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.

Mission: Our mission in the ASL Department is to provide students with quality education in American Sign Language, Deaf Studies, and ASL- English Interpretation. We promote and support cultural and ethnic diversity among our student and faculty populations. We expect students to become autonomous interpreting practitioners, or working professionals in any number of fields, and encourage students to pursue graduate work in a variety of disciplines. We promote life-long learning and instill in our students the value of professional development. -New Mission Statement, ASL Department, Fall 2015

Operating as usual

Make sure to register for next semester's classes!...ID: Navy blue background with light orange squares in opposite corn...
11/24/2020

Make sure to register for next semester's classes!
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ID: Navy blue background with light orange squares in opposite corners. White squiggles and an animated image of a woman sitting at a desk with a computer. Following text: "Hey, ASL students! Registered for classes yet? Make sure to sign up for your Spring 2021 courses. Questions? Ask the faculty!
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

Alt text: Green background with Thursday November 19th, The Randleman program from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. lead by Ruth De Jesus in dark brown lettering.

There is a brown banner that says "Randleman program." Below are four headshots of the Randleman team. From top row from left to right is Kristi Love Cooper and Denise Herrera, from the bottom left to right is Amberlee Jones and Emilio Schaffino.

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

Image description: A picture of Columbia's 33 building on the left side. Building is bright teal with a large portrait of a moose blowing a big pink bubble of gum. Two skyscrapers, dark red and dark blue, are seen in the background. Right side of poster is a dark navy blue with the following text: "Join the ASL Department for Columbia Weekend. Join us virtually for a weekend of meaningful community engagement that will connect you with students, families, faculty, and staff to become further engaged in our campus culture."

The ASL Department will be hosting some Columbia weekend activities for you all!The next event for Columbia weekend will...
10/11/2020

The ASL Department will be hosting some Columbia weekend activities for you all!

The next event for Columbia weekend will be titled " ASL Academic Experience" on October 17th from 1:30-2:30PM.

A faculty-led panel consisting of current students under the ASL Department, will be sharing their academic experience in their programs. This will give new students and guests an opportunity to have discourse with the student panelists. Sign Language access service will be provided.

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

Image description: A slightly transparent background of fall leaves with water droplets. A white text box surrounds the white text reading: "October 17th, 1:30-2:30PM. ASL Academic Experience. An ASL Department faculty led panel involving students from both the ASL Interpreting and Deaf Studies programs. Sign language access services will be provided.".

The ASL Department will be hosting some Columbia weekend activities for you all! The first event  being "A Celebration o...
10/11/2020

The ASL Department will be hosting some Columbia weekend activities for you all!

The first event being "A Celebration of Deaf Art".
Dr Jim Van Manen , Associate Professor, and author of several books focusing on Deaf Artists such as Nancy Rourke and Ann Silver, will give a presentation, “A Celebration of Deaf Art” which celebrates Deaf Culture through Visual Arts. Sign Language access service will be provided.

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

image description: A colorful background consisting of blues, purples, and reds. Looks like a mirage of colors. A white text box includes the words: " October 16th, 6:30-7:30PM. A Celebration of Deaf Art. Join faculty member Dr. Jim Van Manen for a presentation celebrating Deaf Culture through Visual Arts. Sign language access services will be provided.".

Dr. Jim will be hosting another art event in mid-November! Mark this encaustic painting demonstration on your calendars....
10/11/2020

Dr. Jim will be hosting another art event in mid-November! Mark this encaustic painting demonstration on your calendars. The presentation will be in ASL.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://colum.zoom.us/j/93819001347

Meeting ID: 938 1900 1347

Image description: A semi-transparent background of a dark green and white wax painting. (Looks bubbly!) A white-outlined box with text inside reading:"November 11 - 5 pm. Wax on Wax Off Wednesday. Encaustic painting demonstration by Dr. Jim."

In need of an art fix & getting your hands up? Join Dr. Jim's acrylic painting session at the end of this month! The eve...
10/11/2020

In need of an art fix & getting your hands up? Join Dr. Jim's acrylic painting session at the end of this month! The event will be in ASL.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://colum.zoom.us/j/98120127362

Meeting ID: 981 2012 7362

Image description: A semi-transparent image of a table in the background. Colored paint, paints tubes, and brushes are messily laid on the table. A white-outlined box with text inside reading: "October 28 - 5 pm. Acrylic painting with Dr. Jim!"

Hello all!Please join the ASL department in a fun event with Lynn Cachey! She will be hosting a virtual event related to...
10/09/2020

Hello all!

Please join the ASL department in a fun event with Lynn Cachey! She will be hosting a virtual event related to DIY Bath Bombs!

The event is October 15th at 7pm!
Meeting ID: 933 9249 7960
Meeting password: 023178

See the poster below for more details!

Image description: A light pink poster with orange splotches of art in the top corner. The black text reads "Lynn Cachey Presents:" followed by "Hands on Art" in yellow text. In black text underneath, the poster reads "Learn how to make homemade bathbombs! Look below for theingredients, time, and date! You can either watch or participate in the event ! Purchasing the items isn't required! Just have fun!". Below that in yellow text reads "October 15, 2020 @7PM. Meeting ID: 933 9249 7960
password: 023178." There is a yellow text box at the bottom of the flyer that reads in black text "
1/2 cup (4 oz.) citric acid
1 cup (8 oz.) baking soda
1/2 cup (4 oz.) corn starch
1/2 cup (4 oz.) Epsom salts or sea salt
1 tsp. water (witch hazel or rubbing alcohol)
5-10 drops essential oil of choice
3 tsp. oil (olive oil or coconut oil)
food coloring (any color you want)
bowl
whisk
jar
A mold of your choice"

Did you say a handshape poetry workshop with Peter Cook? Yes, I did. Join us next Thursday evening & bring your creativi...
09/18/2020

Did you say a handshape poetry workshop with Peter Cook? Yes, I did. Join us next Thursday evening & bring your creativity!

https://colum.zoom.us/j/97451005593?from=msft

Meeting ID: 974 5100 5593
Passcode: 581038
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Image description: A light gray background with a square image of multi-colored shapes and patterns. The following black text reads: "handshape poetry workshop. come and join to play with ASL! hosted by peter cook. thursday, sept. 24th. 7 pm - 8 pm."

Crom will be hosting a Zoom hangout this Wednesday (and any Wednesday up until December 9th)! Any and all ASL levels are...
09/15/2020

Crom will be hosting a Zoom hangout this Wednesday (and any Wednesday up until December 9th)! Any and all ASL levels are welcome to join!

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85272394452?pwd=YWpXQzJGbEJQc2hZOGNvdktZNzA1dz09
The Passcode is C4FA2020
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Image description: Dark blue background with an image of two white books and apple sitting next to a blue clock in the bottom corner. The font reads "Crom's Casual Chat Corner" followed by two red boxes with text. The first red box text reads, "Join Crom Saunders for informal chat in his home, and an opportunity for people to practice their ASL and also see their peers and friends." While the second red text box below reads, "Every Wednesday from 7pm-9pm up until December 9th".

Diana will be hosting a Zoom hangout Next Friday! Any and all ASL levels are welcome to join & don't forget: bring tea ☕...
09/15/2020

Diana will be hosting a Zoom hangout Next Friday! Any and all ASL levels are welcome to join & don't forget: bring tea ☕️

Join Zoom Meeting
https://colum.zoom.us/j/93746774648
Meeting ID: 937 4677 4648
Passcode: Columbia
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Image description: Light yellow background with two teel and light red teacup images. The following text reads: "tea with diana. join diana for a casual chat with her favorite beverage: (you guessed it) tea. bring your own & get your hands up! friday, sept. 25th. 1pm"

Join the department's Zoom session next Friday hosted by Peter Cook! Students will be welcomed back to the department an...
09/11/2020

Join the department's Zoom session next Friday hosted by Peter Cook! Students will be welcomed back to the department and will talk about what to expect this semester.

ZOOM INFORMATION HERE:

https://colum.zoom.us/j/99355869371?from=msft

Meeting ID: 993 5586 9371
Passcode: 860083

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Bright yellow background with a coffee mug on a small pile of books. The text reads: "welcome back! join peter cook's zoom session to talk about the upcoming semester. friday, sept. 18th. 12pm - 1:30pm"

09/09/2020
Join our Cloud HD Video Meeting

Event Notice! Are you looking for an early opportunity to get started on community engagement opportunities? Well today is your lucky day!

ASL Department Faculty member, Crom Saunders, will be hosting Crom's Casual Chat Corner every Wednesday night starting tonight through December 9th)! The event will be through zoom from 7pm-9pm and is for any ASL Department, student, or faculty members wanting to get involved!

The Zoom link and password will be provided below!

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85272394452?pwd=YWpXQzJGbEJQc2hZOGNvdktZNzA1dz09
Passcode is C4FA2020

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09/08/2020

Happy 1st day of classes. Have a GREAT semester.

04/06/2020

The ASL Department are here to support our students at Columbia College Chicago.

Here are the dates for this semester's ASL Interpreted shows! We are so happy to have the ASL and Theatre Departments me...
03/11/2020

Here are the dates for this semester's ASL Interpreted shows! We are so happy to have the ASL and Theatre Departments merging again. Make sure to get tickets early because they will sell out!

Practicum 1 interpreters:

"Urinetown" - Hannah Merrill & Katie Jean Bruels

"Stop Kiss" - Josh Talo & Kasey Strejc

"Mr. Burns" - Frankie Byers & Caitlin Patricia George

"Spring Awakening" - Koko Stubitsch & Sophie Henry

"American Menu" - Sophie Henry & Alexis Monique Simmons

**Image description: White background with triangular pictures of listed shows. The text reads:

"Urinetown March 27th 7:30pm Courtyard Theatre. Stop Kiss March 26th 7:30pm. ASL INTERPRETED SHOWS -Columbia College Chicago - Mr. Burns March 27th 6pm Sheldon Patinkin Theatre. Spring Awakening April 17th 6pm Sheldon Patinkin Theatre. American Menu May 1st 7:30pm Studio 404."

Blast from the Past
03/10/2020

Blast from the Past

01/27/2020

REMINDER: There is ice cream in the freezer in the ASL Center. Make sure to get some!

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For interested candidates, come and apply for this exciting position!

11/20/2019

We have more soup and rotisserie chicken in the office...stop by and have some.

11/19/2019

Stop by the ASL office today for free soup.

Silent Retreat 2017
11/11/2019

Silent Retreat 2017

Silent Retreat 2019
11/11/2019

Silent Retreat 2019

10/18/2019
Peter S. Cook Page
10/15/2019

Peter S. Cook Page

@danielndurant thanks for the pop up surprise! The students were buzzing about ya! #deaftalent. #columasl

10/03/2019
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The ASL Department is proud to be the host site for the National Deaf Women of Color Conference and wishes to congratula...
06/30/2019

The ASL Department is proud to be the host site for the National Deaf Women of Color Conference and wishes to congratulate for their success!

Opening ceremony begun on Thursday, June 27th at @columbia_college_chicago #dwcconfer2019 image description: a panoramic view of the groups sitting near the tables.

05/28/2019
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05/15/2019

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The American Sign Language Department at Columbia College Chicago is seeking an American Sign Language Instructor to fil...
05/14/2019
Adjunct Faculty, American Sign Language

The American Sign Language Department at Columbia College Chicago is seeking an American Sign Language Instructor to fill an Adjunct faculty position. Duties and responsibilities include teaching a full-range of college courses in American Sign Language, during day or night, which may range from ASL I, II, III, IV and Advanced ASL and include elements of Deaf Culture.

https://colum.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=1800004P&lang=en

Click the link provided to see the complete job description.

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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