deafweekly

 

June 6, 2012
Vol. 8, No. 30

Editor: Tom Willard

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NATIONAL
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Silver Spring, MD
GOVERNOR DAUGAARD UNABLE TO ATTEND NAD CONFERENCE
The National Association for the Deaf (NAD) announces that South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard will be unable to attend the 51st Biennial NAD Conference on July 3 - 7, 2012 in Louisville, Kentucky. "While Governor Daugaard cannot join us in July, we can still learn from his experience as a child of deaf adults," said NAD President Bobbie Beth Scoggins. / NAD

Internet
ONLINE CAPTIONING IS UNDER ATTACK!
Remember the hard-fought victory of getting the 21st Century Video Accessibility Act made into law so we’d be able to have full access to online videos? That law is now at risk at being gutted massively, and made toothless. Customer Electronics Association (CEA), a coalition of over 2,000 corporations, launched a massive assault on the CVAA (a law recently passed that’d have required the majority of online videos to be captioned if previously broadcast on TV). When you take a look at who their members are, I’m very much confident you’ll get pissed off, and say HELL NO! / Don Cullen

Canton, OH
DEAF COMMUNITY TELLS COUNCIL: KEEP SERVICES IN CANTON
Members of the deaf community pleaded with City Council on Monday night for help in keeping their services and advocacy based in Canton. The deaf residents, both from the city and other parts of Stark County, told council that they are concerned about the impact of proposed changes related to the services provided to the deaf community locally. “Please do not fail our deaf community,” said Rolland Doudt. / Canton Repository

Waco, TX
FRIENDS RALLY AROUND FORMER LOCAL COUPLE WHOSE SON WAS KILLED
On April 14 everything changed for former Waco residents Joseph and Eva Keith. Their son, Timothy, 5, was killed when a taxi hit him while the family was visiting New York City. The Keith's are deaf, as was their son. After attending Texas State Technical College, the Keiths recently moved to Washington, D.C. and were on a day trip to New York City when the accident occurred. Six weeks later, the deaf community of Central Texas held a fundraiser Saturday at the Lion's Den in Waco to help the family with funeral expenses and to remember the energetic little boy. / KWTX

Anaheim, CA
FIFTH-GRADERS WIN NATIONAL SCIENCE PRIZE, $10,000 EACH
The task for the fifth-graders was intimidating: Come up with a science project analyzing how a current technology could be used 20 years in the future. Considering all four team members were only 10 years old, that meant thinking ahead more than twice the time they've been alive. What started as a project that focused on how spinal-cord technology might be used to cure hearing loss turned into a personal quest that forged strong friendships. And led to big success. / The Orange County Register

Frederick, MD
MARYLAND SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF GRADS READY FOR NEW CHALLENGES
For the seniors at the Maryland School for the Deaf, it has been a journey taken together. Years of taking the same classes, and even living together in dorms for some, culminated Saturday morning when 38 graduating seniors received their diplomas at the school's 144th commencement. "I'm a little anxious and nervous," Kyle Andrew Blakely, 19, from Silver Spring, said through a sign-language interpreter. / Frederick News-Post

Gooding, ID
EIGHT STUDENTS GRADUATE FROM IDAHO SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF AND THE BLIND
Also, two students were honored who completed their independent living skills programs at the Gooding school. Graduating seniors planned their personalized ceremony with the help of school employees. The seniors invited Justin Osmond from the Olive Osmond Perpetual Hearing Fund to be the commencement speaker. Osmond — a member of the well-known singing Osmond family — had significant hearing loss himself. / Times-News

Santa Fe, NM
GOVERNOR TELLS NEW MEXICO SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF GRADUATES: 'FROM HERE ON, YOU WRITE YOUR OWN STORY'
The doctor told Christie Foreman to say a final goodbye to her newly born baby girl, Paige. "She won't make it through the night," the doctor said of the sickly babe. On Friday, Foreman proudly watched as her daughter, Paige, took the stage at the James A. Little Theater on the New Mexico School for the Deaf campus to deliver her valedictorian address. Paige Foreman was one of 10 seniors receiving high school diplomas during the morning ceremony. / The Santa Fe New Mexican

Bozeman, MT
DEAF BOZEMAN HIGH GRADS PROVE THEY CAN DO ANYTHING
Among the hundreds of Bozeman High School seniors signing yearbooks on Thursday were two best friends, Katarina Kawalski and Cille Patten, who overcame the obstacle of deafness to reach graduation. “I’m proud of myself for getting through high school and for getting into college,” 18-year-old Kawalski said, three days before Sunday’s graduation ceremony. / The Bozeman Daily Chronicle

St. Augustine, FL
FSDB GRADUATE RECOGNIZED FOR STRENGTH OF CHARACTER
Chandler Peairs was born deaf, but says he doesn’t let it slow him down. The graduating senior from The Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind says attending the St. Augustine school was a natural choice for him, and he’s greatly enjoyed his time there. / The St. Augustine Record

Frederick, MD
ATTEMPTED BREAK-IN AT MARYLAND SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF
At the Maryland School for the Deaf, on Old Montgomery Road, police say someone unsuccessfully tried to pry open a cafeteria door at the loading dock sometime between Friday night and Sunday afternoon. / Patch.com


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Victoria, Australia
EARLY LANGUAGE EXPOSURE AIDS DEAF
Most agree that the earlier you expose a child to a language, the easier it is for that child to pick it up. The same rules apply for deaf children. According to a new study, early exposure to sign language in addition to spoken language for all deaf children is the best way to maximise linguistic and cognitive skills to overcome any delays or difficulties due to deafness. La Trobe University’s Dr Adam Schembri -- Director of the National Institute for Deaf Studies and Sign Language -- and colleagues examined the effects of age of acquisition in deaf adults who use British Sign Language (BSL). / Science Alert

Auckland, New Zealand
DEAFNESS NO HANDICAP TO ANGUS
World Deaf Squash Championships player Angus McDonald is a great role model for people with disabilities. The 49-year-old Ngunguru man is busy training five days a week for the championships which this year are in Hampshire in October. Fitness coach Matt Harrison from Activ8 Northland says Angus is demonstrating what anyone can do if they put their mind to it. / Stuff.co.nz

Norwich, England
NORWICH WOMAN GETS A NEW LOOK TO MEET THE QUEEN
When 53-year-old Julie Dwyer opened her post earlier this year she was intrigued by an envelope sealed with the Royal crest. “I thought someone was playing a practical joke on me,” says Julie. “Even when I started to read the letter inviting me to the Queen’s Jubilee garden party at Sandringham I thought someone was pulling my leg.” Julie works as a Deaf Community Support worker. Being profoundly deaf herself, Julie says that she lives somewhere between the deaf and hearing world, being able to communicate to all. / Norwich Evening News

Bradford, England
DISTRICT'S DEAF CHILDREN TO BENEFIT FROM OSMONDS FOUNDATION
Deaf children in Bradford are set to benefit from a new fund started by the Osmonds. Following a sell-out 50-date UK tour, the Osmonds have announced they are setting up a new foundation in the UK to leave a legacy which will help deaf and hard of hearing children for years to come. The Hearing Fund UK will raise money for children living with hearing loss and their families and each year it will choose a registered charity to be the beneficiary of its funds. / Bradford Telegraph and Argus

London, England
DEAF DANCER TO PERFORM AT PARALYMPIC OPENER
A student from Milton Keynes will be showcasing his dancing skills to the world at the opening ceremony of the 2012 Paralympic Games. Profoundly deaf Wayne Sharples beat off stiff competition from thousands of performers from across the globe to gain a place among the high impact dancing section. The British Sign Language student, who is set to graduate from the University of Central Lancashire this July, wowed the judges with a three hour audition of expressive dance. / Milton Keynes Citizen

London, England
DEAF PEOPLE NEED TO LEARN TO COMMUNICATE WITH THOSE WHO CAN HEAR
It is important for deaf people and those who can hear to interact so that they can learn how to communicate with each other. Ellen Arthur, a 15-year-old deaf girl, told the Independent that it was "very important" for her to mix outside of the hard of hearing community so that interaction skills can be picked up. She has undergone years of speech therapy which has enabled her to be articulate, which leads to many people being surprised that she is deaf. / Mediplacements

Cambridge, England
NO BIRTHDAY PRESENTS -- HELP OUR SCHOOL INSTEAD
A surgeon who spent part of his career helping deaf people in Africa has used his 100th birthday to help them once more. Pioneering ear, nose and throat doctor Peter Roland became the first ENT specialist in Uganda in 1957, and during his time there discovered that deaf children had no access to education. His determination to correct this led him to arrange for Ugandan teachers to come to the UK to learn how to teach children with hearing impairments – and the founding of the Uganda School for the Deaf, which opened in 1959. / Cambridge News

Grimsby, England
VOLUNTEER SETS UP NEW GROUP TO HELP DEAF PEOPLE
A volunteer has set up a support group for deaf people after 13 years of working with people with the disability. St Hugh's Community Centre, in Grimsby, has been hosting a weekly advocacy service for deaf people in North East Lincolnshire for just under a month. Despite not having advertised the service, the North East Lincolnshire Advocacy Service (NELAS) already has four clients, which founder Andrew Merrikin believes shows how much the community needs it. / This is Grimsby

Glasgow, Scotland
DISABILITY BENEFITS BOSSES SAID DEAF, BLIND AND MUTE MAN WAS FIT TO WORK
A deaf, blind and mute man was told he was fit to work by heartless benefits officials. And they told John Kerr – who is confined to a wheelchair – that his money would be axed. He can’t even communicate with his worried parents, who have both given up their jobs to care for their son full-time. But yesterday, they were celebrating after the Department for Work and Pensions reversed the decision. / Daily Record

Finland
ASSOCIATION: PREJUDICE CONTRIBUTING TO HIGH UNEMPLOYMENT AMONG DEAF WORKERS
Marko Laurila and Timo Jarva are two of four deaf adults who have worked in the Turku-based Finnish subsidiary of the global air conditioning company Fläkt Woods. In their case, they’ve worked at the same plant for more than 20 years. They are among the fortunate hearing-impaired adults in Finland who’ve been lucky enough to find work. But not all deaf persons are treated with the same degree of tolerance in the workplace. / YLE News

Johannesburg, South Africa
DEAF GARDENER TO REPRESENT SOUTH AFRICA ON WORLD STAGE
A Kei Mouth gardener has beaten the odds and will represent South Africa when he plays at the World Deaf Golf Championships in Japan later this year. Despite losing most of his hearing in 2006, Mkhuseli Holose continued to pursue his passion for the game. Ranking fourth at the South African Deaf Golf Championship in Kwazulu-Natal in March, Holose scored himself a spot in the world championships in October. / Sowetan LIVE

Jerusalem, Israel
SPECIAL BAR, BAT MITZVAHS FOR DEAF CHILDREN
On Monday, 48 young men and women will celebrate their bar and bat mitzvas at a special ceremony in Jerusalem. The young celebrants are all deaf or hearing impaired, but were given a chance to take part in the ceremony – which for most involves public chanting of the Torah portion – thanks to the Council of Young Israel Rabbis. / Arutz Sheva

Marikina City, Philippines
SILENT SCREAM: WOMAN SAYS FELLOW DEAF-MUTE RAPED HER
A 32-year-old deaf-mute man was arrested on complaints that he raped a friend, who is also deaf-mute, after they got drunk at his Marikina City home, police said on Wednesday. The complainant, a 23-year-old Filipino-Japanese woman living in Quezon City, told investigators in writing how she was allegedly assaulted and raped early Monday morning by Jose Alfonzo, also known as Joseph. / Inquirer.net

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Internet
LOVE BEING DEAF
At 36, I am a programmer who is Deaf, cannot speak a whit, use American Sign Language, and I love it. I am married to a lovely Deaf wife and have a 5-year-old son who brings me nothing but joy. If I attempted speech, zoo keepers will storm out, thinking a chimp just broke out of its Oakland Zoo cage. Suffice to say, I never speak and never wear any assistive hearing devices… and yet, you may think, life is good. / Productivity Geek

Houston, TX
STUDENTS DEVELOP PORTABLE SIGN-LANGUAGE TRANSLATOR
Sign Language is definitely a boon to deaf people when it comes to communicating with each other, or with non-deaf people who are trained in the system. If a hearing person doesn’t regularly deal with the deaf, however, then there's an obvious communication barrier. In order to address that situation, a group of engineering technology and industrial design students from the University of Houston have created MyVoice – a prototype American Sign Language (ASL) translator. / Gizmag

Ogden, UT
ST. JOSEPH SOPHOMORES LIVE THE GOSPEL
Sometimes giving begins by taking something away. Weeds that is…. On May 10, sophomores from Saint Joseph Catholic High School lent a hand and a spade to beautify the Utah School for the Deaf and Blind. Organized by student Elizabeth Toman and theology teacher Corbin Johnson, the 48 high school students spent the day gardening, pulling weeds, cleaning and planting. / Intermountain Catholic

Spartanburg, SC
BREAKFAST OPTIMIST CLUB OF SPARTANBURG ANNOUNCES WINNERS
The Breakfast Optimist Club of Spartanburg recently announced the results in the “CCDHH” (Communication Contest for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing) held on March 22nd at the SC School for the Deaf and Blind. The topic was “How my Optimism Helps me Overcome Obstacles." Eight contestants participated in the contest. / Spartanburg Herald Journal

Internet
YOUR AFTERNOON CRY: DEAF 2-YEAR-OLD HEARS MOTHER'S VOICE FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME
2-Year-Old Cooper received a cochlear implant in October of last year, but the video of him having it turned on and hearing his mother's voice for the first time is just now going viral (consider this a case of delayed satisfaction). / Jezebel.com

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Bismarck, ND
ND TELEPHONE TAX FOR DEAF STAYS AT 4 CENTS A LINE
North Dakota's Public Service Commission on Wednesday ordered that the state telephone tax stay at 4 cents per line through June 2013. The tax is assessed every month against almost 720,000 telephone access lines and cellphones. The tax pays for a telephone relay service for people who have difficulty hearing or speaking. North Dakota's Information Technology Department estimates the tax will raise $574,000 during the next budget year. / The Associated Press

Black Eagle, MT
A LOOK INSIDE A WORLD WITHOUT SOUND
A conversation between a hearing person and a deaf person, despite even being from the same place, can be like being dropped in a foreign land because the language the other is using is foreign. That's why the role of an interpreter is so important. / KFBB

Jackson Heights, NY
SORENSON COMMUNICATIONS UNVEILS NEW VIDEOPHONE BOOTH AT LEXINGTON SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF
Today, Sorenson Communications unveiled a new student-designed videophone booth containing a Sorenson ntouch VP, a videophone that empowers deaf and hard-of-hearing people to communicate with hearing people. The unveiling took place at Lexington School for the Deaf, part of the largest organization serving the deaf community in the State of New York. / MarketWatch


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Internet
HELEN KELLER IN LOVE: A NOVEL OF UNTHINKABLE ROMANCE
When the publisher of Helen Keller in Love by Rosie Sultan asked if I’d like to receive a review copy of the book, I jumped at the chance. The book is fictional, but includes many details from Keller’s life. The author uses those details as a background to her story, imagining what it might have been like to be blind, deaf, and in love. While most women during the early 1900s could imagine a romantic relationship, so long as it was handled with propriety, the idea of a love affair would be entirely different for someone like Helen. A disabled woman indulging in affairs of the heart? / Wired.com

See Also HOW ONE WORD SET HELEN KELLER FREE / NBC New York

New York, NY
'THE MIRACLE WORKER' STILL POWERFUL
This year a number of significant Hollywood movies reach their 50th anniversary milestone, not the least of which is “The Miracle Worker.” It recounts the true story of disabilities pioneer Helen Keller. Though left deaf and blind by an illness she suffered in infancy, at age 7 Keller learned to communicate through the devoted work of her teacher, Annie Sullivan. / Catholic San Francisco

Snellville, GA
'THE MIRACLE WORKER' COMES TO NEW LONDON'S NEW STAGE
Snellville-based nonprofit New London Theatre will present "The Miracle Worker" from June 8 to June 24 in its new location. The new location is at Margins Charity Thrift and Variety Mall on Henry Clower Boulevard. / Patch.com

Austin, TX
FAMILY PHYSICIAN PENS MEMOIR ABOUT GROWING UP DEAF
Like most, Dr. Justus Peters knows it took a lot to get him where he is today. In “A Walk in My Moccasins: Memoirs of a Deaf Physician” (ISBN 1470007053), he highlights how he discovered he was deaf and how his condition played out as he went on to obtain a medical degree. / PR NewsChannel

Internet
DEAF COMEDY JAM
Deaf comedy hasn’t had a lot going for it ever since black people ran it into the ground in the 90s. There’s that episode of Seinfeld where Rob Schneider pretends to be deaf, but that’s kind of it, and I’m not sure deaf people think that counts. Andrew Fisher is trying to end the deaf-comedic world’s long silence by telling jokes in American Sign Language and then having an interpreter say them out loud, which produces a weird, slightly staggered laughter between the hearing and nonhearing members of the audience that’s arguably as funny as the jokes themselves. / VICE

Los Angeles, CA
MARLEE MATLIN SOUNDS OFF
Summer unofficially began last weekend — barbecues and road trips, baseball and movies. Traditionally, the film studios trot out their big movies starting on Memorial Day to take advantage of all the kids and families looking for something to do. But for 35 million Americans like me who are deaf and hard of hearing, going to see a blockbuster like “Men in Black 3” isn’t quite so simple. / Chicago Sun-Times

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Tucson, AZ
HAND SIGNALS AID DEAF SWIMMER'S OLYMPIC BID
Born almost completely deaf, Marcus Titus has grown used to overcoming obstacles. He has never let his impairment slow him down or stifle his aspirations in or out of the swimming pool. In his latest victory, Titus successfully led a social media campaign that persuaded USA Swimming to allow the use of hand signals in his events at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Omaha, Neb. That battle was relatively easy, especially compared with everything he's overcome since taking up competitive swimming as a high school freshman in Tucson. / FS Arizona

Loveland, CO
DEAF PLAYER WILLIAM HOY INSPIRED BASEBALL SIGNALS
When William Hoy broke into the then-major leagues umpires simply yelled "Ball" or "Strike" as they called the pitcher's deliveries. But William Hoy had lost his hearing as a child. Despite that handicap he went on to become a major-league baseball player, the first deaf player in the league's history. As a result, he was given the nickname "Dummy Hoy" -- it was common at that time to refer to a person who couldn't hear as "dumb," a slur unacceptable today. Hoy took it in his stride and although he was only 5 feet 4 inches in height became an excellent center fielder. / Loveland Reporter-Herald

Houston, TX
RYAN KETCHNER MAKES SKEETERS DEBUT
Sugar Land's Ryan Ketchner, who is deaf, threw 2-1/3 hitless innings in his first start of the season before Southern Maryland preyed on the bullpen in handing the Skeeters a 6-1 loss at Waldorf, Md. Ketchner struck out three in his Skeeters debut before reliever Derrick Gordon (1-2) allowed two runs in the fourth and three in the seventh. / Houston Chronicle

Buffalo, NY
ST. MARY'S SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF ADDS TO TROPHY CASE
St. Mary's School for the Deaf Athletic Director Jim Carmody and girls basketball and track coach Bryan Brooke both teach physical education at the Buffalo school. They've both continued a tradition by lining the hallway to gym class with a living history of the program's athletic achievements. All of that history is there for a reason. It's there to let the students know that -- never mind what kind of school they are attending, or what size it is -- that there is plenty for them to achieve. / The Buffalo News


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Grand Rapids, MI
PAWS WITH A CAUSE CO-FOUNDER DIES, LEAVING LEGACY AS COMPASSIONATE BUSINESSWOMAN
Antoinette Joni “Candye” Sapp’s compassion for serving others helped transform Paws With A Cause from a volunteer effort for one family into a national organization. The co-founder of the Wayland-based nonprofit that trains assistance dogs for people with disabilities died Sunday after fighting cancer for many years, leaving behind her mark as a tough businesswoman with a big heart. She was 66. She and her husband, Mike, founded Paws With A Cause, originally named Ears for the Deaf, in 1979 when a deaf couple asked Mike to train a dog to be their family’s “ears.” / The Grand Rapids Press


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WRONG LINK

Hello Tom,
Thank you for posting the TDI survey on hotel / motel accessibility. Unfortunately the link you used was for those who subscribed to our eNotes. Here is the link that is more suitable for public distribution via newsletters.

http://survey.constantcontact.com/survey/a07e5idjz30gxi609vc/a012zh2w9t9r2/questions

Sorry for the confusion.
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COLORADO SCHOOL for the DEAF and the BLIND

CSDB invites you to consider our employment opportunities. The official job announcement for TEACHER OF THE DEAF may be found on CSDB’s website…http://www.csdb.org, under Non-Classified Employment. Applications are being accepted for current and future vacancies for the 2012-13 school year in all instructional areas, including but not limited to all core content areas (Elementary Education; English/Language Arts; Science; Mathematics, Social Studies).

Positions open until filled; salary based on appropriate education and experience; excellent benefits; all interviews conducted on-site at CSDB.

Please follow the instructions on the job announcement to submit a complete on-line application and upload documentation. Contact Information:

Chelle Lutz
CSDB - HR
33 North Institute Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Phone: 719-578-2114
Fax: 719-578-2239
E-mail: clutz@csdb.org

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We are seeking a mental health clinician to provide culturally affirmative mental health services to deaf, deafblind, and hard of hearing consumers living in St. Cloud, MN and Central Minnesota. The ideal candidate will have a Master’s Degree in a behavioral health field such as counseling, psychology, or social work; be licensed or licensed-eligible as a mental health professional (LPC, LPCC, LP, LICSW or LMFT) in State of Minnesota; be fluent in ASL; and have extensive experience in mental health counseling including knowledge of clinical/crisis interventions and psychiatric medications. Minnesota is a great place to live and work offering the best of both large metropolitan areas as well as small town charm. In addition to a rewarding career we offer an excellent benefit and compensation package. To learn more about how you can make a difference, please send your resume to Dr. John Gournaris at john.gournaris@state.mn.us.

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POSITION: PROVOST #11-308


NOTE: OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS AS WELL AS ANY OTHER DOCUMENTS DISCLOSING CREDENTIALS PERTAINING TO THIS POSITION WILL BE REQUIRED. WILL BE SUBJECT TO A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK.

EXPERIENCE AND OTHER QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Master’s degree required. Doctorate preferred with additional hours recognized. 10 years related experience required. Administrative experience including community relations, program development, budgeting, and E Learning. Strong interpersonal skills and understanding of the SWCID community. Must have the desire to explore and acquire new knowledge to further the needs of the campus. Proficiency in American Sign Language and comprehensive understanding of Deaf culture and education. Demonstrated ability to provide creative leadership and a commitment to the principles of Continuous Quality Improvement.

DESCRIPTION OF JOB DUTIES: The Provost of SWCID is responsible for the operation of SWCID under the guidance of the District President. The Provost of SWCID will provide leadership for the campus and supervise campus compliance with all HCJCD policies and procedures; interface with deaf education and community leaders to promote the SWCID community; serve as a member of the Administrative Cabinet and other internal and external councils and committees as well as the SWCID Foundation. The Provost is the lead administrator on issues related to SWCID and Deaf culture and education, also serving as a resource for disability questions in the district.

SALARY RANGE: Commensurate with education and experience

POSITION AVAILABLE: Immediately

APPLY TO:
HOWARD COUNTY JUNIOR COLLEGE DISTRICT
HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICE
1001 BIRDWELL LANE
BIG SPRING, TX 79720
(432) 264-5100 phone
www.howardcollege.edu

POSTED: February 8, 2012

It is the intent of the Howard County Junior College District to provide equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion or veteran’s status or any other protected class. Contact the Personnel Office if assistance is needed during the application process.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires all employees hired after November 6, 1986 to provide proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States.

“Education ... For Learning, For Earning, For Life!”
www.howardcollege.edu

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HOWARD COLLEGE
HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICE

POSITION NOTICE
SWCID CAMPUS

POSITION: EXECUTIVE DEAN #12-301

NOTE:
OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS AS WELL AS ANY OTHER DOCUMENTS DISCLOSING CREDENTIALS PERTAINING TO THIS POSITION WILL BE REQUIRED. WILL BE SUBJECT TO A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK.

EXPERIENCE AND OTHER QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Master’s degree required. A minimum of four (4) and up to eight (8) years of recognized and related leadership experience required, preferable in the community college setting. Legal experience desired. Administrative experience including community relations, program development, budgeting and eLearning preferred. Must have strong interpersonal skills and understanding of the SWCID community and the desire to explore and acquire new knowledge to further the needs of the campus. Proficiency in American Sign Language and comprehensive understanding of Deaf culture and education, demonstrated ability to provide created leadership and a commitment to the principles of Continuous Quality Improvement.

DESCRIPTION OF JOB DUTIES: The Executive Dean- SWCID provides leadership for the instructional and support services of the SWCID campus and supervises campus compliance with all HCJCD policies and procedures, interfaces with educational and civic leaders to promote Howard College-SWCID and serves as a member of the Administrative Cabinet and other internal and external councils and committees as well as participates in the SWCID Foundation. The Executive Dean-SWCID is the lead administrator on matters related to instruction and support services on the SWCID campus. For a complete list of job duties please refer to the job description.

SALARY RANGE: $60,077 - $68,779

POSITION AVAILABLE: Immediately

TO APPLY: Send completed application and other materials to:
HOWARD COUNTY JUNIOR COLLEGE DISTRICT
HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICE
1001 BIRDWELL LANE
BIG SPRING, TX 79720
(432) 264-5100 phone
www.howardcollege.edu

POSTED: May 23, 2012

It is the intent of the Howard County Junior College District to provide equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion or veteran’s status or any other protected class. Contact the Personnel Office if assistance is needed during the application process.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires all employees hired after November 6, 1986 to provide proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States.

“Education ... For Learning, For Earning, For Life!”
www.howardcollege.edu

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HOWARD COLLEGE
HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICE

POSITION NOTICE
SWCID CAMPUS

POSITION: CAREER PLACEMENT COUNSELOR #12-300

NOTE:
OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS AS WELL AS ANY OTHER DOCUMENTS DISCLOSING CREDENTIALS PERTAINING TO THIS POSITION WILL BE REQUIRED. WILL BE SUBJECT TO A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK.

EXPERIENCE AND OTHER QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
Master’s degree in counseling, vocational rehabilitation, social work, psychology or other related field required. Must have LPC, LMSW, CRC, LPC-1 or be a participant in a pre-licensure supervision program. 3 years related experience required. Must have in-depth knowledge of career development, personal counseling theories, professional counseling/social work ethics, and career interest assessments. Fluency in American Sign Language required. Ability to use computer programs including Microsoft Office and the internet.

DESCRIPTION OF JOB DUTIES: Provide career development and personal counseling services and career and academic assessments to Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals. Will assist students and faculty in student internship placement opportunities. For a complete list of job duties, please refer to the job description.

SALARY RANGE:
$40,070 - $42,714

POSITION AVAILABLE:
Immediately

APPLY TO: HOWARD COUNTY JUNIOR COLLEGE DISTRICT
HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICE
1001 BIRDWELL LANE
BIG SPRING, TX 79720
(432) 264-5100 phone
www.howardcollege.edu

POSTED: March 2, 2012

It is the intent of the Howard County Junior College District to provide equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion or veteran’s status or any other protected class. Contact the Personnel Office if assistance is needed during the application process.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires all employees hired after November 6, 1986 to provide proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States.

“Education ... For Learning, For Earning, For Life!”
www.howardcollege.edu

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HOWARD COLLEGE
HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICE

POSITION NOTICE
SWCID CAMPUS

POSITION: WOMEN’S BASKETBALL COACH/RECREATION DIRECTOR #12-100

NOTE:
OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS AS WELL AS ANY OTHER DOCUMENTS DISCLOSING CREDENTIALS PERTAINING TO THIS POSITION WILL BE REQUIRED. WILL BE SUBJECT TO A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK.

EXPERIENCE AND OTHER QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Bachelor’s degree required. Two (2) years related experience required. Ability to use computer programs including Microsoft Office, Word, Excel Publisher, and Power Point. Coaching experience and recruiting experience. Also, knowledge of recreation and/or activity programs serving deaf individuals of secondary age or older.

DESCRIPTION OF JOB DUTIES: Supervises all aspects of coaching women’s’ basketball program including recruiting, budgeting and scheduling. Also responsible for planning and implementing recreation and activity program for deaf students. For a complete list of job duties please refer to the job description.

SALARY RANGE: Per faculty salary schedule (10.5 month position)

POSITION AVAILABLE: August 1, 2012 (Pending Budget Approval)

TO APPLY: Send completed application and other materials to:
HOWARD COUNTY JUNIOR COLLEGE DISTRICT
HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICE
1001 BIRDWELL LANE
BIG SPRING, TX 79720
(432) 264-5100 phone
www.howardcollege.edu

POSTED:
May 2, 2012

It is the intent of the Howard County Junior College District to provide equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion or veteran’s status or any other protected class. Contact the Personnel Office if assistance is needed during the application process.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires all employees hired after November 6, 1986 to provide proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States.

“Education ... For Learning, For Earning, For Life!”
www.howardcollege.edu

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