Saturday, November 27, 2010

2011 Church Satellite Broadcasts

We’ve been informed by the Church Translation Department about the following interpreted events in 2011. All these events will have available live ASL interpreting via satellite. Remember that you must contact your Stake Technology Specialist/Clerk to get the equipment set up to receive these broadcasts.

CES Firesides
January: January 9, 2011
February: Friday, February 27, 2011 (CES Evening with a General Authority)
March: March 6, 2011
May: May 8, 2011
September: September 11, 2011
November: November 1, 2011

Satellite Regional Conference Broadcasts
Gulf Coast: January 09, 2011 (Florida, Georgia, Lousiana)
Northern California: January 30, 2011 (Fremont, Sacramento, Fresno)
Texas/Oklahoma/New Mexico: February 6, 2011 (Austin, Houston, Dallas/FTW, Albuquerque)
Nevada: February 27, 2010 (Las Vegas, Reno, Elko)
Western Idaho: April 24, 2011 (Boise/TV, Gooding)
Eastern US: May 15, 2011 (Maryland/DC, New York, Virginia, Ohio)
New England: May 22, 2011 (Boston)
Washington & Alaska: September 11, 2011 (Puget Sound, Sumner, Olympia, Wasila)
SLC South: Saturday, October 22, 2011 (PH), Sunday, October 23, 2011 (General Session) (West Jordan, Riverton, South Jordan, Herriman)
Northern Utah: October 30, 2011 (Logan, Ogden)
Hawaii: November 6, 2011
Eastern & Southern Utah: November 13, 2011 (St. George)

General Conferences
General Young Women Meeting: Saturday, March 26, 2010
April General Conference (all sessions): Saturday, April 2, 2010–Sunday, April 3, 2010
April General Conference (Music and the Spoken Word): Sunday, April 3, 2011
Relief Society General Conference: Saturday, Sept 24, 2011
October General Conference (all sessions): Saturday, October 1, 2010–Sunday, October 2, 2011
October General Conference (Music and the Spoken Word): Sunday, October 2, 2011

Special Events and Training
Interfaith Concert: Sunday, February 13, 2011
New Interpreter Training: Saturday, Feb 26, 2011
April World Report: Wednesday, March 29, 2011
Pioneer Day Concert: July 15, 2011
October World Report: Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Savior of the World: Saturday, December 3, 2011; 2:00 pm @ Conference Center, SLC
First Presidency Christmas Devotional: Sunday, December 4, 2011
Auxiliary Training Meetings: TBA

Monday, March 8, 2010

Deaf Mormons enjoy institute at Gallaudet University (LDS Church News/DesNews, March 8, 2010)

Great article from LDS Church News/Deseret News today about students in the Gallaudet University Institute of Religion program.
At first glance, it's a religion class like any other. The teacher projects an electronic slide on the wall with an illustration of Ammon tending King Lamoni's sheep, then poses a question. Students scan the pages of the Book of Mormon, zeroing in on Alma 18. Several hands go up, and the instructor calls on someone.

It soon becomes apparent that this is no ordinary classroom as the student steps in front of the class, sets the scriptures down, and begins to answer with both hands in American Sign Language. Her facial expressions help communicate her ideas. As fellow students add their comments, many hands and fingers start flying at once in a silent yet animated discussion.

This class of 18- to 30-year old college students meets each Friday in the interdenominational chapel of the student center at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C., which serves people who are deaf. The university, signed into law by Abraham Lincoln in 1864, offers its 1,500-plus students a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degrees. Every subject and class is taught in ASL.