Deaf/Hard of Hearing News

Deaf/Hard of Hearing News

I King Jordan Visit

I. King Jordan, who in 1988 became the first deaf president of Gallaudet University — the world’s only university with all programs and services designed specifically for students who are deaf and hard of hearing, visited campus on May 29, 2012, for a meet-and-greet and presentation. Jordan, Ph.D., president emeritus, presented “Diverse and Distinct: Perspectives on the Deaf and Disability Communities. Jordan is also the co-founder of the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD). His visit was coordinated by the graduate students of the Education of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing teacher preparation program.

Fall 2014

The PA Department of Education approved a new 4-year Bachelor Degree program in Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing at Bloomsburg University.

Summer 2013

Bloomsburg University's Deaf Education Program

The incoming and outgoing graduate students in the Education of the Deaf program welcomed Luetke a, prominent researcher and current director of outreach at the Northwest School for Hearing Impaired Children in Seattle. She discussed Language Issues in Deaf Education. She fielded questions from the 10 graduate students under the direction of Deborah Stryker, Ph.D.

Fall 2013

The Scranton School

BU's Education of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing program sponsored two visits to The Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children. The SLED executive board enjoyed their observation day and lunch with all of the deaf children, as well as the Education of the Deaf Graduate students on the day they visited for a meet and greet.

Fall 2012

The Education of the Deaf/HH students learned about one educational placement option available in Pennsylvania for preschool deaf/hh children when two BU alumni working at the Clarke School near Philadelphia, Judy Sexton, Director, and Beth Rushton, Early Intervention Teacher, presented their school’s programs and shared some student stories. They fielded questions from the BU students under the direction of Patricia Stoudt, Ed.D.

Summer 2012

Deborah Stryker, Ph.D., and her graduate students in the Education of the Deaf Teacher Preparation program arranged and welcomed President Emeritus I King Jordan, his wife Linda, colleague Janet Pray, and his former chief of staff at Gallaudet, Patti Kunkle, for a day’s worth of activities and discussion!