Brick City News: Episode 12

Brick City News is a bi-weekly V-log that promotes events at RIT/NTID.

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Brick City News is a bi-weekly V-log that promotes events at RIT/NTID.

Video Description: A woman wearing a blue and pink dress stands in front of a white background.

Video Transcript:

Welcome to the 12th episode of Brick City News! I’m Sara Smania, and a lot is happening this month.

The Student Life Team (SLT) and the NTID Center on Employment (NCE) are working together to provide an event for students that will talk about apps that you can use to communicate with your future hearing colleagues, whether in the office or in meetings.

The presenters will talk about their own experiences using various apps that were helpful in communicating with hearing people.

After the presentation, there will be demonstrations of various apps that you can use.

The event will be in SDC-2102 on Wednesday, April 19, starting at 4:30 p.m. and ending at 6 p.m. There will be a lot of good information, so you should check it out!

It’s time to get excited for TigerFest! This annual festival is a good way to celebrate the warmer weather!

The fun begins on Friday, April 21, with a pep rally at 9:30 p.m. in the Clark Gym. There’ll be contests, giveaways, and more.

Then the entire day of Saturday, April 22, will be packed with competition! There’ll be dodgeball, volleyball, kickball, and even video games and chess! You can find the full schedule on the NSC’s Facebook page.

If you’re not too tired by then, TigerFest will wrap up with a bash in Clark Gym at 10 p.m. on April 22. Come join the fun!

One of the most-anticipated events of the year, the Next Big Idea is hosting its final round on April 26!

If you’re new to NTID, the Next Big Idea is modeled after the TV show “Shark Tank.” Student groups invent and develop a new product, and try to “sell” that product to the judges of the Next Big Idea. The winners get a cash prize to invest in their product.

The students who win the Next Big Idea usually continue working on their idea all the way to founding a start-up, and beyond. And the ideas are always really cool! Take a look at this:

Those are only two of the winners from previous years! Pretty neat, right?

Most of the Next Big Idea competition isn’t open to the public, but the Final Round is! Come check out what’s new this year on Wednesday, April 26, in SDC-1300/1310, starting at 7 p.m. and running until 11.

On May 1, the Spring Lyon Memorial Lecture is happening! Twice a year, distinguished speakers come to NTID to speak about their cutting-edge work in the education and career success of deaf and hard-of-hearing people.

This time, Sasha Ponappa—who is also an RIT/NTID alum—will be speaking about ways to integrate the principles of social justice into academic environments, and how those principles can be used to enrich the educational experience of students and faculty alike.

As a long-time advocate against violence in Deaf communities, she’s dedicated her life to ensuring justice and equity for all. It will be an excellent talk, and you should attend!

The Lyon Lecture will begin at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 1, in SDC-1300/1310, and last until 9 p.m., with a Q&A session.

The Dyer Arts Center is planning its first-ever exhibit focusing on the Deaf Latinx experience! The exhibit is called “Arte del Corazón,” or “Art from the Heart.”

For this exhibit, they want people who are both Deaf and Latinx to submit their artwork! This means anyone of Latin American heritage who is Deaf, DeafBlind, DeafDisabled, Hard of Hearing, and Late-Deafened.

This exhibit will run from September to December of this year, and will include many other events, including a symposium. If you have work to submit, now’s a good time! Submissions will be accepted until June 30, 2017.

You can find more information at this link. [Point to left shoulder].

That’s all for this episode of Brick City News. Until next time, I’m Sara Smania.

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