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COVID-19: News and Campus Updates

Community Involvement

The Department of ASL & Interpreting Studies Faculty, Staff and Students stay engaged in community activities. 
Read more about what is happening locally and around the region.  

Pauline Ballentine, ASL Coordinator of the Department of ASL & Interpreting Studies along with Whitney Weirick, a visiting scholar from the University of Arizona, volunteered in the Rocky Mountain Deaf School Vista 5K Run/Walk Event.  Some  ASL-English Interpreting majors along with ASL minors also attended to volunteer with the children participating in the activities and games. 

 If you are interested in future community events, watch for announcements on the Department of ASL & Interpreting Studies Facebook page


Nouri Marrakchi, a soon to be completed Teaching ASL MA graduate student, has started a new job at TWO local high schools to teach American Sign Language. Nouri is creating and ASL program from the ground-up at a brand new high school and an established one. This partnership is between Windsor-Severance Weld Re4 School district and the ASLIS department. Nouri not only teaches at these two high schools, but he also teaches ASL courses for UNC as well. We wish Nouri and all his new students the best in their ASL learning journey!