As the baseball season begins, the fields are prepped, uniforms readied and players practice everything from the bunt, to the slide, to the hand signals. Did you know that the hand signals used in baseball were created by a 19th century major league player who was deaf? William “Dummy” Hoy is the player credited with developing the well-known hand signals of “out”, “safe”, “Strike” and “Ball” still used in every ballpark in America today.
As the baseball season gets underway, our RIT Tiger Baseball team returns home from the RussMatt Invitational in Central Florida to play a pair of doubleheaders this weekend against Liberty League foe University of Rochester. Both doubleheaders will be played at the University of Rochester and are scheduled to take place on Saturday at 1 p.m. and Sunday at 12 p.m.
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Batter up! It’s that time of year, and NTID Performing Arts is presenting a classic baseball musical comedy, Damn Yankees, directed by Luane Davis Haggerty, in RIT/NTID’s Panara Theatre. Running March 13-15 at 7:30 p.m. and March 16 at 2 p.m., tickets are $5 for students/seniors and $7 for all others. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations or visit the Panara Theatre box office. Read more here.
International Women’s Day is observed on campus on Friday, March 7, with the presentation of tulips to women in the Student Alumni Union. Read more here
Next week, March 10-14, is Deaf Women’s Awareness Week, which features programs such as Deaf HERoines, a presentation of inspirational videos and discussion about women, and a presentation by a panel of successful Deaf women who will share their experiences.
Merit is a user-friendly and secure software program that RIT is offering to help your student share academic successes and achievements with you, friends and family and keep you all updated on important things happening in your student’s life at college. Each RIT student gets a Merit profile page and should recently have received an email from Merit with instructions on how to claim their profile page and get started sharing. Read more here