April 10, 2009 (Archives)

U.S. Congress passes resolution recognizing Gallaudet and Abraham Lincoln
Congress has passed a resolution recognizing and honoring President Abraham Lincoln for signing legislation authorizing the establishment of Gallaudet 145 years ago, and congratulating Gallaudet on its work

The Hon. Wilma Newhoudt-Druchen to deliver Commencement address; honorary doctorate degree recipients named
The Hon. Wilma Newhoudt-Druchen, ’92 & G-’05, first deaf member of the South African Parliament, will address graduates and receive an honorary degree. Dr. Ursula Bellugi, Knud Sondergaard, and Roberto Wirth will also receive honorary degrees.

First VLOG by GUAA President Alyce Slater Reynolds!
In her first vlog as GUAA President, Alyce Slater Reynolds, '76 & G-'78, talks about the highlights of the recent GUAA Board meeting held April 3, 2009. To find out what the board is doing, click on the link.

Enrollment and academic success on the rise
According to new enrollment statistics, the University is celebrating an unprecedented number of perfect 10s.

Clinical psychology Ph.D. candidates achieve 100 percent placement rate in prestigious internships
This year, of the 3,825 applicants in the National Matching Services system, a system that pairs would-be interns with internships, 846 did not receive a placement. All of Gallaudet's six applicants, however, were matched.

Brenda Keller, '82, beloved supervisor of Gallaudet Postal Services, passes away
Brenda Kay Smith Keller, '82 & G-'99 (Class of 1981), a well respected and beloved alumna who had a fierce love for Gallaudet and the community, passed away on March 24.

Attention GUAA members only!
The College of Professional Studies and Outreach is delighted to offer GUAA members tuition support for an array of personal and professional development offerings this summer and fall.

Calling program to increase alumni support and share information; volunteers wanted to make calls
The Office of Alumni Relations and the Office of Development are gearing up for a fall calling program and they seek eager alumni to increase alumni support.

Gallaudet’s hard work to develop a long range strategic plan for 2010 – 2015 continues this Spring.
At the May Board of Trustees meeting, the Board will review the final draft of the plan and make decisions about its adoption and implementation.

Southeastern Florida Chapter of GUAA to host picnic
Charter Day will be celebrated at a picnic in Delray Beach at Lake Ida Park West-Heron Pavilion on Sunday, April 26. The event will be hosted by the Southeastern Florida Chapter of GUAA.

Brian Greenwald, '96, and John Van Cleve, professor emeritus in the History Department, pen a book together
"A Fair Chance in the Race of Life" presents studies from the 2007 conference marking the 150th anniversary of the Columbia Institution and the Kendall School.

Gallaudet alumnus receives praise from major newspapers for his work
Tyrone Giordano, '99, has drawn praise for his role in the revival of the 1970s Broadway hit "Pippin," produced by Deaf West Theatre, from major newspapers such as "The New York Times" and the "Los Angeles Times."

Theatre Arts Department presents 'URINETOWN'
"URINETOWN, THE MUSICAL," directed by Monique Holt, is a hilarious tale of greed, corruption, love, and revolution in a time when water is worth its weight in gold. Performances are April 9-12 and 16-19.

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