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Archive of posts from February, 2011

Explore career options this summer at RIT

24 Feb

Are you wondering what you’ll do after you graduate from high school? Come to RIT for a week this summer to Explore Your Future!

EYF is a six-day summer program for deaf and hard-of-hearing college-bound high school students who will enter their junior or senior year in the fall. During EYF, you will learn more about career options in the arts, computers, business, engineering, the helping professions and sciences. Students from all over the country and the world attend EYF to gain personal awareness and to experience life on a college campus. Check it out and apply today!

RIT/NTID alumnus to compete again on reality TV

17 Feb

RIT/NTID alumnus Luke Adams and his mother, Margie, will be featured a second time on the popular CBS reality show “The Amazing Race” when the 18th season kicks off on Feb. 20.

Luke, who received a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from RIT/NTID in 2008, became the first deaf contestant on the show when he and his mother raced around the world in season 14, which aired in 2009. He and his mother made the finals that season and came in third place.

This season of “The Amazing Race” features previous contestants who have “unfinished business,” according to CBS. The race was taped in November and December and contestants have been sworn to secrecy about the outcome. Read more about Luke, who was named Deaf Person of the Year in 2009 by Deaf Life magazine.

RIT men’s hockey clinches AHA regular season title

14 Feb

The RIT men’s hockey team (16-8-7, 15-3-6 AHA) clinched its fourth Atlantic Hockey Association regular season title in the past five seasons. Read more.

Do you think they’ll make it to the Frozen Four again this year?

RIT celebrates winter season

8 Feb

RIT students, staff, faculty and alumni celebrated Rochester’s winter season at RIT’s second annual Freeze Fest extravaganza Feb. 4-6, 2011.

The fun-filled weekend featured an outdoor snowboarding competition, an RIT Division I men’s hockey game, carriage rides across campus, snow-sculpting competition, bon fire and pep rally, chili cook-off and dessert bake-off. The weekend rounded off with a performance by comedian Aziz Ansari, and a 5K race and Student Government Super Bowl extravaganza.

RIT students to appear on national TV

3 Feb

Two deaf and hard-of-hearing students from Rochester Institute of Technology are actors in an upcoming episode of ABC’s hidden camera series “What Would You Do?” The show, airing on Friday, February 4, 2011 at 9 p.m. EST on ABC, looks at how the general public reacts to ethical dilemmas. This episode will highlight discrimination against deaf and hard-of-hearing people. Read more.