Columbia College Chicago ASL Department

Columbia College Chicago ASL Department The Department of ASL-English Interpretation at Columbia College Chicago is home to the only nationally accredited, BA-granting ASL-English Interpretation program in the Chicago Metropolitan area.
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The American Sign Language Department at Columbia College Chicago is home to the only nationally accredited, BA-granting ASL-English Interpretation program and Deaf Studies program in the Chicago Metropolitan area. Our undergraduate degree program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Interpreter Education. Since 1993, our department has prepared students for work in the fields of Deafness, American Sign Language, and ASL-English Interpretation. The curriculum emphasizes work with the Deaf population as a linguistic and cultural minority. As such, graduates of our department not only become aware of and sensitive to issues concerning Deafness, but they also become effective cultural and linguistic mediators working in diverse communities. The high demand for American Sign Language interpreters in the United States affords graduates of our program the opportunity to find employment in a host of fields, including the preforming arts, corporate and business offices, and education. Our graduates also hold local, state, and national positions with interpreting organizations, and some pursue advanced degrees in the fields of interpretation, linguistics, education, and the social sciences. Regardless of their chosen field, students graduate well prepared to help shape the future of this dynamic, important, and deeply fulfilling profession.

Operating as usual

FYI
04/09/2021

FYI

Join us at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, April 16 as Latin American Deaf Club (LADC) and the NTID Presenter Series (NPS) proudly welcomes Stacey Marlene (Deafinitely Wanderlust) who will discuss "Traveling Around the World as a Deaf Latina." The NPS event will be hosted via Zoom and all interested attendees will need to register via RIT CampusGroups by scanning the QR code in the poster or using the link shared to get the Zoom meeting ID.

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NTID Presenter Series:
Stacey Marlene
Traveling the World as a Deaf Latina

Stacey Marlene will share her experiences of traveling around the world as a Deaf Latina. She'll share how her cultural identity shaped her travel and how her self-perception changed, such as feeling like she was not Latina enough and finding a new perspective of what it means to be a Latina after returning to the motherland, Mexico.

Stacey, who was born and raised in Los Angeles as a first-generation Mexican-American, is a Deaf content creator and travel blogger behind Deafinitely Wanderlust. She loves traveling around the world while tackling challenges that are created by society, and because, pues (well), she lives by her motto: sólomente tienes una vida (you only have one life). Through her travels and social media content, she aims to spread awareness and challenge people's perspectives about deaf travel & deaf communities through digital storytelling and sharing both her own experiences and the experiences of others.

To learn more about Stacey and follow her adventures, be sure to check out her links below:

Content Creator & Travel Blogger:
www.deafinitelywanderlust.com

YouTube: @deafinitelywanderlust

Facebook: @deafinitelywanderlust

Instagram: @deafinitelywanderlust

Twitter: @deafwanderlust

April 16, 2021
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Interpreters and captionists requested.

Registration required on CampusGroups for the Zoom meeting ID. Scan the QR code for quick access to register or go to http://cglink.me/2d1/r1078029. If there are any issues, please contact Sarah McCormick at [email protected]. For best results, please be sure to download the Zoom app prior to the start of the program.
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#studentlifeteam
RIT Latin American Deaf Club
Deafinitely Wanderlust

Registering for classes soon? Check out another announcement from the ASL-English Interpretation Department: Interpretin...
03/30/2021

Registering for classes soon? Check out another announcement from the ASL-English Interpretation Department:

Interpreting Practicum I will now be titled Interpreting Practicum I: Specializations and Stakeholders!

If you have trouble registering, please reach out to your Department Faculty advisor!

03/29/2021
SLCP Class Registration Promotional Video

ASL Dept. will offer this special topic course this fall. Our Malinda Tran will be teaching this course. Contact faculty for departmental approval to register for this class.

Do not miss it.

This is "SLCP Class Registration Promotional Video" by Malinda Tran on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

Registering for classes soon? Check out another announcement from the ASL-English Interpretation Department: Advanced In...
03/29/2021

Registering for classes soon? Check out another announcement from the ASL-English Interpretation Department:

Advanced Interpreting Analysis will now be titled Interpreting Advanced Discourse!

If you have trouble registering, please reach out to your Department Faculty advisor!

Registering for classes soon? Check out another announcement from the ASL-English Interpretation Department: Translitera...
03/26/2021

Registering for classes soon? Check out another announcement from the ASL-English Interpretation Department:

Transliterating and Educational Interpreting will now be titled Interpreting Simultaneous Discourse!

If you have trouble registering, please reach out to your Department Faculty advisor!

Continued Updates from the ASL-English Interpretation Department: Consecutive Interpreting will now be titled Foundation...
03/25/2021

Continued Updates from the ASL-English Interpretation Department:

Consecutive Interpreting will now be titled Foundations of Interpreting!

If you have trouble registering, please reach out to your Department Faculty advisor!

Registration begins on April 5th, check your MyColum page for your registration date and time!

Continued Updates from the ASL-English Interpretation Department: Consecutive Interpreting will now be titled Foundation...
03/24/2021

Continued Updates from the ASL-English Interpretation Department:
Consecutive Interpreting will now be titled Foundations of Interpreting!
If you have trouble registering, please reach out to your Department Faculty advisor!

Continued Updates from the ASL-English Interpretation Department: Language and Translation will now be titled Foundation...
03/23/2021

Continued Updates from the ASL-English Interpretation Department:

Language and Translation will now be titled Foundations of Translation!

If you have trouble registering, please reach out to your Department Faculty advisor!

See the image below for the new names of upcoming courses within the ASL-English Interpretation Department! More posts t...
03/23/2021

See the image below for the new names of upcoming courses within the ASL-English Interpretation Department! More posts to come later this week!

Deaf Event
03/17/2021

Deaf Event

Join us at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 18 as Doves and the NTID Presenter Series (NPS) proudly welcomes Rachel Posner who will lead us in an important discussion, "Thinking Outside the Box." The NPS event will be hosted via Zoom and all interested attendees will need to register via RIT CampusGroups by scanning the QR code in the poster or using the link shared to get the Zoom meeting ID.

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NTID Presenter Series:
Rachel Posner
Thinking Outside the Box

You can plan for it. Prepare for it. Live for it. Yet everything you set out to do can change in an instant. So what do you do when it does?

Think outside the box. Make your own circumstances happen professionally, emotionally, and personally.

Born, raised, and currently residing in Connecticut, RIT/NTID alumna Rachel Posner is the product of a hearing family where much was left to be desired. Always longing to belong, to understand, and to be understood for much of her upbringing, she felt stuck in the gray area where she was neither deaf enough nor hearing enough. Although she grew up oral, Rachel learned sign language at the age of 17 and her hands have not stopped moving since. She is proof that you can identify-learn when you’re good and ready!

Rachel’s experiences, trials, and tribulations have inspired her to pursue her life’s work as an advocate, operating her own consulting business, and working with school districts’ deaf and hard of hearing students in bridging the gray areas’ gaps, including sharing empowering message of inner peace, happiness, and awareness through her #DeafOutLoud platform. She also has tirelessly provided support and advice to parents in the United States regarding their children’s education and/or challenges in the public school systems. She is also a consultant for the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence (CCADV) where she provides training for their staff members and partners on how to handle D/HH situations. Furthermore, she is also a professor of American Sign Language at Naugatuck Valley Community College.

March 18, 2021
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Interpreters and captionists requested.

Registration required on CampusGroups for the Zoom meeting ID. Scan the QR code for quick access to register or go to http://cglink.me/2d1/r1051143. If there are any issues, please contact Sarah McCormick at [email protected]. For best results, please be sure to download the Zoom app prior to the start of the program.

#ntidpresenterseries
#studentlifeteam
Doves at RIT

CSD Learns
02/24/2021

CSD Learns

Are you curious what challenges you may face when starting a business during this unprecedented time? Our host of the Rise Up! Workshop Series, Jazzy Jones, invites Black Deaf entrepreneurs to join her to discuss their experiences in running their businesses through this pandemic. Come join their conversation during lunch on Tuesday, February 25th from 1 to 2pm EST!

https://csdvirtual.zoom.us/webinar/register/7116119527367/WN_NHMPxRhyRYKAaxhQXc8VmQ

Webinar funded by #Wellsfargo⁠

**Interpreters and CART provided.⁠

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Today
02/24/2021

Today

Black Deaf History, Yesterday. Today. Tomorrow and how we see the future and what we hope to see. Join us today webinar for a conversation with NBDA's Black Deaf Excellence hosted by CONVO in partnership with NBDA!

TIME: 4PM PT | 6 PM CT | 7 PM ET

Register to get zoom link: http://bit.ly/36XllUb

National Black Deaf Advocates, Inc. (NBDA)
02/24/2021

National Black Deaf Advocates, Inc. (NBDA)

Celebrating Black History Month. NBDA Live Dialogue on Leading the Way: A Conversation with Black Administrators of State Agencies

Thursday February 25, 2021 - 7pm ET.
Live on NBDA Facebook

Panelists:
Earnest Covington, Executive Director, Rhode Island Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Benro Ogunyipe, Executive Director, Illinois Deaf and Hard of Hearing Commission

Khianti Thomas-Martin, Executive Director, Nevada Commission on Persons Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Dr. Opeoluwa Sotonwa, Commissioner-Designee, Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing; Outgoing Executive Director, Missouri Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Moderator: Isidore Niyongabo, NBDA President

Sponsored by Def Lens Media

02/18/2021
ASL Interpreting Services

ASL Interpreting Services

WORKSHOP WEDNESDAY!

On April 14th, we will have Oliver Kenyon Stabbe to present: “(Trans)lating Best Practices: Trans 101 for ASL interpreters”

This workshop will broadly increase ASL interpreter understanding of topics pertaining to the transgender/gender expansive community. The first part will provide a foundation in trans 101, including terminology in ASL and English. The second part will address ethics and best practices when working with trans D/HH consumers. Topics addressed will include terminology discussion, cultural humility, linguistic adaptations, and allyship across a variety of interpretation settings.

April 14th, 2021: 6pm - 8pm (CST)

$20 Admission

.2 PPO CEUs!

Presented in ASL

Register: aslis.com/attend

Alumni......Congrats Phtundra
02/13/2021

Alumni......Congrats Phtundra

Today’s Black Heritage Month Spotlight is Phtundra Thompson, Interpreter for the Department of Access Services.

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What is your nationality/how do you identify?

I am a proud Black American from Chicago, IL.

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What or who has been your biggest cultural influence?

I would consider music to be a huge cultural influence besides my family. I look at my family and smile. They’ve always accepted their Blackness and are true to themselves regardless of the world’s view. As for music, jazz is what I listen to as an outlet. It stems from African American culture and has impacted the world immensely with its smooth melodies. Nat King Cole “Let’s Fall in Love”; Louis Armstrong “What a Wonderful World”; Ella Fitzgerald; Billie Holiday, etc. I’ll have to add in Frank Sinatra as well.

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What is your favorite cultural dish?

Hmmm, I would say Collard Greens with Fried Chicken and Cornbread. I can’t forget Sweet Potato Pie for dessert. Any soul food dish is fine with me really. Does anyone still drink Kool-Aid nowadays?

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What would you like people to know about your culture?

I want people to know that my Black/African American culture is so rich! We have heavily influenced this country and it has brought us together. If you want to know about my culture, you will have to immerse yourself in the culture. Feel free to ask questions and open your mind to whatever our culture has to offer. Developing a rapport with POCs in general will open doors for you. You will be surprised!

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What is a fun fact about yourself?

I’m the 3rd child of 16 siblings and I have 40+nieces and nephews. It’s not over yet.

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Thank you for sharing, Phtundra!

#ntiddiversity #BlackHeritageMonth

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Ebony Club
02/07/2021

Ebony Club

Ebony Clubs motto is One Love, One Family, One Legacy. Come join us as part of the family for Black Deaf Awareness Week where we will be playing games, discussing history, having deep conversations, and learning from alumni of RIT/NTID! You do not want to miss it! Come check it out and show us some love!

Here’s link for registration for NPS on Feb 12th: http://cglink.me/2d1/r995466

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RIT/NTID Dyer Arts Center
01/27/2021

RIT/NTID Dyer Arts Center

JOIN US THIS FRI. 7-9 PM EST
Black is Black: Blackity AF, Generational Oppression webinar reception

Two of the exhibit’s curators, Earl Terry and Felicia Williams will moderate the reception. Come and join us to learn more about the team of curators who worked hard to plan the exhibit with the Dyer team, each artist and their artworks! We will be explaining a bit about the exhibition itself and do a quick view of the virtual exhibition.

We will be live streaming on the Dyer Arts Center Facebook at 7 pm. If you prefer Zoom, then please register at https://airtable.com/shrWLQpU9H60BxFjQ and you will receive an email with the link to join our webinar reception.

We can’t wait to see you!

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11/24/2020

Make sure to register for next semester's classes!
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J-term 2021 - SIGN 399: Topics in ASL-English Interpretation: Bridging the Winter Gap.
Spring 2021 - SIGN 115: Introduction to Classifiers in American Sign language
SIGN 242: Musical Interpreting
SIGN 250 Visual Methodologies"

The RIT/ NTID Randleman Program
11/19/2020

The RIT/ NTID Randleman Program

The Randleman Program has the honor and the privilege to join the TSID Trilingual SIG , tomorrow, November 19th from 6 pm – 8 pm (CST), to talk about the history of the program, the pillars in which our program was founded, and our hopes for the future of the program.

Register in advance for this free webinar:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_bWqJZV1QQOmGz-AdNfoL3Q

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Join the Department for Columbia Weekend! Here are two wonderful events to look forward to:Celebration of Deaf Art-10/16...
10/11/2020

Join the Department for Columbia Weekend! Here are two wonderful events to look forward to:

Celebration of Deaf Art-

10/16, 6:30 PM-7:30 PM

https://colum.zoom.us/j/91591883785



ASL Student Panel

10/17, 1:30-2:30 PM

https://colum.zoom.us/j/99032050483

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600 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL
60605

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 19:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 19:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 19:00
Thursday 09:00 - 19:00
Friday 09:00 - 19:00

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The Department of ASL-English Interpretation offers opportunities for students who wish to study the language of ASL and the culture in which it is used. Our BA programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Interpreter Education and prepare students for work in the growing and fulfilling field of interpreting.

The Bachelor of Arts program in ASL-English Interpretation is a four-year, full-time program. Students take LAS Core courses (what other college’s and universities often refer to as “general education”) in this program.

The 2nd Bachelor of Arts program is a four-year, part-time program open to students who already have a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college. The program focuses exclusively on courses in the major. Students do not take LAS Core courses.

The minor in ASL Studies is open to any undergraduate student at Columbia College Chicago.

LIST OF PROGRAMS

➢ ASL-English Interpretation Major
➢ ASL-English Interpretation 2nd BA Major
➢ ASL Studies Minor

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Hi Columbia friends! I'm a Columbia alumni and I wanted to share a podcast that was released today that I'm on! I talk about my experience at Columbia and how it led me to my dream career of ASL Interpreting! Go check out this weeks episode (and the rest of the episodes because they are amazing). We also talk about what it's like to be married to a habits coach and what our health journey looks like together & individually. I also share insight on my career as an American Sign Language Interpreter, and even dive in to how I meal plan and cook homemade meals! Listen on ITunes or Spotify- just type in BulbCast! https://open.spotify.com/episode/7hdEarVzOVoO6UW5iJKGvt?si=lhieZ-L_QXGEE6HecBDzYA
Hi, from St. Louis, MO here! Wondering if perhaps I’ve overlooked anything about your 2020 Immersion Weekend. Have you all posted any information about this event yet?
Hi there! My name is Jane, and I am an undergraduate student down the road at the University of Chicago. I have taken two years of ASL courses, and this year I am in a Computer Science class about designing Inclusive Technology. Along with a group of other students, I am conducting a research study about how Deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) people might be assisted with extra-peripheral situational awareness technology. We intend to learn what degree of difficulty DHH people have in navigating hearing-centric situations; scenarios that might rely on audio cues whose source is behind the user, or ones which fail to give a visual warning alongside an aural one. We want to know what methods the DHH community currently employs to maneuver these situations, and what they might consider helpful. With this information in mind, we wish to gather preference data from the DHH community to guide the production of a technology intended to communicate to the user whenever these extra-peripheral sounds occur. This data includes information about form factor, communication modality, and what type of sounds require detection. Please take a few minutes to fill out this survey! Participation in this research requires some degree of hearing loss, which we will ask you to report. Questions will generally be everyday scenarios and regarding personal preferences; no questions are expected to be intrusive or sensitive. Participation should take about 10-15 minutes. Thanks in advance!
Crom Saunders is presenting tonight at University of Chicago for See Through Stigma Week! Workshops starts at 6 p.m.! Free to all. Where at? The Donnelley Biological Sciences Learning Center in room 240. The Center is located at 924 E 57th St, Chicago, IL 60637
Hi friends!! I’m Grace, a senior at CCC. I work as a server at Lucky Strike in Wrigleyville and our event coordinator is looking for an ASL interpreter or student looking for practice hours for an even we are having the evening of March 7th. You would assist with interpreting food and drink orders with one of our servers. I have attached her card in a photo if anyone if interested in working this gig!
This week!! Don't forget to get your tickets on Eventbrite
Come to this! ASL Slam at the U.S. Pizza Museum!
STUDENTS! Ready to get a little crazy? Join us in NASHVILLE! Applications are due this weekend, with one week extensions available. This weekend is a game changer, and often the best of the best, ironically end up being the students! Click below to find out more! https://www.facebook.com/bringingthestagetolife/videos/693478584419251/
Delete if not allowed We are a market research company and we will be conducting a research study on hearing aids during the month of June in Chicago. We are looking for individuals to participate. Participants will be generously compensated. This study is for research purposes only, there will be no marketing, sales or product testing, If you are interested in participating in this study or any future study please reach out via message or join our database.
hello there! my name is james and i'm making a documentary and need someone to interpret some ASL into subtitles.. do you have any advice. i'm happy to pay full hourly price thanks. it's most likely 4- 6 hours work., all the best , James