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Timothy Mackey: 2020-21 EKU Critical Thinking Teaching Award Recipient

Timothy Mackey: 2020-21 EKU Critical Thinking Teaching Award Recipient

Timothy W. Mackey was recently awarded the 2020-21 Eastern Kentucky University Critical Thinking Teaching Award. He is passionate about teaching ASL and bridging the communication gap between the hearing and the Deaf communities.  

EKU ASLIE Alumni attend Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Interpreter Training Conference

EKU ASLIE attend Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Interpreter Training Confer

Kentucky’s Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Interpreters attended a Deaf-Blind Immersion Training in North Carolina in February. Six of those attending were EKU employees, alumni, or students who provide statewide interpreting services for D/HH consumers/clients of Office of Vocational Rehabilitation.

ASLIE Students Interpret “Think History” by Bill Goodman

Students in EKU’s American Sign Language and Interpreter Education program  (ASLIE) are not “hands down” during the COVID-19 situation.  Instead, they are “hands up,” interpreting segments of the popular “Think History” with Bil

ASLIE Graduate Anna Beard fell in love with American Sign Language

Anna Beard, 2014 EKU - ASLIE graduate

Anna Beard, 2014 EKU graduate, fell in love with American Sign Language (ASL) while in high school. Beard’s boyfriend at the time, now husband, Wade, has a younger brother who is deaf and the whole family used ASL to communicate with him. “I realized that I was part of this family and I should probably learn how to sign,” said Beard.

ASL & Interpreter Education Spring 2020 Internships

EKU American Sign Language and Interpreter Education 2020 Interns

The ASL & Interpreter Education Department is excited to share where students are completing internships in Spring 2020.

Interpreter Education Program Open House

Interpreter Education Program Open House

An Open House held on October 3, 2019 was heavily attended by students interested in applying to the Interpreter Education Program. This EKU nationally accredited program accepts applications in the spring of even numbered years.

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