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the Registry of Interpreters for
the Deaf will require applicants
to hold a four-year degree to
receive certification to be an
ASL interpreter.
WWU currently has more than
150 degree-seeking students
enrolled in ASL classes, 63 of
whom are majoring in ASL or
interpreting. The number is
expected to grow significantly
American Sign Language
interpreting students will have
an expanded and updated lab in
which to work, thanks to a grant
from the Charles and Joanne
McIlwaine Foundation. JoAnne
Lee Dalrymple graduated with
an associate of arts degree from
William Woods in 1962.
The foundation has given WWU
$7,500 to expand the capacity of
the Charlotte Rose Hamilton ASL
Interpreting Laboratory.
The ASL interpreting program
is one of the university’s most
popular and respected programs.
It prepares students to effectively
communicate and interpret
between ASL and English.
The four-year ASL interpreting
program at William Woods
is one of approximately 30 in
North America, but the need for
such programs is increasing, in
part due to a new certification
requirement. Beginning in 2012,
when the new certification
requirement goes into effect
next year.
Practice, assessment and
feedback are key elements
of the interpreting students’
educational experience at
William Woods.
The lab now offers 12
computer stations, which
students use on a daily basis
to complete their practice
interpreting assignments.
The grant will allow for the
addition of four student
stations to accommodate
additional students.
This is the second gift from the
Charles and Joanne McIlwaine
Foundation in recent months.
To help William Woods
University students keep up
with the latest technology, the
foundation last year awarded a
$15,000 grant to WWU to fund
campus wireless improvements.
News
$7,500 grant to expand ASL facilities
Lace up your sneakers! The
Woods Way Wellness Committee
invites the community to join
students, faculty and staff in the
Woods Way 5K run/walk
Sunday, April 17.
The date marks the beginning
of Greek Week, so this year’s 5K is
dubbed, “2
nd
Annual Woods Way
5K Celebrates Greek Week.”
The event begins at 2 p.m. in
front of the McNutt Campus Center.
Participants are welcome to run
or walk the 5000 meters and may
choose to be timed or untimed.
Medals will be awarded to the top
three male and female finishers.
Registration will begin at 1 p.m.
in front of McNutt, or participants
may pre-register during the week
in the Office of Student Life in the
McNutt Center.
All ages are welcome. This will be
a family- friendly event, and strollers
will be permitted. Children 12 and
under may participate for free, but
must be accompanied by an adult.
Registration is $2 for WWU
students and $10 for all others. The
first 75 registered are guaranteed
t-shirts. Sponsors are Pfoodman and
Fraternity and Sorority Life.
WWU to sponsor Woods Way 5K April 17
Harrison Jones (left) and Corey Pfautsch, both
seniors majoring in ASL interpreting, demonstrate
use of the ASL lab to Marianne Stone, president
of the WWU Callaway Alumni Group.