 

The committee will review all 
suggestions, then pare the list to 
20 names and again ask for input 
from the campus and deaf commu- 
nities. Following the second round 
of input, the committee will recom- 
mend names to the Recognition 
Committee. According to naming 
procedures defined by the 
Recognition Committee, the final 
approval of names will come from 
the University president. 

The Room Naming Committee 
consists of Sam Sonnenstrahl, 
chair, Alumni Relations Office; 
Lindsay Dunn, President's Office; 
Tawny Holmes, Student Body 
Government president; Mike Kaika, 
Gallaudet University Alumni 
Association board member: 
Michael Olson, staff; Dr. Stephen 
Weiner, faculty; and Fred Weiner, 
chair of the University Recognition 
Committee (ex-officio). Bobbie 
Boswell of the Alumni Relations 
Office serves as the staff support 


Gallaudet s swim team captains find 

common ground 

By Jeremy Bunblasky, sports 
information director, 
Department of Athletics 

aes senior swim team co- 
captains Stephanie Danner 
(Pittsford, N.Y.) and Ray Clark 
(Fairfax, Va.) met the first day of 
Swim practice during their fresh- 
man year. While their personalities 
are different, it's the intense pas- 
sion for swimming that leads them 
to common ground. 

Danner, who Is also a member 
of the Student Athlete Advisory 
Committee, plunged into Gallaudet 
with a mind-numbing class sched- 
ule, forcing her to arrive late or 
leave early during her first year of 
practices. The pair worked diligent- 
ly together in the pool but it wasnt 
until later in their inaugural season 
when they began to obtain a true 
sense for one another. 

“| can't predict what | would be 
like if Stephanie was not on the 
team,” said Clark. “She has a real 
positive attitude and all the swim- 
mers on the team look up to her.” If 
it's true that one’s positive attitude 
can transcend into anothers posi- 



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tive performance, then Danner's 
radiance has clearly provided a 
boost for Clark. He will graduate 
from Gallaudet in May, leaving as 
the most prolific men’s swimmer in 
school history. 

“Ray gets along with all kinds of 

people and is always good for a 
laugh outside the pool,’ said 
Danner. It's apparent that Clark’s 
laid-back philosophy has created a 
more relaxed atmosphere for 
Danner and the rest of the Bison 
squad. The unit entered this sea- 
son's Capital Athletic Conference 
(CAC) Championships and shat- 
tered 11 team records. Danner— 
the 2004 CAC Swimmer of the Year 
and 2004 Gallaudet Athlete of the 
Year—will also be departing the 
University this spring. 

Danner’s post-collegiate options 
include pursing a master of busi- 
ness administration degree at the 
Rochester Institute of Technology, 
while Clark, a communications 
major, is undecided on which route 
he will choose. One thing is cer- 
tain, their legacy will not be forgot- 
ten at Gallaudet anytime soon. The 
north wall inside the swimming 

books—what are they?,” MLC 
LN11, noon-1 p.m.; 
Teleconference: “Learning — 
Communities: Pathways to Deep 
Learning and Campus 
Transformation,” SAC Multimedia 
Theater, 1-3 p.m.; Movie: Boys 

_Dont Cry SAC Multimedia 

Theater, 1 p.m. 
25—Softball vs. Hood (double- 

| i Soitbal Field, 3 p.m. 

: run races - 25- 26—Gallaudet Dance 

to withdraw with WD gradeor Company's 50th Anni iversary 

_ Dance Concert, Elstad Auditorium, 
8 p. m. : 

6 htermreation Workshop, 
nterpreting Referring EOS 

eee Discc ourse,” KCH eS 
: hs Sof 7 ‘eal Pangea 

March 18, 2005 

Junior forward Victoria Crockett 
was named to the All-CAC second 
team. She finished the season as 
the CAC women’s basketball 
leader in rebounds, averaging 10 
per game. She is currently ranked 
fourth in blocking, with an average 
of two blocks per game, and fifth 
in scoring, with approximately 13 
points per game. 

facility reveals a pair of records 
boards. A glimpse at the boards 
proves that the two have firmly 
cemented their respective places in 
school history—Clark’s name rests 
next to 12 individual and four team 
events, while Danner's sits beside 
10 individual marks and one team 

Field, 1 p.m.: Men’s Tennis vs. 
Mevaniel Tennis Courts, 1 p.m. 

29—Sottball vs. York (double- 
header), Softball Field, 2:30 p.m. 

30—Men's Tennis vs. Virginia 
oe ae Cours, 3:30 


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“GEMS: Instincts of a CODA,” by 

_ Sherry Hicks, Foster Auditorium, 7 

Ae VS. Sal Salisbur y (dou- 

-bleheader), Hoy Field, noon; 
_ Softball vs. Chestnut Hill (double- 
oe | 

Dr. Barbara Hardaway, a professor in the English Department, pres- 
ents an overview of the research she conducted with Honors senior 
Melissa Marshall-Foote last semester on St. Helena Island, $.C., on 
the Gullah language and culture. Speaking at a March 8 CLAST 
Scholars Forum, Hardaway described the language called Gullah—a 
blend of Elizabethan English and West African languages character- 
ized by distinctive cadence, accents, words, and intonation—that 
was born in the slave colonies of Africa’s West Coast in the 16th cen- 
tury and developed on the isolated coastal rice and cotton planta- 
tions of South Carolina and Georgia. Hardaway emphasized, howev- 
er, that Gullah is far more than a language; it is a rich culture that 
continues to flourish in the people’s art, music, food, and religion, 
despite the encroachment of development and other outside pres- 
sures. In fact, she said that during the researchers’ interviews, the 
indigenous island people expressed a great deal of interest about 
deaf people and drew many parallels between the marginalization of 
their two cultures and languages. Hardaway said that the next phase 
of the research project is to return to the islands and interview mem- 
bers of the deaf Gullah community to learn more about their history.