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.
Anna Bracilano’s major in Advertising and Public Relations and minors in Women’s Studies and Criminal Justice were a perfect fit for a job in her home state. Read more here
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
Coordinated by RIT’s School of Photographic Arts and Sciences in the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences, the signature Big Shot “painting with light” annual night-time community photography event is an RIT innovation that began in 1959. Volunteers are recruited from wherever the Big Shot is scheduled, and several thousand people of all ages—RIT/NTID students, faculty and staff as well as members of the local community—come out with flashlights and fortitude, warm or cold, rain or shine, to light the chosen venue and help make a spectacular image of something amazing. This year’s Big Shot was right here at High Falls, Rochester, N.Y.
Three cheers for the RIT Tigers Lacrosse Team! The team was named No. 1 in Division III in this week’s United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Division III Coaches poll for the first time in the program’s 47-year history. Read more here >>
About 250 companies are registered to participate in the RIT Spring Career Fair 11 am – 4 pm on Wednesday, Feb. 26. Employers will be looking for entry level and experienced employees as well as co-ops and interns. Read more here >>
Last summer, eight students accompanied by retired RIT/NTID professor Antonio Toscano, educator and artist in the field of photography, spent three weeks immersed in Italian culture and exposed to Italian Sign Language and Deaf culture. They all were participating in a credit-bearing photography course that offered the opportunity to use a camera lens as a microscope to see previously unseen things, to look inward and adapt to an unfamiliar culture and practices.
“In Siena, Italy, students learned to use photography as a tool to communicate their personal interactions with Siena and its people,” says Toscano. “It was an invaluable experience.”
Career Resource & Testing Center
At the Career Resource & Testing Center (CRTC) your student can get answers to a variety of career-related questions:
- What career fits me?
- What potential jobs could I get with my major?
- What websites and resources are available to me to learn more about careers?
- How can I learn about my own work interests, values, and skills?
- What’s my personality type and what jobs match my type?
Students can complete self-assessments and research college majors and career opportunities in the CRTC. Then they can work with their counselor/academic advisor to interpret that information and incorporate it into their academic plans. Every deaf or hard-of-hearing RIT/NTID undergraduate student has an assigned counselor who can provide personal, social, career and academic counseling services.