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Gallaudet alum to compete on "America's Next Top Model"

Nyle DiMarco, '13, is breaking ground as the first deaf participant in the popular and long-running television show. New season starts August 5.

Today's Announcements

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Announcement regarding US Airways and American Airlines loyalty programs

American Airlines and US Airways are merging and Travel On has sent an attached announcement regarding their loyalty programs.

Staff summer happy hour

Come one, Come all to Bidwell on Wednesday, August 12, from 4-7 p.m.

HMB fire alarm testing notification

Fire alarm testing is scheduled for Thursday, July 30, at Hall Memorial Building from 4-8 a.m.

Deaf and hard of hearing undergraduate students needed for feedback session

The STM Department is searching for deaf and hard of hearing undergraduate students willing to participate in a 30-45 minute feedback session relating to a possible new public health major at Gallaudet University.

Full Bistro lunch to be served as of August 3

The Bistro will serve its full buffet lunch as of Monday August 3. Chef is working on exciting menus and offerings for the buffet.

Today's Events

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New summer pool hours for July 6 to Aug 21

Pool hours for summer provided.

Happy Birthday, Harry Potter!

A lecture will be presented by Tolonda Henderson, a librarian at George Washington University. She has presented her work on the library at Hogwarts at several academic conferences and is currently researching Harry Potter and disability studies.

Previous Postings
If you missed an announcement the first time it appeared, you can find it here.

Construction work affecting access to Peikoff Alumni House

Due to construction work going on in front of Peikoff Alumni House this week that prevents access to the front door, please use the back door to enter the building. The back door will be open during normal operating hours: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Happy Birthday, Harry Potter!

A lecture will be presented by Tolonda Henderson, a librarian at George Washington University. She has presented her work on the library at Hogwarts at several academic conferences and is currently researching Harry Potter and disability studies. ASL interpreting will be provided.

NAD Community Survey

The NAD Outreach Committee invites you to fill out a community survey to improve your NAD experience.

Gallaudet in PBS Newshour story about the ADA 25th Anniversary

Fred Weiner, Assistant Vice President for Administration, was interviewed for a story about the 25th anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) for PBS Newshour.

Deaf and hard of hearing video relay service (VRS) users wanted for an online survey about VRS phones and software

The Technology Access Program at Gallaudet University, in partnership with the V​ideo Access Technology Reference Platform (VATRP) team, is conducting an online survey to learn about your wishes and needs for new video relay service  (VRS) software.

Electrical outage planned in MSSD gym and pool, and Houses 100-400

Facilities will perform electrical maintenance to the campus main electrical feeders on Friday, July 31. The MSSD gym and pool, and Houses 100-400 will be without power from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Germantown Library to hold ASL book discussion groups

The first book discussion is scheduled for August 22 at 10:15 a.m.

Dissertation defense by Danielle Hunt

Ms. Danielle Hunt, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Interpretation, will defend her dissertation on Friday, July 31 at 10:30 a.m. in the Hall Memorial Building (HMB), Room 1004. The first 40 minutes of the dissertation defense are open to the Gallaudet community.

Blackboard SafeAssign system maintenance scheduled

SafeAssign functionality will not be available between 3:30-7:30 a.m. on July 29.

VoiceThread system maintenance scheduled

VoiceThread will be offline between midnight and 2 a.m. on August 1.

Staff outing at Nationals Park on Friday, August 7

The GSC Social Committee is pleased to invite GSC members to join the GSC at Nationals Park on Friday, August 7 to watch the Nationals take on the Colorado Rockies at 7:05 p.m.

DDOT to host Vision Zero Initiative public meeting

DDOT is hosting public events regarding Vision Zero, an initiative to eliminate all deaths and serious injuries to users of the District’s transportation system by 2024. a meeting will be held at the Rhode Island Avenue Metro Station on July 30 from 5-7:30 p.m.

Open-caption movie event hosted by JumpStart Program

Gallaudet University's JumpStart pre-orientation program is hosting an open-caption movie event on Wednesday, July 29 at 7:30 p.m. at Regal Cinemas at Gallery Place 14.

Deadline approaches for 2016-2017 Core Fulbright Scholar Program application; archived webinar facilitates application process

There are 575 opportunities being offered in the Fulbriht Scholar Program for the 2016-17 academic year, with grants in more than 45 disciplines to 125-plus countries. However, scholars will need to act fast: Monday, August 3 is the deadline to apply.

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