News briefs: Feb. 1

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Thursday, January 31st, 2019 at 5:08 PM

American Society for Deaf Children to host ASL Learning Weekend at Edinboro University

The American Society for Deaf Children (ASDC) is hosting a two-day American Sign Language (ASL) Learning Weekend at the Frank G. Pogue Student Center on Saturday, Feb. 9 and Sunday, Feb. 10, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

The summit is aimed at both families and professionals who want to learn ASL in order to interact with the deaf and hard or hearing. Alongside the ASL workshops, participants will have the opportunity to learn about topics like finger spelling, jargon signs and taboo signs. 

Registration for the event is $200 per person, with scholarships available to cover the cost for ASDC members. Babysitting will be provided at no charge for applicants who register before Feb. 1. The conference is open to anyone 16 and up. 

Breakfast and lunch will be provided.  

Edinboro University earns its 10th consecutive Military Friendly award 

Edinboro University earned a spot on Viqtory Media’s “Military Friendly Schools” list for the 10th consecutive year. The distinction of “Military Friendly” is given to colleges and universities that show positive outcomes for veterans and their families. Edinboro was given the “Silver Class” award. Only 700 institutions, out of the 8,000 considered made the list for 2019-2020. Edinboro is currently home to 180 military related students — including veterans, spouses and dependents.

Speaking and presentation center open

Edinboro University’s Speaking and Presentation Center is now open and accepting students. The center is staffed by graduate assistants who aim to help prepare students for individual speeches, group presentations and interviews. Interested students can schedule an appointment through Starfish, Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Shayma Musa |

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