Spring 2018 Edition
THE SCHOOL OF
& HUMAN SERVICES
2 Dean's Corner
14 PE & Rec.
15 Social Work
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Introduction to VIRAL
Standing on the University's strengths in accessibility, linguistics, communications and language development, the mission of Gallaudet Innovation & Entrepreneurship Institute (GIEI) is to inspire and infuse a culture of entrepreneurship across curriculum, students, faculty, staff, alumni and university partners. GIEI provides students with a platform that is safe for smart experimentation as well as unprecedented access to resources, entrepreneur organizations, workshops, competitions, mentoring sessions, and networking opportunities throughout the academic year. If you are interested in receiving updates on GIEI events and/or internship as well as mentoring opportunities, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
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Linda Herenchak, ’74, was appointed to the Risk Management and Insurance (RMI) program Board of Directors at the October 2017, meeting. Herenchak retired from New York Life Insurance Company after a successful 26-year career. Herenchak's addition to the RMI Board will greatly enhance and expand opportunities for Gallaudet's RMI students and graduates. Herenchak currently resides in South Florida.
Jake Grindstaff was also appointed to the RMI Board of Directors.
B.S. in RMI
of 15 credits
On January 29th, two RMI students, Jake Grindstaff and Miguel Rodriguez started their internship with Marsh, USA, the largest insurance broker, risk management consulting firm in the USA.
The Career Center also presented a Deaf Awareness Workshop that was well attended by Marsh. Robert Shilling, from the Maguire Foundation traveled down from Philadelphia to attend the workshop.
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RISK MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE
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Maguire Academy of Risk Management Institute (RMI) conducted a Board of Directors meeting on October 25, 2017. The Board of Directors consists more than 30 key individuals to ensure the execution of the RMI program. The James Maguire Foundation contributed $500,000 towards establishing RMI program at Gallaudet University. The video (right) discusses the strategies of recruiting freshmen students to get involved with RMI.
DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is offered by the Accounting students under Department of Business. The income tax preparation services is available for anyone making less than $54,000 a year. For more information, please contact the Department of Business.
DEPARTMENT OF COUNSELING
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On February 2-4, 2018, the Department of Counseling hosted SIMSOC (Simulated Society). SIMSOC is a unique role-playing game where trainers and participants have the opportunity to teach, learn and gain different perspectives while being provided with various aspects of sociology, political science and communication skills. Participants confront issues like abuse of power, justice, diversity, trust, and leadership as they negotiate their way through labor-management conflicts, political turmoil, and natural disasters. SIMSOC is offered each spring by the Department of Counseling, and graduate-level students from other departments are welcomed to register for the course as well.
Dr. Thompson-Ochoa, Assistant Professor in Department of Counseling and Dr. Tugba Kucukkal, Assistant Professor in Department of Science, Technology and Math (CAS) participated in MAGNA Publications “Teaching with Technology” conference in Baltimore, Maryland on October 5th - 7th , 2017. The conference focused on providing pedagogical goals with the assistance of technology and provided skills and confidence in finding the right technology to support teaching objectives. Dr. Thompson-Ochoa states, “It was one of the best conferences I’ve attended since my arrival at Gallaudet University. Many, many thanks to GTS!”
Community Counseling Lab
The Department of Counseling opens its new training lab. The Community Counseling Lab (CCL), located on the second floor of Fowler Hall, provides a quality graduate student training opportunity to counselors-in- training in the Department of Counseling by allowing them to develop their knowledge of counseling theory and techniques through direct client interaction, observation, and professional consultation.
CCL runs in conjunction with didactic and experiential coursework in the Department of Counseling. It is our mission to provide quality, pro bono counseling services to deaf and hard of hearing persons in the DC metropolitan area whose clinical needs are appropriate to our level of service.
Under the supervision of department faculty, CCL is run by graduate students studying to become clinical mental health or school counselors. Services are free of charge and by appointment only, and include individual and group support. Examples of commonly addressed concerns are life transitions, adjustment to college or culture, stress and study skills, grief issues, and interpersonal relationship problems.
Appointments are made by email to CCL@Gallaudet.edu
Dr. Barbara Gerner de Garcia, Department of Education, recently joined the Assessment Task Force at the National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes at the University of Texas, Austin for a five year project. The task force, called Engage for Change | Assessment Task Force. NDC, is seeking to improve the postsecondary outcomes of deaf individuals. Its primary goal is to increase the numbers of deaf individuals who are admitted to, persist in, and complete postsecondary education or training. For more information about NDC, visit its website at http://www.nationaldeafcenter.org.
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
Bobbie Jo Kite, a faculty from Department of Education, graduated with a Doctorate degree in Early Childhood Education from George Mason University on December 21, 2017. Her dissertation is titled, Family Language Policy in American Sign Language and English Bilingual Families, examining the ways in which eight hearing families of bimodal-bilingual deaf children utilize, revise, and reflect upon their family language policy.
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Kayla Dufrene, a 2nd year MPA student, is doing an exciting Capstone project titled "Cytomegalovirus: Perspectives on Identification, Treatment and Policy" View the video for further information.
DEPARTMENT OF GOVERNMENT
AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS
Department of Justice Antitrust Division's Speaker Series invited President Cordano and students in Masters of Public Administration program to bring new perspective at DOJ on February 12, 2018.
Front Row, L-R: Smita Kothari and Catherine Sienko
Back Row, L-R: Jacob Salem, Alex Gaston, Michael Snyder and Kayla Dufrene
DEPARTMENT OF HEARING, SPEECH
AND LANGUAGE SCIENCES
Dr. Brenda Seal in Speech Language Pathology shares exciting information about a recent 5-year grant they received in collaboration with the Department of Interpretation and Translation (DOIT). More information is shared in the video.
Megan Murphy, 3rd year Audiology student traveled to Guatemala with a group called, "Healing The Children" (HTC) with an exemplary experience. More information is shared in the video.
Krista Adams, G-'14, (pictured on right) published her master's thesis in the John Benjamins journal Interpreting: International Journal of Research and Practice in Interpreting (Volume 19, Issue 2, 2017). In 2014, she was awarded the Barbara Babbini Brasel Award for Exemplary Research.
Dr. Danielle Hunt & Dr. Lori Whynot attended Multicultural Transformation Institute (MCTI). The week-long insitute meet over the summer and participants are expected to do a multicultural transformation project. They presented their ASL posters mid-October.
INT 453: Business and Government taught by Bev Hollrah and Annie Marks visited NASA Goddard Space Flight Center to practice interpretation. The students interpreted information about the High Bay Clean Room and the "Science on a Sphere" interactive presentation.
Hall Memorial Building
Department of Interpretation and Translation hosted a holiday party on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 in their main office. They provided delicious holiday treats. A slideshow of pictures taken at the party is above. Come to the party next year!
DEPARTMENT OF INTERPRETATION & TRANSLATION
Three Discovery staff, Sarah B. Doleac - the Director of Personal Discovery, and Jean Berube - the Founder of Personal Discovery traveled to Moscow and St. Petersburg in Russia for two and half weeks to provide seven team-building workshops to over 250 Deaf and hearing people.
Keith Sanfacon, a faculty member of Physical Education and Recreation department, announces an exciting update. They will be adding a Dartfish software to greatly enhance the program. View the video for more details. Congratulations, PER department!
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PHYSICAL EDUCATION & RECREATION
Coastal Ecology & Outdoor Recreation is a course taught during a trip in South Carolina. New skills is learned in the wilderness while being surrounded by dolphins, alligators, lizards, eagles, etc. Students can enroll to fulfill GSR 240, or as an elective PER 295 class. Graduate students and alumni can register through Office of Continuing Education via PST 265.
Congratulations to Martha Sheridan on her 20th year anniversary at Gallaudet University!
DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL WORK
The Department of Social Work hosted the 13th annual Phi Alpha National Society initiation ceremony on February 2nd, 2018. The purpose of the initiation ceremony was to recognize students for their academic excellence, community service, and adherence to the National Association of Social Work (NASW) Code of Ethics. The students who qualified for membership have at least a 3.4 GPA in their BSW courses and at least a 3.8 GPA in their MSW courses.
SWK 752: Practice with Deaf and Hard of Hearing Populations: Macro Intervention conducted a project that worked with International Deaf Emergency (IDE) to better understand the experience of Deaf people internationally in emergency situations.
Front Row, L-R: Kensie Channon and Olivia Stein
Back Row, L-R: Cinthya Trejo, Dominique Flagg, Samantha Fusco, Chelsea Morris, with IDE Board Member Stephen Hilbok and IDE consultant Ryan Maliszewski
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