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February 2014 Archives

Heads-up Future Interpreters!

KCDHH is offering stipend testing opportunities!

Go to KCDHH's website to learn more!

KSD Track Meet Schedule

We've had a very cold winter this year, but worry not, spring is around the corner so we should start to see some warmer weather soon. Another piece of good news; KSD track is also around the corner. KSD has just released the 2014 Track Meet Schedule!

Check out the schedule now!

Job Vacancies Announced

The Indiana Association of the Deaf (IAD) recently announced three job vacancies which may be of interest to you. These jobs are mainly in deaf related areas so they are a good fit for deaf people.

If you're currently in the job market, check them out!

KAD President Recognized in KCDHH's Black History Video

The Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (KCDHH) recently published a Black History video on the front page of their web site. KAD's very own president, Sharon White, received honorable recognition for her recent involvement with past black KSD students who were denied diplomas. Though these black students technically earned their diplomas, they were denied their diplomas simply because they were black. Sharon worked alongside KCDHH to correct this past mistake.

Go check out the video at KCDHH's web site now!

Good work Sharon, keep it up!

By the way, if you hadn't heard about this, you can read more about it at The Lexington Herald-Leader

50th Anniversary March on Frankfort

The Allied Organization for Civil Rights extended an invitation to all to join a commemoration of the 50th Anniversary March on Frankfort.

On March 5, 1964, more than 10,000 people from across Kentucky rallied at the state capitol in Frankfort in support of a bill desegregating public accommodations then being considered by the General Assembly. The bill never made it out of committee during that session, which ended just a few weeks after the march, but a strong state civil rights bill passed in 1966. Fifty years later, there will be a commemorative march and rally on March 5, 2014, with a focus on current-day issues. Much has been accomplished in the arena of social justice, and there is still so much to do!

See their flyer and the draft of the schedule of events.

DeafNation

Sharon White would like to share some news from DeafNation. The news covers several topics; Deaf businesswomen in Tunisia, Deaf access in disaster situations, the Mr & Miss Deaf Teen America Contest, and the DeafNation Expo 2014 schedule.

Read the email for all the details.

NAD and PepsiCo Tap Amber Zion to Bring ASL to Super Bowl XLVIII

Amber Zion has been selected to perform her ASL rendition of the National Anthem prior to the Super Bowl on Sunday, February 2, 2014 so be sure to tune in early!

Read more about this at NAD!

SCVR Members Needed

The Statewide Council for Vocational Rehabilitation (SCVR) is looking for potential members. Four members will be leaving the Council this spring. If you know anyone who might be interested, please have them contact Dave Matheis or Nanci Soard in Central Office by email or telephone (800-372-7172). The SCVR meets four times per year usually in the Central Kentucky area. All expenses are paid and members can be eligible for a $100 per day stipend under certain conditions. We are especially interested in individuals with disabilities who are or were consumers of vocational rehabilitation services. We particularly need members from Northeastern Kentucky and Southeastern Kentucky, but will accept applications from anywhere in the state.

More information about SCVR can be found at: http://ovr.ky.gov/statewidecouncils/scvr/.

Scholarship Opportunity

APPLICATION DEADLINE: MARCH 31, 2014

Deaf Services Unlimited (DSU) is currently offering a scholarship opportunity to deaf and hard of hearing students who plan to graduate this year. Kentucky high school seniors who plan to pursue a postsecondary education are strongly encouraged to check out this opportunity!

We are pleased to announce a scholarship opportunity for graduating high school students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. DSU will be awarding a $1000 scholarship to two deserving applicants who meet the criteria...

Read the flyer for more information and good luck seniors!