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DeafDigest Gold – June 27, 2010

DeafDigest Gold - June 27, 2010

Gold edition            Barry Strassler, Editor
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(to unsubscribe, please click on unsubscribe link at bottom or go to http://deafdigest.com/ and click on subscribe and follow instructions ) -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Last week's ASL Videos: http://deafdigest.com/videos/starbucksorder/ http://deafdigest.com/videos/discriminatory/ This week's ASL Videos: http://deafdigest.com/videos/stubbornoralperson/ http://deafdigest.com/videos/dogkennel/ (please click on the arrow to start the video) -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week: http://deafdigest.com/category/comics/ (this link has been slightly revised); do not use the older link) -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- The HTC EVO[tm] 4G is Here-10x faster than 3G*! Shop the Deaf Pager Store for the new HTC EVO[tm]. It's America's first 4G phone and has wicked fast web speeds. Packed full of features, the HTC EVO[tm] has a 1GB Snapdragon[tm] processor for faster applications, dual cameras, and a huge 4.3" display. 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If you or your child has been implanted with a defective cochlear implant, we encourage you to contact Weitz & Luxenberg - we have a Deaf attorney and VP available. To find out more, please click on: http://www.weitzlux.com/failed-cochlear-implants_1937570.html and follow instructions on the screen. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- The DeafDigest is divided into Blue and Gold sections, both ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the Gold section. ..... weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at: http://deafdigest.com (updated every Monday) -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Hot Deaf News during the week: - Hot Newspaper stories during the week: an aspiring deaf jazz singer http://deafdigest.com/mandyharvey/ A deaf ranger at Rocky Mountain National Park http://deafdigest.com/jimdetterline/ - Very Hot News California legislative horse trading at its best! The controversial AB 2072 was passed, pacifying opposing sides. One side wanted the original version intact, much to the anger of the deaf community. Other side wanted AB 2072 killed; the horse trading was to make sure ASL was listed as one of the options. And both sides are claiming victory during this political compromising. - Thursday June 24th A prestigious honor in Washington, DC is being a White House fellow. And Kubby Rashid, who is deaf and is a member of the Gallaudet faculty, has been announced as one of this next group of Fellows. And this is not all - former deaf major league baseball player Curtis Pride, who is currently the Gallaudet baseball coach, was named to the President's Council for Fitness, Sports and Nutrition A banner day, indeed, for Gallaudet University to see two of its people being tabbed by the White House, - Friday June 25th Mark Burke, the rugby coach at Model Secondary School for the Deaf, wishes to test the possibility of establishing a national deaf rugby team that would travel overseas to compete in international deaf rugby matches. Those interested need to contact him at: mailto:markpburke@gmail.com - Saturday June 26th The South Dakota School for the Deaf, with its enrollment at its lowest ever, has a new superintendent in Marjorie Kaiser. The state Board of Regents made its appointment effective immediately. She also serves as the superintendent of the School for the Blind and Visually Impaired. To be fair, the low enrollment is totally misleading. The main campus enrollment is low, yes, but the school oversees the local mainstreamed programs statewide. (please go back to the Blue edition for the Sunday-Wednesday Hot Deaf News) ... Deaf Miscellaneous stuff: The Miss Hawaii's Outstanding Teen 2010 winner is 14-year old Lena Merrill, of Wailuku. She is deaf and attends Hawaii School for the Deaf and Blind. Next step is the Miss America's Outstanding Teen competition in Orlando, FL .... Living and working in the United States! Help highlight careers of Deaf and Hard of Hearing People! Help identify resources Deaf and Hard of Hearing youth will need in preparing for the 21st century job market! Help improve employment services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Adults Help guide education for Deaf and Hard of Hearing youth and adolescents! Look for the National Deaf Employment and Technology survey !!!!!COMING IN JULY, 2010!!!!! ............................................................. For postings, announcements and employment ad rates, please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com ............................................................. ............................................................. weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at: http://deafdigest.com updated every Monday ............................................................. ............................................................. 15% OFF SONIC ALERT ALARM CLOCK AND PHONE SIGNALER ON SALE! Whether it's a June graduation or wedding you'll be on time with the Sonic Alert Alarm Clock and phone signaler now on sale at 15% off! Features include powerful 12-volt bed shaker to get you up and moving, built-in phone signaler and battery backup. Call us at 1-800-233-9130 (V/TTY) or visit us at: http://www.weitbrecht.com/onsale.php?utm_source=dd for details on this special and all our other products. For a copy of our catalog, email your request to: mailto:sales@weitbrecht.com We're on Facebook! WCI. Your Single Source for Assistive Technology ............................................................. ............................................................. Lifelinks Video Relay speaks your language! Any Language! Over 150 languages available, including: Afrikaans Albanian Arabic Armenian Azerbaijani Belorussian Bengali Bosnian Bulgarian Chechen Chinese Croatian Czech Danish Dutch English Estonian Farsi Finnish French Georgian German Greek Haitian Creole Hausa Hebrew Hindi Hungarian Icelandic Indonesian Irish Italian Japanese Kazakh Korean Latin Lithuanian Luxembourgish Macedonian Malay Mongolian Norwegian Pashto Polish Portuguese Romanian Russian Serbian Slovak Spanish Swahili Swedish Tagalog Thai Turkish Turkmen Tuvan Ukrainian Urdu Uzbek Vietnamese Also, Select your interpreter by gender, preference, previous experience, etc Dial: LLVRS.tv IP address 209.123.87.228 using a P-3 software, VP-100(tm), VP-200(tm) or D-Link(tm) system or Call: 877 744 6111 to be connected with a LifeLinks VRS ASL sign language interpreter for your chosen language. LifeLinks will complete the call and translation at no charge. The easiest way to connect to family, friends, and business: LifeLinks - No Wait VRS Just instruct your hearing caller to say the name of his/her language in English and to have their IP address available. Visit us online at http://www.lifelinks.net Fast, Reliable, Personal ............................................................... ............................................................... STUBBORN ORAL FAILURES Many deaf people went to oral schools for the deaf. Some of them speak very well. Some of them still cannot speak well. If everyone understands the oral person's speech, then it is congratulations. But if everyone do not understand the oral person's speech, then it could be a problem. If that oral person with poor speech goes to the restaurants and points to the menu the order he wants, this is fine. But if that same poor speech oral person stubbornly speaks repeatedly on his restaurant order even if the waiter does not understand him, then it is embarrassing. Is it worth to be stubborn because of high pride? DeafDigest says no! - for ASL News version, please click on the arrow at: http://deafdigest.com/videos/stubbornoralperson/ (for your convenience, video links are posted on top of each DeafDigest edition) ............................................................... IRS/DEAF Leadership Development Conference 2010 Announcement Released: 6/19/2010 The IRS/Deaf is pleased to announce its 2010 Annual Conference which will be held in Salt Lake City, Utah. The theme of the conference is "2010 and Beyond: Empowerment in the Next Decade." This Conference is open to all Federal Employees, State Government Employees, and interested persons that are interested in honing their leadership skills and network with their peers on best practices. We anticipate this distinct event will be bigger and better than ever. The Conference Planning Committee are coordinating a series of plenary keynote presentations, a job fair and exhibitions for a three-day conference August 9-13, 2010 at Robert G. Sanderson Community Center for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing (a.k.a. the Deaf Center) at Taylorsville, UT near the Little America Hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah. A copy of the conference announcement flyer is provided online. Please visit http://www.IRSDEAF.org/2010LDC for online registration and latest updates. Please mark your calendar and prepare travel authorization request form for your manager ASAP. Register online if you want to be kept informed of the upcoming conference announcements. Please go to http://www.irsdeaf.org/2010ldc/registration/ For more information about the conference registration, contact mailto:Registrar@IRSDeaf.org For more information on workshop presentation, sponsorship, advertisement and exhibition opportunities, please visit http://www.IRSDeaf.org and/or contact: mailto:Conference2010@IRSDeaf.org ..... IRS JOB Fair Released: 6/19/2010 IRS is partnering with IRS Deaf Empowerment and Advocacy Forum to host a career fair at the Robert G. Sanderson Community Center of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Taylorsville, Utah. The purpose of the event is to assist and interview individuals who are Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, and Deaf-Blind who qualify for federal employment under the Schedule A hiring authority. The fair takes place on August 11, 2010 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. For more information regarding the career fair, please visit http://www.irsdeaf.org/2010ldc/jobfair/ Applicants attending the event will have the chance to speak with recruiters from several state and federal government agencies. To guarantee an interview slot, applicants must provide their resume and Schedule A package by close of business Friday July 16. For more information and an explanation of the Schedule A package, see page 2 of this release. Applicants who submit their resume packages after July 16 will not be guaranteed an interview at the event, However, agencies will be available to share information regarding career opportunities within their business operating division with everyone who attends the career fair. Interested applicants should forward their resumes and Schedule A package to HCO.recruiter4disability@irs.gov by 5 p.m. on July 16 in order to be considered for an interview by the hiring official. In the subject line, please make sure you type: "August 11, Salt Lake City Utah Career fair." Failure to do so may result in your package being overlooked. Notification of interview will be e-mailed to applicants the week of August 2. Anyone who does not receive an e-mail message by Wednesday, August 4 confirming a scheduled interview time has not been scheduled for an interview. Those applicants may still attend the Career Fair to speak with hiring officials in various operating divisions. Please note: applicants with late resume submission will not be scheduled for an interview; however hiring officials will be available and reserve the right to conduct an interview on the spot. For questions regarding the event, please contact: mailto:irsjobs@irsdeaf.org or visit the IRS-DEAF website at: http://www.irsdeaf.org/ ............................................................... AN ALMOST PERFECT BUSINESS FOR THE DEAF What is a perfect business for the deaf. Owning a dog kennel. Dogs bark all the time and these loud barking noise would not bother a deaf person. Why is it an almost perfect business? Because the deaf person cannot hear the dog cry or whine. When a dog cries, it may be for a good reason that the deaf person may not know about. Yes, we do have a deaf owner of a dog kennel in Florida. It is owned by Ernesto Freye. - for ASL News version, please click on the arrow at: http://deafdigest.com/videos/dogkennel/ (for your convenience, video links are posted on top of each DeafDigest edition) A STRANGE ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL TALE Somewhere on the internet was a tale regarding Alexander Graham Bell that was puzzling. It said that he invented the telephone but never phoned his wife or his mother because they were both deaf. Well, the telephone was invented in 1876. The TTY, which could have made the telephone conversation possible, was not developed until 1964. By that time all these three people were dead. A DISTURBING NEWSPAPER STORY A newspaper story that ran yesterday was titled: Parents of deaf toddler pin hopes on an implant Is it saying that if the CI does not succeed, the toddler is faced with a lifetime of failure and doom? Of course not! The toddler has every chance of success even if the CI may (or may not) work. THE ONLY DEAF TEACHER IN THE SCHOOL DISTRICT There was a newspaper story of the only deaf teacher in a school district. Add this to the comment a professor in a Deaf Education masters degree program made recently. He said fewer people are interested in Deaf Education careers. Perhaps that may change some day. Bad economy and bleak job market may steer more students into Deaf Education careers. OUR NEXT DEAF PLAYER IN THE NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE For many years Jim Kyte was the National Hockey League's only deaf player. Hopefully in the next few years we may have other one. Gregg Sutch, described in the newspapers as profoundly deaf, was drafted by the Buffalo Sabres only just recently. The newspaper article, however, was contradictory. It said that while he wears two hearing aids, and was described as one of a profound hearing loss, is not deaf! Self denial at its' best. ALL BUT THE DEAF Swain's is an outdoors and fishing gear store in Port Townsend, Washington. It also had another store in Sequim. Because of economy and competition, that store closed its doors. All of the employees at the Port Angeles store were laid off - except for just one employee - and that employee is deaf. He is being transferred to the Port Townsend store. Said the store CEO: He is deaf and reads lips. He's my example of all that's right with work ethic. He's my muscle, helping move goods from the closed store. OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING We have many, many organizations, international, national and local that serve deaf and hard of hearing people. One such organization is: Deaf International Basketball Federation currently the World Deaf Basketball U-21 championships, involving national deaf men's and women's teams are taking place at Lublin, Poland For the organization goals and objectives and its web site, click on: http://deafdigest.com/dibf/ AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID refusing to wear a hearing aid led to a happy marriage do read it at: http://deafdigest.com/denisemalloy/ ............................................................. ............................................................. For postings, announcements and employment ad rates, please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com for Special Notes, please go to the bottom of this section ............................................................. ............................................................. WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN? referring to a deaf person as the one with communication disability Communication disability? Is it saying the deaf person cannot talk at all or cannot sign at all or even both? ............................................................. ............................................................. Weitz & Luxenberg P.C., a leading plaintiffs' litigation law firm, is expanding litigation against Advanced Bionics related to defective cochlear implants. If you believe that you may have received an "Important Notification" letter from Advanced Bionics about your HiRes90k or Clarion II cochlear implant in either 2004 or 2006, we urge you to contact us to receive important legal information - even if you CI is working. Many of our clients' cochlear implants stopped working prematurely as described in the letter. We have a Deaf attorney and VP available. To find out more, please click here and follow instructions on the screen or go to: http://www.weitzlux.com/failed-cochlear-implants_1937570.html ............................................................. ............................................................. Interpreters, ITP and ASL Students and Teachers Will Not Find a Conference Offering All of This! 1. Scheduled every year to the year 2020 ... see http://www.drsign.com/future.html 2. Over 120 hours of seminars ... see http://www.drsign.com/2010%20topics.html 3. Registration beginning at $129 ... see www.DrSign.com after July 1 for information for 2011 event 4. Free parking and free in-room internet ... some hotels charge $36 per day for parking 5. Food court with complete meals for less than $6 ... you can't even get a hot dog for this at other hotels! 6. No oily beaches! Convenient Orlando, Florida location ... direct access from I-4 and close to airport 7. World class presenters such as Peter Cook, Crom Saunders, Shannon Simon, Keith Wann, Maureen Longo Tuccelli, Jon Barr, Bill Ross, Francisco Olivera, Faith Powell and over a dozen other highly recommended presenters See ASLImprov.com for a separate event at the silent weekend. 8. Classes for all of your family members INCLUDING fledging (starting at only $89 per person)'; beginners, intermediate and advanced signers. 9. Many exhibitors ... With many classes having breaks every hour, there is an exciting and dynamic all-day flow of participants in the exhibit area 10. Free RID CEUs for registered participants 11. Classy refreshment breaks including a decadent chocolate fountain! 12. Many other conferences have been canceled or may be canceled due to the economy. We are here through the year 2020 to give you peace of mind in planning your professional training! We also have DVDs and ASL art ... see www.DrSign.com If you love motorcycling and want to help deaf babies, we have the World's Longest Group Motorcycle Benefit Run, this being our 9th year, starting July 17, 2010 from Florida to Alaska. This is scheduled every year! See www.AlaskaBikeRun.com With enthusiasm from Mike Tuccelli AKA DrSign or DrASL -- two-time Teacher of the Year at the University of Florida ............................................................. ............................................................. Hot DeafNews boring, but important! There is an organization, housed in Spain, that oversees accessibility needs of those that play video games. The name is very long - and here it is: The International Conference on Translation and Accessibility in Video Games and Virtual Worlds Anyway, they wish to address the accessibility needs at a conference in December. Should DeafDigest safely assume that it means captions/subtitles on these video games? ... Deaf Picture of the Week: Matt Hamill after being fouled by his opponent http://referer.us/6/djDqY1 .... Deaf Question of the Week: Q. From a deaf Briton: I heard that there are seven deaf horse racing jockeys in American race tracks. Is it true? A. No, but we do have a deaf man who races standardbred (trotters) horses, which is different from thoroughbred racing. It is Rick Macomber, who races professionally in Indiana. send your questions to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com the most interesting questions may be answered in future DeafDigest editions. Thank you. .... Wish List of the Week: that Hollywood would step up its hiring of deaf actors for hearing roles, as well as for non-speaking roles .... DeafHistory - Looking Back: Year 1975 - the brand new NSL has been invented. NSL is the Nicaraguan Sign Language .... Deaf and the Money: before the internet became a reality, we had prototype e-mail systems. One was operated by a local amateur radio club, Vienna, VA, that was interested in the communication needs of the deaf. The other one was a government-funded e-mail system called the Deafnet. Cost of the simple email system by a local radio club $300-$500 Cost of the simple email system funded by federal government millions and millions of dollars .... DeafNumbers of the Week: 20 number of mental health services in USA that know how to deal with deaf patients 20 is not enough; we need more .... DeafResources History of Our Visual Applause http://deafdigest.com/visualapplause/ for a listing of deaf reference & library resources, http://deafdigest.com/deafresources/ (examples are listing of elected deaf officials, listing of deaf Nobel Prize winners, etc; list will be added on a gradual basis - so do check this site from time to time) .... Selected top deaf sports stories from DeafDigest Sports A late deafened pitcher for an independent minor league baseball team http://deafdigest.com/mattreilly/ A member of the USA women's U-21 basketball team http://deafdigest.com/leslyekang-2/ DeafDigest Sports is also distributed by DeafDigest To subscribe, e-mail mailto:barry@deafdigest.com last edition of DeafDigest Sports: http://deafdigest.com/deafdigestsports062710/ for list of elite deaf athletes: http://deafdigest.com/elitedeafathletes/ for list of mainstreamed deaf athletes: http://deafdigest.com/mainstream/ for list of deaf collegiate athletes: http://deafdigest.com/deafcollegiateathletes/ -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- * YOU COULD PLACE YOUR PAID EMPLOYMENT ADS IN THIS SECTION * on a per-subscriber basis, the DeafDigest ad rates are the best in the nation. * For more information, send E-mail to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- position opening Teacher of the Deaf Vermont Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing position based in Swanton, Vermont Time Base: part time Responsibilities: - Teach all levels /content areas of elementary education - Prepare lesson plans/curricula to meet IEP goals and objectives - Promote social, cognitive, emotional and physical growth in students. Requirements: - Degree in Deaf Education, MA Preferred - American Sign Language fluency & English preferred - Vermont Teaching license in Special Education Please send letter of interest and resume to Kelly Therieau mailto:ktherieau@vcdhh.org or: Kelly Therieau Vermont Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing 209 Austine Dr Brattleboro, VT 05301 Fax # 802-258-9574 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- NOTICE OF POSITION OPENING Non-Tenure-Track Instructor of American Sign Language/English Interpreting Western Oregon University Monmouth, Oregon Division of Special Education Recruitment Number: F1008 Application deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The ASL/English Interpreting program faculty prepares students as generalists who are able to interpret in a variety of settings. Students are prepared through a curriculum infused with the demand-control schema, which serves as the foundational framework on which to build their professional practice. The Division of Special Education seeks qualified applicants for an Adjunct Instructor with experience in teaching American Sign Language/English Interpreting. This is a full-time, 9-month, non-tenure-track position with a 12-credit hour load per quarter. The university strongly encourages applications from scholars of diverse backgrounds with a commitment to multicultural education. Salary is dependent upon qualifications and degree. Excellent benefits package. Qualifications: Required MA in applicable field (e.g. interpreting, interpreter education, linguistics, or adult education) National interpreting certification (CDI, CI and CT, NIC, ASLTA, Ed:k-12) required Preferred Ph.D/Ed.D in related field 3 years experience teaching ASL/English Interpreting at university level (specifically theory, processing, and practical application courses) Other national certifications (ASLTA or SC: L) Program development and coordination experience Start date: September 16, 2010 Responsibilities: The individual hired for this position will teach undergraduate classes and supervise students. field study experience. Other responsibilities may include student advising, alternative calendar/off campus teaching, and program development as required by the union contract. Summer employment is a possibility. Contact information: For questions regarding this position contact Amanda R. Smith, Program Coordinator, at 503-838-8650 (V) or mailto:smithar@wou.edu - For more information about the program, go to http://www.wou.edu/interpreting For questions regarding the application process or to submit your application documents, please contact Human Resources at 503-838-8552 or mailto:employment@wou.edu Required Application Materials: WOU Application Form ( http://www.wou.edu/facultyapp ) Letter of interest Current CV Contact information for three references Teaching philosophy Unofficial copy of transcripts for highest degree earned Submit Application Materials to: F1008 Non-Tenure-Track Instructor of American Sign Language/English Interpreting, Human Resources, Western Oregon University, 345 N Monmouth Ave., Monmouth, OR 97361 -OR- E-mail documents to employment@wou.edu -OR- Fax to 503-838-8144. Western Oregon University (WOU) is Oregon's mid-sized public liberal arts university located in the Monmouth-Independence area, the heart of Oregon's lush Willamette Valley, which serves a large number of Oregon's first-generation college students. WOU is about 20 minutes from Salem, the state's capital, about 75 minutes from Portland, the state's cultural hub, and a short drive from the Oregon coast, mountains, and other scenic areas. The university is located in an increasingly diverse, bilingual, and rural area in the Willamette Valley. Our student body of about 5000 undergraduate and 400 graduate students enjoy a vibrant and close-knit intellectual community comparable to the environment in a small liberal arts college. Opportunities exist to work in diverse local communities. It is home to the Regional Resource Center on Deafness and a variety of programs preparing professionals to work with individuals who are deaf including Rehabilitation Counseling, Teacher Preparation, ASL/English Interpreting, American Sign Language Studies, and related continuing education and technical assistance programs. Western Oregon University is an equal opportunity employer committed to the diversity of its workforce. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- NOTICE OF POSITION OPENING Non-Tenure-Track Instructor of American Sign Language Studies Western Oregon University Monmouth, Oregon Division of Special Education Recruitment Number: F1009 Application deadline: Review of completed applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The Division of Special Education is seeking a non-tenure-track instructor to teach undergraduate courses in American Sign Language. This is a full-time fixed term, 9-month position including benefits with a 12-credit hour load per term. Additional responsibilities include advising, committee work for the program, division and university, and assisting the Program Coordinator with curriculum development. Salary is dependent upon qualifications and degree. Excellent benefits package. Qualifications: Required 3 years experience teaching ASL required (post secondary preferred) Master's degree preferred or completion date required Preferred ASLTA certification preferred Experience with Vista Signing Naturally Curriculum preferred Experience teaching linguistics Start date: September 16, 2010 For more information about this position, contact Kara Gournaris, ASL Studies Coordinator, mailto:gournark@wou.edu. For more information about the program, go to http://www.wou.edu/rrcd Required Application Materials: WOU Application Form ( http://www.wou.edu/facultyapp ) Letter of interest Current CV Contact information for three references Teaching philosophy Unofficial copy of transcripts for highest degree earned Submit Application Materials to: F1009 Non-Tenure-Track Instructor of American Sign Language Studies, Human Resources, Western Oregon University, 345 N Monmouth Ave., Monmouth, OR 97361 -OR- E-mail documents to mailto:employment@wou.edu -OR- Fax to 503-838-8144 Western Oregon University (WOU) is Oregon's mid-sized public liberal arts university located in an increasingly diverse rural area in the Willamette Valley approximately one hour from Portland, the coast, or mountains, and only 15 miles from Salem and the Oregon School for the Deaf. The University has a long history in teacher education and the College of Education has won several national awards. It is home to the Regional Resource Center on Deafness and a variety of programs preparing professionals to work with individuals who are deaf including Rehabilitation Counseling, Teacher Preparation, ASL/English Interpreting, American Sign Language Studies, and related continuing education and technical assistance programs. Western Oregon University is an equal opportunity employer committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- position announcement Executive Director Abused Deaf Women's Advocacy Services (ADWAS) Seattle, WA Calling for dynamic and visionary leadership at Abused Deaf Women's Advocacy Services (ADWAS), Seattle, WA The Executive Director position announcement is now posted on the ADWAS website: http://www.adwas.org/about/jobs.html Deadline: July 30, 2010 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- job announcement Assistant Director for Instruction Georgia School for the Deaf Cave Spring, GA for position description and application procedures, please click on: http://deafdigest.com/assistantdirectorforinstruction/ -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- job announcement Graduation Coach Georgia School for the Deaf Cave Spring, GA for position description and application procedures, please click on: http://deafdigest.com/graduationcoach/ -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- job announcement Literary Content Specialist Georgia School for the Deaf Cave Spring, GA for position description and application procedures, please click on: http://deafdigest.com/literarycontentspecialist/ -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- job announcement Teacher (High School English/Language Arts) Georgia School for the Deaf Cave Spring, GA for position description and application procedures, please click on: http://deafdigest.com/english/ -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- job announcement Teacher (High School Math) Georgia School for the Deaf Cave Spring, GA for position description and application procedures, please click on: http://deafdigest.com/hsmath -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- job announcement Substitute Teacher (Part-Time/Hourly) Georgia School for the Deaf Cave Spring, GA for position description and application procedures, please click on: http://deafdigest.com/subteach -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- (updated June 27th) - EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! - - Network I.T. Administrator - Los Angeles, CA - Community Advocate - Riverside, CA - HIV Educator - Los Angeles, CA To learn more about the above positions at GLAD, please go to our website: http://www.gladinc.org If interested for any of these positions then please submit resume and application to: Jeff Fetterman Human Resources Specialist Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness, Inc. 2222 Laverna Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90041 V/TDD: (323) 550-4207 Fax #: (323) 550-4204 E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Special Notes: Copyright 2010 by Barry Strassler, DeafDigest. 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