December 5, 2008 (Archives)

Board of Trustees Chair Benjamin Soukup's video to the campus community
On behalf of the Board of Trustees, Dr. Soukup has created a video announcement to wish the campus community happy holidays and to provide an update on some important projects.

'Bob's Vlog': A conversation with Dr. Barbara White and Touria Boren
President Davila interviews Dr. Barbara White and Touria Boren, co-directors of the First Year Study Tour, about a free study trip to Costa Rica during spring break for eligible first-year freshmen and first-year transfer students.

Information about the life of Dr. Michael Kemp, '71
Provost Weiner sends the campus community an obituary written by the family of Dr. Michael Kemp in celebration of his life and accomplishments.

Alumni Relations Office hosts appreciation luncheon for Homecoming 2008 volunteers
The Alumni Relations Office showed its gratitude to the more than 60 volunteers who helped make the 2008 Homecoming a success by hosting a luncheon in their honor on Wednesday, November 19 in Peikoff Alumni House.

Class of 1958 adopts campus museum as funding support project
The Class of 1958 moved plans for a campus museum related to deaf culture closer to becoming a reality on November 3 when class representatives presented a check for more than $8,000 to the museumís curator and director, Dr. Jane Norman.

'Tis the season for giving
There is no better time than now to make a gift with this being the holiday season. Please consider giving to Gallaudet University to make studentsí future brighter. (The letter is in PDF format)

Austin, Tex. Chapter of GUAA hosts annual feast
Board of Trustees Chair Benjamin Soukup (Class of 1974) and trustee James Macfadden, '62, will be featured guests at the Austin, Tex. Chapter's annual feast on Saturday, December 6. Please click on the link for more information.

Kansas Chapter of GUAA to celebrate Gallaudet's birthday
The Kaw Valley of Kansas Chapter of the GUAA invites members to come and celebrate Gallaudet's 221st birthday on Wednesday, December 10 at the Deaf Cultural Center in Olathe.

Alberta (Canada) GUAA chapter elects new officers
The Alberta (Canada) Chapter of GUAA has been reactivated and has new officers. This is the only chapter in Canada.

History-making major leaguer Curtis Pride to coach at Gallaudet
Curtis Pride, the first full-season deaf player in the modern era of Major League Baseball, announced that he will retire from professional baseball and take up the position of head baseball coach at Gallaudet.

MSSD's Mark Burke, '94 named Redskins' High School Coach of the Week
Burke is the first deaf coach to earn this distinction, which is awarded based on commitment to youth football, motivating student-athletes, overall community involvement, and team performance.

Gallaudet basketball teams to play in Knoxville, Tenn.
The Gallaudet menís and womenís basketball teams will bring Bison hoops action to alumni in the Knoxville, Tenn. area on December 14 and 15.

Theatre Arts presents fundraising event, 'The Snow Queen'
"The Snow Queen," based on a famous story by Hans Christian Andersen, is an aerial and mask performance incorporating a hearing and deaf cast. Performances, which will raise funds for Theatre Arts, will be on December 4-6 and 11-13 in Elstad Auditorium.

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