Wednesday, May 11, 2016

See What We're Signing

Wow! This year has gone by so fast! It seems like it was just yesterday that people were moving into their rooms for the very first day and now it's move-out time. The last few weeks we have been focused on our annual LLC event, See What I'm Signing. This year was the first year that we decided to have a theme for the event and since it was near May 4th, we decided to do a Star Wars theme! It was an amazing turn out and a great time. We played a bunch of games like ABC Bingo, the Telephone game, and more! We also made wax hand molds and had a panel of Deaf students answering all of our questions. Our instructor, Erin, and I hosted the event with a lot of volunteering help from the LLC students. We also had a great opportunity for the First Year Cohort in the Interpreter Training Program and had two wonderful student interpreters for our event as well as the Program Head, Pam Conine, and our very own ASL Department Adviser Jen Hayes! We are very lucky to have had such an amazing program this year!

Additionally, I would just like to say to all of the residents this year:
Thank you for all that you have done. It is amazing to have seen you grow so much this year. Your signing skills have developed so much as well as you in general. You are no longer a bunch of kids on their own for the first time; now you're just days away from being sophomores in college! You have helped me grow and getting to know you has touched me and is not something I am going to forget. You will all do amazing things and I am excited to see how each and every one of you continues on with your work. I hope that you all keep in touch and stay passionate!

Thanks for a giving me a great year as your RA for the ASL LLC,

Ariel Baeseman

The whole crowd at the end of the event!

Our wonderful volunteers! 
(Back Left: RA Hunter Vannieuwenhoven, RA Alec Lass, RLC Rachael, Teresa, Ashley, Hailey, Ryne, Instructor Erin Wiggins, Taylor Koss; Front Left: Sabrina, RA Ariel Baeseman, Madi)

Our stellar interpreters!
(Marley, Jake, Pam Conine, Jen Hayes, Zoe)

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