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A Shining Beacon

A Shining Beacon
A Shining Beacon
A Shining Beacon
A Shining Beacon
A Shining Beacon
A Shining Beacon
A Shining Beacon
Fifty Years of the National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Edited By James McCarthy

A Shining Beacon highlights the first fifty years of the world’s first and largest technological college for deaf and hard-of-hearing students: the National Technical Institute for the Deaf at Rochester Institute of Technology. From its early days in 1968 to its fiftieth anniversary, NTID has graduated more than 8,000 alumni and has transformed the education of deaf and hard-of-hearing students forever. Seen through the perspectives of selected contributors, A Shining Beacon illuminates the multifaceted experiences of NTID’s students, faculty and staff.


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Overview

A Shining Beacon highlights the first fifty years of the world’s first and largest technological college for deaf and hard-of-hearing students: the National Technical Institute for the Deaf at Rochester Institute of Technology. From its early days in 1968 to its fiftieth anniversary, NTID has graduated more than 8,000 alumni and has transformed the education of deaf and hard-of-hearing students forever. Seen through the perspectives of selected contributors, A Shining Beacon illuminates the multifaceted experiences of NTID’s students, faculty and staff.

Foreword by
Dr. Gerard J. Buckley

Contributors
Dr. W. Scot Atkins
Robert Baker
Dr. Gerald C. Bateman
Jeanne Behm 
Yvette Chirenje
Dr. Jess Cuculick
Patti Durr
Sean “Skip” Flanagan
Dr. Peter C. Hauser 
Dr. T. Alan Hurwitz
Tabitha Jacques
Dr. Ronald R. Kelly
Dr. Aaron Kelstone
Dr. Christopher A.N. Kurz
Dr. Kim B. Kurz
Dr. Harry G. Lang
Miriam Lerner
Loriann Macko
Dr. Bonnie Meath-Lang
Stephen Nelson
Jim Orr
Dr. Todd Pagano
Dr. Ila Parasnis
Greg Pollock
Roxann Richards
Dr. Linda Siple 
Erwin Smith
Mary Ellen Tait
David Templeton
Dr. Charlotte LV Thoms
Dr. Gerard Walter

About the Editor
James McCarthy graduated from RIT/NTID in 2005 with a B.S. in Professional and Technical Communication, later earning an M.S. in Library and Information Science from the University of South Florida. Since his return to RIT/NTID in 2015, he has not stopped being surprised.

Details

Publisher: RIT Press (06/2018)
ISBN-13: 9781939125491
Binding: Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages: 256
Illustrations: 114
Size: 9 x 11 in.
Shipping Weight: 2lb

Table of Contents

NTID Founding Figures    ix

Foreword    xi

Introduction

RIT/NTID Alumni Make Their Mark    1

The People

Signs of Change: ASL on Campus    13

Finding a Home on Stage: The History of Performing Arts at NTID    29

The Kitchen Light of NTID    43

Empowerment: The Importance of Deaf Cultural Studies    47

Dyer Arts Center: A New Home for Deaf Artists    51

Developing Leaders: The NTID Student Congress and Student Organizations    63

On the Field of Play: NTID Athletics    77

The Place

Leading the Way    89

A Commitment to Equality: Diversity at NTID    101

Buildings of the National Technical Institute for the Deaf    117

The Changing Face of the NTID Research Enterprise: 1968–2017    125

The Evolution of Access Services    135

On Giants’ Shoulders: A Tradition of Excellence in Teaching    145

The Purpose

From Roots to STEM: The Growth of STEM Education at NTID    159

How to Educate an Interpreter: 50 Years of Interpreter Education    173

Preparing the Next Generations: Training Teachers at NTID    187

Big Ideas Everywhere: Innovation as Education    195

From Classrooms to the Workforce: Job Placement and Success     207

Conclusion

NTID 2043: A Living, Evolving and Thriving Institute    221

Index        229

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